Hampton Court Stakes
Group 3, Ascot 15:05
£90,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 1f 212y, Class 1   
Thursday 21st June 2018

1 Hunting Horn 5/1
2 Crossed Baton 16/1
3 Zaaki 14/1
4 Vintager 28/1
16 ran Distances: 4½l, ½l, 1l
Time: 2m 3.02s (fast by 0.98s)

Hunting Horn too strong for his rivals in the Hampton Court

Hunting Horn
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Hunting Horn
 
Ryan Moore rode his 50th Royal Ascot winner for one of the meeting's most successful partnerships when Hunting Horn landed the G3 Hampton Court Stakes over 10 furlongs.
 
Moore, who wore the all-navy silks synonymous with John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, drove the Aidan O'Brien-trained colt to victory by four and a half lengths, an emphatic win that made up for his sixth in the recent G1 Prix du Jockey-Club. The 5/1 winner beat 16/1 chance Crossed Baton, who was half a length clear of Zaaki, 14/1.
 
QIPCO's Royal Ascot top jockey in seven of the last eight years, Moore also holds the post-war record of nine winners at any one Royal Meeting, a feat he achieved in 2015.
 
Following his second win at this year's meeting, Moore said: "Hunting Horn has progressed with every start this year.
 
"The race today went nice and smoothly for him. He got there and had a little look around. It wasn't until I got after him in the last furlong that he started stretching.
 
"He is a progressive horse and that was obviously a big jump up on what he has done before. He is getting better and hopefully will carry on that way."
 
On behalf of the owners, Derrick Smith said: "He ran very well today and was a little unlucky in France where he got a bit impeded. They can often bunch up [in races] in France, but he put it right today.
 
"This is a double whammy for us because he's a son of Camelot [the Derby winner owner by Smith, Magnier and Tabor], which makes the win even more pleasing.
 
"People say we had a bad day on Tuesday, but we had the second in the Coventry Stakes and the third in the St James's Palace Stakes - I suppose we expect to be in the winner's enclosure every time, but it wasn't a bad day from our point of view."
 
Asked about the secret of O'Brien's ability as a trainer, Smith replied: "The question is always asked and everyone knows the answer - he's a genius, pure and simple."

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Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)
(Formerly The Tercentenary Stakes)
£90,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 1f 212y, Class 1
16 ran
Going: Good to Firm

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (12) Hunting Horn (IRE) 5/1 R L Moore
9-0
A P O'Brien 3
2nd (15) Crossed Baton 16/1 R Havlin
9-0
J H M Gosden 3
3rd (4) ½ Zaaki 14/1 P J Dobbs
9-0
Sir Michael Stoute 3
4th (7) 1 Vintager 28/1 Kieran Shoemark
9-0
D Menuisier 3
5th (11) ½ Global Giant 100/1 G Mosse
9-0
E A L Dunlop 3
6th (10) s.h Key Victory (IRE) 7/2f W Buick
9-0
C Appleby 3
7th (2) hd Masaarr (USA) 16/1 Andrea Atzeni
9-0
R Varian 3
8th (9) ½ Nordic Lights 7/1 James Doyle
9-0
C Appleby 3
9th (13) s.h Wadilsafa 5/1 Jim Crowley
9-0
Owen Burrows 3
10th (16) ¾ Stephensons Rocket (IRE) 20/1 J P Spencer
9-0
Ed Walker 3
11th (14) 7 Mini P (IRE) 20/1 Oisin Murphy
9-0
B J Meehan 3
12th (3) ½ Silver Quartz 20/1 James McDonald
9-0
H Palmer 3
13th (8) Fajjaj (IRE) 25/1 Josephine Gordon
9-0
H Palmer 3
14th (6) ¾ National Army 10/1 C Soumillon
9-0
S bin Suroor 3
15th (1) 27 Main Street 14/1 L Dettori
9-0
J H M Gosden 3
16th (5) nk Shakour (IRE) 100/1 S De Sousa
9-0
J Ward 3

HAMPTON COURT STAKES WINNERS

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

2017 3 BENBATL Saeed bin Suroor Oisin Murphy Godolphin 3-9-00 9/2
2016 3 HAWKBILL Charlie Appleby William Buick Godolphin 3-9-00 11/2
2015 3 TIME TEST Roger Charlton Frankie Dettori Khalid Abdullah 3-9-00 15/8F
2014 3 CANNOCK CHASE Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Saeed Suhail 3-9-00 7/4F
2013 3 REMOTE John Gosden William Buick Khalid Abdullah 3-9-00 9/4F
2012 3 ENERGIZER Jens Hirschberger GER Adrie de Vries Gestut Schlenderhan 3-9-00 15/2
201 3 PISCO SOUR Hughie Morrison Jimmy Fortune Michael Kerr-Dineen 3-9-00 20/1
2010 L AFSARE Luca Cumani Kieren Fallon Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum 3-9-05 9/4F
2009 L GLASS HARMONIUM Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Ballymacoll Stud 3-9-02 8/1
2008 L COLLECTION William Haggas Kerrin McEvoy Highclere Thoroughbred Racing 3-9-02 13/2
2007 L ZAHAM Mark Johnston Richard Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 3-9-02 7/2F
2006 L SNOQUALMIE BOY David Elsworth John Egan Jeff Smith 3-8-11 33/1
*2005 L INDIGO CAT Aidan O’Brien IRE Kieren Fallon Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor 3-8-11 3/1F
2004 L MOSCOW BALLET Aidan O’Brien IRE Jamie Spencer Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier 3-8-11 8/1
2003 L PERSIAN MAJESTY Peter Harris Johnny Murtagh Dr Jamal Ahmadzadeh 3-8-11 8/1
2002 L BURNING SUN Henry Cecil Richard Quinn Khalid Abdullah 3-8-11 14/1
*run at York