Betfred Park Hill Stakes
Group 2, Doncaster 15:35
£145,000 guaranteed,
3yo+ fillies & mares,
1m 6f 115y, Class 1    
Thursday 14th September 2023

Free Racing Tips

1 Sumo Sam 4/1J
2 One Evening 12/1
3 Lmay 22/1
10 ran Distances: 1½l, nk, 2½l
Time: 3m 9.90s (slow by 5.40s)

The three-year-old Sumo Sam made virtually all as a 25-1 chance in the Lillie Langtry Stakes last month, thriving on very testing conditions to come home an eight-and-a-half-length winner.

The bookmakers made her the 4-1 joint-favourite on Town Moor and Rossa Ryan was not allowed anywhere near as much rope as Tom Marquand was permitted at Goodwood.

She did hold a three-length advantage turning into the straight but looked a sitting duck as eventual third Lmay and runner-up One Evening put down strong challenges.

They could not quite get by Sumo Sam, though, as she prevailed by a length and a half in the colours carried to victory by Snurge in the 1990 St Leger for the Paul Cole stable, who now shares his licence with his son, Oliver.

Betfair trimmed the winner to 10-1 from 16s for the Fillies & Mares race at Ascot on Champions Day.

Trainers Quotes

Oliver Cole said: “She got a bit lonely out in front and then dug deep. She’s a very classy filly and very, very tough and very, very game.

“It was seriously impressive, wasn’t it? Two furlongs out you thought she might fall in a hole, but she was ultra-fit and in very good form and very fresh.

“That (soft) ground seems to be important to her. It’s not as soft as it was at Goodwood, but nothing much is.

“She’s potentially a Cup horse for the future. A couple of furlongs out you thought she was beaten and she pulled it out – it’s pretty incredible what she’s done. I’m taken aback really for words.”

Regarding the future, he added: “She could potentially (go to Ascot), or there’s the Prix de Royallieu in France. She’s entered in that and you normally get soft ground, so that’s a definite possibility.”

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Park Hill Stakes
£145,000 guaranteed, 3yo plus, 1m 6f 115y, Class 1
10 ran
Going: Soft

1 (2)    Sumo Sam 3 9-0 Paul & Oliver Cole Rossa Ryan 4/1J
2 (1)
One Evening 4 9-7 John & Thady Gosden William Buick 12/1
3 (10)
nk Lmay 3 8-11 John & Thady Gosden Kieran Shoemark 22/1
4 (5) Ching Shih 4 9-7 David Simcock Jim Crowley 15/2
5 (8)
Boogie Woogie 3 8-11 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 8/1
6 (6)
shd Crack Of Light 3 8-11 William Haggas Cieren Fallon 17/2
7 (7)
15 Shamwari 3 8-11 Joseph O'Brien Sean Levey 16/1
8 (9)
1 Night Sparkle 4 9-7 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 4/1J
9 (4)
30 Divine Jewel 4 9-7 Roger Varian Ben Curtis 14/1
10 (3)
65 Golden Lyra 4 9-7 William Haggas Tom Marquand 5/1


Year Horse Trainer Jockey Owner SP

2022 Mimikyu
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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