Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes
Group 3, Newmarket 16:05
£65,000 added,
3yo only, 1m, Class 1  
Thursday 16th April 2015

1 Kool Kompany 14/1
2 Nafaqa 11/4
3 Moheet 2/1F
7 ran Distances: 1¼l, 2l, shd
TIME 1m 38.86s (slow by 3.76s)

Kool Kompany makes every yard to land the Craven Stakes for Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes

Kool Kompany
Kool Kompany

Kool Kompany gave weight and a beating to his rivals as he provided a fourth successive win in the race for the Richard Hannon yard.

A consistent sort in a busy juvenile campaign, he had a 3lb penalty for his win in Group Two company last season and was bounced out smartly by Richard Hughes.

He was tracked throughout by Nafaqa and on meeting the rising ground it looked as if Barry Hills' runner may go past the admirable leader, but his exertions earlier in the race took their toll as he went down by a length and a quarter.

Following on from the successes of Trumpet Major and Toronado for Richard Hannon senior and that of Toormore last year, the stable has had a real stranglehold on the 2000 Guineas trial.

However, bookmakers were not overly impressed by the win and Kool Kompany remains an outsider for the Qipco-sponsored Classic on May 2.

Moheet, a stablemate of the winner, ran well without ever threatening to win, finishing third.


Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes
£60,000 added, 3yo only, 1m, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)

Pos Draw Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (5) Kool Kompany (IRE) 14/1 R Hughes
R Hannon 3
2nd (3) Nafaqa (IRE) 11/4 P Hanagan
B W Hills 3
3rd (1) 2 Moheet (IRE) 2/1f L Dettori
R Hannon 3
4th (4) s.h War Envoy (USA) 7/1 R L Moore
A P O'Brien 3
5th (2) 2 Aces (IRE) 10/1 Andrea Atzeni
C Hills 3
6th (6) ½ Hail The Hero (IRE) 33/1 D Tudhope
D O'Meara 3
7th (7) 5 White Lake 9/2 A Kirby
L M Cumani 3

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