13:35 Doncaster

Keepmoat Champagne Stakes (group 2) (Class 1)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £100,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 28.52s
  • Off Time: 13:38:02
  • 7 Ran
Silk -

    Silk - Light Blue and Black stripes, Black sleeves and cap
    • Form 13
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12

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

    Silk - Emerald Green, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves, White cap
    • Form 112
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 106

    tracked leader, ridden 2f out, driven and one pace final furlong

    Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap


    • Form 3219
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 93

    tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong

    Silk - YELLOW, BLACK epaulets
    • Form 11
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 96

    with leaders, ridden over 2f out, led briefly inside final furlong, headed and kept on final furlong

    Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue and Yellow striped sleeves and striped cap
    • Form 11
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12

    held up and keen, headway and effort 1f out, soon driven and weakened

    Silk - Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
    • Form 21217
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 110

    held up, headway over 2f out, driven over 1f out, led close home

    Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves


    71 D
    • Form 1
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12

    tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, headed and no extra near line

    • Form 97
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12


    Previous results

    In depth


    ZACINTO is not certain to handle the testing underfoot conditions but Sir Michael Stoute's colt created such a favourable impression when making a winning debut at Sandown in July that he is hard to oppose and gets the verdict ahead of Master Noverre and Westphalia. The last mentioned disappointed in the Group 2 Futurity Stakes at The Curragh last time but Aidan O'Brien's colt is better than that effort would suggest and he has to be respected on ground that suits. Playfellow has done everything that has been asked of him winning both starts so far, including on heavy ground first time out but he probably needs to improve to trouble the judge. Ouqba ran below expectations in a valuable sales race at Newmarket last time and a bigger threat is likely to come from Richard Fahey's Master Noverre, who found only Shaweel too good in the Gimcrack last time. This is a decent start to St Leger day and it is Zacinto who is taken to land the contest and further enhance the impression set on his debut.


    Jazz Police 5-1 (9-0) Went left leaving stalls, tracked leaders, ridden and slightly outpaced well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Cry of Freedom (9-0) at Newbury 7f 2yo lst stk (1) gs in Aug.

    Master Noverre (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Behind, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Shaweel (8-12) at Newbury 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug.

    Ouqba 11-2 (8-11) Always mid-division, 9th of 19, 7l behind Elnawin (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Aug.

    Playfellow (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Tracked leader, shaken up to lead approaching final furlong, pushed clear, comfortably, won at Lingfield 7f nov stk (5) pol beating Musleh (8-8) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.

    War Native (IRE) 2-5fav (9-5) Went right start, pulled hard, tracked leading pair, chased leader and hung badly right entering final 2f, ridden to lead final 100 yards, won at Lingfield 7f nov stk (4) pol in Aug beating Fullback (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.

    Super Pistachio (IRE) 4-5fav (9-1) Towards rear, no impression under pressure from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 17l behind Arazan (9-1) at Curragh 7f 2yo Grp 2 hvy in Aug.

    Zacinto 5-6fav (9-3) In touch, headway to chase leader 2f out, ran green when asked to quicken, led over 1f out, pushed out, impressive, won at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul beating Seminole (9-3) by 8l, 10 ran.

    Are Can (USA) 28-1 (8-11) Towards rear, outpaced halfway, 7th of 9, 13l behind Diddums (8-9) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn auc (4) gd in Aug.