Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes
Group 2, Newmarket 13:50
£133,750 added,
2yo only,
1m, Class 1    
Saturday 28th September 2019

1 Royal Dornoch 16/1
2 Kameko 6/5F
3 Iberia 9/1
7 ran NR: Surf Dancer Distances: nk, 1½l, 2¼l
Time: 1m 35.13s (slow by 0.13s)

Royal Dornoch became the second Group 2 winner for his first-season sire Gleneagles, setting a new two-year-old track record in the process.

Kameko looked set to justify favouritism at 6-5 when sent on by Oisin Murphy after Sound Of Cannons had made the early running, but Royal Dornoch emerged as an unlikely danger and led close home to land the Group Two spoils by a neck. 

O’Brien said: “We were delighted with him – he’s a lovely horse.

“He was (near) the top level over six furlongs – and when they can do that, and do the same over a mile, it’s very exciting really.

“It’s like all the Gleneagles. They have speed, and they’re very tough, and very genuine – they’re massive traits.

“I’d say there is (more to come over further), definitely. Wayne said when he did get past, he felt he had plenty left – they’re good things to hear. You love the jockey saying they weren’t finished when they’re going to the line.”

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Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes
£133,750 added, 2yo only, 1m, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good

1 (3)    Royal Dornoch 2 9-0 A P O'Brien Wayne Lordan 16/1
2 (4)
nk Kameko 2 9-0 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 6/5F
3 (8)
Iberia 2 9-0 A P O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien 9/1
4 (7) Year Of The Tiger 2 9-0 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 6/1
5 (2) 1 Sound Of Cannons 2 9-0 Brian Meehan Frankie Dettori 8/1
6 (5)
8 Highland Chief 2 9-0 Paul Cole P J McDonald 5/1
7 (1) 8 Pyledriver 2 9-0 William Muir Martin Dwyer 8/1
NR 7 (6) 511 Surf Dancer 2 9-0 William Haggas NON RUNNER

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