Muhaarar strides home in July Cup
A serious performance from new king of the sprinters Muhaarar saw Royal Ascot success followed up with a bursting win in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket this afternoon for another Group 1 victory.
Not the streak clear from the pack which brought the win at the Royal meeting this was a tight margin dive for the line that Paul Hanagan engineered to conquer a massive run from Dean Ivory’s Tropics at the line. Third went to Eastern Impact with Sole Power running a big race once again just in behind the front three.
Charlie Hills has a new star in the camp as his charge has now risen to the top of the sprinters since dropping in trip and Paul Hanagen has given the tough nut a superb ride this afternoon. Brazen Beau was sent off the chief market rival at 2/1jf but faded from the outside as the pressure came on up the final two furlongs for the Aussie sprinter.
“He didn’t really come down the hill but he’s a fighter and battled all the way to the line. He’s just a very, very good horse.” Charlie Hills.
It was tough to take for Dean Ivory as Tropics got so close to a big win “He travelled so strongly and it’s not ideal ground for him,”He was just unlucky really, we’ll keep going I’ve got so much faith in the horse.”
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