Hippo Pro3 Park Hill Fillies' Stakes
|Group 2, Doncaster 15:15
1m 6f 115y, Class 1
1 Free Wind 15/8F
2 Golden Pass 8/1
3 Yesyes 9/2
8 ran NR: Glenartney Distances: 7l, 1½l, 1l
Time: 3m 3.75s (fast by 0.95s)
A second Group Two winner of the afternoon for Frankie Dettori and John and Thady Gosden, Free Wind was sent off the 15-8 favourite and ran out a hugely-impressive seven-length winner.
Victorious in three of her four outings this season, this was undoubtedly a career-best performance and Dettori always looked in control.
Yesyes took over at the head of affairs three furlongs from home, but Dettori was still motionless before beginning to make his challenge against the far rail.
Free Wind had questions to answer about her stamina, but the filly just pulled further and further clear.
Hugo Palmer’s Golden Pass stayed on into second with Yesyes holding on for third.
Thady Gosden said: “That was very pleasing.
“Obviously the trip was an unknown. She’d only won over a mile and a half before in France.
“She could have run in the St Leger. We’ll never know what would have happened. Obviously today’s race was a different kettle of fish.
“She settles well off any pace really and also has a turn of foot that most of those others wouldn’t necessarily have.
“Frankie rode her perfectly – he put her to sleep and she quickened up nicely.
“The obvious options are the fillies and mares race on Champions Day and there’s also the Prix Royallieu on Arc day as well.”
Dettori feels next month’s ParisLongchamp contest could be the best option.
He added: “She hasn’t stopped improving. Wow, what a performance today, she’s improved a lot.
“I suspect the Prix de Royallieu on Arc weekend will be next.
“I rode her on loose ground in Deauville and good to firm today and she’s getting better.
“She’s quite tiny but she’s got a massive heart with a big engine.”
Park Hill Stakes
£110,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 6f 115y, Class 1
Going: Good to Firm
POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (4) Free Wind 3 8-9 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 15/8F
2 (6) 7 Golden Pass 4 9-5 Hugo Palmer James Doyle 8/1
3 (2) 1½ Yesyes 3 8-9 Ralph Beckett Ryan Moore 9/2
4 (9) 1 Eileendover 4 9-5 Pam Sly Shane Kelly 12/1
5 (5) nk Tribal Craft 5 9-5 Andrew Balding David Probert 14/1
6 (1) 2 Urban Artist 6 9-5 Hughie Morrison Oisin Murphy 15/2
7 (3) ½ Save A Forest 3 8-9 Roger Varian Callum Shepherd 6/1
8 (7) nse Silence Please 4 9-5 Mrs John Harrington Shane Foley 12/1
NR 7 (8) Glenartney 3 8-9 Ed Walker NON RUNNER
Year Horse Trainer Jockey Owner SP
2018 God Given
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