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14:40 Chester

Soft

IRE-Incentive, It Pays To Buy Irish Huxley Stakes (Group 2) (IRE Incentive Race)

  • Prize money: £67224
  • 1m 2f 70y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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IRE-Incentive, It Pays To Buy Irish Huxley Stakes (Group 2) (IRE Incentive Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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6/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 12/0-1 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Ballydoyle colt who proved smart over 7f as a 2yo, winning four times (including Group 2); disappointing in the 2,000 Guineas on sole 3yo start but bounced right back with a success in the Alleged Stakes at the Curragh (1m2f, heavy; solid Group 3 form) last month on 4yo reappearance; highly unexposed at this trip and seems set for a fruitful campaign; leading player.

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

1st

6

(4)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 84y

Class 1

15:40 Chester

Point Lonsdale

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Versatile ground-wise; has several pieces of Group 1 form, respectable sixth in the Dubai Sheema Classic (1m4f) most recently; successful in the Huxley Stakes (1m2f Group 2) at this meeting 12 months ago; bred to stay this new trip, being a brother to Broome; respected back at Chester.

2/1

4th

5

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

15:45 Ascot

Point Lonsdale

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

pushed along soon after start, soon raced in second, lost second but in touch with leaders 6f out

20/1

6th

4

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Leopardstown

Point Lonsdale

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, soon went second, lost second over 2f out, weakened final furlong

66/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 04181- C

Last run: 202 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Disappointing favourite in the Lincoln and the Cambridgeshire in 2022; however, impressively defied top weight in Newbury handicap (1m2f, heavy) on final run, recording a smart RPR and taking record to 5-8; could well improve even further this term and make his mark at Group level; respected.

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

8th

8

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Mujtaba

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Haggas

midfield

11/1

2nd

3

(4)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 1

14:40 Chester

Mujtaba

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Haggas

towards rear, pushed along 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and switched left, went second and kept on final furlong, just held

7/2

16/1

Form: 777-32 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Creditable second at the Curragh 11 days ago in a Group 2 contest that he won in 2022; however, looks held by Point Lonsdale on Alleged form the time before and needs a career-best performance to land this prize.

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

4th

1

(7)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Leopardstown

Layfayette

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

held up in last, headway on near side of group from over 2f out, keeping on when ridden over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

15/8

3rd

2

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Layfayette

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Noel Meade

dwelt start, in rear, headway but still plenty to do over 1f out, ran on well and went third towards finish

12/1

Form: 111-2 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Three from three in his first season last year (1m/1m2f); good second in the Earl Of Sefton at Newmarket (1m1f, good to soft; Group 3) on reappearance, losing his unbeaten record but improving further in terms of form; progressive and still has very low mileage; remains of strong interest.

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

2nd

2

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Poker Face

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Has won on good ground but raced mainly on softer; beat Flight Plan on worse terms at Pontefract (1m Listed) last July then won a couple of French Group races; below-par favourite in Italy on final outing but generally progressive otherwise and remains of interest; headgear applied.

11/2

1st

3

(5)

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

14:50 Pontefract

Poker Face

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Excellent second in Group 3 at Newmarket (1m1f, good to soft) on reappearance and creditable fourth in Group 2 at Chester (extended 1m2f, soft); no show at Royal Ascot but he was back to form in four-runner Listed race at Sandown (1m2f, good) last time; big shout on those best efforts, albeit with return to 1m (even this stiff 1m) asking a question.

11/4

Form: 14319- D

Last run: 209 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Completely tailed off in the Champion Stakes when last seen; won well at Ayr (1m2f Listed) the time before but his closest pursuers were a couple of 9yos and this looks harder; all wins on good ground.

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

3rd

5

(4)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:15 York

Royal Champion

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

4/1

1st

4

(12)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Royal Champion

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Listed winner over this trip at Ayr (good) last autumn; respectable reappearance fifth in Group 2 Huxley at Chester (extended 1m2f, soft) 39 days ago; has raced only on good or softer; stable tasted success in this race in 2020 but this 5yo will need a career best to overcome his penalty.

20/1

5th

6

(6)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 1

14:40 Chester

Royal Champion

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Completely tailed off in the Champion Stakes when last seen; won well at Ayr (1m2f Listed) the time before but his closest pursuers were a couple of 9yos and this looks harder; all wins on good ground.

10/1

Form: 649-31 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Group 3 winner on soft in 2021; touch regressive and failed to score last season but, following a gelding operation, has shown resurgent form in two notable AW races this year (clearcut Listed scorer at Kempton latest); enters calculations now he's moving back in the right direction.

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

6th

2

(4)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Foxes Tales

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders

3/1

10th

2

(8)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Foxes Tales

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

Won the Golden Gates at this meeting in 2021 (1m2f, soft) and sixth in this last year; back to near his best with a clearcut Listed AW success at Kempton (1m2f) in April and reported to have been unsuited by the tight turns of Chester when running poorly last time; 3lb penalty.

33/1

6th

1

(1)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 1

14:40 Chester

Foxes Tales

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Group 3 winner on soft in 2021; touch regressive and failed to score last season but, following a gelding operation, has shown resurgent form in two notable AW races this year (clearcut Listed scorer at Kempton latest); enters calculations now he's moving back in the right direction.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £51.00
Straight Forecast £43.30
Trifecta £278.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mujtaba

POSTDATA:

Point Lonsdale

NEWMARKET:

Poker Face

TOPSPEED:

Royal Champion

The Times:

Poker Face

RP RATINGS:

Mujtaba

The Guardian:

Mujtaba

Daily Mail:

Mujtaba

Daily Mirror:

Mujtaba

The Star:

Mujtaba

Telegraph:

Point Lonsdale

D Express:

Point Lonsdale

The Sun:

Point Lonsdale

Daily Record:

Point Lonsdale