Sweet Solera Stakes
Group 3, Newmarket 15:35
£50,000 added,
2yo only,
7f, Class 1  
Saturday 8th August 2015


1 Blue Bayou 7-4f
2 Fireglow 3-1
3 Marenko 12-1
7 ran Distances: ½l, ½l, ¾l
TIME 1m 26.91s (slow by 4.11s)

Blue Bayou comes from last to win the Group Three Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket

Blue Bayou
Blue Bayou

Having come off worse in a three-way photo for the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes against Illuminate and Besharah, she was sent off the 7-4 favourite to make amends.

Brian Meehan's filly was settled in last by Dane O'Neill as Marenko and Fireglow set the pace.

O'Neill made his move heading into the final two furlongs but she did not quicken instantly.

Having drawn level, she was made to pull out all the stops by Mark Johnston's Fireglow but edged home by half a length.

Meehan said: "I'm delighted with her, this race was the natural progression from the way she ran in the Duchess of Cambridge.

"She's missed the break twice now but that seems to suit her.

"She's a lovely filly who will just keep getting better.

"I can say she's as good a filly as I've trained, she's a proper filly and was very good today.

"She's in the Rockfel and the Moyglare and she will get a mile.

"She's a class performer and has the right temperament. There's more to come from her, she has the potential to be a 1000 Guineas filly.

"We'll take stock next week and take a view where we go next."

SureWIn Sweet Solera Stakes
£50,000 added, 2yo only, 7f, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good to Firm (watered)

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (2) Blue Bayou 7/4f Dane O'Neill
B J Meehan 2
2nd (1) ½ Fireglow 3/1 James Doyle
M Johnston 2
3rd (7) ½ Marenko 12/1 P J Dobbs
R Hannon 2
4th (6) ¾ Opal Tiara (IRE) 20/1 Oisin Murphy
M R Channon 2
5th (4) hd Squash 33/1 L Morris
P J McBride 2
6th (3) ½ Hawksmoor (IRE) 4/1 Harry Bentley
H Palmer 2
7th (5) Bint Al Reem (IRE) 5/1 W Buick
C Appleby 2

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