St James's Palace Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1) (Rnd) 1m
- (3yo, 1m, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner £212,662 2nd £80,625 3rd £40,350 4th £20,100
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 39.06s
- Off time: 16:28:09
|2nd||2 Night Of Thunder||2¼||3/1|
|3||126 9-0||J H M Gosden||James Doyle||125||8/11f|
Night Of Thunder (IRE) 45
|3||126 9-0||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||120||3/1|
|3||126 9-0||C Appleby||William Buick||117||33/1|
Prince Of All 62
|3||126 9-0||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||102||66/1|
Toormore (IRE) 45
|3||126 9-0||Richard Hannon||R L Moore||118||7/1|
War Command (USA) 45
|3||126 9-0 p1||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||118||9/1|
|3||126 9-0||W J Haggas||Andrea Atzeni||93||66/1|
Dawn Approach (IRE)
||3||9-0||J S Bolger||K J Manning||5/4|
Night Of Thunder reversed earlier running with the hot favourite KINGMAN to return the shock 40/1 winner of the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. The latter has since made amends by landing the Irish equivalent by five lengths and John Gosden's colt gets the vote to take his revenge on the strength of that impressive display. The remainder will do well to get involved on the bare form of their running at Newmarket, though Dewhurst winner War Command and Outstrip are certainly capable of better and make more appeal than Toormore. Away from the Guineas form, Listed winner Prince Of All and maiden winner Yuften have plenty to prove as both take a big step up in class.
Kingman 4-5fav (9-0) Soon settled in rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, closer in 5th 3f out, travelling smoothly and challenged from 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on well to draw clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Curragh 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) in May beating Shifting Power (9-0) by 5l, 11 ran.
Night Of Thunder (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Raced far side held up in touch, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on strongly and hung badly left, led near finish, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in May beating Kingman (9-0) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Outstrip 25-1 (9-0) Raced stand side tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 20l behind Night Of Thunder (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
War Command (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Raced stand side from over 5f out, towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 14, 5l behind Night Of Thunder (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
Yuften 10-11fav (9-5) Always prominent, led over 1f out, quickened clear, easily, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gf in May beating Newton's Law (9-5) by 7l, 11 ran.
Toormore (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Led stand side group until 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Night Of Thunder (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
Prince Of All 15-8fav (9-3) Made all, ridden entering straight, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 7f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Apr beating Magnolia Beach (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.