Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes
Group 1 Fillies, Newmarket 15:15
£250,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m, Class 1   
Saturday 5th October 2019


1 Billesdon Brook 16/1
2 Veracious 10/1
3 Iridessa 4/1
9 ran Distances: 1½l, ½l, 1¼l
Time: 1m 38.01s (slow by 3.01s)

Richard Hannon’s Billesdon Brook was a 66-1 winner of the 1000 Guineas last year, but she failed to strike again in 2018, finishing down the field in this race last October.

However, the four-year-old had undergone something of a renaissance recently, winning two of her last three starts, including a Goodwood Group Three.

She was still allowed to go off a 16-1 chance in the hands of Sean Levey though, with Laurens and Hermosa sent off the joint 5-2 favourites.

That pair were in the front rank through the early stages, with Laurens setting the pace before she started to toil with a couple of furlongs to run.

Veracious looked the likely victor at that stage as she moved through smoothly to take the lead, but Billesdon Brook found plenty for Levey in the final furlong of the mile event, eventually pulling a length and a half clear at the line. 

Iridessa was a further half-length back in third while defending champion Laurens was out of the frame on her final start before retiring to the paddocks.

Mathematician Betting

Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Fillies' Group 1)
£250,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m, Class 1
9 ran
Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places

1 (1)     Billesdon Brook 4 9-3 Richard Hannon Sean Levey 16/1
2 (4) 1½ Veracious 4 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute Oisin Murphy 10/1
3 (3) ½ Iridessa 3 9-0 Joseph Patrick O'Brien Donnacha O'Brien 4/1
4 (6) 1¼ Lavender's Blue 3 9-0 Amanda Perrett Robert Havlin 8/1
5 (9) 2 I Can Fly 4 9-3 A P O'Brien Seamie Heffernan 12/1
6 (8) ½ Madeleine Must 3 9-0 H-A Pantall Harry Bentley 25/1
7 (2) 1¼ Laurens 4 9-3 K R Burke P J McDonald 5/2J
8 (7) nk Hermosa 3 9-0 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 5/2J
9 (5) 11 Crown Walk 4 9-3 H-A Pantall Vincent Cheminaud 33/1