Betfair Palace House Stakes
Group 3, Newmarket 15:00
£80,000 guaranteed,
5f, Class 1    
Saturday 30th April 2022

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1 Khaadem 7/1
2 Existent 25/1
3 Saint Lawrence 11/1
12 ran Distances: nk, ¾l, hd
Time: 58.53s (slow by 0.23s)

Winner of the 2019 Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood and successful in Listed company last season, the Charlie Hills-trained Khaadem was a 7-1 shot to secure a first Pattern-race success on the Rowley Mile.

Making his first appearance in Britain this year following a couple of runs in Dubai, Khaadem was quickly into stride when the stalls opened and was soon blazing a trail out in front.

Existent came out of the pack to challenge in the dying strides, but William Buick had kept just enough up his sleeve aboard Khaadem to collect the Group Three honours by a neck.

Twilight Calls, the 3-1 favourite to follow up his course and distance success of just over two weeks ago, could finish only fifth.

Alex Cole, racing manager for Khaadem’s owner Fitri Hay, said: “I don’t know much about the horse as we only bought him last year off Shadwell.

“He ran well his first run out in Dubai, which is where he was bought to run as that is where Jim and Fitri live, and then he was drawn badly his only other run.

“It’s hard to win these races. We’re over the moon. He loves fast ground and he seems to get on well with the jockey, although that is like most horses at present!

“We also bought Equilateral from Juddmonte out of Charlie’s yard. They are both proven horses.

“He’ll have to go to Ascot after that.”


Palace House Stakes (Group 3)
£80,000 guaranteed, 5f, Class 1
12 ran
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places

1 (1)     Khaadem 6 9-6 Charles Hills William Buick 7/1
2 (5)
nk Existent 4 9-6 Stuart Williams Marco Ghiani 25/1
3 (10)
¾ Saint Lawrence 4 9-6 Roger Varian James Doyle 11/1
4 (2)
hd Zarzyni 5 9-6 2 David & Nicola Barron Ben Curtis 10/1
5 (12)
nse Twilight Calls 4 9-6 Henry Candy David Probert 3/1F
6 (3)
Tis Marvellous 8 9-6 Clive Cox Adam Kirby 10/1
7 (4)
¾ Arecibo 7 9-6 Robert Cowell Jamie Spencer 16/1
8 (9)
shd Mondammej 5 9-6 Antony Brittain Cam Hardie 16/1
9 (6)
½ Atalis Bay 4 9-6 1 Robert Cowell Sean Levey 20/1
10 (7)
shd Came From The Dark 6 9-6 Ed Walker Hollie Doyle 6/1
11 (11)
¾ Whenthedealinsdone 4 9-6 Roger Teal Neil Callan 18/1
12 (8)
½ Hurricane Ivor 5 9-9 William Haggas Tom Marquand 10/1

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