Portland Place Properties July Stakes (Group 2) 6f
- (2yo, 6f, Class 1, 12 runners)
- Winner £45,368 2nd £17,200 3rd £8,608 4th £4,288 5th £2,152 6th £1,080
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 11.02s
- Off time: 14:16:23
|2nd||6 Jungle Cat||2¾||13/2|
Angelic Lord (IRE) 23
|2||126 9-0||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||14/1|
Belardo (IRE) 14
|2||126 9-0||R Varian||Andrea Atzeni||5/1|
Dougal (IRE) 55
|2||126 9-0||R Hannon||Jim Crowley||25/1|
George Bowen (IRE) 15
|2||126 9-0||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||25/1|
Ivawood (IRE) 27
|2||126 9-0||R Hannon||R Hughes||3/1f|
Jungle Cat (IRE) 23
|2||126 9-0||M Johnston||J Fanning||13/2|
Lightning Stride 15
|2||126 9-0||B J Meehan||Harry Bentley||100/1|
Mind Of Madness (IRE) 21
|2||126 9-0||D H Brown||J P Spencer||9/1|
Mubtaghaa (IRE) 23
|2||126 9-0||W J Haggas||P Hanagan||13/2|
|2||126 9-0||C Hills||Dane O'Neill||12/1|
The Great War (USA) 21
|2||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||R L Moore||7/1|
|2||126 9-0||B J Meehan||J Fortune||22/1|
||2||8-12||R Hannon||P Hanagan||14/1|
The Hannon yard has won three of the last four and is doubly represented here. Dougal easily landed a Brighton maiden before sharing the spoils with Justice Good here in May and the winner has done the form no harm subsequently. IVAWOOD started odds-on for his racecourse debut at Sandown and those who supported him were never in danger of losing their money. He was very impressive and the runner-up has scored since so the form looks strong enough for this. The Great War went to Royal Ascot as an odds-on chance for the Norfolk Stakes but didn't pick up when asked. He may do better over this extra furlong but will need to in this company and there's no reason to believe he'll reverse form with runner-up Mind Of Madness, whose trainer won this in 2011. Jungle Cat ran a superb race behind The Wow Signal in the Coventry Stakes and has the beating of Angelic Lord on that run while Mubtaghaa was staying on strongly at the finish of the Windsor Castle Stakes so today's longer trip is definitely in his favour. Belardo is obviously well regarded as he was an odds-on chance for his debut at Yarmouth and produced an impressive display.
Ivawood (IRE) 8-11fav (9-5) Tracked leading pair and raced against rail, went 2nd over 1f out, led 1f out, pushed clear inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Magical Memory (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Jungle Cat (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, went 2nd final 100 yards, no impression on winner, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 15, 2l behind The Wow Signal (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Muhaarar 5-6fav (9-5) Steadied soon after start, held up and travelled strongly, closed over 2f out, led 1f out, edged left and ran on well to draw clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in May beating Red Connect (9-5) by 4l, 7 ran.
Belardo (IRE) 8-13fav (9-5) Held up tracking leaders going well, 2nd over 1f out, led 1f out, pushed along and kept on strongly, easily, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Heartbreak Hero (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Angelic Lord (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, headway over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 6th of 15, 2 3/4l behind The Wow Signal (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
The Great War (USA) 5-6fav (9-1) Held up tracking leading quartet, pushed along 2f out, headway soon after, ridden to challenge and every chance when edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Baitha Alga (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Mind Of Madness (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Steadied start, held up and off the pace in last trio, good headway near side over 1f out, ridden and kept on into 2nd inside furlong and kept on but never going pace of winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Baitha Alga (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Mubtaghaa (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in centre, headway over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, never going pace of winner near side, 3rd of 24, 4l behind Hootenanny (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun.
Dougal (IRE) 10-3 (9-7) Made all, ridden and joined over 1f out, ran on strongly to share spoils, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in May deadheating with Justice Good (9-7), 8 ran.
George Bowen (IRE) 15-8 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to lead, narrowly headed over 1f out, pressed leader, ridden to lead again final 100 yards, won at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Songye (9-5) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Lightning Stride 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leader 2f, stayed close up, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Limato (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo nov stks (3) pol in Jun.
Ustinov 4-7fav (9-5) Dwelt, held up behind, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Sugar Lump (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.