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Woodford Reserve Cardinal Conditions Stakes (The Road To The Kentucky Derby) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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Woodford Reserve Cardinal Conditions Stakes (The Road To The Kentucky Derby) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Rain

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.10
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 7123-

Last run: 173 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful form on turf last term, winning at Beverley on second start then running well at Haydock (novice event) and York (handicap); has something to find on AW debut but may improve further this year.

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

13th

11

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Dark Moon Rising

9st 2lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

towards rear

16/1

6th

9

(5)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Dark Moon Rising

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Kevin Ryan

Won at York (1m4f) in July; below that form in two runs since but can't be dismissed in this scenario; landed a notable AW conditions race (1m) in March 2022 and had a higher mark at the time (peaked at 102).

8/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1113-2

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Progressive 2yo form included a success in Doncaster sales race; finished strongly in first-time hood (now removed) and failed only narrowly when upped to 1m at Kempton on AW/seasonal debut; ties in very closely with Blue Trail and Find on that running; solid claims.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

5th

11

(3)

24th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Harrow

9st 2lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

midfield, headway and chased leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon carried left, weakened final furlong

9/1

3rd

4

(2)

8th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 2

15:45 Doncaster

Harrow

9st 3lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Andrew Balding

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and steady headway from over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds, not pace to challenge, did well in the circumstances

11/1

25th

12

(33)

16th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Harrow

9st 3lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

raced near side, prominent, ridden and outpaced when groups merged over 2f out, soon edged right and weakened

40/1

5/1

Form: 2187-3

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won on turf last summer; bred to do well on AW and duly ran a good race switched to this sphere at Kempton on reappearance, leading from over 2f out until collared by Blue Trail and Harrow in the final strides; in the mix.

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

2nd

5

(1)

21st May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Goodwood

Find

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: John & Thady Gosden

14/1

8th

3

(6)

22nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Sandown

Find

9st 6lb

J: David Egan

T: John & Thady Gosden

3rd

4

(5)

31st Mar 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Find

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: John & Thady Gosden

Won on turf last summer; bred to do well on AW and duly ran a good race switched to this sphere at Kempton on reappearance, leading from over 2f out until collared by Blue Trail and Harrow in the final strides; in the mix.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 211 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Got up on the line in similar event at Kempton (1m) four weeks ago, narrowly beating Harrow and Find; improving colt who looks a major contender provided he's as effective with hood (worn all three starts) removed.

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

1st

3

(1)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Blue Trail

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

started quickly, led early, headed and prominent soon after start

4/1

5th

1

(3)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Blue Trail

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

Strode clear for an 11l success in Meydan handicap (1m2f, good) two months ago, recording a smart RPR; however, it remains to be seen whether he can transfer that improved form back to British soil and he's the stable second-string/ with William Buick on board Ottoman Fleet.

10/1

11th

2

(3)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:45 Ascot

Blue Trail

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Charlie Appleby

took keen hold, led narrowly or disputed lead, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

11/1

Form: 3262-7

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Went close in 6f conditions race at Salisbury in September; has not matched that form since, most recently in 7f handicap last Saturday on reappearance; sole maiden in this field and has the worst chance on ratings.

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

10th

1

(9)

18th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Atheby

9st 9lb

J: J F Egan

T: Michael Blake

Fair 1m winner for Jane Chapple-Hyam in 2022 but subsequently changed hands for £2,000 and last of nine on his yard debut in 7f Kempton handicap 17 days ago; hood goes on for his Tapeta debut with something to prove.

50/1

9th

7

(6)

1st Mar 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Atheby

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Michael Blake

in touch with leaders

20/1

10th

8

(8)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 3

13:00 Ascot

Atheby

9st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

slightly awkward start, towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, dropped to last over 3f out, soon lost touch, tailed off

20/1

Form: 1-3528 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Juvenile campaign ended with a Listed win at Pontefract (1m); has raced in UAE (three times) and France (once) this year, best effort when second in Listed event at Meydan on penultimate start; now goes in first-time headgear; 1-1 on AW; has a respectable chance on the figures.

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

10th

5

(15)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:20 Newmarket

Mr Professor

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

33-1 for the 20-runner Lincoln at Doncaster (1m) on reappearance six weeks ago but won it comfortably from Lattam, coming smoothly from off the pace; 7lb higher today; chief concern is probably that all his turf runs for this yard last term were on soft and all his three career wins have been on soft, but 1m1f is no problem and he had plenty of form on good or firmer in 2021 and 2022; has to be considered.

12/1

15

(2)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Mr Professor

8st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Won comfortably at Goodwood (1m1f, soft) last September on fourth stable start and he remains well treated on his old form; he ran pretty well on his final two starts last season but needs something extra if he's to win this competitive handicap on his return to action.

20/1

6th

5

(5)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Mr Professor

9st 5lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Off the mark for this yard when coming from off the pace to win a Goodwood handicap in September (1m1f, soft); left behind by an impressive winner at Hamilton last time but still ran creditably; more will be required to win this competitive handicap.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £222.00
Straight Forecast £187.10
Trifecta £752.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Harrow

SPOTLIGHT:

Mr Professor

TOPSPEED:

Blue Trail

Telegraph:

Dark Moon Rising

The Guardian:

Blue Trail

Daily Mail:

Blue Trail

RP Ratings:

Mr Professor

NEWMARKET:

Mr Professor

Daily Mirror:

Mr Professor

The Times:

Harrow

Daily Express:

Harrow

The Sun:

Harrow

The Star:

Harrow

Daily Record:

Harrow