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Alex Scott Maiden Stakes (Colts & Geldings)

  • Prize money: £5400
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Alex Scott Maiden Stakes (Colts & Geldings)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

4-1 when running an odds-on shot to a neck on his Southwell debut (7f, AW) a fortnight ago; showed signs of greenness against that pretty useful rival and with the experience under his belt he has every chance of going one better; stable has a good record in this race.

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

11th

9

(11)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Covey

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: John & Thady Gosden

Notably progressive in the spring, having plenty in hand when making all in the competitive Silver Bowl Handicap at Haydock (1m, good to firm) to complete a hat-trick; however, he came unstuck in the Group 3 Jersey at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm; 11-4 favourite) the following month; retains potential but needs a big step forward against some high-class older opposition here.

20/1

9th

5

(11)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Covey

9st 3lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Impressed in 7f maiden/novice races (good to soft/AW) in the first part of spring and again had plenty in hand when making all in the competitive Silver Bowl Handicap at Haydock (1m, good to firm) last time; displayed obvious Group-race potential at Haydock and he has strong claims for his top yard.

2/1

1st

5

(4)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 37y

Class 2

14:25 Haydock

Covey

8st 11lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Has worn a hood on all three starts; went close on debut at Southwell (7f, AW) in April and won in fine style the next twice (7f, good to soft/AW); in a tough race on handicap debut but is in top hands and could prove to be better than his opening mark, provided the absence of the hood isn't an issue.

5/2

16/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

75,000gns yearling; closely related to 6f AW winner Ibn Arabi (RPR 80), half-brother to Italian/French 8.7f-10.5f winner Shikami (including AW); dam placed at 11.6f (76), sister to Group-placed 1m2f AW winner High Grounds and useful 1m winner Jacobean; market should indicate what is expected.

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

9

(5)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:35 Newcastle (AW)

Art Of Romance

9st 5lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Eight-race maiden who has gone the wrong way over a variety of trips since finishing second on his debut for Brian Meehan at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) last April; look elsewhere.

25/1

9th

5

(5)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Art Of Romance

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Initial promise for Brian Meehan, notably when runner-up to Covey in a 7f Newmarket maiden last April; yet to threaten (0-2) for this doubly represented trainer and takes a sharp step up in trip here to compete beyond 9.5f for the first time; continues to ease in the weights.

16/1

7th

2

(2)

30th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Art Of Romance

9st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

A fair maiden at his best for Brian Meehan who wasn't disgraced for his new yard when third of five in 1m Chelmsford seller last month; he needs to follow it up back in handicap company.

10/1

33/1

Form: 0-5

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in his first two starts, albeit blowing the home turn badly when fifth of six on his return at Wolverhampton last month (8.6f, AW); looks the stable second-string, with handicaps an option after this.

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

4th

12

(4)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

16:30 Brighton

Yellow Lion

9st 1lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

took keen hold, midfield, switched to near side over 2f out

10/1

9th

11

(10)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield (AW)

Yellow Lion

9st 4lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Off the mark at tenth attempt, keeping on well to prevail by a neck at Salisbury (1m, good to firm) last month; ran okay off new mark at Newmarket a fortnight later but will need to kick on again here.

14/1

4th

6

(3)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newmarket (July)

Yellow Lion

9st 2lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Ground it out to make it tenth-time lucky at Salisbury (1m, good) 15 days ago; now 4lb higher and will need to improve again if he is to get the better of a couple of these; stable won this in 2017 and 2020.

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

80,000gns yearling; half-brother to winners One For Bobby (Group-placed 9.4f; RPR 102) and Tough Spirit (7f; 76); dam 7f (Listed) and 1m winner (104), sister to Group-placed 7f winner Some Spirit out of 1m 2yo winner; market should be revealing on debut.

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

3rd

11

(9)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 4

16:25 Yarmouth

Wheres Freddy

8st 12lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Stuart Williams

All or nothing in his first season, going close over C&D off 2lb lower before tailed off (eased) on heavy ground latterly; worth tracking in the market back from seven months off.

10/1

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal; dam placed at 1m/1m2f (RPR 75), half-sister to useful winners Mishaal (6f-1m including AW) and Mizwaaj (7f AW) out of maiden half-sister to 7f Group 2 winner Iffraaj and Group 3 winners Kareymah (7f 2yo) and Farraaj (1m2f AW); something to like on pedigree and well worth a market check.

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

9th

8

(8)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Daarree

9st 6lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

Inconsistent in six starts but showed improvement when racing prominently in first-time cheekpieces at Chepstow (1m2f, good) latest; will have to prove he gets this extra furlong; if staying, he remains on a competitive mark.

7/1

3rd

3

(6)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Chepstow

Daarree

9st 6lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Owen Burrows

Fair third to a subsequent winner at Chelmsford in first time visor on handicap debut (1m, standard to slow); not so good last time at Kempton (1m); steps up to 1m2f and now tried in cheekpieces; bit to prove.

5/2

6th

7

(11)

14th Aug 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Kempton (AW)

Daarree

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

Gelded after struggling in his novices and with a visor fitted for his handicap debut at Chelmsford (1m) he made eyecatching late headway for third (Hurricane Kiko runner-up); might have threatened with a clear run that day; not drawn well but respected.

7/2

OUR TIP

4/1

Form: 27- BF

Last run: 213 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Chased home a smart rival (successful three times since) on his debut on the July Course (7f, good to firm) last August, but disappointed when favourite at Newbury (7f, good) the following month; a player on his first effort, though his pedigree suggests he may not come into his own until tackling further; stable also runs Yellow Lion.

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

1st

8

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:15 Cork

Palamon

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

led narrowly or disputed lead, prominent from 2nd, disputed lead after 3 out, not fluent last, soon ridden, rallied and led again towards finish

100/30

2nd

6

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 190y

16:45 Limerick

Palamon

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

prominent behind clear leaders

13/8

18

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Palamon

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Only 1-8 for Richard Hannon, though signed off for that yard with a wide-margin success over 1m2f at York (good to soft) and then fetched 85,000gns; has been shaping like a handicap project in his maidens over hurdles (last time on soft, catching the eye behind Ndaawi; fourth has won since) and Paul Nolan has had a first, fourth and a sixth in this race with his only three runners; he's one who might be lurking in the shadows and is strongly considered.

18/1

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Payout
Exacta £86.00
Straight Forecast £94.90
Trifecta £2208.00

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