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Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Challenge Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £68052
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 8 runners
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Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Challenge Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 011352 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Solid performer in most of the big 7f races this season, including wins in the John Of Gaunt and the Criterion; creditable second to Kinross (subsequent Foret winner) in the City Of York most recently; collected a silver medal in this contest two years ago and should go well again.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(1)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 1

15:50 Haydock

Pogo

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charles Hills

The oldest in the field by some way; has won a Group 2 and two Group 3s over 7f, including on this course; not disgraced in Sandown Group 2 on reappearance and now drops to a Listed race for the first time since 2021, so he's respected even though a losing sequence is beginning to mount up; often leads.

9/2

4th

6

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Pogo

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

1m scorer earlier in career but has gained all Group wins over 7f; failed to hit the target last term and, while he ran respectably in the Foret on final start, doesn't appear to be crying out for this step back up in distance; opposed.

33/1

5/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1-5561 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won last year's Nell Gwyn and Hungerford; unplaced favourite in two major races this summer; bounced right back in Listed contest at Newbury (on good ground) three weeks ago, moving smoothly into contention then skipping clear in the final 1f for a very easy success to take 7f record to 3-5; has a bright chance of following up, provided she's in the same form again.

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15th

14

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Sacred

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Not quite at best in York Group 2 a fortnight ago but it was same story in that race 12 months earlier; two starts ago she was beaten just a neck by Khaadem in the Group 1 Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) and it will be no surprise to see a prominent showing in first-time cheekpieces.

10/1

5th

7

(4)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Sacred

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Only sixth of nine when favourite for this race last year but she hasn't looked back since, winning a Listed race and a Group 3 over this trip and running a cracker when beaten a neck in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee (6f, good to firm) at Royal Ascot in June; goes well fresh; key player.

4/1

2nd

15

(3)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Sacred

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Gifted mare with Listed, Group 3 and Group 2 wins over 7f, looking at least as good as ever with an easy reappearance AW success at Lingfield six weeks ago; that should have put her spot-on for a second attempt at this race (beaten only 1l into fifth on reappearance last year when she got going just too late to land a blow); considered best on good ground or firmer; big shout.

7/1

25/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 321024 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Nearly bagged Group 3 honours at Goodwood two starts ago and possibly found the soft ground against him in Doncaster Group 2 latest; however, still has a much better strike-rate on AW than on turf.

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1st

4

(1)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Misty Grey

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

prominent on far side of group

11/2

3rd

5

(13)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Misty Grey

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

bumped start, midfield, edged right but headway 2f out, kept on well and went third inside final 110yds

11/1

Form: 722822 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Largely consistent; creditable second in Group 3 events at Goodwood (collared on line by Oscula) and Deauville the last twice; however, has more on her plate upped further in grade; eyeshield fitted.

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6th

3

(2)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Internationalangel

9st 5lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Has not found her best form this year during three runs in Dubai and two in Britain; beaten a head when 66-1 in this race last year but this renewal seems to demand more; soft ground may well be a negative.

28/1

5th

6

(8)

9th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Internationalangel

9st 2lb

J: Robert Tart

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Won her first five starts for this stable, four of them over C&D; often acquitted herself in good company last summer; not found her best form this year but this is a drop in grade and if she is to revive, it may be here; well beaten in this race 12 months ago.

12/1

10th

3

(1)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Internationalangel

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

took keen hold, towards rear

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 330196 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Failed to show his form the last twice; came off a strong pace to land the Hungerford at Newbury (good to firm; first Group win) in August and, granted a similar tactical setup, could well bounce back.

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18th

2

(5)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Jumby

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

slowly away, switched left soon after start, took keen hold, midfield on outer

12/1

Form: 3-6155 BF

Last run: 82 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Ex-French filly who has been campaigned outside of Britain since joining William Haggas, best form when winning Group 2 at Chantilly (1m, soft); disappointing favourite at the Curragh (1m1f) when last seen; smart on her day but has something to prove on first attempt at 7f.

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4th

10

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Redcar

Purplepay

8st 11lb

J: Graham Lee

T: William Haggas

Peak form came in winning a soft-ground French 1m Group 2 last summer; respectable in Listed/Group races this term; entitled to run better last time at Sandown when back on soft ground and the tongue-tie tried there is replaced by blinkers, which didn't do wonders for her when tried once in Australia (Group 1 admittedly); can be keen, so the assured strong gallop should at least help.

7/1

6th

8

(2)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Sandown

Purplepay

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Standout effort came when winning a soft-ground Group 2 at Chantilly (1m) last summer; 0-8 since, admittedly without encountering soft ground in her three runs this summer (second in Listed race on good to soft) but the seeds of doubt have been sown; tongue tied first time.

12/1

6th

3

(4)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Purplepay

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

9/1

10/1

Form: 214135 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Tough and consistent filly; registered Group 3 wins against her own sex over 7f/1m at Glorious Goodwood (narrowly from Internationalangel) and Deauville this summer; not disgraced, though only fifth of six, in the Joel Stakes here (1m) two weeks ago; set for another respectable effort.

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5th

2

(9)

27th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 1

16:00 Lingfield (AW)

Oscula

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: George Boughey

Three-time Group 3 winner on turf, including twice over 7f/1m in the summer; again has appeared to find Group 2 company a bit too warm in her last two outings, but a player on these terms back at Listed level even under her penalty; ran well on Polytrack on her racecourse debut.

6/1

7th

8

(5)

7th Oct 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Oscula

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: George Boughey

took keen hold, prominent, ridden 2f out, lost position and held final furlong

10/1

5th

7

(6)

23rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Oscula

8st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

8/1

11/1

Form: 3-1072 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Useful 6f form in two runs at this course, finishing third in the 2020 Cheveley Park Stakes and winning Listed event on 2022 reappearance; showed she stays 7f, at least on good ground, with a close second in Doncaster Group 3 last month; can't rule out a big effort back here.

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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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Exacta £56.00
Straight Forecast £48.00
Tricast £351.30
Trifecta £475.00

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