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15:40 Ascot

Good To Firm

King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £355855.25
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 17 runners
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King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

33/1 (Won)

Form: 114-33 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

All races at 6f, winning the Coventry (good to firm) at this meeting last June, but he hasn't entirely convinced with his finishing in the meantime and didn't put up much resistance in a Group 2 at Haydock last time out; the big hope is that this trip could now suit best.

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7th

6

(9)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:55 Curragh

Bradsell

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

prominent towards near side

5/2

3rd

8

(9)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Bradsell

9st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Won the Coventry at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) last season and made it 2-2 at the Royal meeting in the Group 1 King's Stand (good) last time on his first attempt at 5f; he drifted left and inconvenienced runner-up Highfield Princess last time, and his two best performances have been at Ascot, but he impressed here on debut last May and this 3yo has to be respected.

4/1

1st

16

(7)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Bradsell

9st 1lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

All races at 6f, winning the Coventry (good to firm) at this meeting last June, but he hasn't entirely convinced with his finishing in the meantime and didn't put up much resistance in a Group 2 at Haydock last time out; the big hope is that this trip could now suit best.

33/1

2nd
12 (10)
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9/4

Form: 1114-2 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Acts well here; in a class of her own for versatility but the new challenge of 5f on turf proved her special place in 2022, as she travelled so easily before winning the Group 1 Nunthorpe at York (good to firm); swanned home in another Group 1 over the trip at the Curragh (soft) next time and although beaten in both starts over further since she did all that could have been expected on reappearance at Haydock; worthy favourite back at 5f.

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No Results Found
3rd
1 (17)
Annaf

66/1

Form: 111348 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Has ground to make up on Manaccan on C&D Listed form (good to soft) in October and although he has improved at 6f on AW since, his turf record went to 0-7 after York (good) and Haydock (good to firm) defeats in May; no obvious sign in the latter 5f Group 2 event that he will fare much better today.

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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

16/1

Form: 522-99 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Up-and-coming sprinter early last turf season and came through to take second here on final 2022 start; some doubts about that form behind the wide-margin winner and he's needed excuses for two minor runs this year (soft ground didn't suit on reappearance; scoped badly leading up to Haydock run) but it's too soon to be negative with his yard in its best form for years.

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4th

6

(8)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Twilight Calls

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Henry Candy

Has a modest strike-rate for a horse of his ability but he wasn't beaten far in this race in 2022 and has finished second and fourth (Mitbaahy eighth) in the last two runnings of the Group 1 King's Stand at Royal Ascot (good to firm and good); soft ground went against him in this last May but every chance he'll go well this time given more suitable ground.

7/2

10th

6

(13)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Twilight Calls

9st 13lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Henry Candy

Runner-up in last season's King's Stand at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) and denied a clear run when creditable fourth in that same Group 1 last time (good); not ruled out each-way but this hold-up performer is clearly well suited by Ascot's stiff 5f and this speedier test may not be ideal.

14/1

5th
4 (6)
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33/1

Form: -88422 D BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Not quite out of the top drawer of sprinters but he's in good form and the best of his three runs in this race, when runner-up to stablemate Battaash in 2020 (good to soft; acts well on good to firm), shows that on a good day he is capable of giving value seekers a run for their money.

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No Results Found

66/1

Form: 921172

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Started off over 7f but dropped to 6f for two AW wins; beaten a long way on turf debut here in May but he made a go of it against an improver at Newbury since (good), showing enough speed to think 5f might suit; this is a tough contest in which to test the theory, though.

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1st

11

(15)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Desert Cop

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Progressive in the first half of 2023 but he ended that campaign quietly and was well beaten, albeit from a bad draw, at Kempton on reappearance four weeks ago; dropping down the weights but others are much safer.

25/1

7th
18 (12)
Marshman

25/1

Form: 25-153 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Speedy type who made most for a Group 3 win at Chantilly in April (extended 5f, soft); found little returned to 6f at York, when just over 2l behind Highfield Princess, and although he's since gone close back at Chantilly (5f, good) he needs an extra push at this level.

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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

8th
7 (11)
Mitbaahy

16/1

Form: 2018-5 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Best on good or quicker; improved in 2022, roughly on a par with Raasel on Sandown form and later won a 5f Newbury Group 3; needs to have progressed over the winter to have a realistic chance but he should come on from his Haydock reappearance and it wouldn't surprise if he made a better 4yo.

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7th

3

(6)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Mitbaahy

9st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charles Hills

High class at 5f on his day for Roger Varian and looked destined for bigger things when he sped past his rivals in a Sandown Listed race (good) in 2022; that didn't quite happen but he ended last season with a Chester win on soft and there was plenty to like about his reappearance in a Group 3 here (6f, good) for new yard 16 days ago; strong claims back at 5f.

5/2

100/1

Form: 906-74 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Suited by good or quicker; 66-1 when never sighted here last year but has more going for him this time round after a useful fourth behind Dramatised and Equilateral at Haydock (5f) in May when not getting much of a run; a step forward is a possibility but a large one is needed.

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7th

7

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Existent

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Stuart Williams

Finished second of 12 at Goodwood in August (5f, good to soft) and four defeats later he's dropped 10lb; no doubting he has the ability to go well at this level but slow starts can be a problem and others look more reliable.

16/1

12th

6

(12)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Existent

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

On a fair mark based on his second of 12 off 7lb higher at Goodwood (5f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month, but hasn't built on it and finished behind a couple of these in the Portland at Doncaster (5.6f, soft) seven days ago; record of 1-25 on turf another reason to be cautious; no headgear today.

25/1

14th

12

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Existent

9st 1lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Has bobbed in and out of form all season and, although the handicapper is letting out the reins, he still doesn't look that well treated; sole turf win was back in 2020 and leaving off the hood is of unknown benefit.

22/1

66/1

Form: -50403 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Looks good on his day and winner of a Listed and Group 3 at 5f in 2022 (good/good to firm; acts on soft); hasn't been in quite the same form this year and unlikely today.

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5th

1

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 34y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Raasel

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

Tough sprinter who looks better than ever this season; cracking effort to win a Haydock handicap (5f, good) a fortnight ago and he bumped into a rapid improver at Doncaster on Saturday; effective on very soft ground and should make another bold bid.

9/4

2nd

2

(1)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 1

16:10 Doncaster

Raasel

9st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Michael Appleby

Solid form in Group races this year, notably his Goodwood third, and better than ever with his mighty weight-carrying effort in a good Haydock handicap last week; stayed on strongly off a good pace on that occasion to win with something to spare (good Topspeed figure); fully effective on soft and he's the one to beat on ratings; solid contender.

11/8

1st

1

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Haydock

Raasel

10st 0lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

Yet to win in 2023 but not for a lack of effort, regularly acquitting himself with credit in top sprints; near his best when third in a Group 2 at Goodwood five weeks ago and that form looks rock solid; going back up 6lb does leave him with something to find on this year's handicap runs though.

7/1

Form: 3315-1 D

Last run: 122 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unexposed Australian filly who stepped up form-wise when gaining a narrow win in a Flemington Group 1 (5f, good) in February; tight between the first four there (second came from a long way back on first 5f run) and she didn't come up to scratch in one recent piece of work but is said to have thrived since arriving in Britain; others would welcome rain more but it's quite possible she will rise to the occasion and prove ahead of the pack.

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11th

10

(2)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Coolangatta

9st 4lb

J: James McDonald

T: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace

Unexposed Australian filly who stepped up form-wise when gaining a narrow win in a Flemington Group 1 (5f, good) in February; tight between the first four there (second came from a long way back on first 5f run) and she didn't come up to scratch in one recent piece of work but is said to have thrived since arriving in Britain; others would welcome rain more but it's quite possible she will rise to the occasion and prove ahead of the pack.

7/2

40/1

Form: 261610 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Solid course record on good to soft or slower and late rain swung things her way when winning a 5f Group 3 on soft at Newmarket in May; however, the ground is important to her and she just doesn't hack it in the same way on good or quicker surfaces.

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No Results Found

Form: 4260-4 D BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Under 1l behind Twilight Calls when fourth in this last year (good to firm) but her losing run goes back to a Group 2 win in July 2021 and she needed to have done better when a beaten favourite for new yard at Naas recently in order to be fancied today.

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3rd

8

(8)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Mooneista

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent under 2f out, ridden and went third 1f out, kept on final 110yds

11/2

13th

13

(14)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Mooneista

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Under 1l behind Twilight Calls when fourth in this last year (good to firm) but her losing run goes back to a Group 2 win in July 2021 and she needed to have done better when a beaten favourite for new yard at Naas recently in order to be fancied today.

40/1

4th

8

(3)

21st May 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Naas

Mooneista

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

C&D winner whose best runs have been in Group 2 Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh, winning in 2021 and short-headed by Ladies Church last summer; ground against her when below best final two starts last autumn in Group 1 contests before sold for 850,000gns at Tattersalls December Sales; first start for the in-form Joseph O'Brien yard and well suited by race conditions.

11/4

40/1

Form: 7-4616 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Half-length behind Highfield Princess when seventh in the 6f Platinum Jubilee at this meeting 12 months ago (good to firm; has won on good to soft); unlike that one, though, she hasn't gone on to better things and she couldn't get her oar in behind Dramatised over 5f at Haydock 24 days ago.

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8th

9

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Happy Romance

9st 1lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Ties in with Annaf on Portland form (finished 2l fourth); faced a much stiffer task in the Foret last Sunday (midfield); successful at this level in 2020/2021 but her subsequent strike-rate is underwhelming.

11/1

4th

4

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Happy Romance

9st 8lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Usually aimed high and appreciated the return to Listed race when winning mares' race at Bath in April (5f, good to soft; also suited by 6f on good or quicker); can be excused her two starts since but lacks a recent run and this is her first run in a handicap.

11/1

18

(11)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Happy Romance

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Richard Hannon

fourth two years ago

40/1

15th
19 (18)
Dramatised

13/2

Form: 1152-1 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

All races have been on good or quicker ground and she has shown her best form over a bare 5f, when winning the Queen Mary at this meeting last summer and coming home with a rattle from Equilateral on return in a Group 2 at Haydock; raced on the favoured strip in the latter but has earned her place among the principals for this; good claims getting the allowances.

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13th

14

(14)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Dramatised

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

Last season's 2yo highlight was her Group 2 Queen Mary win at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) and she reappeared with a win in the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock (5f, good to firm); well beaten in the King's Stand latest but she raced away from the main action; remains unexposed and not ruled out.

11/1

15th

19

(18)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Dramatised

8st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

All races have been on good or quicker ground and she has shown her best form over a bare 5f, when winning the Queen Mary at this meeting last summer and coming home with a rattle from Equilateral on return in a Group 2 at Haydock; raced on the favoured strip in the latter but has earned her place among the principals for this; good claims getting the allowances.

13/2

1st

14

(10)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Dramatised

8st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: K R Burke

Impressive last year on first two 2yo starts, winning Group 2 Queen Mary at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) on the second occasion; underwhelming favourite in the Group 2 Lowther (6f, good) in August and needs more than when second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (5.5f, firm), but she remains very lightly raced and could have more to offer now back at a bare 5f.

5/1

Form: 2114-1 D

Last run: 66 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Part of the feared team of Wesley Ward, who won this in 2017; front-running second in the Queen Mary at this meeting in 2021 (5f, good to firm) and went on to Breeders' Cup glory; had minor problems last year but has returned in great form as a 4yo, having shone at home before a straightforward comeback win in a Listed race at Keeneland (extended 5f, firm); could have a better chance than her price suggests.

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16th

14

(1)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Twilight Gleaming

9st 4lb

J: Irad Ortiz Jr

T: Wesley A Ward

Part of the feared team of Wesley Ward, who won this in 2017; front-running second in the Queen Mary at this meeting in 2021 (5f, good to firm) and went on to Breeders' Cup glory; had minor problems last year but has returned in great form as a 4yo, having shone at home before a straightforward comeback win in a Listed race at Keeneland (extended 5f, firm); could have a better chance than her price suggests.

20/1

Form: 843-13

Last run: 94 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Vulnerable in Group races for previous stable but he never looked in serious danger from the front in a Group 3 handicap at Rosehill on debut for this yard in March (extended 5f, good); unable to improve on that, with different tactics, in a Group 1 handicap over that C&D seven days later but has worked favourably with Coolangatta on a straight track since and connections are full of hope; the less rain the better.

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5

(4)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Cannonball

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Peter & Paul Snowden

reared badly start, detached when unseated rider start

40/1

17th

2

(15)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Cannonball

9st 7lb

J: Brett Prebble

T: Peter & Paul Snowden

Vulnerable in Group races for previous stable but he never looked in serious danger from the front in a Group 3 handicap at Rosehill on debut for this yard in March (extended 5f, good); unable to improve on that, with different tactics, in a Group 1 handicap over that C&D seven days later but has worked favourably with Coolangatta on a straight track since and connections are full of hope; the less rain the better.

12/1

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Straight Forecast £380.80
Tricast £13863.90

Selections

The Times:

Coolangatta

THE NORTH:

Dramatised

NEWMARKET:

Mitbaahy

Daily Mail:

Manaccan

LAMBOURN:

Bradsell

The Sun:

Dramatised

D Express:

Coolangatta

Daily Record:

Coolangatta

Telegraph:

Mitbaahy

Daily Mirror:

Manaccan