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Good To Firm

Longines Valiant Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares)

  • Prize money: £45368
  • 0m 7f 213y
  • Class 1
  • 9 runners
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Longines Valiant Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.65

Form: 41-286 BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Sole defeat as 2yo came on her only run on good to firm but that Group 3 fourth looked creditable at the time; this season's Fred Darling at Newbury (Group 3 runner-up), French 1,000 Guineas (about 2l eighth of 15) and German 1,000 Guineas (favourite; never dangerous from wide draw) all suggest she's a major contender if her stamina (she can race freely) holds out.

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

5th

4

(8)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:35 Curragh

Jumbly

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won four races for the Charltons including a 1m Group 3 event at Ascot in 2022; yet to score for Joseph O'Brien but has run well in defeat; second in a 1m Group 2 event here last May on Irish debut; fair fifth in Group 1 Matron Stakes before ending the season in a Grade 1 at Keeneland; started campaign well with second to a race-fit rival in the Gladness; leading chance.

9/4

2nd

5

(5)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Jumbly

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won four races for the Charltons including a 1m Group 3 event at Ascot in 2022; yet to score for Joseph O'Brien but has run well in defeat, including when second in a 1m Group 2 event here last May on Irish debut; fair fifth in Group 1 Matron Stakes before ending the season in a Grade 1 at Keeneland; has won on soft, but probably best on a sound surface.

7/2

5th

2

(2)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Jumbly

9st 7lb

J: Christophe Soumillon

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, bit short of room under 2f out, soon switched right, headway inside final furlong, no impression final 110yds

14/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: -02123

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Can make the running; won Group 3 as 2yo and Carlisle Listed race this term; seen more often over 7f but she ran creditably over 1m in one of her 2yo races and did so again when second in Listed race at Sandown (good too firm) on penultimate start; reliable sort who should be seriously involved.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(9)

27th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 1

16:00 Lingfield (AW)

Oscula

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: George Boughey

Three-time Group 3 winner on turf, including twice over 7f/1m in the summer; again has appeared to find Group 2 company a bit too warm in her last two outings, but a player on these terms back at Listed level even under her penalty; ran well on Polytrack on her racecourse debut.

6/1

7th

8

(5)

7th Oct 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Oscula

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: George Boughey

took keen hold, prominent, ridden 2f out, lost position and held final furlong

10/1

5th

7

(6)

23rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Oscula

8st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

8/1

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £2.25

Form: 053-54 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Often makes the running, including when fourth of seven in Group 2 at the Royal meeting here on latest start (20-1; first run on firmer than good); that was below form but much better than reappearance; she'd be very much the one to beat if reproducing last year's best efforts, which included her fourth in the Coronation Stakes over C&D, but they were on softer than good.

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9th

4

(9)

7th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Novemba

9st 4lb

J: Bauyrzhan Murzabayev

T: P Schiergen

led, headed under 3f out, soon ridden and weakened (trainer had no explanation for the poor form shown)

5/1

3rd

1

(6)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Novemba

9st 5lb

J: Rene Piechulek

T: P Schiergen

slowly into stride, in rear, headway to lead over 6f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

4/1

4th

6

(3)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Novemba

9st 2lb

J: Sibylle Vogt

T: P Schiergen

led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra and lost two places final 110yds

7/1

33/1

Form: 552405 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

4-13 on AW and 0-12 on turf; never dangerous back on turf over 1m on last three outings, with no show in a big field at the Royal meeting here in between creditable running-on efforts in a handicap at Ascot and Listed race at Pontefract, but none of her form (on turf or AW) is good enough.

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Verdict Starting price

11th

8

(6)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Sandown

Serenading

9st 6lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: James Fanshawe

unruly at the post, slowly away and bumped start, always towards rear

33/1

4th

3

(4)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Serenading

9st 5lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Fanshawe

held up in rear, shaken up over 2f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

33/1

6th

8

(2)

5th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

15:15 Pontefract

Serenading

9st 2lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: James Fanshawe

towards rear, pushed along and some headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

20/1

13/8

Form: 1-312

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won 7f novice events at Kempton and Haydock; much better form when third in Listed race at Goodwood and second of 28 in fillies handicap over the straight course at Royal Ascot, both 1m on good to firm; slowly away and came from the back in the last named, still travelling well 2f out and finishing strongly; smart filly in the making, surely with a big chance in this race.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

11

(5)

23rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Zanbaq

9st 0lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Roger Varian

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, pushed out towards finish, just held on

9/4

5th

9

(1)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Zanbaq

8st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Roger Varian

held up in midfield, switched left and not clear run over 2f out, hampered over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

13/8

2nd

2

(17)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Zanbaq

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Roger Varian

dwelt start, raced centre, held up in rear, still plenty to do when switched left 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, went second final 110yds, keeping on but held when hampered towards finish

9/1

33/1

Form: 24-483

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Sole win was a maiden on debut last August, having contested mainly Listed races since; best form over 1m at York on reappearance and over 7f at Carlisle on latest start (third to Oscula) but she needs something of a different order if she's to finish in a prominent position at this higher level.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

8

(14)

5th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 1

13:30 Doncaster

Eidikos

9st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Edward Bethell

led

16/1

2nd

2

(1)

17th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:06 Newmarket

Eidikos

9st 9lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Edward Bethell

awkward start, raced near side, pressed leader, pushed along to lead 2f out, ridden when headed over 1f out, battled back inside final furlong, held but keeping on when slightly hampered inside final 110yds

16/1

12th

8

(7)

18th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Eidikos

9st 0lb

J: William Buick

T: Edward Bethell

took keen hold, raced in second, prominent after 2f, ridden when outpaced and lost position over 2f out, soon beaten

16/1

Form: 211 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Hooded favourite for all three runs, odds on for last two; battled her way to a narrow win at Wetherby (7f, good) on second start and she left that form, and her rivals, miles behind at Windsor (1m, good to firm; made all) in another novice later in June; while better is needed in this much more demanding company, she has clearly been heading the right way.

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Verdict Starting price

11th

7

(13)

14th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 1

15:20 Yarmouth

Kind Gesture

8st 12lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Roger Varian

towards rear on outer, minor headway up the centre over 3f out, soon pushed along and beaten, eased inside final furlong

20/1

4th

5

(4)

10th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 201y

Class 1

15:30 Salisbury

Kind Gesture

8st 10lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Roger Varian

sweating, reluctant to load, midfield, pushed along on outer over 2f out, ridden and disputing third inside final furlong, kept on

9/1

7th

6

(2)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Kind Gesture

8st 11lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Roger Varian

held up in behind leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

8/1

20/1

Form: 87-216

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Comfortably made all in Listed event at Musselburgh (7f, good) in June; failed to get her own way up front from wide draw in Carlisle Listed race (7f, good to firm) one month ago and faded into a below-form sixth to Oscula; needs to put that behind her and prove herself over new trip, which she has a good chance of staying judged on pedigree.

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

9th

9

(6)

27th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 1

16:00 Lingfield (AW)

Snooze N You Lose

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Made all to beat Improvised by 2l in a Listed race at Musselburgh (7f, good) in June, but well held in three starts in Group 3/Listed events since; half-sister to three AW winners but a major resurgence is required and she still has stamina to prove.

33/1

10th

2

(12)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Ascot

Snooze N You Lose

9st 3lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

raced centre, led overall, groups merged halfway, headed but raced in second 3f out, ridden and lost second over 1f out, weakened final furlong

20/1

8th

8

(9)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Snooze N You Lose

8st 11lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

20/1

Form: 31-761 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Ex-French filly who scored narrowly in fillies' handicap at Kempton (1m, AW) at the start of June, opening her British account at the third attempt; that was her best form (she also won over 1m1f on good in France last September) but she needs a good deal better to take this race.

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

3rd

5

(7)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Ascot

Romantic Rival

9st 2lb

J: Martin Harley

T: George Boughey

raced far side, prominent, dropped to midfield when groups merged halfway, shaken up and headway when not clear run over 1f out, ran on and went third inside final 110yds

6/1

3

(4)

23rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Romantic Rival

9st 4lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: George Boughey

Prevailed only by a nose when opening British account in Class 4 AW handicap in June but belied triple-digit odds when running-on third in recent Doncaster Group 3 (7f, good); today's return to 1m will suit and, if that recent effort can be taken at face value, she's a contender.

8/1

3rd

5

(3)

7th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Romantic Rival

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: George Boughey

dwelt start, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon bit short of room, headway when in the clear from over 1f out, went third towards finish, ran on (jockey said filly was denied a clear run approaching 2f out)

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £221.00
Straight Forecast £168.90
Tricast £757.20
Trifecta £980.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Zanbaq

RP Ratings:

Novemba

TOPSPEED:

Zanbaq

POSTDATA:

Zanbaq

NEWMARKET:

Zanbaq

The Times:

Zanbaq

Telegraph:

Zanbaq

The Guardian:

Zanbaq

Daily Mail:

Zanbaq

The Sun:

Zanbaq

The Star:

Zanbaq

Daily Record:

Zanbaq

Daily Express:

Novemba

Daily Mirror:

Novemba