Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Str) 1m
- (3yo, 1m, Class 2, 27 runners)
- Winner £74,700 2nd £22,368 3rd £11,184 4th £5,592 5th £2,796 6th £1,404
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 37.52s
- Off time: 16:26:02
|1st||7 Roca Tumu||20/1|
|3rd||11 Queensberry Rules||½||16/1|
Law Enforcement (IRE) 31
|3||133 9-7||R Hannon||William Twiston-Davies (5)||105||50/1|
Ayaar (IRE) 31
|3||128 9-2||M R Channon||Martin Harley||100||66/1|
Ebn Arab (USA) 21
|3||128 9-2||C Hills||Dane O'Neill||100||50/1|
Cape Peron 33
|3||128 9-2||H Candy||F Sweeney||100||6/1|
Newstead Abbey 26
|3||126 9-0||T D Barron||Graham Gibbons||98||28/1|
Roca Tumu (IRE) 26
|3||124 8-12||Ms J Morgan||W J Lee||96||20/1|
|3||123 8-11||M Johnston||J Fanning||95||7/1|
Jalaa (IRE) 12
|3||123 8-11||R Hannon||L Dettori||95||50/1|
Won Diamond 12
|3||123 8-11||M Halford||S Foley||95||33/1|
Queensberry Rules (IRE) 19
|3||123 8-11||W J Haggas||R L Moore||95||16/1|
String Theory (IRE) 31
|3||123 8-11 t||M Botti||W Buick||95||40/1|
Wentworth (IRE) 27
|3||122 8-10||R Hannon||R Hughes||94||7/2f|
|3||120 8-8||W J Haggas||J P Spencer||92||22/1|
Red Avenger (USA) 26
|3||120 8-8||E A L Dunlop||Joel Rosario||92||40/1|
Shebebi (USA) 26
|3||120 8-8||M Johnston||P Hanagan||92||33/1|
Sea Shanty (USA) 28
|3||119 8-7||R Hannon||P J Dobbs||91||20/1|
So Beloved 26
|3||119 8-7 h||R Charlton||James Doyle||91||16/1|
Secret Talent 41
|3||118 8-6||H Morrison||Jim Crowley||90||16/1|
Capo Rosso (IRE) 26
|3||118 8-6||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||90||40/1|
Tarikhi (USA) 33
|3||117 8-5||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||89||33/1|
Market Town (USA) 55
|3||117 8-5 h||C Hills||C P Lemaire||89||20/1|
Llaregyb (IRE) 19
|3||117 8-5||D R C Elsworth||Harry Bentley||89||10/1|
Machete Mark (IRE) 26
|3||116 8-4||G M Lyons||I J Brennan (3)||88||33/1|
You Da One 20
|3||116 8-4 h||A M Balding||Hayley Turner||88||33/1|
Prophets Pride 22
|3||116 8-4 p1||J Noseda||C Catlin||88||25/1|
Kyllachy Rise (ex5) 9
|3||116 8-4||R Hannon||J Quinn||83||33/1|
Le Deluge (FR) 14
|3||115 8-3||J R Best||William Carson||87||100/1|
||3||C G Cox||A Kirby||98||NR|
||3||84||J Noseda||D E Egan||88||NR|
||3||83 b1||B J Meehan||N Mackay||87||NR|
Fast Or Free
||3||8-10||W J Haggas||R L Moore||6/1|
Plenty of progressive types to choose from but the most visually impressive recent winner was CAPE PERON. Henry Candy's charge showed a terrific turn of foot when bursting clear of the field at Doncaster last time and may well be up to defying a 13lb hike in the weights. Law Enforcement has struggled this year having won a Group 1 in Italy in October and Richard Hughes prefers Wentworth of the Hannon quintet while Queensbury Rules makes more appeal than stablemate Fehaydi back over a mile. Homage looks the more likely of Jeremy Noseda's duo while stable companions Maputo and Shebebi also have claims. Haafaguinea and Market Town are closely matched on latest running at Sandown and String Theory and Tarikhi are both better than their recent below par effort suggests.
Haafaguinea 11-2 (9-4) Held up off the pace in last pair, ridden 2f out, headway towards far rail and chased leaders over 1f out, chased leader inside final furlong, led final 100 yards, stayed on well, driven out, won at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr beating Market Town (8-10) by nk, 7 ran.
Homage (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) Close up, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged right and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Ashaadd (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Granell (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, one pace thereafter, 4th of 9, 5l behind Monsieur Rieussec (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Roca Tumu (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden to assert 1 1/2f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Curragh 1m 3yo hcp gf in May beating Conversational (8-1) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Tarikhi (USA) 6-1 (8-8) Pulled very hard tracking leaders, stumbled on turn over 6f out, lost place over 4f out, last of 7, 38l behind High Troja (8-2) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Queensberry Rules (IRE) 9-4 (8-12) Tracked leader, took keen hold, effort well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 3, 8l behind Elkaayed (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f con stks (2) gd.
Wentworth (IRE) 5-2 (8-11) Held up tracking leaders in 5th on rail, trappped behind wall of horses from inside final 2f, no daylight until switched right and strong run in closing stages, finished well in 3rd, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Piscean (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Cape Peron 6-4fav (9-6) In rear, smooth headway on bit over 2f out, led over 1f out, quickened clear entering final furlong, impressive, won at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May beating Gworn (9-1) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Machete Mark (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders, keen hold, 2nd and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 3l behind Roca Tumu (9-7) at Curragh 1m 3yo hcp gf in May.
Fehaydi 13-8fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leader, ridden well over 1f out, lost 2nd 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Haafaguinea (9-4) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Market Town (USA) 7-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway and squeezed through between horses over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed and not quicken final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, nk behind Haafaguinea (9-4) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Shebebi (USA) 12-1 (8-2) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon pushed, held on near finish, won at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) fm in May beating Newstead Abbey (8-9) by nk, 10 ran.
Ayaar (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) 6th of 10, 15l behind Peace At Last (9-2) at Cologne(GER) 1m 3yo Grp 2 sft in May.
Sea Shanty (USA) 11-10fav (9-7) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, driven out, won at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Jodies Jem (9-4) by nk, 6 ran.
So Beloved 4-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, lead close home, won at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) fm in May beating Capo Rosso (9-6) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Red Avenger (USA) 7-1 (8-7) In rear, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Shebebi (8-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) fm in May.
You Da One 9-2 (8-8) Taken to post early, raced wide close, effort to press leaders over 3f out, every chance 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Heaven's Guest (8-7) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Kyllachy Rise 4-5fav (9-3) Close up travelling well, shaken up to lead just inside final furlong, pushed out, comfortable, won at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (5) gd beating Saigon City (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Le Deluge (FR) 20-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Ajraam (9-7) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Law Enforcement (IRE) 11-4fav (9-2) 9th of 10, 19l behind Peace At Last (9-2) at Cologne(GER) 1m 3yo Grp 2 sft in May.
Llaregyb (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Held up in rear, good headway over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, ran on, comfortably, won at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Corn Snow (8-11) by 2l, 8 ran.
Won Diamond 7-4 (9-5) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along to challenge 2f out, soon ridden and disputed, narrowly headed under 1f out, kept on, no extra close home, 2nd of 4, nk behind Stepwise (9-9) at Navan 1m 3yo stk gf.
Ebn Arab (USA) 7-2 (8-12) Led for 2f, tracked winner, ridden and no impression when weakened to 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Montiridge (8-12) at Sandown 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in May.
Prophets Pride 6-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, ran on final 100 yards, led post, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May beating George Cinq (9-4) by ns, 7 ran.
Newstead Abbey 9-2 (8-9) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on and held near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Shebebi (8-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) fm in May.
Maputo 4-5fav (9-3) Keen early, made all, shaken up over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, ran on, unchallenged, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Number One London (8-11) by 2l, 6 ran.
Capo Rosso (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind So Beloved (9-5) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) fm in May.
Jalaa (IRE) 9-4 (9-1) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Beverley 1m con stks (4) gf beating Maxentius (9-1) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Secret Talent 5-2fav (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden to lead and edged right over 1f out, headed and outpaced final 150 yards, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Professor (9-7) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
String Theory (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) 4th of 10, 13l behind Peace At Last (9-2) at Cologne(GER) 1m 3yo Grp 2 sft in May.