Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes
|Group 1, Newmarket 14:25
6f, Class 1
|Saturday 28th September 2019|
1 Millisle 16/1
2 Raffle Prize 10/11F
3 Tropbeau 9/2
11 ran Distances: 1¾l, ½l, 2l
Time: 1m 9.39s (fast by 0.31s)
Shane Foley produced the Jessica Harrington-trained Millisle with a telling run on the stands rail to catch Mark Johnston’s 10-11 favourite, ridden by Frankie Dettori, in the last half-furlong after the latter had made most of the running.
Millisle relished the rising ground to hit the front and take the Group One prize by a length and three-quarters.
Andre Fabre’s French raider Tropbeau was a never-nearer third, half a length away, and looked a shade unlucky.
The victory continued a tremendous run for Harrington with her two-year-old fillies.
Harrington said: “She got beat at Salisbury (Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes), she was coming back at the end but had to do all the donkey work that day. We just thought the rising ground here would suit her.
“Shane said the further she was going, the better she was going. She is bred to get a mile easily, as I actually trained a half-sister of hers that got a mile and six, so there is plenty of stamina on the dam’s side.
“You would probably give her an entry (in the 1000 Guineas), but the ground would have to be good. I know she has won on soft ground, but you would have to start questioning the trip on soft ground.
“She is finished for the year now, that is her fifth run and she hasn’t done badly. She broke her maiden at a very illustrious course called Bellewstown! Anyone who goes to Ireland will know where that is.
“We thought early on in the spring she would be our first two-year-old, then she started to grow and got a bit weak on me, but she showed a lot of speed early on.
“At no point did I think she was going to win until the last 100 yards.”
Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes (Fillies' Group 1)
£275,000 added, 2yo only, 6f, Class 1
POS (DRAW) FORM HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (9) Millisle 2 9-0 Mrs John Harrington Shane Foley 16/1
2 (10) 1¾ Raffle Prize 2 9-0 Mark Johnston Frankie Dettori 10/11F
3 (8) ½ Tropbeau 2 9-0 A Fabre Mickael Barzalona 9/2
4 (3) 2 Tango 2 9-0 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore12/1
5 (11) shd Living In The Past 2 9-0 K R Burke Daniel Tudhope 12/1
6 (7) ¾ Nurse Barbara 2 9-0 G M Lyons Colin Keane 20/1
7 (4) nk Dark Lady 2 9-0 Richard Hannon Pat Dobbs 16/1
8 (6) nk Etoile 2 9-0 A P O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien 8/1
9 (5) 3½ Lil Grey 2 9-0 Ms Sheila Lavery Robbie Colgan 40/1
10 (2) 3½ Moon Of Love 2 9-0 Richard Fahey Barry McHugh 100/1
11 (1) 8 Nina Bailarina 2 9-0 Ed Walker Oisin Murphy 25/1