History-making Kameko powers to impressive win
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.”