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  • 14:55 Dunaden Jockey Club Stakes 1m 4f

  • (Group 2) £100,000 added 4yo+ 5 ran
  • Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • Winning time: 2m 34.39s
  • Off time: 14:58:19

Seventh Heaven wins Dunaden Jockey Club Stakes

Last Updated: 06/05/17 3:31pm

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Ryan Moore riding Seven Heaven (L) wins The Dunaden Jockey Club Stakes

Ryan Moore riding Seven Heaven (L) wins The Dunaden Jockey Club Stakes

Seventh Heaven landed the odds as expected with a cosy victory in the Dunaden Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket.

Sent off the 4-7 favourite, Aidan O'Brien's Irish and Yorkshire Oaks winner disposed of the opposition in this Group Two without being flat out.

Galapiat was the first to lead but Pinzolo went on after a quarter of a mile until two furlongs out, when Ryan Moore asked Seventh Heaven to go and win the race.

She pulled clear in the final furlong and was five lengths ahead of French raider One Foot In Heaven at the line.

O'Brien said: "She's a lovely mare. We know she gets a mile and a half well and she loves good ground or better and she's progressing all the time.

"Obviously she was a very good mare last year and physically she's doing very well. She ran some very good races last year.

"We came here today with one eye on the Coronation Cup. We tried to get a run in between and this race might work for her. We were delighted with her in Dubai and this race was lovely.

"You have to be very happy with her."

Moore said: "That was very smooth. Quick ground is very important to her. She hasn't had her conditions since the Yorkshire Oaks and she has done remarkably well from three to four."

One Foot In Heaven's rider Jim Crowley said: "The ground was probably too quick for him but I think the trip is right. He still ran a good race.

"He is a good horse, he just needs a little bit more juice under foot and a more level track."

Ismail Mohammed, trainer of third-placed Pinzolo, said: "It was a very strong race and I am happy with him and how he ran.

"He has ran really well with the top horses. The filly is highly rated and to run in a Group Two and come third, we are happy.

"He ran in the Winter Derby and came second and it is good for him that he can run on grass and all-weather. I will sit together with my assistant Mike Marshall and see where we go from here."

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