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Newbury

  • 14:20 Shadwell Stakes 6f 8y

  • (Registered As The Hackwood Stakes) (Group 3) £50,000 added 3yo+ 10 ran
  • Winner £28,355 2nd £10,750 3rd £5,380 4th £2,680
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 13.51s
  • Off time: 14:20:27

Deacon Blues lands Shadwell

Deacon Blues records smooth success in Shadwell Stakes

Last Updated: 16/07/11 2:55pm

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Deacon Blues - a first win in Group company.

Deacon Blues - a first win in Group company.

Wokingham winner Deacon Blues won the Group Three Shadwell Stakes at Newbury.

The well-backed favourite was stepping up to Group company for the first time following his victory in the fiercely competitive Royal Ascot handicap.

The James Fanshawe-trained gelding was always travelling well under Frankie Dettori and, once given his orders, picked up well to run out a ready winner of the six furlong contest which is registered as The Hackwood Stakes.

Markab, a Group One winner last season, produced his best performance of the season to chase the winner home, finishing two and three quarter lengths adrift at the line with a further length and a quarter back to Jimmy Styles with last year's winner Regal Parade only fourth.

"A bit of cut in the ground really helps him," said Fanshawe.

"He was stepping up from a big handicap to a Group race so you never know, but after today he could go for anything.

"I was a bit worried today might be too quick after Ascot so he won't go to Goodwood. He has an entry in the Sprint Cup though."

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