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18:45 Sandown

Good To Soft

Heron Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £28355
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 4 runners
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Heron Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00

Form: 2135-4

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Showed further improvement to finish third in Haydock Listed event (1m, good to firm) last September; however, progress has stalled in two subsequent starts, 10l behind Finn's Charm at Musselburgh latest (seasonal debut; wore cheekpieces); bottom of this pack on ratings.

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

12th

6

(15)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Captain Winters

9st 2lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

Left his previous form behind when winning a Listed race at Sandown (1m, good to soft) last month; beat just three rivals and untested at today's trip, but he's hinted 1m2f may suit and his excellent pedigree (half-brother to connections' Queen Anne winner Triple Time, among others) provides optimism that he has even more to offer; one to consider.

20/1

1st

1

(1)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

18:45 Sandown

Captain Winters

9st 2lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

Showed further improvement to finish third in Haydock Listed event (1m, good to firm) last September; however, progress has stalled in two subsequent starts, 10l behind Finn's Charm at Musselburgh latest (seasonal debut; wore cheekpieces); bottom of this pack on ratings.

20/1

4th

1

(3)

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 2y

Class 3

12:50 Musselburgh

Captain Winters

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Runner-up at Haydock (7f, soft) last June on second start then won at Thirsk (1m, good to firm) before a creditable Listed third at Haydock (1m, good to firm); below par in October when last seen but his illustrious pedigree hints he could be a 3yo to follow; wears first-time cheekpieces.

6/1

Form: 7112-8 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Took really well to blinkers last autumn, winning two nurseries (7f/1m, good to soft) in great style then good second in the Horris Hill (7f, heavy); form dipped in the Greenham on reappearance but may bounce back with that outing under his belt; headgear is again retained.

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

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

Form: 1-1 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Very promising colt who is unbeaten in two starts, both at Kempton (1m, AW); easily stretched clear in the closing stages on debut, then comfortably followed up in a conditions race that threw up the Heron winners in 2017 and 2021; stable has a good record in this contest; respected with further progress firmly on the cards.

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

13th

3

(12)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Slipofthepen

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Absent since being beaten at 4-9 in Listed race at Sandown (1m, good to soft) last May, finishing third of four on his turf debut; however, he went there unbeaten following two 1m AW wins and this very lightly raced 4yo retains considerable potential for his top stable; intriguing contender.

5/1

3rd

4

(4)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

18:45 Sandown

Slipofthepen

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

Very promising colt who is unbeaten in two starts, both at Kempton (1m, AW); easily stretched clear in the closing stages on debut, then comfortably followed up in a conditions race that threw up the Heron winners in 2017 and 2021; stable has a good record in this contest; respected with further progress firmly on the cards.

8/11

OUR TIP

Form: 1459-1 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Ran well in the Chesham then proved disappointing in last two juvenile starts; bounced back with an impressive win from the front in Musselburgh handicap (1m, good to soft) on reappearance, recording a very useful RPR; that bare figure gives him a leading chance back up in grade.

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

6th

1

(9)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Finns Charm

9st 12lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Had wind and gelding operations since last appearance; has never won away from Musselburgh but is quite interesting on seasonal debut, having won easily (off 4lb lower) on reappearance last term.

8/1

9th

3

(9)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

17:15 York

Finns Charm

9st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in second, lost position 2f out, soon weakened quickly

16/1

4th

5

(7)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:05 Newmarket (July)

Finns Charm

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Started this season with an emphatic front-running win at Musselburgh (1m, good to soft) in April but he's not matched that form since and has been tailed off at Royal Ascot (Britannia) and Goodwood in last two runs; has plenty to prove again and he could have competition for the lead.

12/1

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