Newbury Racecourse: Some of the best pictures as Wings Of War wins Mill Reef Stakes
There was a local winner in the Group 2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday as the Clive Cox-trained Wings Of War stormed to glory.
Under jockey Adam Kirby, the two-year-old strengthened in the final furlong to give the Lambourn handler his second victory in this race after Harry Angel's success in 2016 - also ridden by Kirby.
It's been an impressive start to the career for the son of Dark Angel, winning two of his five career starts, and there could be possibility of another run before the season is out.
Meanwhile, Hungerford jockey Tom Marquand added more success to his record as Hurricane Ivor won the Dubai International Airport World Trophy Stakes.
The four-year-old, who is trained by William Haggas, found space through the middle of the field to add a second successive victory for the trainer and jockey.
The win comes just a week after his Portland Handicap success at Doncaster and it’s now three wins from five rides for Marquand on board.
Speaking to ITV Racing, the jockey said: “He is really starting to spring back to that French form as a two-year-old.
“I was a little bit cautious that we may get done for a little speed, but the testing conditions made sure he could hit the line really hard.
“He is clearly a horse that does really well with racing because he is so relaxed and hopefully there is plenty to look forward to in the future.”
The Clive Cox-trained Tis Marvellous was leading the field until the final stages, but he had to settle for third under Adam Kirby, while Moss Gill finished second.
Jockey William Buick continued his fine form at Newbury with a win on Solid Stone in the Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup Stakes.
In a strong field of just five, the Andrew Balding-trained Foxes Tales finished in second, while Ilaraab was third.
Elsewhere, Injazati made all the running to land the Dubai Duty Free Handicap for trainer Charlie Fellowes and jockey Callum Shepherd.
There was a winner for leading flat trainer Balding and leading flat jockey Oisin Murphy as Koy Koy won a Novices Stakes.
Murphy enjoyed a solid weekend at his local track, with three winners at Newbury during Friday's meeting.
The defending champion jockey was on board Neenee's Choice, Silent Escape and the Ed Walker-trained American Star.