Earl Of Sefton Stakes: Ottoman Fleet impresses on seasonal reappearance at Newmarket | Racing Information


Ottoman Fleet got here from final to first to make a powerful begin to his season within the bet365 Earl Of Sefton Stakes at Newmarket.

The son of Sea The Stars gained twice at Listed degree on the Rowley Mile final season and returned because the 6-4 favorite to strike Group Three gold after ending third thrice on the Dubai Carnival.

With one-time Derby hope Attain For The Moon lit up by first-time blinkers within the colors of the King and the Queen Consort, the tempo was stable from flag-fall and William Buick was joyful to take his time aboard the Charlie Appleby-trained market chief.

Ottoman Fleet
Ottoman Fleet

He made clean inroads to maneuver onto the heels of the pacesetters contained in the final couple of furlongs, although, and quickened up neatly on assembly the rising floor to to win comfortably by two lengths. Poker Face, unbeaten in three earlier begins, beat Raadobarg to the runner-up spot.

Attain For The Moon weakened rapidly following his early exertions and completed final of seven underneath Frankie Dettori.

Appleby stated: “I’ve simply had a chat with William and the race was arrange for him. This place fits him and for some cause he at all times brings his A recreation right here. He is been saved busy throughout the winter, ran three stable races and simply saved bumping into one.

“However we got here right here assured that he was match and nicely, observe situations suited him with a little bit of ease within the floor and from midway I used to be fairly assured. I do know Poker Face is a pleasant horse and he travelled into it nicely and I am certain with expertise he’ll progress properly however as soon as they hit the rising floor, I knew he’d come dwelling sturdy.

“As for the long run, he’ll in all probability have a break now as he is been on the undergo the winter. He returned from Dubai after we had that heat week right here, so it was simpler for him to acclimatise.”



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