Coronation Cup G1 - Ask

Filed on 5 Jun 2009 @ 13:55

Race report
Stallion statistics: Sadler's Wells

INVESTEC CORONATION CUP-G1

£225,000, Epsom, 6-5, 4yo/up, 12f 10ydsT, 2:37.00, gd.

1--ASK (GB), 126, h, 6
Sadler's Wells--Request (GB), by Rainbow Quest
O-Patrick J Fahey; B-Side Hill Stud; T-Sir Michael Stoute; J-Ryan Moore; £137,809.

2--Youmzain (Ire), 126, h, 6
Sinndar (Ire)--Sadima (Ire), by Sadler's Wells.
O-Jaber Abdullah; B-Frank Dunne; T-Mick Channon; £52,240.

3--Look Here (GB), 123, f, 4
Hernando (Fr)--Last Look (GB), by Rainbow Quest.
O-Julian Richmond-Watson; B-Lawn Stud; T-Ralph Beckett; £26,144.

Margins: NO, NO, 3/4. Odds: 5-1, 2-1, 9-2.
Also Ran: Duncan (GB), Frozen Fire (Ger), Eastern Anthem (Ire), Expresso Star, Buccellati (GB).

Ask is a half brother to Kensington Oval, who has yet to deliver on his undoubted promise, out of a lightly raced half sister to the Queen's Listed winner Fairy Godmother and Group Two Jockey Club Stakes winner Blueprint. The third dam is the Queen's 1974 1000 Guineas and French oaks winner Highclere.

This is the ninth stakes win and first Group One of the year for Sadler's Wells, the now pensioned sire who has 25 winners from is 99 runners in Europe so far in 2009. He is second to Danehill Dancer by number of stakes wins this year. Sadler's Wells heads Danehill as leading sire of sires this year, and his own earnings outrank all of his sire sons bar Galileo.

Pedigree of ASK (GB), 2003

Sadler’s Wells
1981
Northern Dancer
1961
Nearctic
1954
Nearco
Lady Angela
Natalma
1957
Native Dancer
Almahmoud
Fairy Bridge
1975
Bold Reason
1968
Hail To Reason
Lalun
Special
1969
Forli
Thong
Request
1997
Rainbow Quest
1981
Blushing Groom
1974
Red God
Runaway Bride
I Will Follow
1975
Herbager
Where You Lead
Highbrow
1985
Shirley Heights
1975
Mill Reef
Hardiemma
Highclere
1971
Queen’s Hussar
Highlight
Filed on 5 Jun 2009 @ 13:55