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15:45 Ascot

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Lavazza Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 1m 3f 211y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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Lavazza Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.40
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 331

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Promising twice over 1m on turf before he won a ten-runner novice when 8-11 at Southwell (1m3f, AW) five weeks ago, asked some questions before building major momentum to finish hugely on top; makes handicap debut (under 5lb claimer) and it's hard to pin down just how good he is.

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

2nd

3

(12)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:35 York

La Yakel

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

raced wide, towards rear

9/4

1st

3

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

16:10 Doncaster

La Yakel

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

raced in second, pushed along and led over 2f out, soon faced challenge, ridden and clear with one other over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds

15/8

5th

3

(11)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

La Yakel

9st 9lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: William Haggas

Won a valuable C&D handicap last September; again good to soft when this very lightly raced 4yo reappeared four weeks ago with a close second of seven back over C&D; up 3lb but on the shortlist.

5/2

8/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 221162 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Has been making the running or racing prominently; came up short over 1m2f at Sandown and Chester (second of five) in his last two handicaps, battling on last time as if another go at 1m4f is in order (won four-runner maiden at this trip) and it's possible he can find extra, which is needed.

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2nd

8

(8)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:45 Ascot

Chairman

9st 1lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

prominent, ridden and chased leader over 2f out, lost second inside final furlong, stayed on and went second again towards finish

8/1

2nd

1

(3)

16th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:55 Chester

Chairman

9st 9lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

pressed leader, led with one circuit to go, hard pressed and ridden over 1f out, headed but battled on inside final furlong, no extra and beaten towards finish

3/1

6th

11

(15)

2nd Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

16:10 Sandown

Chairman

9st 0lb

J: William Buick

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

raced wide, prominent, pushed along when short of room and lost position over 1f out, rallied final 110yds, kept on

4/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 3121 C

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Close relation to top-class Ghaiyyath and to today's rival Al Nafir; unraced on softer than good; wore cheekpieces in last three of his four starts, including when winning a 20-runner novice at Doncaster (1m) and six-runner handicap debut here (1m2f); got to grips with the leader late on last time and, backed up by pedigree, will probably have more to give at 1m4f.

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2nd

2

(2)

11th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

16:25 Goodwood

First Ruler

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Progressed well last year in his first season and, with a tongue-tie enlisted, his last two starts early this year (Meydan and Bahrain) were career-best form; player on that and stable form is the chief worry.

15/8

5th

4

(1)

7th Oct 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newmarket

First Ruler

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

in touch with leaders, headway and ridden over 2f out, stumbled and outpaced under 2f out, weakened inside final furlong (jockey said colt stumbled shortly after the 2 furlong marker)

6/1

3rd

3

(9)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:45 Ascot

First Ruler

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Charlie Appleby

close up and disputed lead on outer, led and shaken up over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed final 110yds, soon lost second and no extra

7/2

11/1

Form: 5-6316 D BF

Last run: 63 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Marked improvement when justifying favouritism at Goodwood (1m4f, soft) on handicap debut in June, leading 2f out and galloping 3l clear; while it was similar form, it was rather disappointing he did not manage better than sixth of 14 off this 8lb higher mark at Haydock (1m6f, soft) two months ago, seen off before stamina was the issue.

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2nd

7

(2)

7th Oct 2022

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:50 York

Double Cherry

9st 1lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

slowly away, took keen hold, in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, hung left and went second inside final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

6/1

1st

7

(9)

23rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:40 Haydock

Double Cherry

9st 5lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

held up in rear, some headway but waiting for room over 2f out, soon switched right and badly hampered, ridden and not clear run over 1f out, switched right and rapid headway inside final furlong, made strong challenge final 110yds, led post

13/2

4th

10

(11)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:45 Ascot

Double Cherry

8st 10lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Tom Ward

held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, headway 2f out, stayed on and went fourth inside final furlong, not reach leaders

11/1

Form: 31-631

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Brother to top-class middle-distance performer Cracksman; flopped in the Sandown Classic Trial on reappearance but took forward steps in two 1m2f handicaps last month when not getting the best of runs at Sandown and winning by a head at Newbury; he didn't do much in front last time but has cheekpieces installed today and 1m4f is a tempting prospect.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(4)

21st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 5f 61y

Class 3

15:10 Newbury

Frantastic

9st 9lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

took keen hold, prominent on outer, shaken up under 4f out, hung left under 3f out, weakened from 2f out

11/4

5th

6

(5)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:45 Ascot

Frantastic

9st 1lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

in touch with leaders, ridden 2f out, outpaced from over 1f out, lost fourth inside final furlong

7/1

1st

1

(7)

19th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newbury

Frantastic

9st 11lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

prominent but on outer, pushed along from 5f out, ridden over 3f out, led over 1f out, soon drifted left, always doing enough

6/4

Form: 681411

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Had a spell on dirt in Dubai before winning in small fields over 1m2f at Leicester, Epsom and Newmarket in three of his last four starts; hung left but emerged best in a good scrap last time as the front two drew 11 clear; the runner-up did nothing for the form last weekend, while this one has gone up 8lb; 1m4f is plausible.

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13th

26

(5)

24th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Night Of Luxury

8st 3lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Saeed bin Suroor

prominent, raced far side, lost position over 3f out, ridden and beaten 2f out, 4th of 8 in group

20/1

7th

5

(4)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:45 Ascot

Night Of Luxury

9st 1lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Saeed bin Suroor

midfield, switched right over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, weakened final furlong

12/1

1st

6

(1)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:05 Newmarket (July)

Night Of Luxury

8st 11lb

J: David Egan

T: Saeed bin Suroor

prominent, pushed along and led over 2f out, ridden and hung left from 2f out, ridden and faced strong challenge from over 1f out, kept on well

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: -11210 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

C&D win in July came in just a three-runner affair but he beat stablemate Warren Point, who went on to land a 1m2f handicap at Glorious Goodwood; needs to bounce back from a poor show when just 4-1 for the 1m6f Melrose at York two weeks ago.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(6)

30th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

19:50 Kempton (AW)

Wild Crusade

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

Successful three times in cheekpieces; very good second (behind stablemates) in valuable 3yo handicap at Newmarket and C&D Listed event since wearing blinkers; solid contender in the retained blinds and helps to give Charlie Appleby, who also runs Siskany, another strong hand.

7/2

2nd

7

(8)

31st Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

16:13 Kempton (AW)

Wild Crusade

9st 0lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charlie Appleby

2-2 over C&D; beat Warren Point comfortably in a small field at Ascot in July and weighted to confirm those placings today; well beaten at York and Ascot afterwards but he resumed his progress when second of 16 at Newmarket 24 days ago (first-time blinkers, retained); dangerous with a repeat.

7/2

2nd

3

(6)

7th Oct 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newmarket

Wild Crusade

9st 5lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Charlie Appleby

raced in second, ridden and led 3f out, went clear with winner over 1f out, hung right and headed inside final 110yds, kept on

20/1

20/1

Form: 321561

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Usually blinkered; 1m5f maiden winner on Polytrack in France in March; bought for 36,000euros in July and he was 40-1 for British debut 18 days ago but he won that seven-runner handicap at Chelmsford (1m6f, AW) in clearcut fashion, leading over 1f out; raised 5lb and markedly in grade but that was a promising start for current connections.

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6th

5

(4)

24th Sep 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Sandstorm

9st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

midfield, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

15/2

9th

11

(2)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:45 Ascot

Sandstorm

8st 6lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Alice Haynes

prominent, ridden over 3f out, lost position over 2f out, soon weakened

20/1

1st

3

(2)

16th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Sandstorm

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along and headway 4f out, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds

14/1

8/1

Form: 2-1107 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won two novice events in the spring; the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm) did not work out for him from a wide draw and he raced freely with cover as well at Glorious Goodwood (1m4f, good) next time but did well to get within 4l at the finish; he still looks a work in progress and has tongue tied first time.

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10th

4

(1)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:45 Ascot

Mandobi

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: William Haggas

slightly awkward start, in rear throughout

8/1

7th

3

(6)

27th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Mandobi

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

took keen hold, towards rear, pushed along and headway on far side of group over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, no extra inside final 110yds

10/1

14th

4

(18)

16th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:05 Ascot

Mandobi

9st 8lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

taken down early, raced wide, midfield, ridden on turn over 2f out, edged right and weakened over 1f out

10/1

11/1

Form: 114382

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Merely mid-division at Royal Ascot but, having been gelded, he raised his game markedly when pipped by stablemate Warren Point at Glorious Goodwood (also 1m2f on good to firm) on sole start since; 7lb higher today but well worth a go at 1m4f.

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1st

3

(1)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Blue Trail

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

started quickly, led early, headed and prominent soon after start

4/1

5th

1

(3)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Blue Trail

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

Strode clear for an 11l success in Meydan handicap (1m2f, good) two months ago, recording a smart RPR; however, it remains to be seen whether he can transfer that improved form back to British soil and he's the stable second-string/ with William Buick on board Ottoman Fleet.

10/1

11th

2

(3)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:45 Ascot

Blue Trail

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Charlie Appleby

took keen hold, led narrowly or disputed lead, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

11/1

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Payout
Exacta £1057.00
Straight Forecast £948.90
Tricast £3498.00
Trifecta £8077.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Frantastic

NEWMARKET:

La Yakel

The Sun:

First Ruler

POSTDATA:

Wild Crusade

The Times:

Night Of Luxury

Telegraph:

La Yakel

Daily Mirror:

La Yakel

Daily Record:

First Ruler

RP Ratings:

Frantastic

TOPSPEED:

Frantastic

The Guardian:

Frantastic

Daily Mail:

Frantastic

The Star:

Frantastic