Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes
Group 1, Newmarket 15:35
£275,000 added,
Fillies 3yo plus,
1m, Class 1   
Friday 12th July 2024


1 Porta Fortuna 10/11F
2 Jabaara 18/1
3 Rogue Millennium 9/1
3 A Lilac Rolla 9/2
7 ran Distances: 3¾l, hd, dht
Time: 1m 37.68s (slow by 0.08s)

Donnacha O’Brien’s Porta Fortuna, a Group One winner at two in the Cheveley Park Stakes, began her Classic campaign by finishing second to Elmalka in the 1000 Guineas on the Rowley Mile. She then reversed that form to win the Coronation Stakes at the royal meeting last month.

Having proven her stamina over the mile, Porta Fortuna was the 10-11 favourite to secure a third top-level win on the July Course. Under Ryan Moore, she asserted her dominance against her elders.

Running Lion, the Duke of Cambridge Stakes winner at Royal Ascot, led the race under Oisin Murphy, with Porta Fortuna positioned perfectly behind. However, Running Lion weakened with more than two furlongs to go, leaving Porta Fortuna in front earlier than Moore, who was deputising for Tom Marquand, might have preferred.

Despite this, Porta Fortuna continued to impress, finishing three and three-quarter lengths ahead of the improving Jabaara.

Rogue Millennium and Irish 1,000 Guineas runner-up A Lilac Rolla dead-heated for third.


Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes
(British Champions Series) (Fillies' Group 1)
£275,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good

1 (4)    Porta Fortuna 3 9-0 Donnacha O'Brien Ryan Moore 10/11F

2 (6)
Jabaara 3 9-0 Roger Varian James Doyle 18/1
3 (1)
hd Rogue Millennium 5 9-9 Joseph O'Brien William Buick 9/1
3 (7)
dht A Lilac Rolla 3 9-0 P Twomey W J Lee 9/2
5 (2)
hd Sirona 4 9-9 David Menuisier Rossa Ryan 22/1
6 (3) Magical Sunset 4 9-9 Adrian Murray David Egan 50/1
7 (5)
33 Running Lion 4 9-9 John & Thady Gosden Oisin Murphy 4/1