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  • 15:15 german-thoroughbred.com Sweet Solera Stakes 7f

  • (Fillies' Group 3) £45,000 added 2yo 9 ran
  • Winner £25,520 2nd £9,675 3rd £4,842 4th £2,412
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 23.96s
  • Off time: 15:18:45

Full result

15:15 Newmarket Result 6th August 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (5) Discourse (USA) 8-12 L Dettori M Al Zarooni 2 5/2f
Keen early tracked leaders, smooth headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, impressive opened 15/8 touched 11/4 £1100-£400 £2500-£1000(x4) £1250-£500(x3) £1000-£400(x2) £3600-£1600 £1000-£500(x6) £7500-£4000 £1500-£800(x3) £750-£400
2nd (7) Lily's Angel (IRE) 8-12 T Hamilton R A Fahey 2 7/1
Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase easy winner inside final furlong opened 8/1 touched 8/1
3rd (8) Kinetica 8-12 S Sanders Sir Mark Prescott 2 4/1
Led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace opened 9/2 touched 9/2
4th (2) 4 Desert Gazelle (USA) 8-12 J P Spencer Saeed bin Suroor 2 4/1
Dwelt and hampered start, held up in rear, switched left over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on near finish opened 9/2 touched 9/2 £2500-£500 £2250-£500
5th (9) 5 Wahylah (IRE) 8-12 P Robinson C E Brittain 2 66/1
In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out opened 66/1 touched 66/1
6th (11) Hawfinch 8-12 R Havlin J H M Gosden 2 25/1
In rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms opened 25/1 touched 33/1
7th (1) 3 Zingana 8-12 D Sweeney Eve Johnson Houghton 2 33/1
Went left start mid-division, outpaced 2f out opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £8000-£200
8th (4) Illaunglass (IRE) 8-12 J Fortune J Noseda 2 5/1
Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, eased final furlong opened 15/2 touched 15/2
9th (3) 10 Golden Valley 8-12 J Millman B R Millman 2 66/1
Tracked leader until ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out opened 66/1 touched 66/1 £25000-£250
WN (10) Arsaadi (IRE) 8-12 T P Queally E A L Dunlop 2 14/1
WN (6) Semayyel (IRE) 8-12 C Catlin C E Brittain 2 125/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £3.20 Tote Place: £1.50,1.80,1.30
Straight Forecast: £17.68 Exacta: £16.90 Trifecta: £65.90 Swingers: 1&2:4.10 2&3:5.00 1&3:2.40

Placepot: £204.80, Pool: £91252.26, 325.18 winning tickets
Quadpot: £9.50, Pool: £5362.26, 416.11 winning tickets

Verdict

This Group Three contest is growing in status and saw an impressive performance from DISCOURSE who completed a hat-trick in the event for owners Godolphin. Sheikh Mohammed's racing operation hasn't enjoyed an awful lot of luck with preceding winners Long Lashes and White Moonstone but will be hopeful that this Street Cry filly will fare better in the future. She deserves extra credit for this performance as she - and a number of the other fillies in the race - were left standing in the stalls for some time due to a protracted loading process which led to the withdrawals of Arsaadi (worked up in stalls) and Semayyel (refused to load) whilst she also raced a shade freely in the race itself. Her maiden form had been given a significant boost by the runner-up, Gamilati, going on to land the Cherry Hinton but she was surprisingly weak in the market. She saw plenty of daylight in behind the pace with Frankie Dettori moving her towards the pacesetting Kinetica inside the two pole before asking her to quicken with a furlong to run. The response was impressive and she was a comfortable winner without appearing to have too hard a race - the Fillies' Mile would be an obvious next port of call. This was Lily's Angel's eighth race of the campaign and she has held her form remarkably well and is already a Listed winner; she was a clear second best and deserves to win again this season but she may need to be dropped in class. Kinetica had raced alone when winning a Listed contest at Sandown from Arsaadi and Hawfinch (who sweated up beforehand). She was quickly into stride, bagging the stands' side rail but was readily outpointed. She has a Fillies' Mile entry and should stay that far (and beyond next season) but that entry looks to be flying a little high on this evidence. Desert Gazelle was overlooked by Dettori but ran a decent race given the way events unfolded; held-up in rear, she was brought around the pack to challenge in the centre of the course but was left behind from the furlong marker. This was a step forwards from her maiden victory and she has the pedigree to make up into a nice middle-distance filly next season; in the short term, she's well worth another try at this level. Illaunglass had finished third in the Albany and sixth in the Cherry Hinton but weakened tamely here having raced up with the pace; she now has a little to prove.