Norfolk Stakes (Group 2) 5f
- (2yo, 5f, Class 1, 14 runners)
- Winner £45,368 2nd £17,200 3rd £8,608 4th £4,288 5th £2,152 6th £1,080
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 0m 58.80s
- Off time: 14:32:18
|1st||10 No Nay Never||4/1|
|2nd||2 Coach House||1||9/4f|
|3rd||14 Wind Fire||hd||16/1|
Ambiance (IRE) 16
|2||127 9-1||M R Channon||Martin Harley||40/1|
Coach House (IRE) 26
|2||127 9-1||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||9/4f|
Coulsty (IRE) 24
|2||127 9-1||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||7/1|
|2||127 9-1||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||16/1|
Emirates Flyer 20
|2||127 9-1||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||16/1|
|2||127 9-1||D Shaw||Harry Bentley||150/1|
Green Door 46
|2||127 9-1||O Stevens||Jim Crowley||9/1|
|2||127 9-1||M Johnston||J Fanning||28/1|
Legend Rising (IRE) 6
|2||127 9-1||Richard Hannon||R L Moore||10/1|
No Nay Never (USA) 55
|2||127 9-1 b1||Wesley Ward||Joel Rosario||4/1|
Oriental Relation (IRE) 31
|2||127 9-1||J G Given||G Lee||100/1|
Royal Mezyan (IRE) 6
|2||127 9-1||W J Haggas||S Sanders||28/1|
|2||127 9-1||W J Haggas||Liam Jones||9/1|
Wind Fire (USA) 28
|2||124 8-12||D H Brown||J P Spencer||16/1|
||2||9-1||C G Cox||A Kirby||4/1|
Aidan O'Brien last won this in 2001 but has an excellent chance with COACH HOUSE in this year's renewal. His Oasis Dream colt has the best proven form emphasised by an impressive Listed victory at the Curragh last month and it's up to the remainder to match him at this level. Coulsty may well be capable of doing so as he blasted his way to a debut victory at Leicester with a subsequent winner five lengths back in second. Richard Hughes prefers him to dual winner Legend Rising while the unbeaten Saayerr could prove best of Willie Haggas' two runners. Both Eccleston and Emirates Flyer made winning debuts and are preferred to the likes of Green Door and Wind Fire while the US raider No Nay Never showed plenty of pace when scoring on the Turf at Keeneland.
No Nay Never (USA) 4-5fav (8-6) Rushed to lead, held, won at Keeneland(USA) 4f 2yo mdn stks in Apr beating Solitary Ranger (8-6) by 2l, 10 ran.
Coach House (IRE) 4-6fav (9-3) Went left out of stalls, soon chased leaders in 3rd, closed 2f out, quickened best to lead from 1f out, soon in command, stayed on well, won at Curragh 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gf in May beating Club Wexford (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Wind Fire (USA) 9-4fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Sandown 5f 2yo stks (5) gf in May beating Survived (9-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Ambiance (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Searchlight (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Emirates Flyer 5-4fav (9-5) Towards rear, headway and not much room 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, edged right last 100 yards, kept on well, won at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May beating Biography (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Royal Mezyan (IRE) 15-8fav (9-5) Raced centre, led group and well on terms, led overall halfway, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Reroute (9-0) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gf.
Green Door 9-2 (9-5) Switched left soon after start, made most, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May beating Windfast (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Saayerr 1-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, led post, won at Windsor 5f 2yo nov stk (5) gf beating Lilbourne Lass (8-11) by shd, 4 ran.
Oriental Relation (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Andhesontherun (9-5) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Legend Rising (IRE) 2-5fav (9-5) Held up tracking leaders, headway over 2f out, led going well 2f out, pushed clear final furlong, easily, won at Chepstow 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gs beating Piazon (9-2) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Coulsty (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Made all, ridden and ran on strongly final furlong, impressive, won at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in May beating Disko (8-11) by 5l, 9 ran.
Extreme Supreme Piccolo colt out of Kitty Kitty Cancan.
Ifwecan 13-2 (9-0) With leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and well held over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, outpaced to 4th in closing stages, 4th of 11, 5l behind Thunder Strike (9-0) at Epsom Downs 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd.
Eccleston 5-4fav (8-11) Mid-division, headway and not much room over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on strongly to draw clear towards finish, won at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in May beating Tableforten (8-9) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.