13:50 Royal Ascot

Saturday 20 June 2020

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:40
  • Coventry Stakes (Group 2)
  • Class 1  |   6f  |   Good (Round Course: Good to Soft, Good in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:51  |   Winning time: 1m 15.21s
1st
10
(6)
150/1
T: C G CoxJ: A Kirby
Always prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, driven out op 125/1
2nd
1
12
(4)
29-1
3/1
T: M JohnstonJ: Jim Crowley
Mid-division, headway tracking leaders over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, wandered and one pace inside final furlong op 11/4 tchd 5/2
3rd
1 ¼
13
(3)
29-1
25/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: M Dwyer
Mid-division far side of group, headway chasing leaders 2f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong op 28/1
4th
1 ¼
5
(15)
7/1
T: R VarianJ: David Egan
Mid-division, headway near side of group chasing leaders over 2f out, stayed on in 4th inside final furlong, never going pace pace to threaten op 8/1
5th
¾
11
(2)
40/1
T: A KingJ: M Harley
Outpaced towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer
6th
1 ¾
16
(1)
50/1
T: M JohnstonJ: J Fanning
Led until inside final 2f, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 40/1
7th
sh
8
(16)
29-1
8/1
T: Tom DascombeJ: R Kingscote
Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong op 9/1
8th
1 ½
1
(10)
5/2f
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Always towards rear, never involved
9th
hd
6
(8)
10/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Slowly away, well behind, some late minor headway near side of group, never on terms op 12/1
10th
½
4
(9)
10/1
T: C ApplebyJ: W Buick
With leaders, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 11/1 tchd 9/1
11th
1 ¼
3
(12)
100/1
T: D LoughnaneJ: S De Sousa
Chased leaders over 3f op 80/1
12th
nk
14
(11)
40/1
T: A WatsonJ: Oisin Murphy
Chased leaders, weakened inside final 2f op 33/1
13th
¾
15
(7)
29-1
12/1
T: B J MeehanJ: Tom Marquand
Mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out op 11/1
14th
11
2
(13)
66/1
T: M JohnstonJ: James Doyle
Keen to post, restless in stalls, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened soon after tchd 50/1
15th
¾
7
(14)
66/1
T: A WatsonJ: Hollie Doyle
Towards rear of mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened soon after op 50/1

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Non-Runners

9
(5)
Mehmo17
Weight: 9-1|  Age: 2
T: Miss Gay Kelleway  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting

Forecast

Admiral Nelson (5/2), Qaader (3/1), Dark Lion (7/1), Lauded (8/1), Existent (10/1), Creative Force (10/1), Talbot (12/1), Saeiqa (25/1), Painless Potter (40/1), Science (40/1), Thunder Of Niagara (50/1), Army Of India (66/1), Igotatext (66/1), Choritzo (100/1), Nando Parrado (150/1), Mehmo (200/1)

Verdict

Some exciting 2yo’s on display, nine having won on their debuts; a complex puzzle with none having run more than once. Aidan O’Brien has dominated this event with seven winners since 2001 so his Curragh winner Admiral Nelson has to be respected stepping up to 6f. The Johnston stable has been banging in juvenile winners so all his three must be respected with Newbury winner Qaader looking the best of them. Creative Force bids to confirm debut form with Saeiqa and Dark Lion but LAUDED made a real impression when skipping clear at Haydock in what looked a good contest and he’s taken to land this prize. Talbot appeals most of those likely to start at double-figure odds in a fascinating Coventry.
  1. Lauded
  2. Admiral Nelson
  3. Creative Force

Previous Winners

2019
Arizona
Weight: 9-1  |Age: 2
15/8

Prize Money

1st: £35,520.002nd: £13,434.003rd: £6,714.004th: £3,354.00
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