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MOËT & CHANDON JULY FESTIVAL NEWS: LIVE YOUR DREAM LEADS HOME GODOLPHIN 1-2 IN bet365 TROPHY

Article 9th July 2021 Newmarket

Live Your Dream led home a 1-2 for the royal blue silks of Godolphin in the bet365 Trophy Heritage Handicap over a miles and three-quarters.

The four year old Iffraaj gelding was well-supported into 7-2 favouritism and made a stunning run to come from last to first under Oisin Murphy, taking the lead a furlong out and settling the contest by a comfortable three-quarters of a length.

Godolphin’s Global Storm (Charlie Appleby/James Doyle, 11-2) was runner-up, with Amtiyaz (John & Thady Gosden/Hollie Doyle, 12-1) three-quarters of a length further back in third.

Successful trainer Saeed bin Suroor said: “He has improved, this horse, and he has been doing well.

“He was a bit weak in Dubai last year but this year he has improved physically and with the trip. If you look at his pedigree, Iffraaj was a sprinter but this one has just won over a mile and six. He is relaxed in the mornings and I’ve always liked him.

“There are going to be two races for him. We will maybe take him to Newbury for the Geoffrey Freer or maybe the Ebor at York. He is doing well all the time. He will be a nice horse for the future in all the staying races. Any ground he can handle.”

Hollie Doyle, rider of third home Amtiyaz, said: “That was a really good spin and I’m glad he’s just backed up his last run really.

“There was probably a bit more depth to this race than Ascot and he’s actually seen it out really well today, he travelled into it a lot better and finished nicer so there’s more to come hopefully.

“You’d like to think he’d be a nice Ebor type and he gets two miles so he’s versatile.”

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