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  • 17:30 Windsor Castle Stakes 5f

  • (listed) £60,000 added 2yo 25 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 0.60s
  • Off time: 17:42:07

Full result

17:30 Ascot Result 17th June 2008
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (13) Flashmans Papers 9-3 S Drowne J R Best 2 100/1
Held up in rear, switched left, good headway over 1f out, ran on under pressure to lead final 50 yards opened 100/1 touched 100/1
2nd (11) ½ Bushranger (IRE) 9-3 J P Murtagh D Wachman 2 4/1f
Chased leaders, carried right over 2f out, led 2f out, soon ridden, ran on well, caught final 50 yards opened 9/2 touched 9/2 £10000-£2000 £9000-£2000 £4500-£1000(x7) £2250-£500 £1800-£400(x2) £40000-£10000 £24000-£6000
3rd (25) Mullionmileanhour (IRE) 9-3 L P Keniry J R Best 2 16/1
Pulled hard early, held up towards far side, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong opened 11/1 touched 16/1
4th (20) hd Effort 9-3 K McEvoy M Johnston 2 28/1
Dwelt, held up towards far side, headway 2f out, ridden, every chance over 1f out, unable to quicken final furlong opened 33/1 touched 33/1
5th (6) Saucy Brown (IRE) 9-3 R Hughes Richard Hannon 2 11/2
Slowly into stride, took keen hold early, held up in rear, switched right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong opened 11/1 touched 11/1 £5000-£500(x2) £3000-£300 £5000-£800
6th (1) ¾ Total Gallery (IRE) 9-3 T E Durcan J S Moore 2 66/1
Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong opened 50/1 touched 66/1
7th (22) 1 Donativum 9-3 J Fortune J H M Gosden 2 33/1
Took keen hold, held up, headway 2f out, driven, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten leaders opened 33/1 touched 33/1
8th (8) ½ Kingsgate Storm (IRE) 9-3 J Quinn J R Best 2 66/1
Took keen hold, held up, headway 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to trouble leaders opened 66/1 touched 66/1
9th (4) ½ Khor Dubai (IRE) 9-3 L Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2 25/1
Held up in mid-division, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right, stayed on same pace after opened 25/1 touched 28/1
10th (23) ¾ Light The Fire (IRE) 9-3 J P Spencer B J Meehan 2 16/1
Prominent towards far side, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 16/1 touched 18/1 £50000-£3000
11th (7) ½ Miss Hollybell 8-12 Jim Crowley J Gallagher 2 100/1
Chased leaders, led halfway to 2f out, soon weakened opened 100/1 touched 100/1
12th (5) nk Brae Hill (IRE) 9-3 Hayley Turner M L W Bell 2 15/2
Prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 7/1 touched 15/2 £5000-£600 £20000-£2400 £10000-£1300 £7000-£1000
13th (10) Silver Shoon (IRE) 8-12 P J Smullen D K Weld 2 7/1
Slowly into stride, midfield, hampered inside final 2f, never dangerous after opened 11/2 touched 7/1 £5000-£600 £13000-£2000
14th (21) Missile Dodger (USA) 9-3 G Baker R M Beckett 2 16/1
Prominent, ridden 2f out, soon weakened opened 33/1 touched 33/1
15th (26) nk Kingswinford (IRE) 9-3 Catherine Gannon P D Evans 2 100/1
Prominent far side, ridden 2f out, soon beaten opened 100/1 touched 100/1
16th (18) ½ Moss Likely (IRE) 9-0 E Creighton M R Channon 2 16/1
Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up, never dangerous opened 14/1 touched 16/1 £5000-£300 £5000-£350
17th (17) hd Aakef (IRE) 9-3 R Hills M A Jarvis 2 7/1
Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, edged right under pressure, weakened over 1f out opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £8000-£1000 £5000-£600 £4000-£500 £5000-£700 £65000-£10000 £6500-£1000
18th (24) Court Approval (IRE) 9-3 S W Kelly T G Mills 2 100/1
Held up, hard ridden over 2f out, never a factor opened 100/1 touched 100/1
19th (12) 1 Burning Flute 9-3 M J Kinane B J Meehan 2 66/1
Held up, ridden when not much room over 2f out, soon weakened opened 50/1 touched 66/1
20th (15) nse Dabbers Chief (USA) 9-3 M Hills B W Hills 2 14/1
In touch, ridden 2f out, soon beaten opened 14/1 touched 16/1 £32000-£2000
21st (3) ½ Officer Mor (USA) 9-3 A Elliott K R Burke 2 50/1
Led to halfway, weakened quickly opened 50/1 touched 50/1
22nd (16) Kate The Great 8-12 P Cosgrave M Wallace 2 100/1
Chased leaders 3f opened 100/1 touched 100/1
23rd (19) 7 Glorious Dreams (USA) 8-12 E Ahern T J Pitt 2 100/1
Prominent, lost place halfway opened 100/1 touched 100/1
24th (9) She's A Shaw Thing 8-12 T G McLaughlin P D Evans 2 28/1
Ridden to go prominent, edged right over 2f out, soon weakened opened 25/1 touched 28/1
25th (14) 9 Asaint Needs Brass (USA) 9-3 S Sanders R M Beckett 2 40/1
Unruly start and in stalls, slowly away, soon behind, eased when no chance over 1f out opened 40/1 touched 40/1 £20000-£500
NR (2) Tishtar 9-3 R L Moore Richard Hannon 2

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £148.80 Tote Place: £27.90,2.50,4.50
Straight Forecast: £471.37 Exacta: £1,309.30 Trifecta: £3,889.60

Jackpot: £101,363.97 carried forward to Ascot, 18th Jun
Placepot: £89.50, Pool: £467313.3, 3808.28 winning tickets
Quadpot: £30.40, Pool: £16008.87, 389.1 winning tickets
PlaceSix: £45.61
PlaceFive: £26.95

Verdict

A tremendous training performance from John Best here as he provided first and third and it was the outsider of his trio, the 100-1 shot Flashmans Papers, who showed a blinding turn of foot to score narrowly from the solid favourite Bushman Ranger, with Mullionmileanhour narrowly taking third from Effort in fourth. A real cavalry charge for this finale and always going a real pace from the off, the field fanned out across the course. In similar fashion to the six-furlong Coventry Stakes earlier in the card, the strong pace played into the hands of the eventual winner, who was rushed off his feet at halfway but found a stunning turn of foot at the furlong marker. He still looked in trouble but when switched around the field on the stands side he picked up really well and was soon on a par with Bushman Ranger, before passing him yards before the line. Both horses were drawn in the middle of the pack but there seemed to be no real draw bias, however it remains interesting that no-one took a chance on coming across to the stands rail. Total Gallery made giant strides at the furlong marker, but his challenge petered out, whilst Brae Hill was a big drifter and having shown some early pace never threatened to win. Saucy Brown was well backed to follow up his recent win but he could only plug on at the one pace down the centre of the track, whereas Silver Shoon found a bit of trouble in running and can be considered slightly unlucky. Mullionmileanhour, the third home, ran a blinder as all he was doing at the line was gaining and he looks one to side with when tried over six furlongs in the future.