Chesham Stakes
Listed, Ascot 14:30
£90,000 added,
2yo only,
7f, Class 1   
Saturday 23rd June 2018

1 Arthur Kitt 13/2
2 Nate The Great 11/1
3 Duke of Hazzard 25/1
11 ran Distances: nk, 3¼l, ½l
Time: 1m 28.08s (slow by 2.38s)

Arthur Kitt wins the Chesham Stakes

Arthur Kitt
Arthur Kitt
 

Richard Kingscote registered his first success at Royal Ascot 2018 and his fifth victory overall at the Royal Meeting, following the win of 13/2 shot Arthur Kitt, trained by Tom Dascombe, in the Listed Chesham Stakes over seven furlongs.

Arthur Kitt made strong headway towards the far-side rail in the closing stages and ran on strongly to deny the fast-finishing Nate The Great (11/1) by a neck.
 
The two-year-old is the son of 2012 Queen Mary winner Ceiling Kitty, who passed away whilst giving birth to Arthur Kitt.
 
A delighted Kingscote said: "I love this meeting and it is hard work to get on the board. 
 
Ceiling Kitty was my second-last winner here and I'm delighted for connections. This horse means a lot to Mr. Black as Ceiling Kitty passed away and he is the last foal.
 
"It is very emotional and a lot of thanks must go to him [Andrew Black]."
 
Chasemore Farm owner Andrew Black, bred and owns Arthur Kitt and he was emotional following the success.
 
Betfair founder Black said: "This is the most special [victory]. I have more emotion attached to this horse than any other I have owned.
 
"The night he was born was such an incredibly difficult, painful night. I always hoped he would be special and we always thought this was the race, being by Camelot out of a speedy mare. I just thought we would win the Chesham and make it right somehow.
 
"We put the mare down within seconds of having the problem. Then you have all the problems of getting the foal out. There were lots of complications there. He had a twisted leg at that point and it took a long, long time for that to heal.
 
"We put the call out for a foster mare and managed to get one, and we still have her today. Arthur Kitt was brought up by her, and when they are brought up by a foster mare, they are kind of different and have different personalities. 
 
"He was much more friendly than your average horse. He would come over to you whereas the rest of them wouldn't.
 
"I think Royal Applause was brought up by a foster mare, as were some other very good horses in the past who have had the same experience."

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

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (3) Arthur Kitt 13/2 R Kingscote
9-3
Tom Dascombe 2
2nd (11) nk Nate The Great 11/1 D Tudhope
9-3
Archie Watson 2
3rd (9) Duke Of Hazzard (FR) 25/1 L Morris
9-3
P F I Cole 2
4th (5) ½ Beyond Reason (IRE) 5/1 W Buick
8-12
C Appleby 2
5th (4) nk Cardini (USA) 14/1 R L Moore
9-3
A P O'Brien 2
6th (6) New Winds 25/1 James Doyle
8-12
M Johnston 2
7th (8) Natalie's Joy 5/4f J Fanning
8-12
M Johnston 2
8th (10) ½ San Donato (IRE) 14/1 Andrea Atzeni
9-3
R Varian 2
9th (2) 1 Aussie View (IRE) 18/1 S De Sousa
8-12
M Johnston 2
10th (1) 3 On A Session (USA) 9/1 W M Lordan
9-3
M Palussiere 2
11th (7) 19 Azor Ahai 50/1 Ben Curtis
9-3
M R Channon 2

CHESHAM STAKES WINNERS

YR/DATE WINNER TRAINER JOCKEY OWNER AGE/WGT SP

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