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13:40 Epsom Downs

Princess Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored By Investec) (Fillies' Group 3) (Class 1)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 114y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £55,000 added
  • Winner: £31,190
  • 2nd: £11,825
  • 3rd: £5,918
  • 4th: £2,948
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 43.84s
  • Off Time: 13:41:56
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
7/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    9/2

      1(1)
      Silk - Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap
      • Form 3554-44
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 108

      led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner until no extra in 3rd final 100 yards

      2(4)
      Silk - Black, grey star, black sleeves, grey stars and cap
      14/1
      • Form 22832-1
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 100

      pulled hard, chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

      3(6)
      Silk - Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap

      Clinical

      191 BF
      7/1
      • Form 071113-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 103

      tracked leader, led 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, driven out

      4(3)
      Silk - Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves

      Joviality

      283
      9/2
      • Form 3/21647-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 109

      tracked leading pair on inside, pushed along and one pace when hung left from 2f out, pulled out over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, kept on, unable to reach winner

      5(5)
      Silk - Cherry, Black sash, Primrose and White quartered cap

      Lay Time

      261
      13/8
      • Form 5/1241-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 109

      raced wide, held up disputing 4th, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f

      6(8)
      Silk - Red, green chevron, red sleeves, red cap, green star
      16/1
      • Form 11438-5
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-6

      sweating, took keen hold and wide early, soon dropped in to last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, went 4th 2f out, stayed on same pace after

      7(2)
      Silk - Royal Blue, Red epaulets, armlets and cap
      • Form 381452
      • Age 6
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 81

      slowly in to stride, held up in last trio, some headway on inside over 2f out, soon beaten

      8(7)
      Silk - Pink and Grey stripes, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap

      Valencha

      209 C
      16/1
      • Form 221010-
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 91

      in rear, struggling and lost touch on downhill run halfway, no chance after

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      Boastful had Barefoot Lady back in fourth on soft ground at Goodwood last month but Richard Fahey's filly left that form behind when fourth to Izzi Top in the Middleton Stakes at York. Last year's 1000 Guineas fifth overturned Musidora running with Joviality over this trip at Royal Ascot subsequently, when Clinical was a long way behind, and should be a factor at this level but the lightly-raced LAY TIME was highly progressive last summer and could be one to follow this season. She recorded a very fast time when beating older horses at Sandown in September. German raider Navarra Queen won a Group 3 in Italy a year ago but she may just find this trip on the sharp side nowadays.

      Formwatch

      Barefoot Lady (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Izzi Top (8-12) at York 1m 2f fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in May.

      Boastful (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway over 2f out, led approaching 1f out, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, kept on, won at Goodwood 1m fll lst stks (1) sft in May beating Winter's Night (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.

      Clinical 3-1fav (8-11) Led 2f, chased leader, led again 2f out, driven over 1f out, headed 1f out, outpaced to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-2) at Kempton 1m Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.

      Joviality 7-1 (8-13) 7th of 11, 6l behind Dream Peace (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Aug.

      Lay Time 4-1 (8-8) Held up in 5th, steady headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, driven out, won at Sandown 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Sep beating Fontley (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.

      Navarra Queen 20-1 (8-13) 5th of 9, 5l behind Aquamarine (8-7) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 2f Grp 3 sft in Apr.

      Night Lily (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Prominent, led 4f out, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Chachamaidee (9-3) at Lingfield 7f flls Group 3 (1) pol in May.

      Valencha 14-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 21, 16l behind Bonnie Brae (8-11) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Nov.