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  • 15:05 King Edward Vii Stakes 1m 4f

  • (group 2) £150,000 added 3yo 12 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 27.37s
  • Off time: 15:06:50

Full result

15:05 Ascot Result 19th June 2009
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (11) Father Time 8-12 E Ahern Sir H R A Cecil 3 9/1
Held up in mid-division, smooth headway over 3f out, challenged going well 2f out, led well over 1f out, ridden and in command final 1f, stayed on strongly opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £4600-£300 £5000-£500 £5000-£550
2nd (10) 4 Your Old Pal 8-12 R L Moore J Noseda 3 14/1
Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 2f out, squeezed through between horses over 1f out, stayed on to dispute 2nd in final furlong but no chance with winner opened 12/1 touched 16/1
3rd (9) nk Black Bear Island (IRE) 9-1 C O'Donoghue A P O'Brien 3 9/2
Held up towards rear, headway and switched left over 2f out, stayed on to chase winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong opened 4/1 touched 11/2 £3000-£480 £5000-£900 £2750-£500 £5000-£1000 £2500-£500 £2500-£500(x3) £1800-£400
4th (4) Free Agent 8-12 R Hughes Richard Hannon 3 14/1
Sweating, held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, driven and unable to quicken 2f out, stayed on same pace after opened 12/1 touched 14/1 £10000-£700 £6000-£500 £11000-£1000
5th (8) ¾ Aqwaal (IRE) 8-12 R Hills E A L Dunlop 3 6/1
Held up towards rear, switched left to outside and driven 2f out, soon one pace, no impression on leaders opened 13/2 touched 13/2 £20000-£3000(x2) £10000-£1500(x3)
6th (12) 3 South Easter (IRE) 8-12 N Callan W J Haggas 3 7/2f
Tracked leaders on inner, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out opened 5/1 touched 5/1 £5000-£1000(x3) £4500-£1000 £2250-£500(x2) £1800-£400 £8000-£2000(x2) £4000-£1000(x3) £2000-£500
7th (1) Native Ruler 8-12 T P Queally Sir H R A Cecil 3 6/1
Took keen hold, soon tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened final 1f opened 7/1 touched 8/1 £5000-£600 £5000-£700(x2) £5000-£700 £20000-£3000
8th (7) 1 Nehaam 8-12 T P O'Shea J H M Gosden 3 16/1
Held up in rear, pushed along and struggling 4f out, never a factor opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £10000-£500
9th (6) 9 Montaff 8-12 D Holland M R Channon 3 25/1
Took keen hold, held up in rear, stumbled 10f out, pushed along halfway, struggling after, eased when no chance over 1f out opened 20/1 touched 25/1 £6000-£300
10th (2) 19 Debussy (IRE) 8-12 J Fortune J H M Gosden 3 15/2
Soon crossed over to lead, headed over 2f out, weakened rapidly, eased when well beaten over 1f out opened 10/1 touched 10/1
11th (3) 3 Hail Caesar (IRE) 8-12 J A Heffernan A P O'Brien 3 50/1
Soon crossed over to track leader, pushed along and lost 2nd 4f out, weakening when slightly hampered over 2f out, soon eased when beaten opened 66/1 touched 66/1
12th (5) 3 Beauchamp Xerxes 8-12 Dane O'Neill G A Butler 3 25/1
Took keen hold, held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, soon struggling, well behind final 3f opened 20/1 touched 25/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £12.30 Tote Place: £3.60,5.40,1.40
Straight Forecast: £126.80 Exacta: £169.30 Trifecta: £995.70 Swingers: 1&2:23.70 2&3:16.40 1&3:8.90

Jackpot: £147,964.27 carried forward to Ascot, 20th Jun
Placepot: £256.70, Pool: £447354.9, 1272.05 winning tickets
Quadpot: £37.10, Pool: £24824.82, 495.0 winning tickets

Verdict

FATHER TIME improved enormously here to land a moderate renewal of what is known as the Ascot Derby. Settled mid-division by Eddie Ahern, he was always travelling kindly and soon put the race to bed inside the closing stages. Out of a Sadler's Wells mare there was always a chance he would improve for a step up to a mile and a half, but quotes of 6/1 for the St Leger make little appeal at this stage. Plenty of the opposition had questions to answer here - Black Bear Island following a poor Derby run, South Easter after a setback, Free Agent after his Goodwood flop and the list could go on. Black Bear Island ran better than at Epsom, travelling well but finding little under pressure, while South Easter was often being niggled and could never get to the leaders. The one to take out of the contest is Your Old Pal, who stayed on from a mile back and was finishing better than anything bar the winner.