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  • 15:00 Princess Of Wales's Goldsmiths Stakes 1m 4f

  • (Group 2) £100,000 added 3yo+ 7 ran
  • Winner £61,899 2nd £23,467 3rd £11,745 4th £5,850
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 33.76s
  • Off time: 15:00:38

Fiorente fillip for Stoute

Stoute relieved to see charge back to form

Last Updated: 12/07/12 3:45pm

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Fiorente: Bounced back to form to win at Newmarket under Ryan Moore

Fiorente: Bounced back to form to win at Newmarket under Ryan Moore

Fiorente bounced back to form to see off some notable rivals in the Group Two Princess of Wales's Goldsmiths Stakes at Newmarket.

Sir Michael Stoute's four-year-old, an 11/2 shot, had only won once coming into the race, a maiden last May, and he was stepping up from promising placed runs in lower grades.

Harris Tweed was bounced out of the stalls by Liam Jones and set a decent pace for the first mile before being kicked for home.

The response was disappointing as the field stretched out across the July Course, Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux drifting to the far side and Joshua Tree continuing to plough a lone furrow on the stands rail.

But it was Fiorente who found plenty for Ryan Moore, hitting the front after the two-furlong pole and keeping on well to beat Joshua Tree by two-and-a-half lengths.

Red Cadeaux ran a race full of promise on ground that could well have been softer, with the front three pulling some way clear of the remainder.

Stoute was winning the race a remarkable ninth time and said: "He just hasn't been firing but did today. We tried cheekpieces last time, I was reluctant to do it but we did because we were getting a little bit anxious but anyhow he's vindicated himself today. We'll take our time and plan ahead but it's good to see him back.

"He'd had an injury and was off for a long time, from the Gordon Stakes to the Jockey Club, and I excused him the first time as he got tired in testing ground. But then he travelled and didn't finish his races but he was back today."

Joshua Tree's trainer, Marco Botti, said: "I'm very pleased with the run and we'll look towards the American St Leger with him now."

Ed Dunlop said of Red Cadeaux: "It was a satisfactory run and we know now that this soft ground is not his best surface. He'll have a break now and we'll look towards Melbourne."

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