07/04/2005 11:00PM

Soviet Song wins Falmouth


Soviet Song was most impressive in winning the Group 1, $351,000 Falmouth Stakes for the second year in a row at Newmarket on Tuesday, coming from last to first to defeat Alexander Goldrun by 2 1/2 lengths.

With rider Johnny Murtagh content to wait behind a dawdling pace set by Peeress, Soviet Song quickened readily to mow down her six rivals, getting the straight, undulating mile in 1:38.99 on good ground. Alexander Goldrun was up to take second by a head from Peeress.

Attraction, second to Soviet Song in last year's Falmouth, was withdrawn this year in favor of the Prix d'Astarte at Deauville on July 31.

Soviet Song will be aimed by trainer James Fanshawe at a second successive triumph in the one-mile Group 1 Sussex Stakes against males at Goodwood on July 27.

Sprinting takes center stage in the third and last day of Newmarket's July Meeting on Thursday, with a maximum field of 20 in the Group 1, $440,000 July Cup at six furlongs.

Soldier's Tale, winner of the Group 3 Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle, and Iffraaj, who won the Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot at York, face recent Chantilly Group 2 winner The Trader and multiple Group 1 winner Somnus. Balmont, third to Cape of Good Hope in the Group 1 Golden Jubilee, is the one they all have to beat.