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17:35 Ascot

Good To Firm

Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £59200
  • 1m 1f 212y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.15

Form: 1-20

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won sole 2yo start (7f, soft) before a creditable (albeit soundly beaten) second to subsequent Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Native Trail in the Group 3 Craven Stakes (1m, good); finished last in the French 2,000 Guineas since but used up lots of early energy from the widest draw; bred to be suited by the step up in trip and this unexposed colt could bounce back with a good run.

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

6th

3

(5)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Claymore

9st 2lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Mixed record since the career highlight of a win at Royal Ascot in 2022; fourth of six in the Winter Derby at Southwell was the second and best of his three AW runs this year; not disgraced either side but a return to his absolute peak form is probably required for a prominent finish today.

40/1

7th

4

(4)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Claymore

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Mixed record since winning at Royal Ascot in 2022; ran respectably in the Winter Derby at Southwell most recently but isn't guaranteed to back up that effort; not particularly solid on handicap debut.

25/1

4th

1

(2)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 1

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Claymore

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

raced in second

20/1

1/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2112-2 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won the Group 3 Solario Stakes at Sandown (7f, good) last August and reappeared with clear Listed second there (1m, good to firm) behind My Prospero, who runs in Tuesday's St James's Palace Stakes; holds stand-out claims on form and his pedigree firmly indicates this longer trip will suit.

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

4th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Reach For The Moon

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

chased clear leader, went second before 2nd, headway and 3 lengths down 4th, not fluent 3 out

10/11

27th

3

(32)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Reach For The Moon

9st 10lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Acts on soft and good to firm ground; disappointing in last three appearances, including when turned over at odds-on in the Hampton Court Stakes here 12 months ago; previously a smart sort, having won the Solario as a 2yo and performed well behind highly notable rivals on a few occasions; favourably treated on handicap debut, granted a revival.

10/1

7th

8

(4)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Reach For The Moon

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

One-time Derby hope who landed the Solario as a 2yo; suffered an odds-on defeat at Royal Ascot last term, then had an plausible excuse (heavy ground) for poor effort in French Group 3 on final outing; gelded since and now goes in blinkers; provided he responds well to those two factors, he has clear possibilities.

5/1

25/1

Form: 22-145

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Has contested Group races the last twice, finishing fourth of six in the Craven (1m, good) then fifth of eight in the Derby (1m2f, good); there's less depth in today's contest but others still make greater appeal.

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

6th

5

(6)

7th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newmarket (July)

Kingmax

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

towards near side, held up in rear, going easily when groups merged over 3f out, switched right and pushed along over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, soon no extra

14/1

3rd

4

(4)

16th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Kingmax

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and outpaced, held but kept on well inside final furlong

25/1

5th

5

(4)

12th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:35 York

Kingmax

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

33/1

Form: 142-52

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Headstrong sort who was runner-up in the Listed Dee Stakes at Chester last month (1m2f, good to soft); has shown promise on good ground, unraced on faster; the Dee Stakes form hasn't worked out and he has something to find with Reach For The Moon, but his form is up there with the best of the rest; changed hands for £490,000 at Goffs London on Monday night.

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

2nd

8

(5)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Cresta

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

held up in midfield, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, outpaced inside final 110yds

5/1

1st

6

(2)

27th Aug 2022

Soft

1m 3f 99y

Class 1

18:05 Windsor

Cresta

8st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

took keen hold, held up in midfield, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, went clear final furlong, easily

4/1

5th

3

(7)

28th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

Cresta

9st 3lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

steadied start, held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, stayed on final 110yds, not pace to challenge

25/1

OUR TIP

7/1

Form: 14 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Windsor (1m2f, good to soft) in April and again showed promise when close fourth of six in Listed race at Goodwood (1m3f, soft); further improvement is needed but the slow pace didn't help last time, when failing to settle, and this unexposed gelding could have more left in the tank.

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

0

6

(12)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Maksud

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Hughie Morrison

Needs to produce more than he's managed on his two runs this season but it wasn't a bad performance at Royal Ascot a fortnight ago and he's on a handy mark on last season's best form; remains lightly raced and not written off.

6/1

12th

12

(15)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Maksud

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hughie Morrison

Seven races, best form when runner-up off this mark at Glorious Goodwood (1m4f, good) in his first handicap; never figured over 1m2f at Chester on reappearance but worth a second look for trainer who won this race in 2003, 2010, 2015 and 2021.

12/1

7th

4

(8)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 2

14:05 Chester

Maksud

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hughie Morrison

Six races, best form when runner-up at Glorious Goodwood (1m4f, good; 2lb higher today) in his first handicap; second to a runaway winner in Listed race at Windsor (11.4f, good to soft) but his form dipped in a good Newmarket handicap (hooded, having raced freely) on final outing; may have more to offer.

8/1

6th
3 (1)
Howth

20/1

Form: 8459-6

Last run: 75 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

The highlight of his 2yo campaign was a close fourth in a Group 2 at Leopardstown (1m, good) in September; no threat on Listed reappearance at Leopardstown in April and he's won just one of his nine starts, but he's the sole runner for Aidan O'Brien who has won two of the last four runnings, and it's possible the new trip and first-time cheekpieces will unlock some improvement.

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

4th

9

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Howth

8st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

Belatedly regained the winning thread at Wolverhampton (upped to 1m6f; off 4lb lower) this month, benefiting from drop to Class 4; faces a stiffer assignment back up two grades and, with strike-rate only 2-23, looks unlikely to follow up.

25/1

1st

1

(7)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Howth

10st 0lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

prominent, led 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, edged right but kept on final 110yds

10/1

4th

5

(1)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Howth

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

A fair effort when fifth of 11 here (1m3f) last month (just behind Valsad), but losing run up to 17 and another 1lb drop not enough to tempt.

10/1

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