Aqlaam Oh So Sharp Stakes (Fillies' Group 3) 7f
- (2yo, 7f, Class 1, 9 runners)
- Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144 5th £1,076 6th £540
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 24.98s
- Off time: 13:42:37
|1st||4 Miss France||7/2|
|2nd||2 Lightning Thunder||hd||15/2|
|3rd||9 Sweet Acclaim||5||20/1|
Gown (IRE) 15
|2||124 8-12||C Hills||Dane O'Neill||76||50/1|
Lightning Thunder 16
|2||124 8-12||O Stevens||Harry Bentley||15/2|
Midnite Angel (IRE) 34
|2||124 8-12||Richard Hannon||L Dettori||97||8/1|
Miss France (IRE) 27
|2||124 8-12||A Fabre||M Barzalona||7/2|
|2||124 8-12||Sir Michael Stoute||James Doyle||11/10f|
Sleepy Sioux 12
|2||124 8-12 b||D R C Elsworth||William Buick||79||66/1|
Stealth Missile (IRE) 20
|2||124 8-12||C E Brittain||R L Moore||12/1|
Suite (IRE) 15
|2||124 8-12||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||88||25/1|
Sweet Acclaim (IRE) 33
|2||124 8-12||Noel Quinlan||P Cosgrave||20/1|
Waterway Run (USA)
||2||8-12||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||5/2|
Radiator was hugely impressive in a maiden at Lingfield following a fair debut at Goodwood. She is well worth a try in this higher grade but Midnite Angel arguably has the best form in the book having finished second to Ihtimal in the Sweet Solera here last month before a fourth in another Group 3 at Goodwood. Lightning Thunder did well to get up on the line at Doncaster last time and is still improving. She should be effective over this extra furlong while Sweet Acclaim can only build on a winning start at Yarmouth. Miss France won over a mile at Chantilly and must be respected but we might take a chance on STEALTH MISSILE. Clive Brittain's juvenile crop this year has been well above standard and his Invincible Spirit filly looked very tough when making all at Ascot last month. The stable won this in 2011.
Miss France (IRE) (8-9) won at Chantilly(FR) 1m 2yo stk in Aug, 8 ran.
Lightning Thunder 5-2 (8-8) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, kept on and pressed near finish, just held on, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo stks (2) gs beating Justice Day (9-1) by shd, 5 ran.
Sweet Acclaim (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led and edged left inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Aug beating Sunrise Star (9-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Radiator 11-10fav (9-0) Made all on stands side rail, pushed clear over 1f out, unchallenged after, impressive, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo stks (5) gf beating Zawiyah (9-0) by 15l, 9 ran.
Stealth Missile (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden and hard pressed when edged left towards stands side rail over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held on, won at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd beating Art Of War (9-5) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Midnite Angel (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, went 3rd approaching final furlong, edged right inside final furlong, no extra in 4th final 75 yards, 4th of 7, 7l behind Amazing Maria (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Suite (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden disputing 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Aqlaam Vision (8-8) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gs.
Sleepy Sioux 9-2 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and joined 1f out, stayed on best to assert final 75 yards, won at Bath 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (4) gd beating Miss Atomic Bomb (9-0) by nk, 12 ran.
Gown (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along and outpaced halfway, headway towards far side when slightly hampered over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 4th of 14, 4l behind Aqlaam Vision (8-8) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gs.