totepool Sovereign Stakes
Group 3, Salisbury 16:25
£75,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m, Class 1  
Thursday 13th August 2015

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1 Kodi Bear 11/4F
2 Dark Emerald 20/1
3 Custom Cut 5/1
NR: Fanciful Angel (IRE), Short Squeeze (IRE)
9 ran Distances: 4½l, 1¼l, nse
TIME 1m 40.58s (slow by 1.08s)

Kodi Bear takes an extraordinary route to win the Sovereign Stakes

Sovereign Stakes scorer Kodi Bear 20/1 (from 50s) for the QE2 Stakes at Ascot after tremendous win

Kodi Bear
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Kodi Bear

Clive Cox's talented three-year-old had a belated start to his campaign, but made up some of the lost time by powering to victory against his elders.

An unlucky fourth in the Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly last month, the 11-4 favourite made his class tell as he led from pillar to post.

It was not quite as straightforward as that, however, as Kodi Bear went over towards the far side under Gerald Mosse before veering back and joining the rest of the field two furlongs out.

He was so far in front the manoeuvre made little difference. Kodi Bear never gave his rivals a chance as he claimed the Group Three honours by four and a half lengths from Dark Emerald, with Custom Cut third, a further length and a quarter away.


totepool Sovereign Stakes (Group 3)
£75,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m, Class 1
9 ran
Going: Good

Pos Draw Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (4) Kodi Bear (IRE) 11/4f G Mosse
C G Cox 3
2nd (8) 4&frac12 Dark Emerald (IRE) 20/1 A Kirby
B G Powell 5
3rd (11) 1&frac14 Custom Cut (IRE) 5/1 D Tudhope
D O'Meara 6
4th (5) nse Wannabe Yours (IRE) 14/1 R Havlin
J H M Gosden 4
5th (9) 2 Tullius (IRE) 7/1 J Fortune
A M Balding 7
6th (3) 1&frac12 Captain Cat (IRE) 7/1 J P Spencer
R Charlton 6
7th (7) 1 Moohaarib (IRE) 5/1 M Harley
M Botti 4
8th (1) 3 Shifting Power 8/1 P J Dobbs
R Hannon 4
9th (10) nse Mustadeem (IRE) 11/1 P Hanagan
B J Meehan 3
NR (6) Short Squeeze (IRE) 14/1 Harry Bentley
H Palmer 5
NR (2) Fanciful Angel (IRE) 25/1 Martin Lane
M Botti 3

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