Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Conditions Stakes 6f
- (2yo, 6f, Class 2, 5 runners)
- Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932 5th £466 6th £234
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 15.34s
- Off time: 14:30:29
|1st (4)||5 Lightning Thunder||O Stevens||2||8-8||Harry Bentley||5/2|
|SP 5/2 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 opened 9/4|
|2nd (1)||s.h||1 Justice Day (IRE)||D R C Elsworth||2||9-1||R L Moore||9/4|
|SP 9/4 Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, battle gamely towards finish, just held post opened 11/4|
|3rd (2)||hd||2 Expert (IRE)||Richard Hannon||2||8-13||R Hughes||2/1f|
|SP 2/1f Tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish opened 9/4 touched 15/8|
|4th (3)||3¾||4 Scruffy Tramp (IRE)||M Wigham||2||8-11||S M Levey||20/1|
|SP 20/1 Held up in rear, ridden and outpaced over 1f out opened 12/1|
|5th (5)||hd||3 Free Code (IRE)||J Tate||2||8-13 b1||P Mulrennan||8/1|
|SP 8/1 Slowly into stride, tracked leader, pushed along over 1f out, soon ridden and lost place opened 13/2|
Tote Win £3.90 Tote Place £2.10 £1.50 Straight Forecast £8.25 Exacta £9.30 Trifecta £19.00
Jackpot £10,444.65 carried forward to Doncaster, 12th Sep
Placepot £374.00, Pool: £134865.27, 263.23 winning tickets
Quadpot £73.90, Pool: £8330.89, 83.4 winning tickets
Harry Bentley: "I thought that, when I looked across on the line, that I might just have got there but I knew that it was going to be tight. She has obviously had a hard enough race there but she stuck her head out and she has done the job well. Perhaps I did get there a bit soon but I never wanted it to turn into too much of a sprint - she is a very long-striding filly and she wouldn't have the biggest turn of foot, she just gallops. We have always thought that she was very nice and the people who ride her at home have done a very good job. Hopefully, she is as nice as we think. I think that the ground is definitely on the easy side of good and it will be soft by the end of the afternoon."
Kevin Darley: "She won well at Newbury and she's a nice, progressive filly. It was a bit of a messy race and it's never easy going into a race like this. Harry played his hand first and needed her to battle back, and she did. She showed she's a battler and she has the right attitude. We'll see what's left for her this year. It will be up to the boss where she goes."
Hetta Stevens: "We're very happy with her and she's clearly going the right way. We're having a great season and to have a winner at Royal Ascot and here at the Leger meeting is a credit to all the staff back at home. She may have another run this season but we'll look at all the big races for her next season. There's a lot to look forward to. We've got about 15 horses for Qatar and Pearl Bloodstock at home and hopefully we can get a few more if we keep having winners like this."