17:35 Royal Ascot

Friday 22 June 2018

All14:3015:0515:4016:2017:0017:35

Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap)

Class 2  |   1m 3f 211y  |   Good to Firm (Watered)  |   17 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:35  |   Winning time: 2m 27.76s

1st
13
(14)
7/2f
T: D R C ElsworthJ: S De Sousa
In touch, hampered over 9f out, headway over 3f out, led approaching final furlong, stayed on well op 4/1
2nd
2 ¼
17
(8)
33/1
T: J S GoldieJ: D Tudhope
Steadied in rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, soon switched left, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner
3rd
1
4
(9)
7/1
T: C ApplebyJ: W Buick
Keen, prominent, hampered over 9f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong op 13/2 tchd 9/1
4th
¾
5
(19)
8/1
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Chased leaders, leaders, led over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra closing stages op 9/1
5th
nk
2
(10)
79-10
8/1
T: A KingJ: M Harley
Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge op 12/1 tchd 7/1
6th
1 ¾
6
(11)
25/1
T: M BottiJ: Daniel Muscutt
Led, edged right over 9f out, headed over 8f out, remained prominent, led again over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong tchd 20/1
7th
sh
15
(16)
7/1
T: C ApplebyJ: James McDonald
In touch, switched left to challenge over 2f out, soon one pace tchd 8/1
8th
nk
11
(4)
16/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Jim Crowley
Mid-division, switched left over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, never on terms op 20/1
9th
1 ¼
16
(12)
33/1
T: J R BestJ: Josephine Gordon
Steadied start, behind, headway over 2f out, kept on under pressure, never a threat
10th
1 ¼
3
(2)
14/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Behind, switched left and headway over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, weakened final furlong op 12/1
11th
nk
8
(20)
5/1
T: D MenuisierJ: L Dettori
Steadied start, behind, headway over 2f out, soon no impression op 11/2
12th
1
10
(6)
50/1
T: R J OsborneJ: T P O'Shea
Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakend op 66/1
13th
1 ¼
14
(22)
25/1
T: M JohnstonJ: R Kingscote
Slowly into stride, behind, took closer order over 5f out, not clear run over 2f out, edged right, soon beaten
14th
1 ½
19
(21)
25/1
T: E A L DunlopJ: Edward Greatrex
Held up in rear, never a factor tchd 28/1
15th
4 ½
9
(15)
50/1
T: C FellowesJ: Oisin Murphy
Broke well, soon in touch, weakened over 2f out
16th
3 ¼
12
(7)
69-3
40/1
T: R HannonJ: S M Levey
Keen in touch, switched left over 2f out, soon weakened op 28/1
17th
4 ½
20
(5)
10/1
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Charles Bishop
Prominent, led over 8f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 8/1

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Non-Runners

7
(1)
Grey Britain47
Weight: 9-7|  Age: 4
T: J Ryan  J: G Mosse
1
(18)
Blakeney Point27
Weight: 9-10|  Age: 5
T: R Charlton  J: K Shoemark
18
(3)
Plutonian25
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 4
T: C Hills  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Dash Of Spice (7/2), Thundering Blue (5/1), Walton Street (7/1), Eynhallow (7/1), Appeared (8/1), Top Tug (8/1), Count Calabash (10/1), Blakeney Point (12/1), Clear Skies (14/1), Saunter (16/1), Grey Britain (20/1), Plutonian (20/1), Crowned Eagle (25/1), Fire Fighting (25/1), Manjaam (25/1), Sir Chauvelin (33/1), Eddystone Rock (33/1), Nayel (40/1), Carbon Dating (50/1), Newlands (50/1)

Verdict
Strange though it seems the wide berths very much hold sway in this tough handicap and that means that from stall 20 the ever-improving THUNDERING BLUE is given the vote after his win at York last time where he showed his usual tenacity. Dash Of Spice will be popular after his Epsom Derby Day romp but he did have that race run to suit and whilst still improving may not have things all his own way here. Eynhallow was beaten by his stablemate Walton Street in Dubai over the winter but didn’t get the run of that race and he’s taken to reverse those placings here. Appeared has his quirks but he may be best caught fresh and he’s one for the shortlist along with topweight Blakeney Point.
  1. Thundering Blue
  2. Eynhallow
  3. Appeared

Previous Winners

2017
Rare Rhythm
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-2  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: W Buick
  |  
T: C Appleby
20/1
Prize Money
1st:
£56,025.00
2nd:
£16,776.00
3rd:
£8,388.00
4th:
£4,194.00
5th:
£2,097.00
6th:
£1,053.00

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