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14:40 Ascot

BMW Cumberland Lodge Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £60,000 added
  • Winner: £34,026
  • 2nd: £12,900
  • 3rd: £6,456
  • 4th: £3,216
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 40.73s
  • Off Time: 14:40:11
  • 5 Ran
1(4)
Silk - Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 233191
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 112

tracked leader, challenged going well over 1f out, led entering final furlong, edged right, driven out

2(5)
Silk - White, Purple stripe, check cap
  • Form 262136
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 112

held up and behind, closed 7f out, headway and edged right from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, not quite reach winner

3(3)
Silk - Beige, mauve and beige striped sleeves, purple cap
10/1
  • Form 343541
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 93

held up in touch, slipped slightly on bend 7f out, closed from 3f out, edged right and beaten entering final furlong, no extra final 100 yards

4(2)
Silk - Royal blue
6/5
  • Form 1231/23
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 112

led, driven over 1f out, headed and edged left entering final furlong, no extra close home

5(1)
Silk - Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap
  • Form 11-0331
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 108

tracked leaders, ridden, switched left and not much room over 2f out, soon well held

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Don't Stare could hardly have won more easily at Doncaster but is taking a big step up in class and will probably start at a big price as he has a mountain to climb in the ratings. Pether's Moon has been running up to Group 2 class throughout the campaign and scored at that level in Turkey last time. He had just over a length to spare when beating ENCKE at Goodwood, though the 2012 St Leger winner was having his first start since Doncaster and will be fitter. The Godolphin entire ran well in the Irish St Leger last month and can get back to winning ways. Parish Hall is well up to this class though is meeting rivals who operate at a higher grade including Energia Fribby. Marco Botti's charge, a Group 1 winner in Brazil, defied a long absence and ground described as tacky to make a successful debut for the yard in a Chester Listed contest and will certainly improve for the outing.

Formwatch

Pether's Moon (IRE) (9-6) won at Veliefendi(TUR) 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) hvy in Sep, 6 ran.

Parish Hall (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Ran 4th, no extra early straight and dropped to rear 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Bow Creek (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.

Don't Stare 11-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear, impressive, won at Doncaster 1m 2f stks 0-85 (3) gs in Sep beating Enobled (9-4) by 6l, 8 ran.

Encke (USA) 9-1 (9-11) Soon raced in moderate 5th, improved to chase winner from 2f out but no impression, moderate 2nd 1f out and edged left, kept on same pace final furlong and dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Brown Panther (9-11) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.

Energia Fribby (BRZ) 10-3 (8-9) In touch, headway to track leaders 4f out, pressed leader 2f out, led approaching final furlong, driven out, won at Chester 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gd in Sep beating Livia's Dream (8-11) by nk, 7 ran.