Wokingham Stakes
Heritage Handicap, Ascot 17:00
£175,000 added,
3yo plus,
6f, Class 2   
Saturday 23rd June 2018

John Gosden's unbeaten colt Dreamfield, who holds Group One entries in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and Darley July Cup, stepped up his preparations with a gallop before racing at Newmarket’s July Course on Saturday June 9.

Working over six furlongs, the Godolphin-owned four-year-old, who made a winning return to action after 19 months off at Ascot last month, pulled clear of his work partner during the closing stages of the exercise, before crossing the line with several lengths in hand.

Gosden said: “We were satisfied with his work. He is in the Wokingham and that is most likely place he will go.

“He is in the weights and gets in the race, so that is the more logical place to go. He has only had one run in nearly two years, so he has not had a lot of racing.

“He did it well last time, so it is logical to go back there (Ascot). We were going to run somewhere else, but then the ground went against him so we decided to go for a racecourse gallop before going to Royal Ascot. ”

Explaining his lengthy absence, Gosden added: “He fractured a pelvis early on as a three-year-old.

“He looks good behind now and is nice and level. Some can wind up with a dropped hip after such an injury.”

Some might raise an eyebrow at the thoughts of Danzeno winning the Wokingham, he is a seven-year-old who has already run seven times this year and is winless since July last year. However, that win was over 5f at Ascot off a mark of 104.

Danzeno has saved some of his best runs for Ascot which included a placed effort in the Group One Champion Sprint Stakes in 2015 along with a fifth placing in last year’s Wokingham behind Out Do. Mick Appleby’s inmate is now two pounds lower than when contesting the race last year and following an encouraging third-place finish at York on his most recent start.

In such a competitive handicap Danzeno’s experience at Group One level should stand to him and if he can get a favourable draw (Last four winners drawn 21 or higher) on Saturday he looks sure to run a big race.

RaceBets are paying 4 places in the Wokingham and at current odds of 25/1, Danzeno looks like good value.

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Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
£175,000 added, 3yo plus, 6f, Class 2
28 runners (+3 reserves)
Going: Good to Firm

No Form Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age
1 (6) 1-44 141 Intisaab 42 9-10 p M Harley D O'Meara 7
2 (24) 0-61 415 Lancelot Du Lac (ITY) 33 9-8 h R Winston D K Ivory 8
3 (22) 648-261 Mr Lupton (IRE) 28 9-7 T Hamilton R A Fahey 5
4 (15) 207 17-4 Tommy Taylor (USA) 42 9-6 T Eaves K A Ryan 4
5 (16) 395 314- Bacchus 260 9-6 Jim Crowley B J Meehan 4
6 (20) 13-0 361 Ice Age (IRE) 36 9-5 Charles Bishop Eve Johnson Houghton 5
7 (8) 11/1 Dreamfield 43 9-4 James Doyle J H M Gosden 4
8 (13) 643 21-3 Undrafted (USA) 56 9-4 L Dettori Wesley Ward 8
9 (17) 0/16 722- Sir Robert Cheval 259 9-4 G Mosse R M H Cowell 7
10 (29) 497 00-2 Growl 43 9-3 P Hanagan R A Fahey 6
11 (23) 050 743 Danzeno 38 9-3 Andrea Atzeni M Appleby 7
12 (12) 734 152 Reckless Endeavour (IRE) 85 9-2 D C Costello J A Osborne 5
13 (18) 1-11 112 Foolaad 38 9-2 t K T O'Neill S R Bowring 7
14 (26) 91-1 342 Major Jumbo 14 9-2 J P Spencer K A Ryan 4
15 (10) 531 206- Spring Loaded (IRE) 217 9-2 S W Kelly P W D'Arcy 6
16 (27) 2-65 211 Silent Echo 19 (ex5) 9-2 h Tom Marquand P Hedger 4
17 (2) 643 446 Out Do 35 9-1 v D Tudhope D O'Meara 9
18 (14) 114-071 Gilgamesh 28 9-1 Edward Greatrex George Scott 4
19 (11) 397-440 Tupi (IRE) 114 9-1 R L Moore R Hannon 6
20 (4) 921 327- Upstaging 252 9-1 p L Morris P F I Cole 6
21 (21) 0-84 212 George Bowen (IRE) 29 9-1 v Sebastian Woods (5) R A Fahey 6
22 (25) 600 0-01 Brian The Snail (IRE) 6 (ex5) 9-1 W Buick R A Fahey 4
23 (5) 658-605 Tis Marvellous 48 9-0 t A Kirby C G Cox 4
24 (9) 800 18-4 Victory Angel (IRE) 48 9-0 S De Sousa R Varian 4
25 (31) 132 8-80 Flying Pursuit 38 9-0 p Fran Berry T D Easterby 5
26 (7) 834 249 Blue De Vega (GER) 14 8-13 p Oisin Murphy R M H Cowell 5
27 (3) 020 0-25 Al Qahwa (IRE) 21 8-13 p Kieran Shoemark D O'Meara 5
28 (30) 339 6-44 Ultimate Avenue (IRE) 14 8-13 P Cosgrave Ed Walker 4
29 (19) 600 0-11 Gunmetal (IRE) 14 (ex5) 8-13 Reserve 1 T D Barron 5
30 (28) 530 9-03 Shanghai Glory (IRE) 21 8-12 Reserve 2 C Hills 5
31 (1) 285-965 Polybius 126 8-12 Reserve 3 D M Simcock 7

Past results

2017-WINNER-OUT DO 8-8-13 Owner-Evan Sutherland; Trainer-David O’Meara; Jockey-Daniel Tudhope; SP-25/1
2ND-Steady Pace 4-9-04 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Josephine Gordon; SP-16/1
3RD-Projection 4-9-00 Owner-The Royal Ascot Racing Club; Trainer-Roger Charlton; Jockey-Kieran Shoemark; SP-15/2
4TH-Polybius 6-9-01 Owner-Karmaa Racing Ltd & Partners; Trainer-David Simcock; Jockey-Oisin Murphy; SP-33/1
27 ran; Time-1m 13.02s; Dist-½, nk, nk 11/2 fav Raucous (8th)

2016-WINNER-OUTBACK TRAVELLER 5-9-01 Owner-Lordship Stud & Mrs J Morley; Trainer-Robert Cowell; Jockey-Martin Harley; SP-10/1
2ND-Brando 4-9-02 Owner-Ms Angie Bailey; Trainer-Kevin Ryan; Jockey-Tom Eaves; SP-7/1 Jt Fav
3RD-Glen Moss 7-9-01 Owner-Ritchie Fiddes; Trainer-Michael Dods; Jockey-Philip Makin; SP-25/1
4TH-Absolutely So 6-9-10 Owner-The George Smith Family Partnership; Trainer-Andrew Balding; Jockey-Oisin Murphy; SP-25/1
28 ran; Time-1m 14.05s; Dist-nk, 1½, ¾ 7/1 Jt Fav (The Happy Prince 15th)

2015-WINNER-INTERCEPTION 5-9-03 Owner-Bjorn Nielsen; Trainer-David Lanigan; Jockey-George Baker; SP-10/1
2ND-Robert Le Diable 6-9-05 Owner-Bryan Lynam; Trainer-Didier Prod'homme FR; Jockey-Damien Oliver; SP-12/1
3RD-Lancelot Du Lac 5-9-05 Owner-Michael & Heather Yarrow; Trainer-Dean Ivory; Jockey-Robert Winston; SP-25/1
4TH-Related 5-8-12 Owner-J Barnett & M Caine; Trainer-David Simcock; Jockey-Fergus Sweeney; SP-50/1
25 ran; Time-1m 13.20s; Dist-11⁄4, 1, 3⁄4 7/1 Fav Watchable (5th)

2014-WINNER-BACCARAT 5-9-02 Owner-Sir Robert Ogden; Trainer-Richard Fahey; Jockey-George Chaloner; SP-9/1
2ND-Professor 4-9-08 Owner-Poilin Good; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-10/1
3RD-Rivellino 4-9-04 Owner-Melba Bryce; Trainer-Karl Burke; Jockey-William Buick; SP-25/1
4TH-Alben Star 6-9-04 Owner- J Shannon & M Scaife; Trainer-Richard Fahey; Jockey-Paul Hanagan; SP-16/1
28 ran; Time-1m 12.09s; Dist-11⁄2, 3⁄4, nk 4/1 Fav Absolutely So (15th)

2013-WINNER-YORK GLORY 5-9-02 Owner-Salman Rashed & Mohamed Khalifa; Trainer-Kevin Ryan; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-14/1
2ND-Shropshire 5-9-01 Owner-Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright; Trainer-Charlie Hills; Jockey-James McDonald; SP-12/1
3RD-Dinkum Diamond 5-9-02 Owner-Eight Star Syndicate; Trainer-Henry Candy; Jockey-Cathy Gannon; SP-22/1
4TH-Khubala 4-9-05 Owner-Pinar Araci Bas; Trainer-Hugo Palmer; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-16/1
26 ran; Time-1m 13.79s; Dist-13⁄4, 1, 3⁄4 6/1 Fav Gabriel’s Lad (9th)

2012-WINNER-DANDY BOY 6-9-08 Owner-Malih Al Basti; Trainer-David Marnane IRE; Jockey-Pat Dobbs; SP-33/1
2ND-Waffle 6-9-02 Owner-Laurence O’Kane & Paul Murphy; Trainer-David Barron; Jockey-Fran Berry; SP-11/1
3RD-Hawkeyethenoo 6-9-04 Owner-Johnnie Delta Racing; Trainer-Jim Goldie; Jockey-Graham Lee; SP-20/1
4TH-Morache Music 4-9-07 Owner- R P Marchant, D M Ahier & Mrs E Lee; Trainer-Peter Makin; Jockey-Seb Sanders; SP-20/1
28 ran; Time-1m 13.87s; Dist-11⁄4, 1⁄2, sh 15/2 Fav Lightning Cloud (9th)