Ascot

  • 16:25 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes 1m

  • Winner £82,882 2nd £31,422 3rd £15,726 4th £7,834
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places on the Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.09s
  • Off time: 16:26:41
16:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Integral 9/4
2nd L'amour De Ma Vie (USA) 20/1
3rd Purr Along 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 112510- White, Dark Blue cross belts, sleeves and cap Sky Lantern (IRE) 192
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 R Hannon R Hughes 119 9/25.50
2 (10) 1111/14 Royal blue Certify (USA) 118
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 C Appleby James Doyle 113 8/19.00
3 (4) 6151-62 Dark blue, light blue cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Fiesolana (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
5 9-3 W McCreery W J Lee 114 14/115.00
4 (7) 741-210 White, red triple diamond, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap L'amour De Ma Vie (USA) 102
5 9-3 Mme P Brandt C Soumillon 111 20/121.00
5 (13) 11414-3 Yellow, light green braces Annecdote 39
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-0 J G Portman R Kingscote 107 16/117.00
6 (5) 127-441 Royal Blue, Yellow cap Esoterique (IRE) 45
Distance Winner
4 9-0 A Fabre M Guyon 113 11/26.50
7 (14) 1225-38 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Gifted Girl (IRE) 34
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 P F I Cole T P Queally 108 20/121.00
8 (9) 11712-2 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Integral 45
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 115 9/43.25
9 (1) 234-893 Red, white cross Kenhope (FR) 26
Distance Winner
4 9-0 H A Pantall O Peslier 103 28/129.00
10 (8) 9003-44 Yellow, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, White star Masarah (IRE) 12
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-0 C E Brittain K Fallon 100 100/1101.00
11 (2) 1565-20 ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star Peace Burg (FR) 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 t1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 110 40/141.00
12 (6) 5114-23 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Princess Loulou (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
4 9-0 h R Varian Andrea Atzeni 105 33/134.00
13 (12) 84455-1 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Purr Along 25
Distance Winner
4 9-0 J P Murtagh J P Spencer 109 9/110.00
14 (11) 131360- Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Woodland Aria 320
4 9-0 J H M Gosden W Buick 98 50/151.00

Verdict

This looks a good spot for SKY LANTERN to kick-start her campaign. She won the Coronation Stakes at this meeting last year in between landing the 1000 Guineas and Sun Chariot Stakes. Richard Hannon's filly will be hard to beat if anywhere near her best. Certify was a high-class two-year-old and beat Sky Lantern at Newmarket in 2012. But she missed the whole of last year before winning a Group 2 at Meydan back in January when beating French challenger L'Amour De Ma Vie. Andre Fabre returns with Esoterique, who beat Integral a head at Newmarket last month and the latter also has a bit to find with the selection on last season's form. Purr Along beat Fiesolana, Princess Loulou and Peace Burg at the Curragh last month. But she's not certain to confirm superiority on this faster ground.