Albany Stakes
(Fillies' Group 3) Ascot 14:30
£90,000 added,
2yo only,
6f, Class 1   
Friday 2nd June 2018

30181

1 Main Edition 7/1
2 La Pelosa 12/1
3 Fairyland 5/2
4 Angel's Hideaway 8/1
18 ran Distances: nk, ½l, 1¼l
Time: 1m 13.67s (slow by 1.27s)

Main Edition wins under James Doyle for Mark Johnston

Main Edition
Main Edition
 
The Mark Johnston-trained Main Edition provided jockey James Doyle with his second victory of the week to maintain her unbeaten record.
 
The two-year-old daughter of Zoffany ran on strongly in the closing stages to score by a neck in the six-furlong contest, with Doyle registering his tenth victory overall at the Royal Meeting.
 
Godolphin's La Pelosa was second, with the Aidan O'Brien-trained Fairyland, a half-length back in third.
 
Doyle, who rode Poet's Word to victory in Wednesday's G1 Prince of Wales's Stakes, said: "It wasn't easy for Main Edition from our draw [15 of the 18 runners]. I went straight up where the carriages came down earlier.
 
"It was just where I found myself and, with the pressure going on to the ground, it must be quicker anyway. 
 
"That was the only advantage I could get as I had nothing to race with and had to do it all on my own. 
 
"I had such a willing partner today - she was so brave late on. Full credit to everyone at Mark Johnston's and the whole team."
 
Doyle picked up a two-day ban for using the whip above the permitted level in the last furlong and a half.
 
Bruce Raymond, Racing Manager to owner Rabbah Bloodstock, which includes today's owner Saif Ali and also to Saeed Suhail, who owned G1 Prince of Wales's Stakes victor Poet's Word, commented: "It's lovely to have two winners here this week. Poet's Word obviously had a good chance as I felt he had less to beat compared to Main Edition
 
"We thought it was between Poet's Word and Cracksman in the Prince of Wales's Stakes and that is how it turned out.
 
"Main Edition is a very tough filly who stays very well. She was in the firing line and she was never going to stop - she won nicely there."

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Albany Stakes
£90,000 added, 2yo only, 6f, Class 1
18 ran
Going: Good to Firm

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (15) Main Edition (IRE) 7/1 James Doyle
9-0
M Johnston 2
2nd (11) nk La Pelosa (IRE) 12/1 W Buick
9-0
C Appleby 2
3rd (5) ½ Fairyland (IRE) 5/2 J A Heffernan
9-0
A P O'Brien 2
4th (6) Angel's Hideaway (IRE) 8/1 L Dettori
9-0
J H M Gosden 2
5th (18) nk Pretty Pollyanna 28/1 S De Sousa
9-0
M L W Bell 2
6th (14) Byron Bay (FR) 12/1 M Barzalona
9-0
Y Durepaire 2
7th (1) Chicas Amigas (IRE) 20/1 C O'Donoghue
9-0
Mrs J Harrington 2
8th (3) ½ Satisfying (IRE) 66/1 S W Kelly
9-0
R Hughes 2
9th (16) Nakakande (IRE) 100/1 D C Costello
9-0
J Moore 2
10th (2) ¾ Cotubanama 66/1 Charles Bishop
9-0
M R Channon 2
11th (17) hd Octave (IRE) 20/1 Jim Crowley
9-0
M Johnston 2
12th (8) ¾ Reponse Exacte (FR) 33/1 Oisin Murphy
9-0
Mme G Rarick 2
13th (4) 1 Stillwater Cove (USA) 25/1 Joel Rosario
9-0
Wesley Ward 2
14th (10) Just Wonderful (USA) 2/1f R L Moore
9-0
A P O'Brien 2
15th (13) ½ Jensue (IRE) 100/1 R Kingscote
9-0
Tom Dascombe 2
16th (7) Hawayel (IRE) 100/1 James McDonald
9-0
C Hills 2
17th (12) 1 Merry Go Round (FR) 66/1 A Starke
9-0
P Schiergen 2
18th (9) 1 No More Regrets (IRE) 33/1 O Peslier
9-0
M Palussiere 2

ALBANY STAKES WINNERS

YR/DATE GR WINNER TRAINER JOCKEY OWNER AGE/WGT SP

2017 3 DIFFERENT LEAGUE Mauthieu Palussiere FR Antoine Hamelin Theresa Marnane 2-9-00 20/1
2016 3 BRAVE ANNA Aidan O’Brien IRE Seamie Heffernan Evie Stockwell 2-9-00 16/1
2015 3 ILLUMINATE Richard Hannon Richard Hughes Denford Stud 2-9-00 4/1F
2014 3 CURSORY GLANCE Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni Merry Fox Stud Limited 2-9-00 14/1
2013 3 KIYOSHI Charlie Hills Jamie Spencer Qatar Racing Limited 2-8-12 8/1
2012 3 NEWFANGLED John Gosden William Buick HRH Princess Haya of Jordan 2-8-12 7/4F
2011 3 SAMITAR Mick Channon Jamie Spencer Nick & Olga Dhandsa/John & Zoe Webster 2-8-12 16/1
2010 3 MEMORY Richard Hannon snr Richard Hughes Highclere Thoroughbred Racing 2-8-12 15/2
2009 3 HABAAYIB Ed Dunlop Richard Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 2-8-12 16/1
2008 3 CUIS GHAIRE Jim Bolger IRE Kevin Manning Jackie Bolger & Harry Dobson 2-8-12 8/11F
2007 3 NIJOOM DUBAI Mick Channon Jamie Spencer Jaber Abdullah 2-8-12 50/1
2006 3 SANDER CAMILLO Jeremy Noseda Frankie Dettori Sir Robert Ogden 2-8-12 4/1F
*2005 3 LA CHUNGA Jeremy Noseda Jamie Spencer Sir Robert Ogden 2-8-09 10/1
2004 L JEWEL IN THE SAND Richard Hannon snr Richard Hughes Sand Associates 2-8-11 10/1
2003 L SILCA’S GIFT Mick Channon Steve Drowne Aldridge Racing Ltd 2-8-11 5/1
2002 L DUTY PAID David Elsworth Richard Quinn Jeff Smith 2-8-11 11/1
*run at York