June 15 / 15.05 Ascot

15.05 Ascot

Good To Firm

Queen’s Vase (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £155400
  • 1m 6f 34y
  • Class 1
  • 12 runners
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Queen’s Vase (Group 2)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.35

Form: 1-1

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Bolted up on debut at Nottingham (1m, good to soft) last October and again impressed when making it 2-2 in Newcastle novice (1m2f, AW) three weeks ago; he was strong at the finish last time when beating some useful yardsticks and brings considerable potential at this new trip; on the shortlist.
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1st

4

(3)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Eldar Eldarov

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

dwelt start, towards rear of midfield, pushed along then switched left over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, led final stride

3/1

1st

4

(10)

24th May 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Eldar Eldarov

9st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Looked an exciting prospect when surging clear of his rivals at Nottingham in October (1m, good to soft); runner-up gives that form some ballast and today's trip should suit; lots to like on his return.

10/11

1st

4

(5)

13th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 5

12:30 Nottingham

Eldar Eldarov

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Value shot up from £110,000 as a yearling to £480,000 at two; third foal; half-brother to 1m-1m2f winner A La Voile (RPR 102); dam French 1m2f-1m3f winner (including Listed; 111), closely related to 1m4f Listed winner Alignak; expected to figure on debut with that latest purchase price very much catching the eye.

5/2

20/1

  • Place: £5.65

Form: 811-64

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
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2nd

9

(6)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Zechariah

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

midfield on outer, good headway 3f out, went second home turn, ridden to lead 2f out, edged right against far rail over 1f out, kept on but headed final stride

20/1

4th

5

(4)

7th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 133y

Class 1

14:40 Lingfield

Zechariah

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Martyn Meade

Showed major improvement in last two juvenile runs, winning 7f maiden at Sandown and notable 1m conditions race at Newbury; finished last of six in the Craven on reappearance but, as son of Nathaniel, may do a lot better now upped in distance.

8/1

6th

7

(7)

13th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Zechariah

9st 0lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Martyn Meade

8/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 123-23 BF

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
trainer won this last year
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3rd

6

(1)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Hafit

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

slowly into stride, took keen hold, midfield on inner, switched left and pushed along 3f out, soon bumped, ridden and headway 2f out, briefly went second 1f out, kept on well, just held

8/1

2nd

3

(2)

17th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:56 Newbury

Hafit

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Cost 2,100,000gns as a yearling and has Dante and Derby entries; won maiden at Newmarket (7f, good) last August; runner-up in Listed race at Haydock (1m, good to firm) and edged out in very tight three-way finish to Group 3 at Newmarket (1m2f, good); that makes him the form pick.

5/6

3rd

7

(2)

9th Oct 2021

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

12:45 Newmarket

Hafit

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Dubawi colt who cost 2,100,000gns as a yearling; significant promise in two runs, winning maiden on the July course here (7f, good) then runner-up in Listed race at Haydock (1m, good to firm); bred to stay 1m2f; should have plenty more to offer.

7/4

10/1

Form: 1-2121

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
This is his eighth start and it's possible that others have greater potential, but he's thrived in handicaps this year and made all at York last month when upped to 1m4f (good; unraced on faster); it's a positive that he's battle-hardened and there's every chance he'll stay; could make a bold bid.
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4th

1

(8)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Al Qareem

9st 2lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

led, set good pace, 5 lengths ahead after 4f, ridden and much reduced lead over 2f out, soon headed, weakened and lost two places from over 1f out

10/1

1st

1

(3)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 3

16:10 York

Al Qareem

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Made all in handicap at Nottingham (1m2f, good to soft) last month on turf debut; further improvement in six-runner race at Sandown (1m2f, good) three weeks ago, making most and galloping on stoutly to regain second; raised another 3lb but it looks as if 1m4f will help; respected.

4/1

2nd

2

(2)

22nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 3

16:40 Sandown

Al Qareem

9st 5lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

6/1

Form: 5213-5

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Two wins from six 2yo starts and no impact when fifth of seven in 1m2f Group 3 at the Curragh on last month's comeback; however, he hinted he may be suited by this stiffer test of stamina and he's the sole runner for Aidan O'Brien who has won this seven times since 2007, so he has to be respected.
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5th

2

(9)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Anchorage

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

towards rear, niggled along and headway on outer from 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and edged right 2f out, soon outpaced, made no impression

6/1

5th

1

(7)

20th May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

17:25 Curragh

Anchorage

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Form: 21117

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
trainer won this last year (first string)
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6th

7

(7)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Nahanni

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

dwelt start, in rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden against far rail 2f out, some headway over 1f out, hung left and no impression inside final furlong

4/1

7th

8

(6)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

16:30 Epsom

Nahanni

9st 2lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Charlie Appleby

sweating, dwelt start and slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway from 3f out, behind but stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

20/1

1st

4

(2)

19th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 1

14:20 Epsom

Nahanni

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Unraced at two; has worn headgear all starts but he showed fight when seeing off a strong challenge on Kempton Polytrack in February (1m4f) and has since raced clean away with a 1m4f Leicester novice (good to soft); that form can be queried and the drop is trip is not ideal for this stout stayer but he is going the right way and the yard could hardly be in better form; cheekpieces refitted in place of blinkers.

33/1

Form: 518-2

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Won Ayr novice (7f, good to firm) last September on his second run for Kevin Ryan before finishing down the field in a 1m Group 3 at Newmarket; ran well when second of five on last month's handicap/stable debut at Bath (1m2f) and there's stamina on the dam's side, but others have stronger claims.
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7th

5

(12)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Green Team

9st 2lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Owen Burrows

held up in rear, bumped on turn after 1f, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and switched left on outer over 2f out, minor headway inside final furlong

33/1

2nd

1

(5)

24th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 3

14:50 Bath

Green Team

9st 9lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Owen Burrows

Trained as a 2yo by Kevin Ryan, winning a 7f novice at Ayr (good to firm) before seeming rather out of his depth in a Group 3 won by Guineas hero Coroebus at Ascot; concedes weight all round on his handicap debut but this longer trip should suit him well and he's not ruled out for his new yard.

7/1

8th

6

(2)

9th Oct 2021

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Newmarket

Green Team

9st 1lb

J: James Doyle

T: Kevin Ryan

Successful in novice event at Ayr (7f, good to firm) last month, improving on debut effort 11 weeks earlier; however, faces a much stiffer assignment upped in class.

40/1

20/1

Form: 411-43

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
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8th

12

(10)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Typewriter

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and hung right 2f out, minor headway 1f out, made no impression

20/1

3rd

9

(4)

4th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 75y

Class 1

14:40 Chester

Typewriter

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

4th

7

(2)

27th Mar 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

17:25 Doncaster

Typewriter

8st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Ended her 2yo campaign firmly on the up, breaking her duck in a 1m novice at Nottingham before showing further improvement to land a 1m2f nursery at the same track in October; more to come over middle distances and a 5lb rise isn't insurmountable.

11/2

14/1

Form: 2-21

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
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9th

8

(2)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Ruler Legend

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: J A Stack

took keen hold, prominent, switched left and bumped rival then slightly hampered under 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out

14/1

1st

5

(4)

7th May 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:00 Naas

Ruler Legend

9st 1lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: J A Stack

11/2

2nd

13

(8)

16th Apr 2022

Soft

1m 2f 30y

16:00 Cork

Ruler Legend

9st 8lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: J A Stack

Camelot gelding outran his odds on Naas debut last October when decent second over 1m; not sure how strong that form is but bred to improve with time and one to consider.

8/1

12/1

Form: 741

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
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10th

11

(5)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Perfect Alibi

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, hung left and ridden home turn, weakened from 2f out

12/1

1st

6

(1)

31st May 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Newbury

Perfect Alibi

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

led, faced challenge and ridden 3f out, sustained battle with runner-up from 2f out, kept on well, just did enough, gamely

10/1

4th

7

(5)

6th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 4

15:25 Ascot

Perfect Alibi

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

First foal out of a smart 1m4f-1m6f winner from a good family; Oaks entry; 9-1 for her Newbury debut over 1m2f and finished seventh, only 2l behind runner-up Spyfall; looked a bit one-paced when it mattered but she should improve on that.

6/1

25/1

Form: 815

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
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11th

10

(4)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Emotion

8st 13lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: John & Thady Gosden

raced freely, midfield, pushed along and bit short of room over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened

25/1

5th

2

(2)

20th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

14:10 Goodwood

Emotion

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

1st

4

(7)

4th May 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Emotion

8st 11lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: John & Thady Gosden

Form: 321

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Has improved with each of his three starts and comfortably made all in Yarmouth maiden (11.4f, good) three weeks ago; this is considerably tougher but he's in top hands and his dam was a 1m4f Group 1 winner; should continue to progress and it'll be no surprise to see a big run.
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12th

3

(11)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Baltic Bird

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

raced in second, pushed along and lost second home turn, ridden and weakened from 2f out

9/1

1st

1

(8)

26th May 2022

Soft

1m 3f 104y

Class 4

14:00 Yarmouth

Baltic Bird

9st 7lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

5/1

2nd

3

(4)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 3

13:00 Haydock

Baltic Bird

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

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Payout
Exacta £637.00
Straight Forecast £610.30
Tricast £4000.80
Trifecta £5897.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Nahanni

NEWMARKET:

Eldar Eldarov

Daily Mail:

Baltic Bird

TOPSPEED:

Al Qareem

The Star:

Hafit

The Sun:

Anchorage

Daily Express:

Zechariah

LAMBOURN:

Green Team

Daily Record:

Baltic Bird

RP Ratings:

Nahanni

POSTDATA:

Nahanni

Telegraph:

Nahanni

The Guardian:

Nahanni

The Times:

Eldar Eldarov

Daily Mirror:

Eldar Eldarov