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Fasig-Tipton Night Of The Stars Solario Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £34026
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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Fasig-Tipton Night Of The Stars Solario Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 41 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

725,000gns yearling; beaten favourite on his Newbury debut but that novice was won by this week's Acomb winner Chaldean; had little trouble in justifying odds of 1-2 at Kempton (7f) and his stable could have run any number in this race; much respected.

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

11th

14

(7)

6th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:40 Newmarket

Silver Knott

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

First four races as 2yo were at 7f, last two 1m; soft ground seemingly against him behind Chaldean at Doncaster; won Group 3s at Sandown and Newmarket either side, latter by a neck from Epictetus who went on to be second to Auguste Rodin at Doncaster; this one's top-level assignment came at the Breeders' Cup (1m, firm) in USA where he couldn't have gone closer, against the O'Brien-trained Victoria Road (reported last month to be going for French Guineas); not quite the star quality of some of these, therefore, but he's battle-hardened and has shown he stays 1m.

10/1

1st

1

(3)

8th Oct 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Silver Knott

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

held up in midfield, headway on outer 2f out, ridden to lead and edged left final 110yds, kept on

11/4

3rd

3

(3)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

12:30 Doncaster

Silver Knott

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

held up in last, shaken up over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon no impression and beaten

5/6

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 11 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Can pick holes in the form of his races but he fairly bolted up on both occasions, over 6f at Nottingham and 7f at Yarmouth (again good to firm); has earned his right to a crack at this level and hard to gauge how good this Dewhurst entry might be.

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6th

13

(14)

24th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Wahaaj

9st 5lb

J: Louis Steward

T: Patrick Owens

prominent up the centre, disputing second halfway, ridden and outpaced under 2f out, edged left and weakened inside final furlong

15/2

2nd

6

(3)

20th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Sandown

Wahaaj

9st 3lb

J: Louis Steward

T: Patrick Owens

took keen hold, disputed lead, shaken up when led narrowly over 2f out, pushed along when headed over 1f out, carried right inside final furlong, kept on but no match for winner

7/1

1st

1

(4)

26th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 5

14:10 Yarmouth

Wahaaj

9st 11lb

J: Louis Steward

T: Patrick Owens

prominent, niggled along briefly to lead 2f out, going easily and went clear over 1f out, hung left but kept on well inside final furlong, easily

4/6

Form: 1 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal of an unraced sister to 1m4f-1m6f Group 2 winner Dartmouth; impressive in how he moved to the front inside the final furlong en route to a clearcut win at Haydock (7f, soft) and it was good to see the runner-up go one better next time; trainer has him in the Champagne Stakes and Royal Lodge, both Group 2s, as well as next year's Derby; promising.

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2nd

3

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Desert Hero

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Won Royal Ascot handicap (1m4f, good) last June and followed up in Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood (1m4f, soft); fine third in the St Leger (1m6f, soft) when last seen and gelded since; drops back in trip for reappearance and this may be a stepping stone to bigger targets over further, but he may evolve into a top-notch 4yo and he's entitled to considerable respect.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

The placed horses haven't franked the form but hard not to be impressed by how he put them to the sword at Ascot (7f, good to firm), running right away from them to prevail by nearly 5l in the end; a scopey son of Starspangledbanner, his future looks bright.

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1st

3

(1)

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

19:15 Sandown

Defence Of Fort

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Looked promising when winning on Ascot debut (7f, good to firm) last summer but well held at Group 3 level in two subsequent outings at two and has fared no better in a pair of handicaps this year; pulled hard when stepped up to 1m2f last time and now sports a first-time hood; questions to answer at present.

16/1

11th

9

(5)

21st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Newmarket (July)

Defence Of Fort

9st 4lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Highly tried and struggled last season after winning well on his Ascot debut; gelded ahead of reappearance and again finished down the field, albeit in a strong handicap at Haydock (1m, good to firm); bit to prove now.

10/1

Form: 116

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

After wins at Doncaster and Ripon she relinquished her unbeaten record in the Group 3 Albany (6f) at Royal Ascot, though that was no backward step with her only 4l off the principals; that form is right up there but she's not certain to stay 7f (started off at 5f) and this has become a rare date for fillies.

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12th

10

(13)

19th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Lady Bullet

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Won a Ripon novice (6f, good) last May and went close in French Listed race (6.5f, AW) last month; soft ground may not have suited in France a fortnight ago (well beaten) but others have greater potential.

50/1

14th

12

(16)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 1

15:21 Redcar

Lady Bullet

8st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

midfield, pushed along up the centre 3f out, ridden and wandered around 2f out, soon beaten

9/1

3rd

8

(4)

19th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

17:50 Fairyhouse

Lady Bullet

9st 0lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

had to be re-shod, prominent, soon disputed lead, led narrowly halfway, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra final 110yds

5/1

Form: 118 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Ran out a clearcut winner of 7f good-ground novices at Haydock and Ayr, looking a smart prospect in the process; had his bubble burst in the Group 2 Vintage at Glorious Goodwood but he did need a vet's check down at the start and that was probably too bad to be true; he's right up there on RPRs if getting back on track.

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10th

7

(11)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Dornoch Castle

9st 7lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Max Young

Has looked quirky/awkward at times; perhaps hard to place after winning first two starts for the Johnstons and he left them for 3,800gns in February; new yard had a winner with a recent recruit last week but this one might be best watched.

33/1

6th

1

(7)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield (AW)

Dornoch Castle

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

Has proved hard to place since winning his first two races; having first run on the AW when eased right down and finishing last at Newcastle recently.

10/1

9th

2

(4)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Dornoch Castle

9st 10lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

Started his career with two juvenile wins in 2022; had some tough assignments after that and he got back on track with respectable frame efforts at Haydock and Doncaster (both at 1m) last summer; now switches to AW after 218 days off but he's on a dangerous mark and needs a close look.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £130.00
Straight Forecast £129.20
Trifecta £389.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Desert Hero

The Guardian:

Defence Of Fort

Daily Express:

Silver Knott

TOPSPEED:

Dornoch Castle

Daily Mail:

Defence Of Fort

Daily Mirror:

Defence Of Fort

The Star:

Defence Of Fort

RP Ratings:

Desert Hero

POSTDATA:

Desert Hero

NEWMARKET:

Desert Hero

The Times:

Desert Hero

Telegraph:

Desert Hero

The Sun:

Desert Hero

Daily Record:

Desert Hero