Shadwell Joel Stakes
Group 2, Newmarket 15:15
£100,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m, Class 1
Friday 26th September 2014

1 Custom Cut 15/2
2 Captain Cat 3/1F
3 Hors De Combat 9/2
NR: Arod (IRE), Penitent
12 ran Distances: 2½l, 1¼l, nk
TIME 1m 35.66s (slow by 0.56s)

David O'Meara's Custom Cut completes a five-timer, landing the Group 2 Joel Stakes at Newmarket

Custom Cut connections: "We didn't think today would happen. We need to sit down & re-group. He could be a Grade 1 horse.'"

Custom Cut

Custom Cut

The five-year-old has thrived since moving from Ireland to join North Yorkshire handler O'Meara, who has won the Sprint Cup at Haydock and Ayr Gold Cup in recent weeks.

Danny Tudhope dictated matters from the front and always looked in command. Captain Cat threatened briefly as the challengers gathered, but he was done no favours by Cable Bay a furlong out and Custom Cut was going away at the line.

The 15-2 chance won by two and a half lengths, with Hors De Combat in third.

"I think this track suited, he got into a nice relaxed rhythm," said Tudhope. "Two and half out they were coming, but he saved a bit and he wasn't going to lie down.

Duke Of Navan
© Grossick Racing Photography

Duke Of Navan
"He's improved all year, David's done a great job and it's fantastic for the team.

"He's versatile ground-wise, Leopardstown was soft, and I held him up that day, too Possibly there's a Group One in him."

Harry Charlton, trainer Roger Charlton's son, said of Captain Cat: "He hung here in a maiden and it's disappointing that he's done it again.

"The idea was to come back here for the Challenge Stakes, but I think we might have to reconsider that now. His main aim is Dubai."

Shadwell Joel Stakes (Group 2)
£100,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m, Class 1
12 ran
Going: Good (Good to Firm in Places)

Pos Dr Dist Horse SP Jockey Wgt Trainer Age
1st (11) Custom Cut (IRE) 15/2
D Tudhope
9-4 D O'Meara 5
2nd (5) Captain Cat (IRE) 3/1f
James Doyle
9-4 R Charlton 5
3rd (3) Hors De Combat 9/2
R L Moore
9-0 J R Fanshawe 3
4th (10) nk Tullius (IRE) 8/1
J Fortune
9-4 A M Balding 6
5th (9) s.h Producer 25/1
R Hughes
9-4 Richard Hannon 5
6th (12) Cable Bay (IRE) 33/1
L Dettori
9-0 C Hills 3
7th (4) hd Anjaal 20/1
P Hanagan
9-0 Richard Hannon 3
8th (2) s.h Outstrip 10/1
A Kirby
9-0 C Appleby 3
9th (8) Ocean Tempest 25/1
Joe Doyle
9-4 J Ryan 5
10th (14) Professor 33/1
K Fallon
9-4 Richard Hannon 4
11th (1) Wannabe Yours (IRE) 7/2
William Buick
9-0 J H M Gosden 3
12th (13) nk Master Carpenter (IRE) 50/1
Andrea Atzeni
9-0 B R Millman 3
NR (7) Penitent
S De Sousa
9-4 D O'Meara 8
NR (6) Arod (IRE)
J P Spencer
9-0 P W Chapple-Hyam 3

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