OLBG Park Stakes (Group 2) 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, Class 1, 9 runners)
- Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360 5th £2,690 6th £1,350
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 25.54s
- Off time: 15:16:51
Arnold Lane (IRE) 136
|4||130 9-4||M R Channon||S Hitchcott||108||28/1|
Caspar Netscher 28
|4||130 9-4||D M Simcock||S W Kelly||112||10/1|
Gregorian (IRE) 28
|4||130 9-4||J H M Gosden||W Buick||116||9/4f|
|4||130 9-4||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||109||5/1|
Pastoral Player 20
|6||130 9-4||H Morrison||G Lee||107||20/1|
Red Jazz (USA) 63
|6||130 9-4||C Hills||R L Moore||109||14/1|
Sirius Prospect (USA) 21
|5||130 9-4 h||D K Ivory||R Winston||105||8/1|
Sovereign Debt (IRE) 42
|4||130 9-4 p1||M L W Bell||J P Spencer||110||8/1|
Viztoria (IRE) 85
|3||123 8-11||E Lynam||W M Lordan||109||7/2|
||4||94||R Varian||P Hanagan||116||NR|
||6||94 b||K A Ryan||N Callan||105||NR|
||4||9-4||R Hannon||K Fallon||16/1|
Lockwood is back to his best judged on his victory in the Group 3 Supreme Stakes at Goodwood and will be a danger to all as he's proven on the ground. Aljamaaheer didn't find as much as expected in the Prix Jacques-Le-Marois at Deauville last time but his earlier form is rock-solid and includes placed efforts in Group 1 company and a victory in a Group 2 at Ascot. Roger Varian's colt has to go on the short-list while it will be interesting to see how the three-year-old filly Viztoria gets on against older horses after her sixth in the Coronation Stakes. GREGORIAN finished half-a-length behind Aljamaaheer in the Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot but can reverse that form here on an easier surface and over a shorter trip. John Gosden's charge gets the nod, though Sovereign Debt is no mug and could run a decent race at bigger odds. Sirius Prospect is suited by 7f nowadays but the York winner is likely to find a few of these too good.
Aljamaaheer (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) 8th of 13, 18l behind Moonlight Cloud (9-1) at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 1 (1) gs in Aug.
Pintura 25-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, pushed along on inside 3f out, driven 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 16, 17l behind Mont Ras (8-10) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Viztoria (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 17, 7l behind Sky Lantern (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Lockwood 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Goodwood 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug beating Boom And Bust (9-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Gregorian (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Newbury 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug beating Soft Falling Rain (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Caspar Netscher 7-2 (9-3) Pulled very hard tracking leaders, switched left to challenge over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 7l behind Gregorian (9-3) at Newbury 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Sirius Prospect (USA) 5-2 (9-0) Held up behind in touch, switched outside and headway over 2f out, challenged 1f out, soon ridden, edged left and led well inside final furlong, held on, won at York 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Aug beating Rex Imperator (9-0) by nk, 6 ran.
Pastoral Player 10-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, driven and headway 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace in 4th inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Lockwood (9-0) at Goodwood 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Arnold Lane (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) won at Munich(GER) 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in May, 9 ran.
Sovereign Debt (IRE) 4-7fav (8-9) Keen tracked winner, ridden to lead narrowly entering final furlong, soon edged right, headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Premio Loco (9-6) at Newmarket 1m stks (2) gd in Aug.
Red Jazz (USA) 25-1 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, hung right over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 10l behind Aljamaaheer (9-1) at Ascot 1m Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.