Ascot

  • 16:25 Coventry Stakes 6f

  • Winner £48,204 2nd £18,275 3rd £9,146 4th £4,556
  • Going: Good (Round Course: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.64s
  • Off time: 16:26:23
16:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dawn Approach (IRE) 7/2
2nd Olympic Glory (IRE) 20/1
3rd Cristoforo Colombo (USA) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (11) 31 Royal blue Artigiano (USA) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 12/113.00
2 (2) 133 Orange and Black (quartered), Orange sleeves, Black armlets Baddilini 41
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2 9-1 A Bailey G Baker 100/1101.00
3 (6) 1 Dark Blue Cristoforo Colombo (USA) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 13/27.50
4 (3) 82 Emerald Green, White chevrons, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Dark Emerald (IRE) 11
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2 9-1 B G Powell F M Berry 200/1201.00
5 (13) 111 White, Purple stripe, check cap Dawn Approach (IRE) 15
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2 9-1 J S Bolger K J Manning 7/24.50
6 (4) 1 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap Englishman 60
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2 9-1 C Hills M Hills 8/19.00
7 (18) 1 White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Funk Soul Brother 33
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2 9-1 C Hills D Holland 20/121.00
8 (17) 8112 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Heavy Metal 17
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2 9-1 M Johnston S De Sousa 20/121.00
9 (10) 11 Light blue, white epaulets, white sleeves, light blue armlets Indian Jade 18
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2 9-1 K A Ryan P Makin 40/141.00
11 (7) 3 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots King Dragon (IRE) 10
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2 9-1 B J Meehan M Dwyer 50/151.00
12 (14) 222 Yellow, Purple stripe, Yellow sleeves, Check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 9
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-1 p1 J S Bolger R P Whelan 66/167.00
13 (9) 1 Emerald green, white check, striped sleeves, emerald green cap Lines Of Battle (USA) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 A P O'Brien R L Moore 10/111.00
14 (12) 2 Royal Blue and Pink diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink armlets, Pink cap Living Desert 14
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2 9-1 J A R Toller Kirsty Milczarek 100/1101.00
15 (1) 51 Black, yellow and black halved sleeves, yellow cap, black star Master Of War 18
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2 9-1 R Hannon J Fortune 50/151.00
16 (19) 13 Black, orange stars, orange and black chevrons on sleeves, orange cap, black stars Mrs Brown's Boy 34
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2 9-1 R Harris L Morris 100/1101.00
17 (20) 12 CLARET, GOLD braid, CLARET sleeves, black cap New Pearl (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-1 D H Brown J P Murtagh 25/126.00
18 (16) 1 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Olympic Glory (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 R Hannon Dane O'Neill 20/121.00
19 (22) 41 White, dark blue and red chevrons on sleeves, red cap Party Royal 20
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2 9-1 M Johnston M Demuro 66/167.00
20 (21) 11 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Sir Prancealot (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 R Hannon R Hughes 3/14.00
21 (23) 1 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap The Taj 11
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2 9-1 R Hannon P Hanagan 20/121.00
22 (8) 5342 Black, large light blue spots and sleeves Top Boy 19
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2 9-1 D Shaw J Fanning 100/1101.00
23 (5) 3 MAUVE Whitfield (USA) 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-1 J Noseda W Buick 100/1101.00
Non runners
10 (15)321Jubilee Brig29-1G L MooreT P Queally

Verdict

Cristoforo Colombo and Lines Of Battle both won on their respective debuts at Navan and the Curragh and represent Ballydoyle, who this last year with Power. But the Hannon team are usually mob-handed in this Group 2 contest and normally have at least one above-average colt in the line-up. They have four entries this year, aiming to add to the yard's victories in 2009 and 2010, and SIR PRANCEALOT could be the one this time. Sandown's National Stakes is normally a decent pointer to the Royal meeting and the Tamayuz colt beat Top Boy by more than four lengths in that without being asked a serious question. Dawn Approach has to go on the short-list having won all three starts while Indian Jade impressed when beating the odds-on New Pearl at Pontefract and his earlier win at Beverley has been franked. Artigiano was only third to Funk Soul Brother at York but improved to win at Leicester, though more is needed here, and Funk Soul Brother's stable companion Englishman has to step up on his victory over 5f at Newbury to figure. Heavy Metal couldn't land the hat-trick at Epsom and may also struggle.