Dettori wins Maiden Stakes at Newmarket

Frankie Dettori was made to earn his crust after Fareej required considerable urging to get up in the EBF Buy A Racing Post Yearling Bonus Candidate Maiden Stakes at Newmarket today.

Frankie Dettori was made to earn his crust after Fareej required considerable urging to get up in the EBF Buy A Racing Post Yearling Bonus Candidate Maiden Stakes at Newmarket today.

Dettori had Godolphin's 6-5 market leader perfectly positioned on the heels of the leaders, but his mount did not initially respond to pressure.

Forced into a scrap with pacemaker William Van Gogh and the unfancied Mass Rally, the penny dropped within the final furlong.

Fareej then went on to record a two-and-a-quarter-length verdict over William Van Gogh.

Winning trainer Saeed bin Suroor said: "He is still green and babyish, and will learn a lot for the race.

"We will see how he comes out of this, but he could have one more run as he needs to learn more and we will then take him to Dubai.

"He shows plenty of speed in the morning but will be a horse for a mile and a half next year."

Another favourite obliged when Rum King scored for Richard Hannon in the Weatherbys Maiden Stakes.

While the rest of the field struck out into the centre of the track, Richard Hughes hugged the rail on the 11-4 market leader and was never worse off than second.

He easily asserted inside the final two furlongs and secured a two-length verdict over Chat De La Burg.

The trainer's son and assistant, Richard Hannon jnr, said: "He is a nice horse, but I'm not sure what he has beaten.

"There's been better Newmarket maidens than this. He loved the rising ground, and when he hit that he started flying.

"We might try and find a nursery for him now. He could come back here for a race over seven furlongs."

Jockey Steve Drowne said of runner-up Chat De La Burg: "He's certainly one for the future. He'll win over six furlongs and, in time, will get further."

The John Dunlop-trained Akmal proved far too good for red-hot favourite Manifest in the Listed Directa Signs Noel Murless Stakes.

Manifest, whose comfortable maiden win provoked talk of him being supplemented for the St Leger, was in trouble by the three-furlong pole as Tom Queally struggled to get on terms with the front-running winner.

Henry Cecil's 4-6 favourite found nothing for pressure, which left the Richard Hills-ridden Akmal in the clear.

Dunlop's 3-1 shot easily held off the late challenge of Nehaam by three-quarters of a length.

Manifest finished third, another length and a half in arrears.

Dunlop said: "He is a very tough horse. I thought this was a big hike, although it was a good three-year-old handicap he won at Yarmouth. He enjoys fast ground, gets a trip, and will go further in time.

"That will be it for this year, as there is nothing else for him.

"We will give him a good rest and then start thinking about next year."

Hills added: "He is very tough and has improved all year. He has been very well placed. To win six races is quite an achievement.

"He will be a nice horse for next year. I think he could be a Cup horse."

John Gosden said of runner-up Nehaam: "He ran great as he has been off since Ascot.

"He liked the step up in trip, they stay on the dam's side.

"There might be another race for him this year as he has only just come back from being very ill after Ascot."

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for Manifest's owner, Khalid Abdullah, said: "I don't think you can blame the (fast) ground, he didn't travel quite as well as you would have liked.

"We'll probably put him away now and bring him back next year.

"We rate him better than that and this was a bit disappointing."

Rank outsider Sir Parky landed a shock win in the Group Three Somerville Tattersall Stakes by making every yard of the running.

It brought up an unlikely double for Hughes and Hannon, and obviously took by surprise the more fancied runners in the seven-furlong contest.

Hughes wasted no time in driving his mount to the fore and never eased up on the 33-1 chance, urging him all the way to the line to hold off the fast-finishing Sebastian Flyte by half a length.

Hughes, who couldn't believe the price of his mount, said: "They dropped him in the last day and I don't know why.

"I always ride him from the front and he kills horses that way and gallops them into the ground.

"I didn't like him at the start of the year but he has grown on me and is very tough.

"He was drifting a bit left but I was out there on my own so I let him drift as I didn't want to disturb his momentum."

Willie Supple, rider of the runner-up, said: "He ran a very good race, I thought I would get Richard in the dip but it wasn't to be. The ground was a bit quick but the trip was no problem and he'd have no trouble getting another furlong."

Paul Cole, trainer of Mata Keranjang, said: "There is a chance he might run in a Group One in Italy, but it's 50-50 whether he is finished or not for the year. I'll talk to his owner but he has run well and will be better over further next year."

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