Wokingham Stakes
Heritage Handicap, Ascot 17:00
£175,000 guaranteed,
3yo plus,
6f, Class 2   
Saturday 18th June 2022

Boylesports

1 Rohaan 18/1
2 Popmaster 16/1
3 Jumby 12/1 1
4 Mr Wagyu 28/1
26 ran NR: Bielsa, Ventura Tormenta
Distances: ¾l, ½l, 1l Time: 1m 12.84s (slow by 0.54s)

Rohaan stormed home from off the pace under Ryan Moore to become the first horse since 1998 to win successive renewals of the Wokingham.
 
Despite conceding weight all round in the six-furlong cavalry charge, David Evans’ stable star kicked in the turbo boosters along the stands’ rail, powering his way through the gap between Jumby and Popmaster in the final 50 yards to win going away. 
 
Rohaan, the fifth horse in all to win back-to-back editions of this famous sprint, proved three-quarters of a length too strong for runner-up Popmaster. Jumby was third, with recent Epsom winner Mr Wagyu in fourth. 
 
Rohaan’s victory seals the Royal Ascot Leading Jockey award for Moore, who has now ridden seven winners this week despite drawing a blank on Tuesday.
 
Evans said: “Rohaan is a top-class horse, and it is nice to see him back to form. He does like this course and Ryan knew what to do. When the horse is like he is, it is the only way to ride him – you have to instil confidence into him. Two furlongs out, there was never any doubt. 
 
“To win it again is fantastic. It is better feeling for me than last year. It never sunk in last year. It still hasn't. It is easy training them when you've got a good horse. 
 
“He is cut about these on his day and has just had a few problems. He could have run in the race [Platinum Jubilee Stakes] before. He will go back up in class now, but, as Ryan said, this is the right track for him."
 
Moore said: “I didn't have to do a lot. Rohaan obviously really enjoys coming to Ascot. Dave has done a magnificent job with this horse. The horse has tested him over the last couple of months and he has got him going sweetly again now.

“He obviously enjoys Ascot, and the race worked out well for him. He’s been out of form, and I wasn’t sure what he was going to do, but two and a half furlongs out, he started coming and I knew he’d win. 
 
“I think tracks are important to him. He needs to find it smooth and I think Ascot helps because it is a level track.”

Trainers Quotes

Winning part-owner Chris Kiely said: “On a March Saturday morning, a load of us were going out to Dubai and Dave said Rohaan was bleeding everywhere after falling on the gallops and that we should think about retiring him.
 
“Dave the magician got him right and kept him ready. He said two weeks ago that Rohaan is absolutely flying. I don't know how he has got him back. I thought we may have been too hard on him. 
 
“I've had two kids and got married, but this is the best moment of my life. I can't believe what has happened and I am so emotional. Dave has somehow got him back to the Wokingham and he has won on the bridle.”
 
Popmaster’s trainer Ed Walker said: “I have been second in so many big handicaps now. Last year, we were second in the Ayr Gold Cup, we were second in the Kensington Palace here on Wednesday, and we were second in the Stewards’ Cup. It’s so frustrating – they are so hard to win, and when you’re knocking on the door, it’s so frustrating. 
 
“Popmaster was spot-on. I remember saying to Laurence [Bellman, owner], when we were beaten at Chelmsford and were a bit disappointed, this might have just won you a Wokingham. That run got the horse’s confidence back, and we didn’t get the 5lb penalty. Throughout the day the draw looked like being a good one. Tom [Marquand] gave him a peach of a ride, but we got Ryan Moored.”

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Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
£175,000 guaranteed, 3yo plus, 6f, Class 2
26 ran
Going: Good to Firm

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (19)     Rohaan 4 9-12 David Evans Ryan Moore 18/1
2 (29)
¾ Popmaster 4 9-1 Ed Walker Tom Marquand 16/1
3 (31)
½ Jumby 4 9-8 Eve Johnson Houghton William Buick 12/1
4 (28)
1 Mr Wagyu 7 9-4 5ex John Quinn Jason Hart 28/1
5 (27)
Summerghand v 8 9-4 David O'Meara James Doyle 16/1
6 (15)
hd First Folio 4 9-2 James Ferguson Daniel Muscutt 14/1
7 (25)
¾ Blackrod 4 9-3 Michael Dods Connor Beasley 11/2
8 (22)
hd Apollo One 4 9-1 P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck Benoit De La Sayette 25/1
9 (7)
Fresh 5 9-1 James Fanshawe Daniel Tudhope 4/1F
10 (20)
¾ Lampang 5 9-4 Tim Easterby James McDonald 22/1
11 (5)
½ Silver Samurai 5 9-0 5ex Marco Botti Ben Curtis 15/2
12 (18)
nk Prince Lancelot 4 9-6 F Chappet Stephane Pasquier 12/1
13 (16)
hd Batwan 7 9-4 N Caullery Andrea Atzeni 50/1
14 (3)
½ Warrior Brave 4 9-4 Ross O'Sullivan Colin Keane 50/1
15 (23)
½ Fivethousandtoone 4 9-1 Andrew Balding William Carver 50/1
16 (11)
¾ Dubai Station 5 9-3 5ex Robert Cowell Rossa Ryan 40/1
17 (12)
¾ Chairmanoftheboard 6 8-12 Mick Channon Rob Hornby 33/1
18 (2)
¾ Quarantine Dreams 4 9-3 K J Condon W J Lee 16/1
19 (9)
nk Asjad 4 9-7 5ex James Horton P J McDonald 18/1
20 (24)
nk Royal Commando 5 9-10 Charles Hills Kieran Shoemark 40/1
21 (14)
4 Tabdeed 7 9-5 Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 12/1
22 (1)
nk Urban Beat 7 9-9 J P Murtagh Frankie Dettori 40/1
23 (4)
8 Volatile Analyst 5 9-8 Keith Dalgleish Callum Rodriguez 80/1
24 (10)
  Tiger Crusade 5 9-3 David Simcock Jamie Spencer 40/1
25 (6)
Gulliver 8 9-3 David O'Meara Adam Kirby 25/1
UR (13) Commanche Falls 5 9-6 Michael Dods David Probert 50/1
NR 18 (30) Bielsa 7 9-3 Kevin Ryan NON RUNNER
NR 19 (17) Ventura Tormenta 4 9-3 Richard Hannon NON RUNNER

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Past results

2021-WINNER-ROHAAN David Evans Shane Kelly Chris Kiely Racing Ltd & J Tomkins 3 9-08 8/1
2020-WINNER-HEY JONESY Kevin Ryan Kevin Stott Pallister Racing 5-9-03 18/1
2019-WINNER-CAPE BYRON Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum 5-9-09 7/2F
2018-WINNER-BACCHUS Brian Meehan Jim Crowley G Morland, D Erwin, J Woodman 4-9-06 33/1
2017-WINNER-OUT DO 8-8-13 Owner-Evan Sutherland; Trainer-David O’Meara; Jockey-Daniel Tudhope; SP-25/1
2ND-Steady Pace 4-9-04 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Josephine Gordon; SP-16/1
3RD-Projection 4-9-00 Owner-The Royal Ascot Racing Club; Trainer-Roger Charlton; Jockey-Kieran Shoemark; SP-15/2
4TH-Polybius 6-9-01 Owner-Karmaa Racing Ltd & Partners; Trainer-David Simcock; Jockey-Oisin Murphy; SP-33/1
27 ran; Time-1m 13.02s; Dist-½, nk, nk 11/2 fav Raucous (8th)

2016-WINNER-OUTBACK TRAVELLER 5-9-01 Owner-Lordship Stud & Mrs J Morley; Trainer-Robert Cowell; Jockey-Martin Harley; SP-10/1
2ND-Brando 4-9-02 Owner-Ms Angie Bailey; Trainer-Kevin Ryan; Jockey-Tom Eaves; SP-7/1 Jt Fav
3RD-Glen Moss 7-9-01 Owner-Ritchie Fiddes; Trainer-Michael Dods; Jockey-Philip Makin; SP-25/1
4TH-Absolutely So 6-9-10 Owner-The George Smith Family Partnership; Trainer-Andrew Balding; Jockey-Oisin Murphy; SP-25/1
28 ran; Time-1m 14.05s; Dist-nk, 1½, ¾ 7/1 Jt Fav (The Happy Prince 15th)

2015-WINNER-INTERCEPTION 5-9-03 Owner-Bjorn Nielsen; Trainer-David Lanigan; Jockey-George Baker; SP-10/1
2ND-Robert Le Diable 6-9-05 Owner-Bryan Lynam; Trainer-Didier Prod'homme FR; Jockey-Damien Oliver; SP-12/1
3RD-Lancelot Du Lac 5-9-05 Owner-Michael & Heather Yarrow; Trainer-Dean Ivory; Jockey-Robert Winston; SP-25/1
4TH-Related 5-8-12 Owner-J Barnett & M Caine; Trainer-David Simcock; Jockey-Fergus Sweeney; SP-50/1
25 ran; Time-1m 13.20s; Dist-11⁄4, 1, 3⁄4 7/1 Fav Watchable (5th)

2014-WINNER-BACCARAT 5-9-02 Owner-Sir Robert Ogden; Trainer-Richard Fahey; Jockey-George Chaloner; SP-9/1
2ND-Professor 4-9-08 Owner-Poilin Good; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-10/1
3RD-Rivellino 4-9-04 Owner-Melba Bryce; Trainer-Karl Burke; Jockey-William Buick; SP-25/1
4TH-Alben Star 6-9-04 Owner- J Shannon & M Scaife; Trainer-Richard Fahey; Jockey-Paul Hanagan; SP-16/1
28 ran; Time-1m 12.09s; Dist-11⁄2, 3⁄4, nk 4/1 Fav Absolutely So (15th)

2013-WINNER-YORK GLORY 5-9-02 Owner-Salman Rashed & Mohamed Khalifa; Trainer-Kevin Ryan; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-14/1
2ND-Shropshire 5-9-01 Owner-Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright; Trainer-Charlie Hills; Jockey-James McDonald; SP-12/1
3RD-Dinkum Diamond 5-9-02 Owner-Eight Star Syndicate; Trainer-Henry Candy; Jockey-Cathy Gannon; SP-22/1
4TH-Khubala 4-9-05 Owner-Pinar Araci Bas; Trainer-Hugo Palmer; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-16/1
26 ran; Time-1m 13.79s; Dist-13⁄4, 1, 3⁄4 6/1 Fav Gabriel’s Lad (9th)

2012-WINNER-DANDY BOY 6-9-08 Owner-Malih Al Basti; Trainer-David Marnane IRE; Jockey-Pat Dobbs; SP-33/1
2ND-Waffle 6-9-02 Owner-Laurence O’Kane & Paul Murphy; Trainer-David Barron; Jockey-Fran Berry; SP-11/1
3RD-Hawkeyethenoo 6-9-04 Owner-Johnnie Delta Racing; Trainer-Jim Goldie; Jockey-Graham Lee; SP-20/1
4TH-Morache Music 4-9-07 Owner- R P Marchant, D M Ahier & Mrs E Lee; Trainer-Peter Makin; Jockey-Seb Sanders; SP-20/1
28 ran; Time-1m 13.87s; Dist-11⁄4, 1⁄2, sh 15/2 Fav Lightning Cloud (9th)