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15:15 Chester

Good To Soft

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  • 1m 5f 84y
  • Class 1
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.20

Form: /1212- CD BF

Last run: 201 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced in recent seasons but he was better than ever last term, kicking off with a ready win in this race, followed by an excellent second in the Irish St Leger and smooth win in 1m4f Group 3 at Ascot; kept to softer than good these days when on turf; strong candidate again.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Hamish

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

taken down early, steadied start, in rear

11/4

16/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: /357-5

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft; caught close home in the 2021 Irish Derby; however, he wasn't seen again in 2021 after injuring himself in the King George and was way below form in all three starts last term; took a step back in the right direction when blinkers went on for his reappearance for new yard at Newbury last month but needs much better than that.

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6th

4

(2)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:25 Newmarket

Lone Eagle

9st 6lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Went close in the 2021 Irish Derby; not so good since and soundly beaten in this race last year on his sole run on heavy going; second to Hamish at Chester (1m5f, soft) in May is clearly the best of his five runs for new yard this season; his next two runs were admittedly Group 1s but Chester Listed race last time gives him lots to find.

10/1

3rd

1

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 87y

Class 1

15:20 Chester

Lone Eagle

9st 7lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Went close in the 2021 Irish Derby for previous yard; not so good since but second of six in the 1m5f Group 3 Ormonde here (soft) in May was clearly his best result this term; tried 2m4f in the Gold Cup at Ascot next time and 2m in the Goodwood Cup on latest; good form chance.

3/1

Form: /1151- C

Last run: 328 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; easily made all in Chester Vase (1m4f, soft) 12 months ago; fifth of 17 in the Derby at Epsom (good; sole run in cheekpieces) next time and scraped home in front when 11-10 in the Group 2 King Edward VII at Royal Ascot (good to form) 13 days later; absent since (reportedly due to hairline fracture) but a leading contender if resuming in good form.

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3rd

2

(1)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Changingoftheguard

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Front-running Ballydoyle colt who held on narrowly from wayward Grand Alliance in the King Edward VII Stakes at this meeting last year (1m4f, good to firm; final 3yo start), following his fifth-place finish in the Derby; may still have more to offer and looks interesting back here with Chester reappearance (third in the Ormonde; seemed to need the run) under his belt.

8/1

3rd

3

(4)

11th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 84y

Class 1

15:15 Chester

Changingoftheguard

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

9/4

1st

1

(3)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Changingoftheguard

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

sweating, pushed along and pressed leader early, soon led, pushed along over 4f out, ridden under 3f out, narrow lead 1f out, stayed on, just did enough

7/4

Form: 572-24

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Has a 1-20 record on Flat (0-2 over hurdles) and runner-up nine times, including in five Listed races and a Group 3; stays 1m6f, but with heavy ground perhaps excusing the scale of his defeat at the trip on latest outing; probably up against it even for a place today.

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10/1

Form: 80-128

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Substantial advances in his initial starts last season and, after wind surgery, he again hit new heights on his first two outings (Dubai and Saudi Arabia) this year; his form dipped in another Meydan race on latest start but that was in a higher grade; effective at 1m4f-2m; a big contender on his best form, with more to prove if the ground is worse than good to soft.

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5th

4

(1)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 84y

Class 1

15:40 Chester

Enemy

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Nearly beat Tower Of London at Riyadh in February and was unsuited by the steadier pace when 9l behind that rival at Meydan last time; retains ability aged seven but is still seeking first Group win after many attempts.

12/1

1st

3

(5)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 2

13:00 Southwell (AW)

Enemy

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ian Williams

Really smart effort to win a 1m4f Meydan handicap last January and not far off that level when runner-up in 2m handicaps at Kempton and Newcastle this winter; his very best form has come over further so a slight worry if this gets tactical.

8/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 6071-3

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Unraced here; good record at Newbury, including career-best form when he took Group 3 last October (heavy) by a head from Hamish, who was not at his best; bit below form himself back at Newbury last month, in a race he won the year before, whereas winning this appears to require a new high.

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9th

7

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Max Vega

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent

20/1

8th

1

(12)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Max Vega

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Dual Group 3 winner at 1m4f on turf; opened his AW account in handicap over that trip at Wolverhampton (off just 2lb lower) six weeks ago; has the ability to remain competitive, provided he's as effective back at 2m (third attempt).

6/1

1st

1

(1)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Max Vega

10st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

raced in third, pushed along 2f out, ridden against rail over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well final 110yds

7/2

Form: 7-11

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at Newmarket (1m2f, good) in April 2022 on debut; gelded not long afterwards and absent until last month, when he won a 1m4f AW novice event at Lingfield by 4l and another at Wolverhampton by 10l; there's far more strength to today's opposition and they demand improved form, but it's hard to pin down just how good he is.

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6th

5

(2)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Old Harrovian

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Well beaten at Newmarket (1m2f, good) in April 2022 on debut; gelded not long after and absent until last month, when he won a 1m4f AW novice event at Lingfield by 4l and another at Wolverhampton by 10l; today's opposition demands much improved form but it's hard to pin down just how good he is.

10/1

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Non-runners

Israr, Old Harrovian

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Payout
Exacta £127.00
Straight Forecast £178.70
Tricast £233.90
Trifecta £263.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hamish

RP RATINGS:

Changingoftheguard

POSTDATA:

Enemy

The Times:

Changingoftheguard

D Express:

Changingoftheguard

The Star:

Changingoftheguard

Daily Record:

Changingoftheguard

TOPSPEED:

Hamish

NEWMARKET:

Hamish

Telegraph:

Hamish

The Guardian:

Hamish

Daily Mail:

Hamish

Daily Mirror:

Hamish

The Sun:

Hamish