16:20 Royal Ascot

Tuesday 15 June 2021

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    St James's Palace Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Rnd)

  • 3YO only  |   Class 1  |   7f 213y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:21  |   Winning time: 1m 37.4s
1st
Horse silk
11
(7)
7/2f
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, soon clear, impressive tchd 4/1
2nd
Horse silk
4 ¼
6
(11)
4/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S Foley
Raced wide close up, pushed along to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace op 11/2
3rd
Horse silk
nk
1
(2)
11/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
In touch, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong op 7/1
4th
Horse silk
½
7
(9)
12/1
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: C T Keane
Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace op 25/1
5th
Horse silk
¾
3
(8)
11/2
T: R HannonJ: P J Dobbs
Towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ridden and one pace final furlong op 6/1 tchd 13/2
6th
Horse silk
1 ¼
4
(12)
15/2
T: C ApplebyJ: W Buick
In rear, wide and headway over 1f out, ridden and no impression final furlong op 7/1
7th
Horse silk
3
12
(6)
12/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: L Dettori
Towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never a factor op 16/1
8th
Horse silk
1 ¾
9
(10)
20/1
T: M JohnstonJ: B A Curtis
Tracked clear leader, closed to lead approaching 2f out, edged right and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong tchd 16/1
9th
Horse silk
sh
13
(4)
33/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Slow into stride, held up, pushed along 2f out, never a factor op 28/1
10th
Horse silk
hd
5
(5)
16/1
T: C ApplebyJ: James Doyle
In rear, never on terms op 18/1 tchd 20/1
11th
Horse silk
3 ½
2
(13)
33/1
T: R M BeckettJ: Hector Crouch
Raced wide towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never a factor op 40/1
12th
Horse silk
1 ¾
8
(1)
10/1
T: J & T GosdenJ: Jim Crowley
Close up, effort when short of room and not clear run entering final 2f, weakened final furlong op 7/1
13th
Horse silk
19
10
(3)
125/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: W M Lordan
Led and soon clear, reduced lead 3f out, headed approaching 2f out, soon weakened tchd 100/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.70Pl:£1.80, £1.70, £3.05EX:£21.10Trifecta:£192.90Tricast:£147.32SF:£16.49Swingers:£4.65, £9.95, £9.85

Forecasts

Poetic Flare (7/2), Lucky Vega (4/1), Chindit (11/2), Highland Avenue (15/2), Mostahdaf (10/1), Battleground (11/1), Maximal (12/1), Thunder Moon (12/1), La Barrosa (16/1), Naamoos (20/1), Wembley (33/1), Bullace (33/1), Ontario (125/1)

Verdict

Last year's Chesham winner BATTLEGROUND arrives here fresher than most having not had a hard race in the 2000 Guineas, but the weight of support for him that day was telling, and this strong, lengthy colt is worth another chance at this more suitable track. Poetic Flare has been kept busy since his win in the 2000 Guineas and has the best form in the book, with Lucky Vega just behind.

  1. BATTLEGROUND (USA)
  2. POETIC FLARE (IRE)
  3. LUCKY VEGA (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Palace Pier
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 3
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £198,485.002nd: £75,250.003rd: £37,660.004th: £18,760.005th: £9,415.006th: £4,725.00

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