|Group 2, Newmarket 14:10
1m 5f, Class 1
|Thursday 9th July 2015|
1 Mr Singh 11/10F
2 Future Empire 13/2
3 Tommy Docc 12/1
NR: Fields Of Athenry (IRE), Rocky Rider
5 ran Distances: 2½l, 1¼l, ½l
TIME 2m 42.99s (slow by 2.99s)
Progressive colt Mr Singh wins for John Gosden & Frankie
Mr Singh staked a strong claim for the Ladbrokes St Leger when making all the running in the Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket.
The colt gave jockey Frankie Dettori a seventh win in the race and Derby-winning trainer John Gosden a fifth as he strode away from the opposition in the closing stages.
After enjoying an easy lead in the early stages, the 11-10 favourite asserted in the final quarter-mile to back up his second place in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot.
He went on to score by two and a half lengths from Future Empire, with Tommy Docc in third.
"Very pleased. He was the form horse in the race. For a stayer, he does quicken and he put the race to bed at the two pole," Dettori said.
"He's improving all the time and getting stronger. We think he's a Leger horse and he proved that today.
"He's a good stayer, with a turn of foot."
Dettori went on: "He was the best horse in the race and he's won, so it couldn't have worked out any better.
"In the spring he was just a frame and one dimensional, but he's now beginning to be a class act.
"We think there's further physical improvement in him."
Gosden said: "He's a lovely horse. He's still growing and he's beginning to fill out.
"He got into a muddle at Goodwood, but the winner (Storm The Stars) went on to be third in the Derby and he ran a lovely race at Royal Ascot. He stays well and he changes gears.
"We'll go straight to the St Leger with him, he'll love it at Doncaster. Masked Marvel came here and did the same before winning the Leger.
"It's the right route for this horse. I'm not saying he's a Masked Marvel, but he's a very nice horse.
"He's a horse about next year, really, so one run at Doncaster and then put him away."
Bahrain Trophy (Group 3)
£100,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 5f, Class 1
Going: Good to Firm
|Dr||Dist||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||(4)||Mr Singh 11/10f||L Dettori
|J H M Gosden||3|
|2nd||(1)||2½||Future Empire 13/2||James Doyle
|S bin Suroor||3|
|3rd||(2)||1¼||Tommy Docc (IRE) 12/1||P Makin
|4th||(5)||½||Horseshoe Bay (IRE) 9/4||R L Moore
|Sir Michael Stoute||3|
|5th||(7)||2¼||Monotype (IRE) 8/1||A Kirby
|L M Cumani||3|
|NR||(6)||Fields Of Athenry (IRE) 7/2||Non Runner
|A P O'Brien||3|
|NR||(3)||Rocky Rider 6/1||Non Runner
|A M Balding||3|