Bahrain Trophy
Group 2, Newmarket 14:10
£100,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 5f, Class 1    
Thursday 7th July 2016

1 Housesofparliament 9/2
2 Platitude 7/2
3 Harrison 14/1
9 ran Distances: 1½l, shd, nk
TIME 2m 44.39s (slow by 4.39s)

Housesofparliament (Galileo) gains a first Group success with a nice win

© Caroline Norris

Housesofparliament gave Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore the perfect start to the July meeting when coming out on top in the Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket.

Viewed as a St Leger trial, the winner was given quotes ranging from 10-1 to 14-1 for the final Classic of the season.

Last seen finishing fourth at Royal Ascot in the King Edward VII Stakes behind Across The Stars, the Galileo colt was well on top at the finish.

With two furlongs to travel nearly all of the nine runners still had a chance and were spread right across the track, but the favourite Prize Money was one of the first beaten.

Mick Channon's Harrison briefly looked like stamping his authority on the field but on meeting the rising ground Housesofparliament (9-2) really picked up strongly.

He powered a length and a half clear of Sir Michael Stoute's Platitude, with Harrison third.

Moore said: "Aidan's horses all take their racing very well.

"This horse has run on soft ground all year and it's the first time he's had decent ground and he's relished it.

"He saw it out well and the ground has made a difference to him today."

Mathematician Betting

Bahrain Trophy (Group 3)
£100,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 5f, Class 1
9 ran
Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Wgt Trainer Age
1st (2) Housesof-parliament (IRE) 9/2 R L Moore
A P O'Brien 3
2nd (4) Platitude 7/2 L Dettori
Sir Michael Stoute 3
3rd (5) s.h Harrison 14/1 Andrea Atzeni
M R Channon 3
4th (9) nk Harbour Law 10/1 G Baker
Mrs L J Mongan 3
5th (7) Shabeeb (USA) 5/1 P Hanagan
R Varian 3
6th (6) nk Goldmember 25/1 Oisin Murphy
D M Simcock 3
7th (8) 4 Gunnery (FR) 25/1 J P Spencer
P W Chapple-Hyam 3
8th (3) 11 Prize Money 9/4f James Doyle
S bin Suroor 3
9th (1) nk Race Day (IRE) 33/1 Martin Lane
S bin Suroor 3