Coventry Stakes
Group 2, Ascot 15:05
£150,000 added,
2yo only,
6f, Class 1    
Tuesday 18th June 2019


1 Arizona 15/8F
2 Threat 4/1
3 Guildsman 6/1
17 ran Distances: ½l, nk, 1l
Time: 1m 13.02s (slow by 0.62s)

Arizona makes it nine wins in the race for Aidan O'Brien

Arizona's success over six furlongs was trainer Aidan O'Brien's 66th Royal Ascot winner.
The No Nay Never juvenile scored by half a length from Threat under Ryan Moore.
O'Brien said: "I'm delighted with him and Ryan gave him a great ride. He was very green first time out, and then won very easily next time, but probably didn't learn a lot because of that, so this is the first day that he has had to learn. He was a little bit slow away and a little bit lost through the race, but came home really well. 
"Obviously, he has loads of speed, or he wouldn't be able to win like that, but we always thought he would be a horse who would have no problem getting seven furlongs. He could sharpen up a lot from that, but even if he does, seven furlongs should be fine. He's a fine, big horse and we'll look forward to next year.
"You'd imagine he will be a miler next year. He's probably quicker than he lets on, because he's still a baby, but you'd always think he'd have no problem getting seven. After he won at the Curragh, if he was eligible for the Chesham Stakes [over seven furlongs] we'd have had no problem running him in it. Often that type of horse can get quicker when they learn; he was very babyish today and still came home so well."
Moore, who has been QIPCO Royal Ascot Top Jockey in each of the past five years, and nine in total, said: "Arizona has impressed me on all his starts. I think he is a high-class colt. 
"He has a super attitude, but is not fully switched on yet and will probably benefit when he steps up in trip.
"He has come out of a maiden, so this was a different tempo, and you would have to be pleased with what he has done today."


Coventry Stakes (Group 2)
£150,000 added, 2yo only, 6f, Class 1
17 ran
Going: Good

1 LORD GLITTERS (FR) 6 9-0 14/1
J: Daniel Tudhope T: David O'Meara
2 nk BEAT THE BANK 5 9-0 20/1
J: Silvestre De Sousa T: Andrew Balding
3 ¾ ONE MASTER 5 8-11 20/1
J: Pierre-Charles Boudot T: William Haggas
4 ¾ ROMANISED (IRE) 4 9-0 25/1
J: William James Lee T: K. J. Condon, Ireland
5 LE BRIVIDO (FR) 5 9-0 11/2
J: Ryan Moore T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
6 ½ LAURENS (FR) 4 8-11 11/2
J: P. J. McDonald T: K. R. Burke
7 ns MUSTASHRY 6 9-0 11/2
J: Jim Crowley T: Sir Michael Stoute
8 BARNEY ROY 5 9-0 5/1
J: James Doyle T: Charlie Appleby
9 ¾ SHARJA BRIDGE 5 9-0 20/1
J: Andrea Atzeni T: Roger Varian
10 ¾ MATTERHORN (IRE) 4 9-0 14/1
J: Oisin Murphy T: Mark Johnston
11 STORMY ANTARCTIC 6 9-0 20/1
J: Gerald Mosse T: Ed Walker
12 ½ HAZAPOUR (IRE) 4 9-0 12/1
J: Frankie Dettori T: D. K. Weld, Ireland
13 1 MYTHICAL MAGIC (IRE) 4 9-0 50/1
J: Kerrin McEvoy T: Charlie Appleby
14 DREAM CASTLE 5 9-0 20/1
J: Christophe Soumillon T: Saeed bin Suroor
15 nk OLMEDO (FR) 4 9-0 16/1
J: Cristian Demuro T: Jean-Claude Rouget, France
rr ACCIDENTAL AGENT 5 9-0 14/1
J: Charles Bishop T: Eve Johnson Houghton


Previous results


2018 CALYX
2017 RAJASINGHE Richard Spencer Stevie Donohoe Rebel Racing 2-9-01 11/1
2016 CARAVAGGIO Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith 2-9-01 13/8F
2015 BURATINO Mark Johnston William Buick Godolphin 2-9-01 6/1
2014 THE WOW SIGNAL John Quinn Frankie Dettori Al Shaqab Racing 2-9-01 5/1JF
2013 WAR COMMAND Aidan O’Brien IRE J A Heffernan J Allen/Mrs J Magnier/M Tabor/D Smith 2-9-01 20/1
2012 DAWN APPROACH Jim Bolger IRE Kevin Manning Jackie Bolger/J P Spain 2-9-01 7/2
2011 POWER Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier 2-9-01 4/1F
2010 STRONG SUIT Richard Hannon Richard Hughes Julie Wood 2-9-01 15/8F
2009 CANFORD CLIFFS Richard Hannon Richard Hughes The Heffer Syndicate 2-9-01 7/4F
2008 ART CONNOISSEUR Michael Bell Jamie Spencer Richard Green 2-9-01 8/1
2007 HENRYTHENAVIGATOR Aidan O’Brien IRE Michael Kinane Sue Magnier 2-9-01 11/4F
2006 HELLVELYN Bryan Smart Ted Durcan Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed 2-9-01 4/1JF
2005 RED CLUBS Barry Hills Michael Hills Ronnie Arculli 2-8-12 11/2
2004 ICEMAN John Gosden Kieren Fallon Cheveley Park Stud 2-8-12 5/1JF
2003 THREE VALLEYS Roger Charlton Richard Hughes Khalid Abdullah 2-8-12 7/1
2002 STATUE OF LIBERTY Aidan O’Brien IRE Michael Kinane Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier 2-8-12 5/2F
2001 LANDSEER Aidan O’Brien IRE Jamie Spencer Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier 2-8-12 20/1
2000 CD EUROPE Mick Channon Steve Drowne Circular Distributors Ltd 2-8-12 8/1
1999 FASLIYEV Aidan O’Brien IRE Michael Kinane Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier 2-8-12 15/8F
1998 RED SEA Paul Cole Richard Quinn Fahd Salman 2-8-12 6/1
1997 HARBOUR MASTER Aidan O’Brien IRE Christy Roche Sue Magnier 2-8-12 16/1
1996VERGLAS Kevin Prendergast IRE Willie Supple Chryss O'Reilly 2 8-12 9/1
1995 ROYAL APPLAUSE Barry Hills Walter Swinburn Maktoum Al Maktoum 2 8-12 13/2
1994 SRI PEKAN Paul Cole Richard Quinn Sultan Ahmad Shah 2 8-13 6/1
1993 STONEHATCH Peter Chapple-Hyam John Reid Robert Sangster 2 8-13 EvensF
1992 PETARDIA Geoff Wragg Walter Swinburn Mollers Racing 2 8-13 5/1CF
1991 DILUM Paul Cole Alan Munro Fahd Salman 2 8-13 11/10 F
1990 MAC'S IMP Bill O'Gorman Alan Munro Tamdown Ltd 2 8-13 2/1F
1989 ROCK CITY Richard Hannon Willie Carson A F Budge (Equine) Ltd 2 8-13 9/1
1988 HIGH ESTATE Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Jim Joel 2 8-13 10/11 F
1987 ALWAYS FAIR Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn Maktoum Al Maktoum 2 8-13 9/2
1986 CUTTING BLADE Lester Piggott Cash Asmussen Mahmoud Fustok 2 8-11 11/1
1985 SURE BLADE Barry Hills Brent Thomson Sheikh Mohammed 2 8-11 3/1F
1984 PRIMO DOMINIE Brian Swift John Reid Peter Wetzel 2 8-11 4/7F
1983 CHIEF SINGER Ron Sheather Ray Cochrane Jeff Smith 2 8-11 20/1
1982 HORAGE Matt McCormack Pat Eddery Ahmed Rachid 2 8-11 85/40
1981 RED SUNSET Guy Harwood Greville Starkey Paddy Burns 2 8-11 14/1
1980 RECITATION Guy Harwood Greville Starkey Anthony Bodie 2 8-11 11/1
1979 VARINGO Ryan Price Brian Taylor PTP Plant Hire Ltd 2 8-11 11/8F
1978 LAKE CITY Ryan Price Brian Taylor Harry Demetriou 2 8-11 7/1
1977 SOLINUS Vincent O'Brien IRE Lester Piggott Daniel Schwartz 2 8-11 7/4F
1976 CAWSTON'S CLOWN Neil Adam Taffy Thomas John Murrell 2 8-11 11/2