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  • 14:25 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes 6f

  • (Fillies' Group 2) £60,000 added 2yo 11 ran
  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 12.87s
  • Off time: 14:26:17

Gamilati lands Cherry Hinton

Gamilati earns Guineas quotes after impressive maiden success

Last Updated: 08/07/11 3:25pm

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Dettori - won aboard Gamilati.

Dettori - won aboard Gamilati.

Gamilati (14-1) won the Group Two Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.

The Bernadini filly came into the race as a maiden after finishing runner-up twice from two starts but rid herself of that tag in emphatic fashion against some top-notch opposition.

Frankie Dettori was noticeably doing little in the saddle approaching the two-furlong pole with all of his colleagues busy and once he pressed the button his mount came up the stands' rail to win by a length and a half.

Russelliana finished second at 4-1 for Sir Michael Stoute with Queen Mary second Shumoos (5-2 favourite) a further neck back in third.

Connections' Reaction

Dettori said: "She was a bit unlucky the first two times she ran - she was just a bit green.

"The boss (Sheikh Mohammed) told me to get a lead and to ride her for a place. At the one and a half I was the only one on the bridle.

"When I pressed the button she quickened. I just got on the rail because she might have been a little bit green in the middle of the track. It was a very good effort.

"I guess the next step could be the Lowther at York. The big races are now her target because of the way she won."

Al Zarooni agreed the Lowther next month is a possible next port of call. He said: "The filly deserved to win a race. We'll keep her at six furlongs. There's no real plan, but we might think about the Lowther Stakes at York," he said.

"Frankie's the man for the big races. He dropped her in nicely and did a really good job."

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