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Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Flying Five Stakes (Group 1)

  • Prize money: £198319.33
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • 19 runners
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Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Flying Five Stakes (Group 1)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

2nd
3 (15)
Erosandpsyche

33/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: -34112 D BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Useful sprint handicapper; went close in a Listed race at Tipperary last time; huge task at this level, and is essentially a Tipperary specialist.

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

2

(10)

21st Oct 2022

Standard

0m 5f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Erosandpsyche

10st 0lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Stepped up from handicap wins and Listed second at Tipperary to produce a career-best in chasing home the brilliant Highfield Princess in the Group 1 Flying Five at the Curragh; promoted 7lb to 110 as a consequence and has a big chance if running to that figure now; was an immature sort when running without distinction here early in his career.

7/2

12/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: -42310

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Group 3 winner over 6f, best form at that trip; has run only twice over minimum; plenty to prove now after Nunthorpe run, tenth of 13 behind Highfield Princess.

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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

10/1

Form: -72015 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Smart and progressive in 2021, including when third in the Nunthorpe, not quite the same level for new yard in 2022, coming off second best to Raasel in a 5f Listed race in May; managed to reverse form with Raasel when fifth in the Nunthorpe each-way chance on that basis.

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

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

10/1

Form: -23242 CD BF

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Down the field in this last year; very reliable this term, only out of the first three once, when fourth in the King's Stand at Royal Ascot; could reach the money again following second to Ladies Church in a C&D Group 2 last time.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

(8)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Mooneista

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent under 2f out, ridden and went third 1f out, kept on final 110yds

11/2

13th

13

(14)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Mooneista

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Under 1l behind Twilight Calls when fourth in this last year (good to firm) but her losing run goes back to a Group 2 win in July 2021 and she needed to have done better when a beaten favourite for new yard at Naas recently in order to be fancied today.

40/1

4th

8

(3)

21st May 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Naas

Mooneista

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

C&D winner whose best runs have been in Group 2 Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh, winning in 2021 and short-headed by Ladies Church last summer; ground against her when below best final two starts last autumn in Group 1 contests before sold for 850,000gns at Tattersalls December Sales; first start for the in-form Joseph O'Brien yard and well suited by race conditions.

11/4

10/1

Form: 121128 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Fine sequence of three wins and two seconds between April and July, featuring a victory over Dragon Symbol over 6f at Haydock; outpaced in the Nunthorpe, and hard to see him reversing form with Highfield Princess.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

12/1

Form: 1242-5 CD

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Very smart juvenile last year when most effective over 6f; improved on his fourth placing behind Ebro River in the Phoenix Stakes when second in the Middle Park; only one outing this season, and needs to reverse form with Ladies Church and Mooneista.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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: 310-10 CD

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Beat A Case Of You in this 12 months ago after a number of solid but unspectacular performances at this venue; runner-up emphatically turned the tables in the Abbaye; started this season with a fairly smooth Listed win at Naas unwise to rule out back at 5f after July Cup run.

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

9th

14

(4)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Romantic Proposal

9st 3lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Edward Lynam

raced far side, towards rear of midfield, headway over 1f out, kept on, never near to challenge (jockey said mare got struck into in running)

6/1

8th

10

(10)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Romantic Proposal

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Edward Lynam

reared in stalls before start, took keen hold, always towards rear

16/1

1st

7

(1)

25th Apr 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

18:15 Naas

Romantic Proposal

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Edward Lynam

Form: 654098 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Best form has been over 6f at this venue; sixth behind Romantic Proposal in this last year; below best this season, struggled in a 6f Group 3 on latest.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

17th

7

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Gustavus Weston

9st 9lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Joseph G Murphy

Four-time winner at up to Group 2 level; has been steadily coming down the handicap and was second over 5f here in the autumn but no encouragement from his two starts this term.

25/1

11th
19 (8)
Saliteh

150/1

Form: 453008 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Progressive off a low base early in the campaign; likely to struggle in this grade.

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

10th

9

(1)

21st May 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Naas

Saliteh

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Adrian Murray

Useful sprint handicapper but well held in previous attempts at this level.

33/1

7th

6

(9)

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

15:30 Cork

Saliteh

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Adrian Murray

midfield

20/1

4th

3

(12)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Curragh

Saliteh

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Adrian Murray

Highly tried after Naas handicap win this time last year, taking sharp rise in the ratings for finishing fifth in a Cork Listed and third in a Group 3 at Naas; fit from last month's encouraging Dundalk comeback run but this testing ground hardly ideal.

12/1

Form: -12130 C

Last run: 85 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Second to Romantic Proposal in this last year; won the Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp on heavy last October and added another Group 1 in the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan (6f, good) in March; below best in 6f Group 2 here in May, and laboured in the Platinum Jubilee; return to form quite feasible now.

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

12th

1

(2)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:25 Curragh

A Case Of You

9st 6lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

raced far side, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression and weakened inside final furlong

7/1

17th

1

(27)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

A Case Of You

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

raced near side, always towards rear, 4th of 9 in group

16/1

3rd

1

(8)

21st May 2022

Yielding

0m 6f 0y

14:45 Curragh

A Case Of You

9st 8lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

11/4

13th
9 (18)
Ebro River

12/1

Form: 8-5471 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Course winner of 6f Group 1 Phoenix Stakes at two;; won twice over 5f early in career; respected having shown a revival in form when winning a 6f Listed race at Chester six weeks ago in first-time blinkers.

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

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

14th
8 (1)
Caturra

20/1

Form: -25383 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won last year's Flying Childers; has some respectable form this season, without showing any further progress; needs to raise his game.

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

14th

8

(1)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Caturra

9st 5lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Clive Cox

raced far side, towards rear, pushed along and switched left towards near side halfway, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous

20/1

3rd

9

(2)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Caturra

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Clive Cox

in touch with leaders up the centre, towards far side when shaken up 2f out, ridden final furlong, ran on

16/1

8th

6

(10)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:40 York

Caturra

8st 10lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

midfield, weakened 2f out

6/1

Form: 1-4116 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

AW winner at two; took a big step forward when landing 5f Naas Listed contest in May and followed up on soft ground in Group 2 Prix du Gros-Chene at Chantilly under a positive ride; failed to sustain progress here on latest in race dominated by Ladies Church and Mooneista.

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

4

(7)

24th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

18:40 Naas

Brostaigh

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

AW winner at two; won a C&D Listed contest last May on her second start at three; followed up on soft ground in Group 2 Prix du Gros-Chene at Chantilly under a positive ride; ended the campaign with ambitious Group 1 bid in the Flying Five; further progress possible at four.

5/1

15th

15

(5)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Brostaigh

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield towards far side, headway 2f out, pushed along when squeezed out over 1f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong (jockey said fily ran out of room at the 2f pole)

33/1

6th

7

(1)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Brostaigh

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, soon weakened

6/1

50/1

Form: 1921-6 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Group 3 winner over this trip at Dundalk last year, not a strong contender at this level.

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

4th

7

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

18:20 Naas

The Highway Rat

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A Oliver

Five of his six wins have come on AW but capable of smart turf form too; ran a stormer in heavy ground at Cork on return and can go well again.

8/1

3rd

2

(11)

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

15:30 Cork

The Highway Rat

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: A Oliver

midfield, headway disputing third over 1f out, no impression final 110yds

9/2

Form: 713697 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Useful sprint handicapper who is flying very high here; safe to leave out of calculations.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

8

(1)

24th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

15:55 Curragh

Chocquinto

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

prominent up the centre, pushed along disputing second inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

16/1

18th

11

(10)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Chocquinto

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

held up in midfield up the centre, pushed along and dropped to rear under 2f out, no impression over 1f out

100/1

7th

7

(4)

26th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

18:35 Tipperary

Chocquinto

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

in touch with leaders up the centre, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, minor headway 1f out, kept on but no impression final 110yds

25/1

19th
17 (12)
Geocentric

40/1

Form: 1-2317 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

AW Listed winner at two, and solid level of form in Listed contests this year, notably good second to Romantic Proposal at Naas; out of the money behind Ladies Church in Group 2 last time.

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

19th

17

(12)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Geocentric

9st 2lb

J: Mark Enright

T: G M Lyons

in touch with leaders up the centre, bit short of room and lost position 2f out, pushed along and no impression over 1f out

40/1

7th

8

(6)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Geocentric

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: G M Lyons

prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out

12/1

1st

4

(4)

8th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

18:40 Cork

Geocentric

9st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

mounted in chute, soon led, ridden when joined over 1f out, led again inside final 110yds, just did enough, all out

11/8

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Selections

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Romantic Proposal