Chesham Stakes
Listed, Ascot 14:30
£100,000 guaranteed,
2yo only,
7f, Class 1   
Saturday 18th June 2022


1 Holloway Boy 40/1
2 Pearling Path 80/1
3 Lakota Sioux 33/1
13 ran NR: Shahbaz Distances: 1l, 1½l, ¾l
Time: 1m 28.12s (slow by 2.42s)

Sent off a 40/1 chance, the son of Ulysees was held up at the back of the field initially but began to make headway on the outside of the field as his rivals came under pressure. The further the 60,000gns colt went, the stronger he looked, and he finished his race in power-packed fashion to reel in Pearling Path for a length success.
Pearling Path looked like he was going to become the biggest-priced Chesham Stakes winner in history until he was picked up in the last half-furlong, with Lakota Sioux a further length and a half away in third.
Burke said: “Time will tell how strong the form is but to do that first time out is a bit special. Holloway Boy is a lovely horse, but he has been slightly backward. He is a horse for the future. We were going to go to Musselburgh for one of the Sunday Series races a couple of weeks ago, but he twinged a muscle.
'Nick [White, owner] rang me and said he had been let down for a box here on Saturday, so I said, 'we will enter the horse and use the tickets for that!’ We worked well at home so we thought we'd let him take his chances and give the owners a nice day out... I think we have achieved that!
"He is the first horse and first runner that Nick has ever had in his own colours. It is a great story and a great ride by Danny. We were always going to ride him that way and Danny rides this track brilliantly.
“He is a very nice horse, and time will tell how far we can take him, but he is hardly blowing there. I saw him [as a yearling] with the Cheveley Park draft and they have been very good to us in the past. I like to try and buy one off them every year... I'll buy a few more now."

Trainers Quotes

Jockey Danny Tudhope said: “It is a bit of a surprise, to be honest. Holloway Boy is a fine big specimen of a horse. Karl just said to go out there and enjoy it. I gave him a nice day out and a nice education. 
“We liked Holloway Boy but we didn't think he would go out and do that. I would say he is very good. It was only his first run, but he gave me a great feel. He is a fine big horse and I'm pretty sure he will improve on that.
“It's unbelievable, to be honest. I am speechless. It's great for Karl – he's had two winners this week.”
Winning owner Nick White said: “Danny has given Holloway Boy a fantastic ride, and what a performance from Karl.
“We said we would give it a chance and run here for his first race. I've been coming here 45 years. To have a horse here and have a winner, I'm in shock.
“I don't even have a top hat and tails as we only knew we were going to run on Thursday, so it was too late to get everything.”
John O’Donoghue said of Pearling Path: “I’ve watched the replay once and that’s all I’ll watch it! I think with a stronger pace, we would have won. He’s just got there too soon, idled, and got caught. We’ll probably geld him – we are frustrated with him, because he doesn’t show it [coltish behaviour] at home at all, and he’s real sort of macho coming into the ring. I think he could be a serious horse with the gelding operation.
“It’s frustrating, but we’ll take it. If we could come for the week and someone said, you’ll finish second, we’d have taken it. But he was a silly price. I thought he was a solid 12/1 or 10/1 shot. The strength of Irish maidens these days – it’s so hard to win one, and we had Jessie [Harrington] and Ger [Lyons] behind us that day. And he won bloody well.
“I have no plans for him now. I wasn’t going to push him into this race, and he just blossomed away in the background. We had an entry and I thought he’d run well in it, so we came.
“This is my first Royal Ascot runner and my second runner in England. This is my first season training. I spent seven years in England, and then moved home [to Ireland] when the set-up was ready at the end of last year.”


Chesham Stakes
£100,000 guaranteed, 2yo only, 7f, Class 1
13 ran
Going: Good to Firm

1 (12)    Holloway Boy 2 9-5 K R Burke Daniel Tudhope 40/1
2 (8)
1 Pearling Path 2 2 2 9-5 John Stephen O'Donoghue David Egan 80/1
3 (9)
Lakota Sioux 2 9-0 Charlie & Mark Johnston James Doyle 33/1
4 (10)
¾ Finn's Charm 2 9-5 Charlie & Mark Johnston Joe Fanning 12/1
5 (14)
Dark Thirty 2 9-5 Richard Hannon Sean Levey 16/1
6 (2)
nse Alfred Munnings 2 9-5 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 11/8F
7 (5)
Crypto Force 2 9-5 M D O'Callaghan Rossa Ryan 15/2
8 (4)
hd Alzahir 2 9-5 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 6/1
9 (3)
½ The Foxes 2 9-5 Andrew Balding David Probert 14/1
10 (6)
shd Sunningdale 2 9-5 Paul & Oliver Cole Jim Crowley 28/1
11 (11)
Legend Of Xanadu 2 9-5 Mick Channon William Buick 8/1
12 (13)
¾ One World 2 9-5 John & Thady Gosden Colin Keane 12/1
13 (1)
4 Faisal Road 2 9-5 John & Thady Gosden Jack Mitchell 16/1
NR 11 (7) Shahbaz 2 9-5 Charlie Fellowes NON RUNNER




2021 POINT LONSDALE A P O'Brien Ryan Moore D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, Westerberg 2-9-03 10/11F
2020 BATTLEGROUND Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier 2-9-03 11/4F
2019 PINATUBO Charlie Appleby James Doyle Godolphin 2-9-03 3/1
2018 ARTHUR KITT Tom Dascombe Richard Kingscote Chasemore Farm 2-9-03 13/2
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