unibet.co.uk Royal Windsor Stakes (Listed) 1m 67y
- (3yo+, 1m 67y, Class 1, 5 runners)
- Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983 5th £995 6th £500
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 44.23s
- Off time: 19:20:21
|1st||1 Ocean Tempest||5/4f|
Ocean Tempest 12
|5||132 9-6||J Ryan||A Kirby||115||5/4f|
Baltic Knight (IRE) 12
|4||128 9-2||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||109||10/1|
Fencing (USA) 12
|5||128 9-2 h||J H M Gosden||R Havlin||110||3/1|
Fire Ship 17
|5||128 9-2||W J Knight||Jim Crowley||105||6/1|
Out Of Bounds 212
|5||128 9-2||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||108||11/2|
||7||92 t||S Durack||G Baker||100||NR|
Guest of Honour (IRE)
||4||9-2||M Botti||Martin Harley||9/2|
OCEAN TEMPEST has returned from Dubai in superb form having followed his victory in the Lincoln with a success at this level at Ascot. He has a 4lb penalty to carry and needs a bit of cut in the ground but is taken to continue his progress. Baltic Knight was a long way behind at Ascot and it's difficult to see him reverse the form but Fencing wasn't beaten far into fourth and on the revised terms and with slightly quicker ground should get closer. Fire Ship just avoids a penalty for last year's Group 3 victory at Deauville and he's taking a drop from Group 2 company while Out Of Bounds has arguably the best form of all though punters would need to forgive a poor run on his last start at York in October. The Rectifier generally runs well here and has a victory at the same level to his credit on the track.
The Rectifier (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Yourartisonfire (7-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Ocean Tempest 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders centre, challenged over 2f out, led overall when edged right over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Ascot 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Apr beating Graphic (9-3) by 2l, 10 ran.
Fencing (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Switched to race alone on far side rail soon after start, in touch, led overall over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th well inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Ocean Tempest (9-0) at Ascot 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Fire Ship 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, soon under pressure, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 11l behind Tullius (9-1) at Sandown 1m Grp 2 (1) sft in Apr.
Baltic Knight (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders centre, lost place 2f out, behind over 1f out, 9th of 10, 18l behind Ocean Tempest (9-0) at Ascot 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Out Of Bounds 7-1 (9-12) Prominent, led after 2f, headed over 2f out, weakened quickly, eased over 1f out, last of 13, 32l behind Seussical (9-0) at York 1m 2f (2) gd in Oct.