Royal Ascot Two-Year-Old Trial Conditions Stakes (GBB Race) 5f

  • (2yo, 5f, Class 2, 4 runners)
  • Winner £8,100 2nd £3,802 3rd £1,902 4th £951
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 0.54s
  • Off time: 13:35:33
Full result
Result 13:35 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Chipotle 6/5

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (3) 1
Red, dark blue hoop, quartered cap Chipotle 32
  • T:Eve Johnson Houghton
  • J:Charles Bishop
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
2 131 9-5 Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop
3 (4) 1
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets The Gatekeeper (IRE) 25
  • T:C & M Johnston
  • J:B A Curtis
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
2 131 9-5 C & M Johnston B A Curtis
4 (2)
Black, Grey seams, armlets and cap War Of Courage (IRE)
  • T:Alice Haynes
  • J:Rossa Ryan
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
2 128 9-2 Alice Haynes Rossa Ryan
5 (1)
Emerald Green and Mauve stripes Wrought Iron
  • T:J A Osborne
  • J:Oisin Murphy
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
2 128 9-2 J A Osborne Oisin Murphy

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
2 (5) 1
Gubbass (IRE) 19
  • Distance Winner
  • T:R Hannon
  • J:S M Levey
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
2 95 R Hannon S M Levey

In depth

Verdict

Two-year-old form at this time of year can be tricky to equate but THE GATEKEEPER was noticeably green at Musselburgh at the start of the month yet came away in the closing stages. The well-beaten third has been successful since so that effort can be upgraded and he is physically impressive. Chipotle won the Brocklesby at Doncaster but this year’s renewal has sent out mixed messages and Gubbass might be a bigger threat as his Leicester victory has been franked. Wrought Iron cost 30,000gns and is related to winners but this looks a tough start

Formwatch

Gubbass (IRE)15-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, pushed along to lead final 150 yards, ran on well, won at Leicester 5f stks (5) gf in Apr beating Tothenines (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.

Chipotle8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, switched left and headway to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Doncaster 5f stks (4) gd in Mar beating Wonderful World (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.

The Gatekeeper (IRE)9-4 (9-5) Pushed along leaving stalls, close up, ridden 2f out, chased leader entering final furlong, ran on to lead close home, won going away, won at Musselburgh 5f stks (4) gd in Apr beating Atomic Force (9-5) by 2l, 4 ran.

War Of Courage (IRE)Coach House colt out of Ares Choix.

Wrought IronDark Angel colt out of Swiss Kiss.