His­tory-mak­ing Kameko pow­ers to im­pres­sive win

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - SPORT -

Kameko raced into the his­tory books with an im­pres­sive suc­cess in the Vertem Fu­tu­rity Tro­phy at New­cas­tle.

Orig­i­nally due to be the cen­tre­piece of last Satur­day’s aban­doned fix­ture at Don­caster, the Group One event was swiftly resched­uled to be run at Gos­forth Park – mak­ing it the first ever toplevel con­test staged on the all-weather in Bri­tain.

A high-class field of 11 ju­ve­niles went to post, with Ai­dan O’Brien field­ing a five­strong team in a bid to match the late Sir Henry Ce­cil’s record of 10 vic­to­ries in the race.

The heav­ily-backed favourite was Ralph Beck­ett’s run­away New­mar­ket scorer Kin­ross – but in the end none of them could land a glove on

An­drew Bald­ing’s dom­i­nant win­ner, pic­tured above with jockey Oisin Murphy.

Bald­ing said: “He’s a horse who thrives on work and rac­ing and I’m so look­ing for­ward to next year with him.

“I think it was a proper horse race to­day and he is a very good horse.”

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