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  • 15:00 Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes 1m

  • (British Champions' Series) (Fillies' Group 1) £160,000 added 3yo+ 11 ran
  • Winner £90,736 2nd £34,400 3rd £17,216 4th £8,576
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 41.06s
  • Off time: 15:00:43

Full result

15:00 Newmarket Result 8th July 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (4) Timepiece 9-5 T P Queally Sir H R A Cecil 4 16/1
Tracked leader in slowly run race, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on opened 14/1 touched 16/1
2nd (8) Sahpresa (USA) 9-5 C P Lemaire Rod Collet 6 13/8f
Held up in rear in slowly run race, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged left inside, stayed on to go 2nd, to much to do opened 2/1 touched 2/1 £4000-£2000 £1600-£800(x2) £1000-£500 £3750-£2000 £1500-£800 £21000-£12000 £3500-£2000(x5) £7000-£4000(x2) £1750-£1000(x6) £1400-£800(x9) £1050-£600 £700-£400 £3250-£2000
3rd (11) ½ First City 9-5 P Hanagan D M Simcock 5 40/1
Took keen hold mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong opened 33/1 touched 40/1
4th (10) ½ Joviality 8-10 William Buick J H M Gosden 3 12/1
Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on one pace final furlong opened 12/1 touched 12/1
5th (9) River Jetez (SAF) 9-5 P Cosgrave M F De Kock 8 14/1
Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong opened 14/1 touched 16/1 £10000-£600
6th (3) I'm A Dreamer (IRE) 9-5 J P Spencer D M Simcock 4 9/1
In rear, switched left entering final furlong, kept on, never nearer opened 10/1 touched 11/1
7th (1) 1 Lily Of The Valley (FR) 9-5 C Soumillon J C Rouget 4 9/1
Keen in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out opened 8/1 touched 9/1 £5000-£500
8th (5) Maqaasid 8-10 R Hills J H M Gosden 3 8/1
In rear, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders opened 9/1 touched 9/1 £7200-£800
9th (6) 7 Antara (GER) 9-5 L Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 5 15/2
Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out opened 7/1 touched 15/2 £5000-£650 £3250-£500
10th (2) nk Masaya 8-10 N Callan C E Brittain 3 66/1
Took keen hold set steady pace, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened opened 66/1 touched 66/1
11th (7) 99 Memory (IRE) 8-10 R L Moore Richard Hannon 3 8/1
Refused to leave stalls, eventually came out, virtually took no part opened 8/1 touched 9/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £25.10 Tote Place: £5.60,1.10,10.10
Straight Forecast: £41.75 Exacta: £62.40 Trifecta: £3,422.50 Swingers: 1&2:11.20 2&3:17.90 1&3:74.30

Jackpot: £74,639.77 carried forward to Newmarket, 9th Jul
Placepot: £129.60, Pool: £144026.23, 810.78 winning tickets
Quadpot: £22.70, Pool: £7998.07, 260.0 winning tickets

Verdict

TIMEPIECE has always been held in high regard by connections but has, on occasion, looked a little quirky and rarely capable of producing a performance of this level. She was certainly in the right place given the way that the race developed (unlike the runner-up) but has still gone a long way to justifying the faith in her. This was only the fifth time that she has raced over a mile in a 13 race career and she has now won four of them with the exception being her debut. She is versatile having gained a confidence boosting win in an 11f Listed race at Warwick (where she was again well positioned) where she looked a more professional performer and that impression was confirmed her. She's from the family of Passage Of Time and Father Time and her job may now be done having gained that important Group One success. However connections have plenty of options available to them throughout the rest of the season and her owner's racing manager mentioned some lofty targets including the Breeders Cup in the immediate aftermath and her running style ensures that she will always give herself the best chance of success. That is in contrast to the heavily backed Sahpresa who was held-up a long way off a slow pace in a share of last. She wasn't asked to make her move until there was about a furlong and a half to run and made up the ground readily. She appeared to falter for a moment before finding her stride again well inside the final furlong but struggled to make any significant inroads into the winner's advantage and was simply given too much to do. She had been ridden more prominently when winning the first of her Sun Chariots and it will be interesting to see if that is the case if she returns for another crack at the race. First City had surprised her trainer when finishing in front of stablemate I'm A Dreamer at Royal Ascot but did so again to post a career best. She has now been placed on her last four starts in Group company (this was her first run at this level) but has only won twice in her career and clearly isn't easy to win with her challenge needing to be delated. I'm A Dreamer was held-up in rear with the favourite and made some late progress from off the pace. She ran around a little when asked to quicken but was always going to struggle to get involved in a slowly run race and she may well prefer a faster surface. Joviality battled on well to win the Musidora at York before being found wanting in the Coronation and that was again the case here as she had every chance having raced prominently. River Jetez has enjoyed international success since joining Mike de Kock but lacked the pace to get involved from off the pace on this drop back to a mile. Lily Of The Valley ran a more encouraging race than on her reappearance and looks in need of further now. It would be interesting to see this 10f Group One winner line-up in the Nassau Stakes for which she was given an entry this week. Antara failed to build on her winning return at Epsom but may prefer quicker ground which is also true of Maqaasid who hasn't enjoyed a great deal of luck this season. Memory was again reluctant to race and this smart two year old has plenty to prove.