Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Str) 1m
- (3yo, 1m, Class 2, 30 runners)
- Winner £74,700 2nd £22,368 3rd £11,184 4th £5,592
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in Places on Round Course
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 38.04s
- Off time: 17:09:31
|1st||28 Born In Bombay||14/1|
|2nd||1 Bow Creek||½||25/1|
|3rd||9 Hors De Combat||½||8/1|
Bow Creek (IRE) 41
|3||133 9-7||M Johnston||R L Moore||104||25/1|
Magnus Maximus 64
|3||130 9-4||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||101||16/1|
|3||130 9-4||E A L Dunlop||P Hanagan||101||8/1|
American Hope (USA) 62
|3||128 9-2||M Murphy||S W Kelly||99||50/1|
Table Rock (IRE) 17
|3||128 9-2 b||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||99||12/1|
Complicit (IRE) 33
|3||128 9-2||P F I Cole||L Morris||99||33/1|
Chatez (IRE) 26
|3||127 9-1||A King||D Sweeney||98||14/1|
Hunters Creek (IRE) 33
|3||126 9-0||J H M Gosden||William Buick||97||16/1|
Hors De Combat 47
|3||125 8-13||J R Fanshawe||Freddie Tylicki||96||8/1|
Lyn Valley 12
|3||124 8-12||M Johnston||L Dettori||95||18/1|
Suzi's Connoisseur 13
|3||124 8-12||H Palmer||Noel Garbutt (5)||95||50/1|
Third Dimension 54
|3||124 8-12||G M Lyons||C T Keane (3)||95||14/1|
Nezar (IRE) 126
|3||124 8-12||G G Margarson||T P Queally||95||50/1|
Zampa Manos (USA) 12
|3||123 8-11 v1||A M Balding||Oisin Murphy (3)||94||50/1|
Mawfoor (IRE) 26
|3||122 8-10||B J Meehan||J Fortune||93||50/1|
|3||121 8-9||Richard Hannon||P J Dobbs||92||66/1|
Beau Nash (IRE) 26
|3||121 8-9||Richard Hannon||K T O'Neill||92||50/1|
Legend Rising (IRE) 42
|3||121 8-9||M Meade||Jim Crowley||92||33/1|
First Flight (IRE) 26
|3||121 8-9||Saeed bin Suroor||K Fallon||92||14/1|
Free Code (IRE) 33
|3||121 8-9||J Tate||Martin Harley (ex1)||92||50/1|
|3||120 8-8||M Johnston||F Norton||91||28/1|
Dubawi Fun 112
|3||119 8-7||I Mohammed||William Twiston-Davies (3) (ex2)||90||100/1|
Bilimbi (IRE) 26
|3||119 8-7 p1||W J Haggas||Andrea Atzeni||90||7/1f|
Idea (USA) 14
|3||118 8-6||Sir Michael Stoute||James Doyle (ex1)||89||10/1|
Almargo (IRE) 5
|3||118 8-6||M Johnston||S De Sousa||89||50/1|
|3||118 8-6 t1||B J Meehan||Martin Dwyer||89||33/1|
|3||117 8-5||M Johnston||J Fanning||88||33/1|
Born In Bombay 47
|3||116 8-4||A M Balding||David Probert||87||14/1|
Mindurownbusiness (IRE) 51
|3||114 8-2||D M Simcock||Hayley Turner||85||16/1|
Abbey Village (IRE) 20
|3||114 8-2||R A Fahey||P Mathers||85||40/1|
Roca Tumu (IRE)
||3||8-12||Ms J Morgan||W J Lee||20/1|
A maximum field on the straight mile will almost certainly split into two groups and any selection is going to need luck in-running. Four of the last seven winners have started at 20/1 or longer so the market isn't necessarily a good guide, though there has also been some gambles landed in the past. Kieren Fallon's mount FIRST FLIGHT could have a good draw in stall one and gets a tentative vote. He finished behind Chatez and Zarwaan at Haydock last month but today's quicker surface should be in his favour and he's also better off at the weights. Hors De Combat quickened nicely to beat Born In Bombay and Lyn Valley at Newmarket and also deserves a mention. Easy Kempton winner Idea may still be a step ahead of the handicapper but Table Rock is shooting up the weights and will surely struggle to reverse Limerick form with Third Dimension on worse terms. Ger Lyons' gelding has a chance if handling conditions' however, and both Richard Hannon and Mark Johnston are mob-handed. The latter's Ifwecan won easily at Mussselburgh 12 days ago, though has a lot more on his plate in this.
Born In Bombay 7-2 (8-8) Raced centre keen tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, led centre group over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Hors De Combat (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Bow Creek (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon edged onto rail and went for home, ridden clear over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, no extra and headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Kingfisher (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) sft in May.
Hors De Combat 7-1 (9-1) Raced centre keen early close up in last place, headway approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May beating Born In Bombay (8-8) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Bilimbi (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Disputed lead, ridden to lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Chatez (9-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) sft in May.
Zarwaan 8-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and effort 1f out, stayed on to chase winner final 110 yards, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Chatez (9-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) sft in May.
American Hope (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 2f out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 14, 3l behind Ertijaal (9-5) at Lingfield 7f cond stks (2) pol in Apr.
Madeed 14-1 (9-0) Keen tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 18l behind True Story (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 1f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Apr.
Legend Rising (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up tracking leaders, outpaced 3f out, headway on inside 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft in May beating Captain Bob (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
First Flight (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) In touch, headway 3f out, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Chatez (9-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) sft in May.
Almargo (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 17th of 20, 17l behind See The Sun (8-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Free Code (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven and headway over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 5, nk behind Spark Plug (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Chatez (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) sft in May beating Zarwaan (9-6) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Third Dimension 9-2 (9-2) Soon led, asserted under 2f out, pushed out and kept on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Limerick 1m 3yo mdn in Apr beating Table Rock (9-5) by 3l, 9 ran.
Table Rock (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and improved to lead under 2f out, went a few lengths clear over 1f out and kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Naas 1m 3yo hcp beating I'll Be Your Clown (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Lyn Valley 20-1 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden to lead 2f out, headed entering final furlong, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind What About Carlo (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Idea (USA) 11-8fav (8-11) Took keen hold early tracking leaders, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, led inside final 2f, pushed clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol beating Extremity (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Magnus Maximus 25-1 (9-5) Made most, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 6f 3yo auc stk (2) gd in Apr beating Toofi (9-5) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Pupil 33-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, stumbled over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 15l behind Barley Mow (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in May.
Abbey Village (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven to lead over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gs in May beating Mount Shamsan (10-0) by 1l, 9 ran.
Suzi's Connoisseur 33-1 (9-2) Off the pace towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden chasing leading pair over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Almargo (8-9) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Complicit (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Coulsty (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in May.
Beau Nash (IRE) 6-1 (7-9) Tracked leaders on outside, challenged 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, unable to quicken near finish, 3rd of 10, nk behind Wee Jean (8-2) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp (2) sft in May.
Mindurownbusiness (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leader and keen, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well, won at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr beating Crowdmania (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Nezar (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) 8th of 11, 9l behind Long John (9-5) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) in Feb.
Zampa Manos (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leader until weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 10l behind What About Carlo (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Ifwecan 16-1 (9-6) Keen early made most, ridden clear final furlong, won at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating King Of Macedon (9-3) by 5l, 8 ran.
Mawfoor (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway into mid-division 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 21l behind Chatez (9-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) sft in May.
Hunters Creek (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Raced keenly tracking leaders, driven to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 5, 4l behind Pinzolo (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in May.
Crowdmania 7-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden 3 lengths clear over 1f out, ran on, won at Beverley 1m con stks (4) gs in May beating Basem (9-1) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Dubawi Fun 33-1 (9-0) 5th of 10, 7l behind My Catch (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 7f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Feb.