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13:50 Newmarket

Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £100,000 added
  • Winner: £56,710
  • 2nd: £21,500
  • 3rd: £10,760
  • 4th: £5,360
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 38.06s
  • Off Time: 13:50:40
  • 7 Ran
1(2)
Silk - Royal blue
85/40
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden 4 lengths clear approaching final furlong, headed close home

2(4)
Silk - Dark Blue
18/1
  • Form 524184
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 102

in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace

3(5)
Silk - White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap
85/40
  • Form 1521
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 107

close up, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

4(6)
Silk - Royal Blue, Orange hoop and armlets, hooped cap
  • Form 142
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 102

in touch in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong

5(1)
Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
  • Form 5211
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 108

led, headed over 3f out, chased clear leader, edged left and slightly outpaced over 1f out, ridden and ran on strongly to lead close home

6(3)
Silk - Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap
18/1
  • Form 14
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 90

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

7(7)
Silk - Dark blue, emerald green chevrons on sleeves
  • Form 82213
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 95

raced centre alone until switch right to join main group, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

This extra distance should bring further progress from MASEKELA. He had the measure of Seattle King when winning a Listed race over 7f at Newbury and had earlier finished in front of Royal Patronage when narrowly beaten in the Group 2 Superlative on the July Course here. The latter went on to land the Group 3 Acomb Stakes at York. Aidan O’Brien has won two of the last three renewals and Howth posted his best effort so far when fourth in a Group 2 at Leopardstown. The latter is preferred to compatriot Unconquerable and Oneforthegutter was only second in a Group 3 in France last time. Futurity entry Coroebus steps up in class having made a winning debut last month.

Formwatch

Coroebus (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Led 3f, prominent, led again inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Newmarket 1m stks (4) gf in Aug beating Saga (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.

Howth (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway into 7th on inner 2f out, soon ridden, close 3rd on inner 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1/2l behind Atomic Jones (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Sep.

Masekela (IRE) 6-4jfav (9-1) Led and set steady pace, ridden and narrowly headed inside final furlong, rallied gamely to lead again final strides, won at Newbury 7f lst stks (1) gd in Aug beating Bayside Boy (9-1) by hd, 6 ran.

Oneforthegutter 4-1 (8-13) Held up in midfield, headway from 3f out, stayed on well, 2nd of 9, hd behind Who Knows (8-10) at Deauville 7f Grp 3 stks gd in Aug.

Royal Patronage (FR) 25-1 (9-1) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on well, unchallenged, won at York 7f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Aug beating Imperial Fighter (9-1) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.

Seattle King 9-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and outpaced inside final 2f, never dangerous after, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Masekela (9-1) at Newbury 7f lst stks (1) gd in Aug.

Unconquerable (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In touch in 4th, improved to 3rd 2f out, ran freely 1 1/2f out, ridden and no impression on leader under 1f out, one paced under 1f out, 3rd of 5, 6 1/2l behind Point Lonsdale (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Jul.