Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes (Group 3) 5f

  • (3yo+, 5f, Class 1, 16 runners)
  • Winner £31,190 2nd £11,825 3rd £5,918 4th £2,948 5th £1,480 6th £742
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 1.42s
  • Off time: 15:48:02

Full Result

15:45 Newmarket
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (2) 9 Mayson R A Fahey 4 9-0 P Hanagan 7/2f
SP 7/2f Held up on outer, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on opened 9/2 £9000-£2000 £4500-£1000(x2) £2250-£500 £4000-£1000 £2000-£500(x12)
2nd (4) ¾ 1 Definightly R Charlton 6 9-0 b R L Moore 16/1
SP 16/1 Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, ran on opened 11/1 £4800-£300
3rd (6) s.h 2 Elusivity (IRE) B J Meehan 4 9-0 L Dettori 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up, headway entering final 2f, ridden to challenge entering final furlong, ran on
4th (10) ¾ 11 Spirit Quartz (IRE) R M H Cowell 4 9-0 Jim Crowley 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and edged left entering final furlong, ran on
5th (18) ½ 16 Night Carnation A M Balding 4 8-11 J Fortune 9/1
SP 9/1 In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish opened 12/1 £12000-£1000
6th (15) s.h 18 Caledonia Lady J Hughes 3 8-2 J Fanning 12/1
SP 12/1 Slowly into stride, in rear, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders £5000-£350
7th (16) d.h 3 Eton Rifles (IRE) S C Williams 7 9-0 William Carson 8/1
SP 8/1 In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong
7th (3) 10 Move In Time B Smart 4 9-0 T Eaves 16/1
SP 16/1 Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong opened 20/1
9th (5) ½ 6 Inxile (IRE) D Nicholls 7 9-0 p Adrian Nicholls 25/1
SP 25/1 Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong opened 20/1
10th (9) 5 Hamish McGonagall T D Easterby 7 9-0 D Allan 11/1
SP 11/1 Close up, ridden and soon outpaced 3f out, rallied 1f out, kept on opened 8/1
11th (8) 13 Astrophysical Jet E S McMahon 5 8-11 S W Kelly 33/1
SP 33/1 Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakening when short of room 1f out opened 66/1 touched 40/1
12th (1) 12 Temple Meads E S McMahon 4 9-0 R Mullen 14/1
SP 14/1 In touch, riddeen halfway, weakened final furlong opened 11/1 £6600-£600
13th (11) 6 17 Stepper Point W R Muir 3 8-5 M Dwyer 25/1
SP 25/1 Towards rear, headway halfway, weakened final furlong opened 16/1
14th (17) nk 4 Foxy Music E J Alston 8 9-0 P Cosgrave 100/1
SP 100/1 Dwelt soon in touch, ridden and weakened halfway opened 66/1
15th (12) s.h 7 Jonny Mudball Tom Dascombe 6 9-0 t S Sanders 16/1
SP 16/1 Close up 3f opened 20/1 £8000-£400
16th (13) 1 15 Margot Did (IRE) M L W Bell 4 8-11 t1 Hayley Turner 6/1
SP 6/1 Always in rear, eased over 1f out opened 15/2 £10000-£1400 £3000-£500
NR (7) 8 Masamah (IRE) K A Ryan 6 9-0 Non Runner
NR (14) 14 Katla (IRE) J F Grogan 4 8-11 Non Runner

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £4.30 Tote Place £1.70,£5.90,£4.10 Straight Forecast £58.24 Exacta £39.60 Trifecta £780.00 Swingers 1&2:£11.10 2&3:£19.50 1&3:£5.90

Jackpot £32,411.95 carried forward to Newmarket, 6th May
Placepot £84.80, Pool: £236342.33, 2032.48 winning tickets
Quadpot £11.10, Pool: £11888.18, 792.32 winning tickets


They raced right across from the stands' side to the middle of the track and it was Abernant Stakes winner MAYSON who coped with the drop back to the minimum trip very tidily. He raced widest of all in the centre but was the last to come under serious pressure - once Paul Hanagan adminstered a couple of reminders he soon asserted from the front-running Definightly to win cosily. It is up to York next in search of the hat-trick in the Duke Of York Stakes and the return to six furlongs on a flat track should not hold any fears. This was the runner-up's first crack at five furlongs and he was given a bold sight all the way although he had no answer once the winner got upsides. Elusivity travelled well chasing the front rank and Frankie Dettori could be seen trying to remain in behind horses with some cover for as long as possible. He perhaps saw daylight too soon and his run flattened out a little in the final half-furlong but this was still a promising performance. Spirit Quartz and Caledonia Lady both deserve extra merit as they raced away from the main action nearer the stands' side. The former has done well since joining Robert Cowell and should find a race while Caledonia Lady did her chance no favours with a slow start. She cut through the pack inside the final furlong having still had plenty to do in The Dip to finish on the heels of the leaders and she would be something to bet on if facing her own age group next time. Night Carnation also ran on well up the stands' side and has come on from her debut at Bath while Temple Meads will benefit from this after missing well over a year. Hamish McGonagall does his winning on flatter, quicker tracks so it was not a big shock to see him back out of things at the business end. Nunthorpe heroine Margot Did never really recovered from losing ground at the start and finished well out the back having been eased.