Regal Realm improves in Oak Tree
04 Aug 2012 | A late swoop enabled Regal Realm to land the Group Three Oak Tree Stakes and put behind her some moderate recent form.
Ridden by Ryan Moore in the colours of her owner/breeders, Cheveley Park Stud, Regal Realm beat French raider Sunday Nectar by three-quarters of a length, with Appealing a head back in third. The winner had shown good form last year until beaten in Group races at Doncaster and Newmarket, and on her only previous outing this season in April's Nell Gwyn Stakes, she proved disappointing.
Winning trainer Jeremy Noseda was unable to attend today's meeting due to car trouble, but in his absence travelling head groom Alan Tate said: "She's a lovely filly who won a Group Three race here last year as a two-year-old.
"Her last couple of bits of work at home showed she was coming back to form, and we were just hoping, but not confident, that she would show a bit of spark today.
"She wore cheekpieces for the first time and they just helped her concentrate a bit."
£55,000, Group 3 Oakt Tree Stakes (1400m) For 3yo+, fillies and mares, 1st £31,190.50 2nd £11,825.00 3rd £5,918.00 4th £2,948.00 5th £1,479.50 6th £742.50 1) REGAL REALM (Cheveley Park Stud) Jeremy Noseda p3-8-10 Ryan Moore  10/1
2) SUNDAY NECTAR (IRE) (Prime Equestrian SARL) Xavier Thomas Demeaulte FR 4-9-02 Roberto-Carlos Montenegro  16/1
3) APPEALING (IRE) (Yvonne Jacques) Marco Botti 3-8-10 Martin Harley  16/1
4) MORETTA BLANCHE (P K Gardner) Ralph Beckett bt5-9-02 Jim Crowley 
5) ` SIOUX RISING (IRE) (Una Towell) Richard Fahey 6-9-02 Tony Hamilton 
6) NIGHT LILY (IRE) (K Snell) Paul D'Arcy 6-9-02 Neil Callan 
7) DYSPHONIA (AUS) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor P6-9-02 Sivestre De Sousa 
8) INETROBIL (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing & P Beirne) Kevin Ryan 3-8-10 Phillip Makin 
9) SURVEY (GER) (Eckhard Sauren) Mario Hofer GER 3-8-13 Tom Queally 
10) GAMILATI (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-8-10 Frankie Dettori  9/4 Fav
11) RUSSIAN RAVE (The Traditionalists) Jonathan Portman 6-9-02 James Doyle 
12) GRACIA DIRECTA (GER) (Remstall Directa) Dominik Moser GER 4-9-05 Robert Winston 
13) SOS BRILLANTE (CHI) (Rick Dale) Terry Clement h7-9-02 Dane O'Neill 
14) POISSON D'OR (The Family Fish) Rae Guest 3-8-10 Chris Catlin 
14 ran Non-Runner: Perfect Tribute (Self Cert - Not Eaten Up)
Time: 1m 26.50s Distances: ¾, hd, 1½, nk, hd, ½, 1¾, ½, 2½, 2½, 3½, ½, hd
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd Breeding: b f Medicean - Regal Riband (Fantastic Light (USA))