The Too Darn Hot Greenham Stakes
|Group 3, Newbury 14:45
7f, Class 1
|Sunday 18th April 2021|
1 Chindit 7/4F
2 Mehmento 18/1
3 The Lir Jet 12/1
11 ran NR: Oo De Lally Distances: nk, nk, 3¾l
Time: 1m 23.98s (slow by 1.08s)
🏇🏆 Great race - CHINDIT gets up in time to win Greenham Stakes at @NewburyRacing, for the @rhannonracing team!— Sporting Life (@SportingLife) April 18, 2021
Mehmento has run a cracker there for @HollieDoyle1 and @Archie_Watson!pic.twitter.com/H8oQ2YyfRU
But he was made to work extremely hard by Archie Watson’s previously unbeaten Mehmento, who had won both his starts at Southwell.
Keen in the early stages for Hollie Doyle, by halfway she had given her mount his head and let him stride into a clear advantage.
The move caught most of the others on the hop and soon they were all under pressure. With a furlong to run it looked as if Mehmento may have a big enough lead to hold on, but his stride was just beginning to shorten.
Pat Dobbs sensed his chance on Chindit and along with The Lir Jet they began to close in on the leader, with Chindit just getting his head in front a few strides before the line.
He won by a neck, with the same back to The Lir Jet, while Coventry Stakes winner Nando Parrado was back in fourth.
Hannon said: “He was workmanlike, but I’d rather see that as he was very relaxed in his work so it suggest he wants a mile. That’s changed, as in the winter he was working like a six-furlong horse.
“He will go for the Guineas and I hope he can build up the momentum at Newmarket in the same way he did today towards the finish.
“I just worry if the undulations at Newmarket will let him build up that momentum.
“The French and Irish Guineas would be more convenient tracks, but the (races like) English Guineas are the ones you want to win.”
£55,000 added, 3yo only, 7f, Class 1
POS (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (8) Chindit 3 9-0 Richard Hannon Pat Dobbs 7/4F
2 (12) nk Mehmento 3 9-0 Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 18/1
3 (11) nk The Lir Jet 3 9-0 Michael Bell Oisin Murphy 12/1
4 (9) 3¾ Nando Parrado 3 9-0 Clive Cox Adam Kirby 12/1
5 (3) hd Fundamental 3 9-0 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 9/2
6 (7) shd Rhythm Master 3 9-0 Richard Fahey P J McDonald 10/1
7 (4) 1¼ Alkumait 3 9-0 Marcus Tregoning Dane O'Neill 9/1
8 (1) 6½ Mujbar 3 9-0 Charles Hills Jim Crowley 8/1
9 (5) 4 Insomnia 3 9-0 Richard Spencer Kieran Shoemark 66/1
10 (2) ¾ Huddleton Mac 3 9-0 Hughie Morrison Ryan Moore 12/1
PU (10) Xaario 3 9-0 David Menuisier Jamie Spencer 40/1
NR 9 (6) Oo De Lally 3 9-0 Andrew Balding NON RUNNER