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  • 17:35 Queen Alexandra Stakes2m 5f 159y

  • £50,000 added 4yo+ 17 ran
  • Winner £31,155 2nd £9,330 3rd £4,665 4th £2,335
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 2.73s
  • Off time: 17:36:43

Full result

17:35 Ascot Result 18th June 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (15) Swingkeel (IRE) 9-2 T E Durcan J L Dunlop 6 11/2
Held up behind, headway 3f over out, led over 1f out, stayed on well opened 13/2 touched 13/2 £5000-£750
2nd (13) Elyaadi 8-11 F M Berry J Queally 7 4/1f
Held up behind, headway over 7f out, ridden to lead 2f out, headd over 1f out, one pace opened 9/2 touched 5/1 £3300-£600 £20000-£4000 £5000-£1000
3rd (11) Ajaan 9-5 T P Queally Sir H R A Cecil 7 10/1
Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish opened 8/1 touched 11/1 £10000-£1200
4th (4) 2 Dayia (IRE) 9-2 O Peslier Mrs L Pearce 7 13/2
Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong opened 6/1 touched 7/1 £10000-£1400(x2) £5000-£700(x2)
5th (12) 9 L Frank Baum (IRE) 9-0 N Callan Miss Gay Kelleway 4 33/1
Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, led well over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
6th (16) Font 9-2 R Kingscote Mrs L Hill 8 25/1
Held up mid-division, headway 6f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
7th (6) 11 Degas Art (IRE) 9-2 R L Moore Miss Lucinda V Russell 8 14/1
Chased leaders, challenged over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 11/1 touched 14/1
8th (17) 15 Deutschland (USA) 9-2 R Hughes W P Mullins 8 11/2
Held up towards rear, pushed along and weakened over 3f out opened 11/2 touched 11/2 £10000-£1800 £1000-£900(x2) £3000-£540
9th (20) 8 Gaselee (USA) 8-11 David Probert Rae Guest 5 50/1
With leader and keen, ridden and weakened over 3f out opened 66/1 touched 66/1
10th (7) Kayef (GER) 9-0 P Cosgrave M Scudamore 4 16/1
Held up towards rear, tailed off over 5f out opened 16/1 touched 16/1
11th (2) 6 Momkinzain (USA) 9-0 J H Bowman M R Channon 4 33/1
Held up mid-division, effort over 3f out, weakened over 2f out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
12th (10) 60 Ladies Best 9-2 Jim Crowley J G Given 7 40/1
Held up towards rear, reminders over 7f out, weakened over 5f out opened 50/1 touched 50/1
13th (14) ½ Not Til Monday (IRE) 9-2 K Fallon J R Jenkins 5 12/1
Led, headed well over 3f out, soon weakened opened 12/1 touched 12/1
14th (1) 21 Chink Of Light 9-0 J Fortune A M Balding 4 16/1
Prominent, pushed along over 5f out, soon lost place, tailed off opened 25/1 touched 25/1
15th (5) 46 Herostatus 9-0 S De Sousa M Johnston 4 22/1
Chased leaders, pushed along over 7f out, lost place over 6f out, soon tailed off opened 33/1 touched 33/1
16th (9) 38 Halla San 9-2 J P Spencer R A Fahey 9 22/1
Held up mid-division, weakened over 5f out, tailed off opened 22/1 touched 22/1
17th (3) 54 Grand Art (IRE) 9-2 J Doyle Tim Vaughan 7 66/1
Mid-division, weakened over 6f out, soon tailed off opened 66/1 touched 66/1
NR (8) American Spin 9-2 J Fanning L A Dace 7
NR (19) Overturn (IRE) 9-2 E Ahern D McCain Jnr 7
NR (18) Trovare (USA) 9-0 J P Murtagh Mrs A J Perrett 4

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £6.80 Tote Place: £2.60,1.90,3.80
Straight Forecast: £25.34 Exacta: £21.90 Trifecta: £213.40 Swingers: 1&2:2.00 2&3:10.40 1&3:12.80

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

Third in the race last year, SWINGKEEL followed in the footsteps of earlier winner Society Rock by coming back for another crack and winning well. This isn't an attractive race, and it didn't look as if the winner was too keen in the early stages as he was dropped out last. However under a very patient Ted Durcan he gradually made his way into the race as the wheat was sorted from the chaff ( runners' official ratings ranged from 69-105) before the turn for home. Although under pressure turning in, it was just hands and heels really and he was kidded into a challenge two furlongs from home. Once he got to Elyaadi he appeared to worry the mare out of it and he was comfortably on top at the line. He probably wouldn't have the class to win something like the Cesarewitch and a return to hurdles will probably be in the offing in the next year. The runner-up came with a winning run two furlongs from home, having travelled like a dream off the pace. However once she kicked clear she actually started to idle and eventually she was quite well held. Third home was Ajaan, who found more for pressure than Dayia. The former was pushed along before the turn for home but he ran a cracker on his reappearance. He was one of several who took the route under the trees and it may just have benefitted him and Degas Art somewhat. He ran well further back, showing that he's good enough to compete at this level, whilst Dayia travelled very strongly but once hitting the front her jockey Olivier Peslier seemed to let others ghost past; he knew that his horse had little more to offer. They were strung out like the washing in behind, with L Frank Baum the only other to show up well having made a bid for home turning in before getting tired.