Chesham Stakes
Listed, Ascot 14:30
£90,000 added,
2yo only,
7f, Class 1   
Saturday 22nd June 2019


1 Pinatubo 3/1
2 Lope Y Fernandez 5/4F
3 Highland Chief 14/1
14 ran NR: Dark Kris, Joker On Jack, Mohican Heights
Distances: 3¼l, 1¼l, 2¼l Time: 1m 25.73s (slow by 0.03s)

Pinatubo strikes for Godolphin under James Doyle

The Godolphin trained juvenile colt Pinatubo took his unbeaten record to three when collecting the day five opener, the Chesham Stakes. It was an impressive three and a quarter length victory achieved in a juvenile course record time of 1m25.73s
Winning trainer Charlie Appleby said: "He was very impressive. He was two from two coming here and he surprised us when he won first time out at Wolverhampton, to be honest. But he learnt plenty that day. 
"When he went to Epsom I was confident, you need a bit of race 'nous' around there and what he learnt on his first start was enough going into that race.
"At Epsom there was a decent gallop set by Frannie [Norton] that day, and James though he got there too soon in the end. I thought it was a good performance and felt that stepping up to seven furlongs would produce a bit more improvement.
"Today was one of those nice races to watch. I was quite confident throughout the race that we were going to be there at the business end.
"He is a lovely horse to have around as you don't know he is in the string.  He is one of those lovely horses who does himself well. You would not see him in the string because he goes out there and does his job. 
"The team at home do a fantastic job with these horses and that is why they are here this week in the condition they are in."
Looking at options through the rest of the summer, Appleby said: "Going forward, a race such as the Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwod would suit him - he has the experience around Epsom and the undulations at Goodwood can catch these juveniles out, but he seems like a very professional horse. 
"He travels which is what you need in this style of races, on those sort of tracks you need to be able to travel. That seems to be one of his attributes."

Trainers Quotes

Doyle, recording his second victory of the week [Blue Point, G1 King's Stand Stakes] and 12th winner at the Royal Meeting overall, said: "I'm delighted with Pinatubo. He is quite a sleepy horse at home, but he travelled fantastic today.
"He shows up nicely in his work without setting the world alight, but he is just getting better and better.
"The second [Oh Purple Reign] and third [Misty Grey] from Epsom were very disappointing here this week, so we were a little bit concerned about that, but Pinatubo is just a very good horse.
"It was just a case of keeping a lid on him today and he has improved again for his experience at Epsom [won the Listed Woodcote Stakes].
"I had to hold onto him and save his energy. Then once we got a bit of room, he quickened up very well late on and put it to bed nicely.
"I can see Pinatubo getting another furlong. There are plenty of options over seven furlongs for the moment. He's not slow by any means and I'm sure he'll get a mile."


Chesham Stakes
£90,000 added, 2yo only, 7f, Class 1
14 ran
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places

1 PINATUBO (IRE) 2 9-3 3/1
J: James Doyle T: Charlie Appleby
2 LOPE Y FERNANDEZ (IRE) 2 9-3 5/4
J: Ryan Moore T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
3 HIGHLAND CHIEF (IRE) 2 9-3 14/1
J: Raul Da Silva T: Paul Cole
4 SUN POWER (FR) 2 9-3 33/1
J: Silvestre De Sousa T: Richard Hannon
5 hd HARPOCRATES (IRE) 2 9-3 12/1
J: Donnacha O'BrienT: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
6 hd HEAVEN FORFEND 2 9-3 20/1
J: Oisin Murphy T: Sir Michael Stoute
7 YEAR OF THE TIGER (IRE) 2 9-3 10/1
J: Seamie Heffernan T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
8 ROSE OF KILDARE (IRE) 2 8-12 8/1
J: Frankie Dettori T: Mark Johnston
9 1 UNITED FRONT (USA) 2 9-3 50/1
J: W. M. Lordan T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
10 ¾ CLAY REGAZZONI 2 9-3 66/1
J: Daniel Tudhope T: Keith Dalgleish
11 ¾ ZMILE 2 8-12 66/1
J: James McDonald T: Michael Bell
12 2 MONTANARI 2 9-3 66/1
J: David Probert T: Andrew Balding
13 ARDENLEE STAR (USA) 2 9-3 80/1
J: Tony Hamilton T: Richard Fahey
14 hd DRAMATIC SANDS (IRE) 2 9-3 25/1
J: Edward Greatrex T: Archie Watson




2017 SEPTEMBER Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith 2-8-12 11/8F
2016 CHURCHILL Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier 2-9-03 8/11F
2015 SUITS YOU Eoghan O’Neill FR Cristian Demuro Mrs M O’Neill & A Solomon 2-9-03 14/1
2014 RICHARD PANKHURST John Gosden William Buick Rachel Hood 2-9-03 10/1
2013 BERKSHIRE Paul Cole Jim Crowley HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah 2-9-03 16/1
2012 THA’IR Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 2-9-03 9/2
11/18/06 MAYBE Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier 2-8-12 5/2F
10/19/06 ZAIDAN Clive Brittain Seb Sanders Saeed Manana 2-9-03 7/1
09/20/06 BIG AUDIO Richard Hannon snr Richard Hughes Michael Pescod 2-9-03 22/1
08/21/06 FREE AGENT Richard Hannon snr Richard Hughes H M The Queen 2-9-03 7/2JF
07/23/06 MAZE Bryan Smart Royston Ffrench Pinnacle Dr Fong Partnership 2-9-03 11/2
06/24/06 CHAMPLAIN Michael Jarvis Philip Robinson Sheikh Mohammed 2-9-03 7/2
*05/14/06 CHAMPIONSHIP POINT Mick Channon Ted Durcan John Livock Bloodstock Ltd 2-9-00 4/1
04/19/06 WHAZZAT Barry Hills Michael Hills Bill Gredley 2-8-07 7/1
03/18/06 PEARL OF LOVE Mark Johnston Darryll Holland Mick Doyle 2-9-00 11/10F
02/19/06 HELM BANK Mark Johnston Keith Dalgleish Gary & Lesley Middlebrook 2-9-00 25/1
01/20/06 SEBA David Loder Frankie Dettori Sheikh Mohammed 2-8-09 3/1F
00/21/06 CELTIC SILENCE Mark Johnston Kieren Fallon Peter Savill 2-8-12 15/8F
99/17/06 BACH Aidan O’Brien IRE Michael Kinane Satish Sanan and Sue Magnier 2-8-12 5/2
98/18/06 RHAPSODIST John Gosden Frankie Dettori Sheikh Mohammed 2-8-12 6/1
97/19/06 CENTRAL PARK Paul Cole Frankie Dettori Fahd Salman 2-9-00 7/1
96/20/06 SHAMIKH Saeed bin Suroor Richard Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 2-8-12 8/1
95/22/06 WORLD PREMIER Clive Brittain Brett Doyle Maureen Brittain 2-9-02 6/1
94/16/06 MONTJOY Paul Cole Richard Quinn Sir George Meyrick 2-8-12 5/1
93/17/06 STATE PERFORMER Peter Chapple-Hyam John Reid Robert Sangster 2-9-00 8/13F
92/18/06 HUMAM Tom Jones Richard Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 2-8-12 2/1F
91/20/06 FAIR COP Paul Cole Alan Munro Fahd Salman 2-8-12 7/2JF
90/21/06 CHICARICA John Gosden Pat Eddery Sheikh Mohammed 2-8-07 10/11F
89/22/06 BE MY CHIEF Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Peter Burrell 2-8-12 2/5F
88/16/06 JACAMAR Ben Hanbury Bruce Raymond Omar Zawawi 2-8-12 50/1
87/18/06 LAPIERRE Clive Brittain Steve Cauthen Mrs J M Khan 2-8-12 9/1
86/19/06 MINSTRELLA Charlie Nelson John Reid Edward P Evans 2-8-08 10/1
85/20/06 BAKHAROFF Guy Harwood Greville Starkey Khalid Abdullah 2-8-11 EvensF
84/21/06 OLD BAILEY Guy Harwood Greville Starkey Mrs C B Thompson 2-8-11 15/8F
83/16/06 HEAD FOR HEIGHTS Richard Hannon snr Greville Starkey John Horgan 2-8-11 11/2
82/17/06 RIGHT DANCER Paul Kelleway Lester Piggott Norman Mandell 2-8-08 6/4F
81/18/06 CAJUN Henry Cecil Lester Piggott James Stone 2-8-11 10/11F
80/19/06 KIRTLING Harry Wragg Pat Eddery Eric Moller 2-8-11 5/1
79/21/06 STAR WAY Paul Kelleway Lester Piggott Mrs L Glaser 2-8-11 9/4F
78/22/06 MAIN REEF Henry Cecil Joe Mercer Jim Joel 2-8-11 8/15F
77/16/06 SOOKERA Dermot Weld IRE Walter Swinburn Robert Sangster 2-8-08 7/2
*run at York