July 07 / 15.35 Newmarket (July)

15.35 Newmarket (July)

Good To Firm

Princess Of Wales’s Close Brothers Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £65216.5
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Princess Of Wales’s Close Brothers Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 11-223 C BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Won the 1m5f Group 3 on this card 12 months ago; gave 3lb (now it's the other way round) when beaten nearly 2l by Living Legend in Group 2 at Newmarket in April; that was disappointing (he started at 1-4) and he's less than straightforward but he made a step back in the right direction when close third in Grade 1 at Belmont Park in the USA in May; that and his peak efforts all make him the clear form pick.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

6

(6)

7th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

Yibir

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

held up in last, cajoled along over 2f out, pushed along and switched left over 1f out, ridden to lead final 110yds, went clear towards finish, comfortably

6/4

2nd

1

(6)

29th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Yibir

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

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9/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 311167 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Climbed to new heights this January-April, most notably when he defeated long odds-on Yibir in Group 2 Jockey Club at Newmarket (1m4f, good); heavy defeats since in the Coronation Cup at Epsom and Hardwicke at Royal Ascot, when very slowly away on first occasion and missing the break on second; yard is a regular winner of this race and in 2019 and 2021 it was with candidates who had also won the Jockey Club and run moderately in the Hardwicke.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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2nd

1

(3)

7th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

Living Legend

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

sweating, took keen hold, prominent, ridden 2f out, led 1f out, no extra and headed final 110yds

9/1

6th

3

(1)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

15:10 Epsom

Living Legend

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

slowly away, raced in last, towards rear after 4f, pushed along and switched to centre over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

12/1

1st

2

(4)

29th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Living Legend

9st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

Form: 60-134 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a major 1m6f handicap at this meeting last year; back to form at Meydan early this year and when fourth of 11 in 1m4f handicap at York on latest outing; wore cheekpieces on last four outings; needs better.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(4)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

16:10 Goodwood

Global Storm

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

slowly into stride, towards rear, soon pushed along briefly, ridden and outpaced 3f out, edged right over 1f out, rallied and went fourth inside final furlong, nearest finish

13/2

3rd

2

(2)

7th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

Global Storm

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

sweating, led, increased tempo 5f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on

16/1

4th

1

(5)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

13:50 York

Global Storm

9st 12lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Appleby

Spent most of last season at 1m6f (only tenth in the Ebor at this track) but did well back over 1m4f at Meydan early this year when winning a 15-runner handicap and third in a Group 2; wore cheekpieces on last three outings; exciting 7lb claimer is booked; one to take seriously.

Form: /0-180

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Absent ten months before winning a four-runner Listed race at Ascot (1m, good to firm) in April, back to his best; work to do on that form, however, and he has since been well below that level in the Lockinge at Newbury (admittedly Group 1, at 40-1) and Listed event at Royal Ascot; upped to 1m2f in the latter and faces another step up in trip today; unconvincing.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

Form: 3/3-25

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 6yo; peak form came from the front in two handicaps (1m2f and 1m4f) in June 2020; two runs in 1m2f Listed races this term were respectable, but this race very much demands a career best.
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Verdict Starting price

9th

1

(14)

26th Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

West End Charmer

9st 12lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

raced wide, midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, beaten inside final furlong

11/1

5th

5

(4)

7th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

West End Charmer

9st 8lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

took keen hold, prominent, niggled along 4f out, ridden and weakened from over 2f out

12/1

12th

16

(12)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

West End Charmer

9st 5lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and briefly led, lost second and weakened over 1f out

12/1

Form: 11-122

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Royal Ascot 2021 is the only blip in his nine-race career; while he's been put in his place on last two starts by Bay Bridge at Sandown and Broome in the Harwicke at Royal Ascot, he beat the rest in those races and appeared to stay 1m4f when upped in trip with first-time cheekpieces in the latter; should be bang there once again.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(5)

7th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

Mostahdaf

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John & Thady Gosden

midfield on outer, headway over 2f out, ridden and found little over 1f out, weakened quickly final 110yds (trainer said colt ran flat; jockey said colt stopped quickly)

11/8

2nd

2

(6)

26th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

19:25 Sandown

Mostahdaf

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John & Thady Gosden

Made it six wins from his seven starts when landing a three-runner Group 3 over C&D on last month's reappearance; faces a tougher assignment today under a 3lb penalty but he did it comfortably last time and he may well evolve into a Group 1 winner for his leading connections.

11/10

1st

1

(1)

22nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Mostahdaf

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John & Thady Gosden

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Payout
Exacta £146.00
Straight Forecast £273.90
Trifecta £717.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Mostahdaf

SPOTLIGHT:

Yibir

The Guardian:

Living Legend

POSTDATA:

Mostahdaf

NEWMARKET:

Mostahdaf

Telegraph:

Mostahdaf

Daily Mail:

Mostahdaf

Daily Mirror:

Mostahdaf

The Sun:

Mostahdaf

Daily Record:

Mostahdaf

RP Ratings:

Yibir

The Times:

Yibir

Daily Express:

Yibir

The Star:

Yibir