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John Smith’s City Walls Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £34026
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 10 runners
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John Smith’s City Walls Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1-1 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Her debut win in May 2021 (5f, AW) represented very strong form; absent for 382 days before her impressive Bath win four weeks ago (5f, good), coasting through the race and skipping clear inside the final furlong; much more on her plate today but she is an exciting prospect.

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2nd

4

(7)

14th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:40 York

Royal Aclaim

9st 6lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Tate

All seven starts over 5f; made it 3-3 when very impressive in Listed race here last July; hasn't kicked on as might have been expected and while her Listed third in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Ayr three weeks ago was a step back in the right direction, she needs another here.

7/1

3rd

4

(4)

24th Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:34 Ayr

Royal Aclaim

9st 6lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: James Tate

Won her first three races, including a Listed contest at York (5f, good to firm) last summer; sixth of 13 when sent off favourite for the Group 1 Nunthorpe and only seventh of 13 on her return in the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock (5f, good to firm) last month, but was racing on the unfavoured part of the track; major chance on these terms with cheekpieces given a go.

2/1

7th

11

(5)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Royal Aclaim

9st 3lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

Unplaced favourite in Group 1 Nunthorpe (5f, good to firm) last August and also needs to produce more than when third in French Group 3 (5f, soft) last September, when last seen; however, before those she was extremely impressive in a Listed race at York (5f, good to firm) and this very lightly raced 4yo could tap back into that abundant promise following a break.

6/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 237846 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Has stacks of natural ability, as evidenced by his close fourth in the Group 2 Temple Stakes in May; has his quirks, however, and blew the start at Newcastle a fortnight ago (refused to enter the stalls at Royal Ascot earlier in June); has run well over C&D previously but there are risks attached.

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11th

5

(12)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Mondammej

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Talented but frustrating; ran well enough on his only visit to Epsom (June 2021) but he hasn't won since November of that season and the drought looks set to continue.

16/1

11th

11

(9)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Mondammej

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

taken down early, dwelt start, in rear

33/1

3rd
8 (9)
Korker

5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 12-510 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Useful sprinter who impressed over C&D at the Dante meeting; blew the start and ultimately did well to finish as close as he did in a hot Royal Ascot handicap three weeks ago; likely to make his mark at this level in time and he runs this track well; shortlisted.

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1st

1

(6)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

14:55 Windsor

Korker

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Unraced on heavy but he's effective on soft, as when running away with a 5f conditions race at Beverley last month; ran as well as he ever has when second in a Listed event at Ascot, keeping on well in the closing stages (Chipstead over one length back in fifth); mark left unchanged and he's one to take seriously.

5/2

2nd

3

(5)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Korker

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Hugely talented sprinter but a tendency to miss the break has held him back; looked to be going nowhere after 2f in a conditions stakes at Beverley 11 days ago but his turbo kicked in from halfway and he won by a wide margin; remains capable of success at this level.

7/2

10/1

Form: 6-4223 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Hard to fault his consistency and conditions shouldn't faze him; finished behind City Walk at Newcastle last time but now 10lb better off; more minor money perhaps his best hope.

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4th

1

(14)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Makanah

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Versatile ground-wise; thoroughly exposed and failed to get his head in front last season, though wasn't far away in 5f/6f handicaps at Newcastle and York (twice); not impossibly treated by any means, has won first time back in the past and he's 1-1 here.

12/1

16th

9

(18)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Makanah

9st 2lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Julie Camacho

Has won on ground ranging from good to firm (including over 5f on this track) to soft; dependable at at York and bang there last time out (extended 5f) but just adequate shows in this race in 2019 (seventh) and 2022 (sixth) suggest this isn't quite his race.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: -62401 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Classy handicapper on his day, enhancing his good recent record at Ripon when comfortably landing a 6f handicap three weeks ago (RPR 111); not much to find on that evidence but he can get it wrong at the start.

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1st

5

(1)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ripon

Justanotherbottle

9st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Ryan

switched left soon after start, made virtually all

12/1

7th

2

(1)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:40 Ripon

Justanotherbottle

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

pressed leader, pushed along over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened

12/1

10th

1

(5)

20th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:42 Thirsk

Justanotherbottle

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

His last three wins have come over this trip at Ripon; well handicapped on last season's best but he underperformed at Ripon, albeit over 5f, when last seen three weeks ago; down in class today and one to consider; can blow it at the start.

14/1

Form: 108-80 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Made giant strides as a 2yo and she really shone in her 3yo campaign, winning three times over C&D (including this race under a penalty and the Group 1 Nunthorpe where she had the race in safekeeping some way out); nowhere near that level in two runs this year so there are questions to answer; escapes a penalty, however, and she has everything in her favour today.

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13th

12

(5)

19th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Winter Power

9st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear, pushed along halfway, weakened 1f out

18/1

6th

9

(8)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:40 York

Winter Power

8st 10lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

led, pushed along and headed over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened

5/2

14th

18

(1)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Winter Power

9st 4lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards far side, prominent, disputed lead after 1f, pushed along and lost ground over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

20/1

Form: 937-99 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Hasn't matched last season's peak form in two runs for new stable; gelded after a disappointing effort at Haydock six weeks ago; has C&D form but others appeal more.

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8th

3

(9)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:05 Haydock

Atalis Bay

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Robert Cowell

prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out (trainer said, regarding the poor form shown, he had no explanation other than the jockey reported that the gelding hung left and stopped quickly)

9/2

3rd

11

(6)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 89y

Class 2

13:50 York

Atalis Bay

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Robert Cowell

towards far side, prominent, hung left and ridden 2f out, kept on (jockey said gelding hung left under pressure)

9/1

8th

1

(7)

26th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Goodwood

Atalis Bay

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Robert Cowell

took keen hold, raced centre, held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, pushed along and headway inside final furlong, kept on, not pace to challenge (jockey said gelding was denied a clear run)

8/1

8th
6 (10)
Caturra

6/1

Form: 15-253 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won last season's Flying Childers at Doncaster (Group 2) over 5f on fast ground; better than the bare result in a Sandown Listed event four weeks ago and he should remain competitive at this level.

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14th

8

(1)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Caturra

9st 5lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Clive Cox

raced far side, towards rear, pushed along and switched left towards near side halfway, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous

20/1

3rd

9

(2)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Caturra

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Clive Cox

in touch with leaders up the centre, towards far side when shaken up 2f out, ridden final furlong, ran on

16/1

8th

6

(10)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:40 York

Caturra

8st 10lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

midfield, weakened 2f out

6/1

Form: 0-7136 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Irish raider; won a Tipperary handicap off a mark of just 70 in May but excelled herself in Listed company next time; form dipped on slower ground last time and even her peak efforts aren't good enough to make her of interest.

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12th

8

(1)

24th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

15:55 Curragh

Chocquinto

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

prominent up the centre, pushed along disputing second inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

16/1

18th

11

(10)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Chocquinto

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

held up in midfield up the centre, pushed along and dropped to rear under 2f out, no impression over 1f out

100/1

7th

7

(4)

26th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

18:35 Tipperary

Chocquinto

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

in touch with leaders up the centre, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, minor headway 1f out, kept on but no impression final 110yds

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £597.00
Straight Forecast £702.50
Trifecta £4225.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Winter Power

NEWMARKET:

Royal Aclaim

TOPSPEED:

Caturra

The Guardian:

Royal Aclaim

The Star:

Royal Aclaim

Daily Record:

Royal Aclaim

LAMBOURN:

Caturra

POSTDATA:

Winter Power

The Times:

Winter Power

Telegraph:

Winter Power

Daily Mail:

Winter Power

Daily Express:

Winter Power

Daily Mirror:

Winter Power

The Sun:

Winter Power