Ascot

  • 16:25 St James's Palace Stakes 1m

  • Winner £212,662 2nd £80,625 3rd £40,350 4th £20,100
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.06s
  • Off time: 16:28:09
16:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kingman 8/11
2nd Night Of Thunder (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 11-121 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Kingman 24
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 J H M Gosden James Doyle 125 8/111.73
2 (1) 11-21 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Night Of Thunder (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 120 3/14.00
3 (2) 12131-0 Royal blue Outstrip 45
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 C Appleby W Buick 117 33/134.00
4 (3) 3-11 Dark blue, white and dark blue striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Prince Of All 62
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 P D Deegan C D Hayes 102 66/167.00
5 (5) 111-17 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Toormore (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 R Hannon R L Moore 118 7/18.00
6 (6) 11311-9 Emerald Green and White check, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap War Command (USA) 45
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 p1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 118 9/110.00
7 (4) 23-1 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Yuften 31
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 W J Haggas Andrea Atzeni 93 66/167.00

Verdict

Night Of Thunder reversed earlier running with the hot favourite KINGMAN to return the shock 40/1 winner of the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. The latter has since made amends by landing the Irish equivalent by five lengths and John Gosden's colt gets the vote to take his revenge on the strength of that impressive display. The remainder will do well to get involved on the bare form of their running at Newmarket, though Dewhurst winner War Command and Outstrip are certainly capable of better and make more appeal than Toormore. Away from the Guineas form, Listed winner Prince Of All and maiden winner Yuften have plenty to prove as both take a big step up in class.