Rose of Lancaster Stakes
|Group 3, Haydock Park 15:05
1m 2f 100y, Class 1
|Saturday 10th August 2019|
1 Addeybb 11/10F
2 Pondus 5/1
3 Raise You 2/1
6 ran NR: Wissahickon Distances: 2¼l, 1¼l, 3l
Time: 2m 15.47s (slow by 6.97s)
Following an impressive display in the Wolferton Stakes in June, the William Haggas-trained Addeybb was a well-backed favourite to follow up in last month’s Sky Bet York Stakes, but had to make do with the runner-up spot behind Mark Johnston’s Elarqam.
Encountering his favoured testing conditions once again on Merseyside, Addeybb was the 11-10 favourite for a 10-furlong contest rendered a little less competitive by the withdrawal of the prolific Wissahickon and tracked his chief market rival Raise You from the off.
As the pace increased, Addeybb gradually asserted his authority halfway up the home straight and found plenty for pressure in the hands of Richard Kingscote to prevail by two and a quarter lengths.
Pondus beat Raise You to the runner-up spot.
Haggas told PA: “I was delighted the rain came as he is a very hard horse to beat in that very heavy ground.”
“I would think the Juddmonte is very unlikely, but we’ll see. I think that ground is important to him,” the trainer.
“We have him in a few sexy races at the backend of the year.”
Rose Of Lancaster Stakes
£63,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 2f 100y, Class 1
1 (4) Addeybb 5 9-5 William Haggas Richard Kingscote 11/10F
2 (2) 2¼ Pondus 3 8-11 James Fanshawe Daniel Muscutt 5/1
3 (7) 1¼ Raise You 3 8-11 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 2/1
4 (5) 3 Wadilsafa 4 9-5 Owen Burrows Chris Hayes 11/1
7 (3) nk Surrey Thunder 3 8-11 Joseph Tuite Harry Bentley 10/1
3 (6) 8 Lunar Jet 5 9-5 John Mackie Jimmy Quinn 40/1
NR (1) 11-112 Wissahickon 4 9-8 John Gosden NON RUNNER