Cazoo May Hill Stakes
Group 2, Doncaster 14:35
£120,000 guaranteed,
2yo fillies only,
1m, Class 1   
Thursday 8th September 2022

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1 Polly Pott 40/1
2 Novakai 9/2
3 Perfect Prophet 50/1
8 ran NR: Crystallium, Dubai Jemila
Distances: 1½l, 3l, 1½l Time: 1m 38.34s (slow by 1.44s)

Harry Dunlop landed one of the biggest winners of his career when Polly Pott caused a 40-1 upset at Doncaster.

Dunlop cited financial pressures for his reason to exit the training ranks at the end of the season and ever since he made public his future plans he has enjoyed a fruitful spell.

His Adaay In Asia won four on the bounce and Polly Pott herself was winning her fourth successive race – but this time in Group Two company.

Well beaten on her debut, she showed promise at Lingfield before getting off the mark at the third attempt at Bath.

Victories at Nottingham and Salisbury followed but she arrived for this prestigious race with a rating of just 75, looking out of her depth.

The  Muhaarar filly did not know that, however, and came through with a powerful late surge under Danny Tudhope to beat Novakai by a length and a half, with 50-1 chance Perfect Prophet another three lengths back in third.

Dunlop said: “She’s a really tough filly who has got better and better, but I didn’t expect that.

“She seemed to travel well. Sometimes softer ground can slow the others down and with a filly, if they can handle the ground it’s so much better.

“She’s rated 75, this is a Group Two and she’s won four on the bounce now, so it’s fantastic.

“We’ve got to run her in a Group One now, I suppose. Maybe the Fillies’ Mile, why not?”

He added: “I’m really pleased for all my team at home. Obviously in my personal circumstances it’s a great sending off and I think someone is looking down – it’s quite emotional.

“It’s surreal really. I’ve only got 12 horses and they’re running well. We’re lucky enough to have horses like this and it’s very hard when you haven’t got them, but you’ve got to enjoy them when you do get one.

“She cost 21,000 guineas and you’re taking on these smartly-bred fillies that cost half a million. It’s great to beat them.

“I think Ben Pauling is going to train her next year. Wherever she goes, I think she’ll be a tough cookie and will probably stay a mile and a half I would think.”

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Cazoo May Hill Stakes
(Fillies' Group 2) (Str)
£120,000 guaranteed, 2yo only, 1m, Class 1
8 ran
Going: Good to Soft

1 (7)     Polly Pott 2 9-2 Harry Dunlop Daniel Tudhope 40/1
2 (3) Novakai 2 9-2 K R Burke Andrea Atzeni 9/2
3 (1) 3 Perfect Prophet 2 9-2 Ed Walker Tom Marquand 50/1
4 (5) Cell Sa Beela 2 9-2 Roger Varian David Egan 18/1
5 (2) hd Ferrari Queen 2 9-2 Charlie & Mark Johnston Richard Kingscote 11/2
6 (6) 1 Mottisfont 2 9-2 Hughie Morrison George Rooke 22/1
7 (8) Dance In The Grass 2 9-2 Charlie & Mark Johnston William Buick 5/4F
8 (10) Frankness 2 9-2 Andrew Balding Rob Hornby 11/4
NR 2 (4) Crystallium 2 9-2 Tom Clover NON RUNNER
NR 4 (9 Dubai Jemila 2 9-2 Kevin Ryan NON RUNNER

Year Horse Trainer Jockey Owner SP

2021 Inspiral
2020 Indigo Girl
2019 Powerful Breeze
2018 Fleeting
2017 Laurens
2016 Rich Legacy R M Beckett Oisin Murphy Qatar Racing Limited 3/1
2015 Turret Rocks Jim Bolger Kevin Manning Mrs June Judd 7/2
2014 Agnes Stewart E Lynam W J Lee Clipper Logistics Group Ltd 11/4
2013 Ihtimal Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa Godolphin 11/10 fav
2012 Certify Mahmood Al Zarooni Mickael Barzalona Godolphin 4/6 fav
2011 Lyric Of Light Mahmood Al Zarooni Frankie Dettori Godolphin 9/1
2010 White Moonstone Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 8/11 fav
2009 Pollenator Richard Hannon Ryan Moore The Royal Ascot Racing Club 14/1
2008 Rainbow View John Gosden Jimmy Fortune George Strawbridge 1/3 fav
2007 Spacious James Fanshawe Jamie Spencer Cheveley Park Stud 9/4 fav
2006 Simply Perfect Jeremy Noseda Darryll Holland Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier 4/1
2005 Nasheej Richard Hannon Richard Hughes Malih L Al Basti 4/1
2004 Playful Act John Gosden Jimmy Fortune Sangster Family 8/1
2003 Kinnaird Patrick Haslam Kevin Darley Alastair Dinsmore 9/1
2002 Summitville James Given Michael Fenton Mountain High Partnership 11/2
2001 Half Glance Henry Cecil Richard Quinn Khalid Abdullah 5/2
2000 Karasta Sir Michael Stoute Johnny Murtagh H H Aga Khan 5/4 fav
1999 Teggiano Clive Brittain Frankie Dettori Abdullah Saeed Bul Hab 13/2

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