Ladies Day On Friday 15th August Conditions Stakes 5f 13y
- (3yo+, 5f 13y, Class 3, 7 runners)
- Winner £8,715 2nd £2,610 3rd £1,305 4th £652 5th £326 6th £164
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 0.04s
- Off time: 19:29:19
|1st||5 Judge 'n Jury||25/1|
|2nd||1 Green Door||4||6/1|
Green Door (IRE) 23
|3||131 9-5 hb||O Stevens||J P Spencer||105||6/1|
Duke Of Firenze 325
|5||123 8-11||R M H Cowell||Jim Crowley||100||10/1|
|7||123 8-11 v||A M Balding||Thomas Brown (3)||95||9/2|
Free Zone 16
|5||123 8-11||R M H Cowell||L Dettori||95||5/1|
Judge 'n Jury 39
|10||123 8-11 t||R Harris||D A Parkes (7)||91||25/1|
|4||123 8-11 b1||R Varian||Andrea Atzeni||99||8/1|
Strategical (USA) 25
|3||120 8-8||C Appleby||S De Sousa||97||6/1|
||4||86||R M H Cowell||Adam Beschizza||93||WD|
||7||811 b||T D Barron||Graham Gibbons||97||NR|
||8||811 b||R J Price||S W Kelly||85||NR|
||3||88||R M H Cowell||Liam Jones||98||NR|
||4||8-11||W R Muir||M Dwyer||7/2|
No three-year-old has won this in the past ten years though the trio engaged this time all look to have fair chances though neither Strategical nor Speed Hawk have experience of soft ground. Green Door is a classy performer and the going was on the soft side when he landed a Group 2 at Doncaster in September for which he carries a penalty. Duke Of Firenze, one of three Robert Cowell-trained entries, is having his first start since the Ayr Gold Cup so the stable pick could be Graphic Quest, who will love the conditions and has been competing at a higher level. DUNGANNON landed a tough Doncaster handicap in October in soft going and was sent to Dubai where he didn't settle. He's run in two top handicaps at Ascot this summer and looks ready to regain the winning thread.
Graphic Guest 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, driven inside final 2f, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 10, 8l behind Joyeuse (8-12) at Haydock 6f fll lst stks (1) sft in May.
Magical Macey (USA) 18-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 17, 6l behind Demora (8-8) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in Jun.
Taurus Twins 10-3fav (9-8) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Bunce (8-12) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Speed Hawk (USA) 8-11fav (9-5) Made all, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) fm in Jul beating Jacob's Pillow (8-5) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Judge 'n Jury 25-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 9th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Milly's Gift (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.
Green Door (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Upset in stalls, chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra over 1f out, 14th of 16, 12l behind Sir Maximilian (9-6) at Curragh 5f hcp gd in Jul.
Free Zone 33-1 (9-3) Raced alone far side and well on terms, weakened approaching final furlong, 10th of 15, 6l behind Racy (9-1) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Dungannon 20-1 (9-1) Raced centre, held up, never involved, 15th of 18, 9l behind Discussiontofollow (8-10) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Strategical (USA) 13-8fav (8-6) Tracked leaders, effort and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Move In Time (8-9) at Newmarket 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in Jul.
Morawij 25-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 18th of 19, 15l behind Muthmir (8-13) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Duke Of Firenze 25-1 (9-1) Behind stand side, effort over 2f out, never a factor, 21st of 26, 19l behind Highland Colori (8-13) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.