Weatherbys Private Banking Leisure Stakes (Listed) 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, Class 1, 14 runners)
- Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983 5th £995 6th £500
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 11.17s
- Off time: 19:35:28
|1st||11 Rocky Ground||16/1|
|2nd||10 Rex Imperator||2||7/1|
Valbchek (IRE) 19
|5||130 9-4 b||J Noseda||S W Kelly||100||50/1|
Boomerang Bob (IRE) 19
|5||126 9-0||C Hills||S Sanders||100||25/1|
Highland Colori (IRE) 23
|6||126 9-0||A M Balding||David Probert||111||8/1|
Hitchens (IRE) 46
|9||126 9-0||T D Barron||G Gibbons||102||33/1|
Lancelot Du Lac (ITY) 19
|4||126 9-0||D K Ivory||Jim Crowley||102||16/1|
Montiridge (IRE) 16
|4||126 9-0||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||114||9/2|
Morache Music 23
|6||126 9-0||P J Makin||J Fortune||105||20/1|
Music Master 39
|4||126 9-0||H Candy||Dane O'Neill||108||4/1f|
|4||126 9-0||Richard Hannon||S M Levey||108||8/1|
Rex Imperator 268
|5||126 9-0||W J Haggas||L Dettori||110||7/1|
Rocky Ground (IRE) 30
|4||126 9-0 h||R Varian||Andrea Atzeni||103||16/1|
|4||121 8-9||R M H Cowell||S J Drowne||99||16/1|
|5||121 8-9||Rae Guest||C Catlin||100||33/1|
Justice Day (IRE) 9
|3||118 8-6||D R C Elsworth||Oisin Murphy||108||9/1|
||4||R M H Cowell||J P Spencer||105||NR|
Boomerang Bob (IRE)
||4||9-0||C Hills||S Sanders||12/1|
Smart miler Montiridge is a fascinating runner in this hugely-competitive Listed contest as he drops back to 6f for the first time. Stablemate Professor is proven over 6f and has already won twice in this grade. Music Master was second in a Group 3 at Ascot in the autumn and made a winning reappearance at Warwick while last year's Ayr Gold Cup hero Highland Colori shouldn't be far away after a pipe-opener at Haydock. The three-year-old Justice Day was fourth in the Temple Stakes last time but Lancelot Du Lac has been a bit disappointing this term and Morache Music looks held by a few of these on past form. Conditions will suit REX IMPERATOR and he's yet to finish out of the first two here in four previous runs. He looks well drawn today so we'll take a chance on the fitness of William Haggas' Stewards' Cup winner on his reappearance.
Victory Laurel (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) 8th of 9, 6l behind Mirza (8-12) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 3 (1) sft in Sep.
Rocky Ground (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden halfway, never on terms, 9th of 11, 4l behind Sole Power (9-2) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Rex Imperator 12-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 21l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep.
Professor 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, chased winner 1f out, no extra and lost two places near finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Eton Forever (9-3) at Leicester 7f Listed stks (1) gd in Apr.
Justice Day (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, switched left and effort 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 9, 4l behind Hot Streak (8-10) at Haydock 5f Grp 2 (1) sft in May.
Highland Colori (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Tracked leader until pushed along 2f out, soon beaten, last of 4, 5l behind Breton Rock (9-7) at Haydock 7f Listed stks (1) sft in May.
Music Master 8-13fav (8-12) Took keen hold, made all, came towards stands side rail inside final 2f, ridden clear inside final furlong, well in command final 110 yards, won at Warwick 6f stks (3) gd in Apr beating Mar Mar (8-3) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Morache Music 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, not clear run from over 1f out until inside final furlong, not able to recover, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Intibaah (9-0) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) sft in May.
Lancelot Du Lac (ITY) 8-1 (9-6) Towards rear, never on terms, 14th of 20, 9l behind Aetna (8-9) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
Minalisa 12-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Mince (8-13) at Newmarket 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Oct.
Montiridge (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Raced towards stands side, soon overall leader, joined over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 22l behind Olympic Glory (9-0) at Newbury 1m Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
Hitchens (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 6l behind Hamza (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Boomerang Bob (IRE) 50-1 (9-8) Always in rear, 9th of 13, 28l behind Maarek (9-13) at York 6f Grp 2 (1) sft in May.
Valbchek (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) In touch, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 20, 7l behind Aetna (8-9) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
March 8-1 (9-0) Off the pace towards rear, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Ladies Are Forever (9-0) at Bath 5f fll lst stks (1) fm in Apr.