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2:30 Newbury 18 Aug 2012

Betfred "The Bonus King" Geoffrey Freer Stakes (Group 3)

(Class 1) (3yo+) (1m5f61yds) 1m5½f OMS Good To Firm
1st £31,190.50 2nd £11,825 3rd £5,918 4th £2,948 5th £1,479.50 6th £742.50


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (7)  
5 94 116 103 120
b g Montjeu (IRE) - Ionian Sea (Slip Anchor)
Held up in 5th and well behind leading duo until steady headway from 4f out to track leaders 3f out, led 2f out, driven and quickened clear final furlong, readily (op 2-1)
2 (1)
4 94 118 96 115
b c Shirocco (GER) - Treble Heights (IRE) (Unfuwain)
Slowly into stride, raced in 4th and well behind leading duo until headway from 4f out, chased leaders 3f out, challenged 2f out, soon chasing winner, edged left under pressure approaching final furlong, soon outpaced (tchd 5-2)
3 (5) 4 [7¼]
5 94 110 88 109
br g King's Best (USA) - Olympienne (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Raced in last place well behind leading duo, headway over 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd approaching final furlong but never any chance (tchd 7-1)
4 (4) [11¾]
4 94 114 79 102
b c Montjeu (IRE) - Waldmark (GER) (Mark Of Esteem)
Chased leader and well clear of 3rd, led approaching final 3f, ridden and headed 2f out, soon beaten (op 5-2 tchd 7-2)
5 (6) 10 [21¾]
3 87 74 60 87
ch c Giant's Causeway (USA) - Apple Of Kent (USA) (Kris S)
Led, soon 6 lengths clear of 2nd and well clear of main group, headed approaching final 3f, soon beaten
6 (2) 12 [33¾]
4 94 114 35 69
b c Shirocco (GER) - Aiyana (GER) (Last Tycoon)
Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden 4f out, hung badly left and beaten over 3f out (trainer's rep said colt had a breathing problem) (op 16-1)
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