Albany Stakes (Fillies' Group 3) 6f
- (2yo, 6f, Class 1, 19 runners)
- Winner £39,697 2nd £15,050 3rd £7,532 4th £3,752 5th £1,883 6th £945
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 13.82s
- Off time: 14:32:54
|2||124 8-12||M Johnston||P Hanagan||50/1|
Heart Focus (IRE) 18
|2||124 8-12||J S Bolger||K J Manning||14/1|
Iseemist (IRE) 23
|2||124 8-12||J Gallagher||P J Smullen||150/1|
|2||124 8-12 h||Lady Cecil||T P Queally||6/1|
Kidmenot (IRE) 41
|2||124 8-12||J Moore||Liam Jones||150/1|
|2||124 8-12||C Hills||J P Spencer||8/1|
Lady Lara (IRE)
|2||124 8-12||A P Jarvis||Jim Crowley||80/1|
Lucky Kristale 24
|2||124 8-12||G G Margarson||G Lee||20/1|
Midnite Angel (IRE) 32
|2||124 8-12||R Hannon||R Hughes||16/1|
Princess Noor (IRE) 23
|2||124 8-12||R Varian||W Buick||33/1|
Race Hunter (USA) 21
|2||124 8-12||T D Barron||J P Murtagh||16/1|
|2||124 8-12||M Botti||N Callan||33/1|
Red Lady (IRE) 28
|2||124 8-12||B J Meehan||K Fallon||20/1|
Sacred Aspect (IRE) 40
|2||124 8-12||K J Condon||S Foley||50/1|
Sandiva (IRE) 18
|2||124 8-12||R A Fahey||L Dettori||7/4f|
Sleepy Sioux 14
|2||124 8-12||D R C Elsworth||Dane O'Neill||100/1|
Suite (IRE) 35
|2||124 8-12||R Hannon||P J Dobbs||66/1|
Wedding Ring 14
|2||124 8-12||Saeed bin Suroor||M Barzalona||9/1|
Wonderfully (IRE) 16
|2||124 8-12||A P O'Brien||R L Moore||8/1|
||2||812||C E Brittain||Non Runner||NR|
||2||8-12||J H M Gosden||W Buick||7/4|
There looks to be some very speedy fillies in this and the majority are open to further improvement but SANDIVA appears to set the standard on her defeat of Heart Focus in a Listed race at Naas, where she quickened nicely and won with a bit in hand. Frankie Dettori has nominated her has his best ride this week. Wedding Ring represents his former employers and looked useful when winning her maiden at Newmarket while the O'Brien team expect the smartly-bred Wonderfully to step up on a narrow victory at Fairyhouse. Richard Hughes has chosen Windsor winner Midnite Angel ahead of Suite but the latter boasts decent form and has place claims while Joyeuse easily justified strong market support on her debut at Lingfield. The betting may be a guide as to whether any of the others, including dual winner Lucky Kristale, are expected to make an impact in this grade.
Aqlaam Vision 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, outpaced halfway, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 6, hd behind Green Run (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo stks (5) gs.
Kiyoshi 8-11fav (9-0) Chased leading pair, went 2nd halfway, challenged over 1f out, led 1f out, pushed along and in command when edged left briefly final half furlong, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in May beating Ihtimal (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Sandiva (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders and headway to lead 2f out, drew clear with rival over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Naas 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf beating Heart Focus (9-0) by 2l, 10 ran.
Joyeuse 10-11fav (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo stks (5) gs in May beating Dancealot (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Heart Focus (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Always prominent, led briefly over 2f out, ridden and drew clear with winner over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong and kept on same pace under pressure, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Sandiva (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf.
Wedding Ring 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, soon edged right and ran on, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (4) gf beating Ihtimal (9-0) by nk, 11 ran.
Lucky Kristale 4-9fav (8-11) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, pushed out, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo nov stk (5) gf in May beating Vigor (9-0) by 4l, 7 ran.
Wonderfully (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, moderate 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, 3rd and no impression over 1f out, kept on well final furlong to lead last strides, won at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo fll mdn gf beating Queen Of Power (9-0) by shd, 13 ran.
Lady Lara (IRE) Excellent Art filly out of Shanty.
Princess Noor (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, raced in last, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, nudged out, readily, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in May beating Bewitchment (9-0) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Midnite Angel (IRE) 4-6fav (9-0) Took keen hold, soon pressing leader, led over 1f out, soon edged right to rail, pushed clear final furlong, easily, won at Windsor 5f 2yo stks (5) gd in May beating Twist And Shout (9-0) by 7l, 5 ran.
Red Lady (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Made all, pushed along and clear final furlong, kept on well, won at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in May beating Stepping Out (9-0) by 4l, 14 ran.
Sacred Aspect (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 3rd early, 2nd after 2f, challenged 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, stayed on to narrow lead final 150 yards, kept on well under pressure, won at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn aut in May beating Ealain Aibrean (8-5) by nk, 6 ran.
Sleepy Sioux 22-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 6l behind Wedding Ring (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (4) gf.
Rasheeda 3-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo stks (5) gd beating Genuine Quality (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Suite (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden and every chance 1f out, soon edged right, not pace of winner, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Alutiq (8-10) at Newbury 5f 2yo fll stks (3) gf in May.
Iseemist (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Ventura Mist (8-12) at Beverley 5f 2yo fll stks (2) gd in May.
Kidmenot (IRE) 7-4fav (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led and edged right well inside final furlong, driven out, won at Warwick 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in May beating Mr Matthews (8-9) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Race Hunter (USA) 13-8 (9-0) Chased leaders, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, pushed along to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May beating Lord Clyde (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Arabda 7-4fav (9-0) Made all, ridden halfway, ran on, won at Catterick 5f 2yo stks (5) gs in May beating Milly's Secret (8-7) by 1l, 5 ran.