Longines Sagaro Stakes (Group 3) 1m 7f 209y
- (4yo+, 1m 7f 209y, Class 1, 6 runners)
- Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216 5th £1,614 6th £810
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 36.51s
- Off time: 15:10:36
|2nd||6 Time To Study||5||11/4|
Desert Skyline (IRE) 193
|4||132 9-6||D R C Elsworth||S De Sousa|
Clever Cookie 11
|10||128 9-2 p||P D Niven||J Garritty|
|7||128 9-2||A M Balding||W Buick|
Torcedor (IRE) 32
|6||128 9-2 p||Mrs J Harrington||C O'Donoghue|
Raheen House (IRE) 186
|4||127 9-1||B J Meehan||J P Spencer|
Time To Study (FR) 32
|4||127 9-1||C & M Johnston||R L Moore|
||5||8-13||H Morrison||S De Sousa||15/2|
Raheen House beat Desert Skyline in a Group 3 at Newmarket last July and later took his chance in the St Leger. But he didn’t appear to get home that day and, though successful over 1m6f here next time and also a good third at Newbury in October, stamina doubts remain. Performances last year suggest Clever Cookie is not the force of old but Montaly came to hand early last year, winning the Chester Cup, and also landed a Group 2 at York in August, though was well behind Desert Skyline in the Doncaster Cup. TIME TO STUDY (NAP) has only run in pattern race company once before, finishing a close fifth in the Queen’s Vase here, but he’s proved himself to be a top-class handicapper in staying races and was unlucky on his reappearance at Musselburgh when the winner slipped its field. He has more to offer, will like the ground and Ryan Moore is an eye-catching booking. Torcedor beat Order Of St George at Navan a year ago and was later second to Ballydoyle’s champion stayer here and at the Curragh so is much respected, despite finishing last in the Dubai Gold Cup.
Torcedor (IRE)16-1 (9-1) last of 16, dist behind Vazirabad (9-1) at Meydan 2m Grp 2 gd in Mar.
Time To Study (FR)11-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, 2nd over 2f out, chased winner from well over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 13, nk behind Brandon Castle (8-11) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp (2) hvy in Mar.
Desert Skyline (IRE)9-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, weakened over 4f out, soon behind and eased, 9th of 13, dist behind Order Of St George (9-7) at Ascot 2m Grp 2 (1) sft in Oct.
Montaly(9-4) 7th of 9, 17 1/4l behind Ice Breeze (8-10) at Saint-Cloud 1m 7f Grp 1 sft in Oct.
Raheen House (IRE)5-1 (9-1) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Best Solution (8-12) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 stks (1) sft in Oct.
Clever Cookie11-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 3 1/4l behind Mount Moriah (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 6f lst stks (1) gs in Apr.