Mighty winner at Newmarket

  • Last Updated: May 4 2014, 18:30 BST

Mighty Yar (5/1 co-favourite) took the opening race on Newmarket's card on QIPCO 1000 Guineas day.

Mighty Yar: Stayed on well under Ryan Moore to take the opener
Mighty Yar: Stayed on well under Ryan Moore to take the opener

Fourteen went to post for the QIPCO Supporting British Racing Stakes and it was Ryan Moore that was to bring the Lady Cecil-trained grey home on what was only his fourth racecourse start.

Moore said: "He was struggling on that ground in places. It was beautiful yesterday, but it's dried out a fair bit today."

Lady Cecil said: "He's a giant of a horse and he should only be coming into his own this year.

"We've had to take our time with him but we've given him plenty of time.

"Ryan gave him a great ride today and while the ground is lovely, it was quick enough for him.

"The Ebor could be a possibility but we'll just see, he ran over a mile-six at Nottingham and it seemed too far."

Miss Marjurie (33/1) ran on well to be second with Amralah back in third.

Sprint king Robert Cowell worked his magic again with Goldream who sprang a 25/1 surprise in the Havana Gold At Tweenhills Handicap.

Unplaced in the race last season, he stripped much fitter this time and burst through on the near side as once again the field split into several groups.

Andrea Atzeni made his bid for home earlier than he would have liked but held off Yeeoow, first home on the far side, by half a length.

Ninjago and Alben Star took minor honours.

Atzeni said: "I'd never ridden him before, but he travelled nice and picked up well.

"I wanted a longer lead ideally, the horse in front stopped on me but to be fair to him he stuck his neck out.

"Robert Cowell is very good with sprinters so it doesn't surprise me."

Cowell said: "It was a bit of a surprise, I thought he had a big race in him but perhaps not today.

"He's a horse I've got a lot of time for. He'll go to York next and he could be a Wokingham horse, we'll see.

"He's effective over five and six and is one to keep on the right side of."

Kieren Fallon's good weekend continued as the veteran jockey guided Elite Gardens (8/1) to victory in the Makfi Future Stars Maiden Stakes.

Riding for Saeed bin Suroor, who seems to employ Fallon's services more by the week, she looked like being a clear-cut winner at one stage having taken two lengths out of the field.

However, it needed a photo-finish to split her from Aktabantay as Hugo Palmer's newcomer flew home, looking a surefire future winner.

Having won the 2000 Guineas on Night Of Thunder 24 hours earlier, Fallon appears to be enjoying yet another new dawn in his colourful career.

Charlie Appleby's Symbolic Star was third but stablemate Barchan, sent off favourite, was unplaced.

Bin Suroor said: "She ran a huge race and will come on for that. She'll run in a Listed race at Sandown on 29th and then Royal Ascot."

Fallon said: "I didn't know I'd won, Ryan (Moore) said to me 'well done' when we pulled up and I said I thought you'd nicked it.

"I didn't want to be hard on her, it was her first run and she's only a baby, I only gave her one little flick and away she went. She just got tired.

"There were some nice colts in the race and she feels like she'll go on.

"She's got speed but I'd have thought she'd want to be going further eventually."

Bin Suroor added: "I think she's a filly for the Albany at Royal Ascot.

"Kieren is one of the best jockeys, he's won every Classic, I'm happy to give him a chance in all the big races.

"He rode True Story today on the gallops and he gave me good information, he's going to ride him in the Dante."

Paul Hanagan won the Qatar Racing Handicap on William Haggas' Zee Zeely (8-1) to complete a fine day following his earlier win on Taghrooda.

Haggas said: "I don't know what happened at Pontefract last time, he ran no race at all.

"The cheekpieces definitely helped him today. I'd say he's just a handicapper."


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