Wokingham Stakes
Heritage Handicap, Ascot 17:00
£175,000 added,
3yo plus,
6f, Class 2   
Saturday 24th June 2017

Tipster Platforms

1 Out Do 25/1
2 Steady Pace 16/1
3 Projection 15/2
4 Polybius 33/1
27 ran NR: Culturati, Donjuan Triumphant
Distances: ½l, nk, nk Time: 1m 13.02s (slow by 0.62s)

Out Do wins the Wokingham Handicap!

Out Do

Out Do
Out Do has not won a race for two years, but the eight-year-old son of Exceed And Excel put that behind him when scorching to a half-length success under jockey Daniel Tudhope and for trainer David O'Meara. 
The horse, a 25/1 chance, has overcome serious injury to get to Royal Ascot and even this week very nearly found himself running at Chelmsford rather than at the Royal Meeting.
"It is brilliant," said Yorkshire-based O'Meara. "Out Do broke his jaw two years ago and then had a bit of a bad season last year. We had thought he was coming back to himself though, the signs were there and he'd put in two good performances at Ripon and Haydock.
"It was touch and go whether we'd get into this race - Monday morning we declared him for Chelmsford, then when the confirmations for here were produced he only had four to come out for him to get a run here. 
"So we scratched him from Chelmsford and hoped he'd get in here - we declared on Thursday morning and I think he just made the cut by two.
"He is a very fast horse, he won a Listed race in the past over five furlongs and we had hoped then he was going to make up into a Group race sprinter. 
"There has been some debate whether he is better over five or six furlongs, but recently over five he has been lacking a little bit of pace, so back at six he looks a lot happier and he was good today.
"The fast ground is a must for him. We were happy with the draw in stall one, we were worried whether there would be any pace on that side, but a lot of the runners migrated over there."
Jockey Danny Tudhope was all smiles after he booted home Out Do for his first ever Royal Ascot triumph.
Tudhope reported that his eight-year-old mount revelled on the fast ground and thrived as he raced in and among his rivals on the far side.
The David O'Meara-trained gelding got a lovely split between Lancelot Du Lac and Danzeno as they approached the furlong pole.
Out Do surged into pole position before seeing off Steady Pace, who flew through the closing strides, by a half-length.
Tudhope said: "I probably got there too soon. You are always worried on this horse.
"He idled a little bit but he did it well in the end. He put it to bed. 
"On this rattling ground he's at his best. He needs horses around him and being drawn one was ideal.  
"The one thing he does is travel good. He has been campaigned over five and six furlongs - he's not slow. He's a very talented horse.
"It's my first winner here - hopefully the first of many. There's an amazing atmosphere - it's breathtaking, really."


Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
£175,000 added, 3yo plus, 6f, Class 2
27 ran
Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (1) Out Do 25/1 D Tudhope
D O'Meara 8
2nd (6) ½ Steady Pace 16/1 Josephine Gordon
S bin Suroor 4
3rd (28) nk Projection 15/2 Kieran Shoemark (3)
R Charlton 4
4th (31) nk Polybius 33/1 Oisin Murphy
D M Simcock 6
5th (16) ½ Danzeno 16/1 Alistair Rawlinson (3)
M Appleby 6
6th (7) ¾ Edward Lewis 14/1 Josh Doyle (3)
D O'Meara 4
7th (8) hd Eastern Impact (IRE) 14/1 S Donohoe
R A Fahey 6
8th (21) 1 Raucous 11/2f R L Moore
W J Haggas 4
9th (26) s.h Normandy Barriere (IRE) 9/1 W Buick
N Tinkler 5
10th (10) ¾ Lancelot Du Lac (ITY) 33/1 R Winston
D K Ivory 7
11th (2) ¾ Amazour (IRE) 14/1 Tom Marquand
I Mohammed 5
12th (23) ½ Outback Traveller (IRE) 9/1 M Harley
R M H Cowell 6
13th (19) ¾ Poyle Vinnie 50/1 S De Sousa
M Appleby 7
14th (30) Harry Hurricane 25/1 T E Whelan
George Baker 5
15th (27) hd Squats (IRE) 20/1 Georgia Cox (5)
W J Haggas 5
16th (11) nk Duke Of Firenze 33/1 D Allan
D C Griffiths 8
17th (9) ½ George Dryden (IRE) 66/1 G Lee
Mrs A Duffield 5
18th (24) nk First Selection (SPA) 50/1 P J Smullen
S Crisford 4
19th (13) hd Birchwood (IRE) 25/1 James Doyle
R A Fahey 4
20th (29) 1 G Force (IRE) 25/1 D E Sheehy (7)
A Keatley 6
21st (15) Boom The Groom (IRE) 33/1 A Kirby
A W Carroll 6
22nd (22) 1 Captain Colby (USA) 50/1 Thomas Brown
Ed Walker 5
23rd (20) nk Intisaab 25/1 Shelley Birkett (3)
D O'Meara 6
24th (18) Certificate 16/1 David Egan (5)
R Varian 6
25th (12) ½ Buckstay (IRE) 20/1 J P Spencer
P W Chapple-Hyam 7
26th (17) ¾ Muntadab (IRE) 14/1 Jim Crowley
Roger Fell 5
27th (14) Shanghai Glory (IRE) 50/1 Callum Shepherd (3)
C Hills 4
NR (25) Donjuan Triumphant (IRE) David Probert
A M Balding 4
NR (3) Culturati (ex5) Non Runner
C Appleby 4


Josephine Gordon came within half a length of being the first female jockey since Gay Kelleway in 1987 to ride a winner at Royal Ascot. 
Close on the tails of eventual winner Out Do on the far side group in the 28-runner Wokingham Handicap, Gordon and the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained Steady Pace produced a pulsating finish in this six-furlong dash to be second, beaten a half-length.
Gordon said: "Hopefully, the next one [First Mohican in the Queen Alexandra Stakes] will go one closer.
"Steady Pace actually probably just missed the beat a little bit. Saeed likes his horses to be nice and handy but they went a bit quick early doors and he couldn't quite go with them. I think that probably suited him and he liked coming through.
"Probably half a furlong out, I thought I might just get there and it's just waiting for those gaps."
Bin Suroor said he was confident coming into the race with Godolphin's four-year-old by Dark Angel: "Josephine gave him a very good ride. She's had good results for me from the end of last year and this year.
"We'll find another handicap race for him next, the same six furlongs."
Projection, trained by Roger Charlton and owned by the Royal Ascot Racing Club, won his race on the near side of the course but went down by a half length and a neck to winner Out Do and second Steady Pace.
Sent off a 15/2 chance, the Acclamation gelding pleased his trainer, with Charlton commenting: "I was really pleased with him, he hasn't run since Newmarket [May 7]. The plan was always to come here but he had a little bit of a setback in between.
"It hasn't been an easy preparation.
"His form has always suggested that there was one of theses races within his reach.
"Kieran [Shoemark, jockey] was convinced that if he had been on the far side he would have finished closer. He said they were three lengths down at halfway and nothing was going fast enough.
"He was in front for a long way and that is never ideal in these sprints - if he had had something to aim at? He was beaten half a length and a neck.
"I should think we will go for Goodwod next."
Fourth home Polybius, delighted his trainer, David Simcock, who said: "I am delighted. These races are so competitive.  
"I knew he was coming here in good order.
"It would be nice if he could pick one of these up somewhere along the line.
"I couldn't be happier with him."


Past results

2016-WINNER-OUTBACK TRAVELLER 5-9-01 Owner-Lordship Stud & Mrs J Morley; Trainer-Robert Cowell; Jockey-Martin Harley; SP-10/1
2ND-Brando 4-9-02 Owner-Ms Angie Bailey; Trainer-Kevin Ryan; Jockey-Tom Eaves; SP-7/1 Jt Fav
3RD-Glen Moss 7-9-01 Owner-Ritchie Fiddes; Trainer-Michael Dods; Jockey-Philip Makin; SP-25/1
4TH-Absolutely So 6-9-10 Owner-The George Smith Family Partnership; Trainer-Andrew Balding; Jockey-Oisin Murphy; SP-25/1
28 ran; Time-1m 14.05s; Dist-nk, 1½, ¾ 7/1 Jt Fav (The Happy Prince 15th)

2015-WINNER-INTERCEPTION 5-9-03 Owner-Bjorn Nielsen; Trainer-David Lanigan; Jockey-George Baker; SP-10/1
2ND-Robert Le Diable 6-9-05 Owner-Bryan Lynam; Trainer-Didier Prod'homme FR; Jockey-Damien Oliver; SP-12/1
3RD-Lancelot Du Lac 5-9-05 Owner-Michael & Heather Yarrow; Trainer-Dean Ivory; Jockey-Robert Winston; SP-25/1
4TH-Related 5-8-12 Owner-J Barnett & M Caine; Trainer-David Simcock; Jockey-Fergus Sweeney; SP-50/1
25 ran; Time-1m 13.20s; Dist-11⁄4, 1, 3⁄4 7/1 Fav Watchable (5th)

2014-WINNER-BACCARAT 5-9-02 Owner-Sir Robert Ogden; Trainer-Richard Fahey; Jockey-George Chaloner; SP-9/1
2ND-Professor 4-9-08 Owner-Poilin Good; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-10/1
3RD-Rivellino 4-9-04 Owner-Melba Bryce; Trainer-Karl Burke; Jockey-William Buick; SP-25/1
4TH-Alben Star 6-9-04 Owner- J Shannon & M Scaife; Trainer-Richard Fahey; Jockey-Paul Hanagan; SP-16/1
28 ran; Time-1m 12.09s; Dist-11⁄2, 3⁄4, nk 4/1 Fav Absolutely So (15th)

2013-WINNER-YORK GLORY 5-9-02 Owner-Salman Rashed & Mohamed Khalifa; Trainer-Kevin Ryan; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-14/1
2ND-Shropshire 5-9-01 Owner-Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright; Trainer-Charlie Hills; Jockey-James McDonald; SP-12/1
3RD-Dinkum Diamond 5-9-02 Owner-Eight Star Syndicate; Trainer-Henry Candy; Jockey-Cathy Gannon; SP-22/1
4TH-Khubala 4-9-05 Owner-Pinar Araci Bas; Trainer-Hugo Palmer; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-16/1
26 ran; Time-1m 13.79s; Dist-13⁄4, 1, 3⁄4 6/1 Fav Gabriel’s Lad (9th)

2012-WINNER-DANDY BOY 6-9-08 Owner-Malih Al Basti; Trainer-David Marnane IRE; Jockey-Pat Dobbs; SP-33/1
2ND-Waffle 6-9-02 Owner-Laurence O’Kane & Paul Murphy; Trainer-David Barron; Jockey-Fran Berry; SP-11/1
3RD-Hawkeyethenoo 6-9-04 Owner-Johnnie Delta Racing; Trainer-Jim Goldie; Jockey-Graham Lee; SP-20/1
4TH-Morache Music 4-9-07 Owner- R P Marchant, D M Ahier & Mrs E Lee; Trainer-Peter Makin; Jockey-Seb Sanders; SP-20/1
28 ran; Time-1m 13.87s; Dist-11⁄4, 1⁄2, sh 15/2 Fav Lightning Cloud (9th)