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  • 15:05 King's Stand Stakes 5f

  • (group 1) £250,000 added 3yo+ 13 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 0m 59.35s
  • Off time: 15:10:39

Full result

15:05 Ascot Result 17th June 2008
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (5) Equiano (FR) 8-12 O Peslier M Delcher Sanchez 3 22/1
Led main group on rail throughout, driven over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on well opened 20/1 touched 22/1
2nd (7) ½ Takeover Target (AUS) 9-4 J Ford J Janiak 9 6/1
Prominent, ridden 2f out, driven over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite reach winner opened 11/2 touched 6/1 £5000-£750 £3250-£500
3rd (4) nk Fleeting Spirit (IRE) 8-9 R L Moore J Noseda 3 15/8f
Went right start, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong opened 85/40 touched 85/40 £9000-£4000(x2) £4500-£2000(x2) £2250-£1000(x3) £1125-£500 £900-£400(x3) £6375-£3000 £40000-£20000 £10000-£5000 £8000-£4000 £6000-£3000 £4000-£2000(x2) £2000-£1000(x14) £1200-£600 £1000-£500(x8)
4th (15) hd Dandy Man (IRE) 9-4 L Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 5 8/1
Chased leader far side, ridden to lead that group inside final furlong, ran on, not quite pace of stand side leaders opened 9/1 touched 9/1 £5000-£450 £30000-£3000 £12000-£1200 £10000-£1000 £5000-£500 £5000-£500
5th (8) ¾ Hoh Mike (IRE) 9-4 J P Spencer M L W Bell 4 22/1
Dwelt, held up in rear of main group, switched right approaching final furlong, edged right and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders opened 25/1 touched 25/1
6th (14) ½ National Colour (SAF) 9-1 K Shea S G Tarry 6 20/1
Led far side quartet until inside final furlong, soon one pace, no chance with stand side group opened 16/1 touched 20/1 £40000-£2000 £20000-£1000(x2)
7th (1) ½ Benbaun (IRE) 9-4 P J Smullen M Wallace 7 12/1
Stumbled start, held up in touch on stand rail, pushed along halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to challenge opened 11/1 touched 12/1
8th (6) nk Magnus (AUS) 9-4 D M Oliver Peter G Moody 6 13/2
Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened approaching final furlong opened 7/1 touched 7/1 £7000-£1000 £3500-£500 £3250-£500
9th (9) Abraham Lincoln (IRE) 9-4 Johnny Murtagh A P O'Brien 4 33/1
Held up in rear of main group, ridden 2f out, keeping on one pace, no chance when not much room inside final furlong opened 33/1 touched 33/1
10th (10) ½ Kingsgate Native (IRE) 8-12 J Quinn J R Best 3 8/1
Switched left after start to race on outer of main group, pulled hard, held up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out opened 7/1 touched 8/1 £8000-£1000
11th (13) 2 Moorhouse Lad 9-4 T Eaves B Smart 5 33/1
Chased leading pair far side, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten opened 40/1 touched 50/1 £15000-£300
12th (3) hd Enticing (IRE) 9-1 E Ahern W J Haggas 4 28/1
Went right start, took keen hold tracking leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened opened 33/1 touched 33/1
13th (12) 5 Matsunosuke 9-4 K McEvoy A B Coogan 6 100/1
Raced far side, always last in group, ridden halfway, soon struggling opened 100/1 touched 100/1
NR (11) Reverence 9-4 Willie Supple E J Alston 7
NR (2) Captain Gerrard (IRE) 8-12 T Eaves B Smart 3

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££2.90,£2.60,£1.30
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00

Jackpot: £101,363.97 carried forward to Ascot, 18th Jun
Placepot: £89.50, Pool: £467313.3, 3808.28 winning tickets
Quadpot: £30.40, Pool: £16008.87, 389.1 winning tickets
PlaceSix: £45.61
PlaceFive: £26.95


A pointer to the Golden Jubilee on Saturday and Marchand D'Or on Saturday here as recent Chantilly runner-up Equiano made all on the near side to score cosily from Takeover Target in a staying-on second, with favourite Fleeting Spirit running a gallant race in third. They split into two groups here, with four musketeers putting their necks on the line by going to the far side, including the front-running National Colour, eventual fourth Dandy Man, and Moorhouse Lad with Matsunosuke. Having appeared to be ahead with two left to run that side started to wilt slightly and the stands-side group pounced. Equiano, unfancied in the betting because of his unknown Spanish trainer, made every yard of the running and looked comfortable from the furlong marker. Magnus raced prominently but didn't really pick up whilst Kingsgate Native never featured having been midfield throughout. Dandy Man though must go down as unlucky for the second year in a row as he again seemed to be racing in the wrong group. Favourite Fleeting Spirit saw out her race well as she has in the past but just found this top Group One to be beyond her; she will find an easier task and her value will be huge at the paddocks having won Group Twos and Threes in the past.