At The Races Champagne Stakes (Group 2) 7f
- (2yo, 7f, Class 1, 4 runners)
- Winner £50,585 2nd £19,178 3rd £9,598 4th £4,781 5th £2,399 6th £1,204
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 26.90s
- Off time: 14:05:14
Cable Bay (IRE) 21
|2||124 8-12||C Hills||J P Spencer||108||5/1|
|2||124 8-12||C Appleby||M Barzalona||13/8j|
The Grey Gatsby (IRE) 24
|2||124 8-12||K A Ryan||G Lee||13/8j|
Treaty Of Paris (IRE) 24
|2||124 8-12||H Candy||James Doyle||99||6/1|
||2||91||Richard Hannon||P Hanagan||107||NR|
||2||812||G M Lyons||Non Runner||109||NR|
||2||812||J Hughes||S W Kelly||69||NR|
||2||8-12||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||11/4|
Treaty Of Paris just held off the fast-finishing THE GREY GATSBY in the Acomb at York but Kevin Ryan's promising grey took a while to find his stride on the Knavesmire and is fancied to turn the tables here on softer ground. He can also get the better of Gimcrack fourth Cable Bay, who looks held by the less-exposed Goodwood second Outstrip on a line through Richard Fahey's good yardstick Parbold. Anjaal pounced late to land the July Stakes at Newmarket last time but there is just a question mark over how he'll cope with his penalty on slower going over an extra furlong. Exogenesis won a Group 3 at Leopardstown before finishing third in the Futurity at the Curragh and can't be ignored but Picks Pinta may be out of his depth.
Anjaal 14-1 (8-12) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead near finish, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul beating Figure Of Speech (8-12) by nk, 11 ran.
Exogenesis (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden and dropped to 4th 2f out, went 3rd again inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind War Command (9-6) at Curragh 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Picks Pinta 7-4fav (8-9) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway 2f out, not clear run and switched left to inside over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, ridden to lead and hung right final 100 yards, won at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun beating Sakhee'ssquirrel (8-6) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Outstrip 5-1 (9-0) Close up, quickened entering final 2f, soon edged right, led over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Toormore (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Jul.
The Grey Gatsby (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Tracked winner until slightly outpaced over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, rallied under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards and closed, just held, 2nd of 6, nk behind Treaty Of Paris (9-0) at York 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Cable Bay (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 7, 1l behind Astaire (8-12) at York 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) sft in Aug.
Treaty Of Paris (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Made all, joined over 1f out, hard ridden inside final furlong, strongly pressed close home, held on gamely, won at York 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug beating The Grey Gatsby (9-0) by nk, 6 ran.