Sweet Solera Stakes
Group 3, Newmarket 15:35
£50,000 added,
2yo only,
7f, Class 1
Saturday 9th August 2014

1 Muraaqaba 7/1
2 Calypso Beat 10/1
3 Winters Moon 15/8F
NR: Bonnie Grey, Efflorescence (USA), Pack Together, Peace And War (USA), What A Party (IRE)
7 ran Distances: 1¾l, 1l, ¾l
TIME 1m 28.04s (slow by 5.04s)

Muraaqaba wears down her rivals in the to win the Group 3 Sweet Solera under Dane O'Neill

© Racehorse Photos

Muraaqaba stayed on best of all to come out on top in the Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket.

Winner of her maiden on the July course in June, the Mark Johnston-trained filly returned to Headquarters on the back of a perfectly adequate fourth place in the Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot and was t rying seven furlongs for the first time.

Dane O'Neill had her settled nicely in mid-division and got a lovely tow into the race as Calypso Beat attempted to make all, and though there werefive in a line with a quarter of a mile to run, Muraaqaba (7-1) got to the front around the furlong pole and put the race to bed from there.

The gallant Calypso Beat was a length and three-quarters back in second, with favourite Winters Moon third.

Winters Moon
© Racehorse Photos

Winters Moon
Winters Moon, a daughter of New Approach, successful over the same course and distance on her only previous start, was restless beforehand and impeded leaving the stalls.

Saeed bin Suroor's charge raced keenly when held up last of the seven runners under Silvestre de Sousa before moving up to sixth at the half-way stage.

She ran on passing the two-furlong pole, despite drifting towards the far rail, and took third just inside the final furlong.

Winters Moon kept on to go down by two and three quarter lengths in total to Muraaqaba, who won 1m 28.04s on ground described as soft, good to soft in places.

Saeed bin Suroor said: "Winters Moon was a little bit green today but still ran a good race against more experienced fillies.

"We have no plans for her at the moment and I think that we will look for a similar race. She is a nice filly for the future." Sweet Solera Stakes
£50,000 added, 2yo only, 7f, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places

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