Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes
(Sponsored by bet365)
Group 2, Newmarket 14:25
£100,000 guaranteed,
2yo Fillies only,
6f, Class 1    
Friday 8th July 2022


1 Mawj 4/1
2 Lezoo 15/8F
3 Queen Olly 9/1
6 ran Distances: ½l, 1¾l, 1¼l
Time: 1m 11.02s (slow by 0.82s)

The Saeed bin Suroor-trained Mawj survived a stewards’ inquiry to win this Group Two affair under Ray Dawson.

The daughter of Exceed And Excel was quickly into stride and was still bowling along in front when Lezoo mounted her challenge a furlong from home.

Mawj drifted across the track slightly under Dawson’s drive, giving eventual second and 15-8 favourite Lezoo a bump, but the Godolphin filly asserted again to prevail by half a length.

While the stewards had a look at the incident, they judged the interference did not merit any change to the finishing order.

Trainers Quotes

Bin Suroor said: “I spoke to my jockey and he believed he won fair and square.

“The filly had been doing good and she is improving. I know she went left a little, but she won well.

“She is improving all the time so I think we can look at the Cheveley Park now.”

He went on: “She’s a tiny filly, but she’s always had class. When she won at Newmarket first time she did so after just one piece of work in her life.

“After that she was second at Ascot behind a good filly (Meditate) and today she has won again. I think she can get seven furlongs.

“We’ll keep options open, but all trainers think when they have a small filly they need to make the most of it.

“She may grow, I hope she does and sometimes fillies change as three-year-olds, but the Cheveley Park will be a nice race for her and then we’ll take her to Dubai.”

Mathematician Betting

Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes
(Formerly The Cherry Hinton Stakes) (Fillies' Group 2)
£100,000 guaranteed, 2yo only, 6f, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Good to Firm, Good in places

1 (5)      Mawj 2 9-2 Saeed bin Suroor Ray Dawson 4/1
2 (4)
½ Lezoo 2 9-2 Ralph Beckett Frankie Dettori 15/8F
3 (1)
Queen Olly 2 9-2 David Loughnane Rossa Ryan 9/1
4 (6)
Tagline 2 9-2 Rod Millman Richard Kingscote 12/1
5 (3) Carmela 2 9-2 David Loughnane Tom Marquand 20/1
6 (2)
Maylandsea 2 9-2 Michael Bell David Egan 11/5