Mith becomes reality for Appleby
A round-up of the rest of the action from the second day of the Cambridgeshire Meeting at Newmarket.
Mithqaal and Danny Brock come home clear to win the Shadwell Farm Handicap (Silver Cambridgeshire).
Mithqaal won the Shadwell Farm Handicap – better known as the Silver Cambridgeshire – for Nottinghamshire trainer Mick Appleby.
Drawn in stall 18 and ridden by Danny Brock, the bottom weight proved two and a half lengths too sharp for Yorkshire challenger Cote d'Azur.
Appleby said: "He's a nice horse that should progress. He could end up as Dubai horse.
"He was brought in mind for racing at Southwell but he's probably handicapped out of races there now."
Time Zone (14/1) produced a decisive turn of foot to make a winning debut in division one of the Derrinstown EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes.
Peter Chapple-Hyam's youngster quickened well to lead over a furlong out under James Doyle and pull away from long-time leader Doctor Bartolo to score by a length and a half.
Red Label stayed on nicely from the rear for third spot.
Chapple-Hyam said: "He always worked well but he is just weak and I left him a little bit undone.
"He has always gone nicely and he looks like a nice horse. How good the race is, only time will tell. There are no big plans for him yet."
Via Serendipity (11/8 favourite) made it third-time lucky after two promising efforts when making virtually all the running in division two.
Ryan Moore had to push Hugo Palmer's colt out to keep Mudallel at bay by three-quarters of a length.
He said: "I'm delighted with him. He is very much next year's horse. Who knows what he will turn into.
"The difficult thing with a three-year-old is you either go the handicap route or shoot for the stars as there is nothing in between.
"If he got rated 100 then we would have a look at something like the Free Handicap.
"If he got rated between 87 and 89 we could win one then go for the Britannia."
Dal Harraild fended off the game Barsanti to win the Listed Mukhadram Godolphin Stakes for red-hot trainer William Haggas.
It was a two-horse race a long way from home, but the year-younger horse eventually had the final word when it mattered.
The 9/4 favourite drew two and a quarter lengths clear under Pat Cosgrave, though the runner-up lost little in defeat.
Haggas said: "He is a lovely horse and he is improving. I don't see any point in carrying on with him (this season) but there is a lot to like about this fellow.
"Barsanti is not a bad horse and I thought he had come there to challenge him but he went again."
The trainer said he blamed himself for Dai Harraild's previous defeat at Ascot.
"He had a touch of ringworm and we had to back off him for a while and I might just have left him a bit short for that race," he said. "We haven't missed a piece of work with him since and I thought he looked as well as I have seen him all season in the paddock.
"Next year's Melbourne Cup has been mentioned to me but it's not something I know a great deal about, although I would love to have the right sort of horse to take there one day."
NAP of the Day
|Date||Time / Course||Silk||Selection||Price|
|£10 Win Single Pays £26.25 with Bet365|
|22 Aug 2017||14:30 Brighton||Al Ozzdi|