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15:30 Haydock

Good To Firm

Betfair Sprint Cup Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £198485
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 17 runners
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Betfair Sprint Cup Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3-3012 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Relatively quiet in first two runs of 2022 (in cheekpieces in the second of them, then discarded) but he won a 6f Group 3 readily enough in July (good to firm) and came from off the pace for a close second in a good Group 1 at Deauville in August (extended 6f, good to soft); solid claims.

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1st

7

(7)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Minzaal

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

travelled strongly, held up in midfield, smooth headway but waiting for room over 2f out, ridden when in the clear over 1f out, soon led, kept on strongly and went clear inside final furlong, impressive

4/1

1st

5

(6)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:56 Newbury

Minzaal

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

raced freely, tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on well

11/2

14th

18

(13)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Minzaal

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

raced centre, prominent, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, beaten when hung left inside final furlong, 9th of 15 in group

40/1

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2nd
3 (13)
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7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: -00063 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Mostly vulnerable in Group 1s but he ran particularly well when runner-up in the 5f Nunthorpe at York last August and capped that when just holding on in this race (both on good to firm); hasn't matched that form in 2022 but his recent Nunthorpe third shows he's getting there; on the premises.

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No Results Found
3rd
9 (11)
Rohaan

9/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 781447 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Cracking sprinter at different levels; C&D winner who is versatile ground-wise; found himself in front sooner than ideal when fourth to Minzaal at Newbury in July and exaggerated waiting tactics nearly came off when less than a neck behind the same horse in a Group 1 at Deauville last month (extended 6f, good to soft); had a fruitless 7f outing since but he has a big prize in him if the cards fall right.

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5th

2

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Rohaan

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David Evans

Top-notch sprint handicapper with two Wokinghams on his CV; 2023 started quietly but he returned to form in the autumn, beaten under 2l in the Ayr Gold Cup before running out the well-backed winner of a 6f handicap at his beloved Ascot in October; encouraging seasonal return at Lingfield in March and wouldn't judge him harshly on latest Kempton fourth; handicapped to go well and shaped with promise in one run on the Rowley course.

8/1

4th

2

(2)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Rohaan

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David Evans

Good 6f performer, especially at Ascot where he is a dual Wokingham winner (off higher marks); close fifth at Lingfield returned to AW on seasonal debut (4-11 in this sphere overall); won over C&D early in career and enters the reckoning.

4/1

5th

2

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Rohaan

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: David Evans

Has been a real money-spinner for this yard, winning two Wokinghams as well as three Group races; made a slow start to last season but he came good in the autumn, justifying strong support in a 16-runner handicap at his beloved Ascot in October; chance on that form but back from a break perhaps not the time to catch him.

7/1

20/1

Form: -61229 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Excelled himself when runner-up in a big field for the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) but he didn't do enough against the older sprinters in the July Cup to think he can play a part here.

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10th

1

(10)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Flaming Rib

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hugo Palmer

Smart 3yo (Group 1 runner-up at Royal Ascot) and he made a winning return as a 4yo when landing a big pot in Qatar last February; found it tougher going afterwards but he's tackling lesser opposition than he's used to today and he returns with his stable going well; respected on AW debut.

11/2

40/1

Form: 53-803 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Some sterling results in 2021, including a close third to Emaraaty Ana in this race (good to firm); however, she didn't return until July and hasn't seemed quite the same mare this year; tongue tied this time.

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8th

2

(6)

8th Oct 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:50 Newmarket

Chil Chil

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

slowly into stride, raced centre, in rear, groups merged 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

5/1

5th

15

(16)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Chil Chil

9st 2lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, midfield on near side of group, headway and prominent when pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

40/1

3rd

1

(5)

14th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Pontefract

Chil Chil

9st 4lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders, shaken up and switched right over 2f out, edged left but went third over 1f out, briefly went second final furlong, kept on

3/1

6th
14 (14)
Harry Three

16/1

Form: 321110 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Had a purple patch earlier in the year with three 6f wins, including a Listed at Deauville; was never involved in a Group 1 there in August, however, and he needs to prove his mettle at this level.

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6th

14

(14)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Harry Three

9st 3lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Clive Cox

held up in rear on near side of group, shaken up 3f out, ridden and outpaced 2f out, behind but kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

16/1

11/1

Form: -14021 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Couldn't pick up in time when a strong-finishing second to Minzaal at Newbury in July (6f, good to firm); had an easier task when making all at the Curragh since (first-time cheekpieces, retained); not out of this but a stiffer test at 6f could be ideal.

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9th

13

(9)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:00 Ascot

Go Bears Go

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

raced far side, led group and overall, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, well held final furlong, 4th of 11 in group

28/1

7th

13

(6)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Go Bears Go

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: David Loughnane

led, headed and close up 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out

11/1

1st

5

(9)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:15 Curragh

Go Bears Go

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

made all, ridden and faced challenge over 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, won going away

7/2

8/1

Form: 8514-4 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Often dashes to the front and gets collared, as when fifth in this race last year, but he impressed when ridden less aggressively at the Curragh last September (6f, good) and was again ridden with more restraint when first home on the wrong side in a Group 1 at Ascot later that month; wasn't seen again until two weeks ago at York (7f) when he reverted to front-running and faded late; is capable of a big run if he hoards his energy.

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No Results Found

20/1

Form: -38114 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Has done much of his racing at 6f but has flourished over 5f in 2022, winning lesser Group races at Newmarket (good) and Goodwood (good to firm); seemingly had limitations exposed in the Nunthorpe at York since and has a trip query back at 6f.

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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

Form: 13-70 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Did well to be seventh in the Commonwealth Cup at Ascot in June considering she had been off since September but she ran no sort of race at York next time.

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10th

17

(10)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Hala Hala Athmani

9st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Kevin Ryan

dwelt start, always towards rear

66/1

12th

10

(1)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:40 York

Hala Hala Athmani

9st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened

11/2

7th

17

(6)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Hala Hala Athmani

8st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Kevin Ryan

towards rear towards far side, switched left and pushed along 2f out, headway up the centre when ridden over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

66/1

Form: 104125 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Has mostly raced over further but has plenty of pop at 6f, springing a surprise in the Platinum Jubilee at Ascot (good to firm) on first attempt at this trip in Britain and a good second in the July Cup after; ran a shade flat in a Group 1 at Deauville in August (extended 6f, good to soft), when about 1l behind Minzaal but a bare 6f on good to firm ground may be more his conditions now.

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12th

9

(16)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:00 Ascot

Naval Crown

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

led group up the centre, close up overall, ridden and lost position 2f out, hung left and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7 in group

11/1

11th

8

(5)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Naval Crown

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

prominent, pushed along towards far side 3f out, ridden and beaten when hung left under 2f out, soon weakened (trainer said, regarding the poor form shown, he could offer no explanation other than the jockey reported that the colt was never travelling)

9/2

6th

6

(14)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Naval Crown

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

midfield on far side of group, pushed along and headway from 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well

33/1

28/1

Form: -09351 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Often leads, as when winning a Group 3 in Germany last week; however he was beaten on merit when third to Minzaal and Go Bears Go at Newbury in July (6f, good to firm) and the latter finished further ahead of him at the Curragh next time.

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12th

11

(4)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Dubawi Legend

9st 3lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Hugo Palmer

dwelt start, pushed along early, midfield against far rail, ridden 3f out, weakened from 2f out

28/1

5th

8

(10)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:15 Curragh

Dubawi Legend

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Hugo Palmer

in touch with leaders, ridden 2f out, edged left and no impression inside final furlong

5/1

3rd

13

(14)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:56 Newbury

Dubawi Legend

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Hugo Palmer

travelled strongly, led narrowly on near side of group, shaken up under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra inside final 110yds

16/1

Form: 2-0763 D BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Talented but somewhat luckless at 6f in 2021, albeit he gained some compensation with a Listed win at York in September (good to firm; acts on soft); has been running well of late but this company asks a lot.

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15th

3

(16)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Great Ambassador

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Talented 6f sprinter who was placed in the Stewards' Cup (soft) and the Ayr Gold Cup (good) in 2021; retained ability in a light 2022 but he missed all of last year and an unknown quantity on return.

20/1

4

(9)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Great Ambassador

9st 5lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Ed Walker

Talented but somewhat luckless at 6f in 2021, albeit he gained some compensation with a Listed win at York in September (good to firm; acts on soft); has been running well of late but this company asks a lot.

33/1

Form: 9-3821 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Smart at 7f; was having just his second 6f run when about 2l behind Naval Crown in the Platinum Jubilee at Ascot (good to firm; acts well on soft); ready winner of 7f Group 2 at York since; may yet make a serious mark at 6f.

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2nd

2

(8)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Kinross

9st 4lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Ralph Beckett

Admirable campaigner from 6f-1m whose hat-trick of successes last autumn included a clearcut victory in this race; has continued the excellent work this season, winning the Lennox and City Of York (both 7f Group 2s) in August and arguably unlucky not to add a second Group 1 Foret three weeks ago to his haul; handles all types of ground and once more looks the one to beat.

13/8

1st

4

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Kinross

9st 8lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Ralph Beckett

Splendidly tough 6yo who won this race on quick ground last year, beating five of today's rivals, and saw off Isaac Shelby by a neck in the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood (7f, good to soft) this month; gets on well with Frankie Dettori and represents a stable in fine form; leading contender.

13/8

20/1

Form: 1242-5 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Had to play second fiddle to Go Bears Go in a Group 2 at the Curragh last June but he moved on from that and ended his season with a close second in the Middle Park (6f, good to firm); should come on for reappearance in July but improvement is needed.

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10th

2

(7)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Castle Star

9st 7lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J A Stack

towards rear

10/1

9th

6

(6)

21st May 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Naas

Castle Star

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: J A Stack

Had very smart 6f form as 2yo, notably Group 1 Middle Park second on quick ground; restricted 3yo campaign last year when well below that level, last in Qipco Sprint at Ascot when last seen in October; tongue tie now tried on seasonal return but hard to assess and 5f on good ground may not be ideal.

9/1

18th

12

(15)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:00 Ascot

Castle Star

9st 3lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: J A Stack

slowly away, raced centre, in rear throughout, 7th of 7 in group

20/1

Form: 83-107 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Relatively lightly raced; has some smart form at 6f dotted about but was well held in the Platinum Jubilee at Ascot and a subsequent York defeat also needs improving upon.

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8th

7

(6)

7th Oct 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Umm Kulthum

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

steadied start, held up in rear, pushed along 2f out, switched left and kept on final 110yds, not pace to challenge

11/1

2nd

7

(11)

7th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Umm Kulthum

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

prominent, pushed along under 3f out, ridden under 2f out, soon switched left, disputed lead inside final furlong, kept on well but no extra towards finish

4/1

16

(3)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Umm Kulthum

9st 2lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: Richard Fahey

Relatively lightly raced; has some smart form at 6f dotted about but was well held in the Platinum Jubilee at Ascot and a subsequent York defeat also needs improving upon.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £280.00
Straight Forecast £269.30
Tricast £1660.60
Trifecta £1322.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Naval Crown

THE NORTH:

Emaraaty Ana

LAMBOURN:

Minzaal

The Times:

Castle Star

SPOTLIGHT:

Rohaan

POSTDATA:

Kinross

The Guardian:

Brad The Brief

Telegraph:

Art Power

The Sun:

Minzaal

Daily Record:

Minzaal

TOPSPEED:

Naval Crown

NEWMARKET:

Naval Crown

Daily Express:

Naval Crown

Daily Mail:

Emaraaty Ana

Daily Mirror:

Emaraaty Ana

The Star:

Emaraaty Ana