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  • 14:30 Queen Anne Stakes 1m

  • (group 1) (str) £250,000 added 4yo+ 9 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 39.31s
  • Off time: 14:31:09

Full result

14:30 Ascot Result 16th June 2009
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (3) Paco Boy (IRE) 9-0 R Hughes Richard Hannon 4 10/3
Held up, smooth headway between horses over 2f out, soon chasing leader, led approaching final furlong, shaken up and soon quickened clear, ridden out opened 7/2 touched 7/2 £14000-£4000(x2) £3500-£1000(x4) £1750-£500(x4)
2nd (1) Cesare 9-0 J P Murtagh J R Fanshawe 8 11/1
Held up in rear, swift progress on rails to lead 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, not pace of winner final furlong, kept on gamely to hold 2nd opened 10/1 touched 12/1 £10000-£800
3rd (2) ½ Aqlaam 9-0 R Hills W J Haggas 4 10/1
Switched left start, took keen hold, raced alone on stands rail over 2f, mostly disputed 2nd after, closed up 3f out, every chance 2f out, not pace of winner final furlong, kept on to press for 2nd opened 10/1 touched 10/1 £10000-£1000 £5000-£500
4th (4) ½ Main Aim 9-0 R L Moore Sir Michael Stoute 4 5/1
Took keen hold early, prominent and chasing group, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach winner opened 9/2 touched 5/1 £2500-£500(x2) £2250-£500(x2) £1800-£400
5th (7) 4 Dream Eater (IRE) 9-0 F Norton A M Balding 4 20/1
Disputing 2nd, behind clear leader, closed up from 3f out, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong opened 25/1 touched 25/1 £10000-£500
6th (9) 13 Gladiatorus (USA) 9-0 Ahmed Ajtebi Saeed bin Suroor 4 9/4f
Led at good pace, soon clear, gradually switched left stands rail over 5f out, pushed along and reduced lead 3f out, driven and headed 2f out, weakened rapidly and eased over 1f out opened 5/2 touched 11/4 £11000-£4000 £5500-£2000 £3300-£1200 £2750-£1000(x2) £2200-£800 £1375-£500 £1100-£400(x7) £20000-£8000 £5000-£2000(x4) £2500-£1000(x5)
7th (6) Arabian Gleam 9-0 S Sanders J Noseda 5 25/1
Held up, raced on outside of chasing group, reminders halfway, hung right over 2f out and soon weakened opened 28/1 touched 28/1 £10000-£300(x2) £12500-£500(x2)
8th (8) 19 Alexandros 9-0 L Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 4 13/2
Close up and chasing group, headway 3f out, driven and weakened 2f out, eased when beaten over 1f out opened 13/2 touched 13/2 £3500-£500
9th (5) Mac Love 9-0 M Fenton Stef Higgins 8 33/1
Held up in rear, pushed along and struggling over 3f out, tailed off opened 40/1 touched 50/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £4.50 Tote Place: £1.70,3.10,3.10
Straight Forecast: £37.04 Exacta: £47.20 Trifecta: £425.10 Swingers: 1&2:8.40 2&3:12.40 1&3:7.70

Jackpot: £52,306.20, Pool: £73670.82, 1.0 winning tickets
Placepot: £3,775.30, Pool: £454598.75, 87.9 winning tickets
Quadpot: £413.50, Pool: £21848.64, 39.1 winning tickets

Verdict

PACO BOY was a beaten favourite in the Lockinge Stakes last time but made no mistake here with a comfortable success. He was always travelling with some ease under Richard Hughes behind a strong pace and he came to the front cantering inside the final two furlongs. Kept up to his work, he was always holding the challenge of Ascot specialist Cesare, who made an excellent return to action after almost a year off the track. Last year's Jersey Stakes hero Aqlaam ran a blinder too in third and he should have a decent race in him this season - he holds entries in the Eclipse and the July Cup. Main Aim has been progressing through the ranks this season and this staying-on fourth bodes well and he looks capable of winning again sooner rather than later. Favourite Gladiatorus was keen to repeat the front-running tactics that saw him score on World Cup night at Nad Al Sheba but he basically teed things up for those from off the pace and was a spent force with two furlongs to run. He is clearly much better than this effort.