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

  • (4yo+, 1m 7f 209y, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £39,697 2nd £15,050 3rd £7,532 4th £3,752 5th £1,883 6th £945
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 30.75s
  • Off time: 14:45:21
Full result
Result 14:45 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Stradivarius 4/7f
2nd 4 Ocean Wind 1 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
2 (3) 6031-45
Dark Blue, Mauve stars on sleeves Island Brave (IRE) 26
  • T:H Main
  • J:M Dwyer
  • Form: 6031-45
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 100
7 128 9-2 H Main M Dwyer 100
3 (6) 37/1223-
Royal Blue, Red epaulets, striped cap Nayef Road (IRE) 250
  • T:C & M Johnston
  • J:B A Curtis
  • Form: 37/1223-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 115
5 128 9-2 C & M Johnston B A Curtis 115
4 (4) 3111-22
Emerald green, red disc, emerald green sleeves, red stars, emerald green cap, red spots Ocean Wind 21
  • T:R A Teal
  • J:J Mitchell
  • Form: 3111-22
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 108
5 128 9-2 R A Teal J Mitchell 108
5 (5) 6343-39
Royal Blue, Red stripe, striped sleeves and cap Prince Of Arran 67
  • T:C Fellowes
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 6343-39
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 114
8 128 9-2 C Fellowes J P Spencer 114
6 (7) 311270-
Black, Yellow cap Stradivarius (IRE) 193
  • T:J & T Gosden
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 311270-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 125
7 128 9-2 J & T Gosden L Dettori 125
7 (1) 134111-
Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, armlets and cap Stag Horn 191
  • T:A Watson
  • J:Hollie Doyle
  • Form: 134111-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0p
  • OR: 108
4 126 9-0 p A Watson Hollie Doyle 108

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (2) 550373/
Desert Skyline (IRE) 613
  • T:D R C Elsworth
  • J:J F Egan
  • Form: 550373/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 108
7 92 D R C Elsworth J F Egan 108

In depth

Verdict

The globe-trotting Prince Of Arran is having a first run in this country since well beaten in last year’s Gold Cup behind STRADIVARIUS and Nayef Road. The Gosdens’ brilliant stayer wasn’t at his best on heavy and soft ground in the autumn but had earlier looked as good as ever in winning here and at Goodwood and he has made a winning reappearance in three of the last four years. Mark Johnston’s runner has won twice at this level but he consistently gets a rear view of the selection in the top staying races. Stag Horn and Ocean Wind were progressive stayers last year and the latter has had a couple of outings this season but both require a further step forward to be successful in this grade.

Formwatch

Desert Skyline (IRE)25-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden on stands rail 3f out, switched left and headway just over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 22, 1 1/4l behind Mustajeer (9-5) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug.

Stradivarius (IRE)11-10fav (9-7) Mid-division on inside, pushed along over 4f out, soon outpaced, ridden and no response over 2f out, eased from over 1f out, tailed off, 12th of 13, dist behind Trueshan (9-7) at Ascot 2m Grp 2 (1) sft in Oct.

Ocean Wind11-10fav (9-1) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, niggled along to challenge over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, not match for game winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Sir Ron Priestley (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 6f lst stks (1) gf in Apr.

Nayef Road (IRE)7-2 (9-3) Awkwardly away, headway to track leaders after 1f out, led 3f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Enbihaar (9-0) at York 2m Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Aug.

Stag HornEvensfav (9-0) Made all, pushed along 2f out, unchallenged, won at Pontefract 2m 2f stks (2) sft in Oct beating The Grand Visir (9-9) by 9l, 6 ran.

Prince Of Arran10-3 (9-6) 9th of 13, 6 1/4l behind Gifts Of Gold (9-2) at Riyadh 1m 7f hcp gd in Feb.

Island Brave (IRE)9-1 (9-5) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 6 3/4l behind Ranch Hand (9-5) at Lingfield 2m stks (2) pol in Apr.