• 15:20 Darley July Cup 6f

  • Winner £256,329 2nd £97,180 3rd £48,635 4th £24,227
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.90s
  • Off time: 15:21:18
15:20 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mayson 20/1
2nd The Cheka (IRE) 14/1
3rd Society Rock (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (15) 7-59921 White, pink epaulets, quartered cap Dandy Boy (ITY) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 D Marnane P J Dobbs 106 8/19.00
3 (9) 458-940 Purple, Grey seams and sleeves, Purple and Grey check cap Genki (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-5 v R Charlton James Doyle 109 25/126.00
4 (3) 1004-03 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 J S Goldie G Lee 103 16/117.00
7 (11) 2-31105 Red, Red cap, White spots Mayson 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 R A Fahey P Hanagan 110 20/121.00
8 (4) 1111-50 Royal blue Sepoy (AUS) 105
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 123 9/25.50
9 (13) 11-9807 Black, orange star, orange and black diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Sirius Prospect (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 hb D K Ivory S W Kelly 112 14/115.00
10 (12) 2600-35 Black, Red, White and Blue sash and hooped cap Society Rock (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 J R Fanshawe R L Moore 117 7/24.50
11 (2) 13110-0 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Strong Suit (USA) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 R Hannon R Hughes 123 8/19.00
12 (10) 433-120 Black, Red chevron, sleeves and cap The Cheka (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 v1 Eve Johnson Houghton J Fortune 111 14/115.00
13 (8) 7011-19 Orange and white stripes, black cap Ortensia (AUS) 25
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-2 Paul Messara W Buick 7/18.00
14 (14) 5613-30 Dark Blue Reply (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 v1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 111 16/117.00
15 (6) 22-2561 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Fire Lily (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 D Wachman W M Lordan 110 11/26.50
Non runners
1 (5)9228-12Bated Breath59-5R CharltonJames Doyle118
5 (1)121156Krypton Factor49-5F NassL Morris101
6 (7)30-5011Libranno49-5R HannonP Cosgrave110


This may not be the strongest renewal of this Group 1 sprint but there are still four facing the starter who have already won at the highest level. One of those is SOCIETY ROCK, who ran a remarkable race in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot behind wonder mare Black Caviar. James Fanshawe's entire was last out of the stalls and still behind at the 2f marker but finished with a rare rattle to get within two lengths of the winner and he should confirm that form with sixth Krypton Factor, Sirius Prospect, Genki and The Cheka here if getting away on level terms. The five-year-old is preferred to Bated Breath, who always seems to find one too good at this level as was the case in the King's Stand Stakes, though he has nothing to fear from Ortensia on that run. Sepoy will do well to win this on his return to action and none of the others have really shown enough to suggest they are capable of winning in this grade and that includes the Irish-trained three-year-olds Reply and Fire Lily. Libranno will set a strong gallop, however, and that should suit stable companion Strong Suit, who stays further.