Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes
|Group 1 Fillies, Newmarket 15:30
1m, Class 1
|Saturday 3rd October 2015|
1 Esoterique 11/8F
2 Integral 4/1
3 Irish Rookie 20/1
9 ran Distances: ½l, 1½l, nk
TIME 1m 35.87s (slow by 0.87s)
Esoterique under a fine ride from Pierre-Charles Boudot, wins the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, coming late to beat Integral
Successful on soft ground in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville on her previous start, Andre Fabre's five-year-old pounced on the long-time leader to win cosily.
Ryan Moore attempted to make all as he had done in this race 12 months ago, but his fellow jockeys were wiser this time round and did not allow him an easy lead.
Irish Rookie put in a strong challenge before Pierre-Charles Boudot produced Esoterique (11-8 favourite) with a well-timed run to lead inside the last half-furlong and win by half a length. Irish Rookie was a length and a half away in third.
Coral left Esoterique unchanged at 6-1 for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in two weeks' time but cut her to 9-2 from 6s for the Breeders' Cup Mile. RaceBets quote the winner at 7-1 for the Ascot race.
"She showed something new which I wasn't expecting, she showed a lot of courage and guts. She had to fight," Fabre told Racing UK.
"She's got stronger this year. She's five now and is easy to train, we know her by heart.
"She could go for the Ascot race if she recovers well. She might be supplemented for the Breeders' Cup. She can go to Japan, to Hong Kong and she might stay in training next year as well."
Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Fillies' Group 1)
£283,750 added, 3yo plus, 1m, Class 1
Going: Good to Firm
|Pos||Dr||D||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||(1)||Esoterique (IRE) 11/8f||P C Boudot
|2nd||(2)||½||Integral 4/1||R L Moore
|Sir Michael Stoute||5|
|3rd||(9)||1½||Irish Rookie (IRE) 20/1||D Sweeney
|4th||(6)||nk||Fadhayyil (IRE) 17/2||P Hanagan
|B W Hills||3|
|5th||(5)||½||Realtra (IRE) 14/1||Andrea Atzeni||R Varian||3|
|6th||(3)||1¼||Bawina (IRE) 7/1||M Guyon
|7th||(7)||1||Maimara (FR) 12/1||L Dettori
|8th||(8)||½||Raydara (IRE) 20/1||P J Smullen
|9th||(4)||1¾||Malabar 16/1||S De Sousa
|M R Channon||3|