15:00 Royal Ascot

Saturday 20 June 2020

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:40

    St James's Palace Stakes (Group 1)

  • 3YO only  |   Class 1  |   7f 213y  |   Good (Round Course: Good to Soft, Good in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:01  |   Winning time: 1m 42.38s
1st
Horse silk
2
(6)
4/1
T: J & T GosdenJ: L Dettori
Dwelt, held up in last pair, headway and 5 wide on home turn, chased leaders over 2f out, challenged 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won going away
2nd
Horse silk
1
3
(2)
11/8f
T: C ApplebyJ: W Buick
Held up in rear, angled out and good headway between horses over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden to challenge, led 100 yards out, headed and no extra towards finish
3rd
Horse silk
hd
7
(7)
9/4
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Raced wide early, tracked leader until went on 6f out, pushed along and joined 2f out, ridden and headed 100 yards out, no extra towards finish
4th
Horse silk
5 ½
4
(3)
14/1
T: C G CoxJ: A Kirby
Raced keenly in 5th, headway chasing leaders 3f out, hung right over 2f out, ridden and outpaced inside final 2f, plugged on and went remote 4th post
5th
Horse silk
nse
6
(4)
39-0
20/1
T: R HannonJ: Oisin Murphy
Forced to race wide, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, every chance 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, lost remote 4th post
6th
Horse silk
2 ½
1
(1)
25/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: S M Levey
Tracked leaders on inside, weakened inside final 2f
7th
Horse silk
8
5
(5)
50/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: Tom Marquand
Slight lead 2f, tracked leader, pushed along halfway, lost 2nd over 3f out, weakened and behind over 2f out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.20Pl:£1.85, £1.01, £1.55EX:£12.40Trifecta:£33.40SF:£9.15Swingers:£2.15, £2.50, £1.30

Forecasts

Pinatubo (11/8), Wichita (9/4), Palace Pier (4/1), Positive (14/1), Threat (20/1), Arizona (25/1), Royal Dornoch (50/1)

Verdict

A potentially thrilling renewal of the St James's Palace Stakes is in store with the outstanding juvenile of 2019 Pinatubo recommencing battle (from the 2000 Guineas) with the upwardly mobile Wichita. Aidan O'Brien's charge was arguably always slightly better positioned than his more illustrious rival at Newmarket, but crucially appeared to see out the 1m trip more strongly. However, both have masses to fear from the still unbeaten PALACE PIER. After briefing looking in trouble on seasonal reappearance at Newcastle a fortnight ago, John Gosden's Kingman colt galloped on remorselessly from the furlong pole to strike in a most taking manner. His best days surely lie ahead.
  1. Palace Pier
  2. Wichita
  3. Pinatubo

Previous Winners

2019
Circus Maximus
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 3
10/1

Prize Money

1st: £148,000.002nd: £55,975.003rd: £27,975.004th: £13,975.00

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