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Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £198485
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 13 runners
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Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.45

Form: 2121-2 D BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

High-class colt who has gained four top-level wins on international soil, most recently in the 2022 Breeders' Cup Mile; appeared to have too much to do in relation to the winner on latest US start (eventually stayed on for second); threatening to win a Group 1 on home soil, having finished second in last year's Sussex Stakes (good to firm) and QEII (good to soft); strong contender.

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

4th

7

(8)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Modern Games

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

in touch with leaders

15/8

1st

8

(13)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Modern Games

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

High-class colt who has gained four top-level wins on international soil, most recently in the 2022 Breeders' Cup Mile; appeared to have too much to do in relation to the winner on latest US start (eventually stayed on for second); threatening to win a Group 1 on home soil, having finished second in last year's Sussex Stakes (good to firm) and QEII (good to soft); strong contender.

3/1

2nd

8

(8)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:20 Ascot

Modern Games

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and went second post

4/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.65

Form: 4168-1 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Maintained his flawless first-time-out record with a Listed success at Ascot (1m, good) on seasonal debut; finished third in this race last year and could go well again but is likely set for minor honours at best; has done all his winning at a lower level (0-7 in Group 1).

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

4th

2

(5)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Chindit

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

Couple of notable 7f wins early in career but raced mainly at 1m since; successful three times this term and ran respectably in the Joel Stakes here most recently; not crying out for this drop back in trip; below-par third in this race two years ago.

3/1

3rd

2

(6)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Chindit

9st 6lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

In top form this month, comfortably winning the Group 3 Superior Mile at Haydock (1m, good) and following up under a penalty in a Listed race at Sandown (1m, soft); he's a leading contender today.

100/30

1st

1

(9)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Sandown

Chindit

9st 11lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Second in the Group 1 Lockinge at Newbury in May and comfortable winner of a Group 3 at Haydock on latest start; one of the leading contenders on form, even with his penalty, but he has plenty to prove on soft and peak efforts have been on good or firmer.

9/4

33/1

  • Place: £7.60

Form: 364-11 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

In good form, having justified favouritism in a couple of notable AW races since being gelded; turf record includes a success in the Coventry as a 2yo and two good efforts at Group 1 level last year; however, needs a clear career-best performance to land this prize.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(5)

1st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket (July)

Berkshire Shadow

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: Andrew Balding

raced far side, prominent, weakened over 1f out

4/1

5th

2

(1)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Berkshire Shadow

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

prominent

25/1

3rd

1

(7)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Berkshire Shadow

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

In good form, having justified favouritism in a couple of notable AW races since being gelded; turf record includes a success in the Coventry as a 2yo and two good efforts at Group 1 level last year; however, needs a clear career-best performance to land this prize.

33/1

OUR TIP

5/1

Form: 11313- CD

Last run: 217 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Progressive colt whose record is 3-6; close third in the St James's Palace Stakes (1m, good to firm) and Champion Stakes (1m2f, good to soft) last season, both at Ascot; those Group 1 efforts flank a French Group 2 win over 1m2f; good chance on the figures back down in distance and could well improve further this term; huge player.

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

7th

4

(4)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

15:45 Ascot

My Prospero

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

took keen hold, soon led, headed 2f out

12/1

1st

3

(6)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:40 Goodwood

My Prospero

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Hasn't made the expected further progress this season, though the bare form is still respectable, second in York Group 2 (dropped back from Group 1 level) most recently; close third in the 2022 Champion Stakes the last time he raced on softer than good; now returns to Listed grade for first time since winning last year's Heron Stakes; clear top on ratings.

5/6

5/1

Form: 3241-1 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Bit frustrating on occasions in the past; however, he's 2-2 and better than ever since wearing blinkers, making all in small-field Group 2 events at Newmarket (1m, good); comfortably beat two of these rivals in the rescheduled bet365 Mile latest; big player on ratings in the retained headgear but this return to a bigger field raises alarm bells.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(2)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Mutasaabeq

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

Made all in this last year (good) and did likewise on reappearance in another C&D Group 2 in May (good); below par at Royal Ascot and York the last twice and carries a 3lb penalty today, but five runs on the Rowley Mile have yielded four wins and he could bounce back to his best now returned here.

7/2

7th

5

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Mutasaabeq

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Charles Hills

Does most of his racing at 1m and made all in small fields for Newmarket Group 2s last autumn and this spring; has found the higher grade of the Lockinge at Newbury and Queen Anne at Royal Ascot beyond him since; now drops back in distance; enough to prove.

8/1

11th

8

(10)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Mutasaabeq

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

took keen hold, towards rear

14/1

33/1

Form: 375-64 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Productive 2yo campaign included wins in the July Stakes and the Gimcrack; has failed to score since and his Group 1 form last summer (placed twice) has not been repeated subsequently; fourth to stablemate Chindit at Listed level most recently; opposed.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

12th

6

(3)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Lusail

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

prominent

20/1

6th

7

(9)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Lusail

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

Productive 2yo campaign included wins in the July Stakes and the Gimcrack; has failed to score since and his Group 1 form last summer (placed twice) has not been repeated subsequently; fourth to stablemate Chindit at Listed level most recently; opposed.

33/1

4th

3

(1)

3rd May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:25 Ascot

Lusail

9st 5lb

J: James Doyle

T: Richard Hannon

in touch with leaders, ridden 2f out, soon outpaced, kept on inside final furlong

15/2

Form: 9226-3 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced colt; Newmarket reappearance (behind Mutasaabeq) didn't pan out ideally; this looks more suitable and he's 1-1 at Newbury (soft-ground Group 3 win as a 2yo); good second in two Group 1 races at Deauville (7f/1m, good to soft) last summer; capable of a big run.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

13:50 Haydock

Light Infantry

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

No win since his 2yo days but that doesn't really tell the story as he's regularly performed well at the very highest level, including when third to Inspiral in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville (1m) last month; raced only on good or softer so drying ground a slight concern but he's the one to beat on form with his sights lowered.

7/4

3rd

5

(2)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Light Infantry

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

led, headed 2f out, lost second over 1f out

16/1

7th

6

(11)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Light Infantry

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

Lightly raced colt; Newmarket reappearance (behind Mutasaabeq) didn't pan out ideally; this looks more suitable and he's 1-1 at Newbury (soft-ground Group 3 win as a 2yo); good second in two Group 1 races at Deauville (7f/1m, good to soft) last summer; capable of a big run.

10/1

Form: 7134-4 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Hold-up miler whose Newmarket reappearance (behind Mutasaabeq and Light Infantry) did not pan out favourably; should have a better scenario in this bigger field and looks quite interesting; good fourth in last year's QEII at Ascot (good to soft) and may rate higher yet.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(5)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

15:22 Newmarket

Checkandchallenge

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

in rear, shaken up and headway from 3f out, led over 1f out, idled inside final 110yds, just held on

7/2

4th

2

(11)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Checkandchallenge

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: William Knight

Yet to win above Group 3 level; fourth in this race last year (also ran well on very soft in France the time before) but the balance of his 2023 form, latterly over 1m2f, suggests that effort is far from certain to be repeated; came up short in the Lockinge when last seen over 1m.

50/1

4th

2

(2)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:15 York

Checkandchallenge

9st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: William Knight

held up in rear, headway towards far side 2f out, hung left over 1f out, weakened final furlong

12/1

Form: 691-36 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Career-best form in last two AW appearances, winning Listed event then third to Berkshire Shadow in another good race; however, made an underwhelming return to turf last Saturday and now goes into much hotter waters; stiff task.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

(1)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newbury

The Wizard Of Eye

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: J S Moore

Listed winner at Kempton (1m, AW) last November and he's run respectably in 1m handicaps the last twice (soft/good); however, he needs to raise his game if he's to bag a second Listed win today.

16/1

5th

1

(7)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

The Wizard Of Eye

9st 12lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: J S Moore

Can lead; ran a cracker when going close in a Group 3 at Goodwood (1m, good to firm) last July; best efforts since have been on AW but he showed enough when sixth of 20 at Goodwood (1m, soft) last week to be given a second look.

8/1

6th

4

(6)

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Goodwood

The Wizard Of Eye

9st 10lb

J: David Egan

T: J S Moore

Often leads; ran a cracker when going close in a Group 3 over C&D last July but nearly always kept to good or quicker ground these days and this big-field handicap is a new experiment for him.

12/1

Form: 112-1 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Has looked very talented and highly promising against her own sex, notably finishing a good second in last year's Sun Chariot at Newmarket (1m, good to soft) on only her third start; 3-3 otherwise, the latest success in AW Listed contest at Kempton where she comfortably beat inferior rivals; still open to plenty of further progress and appears to have a top-level race in her; strongly respected, with the 3lb allowance, on first attempt against males.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

13

(5)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Laurel

8st 13lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Has looked very talented and highly promising against her own sex, notably finishing a good second in last year's Sun Chariot at Newmarket (1m, good to soft) on only her third start; 3-3 otherwise, the latest success in AW Listed contest at Kempton where she comfortably beat inferior rivals; still open to plenty of further progress and appears to have a top-level race in her; strongly respected, with the 3lb allowance, on first attempt against males.

7/2

1st

4

(9)

10th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:40 Kempton (AW)

Laurel

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: John & Thady Gosden

prominent, shaken up and quickened to lead over 1f out, pushed along and ran on well inside final furlong, comfortably

1/3

2nd

8

(7)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:42 Newmarket

Laurel

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

slowly away, soon midfield, going easily when not clear run over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon disputing lead, kept on but held inside final 110yds

6/1

Form: 1965-5 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Very useful over 6f/7f on good/firmer; blew the start at Newmarket on seasonal debut; came off a strong pace to win last year's Hungerford here and may have a similarly suitable set-up in this field; however, has something to prove in this company back at 1m.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Jumby

9st 7lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

6f scorer in 2021 but he's better known as a very useful 7f performer, the winner of two notable races over that trip; below best, albeit having blown the start, on last attempt at this distance.

18/1

5th

3

(2)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Jumby

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Won Group 3 John of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock (7f, good to firm) in June and second under 3lb penalty behind Audience in Group 3 at Newmarket (7f, good) in July; could be thereabouts if at the top of his game but he was below form at York last time and tends to be kept away from slow ground.

12/1

9th

3

(9)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Jumby

9st 8lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Solid 7f campaigner who won a Group 3 at Haydock (good to firm) in June, but he has ground to make up on Audience on their Newmarket running in July and he finished last of nine in this event 12 months ago; others preferred.

16/1

Form: /1113- D

Last run: 217 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Gelded prior to a solid 2022 campaign that comprised a hat-trick of wins (including two Group 2s) and a creditable front-running third in the QEII (finished lame); doesn't need to dominate; major player provided he returns in similar form and gets ideal conditions (seems best on slow ground).

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

4

(1)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Jadoomi

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Gelded prior to a solid 2022 campaign that comprised a hat-trick of wins (including two Group 2s) and a creditable front-running third in the QEII (finished lame); doesn't need to dominate; major player provided he returns in similar form and gets ideal conditions (seems best on slow ground).

8/1

3rd

2

(2)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:20 Ascot

Jadoomi

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

led, ridden over 1f out, kept on well but headed towards finish, lost second post, finished lame (vet said gelding was lame right fore)

7/1

1st

2

(5)

10th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:20 Leopardstown

Jadoomi

9st 10lb

J: Christophe Soumillon

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

prominent, soon disputing lead, led narrowly after 2f, pushed along 2f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, kept on strongly, won going away

15/8

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Payout
Exacta £536.00
Straight Forecast £767.70
Tricast £18826.60
Trifecta £6037.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Laurel

RP RATINGS:

My Prospero

POSTDATA:

Mutasaabeq

TOPSPEED:

Light Infantry

The Guardian:

Jadoomi

NEWMARKET:

Laurel

The Times:

Laurel

The Sun:

Laurel

The Star:

Laurel

Telegraph:

My Prospero

Daily Mirror:

My Prospero

Daily Record:

My Prospero

Daily Mail:

Light Infantry

LAMBOURN:

Mutasaabeq

D Express:

Mutasaabeq