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1:30 Longchamp (FR) 2 Jun 2012

Prix Du Palais-Royal (Group 3) (3yo+) (Turf)

(3yo+) 7f Good
1st £33,333.33 2nd £13,333.33 3rd £10,000 4th £6,666.67 5th £3,333.33
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (9)  
4 96 118 120
b f Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Ventura (IRE) (Spectrum)
Midfield, ridden to improve over 1 1/2f out, quickened stylishly under hands and heels to lead inside final 100yds, went clear close home, very impressive
2 (7) 2
5 90 106 109
b m Fairly Ransom (USA) - Poussiere D'Or (FR) (Marchand De Sable)
Midfield, good progress into front rank over 1 1/2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, ran on to go 2nd post, not pace of winner
3 (6) nse [2]
3 87 103 108
b c Distorted Humor (USA) - Abhisheka (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Prominent on outer, ridden and outpaced over 2 1/2f out, good progress under pressure to lead over 1f out, headed inside final 100yds, caught for 2nd post
4 (3) 1 [3]
5 93 b 105 109
ch h Indian Ridge (IRE) - Kathy College (IRE) (College Chapel)
Front rank throughout, ridden to challenge over 2f out, briefly disputing lead over 1f out, kept on without matching pace of front trio inside final furlong
5 (14) ½ [3½]
4 90 100 105
br f Hawk Wing (USA) - Reveuse De Jour (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Dropped in from wide draw and held up towards rear, still going well but plenty to do over 2f out, ridden to improve 1 1/2f out, ran on strongly to go 5th post, never able to challenge
6 (1) hd [3¾]
5 93 102 107
b h Elusive City (USA) - Firm Friend (IRE) (Affirmed)
Prominent on inner, ridden over 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, caught for 5th post
7 (10) ½ [4¼]
3 86 94 101
b f Kendargent (FR) - Damdam Freeze (FR) (Indian Rocket)
Slow to stride and ridden along early stages, held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace inside final 2 1/2f, went 7th post
8 (5) hd [4½]
4 93 99 105
b g Cadeaux Genereux - Firebelly (Nicolotte)
Quickly into stride and soon led, set even pace, ridden over 2 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, caught for 7th post
9 (13) [5¾]
5 93 95 102
b h Yes It's True (USA) - Nyramba (Night Shift)
Midfield on outer, ridden over 2 1/2f out, well positioned and still every chance when jockey seemed to stop riding over 1 1/2f out, ran on under tender handling inside final furlong, keeping on at finish, strange ride
10 (2) ½ [6¼]
6 95 b 95 102
b g Big Shuffle (USA) - Salzgitter (Salse)
Midfield on inner, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 1 1/2f out, plugged on
11 (4) [6¼]  
3 84
gr f Stormy River (FR) - Senkaya (FR) (Valanour)
Broke well, soon tracking leader in 2nd on inner, took fierce hold, ridden and brief effort over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, faded inside final furlong
12 (15) [6¼]  
4 93
ch c Layman (USA) - Emouna Queen (IRE) (Indian Ridge)
Held up in last, still in rear but going well 2 1/2f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final 1 1/2f, never able to challenge
13 (11) [6¼]  
4 93
b c Xaar - Miss Brooks (Bishop Of Cashel)
Held up in last group on inner, ridden over 2 1/2f out, plugged on, never a factor
14 (8) [6¼]  
3 87
ch g Iffraaj - Topkamp (Pennekamp)
Midfield on inner, ridden 3 1/2f out, no extra and beaten 1 1/2f out, faded, eased inside final furlong
15 (12) [6¼]  
4 90
ch f Medicean - Kalindi (Efisio)
Held up in last group on outer, progress into midfield over 3 1/2f out, ridden over 3f out, no extra and beaten 1 1/2f out, dropped to last inside final furlong
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