Wokingham Stakes
Heritage Handicap, Ascot 17:00
£175,000 guaranteed,
3yo plus,
6f, Class 2   
Saturday 24th June 2023

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1 Saint Lawrence 22/1
2 Apollo One 11/1
3 Juan Les Pins 18/1
4 Mums Tipple 11/1
27 ran NR: Tanmawwy Distances: 1l, nk, nk
Time: 1m 12.55s (slow by 0.25s)

Saint Lawrence completed a treble for trainer Archie Watson and jockey Hollie Doyle at Royal Ascot in 2023 as he scorched home from the rear to land the Wokingham Handicap.

John Deer’s five-year-old, who was having his first start for Watson, challenged for the lead entering the final furlong and stayed on best to score by a length. Apollo One finished second, with Juan Les Pins and Mums Tipple filling the minor places.

Watson and Doyle combined to win the G1 King’s Stand Stakes on Tuesday with Bradsell and yesterday’s Palace Of Holyroodhouse Handicap with Rhythm N Hooves.

Watson said: “I am very grateful to Mr Deer for sending him to us. He felt the horse would benefit from a change of scenery. He’s always shown us plenty at home, and he’s a very nice horse to have around. I am just delighted to get the job done at the first time of asking.”

He added: “To have three runners in a race like the Wokingham, they’ve got to be high-rated horses. I fancied all three of them and made sure Hollie chose which one to ride so it wasn’t my fault, and she chose right!”

Reflecting on his Royal Ascot week, he said: “It is incredible. We came here with a handful of 20/1 shots really, and to win three races is just beyond my wildest dreams. It is amazing.

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Doyle said: “I had the choice of Archie’s runner and thankfully I chose the right one. They all work very well at home, but this horse Saint Lawrence was having his first run for us – we knew there was ability in there somewhere in the locker and he's been working well and the blinkers helped.

"He took me through the race beautifully, I had a dream run and almost got there too soon. When I pushed the button he felt like he idled a little bit, but he did it well. He recently did a piece of work with Bradsell, who I rode, and Mike Murphy gave me a lead – working good horses together can bring them on.

"We're a great team and I don't feel any pressure when riding for Archie. I know his horses inside out and he leaves it to me most of the time. Thankfully it has paid off.

"It's been an amazing week for both me and Tom [Marquand, husband], and it's great having our families here. My dad couldn't be here today, but he's glued to the TV at home.

"I can't put it into words – to have the winner [Bradsell] on the first day was amazing and you think 'well, we'll do well to better that' so to walk away from Royal Ascot with three winners, after being off for three months at the start of the year [with a broken elbow], is incredible.”

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Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
£175,000 guaranteed, 3yo plus, 6f, Class 2
27 ran
Going: Good to Firm

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (30)    Saint Lawrence 5 9-2 Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 22/1
2 (15)
1 Apollo One 5 8-13 P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck Richard Kingscote 11/1
3 (23)
nk Juan Les Pins 6 8-12 5ex Michael Appleby Alistair Rawlinson 18/1
4 (13)
nk Mums Tipple 6 9-2 Richard Hannon Frankie Dettori 11/1
5 (4)
½ Fresh 6 9-3 James Fanshawe Daniel Tudhope 22/1
6 (29)
½ Orazio 4 9-4 Charles Hills William Buick 7/2F
7 (18)
hd Mr Wagyu 8 8-12 John Quinn Jason Hart 22/1
8 (20)
shd Spangled Mac 4 8-11 George Boughey Neil Callan 17/2
9 (2)
nk King's Lynn 6 9-9 Andrew Balding Harry Davies 20/1
10 (25)
nse Bielsa 8 9-2 Kevin Ryan Oisin Murphy 22/1
11 (26)
hd Albasheer 5 9-0 Archie Watson Jamie Spencer 33/1
12 (21)
Summerghand 9 9-5 David O'Meara Adam Kirby 25/1
13 (24)
½ Khanjar 4 8-13 William Haggas Jim Crowley 11/1
14 (22)
nk Tabdeed 8 9-0 Archie Watson Kieran Shoemark 50/1
15 (10)
½ Lethal Levi 4 9-2 K R Burke Clifford Lee 20/1
16 (31)
1 Princess Shabnam 4 8-12 S Woods David Probert 66/1
17 (12)
nse Flaming Rib 4 9-12 Hugo Palmer Pierre-Louis Jamin 20/1
18 (1)
Spirit Of Light 6 9-2 Ian Williams Benoit De La Sayette 66/1
19 (7)
½ Hierarchy 4 8-11 Jamie Osborne Saffie Osborne 100/1
20 (9)
½ Dream Composer 5 8-13 James Evans Dougie Costello 50/1
21 (17)
hd Probe 5 8-13 Jennie Candlish Ryan Moore 10/1
22 (16)
2 Hurricane Ivor 6 9-5 Mrs John Harrington Tom Marquand 33/1
23 (19)
1 First Folio 5 9-1 James Ferguson Taylor Fisher 28/1
24 (6)
1 Chipstead 5 9-8 Roger Teal Frederick Larson 33/1
25 (5)
1 Kape Moss 4 8-12 David Loughnane Billy Loughnane 50/1
26 (14)
Duca Di Como 8 9-7 Cathrine Erichsen Elione Chaves 66/1
27 (3)
10 Tis Marvellous 9 9-7 Clive Cox Kevin Stott 66/1
NR (28) Tanmawwy 5 8-13 Charles Hills NON RUNNER

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