Skybet Supporting The Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival Pomfret Stakes (Listed) 1m 4y
- (3yo+, 1m 4y, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner £25,520 2nd £9,675 3rd £4,842 4th £2,412 5th £1,210 6th £608
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 42.06s
- Off time: 16:07:17
|1st||1 Custom Cut||9/2|
Custom Cut (IRE) 29
|5||135 9-9||D O'Meara||D Nolan||108||9/2|
Artigiano (USA) 39
|4||131 9-5||C Appleby||S De Sousa||107||5/2f|
Edu Querido (BRZ) 37
|5||131 9-5 b||M Botti||Craig Williams||99||33/1|
Elleval (IRE) 28
|4||131 9-5||D Marnane||J P Spencer||108||7/2|
Highland Knight (IRE) 15
|7||131 9-5 t||A M Balding||David Probert||109||4/1|
Tenor (IRE) 11
|4||131 9-5 t||J Ryan||R Winston||91||15/2|
The Rectifier (USA) 15
|7||131 9-5 t||S Durack||D Sweeney||106||10/1|
||3||811||M Appleby||A Mullen||104||NR|
||4||9-1||W J Knight||N Callan||11/2|
HIGHLAND KNIGHT won this in 2012 and has been performing with credit in Group company. His last success came in a Newmarket Group Three in October and this looks should be within his capabilities. Custom Cut had been very consistent before a battling victory over Baltic Knight at Windsor though that was on ground with some give. Artigiano has yet to recapture his excellent juvenile form and may find the ground too quick so a bigger threat may emerge in the shape of The Rectifier, who was only just behind the selection in the Group Two Summer Stakes at Ascot last time. Irish raider Elleval, a winner at Meydan in February, looks best of the remainder.
Cordite (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, led after 1f, pushed along 3f out, headed over 1f out, beaten after, one pace, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Guest of Honour (9-7) at York 1m Listed stks (1) gd in Jun.
Custom Cut (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Always prominent, went 2nd 3f out, led well over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, held on gamely (hand timed), won at Windsor 1m Listed stks (1) gs in Jun beating Baltic Knight (9-4) by nk, 10 ran.
Tenor (IRE) 11-4 (9-6) In touch, headway over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m stks 0-90 (3) pol beating Monsieur Chevalier (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
The Rectifier (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, soon lost 2nd, chased leading pair until inside final furlong, weakened and lost places in closing stages, 7th of 9, 6l behind Guest of Honour (9-1) at Ascot 1m Grp 2 (1) gf.
Artigiano (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 12th of 28, 6l behind Field Of Dream (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Elleval (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Held up in last, ridden 3f out, last 2f out, no went 4th 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Mekong River (8-12) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Edu Querido (BRZ) 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 11l behind Contributer (9-5) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jun.
Highland Knight (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, plugged on again inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 9, 6l behind Guest of Honour (9-1) at Ascot 1m Grp 2 (1) gf.