Ascot

  • 15:45 150th Anniversary Of Prince Of Wales's Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner £283,550 2nd £107,500 3rd £53,800 4th £26,800
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 3.86s
  • Off time: 15:50:17
15:45 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st So You Think (NZ) 4/5
2nd Carlton House (USA) 7/2
3rd Farhh 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 1113-32 WHITE, red sleeves, white armlet, red cap Big Blue Kitten (USA) 59
4 9-0 t1 Chad Brown Johnny Murtagh 50/151.00
2 (2) 21/134-1 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Carlton House (USA) 20
Distance Winner
4 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 119 7/24.50
3 (11) 1-12123 Royal blue, white cap City Style (USA) 81
6 9-0 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 116 33/134.00
4 (4) 4421-15 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Colombian (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
4 9-0 J H M Gosden W Buick 115 40/141.00
5 (8) 1/1-1 Royal blue Farhh 46
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 114 6/17.00
6 (1) 1458-33 White and red (quartered), white sleeves, emerald green armlets, black cap Planteur (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
5 9-0 M Botti C Soumillon 121 10/111.00
7 (9) 1310-37 White, royal blue stars and sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Reliable Man 24
Distance Winner
4 9-0 t1 A de Royer-Dupre G Mosse 12/113.00
8 (5) 143436 Dark Blue Robin Hood (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
4 9-0 v A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 99 200/1201.00
9 (7) 1426-41 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap So You Think (NZ) 24
Distance Winner
6 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 125 4/51.80
10 (3) 3597-16 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Sri Putra 38
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-0 R Varian N Callan 115 66/167.00
11 (6) 19-6443 Pink, Black chevron, quartered cap Wigmore Hall (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
5 9-0 M L W Bell J P Spencer 115 33/134.00

Verdict

SO YOU THINK has won four Group 1's since joining the Ballydoyle team though he's been beaten on the two occasions he's raced here including when long odds-on a year ago. He's also disappointed on other occasions including in the Dubai World Cup in March where Planteur was in front of him and Marco Botti's charge looks good each-way value though if So You Think is at his best he should win. Reliable Man was behind Planteur at Longchamp last time and would be better on much softer ground. Carlton House reappeared to land the Group 3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown in good style and, still very lightly-raced, it's possible he could make this sort of trip his own this campaign and rates a big threat. Winning a Thirsk handicap wouldn't be an automatic step-up to this sort of class but Farhh has been very impressive in all three starts and wouldn't be running here unless connections thought he could do himself justice.