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14:25 Doncaster

William Hill May Hill Stakes (Fillies' Group 2) (Str) (Class 1)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £70,000 added
  • Winner: £39,697
  • 2nd: £15,050
  • 3rd: £7,532
  • 4th: £3,752
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 40.06s
  • Off Time: 14:26:28
  • 8 Ran
1(8)
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow star, Red sleeves and cap
  • Form 221311
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 100

held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression

2(1)
Silk - Emerald Green, White diamonds on sleeves, White cap
  • Form 51
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

held up behind, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, caught post

3(4)
Silk - White, maroon and purple striped sleeves
11/4
  • Form 12
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon edged right, kept on to lead post

4(6)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 219513
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 96

tracked leaders, pushed along and lost place over 2f out

5(7)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and MAROON (quartered), halved sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap
4/1
  • Form 12216
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 113

led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on

6(5)
Silk - Red, Dark Blue chevron
  • Form 256111
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 95

in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra

7(2)
Silk - Dark Blue
  • Form 32321
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 87

held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

8(3)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
  • Form 1611
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 102

close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

NYALETI would be a short price on these terms if this was over 6f and a chance is taken Mark Johnston’s filly stays today’s longer trip. She romped home in the Princess Margaret at Ascot before struggling in the Group 1 Prix Morny and also beat Billesdon Brook earlier in the year. The latter went on the win the Prestige Stakes at Goodwood where she beat Miss Bar Beach but had earlier finished third behind Tajaanus, who landed the Sweet Solara at Newmarket on her latest start. Sizzling took her time to win a maiden but did so at Tipperary a fortnight ago and it would be no surprise to see further progress from the Ballydoyle filly while Laurens ran well in a Group 3 in France last time but Dark Rose Angel and She Believes have plenty to prove at this level.

Formwatch

Billesdon Brook 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division on outside, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Goodwood 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gd in Aug beating Whitefountainfairy (9-0) by 3/4l, 10 ran.

Dark Rose Angel (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Made all, kept on strongly, pushed out, won at Doncaster 1m mdn fll stks (5) gd in Aug beating Lubinka (9-0) by 4l, 7 ran.

Laurens (FR) (8-11) 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Polydream (8-11) at Deauville 7f Grp 3 gd in Aug.

Miss Bar Beach (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on strongly, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Billesdon Brook (9-0) at Goodwood 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gd in Aug.

Nyaleti (IRE) (8-10) 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Unfortunately (8-13) at Deauville 6f Grp 1 gd in Aug.

She Believes (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Keen, tracked leaders on inside, 2nd over 2f out, led inside final 2f, came clear final furlong, won at Goodwood 7f (4) gd in Aug beating Simply Breathless (8-11) by 6l, 8 ran.

Sizzling (IRE) 1-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong to lead closing stages, won at Tipperary 7f mdn fll sft in Aug beating Epaneema (9-0) by 1/2l, 16 ran.

Tajaanus (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Always prominent on stands side, led over 2f out, edged left when challenged over 1f out, hard ridden, stayed on gamely, won at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gs in Aug beating Juliet Capulet (9-0) by 1l, 9 ran.