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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
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
  • Winner: £28,385
  • 2nd: £10,760
  • 3rd: £5,385
  • 4th: £2,685
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 43.72s
  • Off Time: 13:41:11
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
16/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    15/2

      1(7)
      Silk - Royal blue

      Antara (GER)

      222 CD
      11/8
      • Form 133202-
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 116

      dwelt held up, smooth headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed out

      3(1)
      Silk - White, Red epaulets, hooped sleeves
      16/1
      • Form 81024-6
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 101

      held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish

      4(4)
      Silk - Orange and Red stripes, Black cap
      • Form 47010-5
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-6

      in rear, ridden over 3f out, never near leaders

      5(6)
      Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow hoops, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap
      • Form 421111
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 90

      tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f

      7(2)
      Silk - Yellow, black sleeves, pink cap

      Skyway (IRE)

      26 BFD
      20/1
      • Form 31213-2
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 85

      keen, led, joined 7f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

      8(3)
      Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
      6/4
      • Form 28121-3
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 110

      joined leader 7f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace

      9(8)
      Silk - Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap

      Clinical

      300
      15/2
      • Form 16-
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-8
      • Official Rating 91

      tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 2f out, kept on one pace

      10(10)
      Silk - White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap

      Nabah

      11
      22/1
      • Form 445-752
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-8
      • Official Rating 90

      always in rear

      2(5)
      NR
      • Form 7603-80
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 96

      Nonrunner

      6(9)
      NR
      • Form 439-094
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 95

      Nonrunner

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      ANTARA won this a year ago on her reappearance and her first start for Godolphin when First City was well beaten. She has competed at a much higher level subsequently with her last four starts coming in Group 1's including a head second to the classy Stacelita at Deauville. She goes unpenalised, unlike a year ago, and should complete the double though Timepiece looks a formidable opponent. Henry Cecil's filly has only shown herself to be Listed class to date but ran very well on her comeback behind stablemate Midday in the Group 2 Middleton Stakes last month and is rated just 6lb behind the selection. Three-year-olds have a poor record in this but Sir Mark Prescott doesn't tilt at windmills so Clinical is one to keep an eye on. Silver Grey has some decent form but a poor strike-rate and is tried in blinkers for the first time.

      Formwatch

      Antara (GER) (9-0) 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Aoife Alainn (8-10) at Capannelle(ITY) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.

      First City 11-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, hampered on inside rail 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never on terms with leaders after, 6th of 7, 8l behind Seta (9-7) at Goodwood 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in Apr.

      Mountain Rose (GER) 14-1 (8-11) 5th of 8 Big Hunter (9-1) at Longchamp(FR) 1m stk gd in May.

      Saddlers Bend (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, effort 3f out, led and hung right from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, won at Leicester 7f flls cond stks (3) gf in May beating Nabah (8-3) by nk, 5 ran.

      Skyway (IRE) 10-3fav (9-2) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, headed final 100 yards and no extra, kept on same pace, 2nd of 19, 1 1/4l behind Moran Gra (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m ext hcp gf in May.

      Timepiece 6-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leader until 2f out, ridden and kept on, one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Midday (9-3) at York 1m 2f fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in May.

      Clinical 9-2 (8-12) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 8l behind White Moonstone (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.

      Nabah 16-1 (8-3) Chased leader, pushed along 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, hung right and stayed on again inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 5, nk behind Saddlers Bend (8-10) at Leicester 7f flls cond stks (3) gf in May.

      Crystal Gal (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Towards rear, never nearer, 10th of 18, 4l behind St Moritz (9-2) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in May.

      Silver Grey (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Keen in touch in rear, ridden 3f out, not troubled leading trio, 4th of 5, 16l behind St Moritz (9-0) at Ripon 1m 2f stks (3) gd in Apr.