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  • 15:45 i-Shares Fillies' Stakes 1m 6f

  • (Registered As The Lillie Langtry Stakes) (Group 3) £50,000 added 3yo+ 10 ran
  • Winner £28,355 2nd £10,750 3rd £5,380 4th £2,680
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 57.61s
  • Off time: 15:51:59

Full result

15:45 Goodwood Result 28th July 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (5) Meeznah (USA) 9-6 L Dettori D R Lanigan 4 6/1
Held up in 6th and off the pace, headway on outside to track leaders travelling well 3f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £10000-£1500
2nd (7) Shankardeh (IRE) 8-6 C P Lemaire M Delzangles 3 6/1
Held up in rear and well off the pace, switched left to outside and headway 3f out, stayed on to chase winner 1f out, no impression opened 9/2 touched 13/2 £2500-£500
3rd (4) Motrice 9-6 S Sanders Sir Mark Prescott 4 9/1
Tracked leading trio, driven to 3rd over 3f out, still pressing leaders under pressure 2f out, chased winner and eged right over 1f out, no impression when outpaced to 3rd 1f out opened 12/1 touched 12/1
4th (3) 1 Polly's Mark (IRE) 9-6 R Hughes C G Cox 5 14/1
Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4f out, led 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 14/1 touched 14/1 £15000-£1050
5th (9) hd Wild Coco (GER) 8-6 T P Queally Sir H R A Cecil 3 13/8f
Held up towards rear and off the pace, headway on outside under pressure 3f out, one pace and no impression when hung right over 1f out opened 6/4 touched 7/4 £1500-£800(x2) £3500-£2000(x2) £1750-£1000(x8) £1400-£800(x9) £700-£400(x6) £3250-£2000(x4) £2600-£1600(x2) £1625-£1000 £1300-£800(x4) £3750-£2500 £2100-£1400 £1500-£1000(x4) £1200-£800(x9) £900-£600 £750-£500 £600-£400(x4) £1100-£800(x4) £687-£500
6th (6) ½ Roxy Flyer (IRE) 9-6 J Quinn Mrs A J Perrett 4 40/1
Held up in 7th and off the pace, headway over 3f out, in touch over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 40/1 touched 40/1
7th (1) 10 Gallic Star (IRE) 9-6 J H Bowman M R Channon 4 66/1
Held up in 5th, closed 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out opened 66/1 touched 66/1
8th (8) 6 Bramalea 9-6 S Drowne H Morrison 6 100/1
Led at strong pace, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 2f out opened 100/1 touched 100/1
9th (10) 57 Field Of Miracles (IRE) 8-6 William Buick J H M Gosden 3 7/2
Chased leader, pushed along 6f out, driven and lost 2nd 4f out, weakened rapidly, virtually pulled up final 2f, tailed off opened 9/2 touched 9/2 £4000-£1000 £2800-£700
10th (2) s.h Ship's Biscuit 9-6 R L Moore Sir Michael Stoute 4 20/1
Held up well in rear, lost touch final 5f, tailed off and eased opened 16/1 touched 20/1 £10000-£500

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £6.10 Tote Place: £1.70,1.40,3.10
Straight Forecast: £40.18 Exacta: £34.80 Trifecta: £302.10 Swingers: 1&2:5.80 2&3:9.00 1&3:8.30

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

Verdict

MEEZNAH was no real match for Wild Coco when the pair clashed at Newmarket earlier in the month but she reversed the places here in no uncertain style, appreciating the quicker ground, longer trip and pull in the weights. She travelled very kindly for Frankie Dettori and was one of, if not the last to come off the bridle. When asked for her effort two furlongs from home she lugged to her right slightly, but by that point had taken several lengths out of her rivals. Although Shankardeh chased her on the outside, she always had her main rival covered and in the end was a convincing winner. She evidently gets this trip well and connections will be delighted to see the former Oaks runner-up (before disqualification) back in the winners' enclosure. A trip to Doncaster for the Park Hill Stakes is on the agenda for a filly described by her trainer as 'lazy at home'. Runner-up Shankardeh ran well, finishing clear of the chasing pack in behind. She was held-up for most of the race and the winner got first run on her. She actually came off the bridle turning in but found a lot for pressure and was not beaten for lack of effort. She probably just found herself up against a better filly, as she certainly had long enough to reel Meeznah in if good enough, although a stronger early pace might have aided her cause. Third home was Motrice who improved beyond recognition last year and gave it her all here. She was in front with two to run but, perhaps slightly intimidated by the winner, seemed to lose her stride slightly with a furlong to run. To her credit she kept on galloping and held the others easily enough; she should pick up one of these at a smaller venue. Fourth was Polly's Mark who helps give the form substance, however she continues to be found out at this sort of level. Wild Coco came next, and only plugged on at the one pace. She didn't seem to handle he track too well, looking unbalanced as the runners turned for home. She tried to rally on the outside but the winner and second were travelling much stronger and she was well-beaten. She's only three, and connections may look to find a suitable target back over 1m4f next. The first quintet home came well clear of Gallic Star who got tired, Roxy Flyer who looked a little out of her depth, and the front-runner Bramlea who was blatantly outclassed. Ship's Biscuit was almost tailed off, and this once promising filly appears to have lost the plot. She's only won a maiden but will probably head for the paddocks following this effort, as she looks likely to struggle at this sort of level, and is so highly rated that handicaps are a no-no as well.