Having won five of the previous six editions of the race, it was no surprise to see a pair of Aidan O’Brien-trained runners at the head of the market in 2022. 2021 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Tenebrism was the choice of Ryan Moore and assumed favouritism ahead of the Frankie Dettori-ridden Tuesday, who headed here on just her third career start.
The other runners available at a single-figure price were Godolphin’s sole entry, Wild Beauty, who already had a Group 1 win to her name, and French raider, Malavath. Amongst the outsiders, Prosperous Voyage and Cachet looked interesting, having finished second and third respectively in the Fillies Mile over this course and distance – behind the long-term ante-post favourite for the race, Inspiral, who missed out due to a setback.
- 1st – Cachet 16/1, Jockey: James Doyle, Trainer: George Boughey
- 2nd – Prosperous Voyage 33/1, Jockey: Rob Hornby, Trainer: Ralph Beckett
- 3rd – Tuesday 4/1, Jockey: Frankie Dettori, Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
Prize Money Breakdown
- 1st – £283,550
- 2nd – £107,500
- 3rd – £53,800
- 4th – £26,800
- 5th – £13,450
- 6th – £6,750
Tote and Forecast Payouts
- Tote Win – £17
- Tote Places – 1st – £3.50, 2nd – £7.60. 3rd – £1.90
- Exacta – £257.70
- Computer Straight Forecast (CSF) – £463.67
- Trifecta – £3,239.50
- Tricast – £2,588.71
With a relatively small field going under orders, the runners largely remained together when the stalls opened. Wild Beauty was the only filly to stick to the near side, whilst the rest of the field formed an arrowhead up the centre of the track. Leading the charge at the point of that arrow, were James Doyle and Cachet, closely followed by old Fillies’ Mile rival Prosperous Voyage and the Jessica Harrington runner, Discoveries.
Three furlongs from home, Cachet was travelling notably well in the lead, with many of the jockeys in behind becoming increasingly animated – Wild Beauty and Malavath amongst the those struggling to find a change of gear. Tenebrism did briefly threaten with a surge of pace, only for her stamina to run out before the final furlong.
Headed into the closing stages, and still Cachet remained in front, although the petrol tank began to run out on the run to the line, as Prosperous Voyage charged home. However, the line came in time for Cachet, who hung on bravely by a neck.
A breakthrough first British Classic success for George Boughey, and a second for James Doyle, whose first came just 24 hours earlier aboard Coroebus in the 2,000 Guineas.
- 1. Ameynah – SP: 18/1, Trainer: Roger Varian, Jockey: David Egan
- 2. Cachet – SP: 16/1, Trainer: George Boughey, Jockey: James Doyle
- 3. Discoveries – SP: 10/1, Trainer: Mrs John Harrington, Jockey: Shane Foley
- 4. Flash Betty – SP: 200/1, Trainer: Mick Channon, Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa
- 5. Hello You – SP: 40/1, Trainer: David Loughnane, Jockey: Rossa Ryan
- 6. Juncture – SP: 14/1, Trainer: Ger Lyons, Jockey: Colin Keane
- 7. Malavath – SP: 6/1, Trainer: Francis-Henri Graffard, Jockey: Christophe Soumillon
- 8. Mise En Scene – Non-runner
- 9. Prosperous Voyage – SP: 33/1, Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Jockey: Robb Hornby
- 10. Sandrine – SP: 25/1, Trainer: Andrew Balding, Jockey: David Probert
- 11. Tenebrism – SP: 11/4F, Trainer: Aidan O’Brien, Jockey: Ryan Moore
- 12. Tuesday – SP: 4/1, Trainer: Aidan O’Brien, Jockey: Frankie Dettori
- 13. Wild Beauty – SP: 8/1, Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Jockey: William Buick
- 14. Zellie – SP: 12/1, Trainer: Andre Fabre, Jockey: Tom Marquand
Mise En Scene (vet’s certificate)