Princess Of Wales's boylesports.com Stakes (Group 2) 1m 4f

  • (3yo+, 1m 4f, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360 5th £2,690 6th £1,350
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 28.45s
  • Off time: 14:44:15
Full result
Result 14:40 Newmarket
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Universal 3/1f
2nd 3 Ahzeemah 13/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 131121-
Light Blue, Light Blue and Pink Diabolo on Sleeves Grandeur (IRE) 208
  • T:J Noseda
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 131121-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 J Noseda William Buick 117 7/1
2 (2) 921113
Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Universal (IRE) 19
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 921113
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 M Johnston J Fanning 114 3/1f
3 (3) 21-2212
Royal blue, white cap Ahzeemah (IRE) 103
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 21-2212
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 p Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 111 13/2
4 (7) 420-315
Royal blue Cavalryman 42
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 420-315
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 115 7/2
5 (6) 1191-15
Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Danadana (IRE) 42
  • T:L M Cumani
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 1191-15
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 L M Cumani R L Moore 111 10/3
6 (4) 6714-83
Pink, Black chevron, quartered cap Wigmore Hall (IRE) 68
  • T:M L W Bell
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 6714-83
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 M L W Bell J P Spencer 114 5/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 (1) 1158/11-
Wild Coco (GER) 301
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:Lady Cecil
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 1158/11-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
5 813 Lady Cecil T P Queally 113 WD

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 6 Fiorente (IRE)
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
4 9-2 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 11/2
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In depth

Verdict

There's little between these on official ratings though penalties for both Grandeur and Universal makes their tasks that much tougher. Ahzeemah found stablemate Cavalryman too good over 2m at Meydan early in the year but it could be a different story over today's shorter trip while the dual Group 1 winner at Woodbine, Wigmore Hall, may well reverse latest running in the Jockey Club Stakes on better terms with Universal. Wild Coco is hard to keep right but won both starts last season including the Park Hill at Doncaster when last seen at the track in September. She's not easily overlooked but DANADANA is given another chance. The slow ground was a legitimate excuse for a below effort at Sandown last time and he'd been impressive before that when winning the Huxley Stakes at Chester despite looking ill at ease on that quirky track. Expected to stay this longer trip, Luca Cumani's charge gets the vote.

Formwatch

Wild Coco (GER) 7-4fav (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 2 flls (1) gd in Sep beating Hazel Lavery (8-6) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.

Universal (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leader, left in lead and slightly hampered inside final mile, clear 5f out until 3f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, chased winner until over 1f out, dropped to 4th 1f out, rallied to 3rd post, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Thomas Chippendale (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.

Ahzeemah (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) 2nd of 10, 3l behind Cavalryman (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 2m Grp 3 (1) gd in Mar.

Cavalryman 3-1fav (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, no impression when dropped to 4th inside final furlong, weakened to 5th final 50 yards, 5th of 10, 8l behind Gloomy Sunday (8-11) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) gs in May.

Grandeur (IRE) 16-10fav (8-8) Came out str,led 1/16, won at Betfair Hollywood Park(USA) 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gd in Dec beating Interaction (8-6) by 3/4l, 10 ran.

Wigmore Hall (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and slightly outpaced approaching 2f out, not troubled leaders, 3rd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Universal (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in May.

Danadana (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Held up in 4th, pushed along 4f out, ridden and struggling over 2f out, never involved, last of 5, 17l behind Mukhadram (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gs in May.