MansionBet Rose of Lancaster Stakes
Group 3, Haydock Park 16:10
£80,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m 2f 100y, Class 1   
Saturday 7th August 2021

Free Racing Tips

1 Foxes Tales 5/4F
2 Fancy Man 15/2
3 Majestic Dawn 14/1
6 ran NR: Forest Of Dean, Palavecino, Real World
Distances: ¾l, 3l, 2½l Time: 2m 18.65s (slow by 9.15s)

Andrew Balding is considering a potential tilt at the Qipco Champion Stakes with Foxes Tales following the three-year-old’s gritty victory in an attritional renewal.

With likely market leader Real World one of three non-runners because of the rain-softened ground, Foxes Tales was the 5-4 favourite in the hands of Silvestre de Sousa.

Majestic Dawn led the six runners into the home straight, with last year’s winner Extra Elusive initially his nearest pursuer – racing nearest to the stands rail under Hollie Doyle.

However, Extra Elusive faded tamely – while Majestic Dawn did his best to fend off the challenges of both Foxes Tales and eventual runner-up Fancy Man.

In the end, Majestic Dawn had to give best – with Foxes Tales finishing strongest to land Group Three victory by three-quarters of a length.

Trainers Quotes

Balding said: “It was an excellent performance – he gritted it out well and he’s a horse who’s improving and should hopefully have a good future.

“He showed his class today, and I think he was well on top at the end. Although he was the first one off the bridle, he really found for pressure – which was great.

“His options are going to be a little bit tight moving forward. But he’s in the Champion Stakes at the end of the year, which is a possibility after showing he can handle that kind of ground today.

“That would be another big step up in class, so we’ll find something between now and then – hopefully a Group Two race somewhere.”


Rose Of Lancaster Stakes
£80,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 2f 100y, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Soft

1 (3)     Foxes Tales 3 8-11 Andrew Balding Silvestre De Sousa 5/4F
2 (4)
¾ Fancy Man 3 8-11 Richard Hannon Pat Dobbs 15/2
3 (6)
3 Majestic Dawn 5 9-5 Paul & Oliver Cole Jim Crowley 14/1
4 (1)
Stormy Antarctic 8 9-5 Ed Walker Richard Kingscote 8/1
5 (2)
Euchen Glen 8 9-8 Jim Goldie Paul Mulrennan 5/2
6 (7)
Extra Elusive 6 9-5 Roger Charlton Hollie Doyle 11/1
NR 2 (5) Forest Of Dean 5 9-8 John & Thady GosdenNON RUNNER
NR 6 (8) Real World 4 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor NON RUNNER

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