Denford Stakes (Listed) (Str) 7f

  • (2yo, 7f, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner £25,520 2nd £9,675 3rd £4,842 4th £2,412 5th £1,210 6th £607
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 25.27s
  • Off time: 13:55:34
Full result
Result 13:55 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Victory Dance 8/15f
2nd 5 Ferrari Queen 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (1) 215
Red, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets Bluelight Bay (IRE) 16
  • T:Eve Johnson Houghton
  • J:Charles Bishop
  • Form: 215
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 96
2 129 9-3 Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop 96
2 (4) 12
Royal blue Victory Dance (IRE) 35
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:W Buick
  • Form: 12
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 105
2 129 9-3 C Appleby W Buick 105
3 (2) 11
Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Candle Of Hope 22
  • T:R Hughes
  • J:Tom Marquand
  • Form: 11
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 89
2 124 8-12 R Hughes Tom Marquand 89
4 (3) 1
White, Black seams, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Cite D'Or (FR) 9
  • T:Harry Eustace
  • J:Hollie Doyle
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR:
2 124 8-12 Harry Eustace Hollie Doyle
5 (5) 11
Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Ferrari Queen (IRE) 11
  • T:C & M Johnston
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 11
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 85
2 124 8-12 C & M Johnston Andrea Atzeni 85

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2021 3 Masekela (IRE)
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:W Buick
2 9-1 A M Balding W Buick 6/4

In depth

Verdict

VICTORY DANCE is clear of today’s opposition at the weights and boasts the strongest form having been beaten only a head in the Group 2 Superlative Sakes at Newmarket - the Godolphin colt can go one better in this. Bluelight Bay came up short in the Richmond at Goodwood and is upped in trip and the remainder step up in class. The unbeaten fillies Ferrari Queen and Candle Of Hope are both entered in the Fillies’ Mile later in the season but face their toughest tasks so far while Cite D'Or only won a Brighton maiden.

Formwatch

Victory Dance (IRE)5-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, closed 3f out, ridden over 2f out, strong challenged inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 5, hd behind Isaac Shelby (9-3) at Newmarket 7f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Jul.

Ferrari Queen (IRE)4-9fav (9-7) Made all, pushed along 2f out, always in command, ran on, readily, won at Kempton 7f stks (5) pol in Aug beating Congresbury (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.

Candle Of Hope8-13fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, clear inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Thirsk 7f fll stks (4) gd in Jul beating Haughty (9-2) by 4 1/4l, 10 ran.

Cite D'Or (FR)9-4 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, headway 1f out, ran on well to lead inside final furlong, won at Brighton 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug beating Inspirited (9-7) by 2l, 5 ran.

Bluelight Bay (IRE)12-1 (9-2) In touch towards rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 5 3/4l behind Royal Scotsman (9-2) at Goodwood 6f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Jul.