Portland Place Properties July Stakes
Group 2, Newmarket
£80,000 added,
2yo only,
6f, Class 1
Thursday 10th July 2014

1 Ivawood 3/1F
2 Jungle Cat 13/2
3 Muhaarar 12/1
12 ran Distances: 2¾l, ½l, nk
TIME 1m 11.02s (slow by 0.92s)

Ivawood wins the Portland Place Properties July Stakes at Newmarket's July course.

Winning Jockey Richard Hughes: "I was going so easy. He's the quietest horse in the yard and has a good nature."

Ivawood

Ivawood

Richard Hannon's Ivawood confirmed the huge promise of his debut win by making just about all the running.

Sent off the 3-1 favourite after an impressive success at Sandown, the imposing juvenile looked all class and beat several two-year-olds who had run well at Royal Ascot.

One of those, the Mark Johnston-trained Jungle Cat, was third in the Coventry Stakes and he stuck to his task well but was some two and three-quarter lengths behind the winner. Charlie Hills will be delighted with the performance of his maiden winner Muhaarar, who ran on for third, just in front of Belardo.

Winning rider Richard Hughes said: "I had a funny old draw (one) so I thought I'd let him bowl along and see how good he is and he was very impressive. I was always going easy, so I was wondering how good the others were but he covers an awful lot of ground and quickened really well.

"It was the first time in his life he'd been up front. There was no messing and he got up the hill really well. He was the last one to pull up, so that's a good sign. He's got a quiet nature which will stand him in good stead."

Mathematician Betting

Portland Place Properties July Stakes (Group 2)
£80,000 added, 2yo only, 6f, Class 1
12 ran
Going: Good to Firm (Good in places)


Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
SP
Distance
1
Ivawood
R Hannon
R Hughes
9st 0lbs
3 - 1
Winner
2
Jungle Cat
M Johnston
J Fanning
9st 0lbs
13 - 2
2 3/4 lengths
3
Muhaarar
C Hills
Dane O'Neill
9st 0lbs
12 - 1
1/2 length
4
Belardo
R Varian
Andrea Atzeni
9st 0lbs
5 - 1
Neck
5
Angelic Lord
Tom Dascombe
R Kingscote
9st 0lbs
14 - 1
Nose
6
The Great War
A P O'Brien
R L Moore
9st 0lbs
7 - 1
1 length
7
Mind Of Madness
D H Brown
J P Spencer
9st 0lbs
9 - 1
3 lengths
8
Mubtaghaa
W J Haggas
P Hanagan
9st 0lbs
13 - 2
Short Head
9
Dougal
R Hannon
Jim Crowley
9st 0lbs
25 - 1
1 1/2 length
10
George Bowen
R A Fahey
T Hamilton
9st 0lbs
25 - 1
2 lengths
11
Lightning Stride
B J Meehan
Harry Bentley
9st 0lbs
100 - 1
1 1/4 length
12
Ustinov
B J Meehan
J Fortune
9st 0lbs
22 - 1
3 3/4 lengths
       

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