Tote Win: £13.40 Tote Place: £2.70,2.00,1.20
Straight Forecast: £69.09 Exacta: £88.70 Trifecta: £397.40 Swingers: 1&2:11.70 2&3:3.30 1&3:6.40
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
The two race maiden GAMILATI sprung a surprise as far as the market was concerned but connections had been hopeful of a big run and there was no fluke about this success as she became the first maiden to win since Sayyedati in 1992. She had returned a beaten favourite on both starts suggesting that she had been showing up well at home and had only missed out by a head and a short-head to a stablemate last time. Settled in midfield, she could be seen travelling better than anything with two furlongs to run and, once switched to the stands' side rail approaching the final furlong, picked up really strongly to win going away without her rider getting too serious. This was clearly a big step forwards from her previous two starts and, given that she's bred to appreciate a stiffer test, she may prove capable of taking another when stepped up in trip. The Lowther has been earmarked as her possible next target. Sir Michael Stoute doesn't tend to have many early juvenile runners but Russelliana was forward enough to make a winning debut in mid-June and has clearly done well since. She raced towards the rear before making good progress down the centre of the track, scything through the pack in good style and running on well. She had taken a couple of strides to pick up when asked and can improve again from this experience but was beaten on merit. She stuck to her task gamely to keep a renewed challenge from Shumoos at bay. Brian Meehan's filly had been so impressive on her racecourse bow but this was her second Group race reverse in as many outings following her Queen Mary second. She raced prominently and kept finding without ever appearing to travel as well as she had on debut even allowing for the stronger company. This was her first run over six and she should stay seven in time. Inetrobil had finished three quarters of a length in front of Illaunglass in the Albany and had a similar margin in hand of that one here suggesting that they've run to form. They were towards the head of the pack behind pacesetter My Propellor (who weakened tamely) and both ran all the way to the line although Illaunglass did falter slightly in the dip before picking up again. Sajwah had appeared to have her limitations exposed in the Albany but fared better here and may not have been helped by making her challenge on the far side of the pack, away from the heat of the action. She settled better than at Ascot but was still a little green and should stay seven furlongs this season. Miss Work Of Art has enjoyed a good season, beating the well-regarded Magic City before landing a Listed race at York in May. The form of those races has taken a knock but she failed to pick over a trip that she appeared to have been crying out for and was disappointing.