Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1) 5f
- (2yo+, 5f, Class 1, 13 runners)
- Winner £150,282 2nd £56,975 3rd £28,514 4th £14,204 5th £7,128 6th £3,578
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 0m 57.92s
- Off time: 15:42:31
|1st||6 Sole Power||11/4f|
|2nd||7 Stepper Point||½||20/1|
Monsieur Joe (IRE) 21
|7||137 9-11||P T Midgley||G Lee||103||66/1|
Moviesta (USA) 21
|4||137 9-11||B Smart||P Mulrennan||112||11/1|
Shea Shea (SAF) 66
|7||137 9-11||M F De Kock||C Soumillon||116||9/1|
Sole Power 66
|7||137 9-11||E Lynam||R Hughes||119||11/4f|
Stepper Point 21
|5||137 9-11 p||W R Muir||Martin Dwyer||112||20/1|
Steps (IRE) 48
|6||137 9-11 b||R Varian||K Fallon||110||20/1|
Take Cover 21
|7||137 9-11||D C Griffiths||James Doyle||113||8/1|
Astaire (IRE) 41
|3||135 9-9||K A Ryan||N Callan||112||12/1|
Cougar Mountain (IRE) 41
|3||135 9-9||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||112||8/1|
Extortionist (IRE) 21
|3||135 9-9||O Stevens||R L Moore||113||14/1|
G Force (IRE) 21
|3||135 9-9||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||106||12/1|
Hot Streak (IRE) 41
|3||135 9-9||K A Ryan||J P Spencer||115||8/1|
|3||135 9-9||H A Pantall||F Veron||118||8/1|
||12||911||R Bastiman||Adam Beschizza||92||NR|
||5||911||T D Barron||Oisin Murphy||113||NR|
||4||9-8||R M H Cowell||S J Drowne||40/1|
Three of the last four winners have started at 100/1, 20/1 and 40/1. Sole Power landed this race in 2010 and Eddie Lynam's seven-year-old showed himself as good as ever in the King's Stand Stakes at Ascot when beating Stepper Point with Hot Streak, who started favourite, not quite getting there despite having every chance. Take Cover, who finished eighth on his first start of the season, has since completed a double including at Group 2 level so should get much closer. Stepper Point and Extortionist are very closely matched though look held by Sole Power but SHEA SHEA, who finished seventh at Ascot, was having his first start since Meydan in March and last year's runner-up could be the one to take from that event so is handed the vote. The progressive French-trained Rangali may find the ground a bit lively but Cougar Mountain ran an astonishing race in the July Cup on just his second ever start and he must rate a big threat.
Borderlescott 40-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 18th of 24, 11l behind Intrinsic (8-11) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf.
Pearl Secret 8-1 (9-4) Took fierce hold and held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 16, 5l behind Sole Power (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Sole Power 5-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, still last and plenty to do 2f out, switched right inside final 2f, not clear run and switched right again over 1f out, ended towards far side and strong run inside final furlong, quickened to lead final 75 yards, impressive, won at Royal Ascot 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun beating Stepper Point (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Stepper Point 12-1 (9-1) Raced on near side rail and led one rival until over 3f out, raced alone after and well on terms, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge leading trio, 4th of 15, 2l behind Take Cover (9-1) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gf.
Extortionist (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway and switched right to far side over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, always just held, 2nd of 15, nk behind Take Cover (9-1) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gf.
Moviesta (USA) 9-2fav (9-1) Held up in mid-division, headway halfway, chased leaders over 1f out, went 3rd and hung left inside final furlong, ran on, almost snatched 2nd, 3rd of 15, 1/2l behind Take Cover (9-1) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gf.
Hot Streak (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Raced far side, held up, effort entering final furlong, ridden and kept on same pace (4th of seven), 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Slade Power (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jul.
G Force (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not pace of leading trio, 5th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Take Cover (9-1) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gf.
Rangali 9-1 (8-9) won at Chantilly(FR) 5f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun beating Catcall (9-2) by 2l, 6 ran.
Take Cover 6-1 (9-1) Chased leader, led and edged right to far side from over 1f out, ridden and kept on gamely, won at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gf beating Extortionist (8-12) by nk, 15 ran.
Cougar Mountain (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Raced stands' side, close up, ridden to lead overall entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, no extra near finish (3rd of six), 5th of 13, 3l behind Slade Power (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jul.
Astaire (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Raced stands' side, overall leader until headed entering final furlong, soon weakened (4th of six), 11th of 13, 12l behind Slade Power (9-6) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jul.
Monsieur Joe (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Raced near side until switched right to join main group over 3f out, off the pace in last pair, keeping on same pace and no chance when hampered inside final furlong, 13th of 15, 7l behind Take Cover (9-1) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gf.
Shea Shea (SAF) 9-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, never reached leaders, weakened final furlong,, 11th of 16, 7l behind Sole Power (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Steps (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, driven over 2f out, headway when not clear run 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 10, 3l behind Extortionist (8-12) at Sandown 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.