Windsor

  • 18:45 188Bet Winter Hill Stakes 1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 1.62s
  • Off time: 18:46:06
18:45 Windsor Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Al Kazeem 8/11
2nd True Story 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 11326-4 Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap Al Kazeem 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-1 R Charlton G Baker 123 8/111.73
2 (5) 26-6754 Maroon and yellow diagonal stripes, white sleeves,     yellow cap Bayrir (FR) 161
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 M Botti Martin Harley 109 16/117.00
4 (9) 915135 Maroon, white seams, maroon and royal blue striped sleeves, white cap, maroon star Presburg (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 J Tuite S J Drowne 90 50/151.00
5 (3) 307755 White and Royal Blue diamonds, Pink sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Pink diamond Zambucca (SAF) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 v1 Miss Gay Kelleway S Donohoe 102 25/126.00
6 (6) 5-38042 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Gifted Girl (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 8-12 t P F I Cole N Callan 102 8/19.00
7 (2) 11-0503 Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Complicit (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 8-7 P F I Cole C Catlin 97 33/134.00
8 (4) 1-13753 Royal blue True Story 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-7 v Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 112 2/13.00
Non runners
3 (7)181342Grandeur (IRE)59-1J NosedaNon Runner113
9 (8)3-36305Truth Or Dare38-7R HannonM Dwyer95

Verdict

AL KAZEEM is a cut above these. He rattled up a hat-trick of Group 1 wins last year culminating with victory in the Eclipse and can be forgiven a defeat on his comeback at Newbury. The rest are running for place money if he's back to his best with Grandeur and the three-year-old True Story the best of them. The former has been competing in Graded races in North America and the latter is preferred on his four length defeat in this year's Eclipse at Sandown. Bayrir has his first start for Marco Botti and has outside claims if matching the best of his form in 2012 when trained in France.