Tattersalls Millions 3-Y-O Trophy
Newmarket 14:55
£207,231 added
3yo only,
1m 2f, Class 1  
Thursday 16th April 2015

1 Cape Clear Island 14/1
2 Greatest Journey 8/1
3 Rocky Rider 7/4F
NR: Melodious
8 ran Distances: nk, hd, ¾l
TIME 2m 8.24s (slow by 7.74s)

A close finish for the Tattersalls 3-Y-O Trophy as Cape Clear Island prevails for Ryan Moore

Cape Clear Island
© Caroline Norris

Cape Clear Island
Held up at the rear of the field early on by the three-times champion jockey, the 14-1 shot joined the battle for the mile-and-a-quarter race late in the day.

Long-time leader and favourite Rocky Rider looked to have fought off the bulk of his rivals from the front, but the Aidan O'Brien-trained winner and eventual runner-up Greatest Journey forged ahead inside the final furlong.

Cape Clear Island continued to respond to pressure to get the better of Greatest Journey by a neck, with Rocky Rider a further head away in third.

Co-owner Michael Tabor said: "I think the price tells you it was a surprise. He is a nice horse and hopefully he will improve on that.

"I don't know if he is up for going for the Dante Stakes or to Chester, as I don't know if he is good enough. It is hard to say how good that race was."

200,000 Tattersalls Millions 3-Y-O Trophy
£207,231 added, 3yo only, 1m 2f, Class 1
8 ran
Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)

Pos Draw Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (6) Cape Clear Island (IRE) 14/1 R L Moore
9-5
A P O'Brien 3
2nd (5) nk Greatest Journey 8/1 James Doyle
9-5
S bin Suroor 3
3rd (7) hd Rocky Rider 7/4f Andrea Atzeni
9-5
A M Balding 3
4th (4) ¾ Tannaaf (IRE) 7/1 Dane O'Neill
9-5
M F De Kock 3
5th (3) ½ Azmaam (IRE) 12/1 P Hanagan
9-5
R Hannon 3
6th (9) 1 Proposed 40/1 R Hughes
9-5
R Hannon 3
7th (1) Groor 25/1 L Morris
9-5
J Tate 3
8th (8) Secret Brief (IRE) 9/4 W Buick
9-5
C Appleby 3
NR (2) Melodious 33/1 L P Keniry
9-5
D R C Elsworth 3