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Mayson’s July Cup triumph was the best performance of UK season so far over 1200m

16 JUL 2012 |

RACENEWS NEWSLINK Mayson put up by the best performance of his career and in the process the best by any horse over 1200m (six furlongs) in the UK this season when bounding clear in Saturday’s Darley July Cup to win by five lengths on heavy going at Newmarket’s July Course.

He has been awarded a new mark of 119 by the BHA handicappers, up nine pounds from his old rating of 110 and just a pound below Little Bridge’s performance of 120 when winning the five furlong King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.

Mayson is now ranked a pound higher than Bated Breath in the QIPCO British Champions Series Sprint table and two ahead of Black Caviar, who achieved a rating of 117 when just lasting home in the Golden Jubilee Stakes on the final day of Royal Ascot.

The Darley July Cup runner-up, The Cheka, ran to 108, a little below his official mark of 111, while Society Rock in third ran to 106, well below his official rating of 117.

Like Mayson, Friday’s Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes winner, Giofra, also put up the best performance of her career to date when just mastering Elusive Kate in the Fillies & Mares contest over a mile.

She ran to 116, a pound above her French rating, and could now contest the next Fillies & Mares race, the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes at Goodwood on Saturday, August 4.

Elusive Kate ran to 115. Although a pound below her career-best performance when winning the Prix Marcel Boussac on Arc Day last year, to run to 115 on her seasonal reappearance and on ground softer than ideal was a fine performance.

There will surely be a lot more to come from the John Gosden-trained filly in the coming months and there will probably be little to choose between her and stablemate Fallen For You, who clocked 117 when winning the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.

The Francois Doumen-trained Siyouma ran to 113 in third, a nice improvement on the rating of 109 which she took into the race.

With Aidan O’Brien’s fabulous run in British Group 1 races having come to a temporary pause since So You Think’s Prince of Wales’s Stakes victory last month, John Gosden was able to make up a little more ground on the runaway Trainer of the Series leader courtesy of Elusive Kate’s second place.

He has now reached 85 points, but is still 65 behind O’Brien on 150 after 18 races in the 35-race Series, which culminates on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday, October 20.

Ryan Moore went into a clear second place in the Jockey of the Series table courtesy of the 5 points he picked up from Society Rock’s third place in the Darley July Cup, but he is still 50 points adrift of the leader, Joseph O’Brien.


1 Little Bridge King’s Stand Stakes 120
2 Mayson Darley July Cup 119
3 Bated Breath King’s Stand Stakes 118
4 Black Caviar Diamond Jubilee Stakes 117
5= Sole Power King’s Stand & Temple Stakes 115
5= Moonlight Cloud Diamond Jubilee Stakes 115
7 Restiadargent Diamond Jubilee Stakes 114
8 The Cheka Darley July Cup 108
9 Society Rock Darkey July Cup 106
10 Spirit Quartz Temple Stakes 105


1 Homecoming Queen QIPCO 1000 Guineas 120
2 Fallen For You Coronation Stakes 117
3 Giofra Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes 116
4 Elusive Kate Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes 115
5= Siyouma Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes 113
5= Was Investec Oaks 113
7 Shirocco Star Investec Oaks 112
8 The Fugue Investec Oaks 111
9 Starscope Coronation Stakes 110
10 Irish History Coronation Stakes 106
11 Maybe QIPCO 1000 Guineas 102

The upcoming QIPCO British Champions Series races are:             

21 July The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair), Ascot Middle Distance BBC
01 August The QIPCO Sussex Stakes, Goodwood Mile Ch4
02 August The Artemis Goodwood Cup, Goodwood Long Distance Ch4
04 August The Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes, Goodwood Fillies & Mares Ch4
22 August The Juddmonte International Stakes, York Middle Distance Ch4
23 August The Darley Yorkshire Oaks, York Fillies & Mares Ch4
24 August The Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, York Sprint Ch4
25 August The Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup, York Long Distance Ch4

Posted July 17, 2012 by belesprit09 in International, Ratings

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