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bet365 Earl Of Sefton Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £45368
  • 1m 1f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 8 runners
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bet365 Earl Of Sefton Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

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9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 21-333 C BF

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Smart gelding who has proved consistent, albeit while failing to justify favouritism, in Group races at Meydan this year; progressive on British soil and he's 2-3 at this venue, most recently recording an impressive success in Listed grade (1m2f, soft) last October; respected back here.

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2/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 111-

Last run: 183 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Three from three in his first season last year, winning twice over 1m then proving well ahead of his opening mark in Pontefract handicap when upped to 1m2f (good to soft); posted a very useful RPR last time and could well develop into a Listed/Group performer this season; has to be feared.

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2nd

2

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Poker Face

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Has won on good ground but raced mainly on softer; beat Flight Plan on worse terms at Pontefract (1m Listed) last July then won a couple of French Group races; below-par favourite in Italy on final outing but generally progressive otherwise and remains of interest; headgear applied.

11/2

1st

3

(5)

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

14:50 Pontefract

Poker Face

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Excellent second in Group 3 at Newmarket (1m1f, good to soft) on reappearance and creditable fourth in Group 2 at Chester (extended 1m2f, soft); no show at Royal Ascot but he was back to form in four-runner Listed race at Sandown (1m2f, good) last time; big shout on those best efforts, albeit with return to 1m (even this stiff 1m) asking a question.

11/4

10/1

Form: 44558-

Last run: 185 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Raced only at 7f-1m; suited by slow ground; successful three times in 2021 for Roger Varian and twice in 2022 for Johnny Murtagh; those wins include two notable handicaps; gelded since last run (Group 1) and now drops back in class; has made a winning reappearance for the last two seasons and, likely to stay this new trip, looks interesting on debut for George Boughey.

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9th

1

(9)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 2

14:05 Leicester

Raadobarg

9st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: George Boughey

Suited by ground softer than good; smart performance when third of 21 in the Irish Lincolnshire on Curragh reappearance (1m, heavy) and enough in last weekend's Newbury Spring Cup seventh to think he's still in form; respected back in slightly calmer waters.

4/1

7th

1

(14)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Raadobarg

9st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Suited by ground softer than good; successful in notable 1m handicaps for previous yards; 0-9 for current stable but has a fighting chance, provided he builds on Curragh reappearance effort (ran well, close third).

10/1

3rd

1

(15)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Raadobarg

10st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: George Boughey

Won this off 7lb lower in 2022 on his seasonal debut when with Johnny Murtagh; that was on yielding but he handles heavy; no wins for this yard last term but lots of creditable runs in Listed and Group company.

8/1

Form: 23707- D

Last run: 192 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Group 1 winner in France in his younger days; placed in two major summer handicaps for new yard last year but didn't fare nearly so well in Group/Grade 3 races subsequently, latest over C&D; this 8yo can be opposed.

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0

1

(9)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:05 Newmarket (July)

Intellogent

10st 2lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Group 1 winner in 2018 when trained in France but he's 0-11 for current stable; went close off 5lb higher in the 2022 Royal Hunt Cup but he's generally struggled in his last seven runs and refused to race at Sandown last month; others preferred.

9/1

0

4

(7)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Intellogent

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Group 1 winner in 2018 when trained in France; 0-10 for current stable; close second in the 2022 Royal Hunt Cup but ran poorly in the latest running of that contest; others are more appealing.

11/1

25th

7

(31)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Intellogent

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Group 1 winner in 2018 when trained in France; 0-9 for current yard but ran well (close second) off 1lb higher in this contest 12 months ago and has a fighting chance if back in the same form; hinted at a revival on latest outing.

9/1

10/1

Form: 820-51

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Strode clear for an 11l success in Meydan handicap (1m2f, good) two months ago, recording a smart RPR; however, it remains to be seen whether he can transfer that improved form back to British soil and he's the stable second-string/ with William Buick on board Ottoman Fleet.

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1st

3

(1)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Blue Trail

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

started quickly, led early, headed and prominent soon after start

4/1

5th

1

(3)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Blue Trail

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

Strode clear for an 11l success in Meydan handicap (1m2f, good) two months ago, recording a smart RPR; however, it remains to be seen whether he can transfer that improved form back to British soil and he's the stable second-string/ with William Buick on board Ottoman Fleet.

10/1

11th

2

(3)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:45 Ascot

Blue Trail

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Charlie Appleby

took keen hold, led narrowly or disputed lead, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

11/1

14/1

Form: 45942-

Last run: 222 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Ran well (66-1 fourth) in last year's Derby but showed no further progress afterwards (1m1f-1m5f) and was flattered by his proximity to high-class Adayar in Doncaster conditions race on final outing; however, subsequent gelding operation may bring him on this year.

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4th

5

(1)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

16:10 Doncaster

Masekela

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Thrown in on best form but a long way below it this season, cheekpieces failing to stop the slide at York last time on his first run after wind surgery; impossible to dismiss from a plunging mark but carries obvious risks.

12/1

10th

9

(11)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

17:20 York

Masekela

9st 3lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

Capable of useful form at two and three; however, badly out of sorts this season; chance depends on whether the combination of wind surgery and first-time headgear prompts a revival.

25/1

Form: 2/226- BF

Last run: 178 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

One-time Derby hope who landed the Solario as a 2yo; suffered an odds-on defeat at Royal Ascot last term, then had an plausible excuse (heavy ground) for poor effort in French Group 3 on final outing; gelded since and now goes in blinkers; provided he responds well to those two factors, he has clear possibilities.

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4th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Reach For The Moon

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

chased clear leader, went second before 2nd, headway and 3 lengths down 4th, not fluent 3 out

10/11

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Payout
Exacta £70.00
Straight Forecast £61.40
Tricast £263.70
Trifecta £233.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Ottoman Fleet

NEWMARKET:

Poker Face

SPOTLIGHT:

Raadobarg

TOPSPEED:

Intellogent

POSTDATA:

Ottoman Fleet

Telegraph:

Ottoman Fleet

D Express:

Ottoman Fleet

The Star:

Ottoman Fleet

Daily Record:

Ottoman Fleet

The Times:

Poker Face

The Guardian:

Poker Face

Daily Mail:

Poker Face

Daily Mirror:

Poker Face

The Sun:

Poker Face