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bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £45368
  • 1m 1f 209y
  • Class 1
  • 4 runners
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bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

Abandoned

Form: 2/111- D

Last run: 209 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Progressive gelding who was 3-3 last term, winning a major handicap at York, Group 3 at Haydock (impressively) and Group 2 at Longchamp; versatile ground-wise; overall record is 6-10; respected despite carrying a 5lb penalty and he's the biggest threat to Adayar.

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

2nd

1

(2)

7th May 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:15 Newmarket

Anmaat

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway 2f out

3/1

1st

1

(5)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 100y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

Anmaat

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

held up in midfield, smooth headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, ran on well, impressive

5/1

Abandoned

Form: 45/12- D

Last run: 195 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Completed the Derby and King George double as a 3yo; seen only twice last season but showed he retains plenty of ability, close second in the Champion Stakes at Ascot (good to soft) latest; has form on soft/heavy; has the best chance at the weights, back down in class.

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

2nd

2

(4)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

Adayar

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Won the Derby (1m4f, good to soft) and King George (1m4f, good to firm) in summer 2021; has not quite hit the same form over 1m2f in his last five starts (better form last autumn than this season) but still brings much the strongest form claims today.

1/2

3rd

1

(3)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Adayar

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Has raced only five times since winning the Derby (1m4f, good to soft) and King George (here; 1m4f, good to firm) in summer 2021; close second to Bay Bridge in the Champion Stakes over C&D (good to soft) last October on second start back from an absence and reappeared with comfortable win in the Group 3 Gordon Richards Stakes at Newmarket (1m2f, soft) last month; there can be optimism he is as good as ever and another Group 1 win may well be imminent.

5/2

1st

2

(6)

7th May 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:15 Newmarket

Adayar

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

in touch with leaders, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden clear, edged left inside final furlong, kept on well, comfortably

11/10

Form: 42815- CD

Last run: 202 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

The veteran of the field, being an 8yo; successful four times at this level, including in the 2019 Brigadier Gerard here; however, two of these rivals present him with a difficult assignment on current figures.

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

3rd

7

(9)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 1

15:05 Chester

Regal Reality

9st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Sir Michael Stoute

slowly away, raced in last

12/1

4th

8

(10)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Regal Reality

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

walked to post

7/1

4th

1

(7)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Regal Reality

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

prominent

2/1

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Verdict

This features a very interesting clash between high-class ADAYAR and progressive Anmaat. The former is preferred at the weights but the latter is still hugely respected, with further improvement by no means out of the question.[Steve Boow]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Adayar

LAMBOURN:

Anmaat

TOPSPEED:

Regal Reality

Telegraph:

Anmaat

Daily Mail:

Anmaat

RP Ratings:

Adayar

POSTDATA:

Adayar

NEWMARKET:

Adayar

The Times:

Adayar

The Guardian:

Adayar

D Express:

Adayar

Daily Mirror:

Adayar

The Sun:

Adayar

The Star:

Adayar

Daily Record:

Adayar