totepool Sovereign Stakes (Group 3) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner £42,532 2nd £16,125 3rd £8,070 4th £4,020 5th £2,018 6th £1,012
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 41.45s
- Off time: 16:00:22
|1st||1 Captain Cat||11/2|
Captain Cat (IRE) 118
|5||126 9-0||R Charlton||James Doyle||107||11/2|
Genius Boy 36
|4||126 9-0||J Tate||G Lee||94||12/1|
Highland Colori (IRE) 26
|6||126 9-0||A M Balding||David Probert||106||12/1|
|5||126 9-0||R Hannon||R Hughes||112||4/1|
Rerouted (USA) 26
|6||126 9-0||M F De Kock||P Cosgrave||112||14/1|
|3||119 8-7||R Hannon||Dane O'Neill (ex1)||111||5/1|
|3||119 8-7||W J Haggas||Andrea Atzeni||116||6/4f|
||5||W J Knight||A Kirby||105||NR|
||4||p||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||110||NR|
||3||810||B R Millman||R Havlin||107||NR|
||3||87||M Appleby||Oisin Murphy||104||NR|
||6||9-0||L M Cumani||Andrea Atzeni||9/4|
Three-year-olds don't have a great record in this but Yuften could change that as he was second past the post in the Group One Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly last month only to be relegated to fourth by the stewards. William Haggas' colt had finished fifth in the St James's Palace Stakes at Ascot earlier and looks to be on an upward curve. But this is competitive with Master Carpenter successful in this grade at Chantilly before finishing third in a Group Two at Maisons-Lafitte and Rerouted capable on his day. Captain Cat is worth a try at this level while Anjaal was a close-up third in last month's Lennox Stakes at Goodwood. But Richard Hughes rides stablemate PRODUCER and the hint should be taken. The five-year-old is eased in class and could be the one to beat on his fifth in the Queen Anne Stakes in June.
Fire Ship 10-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, headway on rail 2f out, soon edging left, switched left and stayed on into 4th close home, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 3l behind Custom Cut (9-4) at Windsor 1m Listed stks (1) gs in Jun.
Tawhid 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, not run on, 5th of 8, 7l behind Gregorian (9-3) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) sft in Jun.
Master Carpenter (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Western Hymn (8-11) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Jul.
Cordite (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, led after 1f, pushed along 3f out, headed over 1f out, beaten after, one pace, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Guest of Honour (9-7) at York 1m Listed stks (1) gd in Jun.
Captain Cat (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Keen, towards rear, wide into straight 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Apr beating Highland Knight (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Producer 12-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on to take 4th inside final furlong, no chance with front trio, 4th of 7, 5l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-3) at York 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Rerouted (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Led early, tracked leader, ridden and every over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 5, 3/4l behind Professor (9-1) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gs in Jul.
Yuften 9-1 (9-2) 4th of 7, 1 1/4l behind Charm Spirit (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Jul.
Anjaal 25-1 (8-10) Not much room start, held up in rear, driven 2f out, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, chased leading pair final 50 yards, just held, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Es Que Love (9-3) at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Highland Colori (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Led near side pair, mid-division overall, no chance with main group when headed that side over 2f out, weakened, last of 12, 11l behind Music Master (9-4) at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Genius Boy 2-1fav (10-0) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden out, won at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul beating One Pekan (9-6) by 1l, 4 ran.