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19:15 Sandown

Good To Soft

Darley British EBF Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 1m 1f 209y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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Darley British EBF Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1-

Last run: 216 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Knew his job when the narrow winner of a Nottingham maiden (8.5f, soft; 16-1) in October, and the two he beat are now very solid handicappers; holds Derby/Royal Ascot entries and could be very useful.

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

4th

1

(1)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Artistic Star

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Lightly raced 4yo who won a C&D novice last May (good to soft) and best performance came when third in Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm) last June; gelded since last seen and improvement can't be ruled out, but it's necessary if he's to come out on top today.

14/1

4th

2

(3)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:00 York

Artistic Star

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Won his first two starts; came from well behind when 11l seventh in the Derby at Epsom and always prominent when third of six (Continuous second) in King Edward VII at Royal Ascot, both 1m4f on good to firm; fourth of six in Group 3 at Goodwood (1m4f, soft; Canberra Legend third) three weeks ago was his first backward step and he needs to resume improvement.

16/1

4th

1

(5)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

Artistic Star

9st 3lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Won Nottingham maiden (8.3f, soft) and Sandown novice (1m2f, good to soft) on first two starts; came from well behind when 11l seventh in the Derby at Epsom and improved again when an always-prominent third of six in King Edward VII at Royal Ascot, both 1m4f on good to firm; respected but to win this would normally require a bit more.

9/2

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5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3-1

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bred to be smart and holds a Derby entry; appeared to win in spite of the soft ground when odds-on for a three-runner race at Nottingham (extended 1m) and difficult to know how good he is; stable took this last year with a previous winner.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(9)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:20 Newmarket

Torito

9st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Has run only five times, most notably on last two occasions when winning a handicap at Epsom on Derby day and fourth of 16 in Group 3 at Royal Ascot (both 1m2f on good to firm); gelded in December; it's been a lengthy layoff but he still looked capable of better (which is needed) when last seen.

7/2

4th

14

(9)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Torito

9st 2lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

Built upon his slow-ground promise when comfortably landing a 1m2f handicap at Epsom (good to firm) on Derby day under Benoit De La Sayette; one of three for his yard and faces a stiffer assignment but he impressed last time and his illustrious pedigree (half-brother to connections' Group 1 winner Journey, among others) provides optimism that his best days remain ahead of him.

4/1

1st

2

(4)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 2

15:55 Epsom

Torito

9st 7lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

Late foal, bred to be smart; first two starts were on soft ground, 1-4 when winning a three-runner novice race at Nottingham (1m) on reappearance; improved again when second of six in novice at Sandown (1m2f, good to soft) 18 days ago, giving Artistic Star plenty to think about and he's in the Derby; brings potential to this handicap debut.

9/2

Form: 2-3 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Hasn't looked entirely straightforward in either of his races and no great surprise to see headgear turned to; still ran well at Wolverhampton a month ago (8.6f), finishing only a length behind one who has since dotted up in a decent handicap; if giving himself a chance, he should be bang there.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(1)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Tajawal

9st 12lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Close third behind Starshiba and Miami Thunder in similar event over C&D when last seen ten weeks ago, doing well considering he perhaps didn't have the ideal track position; gelded since (hasn't always looked straightforward); retains low mileage and may do better still; possibilities.

4/1

4

(6)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 3

14:15 York

Tajawal

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Maiden winner who ran poorly on his handicap debut at Chester (1m2f) but got back on track with a close third at Newcastle (1m); gelded since and Buick is booked, so one to consider.

6/1

3rd

5

(3)

29th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

16:25 Newcastle (AW)

Tajawal

9st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Didn't need to improve on earlier efforts to win a 1m maiden at Ayr last month (made all as the 2-7 favourite); ran poorly at Chester (1m2f, good to soft) on his handicap debut four weeks ago; better than that but he needs to bounce back quickly; visor off.

4/1

Form: 1/

Last run: 517 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Returns from a long absence having been off since his debut win over 1m at Kempton (AW) in late 2021, the form of which worked out well; now gelded and had wind surgery; commands respect, especially if strong in the market.

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

1st

3

(11)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 23y

Class 2

16:20 Yarmouth

Royal Symbol

9st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

His debut win at Kempton in late 2021 worked out well; market drifter when well beaten in a Sandown novice on his return from a long absence but was far more competitive in a 1m2f handicap at Newmarket last month; tongue-tie tried there is now absent but has to be of interest.

4/1

4th

1

(7)

21st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Newmarket (July)

Royal Symbol

10st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Kempton winner in late 2021, the form of which worked out well; however, was not seen again until two months ago when unable to cope with some useful 3yos in a decent novice; had been gelded (also had wind surgery) prior to that and he was a market drifter; big ask to bounce back under top weight in this useful handicap.

11/4

4th

1

(1)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

19:15 Sandown

Royal Symbol

10st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

in touch with leaders, left in lead under 3f out, ridden and headed under 3f out, weakened from over 1f out, lost third inside final 110yds

11/10

40/1

Form: 03-

Last run: 185 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Trailed home last on his debut at Newmarket (7f) but left that form behind to make the frame over 1m2f at Lingfield (AW) in November; should be winning races sooner or later but this looks a tough task on reappearance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

(14)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:50 Brighton

Star Of Sussex

9st 7lb

J: J F Egan

T: Paddy Butler

held up in rear

16/1

10th

2

(13)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Kempton (AW)

Star Of Sussex

9st 9lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Ten-race maiden yet to offer a great deal in handicaps and can take a keen hold; cheekpieces could help, yet they might not; risky.

14/1

9th

11

(9)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

17:00 Kempton (AW)

Star Of Sussex

9st 5lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Began his handicap career off a tough mark and he's yet to make any serious impact; recent keeping-on sixth at Lingfield wasn't without hope, however, and he's worth a market check.

10/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

70,000gns yearling; dam 1m2f-2m2f winner, including the Cesarewitch; quickened up well off modest fractions to make a successful start at Windsor (1m2f, soft); disappointing to see the second run so moderately last week at Chester but this gelding still looks well above average.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(5)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:45 Nottingham

Clever Relation

9st 12lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Hughie Morrison

midfield, headway from 4f out

8/1

6th

4

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Clever Relation

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Hughie Morrison

Won on debut at Windsor (1m2f, soft) last April; disappointing on his next three starts but perhaps first time up is the time to catch him and he returns with his trainer's horses running well; interesting.

14/1

13th

13

(3)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:40 Newbury

Clever Relation

8st 13lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Hughie Morrison

Dam was a good stayer; ready winner of a Windsor novice (1m2f, soft) in April; something amiss at Sandown next time (unsteerable up the straight, hanging left) and also tailed off in a 1m2f novice here two months later, so he has big questions to answer in the first-time blinkers.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £94.00
Straight Forecast £103.40
Trifecta £231.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Torito

SPOTLIGHT:

Tajawal

TOPSPEED:

Artistic Star

Telegraph:

Clever Relation

NEWMARKET:

Royal Symbol

RP RATINGS:

Tajawal

The Sun:

Tajawal

Daily Mail:

Torito

D Express:

Torito

Daily Mirror:

Torito

Daily Record:

Torito

The Times:

Artistic Star

The Guardian:

Artistic Star

The Star:

Clever Relation