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7:05 Sandown 26 May 2011

Charles Heidsieck Champagne Henry II Stakes (Group 2)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m50yds) 2m Good To Soft
1st £45,416 2nd £17,216 3rd £8,616 4th £4,296 5th £2,152 6th £1,080

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (7)  
9 92 111 91 111
b g Montjeu (IRE) - Gentle Thoughts (Darshaan)
Held up in touch, tracked leaders, challenged going well 2f out, led over 1f out, soon driven, forged clear final 100yds (tchd 9-2)
2 (2)
5 92 99 88 108
b g Montjeu (IRE) - Meshhed (USA) (Gulch)
Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, driven and stayed on well to disputed 2nd inside final furlong, chased winner closing stages but never any chance (op 25-1)
3 (8) ½ [3]
5 92 111 87 107
b h Halling (USA) - Sweet Willa (USA) (Assert)
Tracked leaders, went 3rd 6f out, driven to lead over 2f out, soon ridden and hard pressed, headed over 1f out, outpaced by winner inside final furlong, lost well held 2nd closing stages (op 11-8)
4 (1) [4¾]
7 92 95 85 105
br g Val Royal (FR) - Bint Al Balad (IRE) (Ahonoora)
Led until headed 10f out, stayed chasing leader to 3f out, soon outpaced, rallied under pressure and stayed on again to take 4th inside final furlong
5 (3) [7¼]
4 90 102 82 102
b c Cape Cross (IRE) - Maid To Perfection (Sadler's Wells)
Tracked leaders, outpaced 5f out, driven and headway from 3f out, pressed leaders in centre course 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong (tchd 9-1 and 11-1 and 12-1 in places)
6 (4) ¾ [8]
5 92 107 81 101
b h Dynaformer (USA) - Bintalreef (USA) (Diesis)
Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened from 2f out (op 8-1 tchd 10-1 in a place)
7 (6) 32 [40]
5 92 105 40 82
b g Nayef (USA) - Charm The Stars (Roi Danzig)
Took keen hold in rear, in touch 4f out, soon ridden, weakened 3f out (op 20-1 tchd 25-1 and 22-1 in a place)
8 (5) ½ [40½]
5 92 105 39 91
ch g Selkirk (USA) - Ayun (USA) (Swain)
Soon tracking leader, led 10f out, headed over 2f out, weakened soon after (tchd 13-2)
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