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Queen Mother’s Cup Handicap (For Female Amateur Jockeys)

  • Prize money: £12222.5
  • 1m 3f 188y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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Queen Mother’s Cup Handicap (For Female Amateur Jockeys)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £40.60
  • Place: £9.40

Form: 52430-

Last run: 219 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

1-15 for Stephanie Nigge when trained in France, the win in a 1m3f maiden two years ago; three good minor honours over about 1m2f last summer but his only start since was a lesser show when tried in blinkers in November; bought for 32,000euros soon afterwards; seems handicapped up to his best but worth a market check.

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

12th

10

(11)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Zealandia

8st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

Ran creditably in defeat in two of his four appearances at this track and although 2m2f seemed too much of a slog here in September, that was on soft ground; good runs at 1m6f either side of that and he kept on well for a narrow 2m win on Newcastle AW on New Year's Day; disappointing on latest start (February) but not out of it on his best AW form.

25/1

9th

6

(6)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Zealandia

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

Third win since joining Ian Williams when edging out stablemate Enemy (pair clear) in 2m Newcastle handicap on New Year's Day; Enemy gave the form a boost when taking a good conditions race at Southwell last week but this 7yo has yet to win back to back.

6/1

1st

9

(3)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Zealandia

8st 5lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

raced in second

10/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 28-790

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Ran well at 1m4f both starts here, latterly when beaten a neck last August (good to firm); 6lb lower today, having hardly beaten a rival in his four starts since, three for new yard; cheekpieces last two outings; while penultimate start suggested that plenty of ability remained, caution advised.

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

6

7th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

19:00 Hereford

Throne Hall

11st 10lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Wide-margin Flat winner under Brodie Hampson at Doncaster (1m4f, soft) in March but he laboured badly under a penalty after; has had more of a break this time and should be well treated back hurdling even though this career has seen more troughs than peaks since two wins in late 2022.

14/1

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4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 226-11 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

14th start when off the mark at Leicester (1m2f) last month, doing it smoothly, and he followed up over C&D (again on good) six days later in clearcut fashion from 17 rivals; apprentice ridden for both those; raised another 6lb but she's suddenly on a major roll.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

12

(12)

12th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

15:10 Lingfield (AW)

Topanticipation

8st 13lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Harry Eustace

Won her first two starts on good ground after returning in May at Leicester (1m2f) and York (1m4f); ran well afterwards, but has found Listed company tough the last twice and a similar scenario is likely.

50/1

7th

4

(9)

14th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 1

15:20 Yarmouth

Topanticipation

9st 4lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Harry Eustace

in rear, switched right and on outer from over 4f out, headway up the centre from over 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden when in touch with leaders 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

22/1

6th

3

(1)

18th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

16:10 York

Topanticipation

9st 9lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Harry Eustace

took keen hold, midfield on inner, headway and every chance on far side of group over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong

66/1

Form: 5423-5 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Three wins in May/June 2019, at this track on last two occasions, but has not scored since and her very consistent form last season means no respite from the handicapper; visored (below form) once in 2020 and now tries cheekpieces; runner-up in this race last year and has place claims again if the headgear has no adverse effect.

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

4th

3

(8)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Arctic Fox

9st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Martin Todhunter

held up in rear

10/1

6th

12

18th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

13:53 Wetherby

Arctic Fox

10st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Five-time Flat winner who stayed well; lost both her front shoes when failing to justify market confidence in a maiden at Bangor last month; unlikely that she was seen to best effect that day.

7/2

Form: -20115 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Prolific winner, including over C&D one year ago and over 1m2f here last month; bit below form nine days ago in hat-trick bid; peak efforts over about 1m2f but she has plenty of 1m4f form; respected.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

6

(11)

19th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Bollin Joan

9st 0lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear, outpaced 3f out, ridden over 2f out, made no impression

25/1

8th

4

(10)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Bollin Joan

9st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, not reach leaders

10/1

5th

1

(2)

25th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Ayr

Bollin Joan

10st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear of midfield, headway towards far side over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong

7/1

Form: 226

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Maiden after three points, four hurdle races and three novice events on Flat; runner-up twice on AW in this sphere, before well held when 66-1 on turf after a break; while improvement is needed, he's not entirely dismissed on this Flat handicap debut.

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

7th

7

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Tiger Jet

11st 1lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Brian Ellison

Ended last season with 3m Haydock success and back to form when a solid fifth in 3m Cheltenham handicap in December; possibilities after a break.

6/1

5th

9

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:35 Cheltenham

Tiger Jet

10st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Brian Ellison

3-15 over hurdles, most notably coming from off the pace to win a 15-runner series final at Haydock (3m, good to soft; 6lb higher today) in April; surged back to that form when third of nine here (2m5f, soft) on latest start, catching the eye big time with the way he came from a most unpromising position; back up 2lb but also 3f in trip, which will surely suit him.

9/1

Form: 115-24

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Seen far more often at Beverley (4-7 there) than anywhere else but she ran on into fourth of 18 to Topanticipation in C&D apprentice race on latest outing when venturing for the first time beyond 1m2f; may have more to offer at this trip and has each-way claims.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(15)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:00 Pontefract

Casilli

9st 9lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

Beverley specialist (five wins) and 7lb lower than for the most recent in July last year, but has done most of her racing since over further and not sure she has the pace for this now; also has a wide draw to overcome.

14/1

Form: 61875- D

Last run: 162 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Royal Ascot winner in 2018 when with David Elsworth; only one win since (four-runner race last August) and mostly some way below that form in the last year or so; off four months before well beaten on hurdles debut last week; others look far more solid.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(9)

16th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:15 Dundalk (AW)

Dash Of Spice

9st 10lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: James McAuley

prominent, went second after 2f, briefly disputed lead halfway

12/1

6th

3

(1)

24th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Dash Of Spice

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: James McAuley

Best form has come at 1m4f; finished a long way behind Okita Soushi over 2m here two weeks ago; might come on for that but hard to recommend.

20/1

4th

1

(4)

10th Feb 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Dundalk (AW)

Dash Of Spice

9st 9lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: James McAuley

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway and disputing third when pushed along under 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon outpaced and no impression

14/1

14/1

Form: 116417 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Three wins on the Tapeta at Newcastle; off the mark on turf (third attempt) in seven-runner 1m2f handicap on good to soft at Haydock late last month, leading over 1f out and well on top; however, disappointing 11-8 favourite four days later (1m2f, good to firm) and needs to bounce back from that over a new trip which is far from sure to suit.

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

4th

3

(5)

16th Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cathayensis

9st 2lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

towards rear but in touch with leaders, dropped to last and pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong

7/4

2nd

1

(5)

16th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

20:15 Doncaster

Cathayensis

10st 2lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

raced in last, still plenty to do but going easily 5f out, nudged along 4f out, pushed along from 3f out, ridden 2f out, steady headway on outer from over 1f out, went second 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

11/4

1st

2

(9)

25th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

18:00 Doncaster

Cathayensis

9st 11lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

held up in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, kept on well

10/1

Form: 5443-2 BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

600,000euros yearling who was a beaten favourite on all four outings last year, failing to progress; suggested he stays 1m4f, though, and started this campaign with a good run when second of eight on handicap debut at Goodwood (1m4f, good) eight days ago, in a clear lead for long way; on the back of that, and having had just five races, he may still do better.

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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: 7520/1 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won twice over fences last summer and comfortably made a successful return to the Flat (first time since 2018) when weak in the betting but easily best treated at the weights in a 1m4f seller at Leicester last month; this handicap demands a great deal more.

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

4

10th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Perth

Ming Dynasty

11st 7lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Ellison

prominent, lost two places halfway, not fluent 8th, dropped to last before 4 out, lost touch and pulled up before 3 out (jockey said gelding did not jump fluently; vet said gelding finished lame on his left-hind)

8/1

6

(7)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 3

17:13 Newcastle (AW)

Ming Dynasty

8st 13lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

chased leader, pushed along over 3f out, lost ground quickly and jockey looked down to see if something was amiss 3f out, soon eased and pulled up (jockey said gelding felt something was amiss)

11/1

12th

4

(10)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 3

14:00 York

Ming Dynasty

11st 1lb

J: Miss Sophie Smith

T: Brian Ellison

always towards rear

16/1

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Exacta £4446.00
Straight Forecast £2962.90
Tricast £8759.20
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Topanticipation

Telegraph:

Casilli

POSTDATA:

Vindolanda

Daily Mirror:

Throne Hall

Daily Mail:

Bollin Joan

The Star:

Dash Of Spice

RP Ratings:

Topanticipation

NEWMARKET:

Topanticipation

The Times:

Topanticipation

The Sun:

Topanticipation

Daily Record:

Topanticipation

The Guardian:

Casilli

Daily Express:

Casilli

LAMBOURN:

Vindolanda