Watership Down Stud Greenham Stakes
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Group 3, Newbury 15:05
£70,000 added,
3yo only,
7f, Class 1   
Saturday 13th April 2019

The Greenham Stakes at Newbury on April 13 is a recognised trial for the Qipco 2000 Guineas and has a new sponsor this year in Watership Down Stud – the breeding operation of his owners, Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber

Too Darn Hot

Last season’s champion juvenile Too Darn Hot is in line to make his three-year-old debut in the seven-furlong Group Three contest for which the son of Dubawi is favourite – and was the stepping stone for Frankel ahead of his success in the colts’ Classic in 2011.

Too Darn Hot, trained by John Gosden, was rated the best juvenile since Frankel and Dream Ahead when awarded the same rating of 126 to top the 2018 European Two-Year-Old Classifications, having completed an unbeaten campaign with victory in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.

Simon Marsh, general manager of Watership Down Stud, said: “We are delighted to be involved with a new sponsorship at Newbury racecourse which will see the first running of the Watership Down Stud Greenham Stakes.

“It is also a wonderful coincidence to have the promising Too Darn Hot as a potential contender for the race. The Lloyd Webbers have such a close association with this racecourse and are big supporters of the industry which makes this partnership even more meaningful.”

Watership Down Stud have agreed to sponsor the Greenham in a three-year deal and the value of the race will be increased to a total prize fund of £70,000.

Greenham Stakes 2018
£70,000 added, 3yo only, 7f, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (4) James Garfield (IRE) 3/1 L Dettori
George Scott 3
2nd (8) &frac34 Expert Eye 7/4F R L Moore
Sir Michael Stoute 3
3rd (3) s.h Hey Gaman 3/1 James Doyle
J Tate 3
4th (5) ¾ Raid (IRE) 12/1 Oisin Murphy
D M Simcock 3
5th (2) Fighting Irish (IRE) 16/1 C Demuro
H J L Dunlop 3
6th (7) ¾ Cold Stare (IRE) 33/1 M Harley
D O'Meara 3
7th (1) nse Connect 10/1 A Kirby
C G Cox 3
NR (6) Arrogant (IRE) Non Runner
J Santos 3