Meehan: “We think the world of him”
Thursday 25 October 2012
By RacingUK.com staff
Newmarket may have hosted Future Champions Day this month, but on Wednesday at headquarters there was a host of blue-blooded equines on show.
With horses such as Main Sequence, this year's Derby runner-up, and Western Aristocrat, a Grade 1 winner in America, having won at yesterday's juvenile meeting in recent seasons it is imperative you get your Nagme account fired up. Times Up, this year's Lonsdale and Yorkshire Cup winner, also ran at the meeting in 2008.
Below we the Racinguk.com team have rounded-up the full results and replays for you so that, hopefully, you can identify a host of future winners.
Desert Image speadeagled her 13 rivals to win by four lengths. Michael Hills grabbed the rail from the offset and the daughter of Beat Hollow galloped her rivals in to submission. The time was 1.29.24 and was 6.54secs outside standard.
Hills told Racing UK: “She was a free-going filly so I let her get on with it. I would day a mile, and will probably get further. She has won a Newmarket maiden by six lengths so the owners will be aiming as high as they can.”
Frankie Dettori struck for the first time since his split from Godolphin was announced on Sunday, when Goodwood Mirage came up the rail to take the second race for trainer John Dunlop.
Once again it paid to be near the front and on the rail as William Buick stole the third race on the card aboard the 2-1 shot Hoarding. So Beloved, the 11-10 favourite, emerged poorly from the starting gates and the run can probably be ignored.
Kieren Fallon made an attacking move two furlongs out to secure a three-length victory in the 3.40pm, a mile maiden. Mujazif wore a tongue tie and stepped up massively on his debut when he was a seven and a half length win at Newmarket last month.
“We have always thought the world of him,” Brian Meehan told Racing UK.
“Kieren gave him a lovely ride and he was very positive on him. I would imagine he would be finished for the year and he would be one of the trials in the spring.”
Mujazif ran almost a second quicker than Hoarding and was also quicker than Crop Report, who won the subsequent mile contest.
Once again the far side and prominent ridig prevailed as Crop Report virtually made all under Ryan Moore to take the mile event by five lengths.
The son of Medaglia D'Oro led after a furlong and stayed on to deny Eshtiaal.
Trainer William Haggas told Racing UK: “He jumped very well last time and Michael Hills took him back to teach him something. He jumped well today and galloped on well.
"He is a very late foal and a very big, tall horse. You have to think he’ll improve. I shouldn’t think he will be in a hurry next spring and we’ll see where it takes us."
Steve Mellish, Racing UK's analyst at Newmarket, said: “He was green last time. He is a really good looking horse and has a gallop about him. He won emphatically from a promising horse in second.”
Shrewd was sent off the 11-4 favourite and landed the odds under Racing UK ambassador Hayley Turner.
Unlike most of the previous seven races, Turner anchored her mount at the back of the field. She edged closer and by the time they reached the bottom of The Dip Shrewd was ahead only for the son of Street Sense to forge clear at the line.
It was Shrewd's third win in five starts.