Ascot

  • 16:25 Coventry Stakes 6f

  • Winner £48,204 2nd £18,275 3rd £9,146 4th £4,556
  • Going: Good (Round Course: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.64s
  • Off time: 16:26:23
16:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dawn Approach (IRE) 7/2
2nd Olympic Glory (IRE) 20/1
3rd Cristoforo Colombo (USA) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (11) 31 Royal blue Artigiano (USA) 22
Distance Winner
2 9-1 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 12/113.00
2 (2) 133 Orange and Black (quartered), Orange sleeves, Black armlets Baddilini 41
2 9-1 A Bailey G Baker 100/1101.00
3 (6) 1 Dark Blue Cristoforo Colombo (USA) 30
Distance Winner
2 9-1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 13/27.50
4 (3) 82 Emerald Green, White chevrons, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Dark Emerald (IRE) 11
2 9-1 B G Powell F M Berry 200/1201.00
5 (13) 111 White, Purple stripe, check cap Dawn Approach (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
2 9-1 J S Bolger K J Manning 7/24.50
6 (4) 1 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap Englishman 60
2 9-1 C Hills Michael Hills 8/19.00
7 (18) 1 White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Funk Soul Brother 33
Distance Winner
2 9-1 C Hills D Holland 20/121.00
8 (17) 8112 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Heavy Metal 17
Distance Winner
2 9-1 M Johnston S De Sousa 20/121.00
9 (10) 11 Light blue, white epaulets, white sleeves, light blue armlets Indian Jade 18
Distance Winner
2 9-1 K A Ryan P Makin 40/141.00
11 (7) 3 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots King Dragon (IRE) 10
2 9-1 B J Meehan M Dwyer 50/151.00
12 (14) 222 Yellow, Purple stripe, Yellow sleeves, Check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 9
Beaten Favourite
2 9-1 p1 J S Bolger R P Whelan 66/167.00
13 (9) 1 Emerald green, white check, striped sleeves, emerald green cap Lines Of Battle (USA) 23
Distance Winner
2 9-1 A P O'Brien R L Moore 10/111.00
14 (12) 2 Royal Blue and Pink diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink armlets, Pink cap Living Desert 14
2 9-1 J A R Toller Kirsty Milczarek 100/1101.00
15 (1) 51 Black, yellow and black halved sleeves, yellow cap, black star Master Of War 18
Distance Winner
2 9-1 R Hannon J Fortune 50/151.00
16 (19) 13 Black, orange stars, orange and black chevrons on sleeves, orange cap, black stars Mrs Brown's Boy 34
2 9-1 R Harris L Morris 100/1101.00
17 (20) 12 CLARET, GOLD braid, CLARET sleeves, black cap New Pearl (IRE) 18
Beaten Favourite
2 9-1 D H Brown Johnny Murtagh 25/126.00
18 (16) 1 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Olympic Glory (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
2 9-1 R Hannon Dane O'Neill 20/121.00
19 (22) 41 White, dark blue and red chevrons on sleeves, red cap Party Royal 20
Distance Winner
2 9-1 M Johnston M Demuro 66/167.00
20 (21) 11 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Sir Prancealot (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
2 9-1 R Hannon R Hughes 3/14.00
21 (23) 1 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap The Taj (USA) 11
Distance Winner
2 9-1 R Hannon P Hanagan 20/121.00
22 (8) 5342 Black, large light blue spots and sleeves Top Boy 19
2 9-1 D Shaw J Fanning 100/1101.00
23 (5) 3 MAUVE Whitfield (USA) 18
Beaten Favourite
2 9-1 J Noseda W Buick 100/1101.00
Non runners
10 (15)321Jubilee Brig29-1G L MooreT P Queally

Verdict

Cristoforo Colombo and Lines Of Battle both won on their respective debuts at Navan and the Curragh and represent Ballydoyle, who this last year with Power. But the Hannon team are usually mob-handed in this Group 2 contest and normally have at least one above-average colt in the line-up. They have four entries this year, aiming to add to the yard's victories in 2009 and 2010, and SIR PRANCEALOT could be the one this time. Sandown's National Stakes is normally a decent pointer to the Royal meeting and the Tamayuz colt beat Top Boy by more than four lengths in that without being asked a serious question. Dawn Approach has to go on the short-list having won all three starts while Indian Jade impressed when beating the odds-on New Pearl at Pontefract and his earlier win at Beverley has been franked. Artigiano was only third to Funk Soul Brother at York but improved to win at Leicester, though more is needed here, and Funk Soul Brother's stable companion Englishman has to step up on his victory over 5f at Newbury to figure. Heavy Metal couldn't land the hat-trick at Epsom and may also struggle.