Challenge Stakes
Group 2, Newmarket 16:35
£100,000 added,
3yo plus,
7f, Class 1
Friday 17th October 2014


1 Here Comes When 8/1
2 Cable Bay 14/1
3 Breton Rock 7/2J
NR: Thawaany (IRE)
13 ran Distances: 1l, hd, ½l
TIME 1m 26.53s (slow by 4.03s)

A beautiful ride by Jim Crowley on Here Comes When to take the spoils

Here Comes When

Here Comes When

Here Comes When (8-1) finished with a rattle to emerge victorious in the Challenge Stakes, initiating a double for Jockey Crowley.

Last seen winning a Group Two in Germany in early September, Andrew Balding's four-year-old was an 8-1 shot and Crowley cut a confident figure in the saddle, settling him on the heels of the leaders towards the stands rail before getting to work inside the final quarter of a mile.

Once it became clear the gap was not going to materialise, Crowley pulled wide to deliver his challenge and Here Comes When responded impressively to quicken to the lead, passing the post a length to the good over Cable Bay, with 7-2 joint-favourite Breton Rock third.

The jockey said: "He's a hold-up horse so I needed a bit of luck to get out, but I had the horse to do it. He seems to be improving and that was a good effort under a penalty. The ground is key to him." Challenge Stakes (Group 2)
£100,000 added, 3yo plus, 7f, Class 1
13 ran
Going: Soft

Pos Dr Dist Horse SP Jockey A Wgt Trainer
1st (13) Here Comes When (IRE) 8/1
Jim Crowley
4 9-7 A M Balding
2nd (12) 1 Cable Bay (IRE) 14/1
William Buick
3 9-1 C Hills
3rd (6) hd Breton Rock (IRE) 7/2F
Martin Lane
4 9-7 D M Simcock
4th (8) ½ Tawhid 8/1
R Hughes
4 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor
5th (11) 1 Al Thakhira 7/2F
L Dettori
3 8-12 M Botti
6th (10) Joyeuse 12/1
James Doyle
3 8-12 Lady Cecil
7th (1) ½ Highland Colori (IRE) 14/1
Oisin Murphy
6 9-3 A M Balding
8th (4) 2 Amarillo (IRE) 16/1
Dennis Schiergen
5 9-3 P Schiergen
9th (9) Cape Factor (IRE) 25/1
C Catlin
3 8-12 Rae Guest
10th (5) Brazos (IRE) 25/1
Harry Bentley
3 9-1 C E Brittain
11th (14) Muteela 13/2
P Hanagan
3 8-12 M Johnston
12th (2) ¾ Mogadishio (FR) 40/1
Freddie Tylicki
7 9-3 S Smrczek
13th (3) ½ Professor 28/1
S M Levey
4 9-3 Richard Hannon
NR (7) Thawaany (IRE)
O Peslier
4 9-0 F Head

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