Aqlaam Godolphin Stakes (Listed) 1m 4f
- (3yo+, 1m 4f, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner £18,714 2nd £7,095 3rd £3,551 4th £1,769 5th £888 6th £446
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 29.82s
- Off time: 16:02:57
|2nd||1 Harris Tweed||1||7/2|
Harris Tweed 34
|5||137 9-11||W J Haggas||R Hughes||113||7/2|
Arctic Cosmos (USA) 133
|5||134 9-8 p||J H M Gosden||William Buick||110||7/1|
Dreamspeed (IRE) 13
|5||130 9-4||A M Balding||J Fortune||95||16/1|
Proud Chieftain 16
|4||130 9-4||C Lines||D Holland||95||22/1|
Retrieve (AUS) 59
|5||130 9-4||Saeed bin Suroor||L Dettori||108||5/2f|
Songcraft (IRE) 22
|4||130 9-4||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||109||11/2|
Sea Of Heartbreak (IRE) 19
|5||125 8-13||R Charlton||J Doyle||107||10/3|
||4||8-11||M F De Kock||P Cosgrave||3/1|
Sea Of Heartbreak was engaged in a fillies' race over C&D yesterday but would have every chance if diverted to this instead. But this doesn't look a race in which to get too heavily involved with question marks hanging over most of the runners. Arctic Cosmos won the St Leger in 2010 and made a winning reappearance at Kempton but stopped as if shot when tailed off behind front-runner Harris Tweed at Newbury next time and was a remote last in his only other start in the Yorkshire Cup. Harris Tweed has been beaten three times since that Newbury success and has to concede weight to all of his rivals here while Proud Chieftain was probably flattered by his Doncaster win. Dreamspeed has plenty to prove at present while Retrieve was only fourth in a handicap last time so we'll give a tentative vote to stable companion SONGCRAFT. He was giving Chiberta King 3lb when just lasting home over 1m6f at Salisbury and will be happier dropped back in trip.
Retrieve (AUS) 7-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, switched left entering final furlong, soon edged right, ran on, 4th of 18, 3l behind Landaman (8-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Harris Tweed 6-4fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final 100 yards, 4th of 5, 2 3/4l behind Quest For Peace (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Aug.
Songcraft (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead soon after, narrowly headed over 1f out, edged right under pressure inside final furlong, rallied to lead again final 100 yards, all out, won at Salisbury 1m 6f cond Stakes (2) gd beating Chiberta King (9-2) by shd, 3 ran.
Sea Of Heartbreak (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Held up in 7th, ridden and no impression straight, 5th of 8, 5l behind Up (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 2 flls (1).
Proud Chieftain 16-1 (9-2) Made all, pressed 2f out, soon ridden, kept on well towards finish, won at Doncaster 1m 2f cond stks (2) gd beating Cai Shen (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Dreamspeed (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Dwelt, mid-division and keen, went 2nd 7f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Viking Storm (9-9) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Arctic Cosmos (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden, edged left and beaten over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, well behind Red Cadeaux (9-0) at York 1m 6f Grp 2 (1) gd in May.