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2:40 Longchamp (FR) 26 Oct 1997

Prix Royal-Oak (Group 1)

(3yo+) 1m7f Soft
1st £44,893 2nd £17,957 3rd £8,979 4th £4,489
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (7)  
3 87 111
b f Sadler's Wells (USA) - Ebaziya (IRE) (Darshaan)
Held up in rear, headway well over 3f out, 6th straight, led over 1f out, quickened clear, ran on well
2 (4) 6
5 91 103
b m Ela-Mana-Mou (IRE) - Karelia (USA) (Sir Ivor)
Held up in rear, 8th straight, good headway from over 1f out to take 2nd inside final furlong
3 (10) ¾ [6¾]
5 94 105
ch h Royal Academy (USA) - Saraday (Northfields)
Always in touch, 3rd straight, every chance over 1f out, one pace
4 (2) [8¼]
3 87 103
b f Saumarez - Riviere D'Argent (USA) (Nijinsky)
Always close up, led 3f out to over 1f out, one pace
5 (6) 3 [11¼]
5 94 101
b h Ela-Mana-Mou (IRE) - Solac (FR) (Gay Lussac)
Prominent, ridden to lead 5f out, headed 3f out, 2nd straight, weakened well over 1f out
6 (3) hd [11½]
4 91 98
b f Sadler's Wells (USA) - Campestral (USA) (Alleged)
5th straight, outpaced over 2f out, hard ridden & stayed on one pace final furlong
7 (8) [14]
5 94
b h Danehill (USA) - Leica Pretender (NZ) (Sir Tristram)
Prominent, 4th & ridden straight, beaten 2f out
8 (5) 5 [19]
4 94 93
b c Saumarez - Street Opera (Sadler's Wells)
Never in a challenging position
9 (9) shd [19]
11 94 93
gr g Pharly (FR) - Flying Nelly (Nelcius)
Held up, 7th straight, soon beaten
10 (1) 15 [34]
5 94 78
gr g Sharrood (USA) - Optaria (Song)
Led to 5f out, weakened quickly approaching straight, tailed off final 2f
11 (11) [34]  
4 94
bb c Ascot Knight (CAN) - Muskoka Command (CAN) (Top Command)
Prominent to over 4f out, tailed off
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