King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) 1m 3f 211y
- (3yo, 1m 3f 211y, Class 1, 6 runners)
- Winner £141,775 2nd £53,750 3rd £26,900 4th £13,400 5th £6,725 6th £3,375
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 35.30s
- Off time: 17:35:28
|1st||5 King Of Steel||11/10f|
Dubai Mile (IRE) 20
|3||131 9-5||C Johnston||Daniel Muscutt||112|
Arrest (IRE) 20
|3||128 9-2||J & T Gosden||L Dettori||113|
Artistic Star (IRE) 20
|3||128 9-2||R M Beckett||Rob Hornby||104|
Continuous (JPN) 19
|3||128 9-2||A P O'Brien||R L Moore||110|
King Of Steel (USA) 20
|3||128 9-2||R Varian||K Stott||120|
Relentless Voyager 33
|3||128 9-2 t||A M Balding||Oisin Murphy||102|
||3||9-2||A P O'Brien||R L Moore||11/10|
KING OF STEEL was only worn down close home by Auguste Rodin in the Epsom Derby. Considering he was having a first run of the season, that was an exceptional performance by Roger Varian’s lightly-raced son of Wootton Bassett who still holds entries in the Irish Derby and King George and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes. He’ll need to win this to fulfil those engagements but appears to have the beating of Artistic Star, Dubai Mile and Arrest, who started favourite at Epsom, on the form book. Continuous disappointed in the Prix du Jockey Club after finishing third in the Dante but his yard has won this in two of the last four years. Relentless Voyager was third in the Italian Derby but appears to be facing much stronger opposition here.
King Of Steel (USA)66-1 (9-2) Wore hood to post, held up in mid-division on inside, smooth headway tracking leaders over 3f out, soon switched right, led over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well but headed final 100 yards, clear 2nd, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Auguste Rodin (9-2) at Epsom 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Continuous (JPN)7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, no impression when ridden 2f out, weakened, 8th of 11, 15 1/4l behind Ace Impact (9-3) at Chantilly 1m 2f Grp 1 gd in Jun.
Artistic Star (IRE)22-1 (9-2) Raced in mid-division until lost place and in last trio 10f out, some late minor headway, never on terms, 7th of 14, 10 3/4l behind Auguste Rodin (9-2) at Epsom 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Dubai Mile (IRE)25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Auguste Rodin (9-2) at Epsom 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Arrest (IRE)4-1fav (9-2) Wore hood to post, sweating, led for 2f, steadied in 3rd over 9f out, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 14, 12 1/4l behind Auguste Rodin (9-2) at Epsom 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Relentless Voyager5-2 (9-2) Rear early, headway 3f out, challenged 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Goldenas (9-2) at Capannelle 1m 3f Grp 2 stks hvy in May.