MacQuarie Group Rous Stakes (Listed) 5f
- (3yo+, 5f, Class 1, 9 runners)
- Winner £19,848 2nd £7,525 3rd £3,766 4th £1,876 5th £942 6th £472
- Going: Soft (Straight Course,Round Course,Soft.Heavy in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 1.59s
- Off time: 16:10:47
|1st||5 Doc Hay||6/1|
|2nd||7 Free Zone||nk||25/1|
|3rd||14 Ponty Acclaim||1½||16/1|
|5||127 9-1||Rae Guest||J P Murtagh||102||9/1|
My Girl Anna (IRE) 14
|5||125 8-13||M Kelly||R P Cleary||100||6/1|
Doc Hay (USA) 14
|5||124 8-12||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||104||6/1|
Face The Problem (IRE) 7
|4||124 8-12||J A Osborne||J Doyle||108||2/1f|
Free Zone 11
|3||124 8-12||B Smart||T Eaves||105||25/1|
Kingsgate Native (IRE) 14
|7||124 8-12||R M H Cowell||S W Kelly||110||4/1|
Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 392
|5||124 8-12||P J O'gorman||P Cosgrave||115||14/1|
|4||124 8-12||R M Beckett||R Kingscote||106||12/1|
Ponty Acclaim (IRE) 11
|3||119 8-7 h||T D Easterby||E Ahern||97||16/1|
||5||812 h||T J Etherington||T Hamilton||86||NR|
||6||812 p||I Semple||Dane O'Neill||104||NR|
||4||812 v||B Smart||Non Runner||95||NR|
||4||812||E S Mcmahon||R Mullen||105||NR|
||3||87||P W Chapple-Hyam||J P Spencer||100||NR|
Move In Time
||3||8-12||B Smart||R Winston||10/1|
Bryan Smart has won the last three of these including with Move In Time a year ago but he hasn't been in anything like that kind of form subsequently and it will be a surprise if he follows up. Stablemate Free Zone hasn't been running well enough to consider while Monsieur Chevalier, runner-up in last year's Golden Jubilee and the top-rated here, hasn't been seen since landing a Goodwood Listed race over a year ago. Kingsgate Native has only won four times from 27 starts but invariably competes at the highest level. He showed himself in good shape when beaten a short-head by Swiss Spirit at Newbury though that was on fast ground and he appears happier on that sort of surface. Ponty Acclaim had her finest hour in the Cornwallis Stakes on this card last year but the one to be on is FACE THE PROBLEM. Jamie Osborne's charge was beaten narrowly by Doc Hay at Doncaster but that was over 6f and he bounced back to score over the minimum trip on heavy going at Haydock last week.
Burning Thread (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Kool Henry (8-1) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gs in Sep.
Cheviot (USA) 25-1 (9-5) In touch center, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened and eased, last of 26, 38l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) hvy in Sep.
Move In Time 33-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, pushed along to lead stand side group and overall leader, ridden and hung left and headed entering final furlong, weakened last 100 yards, 16th of 20, 7l behind Doc Hay (8-11) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Temple Meads 5-2 (8-9) Steadied start, raced centre, held up in touch in rear, headway halfway, edged left over 1f out, soon chased winner, no impression, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Ballista (8-12) at Leicester 5f cond Stakes (3) gd in Sep.
My Propeller (IRE) 9-4fav (9-1) Dwelt soon close up, led 1f out, quickened clear, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep beating Stone Of Folca (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Doc Hay (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division far side, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 7th of 26, 5l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) hvy in Sep.
Free Zone 7-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Kool Henry (8-1) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gs in Sep.
Ponty Acclaim (IRE) 3-1 (8-3) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Kool Henry (8-1) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gs in Sep.
Mirza 25-1 (9-4) Held up in touch stands rail, edged left over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 18th of 26, 12l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) hvy in Sep.
Face The Problem (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Raced stand side, mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Haydock 5f hcp 105 (2) hvy in Sep beating Long Awaited (8-10) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
My Girl Anna (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in centre, hung left from halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final 120 yards, 7th of 10, 3l behind Swiss Spirit (8-13) at Newbury 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep.
Pabusar 10-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden inside final furlong, soon faded, 9th of 12, 6l behind Sole Power (9-9) at Doncaster 5f listed stks (1) gd in Sep.
Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Raced centre, held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, stayed on to press leader towards finish, led post, won at Goodwood 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Sep '11 beating Desert Poppy (8-9) by ns, 10 ran.
Kingsgate Native (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, travelling well when not clear run inside final 2f until switched right to rails entering final furlong, strong run inside final furlong, finished well, not quite get up, 2nd of 10, shd behind Swiss Spirit (8-13) at Newbury 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep.