Ascot

  • 14:30 Chesham Stakes 7f

  • Winner £51,039 2nd £19,350 3rd £9,684 4th £4,824
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.73s
  • Off time: 14:33:16
14:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pinatubo (IRE) 3/1
2nd Lope Y Fernandez (IRE) 5/4
3rd Highland Chief (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (12) 1 Black, red hoop, black sleeves, red spots Ardenlee Star (USA) 11
2 9-3 R A Fahey T Hamilton 80/181.00
2 (17) 22 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Clay Regazzoni 11
Beaten Favourite
2 9-3 K Dalgleish D Tudhope 66/167.00
4 (11) 2 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Dramatic Sands (IRE) 23
2 9-3 Archie Watson Edward Greatrex 25/126.00
5 (14) 23 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Harpocrates (IRE) 29
2 9-3 A P O'Brien D O'Brien 12/113.00
6 (1) 2 Red, white sash, royal blue cap Heaven Forfend 36
Beaten Favourite
2 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute Oisin Murphy 20/121.00
7 (10) 1 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Highland Chief (IRE) 71
2 9-3 P F I Cole Raul Da Silva 14/115.00
9 (13) 1 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Lope Y Fernandez (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
2 9-3 A P O'Brien R L Moore 5/42.25
11 (9) White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Montanari
2 9-3 A M Balding David Probert 66/167.00
12 (7) 11 Royal blue Pinatubo (IRE) 22
2 9-3 C Appleby James Doyle 3/14.00
13 (5) 51 Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Sun Power (FR) 19
2 9-3 R Hannon S De Sousa 33/134.00
14 (6) 44 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, pink cap United Front (USA) 14
Beaten Favourite
2 9-3 A P O'Brien W M Lordan 50/151.00
15 (16) 2 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Year Of The Tiger (IRE) 15
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 10/111.00
16 (2) 24112 Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Rose Of Kildare (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
2 8-12 M Johnston L Dettori 8/19.00
17 (8) 4 Yellow, Black and Yellow striped sleeves, White cap Zmile 29
2 8-12 M L W Bell James McDonald 66/167.00
Non runners
3 (4)52Dark Kris (IRE)29-3R HughesS W Kelly
8 (15)17Joker On Jack (USA)29-3Wesley WardTyler Gaffalione
10 (3)1Mohican Heights (IRE)29-3D M SimcockJ P Spencer

Verdict

Heaven Forfend, a superbly-bred son of Frankel, ran green on debut at Newbury but still found only a more-experienced rival too good. Two of the first four in that race ran in Tuesday’s Coventry Stakes but produced contrasting efforts. That said, Sir Michael Stoute’s colt is an almost certain improver and should go well. Pinatubo maintained his unbeaten record in the Woodcote at Epsom and should relish the extra furlong but Aidan O’Brien dominates the entries and three of his runners look smart prospects. Year Of The Tiger was a real eye-catcher under tender handling at the Curragh and Harpocrates followed up a debut second at Naas with a third in a Listed race at the same track but LOPE Y FERNANDEZ is the choice of Ryan Moore. A €900,000 yearling, he bolted up on his introduction over this trip at the Curragh when the best backed of his yard’s three runners and there looked to be plenty more in the locker.