Cazoo May Hill Stakes
|Group 2, Doncaster 14:40
2yo fillies only,
1m, Class 1
2 Prosperous Voyage 15/2
3 Rolling The Dice 80/1
6 ran NR: Kawida Distances: 3¾l, 1¾l, ¾l
Time: 1m 37.47s (slow by 0.37s)
✨ INSPIRAL (FRANKEL @JuddmonteFarms) keeps hold of her unbeaten record winning the Gr.2 Cazoo May Hill Stakes for owner breeder @CPStudOfficial and trainers John & @thadygosden. #ReadAllAboutIt— EBN (@bloodstocknews) September 9, 2021
Owned by Cheveley Park Stud, the John and Thady Gosden-trained Inspiral was sent off at the prohibitive price of 2-9 having won her first two races stylishly.
When the pace quickened at halfway Dettori moved into the centre of the track to take up the running from Banshee.
While she perhaps did not quite display the same startling turn of foot on show at Sandown, the further she went the better she looked.
Dettori gave her one tap behind the saddle and she pulled well clear in the final furlong, taking a while to be pulled up.
Prosperous Voyage stayed on again for second after being outpaced when the taps were turned on, but she was beaten three and three-quarter lengths.
Cheveley Park’s Richard Thompson said: “Having a wonderful filly like this, trained by Thady and John – these are the days we live for and dream about.
“She looks special. It’s fantastic to come up here and see her win the May Hill.
“We’ve won the Fillies’ Mile a couple of times (Red Bloom in 2003 and Nannina in 2005) and we’ve won the 1000 Guineas once (Russian Rhythm in 2003), but it was a few years ago.
“We’ll go for the Fillies’ Mile first anyway and see how we go.”
Thady Gosden said: “She’s done it very well. Obviously there were a few good fillies in the race and the ground was probably a bit too quick for her, but she showed plenty of class.
“She an exceptional filly, but if you see her walking around here she’s still got plenty of growing to do, so we’d be hopeful she’ll progress through the winter.”
Dettori said: “It was a bit messy as the first two furlongs were slow, she had to learn today to follow a slow pace and then quicken which isn’t her style.
“She’s a work in progress and I think she’ll be better next year when she strengthens up.
“At the moment she’s all frame. I think that (Fillies’ Mile) is where we should go and then she’s got all winter to strengthen up.
“Potentially she’s a Guineas horse.”
Cazoo May Hill Stakes
(Fillies' Group 2) (Str)
£112,500 added, 2yo only, 1m, Class 1
Going: Good to Firm
POS. DRAW DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (5) Inspiral 2 9-0 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 2/9F
2 (1) 3¾ Prosperous Voyage 2 9-0 Ralph Beckett Rob Hornby 15/2
3 (6) 1¾ Rolling The Dice 2 9-0 Hilal Kobeissi Daniel Muscutt 80/1
4 (3) ¾ Banshee 2 9-0 Brian O'Rourke Oisin Murphy 40/1
5 (4) 5½ Speak 2 9-0 Andrew Balding 64 David Probert 8/1
6 (7) nk Renaissance 2 9-0 David O'Meara Daniel Tudhope 150/1
NR 3 (2) Kawida 2 9-0 Ed Walker NON RUNNER
Year Horse Trainer Jockey Owner SP
2020 Indigo Girl
2019 Powerful Breeze
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