Longines Sagaro Stakes (Group 3) 1m 7f 209y

  • (4yo+, 1m 7f 209y, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £45,368 2nd £17,200 3rd £8,608 4th £4,288 5th £2,152 6th £1,080
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 26.41s
  • Off time: 15:36:00
Full result
Result 15:35 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Princess Zoe 17/2
2nd 4 Quickthorn hd 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
2 (6) 472-941
Royal Blue, Orange hoop and armlets, hooped cap Enemy 11
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:W Buick
  • Form: 472-941
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2t
  • OR: 108
5 128 9-2 t Ian Williams W Buick 108
3 (2) 531-404
Royal Blue, Red epaulets, striped cap Nayef Road (IRE) 46
  • T:Charlie & Mark Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 531-404
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 107
6 128 9-2 Charlie & Mark Johnston J Fanning 107
4 (5) 82149-2
Pale Blue, Campbell Tartan hooped sleeves, Royal Blue  cap Quickthorn 21
  • T:H Morrison
  • J:Tom Marquand
  • Form: 82149-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 108
5 128 9-2 H Morrison Tom Marquand 108
5 (3) 912552-
Light blue, dark blue hollow box, striped sleeves and cap Tashkhan (IRE) 193
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Ben Robinson
  • Form: 912552-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 116
4 126 9-0 B Ellison Ben Robinson 116
6 (7) 23255-1
PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Wordsworth (IRE) 20
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 23255-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 110
4 126 9-0 A P O'Brien R L Moore 110
7 (4) 94225-0
Purple, Yellow Sleeves, Purple and Yellow Striped Cap Princess Zoe (GER) 60
  • T:A Mullins
  • J:J M Sheridan
  • Form: 94225-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 113
7 125 8-13 A Mullins J M Sheridan 113

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (1) 21232-3
Calling The Wind (IRE) 31
  • Course Winner
  • T:R Hughes
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 21232-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 105
6 92 R Hughes P J Dobbs 105

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2021 7 Stradivarius (IRE)
  • T:J & T Gosden
  • J:L Dettori
7 9-2 J & T Gosden L Dettori 4/7

In depth

Verdict

Though twice a winner at this level, Nayef Road wasn’t quite at his best last year and has shown even less in three runs this term. Calling The Wind is a thorough stayer so a step back up in trip will suit but he appears to have a bit find in this grade. Musselburgh winner Enemy is another who needs to up his game while Quickthorn was only running up to form when a well-beaten second behind Trueshan at Nottingham. Tashkhan had finished closer to Alan King’s top-class stayer in the Long Distance Cup here in October but today’s going won’t aid his cause. Placed in the Queen’s Vase, the Irish Derby and the Grand Prix de Paris last year, WORDSWORTH enjoyed a confidence-boosting win at Gowran earlier this month and this first try over 2m is overdue. Princess Zoe has been a fantastic servant to connections but hasn’t won since landing the Group 1 Prix du Cadran in 2020.

Formwatch

Calling The Wind (IRE)7-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders on inner, going well when ridden 3f out, not quicken, edged left when keeping on for modest third, 3rd of 7, 4 1/4l behind Raymond Tusk (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f stks (2) gd in Mar.

Princess Zoe (GER)9-1 (9-8) 10th of 14, 30 1/2l behind Stay Foolish (9-6) at Riyadh 1m 7f Grp 3 hcp gd in Feb.

Quickthorn10-3 (9-1) Close up in 4th, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden to chase winner approaching final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 4, 3l behind Trueshan (9-8) at Nottingham 1m 6f lst stks (1) gs in Apr.

Enemy11-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on, comfortable, won at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp (2) gs in Apr beating Dark Jedi (8-13) by 3 3/4l, 14 ran.

Wordsworth (IRE)4-11fav (9-5) Led, soon pressed, headed before halfway, pushed along in 2nd over 3f out, ridden to lead narrowly final 150 yards, kept on best under pressure, won at Gowran Park 1m 6f gd in Apr beating Sunchart (9-5) by hd, 7 ran.

Tashkhan (IRE)50-1 (8-13) Tracked leader 4f, handy 3rd, led briefly over 2f out until 2f out, chased winner, ridden and no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, went 2nd again final 110 yards, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Trueshan (9-7) at Ascot 2m Grp 2 (1) gs in Oct.

Nayef Road (IRE)7-4 (9-8) Led early, chased winner, ridden and lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 10 3/4l behind Earlofthecotswolds (9-5) at Kempton 2m stks (2) pol in Mar.