Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.40,£4.10,£6.60
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£10.40 2&3:£36.50 1&3:£23.20
Jackpot: £39,054.40, Pool: £55006.21, 1.0 winning tickets
Placepot: £761.40, Pool: £291455.5, 279.43 winning tickets
Quadpot: £124.80, Pool: £12328.35, 73.09 winning tickets
A rarity in the winners' enclosure after a Godolphin winner, as Frankie Dettori, struggling with a foot injury sustained on Saturday, refused to perform a flying dismount. However he needed every ounce of his strength to force OPINION POLL over the line that he needed no real excuse for apologetically declining. Overturn took the field along at a strong tempo, having got to the lead easily enough from his wide draw. Richard Hughes, deputising for regular partner Eddie Ahern, tried to kick for home turning in and it looked a potentially race-winning move, however the horse started to tie up with a furlong and a half to run. He was swamped by a host of runners, led by favourite Opinion Poll, and the mount of Dettori hit the front inside the furlong pole. He drifted to his right however and ended up on the rails, giving a chance to the closing trio of Lost In The Moment, Fox Hunt and Blue Bajan. As all bore down on Opinion Poll, the winning post loomed and with a final push of the hands Dettori propelled his mount to a head success. He had the best form coming here and was entitled to win a race of this ilk, however he only scraped in here and certainly didn't appear to improve on his Ascot Gold Cup second to Fame And Glory, although Dettori felt he went for home too soon. Further rain would have suited though, and he's certainly a deserving Cup winner. Narrowly second was fellow Godolphin runner Lost In The Moment, who came from a lot further back than the winner who had sat in sixth for a long way. He really found his stride late on and in another yard would have won. He didn't get the clearest of runs a furlong out but really picked up well when getting a clear run and must go down as a slightly unlucky loser. Third was Blue Bajan who ran a cracker. He has been a revelation this year and has helped propel his handler David O'Meara up the training ranks. He had long enough to pick up the leader, having made his challenge on the outer, and was just beaten by two better horses on the day. A whisker back in fourth was Fox Hunt who travelled well for a long way but got a bit of a bump from the winner when he was extricated from a pocket three furlongs from home. He seemed to lose momentum and immediately came off the bridle but he rallied in fine style and made up an awful lot of ground from the two furlong pole. He is very progressive and helps give the form some substance. A fine fifth was Bergo who managed to keep up the gallop despite racing quite keenly early on, whilst Aaim To Prosper came next. He just lacks the turn of foot of his rivals but is gritty and determined and not without talent. The brave front-runner Overturn was next, and despite setting an honest pace, was beaten less than three lengths. Manighar followed him in and he came from a different parish. All those ahead of him were similarly so at the three furlong pole and he continue to run ok in these races without setting the world alight. One could argue he was set an impossible task here. Tastahil raced in second for a mile and a half but was soon brushed aside, whilst Chiberta King wasn't disgraced on this jump up in class. He only weakened out of things late on and ran above expectations, as did Red Cadeaux. Geordieland dropped right away having been held up and may be bound for the field now, whilst last-year's runner up Electrolyser has not looked the same horse this season and once again ran below par.