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  • 15:35 Darley July Cup 6f

  • (British Champions' Series And Global Sprint Challenge) (Group 1) £400,000 added 3yo+ 16 ran
  • Winner £226,840 2nd £86,000 3rd £43,040 4th £21,440
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 10.66s
  • Off time: 15:35:53

Dream Ahead of the rest

Turner's touch more than enough

Last Updated: 09/07/11 4:13pm

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Dream Ahead wins under Turner

Dream Ahead wins under Turner

Dream Ahead, the joint top-rated juvenile of last season, proved that he had trained on when successful in the Group 1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

Hayley Turner allowed her mount to track the leaders in the initial stages, before switching around to secure a run with a furlong to go and sending the son of Diktat to victory.

Bated Breath and Hitchens both raced prominently to a true run pace and the pair kept on well to be second and third respectively with Libranno back in fourth.

Ante-post favourite, Delegator, was deposed from the market leadership by Australian speedster, Star Witness, though neither were able to get into serious contention on this occasion.

Genki stayed on from some way back to be sixth though the well backed, Elzaam weakened out of matters having held every chance.

Ecstatic

A delighted Turner, only the second female to ride a Group One winner in Britain, the first being Alex Greaves on Ya Malak 14 years ago, said: "It's massive. I'm just thrilled. It's really fantastic.

"I haven't sat on the horse before so I can't take much credit. Obviously David has done a fantastic job and thanks to the owners for having me on board.

"Steve (Drowne's) horse (Bated Breath) started to hang right and caused a bit of interference, but it's always the case when you're on a horse that travels so well that he gets you out of trouble.

"I'm just delighted about it."

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