Jarvis joy at Newmarket

Michael Jarvis received a welcome tonic when Tiger Eye comfortably landed the inaugural running of the Tattersalls Timeform Fillies' 800 at Newmarket today.

Philip Robinson was always prominent on the once-raced Danehill Dancer filly and streaked clear two furlongs out.

The well-backed Vitoria chased in vain but never looked likely to catch the 5-1 second-favourite. The Miniver Rose was third.

The winner was handed a 33-1 quote by VC Bet for next year's 1000 Guineas.

Jarvis is under the weather and was absent, but Robinson said: "Come halfway I was pretty confident, I was travelling and saving a lot for the finish. When I asked her she was there."

Harry Herbert of owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing said: "This filly has always shown a lot. She worked so well with Philip last week and Michael said to us she is a bit special.

"I wouldn't think she would run again this season and hopefully she will be a Guineas filly."

John Gosden's Donativum sprung a 33-1 surprise in the Tattersalls Timeform Million.

Mark Johnston's Liberation made a bid for home two furlongs out but drifted across the track and his chance soon went.

Martin Dwyer cajoled his mount up the stands side rail to beat Crowded House by half a length with Nasri, who looked the likely winner at one stage, in third. Liberation was fourth.

Gosden said: "He ran nicely in a maiden at Leicester which was won by Free Agent who went on to win the Chesham, but he was a bit too excited that day and we had to geld him.

"He won his maiden at Yarmouth very well and I told Martin to forget that he was 33-1 as he had been working exceptionally well.

"The quality of the race looked high and I expect we will put him away for something like the Greenham."

Aidan O'Brien notched yet another big-race success as Halfway To Heaven held off the luckless Darjina to win the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes.

The front two were prominent throughout with Seamie Heffernan making just about all the running on the Ballydoyle inmate.

Richard Hughes looked confident on the 11-10 favourite and moved over to the rail to launch his challenge but he could never quite get to the 8-1 winner.

Darjina was finishing second in her sixth consecutive Group One of the season and lost out by half a length.

Michael Stoute's Visit ran on well for third.

O'Brien said: "Seamie gave her a great ride and just dictated it from the front.

"She is a very tough filly. She has had a long old season, so to do this is really a credit to her.

"She might go for the Breeders' Cup - she is in the Filly And Mare Turf and the Mile."

Alain de Royer-Dupre said of the runner-up: "She has run very well and there are no excuses - she was given a very good ride.

"We decided before this race that this would be the last one of her career."

Gosden's Tazeez provided Richard Hills with the perfect spare ride by winning the ultra-competitive totesport.com Cambridgeshire.

Hills was supposed to be riding Mutajarred but fast ground ruled him out of the race and he replaced Dwyer on Hamdan Al Maktoum's 25-1 chance.

Kelly Harrison appeared to have stolen the race on board Jim Goldie's outsider Nanton but Hills persevered on the four-year-old and wore down the brave front-runner to win by a length.

The 7-1 favourite Swop appeared to be coming with a threatening run but his challenge petered out as he came home third.

Bunbury Cup winner Little White Lie stayed on for fourth with the brave Yaddree claiming fifth, which some bookmakers will pay out on.

Hills said: "It's lovely to win a race like that, especially for the boss (Hamdan Al Maktoum).

"I would feel sorry for Martin, but he did pick up a nice race earlier so we have both had a good day!

"You need a lot of luck, and luckily I'm blessed with it today."

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