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Good To Firm

Platinum Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £567100
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 27 runners
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Platinum Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 24 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £56.55
  • Place: £9.85

Form: 168-34 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

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3rd

5

(3)

27th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Alcohol Free

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

held up in rear, pushed along and headway when not clear run over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well final 110yds, went third final stride, not recover

10/1

2nd

7

(5)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Alcohol Free

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

midfield, pushed along and headway towards near side from 2f out, prominent when ridden over 1f out, held but kept on inside final furlong

6/1

1st

21

(8)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Alcohol Free

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

raced centre, in touch with leaders, ridden 2f out, every chance 1f out, weakened final 110yds, 10th of 15 in group

33/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 5261-0 CD

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Down the field at Meydan on sole run this year when found to be lame in his right-fore leg; may be vulnerable to speedier types over 6f on fast ground but the stiff track is in his favour and he won the Group 1 Champions Sprint over C&D (good to soft) last October; respected.

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5

(10)

17th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Creative Force

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Comfortably justified favouritism in conditions race at Haydock (6f, good to soft) on Saturday, reversing last month's Newmarket placings with Commanche Falls and recording first win since landing Ascot Group 1 in 2021; smart performer who commands respect back up in grade.

3/1

1st

2

(2)

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Haydock

Creative Force

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

Turned over at odds-on in Group 3 Abernant at Newmarket on last month's reappearance (behind Commanche Falls); however, it wasn't a bad performance and he could improve for it; holds leading claims judged on last year's efforts in Group/Grade 1 sprints.

5/6

3rd

2

(4)

20th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Creative Force

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Group 1 winner as 3yo (6f, good to soft) who raced only at that level in 2022, failing to win but running some excellent races in defeat; not that fussed about the state of the ground and should have plenty going for him now racing in a Group 3 for the first time in nearly two years.

Evs

9/1

  • Place: £2.85

Form: 433-66 D

Last run: 98 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Australian challenger who can be slowly away and has been beaten eight times since winning a 6f Grade 1 at Caulfield last February; however, he ran a highly creditable race in a 6f Group 1 at Flemington last time out in March, where he covered extra ground to switch to the near-side group and finished second among those runners; this hold-up horse should relish today's stiff 6f and Jamie Spencer is the ideal jockey for his running style.

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4th

2

(8)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Artorius

9st 5lb

J: James McDonald

T: Anthony & Sam Freedman

towards near side, prominent on far side of group, edged right over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, 2nd of 9 in group

4/1

3rd

1

(12)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Artorius

9st 8lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Anthony & Sam Freedman

dwelt start, held up in rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headway from over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on well but always held

9/2

3rd

2

(2)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Artorius

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Anthony & Sam Freedman

raced centre, steadied start, held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, hard ridden and headway over 1f out, not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, ran on, forced dead-heat for third post, joint-2nd of 15 in group

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.85

Form: 140-32 D

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

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8th

9

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Happy Romance

9st 1lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Ties in with Annaf on Portland form (finished 2l fourth); faced a much stiffer task in the Foret last Sunday (midfield); successful at this level in 2020/2021 but her subsequent strike-rate is underwhelming.

11/1

4th

4

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Happy Romance

9st 8lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Usually aimed high and appreciated the return to Listed race when winning mares' race at Bath in April (5f, good to soft; also suited by 6f on good or quicker); can be excused her two starts since but lacks a recent run and this is her first run in a handicap.

11/1

18

(11)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Happy Romance

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Richard Hannon

fourth two years ago

40/1

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20/1

Form: 8/171-

Last run: 308 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 113

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15th

14

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Sacred

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Not quite at best in York Group 2 a fortnight ago but it was same story in that race 12 months earlier; two starts ago she was beaten just a neck by Khaadem in the Group 1 Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) and it will be no surprise to see a prominent showing in first-time cheekpieces.

10/1

5th

7

(4)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Sacred

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Only sixth of nine when favourite for this race last year but she hasn't looked back since, winning a Listed race and a Group 3 over this trip and running a cracker when beaten a neck in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee (6f, good to firm) at Royal Ascot in June; goes well fresh; key player.

4/1

2nd

15

(3)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Sacred

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Gifted mare with Listed, Group 3 and Group 2 wins over 7f, looking at least as good as ever with an easy reappearance AW success at Lingfield six weeks ago; that should have put her spot-on for a second attempt at this race (beaten only 1l into fifth on reappearance last year when she got going just too late to land a blow); considered best on good ground or firmer; big shout.

7/1

28/1

Form: 28-104

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

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12th

9

(16)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:00 Ascot

Naval Crown

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

led group up the centre, close up overall, ridden and lost position 2f out, hung left and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7 in group

11/1

11th

8

(5)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Naval Crown

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

prominent, pushed along towards far side 3f out, ridden and beaten when hung left under 2f out, soon weakened (trainer said, regarding the poor form shown, he could offer no explanation other than the jockey reported that the colt was never travelling)

9/2

6th

6

(14)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Naval Crown

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

midfield on far side of group, pushed along and headway from 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well

33/1

Form: 1228-1 C

Last run: 66 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 108

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15th

15

(1)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:00 Ascot

Double Or Bubble

9st 1lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Chris Wall

raced far side, prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon lost position, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11 in group

40/1

6th

6

(8)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:20 Doncaster

Double Or Bubble

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Chris Wall

steadied start, held up in behind leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened (trainer's rep said, regarding poor form shown, that the mare may have been unsuited by the Soft, good to soft in places ground on this occasion and would prefer a sounder surface)

7/1

66/1

Form: /103-1 CD

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 113

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10th

22

(12)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Campanelle

9st 2lb

J: Irad Ortiz Jr

T: Wesley A Ward

raced centre, towards rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon chased leaders, kept on, 6th of 15 in group

66/1

11th
25 (11)
 | Uniform

40/1

Form: -35211 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo

OR: 113

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33/1

Form: 1320-2 D BF

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Went close in a Group 3 at Newbury (6f, good to firm) last July and that form has been boosted by the subsequent exploits of the winner Happy Romance; could improve for his reappearance run in March (Listed runner-up) and he's lightly raced for his age, but he has quite a bit to find.

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1st

2

(2)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 1

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Diligent Harry

9st 5lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

held up in midfield, smooth headway halfway, led and going best over 1f out, pushed out inside final furlong, ridden briefly final 110yds, comfortably

3/1

1st

5

(1)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Diligent Harry

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Clive Cox

ducked right start, took keen hold, made all, ridden over 1f out, reduced lead inside final 110yds, unchallenged

11/4

4th

4

(8)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:50 York

Diligent Harry

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Very useful performer on AW; 0-11 on turf but nearly beat Commanche Falls at Newbury on penultimate outing and now gets a 5lb pull with that opponent; capable of being thereabouts, provided he's back in similar form (well below par last time).

8/1

16/1

Form: 912-41 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 103

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11th

7

(13)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Run To Freedom

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

Twice runner-up at Group 1 level, including in last year's July Cup; lacked consistency otherwise in 2023 but he's a leading player on ratings in this field; luckless fourth, having met traffic issues, in this contest in 2022.

11/1

5th

4

(5)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Run To Freedom

9st 4lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

Chased home Kinross when 150-1 for this race last year and showed that was no fluke with a second Group 1 silver medal in this season's July Cup (28-1; Kinross third and Art Power fourth); needs to put a poor run in Haydock's Sprint Cup behind him but he's clearly a contender if performing to his best; unraced on extremes of going.

20/1

11th

6

(15)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Run To Freedom

9st 5lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

Listed winner at Salisbury (6f, good to firm) in May and runner-up to Shaquille in the July Cup at Newmarket (6f, good to soft) last time, which is the second time he's been runner-up in a Group 1; each-way contender.

14/1

40/1

Form: 21-217 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

5f/6f Listed winner who landed a 5f Group 2 at Haydock last month; respectable effort in mid-division in the King's Stand over 5f here on Tuesday but he needs to produce something new if he's to threaten in this.

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9th

6

(7)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Kings Lynn

9st 4lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

More modest efforts than good ones to his name last year; starts this campaign off a reduced mark as a consequence but although he handles soft, he may not want it this deep any more.

11/1

9th

7

(18)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Kings Lynn

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

Winless since spring 2022 but retains most of his ability and ran creditably when ninth of 27 in the Wokingham in June; however, he hasn't built on that and finished nearer last than first over the same C&D last Friday.

18/1

12th

2

(1)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Kings Lynn

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Winless since May 2022 but he retains most of his ability and he ran creditably when ninth of 27 in the Wokingham over C&D in June; now 5lb lower and he was far from disgraced (met trouble) in the Portland at Doncaster last month; impossible to discount.

7/1

14th
18 (13)
Minzaal

40/1

Form: 3/23-3 D BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won the Gimcrack in 2020 and ran just twice last year, including a third in the British Champions Sprint over C&D (good to soft); could improve for comeback third behind Highfield Princess at York and this lightly raced 4yo is an each-way possible in first-time cheekpieces; has won on good to firm.

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1st

7

(7)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Minzaal

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

travelled strongly, held up in midfield, smooth headway but waiting for room over 2f out, ridden when in the clear over 1f out, soon led, kept on strongly and went clear inside final furlong, impressive

4/1

1st

5

(6)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:56 Newbury

Minzaal

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

raced freely, tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on well

11/2

14th

18

(13)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Minzaal

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

raced centre, prominent, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, beaten when hung left inside final furlong, 9th of 15 in group

40/1

15th
6 (7)
 | Uniform

28/1

Form: 214-00 D

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Arrives with something to prove having been well beaten at Meydan in March on his two runs this year; however, perhaps he'll return to form now back on home soil and could be an each-way player at a forecast big price having won the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock (6f, good to firm) last September.

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OUR TIP

66/1

Form: 191-19 D

Last run: 98 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Australian challenger who races up with the pace; better could have been expected at Flemington last time out, even allowing for him racing in the disadvantaged near-side group, but his trainer reported afterwards he had a "very tight back"; he'd previously won two Group 1s at Flemington (6f/5f), on the second occasion beating his stablemate Nature Strip who was ultra impressive in the King's Stand here on Tuesday; leading claims if at his best.

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16th

15

(6)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Home Affairs

9st 5lb

J: James McDonald

T: Chris Waller

raced centre, midfield, ridden 2f out, pressed leaders over 1f out, outpaced final 110yds, 7th of 15 in group

66/1

Form: 5-1213 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won the Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp (5f, heavy) last October and added another Group 1 in the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan (6f, good) in March; below best in Curragh Group 2 last month, after a short break, but he could improve for that run and is not ruled out each-way; unproven on fast ground.

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12th

1

(2)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:25 Curragh

A Case Of You

9st 6lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

raced far side, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression and weakened inside final furlong

7/1

17th

1

(27)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

A Case Of You

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

raced near side, always towards rear, 4th of 9 in group

16/1

3rd

1

(8)

21st May 2022

Yielding

0m 6f 0y

14:45 Curragh

A Case Of You

9st 8lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

11/4

Form: 60-654 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Made all with something to spare in a 6f Group 3 at the Curragh last August but came up short in two Group 1s subsequently and he hasn't been at the top of his game on his three outings this season.

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17th

7

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Gustavus Weston

9st 9lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

Four-time winner at up to Group 2 level; has been steadily coming down the handicap and was second over 5f here in the autumn but no encouragement from his two starts this term.

25/1

11th

5

(7)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

16:40 Cork

Gustavus Weston

9st 5lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

Four-time winner at up to Group 2 level; coming down the handicap but no encouragement from his Curragh run; others preferred.

14/1

12th

10

(3)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Gustavus Weston

8st 12lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

Not the force he was but found his level off much-reduced mark in the autumn, notably when second over C&D; hood left off here and he's generally better for a run.

16/1

15/8

Form: 1549-3 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Two 7f Group wins (soft/good to soft) and it would have been interesting to see how he'd have fared granted a clear run in the British Champions Sprint over C&D (good to soft) last October; returned with close third in Group 3 at Haydock (7f, good); may lack the necessary speed for 6f on fast ground.

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2nd

2

(8)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Kinross

9st 4lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Ralph Beckett

Admirable campaigner from 6f-1m whose hat-trick of successes last autumn included a clearcut victory in this race; has continued the excellent work this season, winning the Lennox and City Of York (both 7f Group 2s) in August and arguably unlucky not to add a second Group 1 Foret three weeks ago to his haul; handles all types of ground and once more looks the one to beat.

13/8

1st

4

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Kinross

9st 8lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Ralph Beckett

Splendidly tough 6yo who won this race on quick ground last year, beating five of today's rivals, and saw off Isaac Shelby by a neck in the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood (7f, good to soft) this month; gets on well with Frankie Dettori and represents a stable in fine form; leading contender.

13/8

1st

4

(1)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:00 Goodwood

Kinross

9st 5lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Ralph Beckett

Record of 6-11 on softer than good, compared to just 1-11 on good/faster; completed a notable hat-trick last autumn, including Group 1 wins over 7f and 6f; last month's third in July Cup shows he retains plenty of ability; won this race in 2021 and nearly completed a Lennox double (neck second; best of those held up) last year; leading claims back here.

6/5

21th
7 (16)
Garrus

33/1

Form: 76-424 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Fair fifth in this last year and won a Group 3 at Deauville in August; went close at same level at Newmarket in April but soundly beaten behind Highfield Princess at York last time and his limitations are likely to be exposed.

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14th

2

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Garrus

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Charles Hills

Triple Group 3 scorer; failed to beat a rival when last seen but is likely to rebound, having performed well in this contest for the last two years (close second in 2022, won in 2023); now an 8yo and it's a deeper renewal but he's very hard to dismiss.

9/1

10th

2

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Garrus

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

Narrowly beat Commanche Falls on same terms in similar event at Newmarket (6f, good) in April; respectable second in both Group 3 attempts since, in France; holds solid-looking claims back at this level.

7/1

8th

2

(12)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Garrus

9st 5lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Charles Hills

Three-time Group 3 winner, the latest the Abernant at Newmarket (6f, good) in April; runner-up in Group 3 races the last twice, most recently behind Mill Stream in France (6f, soft), but limitations likely to be exposed here.

33/1

33/1

Form: 340-72 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

First past the post in the Commonwealth Cup over C&D (heavy) at last year's Royal meeting (demoted due to interference) and runner-up in the July Cup (6f, good to firm) next time; of interest on that Group 1 form but hasn't been at the same level on either run this year; has to raise his game.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(3)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Dragon Symbol

9st 6lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Roger Varian

raced far side, midfield, pushed along and headway from under 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

10/1

5th

4

(15)

19th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Dragon Symbol

10st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

in rear, ridden 2f out, headway on outer inside final furlong, nearest finish

25/1

1st

2

(4)

30th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 7y

Class 3

19:25 Hamilton

Dragon Symbol

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

tracked leaders, waiting for room 2f out, switched right over 1f out, pushed along to lead inside final furlong, went clear inside final 110yds, easily

8/15

Form: 33112- D BF

Last run: 273 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Highly progressive last year and was clear in the far-side group when runner-up in the Ayr Gold Cup (6f, good) in September; he's been absent since and this tough comeback assignment demands further improvement, but his Ayr performance was impressive and he could still have more to offer.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

15th

3

(16)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Great Ambassador

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Talented 6f sprinter who was placed in the Stewards' Cup (soft) and the Ayr Gold Cup (good) in 2021; retained ability in a light 2022 but he missed all of last year and an unknown quantity on return.

20/1

4

(9)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Great Ambassador

9st 5lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Ed Walker

Talented but somewhat luckless at 6f in 2021, albeit he gained some compensation with a Listed win at York in September (good to firm; acts on soft); has been running well of late but this company asks a lot.

33/1

3rd

1

(4)

27th Aug 2022

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Newmarket (July)

Great Ambassador

9st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

raced near side, midfield, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well inside final furlong, briefly disputed lead but edged left final 110yds, kept on

3/1

Form: 3301-0

Last run: 83 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

His wins in Japan (including Group 1 and Group 2) have come over 7f/1m and he made no impact in March on his first crack at 6f; a leap of faith is needed to back him but the widest draw on that turning track was against him last time, and maybe the rain-softened ground too; Japanese-trained horses having been excelling in top races around the globe and this stiff, straight 6f may prove to be right up his street; not ruled out.

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

24th

11

(23)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Grenadier Guards

9st 5lb

J: Cristian Demuro

T: Mitsumasa Nakauchida

raced near side, in touch with leaders, ridden over 2f out, outpaced and well held from over 1f out, 3rd of 9 in group

22/1

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