Newmarket

  • 15:50 Darley July Cup 6f

  • Winner £289,221 2nd £109,650 3rd £54,876 4th £27,336
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.40s
  • Off time: 15:50:52
15:50 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Slade Power (IRE) 7/4
2nd Tropics (USA) 66/1
3rd Gregorian (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (15) 3218-33 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Aljamaaheer (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 9-6 b R Varian P Hanagan 115 8/19.00
2 (2) 1386-51 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Gregorian (IRE) 14
Course Winner
5 9-6 J H M Gosden W Buick 116 12/113.00
3 (14) 1-36577 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Jack Dexter 21
Distance Winner
5 9-6 J S Goldie G Lee 111 25/126.00
4 (10) 2210-50 Dark blue, royal blue seams, white sleeves, red and white striped cap Moviesta (USA) 59
Distance Winner
4 9-6 B Smart P Mulrennan 113 40/141.00
5 (3) 2120-20 Red, maroon seams and armlets Rex Imperator 25
Distance Winner
5 9-6 p W J Haggas Jim Crowley 108 40/141.00
6 (13) 0210-11 White, red striped sleeves, light blue cap Slade Power (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 9-6 E Lynam W M Lordan 120 7/42.75
8 (16) 01-7509 Grey and cherry (quartered), halved sleeves reversed, grey cap, cherry spots Tropics (USA) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 h D K Ivory R Winston 109 66/167.00
9 (1) 14-3521 Black, gold hoop, gold hoops on black cap Undrafted (USA) 35
Distance Winner
4 9-6 Wesley Ward L Dettori 109 25/126.00
10 (5) 111-526 Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Astaire (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 K A Ryan R Hughes 113 10/111.00
11 (7) 1 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Cougar Mountain (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 16/117.00
14 (12) 312-313 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Hot Streak (IRE) 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-0 K A Ryan J P Spencer 115 15/28.50
15 (9) 3-44401 Purple, Red star, Red cap Justice Day (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
3 9-0 D R C Elsworth S De Sousa 108 25/126.00
16 (11) 1112-16 Dark green, red chevron, armlets and cap Noozhoh Canarias (SPA) 70
Distance Winner
3 9-0 E Penate C Soumillon 116 9/25.50
Non runners
7 (8)62-4711Sole Power79-6E LynamR Hughes119
12 (6)14-3112Due Diligence (USA)39-0A P O'BrienJ P O'Brien116
13 (4)14-8071Fountain Of Youth (IRE)39-0A P O'BrienJames Doyle107

Verdict

Three-year-olds have only won two of the last ten renewals but are well represented by a trio of Ballydoyle entries and a classy contender from Spain in Noozhoh Canarias, who led a brilliant 2000 Guineas field for a long way before tiring in the closing stages. Due Diligence did most things right in the Diamond Jubilee but couldn't quite contain SLADE POWER. He is probably the pick of the Aidan O'Brien contingent but the winner has confirmed his status at the highest level and that victory just shades that of his stablemate Sole Power's success in the King's Stand Stakes. Aljamaaheer, who was a close third in the Diamond Jubilee, showed his versatility that day as his last success came in Ascot's Summer Mile in September. We've seen enough of Wesley Ward's sprinters to know that Undrafted wouldn't be without a chance though he's only a Grade 3 performer in the USA and though Cougar Mountain has a massive task after just one run in a maiden there are plenty at Ballydoyle who believe he's a Group 1 winner waiting to happen.