Timeform Jury Stakes
Group 3, Haydock Park 14:35
£63,000 added,
4yo plus,
7f, Class 1  
Saturday 30th May 2015

1 Cable Bay 5/1
2 Ascription 14/1
3 Absolutely So 11/1
13 ran Distances: ½l, ½l, 1½l
TIME 1m 30.16s (slow by 4.16s)

Cable Bay wins from a fast finishing Ascription & Absolutely So

Cable Bay
© Racehorse Photos
Cable Bay

Jamie Spencer buried his mount in the middle of the pack for much of the seven-furlong journey, before moving up to challenge Absolutely So and the front-running That Is The Spirit for the lead approaching the furlong marker.

Ascription came from further back to pose the biggest threat to the Charlie Hills-trained winner, but Cable Bay held on by half a length, with Absolutely So the same distance away in third.

The four-year-old endured a difficult season in 2014 having mixed it in top company as a juvenile, but he arrived on Merseyside having run right up to his best when a close third in the Lockinge at Newbury.

Hills said: "He's got some very decent form all the way through his career, he's been placed in a lot of Group races and to be fair to the horse he got cast in his box during the winter from being a two- to three-year-old and it just set us back really.

"Last year he had a tough season, but he finished running a really good race in the Challenge Stakes and we've had a really clean passage with him this year and he's showing what he can do again.

"He's a beautiful looking horse as well and I think we'll look at Royal Ascot for him now. The form's there.

"It (the Queen Anne) looks a pretty tough race, but we're going there off a winning run and we'll give it a go I think."

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Timeform Jury Stakes (Group 3)
(Registered As The John Of Gaunt Stakes)
£63,000 added, 4yo plus, 7f, Class 1
13 ran
Going: Good, Good to Soft in places

Pos Draw Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (2) Cable Bay (IRE) 5/1 J P Spencer
9-0
C Hills 4
2nd (11) ½ Ascription (IRE) 14/1 G Lee
9-0
H Palmer 6
3rd (4) ½ Absolutely So (IRE) 11/1 David Probert
9-0
A M Balding 5
4th (10) Baltic Knight (IRE) 25/1 A Kirby
9-0
R Hannon 5
5th (3) ¾ Emell 10/1 P J Dobbs
9-0
R Hannon 5
6th (1) That Is The Spirit 7/1 P Cosgrave
9-0
D O'Meara 4
7th (7) ½ Breton Rock (IRE) 4/1f Martin Lane
9-0
D M Simcock 5
8th (8) Master Carpenter (IRE) 40/1 R Havlin
9-0
B R Millman 4
9th (5) ½ Aljamaaheer (IRE) 13/2 P Hanagan
9-0
R Varian 6
10th (12) Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 18/1 B A Curti
9-0s
B Ellison 5
11th (6) Captain Cat (IRE) 8/1 G Baker
9-3
R Charlton 6
12th (9) 8 Clon Brulee (IRE) 16/1 W Buick
9-0
S bin Suroor 6
13th (13) 13 Ansgar (IRE) 20/1 L F Roche
9-5
Miss S J Harty 7