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17:35 Ascot

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Wolferton Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £62381
  • 1m 1f 212y
  • Class 1
  • 16 runners
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Wolferton Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.60
  • Place: £5.05

Form: 4319-5 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Listed winner over this trip at Ayr (good) last autumn; respectable reappearance fifth in Group 2 Huxley at Chester (extended 1m2f, soft) 39 days ago; has raced only on good or softer; stable tasted success in this race in 2020 but this 5yo will need a career best to overcome his penalty.

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3rd

5

(4)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:15 York

Royal Champion

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

4/1

1st

4

(12)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Royal Champion

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Listed winner over this trip at Ayr (good) last autumn; respectable reappearance fifth in Group 2 Huxley at Chester (extended 1m2f, soft) 39 days ago; has raced only on good or softer; stable tasted success in this race in 2020 but this 5yo will need a career best to overcome his penalty.

20/1

5th

6

(6)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 1

14:40 Chester

Royal Champion

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Completely tailed off in the Champion Stakes when last seen; won well at Ayr (1m2f Listed) the time before but his closest pursuers were a couple of 9yos and this looks harder; all wins on good ground.

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.25

Form: 9/4-33 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

1m2f Grade 1 winner in the US in 2021; lightly raced in the last 18 months but showed he retains his ability when close third in 1m4f Newbury Group 3 (good) one month ago and it's possible he could take another step forward now; in the mix.

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6th

1

(2)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Bolshoi Ballet

9st 9lb

J: Sean Levey

T: A P O’Brien

One of four runners for Ballydoyle; losing spell goes back to his Belmont Derby success two years ago; retains plenty of ability and finished second in the Wolferton at Royal Ascot (1m2f, good) most recently; still very useful but he's bottom of this elite pack on ratings.

100/1

2nd

5

(1)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Bolshoi Ballet

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

1m2f Grade 1 winner in the US in 2021; lightly raced in the last 18 months but showed he retains his ability when close third in 1m4f Newbury Group 3 (good) one month ago and it's possible he could take another step forward now; in the mix.

7/1

3rd

1

(7)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Bolshoi Ballet

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Well-beaten favourite in the 2021 Derby; all subsequent runs that year were in USA (won first of them) and Hong Kong; well below form when blinkered on Lingfield AW in November on sole start last season and he was again well held in Listed race at Navan (1m6f, heavy) this April; today's trip/ground looks more suitable but confidence in him has been seriously dented.

9/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.65

Form: 216-14

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Back from 11 months off with a narrow Listed win at Leopardstown (1m, heavy); creditable close fourth in Group 1 Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp (1m1f, good to soft) 22 days ago; 3lb penalty unlikely to prevent a bold bid.

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2nd

1

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

Buckaroo

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders

100/30

3rd

1

(10)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Buckaroo

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Back from 11 months off with a narrow Listed win at Leopardstown (1m, heavy); creditable close fourth in Group 1 Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp (1m1f, good to soft) 22 days ago; 3lb penalty unlikely to prevent a bold bid.

11/2

1st

1

(7)

5th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

Buckaroo

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

unruly beforehand, raced in second, pushed along to challenge 2f out, ridden to lead but faced sustained challenge from 1f out, ran on towards finish, just did enough

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 2804-2 C

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Course winner as 2yo; went very close from off the pace in the Britannia at last year's Royal meeting (1m, good to firm) and underlined what a talented performer he is on his day when narrowly denied by King Of Conquest in 1m1f Newmarket handicap (good to soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained) on reappearance; arguably a little unfortunate having had to wait for a run and that reopposing rival (who meets him on 3lb worse terms now) has boosted the form since; slightly mixed overall record but he hasn't finished out of the first two when partnered by Dettori and is capable of a big run.

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19th

2

(15)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Saga

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: John & Thady Gosden

4yo who is in top hands and has raced 12 times; two of his very best performances have come in big-field handicaps, when going close in last year's Britannia (1m, good to firm) at Royal Ascot and when a head second of 17 over C&D in May (good to soft; denied a clear run); interesting given this ideal scenario; blinkers refitted in place of first-time cheekpieces.

14/1

3rd

4

(2)

7th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

16:15 Sandown

Saga

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: John & Thady Gosden

Sole win came in a maiden as 2yo; went very close at Royal Ascot in 2022 (1m) and at Newmarket Guineas meeting this year (1m1f) and he fared easily the best of all five in this field when back at Royal Ascot (1m2f) on latest outing, coming a creditable fifth of 16 in Listed race; tried cheekpieces on last two starts but former blinkers now return; those peak efforts were in large fields when ridden by Frankie Dettori, whereas overall record is mixed, so the issue is not as clearcut as the Ascot result might suggest.

11/8

5th

14

(3)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Saga

9st 5lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Course winner as 2yo; went very close from off the pace in the Britannia at last year's Royal meeting (1m, good to firm) and underlined what a talented performer he is on his day when narrowly denied by King Of Conquest in 1m1f Newmarket handicap (good to soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained) on reappearance; arguably a little unfortunate having had to wait for a run and that reopposing rival (who meets him on 3lb worse terms now) has boosted the form since; slightly mixed overall record but he hasn't finished out of the first two when partnered by Dettori and is capable of a big run.

7/2

Form: 21-111 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Form has taken off since the end of 2022, including beating Saga and Notre Belle Bete in a 1m1f Newmarket handicap (good to soft) before completing a four-timer when edging out Francesco Clemente in 1m2f Goodwood Listed event (good to firm) later in May; respected under 3lb penalty but his draw could make life awkward.

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5th

3

(2)

3rd May 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newmarket

King Of Conquest

9st 5lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

Stablemate of Castle Way; acts on any ground; below best in Bahrain on sole outing this year; has two pieces of very useful form at this venue, namely a success in major 1m1f handicap on 2,000 Guineas day last year and respectable third in 1m4f Group 3 in November; possibilities back here.

9/2

Form: 134-48

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won a 1m Group 3 in France last summer and finished a good fourth in the Queen Elizabeth II here (good to soft) on final start; no more than respectable efforts in Newmarket Group 2 and Newbury Group 1 this spring but this is a slight drop in grade; first attempt beyond 1m; tricky draw.

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5th

2

(7)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Checkandchallenge

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

Ran some good races in defeat last season prior to Listed win at Newmarket (1m2f, heavy) in November; won a Group 3 in France in 2022 (1m, good); could have a part to play if fully tuned up for this reappearance.

10/1

1st

1

(5)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

15:22 Newmarket

Checkandchallenge

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

in rear, shaken up and headway from 3f out, led over 1f out, idled inside final 110yds, just held on

7/2

40/1

Form: 558-33

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Solid start for new stable when third in Group 3 at Newmarket (1m1f, good to soft) and Listed race at this course (1m, good) this spring; first-time cheekpieces worn here last time are now replaced by first-time blinkers; did win on good to firm at the start of his career but his peak RPRs have been achieved under slower conditions.

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9th

1

(9)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 2

14:05 Leicester

Raadobarg

9st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: George Boughey

Suited by ground softer than good; smart performance when third of 21 in the Irish Lincolnshire on Curragh reappearance (1m, heavy) and enough in last weekend's Newbury Spring Cup seventh to think he's still in form; respected back in slightly calmer waters.

4/1

7th

1

(14)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Raadobarg

9st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Suited by ground softer than good; successful in notable 1m handicaps for previous yards; 0-9 for current stable but has a fighting chance, provided he builds on Curragh reappearance effort (ran well, close third).

10/1

33/1

Form: 49-316 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won the Golden Gates at this meeting in 2021 (1m2f, soft) and sixth in this last year; back to near his best with a clearcut Listed AW success at Kempton (1m2f) in April and reported to have been unsuited by the tight turns of Chester when running poorly last time; 3lb penalty.

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6th

2

(4)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Foxes Tales

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders

3/1

10th

2

(8)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Foxes Tales

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

Won the Golden Gates at this meeting in 2021 (1m2f, soft) and sixth in this last year; back to near his best with a clearcut Listed AW success at Kempton (1m2f) in April and reported to have been unsuited by the tight turns of Chester when running poorly last time; 3lb penalty.

33/1

6th

1

(1)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 1

14:40 Chester

Foxes Tales

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Group 3 winner on soft in 2021; touch regressive and failed to score last season but, following a gelding operation, has shown resurgent form in two notable AW races this year (clearcut Listed scorer at Kempton latest); enters calculations now he's moving back in the right direction.

5/1

Form: 2-2313 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Resurgent in cheekpieces on the AW, including a win in the valuable Easter Classic at Newcastle (1m2f) in April; continued the good work back on turf when third to King Of Conquest and Saga in 1m1f Newmarket handicap (good to soft) last month but that took his overall record on the grass to 0-14.

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4th

1

(3)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Notre Belle Bete

10st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Well beaten in 1m2f Listed events on turf when last seen in midsummer; returning to AW (4-8, including C&D, as opposed to 0-16 on turf) a big plus and he can go well after a break; one to take seriously with Oisin Murphy back in the saddle, for all the cheekpieces (worn on last seven starts) are now dispensed with

5/1

Form: 111-2 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in three starts as 3yo, producing a smart performance when 9l winner on 1m2f Newmarket handicap debut last July; not seen again until finishing a very promising neck second to King Of Conquest in a Goodwood Listed race (1m2f, good to firm) 24 days ago, not helping his cause by hanging left on the bend; lacks experience but surely has a bigger performance in him and he's weighted to turn the tables on King Of Conquest; has raced only on good/good to firm; cheekpieces are reached for.

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12th

9

(5)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Francesco Clemente

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Unbeaten in three starts as 3yo, producing a smart performance when 9l winner on 1m2f Newmarket handicap debut last July; not seen again until finishing a very promising neck second to King Of Conquest in a Goodwood Listed race (1m2f, good to firm) 24 days ago, not helping his cause by hanging left on the bend; lacks experience but surely has a bigger performance in him and he's weighted to turn the tables on King Of Conquest; has raced only on good/good to firm; cheekpieces are reached for.

9/2

2nd

3

(5)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

13:30 Goodwood

Francesco Clemente

9st 3lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

dwelt start, in rear, hung left and raced wide 5f out

5/4

3

(5)

7th May 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:15 Newmarket

Francesco Clemente

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Has raced only on good/faster; impressively defied top weight in Class 2 handicap on the July course here (1m2f) when last seen, taking record to 3-3; debut win came in the Wood Ditton on this track; looks a potential Group performer; interesting contender.

11/2

50/1

Form: 803-73 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Missed 2021; not far off his best when placed twice in 2022 but only eighth in this race; better of two efforts this term when third of nine in Chester handicap (extended 1m2f, soft) 39 days ago; up against it today.

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No Results Found

Form: 111-24 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Three from three in his first season last year (1m/1m2f); lost his unbeaten record but advanced his RPR again when second in the Group 3 Earl Of Sefton at Newmarket (1m1f, good to soft) on reappearance; ridden from the front and faded in the closing stages in the Group 2 Huxley at Chester since (extended 1m2f, soft) but it was another solid effort; may not have reached his limit after only five starts.

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2nd

2

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Poker Face

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Has won on good ground but raced mainly on softer; beat Flight Plan on worse terms at Pontefract (1m Listed) last July then won a couple of French Group races; below-par favourite in Italy on final outing but generally progressive otherwise and remains of interest; headgear applied.

11/2

9/1

Form: 234-01 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Second in this last year; back to best when producing a really smart handicap performance to defy a big weight at the recent Epsom Derby meeting (1m2f, good to firm); cheekpieces worn on that occasion are retained; not long in the excellent George Boughey yard and should make a bold bid to go one place better than 12 months ago.

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8th

1

(13)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

14:50 Goodwood

Cadillac

9st 12lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Alice Haynes

slowly into stride, towards rear

20/1

15th

6

(4)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Cadillac

9st 5lb

J: James McDonald

T: George Boughey

Second in this last year; back to best when producing a really smart handicap performance to defy a big weight at the recent Epsom Derby meeting (1m2f, good to firm); cheekpieces worn on that occasion are retained; not long in the excellent George Boughey yard and should make a bold bid to go one place better than 12 months ago.

9/1

16th
15 (16)
Savvy Victory

66/1

Form: 53-520 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Smart handicap performance when second over an extended 1m2f at Chester (soft) in May; reported to have been unsuited by quick ground and the undulations of Epsom when running poorly behind Cadillac since; something to find and drawn widest.

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7th

2

(1)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:40 Goodwood

Savvy Victory

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: S Woods

slowly into stride

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £2347.00
Straight Forecast £1237.60
Tricast £4432.40
Trifecta £13469.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Francesco Clemente

SPOTLIGHT:

Cadillac

NEWMARKET:

Saga

The Star:

Poker Face

POSTDATA:

Buckaroo

The Sun:

Bolshoi Ballet

Telegraph:

Francesco Clemente

Daily Mail:

Francesco Clemente

Daily Mirror:

Francesco Clemente

Daily Record:

Francesco Clemente

D Express:

Saga

The Times:

Cadillac

The Guardian:

Cadillac