Horse Racing - Elusive Kate wins Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket

Elusive Kate roared to victory in the Falmouth Stakes at the Newmarket July Festival on Friday.

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Horse Racing - Elusive Kate wins Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket
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Elusive Kate

John Gosden’s 3/1 filly denied Sky Lantern a Group One hat-trick with the triumph.

Elusive Kate was runner-up in the race last year, but went one better this time around as William Buick produced an inspired performance to lead the horse home.

Richard Hughes, riding Sky Lantern the 4/7 favourite, was denied after a stewards enquiry regarding possible interference between the top two confirmed the winner.

Buick said: "She hung to her left and I ended up taking Richard with me, but she beat her (Sky Lantern) fair and square and she's a very good filly.

"I wish she hadn't hung left, as she would have shown it was fair and square, but she's done it all her life. She costs herself a lot of ground by doing it, but she keeps winning and she's never run a bad race."

Newmarket results

1:40

2 Indignant 7/2 F

4 Tantshi 8/1

9 Nardin 13/2

2:10

5 Lucky Kristale 20/1

1 Rizeena 11/10 F

8 Queen Catrine 7/1

2:40

1 Elusive Kate 3/1

4 Sky Lantern 4/7 F

3:15

6 Heaven's Guest 7/1

3 Moviesta 6/1 F

17 Rene Mathis 33/1

1 Ninjago 8/1

3:50

11 True Story Evens F

3 Expert 14/1

12 Voice of A Leader 11/2

4:25

5 Urban Dance 4/1

4 Refectory 16/1

8 Toast of The Town 3/1

5:35

3 Basseterre 7/1

6 Fils Anges 11/2

7 Henry The Aviator 9/4 F

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