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Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £302689.62
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 15 runners
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Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
11 (14)
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9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.25

Form: 521161 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Leads or races prominently; has risen to new heights since returned to 6f in the spring, coming well clear in Group 2 here (good) in May and landing the Group 1 Prix Maurice De Gheest at Deauville 12 days ago (extended 6f, good to soft); this cracking mare has to be admired but she has more on her plate than when beaten on the AW in her sole 5f attempt in March.

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4/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1011 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

All races on good or quicker; has been a dynamic front-running winner against her contemporaries of late, tearing away over C&D (pulled hard) before settling better and breaking the 2yo course record at Goodwood, in a faster time than the Group 3 earlier on the card and carrying 2lb more than that winner; very bold bid likely with the big weight-for-age allowance and under Hollie Doyle for the first time; has been supplemented.

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13th

13

(7)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

The Platinum Queen

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Roger Varian

Enjoyed excellent 2yo campaign, including in Group 1s when receiving lots of weight from older horses, finishing second in the Nunthorpe (5f, good to firm) and winning the Abbaye (5f, very soft); can be excused Breeders' Cup flop; sold out of Richard Fahey's yard for 1,200,000gns in November; carries 5lb penalty on return but this front-runner has to be respected.

7/2

2nd

7

(7)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 1

13:35 Doncaster

The Platinum Queen

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

led, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, faced challenge inside final 110yds, kept on well but headed post

6/4

3rd
5 (11)
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14/1

  • Place: £4.05

Form: 4-0006 C

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Rubbed shoulders with top sprinters in 2021, finishing second in this race, then winning the Group 1 Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock in September (6f; both on good to firm); just a shadow of that form this year but his latest run in the July Cup at Newmarket was better; much more needed.

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10/1

Form: 8-3811 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Has taken time to come into his own but has flourished since dropped to 5f and was more impressive than the narrow winning margin suggests in a Group 2 at Goodwood last month (good to firm; handles good to soft) when making it 3-4 over this trip in Britain; capable of better form yet.

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5th

3

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Khaadem

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charles Hills

Everything fell right when given a tremendous hold-up ride by Jamie Spencer to win at 80-1 in the Group 1 Jubilee Stakes (6f, good to firm) at Royal Ascot in June; that may prove to be a one-off but he kept on for a fair seventh over York's speedy 5f in the Nunthorpe and he should get a suitably strong pace in this big field now back up in trip; not ruled out.

25/1

7th

2

(10)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Khaadem

9st 13lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charles Hills

Given a tremendous hold-up ride to win the Group 1 Jubilee Stakes (6f, good to firm) at Royal Ascot which was the only time he's been ridden by today's jockey Jamie Spencer; won 5f Group 2 at Goodwood last July and good to soft ground probably wasn't ideal when fifth in the July Cup last time; however, whether Spencer will be able to repeat the Royal Ascot tactics successfully over this speedy 5f is questionable; fourth in this race last year.

20/1

25/1

Form: 0-7201 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Smart and progressive in 2021, including when third in this race (good to firm; acts on heavy); hasn't run to quite the same level for new yard in 2022, coming off second best to Raasel in a 5f Listed race in May, but he did have a confidence-boost against three rivals at Hamilton recently (first-time hood, retained); needs to show he still has what it takes.

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5th

2

(3)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Dragon Symbol

9st 6lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Roger Varian

raced far side, midfield, pushed along and headway from under 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

10/1

5th

4

(15)

19th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Dragon Symbol

10st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

in rear, ridden 2f out, headway on outer inside final furlong, nearest finish

25/1

1st

2

(4)

30th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 7y

Class 3

19:25 Hamilton

Dragon Symbol

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

tracked leaders, waiting for room 2f out, switched right over 1f out, pushed along to lead inside final furlong, went clear inside final 110yds, easily

8/15

2/1

Form: 1-11 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in three starts and after travelling comfortably throughout she went past her rivals in a matter of strides in a C&D Listed race in July (good to firm; previous turf win on good) before pushed out inside the final furlong; the competition was not strong but she was visually very impressive; exciting to see if she can pull off the same trick in this company.

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2nd

4

(7)

14th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:40 York

Royal Aclaim

9st 6lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Tate

All seven starts over 5f; made it 3-3 when very impressive in Listed race here last July; hasn't kicked on as might have been expected and while her Listed third in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Ayr three weeks ago was a step back in the right direction, she needs another here.

7/1

3rd

4

(4)

24th Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:34 Ayr

Royal Aclaim

9st 6lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: James Tate

Won her first three races, including a Listed contest at York (5f, good to firm) last summer; sixth of 13 when sent off favourite for the Group 1 Nunthorpe and only seventh of 13 on her return in the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock (5f, good to firm) last month, but was racing on the unfavoured part of the track; major chance on these terms with cheekpieces given a go.

2/1

7th

11

(5)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Royal Aclaim

9st 3lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

Unplaced favourite in Group 1 Nunthorpe (5f, good to firm) last August and also needs to produce more than when third in French Group 3 (5f, soft) last September, when last seen; however, before those she was extremely impressive in a Listed race at York (5f, good to firm) and this very lightly raced 4yo could tap back into that abundant promise following a break.

6/1

18/1

Form: 7-2194 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

One of just two with no future big-race entries; useful 5f form at Meydan and back in Britain this year (good/good to firm), improving on his Royal Ascot run when about only 1l behind Khaadem in a Group 2 at Goodwood recently; another small push could see him thereabouts.

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14/1

Form: 512112 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Has done wonders for connections and his fast-finishing second to Khaadem in a Group 2 at Goodwood in July (good to firm; has won on soft) was up there with his best efforts, albeit just caught out for pace at a crucial stage; no surprise to see another sterling effort from him.

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5th

1

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 34y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Raasel

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

Tough sprinter who looks better than ever this season; cracking effort to win a Haydock handicap (5f, good) a fortnight ago and he bumped into a rapid improver at Doncaster on Saturday; effective on very soft ground and should make another bold bid.

9/4

2nd

2

(1)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 1

16:10 Doncaster

Raasel

9st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Michael Appleby

Solid form in Group races this year, notably his Goodwood third, and better than ever with his mighty weight-carrying effort in a good Haydock handicap last week; stayed on strongly off a good pace on that occasion to win with something to spare (good Topspeed figure); fully effective on soft and he's the one to beat on ratings; solid contender.

11/8

1st

1

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Haydock

Raasel

10st 0lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

Yet to win in 2023 but not for a lack of effort, regularly acquitting himself with credit in top sprints; near his best when third in a Group 2 at Goodwood five weeks ago and that form looks rock solid; going back up 6lb does leave him with something to find on this year's handicap runs though.

7/1

Form: -27437 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won Listed C&D race as 2yo (soft); winless since but has held his own in strong sprints, particularly when a highly creditable third in the King's Stand at Royal Ascot in June (5f, good to firm); however, he failed to feature at Goodwood since and is up against it.

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12th

10

(14)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Acklam Express

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Over three years since his last win; placed in Group 1 company over C&D last summer; bitterly disappointing this year, often finishing weakly, but he's plummeted down the weights and he now starts out for a new stable; carries obvious risk but it wouldn't be a bolt from the blue were he to win easily either.

9/1

Form: 2-4231 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Seemingly lacked the bright speed of 5f specialists when a one-paced sixth in Listed fillies' race last August on sole attempt at this distance; some smart form at 6f since, including when winning a fillies' Group 3 here in July (good to firm; won maiden on soft), but a trip query lingers.

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3rd

16

(19)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Flotus

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

raced near side, prominent, soon led narrowly, pushed along and headed under 2f out, ridden and kept on but lost second inside final 110yds

12/1

10th

13

(4)

19th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Flotus

9st 10lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

stumbled start, took keen hold, midfield, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

1st

8

(10)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:40 York

Flotus

9st 0lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

made all, pushed along 2f out, soon drifted left, ridden clear 1f out, kept on well final furlong

11/4

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11th
3 (10)
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40/1

Form: 246156 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Can lead; suited by good or quicker; flimsy claims on form with Raasel at Goodwood in April but the latter has done better since and finished nearly 2l ahead of this one in a Group 2 at Goodwood in July.

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12th
10 (6)
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50/1

Form: -11296 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo

OR:

Form & Verdict

Best form when winning a Listed race at Navan in April (extended 5f, good); limitations seemingly established in Group events since and this is a tall order.

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18/1

Form: 08-806 CD BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; won all three C&D starts in 2021 and confirmed herself a top sprinter in this race (good to firm; has won on soft); well below best this year, however, and there was nothing in the tank when she came off the bridle behind Royal Aclaim here in July; hard to predict a revival.

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13th

12

(5)

19th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Winter Power

9st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear, pushed along halfway, weakened 1f out

18/1

6th

9

(8)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:40 York

Winter Power

8st 10lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

led, pushed along and headed over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened

5/2

14th

18

(1)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Winter Power

9st 4lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards far side, prominent, disputed lead after 1f, pushed along and lost ground over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

20/1

Form: 8-5471 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won Group 1 in Ireland as 2yo (6f, yielding); lesser efforts in Group races this year and the bar was lowered when winning 6f Listed race at Chester (good to soft; first-time blinkers, retained); needs plenty more in this company back at 5f for the first time since his Listed win in May 2021.

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10th

2

(8)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:51 Ascot

Ebro River

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Hugo Palmer

prominent, shaken up halfway, ridden and outpaced from over 1f out

7/1

13th

9

(18)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Ebro River

9st 5lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Hugo Palmer

taken down early, raced freely, in touch with leaders towards near side, pushed along 2f out, weakened final furlong

12/1

1

(2)

4th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:55 York

Ebro River

9st 5lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Hugo Palmer

Won a Group 1 in Ireland (6f, yielding) as a 2yo; right back to his best in first-time blinkers when winning Listed race at Chester (6f, good to soft) five weeks ago; has to concede weight to younger rivals but has to be respected; rain would aid his cause.

4/1

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Non-runners

Ainsdale, Ebro River

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £444.00
Straight Forecast £272.00
Tricast £2174.40
Trifecta £3444.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Khaadem

SPOTLIGHT:

The Platinum Queen

NEWMARKET:

Royal Aclaim

Daily Mail:

Flotus

RP Ratings:

Winter Power

The Guardian:

The Platinum Queen

Daily Record:

The Platinum Queen

The Star:

Royal Aclaim

Telegraph:

Khaadem

Daily Express:

Khaadem

Daily Mirror:

Khaadem