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Good third for Final Song in G2 Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes


Final Song ran another fine race at G2 level when coming home third to Raffle Prize in the six-furlong Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes on day two of the July Festival at Newmarket, UK, on Friday, 12 July.

The two-year-old Dark Angel filly, who filled the same position behind Raffle Prize in the G2 Queen Mary Stakes over a furlong less at Royal Ascot, broke smartly for Ryan Moore and was a close third before moving up to dispute second after the first quarter-mile.

Final Song, trained by Saeed bin Suroor, ran on to go second with a furlong and a half remaining and held every chance, but could not make an impression on Raffle Prize and was passed by Daahyeh in the closing stages.

Raffle Prize, a Slade Power filly owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, made all to win by a length and three-quarters from G3 Albany Stakes scorer Daahyeh in a new course record time of 1m 9.09s on good to firm ground, with a head back to Final Song.

Saeed bin Suroor commented: “Final Song has run another excellent race and was beaten by two very good fillies.

“We have no immediate plans and will give her a break before bringing her back for some of the nice Group races later in the season.”