Windsor

  • 18:50 Horse Guards London Dry Gin Phipps Claiming Stakes1m 2f

  • Winner £3,429 2nd £1,020 3rd £510 4th £300
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.45s
  • Off time: 18:50:54
18:50 Windsor Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Smith (IRE) 5/1
2nd Izvestia (IRE) 2/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 7 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Beechwood James (FR) 95
3 9-5 R Hannon Thore Hammer Hansen (5) 8/19.00
2 (5) 8990-8 Red, large white spots, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Maykir 6
3 9-1 Mrs A J Perrett R Havlin 53 25/126.00
3 (3) 8-06554 Black, Red chevron, sleeves and cap Smith (IRE) 9
3 9-1 v Eve Johnson Houghton Georgia Dobie (7) 51 5/16.00
4 (6) 18-0115 Dark blue, light blue seams, dark blue cap Izvestia (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
3 9-0 b Archie Watson Oisin Murphy 80 2/51.40
6 (9) 2-51030 White, light green epaulets Um Shama (IRE) 11
3 8-12 David Loughnane Laura Coughlan (7) 63 11/112.00
10 (4) 808-789 Dark Blue, White hooped sleeves, White cap Cala Sveva (IRE) 19
3 8-6 v1 M D I Usher William Cox (3) 41 50/151.00
Non runners
5 (7)364155Patchouli39-0M R ChannonScott McCullagh74
7 (10)90-6580Beg For Mercy38-11M J AttwaterCharlie Bennett45
8 (1)0-79Relative Ease38-9J S MooreJosephine Gordon50
9 (8)9-487Maiden Navigator38-7D M SimcockNicola Currie57

Verdict

IZVESTIA missed out on a hat-trick of plating race victories when well beaten at Thirsk. But she was up against higher rated horses on that occasion and appeared not to stay the 1m4f. Back over her winning distance with Oisin Murphy on board, she should have the measure of these on today’s terms. An apprentice’s allowance brings Patchouli into the equation though she’s failed to figure since winning at Ripon last month while Um Shama and Maiden Navigator have plenty to find at the weights with the remainder facing even tougher tasks.