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  • 17:30 Windsor Castle Stakes5f

  • £50,000 added 2yo 22 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 1.28s
  • Off time: 17:31:40

Full result

17:30 Ascot Result 16th June 2009
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (16) Strike The Tiger (USA) 9-3 John Velazquez W A Ward 2 33/1
Made all, broke well, led, pressed over 2f out, ran on strongly and held on well near finish opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £16500-£500
2nd (2) nk Fratellino 9-3 R Winston A J McCabe 2 33/1
Chased winner, pressed winner over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, kept pressing winner final furlong, always held opened 33/1 touched 33/1
3rd (4) ½ Di Stefano 9-3 D Holland M R Channon 2 25/1
Behind, good headway over 1f out, ran on strongly to take 3rd inside final furlong, gaining on leading pair near finish opened 33/1 touched 33/1
4th (5) Little Scotland 8-12 D Allan T D Easterby 2 12/1
In touch, pushed along before halfway, kept on, lost 3rd inside final furlong opened 16/1 touched 16/1
5th (18) 1 Hearts of Fire 9-3 Paul Eddery Pat Eddery 2 25/1
Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, not reach leaders opened 18/1 touched 25/1
6th (19) Star Rover (IRE) 9-3 J F Egan P D Evans 2 10/1
Chased leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, not pace to challenge, stayed on same pace opened 10/1 touched 10/1
7th (6) 1 George Baker (IRE) 9-3 G Baker George Baker 2 25/1
Steadied start, in rear, headway and not clear run 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never trouble leaders opened 33/1 touched 33/1
8th (8) hd Angel's Pursuit (IRE) 9-3 R Hughes R Hannon 2 4/1f
Steadied start, held up behind mid-division, progress and not clear run 1f out, kept on, never nearer opened 7/2 touched 4/1 £4500-£1000(x2) £2250-£500(x3) £20000-£5000 £16000-£4000 £12000-£3000 £8000-£2000 £6000-£1500 £4000-£1000(x2) £2000-£500(x3)
9th (12) ½ Mister Manannan (IRE) 9-3 Adrian Nicholls D Nicholls 2 9/2
Chased leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, no extra, weakened well inside final furlong opened 5/1 touched 5/1 £5000-£1000 £4500-£1000(x2) £2500-£500 £9000-£2000 £4500-£1000 £2700-£600 £2250-£500 £4000-£1000
10th (3) s.h Desert Auction (IRE) 9-3 R L Moore R Hannon 2 25/1
In rear, kept on steadily from over 1f out, never on terms opened 22/1 touched 25/1
11th (21) s.h Little Perisher 9-3 N Callan A P Jarvis 2 33/1
In touch on outside, effort under pressure 2f out, weakened final furlong opened 33/1 touched 33/1
12th (13) ¾ Russian Rock (IRE) 9-3 S Sanders R A Teal 2 40/1
Prominent, ridden and effort over 2f out, not quicken and outpaced over 1f out opened 40/1 touched 40/1
13th (20) 2 The Hermitage (IRE) 8-12 L Dettori M Johnston 2 15/2
Prominent, effort 2f out, unable to challenge and weakened quickly final furlong opened 13/2 touched 8/1 £3000-£330 £8000-£1000 £3250-£500
14th (14) s.h Stand And Fight (IRE) 9-3 D P McDonogh K Prendergast 2 16/1
Chased leaders, effort 2f out on outer, ridden and weakened quickly 1f out opened 18/1 touched 20/1 £10000-£500 £9000-£500
15th (22) hd Clashnacree (IRE) 9-3 W M Lordan T Stack 2 16/1
Started slowly, held up, some headway over 2f out, never dangerous from over 1f out opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £10000-£500
16th (1) hd Itsthursdayalready 9-3 A Munro J G Given 2 16/1
Chased leaders, effort 2f out, soon ridden, weakened quickly over 1f out opened 20/1 touched 20/1
17th (7) ½ Azif 8-12 David Probert Miss Gay Kelleway 2 100/1
Always rear group, never in contention opened 100/1 touched 100/1
18th (11) hd Avonvalley 8-12 W Buick M S Saunders 2 40/1
Always behind, struggling from halfway opened 40/1 touched 40/1
19th (9) ½ Dancing Freddy (IRE) 9-3 T P Queally J G Given 2 33/1
Chased leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, no headway, weakened over 1f out opened 40/1 touched 40/1
20th (15) ¾ Antonius Moris (IRE) 9-3 R Kingscote Tom Dascombe 2 66/1
Behind mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon struggling and weakened over 1f out opened 66/1 touched 66/1
21st (10) ½ Red Avalanche (IRE) 9-3 M Dwyer P F I Cole 2 33/1
In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakening over 1f out, beaten when slightly hampered 1f out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
22nd (17) 7 Kirsty's Boy (IRE) 9-3 J Fortune J S Moore 2 66/1
Always behind, lost touch after halfway, soon in rear opened 66/1 touched 66/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££4.80,£10.20,£8.40
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£122.90 2&3:£84.00 1&3:£46.60

Jackpot: £52,306.20, Pool: £73670.82, 1.0 winning tickets
Placepot: £3,775.30, Pool: £454598.75, 87.9 winning tickets
Quadpot: £413.50, Pool: £21848.64, 39.1 winning tickets


Not the strongest juvenile event of the week but a historic win nonethless for American raider STRIKE THE TIGER. He certainly knew his job as he was smartly out of the stalls and travelling well for John Velasquez towards the stands' rail before being asked to win his race two furlongs out. He was soon in command and although his winning margin was only a neck, he looked to have more in reserve if required. Runner-up Fratellino ran a remarkable race and is proving a tremendous money spinner for connections. A very cheap purchase, this was his eighth run since mid-April and he is absolutely thriving on the workload. He was out of the stalls in a flash and showed blinding speed to lead until the winner went by. He refused to be swallowed up though and kept on again right to the line, closing on the winner close home. Five furlongs looks ideal for him and he will take some pegging back in the Molecomb at Goodwood. Di Stefano made good late progress into third spot while Tim Easterby's Little Scotland really caught the eye in fourth - he is sure to be a short price if trying to break his duck in an ordinary maiden in the north. Angel's Pursuit was sent off favourite for Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes but never really got into it although he did not get the clearest run.