DFS Park Hill Stakes (Fillies' Group 2) 1m 6f 132y
- (3yo+, 1m 6f 132y, Class 1, 9 runners)
- Winner £51,039 2nd £19,350 3rd £9,684 4th £4,824 5th £2,421 6th £1,215
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 8.95s
- Off time: 15:15:24
|1st||9 The Lark||15/8f|
|3rd||6 Alta Lilea||4||9/1|
|4||130 9-4||H Morrison||S De Sousa||98||20/1|
Jehannedarc (IRE) 19
|5||130 9-4 p1||E A L Dunlop||R L Moore||97||18/1|
Saint Hilary 19
|4||130 9-4||W R Muir||M Dwyer||87||33/1|
Seal Of Approval 39
|4||130 9-4 h||J R Fanshawe||Hayley Turner||99||2/1|
Alta Lilea (IRE) 12
|3||118 8-6||M Johnston||J Fanning||101||9/1|
Jathabah (IRE) 21
|3||118 8-6||C E Brittain||R Hughes (ex2)||97||9/1|
Phiz (GER) 34
|3||118 8-6||J H M Gosden||W Buick||70||14/1|
The Lark 81
|3||118 8-6||M L W Bell||J P Spencer||107||15/8f|
Wadaa (USA) 16
|3||118 8-6 h||J Tate||P Hanagan||82||16/1|
||4||94 v||M L W Bell||Non Runner||97||NR|
Wild Coco (GER)
||4||9-4||Sir H R A Cecil||T P Queally||7/4|
John Gosden isn't one to tilt at windmills so it's interesting to see Lingfield maiden winner Phiz lining up in this Group 2. Epsom Oaks third The Lark disappointed at Saint-Cloud next time but must have a chance here if she stays. Wadaa's stamina isn't in doubt, but she may not have the pace to live with some of these. Alta Lilea has already had 11 starts this year and turned in a shocker at Chester last time when behind Bite Of The Cherry. But she did finish ahead of Jathabah and Jehannedarc in a Group 3 earlier so can't be discounted. SEAL OF APPROVAL met trouble in-running in a Listed race at Newbury last month but quickened nicely once a gap appeared and was value for more than the neck by which she beat Songbird. She's a late developer and can step up again to complete her hat-trick with Coquet preferred to Saint Hilary of the others.
Bite Of The Cherry 20-1 (8-11) Close up, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Sun Central (9-11) at Chester 1m 5f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in Aug.
The Lark 5-2fav (8-11) 5th of 10, 8l behind Pacific Rim (8-11) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 4f Group 2 fll stks (3yo) (1) sft in Jun.
Phiz (GER) 3-1 (8-10) Led early, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, ran on to lead close home, won at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug beating Story Writer (9-13) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Alta Lilea (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Disputed lead after 1f, left in lead approaching final 4f, ridden headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 38l behind Sun Central (9-11) at Chester 1m 5f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in Aug.
Jathabah (IRE) 18-1 (8-8) Led at steady pace, quickened 5f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, soon lost 2nd and kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Our Obsession (8-8) at York 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Jehannedarc (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, closer order in 5th 6f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, plugged on again inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 12l behind Harris Tweed (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Aug.
Wadaa (USA) 3-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden 3f out, driven to chase winner entering final furlong, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Cosimo De Medici (9-11) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug.
Saint Hilary 33-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, soon under pressure, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 7l behind Cameron Highland (9-2) at Windsor 1m 4f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Aug.
Coquet 20-1 (9-4) Held up in 6th, pushed along 4f out, ridden and beaten 2f out, hung left over 1f out, 6th of 9, 8l behind Our Obsession (8-8) at York 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Seal Of Approval 7-2 (9-3) Held up, took closer order halfway, lost place over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, ran on to lead closing stages, won at Newbury 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Aug beating Songbird (9-3) by nk, 9 ran.