Merriebelle Stables Commonwealth Cup Trial Stakes (Group 3) 6f

  • (3yo, 6f, Class 1, 4 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: 1m 12.46s
  • Off time: 16:13:58
Full result
Result 16:10 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Go Bears Go 5/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (4) 21321-
Dark Blue, White epaulets Wings Of War (IRE) 221
  • T:C G Cox
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 21321-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 109
3 131 9-5 C G Cox A Kirby 109
2 (2) 215-
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Ehraz 252
  • T:R Hannon
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 215-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 96
3 127 9-1 R Hannon Jim Crowley 96
3 (1) 213472-
Mauve and black diamonds, black cap, mauve diamonds Go Bears Go (IRE) 173
  • T:D Loughnane
  • J:Rossa Ryan
  • Form: 213472-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 111
3 127 9-1 D Loughnane Rossa Ryan 111
4 (5) 11326-
White and purple (quartered), diabolo on sleeves Hierarchy (IRE) 173
  • T:H Palmer
  • J:Cieren Fallon
  • Form: 11326-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1t1
  • OR: 108
3 127 9-1 t1 H Palmer Cieren Fallon 108

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
5 (3) 011-3
Space Cowboy (IRE) 12
  • Distance Winner
  • T:R Spencer
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 011-3
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 102
3 91 R Spencer R L Moore 102

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2021 9 Rohaan (IRE)
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:R L Moore
3 9-1 P D Evans R L Moore 22/1

In depth

Verdict

Wings Of War only beat Hierarchy by a head in the Group 2 Mill Reef at Newbury in the autumn and the latter is now 4lb better off. Hugo Palmer’s colt went on to finish a close-up sixth in the Juvenile Turf at the Breeders’ Cup, staying on well after missing the break. He has less than a length to find with runner-up GO BEARS GO (NAP) but David Loughnane’s entry could develop into a top sprinter this year if building on an excellent first season in which his only failure came when failing to stay 7f in the Dewhurst. Ehraz may have more to offer this season but Space Cowboy’s Tapeta form doesn’t look good enough for a race like this.

Formwatch

Space Cowboy (IRE)12-1 (9-5) With leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3 1/4l behind El Caballo (9-5) at Newcastle 6f stks (2) pol in Apr.

Go Bears Go (IRE)12-1 (8-10) Inside,mvd out,rallied, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Twilight Gleaming (8-7) at Del Mar 5f gd in Nov.

Hierarchy (IRE)20-1 (8-10) Off slow,mild rail bid, 6th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Twilight Gleaming (8-7) at Del Mar 5f gd in Nov.

Ehraz11-4 (9-1) Held up behind leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 7 1/2l behind Royal Patronage (9-1) at York 7f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.

Wings Of War (IRE)17-2 (9-1) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Newbury 6f Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Sep beating Hierarchy (9-1) by hd, 9 ran.