Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup (British Champions Series) (Group 2) 2m 88y
- (3yo+, 2m 88y, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner £85,065 2nd £32,250 3rd £16,140 4th £8,040 5th £4,035 6th £2,025
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 31.52s
- Off time: 14:30:39
|1st||8 Pale Mimosa||2/1f|
Angel Gabrial (IRE) 22
|5||129 9-3||R A Fahey||D Nolan||106||14/1|
|8||129 9-3||Saeed bin Suroor||K Fallon||115||9/4|
Certerach (IRE) 36
|6||129 9-3||M Halford||J P Spencer||111||14/1|
Forgotten Voice (IRE) 22
|9||129 9-3||N J Henderson||R Hughes||109||20/1|
Times Up 89
|8||129 9-3||E A L Dunlop||William Buick||108||10/1|
Estimate (IRE) 22
|5||126 9-0||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||112||9/2|
Pale Mimosa (IRE) 36
|5||126 9-0||D K Weld||P J Smullen||109||2/1f|
||6||93||J R Fanshawe||James Doyle||108||NR|
||4||9-3||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||4/1|
Certerach produced a shock when beating CAVALRYMAN at Meydan but the latter has been in much the better form subsequently. He had Angel Gabrial, Forgotten Voice and an out-of-sorts Estimate behind in the Goodwood Cup and there doesn't appear any apparent reason for a form reversal. High Jinks is a very useful stayer, as he showed in France last time, though he prefers some cut in the ground and that appears unlikely here. Dermot Weld doesn't send horses to the UK unless they are fancied and Pale Mimosa looks a smart prospect after her excellent Listed victory at Leopardstown, though she could also do with some rain. Times Up doesn't look the force of old.
High Jinx (IRE) Evensfav (9-1) won at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 1m 7f Listed stks gs in Jul beating Trip To Rhodos (9-1) by hd, 12 ran.
Pale Mimosa (IRE) Evensfav (9-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, took closer order 4f out, going well and pressed leader under 2f out, led just over 1f out, stayed on well, readily, won at Leopardstown 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul beating Manalapan (9-9) by 2l, 7 ran.
Estimate (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, soon lost 2nd, weakening when short of room over 2f out, soon behind, last of 8, 20l behind Cavalryman (9-8) at Goodwood 2m Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Times Up 8-1 (8-13) 7th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Fly With Me (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 7f Grp 2 (1) sft in May.
Cavalryman 5-1 (9-8) Took keen hold, soon steadied into last trio, good headway between horses 3f out, led over 2f out, hung right to far rail 2f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, reduced lead nearing finish but always holding on, won at Goodwood 2m Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul beating Ahzeemah (9-8) by nk, 8 ran.
Angel Gabrial (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders in 5th, headway and wide on bend 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden chasing leaders and every chance 2f out, edging right when weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 13l behind Cavalryman (9-8) at Goodwood 2m Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Forgotten Voice (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Steadied start, held up in rear, rapid headway to track leading pair halfway, weakened well over 1f out, behind and eased inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 19l behind Cavalryman (9-8) at Goodwood 2m Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Certerach (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Rear, pushed along in 6th under 4f out, ridden and switched right over 2f out where bumped, no danger and eased inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Pale Mimosa (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.