August 06 / 16.30 Ascot

16.30 Ascot

Good To Firm

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Classic (Handicap)

  • Prize money: £36885
  • 1m 3f 211y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Classic (Handicap)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 117-31

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Scored over 6f/7f last August; had gelding/wind operations after final 2yo start and resumed progress this June with his close third at Sandown (1m1f, good to firm) and win at Haydock (1m2f, soft); raised 5lb and more is required of him but 1m4f now looks worth a go and he's on the up.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(7)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Hamaki

9st 10lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: William Haggas

towards rear of midfield, headway over 2f out, ridden and led over 1f out, hard pressed towards finish, kept on

4/1

1st

5

(2)

30th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 42y

Class 3

16:00 Haydock

Hamaki

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

held up in behind leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and made challenge over 1f out, led 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, always doing enough

6/1

3rd

4

(8)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 3

13:40 Sandown

Hamaki

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

midfield, ridden on outer from 2f out, carried right then slightly hampered over 1f out, held but kept on inside final furlong, went third final strides

13/2

20/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 514713

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
All three wins were over 1m2f this season and she has never raced over this far but the way she rallied to stay involved in a tight finish at the Curragh last time gives hope; considered.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

(2)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Supagirl

10st 2lb

J: Christophe-Patrice Lemaire

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders, stumbled after 3f, lost position over 2f out, soon pushed along, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ridden and went second inside final furlong, ran on but just held

20/1

3rd

2

(3)

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Supagirl

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Kidd

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, went second after 2f, pushed along when raced wide on turn and lost second 3f out, ridden and outpaced 2f out, keeping on when bit short of room over 1f out, kept on and went third final 110yds, hampered towards finish

100/30

8/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: -85314

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Won both 2yo starts and a five-runner 1m2f handicap at Chester last month; fourth of 12 at Goodwood (1m3f) eight days ago was encouraging, making late headway after interference leaving the stalls; 1m4f beckons and he has more to give.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

(1)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Sheer Rocks

9st 11lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong

8/1

4th

2

(7)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 44y

Class 3

17:20 Goodwood

Sheer Rocks

9st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

held up in rear, bumped soon after start, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headway and went fourth final strides, nearest finish (jockey said colt suffered interference leaving the stalls)

9/1

1st

4

(4)

16th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:55 Chester

Sheer Rocks

9st 3lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

in touch with leaders, headway on outer and ridden to challenge over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well

11/2

8/1

Form: 225922

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Yet to win after eight attempts but he has been banging at the door; tried this sort of trip in five-runner races at Newmarket and Windsor on last two outings, making it four seconds from six starts this term; needs extra.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

(11)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Pub Crawl

9st 2lb

J: Jason Collett

T: Michael Bell

held up in rear, headway on outer 2f out, ridden and chased winner 1f out, kept on but lost two places towards finish

8/1

2nd

5

(5)

25th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 3

19:35 Windsor

Pub Crawl

8st 8lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Michael Bell

towards rear but in touch with leaders, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, headway and went second under 2f out, pressed leader inside final furlong, edged left and no extra final 110yds

5/2

2nd

4

(3)

15th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:10 Newmarket (July)

Pub Crawl

9st 3lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Michael Bell

prominent in chasing group, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and made challenge over 1f out, kept on but always held

6/1

Form: 0335

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Fifth of six on handicap debut at Newbury (1m5f, good to firm; 9-2) last time looked underwhelming but actually yielded her highest rating; still needs improvement despite 3lb fall but the promise of her staying-on third in 1m2f maiden here on second start is not yet forgotten.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

9

(3)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Dancing Tango

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

towards rear, rapid headway on outer and prominent 5f out, ridden 2f out, every chance over 1f out, outpaced inside final furlong

20/1

5th

5

(2)

15th Jul 2022

Good

1m 5f 61y

Class 2

14:43 Newbury

Dancing Tango

8st 12lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

tracked winner, pushed along under 3f out, soon lost position, dropped to rear 1f out, soon held

9/2

Form: 2-0245

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Sole win was AW maiden last June; handicaps on last six starts, never over this far but his never-nearer fifth of 12 at Goodwood (1m3f; pipped for fourth by Sheer Rocks) eight days ago suggests it is worth a go.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

10

(5)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Sharp Combo

8st 13lb

J: Emma-Jayne Wilson

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon switched left and outpaced, stayed on final furlong, not reach leaders

14/1

5th

14

(1)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 44y

Class 3

17:20 Goodwood

Sharp Combo

8st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

towards rear, ridden and hung left over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, headway final 110yds, stayed on, not reach leaders

10/1

4th

1

(2)

30th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 140y

Class 5

14:00 Haydock

Sharp Combo

9st 11lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened quickly

9/2

Form: -43322 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
In the frame in all six starts, without a win but he went down by just a head on handicap debut here (1m6f, good to firm) on latest start and that looks good form.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

(6)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Berkshire Breeze

9st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders on outer, ridden 2f out, lost position over 1f out, well held final furlong

7/2

7

(7)

29th Jul 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

15:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Berkshire Breeze

9st 4lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Andrew Balding

In the frame in all six starts (including on Polytrack) and returns to the AW after narrow defeats in a Chepstow novice (1m4f, good) and on handicap debut at Ascot (1m6f, good to firm); should run his race, but will need a good pace back down in trip and may find one or two too good for him again.

3/1

11/1

Form: -17432

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Resumed with Doncaster win and has registered minor honours in recent starts, gelded before his never-nearer second of nine at Ayr last time; kept to 1m2f this term but there's stamina on the dam's side and this trip could spark something positive.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

11

(4)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Wootton’Sun

8st 13lb

J: Reserve

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, midfield, ridden on inner over 2f out, weakened gradually final furlong

11/1

2nd

9

(4)

25th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Ayr

Wootton’Sun

8st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

midfield, ridden and headway 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, hung left inside final 110yds, kept on

15/2

3rd

4

(3)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Redcar

Wootton’Sun

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

ran in snatches, in touch with leaders, lost position and held up in behind leaders 7f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on and went third final 110yds, no match for first two

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-4302

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
An unexposed handicap debutant in first-time cheekpieces when he started 20-1 at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm) and made most, but he raced a bit freely and faded into 11th of 19; that was his best form at the time and he improved on it when close second of three at Newmarket (1m6f, good) 16 days ago; may have more to offer.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

3

(10)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Franz Strauss

10st 0lb

J: Jose-Luis Martinez

T: John & Thady Gosden

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

7/2

2nd

2

(3)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:00 Sandown

Franz Strauss

9st 7lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

led, faced challenge and ridden 3f out, headed 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

5/2

11th

8

(10)

16th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:05 Ascot

Franz Strauss

9st 5lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

took keen hold, led, joined and pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

16/1

Form: 3-9256

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Sole win (seven starts) was debut; handicaps this term have been a mixed bag but second at Pontefract shows he stays 1m4f, he ran respectably at Goodwood latest and stable has won the last two editions of this race.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

2

(9)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Approachability

10st 0lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

took keen hold, prominent, ridden 3f out, lost position over 2f out, bit short of room over 1f out, weakened final furlong

10/1

6th

4

(10)

27th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Approachability

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

dwelt start, held up in rear, ridden when not clear run over 2f out, headway on far side of group over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, not pace to challenge

20/1

5th

7

(6)

16th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

15:28 Ripon

Approachability

8st 12lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

prominent in chasing group, niggled along 5f out, ridden and outpaced 3f out, weakened from over 1f out

7/4

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Payout
Exacta £295.00
Straight Forecast £280.60
Tricast £1762.10
Trifecta £1691.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Hamaki

POSTDATA:

Franz Strauss

Daily Mail:

Approachability

The Times:

Dancing Tango

RP Ratings:

Berkshire Breeze

TOPSPEED:

Sharp Combo

SPOTLIGHT:

Sheer Rocks

NEWMARKET:

Franz Strauss

Telegraph:

Franz Strauss

Daily Mirror:

Approachability

Daily Express:

Hamaki

The Sun:

Hamaki

The Star:

Hamaki

Daily Record:

Hamaki