Racecards

14:35 Haydock Park

E.b.f. Joan Westbrook Pinnacle Stakes (fillies' Listed) (Class 1)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 200y
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £60,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 32.57s
  • Off Time: 14:35:34
  • 9 Ran
1(10)
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue hoops, striped sleeves, Yellow cap
10/1
  • Form 89/3551-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 94

led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

2(9)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
  • Form 43512-6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 105

chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace

3(3)
Silk - Mauve, Mauve and White check sleeves, White cap
  • Form 119-7
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 93

held up, headway over 3f out, stayed on final furlong

5(2)
Silk - Apricot
9/2
  • Form 413214-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 108

close up, weakened over 1f out

6(6)
Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves

Montbretia

29 BF
9/4
  • Form 4/2123-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 92

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

7(7)
Silk - Royal Blue, White disc and sleeves
16/1
  • Form 316-523
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 92

held up and keen, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace

8(8)
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, armlets and cap

Starfala

21 D
13/2
  • Form 11527-2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 100

slowly into stride, soon mid-division on outer, stayed on from over 1f out

9(5)
Silk - Dark Blue, Grey diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Grey star
11/2
  • Form 181131-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 100

held up, headway over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, kept on well

10(1)
Silk - Grey, Black hoop, Black cap

Syvilla

31 D
16/1
  • Form 22216-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 90

held up towards rear, effort over 3f out, no impression

4(4)
NR

Clowance

358
  • Form 4/114-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 105

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

GRAVITATION is taken to win on his seasonal reappearance at the expense of Clowance and Les Fazzani. The selection broke her maiden tag at Leicester last June before finishing third in The Queens Vase at Royal Ascot and scoring a Group 3 contest at Newmarket. She is clearly a high class filly and has to warrant plenty of respect in a race she is more than capable of winning. Clowance shaped well last season winning her maiden at Newbury and then winning a listed race at the same venue. She caused media attention when the owner jocked off Steve Drowne in favour of Frankie Dettori in The Oaks at Epsom where she ran well to finish fourth behind Look Here.. She has the form behind her and is added to the short list. Les Fazzani has more experience than most and has proven her ability over the past two seasons. She had been contesting in listed races for sometime before she eventually landed her first at Doncaster last November. She does have a preference for give in the ground so any over night rain will be appreciated; however, preference is for Gravitation.

Formwatch

Athlone (IRE) (8-10) won at Capannelle(ITY) 1m 2f fll lst stks hvy in Nov, 17 ran.

Les Fazzani (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Tracked leader, led straight, headed and no extra under pressure from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind Beauty O' Gwaun (8-9) at Naas 1m 2f fll stks G3 gd.

Cassique Lady (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Held up in last pair, ridden 3f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 11l behind Eva's Request (9-9) at Goodwood 1m Listed stks (1) gd.

Gravitation 11-4 (8-6) Tracked leader, went 2nd over 3f out, soon ridden, one pace final 2f, 4th of 8, 12l behind Allegretto (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 7f fll stks G2 (1) sft in Sep.

Montbretia 5-2fav (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, came wide to home straight, lost place and stayed on again, 4th of 9, 6l behind Lady Jane Digby (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.

Princess Taylor 22-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Crystal Capella (9-2) at York 1m 2f flls stks G3 (1) gd.

Starfala 14-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden and steady progress 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Duncan (8-12) at Ascot 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gf.

Suzi's Decision 15-2 (8-5) Behind, headway on outside to lead inside final 2f, stayed on gamely, driven out, held on well, won at Newbury 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gd in Aug beating Ronaldsay (9-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.

Syvilla 22-1 (10-0) Steadied at start and took keen hold in rear, ridden along and headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Faldal (8-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.

Clowance 11-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 9th straight, pushed along 3f out, stayed on from 2f out but never going pace to threaten leaders, 4th of 16, 9l behind Look Here (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo fll stks G1 (1) gd in Jun.