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  • 15:00 Princess Of Wales's Stakes 1m 4f

  • (Group 2) £80,000 added 3yo+ 8 ran
  • Winner £45,368 2nd £17,200 3rd £8,608 4th £4,288
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 31.57s
  • Off time: 15:05:33

Full result

15:00 Newmarket Result 7th July 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (4) Crystal Capella 8-13 R L Moore Sir Michael Stoute 6 4/1
Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, led over 2f out, clear and edged right from over 1f out, ran on well opened 4/1 touched 9/2 £4500-£1000 £1800-£400 £4800-£1200 £2800-£700
2nd (9) 8 Redwood 9-2 Michael Hills B W Hills 5 2/1f
In touch, challenged 3f out, soon led, headed over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, no chance with winner opened 5/2 touched 5/2 £1100-£400 £2500-£1000 £2250-£1000 £9000-£4000 £1350-£600 £4000-£2000 £2000-£800 £2000-£1000(x4) £800-£400 £3750-£2000
3rd (1) 6 Buthelezi (USA) 8-3 N Mackay J H M Gosden 3 12/1
Soon led, went left to race on far side 6f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f opened 20/1 touched 20/1
4th (7) 5 Afsare 9-2 K Fallon L M Cumani 4 6/1
Reared slightly start, held up, took keen hold, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 9/2 touched 6/1 £6000-£1000 £18000-£4000(x2)
5th (8) 9 Campanologist (USA) 9-2 M Barzalona Saeed bin Suroor 6 10/1
Mid-division, headway when not clear run 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out opened 8/1 touched 10/1
6th (5) 8 Dordogne (IRE) 8-3 S De Sousa M Johnston 3 10/1
Soon tracking leader, led over 3f out, headed well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 11/1 touched 12/1 £3000-£300
7th (3) 18 Laaheb 9-2 R Hills R Varian 5 5/1
Prominent, every chance 3f out, weakened 2f out, eased opened 11/2 touched 11/2 £5000-£900 £2500-£500
8th (10) Myplacelater 8-13 P Hanagan D R C Elsworth 4 25/1
In rear, ridden over 5f out, soon behind opened 25/1 touched 28/1
NR (2) City Leader (IRE) 9-2 Non Runner B J Meehan 6
NR (6) Ted Spread 9-2 N Callan M H Tompkins 4 f

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.40,£1.20,£4.20
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£2.80 2&3:£6.00 1&3:£8.80

Jackpot: £50,507.95 carried forward to Newmarket, 8th Jul
Placepot: £282.80, Pool: £128937.76, 332.75 winning tickets
Quadpot: £99.50, Pool: £7266.29, 54.0 winning tickets


CRYSTAL CAPELLA produced a convincing performance to provide Sir Michael Stoute with his fourth winner of this race in seven runnings although there must be some doubt as to the value of the form. The mare has now won eight of her 14 career starts, including three Group Twos and connections will be keen to try and land a Group One with her with the Yorkshire Oaks as a possible target. She had disappointed on her seasonal reappearance but her yard were not firing on all cylinders at the time and this was much more like it on ground that had come in her favour after being eased by a heavy shower. She moved up travelling ominously well before hitting the front at the two furlong pole and powering away from her rivals. The way she moved through the race was certainly impressive and there are few better handlers at getting older horses to progress but several of her rivals underperformed. Redwood finished second in this race last year before progressing to win a Grade One at Woodbine and finishing placed in a further three races at that level. This was his first outing since his second to Rewilding in the Dubai Sheema Classic in March and he ran as though the run was needed, mustering only the one pace in the final quarter of a mile. Buthelezi has ability but more than his fair share of quirks and Nicky Mackay had to earn his fee, keeping the colt up to his work from fully five furlongs out. He had injected some pace a mile to run and was the first to move to the far side before the remainder of the field gradually moved across to join him with half a mile to run. Buthelezi is rated 11lbs inferior to the winner and probably ran to about that level in defeat; he deserves credit in responding to his rider's urgings but has thrown away winning opportunities on his two preceding starts and isn't one to trust implicitly. Afsare had run his best race of the season on his preceding start but failed to build on that and, on this evidence, looks to be flying too high. Myplacelater and Laaheb had both disappointed last time and both did so again with the former dropping the bit with well over half a mile to run. Campanologist was a little short of room at the three pole but failed to pick up after that and was another a long way below his best whilst Dordogne's run was another blow to the form of the Lingfield Derby trial following the run of stablemate Hurricane Higgins earlier on the card.