Worthington's Highfield Social Club Stakes (Registered As The Horris Hill Stakes) (Group 3) (Str) 7f

  • (2yo, 7f, Class 1, 14 runners)
  • Winner £19,281 2nd £7,310 3rd £3,658 4th £1,822 5th £915 6th £459
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 23.80s
  • Off time: 14:16:47

Full Result

14:15 Newbury
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (5) 14 Tell Dad R Hannon 2 8-12 E Ahern 7/1
SP 7/1 Made all, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, clear final 100 yards, ran on gamely £10000-£1400 £3500-£500
2nd (7) 2 12 Saigon J A R Toller 2 8-12 Johnny Murtagh 15/8f
SP 15/8f Held up towards rear, not clear run 3f out, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched left, headway and squeezed through over 1f out, ran on, went 2nd close home, not able to reach winner opened 11/4
3rd (10) hd 5 Hazaz (IRE) C E Brittain 2 8-12 S Sanders 40/1
SP 40/1 Prominent, ridden over 1f out, edged right entering final furlong, no impression on winner final 100 yards, lost 2nd close home opened 33/1
4th (11) ½ 9 Producer R Hannon 2 8-12 R Hughes 8/1
SP 8/1 In touch in mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, edged right, stayed on
5th (4) 10 Red Art (IRE) C Hills 2 8-12 Michael Hills 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up towards rear, not clear run well over 1f out, switched left and kept on entering final furlong, never nearer opened 16/1
6th (3) 13 Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) K J Condon 2 8-12 p1 S Foley 20/1
SP 20/1 Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression
7th (14) hd 6 Mehdi (IRE) B J Meehan 2 8-12 t S W Kelly 10/1
SP 10/1 Tracked leaders, edged left 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace entering final furlong opened 9/1
8th (13) ¾ 7 Nawwaar (USA) J L Dunlop 2 8-12 R Hills 8/1
SP 8/1 Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, never on terms, no impression opened 13/2
9th (2) 1 15 Wise Venture (IRE) A P Jarvis 2 8-12 Harry Bentley 66/1
SP 66/1 Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened entering final furlong
10th (1) hd 8 Oxford Charley (USA) M A Magnusson 2 8-12 T P Queally 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 11/1
11th (6) 11 Right Divine (IRE) B J Meehan 2 8-12 Jim Crowley 33/1
SP 33/1 Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
12th (9) 3 Diamondhead (IRE) B J Meehan 2 8-12 D Holland 25/1
SP 25/1 Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, well beaten over 1f out opened 20/1
13th (12) 4 Graphic (IRE) R Hannon 2 8-12 R L Moore 12/1
SP 12/1 Prominent, ridden and hanging left 3f out, lost place 2f out, weakened 1f out opened 14/1
14th (15) 7 2 Charitable Act (FR) W R Muir 2 8-12 S J Drowne 50/1
SP 50/1 Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon well beaten
NR (8) 1 Amoure Medici Noel Quinlan 2 8-12 L P Keniry

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £5.50 Tote Place £1.80,£1.30,£11.30 Straight Forecast £18.48 Exacta £20.10 Trifecta £746.10 Swingers 1&2:£2.20 2&3:£17.40 1&3:£74.90

Placepot £8.80, Pool: £105656.51, 8756.34 winning tickets
Quadpot £4.10, Pool: £5601.22, 996.3 winning tickets


Beacon Lodge has been the best recent winner of this Listed race and it's unlikely that TELL DAD is going to go on to any great heights. He has, however, enjoyed a hugely successful second half to his juvenile season and proved a real money spinner for connections with a win and a second place finish in sales races on his previous two starts. He's a straightforward ride and ran on strongly to post a career best but it would be a little surprising if connections don't allow him to take up his entry in next week's horses-in-training sales as there will be more options for him abroad. Saigon was well supported to uphold the Middle Park form and he may well have done so granted a clear passage but Johnny Murtagh contrived to find all sorts of trouble aboard the colt who finished the race off strongly once he had extricated himself. He has been a solid performer for his yard this season, his pedigree suggests that he could train on next term where he may again be able to hold his own in minor Group races. Hazaz has twice finished well beaten behind the winner in sales races and ran a career best in significantly closing the gap but it would be dangerous to overestimate the merit of his performance. Producer has progressed through nurseries and may yet have a future in handicaps next season if this run hasn't blown his mark. Red Art may already be a shade high for handicaps but he ran his race on his first start since August after a busy mid-summer and has held his form well; he may not be easy to place in the short-term. Oxford Charley was quite well touted after showing a good turn of foot to win his maiden but never threatened and it's unlikely that this was his running.