Chesham Stakes
Listed, Ascot 14:30
£65,000 added,
2yo only,
7f, Class 1   
Saturday 19th June 2021


1 Point Lonsdale 10/11F
2 Reach For The Moon 11/1
3 Great Max 15/2
10 ran Distances: ½l, 3¼l, hd
Time: 1m 30.46s (slow by 4.76s)

Point Lonsdale justified strong pre-race support to win the Listed Chesham Stakes, the opening contest on the final day of Royal Ascot. 
The seven-furlong contest is restricted to two-year-olds whose dam or sire won over a distance in excess of nine and a half furlongs. Point Lonsdale’s sire Australia was a dual-Derby winner for the same connections – Aidan O’Brien and Coolmore. 
Ridden by Ryan Moore, the 10/11 favourite was made to work hard by The Queen’s Reach For The Moon, with the two fighting out quite a battle throughout the final furlong. Point Lonsdale had just enough to prevail, edging out the runner-up by half a length. Great Max was three and a quarter lengths further back in third.

Trainers Quotes

O’Brien, celebrating his 76th win at Royal Ascot, said: “Sorry about that [beating The Queen's horse], but we are delighted with Point Lonsdale. He obviously had had only one run at The Curragh, and he’s still a bit of a baby. Ryan gave him a lovely ride. 
“Rachel, who rides him every day, Seamus, who rides him in his work, Alex and John, everyone’s always been happy with this horse and thought a lot of him. 
“It’s unusual for an Australia to be that forward, with a pedigree like his, which is a middle-distance pedigree. From day one, he always showed an awful lot of speed and was obviously out very early for an Australia. It all was very natural, the way he did everything. He's a typical Australia in that he’s full of that Galileo [style] – his head goes down and he’s really genuine when you ask him, and he digs very deep.
“We were worried about the ground a little. Broome [his full-brother] bends his knee a little bit, but this horse doesn't and is a low, slick mover. None of those horses in that race would have encountered ground like that before.
"We have the Tyros, Futurity, National, Dewhurst. All those races are open for him and we'll see what the lads want to do.
“You’d be hoping he’d be a Classic horse, and being able to do that, a Guineas, Derby-type horse. That’s what we’d be hoping for.”

Trainers Quotes

It was a 64th Royal Ascot success for Ryan Moore, who said: “Port Lonsdale is a typical Galileo [grandsire] and he’s from a good family.
“He is still learning. It is very attritional conditions and he's doing this on just pure class at the moment. He doesn't need this ground, he just handles it.”
Thady Gosden said of Reach For The Moon: “It was a great run and we're really happy with him. That was only his second career run, he is still very inexperienced. 
“I think Reach For The Moon and the winner Point Lonsdale got lonely in front, but they both ran on well and look two nice prospects.
“Obviously our lad handled the ground, but he would also prefer better ground in the future - he is one to look forward to.”


Chesham Stakes
£65,000 added, 2yo only, 7f, Class 1
10 ran
Going: Soft, Heavy (in places)

1 (7)     Point Lonsdale 2 9-3 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 10/11F
2 (2)
½ Reach For The Moon 2 9-3 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 11/1
3 (5) Great Max 2 9-3 Michael Bell James Doyle 15/2
4 (6)
hd Sweeping 2 9-3 Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 16/1
5 (1)
Masekela 2 9-3 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 6/1
6 (3)
Withering 2 9-3 Jamie Osborne J F Egan 50/1
7 (4)
¾ New Science 2 9-3 Charlie Appleby William Buick 13/2
8 (9)
Out In Yorkshire 2 8-12 Mark Johnston Ben Curtis 40/1
9 (10)
3 Radio Caroline 2 8-12 Mick Channon Charles Bishop 50/1
10 (8)
½ Sharp Combo 2 9-3 Mark Johnston Franny Norton 80/1

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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