07/10/2001 12:00AM

Silent Honor captures Cherry Hinton


Silent Honor continued trainer David Loder's remarkable success with Maktoum juveniles on Tuesday when she held on to defeat Lady High Havens in the Group 2 Cherry Hinton Stakes on the Newmarket July Course.

A Sunday Silence filly, Silent Honor gave Loder, who returned to train at Newmarket this year after a two-year hiatus working for Godolphin in France, his 19th victory from just 26 starts. Still retained by the Maktoum family, Loder's juveniles now run in the individual colors of the four Maktoum brothers rather than for Godolphin.

Owned by Sheikh Mohammed, Silent Honor had debuted with a handy four-length score over Lady High Havens in a maiden race on Newmarket's Rowley Course. In the Cherry Hinton, she pressed Lady High Haven's pace before drawing clear at the furlong pole for what appeared to be an easy victory.

But Lady High Havens came again under Pat Eddery to throw a scare into the 3-10 favorite and her rider, Frankie Dettori. Silent Honor was all out to win by a short head, getting the six furlongs on good to soft turf in 1:14.91.

Earlier, Loder had engineered the victory of Sheikh Mohammed's $1.5 million yearling colt Dubai Destination in a seven-furlong maiden race. The son of Kingmambo cruised home by 3 1/2 lengths at odds of 1-3.

Mutamam, sidelined by illness this winter after finishing a close fourth in the Breeders' Cup Turf, made his return to the races a winning one at 11-2 with a sharp 1 1/2-length score over Little Rock in the 1 1/2-mile Princess of Wales's Stakes.

Trained by Alec Stewart for Hamdan Al Maktoum, Mutamam, a Darshaan 6-year-old, added the Group 2 prize to a pair of Group 3 victories he garnered last September. Last year's French Derby winner, Holding Court, was third, while the 9-2 favorite Sandmason, winner of the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot, finished a tailed-off eighth.

Cassandra Go will try to stop Mozart

Among the 20 starters in Thursday's six-furlong Group 1 July Cup are Royal Ascot winners Mozart and Cassandra Go. Winner of the Cork and Orrery Stakes, Mozart is one of four Aidan O'Brien-trained entries, while King's Stand Stakes winner Cassandra Go will race for the last time before retiring to have her Green Dancer foal. The dangers are Gorse, Harmonic Way, and Volata, each of whom have won their last two starts.