PETER WILLETT S. (REGISTERED AS THE STARDOM S.)-Listed
, £25,000, Goodwood, 9-4, 2yo, 7fT, 1:26.10, gd.
1--STEELER (IRE), 126, c, 2, by Raven's Pass
1st Dam: Discreet Brief (Ire) (Co. Hwt. 3yo-Filly-Eng at 14f+, GSW-Eng, GSP-Ity, SP-Ger, $109,094), by Darshaan (GB)
2nd Dam: Quiet Counsel (Ire), by Law Society
3rd Dam: Kashka, by The Minstrel
(35,000gns wnlg '10 TATNOV; 80,000gns yrl '11 TATOCT). O-Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum; B-Airlie Stud; T-Mark Johnston; J-Kieren Fallon; £14,178. Lifetime Record: GSP-Eng, 4-2-2-0, £38,190. *First black-type winner for freshman sire (by Elusive Quality).
2--Tamayuz Star (Ire)
, 126, c, 2, Tamayuz (GB)--Magical Peace (Ire), by Magical Wonder. (58,000gns yrl '11 TATOCT). O-Abdulla Al Mansoori; B-John Malone; T-Richard Hannon; £5,375.
3--Sorella Bella (Ire)
, 121, f, 2, Clodovil (Ire)--Anazah, by Diesis (GB). (€15,000 yrl '11 GOFSEP). O-Mrs Ann C Black; B-Rathasker Stud; T-Mick Channon; £2,690.
Margins: 3/4, 2 1/4, 1 1/4. Odds: 8-15, 12-1, 33-1.
Also Ran: Jillnextdoor (Ire), Professor (GB). Scratched: King Dragon (Ire), Luhaif (GB).
After opening his account over this course and distance Aug. 4, Steeler went to York for the G3 Acomb S. and went under by only 3/4 of a length to Dundonnell (First Defence) in second there despite looking as if he would be left behind with a quarter-mile remaining. Workmanlike again here, the bay was settled in second early as Sorella Bella carved out a clear lead. He allowed the smooth-traveling Tamayuz Star first run with a quarter mile remaining and only reeled in that rival in the final 75 yards. "He's very green and lazy and is liable to switch off in the middle of his races," trainer Mark Johnston said. "I thought it was a long time until the G2 Royal Lodge S. [at Newmarket Sept. 29] and G1 Racing Post Trophy [at Doncaster Oct. 27], and he needed another race. Kieren was very happy with the horse and thought it would have done him a lot of good. It's definitely going to be a mile next time--I won't be chancing that [seven-furlong] trip again." Click for the Racing Post chart. Video, courtesy Racing UK.