The CF Orr Stakes was the epitome of what Group 1 racing needs to be.
There was nowhere to cover with a quick tempo offering a gruelling check, making these concerned reply the query of which competitor would dig deepest within the final 200m.
This time it was Mr Brightside.
However for a good distance down the straight, it appeared the $1.95 favorite confronted a process that was simply past him at such an early stage of his autumn marketing campaign.
Trainers Ben, JD and Will Hayes obtained him in the very best situation for his first-up run however had been aware to go away some enchancment within the a number of Group 1 winner.
Mr Brightside’s coronary heart obtained him over the road.
Daring frontrunner Delight Of Jenni, who has added the aspect of real tempo to Group 1 races at her final three runs, gave an unlimited sight in entrance for jockey Declan Bates however Mr Brightside lifted within the final 50m to submit his fifth Group 1 win.
“It labored out good with the tempo on and Delight Of Jenni was so courageous there however I used to be glad that he obtained there late and a lot enchancment in him to come back, hopefully it’s the beginning of a giant Autumn,” JD Hayes stated.
Delight Of Jenni made Mr Brightside earn his win, making him run the second quickest CF Orr Stakes since Lonhro’s win within the 2004 version of the race.
Mr Brightside clocked 1:22.27 for 1400m regardless of lacking the beginning. Williams stated he solely grew to become barely involved when the six-year-old needed to chase a good distance out due to the fixed stress from Delight Of Jenni up entrance.
“I feel he simply summed up my strategy to using a horse pretty much as good as he’s, that half was by no means a fear, it was solely once we got here below stress and he wasn’t travelling I went, ‘oh wow’,” Williams stated.
“It was a brutal tactic by the second or third horse and it practically obtained us all out of our consolation zone.
“However he’s simply obtained a fantastic tenacity, a fantastic will to win.”
Bates stated he felt Delight Of Jenni beginning to really feel the pressure of exerting the stress early within the straight however marvelled at how the Ciaron Maher-trained mare saved discovering at her first run since final November.
“I feel prime of the straight I believed she was going to begin to tire a bit however she’s simply so powerful and has such an engine she will be able to put out extra,” Bates stated.
With Mr Brightside and Delight Of Jenni already holding All-Star Mile invites, the third placegetter Buffalo River earned a begin in subsequent month’s wealthy race together with his sport effort below jockey Celine Gaudray.
Australia Stakes winner Veight additionally fought on nicely to complete fourth at his first try at Group 1 degree in opposition to the older horses.
“He simply peaked on his run on the 150 (metres) and clearly Mr Brightside was too good for all of us late,” Veight’s jockey Damian Lane stated.
“I believed it was a extremely good run for his first go in that firm.”
Initially revealed as 2024 CF Orr Stakes result and replay