Arqana July Stakes
Group 2, Newmarket 14:40
£80,000 added,
2yo only,
6f, Class 1   
Thursday 7th July 2016

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1 Mehmas 11/4F
2 Intelligence Cross 7/1
3 Broken Stones 8/1
NR: Love Dreams (IRE)
9 ran Distances: ½l, 1l, shd
TIME 1m 10.92s (slow by 0.52s)

Frankie Dettori lands Newmarket's Group 2 July Stakes on Mehmas

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Mehmas paid a handsome compliment to his Royal Ascot conqueror Caravaggio when running out a ready winner of the Arqana July Stakes at Newmarket.

Richard Hannon's colt has been kept busy in the first half of the season and beat all bar Aidan O'Brien's colt in the Coventry Stakes.

Everything appeared to go smoothly for Frankie Dettori, who got a nice tow into the race from Yalta and Barrington and when he pulled him out to challenge the 11-4 favourite quickened up nicely.

Broken Stones, having just his second run, challenged up the rail, while Intelligence Cross, a stablemate of Caravaggio, made plenty of ground from the rear but Mehmas and Dettori won by half a length.

Ardad, John Gosden's winner of the Windsor Castle Stakes, was the big disappointment of the race and finished last.

Mathematician Betting

Arqana July Stakes (Group 2)
£80,000 added, 2yo only, 6f, Class 1
9 ran
Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Wgt Trainer Age
1st (8) Mehmas (IRE) 11/4f L Dettori
R Hannon 2
2nd (5) ½ Intelligence Cross (USA) 7/1 R L Moore
A P O'Brien 2
3rd (6) 1 Broken Stones (IRE) 8/1 J P Spencer
K A Ryan 2
4th (9) s.h Silver Line (IRE) 6/1 James Doyle
S bin Suroor 2
5th (3) Medici Banchiere 25/1 D C Costello
K R Burke 2
6th (4) s.h Barrington (IRE) 16/1 Andrea Atzeni
C Hills 2
7th (2) Bohemian Flame (IRE) 33/1 David Probert
A M Balding 2
8th (7) Yalta (IRE) 7/1 James McDonald
M Johnston 2
9th (1) nk Ardad (IRE) 7/2 R Havlin
J H M Gosden 2
NR (10) Love Dreams (IRE) 8/1 Non Runner
M Johnston 2