King Edward VII Stakes
Group 2, Ascot 15:05
£225,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 3f 211y, Class 1   
Friday 22nd June 2018


1 Old Persian 9/2
2 Rostropovich 7/1
3 Giuseppe Garibaldi 15/2
9 ran Distances: 1¾l, nk, ¾l
Time: 2m 29.95s (slow by 1.45s)

Old Persian keeps finding to win for Charlie Appleby and William Buick

Old Persian
© Racehorse Photos

Old Persian
Godolphin's good week continued - as did that of Darley Stud - when Old Persian, a son of Dubawi, won the G2 King Edward VII Stakes.
The Charlie Appleby-trained winner was given a fine ride by in-form William Buick, beating Rostropovich and Giuseppe Garibaldi by one and three-quarters of a length and a neck.
Appleby: "We had a great team of two-year-olds last year, and I felt they all wintered well and came into the spring in great nick. This horse has done nothing but progress through the spring, and we felt this was the right race for him and that stepping up in trip would suit.
"We were confident and I told Will to go forward with him, and if someone wanted to take the lead, then we would be delighted.
"You saw William make a great manoeuvre after the first two or three furlongs. He just sat on Frankie's quarters because we know Frankie on the front end is always dangerous, and when he looked through his legs and had everyone stacked up behind I knew William was in the right place. 
"I was so pleased half a mile out with the way he was travelling and once this horse hit the front I was confident he would see it out well given the pace they had gone. He had shown a turn of foot over a mile and a quarter so I knew what he could do.
"He's a typical son of Dubawi - he's improved from two to three and I'm sure he will progress from three to four. We wanted to mind him because we liked him and felt he had the scope to become a good horse. It's still a building stage. [Ex-jockey] Oscar Urbina rides him every day now, but Jen, who led him up, rode him as a two-year-old but happily held her hands up and said he had become too much for her between two to three so Oscar popped on and it's worked out well and produced him for today - it's a real team effort."
Asked if the William Hill St Leger could figure in Old Persian's plans, Appleby said: "William said it could be something to keep an eye on, but I'm happy to stay at a mile and a half given the pace he has shown at shorter trips. I've put him in the Grand Prix de Paris [run in July], and that is one for option.
"I am delighted for the whole team. This is what Royal Ascot is all about."


King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2)
£225,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 3f 211y, Class 1
9 ran
Going: Good to Firm

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (9) Old Persian 9/2 W Buick
C Appleby 3
2nd (7) Rostropovich (IRE) 7/1 D O'Brien
A P O'Brien 3
3rd (3) nk Giuseppe Garibaldi (IRE) 15/2 J A Heffernan
A P O'Brien 3
4th (1) ¾ Raa Atoll 7/2 L Dettori
J H M Gosden 3
5th (6) Delano Roosevelt (IRE) 5/2f R L Moore
A P O'Brien 3
6th (8) Wells Farhh Go (IRE) 10/1 D Allan
T D Easterby 3
7th (2) ½ Elector 14/1 James McDonald
Sir Michael Stoute 3
8th (5) 2 Alternative Fact 50/1 James Doyle
E A L Dunlop 3
9th (4) nse Highbrow 25/1 J P Spencer
D M Simcock 3




2017 2 PERMIAN Mark Johnston William Buick Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 3-9-00 6/1
2016 2 ACROSS THE STARS Sir Michael Stoute Frankie Dettori Saeed Suhail 3-9-00 7/1
2015 2 BALIOS David Simcock Jamie Spencer Al Asayl Bloodstock Ltd 3-9-00 3/1
2014 2 EAGLE TOP John Gosden William Buick Lady Bamford 3-9-00 12/1
2013 2 HILLSTAR Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Sir Evelyn De Rothschild 3-8-12 15/2
2012 2 THOMAS CHIPPENDALE Sir Henry Cecil Johnny Murtagh Sir Robert Ogden 3-8-12 9/2
2011 2 NATHANIEL John Gosden William Buick Lady Rothschild 3-8-12 11/4F
2010 2 MONTEROSSO Mark Johnston Frankie Dettori Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 3-8-12 7/2
2009 2 FATHER TIME Henry Cecil Eddie Ahern Khalid Abdullah 3-8-12 9/1
2008 2 CAMPANOLOGIST Saeed Bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-12 9/1
2007 2 BOSCOBEL Mark Johnston Joe Fanning Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-12 7/1
06/23/06 2 PAPAL BULL Sir Michael Stoute Kieren Fallon Sue Magnier, Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor 3-8-12 5/4F
*05/17/06 2 PLEA BARGAIN John Gosden Jimmy Fortune Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-11 9/2
04/18/06 2 FIVE DYNASTIES Aidan O’Brien IRE Jamie Spencer Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor 3-8-11 11/4F
03/20/06 2 HIGH ACCOLADE Marcus Tregoning Martin Dwyer Lady Tennant 3-8-11 5/2F
02/21/06 2 BALAKHERI Sir Michael Stoute Johnny Murtagh H H Aga Khan 3-8-10 11/4F
01/22/06 2 STORMING HOME Barry Hills Michael Hills Maktoum Al Maktoum 3-8-08 9/2
00/23/06 2 SUBTLE POWER Henry Cecil Richard Quinn Thoroughbred Corporation 3-8-08 7/4F
99/18/06 2 MUTAFAWEQ Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-08 4/1F
98/19/06 2 ROYAL ANTHEM Henry Cecil Kieren Fallon Thoroughbred Corporation 3-8-08 9/4F
97/20/06 2 KINGFISHER MILL Julie Cecil Pat Eddery Lord Howard de Walden 3-8-08 9/4F
96/21/06 2 AMFORTAS Clive Brittain Brett Doyle Brian Voak 3-8-08 66/1
95/23/06 2 PENTIRE Geoff Wragg Michael Hills Mollers Racing 3-8-08 4/1
94/14/06 2 FOYER Michael Stoute Michael Kinane Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-08 7/2
93/15/06 2 BENEFICIAL Geoff Wragg Michael Hills Exors of late Sir Robin McAlpine 3-8-08 11/4F
92/16/06 2 BEYTON Richard Hannon snr Michael Kinane David Cock 3-8-08 12/1
91/18/06 2 SADDLERS’ HALL Michael Stoute Lester Piggott Lord Weinstock 3-8-08 7/1
90/19/06 2 PRIVATE TENDER Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Cliveden Stud 3-8-08 11/4F
89/20/06 2 CACOETHES Guy Harwood Pat Eddery Lady Harrison 3-8-08 8/13F
88/14/06 2 SHERIFF’S STAR Lady Herries Tony Ives Lavinia Duchess of Norfolk 3-8-08 9/2
87/16/06 2 LOVE THE GROOM John Dunlop Pat Eddery Mrs V Gaucci del Bono 3-8-08 7/1
86/17/06 2 BONHOMIE Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-08 9/4F
85/20/06 2 LANFRANCO Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Charles St George 3-8-06 13/8F
84/21/06 2 HEAD FOR HEIGHTS Dick Hern Willie Carson Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-06 5/1
83/16/06 2 SHAREEF DANCER Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn Maktoum Al Maktoum 3-8-06 10/1
82/17/06 2 OPEN DAY Dick Hern Willie Carson Sir Michael Sobell 3-8-06 9/1
81/18/06 2 BUSTOMI Dick Hern Willie Carson Lady Beaverbrook 3-8-06 13/2
80/19/06 2 LIGHT CAVALRY Henry Cecil Joe Mercer Jim Joel 3-8-06 9/2
79/21/06 2 ELA-MANA-MOU Guy Harwood Greville Starkey Mrs Andry Muinos 3-8-06 11/10F
78/22/06 2 ILE DE BOURBON Fulke Johnson Houghton John Reid David McCall 3-8-06 11/1
77/16/06 2 CLASSIC EXAMPLE Peter Walwyn Pat Eddery Col Roger Hue-Williams 3-8-10 14/1
*run at York