Nayef Joel Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 2) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, Class 1, 10 runners)
- Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360 5th £2,690 6th £1,350
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 36.32s
- Off time: 14:21:29
|2nd||5 Side Glance||nk||6/1|
|3rd||4 Premio Loco||1¼||16/1|
|6||129 9-3||M Wigham||S De Sousa||114||14/1|
Most Improved (IRE) 47
|3||129 9-3||B J Meehan||K Fallon||116||7/2f|
|6||129 9-3||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||114||10/1|
Premio Loco (USA) 34
|8||129 9-3||C F Wall||G Baker||111||16/1|
Side Glance 35
|5||129 9-3||A M Balding||J Fortune||115||6/1|
|4||126 9-0||J H M Gosden||W Buick||112||6/1|
|3||125 8-13||J A R Toller||Kirsty Milczarek||105||25/1|
Sovereign Debt (IRE) 43
|3||125 8-13||M L W Bell||J P Spencer||111||8/1|
|3||125 8-13||Sir H R A Cecil||T P Queally||108||17/2|
Trumpet Major (IRE) 34
|3||125 8-13||R Hannon||R Hughes||114||5/1|
||4||93||Sir Michael Stoute||P Hanagan||110||NR|
||4||9-3||C Hills||Michael Hills||4/1|
The tough Premio Loco looks sure to be a factor again here as he had Trumpet Major more than five lengths behind in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood last month, though the latter possibly didn't have the race run to suit that day and Chris Wall's eight-year-old was also some way adrift of Side Glance in the Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot earlier. Something was clearly amiss with St James's Palace Stakes winner MOST IMPROVED in the Jacques le Marois at Deauville last time and he does appear to have two ways of running. He also has a Group 1 penalty in this but is probably the class act and is fancied to return to winning ways as Penitent, though improved this year, ideally needs more give in the ground. Saigon has still to convince that he truly stays 1m and Fanunalter disappointed when favourite for a Group 3 in Norway last time. Tazahum and Sovereign Debt may find this too tough and Stipulate is held on all known form but that's not the case with Joviality and John Gosden's classy filly ran a blinder in the Grade 1 Beverly D in the States last month. Her poor run here previously in the Falmouth Stakes can be put down to the soft ground and she'll be a big danger to the selection.
Tazahum (USA) 7-4 (9-4) Led, narrowly headed 2f out, chased winner, every chance when bumped hit rail and stumbled inside final furlong, rallied near finish, not recover, 2nd of 4, nk behind Fulbright (9-0) at Sandown 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Penitent 9-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, not much room on inner over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 8, 7l behind Libranno (9-4) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gd.
Side Glance 5-1 (9-9) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Dubai Prince (9-5) at York 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Premio Loco (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed just over 1f out, battled back very gamely to lead again towards finish, won at Goodwood 1m Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug beating Thistle Bird (8-12) by nk, 5 ran.
Stipulate 2-1fav (8-12) Held up in 4th, ridden and close enough over 2f out, bumped well over 1f out, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Dubai Prince (9-5) at York 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Joviality 13-2 (8-11) Bid 3wd 1/4, outkicked, 3rd of 10, 1l behind I'm A Dreamer (8-11) at Arlington(USA) 1m 1f Group 1 fll stks (3yo+) (1) gd in Aug.
Saigon 9-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, switched left twice from inside final 2f, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd final strides, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Scarf (9-2) at Newbury 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Most Improved (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) last of 11, well behind Excelebration (9-4) at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 1 (1) gs in Aug.
Sovereign Debt (IRE) 3-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, challenged over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, edged right and held close home, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Tullius (9-0) at Salisbury 1m Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Fanunalter (9-8) 8th of 12, 20l behind Bank Of Burden (9-6) at Ovrevoll(NOR) 1m 1f Grp 3 hvy in Aug.
Trumpet Major (IRE) 9-4 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, last of 5, 5l behind Premio Loco (9-1) at Goodwood 1m Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug.