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Newmarket: Fast Track dives in on the rails to land the Adnams Broadside

12:26 28 July 2014

Horse Racing

Horse Racing

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The smallest of margins split the first two in the feature at Newmarket’s July course on Saturday, northern raider Fast Track getting the verdict by a nose in the £32,000 Adnams Broadside Handicap.

Jockey Graham Gibbons delivered Fast Track on the standside rail and just squeezed home ahead of 18 sprinting rivals.

All the action appeared to be on the far side where Eastern Impact beat Suzi’s Connoisseur. Even the course announcer called Eastern Impact the winner before the photograph proved that the David Barron trained 5/1 favourite had prevailed.

“I didn’t think he had won. I thought the runners on the far side were in front but it’s great to be wrong,” said Royston Mowbray, the northern trainer’s representative.

The field were spread across the track but in the end it was Fast Track who almost dived in under the radar.

Ted Durcan sat on Bragging for the first time on Saturday and the filly responded to his rider by winning the Adnams Ghost Ship Fillies’ Handicap worth £16,000.

The Sir Michael Stoute trained three-year-old looked in trouble two furlongs out but produced a decisive turn of foot to win by four lengths at 5/1.

The Gold Cheongsam was second and Wedding Ring third but it was all about Bragging.

“It’s the first time I’ve ridden her. She did it really well,” said a delighted Durcan.

Later in the day Durcan and Stoute completed a 15/1 double when Munaaser was one of the day’s easiest winners when seeing off five rivals in the mile handicap. Sent off 7/4 favourite, Munaaser was dropped out early on but Durcan cruised past all his rivals to win as he pleased.

With four runners in the 12-strong opener, Godolphin always looked likely to have the winner and so it proved when 7/2 shot Future Empire pulled away under Harry Bentley for trainer Saeed bin Suroor.

Within 30 minutes Bentley, bin Suroor and Godolphin had completed an 11/1 double thanks to 7/4 favourite First Flight.

Although well down the field at Royal Ascot in the Britannia Stakes, First Flight had good form and came from off the pace to win from Luca Cumani’s Ajmany and Awake My Soul.

Mick Channon’s Bossy Guest triumphed in another tight finish when, under Charles Bishop, the colt held off Portamento.

The 11/4 winner looked under pressure in the last of the six furlongs but found enough to repel Godolphin’s Portamento by a head with Smaih back in third.

The finale was the Robert Palmer Memorial Handicap over 13 furlongs and produced a victory for 5/2 favourite Late Shipment.

Silvestre de Sousa had suffered a frustrating afternoon but finally grabbed a victory in which Late Shipment, a Mark Johnston trained gelding, led throughout. He looked in trouble half a mile out but kept on finding more and eventually won comfortably from Race To Glory.

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