Hampton Court Stakes
Group 3, Ascot 15:05
£90,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 1f 212y, Class 1   
Thursday 20th June 2019


1 Sangarius 13/2
2 Fox Chairman 7/2F
3 King Ottokar 5/1
13 ran NR: Buckhurst, Headman Distances: 2¼l, nk, 1l
Time: 2m 8.36s (slow by 4.36s)

Another winner for Frankie Dettori on Sangarius

Frankie Dettori won his second successive winner of the third day of Royal Ascot 2019 - and his fourth at this year's meeting - when Sangarius won the G3 £90,000 Hampton Court Stakes. It takes him to the front of QIPCO Leading Jockey Award, with Ryan Moore and Danny Tudhope sharing second place with three wins apiece.
Following A'Ali's success in the opening Norfolk Stakes, Sangarius gave Dettori the second half of a 44/1 double.
The Kingman colt, trained by Sir Michael Stoute and owned by Khalid Abdullah, was impressive in beating the 7/2 favourite Fox Chairman (Andrew Balding/Silvestre de Sousa) by two and a quarter lengths at odds of 13/2.
Dettori, who has now ridden 64 Royal Ascot winners in his career, said: "I hope I haven't used up all my luck! I came in this morning thinking Stradivarius [favourite for the G1 Gold Cup] was my best ride. He's not until race four and I win the first two races, and I'm thinking, 'Oh God...'
"It's Ascot, you've got to have 10 plans for a race and hope you pick the right one. I had half a split and I took it. He's a very brave horse - he's very big, so he made himself plenty of room, and boy, didn't he half quicken for a big horse. It was a great performance. I saw daylight, which in these races is very unusual, and I was able to push him out to the line and enjoy the moment.
"I embrace the pressure. It is part and parcel of the job and I thrive off it."
"He is a horse we have always liked a lot," said trainer Sir Michael Stoute. "He did it well, he was tight for space, and he couldn't get enough room to get into a rhythm. But he has a turn of foot, and he is improving, he is a nice horse. He very quickly put a lot of space between himself and the field, that is a good sign!
"There was not a suitable mile and a quarter race for him in the spring, so we went to Sandown. He was little bit undercooked there as he had had a hold-up in March," explained Stoute, who laughingly added: "Frankie is getting pretty old, but we'd better hang on in there!"
The Newmarket-based trainer has now accrued 81 Royal Ascot winners, a new record total.


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

1 SANGARIUS 3 9-0 13/2
J: Frankie Dettori T: Sir Michael Stoute
2 FOX CHAIRMAN (IRE) 3 9-0 7/2
J: Silvestre De Sousa T: Andrew Balding
3 nk KING OTTOKAR (FR) 3 9-0 5/1
J: James Doyle T: Charlie Fellowes
4 1 EIGHTSOME REEL 3 9-0 25/1
J: James McDonald T: Michael Bell
5 ¾ ROSEMAN (IRE) 3 9-0 11/1
J: Andrea Atzeni T: Roger Varian
6 sh ARTHUR KITT 3 9-0 25/1
J: Richard Kingscote T: Tom Dascombe
7 2 CAP FRANCAIS 3 9-0 12/1
J: Jamie Spencer T: Ed Walker
J: Adam Kirby T: Clive Cox
9 hd GLOBAL SPECTRUM 3 9-0 100/1
J: Gerald Mosse T: Gay Kelleway
10 nk CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) 3 9-0 4/1
J: Ryan Moore T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
11 GREAT SCOT 3 9-0 14/1
J: Jim Crowley T: Tom Dascombe
12 OLD GLORY (IRE) 3 9-0 16/1
J: Seamie Heffernan T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
13 hd KICK ON 3 9-0 7/1
J: Oisin Murphy T: John Gosden




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