Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions Race) 2m 5f 159y

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f 159y, Class 2, 19 runners)
  • Winner £37,350 2nd £11,184 3rd £5,592 4th £2,796 5th £1,398 6th £702
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 51.49s
  • Off time: 17:39:28
Full result
Result 17:35 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Chiberta King 8/1
2nd 14 Shahwardi hd 3/1f
3rd 13 Seaside Sizzler 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (10) 57737/3-
White, dark blue hoops and armlets, dark blue and white hooped cap American Spin 25
  • T:L A Dace
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 57737/3-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-2b1
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
9 128 9-2 b1 L A Dace P J Dobbs 69 33/1
2 (16) 33525-5
Pink, dark blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves Chiberta King 35
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:J Fortune
  • Form: 33525-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 p A M Balding J Fortune 102 8/1
3 (3) 0408-62
Emerald Green and White diabolo, Black sleeves, White cap Cosimo De Medici 30
  • T:H Morrison
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 0408-62
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 H Morrison R Hughes 82 20/1
4 (14) 5043-81
White, purple cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves and cap Cul Baire (IRE) 15
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form: 5043-81
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 J S Bolger K J Manning 90 10/1
5 (13) 283-945
Black, red braces, red cap First Avenue 21
  • T:Mrs L J Mongan
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 283-945
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
8 128 9-2 Mrs L J Mongan J Fanning 80 40/1
6 (17) 131129/
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 30
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 131129/
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-2b
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
10 128 9-2 b D Pipe R L Moore 91 10/1
7 (2) 12R
Light Blue, Orange epaulets, white cap Mad Moose (IRE) 28
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 12R
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
9 128 9-2 N A Twiston-Davies William Twiston-Davies 100 14/1
9 (19) 6213-13
Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap No Heretic 14
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 6213-13
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 D M Simcock J P Spencer 96 13/2
10 (8) 334/706-
Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean's Minstrel 232
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 334/706-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 J Ryan G Lee 83 50/1
11 (9) 04-4510
Yellow and dark blue diamonds, hooped sleeves and cap Palazzo Bianco 14
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:D Swift
  • Form: 04-4510
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2p1
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 p1 B Ellison D Swift 86 33/1
12 (4) 730-301
White, royal blue epaulets, striped sleeves and diamonds on cap Riptide 15
  • T:M Scudamore
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form: 730-301
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2v
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 v M Scudamore P Mulrennan 76 66/1
13 (18) 6697-14
Royal Blue, White hollow box, checked sleeves and cap Seaside Sizzler 48
  • T:R M Beckett
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 6697-14
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2vt
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 vt R M Beckett Jim Crowley 86 16/1
14 (5) 23317-6
Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Shahwardi (FR) 27
  • T:A de Royer-Dupre
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 23317-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 A de Royer-Dupre L Dettori 109 3/1f
15 (20) 2
Dark Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Dark Blue spots Stopped Out 35
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 128 9-2 p P A Kirby D Tudhope 25/1
16 (7) 211012-
RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Courtesy Call (IRE) 51
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:N Callan
  • Form: 211012-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 N J Henderson N Callan 88 6/1
17 (1) 72231-4
Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Mashaari (IRE) 37
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 72231-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 B Ellison K Fallon 87 12/1
18 (11) 176508-
Black and Yellow (halved), Yellow sleeves, quartered cap Yazdi (IRE) 44
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 176508-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0t
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 t C J Mann S De Sousa 76 66/1
19 (15) 31100-5
PINK, large PURPLE spots, PINK sleeves, PURPLE spots, PINK cap, PURPLE spots Cloudy Spirit 37
  • T:A Hollinshead
  • J:J Quinn
  • Form: 31100-5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
8 123 8-11 A Hollinshead J Quinn 77 40/1
20 (12) 93202-5
Royal Blue and Pink diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink armlets, Pink cap Sohar 28
  • T:J A R Toller
  • J:Kirsty Milczarek
  • Form: 93202-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 J A R Toller Kirsty Milczarek 84 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 (6) 17/20-9
Meganisi (IRE) 63
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 17/20-9
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2t1
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 92 t1 Miss R Curtis Brendan Powell 100 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 16 Simenon (IRE)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R L Moore
5 9-2 W P Mullins R L Moore 11/4
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In depth

Verdict

SHAHWARDI, runner-up to Simenon a year ago, has obviously been targeted to go one better and it will be a surprise if there's one as good as the Gold Cup runner-up in the line-up this year so he has to be the selection. Chiberta King has a Listed success over 2m to his credit and has generally performed at a much higher level so he has to be on the short-list while No Heretic looks well worth a try over this longer distance and is proving most consistent. Jim Bolger wouldn't be sending Cul Baire here without good reason and the progressive Leopardstown winner, who is bred for this sort of trip, can get involved along with Nicky Henderson's Courtesy Call, who has been in very good form in staying races over hurdles. Meganisi and the enigmatic and well-named Mad Moose are others to consider though potential punters might care to wait to see if the latter consents to start before plunging.

Formwatch

Meganisi (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Raced wide, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden 5f out, weakened inside final 4f, tailed off, last of 9, 36l behind Universal (8-11) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gs in Apr.

Chiberta King 16-1 (8-12) Chased leader, driven to challenge over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 13l behind Willing Foe (8-12) at Newbury 1m 5f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in May.

Shahwardi (FR) 12-1 (8-13) last of 6, well behind Domeside (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 7f Grp 2 (1) sft in May.

Seaside Sizzler 10-1 (9-2) In touch in 5th, pushed along over 3f out, headway on outside over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Sun Central (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.

First Avenue 16-1 (8-4) Held up well off the pace towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, went 4th over 1f out, no chance with leading trio, dropped to 5th towards finish, 5th of 12, 7l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.

Cloudy Spirit 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 15, 14l behind Well Sharp (9-7) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.

No Heretic 7-2fav (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Highland Castle (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.

Sohar 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 4l behind Arch Villain (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.

Cul Baire (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leader in 2nd, headway to lead entering straight and soon ridden to assert, driven out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gf beating Defence Of Duress (9-4) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.

Mashaari (IRE) 13-2 (9-8) Prominent, led over 3f out, soon strongly challenged, headed over 1f out, faded, 4th of 15, 11l behind Well Sharp (9-7) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.

Palazzo Bianco 11-1 (8-8) Behind, outpaced over 5f out, tailed off over 3f out, 10th of 14, 17l behind De Rigueur (8-13) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf.

Courtesy Call (IRE) 5-1fav (8-5) Prominent, chased clear leader 10f out, joined leader 7f out, led 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 18, 4 1/2l behind Domination (8-9) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.

Riptide 12-1 (9-1) In touch in 4th, pushed along 4f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Our Folly (8-12) by 4l, 10 ran.

Cosimo De Medici 8-1 (9-7) Started slowly, held up in rear, slightly hampered approaching halfway, steady headway travelling well over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Palazzo Bianco (9-5) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.

American Spin 13-2 (9-8) Soon tracking leader, led after 2f, ridden and narrowly headed over 4f out, stayed pressing leader under pressure and every chance 2f out, one pace in 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Rasheed (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb '12.

Junior 4-1 (9-10) Led, driven and headed 5f out, soon ridden, lost place over 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 19, 29l behind Veiled (9-3) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun '11.

Stopped Out 10-3 (10-0) Dwelt, soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Bold Sniper (8-11) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in May.

Yazdi (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway and in touch on outside 7f out, driven over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 16, 16l behind Educate (9-7) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Oct.

Mad Moose (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Refused to race, in a race won by Songcraft (9-0) at York 1m 6f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in May, 5 ran.

Ocean's Minstrel 25-1 (9-11) In touch, ridden 3f out, plugged on same pace, 6th of 14, 14l behind Ardlui (10-0) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Nov.