BRITISH 2yo RACING - 2015 Season Race Result
Race 192 : Fri, June 19th
Ascot 2:30, 6f Group 3 (Fillies') (1), "Albany Stakes"

[Est] is the B2yoR Rating. Green indicates a 55+ level,
Cream between 30 & 54, Pink less than 30.

Wnr = previous/LATER 2yo Winner. Letter is Race Type.
Hf = Position at Halfway. Green indicates making places to the finish.
GF 73.2
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Horse SP [EST] LBRun Wnr Trainer Dw Hf LBL Run Notes
1Illuminate445.0-2 d/G  R. Hannon (Jnr) 13
0.0Supp 9/2,
2Ashadihan1240.51.52 m  K. A. Ryan 18
3Elegant Supermodel2040.41.63  J. P. Perruchot 10
4Fireglow2030.64.82 m/L  M. Johnston 7
5Glenrowan Rose5030.64.83 m  K. W. Dalgleish 9
6Spanish Romance526.86.13  E. J. O'Neill 8
0.0Supp 8/1,
7Tutu Nguru1013.310.62 m/V  W. J. Haggas 19
8French5012.710.83 m  M. E. Brittain 3
9Back At The Ranch (b)89.711.83  W. A. Ward 12
0.0Drift 7/1,
10Palenville286.712.83 m  R. Hannon (Jnr) 14
11Our Joy94.513.52 M  C. G. Cox 2
0.0Supp 10/1, , WTRB = Jk said Hrs Upset in the Stalls
12Jersey Breeze120.714.83 m  M. R. Channon 17
13Miss Moneypenny250.714.84 m  R. M. Beckett 4
14Vallance Road50-17.320.82 a  N. P. Littmoden 15
15Laxfield Road (b)6-38.327.82  W. A. Ward 5
16Strands Of Silk100-51.832.33 m/N  J. G. Given 1
17First Party33-93.846.32 m  M. Johnston 11
18Azhar16-103.649.53 m  S. B. Suroor 16
0.0 , WTRB = Jk said Hrs Stopped Quickly
NRMirage m  J. A. Osborne 6 NR = Self Cert (Bad Scope), Declared 10:49am. = Sold for 340k at the London Sale on June 15th

GF in Early am as on Decs. 5mm of Watering overnight. GStick at 08:15am = 9.0 Stands, 8.9 Far Side, 8.5 Centre.

Stalls Centre.

Medium NW Wind = 1/4+ Headwind & very similar to Thursday.

=== Post Race ===

Immediate post race thoughts of how similar this race was in shape to some of the earlier 2yo events. Field spread all across the track and splitting into 2 groups and those 2 groups going very different paces. Hughes on Illuminate afterwards saying he was "20 lengths" back at halfway. Some exaggeration for effect but you know what he means. The Far Side group taken along by the tearaway Laxfield Road ridden by Dettori. That filly 5L clear of the reast of her group after 1f and the stands side runners even further back. The stands side group driting across to merge with the Far Side group later on. Interesting to see where the fornt 3 were at Halfway but with Spencer's Ashadihan in 2nd you have a clue. Did Fireglow come from last in her group to get to a volunteer 4th?

'Gate Speed', etc, is all very well but you wonder whether trainer Ward and his jks might adapt the style a bit for uphill at ASCT. Watch the US videos of the wins by the Ward pair and Laxfield Road blitzs over 4.5f flat Dirt arond a bend and going on ok at the finish (what quality behind). Back At The Ranch looks untypical in her win and takes forever to finally run down a tearaway leader over 5f. Looking as if she lacks any of the Ward early speed and more a grinder needing further. Ward said before the start that Laxfield Road would lead but surely you have to say to Dettori that "Lead" can mean by 1L going a touch within yourself and not going as hard as possible. LRoad stopping to a walk around 2F out and seeming to have dragged her group along too fast even though they were 5L+ back of her.

3rd winner of the meeting for new sire Zoffany and matching the result for New Approach in his first year. Initial view of the Zoffanys is that he is getting a good number of bulky ones with some size and not just ready types. Illuminate a bit untypical in that being strong enough she is a bit more lightly made and rangy. Good, efficient, movement sealing the ability deal. Hughes after the race saying she did not move like a sprinter and seemed upbeat, without wanting to tip into hubris, that she would stay 8f and develop to 3yo. Hughes also taking a good-natured swipe at the "Hannon's runners never stay 8f+" perception along the way.

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