Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap) 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, Class 2, 27 runners)
- Winner £46,688 2nd £13,980 3rd £6,990 4th £3,495 5th £1,748 6th £878
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 26.31s
- Off time: 17:40:58
|1st||19 Lightning Cloud||25/1|
|2nd||28 Dream Tune||1¼||7/1|
|3rd||10 Shamaal Nibras||nse||33/1|
Dubawi Sound 113
|5||136 9-10 t||D H Brown||J P Spencer||104||40/1|
|7||132 9-6 b||K Dalgleish||J Fanning||100||40/1|
Highland Colori (IRE) 14
|5||131 9-5||A M Balding||W Buick||99||16/1|
|5||129 9-3||T D Barron||Graham Gibbons||97||16/1|
Emilio Largo 42
|5||128 9-2||J R Fanshawe||T P Queally||96||9/1|
Es Que Love (IRE) 2
|4||128 9-2||M Johnston||G Lee||96||25/1|
Anderiego (IRE) 36
|5||127 9-1||D O'Meara||S Foley||95||40/1|
Shamaal Nibras (USA) 22
|4||127 9-1||I Mohammed||Thomas Brown (5)||95||33/1|
Jamesie (IRE) 27
|5||127 9-1||D Marnane||P J Smullen||95||16/1|
Redvers (IRE) 27
|5||127 9-1 b||E F Vaughan||G Baker||95||20/1|
Baccarat (IRE) 64
|4||126 9-0||R A Fahey||P Hanagan||94||14/1|
Mont Ras (IRE) 29
|6||126 9-0||D O'Meara||J P O'Brien||94||25/1|
Loving Spirit 41
|5||126 9-0||J A R Toller||S De Sousa||94||12/1|
Smarty Socks (IRE) (ex5) 7
|9||126 9-0||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||89||16/1|
Mezzotint (IRE) 13
|4||125 8-13||M Botti||Martin Harley||93||28/1|
|4||125 8-13||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||93||6/1f|
Lightning Cloud (IRE) 20
|5||125 8-13||K A Ryan||N Callan||93||25/1|
|7||125 8-13 p||S Dixon||Billy Cray (3)||93||100/1|
Joe Packet 8
|6||125 8-13||J G Portman||Matthew Lawson (5)||93||25/1|
|5||124 8-12||W J Knight||Hayley Turner||92||66/1|
|4||124 8-12 t1||J P Murtagh||Johnny Murtagh||92||12/1|
Nassau Storm 8
|4||124 8-12||W J Knight||Jim Crowley||92||20/1|
Yair Hill (IRE) 27
|5||123 8-11||K A Ryan||P Makin||91||66/1|
Powerful Presence (IRE) 13
|7||123 8-11||D O'Meara||M Barzalona||91||50/1|
Jack's Revenge (IRE) 83
|5||123 8-11 bt||George Baker||P Cosgrave||91||20/1|
Dream Tune 41
|4||123 8-11||C G Cox||James Doyle||91||7/1|
|4||123 8-11 b1||R Hannon||R Hughes||91||16/1|
||7||96 p||T P Tate||Non Runner||100||NR|
||4||91 v||D O'Meara||James McDonald||95||NR|
Eton Forever (IRE)
||5||9-8||R Varian||N Callan||14/1|
Santefisio, Prince Of Johanne and Es Que Love all contested the Royal Hunt Cup on Wednesday and are bidding for quick compensation but others make more appeal. Enrol is sure to be popular as she'd won three in a row prior to going down by a nose to Nocturn over 6f at Newmarket. She was staying on well that day and the extra furlong won't be a problem. Highland Colori has a decent record in these big handicaps and was impressive when getting back to winning ways at Newmarket while Bertiewhittle was only beaten half-a-length over course and distance in the Victoria Cup last month and had a number of these in arrears. One of those was LIGHTNING CLOUD but Kevin Ryan's grey probably saw too much daylight and can be forgiven that effort. He definitely has the ability to win one of these off his current mark and today could be his day drawn right up against the stands' rail, though there are plenty of dangers. Ascot fourth Emilio Largo can reverse that running with Democretes as he looks as though he's been laid out for this while none of David O'Meara's quintet can be left out of calculations. Mont Ras, partnered by Joseph O'Brien, may be the pick of them. Jamesie and Johnny Murtagh's Campanology also go on the short-list.
Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Raced near side and prominent, pushed along 3f out, challenged and every chance in group 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 13th of 28, 5l behind Belgian Bill (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf.
Switcher (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, modderate headway inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 12l behind Lily's Angel (9-1) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol in Apr.
Lightning Cloud (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 15, 8l behind Diescentric (8-12) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Dream Tune 9-1 (8-3) Raced alone on far side and well on terms when joined main group over 3f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge, 5th of 26, 2 3/4l behind Excellent Guest (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.
Shamaal Nibras (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, went 3rd edged right and every chance 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Spa's Dancer (9-4) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
Santefisio 66-1 (9-0) Raced near side, held up towards rear, ran on inside final furlong, no chance with far side, 14th of 28, 5l behind Belgian Bill (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf.
Es Que Love (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Raced near side, chased leaders, ridden and staye don inside final furlong, no chance with leaders far side, 11th of 28, 4l behind Belgian Bill (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf.
Loving Spirit 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway on near side when badly hampered entering final 2f, ran on inside final furlong and finished well, not recover, 8th of 26, 5l behind Excellent Guest (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.
Redvers (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Held up behind, headway 2f out, soon not much room, stayed on approaching final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in May beating Zacynthus (9-3) by 2l, 12 ran.
Jack's Revenge (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 22, 2l behind Levitate (8-4) at Doncaster 1m hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in Mar.
Baccarat (IRE) 13-8 (9-6) In touch, headway 2f out, soon switched right, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, driven and ran on to join leader post, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr deadheating with Sandy Lane (8-10), 10 ran.
Bertiewhittle 12-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, smooth headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 26, 1/2l behind Excellent Guest (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.
Dubawi Sound 6-1 (8-13) 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind United Color (9-3) at Meydan(UAE) 6f hcp in Feb.
Mezzotint (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Hed up in rear, not much room over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Nocturn (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Smarty Socks (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led and bumped inside final furlong, ran on well, won at York 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Nameitwhatyoulike (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Mont Ras (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Keen prominent, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May beating Dubai Hills (8-13) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Campanology 8-1 (9-4) Towards rear, switched to outer and 11th over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure without threatening final furlong, 4th of 23, 2l behind Fiesolana (9-2) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in May.
Democretes 3-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 110 yards, 2nd of 15, nk behind Yeeoow (9-2) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Jamesie (IRE) 5-1fav (9-10) Waited with, not much over 2f out, 12th and no impression 1f out, kept on, 9th of 23, 6l behind Fiesolana (9-2) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in May.
Joe Packet 15-2 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway opver 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Harrison George (8-5) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Emilio Largo 15-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway near side over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 4th in closing stages, never nearer, 4th of 15, 1l behind Yeeoow (9-2) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Maverik 11-2fav (9-2) Led, ridden 3f out, headed and hampered entering final 2f, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 11l behind Vainglory (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Enrol 2-1fav (9-0) Held up, ridden 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, just held, 2nd of 14, ns behind Nocturn (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Highland Colori (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) In touch, headway 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Kakatosi (8-10) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.
Nassau Storm 9-2 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Harrison George (8-5) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Anderiego (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Navajo Chief (9-1) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in May.
Powerful Presence (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on strongly, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Able Master (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Yair Hill (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Mid-division, hampered over 3f out, under pressure over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 8, 5l behind Summerinthecity (8-12) at Chester 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Thunderball 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 9th of 16, 5l behind Arctic Feeling (8-2) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.