Newmarket: US Navy Flag wins Dewhurst Stakes in 1-2-3-4 for Aidan O’Brien

The four-year-old, who has only had one outing this year, broke the 70-year-old course record. “I knew he was fit and well, but didn’t expect him to win quite like that,” said Charlton.

Newmarket: US Navy Flag wins Dewhurst Stakes in 1-2-3-4 for Aidan O'Brien

Blue Mist, a half brother to smart middle-distance performer Countermeasure, and very useful two year old Obedient, has shown enough at home to suggest a bold show on his first racecourse appearance in the 32Red Casino Novice Median Auction Stakes (Div II) at Kempton.

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AIDAN O'BRIEN'S GROUP ONE WINNERS IN 2017 Churchill (Qipco 2000 Guineas) Newmarket, May 6 Winter (Qipco 1000 Guineas) Newmarket, May 7 Churchill (Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas) Curragh, May 27 Winter (Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas) Curragh, May 28 Highland Reel (Investec Coronation Cup) Epsom, June 2 Wings Of Eagles (Investec Derby) Epsom, June 3 Highland Reel (Prince of Wales's Stakes) Ascot, June 21 Caravaggio (Commonwealth Cup) Ascot, June 23 Winter (Coronation Stakes) Ascot, June 23 Capri (Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby) Curragh, July 1 Roly Poly (Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes) Newmarket, July 14 Roly Poly (Prix Rothschild) Deauville, July 30 Winter (Qatar Nassau Stakes) Goodwood, August 3 Sioux Nation (Keeneland Phoenix Stakes) Curragh, August 13 Hydrangea (Coolmore Matron Stakes) Leopardstown, September 9 Happily (Moyglare Stud Stakes) Curragh, September 10 Order Of St George (Comer Group Irish St Leger) Curragh, September 10 Capri (William Hill St Leger) Doncaster, September 16 Clemmie (Juddmonte Cheveley Park) Newmarket, September 30 US Navy Flag (Juddmonte Middle Park) Newmarket, September 30 Happily (Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere) Chantilly, October 1 Rhododendron (Prix de l'Opera) Chantilly, October 1 Roly Poly (Sun Chariot Stakes) Newmarket, October 7 US Navy Flag (Darley Dewhurst Stakes) Newmarket, October 14The Irishman dominated the race, saddling the first four home in the nine-runner field.

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Another aspect of O’Brien’s genius is that he does not simply settle for having the best horses, getting them fit and sending them to the right races. No stable applies itself more rigorously or with better effect to the question of tactics and, as on so many previous occasions, his runners were able to impose their will on the way this race unfolded.

US Navy Flag was racing for the 10th time this year, and though this was terrific, some of the odds being bandied around for him in the 2,000 Guineas seem decidedly cramped.

He could potentially equal, or break, the record at Woodbine in Canada on Sunday where he runs Rain Goddess and Idaho in Group One races.Moore told ITV Racing: "He's been a remarkable horse. From the middle of the summer we've started to work him out. He's very tough. I thought it was going to be a very good Dewhurst.2.00 Harry Hunt 2.35 Maypole 3.10 Zoraya 3.45 Loxley 4.20 Michael’s Mount (NB) 4.55 Boy In The Bar 5.25 CasementA look at Ed Sheeran’s weird history of accidents

Withhold in the colours of Tony Bloom, a noted gambler and owner of Brighton & Hove Albion. Sent off at 5-1 from an overnight 12-1, the horse broke the course record time that had stood for 70 years.
The record is something I doubt O’Brien is losing any sleep over, but Saturday’s victory gave him his 24th Group One of the year and he could equal or even better Frankel’s record at Woodbine in Canada on Sunday night when Ryan Moore flies out to ride Rain Goddess in the EP Taylor and Idaho in the Canadian International.It is, however, his stable companion Gustav Klimt rather than US Navy Flag who has the dubious honour of being the bookmakers’ 7-1 winter favourite for the 2,000 Guineas."There are hundreds of people in the team and it's a big team effort.

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