Majoris impresses at Newmarket

A review of the rest of the action from Newmarket as Frankel colt Majoris won again for Hugo Palmer.

Hugo Palmer: Won with Majoris

Majoris evoked memories of the mighty Frankel as he set up a potential leap to Group-race company with an authoritative success in the Royal British Legion Nursery Handicap on Newmarket's July Course.

After winning second time out at Brighton, the Hugo Palmer-trained Majoris gifted his famous sire a first winner at the course where he scored the first of 14 career successes back in 2010.

Adopting a position at the head of the field soon after exiting the stalls in the seven-furlong event, the 8-11 favourite galloped on relentlessly to the line to win by seven lengths.

Palmer said: "He has been a little bit of a fool in the stalls, that's why we put the hood on him then whipped it off as he has missed the break before and all his good work at home has been from the front.

"Newmarket is a front runners' track so it was perfect place for him. It was like a bit of work for him.

"He has won his second start and now his third by seven lengths. He has got ability and Jim (Crowley) never picked the stick up.

"The Royal Lodge closes on Tuesday so we will put him in that and we will put him in the Dewhurst when that closes. We might think about the Solario at Sandown next."

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While Wuheida has some way to go to match the achievements of her Group One-winning parents, she made the perfect start to her career in the Sea The Moon Maiden Fillies' Stakes to kick-start a double for winning jockey James Doyle.

The Charlie Appleby-trained two-year-old, who is by Irish 2000 Guineas winner Dubawi and out of Fillies' Mile heroine Hibaayeb, illustrated why she was sent off 15-8 favourite for the seven-furlong prize when quickening up smartly to win by a length and a quarter.

Appleby said: "James (Doyle) said that she is a nice filly. She got in a nice rhythm and when he gave her a couple of taps, she quickened up nicely.

"She has got a proper pedigree page behind her and has been working with all the fillies that have been running respectably.

"We came here with a bit of confidence but there were a couple of horses with speedier profiles, so it was pleasing for her to do that over seven furlongs.

"She is a big filly that will get better with time and a step up in trip. I'm not bold enough to set any lofty targets yet. Being by Dubawi, we look forward to seeing how she progresses."

There was more success for Doyle later on the card after the Chris Wall-trained First Setting (9-2) bounced back from a below-par effort in the Old Newton Cup at Haydock last time out with a length-and-three-quarters success the in the Buy, Breed And Train In Germany Handicap.

Luke Morris was thankful for the lift trainer Martyn Meade gave him in his helicopter back from Haydock after the progressive St Michel chalked up a third win of the campaign in the Price Bailey Chartered Accountants Handicap.

Having just been touched off at Sandown last time out, the Sir Mark Prescott-trained 4-5 shot relished the return to two miles when casting aside his rivals by three and a quarter lengths.

Prescott said: "He will stay any distance. He is not the biggest, but he has got a turn off foot for a stayer. Goodwood is where the owner loves.

"I don't suppose he will be a Goodwood Cup horse, but it would be marvellous if he could be.

"He is in the Cesarewitch but three-year-olds never usually get in. We will have a look at another staying handicap for him."

Dutch Law (3-1) made it three wins from four starts at the track when obliging by two lengths for trainer Hughie Morrison in the Bbag-Sales-De-The-German Bloodstock Sales Silver Salver Stakes, while Another Touch (16-1) from the yard of Richard Fahey opened his account for the campaign when denying Sir Roderic by a neck in the Royal British Legion Handicap.

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