Duke Of Cambridge Stakes (Formerly The Windsor Forest Stakes) (Fillies' Group 2) (Str) 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, Class 1, 14 runners)
- Winner £82,882 2nd £31,422 3rd £15,726 4th £7,834 5th £3,931 6th £1,973
- Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places on the Round Course)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 37.09s
- Off time: 16:26:41
|2nd||4 L'amour De Ma Vie||2||20/1|
|3rd||13 Purr Along||2||9/1|
Sky Lantern (IRE) 192
|4||131 9-5||R Hannon||R Hughes||119||9/2|
Certify (USA) 118
|4||129 9-3||C Appleby||James Doyle||113||8/1|
Fiesolana (IRE) 25
|5||129 9-3||W McCreery||W J Lee||114||14/1|
L'amour De Ma Vie (USA) 102
|5||129 9-3||Mme P Brandt||C Soumillon||111||20/1|
|4||126 9-0||J G Portman||R Kingscote||107||16/1|
Esoterique (IRE) 45
|4||126 9-0||A Fabre||M Guyon||113||11/2|
Gifted Girl (IRE) 34
|5||126 9-0||P F I Cole||T P Queally||108||20/1|
|4||126 9-0||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||115||9/4f|
Kenhope (FR) 26
|4||126 9-0||H A Pantall||O Peslier||103||28/1|
Masarah (IRE) 12
|4||126 9-0||C E Brittain||K Fallon||100||100/1|
Peace Burg (FR) 25
|4||126 9-0 t1||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||110||40/1|
Princess Loulou (IRE) 25
|4||126 9-0 h||R Varian||Andrea Atzeni||105||33/1|
Purr Along 25
|4||126 9-0||J P Murtagh||J P Spencer||109||9/1|
Woodland Aria 320
|4||126 9-0||J H M Gosden||W Buick||98||50/1|
||4||8-12||D Wachman||W M Lordan||10/3|
This looks a good spot for SKY LANTERN to kick-start her campaign. She won the Coronation Stakes at this meeting last year in between landing the 1000 Guineas and Sun Chariot Stakes. Richard Hannon's filly will be hard to beat if anywhere near her best. Certify was a high-class two-year-old and beat Sky Lantern at Newmarket in 2012. But she missed the whole of last year before winning a Group 2 at Meydan back in January when beating French challenger L'Amour De Ma Vie. Andre Fabre returns with Esoterique, who beat Integral a head at Newmarket last month and the latter also has a bit to find with the selection on last season's form. Purr Along beat Fiesolana, Princess Loulou and Peace Burg at the Curragh last month. But she's not certain to confirm superiority on this faster ground.
Integral 7-4fav (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, joined winner inside final furlong, ran on, lost on the nod, 2nd of 7, hd behind Esoterique (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 1f flls Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
L'amour De Ma Vie (USA) 6-1 (8-9) 11th of 13, 14l behind Vercingetorix (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Grp 1 (1) std in Mar.
Purr Along 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, 13th over 3f out, improved travelling smoothly into 3rd 1f out, led inside final furlong and stayed on well, won at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) in May beating Fiesolana (9-5) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Fiesolana (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th over 3f out, travelling smoothly 2f out, went 2nd and kept on without getting to winner well inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Purr Along (9-0) at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) in May.
Sky Lantern (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) last of 14, 18l behind Glorious Days (9-0) at Sha Tin(HK) 1m Grp 1 (1) gd in Dec.
Woodland Aria 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 14, 7l behind Annecdote (8-10) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.
Peace Burg (FR) 7-2fav (9-5) Soon tracked leaders, 5th over 3f out, challenged 2f out, no impression when briefly short of room 1 1/2f out, 6th 1f out, no extra and eased inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 19l behind Purr Along (9-0) at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) in May.
Kenhope (FR) (8-8) 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Mondialiste (8-13) at Saint-cloud(FR) 1m stks gs in May.
Esoterique (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, ran on, won on the nod, won at Newmarket 1m 1f flls Grp 3 (1) gf in May beating Integral (9-0) by hd, 7 ran.
Annecdote 6-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway and not clear run over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Emerald Star (8-6) at Lingfield 7f fll stks G3 (1) gd in May.
Princess Loulou (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Prominent, 2nd over 3f out, on terms 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Purr Along (9-0) at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) in May.
Certify (USA) 2-5fav (9-3) 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind L'amour De Ma Vie (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Grp 2 flls gd in Feb.
Masarah (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led after 1f, pushed along oover 2f out, kept on well until ridden and headed over 1f out, chased leading pair, no extra and lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Thistle Bird (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Gifted Girl (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway to track leaders over 3f out, ridden when weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 13l behind Ambivalent (9-0) at York 1m 2f fll Grp 2 stks (1) gs in May.