Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes
Group 2, Newmarket 14:20
£100,000 added,
2yo only,
1m, Class 1    
Saturday 24th September 2016

O'Brien runs two in bid to win sixth Juddmonte Royal Lodge

Aidan O'Brien is double-handed in his bid to win a sixth Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.

Douglas MacArthur
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Douglas MacArthur
Royal Kingdom (1999), Mutinyonthebounty (2001), Admiralofthefleet (2006), Joshua Tree (2009) and Daddy Long Legs (2011) are all previous winners of the Group Two contest for the Ballydoyle maestro and his main contender for this year's renewal appears to be Douglas MacArthur.

The Galileo colt looked every inch a top-class prospect when opening his account at Leopardstown in July, but was beaten into third when odds-on for a Group Three at Foxrock a fortnight ago.

O'Brien also saddles The Anvil, who remains a maiden after placed efforts at the Curragh and Doncaster.

The trainer's son, Joseph O'Brien, is also represented, with Arcada an interesting contender.

Best Of Days
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Best Of Days
The son of Rip Van Winkle beat the exciting Capri when opening his account at the Curragh during the summer and was not disgraced when third of four runners in the Futurity Stakes on his latest outing.

Godolphin fire a twin assault with Charlie Appleby's Kempton winner Bay Of Poets joined by the Hugo Palmer-trained Best Of Days, who was narrowly beaten when an odds-on favourite for the Acomb Stakes at York last month.

Mark Johnston runs four-time winner Montataire, while the hat-trick-seeking Kings Gift steps up in class for Michael Dods.

Likely outsider Sea Fox, trained by David Evans, completes the eight-strong field.

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Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes
£100,000 added, 2yo only, 1m, Class 1
8 runners
Going: Good to Firm

No Form Horse Wgt Jockey Trainer Age
1 (2) 8413 Arcada (IRE) 34 9-0 D O'Brien Joseph P O'Brien 2
2 (6) 61 Bay Of Poets (IRE) 22 9-0 W Buick C Appleby 2
3 (8) 12 Best Of Days 38 9-0 James Doyle H Palmer 2
4 (1) 613 Douglas Macarthur (IRE) 14 9-0 R L Moore A P O'Brien 2
5 (5) 211 Kings Gift (IRE) 18 9-0 P Mulrennan M Dods 2
6 (4) 411 121 Montataire (IRE) 36 9-0 J Fanning M Johnston 2
7 (7) 221 324 Sea Fox (IRE) 16 9-0 t1 A Kirby P D Evans 2
8 (3) 23 The Anvil (IRE) 16 9-0 J A Heffernan A P O'Brien 2

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