Ascot

  • 15:05 Coventry Stakes 6f

  • Winner £85,065 2nd £32,250 3rd £16,140 4th £8,040
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.02s
  • Off time: 15:06:07
15:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arizona (IRE) 15/8
2nd Threat (IRE) 4/1
3rd Guildsman (FR) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) 21 Dark Blue Arizona (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
2 9-1 A P O'Brien R L Moore 15/82.88
2 (17) 1 Maroon, silver braid, maroon sleeves, silver armlets, black cap Coase 19
Distance Winner
2 9-1 H Palmer James McDonald 25/126.00
3 (10) 12 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Fort Myers (USA) 31
Distance Winner
2 9-1 A P O'Brien D O'Brien 16/117.00
4 (4) 41 Red, gold braid, white sleeves and cap with gold tassel Golden Horde (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
2 9-1 C G Cox A Kirby 33/134.00
5 (7) 1 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Guildsman (FR) 11
Distance Winner
2 9-1 Archie Watson Oisin Murphy 6/17.00
6 (6) 2 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap King Of Athens (USA) 23
2 9-1 A P O'Brien W M Lordan 33/134.00
7 (5) 82 White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel Kuwait Direction (IRE) 17
2 9-1 R Hannon P J Dobbs 100/1101.00
8 (14) 21 Red, Emerald Green chevron, Emerald Green cap Light Angel 32
Distance Winner
2 9-1 J H M Gosden L Dettori 17/29.50
9 (15) 1 Royal Blue, Red seams, striped sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue star Lord Of The Lodge (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
2 9-1 K R Burke B A Curtis 50/151.00
10 (1) 1 White, Purple cap Majestic Sands (IRE) 21
2 9-1 R A Fahey Barry McHugh 66/167.00
11 (16) 21 Beige, brown chevron, beige sleeves, brown stars and cap Makyon (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
2 9-1 M Johnston S De Sousa 25/126.00
12 (9) 1 Purple, White stars, White sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap Maxi Boy 27
Distance Winner
2 9-1 M L W Bell J P Spencer 14/115.00
13 (2) 21 Silver, tassel on cap Monoski (USA) 25
Distance Winner
2 9-1 M Johnston P J McDonald 14/115.00
14 (11) 74 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Ropey Guest 19
2 9-1 G G Margarson T P Queally 200/1201.00
15 (13) 1 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Royal Lytham (FR) 10
Distance Winner
2 9-1 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 16/117.00
16 (12) 1 Red, white sash, royal blue cap Threat (IRE) 44
2 9-1 R Hannon Tom Marquand 4/15.00
17 (8) 13 Royal blue Well Of Wisdom 31
Beaten Favourite
2 9-1 C Appleby James Doyle 16/117.00

Verdict

Aidan O’Brien has farmed this Group 2 down the years with some smart juveniles. He has four runners this year with Ryan Moore’s presence on board Arizona, who easily beat stable companion King Of Athens at the Curragh, suggesting he is the pick of the quartet. Richard Hannon’s stable has also enjoyed plenty of success in the contest and Threat made a winning start at Newmarket when hinting that an extra furlong would suit. Light Angel had subsequent winner Golden Horde in fourth when successful at Newbury and Maxi Boy is held in high regard. Monoski easily landed the odds at Pontefract but there was a lot to like about GUILDSMAN’s debut victory at Goodwood. Despite being hampered at the start, he recorded a fast time and did it easily – his yard’s juveniles have been carrying all before them.