Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:35 Darley July Cup 6f

  • Winner £226,840 2nd £86,000 3rd £43,040 4th £21,440
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.66s
  • Off time: 15:35:53
15:35 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dream Ahead (USA) 7/1
2nd Bated Breath 8/1
3rd Hitchens (IRE) 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 0100-16 Yellow and royal blue stripes, halved sleeves Amico Fritz (GER) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 H A Pantall M Guyon 16/117.00
2 (9) 34-0115 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Bated Breath 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 R Charlton S Drowne 113 8/19.00
3 (13) 3223-60 Red, white star, red sleeves, white stars, gold cap Dalghar (FR) 21
Nag me
5 9-5 A M Balding J Fortune 111 25/126.00
4 (17) 35/148-1 Royal blue Delegator 59
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 112 11/26.50
5 (5) 42-1781 Purple, Grey seams and sleeves, Purple and Grey check cap Genki (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-5 v R Charlton G Baker 110 20/121.00
6 (7) 554410 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 T D Barron S De Sousa 109 28/129.00
7 (8) 663189 Yellow, Red braces, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Jimmy Styles 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-5 p C G Cox P Robinson 107 66/167.00
8 (4) 338/402 Yellow and White stripes, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 9-5 Richard Hannon K Fallon 116 12/113.00
9 (6) 64-5223 White, Royal Blue cross belts, check sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Regal Parade 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-5 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 114 20/121.00
10 (10) 12-3723 Royal blue, white cross and armlets Star Witness (AUS) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 t Danny O'brien Steven Arnold 4/15.00
11 (14) 40-0125 White, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves, Red cap War Artist (AUS) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-5 Markus Klug O Peslier 115 25/126.00
12 (16) 85407/6 Maroon, Beige armlets, Beige cap Winker Watson 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 M R Channon J H Bowman 97 66/167.00
14 (2) 1115-5 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Dream Ahead (USA) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 D M Simcock Hayley Turner 126 7/18.00
15 (3) 233-514 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Elzaam (AUS) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 R Varian R Hills 114 7/18.00
16 (1) 65-2431 Yellow, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Libranno 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-13 Richard Hannon S Sanders 112 12/113.00
17 (12) 100-434 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Oracle (IRE) 24
Nag me
3 8-13 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 116 18/119.00
Non runners
13 (15)21110-0Swiss Diva59-2D R C ElsworthN Mackay110

Verdict

Connections will be hoping for the rains to stay away so Delegator can take his chance. Godolphin's entire showed sprinting was his game when getting the better of the frustrating Regal Parade in the Duke Of York Stakes and the 2009 2000 Guineas runner-up has solid claims here if the ground doesn't get any slower. Royal Ascot's Golden Jubilee Stakes could hold the key to this, however, as no less than eight of today's field were in opposition there. Monsieur Chevalier came out best and showed he was no back number when finishing just ahead of Star Witness, ELZAAM and Bated Breath. But Richard Hannon's colt had the best of the draw that day, whereas some of his nearest rivals were forced to plot a more circuitous route to reach the favoured far side and Amico Fritz was trapped near the stands rail. Roger Varian's three-year-old was the real eye-catcher as he finished with a real flourish after briefly getting outpaced. This stiffer track will play to his strengths and he could be the value, though David Simcock was delighted with Dream Ahead's run in the St James's Palace Stakes and he wouldn't be far away if back to his best.