Seat Unique Ganton Stakes (Listed) 7f 192y
- (3yo+, 7f 192y, Class 1, 6 runners)
- Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216 5th £1,614 6th £810
- Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 35.77s
- Off time: 15:31:24
|1st||6 Valiant Prince||5/1|
|2nd||1 Art Du Val||4||12/1|
Art Du Val 119
|6||135 9-9 t||C Appleby||D Tudhope||108|
Bell Rock 32
|6||135 9-9||A M Balding||P J McDonald||102|
|5||135 9-9||M Dods||Connor Beasley||106|
Marie's Diamond (IRE) 76
|6||135 9-9||R Fell||Jason Hart||100|
Mohaafeth (IRE) 76
|4||135 9-9 t1||W J Haggas||Jim Crowley||112|
Valiant Prince (IRE) 44
|4||135 9-9 h||C Appleby||James Doyle||110|
||5||9-7||R A Fahey||D Tudhope||11/4|
Several of these were racing at Meydan earlier this year including Mohaafeth, who wasn’t at his best in the Dubai Turf and is fitted with a tongue-tie on his return. VALIANT PRINCE fared better when landing a double before running well at Ascot back in this country. Jockey bookings suggest he’s preferred to stablemate Art Du Val and Charlie Appleby’s charge gets the vote. Marie's Diamond has plenty to find with the selection while Brunch finished in front of Bell Rock at Newmarket earlier but needs a bit more in this company.
Valiant Prince (IRE)10-11fav (9-0) Led ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, last of 4, 1 3/4l behind New Mandate (9-0) at Ascot 1m lst stks (1) gf in Apr.
Art Du Val(9-0) Never better than mid-division, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Lord Glitters (9-0) at Meydan 1m 1f Grp 2 stks fst in Feb.
Bell Rock10-3 (9-7) Went left start, held up in 4th place, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced, ridden and hung left over 1f out, went modest 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 4, 8 1/4l behind Modern News (9-7) at Windsor 1m lst stks (1) gf in May.
Marie's Diamond (IRE)50-1 (9-4) Close up stand side, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened, 21st of 22, 12 3/4l behind Johan (9-4) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) gs in Mar.
Brunch11-2 (9-12) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 13, hd behind Cruyff Turn (9-5) at York 1m hcp (2) gd in May.
Mohaafeth (IRE)6-1 (9-0) Never a danger, 10th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Lord North (9-0) at Meydan 1m 1f Grp 1 (1) fst in Mar.