Ascot 2:30, 7f Listed (1), "Chesham Stakes"
|1||Big Audio||22||72.0||3||L||R. Hannon||11||BkOk H-4, 15th+2f -8L, Prg-3f+, -3L at -3f, 3rd-1.5f, Ld-1f, PO, Idle in Front, HgL Lt|
|2||Emporer Claudius||4||71.0||3||A. P. O'Brien||4||2nd Cols, Supp 11/2, BSqz-2 Ngl, Last+2f, Swc Stds' RL & Prg-2f+, 5th-1.5f, PO-1f in, Chal Lt|
|3||Party Doctor||12||68.0||3||T. G. Dascombe||8||BkWL Ld Erl, Hdd+0.5f, Eff & Ld-2f+, Chalgd-2f, Hdd-1f, Stall Lt, Resp to Ln|
|4||Beethoven||4||64.0||3||G||A. P. O'Brien||9||1st Cols, Chal-2f, Stall-1f|
|6||Aerodynamic||7.5||48.0||2||m||P. Eddery||7||H-1 Erl, SOutpcd-3f, Po, Stall-1f|
|7||Step In Time||20||42.0||3||M. Johnston||16||SFre Erl & Prg, 2nd FrSd Grp Erl, Swc Cent, Fd-1.5f|
|8||Queen's Hawk||33||26.0||3||a||D. J. Coakley||10||BkOk H-4, 13th+2f, Eff & Prg-3f, Fd-1.5f|
|9||Bikini Babe||12||18.0||3||m||M. Johnston||13||SFre Erl Eff & Prg, Ld FrSd Grp+0.5f, SwcL to Cent-Stds'+1.5f, Ld Hf, Hdd-2f+, Fd|
|10||Florio Vincitore||100||18.0||2||A||E. J. Creighton||1||Ldg Ln Erl Stds' Sd, 3rd+2f, Fd-1.5f+|
|11||Meglio Ancora||14||-12.0||2||m||J. G. Portman||15||Fd-1.5f, Eased|
|12||Avow||100||-18.0||2||J. S. Moore||6||14th+2f, LsGrnd Hf, SResp Lt to Fdrs|
|13||Rigid||50||-24.0||2||J. G. Given||14|
|14||Fly Silca Fly||66||-30.0||3||M||M. R. Channon||17||BkOk p-2 Wd Ngl, Fd-2f, Eased|
|15||Izaaj (t)||8||-28.0||3||m||S. B. Suroor||2||Outpcd-2f, Fd-2f|
|16||Honor In Peace (bt)||16||-34.0||3||W. A. Ward||5||Drift 8/1, Eff & Prg Erl, Ld Stds' Sd Erl, LdOv+1f, Swc to RL, 2Clr+2f, Hdd Hf & Fd-3f, Ill after Travel|
|NR||Bun Oir||R. Hannon||3|
||2Stalls centre but field move over to stands' side then spread out a bit in later race. Another 2yo race at meeting featuring a stong, multi-way, pace in layers where the 1st two home were close to last at Hf. Latter 3 of 6 races won that way & first 3 bybetter quality pacemakers running stands' side. Hf positions of 6 x 2yo winners reads 2-1-1-10-13-13 in date order. Stronger paces in latter races? Less good pacesetters? Ascot fiddling with watering on stands' side?
EC followed route of switching to to stands' rail to make progress. BAudio make progress 6 off rail after Hf then shift right later. Field only spread over 6-7L at Hf.
BA held up by design & good progress 2f out. Stay on well & idle in front. Up to 7f & can improve for further. EC smaller type but deep & lengthy. Hampered at start but not a real excuse given the way hold-up tactics worked in race. Clear progress & winner could have responded to earlier challenge.
PDoctor ran very well & did best of pace pressers. Never stopped responding to Jk & still going forward at finish. Lack change of pace but relentless galloper. Need stiff test but up to Group class, perhaps at 8f.
Beethoven 1st colours over 2nd. Fade in last furlong & not get this 7f.
3 x Johnston runners in 1st 5 at Hf & race too freely & all fade. BBabe up to fillies' Listed at 7f if settles. HIPeace not look fit & reported ill after travel over. Fade early.
Rest of field not really get involved & few finish race off properly overall.
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