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15:15 Newbury

Soft

Darley Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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Darley Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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Evs (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 41-

Last run: 184 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dante and Derby entry; brother to connections' Derby winner Adayar; only fourth when 4-5 favourite for debut at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) but there was still plenty of promise in that performance; duly scored when 8-11 at the same course (1m, good) later in October, having to knuckle down seriously but he should improve as 3yo and be well suited by this extra 2f.

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

1st

6

(1)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 1

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Military Order

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Charlie Appleby

midfield

2/1

2nd

5

(2)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 2

13:00 Southwell (AW)

Military Order

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Charlie Appleby

Won the Lingfield Derby Trial on AW (1m4f) in May; disappointing in the Derby itself and a 1m6f Chester Listed race (found little) subsequently but evidently highly regarded by his top yard (went off 9-2 for the Derby and at evens or shorter on his five other starts) and market strength would look significant back from five months off (has been gelded).

5/2

5th

5

(5)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 87y

Class 1

15:20 Chester

Military Order

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Brother to Derby and King George winner Adayar; smart form on first two runs this season, winning a novice at Newbury (1m2f, soft) and the Lingfield Derby Trial (1m4f, AW); that saw him start co-second favourite for the Derby at Epsom (1m4f, good to firm) but he faded from fifth turning for home to finish last of 14; absent since but excellent chance in this if the earlier impressions are anything to go by.

4/6

5/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 16- C

Last run: 195 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Dante and Irish Classics entry; justified favouritism by a neck in 15-runner novice here (7f, good) on debut last September; last of six in Group 3 at Newmarket (1m, good) in October but it would be disappointing if he can't put that reverse behind him.

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2nd

10

(11)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Exoplanet

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Second in Newbury novice (1m2f, soft) on reappearance, a race that has worked out extremely well, and he was a close third in a hot handicap there (1m2f, good) last month despite jumping a piece of litter over 2f out; he's 6lb worse off with runner-up Bold Act but could have more left in the tank.

7/1

3rd

3

(16)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Exoplanet

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Big-race entries; justified favouritism by a neck in 15-runner novice here (7f, good) on debut last September; last of six in Group 3 at Newmarket (1m, good) in October but back on course when second of five in a hot novice stakes here (1m2f, soft) four weeks ago, behind Military Order who is now the Derby favourite and in front of Chesspiece who boosted the form on Thursday; can prove a major force on this handicap debut.

5/1

2nd

2

(2)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Exoplanet

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Dante and Irish Classics entry; justified favouritism by a neck in 15-runner novice here (7f, good) on debut last September; last of six in Group 3 at Newmarket (1m, good) in October but it would be disappointing if he can't put that reverse behind him.

5/1

Form: 1- D

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dante and Derby entry; second favourite, won 12-runner maiden at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) in November by a length, leading over 1f out and running on strongly; major potential.

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No / Draw
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5th

6

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Chesspiece

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

2nd

1

(2)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:57 Ascot

Chesspiece

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Third in the Group 2 Queen's Vase over C&D (good) at the Royal meeting before Listed win at Hamilton (1m3f, good to soft) and Group 3 near-miss at Goodwood (1m4f, soft); well beaten in the St Leger (1m6f, soft) three weeks ago but has to be respected under a 3lb penalty in view of his earlier form.

7/2

6th

3

(8)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Chesspiece

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Just over 5l third to Gregory in Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot (1m6f, good); made all in Listed race at Hamilton (1m3f, good to soft) next time and headed only close home by Desert Hero in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood (1m4f, soft); several others have better form but he has found a bit of improvement every time and the step back up in trip will suit him well.

11/1

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

115,000gns yearling; first foal; dam 1m4f winner (RPR 90), sister to 8.6f AW winner All The Rage, half-sister to winners Michelangelo (1m3f Listed), Private Secretary (1m3f Listed) and the dam of St Leger winner Galileo Chrome; that reads well but this is a hot race for debut.

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

1st

5

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 5

16:40 Ripon

Trust House

9st 4lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Ralph Beckett

Displayed significant ability on all three starts, most recently when fourth of 11 at Nottingham (1m4f, AW; led) this month, after a break; should be fine back on turf and has a significant role to play here.

5/1

4th

5

(4)

13th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Trust House

9st 7lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

rushed up to lead soon after start, headed over 1f out, weakened and lost third inside final 110yds

10/1

3rd

7

(7)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

18:55 Nottingham

Trust House

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

dwelt start, in touch with leaders, headway and briefly disputed lead 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out

6/1

8/1

Form: 24-

Last run: 186 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dante entry; second in maiden at Haydock in September, meeting traffic issues, and again came from the rear when fourth of nine in Listed race at Pontefract (again 1m on good to soft) in October, 16-1 for both; promising and has form chance (trainer also had good 3yo winner yesterday) but others have seemingly shown more striking potential.

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6th

1

(3)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

Arkendale

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Won a Thirsk novice (1m, soft) for Ed Walker last summer and third of seven in a handicap at Chester (1m2f, good to soft) on stable debut in September, but out of his depth in a 0-105 at Haydock on final outing; makes AW debut after 191 days off having been gelded in the meantime; market informative.

10/1

7th

13

(13)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Arkendale

8st 10lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Edward Bethell

Ended his time with Ed Walker with a 1m Thirsk novice win on soft in June; sound start for his new yard when keeping on for third over the extended 1m2f at Chester (good to soft) 15 days ago; that performance doesn't obviously suggest a drop back in trip will suit but perhaps first-time cheekpieces will sharpen him up and he's the type to win races for this stable.

12/1

3rd

2

(3)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Chester

Arkendale

9st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Edward Bethell

towards rear

8/1

Form: 32- BF

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dante entry; well bred (1m2f should suit) and a short-priced favourite when placed at Yarmouth (7f, good to soft) and Newbury (1m, soft) last autumn; others have done a bit more but, from powerful yard, he needs respect.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

6

(11)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

15:55 Ascot

Rajasthan

9st 8lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: John & Thady Gosden

Well bred and suited by the step up to 1m2f when coming good at the third time of asking on his Salisbury reappearance in June; that was on good to firm but runner-up on soft as 2yo; the Salisbury form doesn't look anything special but he enters the reckoning as a lightly raced sort from a top yard.

7/2

1st

3

(5)

28th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 201y

Class 4

16:10 Salisbury

Rajasthan

9st 4lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

in touch with leaders

10/11

6

(4)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Rajasthan

9st 4lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Dante entry; well bred (1m2f should suit) and a short-priced favourite when placed at Yarmouth (7f, good to soft) and Newbury (1m, soft) last autumn; others have done a bit more but, from powerful yard, he needs respect.

6/1

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £53.00
Straight Forecast £58.90
Trifecta £104.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Military Order

TOPSPEED:

Exoplanet

SPOTLIGHT:

Chesspiece

Daily Mirror:

Rajasthan

The Guardian:

Chesspiece

POSTDATA:

Military Order

The Times:

Military Order

Telegraph:

Military Order

Daily Mail:

Military Order

D Express:

Military Order

The Sun:

Military Order

Daily Record:

Rajasthan

NEWMARKET:

Exoplanet

The Star:

Exoplanet