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  • 14:20 Superlative Stakes 7f

  • (Group 2) £60,000 added 2yo 11 ran
  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 24.57s
  • Off time: 14:21:02

Full result

14:20 Newmarket Result 9th July 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (11) Red Duke (USA) 9-0 K Fallon J J Quinn 2 10/1
Mid-division, headway to chase leaders halfway, switched right to challenge over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on strongly opened 10/1 touched 11/1 £3300-£300
2nd (2) nk Chandlery (IRE) 9-0 S J Drowne R Hannon 2 14/1
Always prominent, led over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on well opened 16/1 touched 16/1
3rd (6) 4 Silverheels (IRE) 9-0 Hayley Turner P F I Cole 2 16/1
Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon edged right, kept on same pace opened 14/1 touched 16/1
4th (8) Pearl Mix (IRE) 9-0 S Sanders R M Beckett 2 4/1
Prominent, led halfway, headed over 1f out, rallied approaching final furlong, kept on same pace opened 5/1 touched 5/1 £2250-£450
5th (5) nk Fort Bastion (IRE) 9-0 O Peslier R Hannon 2 11/4f
Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer opened 9/4 touched 5/2 £5000-£2000 £1125-£500 £900-£400(x5) £40000-£20000 £5000-£2500 £2000-£1000(x3) £800-£400
6th (9) 4 Commissar 9-0 L Dettori M Al Zarooni 2 16/1
Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten opened 10/1 touched 16/1
7th (4) 1 Ghostwriting (USA) 9-0 N Mackay J H M Gosden 2 10/1
Held up in mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, soon under pressure, weakened approaching final furlong opened 14/1 touched 14/1
8th (3) nk Sound Advice 9-0 J H Bowman K Dalgleish 2 14/1
Held up in rear, never dangerous opened 16/1 touched 16/1
9th (1) 5 Sir Glanton (IRE) 9-0 J Fortune Mrs A J Perrett 2 12/1
Always behind opened 14/1 touched 16/1
10th (10) ¾ Sehnsucht (IRE) 9-0 Martin Harley A J McCabe 2 100/1
Led until halfway, weakened over 2f out opened 80/1 touched 100/1
11th (7) John Lightbody 9-0 S De Sousa M Johnston 2 11/2
Mid-division, hard driven before halfway, soon no impression opened 7/1 touched 7/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££3.90,£10.40,£6.90
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£27.10 2&3:£27.20 1&3:£17.70

Jackpot: £106,017.76 carried forward to Southwell, 10th Jul
Placepot: £5,251.00, Pool: £174795.94, 24.3 winning tickets
Quadpot: £35.90, Pool: £10324.27, 212.45 winning tickets


A convincing win from RED DUKE under a confident Kieren Fallon. The colt had been a big money purchase (£140 000) for current connections from the Doncaster Sales having fetched a relatively modest sum as a yearling and having shaped promisingly on debut at Pontefract before obliging in a Redcar maiden, he made light of the step up in grade on this occasion. Always chasing the leaders, the son of Hard Spun looked to be travelling particularly well and as Fallon steered his mount out from a rail position, he gave readily to defy Chandlery by a neck. Richard Hannon's charge came to win his race having followed a frenetic early pace set by Pearl Mix and Sehnsucht. Nosing to the front with a furlong to travel, he refused to give in as Red Duke edged past him but was always regrettably going to be second best. Silverheels proved his flop in the Norfolk Stakes to be all wrong and he was a creditable third. His future could lie over further. Pearl Mix ultimately paid the penalty for being on the pace whilst the well backed Fort Bastion stayed on into a never nearer fifth from an unpromising position. John Lightbody had proved particularly popular in the market beforehand but having started modestly, he never travelled and Silverstre de Sousa was always fighting a losing battle. Sir Glanton never showed whilst Commissar and Ghostwriting did not find a great deal having been held up in the early stages.