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Unibet Magnolia Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £29489.2
  • 1m 1f 219y
  • Class 1
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 2m 4s
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Unibet Magnolia Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Sunny

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.20
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 613-33 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Creditable third behind Fancy Man and King Of The South in similar event at Lingfield seven weeks ago, taking AW form figures to 11333; proving consistent in this sphere and again looks likely to give his running; however, needs a career best to win this prize.

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2nd

1

(3)

7th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

Living Legend

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

sweating, took keen hold, prominent, ridden 2f out, led 1f out, no extra and headed final 110yds

9/1

6th

3

(1)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

15:10 Epsom

Living Legend

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

slowly away, raced in last, towards rear after 4f, pushed along and switched to centre over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

12/1

1st

2

(4)

29th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Living Legend

9st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

12/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 04-146 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won three-runner conditions race at Newcastle on debut for Archie Watson, taking AW record to 4-4; bubble burst in two runs since, finishing behind Fancy Man both times and seemingly exposing his limitations; chance depends on how well he takes to first-time blinkers.

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6th

2

(2)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Al Zaraqaan

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

Prolific winner under both codes, latterly notching a four-timer over fences last summer; won first time out between the ages of three and five, so goes well fresh, but this is quite an ask off his AW mark (12lb higher than when well held on turf last spring).

16/1

3rd

1

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 2

14:10 Cheltenham

Al Zaraqaan

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

raced in second, led narrowly but pecked on landing last, soon headed, kept on but no match for winner

7/1

4th

2

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 3

17:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Al Zaraqaan

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Very useful Flat-racer who has taken an instant liking to fences and made it 4-4 by a 9l margin at Southwell (2m, good; now 4lb higher); likely to be seen to even better effect in this race with a stronger pace on the cards; closely matched with Sir Tivo on last month's Uttoxeter clash.

11/10

20/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 43210- D BF

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Never dangerous when joint-favourite for the Cambridgeshire on last appearance; steadily progressive otherwise and was impressive in Ayr handicap nine days earlier; however, has something to find on these terms with cheekpieces back on (visored the last twice).

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0

2

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

13:50 Haydock

Chichester

9st 5lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Developed into a smart performer on AW at the start of this year and showed he's equally as good on turf when bagging a 1m Listed event at York (good to firm) in June on final outing for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish; better effort for this yard (but still below his best) when a never-dangerous fourth of five in 1m1f York Group 3 a fortnight ago; more needed.

20/1

4th

1

(4)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 177y

Class 1

13:50 York

Chichester

9st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Developed into a smart performer on AW at the start of this year and showed he's equally as good on turf when bagging a 1m Listed event here (good to firm) in June on final outing for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish; disappointing last of five in a Salisbury Listed race (1m, good) on his recent first outing for this yard; even a return to his best is unlikely to be enough.

25/1

5th

2

(6)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Salisbury

Chichester

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Charlie Johnston

Developed into a smart performer on AW at the start of this year and backed up that form when winning a five-runner Listed race at York (1m, good to firm) two months ago on final outing for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish; player on that.

5/1

Form: 13995- D

Last run: 267 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Absent since proving too headstrong at Sandown last July, taking turf record to 0-4; may settle better with hood now fitted and he looks an interesting contender back on AW; has form figures of 1113 (with progressive RPRs) in this sphere, most recently third in last year's Winter Derby.

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2nd

1

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

14:32 Newton Abbot

Father Of Jazz

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

Very useful Flat-racer; left Dan Skelton after two disappointing hurdle runs during the winter but won three in a row for new yard this spring (all 2m, good); back in novice company after after comfortable success in Class 3 Aintree handicap last time and ought to be a very tough nut to crack.

2/5

1st

2

16th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 103y

Class 3

19:35 Aintree

Father Of Jazz

11st 8lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: James Owen

Smart Flat performer; has been in good form over hurdles since joining this yard and bids for a hat-trick after winning good-ground novice events at Kempton and over C&D (wore a hood on both occasions); chance on handicap debut.

7/4

1st

1

19th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 103y

Class 4

17:20 Aintree

Father Of Jazz

11st 9lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: James Owen

Very useful Flat-racer; briefly lost his way after an encouraging first run over hurdles when with Dan Skelton (same owners) but got himself right back on track with a smooth success at Kempton (2m, good; stable debut); should have every chance of defying a penalty in what looks a weaker race.

5/4

OUR TIP

Form: 221-13 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Very useful colt who has form figures of 113 (all at Lingfield) since switched to AW, including a comfortable Listed success from King Of The South; creditable third behind smart performers Alenquer and Lord North in the Winter Derby last time; major contender even with a 3lb penalty.

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2nd

4

(2)

17th Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 0y

Class 1

13:40 Newbury

Fancy Man

9st 5lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

led, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and hard pressed, briefly headed over 1f out, battled on inside final furlong, kept on but headed and outpaced towards finish

12/1

11th

4

(14)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Fancy Man

9st 11lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

50/1

Form: 11-124 D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Has a good strike-rate on Tapeta; not disgraced off top weight in Wolverhampton handicap back on that surface last time; ran respectably behind Fancy Man at Lingfield two starts ago but looks held by that rival even with a 3lb pull and Polytrack record is now 0-4.

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7th

4

(4)

25th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

King Of The South

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: William Knight

slowly away, soon towards rear

20/1

5th

1

(8)

28th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

King Of The South

10st 0lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

Seven-time Tapeta winner but just under 3l behind Ziggy off levels in a conditions race at Newcastle last time and has to give him weight this time; 0-6 on Polytrack, including below best both visits here.

10/1

5th

3

(2)

12th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

13:50 Newcastle (AW)

King Of The South

9st 6lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: William Knight

Ultra-consistent sort whose seven wins have all come on Tapeta (record here reads 1121311); doesn't have much to find with the Gosden pair on these terms and his record on the surface makes him hard to dismiss, but a suspicion that further suits him better these days.

7/2

Form: 28551- D

Last run: 148 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Defied top weight in Class 3 handicap at Newmarket on last appearance, recording a fourth turf win and looking better than ever; has bits of Kempton form but it's below the required standard at this level; appears to have a tough task.

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6th

2

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Newmarket

Soto Sizzler

9st 12lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

midfield, weakened from 2f out

12/1

2nd

2

(1)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

16:00 Epsom

Soto Sizzler

9st 12lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary Moore

Creditable third in City And Suburban Handicap over C&D (soft) in April and now 6lb lower but has very mixed record for new stable this season and it's hard to know what to expect from him after last month's poor AW run.

8/1

12th

5

(7)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

20:45 Southwell (AW)

Soto Sizzler

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Gary Moore

Inconsistent results for new stable this term; respectable second of four at Goodwood (1m4f) most recently but now returns to a deeper field and is 0-5 on AW; not certain to back up latest effort.

12/1

3/1

Form: 6633-5 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Finished fifth in the Jebel Hatta at Meydan on seasonal debut, not the first time he's performed respectably in Group 1 company there; consistent sort who has form figures of 3116112233 on AW, placed in Listed grade at Lingfield the last two times; good chance at the weights in this field.

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4th

3

(4)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 2

15:20 Epsom

Felix

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Marco Botti

8yo; not the force of old but that's reflected in his mark and he went very close at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) in February in first-time blinkers; has won twice on turf and could be firmly involved; cheekpieces (in which he ran well two starts ago) replace blinkers; refused to go to post and withdrawn in March.

11/2

4

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:22 Lingfield (AW)

Felix

9st 3lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Marco Botti

Three placed efforts from four starts since returning to action in November and he only went down narrowly to a thriving rival at Wolverhampton last month; fully effective under these conditions; should give his running.

7/1

2nd

2

(3)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 2

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Felix

9st 8lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Marco Botti

Not the force of old but he retains ability and his latest third over C&D came in a race that wasn't run to suit; no guarantee that this will be either and new headgear is now tried.

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £1813.00
Straight Forecast £1629.50
Trifecta £14238.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Fancy Man

SPOTLIGHT:

Felix

POSTDATA:

Al Zaraqaan

NEWMARKET:

Father Of Jazz

The Times:

Fancy Man

Telegraph:

Fancy Man

The Guardian:

Fancy Man

The Sun:

Fancy Man

The Star:

Fancy Man

Daily Record:

Fancy Man

LAMBOURN:

Al Zaraqaan

Daily Mirror:

Father Of Jazz

RP Ratings:

Felix

Daily Mail:

Felix

Daily Express:

Felix