Spirit fleets to victory in Newmarket

Fleeting Spirit powered to glory in a dramatic renewal of the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

Fleeting Spirit powered to glory in a dramatic renewal of the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

Jeremy Noseda’s locally-trained filly travelled sweetly for substitute jockey Tom Queally but the problems started when she hit the front going into the dip.

Main Aim, who had cut out the pace, was beginning to stay on again but Ryan Moore had to snatch up which resulted in a stewards’ inquiry, after which the placings remained unaltered.

J J The Jet Plane was third while Paco Boy absolutely flew home into fourth.

The hot favourite Scenic Blast was disappointing and never got into the race while fellow Australian raider Takeover Target was always in the firing line before fading close home.

Golden Jubilee winner Art Connoisseur was always in the rear but Queally was in the perfect position throughout.

Ironically the Irishman had ridden Art Connoisseur to success at Royal Ascot.

Main Aim was certainly staying on again in the closing stages having run over a mile last time but when Fleeting Spirit swerved to her right he was never allowed to follow through his burst and was a length and a quarter away at the line.

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