Hird Rail Group Park Stakes
Group 2, Doncaster 14:25
£100,000 added,
3yo plus,
7f 6y, Class 1    
Saturday 14th September 2019


1 Sir Dancealot 11/4
2 Never No More 15/2
3 Breton Rock 33/1
5 ran NR: Turjomaan Distances: 1½l, ½l, 1½l
Time: 1m 23.84s (slow by 1.34s)

Sir Dancealot had four lengths to make up on the favourite Shine So Bright from their last meeting at York, but those exertions had obviously left a mark on Andrew Balding’s grey, as after attempting to make all again he dropped away quite tamely.

Sir Dancealot – now a five-year-old and winning for the 10th time – quickened smartly for Gerald Mosse when asked and beat Never No More by a length and a half.

Elsworth is now aiming for a big prize on Arc day in Paris next month.

“He’s in great shape, it probably wasn’t the toughest encounter he’s had this year, so that helped,” he said.

“He was giving us good, encouraging signs at home and he goes for the Prix de la Foret on (Prix de) l’Arc (de Triomphe) day.

“He’ll need a bit of luck there, had we not gone well here we could have easily come unstuck in Paris. It was a calculated risk, but we’ve picked up some money along the way.”

Mosse said: “I travelled nice and easy, I made my move a bit early, but in the last furlong and a half he was playing with them.

“He’s a lovely horse with a massive engine and is a beautiful mover. Normally on quick ground he can hang a bit, but he ran straight to the line today.

“I’ve just come back from a suspension, so I was a bit fresh, but this is my last ride today and it’s great to get a winner.”

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The Park Stakes
£100,000 added, 3yo plus, 7f 6y, Class 1
5 ran
Going: Good to Firm

1 (2)    Sir Dancealot 5 9-7 David Elsworth Gerald Mosse 11/4
2 (1) 1½ Never No More 3 9-0 A P O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien 15/2
3 (5) ½ Breton Rock 9 9-4 David Simcock Andrea Atzeni 33/1
4 (4) 1½ Shine So Bright 3 9-3 Andrew Balding William Buick 10/11F
5 (3) 23 Azano 3 9-0 John Gosden Frankie Dettori 5/1
6 NR (6) 1D1-12 Turjomaan 3 9-0 Roger Varian NON RUNNER

Mathematician Betting

Year Horse Trainer Jockey Owner SP

2018 Mustashry
2017 Aclaim
2016 Breton Rock D M Simcock Andrea Atzeni Mr John Cook 7/2
2015 Limato H Candy Andrea Atzeni Paul G Jacobs 9/2 fav
2014 Ansgar Miss S J Harty James Doyle Ms Chynel Phelan & Shane Fox 7/2
2013 Viztoria Eddie Lynam Wayne Lordan Sheila Lavery 7/2
2012 Libranno Richard Hannon Kieren Fallon McDowell Racing 16/1
2011 Premio Loco Chris Wall George Baker Bernard Westley 15/8 fav
2010 Balthazaar’s Gift Clive Cox Philip Robinson H E Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan 16/1
2009 Duff Edward Lynam IRE Fran Berry Kilboy Estate 7/1
2008 Arabian Gleam Jeremy Noseda Johnny Murtagh Saeed Suhail 9/1
2007 Arabian Gleam Jeremy Noseda Johnny Murtagh Saeed Suhail 5/2
2006 Iffraaj Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 4/6 fav
2005 Iffraaj Michael Jarvis Philip Robinson Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 7/1
2004 Pastoral Pursuits Hughie Morrison Steve Drowne The Pursuits Partnership 5/1
2003 Polar Ben James Fanshawe Jamie Spencer Simon Gibson 5/1
2002 Duck Row James Toller Richard Hughes Duke Of Devonshire 8/1
2001 Tough Speed Sir Michael Stoute Kieren Fallon Saeed Suhail 6/1
2000 Distant Music Barry Hills Michael Hills Khalid Abdullah 4/1
1999 Sugarfoot Nigel Tinkler Pat Eddery Mrs D Wright 15/2