Coral Park Hill Stakes
Group 2, Doncaster 15:10
 £120,000 guaranteed,
3yo plus,
1m 6f 115y, Class 1    
Thursday 8th September 2022

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1 Mimikyu 13/2
2 Eshaada 6/4F
3 Believe In Love 7/1
8 ran Distances: 2¾l, 2l, 3½l
Time: 3m 5.71s (slow by 0.91s)

A sister to the very talented duo Journey and Indigo Girl, it was perhaps noteworthy Mimikyu raced in a hood for the first time given those two wore one.

Prior to her poor effort on the Knavesmire, where she through away any chance by racing too keenly, the John and Thady Gosden-trained filly had won easily at Newmarket.

Before that she had beaten Time Lock, who very nearly won the York race in which she was just touched off by St Leger runner Haskoy, so Mimikyu’s claims were there to see if she was on her A-game.

Dropped out by Frankie Dettori, he made his challenge down the middle of the track while the favourite Eshaada tracked over to the rail, but Mimikyu was always travelling the stronger of the pair and she pulled clear to win by two and three-quarters lengths.

The Gosdens have a good record in the race and have now won it four times since 2015.

John Gosden said: “We thought she would win the Galtres well, but unfortunately she got stacked three wide all the way and pulled, pulled, pulled.

“We popped the hood on today and luckily we were drawn where we could drop in behind, she settled last and came through well.

“The second filly is very good and that wasn’t a fluke. The Galtres was disappointing, but that was coming back to what we knew she was capable of.

“She’s certainly a talented filly and she’s only a three-year-old, so there’s a lot to look forward to.”

Considering future plans, he added: “She’s in the Prix Royallieu on the Saturday of Arc weekend at ParisLongchamp, or we could go for the Group One on Champions Day, which funnily enough her sister Journey won (in 2016).”

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Park Hill Stakes
 £120,000 guaranteed, 3yo plus, 1m 6f 115y, Class 1
8 ran
Going: Good to Soft

1 (8)     Mimikyu 3 8-11 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 13/2
2 (6)
Eshaada 4 9-7 Roger Varian Jim Crowley 6/4F
3 (5) 2 Believe In Love 5 9-7 Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni 7/1
4 (3)
Yesyes 4 9-7 Ralph Beckett Rob Hornby 6/1
5 (2)
River Of Stars 3 8-11 Ralph Beckett Richard Kingscote 5/1
6 (7)
Nell Quickly 4 9-7 Denis Coakley David Egan 22/1
7 (1)
6 Glenartney 4 9-7 Ed Walker Tom Marquand 25/1
8 (4)
Urban Artist 7 9-7 Hughie Morrison Jason Hart 9/1


Year Horse Trainer Jockey Owner SP

2021 Free Wind
2020 Pista
2019 Enbihaar
2018 God Given
2017 Alyssa
2016 Simple Verse R M Beckett Oisin Murphy Qatar Racing 3/1
2015 Gretchen J H M Gosden Robert Havlin Normandie Stud 5/1
2014 Silk Sari Luca Cumani Andrea Atzeni Fittocks Stud 8/1
2013 The Lark Michael Bell Jamie Spencer Lady Bamford 15/8 fav
2012 Wild Coco Sir Henry Cecil Tom Queally Gest ut Rottgen 7/4 fav
2011 Meeznah David Lanigan Frankie Dettori Saif Ali & Saeed Altayer 5/2
2010 Eastern Aria Mark Johnston Frankie Dettori Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 5/1
2009 The Miniver Rose Richard Hannon Pat Dobbs Julie Wood 28/1
2008 Allegretto Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Cheveley Park Stud 7/4 fav
2007 Hi Calypso Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Philip Newton 9/2
2006 Rising Cross John Best Martin Dwyer Gary Tanaka 16/1
2005 Sweet Stream John Hammond FR Thierry Gillet Team Valor 7/2 fav
2004 Echoes In Eternity Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 5/1
2003 Discreet Brief John Dunlop Pat Eddery Sonia Rogers 8/1
2002 Alexander Three D Barry Hills Michael Hills Miriam O'Callaghan 7/4 fav
2001 Ranin Ed Dunlop Willie Supple Hamdan Al Maktoum 5/1
2000 Miletrian Mick Channon Craig Williams Miletrian Plc 10/1
1999 Mistle Song Clive Brittain Richard Quinn Saeed Manana 8/1

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