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14:30 Ascot

Chesham Stakes (Listed) (Class 1)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £65,000 added
  • Winner: £38,480
  • 2nd: £14,554
  • 3rd: £7,274
  • 4th: £3,634
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 30.46s
  • Off Time: 14:30:24
  • 10 Ran
1(5)
Silk - VIOLET, WHITE quartered cap
15/2
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

held up, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, never going pace to challenge

2(1)
Silk - White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

tracked leader in duo towards far side, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous after

3(4)
Silk - Royal blue
13/2
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

tracked leader in centre, pushed along challenging over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

4(7)
Silk - PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

chased leaders in centre, challenged approaching final furlong, hung badly left and ridden inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish

5(2)
Silk - Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

wore hood to post, led duo towards far side, well on terms, led narrowly approaching final furlong, ridden and hung right inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish

6(8)
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets
80/1
  • Form 51
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

chased leaders near side of group, weakened inside final 3f

7(6)
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, armlets and cap
16/1
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced keenly, overall leader in centre, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace in well held 3rd, lost that placing post

8(3)
Silk - Red, white armlets, striped cap

Withering

25 t
50/1
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

slowly into stride, soon recovered chasing leaders, weakened over 2f out

9(9)
Silk - Royal Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Red armlets, Royal Blue cap, White diamonds
40/1
  • Form 12
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

chased leaders, ridden and weakened inside final 2f

10(10)
Silk - YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap
50/1
  • Form 71
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has won this three times in the last five years and POINT LONSDALE, a 575,000gns full-brother to Broome and a half-brother to five other winners, is likely to be a warm order after landing a Curragh maiden by over five lengths. It probably wasn't the best maiden ever seen there but he looks the one to beat. New Science was equally impressive at Yarmouth, where he had Reach For The Moon in second, while Masekela looks certain to be suited by the extra after staying on strongly over 6f at Goodwood. Great Max's victory at Newbury can be marked up as he was very green and overcame trouble in-running.

Formwatch

Great Max (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd inside final 150 yards, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Newbury 6f stks (4) gf in Jun beating Harrow (9-2) by 3/4l, 11 ran.

Masekela (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Bit keen, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed along and ran on well, won at Goodwood 6f stks (4) sft in May beating Golden War (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.

New Science 13-8fav (9-5) Made all, pushed along over 1f out, ran on, eased close home, won at Yarmouth 7f stks (5) gd in May beating Reach For The Moon (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.

Point Lonsdale (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Soon disputed lead, pushed along from 3f out, led from 2f out, asserted and stayed on well from over 1f out, easily, won at Curragh 7f mdn Yielding in Jun beating Unconquerable (9-5) by 5 1/2l, 11 ran.

Reach For The Moon 7-1 (9-5) Tracked winner, pushed along over 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind New Science (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f stks (5) gd in May.

Sharp Combo (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Made all, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (6) pol in Jun beating Manhattanville (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.

Sweeping 13-2 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, ridden and headed just inside final furlong, kept on for clear 2nd but not pace of winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Dhabab (9-5) at Leicester 6f mdn stks (4) gf in Jun.

Withering 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt switched left start, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind Bicep (9-5) at Lingfield 6f stks (5) pol in May.

Out In Yorkshire 5-4fav (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Silver Bullet Lady (8-9) at Salisbury 5f fll stks (3) gd in May.

Radio Caroline 12-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, switched left and headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, all out, won at Haydock 7f fll stks (4) hvy in May beating Madame Ambassador (9-0) by nk, 5 ran.