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Lethal Force Wins UK Gr1 July Cup
At Newmarket in the UK, 4YO entire Lethal Force (Dark Angel-Land Army, by Desert Style) scored by 1.5-lengths for trainer Clive Cox in the £500,000 Gr1 July Cup (6 furlongs) for 3YOs+, over 6YO entire Society Rock (Rock Of Gibraltar-High Society, by Key Of Luck) & 4YO entire Slade Power (Dutch Art-Girl Power, by Key of Luck). Lethal Force broke Stravinsky's 1200m track record to claim his 2nd Gr1 success and take his record to 4 wins (including the last-start Gr1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes & Gr2 Hungerford Stakes) & 7 placings (including the Gr2 Duke Of York Stakes) from 15 starts for £681,520 earnings. Australian-trained entrant Shamexpress finished seventh.