Duke Of Cambridge Stakes (Formerly The Windsor Forest Stakes) (Fillies' Group 2) (Str) 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, Class 1, 9 runners)
- Winner £77,375 2nd £29,335 3rd £14,681 4th £7,313 5th £3,670 6th £1,842
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 39.47s
- Off time: 15:05:10
|2nd||7 Ladys First||½||25/1|
Beatrice Aurore (IRE) 19
|5||124 8-12||E A L Dunlop||L Dettori||105||33/1|
|4||124 8-12||Lady Cecil||T P Queally||114||11/4f|
Dancewiththedevil (SAF) 417
|7||124 8-12||R Varian||R Hughes||112||20/1|
|4||124 8-12||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||109||7/2|
Duntle (IRE) 38
|4||124 8-12||D Wachman||W M Lordan||113||10/3|
Ladys First 4
|4||124 8-12||R A Fahey||P Hanagan||105||25/1|
Sarkiyla (FR) 49
|4||124 8-12 t||A de Royer-Dupre||C P Lemaire||108||6/1|
|4||124 8-12||J Ward||K Fallon||95||66/1|
Thistle Bird 19
|5||124 8-12 h||R Charlton||J Doyle||108||7/1|
||4||812||C F Wall||S Sanders||104||NR|
||4||812||R M Beckett||Non Runner||106||NR|
||4||8-12||J H M Gosden||William Buick||11/1|
Duntle was giving 9lb to Ladys First when winning last year's Sandringham Handicap here and improved thereafter, finishing first past the post in her next three starts including the Group 1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown where she beat Chachamaidee only to lose the race in the stewards' room. She won't go down without a fight but Chachamaidee's stable companion CHIGUN looks the one to be on today. Lady Cecil's filly beat Thistle Bird, who had Ladys First and Beatrice Aurore behind in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom, at Newmarket in the autumn and got back to winning ways in a Group 3 at the Curragh last month having just been caught by Dank over an extra furlong at Newmarket on her reappearance. The latter was conceding 3lb that day so will be a danger again but the ground is likely to be too quick for Sarkiyla, though she was just touched off by the smart Don Bosco at Saint-Cloud last time.
Intense Pink 6-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on well closing stages, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Lily's Angel (9-3) at Lingfield 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft in May.
Moonstone Magic 11-10fav (8-11) Close up in last place, headway entering final 2f, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Nottingham 1m cond Stakes (2) sft in May beating Don't Call Me (9-2) by hd, 4 ran.
Duntle (IRE) 8-13fav (9-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along to lead 1 1/2f out, ridden and kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 (1) in May beating Custom Cut (9-12) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Ladys First 7-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Baltic Knight (8-10) at York 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Dank 4-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden to chase leader 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 1f flls Grp 3 (1) gf in May beating Chigun (8-12) by shd, 7 ran.
Beatrice Aurore (IRE) 17-2 (9-6) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 9, 13l behind Thistle Bird (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gs in May.
Sarkiyla (FR) (8-8) 2nd of 12, hd behind Don Bosco (8-11) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m Grp 2 (1) gs in May.
Chigun 11-8fav (9-0) Waited with towards rear, switched to outside from 3f out, challenged travelling well from 2f out, led under 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) gf in May beating La Collina (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Sweetnessandlight 10-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, led, headed over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, stayed on final 100 yards, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Woodland Aria (8-7) at Leicester 7f flls cond stks (3) gd.
Dancewiththedevil (SAF) 3-1 (9-1) Slow - no finish, 8th of 11, 6l behind Europa Point (9-1) at Turffontein(SAF) 1m 2f Grp 1 gd in Apr '12.
Thistle Bird 3-1fav (9-6) Chased clear leader, ridden 3f out, led 1f out, ran on (hand timed), won at Epsom Downs 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gs in May beating Gifted Girl (9-6) by 3/4l, 9 ran.