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1895 Duke Of York Clipper Stakes Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £82229.5
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 11 runners
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1895 Duke Of York Clipper Stakes Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.40
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 1411-1 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Progressive filly who has done particularly well at the Newmarket tracks since last July, winning four times, most recently in Listed event (6f, good to soft) on seasonal debut 11 days ago; not disgraced in both York runs; well down this pack on ratings but could well improve further.

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

6th

6

(1)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:35 Newmarket (July)

Azure Blue

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

took keen hold

7/2

2nd
1 (8)
 | Uniform

100/30

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 61114- CD

Last run: 193 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Fantastic mare who has shown remarkable progress from humble beginnings, peaking last August/September with a Group 1 hat-trick; not far behind Emaraaty Ana and Creative Force at the Breeders' Cup on final start; won this race last year and holds solid claims even with a 5lb penalty.

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No Results Found

20/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 35-723 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Dual winner of the Stewards' Cup; finished just in front of Creative Force at Newmarket two starts ago but those placings were comfortably reversed at Haydock latest; opposed on balance at this new level (first Group 2 attempt).

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8th

1

(11)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Commanche Falls

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Dual winner of the Stewards' Cup and opened his Group account at Newbury (good to soft) in the middle of his consistent 2023 campaign; close second in this race (good) 12 months ago and has solid claims.

6/1

2nd

1

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Commanche Falls

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Dual winner of the Stewards' Cup; third in this race last year; better than ever this season, having won two Listed races and a Group 3, all since July; defied top weight at York (6f, good; beat Juan Les Pins) most recently and commands respect in current form.

3/1

40/1

Form: 5-1113 D BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Useful on AW, most recently third to Diligent Harry at Newcastle on Good Friday when bidding for a four-timer; remains in form but faces a much harder task back on turf; 0-5 in this sphere.

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2nd

1

(3)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Annaf

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

hampered start, in touch with leaders, headway up the centre and went second inside final furlong, ran on

7/2

1st

4

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Annaf

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

Brings high-quality handicap form having won the Portland at Doncaster (5.5f, soft) most recently, holding on narrowly to beat Significantly who went one better in the Ayr Gold Cup next time; ran well in the King's Stand (5f, good) on last Ascot start; effective over 6f and holds strong claims back at Group level.

9/2

1st

1

(12)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Annaf

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

First run in a handicap since bursting clear on Polytrack in January; won next two starts (6f on AW) and some fine efforts in defeat in Group races on turf since, notably third of 17 in Group 1 King's Stand at Royal Ascot (5f, good); has the ability to go well; the more the ground dries out the better.

16/1

5th
11 (2)
Marshman

5/1

Form: 1125-1 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Ruined chance by pulling hard in last year's Group 1 Middle Park but very progressive otherwise and regained the winning thread at Chantilly (5.5f, soft; Group 3) on reappearance, taking record to 3-5; clear second in the Gimcrack on sole York start; this still-unexposed 3yo colt is interesting on first attempt against his elders.

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13th

3

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Marshman

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Group 3 winner in 2023; went close at Doncaster (6f, soft; Listed) on reappearance, despite taking a good hold, and should build on that effort; combination of the return to forecast better ground and first-time hood looks beneficial; respected.

6/1

2nd

2

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Marshman

9st 10lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Lightly raced 4yo; successful first time out in 2022 and 2023, latterly in Group 3 Prix Sigy at Chantilly (5.5f, soft) in April; didn't build on that in higher-grade events afterwards but drops in class for his return to action (in first-time tongue-strap) and looks to have conditions in his favour.

7/2

Form: 0-2191 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Made all for narrow win in notable event at Newcastle (6f) on Good Friday, taking AW record to 5-9; has some useful form on turf but he's 0-6 in this sphere and faces a tough assignment back at Group level.

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1st

2

(2)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 1

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Diligent Harry

9st 5lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

held up in midfield, smooth headway halfway, led and going best over 1f out, pushed out inside final furlong, ridden briefly final 110yds, comfortably

3/1

1st

5

(1)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Diligent Harry

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Clive Cox

ducked right start, took keen hold, made all, ridden over 1f out, reduced lead inside final 110yds, unchallenged

11/4

Form: 81-062 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Australian gelding who comes here en route to a crack at Royal Ascot; smart sort (dual Group 3 scorer) on home soil and went very close, recording a career-best effort, in the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan (6f, good; Group 1) most recently; adds spice and looks a big player.

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0

12

(6)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

The Astrologist

9st 5lb

J: Damian Lane

T: Leon & Troy Corstens

Australian-trained 7yo; just one win from his last 19 outings but he comes into the reckoning on his head second in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan (6f, good; strong-travelling Al Suhail a close third) in March and wasn't disgraced in a messy 7f Group 3 at Haydock last time out; headgear back on for the first time since last autumn; could make the frame.

50/1

2nd

1

(2)

10th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 37y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

The Astrologist

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Leon & Troy Corstens

soon led

11/4

7th

9

(4)

17th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

The Astrologist

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Leon & Troy Corstens

Australian gelding who comes here en route to a crack at Royal Ascot; smart sort (dual Group 3 scorer) on home soil and went very close, recording a career-best effort, in the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan (6f, good; Group 1) most recently; adds spice and looks a big player.

11/2

25/1

Form: 18366- C BF

Last run: 142 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Major player on peak form, including Group 3 win at the Curragh last September; however, below-par favourite in last three appearances (turf/AW) and the subsequent gelding operation needs to prompt a revival.

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1st

1

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Art Power

9st 4lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Fourth, fourth and eighth in the last three runnings of this event; showed himself as good as ever with Irish Group 2 wins in May (6f, good) and July (5f, soft) but he's been subdued since and is now 0-14 at the top level.

20/1

9th
7 (11)
 | Uniform

12/1

Form: 06322- CD

Last run: 193 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Suited by fast ground; landed the Sprint Cup in 2021; placed in the Nunthorpe, Sprint Cup and Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint on last three outings in 2022; each-way possibilities provided he returns in the same form.

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OUR TIP

Form: 433-31 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Comfortably justified favouritism in conditions race at Haydock (6f, good to soft) on Saturday, reversing last month's Newmarket placings with Commanche Falls and recording first win since landing Ascot Group 1 in 2021; smart performer who commands respect back up in grade.

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5

(10)

17th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Creative Force

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Comfortably justified favouritism in conditions race at Haydock (6f, good to soft) on Saturday, reversing last month's Newmarket placings with Commanche Falls and recording first win since landing Ascot Group 1 in 2021; smart performer who commands respect back up in grade.

3/1

1st

2

(2)

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Haydock

Creative Force

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

Turned over at odds-on in Group 3 Abernant at Newmarket on last month's reappearance (behind Commanche Falls); however, it wasn't a bad performance and he could improve for it; holds leading claims judged on last year's efforts in Group/Grade 1 sprints.

5/6

3rd

2

(4)

20th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Creative Force

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Group 1 winner as 3yo (6f, good to soft) who raced only at that level in 2022, failing to win but running some excellent races in defeat; not that fussed about the state of the ground and should have plenty going for him now racing in a Group 3 for the first time in nearly two years.

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Payout
Exacta £700.00
Straight Forecast £690.20
Tricast £7575.90
Trifecta £6657.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

The Astrologist

SPOTLIGHT:

Marshman

POSTDATA:

Creative Force

Telegraph:

Azure Blue

LAMBOURN:

Khaadem

The Star:

Marshman

Daily Record:

Marshman

The Times:

Creative Force

Daily Mail:

Creative Force

The Guardian:

The Astrologist

Daily Mirror:

The Astrologist

The Sun:

The Astrologist