Cazoo Park Stakes
|Group 2, Doncaster 15:00
7f 6y, Class 1
1 Glorious Journey 5/2
2 D'Bai 17/2
3 Laneqash 9/4JF
6 ran Distances: 1¼l, 1¼l, 2l
Time: 1m 26.73s (slow by 3.63s)
Glorious Journey leads home a Charlie Appleby 1-2 in the Group 2 @CazooUK Park Stakes under William Buick, on a big day for connections @DoncasterRaces pic.twitter.com/LZGVLAQC2hhttps://t.co/U6tgcMKEvF via @RacingBetter— RacingBetter (@RacingBetter) September 11, 2021
Glorious Journey was the pick of William Buick in the seven-furlong contest, having chased home stablemate Space Blues at York last time and prevailed in Group Three company at Newmarket earlier in the year.
Sent off a 5-2 chance, Buick bided his time as Danyah – one of two 9-4 favourites with Laneqash – set the early gallop before dropping away when the race began in earnest, with Glorious Journey taking it up well over a furlong out.
Stablemate D’Bai and jockey James Doyle made a good fight of it, but the winner was a length and a quarter too good with the same distance back to Laneqash in third.
Appleby said: “D’bai appeared to be travelling quite nicely, but you know exactly what you’ll get from Glorious Journey.
“Over the years he’s been a serious horse and I’m delighted for him and with D’Bai.
“Having chased home Space Blues in the City of York Stakes (third) he deserves that.
“I’m always been a fan of the horse and to have him around the yard, he’s one of the yard favourites.
“There’s a chance they could both go back out to Dubai, but there’s also the Prix de la Foret to think about. I’ll see what William says.”
Cazoo Park Stakes
£110,000 added, 3yo plus, 7f 6y, Class 1
Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
3 (3) Glorious Journey 6 9-4 Charlie Appleby William Buick 5/2
1 (1) 1¼ D'Bai 7 9-4 Charlie Appleby James Doyle 17/2
5 (5) 1¼ Laneqash 3 9-0 Roger Varian Jim Crowley 9/4JF
4 (2) 2 Oh This Is Us 8 9-4 Richard Hannon Tom Marquand 33/1
6 (4) ½ Rhythm Master 3 9-0 Richard Fahey P J McDonald 12/1
2 (6) hd Danyah 4 9-4 Owen Burrows Dane O'Neill 9/4J
Year Horse Trainer Jockey Owner SP
2019 Sir Dancealot
2016 Breton Rock D M Simcock Andrea Atzeni Mr John Cook 7/2
2015 Limato H Candy Andrea Atzeni Paul G Jacobs 9/2 fav
2014 Ansgar Miss S J Harty James Doyle Ms Chynel Phelan & Shane Fox 7/2
2013 Viztoria Eddie Lynam Wayne Lordan Sheila Lavery 7/2
2012 Libranno Richard Hannon Kieren Fallon McDowell Racing 16/1
2011 Premio Loco Chris Wall George Baker Bernard Westley 15/8 fav
2010 Balthazaar’s Gift Clive Cox Philip Robinson H E Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan 16/1
2009 Duff Edward Lynam IRE Fran Berry Kilboy Estate 7/1
2008 Arabian Gleam Jeremy Noseda Johnny Murtagh Saeed Suhail 9/1
2007 Arabian Gleam Jeremy Noseda Johnny Murtagh Saeed Suhail 5/2
2006 Iffraaj Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 4/6 fav
2005 Iffraaj Michael Jarvis Philip Robinson Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 7/1
2004 Pastoral Pursuits Hughie Morrison Steve Drowne The Pursuits Partnership 5/1
2003 Polar Ben James Fanshawe Jamie Spencer Simon Gibson 5/1
2002 Duck Row James Toller Richard Hughes Duke Of Devonshire 8/1
2001 Tough Speed Sir Michael Stoute Kieren Fallon Saeed Suhail 6/1
2000 Distant Music Barry Hills Michael Hills Khalid Abdullah 4/1
1999 Sugarfoot Nigel Tinkler Pat Eddery Mrs D Wright 15/2