Ascot

  • 14:30 Sodexo Prestige Cornwallis Stakes 5f

  • Winner £22,708 2nd £8,608 3rd £4,308 4th £2,148
  • Going: Good to Soft (Straight Course, Round Course Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.21s
  • Off time: 14:30:30
14:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Electric Waves (IRE) 7/1
2nd Move In Time 25/1
3rd Darajaat (USA) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 821691 Yellow, black star, black sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, black stars Arctic Feeling (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
2 9-0 R A Fahey J Fortune 101 14/115.00
2 (13) 11320 Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Cape To Rio (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
2 9-0 R Hannon R L Moore 105 11/112.00
3 (12) 11672 Yellow, purple disc, yellow sleeves, purple spots, quartered cap Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
2 9-0 H Candy Dane O'Neill 108 7/24.50
4 (5) 211 Light Blue, White hollow box, check cap Invincible Ridge (IRE) 21
2 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 93 5/16.00
5 (14) 332215 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Lexi's Hero (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
2 9-0 K A Ryan S Donohoe 89 50/151.00
6 (4) 531133 Lime Green, Royal Blue epaulets and cap Loki's Revenge 5
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-0 W Jarvis S J Drowne 78 50/151.00
7 (6) 116 White, red seams, red and white check sleeves and cap Marine Commando 71
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
2 9-0 R A Fahey Johnny Murtagh 104 17/29.50
8 (3) 037045 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Move In Time 7
2 9-0 B Smart T Eaves 94 25/126.00
9 (8) 512 Beige, dark blue chevrons, beige sleeves, quartered cap Pabusar 52
2 9-0 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 105 13/27.50
10 (10) 6151 Royal blue, yellow hoop, white sleeves and cap Anadolu (IRE) 90
Distance Winner
2 8-11 T Collins P J Smullen 84 25/126.00
11 (1) 212 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Darajaat (USA) 15
Beaten Favourite
2 8-11 M P Tregoning R Hills 83 10/111.00
12 (9) 421117 Lime Green Electric Waves (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
2 8-11 E S McMahon R Mullen 101 7/18.00
13 (7) 65731 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Jolah 11
2 8-11 C E Brittain S Sanders 71 50/151.00
14 (2) 222353 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap The Thrill Is Gone 22
Distance Winner
2 8-11 M R Channon W Buick 101 14/115.00

Verdict

Dinkum Diamond will be fancied to follow in the footsteps of 2009 winner Amour Propre by taking this prize for Henry Candy and the softer ground may well help him find his rhythm more easily than when he was taken off his feet in the Norfolk. He has run respectably since and had Electric Waves behind at Doncaster but that form leaves him closely matched with Pabusar on a line through New Planet and Ralph Beckett's runner should also be effective on this softer surface. The Windsor Castle form hasn't worked out which counts against Marine Commando and is more of a concern than his run at Goodwood which can be forgiven. It's interesting to see Richard Hughes aboard Invincible Ridge and Anadolu is also worth a second look but it may be worth taking an each-way chance with DARAJAAT who held a Cheveley Park Entry at the time she ran in a nursery over 7 furlongs at this track. She travelled well enough to believe that she can cope with this shorter trip and could spring a surprise in a race that her trainer has taken with a filly in the past.