Monday, 16 June 2014

The Kings Stand



History : First run in 1860 as the The Queens Stand Stakes/Plate over the 2 year old course of about 6f. The distance was reduced to 5f in 1907 with the name of the race having changed to The Kings Stand Stakes in 1901.
Draw Record last 6 years :
2013 : 14, 5, 10, 6 (19 ran) Good - Johnny Murtagh
2012 : 7, 8, 22, 3 (22 ran) Good to Soft
2011 : 14, 18, 10, 15 (19 ran) Gd
2010 : 11, 4, 3, 5 (12) Gd
2009 : 1, 15, 14, 9 (15) Good to Firm
2008 : 11, 9, 12, 1 (13) Good to Firm
Age of Winner -  6, 6, 6, 5, 5, 3
Result :
2013 : 1st Sole Power, 2nd Shea Shea, 3rd Pearl Secret, 4th Jack Dexter
2012 : 1st Little Bridge, 2nd Bated Breath, 3rd Sole Power, 4th Medicean Man
2011 : 1st Prohibit, 2nd Star Witness, 3rd Sweet Sanette, 4th Overdose
2010 : 1st Equiano, 2nd Markab, 3rd Borderlescott, 4th Nicconi
2013 Review -
SOLE POWER, bidding to become the first Irish-trained winner of the King´s Stand since Bluebird in 1987, was proven at this level having won the 2010 Nunthorpe and was running in this race for the third time, having finished eighth in 2011 and third last year.  With Johnny Murtagh back and the ground staying in his favour, things went perfectly, even though he had to switch to his left in order to get a clear run. He was out in plenty of time and produced a storming finish to grab the prize near the line. Murtagh has commented since that he feels that the stand side at Ascot is a huge advantage.

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