JLT Lockinge Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1) (Str) 1m

  • (4yo+, 1m, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £99,242 2nd £37,625 3rd £18,830 4th £9,380 5th £4,340 6th £2,590
  • Going: Good to Soft (Straight Course: Good, Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 38.14s
  • Off time: 15:40:23

Full Result

15:40 Newbury
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (6) 4 Frankel Sir H R A Cecil 4 9-0 T P Queally 2/7f
SP 2/7f Tracked leader, led well over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, impressive £3000-£9000 £1000-£3000(x2) £1500-£5000 £1200-£4000
2nd (7) 5 3 Excelebration (IRE) A P O'Brien 4 9-0 J P O'Brien 10/3
SP 10/3 In touch, headway to chase winner approaching final furlong, not pace to challenge £3000-£1000(x2)
3rd (2) 4 2 Dubawi Gold Richard Hannon 4 9-0 R Hughes 16/1
SP 16/1 Settled in rear but in touch, headway over 1f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, never on terms opened 20/1
4th (5) 3 1 Bullet Train Sir H R A Cecil 5 9-0 I Mongan 100/1
SP 100/1 Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, soon weakened
5th (3) 7 5 Ransom Note C Hills 5 9-0 K Fallon 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up, headway over 3f out, soon ridden to challenge, weakened over 1f out opened 50/1
6th (4) 7 Windsor Palace (IRE) A P O'Brien 7 9-0 v1 J A Heffernan 40/1
SP 40/1 Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place opened 50/1
NR (1) 6 Strong Suit (USA) Richard Hannon 4 9-0 R Hughes

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £1.40 Tote Place £1.02 £1.70 Straight Forecast £1.59 Exacta £1.80 Swingers 1&2 £1.10, 2&3 £1.50, 1&3 £1.60

Placepot £489.60, Pool: £144121.3, 214.88 winning tickets
Quadpot £31.60, Pool: £8393.37, 196.54 winning tickets

Analysis

The air of invincibility that surrounds FRANKEL remains firmly intact as he made it 10 out of 10 in a performance that showed little mercy to his five rivals. He was steadied from the stalls by Tom Queally, who soon let him bowl along in second place behind stablemate and pacemaker Bullet Train. He was level with the leader as they approached the two-furlongs marker and simply surged clear to score by five lengths in what was a hugely pleasing retutn to action. Any doubts of him being undercooked following that slight scare around a month ago were firmly put to bed and it is now down to connections to decide whether to stick to a mile at Royal Ascot or go up two more furlongs. Honestly, there doesn't seem a horse in training currently that can hold a candle to him - never mind get past him - and it is little surprise to see bookmakers going pretty short odds he enjoys another unbeaten campaign. Excelebration must be banging his head against his stable wall and once again got a distant view of his old rival disappearing into the sunset. He is a high-class performer himself and had the rest beaten pointless but it shows the measure of superiority that Frankel has at the moment. Dubawi Gold was ridden from off the pace to take third place without ever looking remotely like winning while Bullet Train did his job with precision and still had enough left in the locker to take fourth place. Both Ransom Note and Windsor Palace were under heavy pressure with two furlongs to run and brought up the rear.