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John Pearce Racing Gordon Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £113420
  • 1m 3f 218y
  • Class 1
  • 10 runners
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John Pearce Racing Gordon Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

8/1

  • Place: £3.45

Form: 42-121

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Progressive gelding who went close in 1m4f handicap at Royal Ascot on penultimate start; subsequently landed the Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket (1m5f, good to firm) but had very little to spare in beating Al Qareem by a head; faces a tougher task under 3lb penalty.

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

4th

2

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 1

18:20 Windsor

Deauville Legend

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Last season was a good one, winning the Bahrain Trophy and Great Voltigeur before finishing fourth when favourite for the Melbourne Cup; made an encouraging reappearance in the Group 2 Hardwicke (1m4f) and his no-show in the King George (pulled hard; 33-1) was the first poor performance of his career; boasts compelling form claims back at Listed level; first-time cheekpieces.

2/1

9th

2

(9)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Deauville Legend

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Ferguson

Successful in the Bahrain Trophy and Great Voltigeur last summer before running creditably when favourite for the Melbourne Cup (soft); respectable fourth to Pyledriver in the Hardwicke (C&D, good to firm) on reappearance and he's yet to run a bad race; however, this looks his stiffest-ever assignment.

25/1

4th

3

(3)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Deauville Legend

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Progressive and has a solid record; won Group 3 Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket (1m5f, good to firm) and Group 2 Great Voltigeur at York (1m4f, good) last summer, then ran creditably when favourite for the Melbourne Cup; may well improve further this year and has possibilities on reappearance.

8/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.85

Form: 12-322

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Outran his 150-1 odds behind Desert Crown in the Derby last time out, although was a fortunate second as he would have been third if Westover had better luck; subsequently sold out of Andrew Balding's yard for £1,200,000; now goes in a tongue-tie, which replaces usual hood; leading player provided he backs up the Epsom form.

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

8th

5

(7)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 1

15:55 Doncaster

Hoo Ya Mal

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: George Boughey

towards rear, pushed along and some headway on outer 3f out, ridden 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out

6/1

1st

2

(4)

27th Aug 2022

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

Hoo Ya Mal

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

slowly into stride, took keen hold, prominent, raced in second after 2f, shaken up to lead over 1f out, pushed along and went clear inside final furlong, comfortably

1/4

Form: 1-1

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Promising gelding who is two from two, having won good-ground novice events at Salisbury (1m) and Newbury (1m2f, good); comfortably beat a subsequent scorer last time; now goes up further in trip, which should suit judged on breeding; interesting contender.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(4)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 61y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Jack Darcy

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

0-8 since his novice wins but second of seven in Group 3 at Goodwood (1m4f, good to soft) two weeks ago was his best form, dictating the pace and keeping on stoutly; this extra 1f looks manageable but he needs better still to win this.

8/1

2nd

5

(2)

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

16:10 Goodwood

Jack Darcy

9st 3lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Not disgraced in Ascot handicap (1m4f, good to soft) last month despite failing to settle; 0-7 since his novice wins but has useful C&D form, having finished fourth in the Gordon Stakes at this meeting last year.

20/1

5th

1

(10)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

16:05 Ascot

Jack Darcy

10st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

took keen hold, held up in midfield, dropped to rear after 2f, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on

14/1

Form: 42-524

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

0-5 since 2yo debut win; ran creditably in the Dee Stakes at Chester and Hampton Court at Royal Ascot since upped to 1m2f (sold to new owner for £490,000 before latter); has sometimes failed to settle and this extra 2f isn't sure to suit.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

(5)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Cresta

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

held up in midfield, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, outpaced inside final 110yds

5/1

1st

6

(2)

27th Aug 2022

Soft

1m 3f 99y

Class 1

18:05 Windsor

Cresta

8st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

took keen hold, held up in midfield, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, went clear final furlong, easily

4/1

5th

3

(7)

28th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

Cresta

9st 3lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

steadied start, held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, stayed on final 110yds, not pace to challenge

25/1

7th
2 (10)
Al Qareem

14/1

Form: 212142 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; defied top weight in 1m4f handicap at York in May; sound efforts at Group level since, finishing fourth in the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot then narrowly beaten by Deauville Legend in the Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket (1m5f, good to firm); consistent but needs more improvement.

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

2nd

1

(6)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:25 Newmarket

Al Qareem

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Often used to front-run but hasn't since last July; absent nearly six months before career-best form on last two starts, winning a Listed race at Chester (1m4f, good to soft) and Group 3 at Ascot (1m4f, good); best form last term was in France on officially very soft; probably needs to find a bit extra still but he needs plenty of respect.

4/1

1st

3

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Al Qareem

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Often used to front-run but hasn't since last July; best form in that progressive campaign came when winning French Group 2 over 1m7f one year ago; made a modest start to 2023 in Saudi Arabia and Dubai and was not seen again until three weeks ago but that Listed win at Chester (1m4f) was career-best form; firmly in the mix.

5/1

Form: 311202

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in the Derby; progressive otherwise and went very close in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm; visor applied) later in June, albeit having looked a tricky ride and hung left near the finish (would probably have won if he'd kept straight); has his quirks but brings good form.

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4th

3

(1)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

Grand Alliance

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Charlie Fellowes

Quirky sort whose best effort came with clearcut Group 3 win at Newbury (1m4f, soft) in April, despite again hanging badly left in latter stages; no show in Group 2 at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm; ran well with the same conditions there one year earlier) on his only run since; Ryan Moore rides him for the first time; major work to do even on best form.

12/1

6th

4

(2)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Grand Alliance

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Fellowes

Quirky sort who might have collared Changingoftheguard in the King Edward VII over C&D 12 months ago had he kept a true line; regained the winning thread in Group 3 at Newbury (1m4f, soft) on sole outing this term, despite again hanging badly left in latter stages; this is a harder task.

28/1

1st

3

(1)

22nd Apr 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Grand Alliance

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Fellowes

Had his quirks last term (gelded before final start; wore headgear last four) and going very close in the King Edward VII at Royal Ascot (1m4f) remains clearly his highest rating; first start on softer than good was his respectable third to Max Vega in Group 3 over C&D (heavy) last October; even peak form may not be good enough.

25/1

16/1

Form: 14-245 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Appeared to run well (66-1 fourth) in the Derby but was over 5l behind Hoo Ya Mal and failed to back up that form in the Bahrain Trophy where he finished over 7l behind Deauville Legend and Al Qareem; based on those last two efforts, he has something to find.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(1)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

16:10 Doncaster

Masekela

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Thrown in on best form but a long way below it this season, cheekpieces failing to stop the slide at York last time on his first run after wind surgery; impossible to dismiss from a plunging mark but carries obvious risks.

12/1

10th

9

(11)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

17:20 York

Masekela

9st 3lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

Capable of useful form at two and three; however, badly out of sorts this season; chance depends on whether the combination of wind surgery and first-time headgear prompts a revival.

25/1

6th

2

(2)

19th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Lingfield (AW)

Masekela

10st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Listed 2yo winner and came fourth in last year's Derby but has been out of form this year (three runs); dropped significantly in grade for today's AW debut but still needs to turn things around.

8/1

Form: 1-2641

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Record of 2-7 for Aidan O'Brien and was a fair way down the pecking order at Ballydoyle; made all in 1m2f contest at Navan most recently; now goes in cheekpieces on debut for new connections; faces a difficult task on ratings, back up in trip/class.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

9

(2)

28th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

Sussex

9st 3lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

33/1

1st

3

(5)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

15:57 Navan

Sussex

9st 10lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

started quickly, made all, faced challenge but going best 3f out, pushed along from over 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on strongly, comfortably

9/4

4th

7

(4)

24th Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

18:43 Curragh

Sussex

8st 10lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

midfield, ridden over 2f out, outpaced and no impression from over 1f out

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £270.00
Straight Forecast £227.60
Tricast £951.30
Trifecta £917.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Hoo Ya Mal

POSTDATA:

Grand Alliance

LAMBOURN:

Jack Darcy

TOPSPEED:

Hoo Ya Mal

Daily Record:

Hoo Ya Mal