Kirk run continues
Last Updated: 11/07/14 6:29pm
Ryan Moore rides the opening winner at Newmarket on Nakuti
A round-up of the rest of the action on the second day of Newmarket's July Festival, where Ryan Moore was treble tops.
It was three-two to Ryan Moore over old rival Richard Hughes as the top jockeys swamped the honours.
Moore, who later took the feature races aboard Arabian Queen and Integral, had struck first when Nakuti continued a good season for Sylvester Kirk by finishing well to take the Price Bailey EBF Stallions Fillies' Handicap.
Moore's mount (9/2) has had a busy season, but the easing of the ground on the July Course played into her hands.
Nakuti made fine headway to come between horses in the final furlong and ended up beating Gown by three-quarters of a length.
Kirk's representative Sue McNulty said: "She was getting weight from most of the others and she loved the ground.The softer the better."
Deeds Not Words was a shock 33/1 winner of the Betfred Mobile Heritage Handicap for trainer Mick Channon and apprentice jockey Charles Bishop.
While the pack split into two groups on either side of the track, Bishop bravely ploughed a lone furrow down the middle aboard Deeds Not Words for much of the six-furlong journey.
The three-year-old was in front passing the final furlong marker, with See The Sun, Remember and The Hooded Claw all close up, but Deeds Not Words knuckled down to take top honours by a length and a quarter. Remember filled the runner-up spot, with 13-2 joint-favourite Golden Steps in third.
The other joint-favourite Charles Molson was bitterly disappointing and passed the post a long way last.
Bishop said: "He was a really good two-year-old and had just lost his way a bit, but he's obviously got it back.
"I've been sort of letting him find his feet before and today I was more positive on him. I think that's the trick to him - just be as positive as you can.
"He was very gutsy and I want to thank Mr Channon for giving me the chance. It's nice to be able to get a ride on a day like this, let alone ride a winner."
Jack Channon, representing his father, said: "At first I thought I could hear the old man screaming at home that he (Bishop) had gone up the middle of the track!
"As a three-year-old they can take a couple runs to get there, while the five-furlong trip did not suit last time and stepping back up to six furlongs is what he needed. We also decided to sit a bit more closer to the pace than in his previous races.
"We are very pleased with him and it is good to get him back to form.
"These sprinters take it in turns in winning these races and thankfully today was our day."
Lexington Times confirmed the promise of his course and distance debut a fortnight ago by turning in a professional display to land the Weatherbys EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes for Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes.
The Paco Boy colt was one of only two horses in an 11-strong field with previous experience and having run an excellent second on his racecourse debut, he was the 15/8 favourite to go one place better.
The youngster moved through the race with plenty of zest and stuck on for pressure in the closing stages to score by three-quarters of a length.
Godolphin's newcomer Good Contact finished strongly to fill the runner-up spot, with another Hannon runner, Basateen, in third. There were plenty for the notebook finishing behind in a race that is bound to throw up a host of future winners.
"He's a lovely colt, he just got chinned here last time and has come on for it," said Hannon. "He'll probably go for a novice race now. The third's run a great race as well, I like him too."
Hughes then went on to lift the Woodhurst Construction Maiden Stakes on the late-developing Astronereus (15/2), who stayed on past Moore's 5/4 favourite Razor Wind.
Trainer Amanda Perrett said: "He appreciated the cut in the ground. Hopefully we can go to Goodwood at the end of the month."
Glorious Empire (5/2 joint-favourite) resumed winning ways in the Woodhurst Construction Handicap.
The Ed Walker-trained colt was recording his third success from four starts, having met with defeat only in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot.