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14:30 Ascot

Norfolk Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in Places on Round Course
  • Surface: Turf
  • £80,000 added
  • Winner: £45,368
  • 2nd: £17,200
  • 3rd: £8,608
  • 4th: £4,288
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 59.81s
  • Off Time: 14:31:21
  • 9 Ran
1(4)
Silk - WHITE, EMERALD GREEN epaulets and star on cap
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

held up in rear, pushed along and outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, stayed on into 3rd close home, never going pace to reach leading duo

2(7)
Silk - Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel
  • Form 211
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

took keen hold, held up tracking leading trio, switched left inside final 2f, good headway near side soon after, ridden to lead over 1f out, came clear inside final furlong, ran on strongly

3(2)
Silk - Maroon, Dark Blue armlets
  • Form 227
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

in touch, pushed along and outpaced halfway, no chance after

4(6)
Silk - Black, pink sleeves, black stars, black and pink hooped cap
50/1
  • Form 515
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

pushed along from stalls to chase leader after 1f until halfway, stayed chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out

5(9)
Silk - Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel
  • Form 120
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

steadied start, held up and off the pace in last trio, good headway near side over 1f out, ridden and kept on into 2nd inside furlong and kept on but never going pace of winner

6(8)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
4/1
  • Form 11
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

smartly away, led and set strong pace, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7(5)
Silk - Red, White stars on sleeves
16/1
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

chased leader 1f, chased leading pair, went 2nd again halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, chased winner just over 1f out, well held when lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd close home

8(1)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap
5/6
  • Form 11
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

held up tracking leading quartet, pushed along 2f out, headway soon after, ridden to challenge and every chance when edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

9(3)
Silk - Chartreuse and green checks, chartreuse and white striped sleeves, green cap
  • Form 3
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

slowly into stride, never travelled in last pair, ridden and beaten 2f out, behind and eased final furlong

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The owner, trainer and jockey of Baitha Alga have already tasted success this week and the Fast Company colt has been showing terrific speed over 6f. The Woodcote Stakes winner is a threat to all, despite dropping in trip, but THE GREAT WAR should take all the beating. The Ballydoyle colt has won both starts without coming off the bridle and can pass his stiffest test to date with flying colours. Mukhmal did well to win the Lily Agnes at Chester from a wide draw after making a winning debut at Musselburgh and is clearly smart. He shouldn't be ignored but the remainder have it all to do, though Mind Of Madness was given plenty to do when fancied for the Windsor Castle here on Tuesday.

Formwatch

Ahlan Emarati (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, eased out 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm in Apr beating Stinky Socks (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.

Baitha Alga (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Led 1f, tracked (clear) leader, closed inside final 2f, ridden to lead again over 1f out, ran on well, won at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gd beating Ballymore Castle (9-0) by 2l, 8 ran.

Fine Prince (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Pulled hard, soon held up in last pair, effort on inside unbalanced and raced awkwardly over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Baitha Alga (9-0) at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gd.

Mignolino (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Close up in last place, ridden and switched right halfway, effort over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Ko Cache (8-10) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (2) gd.

Mind Of Madness (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Raced centre, held up towards rear, headway when not clea run and switched sharply right over 1f out, hampered entering final furlong, soon no impression and eased, 15th of 24, 10l behind Hootenanny (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd.

Mukhmal (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Fast away, soon crossed over from wide draw to lead, clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Chester 5f 2yo stks (2) gd in May beating Roudee (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.

Snap Shots (IRE) 15-8 (9-5) Always prominent, led over 1f out, soon hung right, ran on strongly, won at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in May beating Maljaa (9-5) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

The Great War (USA) 1-9fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, improved to lead over 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, not extended, won at Curragh 5f 2yo stk gf in May beating Bwana (9-7) by 3l, 6 ran.

To Be Determined (USA) 8-1 (8-3) Disputed pace, gave in, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Cinco Charlie (8-6) at Churchill Downs(USA) 4f 2yo mdn stks in May.