Thursday, Royal Ascot, BritainTERCENTENARY S.-G3, £75,000
, Royal Ascot, 6-20, 3yo, 1 1/4mT, 2:04.46, gd/fm.
1--REMOTE (GB), 126, c, 3, by Dansili (GB)1st Dam: Zenda (GB) (G1SW-Fr, GISP-US & G1SP-Eng, $406,560), by Zamindar2nd Dam: Hope (Ire), by Dancing Brave3rd Dam: Bahamian (Ire), by Mill Reef
O-Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms Ltd; T-JohnGosden; J-William Buick; £42,533. Lifetime Record:
4-3-0-1, £62,517. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 126, c, 3, Dr Fong--Shibina (Ire), by
Kalanisi (Ire). O-His Highness The Aga Khan; B-H H The Aga Khan’s Studs SC; T-Alain de Royer-Dupre; £16,125.
3--Van Der Neer (GB)
, 126, c, 3, Dutch Art (GB)--Lalectra (GB), by King Charlemagne. (55,000gns yrl ‘11 TATOCT). O-Saeed Manana; B-Jeremy Green & Sons; T-Richard Hannon; £8,070.
Margins: 3/4, NK, 1. Odds: 9-4, 7-1, 14-1.
Also Ran: Secret Number (GB), Elkaayed, Windhoek (GB), Chopin (Ger), Kitten On the Run, Indian Chief (Ire), Hoarding, Ideal (Ger), Centurius (GB).Click for the Racing Post result or the brisnet.com PPs. VIDEO, courtesy attheraces.com.
Remote, unraced as a juvenile, debuted with a third going 10 furlongs at Pontefract May 1, and then blew the opposition away when shedding maiden status by three lengths over the same trip at Newbury in his penultimate outing May 18. He doubled that margin of superiority dropped down to a mile in a June 1 Doncaster handicap last time, and made a smooth transition into pattern-race company with a determined score in this. Remote was smartly into stride, but was funneled towards the rail after the early exchanges and raced there in midfield until rounding the home turn. Shuffled back entering the stretch run, he found room to go fourth approaching the final furlong and answered every question posed by jockey William Buick to claim victory under a drive nearing the line. "He’s only run three times, he’s come to a meeting where it is hardest to win races, whatever race you’re in, and he's done it really well," commented Buick. "Mile-and-a-quarter races here are tricky races and I didn’t really want to force him into anything he couldn’t do early, so I found myself behind a horse that couldn’t take me anywhere, and I couldn’t really do anything else. I was always confident he’d pick up, and I thought he won very well considering where he came from. That was a pretty good performance; he’s taken the step to Group level and made it look comfortable. He’s a very good horse and he’ll progress even further." Trainer John Gosden, who was registering his first winner of the week and 33rd overall, added, "I reminded Prince Khalid that years ago [dam] Zenda won a maiden just down the road at Windsor, and she won very well. I asked if I could run her straight in the French 1000 Guineas at Longchamp and he said ‘fine, if you want to’. She was 30-1 and won the Guineas. The ground was a little fast for Remote and I asked Prince Khalid is we should withdraw him, but he told me ‘John, I’m here and we run him’."
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