17:30 Ascot

Diamond Research Anniversary Classified Stakes (Class 2)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 11.57s
  • Off Time: 17:31:05
  • 6 Ran
Silk - Emerald Green, White chevron, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Red cap


  • Form 668703
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 92

took keen hold, raced wide in touch, ridden over 3f out, no progress, beaten when short of room and snatched up inside final furlong

Silk - Red, White stars, diabolo on sleeves and stars on cap
  • Form 203100
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 95

led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened soon afterwards

Silk - Grey and Royal Blue stripes, Red sleeves and cap
  • Form 090510
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 94

raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, not clear run 2f out, ridden and stayed on same pace from over 1f out

Silk - Royal Blue, White chevron, Light Blue cap
  • Form 07-2002
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 95

settled towards rear, headway on inner from 2f out, ran on to chase winner 1f out, always held inside final furlong

Silk - Purple, Emerald Green sash, Red sleeves and cap
  • Form 54-4310
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 95

tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, ran on strongly final furlong, pushed out

Silk - Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap


50 D
  • Form 1-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 92

held up in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

  • Form 34-5210
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 95


In depth


Impeller can get back to winning ways at the expense of Divine Gift, Layazaal and Desert Realm to name but three. Impeller struck form at Epsom recently, cruising to the front a furlong out before scoring with a shade in hand. He then turned out just two days later in the John Smith's Cup at York but made no show, and it may be that he had failed to recover in time. Given a little break since, and in this smaller field, we take him to bounce back. Divine Gift was a few places ahead of the selection at York and had earlier won well enough at Chester. In truth there should be little between the pair here, and Kevin Ryan's charge rates the main danger. Layazaal won at Goodwood in what was a close finish before making no show in the Britannia at Royal Ascot and he is another that bids to put a poor latest effort to rest, while Desert Realm definitely needs to improve to figure, but hails from an in-form stable. In a trappy affair to end the day, it is Impeller that gets the vote.


Boo 50-1 (9-0) Held up behind leaders, headway 2f out, led approaching final furlong, headed inside and no extra close home, 3rd of 20, 1 1/2l behind Fairmile (8-12) at York 1m 2f hcap (2) gf.

Divine Gift 33-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden over 2f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 20, 9l behind Fairmile (8-12) at York 1m 2f hcap (2) gf.

Impeller (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Mid-division, effort over 3f out, no impression, 15th of 20, 14l behind Fairmile (8-12) at York 1m 2f hcap (2) gf.

Desert Realm (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Tracked winner, ridden and effort 2f out, edged right 1f out, kept on, no impression, 2nd of 3, 2 1/2l behind Metropolitan Man (8-12) at Hamilton 1m 3yo stk (3) gf.

Senor Dali (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) In rear when badly hampered on rail after 1f, last and no impression straight, 11th of 15, 8l behind Snoqualmie Boy (8-11) at Ascot 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in Jun.

Portal 11-2 (9-5) Held up behind, switched left and good headway from well over 1f out, stayed on strongly to lead final 30 yards, won at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) gf in Jun beating Babcary (8-7) by a nk, 12 ran.

Layazaal (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Raced near side, held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon bumped and no impression final 2f, 17th of 30, 19l behind Sir Gerard (8-12) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.