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Racehorse Lotto Brigadier Gerard Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £45368
  • 1m 1f 209y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Racehorse Lotto Brigadier Gerard Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
5 (2)
Hukum

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1/171-

Last run: 356 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Four-time Group 3 winner in Britain who was having only his third crack at a Group 1 when hammering the rock-solid yardstick Pyledriver in last season's Coronation Cup (1m4f, good); sustained a serious injury at Epsom that has kept him off the track since; current wellbeing is a grey area and stepping up to 1m4f+ was the making him, so there are reservations.

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

1st

4

(4)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Hukum

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

High-class performer who has claimed notable scalps in last two appearances, readily beating Pyledriver in the 2022 Coronation Cup (1m4f) then collaring last year's Derby winner Desert Crown in the Brigadier Gerard Stakes over 1m2f at Sandown two months ago (both on good ground); subsequently withdrawn from the Hardwicke because of good to firm going; has form figures of 131 over this C&D and a record of 3-4 on softer than good; strong contender.

4/1

1st

5

(2)

25th May 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

19:42 Sandown

Hukum

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

Four-time Group 3 winner in Britain who was having only his third crack at a Group 1 when hammering the rock-solid yardstick Pyledriver in last season's Coronation Cup (1m4f, good); sustained a serious injury at Epsom that has kept him off the track since; current wellbeing is a grey area and stepping up to 1m4f+ was the making him, so there are reservations.

7/2

1/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1/11- D

Last run: 355 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won his only 2yo race and came a long way in a short space of time at about this time last year, reappearing with a very taking success in the Dante (1m2f, good) en route to Derby glory (1m4f, good); easy to pick holes in the Epsom form but not in the performance and he could easily have won by further; unlikely to be near peak fitness after nearly a year off but the same is true of his standout threat.

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2nd

4

(6)

25th May 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

19:42 Sandown

Desert Crown

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Won his only 2yo race and came a long way in a short space of time at about this time last year, reappearing with a very taking success in the Dante (1m2f, good) en route to Derby glory (1m4f, good); easy to pick holes in the Epsom form but not in the performance and he could easily have won by further; unlikely to be near peak fitness after nearly a year off but the same is true of his standout threat.

1/2

1st

2

(12)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

16:30 Epsom

Desert Crown

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

sweating, midfield, shaken up and smooth headway on outer 3f out, pushed along to lead over 2f out, drifted left but ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well against far rail inside final furlong, eased towards finish, comfortably

15/8

1st

3

(3)

12th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:35 York

Desert Crown

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

9/4

8/1

Form: 1/23-2

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Could do with settling better in his races but he's smart, having pushed the top-class Westover close in last season's Group 3 Classic Trial over C&D and there was nothing with his return at Ascot (1m, good) in finishing within a length of last weekend's Lockinge runner-up Chindit; the potential is lurking to rate higher, perhaps a lot higher; by no means dismissed lightly.

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9th

3

(9)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Cash

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: David Simcock

dwelt start, took keen hold, held up in rear

16/1

4th

1

(3)

25th May 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

19:42 Sandown

Cash

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

Could do with settling better in his races but he's smart, having pushed the top-class Westover close in last season's Group 3 Classic Trial over C&D and there was nothing with his return at Ascot (1m, good) in finishing within a length of last weekend's Lockinge runner-up Chindit; the potential is lurking to rate higher, perhaps a lot higher; by no means dismissed lightly.

8/1

2nd

1

(6)

3rd May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:25 Ascot

Cash

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

steadied start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, went second towards finish

12/1

Form: 74-122 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Record of 5-33 but never better than of late on the AW (1m-1m2f) and can usually be relied upon to give his running; just looks outclassed in only his second Group-race assignment (well held in a Group 3 last April).

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0

2

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

13:50 Haydock

Chichester

9st 5lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Developed into a smart performer on AW at the start of this year and showed he's equally as good on turf when bagging a 1m Listed event at York (good to firm) in June on final outing for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish; better effort for this yard (but still below his best) when a never-dangerous fourth of five in 1m1f York Group 3 a fortnight ago; more needed.

20/1

4th

1

(4)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 177y

Class 1

13:50 York

Chichester

9st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Developed into a smart performer on AW at the start of this year and showed he's equally as good on turf when bagging a 1m Listed event here (good to firm) in June on final outing for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish; disappointing last of five in a Salisbury Listed race (1m, good) on his recent first outing for this yard; even a return to his best is unlikely to be enough.

25/1

5th

2

(6)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Salisbury

Chichester

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Charlie Johnston

Developed into a smart performer on AW at the start of this year and backed up that form when winning a five-runner Listed race at York (1m, good to firm) two months ago on final outing for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish; player on that.

5/1

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Form: /2014- D

Last run: 306 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Highlights last season were his second in the Craven and victory in the Group 3 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m2f, good to firm), after which he could finish only fourth in a messy Group 2 at York; strong suspicion that this lightly raced colt has more to offer; races prominently.

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6th

3

(5)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Claymore

9st 2lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Mixed record since the career highlight of a win at Royal Ascot in 2022; fourth of six in the Winter Derby at Southwell was the second and best of his three AW runs this year; not disgraced either side but a return to his absolute peak form is probably required for a prominent finish today.

40/1

7th

4

(4)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Claymore

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Mixed record since winning at Royal Ascot in 2022; ran respectably in the Winter Derby at Southwell most recently but isn't guaranteed to back up that effort; not particularly solid on handicap debut.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £86.00
Straight Forecast £70.60
Trifecta £239.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Desert Crown

LAMBOURN:

Hukum

RP RATINGS:

Desert Crown

TOPSPEED:

Desert Crown

POSTDATA:

Desert Crown

NEWMARKET:

Desert Crown

The Times:

Desert Crown

Telegraph:

Desert Crown

The Guardian:

Desert Crown

Daily Mail:

Desert Crown

D Express:

Desert Crown

Daily Mirror:

Desert Crown

The Sun:

Desert Crown

The Star:

Desert Crown

Daily Record:

Desert Crown