August 06 / 14.45 Ascot

14.45 Ascot

Good To Firm

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Stayers (Handicap)

  • Prize money: £36885
  • 1m 7f 209y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Stayers (Handicap)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.30
  • Place: £2.60

Form: -04000 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
C&D winner in July 2019; well handicapped judged on plenty of 2021 form, including two wins, but he's been less competitive this term; tried various headgear recently; can't be ruled out completely.
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9

(4)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Themaxwecan

8st 11lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

Questions to answer if the ground is softer than good; he was down the weights, well handicapped judged on plenty of 2021 form, when producing easily his most competitive show this season to win the 2m Shergar Cup race at Ascot 11 days ago; going back up 2lb does not handicap him out of it if that effort can be backed up.

10/1

1st

6

(5)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Themaxwecan

9st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

in touch with leaders, prominent on outer from over 3f out, pushed along from 2f out, ridden when edged right over 1f out, kept on to lead inside final furlong, ran on and always doing enough

33/1

11th

5

(12)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Goodwood

Themaxwecan

9st 4lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

mounted in chute, taken down early, raced in second, ridden and lost second over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

20/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 1-1346 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Often front-runner; all three wins at 1m4f; stoutly bred and, having been below form on both attempts at 1m6f, he produced career-best form when coming from behind for fourth of 19 over 2m4f at Royal Ascot on penultimate outing; raced freely with those tactics at Newbury (first 2m run) on latest start, running disappointingly behind Rock Eagle; mixed messages.
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2nd

5

(6)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Going Gone

9st 12lb

J: Rene Piechulek

T: Jim Boyle

dwelt start, towards rear, switched left and on outer over 2f out, soon pushed along and headway, prominent 1f out, wandered around inside final furlong, kept on well final 110yds, went second final stride

12/1

2nd

15

(2)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Going Gone

9st 5lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost position over 4f out, lost touch and eased over 3f out, pulled up 2f out

4/1

3rd

2

(6)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newmarket

Going Gone

9st 9lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

25/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 720060

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Usually front-runner; scored three times in 2021; clear best effort this term when beaten narrowly at Haydock in May (2m); interesting on that effort and his run here next time was forgivable over 2m4f, but he's not a solid contender on 2022 evidence.
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3rd

8

(8)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Golden Flame

9st 8lb

J: Jason Collett

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

led, increased tempo from over 2f out, pushed along when drifted left from over 1f out, ridden when headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost second final stride

25/1

12th

6

(3)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Goodwood

Golden Flame

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

took keen hold, led, ridden and headed over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

20/1

6th

2

(4)

4th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 26y

Class 3

15:35 Ayr

Golden Flame

9st 8lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

held up in behind leaders, headway and prominent from over 5f out, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong

4/1

Form: 857008 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 12lb

8 yo Horse

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Versatile tactically; C&D winner two years ago and creditable fourth in this race last year; has not made a serious impact this year but ran respectably at the Royal meeting and in the Northumberland Plate on last two outings and has been dropped 3lb since; case can be made.
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4th

3

(3)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Island Brave

9st 12lb

J: Jose-Luis Martinez

T: Heather Main

towards rear, switched left and pushed along on outer from over 2f out, prominent when edged right 1f out, ridden and went fourth towards finish, joined for 4th

8/1

8th

6

(11)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Island Brave

9st 0lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Heather Main

awkward start, held up in midfield on outer, headway and in touch with leaders 6f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

18/1

13th

15

(4)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Island Brave

9st 5lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Heather Main

in touch with leaders on inner, not clear run over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right and outpaced inside final furlong

16/1

33/1

Form: -14766 D BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Three wins last year and another this January, three of them on AW; below form on his last two AW starts and ran a shocker at Newmarket in between; back to his last winning mark but has something to prove on this first run since sold out of Marco Botti's for 42,000gns one month ago.
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4th

9

(7)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Moliwood

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dylan Cunha

midfield, switched left and pushed along on outer from over 2f out, prominent when bit short of room 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, forced dead-heat 4th

33/1

6th

1

(1)

6th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Moliwood

9st 9lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Marco Botti

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

5/1

6th

5

(2)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newmarket

Moliwood

9st 4lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Marco Botti

OUR TIP

Form: -11232 CD BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Held up these days and sometimes meets trouble in running, including last time; steadily progressive in the last year or so, including five wins and the latest was from Make My Day over C&D in May; beaten less than a length since at York (2m), Salisbury (1m6f) and Glorious Goodwood (2m4f); still looks capable of better, so hugely respected.
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6th

10

(11)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Super Superjack

9st 3lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: Milton Harris

in rear, switched right soon after start, pushed along and headway from over 2f out, in touch with leaders and keeping on when hampered inside final furlong, ridden and kept on final 110yds

9/4

2nd

10

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 97y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Super Superjack

8st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Milton Harris

took keen hold, held up in rear, repeatedly short of room from over 3f out, switched left and in the clear 2f out, soon ridden, headway and went second final 110yds, edged right towards finish, kept on well, did well in the circumstances

13/2

3rd

6

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

16:50 Salisbury

Super Superjack

9st 1lb

J: William Carver

T: Milton Harris

Five wins since last June, including on good to firm; has been a revelation at 2m of late, following impressive wins at Goodwood and Ascot with a fighting effort against one who remains unbeaten in 2022, at York last month; up further 3lb; return to 1m6f is the slight query.

15/8

16/1

Form: 548002 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Veteran who retains a great deal of his ability and was runner-up in the first and latest of his seven starts this season, latterly when switching to this headgear and ridden more prominently than usual; his most recent wins have been in small fields and, although well capable of figuring late on, he's probably placed at best today.
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11th

6

(10)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Red Verdon

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Dunlop

in touch with leaders, prominent 8f out, pushed along from under 4f out, ridden when lost position 3f out, towards rear when edged left over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

20/1

7th

2

(2)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Red Verdon

10st 1lb

J: Antonio Fresu

T: Ed Dunlop

midfield, pushed along from over 2f out, soon outpaced, ridden and rallied from over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

16/1

2nd

1

(4)

12th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 32y

Class 3

15:40 Beverley

Red Verdon

10st 4lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Ed Dunlop

midfield, chased leader 8f out, pushed along 3f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

11/2

14/1

Form: 1/2200

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Runner-up over 2m here and at Goodwood on first two starts this season; well held twice since over 2m4f but he didn't have the run of the race at Royal Ascot and appeared to be running well until hampered over 2f out at Glorious Goodwood; the latter race also suggested that 2m4f may have stretched him; returns to 2m as a major each-way player.
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8th

7

(4)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Make My Day

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Gary Moore

prominent, pushed along from 2f out, ridden and hung right when not clear run and hampered over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

14/1

10th

5

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 97y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Make My Day

9st 0lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

midfield, headway to challenge over 3f out, hampered by loose horse and lost ground over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened against far rail over 1f out

7/1

9th

19

(20)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Make My Day

9st 3lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary Moore

raced wide, disputed lead, hung badly left and lost position after 7f, soon dropped to rear, ridden and struggling on turn over 2f out, soon beaten

33/1

5/1

Form: 22-682 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Very reliable; absent 421 days before this season and tongue tied on last two starts when eighth at Royal Ascot (2m4f) and second at Newbury (2m; Going Gone last of six); should run well again.
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8th

5

(6)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Rock Eagle

9st 1lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent, pushed along and lost position from over 3f out, soon midfield, slightly hampered over 2f out, soon no impression

10/1

9th

1

(10)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Rock Eagle

10st 2lb

J: Kerrin McEvoy

T: Ralph Beckett

in rear, pushed along from over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, never dangerous

5/1

8th

2

(13)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Rock Eagle

9st 11lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

raced wide, in touch with leaders, went second over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, edged right and weakened inside final furlong

20/1

Form: 902232

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Races prominently and can lead; ran with credit on his last four starts, on last two occasions in small fields over 1m6f; his two runs at Ascot (2021 and 2022) don't make great reading and he is unraced beyond 1m6f.
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10th

4

(9)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Throne Hall

9st 12lb

J: Emma-Jayne Wilson

T: Archie Watson

prominent, pushed along when pressed leader 2f out, ridden and keeping on when squeezed out over 1f out, soon lost position, weakened and dropped to rear inside final furlong

6/1

2nd

1

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

20:15 Salisbury

Throne Hall

9st 9lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

raced in second, raced wide after 4f, clear with one other halfway, led 3f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, kept on, always held

3/1

3rd

1

(3)

16th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:57 Newmarket (July)

Throne Hall

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

led, shaken up over 2f out, ridden when hung left and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

5/2

Form: 322111 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Reserve; sank to a career-low mark in May and has rediscovered winning ways recently at Musselburgh, Redcar and York; the latter was something of an eyeopener when he went in by 8l, for which he's been raised 10lb, but he had even better form as recently as April 2021; up in grade but needs a second look in this bid for a four-timer.
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4th

1

(5)

12th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Nottingham

Red Force One

10st 2lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Philip Kirby

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 2f, went second halfway, ridden and led over 3f out, headed and no extra over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

5/1

11

(12)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Red Force One

8st 11lb

J: Reserve

T: Philip Kirby

Reserve; sank to a career-low mark in May and has rediscovered winning ways recently at Musselburgh, Redcar and York; the latter was something of an eyeopener when he went in by 8l, for which he's been raised 10lb, but he had even better form as recently as April 2021; up in grade but needs a second look in this bid for a four-timer.

7/2

1st

6

(5)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:25 York

Red Force One

8st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Philip Kirby

in touch with leaders, prominent in chasing group after 4f, smooth headway from 4f out, going easily when led 3f out, ridden and went clear from 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, eased inside final 110yds, easily

5/1

16/1

Form: 814121 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Reserve; Yarmouth in May saw him end a lengthy losing run and he's scored again at Chelmsford (made all) in June and Nottingham nine days ago; position 9lb out of the handicap is a big negative but last week's win was by 7l and some earlier form (2020 and early 2021) still reads well, including his third in the 2020 Queen Alexandra at Royal Ascot; not impossible.
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1st

3

(1)

9th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:15 Nottingham

Mukha Magic

9st 12lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Gay Kelleway

in touch with leaders, headway on outer over 4f out, pushed along and made challenge 3f out, ridden and led over 1f out, kept on well

7/2

12

(1)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Mukha Magic

8st 11lb

J: Reserve

T: Gay Kelleway

Reserve; Yarmouth in May saw him end a lengthy losing run and he's scored again at Chelmsford (made all) in June and Nottingham nine days ago; position 9lb out of the handicap is a big negative but last week's win was by 7l and some earlier form (2020 and early 2021) still reads well, including his third in the 2020 Queen Alexandra at Royal Ascot; not impossible.

16/1

1st

3

(7)

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:50 Nottingham

Mukha Magic

10st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Gay Kelleway

prominent, led 3f out, clear when ridden over 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, comfortably

7/1

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Red Force One, Mukha Magic

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Payout
Exacta £821.00
Straight Forecast £866.20
Tricast £12779.40
Trifecta £9012.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Super Superjack

TOPSPEED:

Throne Hall

Daily Express:

Make My Day

The Times:

Themaxwecan

RP Ratings:

Island Brave

NEWMARKET:

Red Verdon

POSTDATA:

Super Superjack

Telegraph:

Super Superjack

The Guardian:

Super Superjack

Daily Mail:

Super Superjack

Daily Mirror:

Super Superjack

The Sun:

Super Superjack

The Star:

Super Superjack

Daily Record:

Super Superjack

LAMBOURN:

Throne Hall