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Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) (IRE Incentive Race)

  • Prize money: £141775
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 12 runners
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Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) (IRE Incentive Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.65

Form: 11 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Kingman colt who readily made a successful debut at Ascot (5f, good; strong form) in May, then missed the Coventry due to an unsatisfactory blood sample; followed up at Newmarket (6f, good to firm; won by half a length) three weeks ago in a novice race that threw up future Group scorers in 2018, 2019 and 2021; remains a bright prospect; strongly respected.

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Verdict Starting price

15th

1

(6)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Noble Style

9st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

3-3 as a 2yo, notably coming from well back to win the Gimcrack at York (6f, good); sixth in last season's 2000 Guineas on his reappearance but a shade disappointing returned to sprinting afterwards; gelded prior to his Chester fourth (also tried blinkered) when last seen nine months ago; perhaps getting back on a forecast sound surface will help and his style of racing should be suited by the demands of a big-field handicap.

7/1

4th

4

(4)

6th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 17y

Class 1

15:38 Chester

Noble Style

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

3-3 as a 2yo and ran with credit when sixth in the 2,000 Guineas on his return, but only third of seven behind Shaquille at Newbury (6f, good; 8-11) in May and finished further behind that rival in the Commonwealth Cup at Ascot (6f, good to firm; first-time cheekpieces) the following month; has been gelded since and blinkers are now given a go; major chance on these terms, but he has something to prove.

15/8

9th

5

(5)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Noble Style

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

dwelt start

12/1

OUR TIP

11/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 11 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Missed a clash with Royal Scotsman in the Richmond due to a slight leg infection on the morning of the race; that scratching is flanked by 6f wins at Ayr (good) and Thirsk (good to firm), showing marked improvement last week at latter track where he drew well clear inside the final 2f and recorded a very useful RPR in impressive style; looks a Group-class colt in the making; big player.

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13th

3

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Marshman

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Group 3 winner in 2023; went close at Doncaster (6f, soft; Listed) on reappearance, despite taking a good hold, and should build on that effort; combination of the return to forecast better ground and first-time hood looks beneficial; respected.

6/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.95

Form: 212 CD BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Has started favourite in all three runs; rewarded the support in good-ground maiden over C&D on second occasion, then ran well under 4lb penalty in conditions race at Chester (good to soft); still open to further progress and his sire Showcasing won this contest in 2009.

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3rd

8

(12)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Cold Case

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Made the running for two of his last three wins at 6f (good to soft/good) and good to firm was thought responsible for a poor show at Haydock in May; something to prove now but competitive on earlier results.

11/1

Form: 4131 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Acts on good to firm and good to soft ground; finished about 5l behind Noble Style at Ascot on debut but has improved sharply since and looks set for an exciting rematch with the Godolphin colt; solid third in the Coventry two starts ago, then justified favouritism in the Richmond at Glorious Goodwood; all of his form stacks up well; leading contender.

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8th

9

(4)

20th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Royal Scotsman

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

held up in rear

10/1

25/1

Form: 516 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Raced at Goodwood in all three outings; nearly 9l behind Royal Scotsman on first occasion but improved plenty to win 6f maiden next time, beating subsequent Molecomb winner Trillium; weakened into sixth in the Vintage Stakes over 7f most recently; may have more to offer back down in trip.

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7th

6

(4)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Galeron

9st 0lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Charles Hills

Ran in the Guineas, the Irish Guineas and the St James's Palace Stakes in May/June, finishing last of nine in last-named; fared a bit better when third of seven to Epictetus in C&D Group 3 three weeks ago but he'll need blinkers to have a positive effect if he's to turn the tables on that rival.

14/1

3rd

4

(3)

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Galeron

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Charles Hills

Finished last in the St James's Palace Stakes, failing to back up his English/Irish Guineas efforts; drops back in class but looks the most exposed contender and may be a tad flattered by his Classic form.

16/1

9th

4

(5)

20th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Galeron

9st 2lb

J: James McDonald

T: Charles Hills

in touch with leaders

33/1

33/1

Form: 5 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Stablemate of Catch The Paddy; blew the start at Redcar (6f) on debut and could manage only fifth to Lakota Blue, nonetheless showing promise; open to improvement but he's bottom of this field on bare figures and seems unlikely to emulate his sire Showcasing who won this in 2009.

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9th

3

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Chuzzlewit

9st 10lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Soft ground may have been against him in the Lincoln at Doncaster last time, for which he was 66-1; won in first-time blinkers (kept since) on the AW time before but he has lots to prove judged on turf form.

33/1

16

(15)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Chuzzlewit

8st 8lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Beat the 11-8 favourite to win six-runner handicap in first-time blinkers at Newcastle (1m, AW) ten days ago; he's unexposed in the headgear and has won on turf, but he carries a 5lb penalty now back up in grade and his best form has come on AW; tailed off on sole run on soft ground.

50/1

20/1

Form: 2211 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Solid record, with form figures of 2211, the wins gained in Hamilton maiden and C&D nursery (both on fast ground); well down this pack on ratings but could well improve further and give a good account; trainer has won this race four times.

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14th

9

(9)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Catch The Paddy

8st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

dwelt start, towards rear

11/1

6th

7

(6)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Catch The Paddy

9st 1lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

Progressive 2yo; ran well for a close second at York's Dante meeting on his reappearance (7f, good); two disappointing runs followed but he has resumed his progress since July's wind op, second over 1m at York and seeing off nine rivals at Newmarket when last seen in September; 4lb higher now tackling a new surface but there could be more to come at this trip.

13/2

Form: 82911 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Finished ninth, behind two of these rivals, in the Coventry; has recorded wins by a neck in 6f novice events at Carlisle and Redcar since, not needing to improve; arrives in good form but faces a stiffer assignment back at Group level.

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4th

2

(7)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Beverley

Lakota Blue

9st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Three wins over 6f on ground ranging from good to firm to soft; career best when second over 5f at Glorious Goodwood last summer (5f); went to the sales in October, fetching 85,000gns and returning to Nigel Tinkler; gelded since last seen; type to progress further as a 4yo but back from a break perhaps not the time to catch him.

8/1

8/1

Form: 11 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Promising colt who is two from two having won novice events at Ayr (6f, good to firm) and Newcastle (5f, AW) in taking style; the form is working out modestly and lacks strength but he has created a favourable impression and is potentially smart; trainer said "I think he's a star - a future star" after latest race; interesting upped in class.

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9th

7

(3)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Clearpoint

9st 4lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

midfield, headway on outer from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

7/1

4th

3

(13)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Clearpoint

9st 9lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

Two AW wins for Charlie Fellowes in late 2023; low-key stable debut at Newcastle in February but he bounced back quickly with a fine front-running third at Lingfield on Good Friday (6f); returning to turf won't be an issue and he has the speed to exploit the rail draw.

8/1

3rd

8

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Clearpoint

9st 8lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

Prominent racer who won a couple of sprint handicaps for Charlie Fellowes in the latter part of 2023; sold for 75,000gns last month but made a low-key stable debut at Newcastle five weeks ago; other pace to contend with here and he looks vulnerable again.

14/1

Form: 15552

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has useful form but his limitations have been rather exposed since debut success, most recently no match for the winner in 7f Listed contest at Ascot; finished fifth in the Coventry and the July Stakes; set for another supporting role.

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9th

1

(4)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Waiting All Night

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Richard Spencer

0-13 on turf, but 1-3 on the AW and he ran well on his return from seven months off when third of eight at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) three weeks ago; shortlisted from the same mark in the returning cheekpieces.

6/1

3rd

4

(7)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Waiting All Night

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Richard Spencer

Yet to add to his debut success but he had a couple of near misses on turf last summer off a higher mark; returns from a break with his yard in good form.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £196.00
Straight Forecast £101.20
Tricast £1068.50
Trifecta £1735.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Noble Style

SPOTLIGHT:

Marshman

POSTDATA:

Royal Scotsman

The Star:

Clearpoint

The Times:

Marshman

The Guardian:

Marshman

Daily Record:

Marshman

TOPSPEED:

Noble Style

NEWMARKET:

Noble Style

Daily Mail:

Noble Style

Daily Express:

Noble Style

The Sun:

Noble Style

LAMBOURN:

Royal Scotsman

Telegraph:

Royal Scotsman

Daily Mirror:

Royal Scotsman