bet365 Fred Archer Stakes (Listed) 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 1, 8 runners)
- Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983 5th £995 6th £500
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 36.75s
- Off time: 15:03:04
|6||129 9-3||J H M Gosden||W Buick||105||9/4j|
Battalion (IRE) 42
|4||126 9-0||W J Haggas||R L Moore||110||9/4j|
Cameron Highland (IRE) 287
|5||126 9-0||R Varian||L Dettori||105||8/1|
Chancery (USA) 43
|6||126 9-0||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||97||16/1|
Energia Eros (BRZ) 149
|5||126 9-0 b1||M Botti||A Fresu||105||40/1|
Rawaki (IRE) 28
|6||126 9-0||A M Balding||David Probert||108||13/2|
|5||126 9-0 h||D M Simcock||Martin Lane||109||11/2|
Zambucca (SAF) 10
|6||126 9-0||Miss Gay Kelleway||P Cosgrave||100||33/1|
Lost In The Moment (IRE)
||6||9-0||Saeed bin Suroor||M Barzalona||9/2|
Gatewood is penalised for his Listed win at Goodwood but will find the forecast ground fast enough. Battalion is another who would prefer some cut as when beating Chancery and Rawaki at Ripon in April while Sheikhzayedroad has arguably the best piece of recent form with a second in the Brigadier Gerard at Sandown. But the suspicion remains the latter is best over 1m2f and a chance is taken on CAMERON HIGHLAND. A Listed winner at Windsor, he only faded inside the final furlong in last year's renewal and should go very close on his reappearance. Energia Eros has the past form to figure but has shown little since joining Marco Botti.
Sheikhzayedroad 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, effort entering final furlong, soon driven, stayed on to press winner near finish, just failed, 2nd of 3, ns behind Sharestan (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft in May.
Gatewood 4-7fav (9-3) Steadied start, held up last, smooth headway on outside over 3f out, led 2f out and immediately edged right, ridden and hung badly right over 1f out, stayed on, won at Goodwood 1m 4f Listed stks (1) sft in May beating Mirsaale (9-0) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Chancery (USA) 9-2 (9-10) Took keen hold towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 11, 8l behind Arab Spring (9-9) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Rawaki (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracking leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Clever Cookie (9-0) at York 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gs in May.
Battalion (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Soon led, driven 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, last of 7, 16l behind Mount Athos (9-0) at Newbury 1m 5f Listed stks (1) gf in May.
Cameron Highland (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Soon led, headed 11f out, stayed prominent, challenged 3f out until ridden 2f out, soon beaten, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 24l behind Tac De Boistron (9-1) at Chester 1m 4f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Sep.
Zambucca (SAF) 100-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, struggling and beaten over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 17l behind The Fugue (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gf.
Energia Eros (BRZ) 20-1 (9-2) last of 14, 42l behind Saxo Jack (8-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp gd in Jan.