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14:00 Ascot

Good To Soft

Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £283550
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 18 runners
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Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.75

Form: 382111

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Badly hampered in this race in 2021 but no match for Naval Crown and Creative Force in the Platinum Jubilee in June; has made great strides over 7f since, winning Group 2s in Britain and a Group 1 at Longchamp on ground ranging from good to firm to very soft; looks dangerous back 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

1st

4

(1)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:00 Goodwood

Kinross

9st 5lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Ralph Beckett

Record of 6-11 on softer than good, compared to just 1-11 on good/faster; completed a notable hat-trick last autumn, including Group 1 wins over 7f and 6f; last month's third in July Cup shows he retains plenty of ability; won this race in 2021 and nearly completed a Lennox double (neck second; best of those held up) last year; leading claims back here.

6/5

66/1

  • Place: £25.45

Form: 410194 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Two 6f wins in 2022 have come in easier races; not disgraced when mid-division in the Platinum Jubilee or when fourth to Rohaan over C&D this month (first-time cheekpieces, retained) but much is more needed.

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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

4/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 61-024 CD

Last run: 98 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Formidable on this track, his three most recent runs yielding a win in the 7f Jersey in 2021, a copybook success in this race 12 months ago (good to soft) and then first home on his side in the Platinum Jubilee won by Naval Crown in June; wasn't the same force at Newmarket in July but this is more his race; solid contender.

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5

(10)

17th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Creative Force

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Comfortably justified favouritism in conditions race at Haydock (6f, good to soft) on Saturday, reversing last month's Newmarket placings with Commanche Falls and recording first win since landing Ascot Group 1 in 2021; smart performer who commands respect back up in grade.

3/1

1st

2

(2)

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Haydock

Creative Force

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

Turned over at odds-on in Group 3 Abernant at Newmarket on last month's reappearance (behind Commanche Falls); however, it wasn't a bad performance and he could improve for it; holds leading claims judged on last year's efforts in Group/Grade 1 sprints.

5/6

3rd

2

(4)

20th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Creative Force

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Group 1 winner as 3yo (6f, good to soft) who raced only at that level in 2022, failing to win but running some excellent races in defeat; not that fussed about the state of the ground and should have plenty going for him now racing in a Group 3 for the first time in nearly two years.

Evs

4th
10 (6)
Rohaan

9/2

Form: 144731 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Bled in this last year but otherwise is 4-4 over C&D and despite his season starting in February he was in fine fettle when winning a Group 3 two weeks ago; has more to do in this but he looked to have a Group 1 in him when rushing home into a close fourth in a top sprint at Deauville in August (extended 6f, good to soft); good chance.

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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

14/1

Form: 841235 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won 6f Group 1 as 2yo; having a season of swings and roundabouts but she looked good when dropped back to 7f for a Group 1 win at Deauville in July (good to soft) and perhaps very soft ground was too much for her on her only subsequent start at that trip; needs to show she has the speed to match the specialists back at 6f but this is still an interesting experiment.

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2nd

6

(4)

24th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 0y

18:40 Naas

Tenebrism

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, challenging when ridden inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, no match for winner

8/11

1st

2

(8)

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

15:30 Cork

Tenebrism

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders, smooth headway under 2f out, led 1f out, soon pushed along and clear, kept on well, comfortably

7/4

5th

18

(12)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:00 Ascot

Tenebrism

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

midfield, ridden under 2f out, headway and led group over 1f out, lost position final 110yds, kept on, 2nd of 11 in group

14/1

50/1

Form: 600200 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Useful win in a Group 3 over C&D last autumn (soft) but she isn't having the best of seasons and was well held in that race 14 days ago (cheekpieces left off, refitted today).

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2nd

7

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Vadream

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

Acts on good ground but nearly all her best form is on slow surfaces and she found the best finish to win this race 12 months ago on her first C&D start; comes here with a satisfactory reappearance under her belt and the more testing the ground the better her chance.

8/1

3rd

9

(3)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

17:45 Bath

Vadream

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

midfield

7/2

10/1

Form: -17177 CD BF

Last run: 69 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Triple Group 1 winner, including of the Commonwealth Cup over C&D in June (good to firm; also won on good to soft) but disappointing favourite against the older sprinters in two Group 1s since and this is no easier.

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7th

14

(11)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:00 Ascot

Perfect Power

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Richard Fahey

midfield up the centre, ridden halfway, carried right and ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 7 in group

10/1

11th

14

(3)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Perfect Power

9st 2lb

J: Christophe Soumillon

T: Richard Fahey

prominent on near side of group, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

25/1

1st

9

(1)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Perfect Power

9st 2lb

J: Christophe Soumillon

T: Richard Fahey

towards rear, pushed along and headway towards far side from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led final 110yds, ran on well

4/1

5/1

Form: 14-481 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Usually leads but he doesn't have to; an honest soul who has been a contender in several Group 1s and has run excellent races in the last two runnings of this (badly drawn when fourth on good to soft last year); has another big run in him after winning a Group 3 in Ireland 20 days ago.

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1st

1

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Art Power

9st 4lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Fourth, fourth and eighth in the last three runnings of this event; showed himself as good as ever with Irish Group 2 wins in May (6f, good) and July (5f, soft) but he's been subdued since and is now 0-14 at the top level.

20/1

28/1

Form: 140217 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Often leads; suited by this track, adding a Group 3 win in April to his very smart 2yo form here, but below his best in the Commonwealth Cup in June and his front-running effort petered out at Haydock in September; down the list for now.

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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

20/1

Form: -21704 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Smart on his day and winner of a Group 2 at Haydock in May; not too fussy about the ground and has C&D form but was found wanting in Group 1s here in June; questionable whether he can raise his game today.

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3rd

8

(4)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Kings Lynn

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

slightly awkward start, soon in touch with leaders

5/1

2nd

2

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Goodwood

Kings Lynn

8st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

prominent, outpaced and lost ground under 2f out, rallied and went second final furlong, kept on

9/2

9th

6

(7)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Kings Lynn

9st 4lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

More modest efforts than good ones to his name last year; starts this campaign off a reduced mark as a consequence but although he handles soft, he may not want it this deep any more.

11/1

40/1

Form: 249110 CD BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Has a wonderful record in the best 6f and 7f course handicaps and he reached new heights with his 7f wins in July (good to firm) and September (good to soft); however, he was a long way from his best when a short-priced favourite here 14 days ago and has much to prove in his first Group race.

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12th

4

(16)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Fresh

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: James Fanshawe

Classy handicapper in his time but just flashes of his former glory in a quiet 2023 campaign; now 8lb lower than when a close fifth in the Wokingham and his Kempton return should have blown away the cobwebs; all ground comes alike to him and he's capable of a big run.

8/1

5th

2

(7)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Fresh

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: James Fanshawe

This is the fourth year in succession that he's returned to action in this race (downgraded to a 0-95 this year), finishing fifth twice and a close second in 2022; showed only flashes of his old spark in a disappointing 2023 campaign but he is down to a good mark if a five-month break has piqued his interest; stable have made a quiet start to 2024 but he has too much talent to be ignored at this level.

10/1

12th

2

(11)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Fresh

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: James Fanshawe

midfield, switched right after 1f

11/2

11/1

Form: 041250 CD BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Can lead; has strong course form, chasing home Creative Force in the 7f Jersey in 2021 (soft) and beating that rival to win the Platinum Jubilee in June (6f, good to firm); best form when runner-up in the July Cup after but has not run to the same level since, markedly so at Haydock in September.

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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

66/1

Form: 7-0330 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Close third to Vadream in Group 3 over C&D last autumn (soft) but only seventh in this race after and nothing she's done this year, including when behind Rohaan over C&D this month, suggests a big show today.

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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: 002-11 D

Last run: 147 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Made a bright start for new trainer with 6f wins in a conditions stakes and Group 2 in May (soft and good to yielding) but is an unknown quantity after a layoff and on his first run at Ascot.

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9th

3

(7)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newcastle (AW)

Brad The Brief

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: Hugo Palmer

Four AW runs, winning 6f novice on Wolverhampton Tapeta as 2yo; nearly all best form on soft or slower on turf; seen only six times since Group 2 win at the Curragh in May 2022 but he wasn't too far off his best when fifth in a Group 2 at Chantilly recently and ran well enough in a C&D Group 3 on 2022 reappearance to think he can make a go of it back here.

5/1

4th

3

(7)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Brad The Brief

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Hugo Palmer

Dual Group-race winning sprinter in his time who has finished unplaced in three starts since returning from 259 days off in July, albeit his latest outing was at Group 1 level; has winning form on Tapeta and this is easier so could play a part in the first-time cheekpieces.

5/1

5th

1

(3)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 1y

Class 1

16:27 Chester

Brad The Brief

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Hugo Palmer

midfield, pushed along under 3f out

4/1

40/1

Form: -10516 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Just held off Garrus in Group 3 at Newmarket in April (6f, good) but unable to make a serious contribution since in Group 1s over 6f here or on the July course at Newmarket; best form on good or quicker.

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15th

15

(1)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:00 Ascot

Double Or Bubble

9st 1lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Chris Wall

raced far side, prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon lost position, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11 in group

40/1

6th

6

(8)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:20 Doncaster

Double Or Bubble

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Chris Wall

steadied start, held up in behind leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened (trainer's rep said, regarding poor form shown, that the mare may have been unsuited by the Soft, good to soft in places ground on this occasion and would prefer a sounder surface)

7/1

100/1

Form: 007600 D BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Has twice run well in the Wokingham over C&D but not this year and he is reaching for the stars on form shown in British handicaps since.

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1st

8

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Gulliver

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

in rear

4/1

3rd

2

(5)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Gulliver

9st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who ended a long losing run with a comfortable C&D win in a Racing League handicap in September; that came off a 5lb higher mark and he's run well enough on occasions since to think he retains a good chunk of ability; he'll need a good pace to aim at but he's a danger to all dropping into a Class 5 handicap for the first time.

13/2

17th
5 (7)
Garrus

14/1

Form: 424013 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Better than ever in 2022 and his close third in a Group 1 at Deauville in August (extended 6f, good to soft) was his best form yet; respectable fifth in the Diamond Jubilee at the Royal meeting in 2021 but he didn't figure in the same race this year and others may be more at home on this track.

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14th

2

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Garrus

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Charles Hills

Triple Group 3 scorer; failed to beat a rival when last seen but is likely to rebound, having performed well in this contest for the last two years (close second in 2022, won in 2023); now an 8yo and it's a deeper renewal but he's very hard to dismiss.

9/1

10th

2

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Garrus

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

Narrowly beat Commanche Falls on same terms in similar event at Newmarket (6f, good) in April; respectable second in both Group 3 attempts since, in France; holds solid-looking claims back at this level.

7/1

8th

2

(12)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Garrus

9st 5lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Charles Hills

Three-time Group 3 winner, the latest the Abernant at Newmarket (6f, good) in April; runner-up in Group 3 races the last twice, most recently behind Mill Stream in France (6f, soft), but limitations likely to be exposed here.

33/1

18th
12 (15)
Castle Star

20/1

Form: 242-58 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Had very smart 6f form as 2yo, including a close second to Perfect Power in a Group 1 (good to firm; has won on soft to heavy); hard to assess after just two 5f runs since but he was hampered out of a Group 1 at the Curragh last month and the return to 6f can suit.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rohaan

NEWMARKET:

Creative Force

POSTDATA:

Art Power

RP Ratings:

Kinross

The Times:

Castle Star

TOPSPEED:

Naval Crown

LAMBOURN:

Garrus

The Guardian:

Rohaan

The Sun:

Rohaan

Daily Mail:

Creative Force

The Star:

Creative Force

Daily Record:

Kinross

Telegraph:

Art Power

Daily Mirror:

Art Power