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16:20 Ascot

Good To Firm

St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) (Colts) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £283550
  • 0m 7f 213y
  • Class 1
  • 13 runners
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St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) (Colts) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 121-1 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Hugely progressive in four races over 1m on good/firmer at Newmarket and should be unbeaten as he was unfortunate not to win the Royal Lodge on second occasion (collared late having kicked too soon); enhanced his growing reputation in the 2,000 Guineas on reappearance, making good headway to lead over 1f out then driven out to beat stablemate Native Trail who is unbeaten otherwise and has since won the Irish equivalent; leading claims.

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1st

8

(4)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Coroebus

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

led, going easily over 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and headed 1f out, rallied inside final 110yds, just held

4/6

1st

4

(1)

30th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Newmarket

Coroebus

9st 0lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

Neck runner-up to Royal Patronage in the Group 2 Royal Lodge over C&D (good to firm) in September on his second start, and showed improvement when going one better in fine style in the Group 3 Autumn Stakes over C&D (good) in October; his stablemate Native Trail has more substance to his form but he's unexposed and could be a top-class prospect.

9/2

1st

3

(11)

9th Oct 2021

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Newmarket

Coroebus

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Dubawi colt whose debut success came on the July course (good to firm); part of a pulsating finish to the Group 2 Royal Lodge over this C&D (good to firm) two weeks ago, shaping like the best horse in the race having looked sure to win when going clear 2f out, only to be collared in the final strides; kicked a bit too soon and looks set for compensation.

4/6

1st
10 (12)
Lusail

4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 114-26

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Smart colt who won the July Stakes and Gimcrack last season, then finished second in the Greenham on reappearance; speedily bred but ran creditably upped to 1m in the 2,000 Guineas, keeping on for sixth place, and that form can be marked up (met trouble); could go well again.

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12th

6

(3)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Lusail

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

prominent

20/1

6th

7

(9)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Lusail

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

Productive 2yo campaign included wins in the July Stakes and the Gimcrack; has failed to score since and his Group 1 form last summer (placed twice) has not been repeated subsequently; fourth to stablemate Chindit at Listed level most recently; opposed.

33/1

4th

3

(1)

3rd May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:25 Ascot

Lusail

9st 5lb

J: James Doyle

T: Richard Hannon

in touch with leaders, ridden 2f out, soon outpaced, kept on inside final furlong

15/2

25/1

  • Place: £5.85

Form: 1-512 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Outstayed over 1m2f on reappearance then showed useful form dropped back to 1m last month, readily winning at Newmarket then close second in notable handicap at Haydock where in hindsight he hit the front a bit too soon; raced only on good ground; open to further improvement.

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6th

4

(4)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Mighty Ulysses

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: John & Thady Gosden

C&D novice winner who was a Listed scorer on the other Newmarket course (1m, good to firm) last July; back to form when dead-heating in Group 3 Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury (1m, good) last month in first-time cheekpieces (retained) and he's respected for his top stable (one of two for yard).

9/2

1st

3

(2)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Salisbury

Mighty Ulysses

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: John & Thady Gosden

Rapidly developed into a smart miler last summer, very close fifth in Group 1 St James's Palace before a Listed win at Newmarket, but disappointing on final 3yo start and on his only run this term; good to soft ground and some ring-rustiness might help explain the latter but connections also now turn to cheekpieces.

7/2

5th

7

(7)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Mighty Ulysses

9st 3lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Rapidly developed into a smart miler last summer, very close fifth in Group 1 St James's Palace over C&D before a Listed win at Newmarket; a touch disappointing when stepped up to 1m1f at York on final 3yo start but his overall profile is positive and he could easily have more to come in 2023; contender but he was keen in quite a few of his races last year and wouldn't want to be too fresh back from 11 months off; raced only on good/good to firm.

6/1

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10/1

Form: 111 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Similar type to stablemate My Prospero, as a thrice-raced colt who is progressing well; overcame a tardy start in the German 2,000 Guineas at Cologne (1m, good) most recently, leading in the final half-furlong and maintaining his unbeaten record; developing fast, having made debut only in March; attractive profile.

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3rd

4

(1)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:40 Ascot

Maljoom

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Won his first three career starts in spring 2022 and he was bang there, not getting best of runs, when fourth in the Group 1 St James's Palace at Royal Ascot (1m) that June; the clear pick on the latter form but unraced on softer than good and had only one race last term, when well below form in Group 2 at Newmarket in September; entered in next month's Group 1 Lockinge and it will be interesting to see his market strength.

2/1

5th

3

(1)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Maljoom

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Won last spring on first three starts (7f/1m, good/AW; including the German 2,000 Guineas) and granted a clear run he would probably have made it 4-4 in the Group 1 St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m, good to firm) last June; absent since but strong claims if retaining all of his ability.

11/4

4th

11

(7)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Maljoom

9st 2lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

prominent on outer, pushed along and pressed leader 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, drifted left but kept on well final 110yds, just held

10/1

10/1

Form: 3-11 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Fast-improving colt who showed smart form in the Heron Stakes at Sandown (1m, good to firm) last month, beating Solario winner Reach For The Moon (pair clear) and following up his Newbury reappearance success; has raced only three times and should have plenty more to offer; respected.

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7th

4

(4)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

15:45 Ascot

My Prospero

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

took keen hold, soon led, headed 2f out

12/1

1st

3

(6)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:40 Goodwood

My Prospero

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Hasn't made the expected further progress this season, though the bare form is still respectable, second in York Group 2 (dropped back from Group 1 level) most recently; close third in the 2022 Champion Stakes the last time he raced on softer than good; now returns to Listed grade for first time since winning last year's Heron Stakes; clear top on ratings.

5/6

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No Results Found

Form: 1274-5 C

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won the Coventry on this card 12 months ago, then subsequent 2yo form included good efforts in the Vintage Stakes and the Dewhurst; ran well (fifth of 15) in the 2,000 Guineas on reappearance but was 5l behind Coroebus; needs improvement if he's to gain further Royal Ascot honours.

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6th

4

(5)

1st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket (July)

Berkshire Shadow

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: Andrew Balding

raced far side, prominent, weakened over 1f out

4/1

5th

2

(1)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Berkshire Shadow

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

prominent

25/1

3rd

1

(7)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Berkshire Shadow

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

In good form, having justified favouritism in a couple of notable AW races since being gelded; turf record includes a success in the Coventry as a 2yo and two good efforts at Group 1 level last year; however, needs a clear career-best performance to land this prize.

33/1

50/1

Form: 2133-0

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Solid 2yo campaign included a success in the Champagne Stakes and placed efforts in the Dewhurst and Futurity; form dipped in French 2,000 Guineas last month, though wide trip didn't help; very useful colt but, unlike some of these rivals, has possibly already reached his peak rating.

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1st

6

(7)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:20 Ascot

Bayside Boy

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Roger Varian

slowly away, in rear, shaken up and good headway over 1f out, ran on well and led towards finish

16/1

1st

5

(1)

14th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Bayside Boy

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, towards rear, switched to near side 3f out, shaken up and carried head awkwardly over 2f out, went second over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well

9/4

5

(4)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

13:45 Haydock

Bayside Boy

9st 0lb

J: William Buick

T: Roger Varian

Edged out Reach For The Moon to win Group 2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster (7f, good to soft) last September; seemed to run close to his best when 2l seventh in the Group 1 St James's Palace at Royal Ascot but he looked an awkward ride when beaten favourite in a 1m Glorious Goodwood Group 3 since (both good to firm); has blinkers added now and ought to be bang there if putting his best foot forward; any rain would be in his favour.

5/1

33/1

Form: 2111-3 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Third in the Greenham at Newbury two months ago, doing enough to think he's trained on following a busy and productive 2yo campaign; 4-4 on ground softer than good, including two Group 1 wins (7f/1m) in France last October; just 1-5 on good/firmer and could have done with rain.

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7th

1

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Angel Bleu

9st 6lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Two Group 1 wins on French soil as a 2yo; led close home in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood eight weeks ago, taking record on going softer than good to 6-8; faces a stiffer task in this field but slow ground would boost his chance.

25/1

1st

2

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Angel Bleu

9st 6lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

midfield, waiting for room over 2f out, ridden and switched left against near rail 1f out, headway final furlong, ran on well to lead towards finish

10/1

4th

3

(4)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Angel Bleu

9st 3lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Added to his good record on softer than good when resuming winning ways in 7f Haydock Listed race last month; shaped better than the result after meeting trouble when seventh of 12 in the Queen Anne over the straight 1m here (good) at the Royal meeting; big run on the cards if the ground eases.

9/2

11th
1 (1)
Aikhal

25/1

Form: 2144-

Last run: 234 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Ballydoyle colt who scored narrowly at Listowel on second 2yo start, then finished fourth in Group 3 at Newmarket (behind Coroebus) and Group 1 at Saint-Cloud (behind Angel Bleu); well down this pack on ratings but could easily rate higher in 2022; reappearance run for this son of Galileo.

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10th

1

(7)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Aikhal

9st 11lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Jamie Osborne

Winner of 1m2f Group 3 in June 2022 when trained by Aidan O'Brien; yet to fire for current stable and carries risks despite his reduced mark.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £319.00
Straight Forecast £398.30
Tricast £812.50
Trifecta £1609.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Coroebus

SPOTLIGHT:

My Prospero

The Guardian:

Maljoom

Daily Express:

Maljoom

Telegraph:

My Prospero

Daily Mirror:

My Prospero

Daily Record:

My Prospero

TOPSPEED:

Coroebus

POSTDATA:

Coroebus

NEWMARKET:

Coroebus

The Times:

Coroebus

Daily Mail:

Coroebus

The Sun:

Coroebus

The Star:

Coroebus