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Watership Down Stud Too Darn Hot Greenham Stakes (Group 3) (Colts & Geldings)

  • Prize money: £51039
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 11 runners
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Watership Down Stud Too Darn Hot Greenham Stakes (Group 3) (Colts & Geldings)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 117- C

Last run: 196 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Promising start to career with wins in maiden here (good to soft) and the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket (good to firm); bubble was burst in the Dewhurst, following a layoff, but he may still have more to offer.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

10

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Isaac Shelby

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

Likeable 3yo who met trouble when fourth to Paddington in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m, good) and posted a personal best when running Kinross to a neck in the Lennox at Goodwood (7f, good to soft) next time; looks the pick of the younger brigade and likely to have a say.

13/2

2nd

8

(5)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:00 Goodwood

Isaac Shelby

8st 13lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

Smart colt whose 7f form includes wins in the 2022 Superlative (good to firm) and this year's Greenham (soft); solid efforts over 1m at Group 1 level the last twice, finishing second in the French Guineas then fourth in the St James's Palace Stakes; respected back down in trip/grade.

3/1

4th

6

(3)

20th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Isaac Shelby

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Brian Meehan

in touch with leaders

8/1

2nd
2 (1)
Charyn

14/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 1231-

Last run: 196 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Progressive form over 6f last term; third to exciting Sakheer in the Mill Reef here on penultimate start, then won French Group 2 on soft ground; speedily bred but shapes as if he'll stay 7f; place claims on ratings.

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1st

2

(6)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Charyn

9st 2lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Roger Varian

Won a soft-ground Group 2 in France as a juvenile and even better form in defeat last year, reaching the frame three times over 1m at Group 1 level; behind the reopposing Knight when only a respectable third in Group 2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood (soft) on final start; should go well for a yard seeking a fourth win in this since 2016.

11/4

3rd

4

(8)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Charyn

9st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Won French 2yo Group 2 (6f, soft) last October; has bumped into Paddington in three Group 1s this season, racing freely and finding no extra when third of five in the Sussex over C&D on latest; meets nothing of that calibre here and should give a good account of himself.

3/1

3rd

5

(1)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Charyn

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, raced in second early, raced in third halfway, bumped 2f out, pressed leaders on outer over 1f out, no extra final furlong

33/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 1 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well-bred colt who created a favourable impression in novice event at Doncaster (7f, soft) three weeks ago, striding clear for a 6f debut success; very promising and has Group-race potential; interesting.

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3rd

3

(3)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Pontefract

Theoryofeverything

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: John & Thady Gosden

Hasn't really progressed from his debut win at Doncaster (7f, soft) in April and he needs to produce more than he's managed in his three handicaps; however, this lightly raced 3yo is in top hands and things could click at some point.

7/1

8th

7

(16)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Theoryofeverything

8st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: John & Thady Gosden

7f winner on soft on debut in April; no significant advances since, trying handicaps over 7.6f (soft) and 1m (good to firm) on last two starts; needs major improvement with the headgear enlisted over this longer trip but he is brother to a fairly useful winner at up to 1m2f.

12/1

3rd

1

(4)

30th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 3y

Class 3

15:30 Yarmouth

Theoryofeverything

9st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

All runs at about 7f on soft; debut winner who was firmly put in his place in the Group 3 Greenham and then trailed home last in a handicap at Chester; that tight track may have been against him and he was due to contest last week's Britannia only to be withdrawn late with a self certificate; player.

11/4

14/1

Form: 17-1 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Found the Group 1 Middle Park too much too soon; that defeat is flanked by two novice wins, latest at Southwell (7f, AW) where he beat a colt who franked the form at Newmarket on Tuesday; could go well for in-form stable.

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0

8

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

13:50 Haydock

Zoology

9st 0lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Harry Eustace

The sole 3yo in the field and he showed he's smart on just his fifth career start when 1l second of 15 in the Group 3 Jersey at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm) in June, although it probably wasn't a vintage renewal of that race; Australian interests subsequently acquired a 50% share in him and he's moved from James Ferguson to Harry Eustace ahead of this first outing for 11 weeks.

9/2

2nd

14

(7)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Zoology

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Ferguson

Beat Covey, albeit with that rival was making his debut, in Southwell novice (7f, AW) in April when making it two wins from three starts; soft ground may not have been ideal when 9l fourth in the Group 3 Greenham at Newbury last time and he retains potential, but others look more compelling.

20/1

4th

11

(3)

22nd Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Zoology

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Ferguson

Found the Group 1 Middle Park too much too soon; that defeat is flanked by two novice wins, latest at Southwell (7f, AW) where he beat a colt who franked the form at Newmarket on Tuesday; could go well for in-form stable.

14/1

Form: 91- D

Last run: 144 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Twice-raced colt who is still unexposed and made all at Wolverhampton (7f, AW) when last seen; however, he's bottom of this pack on figures and appears to have a very stiff assignment.

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1st

5

(1)

14th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Wiltshire

9st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

Made all to win a 7f maiden at Wolverhampton in good style in November; stiff tasks on his first two runs this year, shaping okay in a 7f Listed event at Newmarket in May; stopped quickly on his handicap debut back in June (6f, good to firm); career best required.

14/1

11th

1

(6)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 3

19:15 Windsor

Wiltshire

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

prominent

15/2

5th

7

(2)

5th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Wiltshire

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

prominent, pressed leader 2f out, ridden 1f out, no extra final 110yds

20/1

Form: 11111- D

Last run: 197 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Productive colt who is 5-5 and has picked up good prize-money along the way; bagged a series final at York (7f, good to soft) when last seen; this is harder but it's hard to knock a colt who keeps on winning.

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5th

9

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Newmarket (July)

Streets Of Gold

9st 0lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

5-5 as a 2yo, picking up a couple of valuable sales races along the way; well beaten in the Greenham on his return, after which he underwent wind surgery; third in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot but he was well held in the Bunbury Cup six weeks ago; been gelded since.

10/1

11/2

Form: 11- CD

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Promising colt who is two from two having won a maiden at Yarmouth (7f, good to soft) and the Group 3 Horris Hill Stakes here (7f, heavy) last autumn, ridden out to beat Grey's Monument in latter; open to any amount of further improvement this season; looks one of the main players.

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5th

5

(7)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Knight

9st 2lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Won the Horris Hill at Newbury on heavy as a 2yo and underlined his liking for testing turf when second in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood (Charyn over 1l back in third) and a Sandown Listed race (wore first-time cheekpieces) at the end of last summer; ran poorly in 1m1f Newmarket Group 3 when last seen in October but a bold show is assured if back to anywhere near his best in a first-time visor.

5/2

7th

6

(2)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:50 Newmarket

Knight

9st 1lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Lightly raced 3yo; finished ahead of three of these when beaten a head in Listed event at Sandown (1m, soft; unraced on good or firmer) last time, matching the form he'd shown in Goodwood Group 2 the time before; will probably stay this longer trip; cheekpieces on again and commands respect.

3/1

2nd

5

(5)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Sandown

Knight

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Five races, all on softer than good; gelded after disappointing in the Greenham at Newbury on reappearance; ran twice over 1m at Goodwood last month and showed improved form when close second of seven in Group 2 last time; carried his head a bit awkwardly and hung that day, which sees him in cheekpieces this time, but he should go well.

11/4

Form: 37112- D

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 112 since wearing blinkers, winning two nurseries in great style then good second to Knight in the Group 3 Horris Hill over C&D; could go well at decent odds in the retained headgear.

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3rd

1

(2)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Greys Monument

9st 5lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Career best to win 1m Kempton AW Listed race when last seen in December; subsequently gelded; chased home Knight in heavy-ground Group 3 at Newbury in his 2yo season so these conditions won't faze him but he'll need a big career best under his penalty.

9/1

1st

5

(6)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Greys Monument

9st 5lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

ducked right start, raced in second, left in lead over 1f out, kept on

15/2

3rd

1

(3)

15th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Goodwood

Greys Monument

9st 11lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Suited by slow ground; runner-up in the Horris Hill as a 2yo and filled the same position in a substandard edition of the Heron Stakes (1m Listed) when last seen five months ago; on a difficult mark but he's 2-2 in handicaps when wearing blinkers.

7/2

16/1

Form: 41315-

Last run: 244 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Useful colt but most of his 2yo form came over 5f, notably Group 2 Norfolk win, and he has raced on only good/firmer; below par in 6f Prix Morny in August; enough to prove upped further in trip and on forecast slow ground.

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9th

5

(9)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

The Ridler

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Richard Fahey

Group 2 win at Royal Ascot as a 2yo but he's struggled badly in four starts this year, albeit last time at Doncaster wasn't disastrous given the ground wouldn't have suited; visored for his AW debut; revival wouldn't be a total shock.

25/1

7th

4

(5)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

The Ridler

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Richard Fahey

Sprang a 50-1 surprise in the 5f Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot last June; has run just three times in this 3yo campaign but has been well beaten on each occasion; major turnaround required.

50/1

20th

6

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

The Ridler

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

ducked right start, raced far side, midfield

40/1

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10th
3 (9)
Classic

33/1

Form: 4213- D

Last run: 218 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Weakened into third in a notable conditions race over 1m here on final 2yo start; Newmarket win (the time before) came over 7f on soft ground but he faces a much harder task in this field; plenty to find on ratings.

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2nd

1

(2)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Newbury

Classic

9st 11lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, steady headway from over 2f out, led over 1f out, drifted right and headed inside final furlong, soon carried left, soon kept on

11/4

4th

10

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Classic

9st 0lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Won 2yo novice at Newmarket (7f, soft) last August and returned to form with a handicap win at Sandown (7f, good) last month ahead of the progress Novus; this 3yo could continue to improve now things have clicked again and he's firmly in calculations up just 2lb since last time.

6/1

Form: 51111- CD

Last run: 196 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

One of the best 2yos of last season having shown great progress to win the Acomb, Champagne Stakes and Dewhurst; scored over C&D before that Group hat-trick; 2-2 under Frankie Dettori; acts on soft ground; clear top rated in this field and should solidify his 2,000 Guineas credentials.

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10th

5

(9)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Chaldean

9st 3lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Andrew Balding

Front-runner/races prominently; acts on soft; flopped in the Prix Jean Prat when last seen, when the race possibly came too soon after his second to Paddington at Royal Ascot; progressive otherwise and may bounce back but he won a substandard edition of the 2,000 Guineas, with the form having largely worked out disappointingly.

10/1

2nd

1

(1)

20th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Chaldean

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Andrew Balding

led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

2/1

1st

2

(3)

6th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:40 Newmarket

Chaldean

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Andrew Balding

Races prominently and can make the running; can battle too, as he showed when taking care of Indestructible in the Acomb at York and the Champagne on soft ground at Doncaster, before holding on by a head from Royal Scotsman in the Group 1 Dewhurst here on good (unraced on firmer); mishap leaving the stalls at Newbury two weeks ago prevented any assessment of his progress from two to three, but he was one of the top 2yos and may well stay 1m.

13/2

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Tricast £5062.50
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Telegraph:

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The Sun:

Knight

The Star:

Knight

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