15:25 Haydock

Saturday 9 June 2018

All14:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:1017:45

Betway Achilles Stakes (Listed)

Class 1  |   5f  |   Good to Firm (Watered)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:29  |   Winning time: 57.91s

1st
9
(3)
11/4f
T: W J HaggasJ: Jim Crowley
Mid-division, closed travelling well 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, hard pressed, held on op 5/2
2nd
sh
3
(5)
8/1
T: B SmartJ: G Lee
Led, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, just held op 6/1
3rd
2 ¼
2
(10)
14/1
T: P D EvansJ: S De Sousa
Towards rear, niggled along 3f out, stayed on against stands rail final furlong, went 3rd towards finish
4th
1
10
(2)
48-13
16/1
T: R EdderyJ: Andrea Atzeni
Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden and headway 1f out, stayed on, went 4th towards finish op 20/1
5th
nk
1
(9)
33/1
T: R M H CowellJ: James Doyle
Prominent on stands rail, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong op 25/1
6th
sh
7
(7)
5/1
T: P T MidgleyJ: L Morris
Prominent, ridden 2f out, hung left over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong op 7/1
7th
hd
6
(1)
16/1
T: D C GriffithsJ: W Buick
Towards rear, headway when ridden and edged left over 1f out, never on terms op 12/1
8th
½
8
(8)
3/1
T: Miss J A CamachoJ: P Mulrennan
Mid-division, not clear run over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, never had chance to pose a threat op 7/2 tchd 3/1
9th
1 ¼
4
(4)
12/1
T: R M H CowellJ: Oisin Murphy
Slowly into stride, ridden and edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
10th
½
5
(6)
14/1
T: Tom DascombeJ: R Kingscote
Prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 16/1 tchd 10/1

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Betting

Forecast

Muthmir (11/4), Judicial (3/1), Final Venture (5/1), Alpha Delphini (8/1), Blue De Vega (12/1), Gracious John (14/1), Doctor Sardonicus (14/1), Equimou (16/1), Duke Of Firenze (16/1), Encore d'Or (33/1)

Verdict
With Battaash remaining the best sprinter in Europe it may pay to follow the form from the Temple Stakes over this C&D. MUTHMIR was fifth and could be hard to beat dropping to Listed level with conditions very much in his favour. Doctor Sardonicus wasn't far behind him and he's looked suited by fast conditions in the past so could sneak into a place at a price. Judicial is so consistent he rates the main danger while Duke Of Firenze would have preferred easier going but was a real eye-catcher at Epsom. Final Venture is running into form and should make a bold defence after last year's success.
  1. Muthmir
  2. Judicial
  3. Doctor Sardonicus

Previous Winners

2017
Final Venture
Weight: 9-4  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-4  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Oisin Murphy
  |  
T: P T Midgley
9/4
Prize Money
1st:
£20,983.00
2nd:
£7,955.00
3rd:
£3,981.00
4th:
£1,983.00
5th:
£995.00
6th:
£500.00

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