Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions Race) 2m 5f 159y
- (4yo+, 2m 5f 159y, Class 2, 18 runners)
- Winner £34,238 2nd £10,252 3rd £5,126 4th £2,563 5th £1,282 6th £644
- Going: Good (Good to Soft, Good in places on the Round Course)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 48.67s
- Off time: 17:37:54
|3rd||17 Romeo Montague||1½||66/1|
Dawn Twister (GER) 42
|5||131 9-5||Mrs L Wadham||P Hanagan||100||40/1|
Swingkeel (IRE) 14
|7||131 9-5 p||J L Dunlop||T E Durcan||99||20/1|
American Trilogy (IRE) 42
|8||128 9-2||P F Nicholls||J P O'Brien||90||14/1|
Bernie The Bolt (IRE) 35
|6||128 9-2||A M Balding||T P Queally||91||14/1|
Dalhaan (USA) 27
|7||128 9-2 t||L A Dace||T G McLaughlin||65||200/1|
Kangaroo Court (IRE) 30
|8||128 9-2||Miss E C Lavelle||D Holland||80||33/1|
Overturn (IRE) 45
|8||128 9-2||D McCain Jnr||E Ahern||112||3/1|
Petara Bay (IRE) 329
|8||128 9-2||R Mills||J Fortune||108||12/1|
|6||128 9-2 v||M Scudamore||J Goldstein||75||100/1|
Scotsbrook Cloud 23
|7||128 9-2||P D Evans||James Doyle||100/1|
Seaside Sizzler 21
|5||128 9-2 bt||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||88||50/1|
Shahwardi (FR) 10
|6||128 9-2||A de Royer-Dupre||G Mosse||98||33/1|
Simenon (IRE) 4
|5||128 9-2||W P Mullins||R L Moore||95||11/4f|
Zuider Zee (GER) 23
|5||128 9-2||J H M Gosden||W Buick||108||4/1|
Romeo Montague 14
|4||126 9-0||E A L Dunlop||J P Murtagh||86||66/1|
Cloudy Spirit 37
|7||123 8-11||R Hollinshead||A Culhane||82||16/1|
|8||123 8-11||J Queally||F M Berry||90||33/1|
Golden Sunbird (IRE) 39
|8||123 8-11 t||P Nolan||K Fallon||33/1|
||7||92||B Ellison||G Lee||80||NR|
||5||92 t1||Miss O Olivia Maylam||G Baker||90||NR|
||6||9-2||J L Dunlop||T E Durcan||11/2|
Plenty with chances in this last round-up but those who witnessed the victory of SIMENON in the Ascot Stakes on Tuesday won't want to miss him here. Willie Mullins' charge absolutely hacked up that day and, as he goes unpenalised, can gain a famous double as he should be even better suited by the testing conditions. Paul Nicholls saddles the classy jumper American Trilogy, a very useful performer on the Flat in France, and there's certainly no problem with staying the trip nor is there for the superb Overturn, runner-up in the Champion Hurdle and the Chester Cup, which he won last year. Swingkeel landed this a year ago and looks to have been trained solely with the double in mind and though November Handicap winner Zuider Zee hasn't been anywhere near the trip his connections know what it takes to win one of these. Shahwardi represents France and will like the conditions though he's another tackling a marathon for the first time.
Bruslini (FR) 16-1 (9-12) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, outpaced by leaders over 1f out, stayed on well for 3rd, 3rd of 17, 8l behind Cloudy Spirit (9-4) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Moose Moran (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Went left start, in touch, ridden 4f out, effort 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 4th of 8, 8l behind Harris Tweed (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 6f 3yo lst stk (1) sft in Sep '10.
Simenon (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) In touch, switched left 2f out, quicken to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd beating Al Khawaneej (9-3) by 6l, 20 ran.
Shahwardi (FR) (10-5) 2nd of 8 Wheredreamsare (10-5) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 4f stks hvy.
Romeo Montague 12-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway between horses 2f out, never reached leaders and no extra over 1f out, 7th of 10, 14l behind John Louis (8-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Zuider Zee (GER) 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind Opinion Poll (9-4) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Elyaadi 6-1fav (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 14th of 20, 18l behind Simenon (9-10) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd.
Seaside Sizzler 9-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden and hung left over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 16l behind Fiery Lad (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Riptide 5-1 (9-11) Led after 3f, ridden 2f out, narrowly headed inside final furlong, rallied gamely towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Mr Crystal (9-7) at Pontefract 2m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Overturn (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Led, ridden 3 lengths clear over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on gamely, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Ile De Re (8-11) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in May.
Bernie The Bolt (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 11l behind Mount Athos (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Scotsbrook Cloud 33-1 (9-10) Behind, some late headway, moderate 5th, 5th of 9, 19l behind Wayward Glance (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Kangaroo Court (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden 2f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Miss Topsy Turvy (8-12) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Petara Bay (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul beating Icon Dream (9-1) by nk, 14 ran.
Cloudy Spirit 13-2 (9-4) Held up, headway over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, strongly pressed, stayed on gamely, in command close home, won at York 2m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May beating Dark Ranger (9-11) by nk, 17 ran.
American Trilogy (IRE) (9-2) 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind It's Gino (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f stk in Apr '08.
Golden Sunbird (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, niggled along approaching 4f out, soon on terms, pushed along in 2nd before straight, 3rd and no impression approaching final furlong, 2nd again and kept on without troubling winner closing stages, 2nd of 3, 2 1/2l behind The Real Article (9-11) at Killarney 1m 6f stks gs in May.
Dawn Twister (GER) 10-3 (8-12) Led, joined 5f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon lost 2nd and struggling after, kept on for 3rd, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Aiken (8-12) at Ascot 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) sft in May.
Swingkeel (IRE) 40-1 (9-9) last of 15, 40l behind High Jinx (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Dalhaan (USA) 14-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 13l behind Frederick William (9-4) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.