FELICIANA DE VEGA much the best in G3 Darley Stakes

FELICIANA DE VEGA by LOPE DE VEGA recorded her first group win in the closing race of Newmarket's Saturday card today. The three-year-old owned by Waverley Racing made a strong impression in the GBP60,000 Darley Stakes, a G3 challenge run over 1800 m, when charging for home gamely after a race behind the lead and crossing the wire with a confident three-length advantage. The filly's win closed down a phantastic day for her sire as his progeny won two of the four group races on the card. As with Max Vega in the G3 Zetland Stakes, trainer Ralph Beckett and jockey Harry Bentley were once again responsible for the success.