Tote Win: £11.20 Tote Place: £3.20,1.40,1.70
Straight Forecast: £30.37 Exacta: £40.60 Trifecta: £148.90 Swingers: 1&2:6.80 2&3:3.10 1&3:11.20
Jackpot: £18,950.70 carried forward to Ascot, 22nd Jul
Placepot: £883.90, Pool: £225245.23, 186.02 winning tickets
Quadpot: £116.90, Pool: £12724.83, 80.55 winning tickets
A really good renewal of the mid-summer highlight although none of the Classic generation were represented bar Japanese raider Deep Brilliante. A cracking finish was served up as the ultra-game DANEDREAM nailed Nathaniel on the line with both giving their all in a pulsating final furlong. The winner had not been at her best last time in France but this was much more like it and she deserves extra credit as she had to switch around the runner-up two furlongs from home before starting her sustained run. She runs next in Germany before having another crack at the Arc in the autumn, for which she is vying for second favouritism with Nathaniel. The latter ran just a fortnight ago in testing conditions in the Eclipse at Sandown and proved he is tough as well as classy with a display that almost saw him become a dual King George winner. A rematch with Danedream in France could be an option as is the Champion Stakes back here in October. St Nicholas Abbey ran on late in the day down the outer without ever being a serious threat. He was dropped out in last place and still had the whole field to pass as they turned for home but he did not pick up as expected. Connections afterwards blamed the going to some extent blunting his finishing burst. He nabbed a place from Reliable Man close home with the latter running a similar race to his effort in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at the Royal meeting. He may just need a chance against slightly lesser opponents to get his head in front. Sea Moon was another to run on from the rear and did well enough in the circumstances as his position looked unpromising as the race started to unfold in the straight. No plans have been made yet but he has earned another crack at the top level. Dunaden faded from the distance having raced prominently and although he was keen in the early stages, he still gives the impression he may need a bit further ideally. Brown Panther could be the horse to take from this going forward and he ran a cracker for a long way before being outclassed inside the final furlong. The drying ground went against him and the Irish St Leger looks an ideal race for him to tackle later in the campaign. Masked Marvel and Deep Brilliante got quite close in mid-division at the two-furlong marker but that did not really have an effect on their chances and both dropped out and were eased at the business end of proceedings.