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Creative Force extends unbeaten run to dominate Carnarvon Stakes at Newbury

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Jockey James Doyle was thrilled with the way Creative Force grew into the race as he won the Class 1 BetVictor Carnarvon Stakes at Newbury.

The Godolphin-owned horse quickened as the race went on before extending his advantage in the final furlong.

After the race, Doyle said: “I was pretty impressed with him because they didn’t go at a mad tempo for the first bit, but something took off with three out and I was pretty comfortable then.

Creative Force
Creative Force

“The first thing was to get the first part of the race right and Charlie [Appleby] said he is probably better with targets and not one to lead on.

“Once we got the first bit right, which took a while because the pace wasn’t hot, I was happy with how the race quickened up and it was his first go on conditions like this.”

Elsewhere, Al Aasy dominated the Al Rayyan Stakes with the 2019 St Leger winner Logician unable to make his mark.

Newmarket trainer William Haggas was full of praise for his four-year-old, who made light work of the rest of the field.

“He won very well and he liked the ground,” admitted Haggas. “I can’t really say anymore because he looks like that at home.

“He is a talented horse and he has done well this year, so we’ll see how he gets on in the Coronation Cup - which is where he will run.”

Richard Hannon continued his fine form at Newbury as Dukebox won the Conditions Stakes, under Ryan Moore who secured a double on the day.

Palace Pier
Palace Pier

Further to this, Moore was on Bay Bridge who won the BetVictor London Gold Cup for Sir Michael Stoute.

Jim Crowley, who was on Al Aasy in the Al Rayyan Stakes, also won on Eshaada in a Fillies’ Trial Stakes while Roger Varian’s Ascension took victory in the final race of the day.

For more pictures and reaction to the racing at Newbury, pick up a copy of next week’s Newbury Weekly News.

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