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Racehorse Lotto Henry II Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £45368
  • 2m 0f 50y
  • Class 1
  • 5 runners
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Racehorse Lotto Henry II Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.40
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 29/2-3 BF

Last run: 75 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Best form was in 2021 when a 1m6f Listed winner at York and sixth in the Ebor; restricted to just the one start last year when beaten by Sleeping Lion (receiving 3lb) at Kempton and that was in February, so entitled to have needed the run when coming up short at odds-on in a Wolverhampton conditions race in March; 0-3 in Group races but this would just about be the weakest he's contested.

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

4th

1

(7)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Roberto Escobarr

9st 12lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Michael Appleby

led at steady pace

9/2

4th

1

(2)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:05 York

Roberto Escobarr

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Won Group 3 Henry II Stakes at Sandown (2m, good) last month on second run back from absence; carries 5lb penalty and it's a hotter renewal than the one he won two years ago (good to firm), but he's still respected.

4/1

1st

3

(5)

25th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 50y

Class 1

19:12 Sandown

Roberto Escobarr

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: William Haggas

raced in second, led after 2f

4/1

OUR TIP

5/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 961-55 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Bordering on his best form when runner-up to Quickthorn in this 12 months ago and, following some tough tasks, he signed off the season with a Listed success; his fifth at Riyadh in February (behind Enemy) was respectable and good to soft ground would not have been ideal in the Group 3 Sagaro Stakes; tactical versatility bodes well and brings leading claims.

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

0

6

(6)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 1

14:25 York

Nate The Great

9st 5lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

Best efforts on good or firmer; reproduced his best this season on the three occasions he's had his ground, including latest start when about 9l fifth to Courage Mon Ami and Coltrane in the Gold Cup; that also shows he has a bit to find on form, though, and he came last in this race last year.

33/1

5th

5

(4)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 210y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Nate The Great

9st 4lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

Best efforts on good or firmer; ran at Royal Ascot as 2yo, 3yo, 4yo and 6yo, underperforming in the 2m5f Queen Alexandra on last two occasions and he has a major question to answer beyond 2m; hit career-best form elsewhere last term and reproduced it on the two occasions he's had his ground this season, but he's up against it at this level.

66/1

2nd

2

(1)

25th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 50y

Class 1

19:12 Sandown

Nate The Great

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: Andrew Balding

led, headed and raced in second after 2f

5/2

Form: /10-65 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Not seen much action since beating Roberto Escobarr on the AW in early 2022 and this year's exploits on the Polytrack have been a little underwhelming; likely to need career-best form to prevail on these terms and he's no spring chicken now an 8yo.

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

2nd

4

(3)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Sleeping Lion

9st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Harry Charlton

Won this race in 2021 and fifth of six (raced freely) in 2023; it's more than two years since he last won (also C&D) and he's now a 9yo but his C&D third two months ago showed again that he should not be far away.

12/1

3rd

3

(8)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Sleeping Lion

9st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Harry Charlton

Winless since early 2022 but he did go very close over C&D in November; a lesser run back here since needs forgiving, though.

8/1

12th

2

(12)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Sleeping Lion

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Winless since early 2022 but he got right back on track when edged out by Sir Chauvelin over C&D four weeks ago; can go well again nudged up just a 1lb.

6/1

Form: 71-127

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

French-based mare whose two wins (from 13 starts) came during the winter in AW events at about 2m (in new blinkers); forgiven last time as that was not her first below-par run on heavy ground, but the balance of her form hints at limitations in this company; usually held up.

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

4th

5

(2)

25th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 50y

Class 1

19:12 Sandown

Princess Anne

9st 1lb

J: Jules Mobian

T: Hiroo Shimizu

took keen hold, prominent

66/1

Evs

Form: 0-1285

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Can start slowly and from an unpromising position he could never land a blow when only 7-2 for this 12 months ago; all the better for wind surgery this year with victory in Dubai (1m4f handicap) and a second in Saudi Arabia (1m7f Group 3; Nate The Great behind); form has dipped the last twice, though soft ground didn't seem to help him at Chester; strong form chance.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

4

(1)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 84y

Class 1

15:40 Chester

Enemy

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Nearly beat Tower Of London at Riyadh in February and was unsuited by the steadier pace when 9l behind that rival at Meydan last time; retains ability aged seven but is still seeking first Group win after many attempts.

12/1

1st

3

(5)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 2

13:00 Southwell (AW)

Enemy

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ian Williams

Really smart effort to win a 1m4f Meydan handicap last January and not far off that level when runner-up in 2m handicaps at Kempton and Newcastle this winter; his very best form has come over further so a slight worry if this gets tactical.

8/1

2nd

2

(5)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Enemy

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, held up in rear

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £68.00
Straight Forecast £81.60
Trifecta £228.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Enemy

NEWMARKET:

Roberto Escobarr

Daily Mail:

Nate The Great

The Times:

Roberto Escobarr

Telegraph:

Roberto Escobarr

RP RATINGS:

Enemy

TOPSPEED:

Enemy

POSTDATA:

Enemy

The Guardian:

Enemy

D Express:

Enemy

Daily Mirror:

Enemy

The Sun:

Enemy

The Star:

Enemy

Daily Record:

Nate The Great