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18:10 Ascot

Good To Firm

Copper Horse Stakes (Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 1m 6f 34y
  • Class 2
  • 16 runners
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Copper Horse Stakes (Handicap)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 42428-

Last run: 220 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Progressive for Keith Dalgleish last summer, winning four times (1m1f/1m2f), and he capitalised on a lowly hurdle mark on his stable debut in April; stamina is the big question but it will be interesting to see what Gordon Elliott can do with him on the Flat and Ryan Sexton removes a handy 5lb.

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12th

5

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Platinumcard

11st 11lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Well beaten on all five starts for David Pipe, the last two on heavy ground last month; comes here with a lot to prove but combination of better ground and first-time blinkers may enable an upturn.

16/1

6th

7

21st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

16:15 Newton Abbot

Platinumcard

11st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

led

25/1

0

12

13th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

16:33 Chepstow

Platinumcard

10st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Plenty of competitive form on the Flat and over hurdles for previous yards but has looked cold as ice in three runs for this one; could yet turn a corner and well treated if he did.

25/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.35

Form: 551/51

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

His first four starts were over 1m-1m2f and he showed improved form when taking a big step up in trip and winning the Chester Cup (2m2f, good) last month; unraced on fast ground; unexposed over staying distances and a 5lb rise isn't harsh; represents top connections and is one to consider.

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6th

2

(4)

25th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 124y

16:15 Curragh

Cleveland

9st 13lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, headway up the centre 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, not reach leaders

9/1

2nd

3

(2)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Cleveland

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent on inner, pressed leaders when nudged along from 3f out, went second when ridden and ran on from over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, made challenge inside final 110yds, always held

4/1

2nd

5

(9)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Cleveland

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, shaken up when bit short of room over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, stayed on

2/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.25

Form: 13-2

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Displayed considerable promise last summer on his first two starts (1m4f/1m5f, good to firm/good) and returned from an absence with a very creditable Listed second at the Curragh (1m4f, good to yielding) last month; could have lots more to offer, especially now up in trip; on the shortlist.

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3rd

3

(6)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:35 Curragh

Okita Soushi

9st 9lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

led

5/2

1st

6

(9)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Okita Soushi

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Only fourth start when third in the 1m6f Copper Horse at this meeting last year (good to firm); well beaten in two top races in his only other handicaps and odds-on when winning two non-handicaps on AW in February, not needing to be near his best; fifth in Group 3 five weeks ago won't be good enough either but he's 2lb lower than this time last year, so case can be made.

11/2

Form: 56-121

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

French Listed winner who has got back on the right track this spring, winning at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) and Hamilton (1m4f, soft) with good second at Ripon (2m, good) in between; faces a much tougher assignment now back up in grade but there could still be some mileage in his mark; unraced on fast ground.

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5th

3

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

18:20 Ripon

Get Shirty

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

towards rear

12/1

Form: 14/72-

Last run: 235 days

W: 9st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

10yo who was better than ever over hurdles during the last jumps season, dead-heating in the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth in November; he's on a competitive mark for this return to the Flat and he's all the more intriguing given that he's won over hurdles on his last three visits to Ascot; ran well in 2019 on his last encounter with fast ground; could be in the mix.

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4th

4

(7)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:45 Newbury

Not So Sleepy

9st 8lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hughie Morrison

disputed lead early, led after 1f

9/1

5

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Not So Sleepy

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Hughie Morrison

Acts on any going; very useful dual-purpose performer who retains his ability and enthusiasm despite his advancing years; comfortably won the Fighting Fifth Hurdle, rescheduled to Sandown, when last seen three months ago; however, beaten in this race for the last four years (form figures P555) and, at the age of 12, is surely set for another supporting role.

33/1

Form: 135-34 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Did very well to finish third in the Group 2 Queen's Vase over C&D (good to firm) at last year's Royal meeting on just his third start; has returned this season with two solid efforts in slowly run 1m4f Group 3/Listed races that haven't played to his strengths, and this unexposed 4yo could take a sizeable step forward now back up in trip; represents last year's winning yard.

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12th

4

(7)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Stowell

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alan King

Only seen sporadically in recent times and is now with his third yard, having run poorly in two starts for George Boughey; pulled hard when finishing last back from a break five weeks ago and it's hard to build up much enthusiasm.

20/1

7th

1

(3)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 23y

Class 2

14:05 Beverley

Stowell

10st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Alan King

took keen hold, held up in rear, weakened from 2f out

10/1

9th

1

(10)

6th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

13:40 Newmarket

Stowell

9st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Third in the 1m6f Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot in 2021 but seen mostly over 1m4f since, running with credit in defeat last term for the Gosdens; had wind and gelding operations before his debut for this stable in October and shaped better than last in that Listed race might suggest; not entirely dismissed.

9/1

25/1

Form: 28-125

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

It's hard to be confident after his last-time-out flop in a Group 2 at Newmarket in April but that was too bad to be true; in fine form previously, finishing second in a Group 3 at Newbury (1m4f, good) earlier in April, and this trip is within range; handles fast ground and is not ruled out.

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0

1

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Raymond Tusk

12st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Still well short of replicating his smart Flat best over hurdles when fourth on December 2022's handicap debut, but finally gets to try further than 2m in this sphere now and has been gelded; won't mind a dryout.

5/1

5th

4

(1)

7th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 50y

Class 1

15:05 Sandown

Raymond Tusk

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Alan King

Satisfactory third in handicap at Newmarket (1m4f) in May after a four-month break, but no show from a wide draw at Royal Ascot (1m6f) latest; still capable of smart form last year but very rarely seen over this far (second in 2m Ascot Group 3 in 2019) and looks set for a supporting role.

14/1

16/1

Form: 11-752

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Highly progressive last October with two handicap wins (1m2f/1m4f, yielding/heavy) and she improved again with a Listed second when upped to 1m6f at Gowran (yielding) last month; not ruled out but this red-hot race requires another career best and she's unproven on good/good to firm ground.

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7th

8

(2)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Pita Pinta

9st 6lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: J A Stack

midfield, ridden and in touch with leaders over 2f out, no impression over 1f out

10/1

4th

1

(7)

22nd Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Pita Pinta

10st 1lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: J A Stack

in rear, ridden over 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, kept on and went fourth final 110yds, never near to challenge

14/1

9th

9

(14)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:40 Galway

Pita Pinta

9st 9lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: J A Stack

midfield, pushed along and brief headway on outer 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon no impression

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 470-41 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Encouraging fourth on stable debut at Thirsk in April and built on that with a dominant win in a big-field Class 3 handicap here (1m4f, good) last month; 9lb higher against classier opposition today but he had plenty in hand last time and shapes as though he'll stay this far; respected.

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6th

6

(1)

23rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

16:45 Newmarket

Juan De Montalban

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: George Boughey

raced in second, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, soon weakened, behind over 1f out

8/1

8th

2

(17)

19th Aug 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

13:50 York

Juan De Montalban

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

prominent, going okay over 3f out, soon pushed along and found little, ridden and carried head awkwardly over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

13/2

1st

1

(4)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Juan De Montalban

10st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

prominent, went second over 8f out, led over 3f out, clear with one other from over 2f out, ridden and faced strong challenge over 1f out, kept on strongly

11/4

25/1

Form: 121-10 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Flopped at Haydock 24 days ago; he was highly progressive previously, however, with four wins since last August (including over 1m6f on good to firm), and it will be no surprise if this Godolphin 4yo bounces back to form in first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) and plays a leading role.

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1st

2

(3)

1st Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Bandinelli

9st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

prominent, pushed along when led under 2f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably

4/1

3rd

3

(3)

7th Dec 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Bandinelli

9st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

prominent, shaken up 3f out, pushed along and pressed leader 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, soon no extra

5/1

6th

2

(1)

16th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Bandinelli

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

5/2

11th
8 (19)
Red Verdon

33/1

Form: 5-2548 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Seven turf wins, the latest a Listed race at Sandown last July, and he went close on AW on his reappearance in April; not at the same level on his three starts since, however, and this 9yo looks vulnerable.

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11th

6

(10)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Red Verdon

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Dunlop

in touch with leaders, prominent 8f out, pushed along from under 4f out, ridden when lost position 3f out, towards rear when edged left over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

20/1

7th

2

(2)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Red Verdon

10st 1lb

J: Antonio Fresu

T: Ed Dunlop

midfield, pushed along from over 2f out, soon outpaced, ridden and rallied from over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

16/1

2nd

1

(4)

12th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 32y

Class 3

15:40 Beverley

Red Verdon

10st 4lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Ed Dunlop

midfield, chased leader 8f out, pushed along 3f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

11/2

33/1

Form: 53215-

Last run: 234 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Consistent in handicaps last summer and made all in Listed race against her own sex at Saint-Cloud last September; perhaps unsuited by very soft ground there next time; however, this is a red-hot handicap and she needs to prove she can cope with her revised mark.

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11th

6

(8)

10th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 17y

Class 1

16:00 Yarmouth

Quenelle DOr

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Hugo Palmer

prominent, led after 2f, headed after halfway, ridden over 4f out, weakening when bumped over 2f out, dropped to rear under 2f out, eased final furlong

10/1

5th

1

(4)

23rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Quenelle DOr

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Hugo Palmer

led, joined 4f out, pushed along and headed 3f out, soon weakened

16/1

20

(4)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Quenelle DOr

9st 2lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Hugo Palmer

Listed winner at Saint-Cloud (1m4f) last September and best form when fifth of 16 off this mark to Get Shirty at Royal Ascot (1m6f, good to firm) on reappearance; ran poorly in a Group 3 at Leopardstown six weeks ago and, even if she bounces back, needs a career best.

66/1

9/1

Form: /522/6 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

First reserve; 9yo who returned from a long absence with a fair sixth of 16 behind Juan De Montalban here (1m4f, good) last month; he's well treated on his old form at up to 1m6f so could build on that latest effort.

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9th

3

(1)

7th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Danehill Kodiac

9st 13lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

On a five-year losing spell and not the force of old; failed to beat a rival in last three starts and has enough to prove back down sharply in trip (raced mainly at 1m4f); new headgear.

33/1

14th

2

(8)

17th Sep 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Danehill Kodiac

10st 2lb

J: Louis Steward

T: Joe Tickle

stumbled start, led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, weakened and dropped to rear over 1f out

40/1

10th

6

(2)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Danehill Kodiac

9st 9lb

J: Christophe-Patrice Lemaire

T: Joe Tickle

led, headed and ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

40/1

Form: -08570 C

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Horse

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Course winner who scored off this mark at Haydock (1m6f, good to firm) last year and ran some fair races in Dubai early this year; has had a break since a below-par run at Musselburgh in April but others arrive with more pressing claims than this 8yo.

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12th

3

(9)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Island Brave

9st 13lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Heather Main

Absent 295 days before his only race last season, when seemingly not discredited behind a 1-5 favourite in a two-finisher Listed race in September; reliable and fully effective on AW, including at this track, but the handicapper has not cut him any slack.

25/1

Form: 05-833 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Admirable 7yo who ran well when third of 12 at Haydock (2m, good) last time; he can give another good account but there's a suspicion he'll be vulnerable against progressive types in this competitive race.

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0

1

(1)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Alright Sunshine

10st 4lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Multiple winner, including off higher marks, for previous yard; steadily finding his form for current stable until blotting his copybook by refusing to race last time; comes with risk.

20/1

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20/1

Form: 275-38

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Well-beaten last in Sandown Group 3 last month but that was his first attempt at 2m; previously a good third in Chester Group 3 (1m5f, good to soft) and he's 3lb lower than when a highly creditable third in last August's Ebor Handicap (1m6f, good); should be fine on fast ground; capable of a big run.

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16th

1

(15)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Alounak

9st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

in rear, struggling and eased over 3f out, tailed off (jockey said the gelding moved poorly)

20/1

8th

1

(8)

26th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 50y

Class 1

18:50 Sandown

Alounak

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

10/1

3rd

3

(1)

5th May 2022

Good

1m 5f 84y

Class 1

15:10 Chester

Alounak

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

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Payout
Exacta £476.00
Straight Forecast £457.80
Tricast £2171.30
Trifecta £3242.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Cleveland

POSTDATA:

Juan De Montalban

SPOTLIGHT:

Stowell

TOPSPEED:

Not So Sleepy

The Times:

Okita Soushi

Daily Mail:

Platinumcard

Daily Mirror:

Stowell

Telegraph:

Cleveland

Daily Express:

Cleveland

The Star:

Cleveland

Daily Record:

Cleveland

NEWMARKET:

Juan De Montalban

The Guardian:

Juan De Montalban

LAMBOURN:

Not So Sleepy