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  • 15:10 Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes 1m

  • (The 203rd Running) (Group 1) £350,000 added 3yo 13 ran
  • Winner £198,695 2nd £75,320 3rd £37,695 4th £18,795
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 37.30s
  • Off time: 15:14:11

Full result

15:10 Newmarket Result 30th April 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (1) Frankel 9-0 T P Queally Sir H R A Cecil 3 1/2f
Made all, soon clear, increased lead halfway, ridden out, impressive opened 4/7 touched 4/7 £1230-£2000 £800-£1300 £308-£500(x2) £12000-£21000 £10000-£17500 £5714-£10000 £2857-£5000 £1714-£3000 £3000-£5250 £1143-£2000(x3) £4000-£7000(x10) £2000-£3500(x2) £857-£1500 £1200-£2100 £571-£1000(x2) £286-£500(x3) £4000-£7500 £1066-£2000 £533-£1000 £800-£1500(x5) £25000-£50000
2nd (5) 6 Dubawi Gold 9-0 R Hughes Richard Hannon 3 33/1
Held up in rear, headway to chase winner over 2f out, kept on, no chance with winner opened 33/1 touched 33/1
3rd (11) ½ Native Khan (FR) 9-0 O Peslier E A L Dunlop 3 16/1
In touch, ridden and headway to chase winner over 2f out, kept on, no chance with winner opened 18/1 touched 20/1
4th (6) 11 Slim Shadey 9-0 L Morris J S Moore 3 200/1
In touch, outpaced halfway, ridden 3f out, driven and stayed on to go 4th inside final furlong, never dangerous opened 200/1 touched 200/1
5th (4) ½ Fury 9-0 J P Murtagh W J Haggas 3 12/1
Held up, ridden over 3f out, kept on, not troubled leaders opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £14000-£1000
6th (7) 5 Happy Today (USA) 9-0 Martin Dwyer B J Meehan 3 100/1
In rear, ridden 3f out, kept on, never near leaders opened 100/1 touched 100/1
7th (2) 3 Pathfork (USA) 9-0 F M Berry Mrs J Harrington 3 8/1
Held up, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 7/1 touched 8/1 £5000-£550
8th (13) ½ Rerouted (USA) 9-0 M Hills B W Hills 3 66/1
Chased winner 2f, close up, weakened over 1f out opened 66/1 touched 66/1
9th (8) Loving Spirit 9-0 R Havlin J A R Toller 3 66/1
Held up, never a factor opened 66/1 touched 66/1
10th (10) 8 Casamento (IRE) 9-0 L Dettori M Al Zarooni 3 11/1
Chased winner after 2f until over 2f out, soon weakened opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £12000-£1000
11th (3) 2 Roderic O'Connor (IRE) 9-0 R L Moore A P O'Brien 3 8/1
In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out opened 9/1 touched 9/1
12th (9) 14 Saamidd 9-0 M Barzalona Saeed bin Suroor 3 22/1
Slowly away, in rear, never a factor opened 25/1 touched 25/1
13th (12) 11 Broox (IRE) 9-0 William Buick E J O'Neill 3 100/1
Slowly away, always in rear opened 100/1 touched 100/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.40 Tote Place: £1.02,7.10,3.70
Straight Forecast: £34.53 Exacta: £28.20 Trifecta: £238.10 Swingers: 1&2:8.40 2&3:35.70 1&3:4.40

Jackpot: £9,020.65 carried forward to Newmarket, 1st May
Placepot: £137.60, Pool: £193337.17, 1025.02 winning tickets
Quadpot: £36.90, Pool: £8234.12, 164.92 winning tickets

Verdict

FRANKEL produced a quite astonishing performance to blow his rivals away to confirm all the evident promise of his juvenile season and silence the naysayers. The detractors or those merely playing devil's advocate had pointed to his getting a little worked up and racing keenly and that he momentarily looked to be struggling in the Greenham against an inferior rival. Picture Editor had run in the Greenham as a pacemaker but couldn't go quickly enough for his stablemate and Rerouted was expected to play the same role here. Connections had come up with a different plan though and allowed Frankel to set his own gallop and settle in front; Tom Queally had soon built up a clear advantage and it was remarkable how well he was travelling with his rivals toiling behind. The question then was whether he could maintain this astonishing show of speed to the line or whether the exertions would take their toil but the result was never in doubt as one by one his rivals cried enough. Dubawi Gold and Native Khan did close the gap to six lengths from around 15 lengths at the bushes but both Queally and Henry Cecil felt that the son of Galileo was only idling in front. No decision has been made as to where he will head next; he remains favourite for the Derby but that is surely a trip too far given his natural speed although connections were not ruling out the Dante over a quarter of a mile less. Much could depend on how stablemate World Domination fares in his Derby trial as well as how Frankel himself copes over the longer trip but it would be no surprise to see him remain over a mile this season with the St James' Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot an obvious objective. Dubawi Gold has progressed well for Richard Hannon this season and confirmed the impression that he'd made in winning two Listed polytrack races to give chase from the rear of the field. He did well to keep the more stoutly bred Native Khan at bay for second and adds to Hannon's already strong hand in the mile division. Connections mentioned the Irish 2000 Guineas and the Jersey Stakes as possible targets. Native Khan had been very weak in the market despite being reported to have come on for his win in the Craven Stakes; the Racing Post Trophy fourth travelled better than many of those that tried to race close to the pace and emerges from the race with plenty of credit. Connections are looking at either the Epsom or French Derby. There was some doubt about Fury's ability to stay a mile but he got the trip okay despite appearing to feel the fast ground; he can do better again back on a softer surface. It's hard not to think that Slim Shadey and Happy Today are flattered by their proximity as some of their more fancied rivals cut their own throats by attempting to lay up with Frankel in the early stages of the contest. Casamento was a notable victim and the Racing Post Trophy winner should be able to bounce back when stepped up in trip. Pathfork was another that appeared to pay the price for trying to chase the fractions and there will also be other days for him whilst Ryan Moore reported that Roderic O'Connor was unable to lay up with the pace and a step up in trip surely beckons. Saamidd looked very smart when winning the Champagne Stakes but flopped in the Dewhurst and didn't show here; he now has plenty to prove. Rerouted and Loving Spirit ran creditably and will fare better when dropped back in class.