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17:00 Ascot

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Ascot Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 2m 3f 210y
  • Class 2
  • 19 runners
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Ascot Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.45
  • Place: £3.40

Form: 1/115- BF

Last run: 255 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Revelation in a hurdles run (soft) and on Flat (good) in spring 2022, form backed up when she was next seen taking fifth of 21 in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket (2m2f, good) in October; the latter shows she needs better off the same mark today; returned to form in latest hurdles start (April) and is now in foal, so this is scheduled to be her last race.

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1st

6

(7)

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Ahorsewithnoname

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Nicky Henderson

Revelation in a hurdles run (soft) and on Flat (good) in spring 2022, form backed up when she was next seen taking fifth of 21 in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket (2m2f, good) in October; the latter shows she needs better off the same mark today; returned to form in latest hurdles start (April) and is now in foal, so this is scheduled to be her last race.

7/1

1st

2

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

Ahorsewithnoname

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Nicky Henderson

50-1 runner-up in a 2m1f Grade 2 at last season's Festival, after which she further raised her profile with two Flat wins and a fifth in the Cesarewitch; reportedly bled on reappearance and she could finish only tenth back in that same Grade 2 last month; remains a maiden over hurdles and Nico De Boinville turns elsewhere.

8/1

10th

5

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Ahorsewithnoname

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Returned from a similar absence when a 50-1 runner-up in this 12 months ago, since when she has further raised her profile with two Flat wins and a good fifth in the Cesarewitch; reported to have bled from the nose when pulled up behind Endless Escape on return to jumping and, if back to anything like her best, she could make the frame again.

22/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 370-46 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has run well in all of his five races at Ascot, including when runner-up in the 2m5f Queen Alexandra at this meeting in 2021 (soft) and close third in it last year (good to firm); ran well when sixth in the Chester Cup last time and that should set him up nicely for a bold show today with top 3lb claimer recruited; shortlisted.

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9th

1

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 97y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Calling The Wind

9st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Richard Hughes

Cast-iron stayer who nearly always gives his running and after solid efforts at Chester (2m2f, soft) and Royal Ascot (2m4f, good) he bagged last month's Northumberland Plate (2m AW) by half a length; won this two years ago and later that campaign nearly won the November Handicap off this very mark; no ground preferences; hard to knock.

5/1

1st

3

(14)

1st Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Newcastle (AW)

Calling The Wind

9st 4lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Richard Hughes

Extended his excellent record of placed returns at Royal Ascot when second of 19 over 2m4f off this mark 11 days ago; due to go back up 2lb and needs respect even though he is rarely seen on AW these days.

14/1

2nd

2

(13)

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Calling The Wind

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Richard Hughes

Has run well in all of his five races at Ascot, including when runner-up in the 2m5f Queen Alexandra at this meeting in 2021 (soft) and close third in it last year (good to firm); ran well when sixth in the Chester Cup last time and that should set him up nicely for a bold show today with top 3lb claimer recruited; shortlisted.

10/1

3rd
1 (11)
Tritonic

22/1

  • Place: £5.85

Form: /210-0

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Sole run on good to firm was in 2020 (acts on soft); unraced over even 1m6f on Flat (last October's win was 1m4f) until he had a go at the 2m2f Chester Cup (9-1) on reappearance, always in rear; needs career-best Flat form to take this but he ran creditably in a 2m4f hurdle race in April and his biggest win over hurdles was at this track.

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5th

2

(13)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Tritonic

9st 13lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alan King

Third of 19 at Royal Ascot (2m4f) last June is easily the pick of his last six Flat starts and he's now 3lb lower; won four-runner chase debut in November but well beaten next time and absent 113 days since; ran creditably on sole AW start but that was 2021; others look more solid.

10/1

5th

4

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Tritonic

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Last season over hurdles was a bit of a struggle but he made the frame in the 2m4f handicap at Royal Ascot during the summer and, while it looked unlikely at times, he stayed on best to make a successful chase debut at Wincanton (1m7f, soft); this stronger race will test his mettle but he probably needs this sort of trip nowadays.

10/1

10/1

Form: 3-0042 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Formerly with the Gosdens (fifth in the 1m6f Queen's Vase here) and Bhupat Seemar; made an eyecatching debut for this stable when fourth of 16 in the Chester Cup (2m2f, soft) in May, looking capable of a bit better, and he again ran well when second to Solent Gateway at Haydock (2m, good to firm); seriously considered but such a wide draw isn't ideal.

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0

18

(23)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Law Of The Sea

8st 12lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

Good start for new stable in the Chester Cup, at Haydock and Royal Ascot and he was reportedly struck into on his next start; fair fourth at Ascot on penultimate start but tailed off either side of that, last time in the C&D Trial; player if only he could recapture initial British 2023 efforts.

40/1

10th

2

(10)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Newmarket

Law Of The Sea

9st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

Started the British season for new stable with good runs in the Chester Cup, at Haydock and Royal Ascot; tailed off in cheekpieces on next two outings but fair fourth without them at Ascot on latest; big player if recapturing those initial British 2023 efforts.

11/1

4th

8

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:10 Ascot

Law Of The Sea

9st 6lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: Ian Williams

Started the British season for new stable with good runs in the Chester Cup, at Haydock and Royal Ascot; had form earlier in his career with cheekpieces but tailed off in them in the Northumberland Plate (reportedly struck into) and at Goodwood on last two outings and they are dispensed with now; his big Chester run was on soft but trainer blamed tacky ground for last week's performance; big shout if surging back to form.

10/1

14/1

Form: 2114-8

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Useful form in Germany last season, winning over 1m2f (soft) and 1m3f (good to soft); 14-1 and ridden by 7lb claimer when making debut for new yard at Leopardstown (soft to heavy) in early May, running on in mid-division as if 1m2f was definitely now too short for him; this trip is a huge step up but there is stamina in the pedigree.

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30th

16

(33)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Weston

9st 8lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear

50/1

17th

5

(7)

4th Aug 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

18:35 Galway

Weston

9st 8lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful form in Germany prior to first start for Gordon Elliott when finishing eighth in a 1m2f handicap at Leopardstown; took a step forward at Ascot when only beaten roughly 3l into fifth in the Ascot Stakes; claims based on that effort if the drop in trip doesn't inconvenience him.

10/1

5th

7

(8)

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Weston

9st 7lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful form in Germany last season, winning over 1m2f (soft) and 1m3f (good to soft); 14-1 and ridden by 7lb claimer when making debut for new yard at Leopardstown (soft to heavy) in early May, running on in mid-division as if 1m2f was definitely now too short for him; this trip is a huge step up but there is stamina in the pedigree.

14/1

6th
11 (16)
Zoffee

14/1

Form: 3734-2

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

No ground worries; unraced here; reliable and progressive since back to Flat with new trainer for 2022, although his seventh of 14 when tried over 2m4f at Glorious Goodwood slightly dented that sequence; ended that campaign with fourth in the Cesarewitch and began this one going down by a neck in the Chester Cup, both at about 2m2f; 2lb higher today and likely to go well.

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5th

6

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:32 Newbury

Zoffee

11st 1lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, headway before 2 out, disputing third last, weakened final 110yds, lost fourth towards finish

5/1

11th

7

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

15:00 Taunton

Zoffee

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Not seen over hurdles since pulled up on handicap hurdle for Philip Hobbs at Cheltenham Festival in March 2020 and was well beaten in a chase on latest start over jumps in November 2021; however, has run commendably well in some major staying handicaps on the Flat for Hugo Palmer in the meantime, perhaps most notably when close second in last May's Chester Cup; now makes his debut for Olly Murphy off a very tempting mark.

3/1

0

14

(13)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Zoffee

9st 0lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Hugo Palmer

Fourth in this race last year off the same mark; career-best Flat form when pipped in the Chester Cup (soft) this May, followed by a creditable sixth at Royal Ascot (good); big player on those performances but he has not fired on his last two outings; the two-month break may help.

25/1

Form: 12-112 BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Below form sole start on good to firm (last August); form figures of 12112 since sent beyond 1m4f, most recently scoring by 6l at Newbury (2m, soft) and second of 14 in the Chester Plate (2m2f, soft) in which he stayed on well without proving a match for Zinc White; up another 6lb but respected.

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4th

1

(5)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Novel Legend

10st 0lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

Ended last term with heavy defeats in the Irish Cesarewitch and Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak; up to that he'd had a cracking campaign in handicaps, in which the first of three wins came over C&D first time out (his last AW run), and he still looks on a highly competitive mark if reappearing at the top of his game.

11/2

15th

4

(32)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Novel Legend

10st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: James Fanshawe

in touch with leaders

14/1

1st

2

(9)

5th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:20 Goodwood

Novel Legend

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

Solid record in handicaps includes three wins; ran well at Newbury (2m, good) most recently, beating all bar the progressive Sweet William who has franked the form since; acts on soft; major contender.

11/4

Form: 6/69-9 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won this race in 2019, second in the Queen Alexandra in 2020 and third in it in 2021; getting on in years and unraced in between his ninth in the last two Chester Cups, with soft ground and a wide draw both not looking ideal in it this year; 11lb below his peak Flat mark but what he's worth these days is something of a guess and he has the outside stall.

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14th

4

(7)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

The Grand Visir

9st 1lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ian Williams

Veteran stayer who is without a victory since 2019, but he wasn't disgraced when 12th in the Cesarewitch when last seen so can't be dismissed off a falling mark.

20/1

0

15

(14)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

The Grand Visir

9st 0lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Ian Williams

Has never run in the Cesarewitch but he's a familiar face contesting other major long-distance races, with a fine record at Royal Ascot; very well handicapped on peak ratings, with last month's Doncaster Cup (soft) one of those but recorded in a muddling race; tailed off behind Tashkhan latest and, with no win since 2019, does not look the percentage call.

66/1

20/1

Form: 134761

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Bit to prove on worse than good to soft; never better than when making all at Haydock (2m, good to firm; up 2lb today) on latest start, holding off a persistent challenge from Law Of The Sea; unraced here and well beaten last season when he tried 2m2f and 2m4f once each.

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11th

7

(8)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Solent Gateway

9st 10lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

Often front-runs; well beaten on 2023 return but won eight days later, so perhaps his heavy defeat in a warm race five weeks ago should not be viewed too harshly; had a solid campaign last year and although his score is just 1-9 on AW, he is effective over C&D; each-way chance if back on song.

18/1

13th

4

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Solent Gateway

9st 9lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Hugo Palmer

led narrowly

12/1

3rd

1

(1)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Solent Gateway

9st 12lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Hugo Palmer

led, lost two places inside final furlong, kept on

12/1

50/1

Form: 22320-

Last run: 318 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Stays 1m6f but last of ten in a Shergar Cup race here (2m) last August on sole Flat run beyond that; won two 2m novice hurdles last autumn and, after lesser shows on soft ground and a five-month break, he was back to that form in a hurdle race 13 days ago; plenty to prove in this, though.

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3rd

3

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

14:15 Pontefract

Throne Hall

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Goes well at Doncaster where he perhaps handled the testing conditions better than his rivals when storming to a 10l success there last week (1m4f); clearly a strong contender under a penalty if as good again, and he's the only runner with some recent match practice.

8/11

1st

5

(5)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

13:20 Doncaster

Throne Hall

10st 7lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Has never won on the Flat for current yard but looks interesting back at Doncaster, having defied a 12lb higher mark on this card three years ago (1m2f, good); has form at 1m4f.

11/2

4th

6

(9)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Throne Hall

10st 11lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Latest Flat win nearly three years ago; taken time to get his eye in on the AW this winter but on a useful mark now and he did well to finish as close as he did at Wolverhampton (about 1m) before Christmas; the return to further can suit; of interest despite lack of course experience.

9/2

66/1

Form: 2017-9

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

No ground worries and stays 2m2f but he suffered a heavy defeat on his only run in a big field (2022 Cesarewitch) and did not make the grade as a hurdler last term, before tailed off after slow start two months ago on return to Flat; first run since leaving Richard Hughes for 35,000gns six weeks ago; often blinkered but 2020 visor returns, plus tongue tied first time.

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11th

8

4th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 4

12:55 Ascot

Prince Imperial

11st 1lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Useful form as Flat/AW winner at up to 2m1f, including on soft; 0-6 over hurdles, where he has yet to show the same ability; while last month's third of 12 in handicap at Sedgefield (2m4f, good) was narrowly his best form in this sphere, more is needed from him.

12/1

3rd

1

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:30 Sedgefield

Prince Imperial

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Milton Harris

took keen hold, midfield, headway 5th, challenging 2 out, ridden to lead and switched to near side approaching last, kept on run-in

15/2

3rd

5

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:15 Newton Abbot

Prince Imperial

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Useful Flat-racer who was placed in two soft-ground novice hurdles for Richard Hughes at Plumpton last winter; didn't fire on handicap hurdle debut in March and subsequent Flat form has been disappointing (last two runs were for this stable); reverts to hurdling with a bit to prove; swaps visor for refitted cheekpieces.

7/1

Form: 017-93 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Best on good or good to firm; has proved himself over 2m here; two placings in the Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket stand out in his five attempts at 2m2f and he was mid-division in his two 2m4f assignments (tenth in this last year) but he's not entirely dismissed, having won here off this mark under Jamie Spencer last August.

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0

5

(13)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Themaxwecan

9st 7lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charlie Johnston

always behind, lost action and pulled up quickly home turn

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 811/2- BF

Last run: 371 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

2-3 early in 2020 in France for Andre Fabre, the wins on heavy and AW; not seen again until useful hurdles form in February-April 2022, which preceded his second of 19 when favourite for this race (good to firm) last year, coming from mid-division to hold every chance through the final 2f; up 4lb and unraced since but one to take very seriously, for trainer with a fine record in this race, particularly when teaming up with Ryan Moore.

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13th

5

(15)

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Bring On The Night

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: W P Mullins

sweating

2/1

15th

14

(7)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Bring On The Night

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, held up in rear, short of room 8f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway when switched left over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

16/1

5th

1

29th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

19:10 Punchestown

Bring On The Night

11st 12lb

J: B J Cooper

T: W P Mullins

11/4

25/1

Form: 628-46

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Can make the running but below form when she tried it in French Listed race on latest outing, following a respectable reappearance; no ground worries but while peak efforts make this a competitive mark, she was below that level when sixth in 2m5f Queen Alexandra here last year on her only attempt at a marathon trip and is clearly held by Calling The Wind on that result.

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14th

4

(14)

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Urban Artist

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hughie Morrison

Can make the running but below form when she tried it in French Listed race on latest outing, following a respectable reappearance; no ground worries but while peak efforts make this a competitive mark, she was below that level when sixth in 2m5f Queen Alexandra here last year on her only attempt at a marathon trip and is clearly held by Calling The Wind on that result.

25/1

4th

6

(4)

12th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Nottingham

Urban Artist

8st 12lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Hughie Morrison

prominent, switched to near side 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

25/1

8th

5

(4)

8th Sep 2022

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 1

15:10 Doncaster

Urban Artist

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hughie Morrison

pressed leader, pushed along up the centre over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

7/1

Form: 120-20

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Declared for this instead of the 1m6f Copper Horse; last-gasp 1m4f winner at the Galway festival (soft) last July and pipped in useful 1m6f handicap at Haydock (good to firm) next time; close second in 1m4f Listed race was a very bright start to this season and she had excuses (brought out again quickly, scoped badly) for latest start; while this is a big step up in trip and she'll have to settle, which is not totally guaranteed, there's a lot in her good performances which smacks of significant staying potential.

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3rd

3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:44 Market Rasen

Irish Lullaby

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Won three on the Flat at up to 1m4f for Jessica Harrington including on soft ground; not at her best when last seen out (October, Listed race at Naas); hood now applied; interesting on hurdles/stable debut.

5/2

15th

5

(14)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Irish Lullaby

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield

16/1

9th

4

(7)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:25 Galway

Irish Lullaby

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

led, headed over 2f out, lost position when short of room and stumbled 2f out, soon dropped to rear and no chance

12/1

16th
20 (19)
Zinc White

12/1

Form: 6/11/1

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Scored twice (1m6f, soft) in May 2021 for Ralph Beckett; only two races since, his first for this yard when impressive winner from Novel Legend in the Chester Plate (2m2f, soft; 33-1) in May after a 561-day absence; has had only seven races and, despite 8lb rise, is one to note in staying handicaps; drawn very wide today, though, and all his form is on soft ground.

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18th

9

(20)

31st Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

18:40 Galway

Zinc White

11st 10lb

J: Mr T Power Roche

T: Ian Williams

Ran away with the Chester Cup consolation race in May on the back of a 561 day absence; not so clever on good ground at Royal Ascot; conditions should be more to his liking here and an interesting UK runner.

14/1

20/1

Form: 4871/3

Last run: 73 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Unraced on firmer than good; effective at 1m4f/1m6f for Roger Charlton in 2021, including at this track; missed most of last year but runner-up in handicap hurdles (about 2m3f) this February and a creditable, front-running third of 14 in strong 1m6f handicap at Musselburgh in April when back on Flat; needs a career best.

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

5th

4

(6)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Pleasant Man

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Jack Jones

Fourth in the November Handicap at Newcastle off 4lb higher but he's been below that level over 2m twice since; whether he'll have the pace for this trip around a sharp track remains to be seen.

14/1

7th

7

(6)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Pleasant Man

8st 8lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Jack Jones

midfield

10/1

3rd

1

(4)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Pleasant Man

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Jack Jones

in touch with leaders, headway 3f out, disputed lead towards near side 2f out, weakened final furlong

6/1

25/1

Form: 00241-

Last run: 251 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Three wins last year for the Johnston stable, including 1m4f on good to firm (tailed off sole run on soft) and ending that campaign well on top in a 1m6f race on AW; 7lb higher today, following three undistinguished runs over hurdles for his new, Chester Cup-winning yard but he's had wind surgery since and now has tongue tied first time in search of a revival.

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

5th

9

(10)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

13:12 Southwell (AW)

Achnamara

9st 1lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Philip Kirby

Formerly useful but holds weak claims on recent form; best effort for current stable came in a seller on turf; down the field in AW handicaps otherwise of late.

50/1

9th

9

(7)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

13:20 Newcastle (AW)

Achnamara

9st 7lb

J: J F Egan

T: Philip Kirby

A fairly useful 1m6f winner for Charlie Johnston but yet to match that form for his current yard, finishing well behind Quantum Cat and Franberri over C&D last time.

33/1

19th
3 (6)
Fleurman

22/1

Form: 5/1122

Last run: 74 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Last raced on Flat turf in 2021 but won and placed on softer than good over hurdles early in 2022; seriously progressive with cheekpieces on AW Flat this February-April, staying 2m well; interesting candidate for this longer distance but turf and AW marks are the same, so he needs to improve again.

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

5th

1

(3)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Fleurman

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Olly Murphy

ducked right start and bumped rival start, towards rear but in touch with leaders

9/1

12th

2

(4)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Fleurman

9st 10lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Olly Murphy

Suitable runner for the Marathon Trial as he ran well (finished second) in last year's Marathon, though was in better form at the time; only fourth at Kempton on the return to this sphere and appears held by Duty Of Care on that effort.

14/1

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