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17:35 Ascot

Good To Firm

Wolferton Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £65120
  • 1m 1f 212y
  • Class 1
  • 16 runners
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Wolferton Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £25.80
  • Place: £7.85

Form: -14504 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Comfortably won a 1m4f Listed race at Meydan in January but he's found life harder since, including remote fourth of five in Brigadier Gerard at Sandown on British return 19 days ago; regular cheekpieces which were missing at Sandown now back on; tough ask here under a penalty.

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6/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 65-361 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Group 2/3 winner in Ireland who reacted well to first-time blinkers (retained) when comfortably taking 1m1f Leopardstrown Listed (good) 12 days ago; handily drawn; likely to be in the shake-up if the headgear continues to work.

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8th

1

(13)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

14:50 Goodwood

Cadillac

9st 12lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Alice Haynes

slowly into stride, towards rear

20/1

15th

6

(4)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Cadillac

9st 5lb

J: James McDonald

T: George Boughey

Second in this last year; back to best when producing a really smart handicap performance to defy a big weight at the recent Epsom Derby meeting (1m2f, good to firm); cheekpieces worn on that occasion are retained; not long in the excellent George Boughey yard and should make a bold bid to go one place better than 12 months ago.

9/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.55

Form: 1273-3 CD

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

First outing since wind surgery when winning this on good to firm 12 months ago; respectable 4l last of three to Mostahdaf in Sandown Group 3 (1m2f, good) on reappearance; Foxes Tales was ahead of him in second on that occasion but no surprise to see him step up on that and make a bold bid to defend his crown.

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3rd

10

(14)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Juan Elcano

9st 5lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Kevin Ryan

dwelt start, switched right soon after start, always towards rear (jockey said the gelding was slowly away)

8/1

3rd

3

(3)

22nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Juan Elcano

9st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

3rd

2

(2)

18th Sep 2021

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

12:55 Ayr

Juan Elcano

9st 6lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

Better than ever after wind surgery when landing Wolferton at Royal Ascot (1m2f, good to firm) in June; just as good when second in York Group 2 in July; flying too high in the International back at York last time but he's the one to beat with his sights lowered.

11/10

Form: 32233-

Last run: 304 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Progressed into a smart performer at 3, including second to Alenquer in King Edward (1m4f, heavy) at this meeting; even better form when 2l third to Dubai Honour in 1m2f Deauville Group 2 (good to soft) on final start; gelded ahead of return to action; contender if ready to roll after ten months off.

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6th

7

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Tasman Bay

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Sir Mark Todd

Placed in Group/Listed races in 2021 (including on good ground); below par in light 2022 and also on sole 2023 run; returned with comfortable front-running handicap win at Bath recently (1m2f, heavy); today's task is considerably tougher and he has something to find with the principals, but he may get an easy lead if latest tactics are repeated, which can count for a lot.

25/1

1st

1

(1)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 37y

Class 3

13:58 Bath

Tasman Bay

9st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Sir Mark Todd

Won a 1m AW novice for this yard three years ago and was later placed in Group races, including the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot; was returning from 256 days away when down the field in a 1m4f handicap at York last May on his sole run for William Haggas (same ownership; first-time tongue-tie) and now returns from another layoff; wellbeing is clearly an issue.

5/1

13th

2

(8)

17th May 2023

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

13:50 York

Tasman Bay

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: William Haggas

Placed in Group races over 1m4f, 1m and 1m2f on his final three starts in 2021 (all on softer than good) but did not fire in his only three outings in 2022; has since left Sir Mark Todd (same owner) and now has tongue tied; well handicapped if back to his peak; new trainer won last two runnings of this race and also sends out La Yakel.

12/1

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No Results Found

Form: 162-40 D

Last run: 80 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Career best at the age of 6 when fourth in 10.5f Group 3 in Saudi Arabia on reappearance in February; well held in 1m1f Group 1 Dubai Turf at Meydan in March but he should be happier back over 1m2f and his Saudi form puts him firmly in the mix; also nicely drawn towards the inner.

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1

(2)

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 17y

Class 2

15:00 Epsom

Harrovian

9st 9lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Below-par third in at Newcastle on latest AW start (Good Friday); very useful on his day and returns to handicap level off a workable mark; however, failed to shine in this race two years ago on sole Epsom run.

10/1

3rd

4

(2)

7th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

15:00 Newcastle (AW)

Harrovian

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

dwelt start, soon prominent, ridden and hung left 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

9/4

4th

3

(5)

25th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Harrovian

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: John & Thady Gosden

prominent early, soon ridden to lead

8/1

13/2

Form: 154-64 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo but he's yet to better useful form, finishing 8l fourth to Majestic Dawn (West End Charmer second) in 1m2f Goodwood Listed (good to soft) 24 days ago; first-time cheekpieces will need to spark a good chunk of improvement; Atzeni on Juan Elcano.

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7th

11

(13)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Movin Time

9st 5lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

raced wide early, prominent, clear with one other 6f out, led over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, soon hung right and headed, weakened quickly over 1f out

13/2

4th

6

(8)

21st May 2022

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

14:15 Goodwood

Movin Time

9st 3lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Roger Varian

Lightly raced 4yo who was gelded prior to finishing sixth in notable handicap at Newmarket (1m1f, good) on seasonal debut; may prove sharper for that run and he remains open to further progress; not disgraced in Royal Ascot Group 3 and Newbury Listed race last summer; possibilities.

5/1

6th

1

(8)

30th Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newmarket

Movin Time

9st 10lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Roger Varian

gelded since last run

Form: 127-24 CD BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Successful in 3yo C&D handicap at this meeting last year and added a Group 3 at Haydock in August; good second to Mostahdaf in Sandown Group 3 (1m2f, good) on reappearance and seemingly failed to stay 1m4f when below-form fourth in Newbury Group 3 since; drawn widest but he did overcome stall 13 of 14 for that win last year so it shows it can be done; acts on good to firm; player.

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6th

2

(4)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Foxes Tales

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders

3/1

10th

2

(8)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Foxes Tales

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

Won the Golden Gates at this meeting in 2021 (1m2f, soft) and sixth in this last year; back to near his best with a clearcut Listed AW success at Kempton (1m2f) in April and reported to have been unsuited by the tight turns of Chester when running poorly last time; 3lb penalty.

33/1

6th

1

(1)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 1

14:40 Chester

Foxes Tales

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Group 3 winner on soft in 2021; touch regressive and failed to score last season but, following a gelding operation, has shown resurgent form in two notable AW races this year (clearcut Listed scorer at Kempton latest); enters calculations now he's moving back in the right direction.

5/1

20/1

Form: 0/0-18 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Ran poorly in Group 1 Lockinge at Newbury latest but this Royal Lodge winner at 2 had shown he retains all his ability when proving a neck too strong for Sir Busker in a 1m course Listed (good to firm) on his reappearance in April; new trip this afternoon.

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4th

4

(1)

7th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

New Mandate

9st 8lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Ralph Beckett

held up in rear, pushed along and headway on inner over 2f out, switched right and ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

16/1

10th

5

(15)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

New Mandate

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

switched right soon after start, in rear, pulled up quickly 5f out, fatally injured

20/1

8th

4

(5)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:20 Newbury

New Mandate

9st 0lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ralph Beckett

Possibly unsuited by soft ground on sole run last term; beat Sir Busker by a neck in 1m Listed event at Ascot on reappearance, adding to his 2020 Royal Lodge win and taking form figures in British races on good/firmer to 331111; may improve further granted such conditions.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 74-212 D

Last run: 109 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Third in 1m4f Newmarket Group 2 (good to firm) last summer and added to his good Meydan record with a win and two seconds at the start of this year, the win coming over 1m2f; will require a career best under his penalty, though; also drawn wide.

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10th

6

(1)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Star Safari

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

dwelt start, took keen hold, towards rear of midfield on inner, pushed along and headway over 2f out, soon switched left and headway, lost fourth and weakened inside final furlong (jockey said the gelding anticipated the start)

20/1

4th

4

(2)

24th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:10 Newmarket

Star Safari

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Group 3 winner at Meydan (1m2f, good) in February who returned from a break with solid third of five in Group 2 on the July Course (1m4f, good to firm) in July; below par in France since but soft ground may not have suited and he could go well for trainer who has won two of the last four runnings.

5/2

20/1

Form: 955-15 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Enhanced good strike-rate in handicaps when defying top weight at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) in January; however, his limitations have been well exposed at Listed/Group level, including remote fifth of sixth in Coronation Cup at Epsom (1m4f) 11 days ago; down the field in this last year; looks up against it again.

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4th

2

(5)

25th Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

14:50 Epsom

Palavecino

9st 12lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Brian Meehan

took keen hold, towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden and hung left under 2f out, outpaced inside final furlong

13/2

4

(10)

7th Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Palavecino

9st 11lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Brian Meehan

Useful on his day but has a better strike-rate on AW than on turf and there's also a question mark over his current form (duck eggs last three outings); usual hood removed; other preferred.

28/1

Form: 13/3-2 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo whose record is 4-10; ran well in 1m4f handicap at this meeting in 2020 and placed in 1m2f Listed events at Goodwood in just two outings since, returning from another eight months off to finish best of the rest behind Majestic Dawn 24 days ago; effective on going ranging from good to firm to soft.

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3rd

3

(4)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

West End Charmer

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

led, set steady pace

7/1

3rd

5

(1)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

West End Charmer

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

Smart earlier in his career (including Listed placed); met trouble at a crucial stage when seventh (Teumessias Fox fifth) of 13 in 1m2f Newcastle handicap on his recent AW debut after another long absence, showing enough to suggest a good chunk of his ability remains; fine at 1m4f; no surprise were he to go well.

8/1

7th

2

(10)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

West End Charmer

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Smart middle-distance handicapper in his youth; the handicapper was in charge when last seen, however, and he's only been dropped 6lb after a 524-day absence.

33/1

Form: /0642- D

Last run: 178 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Three-time Group 3 winner on fast turf; wasn't at his very best in four outings last year but his close second in 1m2f Lingfield (AW) Listed in December shows he's still capable of smart form; third in this on his 2020 reappearance.

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3rd

7

(9)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 1

15:05 Chester

Regal Reality

9st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Sir Michael Stoute

slowly away, raced in last

12/1

4th

8

(10)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Regal Reality

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

walked to post

7/1

66/1

Form: 43545- C

Last run: 263 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Landed the Britannia at this meeting (good to firm) last year and posted some solid performances in defeat at Listed and Group level level in the second half of the season; ran well enough to suggest he stays this trip when fourth in Goodwood Listed last September on sole attempt; first start for nearly nine months.

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1st

7

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Perotto

9st 7lb

J: Bauyrzhan Murzabayev

T: Roger Varian

midfield, headway and ridden over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, pushed along and ran on well final 110yds, led final stride

11/4

7th

11

(17)

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Goodwood

Perotto

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Roger Varian

Course winner at 6f and 7f; had been on a losing run since winning the 1m Britannia at Ascot in 2021 but put an end to it when winning from Ouzo at Sandown last month (1m, good to firm; first-time hood, retained); still below the mark of his big Ascot win but mudlark credentials are shaky.

12/1

1st

9

(4)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Perotto

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Roger Varian

Defied a 5lb higher mark in the 2021 Britannia; 0-15 since, most recently beaten favourite (finished tenth) in the Royal Hunt Cup on second run for new yard; however, good chance if taking well to first-time hood.

6/1

Form: 2106/2 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Group 3 winner at York (1m1f, good to soft) in 2020; offered enough to suggest he retains his ability when returning from nearly 18 months off to finish 3l second of four to Solid Stone in Group 2 Huxley at Chester (extended 1m2f, good) 39 days ago.

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4th

5

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Certain Lad

9st 2lb

J: George Bass

T: Jack Channon

midfield

25/1

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Non-runners

Majestic Dawn

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Payout
Exacta £2700.00
Straight Forecast £1207.90
Tricast £16216.50
Trifecta £36852.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Cadillac

SPOTLIGHT:

Juan Elcano

LAMBOURN:

Tasman Bay

NEWMARKET:

Regal Reality

RP Ratings:

Foxes Tales

The Times:

Aristia

Daily Mail:

Perotto

TOPSPEED:

Certain Lad

Daily Express:

Tasman Bay

The Guardian:

Cadillac

The Sun:

Cadillac

Daily Record:

Cadillac

Daily Mirror:

Juan Elcano

The Star:

Juan Elcano

Telegraph:

Regal Reality