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  • 15:45 Prince Of Wales's Stakes 1m 2f

  • (British Champions' Series) (Group 1) £400,000 added 4yo+ 7 ran
  • Winner £227,080 2nd £86,080 3rd £43,080 4th £21,480
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 4.24s
  • Off time: 15:47:18

Full result

15:45 Ascot Result 15th June 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (6) Rewilding 9-0 L Dettori M Al Zarooni 4 17/2
Held up last, headway on outside over 3f out, went 2nd entering final 2f, closed on leader inside final furlong, driven and stayed on gamely to lead final 50 yards opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £8400-£700 £45000-£5000 £9000-£1000
2nd (4) nk So You Think (NZ) 9-0 R L Moore A P O'Brien 5 4/11f
Pulled hard, disputed lead until settled in 3rd after 2f, went 2nd over 4f out, led inside final 3f, driven and hung right from over 2f out, stayed on under strong pressure until no extra inside final furlong, headed final 50 yards opened 2/5 touched 2/5 £7500-£15000 £1000-£2000 £20000-£45000 £4000-£9000(x3) £2000-£4500(x5) £6000-£15000 £4000-£10000(x2) £3000-£7500(x2) £2000-£5000(x3) £1440-£3600 £1000-£2500(x3) £600-£1500(x2) £400-£1000(x2) £2000-£5500
3rd (1) 6 Sri Putra 9-0 N Callan R Varian 5 66/1
Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 1f out, driven and stayed on to modest 3rd close home opened 66/1 touched 66/1
4th (3) ½ Planteur (IRE) 9-0 C Soumillon E Lellouche 4 11/2
Disputed close 4th, chased leader on inside over 2f out until entering final 2f, no chance with leading duo over 1f out, weakend to 4th close home opened 9/2 touched 11/2 £5000-£900 £5000-£900 £10000-£2000
5th (7) 10 Twice Over 9-0 T P Queally Sir H R A Cecil 6 14/1
Took keen hold, tracked leading trio, went 3rd over 3f out, hung right and weakened inside final 2f opened 14/1 touched 14/1
6th (5) 43 Jan Vermeer (IRE) 9-0 J P O'Brien A P O'Brien 4 28/1
Started slowly, rushed up on wide outside to lead after 2f, set strong pace and clear halfway, ridden and headed well over 2f out, weakened soon after, eased, tailed off opened 40/1 touched 40/1
7th (2) 95 Debussy (IRE) 9-0 Ahmed Ajtebi M Al Zarooni 5 66/1
Raced keenly, led 2f, chased clear leader, ridden and lost 2nd over 4f out, weakend rapidly over 3f out, tailed off and eased opened 50/1 touched 66/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £10.80 Tote Place: £3.50,1.10
Straight Forecast: £11.78 Exacta: £18.30 Swingers: 1&2:1.40 2&3:8.30 1&3:19.80

Jackpot: £44,104.54 carried forward to Ascot, 16th Jun
Placepot: £393.10, Pool: £492309.06, 914.03 winning tickets
Quadpot: £12.20, Pool: £29970.64, 1814.19 winning tickets

Verdict

A pulsating finish to this Group 1 as REWILDING collared So You Think in the final 50 yards but it was the start that had the biggest bearing on the outcome. So You Think's pacemaker Jan Vermeer missed the kick completely from the stalls which meant the first 100 yards saw the field set a married man's pace behind Debussy with the hot favourite rather too keen for his own good. He was lit up further as Jan Vermeer gave him a bump up the rear end as he tried to get through to the front and it was two furlongs before Jan Vermeer cut across (again impeding So Yoy Think slightly) and started to inject some pace. Things settled down somewhat from Swinley Bottom as Jan Vermeer went eight lengths clear and it was off the home turn that So You Think was committed by Ryan Moore. He opened up by two or three lengths but never really got a decent break on the field as Rewilding swung wide with his challenge and went in pursuit as he hit top gear from two furlongs out. So You Think was still two lengths to the good just over a furlong out but Rewilding was inching closer and finally hunted down his rival deep inside the distance. This was a lung-bursting display by both horses and neither deserved to be beaten. The early stages clearly upset So You Think and the energy he expended proved to be crucial while the winner settled nicely in rear. The latter is clearly a tip-top performer on his day and showed he is best when having a break between races. It is hard to say the So You Think bubble has burst after such a brave defeat. The Eclipse and/or the King George back at Ascot will remain on the agenda and you can be sure that Ballydoyle don't make a similar tactical cock-up next time. Sri Putra emerged from the also-rans to pip Planteur for third spot while Twice Over delivered a short-lived effort in the home straight but trailed in well beaten. Debussy was chopped for room on the home turn by Sri Putra, stumbled quite badly and was eased in the home straight.