Churchill's finest hour as Aidan O'Brien delivers in Dewhurst at Newmarket

Churchill continued his winning spree with an authoritative success in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.

Churchill's finest hour as Aidan O'Brien delivers in Dewhurst at Newmarket

Churchill continued his winning spree with an authoritative success in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.

Aidan O'Brien's star juvenile lined up on the Rowley Mile having won each of his four starts since suffering defeat on his debut, progressing from the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot to last month's National Stakes at the Curragh.

He was unsurprisingly all the rage to claim his second Group One success as the 8-11 favourite and was settled in midfield by Ryan Moore as his stable companion Lancaster Bomber set the pace.

There was a brief moment of worry for odds-on backers as Moore started to get lower in the saddle over a furlong out and then had to switch wide.

However, once in the clear, Churchill found an extra gear and powered to the line to score by a length and a quarter.

The 66-1 shot Lancaster Bomber rallied admirably to fill the runner-up spot and provide O'Brien with a one-two.

Moore said: "He was always going to win. He's a very, very good colt.

"It wasn't as evenly-run as it should have been, but this lad has got an awful lot in his favour.

"There's not a lot he can't do. When I ask him, he always finds.

"He's definitely a Guineas horse. I think he'll get better.

"He's one to look forward to."

More in this section

Sport
Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up
IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox