July 23 / 14.25 Ascot

14.25 Ascot

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

1st

5

(5)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Jumbly

8st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

held up in rear, headway 2f out, shaken up and edged right over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on to lead post

7/2

2nd

6

(10)

16th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Jumbly

9st 0lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

From a useful family, and she had an excellent 2021, winning three of her four races including a Listed event over C&D (soft; Miss Carol Ann well held in ninth) in October; creditable fourth in Riockfel Stakes at Newmarket (7f, good to firm) the time before; still not fully exposed and looks a leading contender.

9/2

1st

5

(9)

23rd Oct 2021

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:10 Newbury

Jumbly

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Roger Charlton

Successful in Leicester maiden (6f, good) and Kempton novice event (7f, AW) before running well in the Rockfel at Newmarket (7f, good to firm) where she kept on for fourth, faring best of those held up; sets a useful standard on that Group 2 form and she's an improving filly to boot.

7/4

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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4th

8

(6)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Oscula

9st 2lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: George Boughey

took keen hold, held up in midfield, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on

13/8

1st

15

(2)

27th Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Oscula

8st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

took keen hold, prominent on inner, pushed along 2f out, ridden and pressed leader inside final furlong, kept on well to lead post

7/1

2nd

7

(8)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Oscula

8st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

took keen hold, held up in midfield, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on, headed post

11/2

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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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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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

4th

17

(3)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Serenading

8st 10lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: James Fanshawe

prominent on inner, pushed along and struggling over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased when beaten inside final furlong

12/1

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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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

1st

1

(3)

26th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 4

15:40 Haydock

Zanbaq

9st 5lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Roger Varian

2/5

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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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(7)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Eidikos

8st 11lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Edward Bethell

led, headed but chased leader over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, lost second over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

33/1

3rd

6

(2)

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 195y

Class 1

15:55 Carlisle

Eidikos

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Edward Bethell

Owners seem to have a better chance with Clitheroe, who finished about 3l in front of her at Musselburgh 17 days ago; however, capable of better judged on her reappearance fourth at York (Listed) in May.

12/1

8th

8

(8)

5th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 1

17:45 Musselburgh

Eidikos

8st 7lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Edward Bethell

close up, ridden 3f out, soon lost position, weakened final furlong

13/2

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

1st

3

(3)

26th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:25 Windsor

Kind Gesture

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

made all, increased tempo 3f out, shaken up and went well clear from over 1f out, eased inside final 110yds, easily

8/13

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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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

6th

2

(12)

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 195y

Class 1

15:55 Carlisle

Snooze N You Lose

9st 5lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Made all in similar event at Musselburgh (7f, good) last time, building on her York reappearance effort; has returned in great form this term and looks open to further progress; respected under 3lb penalty.

6/1

1st

12

(3)

5th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 1

17:45 Musselburgh

Snooze N You Lose

8st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

made all, faced challenge and ridden under 3f out, 2 lengths ahead 1f out, kept on well, comfortably

13/2

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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9th

2

(3)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Romantic Rival

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: George Boughey

slowly into stride, in rear, shaken up over 1f out, soon weakened

33/1

1st

1

(3)

1st Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Romantic Rival

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: George Boughey

steadied start, towards rear, going okay 2f out, soon switched left and pushed along on outer, headway 1f out, pushed out and led final strides, just prevailed

12/1

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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