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16:25 Newmarket

Darley July Cup Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Class 1)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £628,500 added
  • Winner: £356,422
  • 2nd: £135,128
  • 3rd: £67,627
  • 4th: £33,688
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 9.47s
  • Off Time: 16:28:54
  • 13 Ran
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(12)
Silk - Red, yellow stars, halved sleeves, red cap
8/1
  • Form 433-663
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 112

held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, ran on

3(9)
Silk - Royal blue
  • Form 5261-02
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 118

in touch in mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

4(11)
Silk - Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap
66/1
  • Form 214-000
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 114

prominent, ridden 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, faded inside final furlong

5(13)
Silk - Royal blue, white cap
4/1
  • Form 28-1041
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 118

led, driven over 1f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, soon held, kept on

6(14)
Silk - Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap
14/1
  • Form 168-349
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 112

in touch in mid-division, headway over 2f out, challenged and edged left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well

7(5)
Silk - Terracotta, Black cap
  • Form 1228-10
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 108

in touch in mid-division, headway over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on, not trouble leaders

8(1)
Silk - Dark blue, red braces, dark blue and white striped sleeves
  • Form 140-327
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 110

held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms

9(7)
Silk - Grey, Grey and Black check cap
  • Form 21310-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 112

held up towards rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

10(10)
Silk - PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
33/1
  • Form 147-354
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 110

held up rear of mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, well beaten over 1f out

11(2)
Silk - Dark Blue, Grey triple diamond
17/2
  • Form 11-6122
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 113

tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

12(6)
Silk - blue, green armbands, red and white halved cap
33/1
  • Form 151-36
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2

tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out

13(8)
Silk - yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap
  • Form 511-171
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 117

in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, never on terms

14(3)
Silk - White, royal blue stars, white and red hooped sleeves
28/1
  • Form 3510-10
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 114

prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

2(4)
NR

Blackrod

21 DCD
33/1
  • Form 2113-17
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 99

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

CREATIVE FORCE would probably have beaten stable companion Naval Crown in the Platinum Jubilee Stakes at Ascot had he not strayed off a straight line in the closing stages. Several of today’s rivals were behind that day, including third Artorius, and William Buick’s mount can gain compensation in this latest leg of the British Champions Series. Perfect Power is a big danger as he showed an excellent turn of foot back over 6f in the Commonwealth Cup when getting the better of Flaming Rib. Richard Fahey’s three-year-old has won six of his nine career starts and there were excuses for all three defeats. Romantic Proposal won the Group 1 Flying Five at the Curragh last year and stays this extra furlong so looks the pick of the Irish runners but Japanese raider King Hermes hasn’t raced over this trip since his debut more than a year ago.

Formwatch

Artorius (AUS) 17-2 (9-5) Raced centre, held up well in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on between horses inside final furlong, not reach leaders, joined 3rd post, 3rd of 24, 3/4l behind Naval Crown (9-5) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Jun.

Creative Force (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Wore hood to post, raced centre, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, led group towards finish, not quite pace of winner near side, 2nd of 24, nk behind Naval Crown (9-5) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Jun.

Emaraaty Ana 33-1 (9-5) Raced centre, tracked leader, every chance 2f out, lost 2nd soon after, weakened final furlong, 15th of 24, 5 1/4l behind Naval Crown (9-5) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Jun.

Naval Crown 33-1 (9-5) Raced near side, tracked group leader, led group 2f out,clear in group over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong to lead final 100 yards, won at Ascot 6f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Jun beating Creative Force (9-5) by nk, 24 ran.

Alcohol Free (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Raced centre, held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 9th of 24, 2 1/2l behind Naval Crown (9-5) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Jun.

Double Or Bubble (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden to challenge in group and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 24, 3l behind Naval Crown (9-5) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Jun.

Happy Romance (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Raced centre, held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 24, 1 3/4l behind Naval Crown (9-5) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Jun.

Romantic Proposal (IRE) 3-1 (9-9) Held up on inner, travelled strongly into 2nd 1 1/2f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, led final 100 yards, kept on well, won at Naas 5f lst stks (1) gd in Apr beating Geocentric (8-11) by 3/4l, 7 ran.

Cadamosto (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 20, 2 1/4l behind Perfect Power (9-2) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.

Flaming Rib (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 20, 1 1/4l behind Perfect Power (9-2) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.

King Hermes (JPN) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, headway to lead briefly 2f out, headed 1f out, ran on, 6th of 18, shd behind Danon Scorpion (9-0) at Tokyo 1m gf in May.

Perfect Power (IRE) 7-2jfav (9-2) Close up far side, headway entering final 2f, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged left, ran on, won at Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun beating Flaming Rib (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 20 ran.

Twilight Jet (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened halfway, last of 20, 20 3/4l behind Perfect Power (9-2) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.

Blackrod 11-2 (9-3) Raced near side, chased leaders, every chance 2f out, weakened final 110 yards, 7th of 26, 4 1/2l behind Rohaan (9-12) at Ascot 6f hcp stks (2) gf in Jun.