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  • 16:20 King George Vi And Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1m 4f

  • (group 1) £746,041 added 3yo+ 8 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 27.91s
  • Off time: 16:25:15

Full result

16:20 Ascot Result 26th July 2008
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (4) Duke Of Marmalade (IRE) 9-7 J P Murtagh A P O'Brien 4 7/10f
Mid-division, strong headway to lead over 1f out, edged right, headed inside final furlong, rallied, stayed on strongly to lead close home opened 8/11 touched 8/11 £4000-£5000 £800-£1000(x3) £4000-£5500(x3) £2400-£3300 £1600-£2200 £800-£1100(x6) £727-£1000 £400-£550 £363-£500 £4000-£6000(x3) £2000-£3000(x2) £1333-£2000 £1000-£1500(x2) £800-£1200(x2) £667-£1000(x2) £400-£600(x3)
2nd (8) ½ Papal Bull 9-7 O Peslier Sir Michael Stoute 5 14/1
Slowly into stride, behind, headway, edged right under pressure over 1f out, hard ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed, no extra towards finish opened 16/1 touched 16/1
3rd (1) 9 Youmzain (IRE) 9-7 R Hughes M R Channon 5 4/1
Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, hampered over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, never troubled leaders opened 4/1 touched 4/1 £2700-£600 £2250-£500 £24000-£6000 £20000-£5000 £9600-£2400 £4000-£1000 £4000-£1000(x2)
4th (5) 1 Red Rock Canyon (IRE) 9-7 C O'Donoghue A P O'Brien 4 628/5
Led, hard driven over 3f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on gamely opened 125/1 touched 150/1
5th (3) 1 Ask 9-7 R L Moore Sir Michael Stoute 5 10/1
In touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 11/1 touched 12/1 £5000-£450
6th (2) Petara Bay (IRE) 9-7 Jim Crowley T G Mills 4 661/10
Held up, never dangerous opened 100/1 touched 100/1
7th (7) nk Lucarno (USA) 9-7 J Fortune J H M Gosden 4 8/1
Tracked leader, keen hold, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 10/1 touched 10/1 £5000-£500
8th (6) nk Macarthur 9-7 J A Heffernan A P O'Brien 4 14/1
In touch, ridden, effort well over 2f out, soon under pressure, weakened opened 12/1 touched 14/1 £20000-£1400 £14000-£1000 £14000-£1000 £7000-£500

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.70 Tote Place: £1.10,2.60,1.10
Straight Forecast: £12.80 Exacta: £13.60 Trifecta: £36.10

Jackpot: £11,443.41 carried forward to Ascot, 27th Jul
Placepot: £1,363.40, Pool: £191293.45, 102.42 winning tickets
Quadpot: £40.00, Pool: £12023.82, 222.2 winning tickets
PlaceSix: £488.67
PlaceFive: £82.46

Verdict

A thrilling renewal, despite the absence of the Classic generation. And DUKE OF MARMALADE proved his undoubted quality by coming out on top in a battle royal with Papal Bull. The Duke was driven to the front by Johnny Murtagh early in the Ascot straight, but Papal Bull - ridden for the first time by Olivier Peslier - quickly closed the gap and went a neck up inside the final furlong. Just when it looked an upset was on the cards though Murtagh pulled his whip through into his right hand and conjured one final effort from the Duke. He battled back superbly to score in great style. This pair were well clear of Youmzain, who laboured in third after seeing the front two get first run on him. He was squeezed for room when Papal Bull roared past. Further back Lucarno and Ask both had every chance, while the O'Brien second string Macarthur was disappointing. He was never travelling particularly well and folded early in the straight, dropping out to finish last.