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  • 14:30 Chesham Stakes 7f

  • (Listed) £50,000 added 2yo 16 ran
  • Winner £28,385 2nd £10,760 3rd £5,385 4th £2,685
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 32.46s
  • Off time: 14:37:51

Full result

14:30 Ascot Result 18th June 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (5) Maybe (IRE) 8-12 R L Moore A P O'Brien 2 5/2f
Chased leaders, led 3f out, kept on well driven out opened 9/4 touched 11/4 £3000-£1000 £2750-£1000 £2200-£800 £25000-£10000 £10000-£4000 £2500-£1000 £10000-£5000
2nd (12) Fort Bastion (IRE) 9-3 R Hughes Richard Hannon 2 9/2
Held up mid-division, headway to challenge over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not quicken opened 9/2 touched 5/1 £5000-£900(x2) £10000-£2000 £9000-£2000 £2250-£500
3rd (4) 3 Self Centred 8-12 M Hills B W Hills 2 18/1
Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish opened 20/1 touched 20/1
4th (11) ½ Esentepe (IRE) 8-12 J Fortune Richard Hannon 2 22/1
Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, lost 3rd place towards finish opened 20/1 touched 25/1
5th (7) Swing Alone (IRE) 9-3 A Kirby Miss Gay Kelleway 2 40/1
Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression opened 50/1 touched 50/1
6th (13) nse Telwaar 9-3 N Callan P W Chapple-Hyam 2 13/2
Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong opened 9/1 touched 9/1 £4000-£500 £5000-£650
7th (3) 4 Bling King 9-3 D Sweeney Eve Johnson Houghton 2 16/1
In touch, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong opened 25/1 touched 25/1
8th (6) nk Falls Of Lora (IRE) 8-12 Ahmed Ajtebi M Al Zarooni 2 6/1
Held up mid-division, headway on outer over 2f out, soon ridden, one pace opened 11/2 touched 6/1 £5000-£800 £11000-£2000
9th (8) ½ Goldoni (IRE) 9-3 David Probert A M Balding 2 25/1
Close up, led over 3f out, soon headed, weakened well over 1f out opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £40000-£1000
9th (16) d.h Polydamos 9-3 L Morris H J L Dunlop 2 12/1
Mid-division and pushed along, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £20000-£1000 £5000-£350
11th (1) s.h Singalat 9-3 T P Queally J G Given 2 25/1
Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 25/1 touched 25/1
12th (2) Island Melody (IRE) 9-3 L P Keniry J S Moore 2 100/1
Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous opened 100/1 touched 100/1
13th (10) Yammos (IRE) 9-3 S Hitchcott M R Channon 2 40/1
Held up towards rear, effort over 3f out, never a factor opened 40/1 touched 40/1
14th (14) Majestic Rose 8-12 J H Bowman M R Channon 2 33/1
Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, eased inside final furlong opened 33/1 touched 33/1
15th (9) 1 Manomine 9-3 P Robinson C E Brittain 2 100/1
Always towards rear, weakened over 2f out opened 100/1 touched 100/1
16th (15) 7 Bounty Seeker (USA) 9-3 S De Sousa M Johnston 2 16/1
Led, headed over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £10000-£400 £40000-£2000

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £3.10 Tote Place: £1.30,2.00,6.10
Straight Forecast: £11.50 Exacta: £12.20 Trifecta: £271.10 Swingers: 1&2:3.00 2&3:19.30 1&3:9.80

Jackpot: £159,879.36 carried forward to Pontefract, 19th Jun
Placepot: £262.70, Pool: £508016.53, 1411.5 winning tickets
Quadpot: £103.70, Pool: £19331.47, 137.88 winning tickets

Verdict

A thoroughly professional performance from MAYBE, who defied market weakness to teach her rivals a lesson. She was quickly into stride, before Ryan Moore took a slight pull on her in order to get a lead through the first part of the race. She moved through to challenge for the lead hard on the bridle, and was the last horse to be asked for an effort, despite being in a share of the lead. Once Moore asked her to quicken she showed a nice turn of foot to quickly master Fort Bastion and stride on by over a length. She kept the gallop up to the line, despite the tiring ground, and was a clear-cut winner. Unsurprisingly she was cut for the Guineas after this win, however it should be pointed out that this didn't look a strong Chesham and also that no winner of the race has gone on to win at Newmarket the following spring. Runner-up Fort Bastion caught the eye in the paddock and before the race but he was unable to match a smart filly. He was settled (with plenty of cover) into midfield and made nice headway with two furlongs to run. He actually struck the front just over a furlong out but he had to be committed earlier than the winner and that told late in the day. He looks progressive however and should win before the season is out, especially if he drops back to maiden company. Third was Self Centred who travelled strongly throughout. She eventually made her challenge towards the centre of the track, and just lacked the acceleration of the winner, having held every chance two from home. This was a step up on her debut run and she seemed to appreciate the field racing in one big group, providing plenty of cover. Fourth was Esentepe who ran well but just came up short, whilst Telwaar caught the eye in behind, getting outpaced before running on well. He may prefer quicker ground. Swing Alone ran a blinder on his debut, finishing alongside Telwaar and in turn well clear of the remainder. If reproducing this run he'll have no problem winning a maiden. Goldoni showed pace and took the field along but the effort and ground took its toll in the end, whilst Polydamos got loose before the start and came under pressure early in the race itself; a no-show.