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14:10 Ascot

Wooldridge Group Pat Eddery Stakes (Listed) (Formerly Known As The Winkfield Stakes) (Class 1)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm (Round Course: Good in places, Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £30,000 added
  • Winner: £17,013
  • 2nd: £6,450
  • 3rd: £3,228
  • 4th: £1,608
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 27.07s
  • Off Time: 14:11:04
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(4)
Silk - Black and orange (quartered), white sleeves, black cap

Alcazar

30 D
25/1
  • Form 41
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

steadied start and awkwardly away, held up in rear, headway and hung left over 1f out, switched left well inside final furlong, pushed along and stayed on but not pace to threaten principals

2(3)
Silk - White, Red chevron, hooped sleeves, Red cap
12/1
  • Form 71
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

in touch, headway towards far side over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led final strides

3(6)
Silk - Purple, White diamond, armlets and cap
8/1
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

held up in last pair, headway over 1f out, stayed on well in closing stages, not reach leaders

4(1)
Silk - Emerald Green, White chevron, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Red cap
  • Form 71
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

dwelt and went slightly right start, held up in touch, , headway tracking leaders halfway, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened

5(2)
Silk - Royal blue
9/4
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

tracked leaders, went 2nd halfway, ridden and challenged 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, weakened and eased well inside final furlong

6(5)
Silk - Dark green, yellow stars on sleeves
11/2
  • Form 15
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

tracked leader until halfway, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, driven and unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on well in closing stages, not quite get up

7(9)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap
  • Form 522
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

held up in last trio, ridden and some headway near side over 2f out, weakened 2f out

8(8)
Silk - Lime Green, Royal Blue epaulets and cap
9/2
  • Form 11
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

made most, strongly pressed from 2f out, ridden and kept on gamely final furlong, headed final strides

9(7)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
  • Form 21
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

took keen hold, tracked leaders until pushed along and lost place halfway, outpaced over 2f out, rallied near side under pressure over 1f out, stayed on well in closing stages, not quite get up

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

After an opening victory at Haydock, Frankuus came here for the Chesham Stakes on softer ground and could only stay on at one pace after being headed 2f out. He should do better on this surface though the opposition looks very tough including his stable companion Monticello. He followed a narrow debut success at Sandown with an emphatic victory at Musselburgh and should get into the action. Bahamas overcame inexperience to land a Doncaster maiden in good style and looks a smart prospect as does DUBAI HERO and it's the Godolphin colt who gets the nod as he travelled smoothly and quickened up like a good horse when scoring at Newmarket. None of the remainder can be dismissed in a competitive opener.

Formwatch

Alcazar 8-15fav (9-2) Behind, headway over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Newcastle 7f stks (5) pol in Jun beating Major Cornwallis (9-2) by nk, 10 ran.

Apex King (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced by front pair 2f out, soon ridden, ran on well final 100 yards, led final strides, won at Newmarket 7f stks (4) gs in Jun beating Hyde Park (9-2) by nk, 8 ran.

Bahamas (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, good headway to lead and quickened over 1f out, green and hung right under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Doncaster 7f stks (4) gs in Jun beating Timeless Flight (9-2) by 1/2l, 8 ran.

Burrishoole Abbey (IRE) 3-1jfav (9-2) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, driven out, won at Carlisle 6f stks (5) gf in Jun beating Town Charter (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.

Dubai Hero (FR) 11-1 (9-0) Hampered start in rear, switched and headway halfway, ridden and edged right to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 7f mdn stks (4) gf in Jul beating D'bai (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.

Frankuus (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Raced keenly, led until 2f out, chased winner until approaching final furlong, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Churchill (9-3) at Ascot 7f lst stks (1) gs in Jun.

King Of Spades (FR) (9-2) 2nd of 16, 4l behind Pazeer (9-2) at Clairefontaine 7f sft in Jul.

Monticello (IRE) 5-6fav (9-8) Made all, ridden and ran on final furlong, unchallenged, won at Musselburgh 7f stks (4) gd in Jun beating Wigan Warrior (9-2) by 5l, 5 ran.

Mutawatheb (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Raced keenly, chased leader, led approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Newbury 6f stks (4) gs in Jun beating Tis Marvellous (9-0) by 1l, 14 ran.