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Ant Marketing Proudly Supports Weston Park Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4320
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Ant Marketing Proudly Supports Weston Park Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
1 (11)
Embesto

8/13 (Won)

  • Win: £1.45
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

130,000gns yearling who was sent off 3-1 when coming home 6l clear on his Yarmouth debut (1m, good) one month ago; those in behind haven't really advertised the form, but he could hardly have been more impressive and stable won this with a once-raced previous winner in 2021; yard also runs the newcomer Soowaih.

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5th

4

(9)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Embesto

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Roger Varian

Made his debut only last May but hit the ground running and ended up with three wins from five starts (all 1m) and the form he showed on last three occasions shows he can cut it at Listed/Group level; free-going sort but he battled back to dead-heat for first in Group 3 at Salisbury, so not ruled out over 1m1f; a bit of improvement is needed to win this but he's clearly a candidate for improvement as 4yo.

4/1

1st

6

(4)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Salisbury

Embesto

8st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Impressive at Yarmouth (1m, good) in May and odds-on novice winner at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) in June; no match for hot favourite Nostrum in Listed race at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) five weeks ago but kept on well to beat the other four and it was his best form; better is needed against these older rivals but he's a lightly raced 3yo who should still have potential.

11/4

12/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 62

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Improved from his Kempton debut in April when beaten a neck by a stablemate of Embesto at Lingfield (1m, AW) last month; will probably need to take another significant step forward to win this even if he is as effective on turf.

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1st

2

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

19:20 Windsor

Halla Dubai

9st 12lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Owen Burrows

Runner-up at Lingfield (1m, AW) in May on second start and occupied same position at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) in June behind a subsequent Group 3 winner; soundly beaten fourth of six on handicap debut at Goodwood (1m, good) last time and needs to settle better today but he retains potential.

5/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1- D

Last run: 237 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

10-1 when coming home 3l clear on his York debut (1m, good to soft) last October; form nothing special but he couldn't have done much more and probably still has plenty more to offer; holds entries in the St James's Palace and the Eclipse.

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8th

10

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newmarket

Modesty

8st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

All races at 1m; looked good when winning sole 2yo start last autumn (good to soft); ran to a similar level in novices in 2023 but looked an awkward ride on handicap debut at York in August and cheekpieces now fitted on the drop to 7f; needs to show he can handle a less conventional track.

9/1

6th

10

(11)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

17:15 York

Modesty

8st 10lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

in touch with leaders, hung badly left from over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, weakened inside final 110yds

8/1

5th

2

(8)

21st Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:55 Newmarket (July)

Modesty

9st 11lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

took keen hold, held up in midfield, headway over 2f out, shaken up and edged left over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

100/30

50/1

Form: 0-8

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Big prices and well held in two AW novices (7f/1m) 279 days apart; can be handicapped after this; stable also runs the newcomer Tujjaar.

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No Results Found

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Closely related to 1m5f/2m AW winner Mobbhij (RPR 91), half-brother to four winners including Sajjhaa (1m-1m2f including UAE Group 1; 117), Myseven (11.6f-12.4f; 101) and Soofiah (6f AW 2yo; 78); dam 10.5f winner (82) out of Lancashire Oaks winner; stable looks to hold a stronger candidate in Embesto, but interesting to see how this well-bred colt fares in the market.

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2nd

12

(5)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Soowaih

8st 6lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

squeezed out start, held up in rear, still plenty to do 3f out, steady headway from 2f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on well and went second towards finish, did well in the circumstances

20/1

5th

8

(14)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Soowaih

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Came good for Roger Varian in 1m AW novice in September but failed to build upon encouraging seasonal/stable debut when well beaten at Musselburgh (12.5f, good to soft) last week; drops back in trip with a point to prove.

14/1

12th

12

(10)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Soowaih

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jim Goldie

Held up at or towards rear on last three starts; returned from wind surgery with a strong-finishing novice win at Newcastle (1m, AW) on first occasion and shaped okay on handicap debut later in October; left Roger Varian for 23,000gns, gelded and made late headway when upped to 1m2f on stable debut four weeks ago; better on AW so far (first two outings were on turf) but has had just five races and has some stamina in the family, so he's unexposed.

12/1

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

120,000gns yearling; closely related to several winners including Deep Brillante (1m1f-1m4f including 2yo/Japanese Derby; RPR 118), Hubble Bubble (Group-placed 1m1f; 102) and Love Conquers (12.4f AW; 75); dam French 1m 2yo Listed/1m1f Group 3 winner (106); makes his debut in a potentially warm event, but bred to be useful and market support for him would be significant.

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3rd

2

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

14:35 York

Unlimited

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: William Haggas

Gelded and sent handicapping when justifying favouritism at Newbury (1m2f, good) and Kempton (1m3f, AW); the latter was by a short head but the first two were 7l clear and, although he's up 5lb, it will be no shock if this improver completes his hat-trick.

5/4

1st

3

(5)

6th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Unlimited

9st 5lb

J: James Doyle

T: William Haggas

Gelded prior to justifying favouritism at Newbury (1m2f) last week on handicap debut, opening his account and maintaining his progressive RPRs; likely to stay this extra furlong; looks the type to improve further and commands respect under 6lb penalty.

6/4

1st

11

(5)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Newbury

Unlimited

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Has improved with each of his three starts, most recently third at Hamilton (8.3f, good to soft) last month; gelded since and this well-bred sort could benefit from the step back up in trip on handicap debut; in top hands and he's one to be interested in.

7/2

66/1

Form: 77-

Last run: 170 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well held in two Kempton novices (7f, AW) late last year; middle-distance handicaps may be more his thing after this.

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4th

5

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:05 Plumpton

Solution

10st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Two-time Flat winner (2m, AW; fair form) for Ralph Beckett; also effective on turf; sold for 5,500gns since last run last September and has had wind op since; wears a first-time tongue-tie; makes his hurdle and stable debut in a realistic race and the betting could be informative.

13/2

Form: 0-

Last run: 287 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beautifully bred, but 33-1 when last of the 17 runners on his debut in the Convivial Maiden at York (7f, good to firm) last August; needs to improve and may need more time.

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OUR TIP

7/1

Form: 2

Last run: 102 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

13-2 when second of eight on his Newcastle debut (1m, AW) in February and the form worked out well (winner followed up in Listed company); open to further improvement and stable going well, but this may turn out to be a warm contest.

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4th

5

(6)

1st Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Carbis Bay

9st 3lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Marco Botti

Chased home Wadacre Gomez over C&D in December and has run two solid races in defeat since; needs extra if he's to gain his first win, though.

9/1

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal; dam 6f-7f 2yo winner (including Group 3; RPR 102), half-sister to Group-placed 5f-7.4f winner Mofaawit out of 6f 2yo winning half-sister to 7f Listed winner Mankib; nicely bred and well worth a market check, but this looks a warm race in which to make his debut.

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23th

13

(5)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Tujjaar

9st 11lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Richard John O’Brien

Frankel gelding didn't show a lot in three starts for Richard Hannon and cheaply bought in the autumn; first time on this type of surface; handicap debut.

33/1

0

6

(3)

19th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Tujjaar

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Hannon

midfield, pulled up 1f out, race voided

12/1

7th

8

(4)

9th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Chelmsford (AW)

Tujjaar

9st 4lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Hannon

About 9l fifth of nine in novice at Newmarket (1m2f) 16 days ago was better than debut and he still looks capable of improvement; others in this field have shown a fair bit more, though.

25/1

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal; dam GB/US 7.4f-8.5f winner (including US stakes; RPR 95), half-sister to useful 1m-1m4f winner Kikonga out of 11.4f winning sister to Voltigeur/Leger winner Milan; nicely bred, but stable not known for winning newcomers and this looks a tough starting point.

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7th

17

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

14:32 Southwell (AW)

Kovu

9st 1lb

T: Peter Niven

Eight-race maiden who hasn't offered a great deal lately, on last two outings failing to see the trip out when upped from 1m to 1m4f/1m6f; others look more solid.

25/1

12th

8

(4)

28th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Kovu

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Peter Niven

Seven-race maiden; hasn't offered a great deal lately, failing to get home after forcing the pace when stepping up in trip at Catterick (1m4f, soft) last time; low-mileage on AW but plenty to prove on stamina; best to look elsewhere.

33/1

6th

11

(13)

12th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

15:40 Catterick

Kovu

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Peter Niven

Showed ability when third in 7f novice in June and this lightly raced 3yo is one to watch in the betting now going beyond 1m for the first time, but he's been beaten a long way in all three handicaps (all 1m); plenty to prove.

25/1

150/1

Form:

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

150-1 when tailed off on his Newmarket debut (1m2f, good) a fortnight ago; makes no appeal for now.

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4th

5

(5)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:35 Lingfield (AW)

New York Bay

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Gay Kelleway

Off the mark with 5l win at Wolverhampton (1m6f) last month and he followed up with brave success at Chelmsford (1m5f) six days later; still has potential as a stayer but he was disappointing back at Chelmsford (well-held sixth) last time and has something to prove after that.

7/2

6th

6

18th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 6

13:20 Chelmsford (AW)

New York Bay

9st 4lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Gay Kelleway

Six months off before sent handicapping this winter and he's been much improved; won well at Wolverhampton (1m6f) two weeks ago and followed up by a short head when 4-7 over C&D last Thursday; raised another 3lb today but with a big plus in the lack of compelling recent form among his rivals.

5/6

Form: 00-

Last run: 216 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in two starts over 7f at Newbury (good) and Newmarket (soft) last autumn; big improvement needed and she may have more of a chance in handicaps after this.

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10th

5

(11)

21st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Miss Lightfandango

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Charles Hills

led, headed 2f out, soon weakened

14/1

6th

3

(5)

13th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

13:40 Bath

Miss Lightfandango

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charles Hills

Continues to finish a little closer in her races, last time beaten under 2l over Windsor's extended 1m3f 18 days ago (from the front); unlikely to be far away.

11/2

3rd

5

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

19:50 Windsor

Miss Lightfandango

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charles Hills

led, ridden and hung left from over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on

5/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Embesto

Telegraph:

Modesty

LAMBOURN:

Halla Dubai

The Star:

Unlimited

The Sun:

Halla Dubai

The Guardian:

Modesty

D Express:

Modesty

RP RATINGS:

Embesto

TOPSPEED:

Embesto

POSTDATA:

Embesto

NEWMARKET:

Embesto

The Times:

Embesto

Daily Mail:

Embesto

Daily Mirror:

Embesto

Daily Record:

Embesto