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John Guest Racing Bengough Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £45368
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 14 runners
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John Guest Racing Bengough Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 814473 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Not the easiest of rides, as best when leaving it late, but has won a Group 3 and two Wokinghams from just four C&D starts (good to firm and soft); also showed very strong form when a close fourth with exaggerated waiting tactics in a Group 1 at Deauville in August (extended 6f, good to soft); not so effective since but a major contender if still on his game.

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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

12/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 594151 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

No match for Rohaan in the Wokingham at the Royal meeting (luckless runner-up in 2021) but in far better form now with wins at York (good to firm) and in the Ayr Gold Cup (good) from last three starts; can also do it away from big-field handicaps, having won a Group 3 in 2021; solid contender; best form on good or quicker.

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11/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 20U122 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Cracking 5yo who has won the last two runnings of the Stewards' Cup (soft/good to firm) and has done himself proud in attempting to give weight to Summerghand at York and Ayr since; now has to prove himself away from handicaps and also on this track (unseated early in the Wokingham in June).

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8th

1

(11)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Commanche Falls

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Dual winner of the Stewards' Cup and opened his Group account at Newbury (good to soft) in the middle of his consistent 2023 campaign; close second in this race (good) 12 months ago and has solid claims.

6/1

Form: -41019 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

6f wins in Listed race (good) and a conditions stakes (good to firm) this year but was crying enough from some way out over 7f at Newbury in August and now has cheekpieces fitted; up against it.

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11th

7

(13)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Run To Freedom

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

Twice runner-up at Group 1 level, including in last year's July Cup; lacked consistency otherwise in 2023 but he's a leading player on ratings in this field; luckless fourth, having met traffic issues, in this contest in 2022.

11/1

5th

4

(5)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Run To Freedom

9st 4lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

Chased home Kinross when 150-1 for this race last year and showed that was no fluke with a second Group 1 silver medal in this season's July Cup (28-1; Kinross third and Art Power fourth); needs to put a poor run in Haydock's Sprint Cup behind him but he's clearly a contender if performing to his best; unraced on extremes of going.

20/1

11th

6

(15)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Run To Freedom

9st 5lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

Listed winner at Salisbury (6f, good to firm) in May and runner-up to Shaquille in the July Cup at Newmarket (6f, good to soft) last time, which is the second time he's been runner-up in a Group 1; each-way contender.

14/1

Form: 112186 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Just held off Ehraz at Newbury in May but behind that one in the Commonwealth Cup at the Royal meeting in June (6f, good to firm); respectable effort over 7f at Newbury since but has work to do back at 6f.

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5th

12

(8)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Tiber Flow

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Absent since Group 3 runs last July, winning at Newcastle (6f) then third at Sandown (5f); return to this trip looks ideal but he is more productive on AW, being 4-5 in that sphere compared to just 1-7 on turf; fourth in this race last year.

10/1

16/1

Form: 3-4521 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won 7f handicap as 2yo but has been getting her eye in back over 6f and she forged home when winning a fillies' Group 3 at Naas in August (good); has more to do today but this stiff test can suit and she is improving.

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6th

9

(1)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Perfect News

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: William Haggas

held up in midfield, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final 110yds, not pace to challenge

16/1

1st

8

(8)

21st Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 205y

16:00 Naas

Perfect News

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: William Haggas

towards rear of midfield, headway and in touch with leaders under 2f out, ridden and made challenge inside final furlong, ran on well to lead towards finish

10/1

5th

9

(9)

13th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 1

14:25 York

Perfect News

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

6/1

Form: 31-053

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

All races at 7f+, making all in Group 2 at Newmarket last autumn (good to soft); fresher than most after just two runs in Britain this summer and he didn't give up his lead lightly at Doncaster recently (7f, soft); travels strongly and the drop to 6f adds spice to this.

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6th

1

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Al Suhail

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Back to his best at Meydan early this year, winning twice over 7f, including a Group 2; has possibilities on that form but he was only sixth of 16 in a 6f Group 1 at Royal Ascot last time and had no obvious excuses when fifth of nine behind Kinross in this race last year.

8/1

13/2

Form: 612294 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Progressive in 2021; has been aimed high this year, runner-up in 6f Commonwealth Cup at the Royal meeting but hard pressed against the older sprinters in Group 1s since; has more going for him now downgraded; has won on soft but best on good or quicker.

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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

12/1

Form: 15-326 CD

Last run: 106 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Unraced on slower than good; C&D maiden winner as 2yo; shade unlucky not to win a 6f Listed event at Newbury in May and ran well for a long way in the Commonwealth Cup at the Royal meeting in June; off since but looks capable of better.

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2nd

1

(6)

21st Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Ehraz

10st 0lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Hannon

Smart sort who was having his first outing in handicap company when a very good third of 17 at York's Ebor meeting, finishing strongly and away from where the main action unfolded; the 7f trip (last on previous attempt as a 2yo) and AW are unknowns but that York effort suggests he can win from this mark.

7/2

3rd

1

(16)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 York

Ehraz

9st 12lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

in rear

14/1

3rd

1

(1)

6th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 17y

Class 1

15:38 Chester

Ehraz

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Hannon

Kept useful company last year, as when sixth of the 20 runners in the Commonwealth Cup; gelded in the autumn and lightly raced this term, but has run with credit in both starts as when beaten less than 2l into fifth of ten in a Group 3 at Newbury (6f, good to soft; first-time blinkers) 15 days ago; has the form to play a part from the inside stall, but may not want too much rain.

7/2

22/1

Form: 77-033 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

A good third to Vadream in this race last year (soft) then finished just behind that one in the Champions Sprint over C&D (good to soft); has gradually recaptured form this year but has ground to make up on Gale Force Maya on recent York form.

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13th

17

(4)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:00 Ascot

Ventura Diamond

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

raced far side, prominent, ridden 2f out, edged left from 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11 in group

66/1

10th

13

(14)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Ventura Diamond

9st 1lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: Richard Fahey

midfield and alone, joined main group over 4f out, pushed along and lost position over 2f out, never dangerous

22/1

3rd

9

(1)

4th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:55 York

Ventura Diamond

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

pressed leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost second final strides

13/2

12/1

Form: -60020 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won this last year (soft) before staying-on fifth in Champions Sprint over C&D (good to soft); slow start to 2022 but finished well when second in 6f Listed race at Newmarket (good) in August and it's easy to forgive a subsequent Ayr Gold Cup defeat; any rain a big help; headgear (worn on last three starts) is now left off; can go well.

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No Results Found

Form: 131211 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Kept to good or quicker ground for the last two years; in fine form with Listed wins at about 5f and 6f on last two starts but improvement is needed on her respectable third in sole Group-race run in July.

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9th

1

(6)

28th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Gale Force Maya

9st 12lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Dods

Prolific mare who was successful in this race in 2021 (off 5lb lower); more miss than hit in 2023 but her Group 3 third at York in July was up there with her best efforts; usually wears cheekpieces but blinkers are now tried; no surprise to see her go well as Michael Dods bids to win this race for the third season in a row.

6/1

14th

4

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 York

Gale Force Maya

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

prominent

10/1

20/1

Form: 231221 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; has progressed well with racing and had Gale Force Maya back in second when winning a 6f Listed contest at Pontefract in August (good to firm; has won on good to soft); asked a bigger question here.

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No Results Found

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Payout
Exacta £552.00
Straight Forecast £724.30
Tricast £4387.20
Trifecta £2288.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rohaan

Daily Express:

Tiber Flow

NEWMARKET:

Perfect News

Telegraph:

Ehraz

The Guardian:

Flaming Rib

LAMBOURN:

Run To Freedom

The Times:

Vadream

Daily Mirror:

Commanche Falls

The Sun:

Gale Force Maya

RP Ratings:

Rohaan

TOPSPEED:

Rohaan

POSTDATA:

Rohaan

Daily Mail:

Rohaan

The Star:

Rohaan

Daily Record:

Rohaan