JLT Lockinge Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1) (Str) 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, Class 1, 8 runners)
- Winner £121,359 2nd £46,010 3rd £23,026 4th £11,470 5th £5,757 6th £2,889
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 36.98s
- Off time: 15:52:04
|1st||4 Olympic Glory||11/8f|
Chopin (GER) 34
|4||126 9-0||Andreas Wohler||J P Spencer||115||15/2|
Empire Storm (GER) 22
|7||126 9-0 t||M J Attwater||K Fallon||107||66/1|
Montiridge (IRE) 22
|4||126 9-0||R Hannon||R Hughes||115||5/1|
Olympic Glory (IRE) 196
|4||126 9-0 b||R Hannon||L Dettori||125||11/8f|
Sruthan (IRE) 34
|4||126 9-0 h||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||111||16/1|
Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 22
|4||126 9-0||B Ellison||D Swift||118||16/1|
Tullius (IRE) 22
|6||126 9-0||A M Balding||R L Moore||117||9/2|
Verrazano (USA) 168
|4||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||117||7/1|
||5||9-0||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||10/3|
Richard Hannon has made a terrific start to the season and he'll hope that OLYMPIC GLORY can add another Group 1 to his tally. The colt is no stranger to victory at Newbury having won the Greenham Stakes last season and, though there is a suspicion that he is better with cut in the ground, his presence has scared off much of the opposition. Top Notch Tonto put up a career best when second to the selection in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot last season. He is set to reoppose Tullius and Montiridge having met them in the bet365 Mile, and while the former was well on top on that occasion, he probably wouldn't be favoured by any significant drying of the ground. Verrazano was a dual Grade 1 winner on Dirt for Todd Pletcher and, on a belated Turf debut, he is a fascinating recruit to the Aidan O'Brien team. Epsom Derby seventh Chopin looks best of the rest.
Olympic Glory (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) 4wd into lane,no rally, 9th of 10, 8l behind Wise Dan (9-0) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Nov.
Tullius (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Held up in touch, smooth headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, quickened clear, ran on strongly, won at Sandown 1m Grp 2 (1) sft in Apr beating Montiridge (9-1) by 4l, 6 ran.
Verrazano (USA) 15-4 (8-5) 3w bid 1/4,bump upper, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Flat Out (8-7) at Aqueduct(USA) 1m Grp 1 hcp (1) in Nov.
Chopin (GER) (9-1) 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Amaron (9-1) at Dusseldorf(GER) 1m Grp 3 (1) gs in Apr.
Empire Storm (GER) 33-1 (9-0) Broke well, soon tracking leader, lost place over 3f out, last of 5, well behind Noble Mission (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr.
Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leader, hard driven over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Tullius (9-1) at Sandown 1m Grp 2 (1) sft in Apr.
Sruthan (IRE) 9-4fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1) in Apr beating Custom Cut (9-10) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Montiridge (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, switched left to challenge over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Tullius (9-1) at Sandown 1m Grp 2 (1) sft in Apr.