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1:45 York 20 Aug 2010

Sky Bet Melrose Stakes (Handicap)

(Class 2) (0-105, 3yo) (1m5f188yds) 1m6f Good To Firm
1st £42,094 2nd £12,525.50 3rd £6,259.50 4th £3,126.50

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (1)  
3 81 84 89 101
b c Montjeu (IRE) - Ionian Sea (Slip Anchor)
Took keen hold on inner, tracked leaders, headway 3f out, led 2f out, ridden, hung badly right inside final furlong and soon headed, rallied under pressure to lead again last 50yds, stayed on well (op 9-1 tchd 10-1)
2 (14) ½
3 80 86 90 101
b c Motivator - Tempting Prospect (Shirley Heights)
Dwelt and behind, headway 5f out, effort to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, soon driven and headed last 50yds (tchd 22-1, 25-1 in a place)
3 (15) [3¼]
3 83 86 86 97
ch c D'Wildcat (USA) - Ashley's Coy (USA) (Country Pine)
Held up, steady headway 5f out, tracked leaders 3f out, ridden to chase winner 2f out, driven over 1f out and kept on same pace (tchd 25-1 in a place)
4 (9) [6¾]
3 86 89 84 95
b c Sakhee (USA) - Zephyrine (IRE) (Highest Honor)
Held up in rear, headway on outer 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish (op 7-1 tchd 10-1)
5 (6) [10½]
3 711 83 73 84
b c Montjeu (IRE) - Capades Dancer (USA) (Gate Dancer)
Tracked leaders, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace (op 17-2)
6 (4) [12]
3 80 b 83 71 82
b c Montjeu (IRE) - Angelic Song (CAN) (Halo)
Midfield, headway 5f out, chased leaders over 3f out, ridden and chance well over 2f out, soon driven and weakened (op 8-1 tchd 10-1)
7 (8) 11 [23]
3 89 92 65 75
b c Hernando (FR) - Slew The Moon (ARG) (Kitwood)
Chased leaders, headway and close up over 3f out, soon ridden and weakened over 2f out (op 16-1)
8 (7) 14 [37]
3 89 92 44 56
ch f Selkirk (USA) - Prairie Flower (IRE) (Zieten)
Midfield, effort and some headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out and never dangerous
9 (11) 8 [45]
3 80 83 24 35
gr c Oasis Dream - Ribbons And Bows (IRE) (Dr Devious)
Midfield, headway and in touch halfway, effort on outer 5f out, soon ridden along and weakened 3f out (op 22-1)
10 (3) ½ [45½]
3 83 86 26 38
b g Motivator - Comic (IRE) (Be My Chief)
Close up, led over 3f out, ridden well over 2f out, soon weakened and eased over 1f out (op 10-1)
11 (12) [46¾]
3 88 91 29 41
ch c Redback - Desert Design (Desert King)
Held up and behind, some headway well over 2f out, never a factor
12 (13) 16 [62¾]
3 87 b1 90 4 18
gr g Montjeu (IRE) - Danaskaya (IRE) (Danehill)
Always towards rear, behind final 3f (op 9-1)
13 (5) 30 [92¾]
3 97 104
rg c Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - After All (IRE) (Desert Story)
Chased leaders, ridden along 4f out, soon weakened (op 25-1)
14 (10) [95¼]
3 95 102
b g Singspiel (IRE) - Tree House (USA) (Woodman)
Always towards rear, well behind final 3f (trainer was unable to offer any explanation for the poor performance shown) (tchd 15-2)
15 (2) 19 [114¼]
3 81 84
b c Smart Strike (CAN) - Abita (USA) (Dynaformer)
Led, ridden along over 4f out, headed over 3f out and weakened quickly (op 14-1)
16 (17) 3 [117¼]
3 80 83
b c American Post - Loyola (FR) (Sicyos)
Prominent, ridden along over 4f out, weakened quickly and soon behind
  • 16 ran Off time: 1:50:00 Winning time: 2m 58.19s (slow by 2.19s) Total SP: 123%
  • Non-runners: Baltimore Clipper (vet's certificate)
  • 1st owner: Corinthian (Mount Athos) 1st breeder: David Magnier And Cobra Bloodstock
  • 2nd owner: The Queen (Tactician)
  • 3rd owner: Kingsgate Racing (Christopher Wren)
  • Tote win: £10.10 PL: £3 £5.70 £6.40 Ex: £297.50 CSF: £168.56 Tricast: £3,089.62
  • DBI (SP%): L [Stalls 1-5] 46 (38%) M [6-11] 55 (39%) H [12-17] 49 (23%)
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