Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, Class 2, 25 runners)
  • Winner £62,310 2nd £18,660 3rd £9,330 4th £4,670 5th £2,330 6th £1,170
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 16.90s
  • Off time: 16:30:47

Full Result

16:25 Ascot
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (11) 20 Deacon Blues J R Fanshawe 4 8-13 Johnny Murtagh 15/2
SP 15/2 Held up mid-division far side, headway to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on towards finish, driven out opened 8/1 £5000-£550 £5000-£600(x2) £30000-£4000
2nd (16) nk 14 Waffle (IRE) T D Barron 5 9-1 F M Berry 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up towards rear far side group, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish opened 14/1 £20000-£700
3rd (15) 7 Pastoral Player H Morrison 4 9-4 R Hughes 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up in rear far side group, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong opened 11/1 £20000-£1400 £30000-£2700
4th (3) 9 Anne of Kiev (IRE) J Gask 6 9-3 t L Morris 25/1
SP 25/1 Held up mid-division far side group, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
5th (1) ¾ 22 Gramercy (IRE) M L W Bell 4 8-13 J P Spencer 20/1
SP 20/1 Towards rear far side group, ridden 1f out, kept on opened 22/1 £40000-£1400
6th (5) 18 Fathsta (IRE) D M Simcock 6 8-13 J Fortune 14/1
SP 14/1 Chased far side leaders, one pace final furlong opened 16/1 £10000-£500 £32000-£2000
7th (13) nk 3 Hoof It M W Easterby 4 9-6 K Fallon 9/2f
SP 9/2f Chased far side leaders, led far side group over 1f out, soon headed, one pace opened 11/2
8th (22) hd 13 Mac's Power (IRE) J R Fanshawe 5 9-1 t P Cosgrave 10/1
SP 10/1 Towards rear stand side group, headway and switched left over 1f out, led 1f out, kept on and no chance with far side
9th (25) 2 15 Lui Rei (ITY) R M H Cowell 5 9-0 p1 Jim Crowley 20/1
SP 20/1 Held up mid-division stand side, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased stand side leader inside final furlong, one pace opened 16/1
10th (24) ½ 19 Colonel Mak T D Barron 4 8-13 Lee Newman 33/1
SP 33/1 Towards rear stand side, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, no chance with far side opened 25/1
11th (28) hd 4 Evens And Odds (IRE) D Nicholls 7 9-5 G Baker 50/1
SP 50/1 Chased stand side leaders, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no impression on far side group
12th (12) nse 28 Cheveton R J Price 7 8-11 S De Sousa 18/1
SP 18/1 Held up mid-division far side group, effort over 1f out, soon weakened opened 25/1
13th (9) nk 17 Imperial Guest G G Margarson 5 8-13 P Robinson 16/1
SP 16/1 Chased far side leaders, weakened inside final furlong
14th (29) ½ 23 Nasri D Nicholls 5 8-12 M O'connell (3) 12/1
SP 12/1 Led stand side group, ridden 2f out, headed by stand side group 1f out, kept on same pace opened 14/1 £20000-£1200
15th (21) 1 1 High Standing (USA) W J Haggas 6 9-10 R L Moore 25/1
SP 25/1 Held up towards rear far side, effort 2f out, never dangerous
16th (27) ½ 25 Barney McGrew (IRE) M Dods 8 8-11 L P Keniry 50/1
SP 50/1 Held up towards rear far side group, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
17th (8) ½ 16 Swilly Ferry (USA) B W Hills 4 8-13 Michael Hills 40/1
SP 40/1 Chased far side leaders, weakened inside final furlong
18th (4) 2 24 Swiss Cross G A Butler 4 8-12 t N Callan 20/1
SP 20/1 Led far side group and overall leader, headed over 1f out, soon weakened opened 33/1
19th (20) 26 Golden Desert (IRE) R Mills 7 8-11 T P Queally 66/1
SP 66/1 Towards rear far side group, never a factor
20th (17) hd 10 Prime Defender B W Hills 7 9-3 O Peslier 33/1
SP 33/1 Towards rear far side group, effort 2f out, never a factor opened 40/1
21st (26) ½ 11 Blue Jack Tom Dascombe 6 9-3 v R Kingscote 33/1
SP 33/1 In touch stand side, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened £66000-£2000
22nd (30) 4 21 Love Delta (USA) M Johnston 4 8-13 J Fanning 66/1
SP 66/1 Chased stand side leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened
23rd (14) 5 Victoire De Lyphar (IRE) D Nicholls 4 9-4 Adrian Nicholls 14/1
SP 14/1 Mid-division far side, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, eased opened 10/1
24th (19) 6 Mister Hughie (IRE) T D Easterby 4 9-4 p1 S Hitchcott 40/1
SP 40/1 Switch to race stand side after 1f, towards rear, never dangerous, weakened over 2f out opened 33/1
25th (10) 11 12 Burning Thread (IRE) T J Etherington 4 9-3 D Swift (5) 50/1
SP 50/1 With far side leader, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased opened 66/1
NR (7) 2 Masamah (IRE) K A Ryan 5 9-7 F Norton
NR (23) 8 Rock Jock (IRE) T Collins 4 9-3 Harry Bentley (5)
NR (31) 27 Global City (IRE) Saeed bin Suroor 5 8-11 T E Durcan

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £7.90 Tote Place £2.10,£2.60,£3.00,£6.40 Straight Forecast £80.08 Exacta £76.80 Trifecta £1817.60 Swingers 1&2:£13.30 2&3:£22.00 1&3:£9.30

Jackpot £159,879.36 carried forward to Pontefract, 19th Jun
Placepot £262.70, Pool: £508016.53, 1411.5 winning tickets
Quadpot £103.70, Pool: £19331.47, 137.88 winning tickets


A quickfire double for James Fanshawe, as DEACON BLUES really stuck his head out to fend off Waffle in a driving finish. Unsurprisingly the field split into two distinct groups, with the majority of the runners heading to the far side. That group was led by the pacy Swiss Cross, with Hoof It and Burning Thread also helping to cut out the running, but the two groups looked pretty level with two furlongs left to run. However from that point it was those on the far side who started to dominate, with the winner still covered up in midfield. Eventually Johnny Murtagh, so good in these big races, moved his horse closer to the pace and he burst to the front with over a furlong to run. He got away from most of the field but Waffle came after him and really chased him hard to the line, making him pull out all of the stops. Eventually the winning margin was a neck, and to the winner's credit he looked like maintaining that gap had they raced for another furlong. He'll go up at least 7lbs for this, putting him on a mark of 105, and that might just put him in the twilight zone. However he is only four, and with the promise of more to come, he can make his mark in Pattern company before too long. The runner-up is a model of consistency and he ran an excellent race. He travelled well off the pace and just had to delay his challenge slightly, it wasn't the difference between winning and losing but it warrants a mention. Third, and running a great race, was Pastoral Player. He will have found this ground slow enough and he had to come from a long way back as this is how he has been seen to best effect in the past. He had to navigate around runners on the far side for a clear run and by the time he got into full stride the first two had gone. He's very progressive however and looks a Group horse in the making. The fourth Anne Of Kiev is in the form of her life, and like the first three, she benefitted from a typically strong gallop. Her mark is high enough but she's still in great form. Gramercy ran a blinder in fifth, considering it was his first run of the year and he was unproven on the ground, whilst Fathsta has no secrets from the handicapper but is a solid yardstick for the form. Hoof It disappointed, however his early prominent position was not the place to be in hindsight, whilst Mac's Power ran very well, taking first in his group on the stand's side. Nasri and Evens And Odds shaped well enough in that group to suggest they're not done with in regards to handicap marks, whilst Golden Desert caught the eye staying on once the race was over. The disappointment of the race was Victoire De Lyphar. He was under pressure a long long way from home and was eventually tailed off. This was not his true form, however his two efforts this season must be a worry to connections.