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13:30 Ascot

Good To Soft

Troy Asset Management Novice Stakes

  • Prize money: £8640
  • 1m 3f 211y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 2m 42s
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Troy Asset Management Novice Stakes

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.30
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 13 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Golden Horn filly who made a winning debut at Goodwood (1m2f, good; Country Pyle third); only third of five when 1-5 favourite at Thirsk (1m4f) subsequently but she's in excellent hands and may still have more to offer; key player on the initial performance.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(1)

27th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Lingfield (AW)

Bartzella

9st 8lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

prominent

6/1

5th

1

(4)

19th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 5y

Class 1

16:45 Pontefract

Bartzella

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: William Haggas

midfield and about three wide early, dropped to rear after 3f, shaken up over 3f out, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out

13/8

1st

1

(4)

29th Apr 2022

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

15:15 Goodwood

Bartzella

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Won from the rear here (1m2f, good) on debut last August and, bouncing back from a defeat at 1-5 on good to firm, she added a seven-runner novice from the front at Ascot (1m4f, good to soft) in October; hugely in charge last time but this company demands a big step up.

14/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Lope De Vega half-brother to winners Purple Light (Flat, hurdle and chase winner on the continent) and Native Star (Norway 10.7f); dam French 1m/8.5f winner, out of 1m2f Group 3 winner; yard also runs Kingsofthemidlands; market instructive.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(1)

1st Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

13:30 Ascot

Without Envy

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Lope De Vega half-brother to winners Purple Light (Flat, hurdle and chase winner on the continent) and Native Star (Norway 10.7f); dam French 1m/8.5f winner, out of 1m2f Group 3 winner; yard also runs Kingsofthemidlands; market instructive.

14/1

Form: 233

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-sister to high-class stablemate Pyledriver, whose Group wins have been gained at 1m4f (including this C&D); placed in three 1m2f contests on good/firmer and is better off with Bartzella on Goodwood form two starts ago; still held at Group 1 entry at the time of her latest run; open to improvement upped in trip; commands respect.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(1)

28th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newmarket

Country Pyle

9st 11lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Has continued to run well since winning a 1m6f maiden at Goodwood (good to firm) in June, and 2m looks to be her optimum trip; can give another good account if handling the ground (unproven on slow turf).

9/1

3rd

2

(8)

12th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

16:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Country Pyle

9st 12lb

J: P J McDonald

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

midfield, not clear run but pushed along over 2f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, went third inside final furlong

3/1

2nd

4

(8)

2nd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

19:55 Kempton (AW)

Country Pyle

10st 0lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

held up in behind leaders, headway and pushed along over 2f out, ridden and made strong challenge over 1f out, led narrowly from over 1f out, sustained battle with winner final furlong, headed final strides

4/1

Form: 54 BF

Last run: 149 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Absent since his two runs in the spring when solid fifth the Wood Ditton at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) then disappointing fourth at Chester (1m2f, good to soft); favourite for both; debut form has worked out very well and he remains of interest despite the lesser effort last time; dam stayed 1m4f.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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0

9

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

Kingsofthemidlands

11st 4lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Maiden after 21 starts under all rules; well beaten on both handicap hurdle starts from 2m-2m6f; loads more needed.

22/1

16th

14

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

14:20 Curragh

Kingsofthemidlands

10st 0lb

J: Ms C A Walsh

T: P A Fahy

prominent

20/1

Form: 53

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner; distant second on latest attempt over hurdles and well-held third back on the Flat subsequently (1m4f, AW); should find better opportunities under both codes when handicapping.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

1

17th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:35 Worcester

Independence

12st 0lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

held up in rear, pushed along 5th, reminders 7th

3/1

2nd

1

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Independence

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Made the frame in all three handicap hurdles for Brian Barr, most recently when fourth at Fontwell (2m5f, good) last spring; returned from layoff with two underwhelming AW runs in January but it will be interesting to see how he fares now back over hurdles on debut for Richard Newland.

10/1

10th

5

(1)

21st Jan 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

11:55 Lingfield (AW)

Independence

9st 6lb

J: William Carson

T: Brian Barr

Bumper winner who is 0-5 over hurdles and 0-8 on Flat; did make a respectable return from a 222-day break when fourth in novice company at Kempton (1m4f) a fortnight ago and more realistic chance back in a handicap; cheekpieces go on for the first time.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Absent since 2019 when he was 1-4 in bumpers and 0-3 over hurdles (form dipped on final outing, consistent otherwise); best watched on Flat debut unless the market speaks positively.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

18

12th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 87y

Class 3

16:00 Cheltenham

The Swagman

10st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Seamus Durack

Bumper winner in 2019 who showed promise over hurdles later that year (on good/heavy); returned from a long absence last month and has run two encouraging races on the Flat; makes handicap hurdle debut off what could be a handy mark and he's one to consider.

14/1

2nd

2

(6)

27th Oct 2021

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Nottingham

The Swagman

9st 7lb

J: Martin Harley

T: Seamus Durack

Fair form in bumpers and initially over hurdles but well beaten in December 2019 and had wind surgery soon afterwards; not seen again until sixth of seven in novice at Ascot (1m4f) early this month, which showed some ability but at least one of today's rivals has much more substantial claims.

12/1

6th

2

(2)

1st Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

13:30 Ascot

The Swagman

9st 8lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Seamus Durack

Absent since 2019 when he was 1-4 in bumpers and 0-3 over hurdles (form dipped on final outing, consistent otherwise); best watched on Flat debut unless the market speaks positively.

40/1

12/1

Form: 5

Last run: 58 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest fifth, beaten 16l, in 1m4f AW contest at Kempton on debut; has a good deal to find on that bare form but may well improve with the experience under her belt.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(7)

27th Oct 2021

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Nottingham

Nell The Thief

8st 9lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Ed Walker

Beaten about 15l in 1m4f novice contests at Kempton (AW; last of seven but apparently better form) in August and Ascot (good to soft; behind The Swagman) two months later; needs to improve.

10/1

7th

7

(7)

1st Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

13:30 Ascot

Nell The Thief

8st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed Walker

Modest fifth, beaten 16l, in 1m4f AW contest at Kempton on debut; has a good deal to find on that bare form but may well improve with the experience under her belt.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £323.00
Straight Forecast £344.60
Trifecta £1076.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Country Pyle

NEWMARKET:

Bartzella

SPOTLIGHT:

Kingsofthemidlands

POSTDATA:

Without Envy

Daily Express:

Nell The Thief

The Guardian:

Kingsofthemidlands

LAMBOURN:

Country Pyle

The Times:

Country Pyle

Daily Mirror:

Country Pyle

The Sun:

Country Pyle

Daily Record:

Country Pyle

Telegraph:

Bartzella

Daily Mail:

Bartzella

The Star:

Bartzella