Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes (Group 3) 5f
- (3yo+, 5f, Class 1, 11 runners)
- Winner £36,862 2nd £13,975 3rd £6,994 4th £3,484 5th £1,748 6th £878
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 0m 58.74s
- Off time: 14:41:16
|1st||9 Sole Power||9/4f|
|2nd||5 Kingsgate Native||½||12/1|
|3rd||11 Hot Streak||hd||7/1|
Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 16
|6||128 9-2||H Candy||David Probert||108||16/1|
|5||128 9-2 p||J Tate||L Morris||102||50/1|
|5||128 9-2 b||R Varian||Andrea Atzeni||108||12/1|
Kingsgate Native (IRE) 209
|9||128 9-2 h||R M H Cowell||Jim Crowley||112||12/1|
Moviesta (USA) 253
|4||128 9-2||B Smart||P Mulrennan||113||15/2|
Pearl Secret 24
|5||128 9-2||T D Barron||J P Spencer||110||10/3|
Rocky Ground (IRE) 221
|4||128 9-2 h||R Varian||L Dettori||101||20/1|
Sole Power 35
|7||128 9-2||E Lynam||R L Moore||114||9/4f|
Stepper Point 15
|5||128 9-2 p||W R Muir||M Dwyer||111||16/1|
Hot Streak (IRE) 203
|3||122 8-10||K A Ryan||Harry Bentley||112||7/1|
Extortionist (IRE) 210
|3||119 8-7||O Stevens||M Barzalona||102||33/1|
||9||92||S C Williams||James Doyle||107||NR|
||6||9-0||E Lynam||Johnny Murtagh||7/2|
SOLE POWER has been a tremendous servant to the Lynam team and last year's King's Stand Stakes winner sets the standard in this Group 3 contest in which he was successful last year. He may not have added to his impressive tally in Meydan during the Carnival but was only beaten a couple of lengths in a couple of really hot sprints. With race fitness assured, he can take advantage of this drop in grade and complete the double. The main threat is Pearl Secret, third behind the selection in that King's Stand but not seen again last term due to injury. He made his comeback when cruising home in a Nottingham conditions' event and could well take high rank in the sprinting echelon this term. He's undeniably talented. Justineo and Moviesta were both highly progressive last term and add considerable spice to an enticing contest along with Rocky Ground, who could be better than he's hitherto shown in a truncated career.
Eton Rifles (IRE) (9-9) won at Fontainebleau(FR) 5f Listed stks (1) sft in Mar beating Myasun (9-13) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Sole Power 7-1 (9-0) 7th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Amber Sky (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Kingsgate Native (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) 16th of 20, 6l behind Maarek (9-10) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Hot Streak (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Keen close up, ridden to chase winner entering final 2f, driven to challenge inside final furlong, ran on but always held, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Astaire (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Oct.
Stepper Point 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Alben Star (9-5) at Lingfield 6f cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Apr.
Moviesta (USA) 7-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, headway near side into mid-division 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 17, 8l behind Jwala (9-8) at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gs in Aug.
Justineo 16-1 (9-10) 11th of 20, 4l behind Maarek (9-10) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Hamza (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Pearl Secret 3-10fav (9-1) Took keen hold, held up in rear, switched left inside final 2f, quickened to lead inside final furlong, soon clear and edged right, easily, won at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) sft in Apr beating Graphic Guest (8-10) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Rocky Ground (IRE) 4-1fav (8-8) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 1f out, driven to challenge inside final furlong, ran on to lead post, won at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in Sep beating Addictive Dream (8-2) by hd, 10 ran.
Extortionist (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, mid-division, driven to chase leaders 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 12, 10l behind Hot Streak (9-0) at Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Iptisam 8-1 (9-0) Pushed along in mid-division, headway and switched left entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, no threat to winner, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Stepper Point (9-3) at Lingfield 5f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.