Queen's Vase In Memory Of Sir Henry Cecil (Group 3) 2m
- (3yo, 2m, Class 1, 15 runners)
- Winner £42,532 2nd £16,125 3rd £8,070 4th £4,020 5th £2,018 6th £1,012
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 25.26s
- Off time: 17:02:48
|1st||1 Leading Light||5/4f|
|2nd||10 Feel Like Dancing||1½||20/1|
Leading Light (IRE) 26
|3||130 9-4 p||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||110||5/4f|
|3||127 9-1 p1||Sir Michael Stoute||Dane O'Neill||85||25/1|
Boite (IRE) 33
|3||127 9-1||P W Chapple-Hyam||R Havlin||87||66/1|
Da Do Run Run 30
|3||127 9-1||B J Meehan||Martin Lane||80||66/1|
Dashing Star 20
|3||127 9-1 h||D R C Elsworth||L P Keniry||90||14/1|
|3||127 9-1||Lady Cecil||T P Queally||102||4/1|
Federal Blue (USA) 9
|3||127 9-1||M Johnston||J P Murtagh||85||25/1|
Feel Like Dancing 14
|3||127 9-1 p1||J H M Gosden||R L Moore||89||20/1|
|3||127 9-1||R Varian||P Hanagan||80||33/1|
Mister Impatience 34
|3||127 9-1||M Johnston||J Fanning||97||14/1|
Naru (IRE) 20
|3||127 9-1||J Tate||N Callan||85||66/1|
Nichols Canyon 35
|3||127 9-1||J H M Gosden||William Buick||97||7/1|
Ralston Road (IRE) 27
|3||127 9-1||J P Shanahan||T P O'Shea||88||25/1|
Ray Ward (IRE) 14
|3||127 9-1||D M Simcock||J P Spencer||81||40/1|
Royal Skies (IRE) 6
|3||127 9-1||M Johnston||S De Sousa||90||9/1|
||3||91||H Morrison||R Hughes||93||NR|
||3||91||A King||D Sweeney||75||NR|
||3||91||H Morrison||G Baker||77||NR|
||3||8-12||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||3/1|
The roof will be raised at Ascot should DISCLAIMER win this for Lady Cecil. The race has been renamed in honour of her late husband this year and Sir Henry trained the winner of it twice in the nineties. The gelding, a relentless galloper, has done nothing but improve this year and, though only beating one rival when completing his four-timer at Goodwood last month, looks sure to relish the extra distance and can get the better of Leading Light. The latter comfortably landed the odds on his reappearance in a Group 3 at the Curragh but his stamina will be tested here. Mister Impatience didn't appreciate the drop in distance at Newmarket after chasing home Derby winner Ruler Of The World in the Chester Vase and looks a threat as his yard has enjoyed plenty of success in this race in recent years. Sir Michael Stoute's name also features prominently on the role of honour and the stoutly-bred Yarmouth scorer Baihas will be staying on when others have cried enough. Ray Ward is a tough handicapper and could run well at a big price under Spencer.
Another Cocktail 11-4 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, soon pushed along, weakened over 2f out, last of 4, 30l behind Nevis (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in May.
Chocala (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Keen tracked leaders, switched right 4f out, pressed leader over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May beating Deficit (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Nearly Caught (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won going away, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr beating Punditry (9-5) by 2l, 8 ran.
Leading Light (IRE) 4-6fav (9-3) Soon led and made virtually all, pushed along early straight and pressed over 1f out, edged left under pressure inside final furlong but kept on well, won at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in May beating Little White Cloud (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Feel Like Dancing 11-2 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 6, 7l behind Maputo (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Boite (IRE) (9-1) 8th of 12, 21l behind Biz The Nurse (9-1) at Capannelle(ITY) 10m 3f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in May.
Mister Impatience 9-4 (9-3) Led early, tracked leader until ridden 2f out, soon slightly outpaced, rallied inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Hoarding (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.
Ray Ward (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Held up last, headway on outside over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led inside final 2f, ridden and headed last half furlong, soon well held, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Ennistown (9-7) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Nichols Canyon 2-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner and edged left 2f out, swerved right over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, ran on well to close final 100 yards, just failed, 2nd of 9, ns behind Prairie Ranger (8-8) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Hasheem 11-4fav (9-7) Dwelt in touch, ridden over 2f out, headway to chase leading pair over 1f out, ran on, not reached leaders, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Emerging (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Ralston Road (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Pushed along to soon led, hung right throughout, reminders 6f out, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, ran on gamely, won at Chester 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May beating Snowy Dawn (8-8) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Baihas 8-13fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along 5f out, headway to lead approaching 2f out, stayed on, won at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf beating Enaitch (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 3 ran.
Royal Skies (IRE) 1-2fav (9-12) Made all, quickened over 3f out, eased final furlong, unchallenged, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Eric The Grey (8-7) by 6l, 3 ran.
Dashing Star 9-1 (9-4) Dwelt held up in last pair, headway from over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf beating Naru (9-4) by 2l, 9 ran.
Disclaimer 13-8 (9-0) Led, headed inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, rallied to regain lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, readily, won at Goodwood 1m 3f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in May beating Contributer (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 2 ran.
Federal Blue (USA) 25-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden and hung left over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left and joined inside final furlong, stayed on gamely to assert towards finish, won at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd beating Bomber Thorn (8-13) by nk, 7 ran.
Da Do Run Run 7-2 (8-11) Led after 1f, clear from 3f out, pushed along and stayed on strongly final furlong, unchallenged, won at Lingfield 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gd in May beating Emperical (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Naru (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) Led, ridden 2f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Dashing Star (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.