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14:30 Ascot

Norfolk Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1)

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £100,000 added
  • Winner: £56,710
  • 2nd: £21,500
  • 3rd: £10,760
  • 4th: £5,360
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 0.88s
  • Off Time: 14:33:12
  • 17 Ran
2nd
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3rd
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8/1

    1(7)
    Silk - Red, pink hoop and armlets
    50/1
    • Form 61
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    raced near side, held up mid-division, pushed along edging right halfway, hung right and weakened final furlong

    2(15)
    Silk - Silver, tassel on cap

    Cardsharp

    12 D
    8/1
    • Form 1421
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    chased near side leaders, ridden in 2nd in group and every chance inside final furlong, kept on, not pace to challenge

    3(6)
    Silk - White, Black seams, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star
    16/1
    • Form 21
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    raced near side, raced keenly, chased leaders, every chance entering final 2f, soon ridden, weakened final 110 yards

    4(3)
    Silk - Maroon, orange diamond and diamond on cap
    9/1
    • Form 912
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    led far side quartet, looked to have overall lead halfway, edged left and headed 1f out, chased winner after, no extra and lost 2 places towards finish

    5(11)
    Silk - White, Purple cap
    • Form 2
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    restless in stalls and slowly into stride, headway chasing leaders 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out

    6(14)
    Silk - Grey and purple diamonds, grey sleeves and cap
    7/1
    • Form 211
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    raced near side, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong

    7(5)
    Silk - Maroon and Yellow diamonds
    • Form 41
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    chased leading pair far side, switched left when slightly hampered over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, not pace of principals near side

    8(18)
    Silk - Royal blue, royal blue and white hooped cap
    9/1
    • Form 13
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    raced near side, held up towards rear, some headway and switched right over 1f out, never going pace to get involved

    9(10)
    Silk - Blue, white sleeves and cap

    Mcerin (USA)

    49 b BFD
    13/2
    • Form 13
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    alertly away, good speed to lead near side group and well on terms with far side, ridden over 1f out, headed in group inside final furlong, no extra and lost places towards finish

    10(9)
    Silk - Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap
    100/1
    • Form 74
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    raced near side, outpaced and always towards rear

    11(4)
    Silk - Light Blue, Orange sash
    9/1
    • Form 11
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    chased far side leader until hung left over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    12(12)
    Silk - Red, Red cap, White spots

    Pilkington

    21 D
    50/1
    • Form 1
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    raced near side, pushed along and struggling halfway, always towards rear

    14(16)
    Silk - Emerald green, white cross belts, halved sleeves, emerald green and white striped cap
    13/2
    • Form 11
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    chased leaders near side, not clear run when switched right over 1f out, led group inside final furlong, ran on strongly, not quite pace of winner far side

    15(2)
    Silk - Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
    • Form 3216
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    held up 4th in far side quartet, headway to lead group overall and 1f out, came clear in group inside final furlong, ran on

    16(17)
    Silk - Maroon, white star, dark blue sleeves, white stars
    • Form 11
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    raced near side, slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

    17(13)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Maroon sash, Dark Green sleeves, Maroon cap
    • Form 1
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    chased leader near side leader until inside final 2f, chased leaders, weakened quickly and eased inside final furlong

    18(8)
    Silk - Orange, black seams, black sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12

    raced near side, slowly away, outpaced and struggling throughout

    13(1)
    NR
    • Form 11
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1

    NonRunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Havana Grey beat Frozen Angel in the National Stakes at Sandown in which Tuesday’s Windsor Castle Stakes winner Sound And Silence finished fourth. He must go on the short-list and Wesley Ward won this in 2013 so Mcerin, impressive at Keeneland before just losing out in a three-way photo finish at Churchill Downs, is also respected. Nine Below Zero, True Blue Moon and Rock of Estonia are all two from two but so is SANTRY. Declan Carroll’s son Of Harbour Watch won a division of the Brocklesby at Doncaster on debut and bettered that effort when defying a penalty in a novice event at York when beating subsequent Catterick winner Consequences and It Dont Come Easy, who broke the two-year-old course record next time at Musselburgh. Cardsharp was second in the Woodcote at Epsom before winning a valuable prize at Beverley but might get taken off his feet on today’s going.

    Formwatch

    Billy Dylan (IRE) 11-8fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon held up in mid-divsion, headway chasing leaders and hung left over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon hung left, ran on well, won at Brighton 5f stks (5) gs in Jun beating Bath And Tennis (8-11) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.

    Cardsharp 6-4fav (9-0) Made all, driven over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Beverley 5f stks (2) gs in Jun beating Rufus King (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.

    Consequences (IRE) 2-11fav (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Catterick 5f stks (5) gf in Jun beating Pursuing The Dream (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.

    Frozen Angel (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, headway when bumped inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Havana Grey (9-3) at Sandown 5f lst stks (1) gf in May.

    Gift In Time (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Led after 1f, ridden entering final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Darkanna (8-11) at Haydock 5f stks (4) sft in Jun.

    Havana Grey 5-1 (9-3) Made all, edged left inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Sandown 5f lst stks (1) gf in May beating Frozen Angel (9-3) by 1l, 5 ran.

    It Dont Come Easy (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Close up, headway and switched right over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish (2yo course record), won at Musselburgh 5f stks (2) gf in Jun beating Rebel Assault (9-1) by hd, 6 ran.

    Koditime (IRE) 13-5 (9-5) Tracked leaders, smooth headway over 2f out, every chance when hung right 1f out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Denaar (9-5) at Newbury 6f stks (2) sft in May.

    Mcerin (USA) 7-5fav (8-8) Lng drv ins,not enough, 3rd of 9, 1/4l behind Buy Sell Hold (8-5) at Churchill Downs 5f stks fst in May.

    New Empire 11-2 (9-2) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, switched right to inside and kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Branscombe (9-2) at Sandown 5f stks (5) gd in Jun.

    Nine Below Zero 6-4fav (9-8) Always prominent, led 2f out, hard driven inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Windsor 5f stks (4) gf in Jun beating Midsummer Knight (9-2) by 3 3/4l, 5 ran.

    Pilkington 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Newcastle 5f stks (4) pol in Jun beating Sosian (8-11) by nk, 6 ran.

    Santry (IRE) 9-4fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, readily, won at York 5f stks (3) sft in May beating Consequences (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.

    Sioux Nation (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon headway, no extra and one pace under 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Brother Bear (9-3) at Curragh 6f lst stks (1) Yielding - Soft in May.

    True Blue Moon (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along under 2f out, 4th under 1f out, led from over 50yds out and stayed on best, won at Naas 5f lst stks (1) Good - Yielding in May beating Verhoyen (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

    Viscount Loftus (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Keen made all, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and all out, won at Yarmouth 5f stks (4) gf in Jun beating One Minute (9-3) by ns, 5 ran.

    Poorauldjosephine Piccolo filly out of Moment In The Sun.

    Rock of Estonia (IRE) 3-10fav (9-8) Made all, pushed along over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Bath 5f stks (4) fm in May beating Joe's Spirit (9-2) by 3/4l, 4 ran.