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- (3yo+, 1m 4f, Class 2, 12 runners)
- Winner £12,938 2nd £3,850 3rd £1,924 4th £962
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 41.65s
- Off time: 14:40:39
|1st||5 Thomas Hobson||9/2|
|2nd||12 Kashmir Peak||hd||11/1|
|3rd||4 Highland Castle||½||16/1|
Voodoo Prince 35
|5||132 9-6 p||E A L Dunlop||G Lee||94||8/1|
Nicholascopernicus (IRE) 15
|4||131 9-5||Ed Walker||T G McLaughlin||93||13/2|
|3||131 9-5 h||C Appleby||M Barzalona||100||4/1f|
Highland Castle 63
|5||131 9-5||D R C Elsworth||J P Murtagh||93||16/1|
Thomas Hobson 13
|3||128 9-2||J H M Gosden||R Havlin||97||9/2|
Warlu Way 15
|6||126 9-0 t||M W Easterby||J P Sullivan||88||66/1|
O Ma Lad (IRE) 35
|5||126 9-0 p||J J Quinn||M O'connell||88||33/1|
Rio's Rosanna (IRE) 15
|6||125 8-13||R M Whitaker||R Kennemore||87||16/1|
|7||124 8-12 pt||M W Easterby||G Gibbons||86||28/1|
Kashmir Peak (IRE) 15
|4||124 8-12||J J Quinn||Oisin Murphy (5)||85||11/1|
Centred (IRE) 12
|3||120 8-8||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||89||7/1|
Van Percy 15
|3||119 8-7 h||A M Balding||Catherine Gannon||88||11/2|
||4||92||L M Cumani||Non Runner||90||NR|
||4||813 t||B J Meehan||James Doyle||87||NR|
||3||8-8||M Johnston||Martin Lane||12/1|
Three-year-olds have a very good record and Sir Michael Stoute won it in 2011 so Centred is on the short-list despite finding 1m6f on heavy ground against him at Salisbury. Ennistown handles any ground and is equally at home over 1m2f or this trip so neither ground nor the pace of the race will be a concern. THOMAS HOBSON takes a step up in grade and is 6lb higher after his Goodwood victory but there's more to come and he's handed the vote. Semeen has won four of his 10 races but never on ground with some give so his ability to act on the surface has to be taken on trust. Nicholascopernicus is the only course and distance winner and all of his best form has been on soft ground so he's another to keep on the right side while Van Percy has been going well enough in similar class to have a chance with his low weight.
Semeen 7-4fav (9-8) Keen hold in mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul beating Sadler's Risk (10-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Sir Bedivere (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Led 1f, led again over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Sula Two (8-10) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Thomas Hobson 7-2fav (9-6) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, edged left and ran on final furlong, won at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft beating Glorious Protector (9-1) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Kashmir Peak (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) In touch, closed over 3f out, hampered and snatched up just over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 8th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Lahaag (9-9) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Highland Castle 22-1 (8-9) Led, driven and headed 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 14l behind Tiger Cliff (9-0) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) sft in Aug.
Voodoo Prince 7-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway to track leaders 4f out, led 2f out, ridden and joined over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace in closing stages, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Haafaguinea (8-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) sft in Sep.
Van Percy 4-1fav (8-1) Held up in rear, took keen hold, ridden and some headway over 2f out, not on terms and drifted slightly right, ran on inside final furlong, finished well, 5th of 18, 1 1/2l behind Lahaag (9-9) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Nicholascopernicus (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) In touch in mid-division, switched right and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Lahaag (9-9) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Ennistown 9-4fav (9-1) Held up in last pair, headway on outside 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep beating Croquembouche (8-9) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
O Ma Lad (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, bumped on bend over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 9, 21l behind Dolphin Village (7-11) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Rio's Rosanna (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Rider late getting blindfold off and slowly away, soon held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, late headway, no impression, 10th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Lahaag (9-9) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Warlu Way 50-1 (9-1) Mid-division on inside, took keen hold, well beaten over 2f out, eased over 1f out, 17th of 18, 23l behind Lahaag (9-9) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Centred (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, no extra, 4th of 11, 8l behind Sizzler (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy.
Itlaaq 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, bumped just over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 7th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Lahaag (9-9) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.