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13:50 Newbury

Denford Stakes (Listed) (Str) (Class 1)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £40,000 added
  • Winner: £22,684
  • 2nd: £8,600
  • 3rd: £4,304
  • 4th: £2,144
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 30.07s
  • Off Time: 13:51:46
  • 5 Ran
2(5)
Silk - Emerald green, white disc and sleeves, red cap

Pyledriver

35 D
7/1
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

steadied start, held up last, headway near side of group over 2f out, ridden and no further headway in 4th over 1f out

3(4)
Silk - Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
15/8
  • Form 5142
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 102

pulled hard tracking leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with winner

4(2)
Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
11/8
  • Form 11
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 91

tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly and well in control towards finish

5(6)
Silk - White, Black seams, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star
  • Form 721
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-10

led until 2f out, weakened quickly

6(3)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
16/1
  • Form 2141
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 91

tracked leaders, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong

1(1)
NR
5/4
  • Form 12
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Juan Elcano found only Mystery Power too good in the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket last month. But the latter is trained by Richard Hannon and that should give the handler a good line on the chances of SUN POWER in this having also sent out last year’s winner. Beaten only a neck in Listed company at Ascot, he’s weighted to beat the novice winners Sesame Birah and Thunderous on today’s terms. The latter remains unbeaten and is preferred to stable companion Frankel's Storm while Pyledriver made a winning start at Salisbury with a subsequent winner back in third but needs to take a big step forward to figure.

Formwatch

Pyledriver 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, switched right to challenge inside final furlong, ran on to lead closing stages, driven out, won at Salisbury 7f stks (4) fm in Jul beating Great Ambassador (9-5) by 3/4l, 13 ran.

Sun Power (FR) 9-2 (9-3) Raced keenly tracing leader, led halfway, ridden over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, headed and no extra final strides, 2nd of 6, nk behind Al Dabaran (9-3) at Ascot 7f lst stks (1) gs in Jul.

Thunderous (IRE) 4-9fav (9-9) Dwelt, soon prominent, led over 2f out, driven clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Redcar 7f stks (5) gf in Jul beating Saint Of Katowice (9-2) by 2l, 7 ran.

Frankel's Storm 2-5fav (8-11) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, easily, won at Carlisle 1m stks (4) hvy in Aug beating Viceregent (9-2) by 8l, 3 ran.

Sesame Birah (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Close up, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Newbury 7f stks (5) gd in Aug beating Mr Poy (9-4) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Juan Elcano 6-1 (9-1) Close up, headway to press leaders 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Mystery Power (9-1) at Newmarket 7f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Jul.