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Howden Dahlia Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares)

  • Prize money: £70887.5
  • 1m 1f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 9 runners
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Howden Dahlia Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 0/421- C

Last run: 177 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced; showed improved form in Group 3 races (1m2f/10.5f, good) last autumn for new yard, finishing a close second at this course then going one better at Toulouse; may well have more to offer for this stable; possibilities.

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

2nd

6

(9)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

15:45 Ascot

Via Sistina

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: George Boughey

awkward start, in rear, good headway on outer from 3f out, pressed leaders under 2f out, led when jockey dropped whip over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, headed towards finish

8/1

3rd

6

(8)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

Via Sistina

9st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: George Boughey

Lightly raced 5yo who was an easy Group 2 winner on the Rowley Mile in May (1m1f, soft) and followed up in the Group 1 Pretty Polly at the Curragh (1m2f, good) a fortnight ago, when hanging right and hampering rivals; there can be optimism she will be fully effective at 1m and she's the one to beat on form; has run just once on fast ground, when showing promise on debut.

13/8

1st

7

(3)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Via Sistina

9st 10lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: George Boughey

Lightly raced; showed improved form in Group 3 races last autumn for new yard, finishing a close second at Newmarket then going one better at Toulouse; improvement strongly sustained with returning victory in 1m1f Group 2 event at Newmarket in early-May; up 8lb to 115 for that, making her the highest-rated runner in the field.

15/8

6/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 1/111- C

Last run: 218 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Dubawi filly who justified favouritism in Class 2 fillies' handicap here (1m2f, good to soft) when last seen, taking Newmarket record to 2-3 and overall record to 4-6; progressing well and could develop into a Group performer this term; interesting contender.

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

9th

1

(4)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:35 York

Al Husn

9st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Turned over the odds-on Nashwa in Group 3 at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) in June and saw off that very classy rival again when graduating to a Group 1 victory in the Nassau at Goodwood (1m2f, soft) three weeks ago; that's seven wins from her last eight starts, two of them on good (sole run on good to firm was a defeat on debut); unraced over this far but it's worth a go on pedigree and she's on a steady upward curve.

6/1

1st

2

(6)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Al Husn

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Roger Varian

Made it six wins from her last seven starts when she confounded Nashwa's backers in Group 3 at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) five weeks ago; that followed a Listed win at Ayr (1m2f, good) and she's also run well on soft; work to do on ratings but she is steadily progressive.

9/1

1st

1

(9)

30th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 1

18:35 Newcastle (AW)

Al Husn

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Roger Varian

towards rear, in touch with leaders after 2f, switched right and headway over 2f out, ridden and went second 1f out, ran on well and led towards finish

100/30

16/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 1121-1 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Ready winner in Listed grade at Doncaster (1m) on reappearance, though that heavy-ground form is perhaps best treated with some caution; 3-3 on Newmarket tracks but those wins came at 7f; while she's a progressive sort, this trip/grade gives her something to prove.

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

5th

2

(5)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Astral Beau

9st 2lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Pam Sly

A well-held third in this 12 months ago after winning a Listed race at Doncaster, in which she was no match for a subsequent Group 2 winner in this year's renewal; could strip fitter for that outing and a repeat of last year's peak efforts in a Group 3 at Epsom and the Group 1 Falmouth wouldn't see her far away; dangerous to pass over.

13/2

2nd

7

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Astral Beau

8st 11lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Pam Sly

Ready 4l winner of this race on heavy on her 2023 reappearance; some creditable efforts in defeat at Group level subsequently but this looks a stronger renewal than last year.

7/2

100/30

Form: 1211-1 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Productive filly; recorded only narrow Listed wins on last two appearances, latest at Longchamp (soft), but she's now 2-2 over 1m1f and 5-8 overall; her leading French trainer won this contest in 2014 and 2016; game sort who holds solid claims back at Group level.

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

4th

5

(6)

7th May 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Life In Motion

9st 2lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: A Fabre

Productive filly; recorded only narrow Listed wins on last two appearances, latest at Longchamp (soft), but she's now 2-2 over 1m1f and 5-8 overall; her leading French trainer won this contest in 2014 and 2016; game sort who holds solid claims back at Group level.

100/30

Form: 20164-

Last run: 218 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Campaigned at Group 1 level (over 1m) in her last six races, peak form when close second in the 1,000 Guineas on 3yo reappearance and winning the Falmouth two starts later; acts on good to firm and good to soft ground; likely to stay this extra furlong and, back down in class, has the best chance at the weights.

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

7th

4

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Prosperous Voyage

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent, outpaced when bit short of room towards far side 1f out, soon no extra

50/1

7th

4

(1)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

Prosperous Voyage

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Ralph Beckett

Inconsistent but won this race 12 months ago (good to firm) and back on the scoresheet in a Group 3 at Epsom (8.5f, good to firm) on Derby day; solid third (1l behind Random Harvest) in Royal Ascot Group 2 (1m, good) most recently; has also run well on good to soft; could be thereabouts.

9/1

3rd

7

(5)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Prosperous Voyage

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Ralph Beckett

took keen hold, prominent

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 12-112 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Globetrotting filly who has continued in good form this year, winning two Group 2 races (1m/1m1f) in Dubai then finishing second in US Grade 1; unraced on softer than good; won the Pretty Polly on this card last year; big player even with 3lb penalty.

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

6th

1

(9)

7th May 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

With The Moonlight

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Globetrotting filly who has continued in good form this year, winning two Group 2 races (1m/1m1f) in Dubai then finishing second in US Grade 1; unraced on softer than good; won the Pretty Polly on this card last year; big player even with 3lb penalty.

4/1

11th

11

(8)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

16:30 Epsom

With The Moonlight

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

took keen hold, prominent, switched to centre over 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, unbalanced and weakened quickly over 1f out

12/1

1st

7

(3)

1st May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

With The Moonlight

9st 0lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

9/4

Form: 32941-

Last run: 203 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Developed into a useful performer last term, culminating in Group 3 success at San Siro (1m, soft); however, faces a stiffer task back on home soil and doesn't appear to be crying out for this longer distance.

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

6th

5

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Newmarket

Random Harvest

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Others have stronger form than this 5yo, who was below par in the Group 2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood (soft) last time; however, she's had a fine season and made all in the Group 3 Valiant Stakes at Ascot (1m, good to soft) two starts ago; also effective on good/good to firm; this course often favours prominent-racers and it will be no surprise to see a bold bid.

20/1

6th

3

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Random Harvest

9st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Tough front-running mare who gamely fended off all challengers in Group 3 at Ascot (1m, good to soft) four weeks ago; more to do against males in this higher grade but she's likely to give it her best shot.

7/1

1st

2

(7)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Random Harvest

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

took keen hold, made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, gamely

11/4

16/1

Form: 1459-3

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Creditable third to stablemate Life In Motion at Longchamp (1m1f) last month but is worse off with the winner on these tougher terms and may ideally need a return to further; 3yo wins came over 10.5f and 1m3f.

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

14th

1

(9)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 2

18:55 Hamilton

Hidden Dimples

9st 12lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: George Boughey

Fairly useful 11f Listed winner for Andre Fabre last May; only twice raced this term and faced a stiff task when eighth in Newmarket's Dahlia Stakes in May but she can't be discounted starting out for her new yard in a first-time tongue tie.

10/1

8th

4

(8)

7th May 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Hidden Dimples

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A Fabre

Creditable third to stablemate Life In Motion at Longchamp (1m1f) last month but is worse off with the winner on these tougher terms and may ideally need a return to further; 3yo wins came over 10.5f and 1m3f.

16/1

Form: 91116-

Last run: 212 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Useful filly whose record is 4-6, the most recent win in Listed event at Yarmouth (1m2f, good) last September; however, came up short in Group 3 here next time, seemingly exposing her limitations; more is needed.

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

4th

6

(3)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 1

14:10 Epsom

Shaara

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John & Thady Gosden

Listed winner; soft ground was perhaps partly to blame for big defeat (behind a few of these opponents) on reappearance; record stands at 4-7 and, as a low-mileage filly from a powerful yard, she may yet resume her progress.

9/1

9th

8

(5)

7th May 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Shaara

9st 2lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: John & Thady Gosden

Useful filly whose record is 4-6, the most recent win in Listed event at Yarmouth (1m2f, good) last September; however, came up short in Group 3 here next time, seemingly exposing her limitations; more is needed.

14/1

6th

14

(11)

7th Oct 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

17:50 Newmarket

Shaara

9st 1lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John & Thady Gosden

midfield, headway and ridden 3f out, hung right and lost fourth 1f out, weakened final 110yds

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £253.00
Straight Forecast £232.50
Tricast £1360.90
Trifecta £1779.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Prosperous Voyage

TOPSPEED:

With The Moonlight

Telegraph:

Astral Beau

The Star:

Life In Motion

D Express:

Via Sistina

POSTDATA:

With The Moonlight

NEWMARKET:

With The Moonlight

Daily Mirror:

With The Moonlight

RP RATINGS:

Prosperous Voyage

The Times:

Prosperous Voyage

Daily Record:

Prosperous Voyage