July Cup: Starman wins Group A race at Newmarket

Starman won the Duke of York Stakes in May

Starman won the July Cup at Newmarket, claiming the Group A race by a length and a quarter.

The four-year-old’s 9-2 shot ended a 7-2 victory over the favorite Dragon icon in second place.

Last year’s winner Oxted (11-2) was third, Art Power was slightly behind, and Creative Force finished fifth.

He’s inexperienced compared to a lot of those, but this horse is an absolute star,” winning jockey Tom Marquand told ITV Racing.

Starman coach Ed Walker needed a solid finish to win, as he seemed to have a lot to do for a long time, but the Duke of York Stakes winner came just in time to claim the victory.

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