Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes
Group 1, Newmarket 15:00
£220,000 added,
2yo only,
6f, Class 1  
Saturday 26th September 2020


1 Supremacy 13/2
2 Lucky Vega 5/2F
3 Minzaal 7/2
8 ran Distances: ½l, 2¼l, ¾l
Time: 1m 9.73s (slow by 0.03s)

Clive Cox’s Supremacy had impressed in the Richmond Stakes last time out, but the quality of the race was so deep that Supremacy was sent off a 13-2 chance.

Given a strong wind at the track, Adam Kirby employed the same prominent tactics as he had done when winning the Rockfel Stakes on stablemate Isabella Giles 24 hours earlier and Supremacy was never really headed.

His task was made slightly easier by halfway when Frankie Dettori’s saddle slipped on the keen-going Method and he had to call it a day before the race began in earnest.

Shane Foley was eager not to give the leader too much rope on favourite Lucky Vega, but Minzaal was dropped right out at the back and ended up making up plenty of ground into third.

Supremacy was not for catching, though, prevailing by half a length, with Minzaal beaten a further two and a quarter lengths.


Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Group 1)
£220,000 added, 2yo only, 6f, Class 1
8 ran
Going: Good

1 (3)     Supremacy 2 9-0 Clive Cox Adam Kirby 13/2
2 (4)
½ Lucky Vega 2 9-0 Mrs John Harrington Shane Foley 5/2F
3 (8)
Minzaal 2 9-0 Owen Burrows Jim Crowley 7/2
4 (1)
¾ Tactical 2 9-0 Andrew Balding William Buick 11/1
5 (6)
1 The Lir Jet 2 9-0 Michael Bell Oisin Murphy 16/1
6 (5)
¾ Lipizzaner 2 9-0 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 14/1
7 (2)
4 Charterhouse 2 9-0 John Joseph Murphy Tom Marquand 28/1
8 (7)
13 Method 2 9-0 Martyn Meade Frankie Dettori 100/30