Dettori delights crowd as Tha'ir takes Chesham
24 Jun 2012 | Report: Royal Ascot, Saturday
Chesham Stakes (Listed) 7f, 2yo
Frankie Dettori bagged a second winner at Royal Ascot this week as Tha'ir powered clear of his rivals in the final furlong of the Chesham Stakes to win by two and a quarter lengths.
The recent Ripon winner was a third two-year-old winner of the week for first-season sire New Approach as he shot out of the pack up the far side to win at 9-2.
Cruck Realta finished best of the four runners Mick Channon had in the race back in second with a further neck back to Godolphin's other runner, the Mahmood Al Zarooni-trained Lovely Pass.
Cruck Realta and stablemate The Sixties had been contesting the lead since the off and it looked like Move To Strike would be the biggest danger to that pair as they raced towards the final furlong.
However it was Saeed Bin Suroor's runner who came out on top to give the trainer a second win in the race and earn a quote of 25-1 from Paddy Power for next year's Qipco 2,000 Guineas.
Dettori said: "The further he was going the better he was winning and he is a nice horse for the future."
Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford added: "That was fantastic and what a week for New Approach. I am really excited. It has been a fantastic week for the team and I am really pleased."
Al Zarooni said of the third: "To be third to the colts is a wonderful run, and she's a winner in my eyes. We will look for some of the bigger meetings in July for her."
£55,000, listed Chesham Stakes (2000m) for 2YO : 1st: £31,190.50; 2nd: £11,825; 3rd: £5,918; 4th: £2,948; 5th: £1,479.50; 6th: £742.50
1) THA'IR (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-03 Frankie Dettori  9/2
2) CRUCK REALTA (Anne & Steve Fisher) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Matthew Davies  33/1
3) LOVELY PASS (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Silvestre De Sousa  11/1
4) MOVE TO STRIKE (IRE) (Jackie Bolger) Jim Bolger IRE 2-9-03 Kevin Manning  2/1 Fav
5) CHILWORTH ICON (7RUS) Mick Channon 2-9-06 Martin Harley 
6) THE SIXTIES (Bargate) Mick Channon 2-9-03 James Doyle 
7) FREGE (USA) (Reddam Racing LLC) Brian Meehan 2-8-12 Kieren Fallon 
8) JALAA (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Richard Hannon 2-9-03 Paul Hanagan 
9) ZANETTO (Mick & Janice Mariscotti) Andrew Balding 2-9-03 David Probert 
10) PASAKA BOY (RWH Partnership) Jonathan Portman 2-9-03 Lee Newman 
11=) DOWNRIGHT DIZZIE (Chris Beek Racing) Alastair Lidderdale 2-8-12 Leonna Mayor 
11=) HILLBILLY BOY (IRE) (E A Brook) Bill Turner 2-9-03 Richard Hughes 
13) ST PAUL DE VENCE (IRE) (Sir Martyn Arbib, Chris Wright & PFI Cole Ltd) Paul Cole 2-9-03 Stevie Donohoe 
14) EFFIE B (R Bastian) Mick Channon 2-8-12 William Buick 
14 ran Non-Runner: SADIIGAH (Going), FADEINTOINFINITY (Self Cert (Bruised Foot))
Breeder: Lodge Park Stud Breeding: b c New Approach (IRE) - Flashing Green (Green Desert (USA))
Time: Distances: 2¼, nk, 2¾, nk, 1¾, nk, sh, 1, nk, 3, dead heat, 2, 2¼
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