Timeform Jury Stakes
|Group 3, Haydock Park 15:10
7f, Class 1
|Saturday 28th May 2016|
1 Home Of The Brave 9/4F
2 Convey 6/1
3 So Beloved 11/4
NR: Johnny Barnes (IRE), Windfast (IRE)
9 ran Distances: nk, 2l, ¾l
TIME 1m 28.77s (slow by 3.77s)
Home Of The Brave fends off his rivals to win the Group 3 Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock
Hugo Palmer's colt was having his first run in the Godolphin blue and he will have pleased his new owners with a gutsy effort to land this Group Three contest.
The son of Starspangledbanner kicked on from the front under James Doyle but had to withstand the late charge from Convey who finished really well under Ryan Moore.
However, Home Of The Brave just prevailed by a neck at the line from Convey, with So Beloved back in third.
Doyle said: "He relaxed quite well and when I asked him to pick up, he took a couple of strides.
"He's a horse that's improving all the time.
"He's very forward-going but he has a great attitude and is always willing to please."
Palmer said: "This was a bit of a recovery mission, but he's a Group Three winner again now.
"What I loved today was the way he had to dig deep as in all his races previously, he's either won easily or been beaten a long way.
"Today he was softened up by Breton Rock but still fought off Convey.
"He's much more amenable now. I told James don't be afraid to mess about with the pace, which he did, but he felt he may have won easier if he'd just let him roll, but that might have suited So Beloved.
"There is a Grade One at Saratoga in June for him, beyond that there's the Keeneland Mile and the Breeders' Cup Mile.
"Over here there are a few seven-furlong races, but all within a few weeks of each other so you have to aim at one. Then there's the Foret, but that's usually on soft ground."
Timeform Jury Stakes (Group 3)
(Registered As The John Of Gaunt Stakes)
£63,000 added, 4yo plus, 7f, Class 1
|Pos||Dr||D||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||(6)||Home Of The Brave (IRE) 9/4f||James Doyle
|2nd||(1)||nk||Convey 6/1||R L Moore
|Sir Michael Stoute||4|
|3rd||(4)||2||So Beloved 11/4||P J Smullen
|4th||(9)||¾||Breton Rock (IRE) 6/1||J P Spencer
|D M Simcock||6|
|5th||(3)||1¾||Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 33/1||Harry Bentley
|6th||(8)||1½||Tupi (IRE) 14/1||Andrea Atzeni
|7th||(10)||s.h||Here Comes When (IRE) 16/1||Oisin Murphy
|A M Balding||6|
|8th||(7)||2¼||Adaay (IRE) 15/2||P Hanagan
|W J Haggas||4|
|9th||(5)||10||Louis The Pious 50/1||A Kirby
|NR||(2)||Johnny Barnes (IRE) 14/1||L Dettori
|J H M Gosden||4|
|NR||(11)||Windfast (IRE) 16/1||J Fortune
|B J Meehan||5|