Newmarket Racecourse

Mehmas Sons Head Middle Park Market

First-season sire sensation Mehmas (Ire) has come to dominate that category since racing's wheels began turning in June and it is fitting that he is responsible for three of the big four favourites for Saturday's G1 Juddmonte Middle Park S. at Newmarket. Tally-Ho Stud's son of Acclamation (GB), who was third in this race on his racecourse finale in 2016, has Method (Ire), Minzaal (Ire) and Supremacy (Ire) with all three coming into the six-furlong feature on the back of impressive wins in black-type company at the trip. Manton Park...

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Belardo's Isabella Giles Bounds To Rockfel Triumph

Paul and Clare Rooney's Isabella Giles (Ire) (Belardo {Ire}) registered a pair of six-furlong wins--at Leicester in June and at Newbury in July--but lost her unbeaten tag when fourth in Ascot's July 26 G3 Princess Margaret S. before bouncing back to claim a first black-type score for her freshman sire (by Lope de Vega {Ire}) in Goodwood's Aug. 29 G3 Prestige S. when upped to seven furlongs last time. Aided by a strong tailwind over the same distance in Friday's G2 Shadwell Rockfel S. at Newmarket, the 11-5 chance continued...

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Murphy's Law At Newmarket On Friday

   Newmarket's Friday fixture is replete with black-type events and it is Oisin Murphy who holds the key to the featured G2 Shadwell Joel S. Having partnered the impressive 2019 winner Benbatl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), he hands that ride to Frankie Dettori this time as he helps prepare Qatar Racing's G1 2000 Guineas winner Kameko (Kitten's Joy) for the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. Kameko has by dint of fate and circumstance failed to make the places in three starts after his finest hour when taking that mile Classic on...

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July Cup In The Spotlight On Saturday

Enjoying days in the sun during the last decade with Lethal Force (Ire) and Harry Angel (Ire), it did not take long for Clive Cox to unearth another star sprinter and the former's son Golden Horde (Ire) looks to emulate his achievement in winning the G1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday. Dynamic when winning the G1 Commonwealth Cup on similar ground at Royal Ascot on June 19, last year's G2 Richmond S. winner and G1 Middle Park S. runner-up gets six pounds weight-for-age from the older brigade and...

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Terebellum Takes Aim At The Falmouth

Having come off second best in one of Royal Ascot's major tussles, Godolphin's Terebellum (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) seeks compensation in the G1 Falmouth S. at Newmarket on Friday. Progressive last term, the 4-year-old captured the 10-furlong G2 Prix de la Nonette at Deauville and returned to add the G2 Dahlia S. to her tally also over that trip on June 6. Dropped to a mile for the June 16 G1 Queen Anne S., she came out of a tight finale on the wrong side of Circus Maximus (Ire)...

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Love Prevails In the 1000 Guineas

It was another G1 Qipco 1,000 Guineas, another win for Ballydoyle on Sunday as Love (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) categorically signalled her rise to class principal with a command performance on Newmarket's Rowley Mile. Always travelling strongly out wide for Ryan Moore, the G1 Moyglare Stud S. heroine who had been third in the G1 Fillies' Mile over this course and distance in October was sent to the front heading down into the "dip". Powering clear with the camber reversed uphill to the finish, the 4-1 joint-second favourite was emphatic there...

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Amaron's Run Wild Dominant In the Pretty Polly

It was another success for the John Gosden stable in a Classic trial at Newmarket on Sunday as Tweenhills Fillies and Meridian International's Run Wild (Ger) (Amaron {GB}) produced a scintillating display in the Listed Pretty Polly S. Third in the Listed Montrose Fillies' S. when last seen here in November, the 11-2 shot was kept wide by Oisin Murphy throughout the early stages and soon held the overall lead allowed to bowl at her own tempo. Crossing to the far rail to complete the demolition job, the chestnut had...

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Kitten's Joy's Kameko The Guineas Victor

There was a real buzz surrounding Qatar Racing's Kameko (Kitten's Joy) as the delayed G1 QIPCO 2,000 Guineas approached and the G1 Futurity Trophy winner justified all the expectation as he swooped to conquer the Newmarket Classic on Saturday. Arriving at the forefront of his generation with an emphatic win in Doncaster's traditional juvenile feature which was re-arranged on Newcastle's Tapeta in November, the bay had earned rave reviews from Andrew Balding's Kingsclere base during this year's prolonged waiting period. In mid-division on the rail as the pace proved strong...

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Make Believe's Mishriff In Command At Newmarket

Springing a surprise in Saturday's Listed Newmarket S., Prince Faisal's homebred Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) was out on his own at the finish as he registered a four-length success under David Egan. Second in the Feb. 29 Saudi Derby at Riyadh, the 10-1 shot raced near the early pace before stretching on with two furlongs remaining. Staying on strongly up the hill, the G3 Hampton Court S.-bound bay had Volkan Star (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) adrift in second, with the 8-11 favourite Waldkonig (GB) (Kingman {GB}) a neck...

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Sea the Stars's Terebellum On Top In the Dahlia

Strongly-supported for Saturday's G2 Betfair Dahlia Fillies' S. at Newmarket, Godolphin's G2 Prix de la Nonette winner Terebellum (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) justified the burden of 10-11 favouritism to provide Frankie Dettori with his first winner in the royal blue since 2012. Travelling smoothly in mid-division early, the bay moved to Magic Lily (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) and into the lead passing the two-furlong pole before holding Queen Power (Ire) (Shamardal) to score a shade comfortably by 1 1/4 lengths. Making a bold impression with a 4 1/2-length winning...

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Stradivarius On Show At Newmarket

   Newmarket's second segment of its four-day Guineas meeting plays host to the re-routed G1 Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Cup on Friday, where the dual G1 Ascot Gold Cup hero Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is an unexpected yet welcome guest to the party. Where the likes of Anthony Van Dyck (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), Defoe (Ire) (Dalakhani {GB}) and Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {GB}) are regulars at this 12-furlong trip, Bjorn Nielsen's elite stayer has not been over this type of distance since defeat in a 3-year-old handicap at Chester in...

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Betfair, Betway Join Qipco As Guineas Meeting Sponsors

Bookmakers Betfair and Betway are among the sponsors to join QIPCO in supporting Newmarket's four-day Guineas Festival on June 4 to 7. QIPCO remains the meeting's title sponsor and supports a variety of races over the weekend including the G1 2000 and G1 1000 Guineas. Betfair will support the additional races on the Saturday and Sunday cards, while Betway sponsors the Thursday and Friday cards. Friday's G1 Coronation Cup, moved from Epsom, will be sponsored for the first time by Sam Haggas's Hurworth Bloodstock. The 2000 and 1000 Guineas will...

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