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17:05 Windsor

Cornetto Handicap (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 7y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,500 added
  • Winner: £4,852
  • 2nd: £1,444
  • 3rd: £722
  • 4th: £361
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 5.57s
  • Off Time: 17:05:26
  • 7 Ran
1(9)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap
7/4
  • Form 12/340-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 85

raced keenly, led 3f, chased leader, pushed along 3f out, lost 2nd 2f out, weakened final furlong

2(1)
Silk - Red, Black hoop and armlets, Primrose cap
11/2
  • Form 2519-32
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 79

slowly into stride, soon tracking leading trio, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and stayed on to one paced 3rd over 1f out

3(6)
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue diamond, halved sleeves
  • Form 3627-07
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 79

held up in 5th, headway on outside 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead last strides

6(3)
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, sleeves and cap
  • Form 7-77218
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 76

started slowly, always behind

7(8)
Silk - Red, Black chevrons, Black sleeves, Red seams, Red and Black quartered cap
6/1
  • Form 3877-21
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 75

held up in last pair, ridden and struggling on outside over 2f out, never involved

8(2)
Silk - Purple, Yellow star, Purple sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap
  • Form 332194-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 73

chased leader, led 7f out, clear 5f out until over 3f out, ridden clear again 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, caught last strides

9(4)
Silk - Grey, orange star, grey sleeves, orange stars, orange cap
14/1
  • Form 4-57174
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 72

chased leading pair, went 2nd 2f out until 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong

4(5)
NR
  • Form 21-2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 78

Nonrunner

5(7)
NR
  • Form 231/450-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 78

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Things didn't quite work out for OPEN WATER last year but this is a big drop in grade and he apparently goes well fresh. If anywhere near the form that saw his chase home Epsom Derby runner-up Main Sequence as a two-year-old, he'd make short work of these. Sheila's Buddy was second at Newbury last month and is consistent, though is still creeping up the weights, while Poetic Lord's best recent efforts have been over a mile. Mean It is unexposed, however, and the step up in distance shouldn't be a problem on breeding. Highland Duke could be challenging for a place if shrugging off an absence but Thecornishcowboy is a Polytrack specialist.

Formwatch

Open Water (FR) 16-1 (8-2) Always towards rear, driven and struggling over 2f out, last of 18, 20l behind Fennell Bay (8-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.

Sheila's Buddy 15-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway travelling well over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to well held 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 16, 3l behind Take Two (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.

Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden on outside over 3f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 11l behind Niceofyoutotellme (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Apr.

Brocklebank (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Soon towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 7l behind Rockalong (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.

Poetic Lord 11-4fav (9-7) In rear, headway on outer over 1f out, ran on to lead post, won at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr beating Rezwaan (9-10) by ns, 10 ran.

Highland Duke (IRE) 14-1 (8-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, switched to chase leader in centre over 4f out, led narrowly over 2f out until over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Jawhar (9-10) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.

Thecornishcowboy 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Spirit Of The Law (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.

Mean It (IRE) 11-4fav (8-13) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway over 1f out, pushed along edged left and stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no chance of reaching winner, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Snow Trooper (9-2) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.

Top Diktat 11-2 (10-0) In touch, came centre 8f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 12th of 14, 23l behind Greek War (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.