Third Time Lucky wins Cambridgeshire at Newmarket

Third Time Lucky and Master of the World battle it out
Third Time Lucky had to work hard for the victory

Third Time Lucky edged out Master of the World in a photo finish to win the Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket.

The pair battled it out on the far side of the 34-strong field, with 14-1 shot Third Time Lucky edging home under jockey Adam Beschizza.

The victory completed a notable double for trainer Richard Fahey, who won last week's Ayr Gold Cup with Don't Touch.

Master of the World, at 25-1, lost by a short head, with Examiner (50-1) third and Man Of Harlech (20-1) fourth.

"As a jockey you always know in the back of my mind whether you've got it," said Beschizza, who was celebrating the biggest win of his career.

"I thought I just had by a fraction. He's only small, but he's very honest. He goes on all sorts of ground, today was probably on the quick side of good but he's a relentless galloper. "

Shalaa won the Middle Park Stakes for trainer John Gosden and was hailed as the "best two year-old I've ridden" by jockey Frankie Dettori.

Gosden and Dettori also savoured victory in the Royal Lodge Stakes with Foundation, who could ne aimed at next year's Derby at Epsom.

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