Windsor

  • 15:25 GentingBet Midsummer Stakes 1m 31y

  • Winner £20,801 2nd £7,918 3rd £3,963 4th £1,976
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.47s
  • Off time: 15:27:00
15:25 Windsor Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Matterhorn (IRE) 11/8
2nd New Graduate (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 523-564 Black, white chevron, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Arbalet (IRE) 13
4 9-6 t H Palmer P Cosgrave 102 20/121.00
2 (3) 4/43473- Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Khafoo Shememi (IRE) 411
Distance Winner
5 9-6 Sir Michael Stoute Louis Steward 105 7/18.00
3 (7) 171220 Silver, tassel on cap Matterhorn (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
4 9-6 M Johnston F Norton 110 11/82.38
4 (6) 212-10 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap New Graduate (IRE) 10
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-6 J Tate Oisin Murphy 105 5/23.50
5 (5) 716223 Purple, white hoops, purple sleeves, white stars Oh This Is Us (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 9-6 R Hannon P J Dobbs 111 9/25.50
6 (2) 1807-30 Black, Light Blue armlets Zhui Feng (IRE) 10
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 Mrs A J Perrett Nicola Currie 103 12/113.00
7 (4) 4/899 Royal blue, light blue stars, white sleeves, light blue stars and cap Isole Canarie (IRE) 48
4 9-4 G Hernon Hector Crouch 50/151.00

Verdict

Matterhorn is arguably better over 1m2f as he showed when runner-up in the Group 2 Huxley at Chester last month. Winning handicapper New Graduate tries his luck in Pattern company having struggled in soft ground in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot last time along with ZHUI FENG. The latter beat Oh This Is Us on a faster surface when winning this contest last year and Amanda Perrett’s charge is taken to confirm superiority and stage a repeat. Khafoo Shememi has a bit to find with Oh This Is Us on running here last May and has his first start since while Arbalet has plenty to prove over this longer trip judged on previous efforts and the French filly Isole Canarie faces a tough task