• 15:50 Darley July Cup 6f

  • Winner £283,550 2nd £107,500 3rd £53,800 4th £26,800
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 9.11s
  • Off time: 15:52:06
15:50 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lethal Force (IRE) 9/2
2nd Society Rock (IRE) 11/2
3rd Slade Power (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 126-411 Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves Hamza (IRE) 45
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 b K A Ryan N Callan 109 12/113.00
2 (7) 147-150 PINK, BLACK Fleur de Lys, collar and cuffs, chevrons on sleeves Havelock (USA) 21
Distance Winner
6 9-5 t Darrin Miller L Dettori 109 50/151.00
4 (4) 2130-21 Pink and Maroon stripes, Pink sleeves Lethal Force (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
4 9-5 C G Cox A Kirby 120 9/25.50
5 (3) 93-1619 Hot pink, yellow star, navy blue sleeves, yellow stars, hot pink cap, yellow star Shamexpress (NZ) 25
Distance Winner
4 9-5 t Danny O'brien M Barzalona 115 20/121.00
6 (8) 11-7112 Royal blue, white triple diamond, yellow sleeves and cap Shea Shea (SAF) 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-5 M F De Kock C Soumillon 120 3/14.00
7 (2) 118-371 White, red striped sleeves, light blue cap Slade Power (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
4 9-5 E Lynam W M Lordan 109 16/117.00
8 (1) 5315-12 Black, Red, White and Blue sash and hooped cap Society Rock (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-5 J R Fanshawe K Fallon 117 11/26.50
9 (11) 5-24141 WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Sole Power 25
6 9-5 E Lynam Johnny Murtagh 117 15/28.50
10 (9) 85-4229 White, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Sovereign Debt (IRE) 25
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-5 M L W Bell T P Queally 112 25/126.00
11 (6) 63-1421 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Gale Force Ten 24
Distance Winner
3 8-13 b A P O'Brien R L Moore 114 4/15.00
12 (10) 2-21410 White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Zanetto 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-13 A M Balding L P Keniry 109 50/151.00
Non runners
3 (5)56-3233Krypton Factor59-5F NassL Morris115


Sole Power displayed his trademark turn of foot to land the King's Stand Stakes at Ascot. But all his best form has been delivered at the minimum trip and SHEA SHEA, disadvantaged in the King's Stand by racing away from the pace yet still only beaten a half length, is taken to reverse placings and deliver a Group 1 success for South Africa. Lethal Force, Society Rock and Krypton Factor filled the frame in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Ascot but it would not surprise if the latter, a global ambassador of the sprinting ranks, turned things around here, likewise Society Rock. However, it's the Ballydoyle contender who could cause Shea Shea most trouble. This is not the first time that Aidan O'Brien has dropped a leading light of the yard back to sprint trips and it would be no surprise to see the Jersey Stakes winner Gale Force Ten follow in the footsteps of some illustrious stablemates.