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17:00 Ascot

Good To Firm

Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £90195
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 32 runners
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Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 32 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £24.30
  • Place: £5.45

Form: 05-018 D BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft and good to firm ground; took really well to first-time blinkers in the Spring Cup at Newbury, scoring readily, and subsequent flop seems to confirm that he's unsuited by the Newmarket Rowley Mile course; may still have more to offer in the blinds and he has Royal Ascot form having finished third in last year's Britannia; one to consider.

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5th

3

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 177y

Class 1

13:50 York

Jimi Hendrix

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Different proposition since blinkered, winning Spring Cup at Newbury (1m, soft) in April and Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot (good) in June; showed he's also capable of smart performances outside handicaps when third in the Group 2 Summer Mile at Ascot (good to soft) on latest start six weeks ago; should be thereabouts for a stable which continues in excellent form.

9/2

3rd

6

(8)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Jimi Hendrix

9st 3lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ralph Beckett

Different proposition since blinkered, winning Spring Cup at Newbury (1m, soft) in April and Royal Hunt Cup over the straight 1m at this course (good) last month; the RPR he achieved when winning here gives him a good chance but big-field races clearly suit and he does need to prove he can produce that level of performance faced with a different scenario.

4/1

1st

9

(7)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Jimi Hendrix

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Acts on soft and good to firm ground; took really well to first-time blinkers in the Spring Cup at Newbury, scoring readily, and subsequent flop seems to confirm that he's unsuited by the Newmarket Rowley Mile course; may still have more to offer in the blinds and he has Royal Ascot form having finished third in last year's Britannia; one to consider.

16/1

14/1

  • Place: £8.55

Form: 0379-9

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Campaigned in Listed/Group races for Charles Hills after debut win, earning triple-digit RPRs on two occasions; not an immediate hit at handicap level on debut for Ralph Beckett but may improve with that reappearance run under his belt; wears first-time headgear.

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6th

3

(9)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Sonny Liston

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Ralph Beckett

Solid marker in highly competitive 1m handicaps for this yard, including when first home in his group in the Royal Hunt Cup over C&D in June; touched off at Doncaster last month (1m, soft) and although back up 4lb he should be involved again.

7/1

2nd

2

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Sonny Liston

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Ralph Beckett

Appears to have a good prize in him, having performed nicely in three major 1m handicaps for new yard this season, close fourth off this mark at York Ebor festival latest; seems to handle soft going; respected.

9/2

4th

3

(12)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:00 York

Sonny Liston

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Ralph Beckett

dwelt start, in rear

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.05

Form: 121-29 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Still has very low mileage; form dipped in French Listed event two months ago but progressive otherwise and could easily bounce back; two handicap attempts (1m, heavy) have resulted in a ready win at Redcar and good second in the Lincoln; ran creditably on good ground once; goes well fresh and remains of interest.

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12th

6

(22)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Awaal

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Has weights turnaround with Migration on Lincoln form in April (1m, heavy) when they were first and second; has run with credit in top handicaps at 1m (over C&D) and 7f since, and while not obviously ahead of his mark, his ability to handle testing ground makes him of some interest.

8/1

3rd

1

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Redcar

Awaal

9st 2lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Didn't appear to take to cheekpieces (raced keenly) when well behind Johan at Goodwood but ran well in three big-field handicaps earlier in the season and his BHA mark entitles him to a crack at this level; hard to rule out.

3/1

33/1

  • Place: £13.40

Form: /49-43 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Progressive sort in 2020 and 2021, showing useful form on occasions; record since returning from 14-month absence last autumn isn't so compelling; not disgraced in Class 3 event at Sandown most recently but now returns to a much stronger level.

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3rd

2

(2)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Aerion Power

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Has not seen much action in the last two years but he's well treated on his old form and was a good fourth at 40-1 in the Royal Hunt Cup here (good) last time; on same mark back from a short break and he's an interesting contender with Ryan Moore booked.

11/4

4th

26

(21)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Aerion Power

8st 11lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Progressive sort in 2020 and 2021, showing useful form on occasions; record since returning from 14-month absence last autumn isn't so compelling; not disgraced in Class 3 event at Sandown most recently but now returns to a much stronger level.

33/1

3rd

1

(8)

25th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

20:12 Sandown

Aerion Power

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Progressed well as a 3yo but was only seen only twice last year, both times on AW in the autumn (first run was better than the second); unlikely that soft ground helped when a well-held fourth on his Leicester return (1m) but he's burdened with top weight and improvers are lurking.

7/1

20/1

Form: 712-67 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won the Britannia here in 2017; has performed respectably in two attempts at this prize, finishing ninth in 2018 and seventh overall (second home among near-side group) last year; unlikely to make it third time lucky aged nine, however.

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15th

6

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Bless Him

9st 7lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

Last success came in the 2022 Bunbury Cup; retains plenty of ability aged nine and latest effort can be marked up but chance depends on how the race pans out; hold-up performer who needs the cards to drop perfectly.

16/1

5th

1

(7)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newmarket

Bless Him

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David Simcock

Tough task in Listed company in one previous course start; cracking handicapper in top 7f races over the years and his fourth of 15 in the Bunbury Cup on the July course (good to soft was slower than ideal) shows how capable he still is; however, he hasn't sparked on last two runs at Ascot (slightly hampered latest) and may not be in peak form here either.

7/1

7th

1

(12)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Ascot

Bless Him

9st 12lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

slowly into stride, raced near side, held up in rear, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 10 in group

12/1

6th
24 (27)

33/1

Form: 6-3236 D

Last run: 117 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Consistent in defeat for current yard, latterly at Meydan early this year; creditable fourth (off 1lb higher) in this race in 2021 when with Richard Hannon; the big negative is his losing spell, which goes back to 2020.

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No Results Found

20/1

Form: 9-4645 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Not in top form since completing a Group 3 double last August; however, has a record of 131 in C&D handicaps, the third-place finish in this race (on fast ground) last year; with that in mind, could well stage a revival.

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10th

4

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Tempus

9st 4lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

Ran respectably behind a few of these rivals over C&D two starts ago but is likely set for another supporting role; the oldest contestant and losing spell goes back to summer 2022.

12/1

4th

1

(4)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Tempus

9st 12lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

pressed leader

8/1

2nd

4

(2)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Tempus

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Archie Watson

slowly into stride, soon midfield, headway 2f out, left in third over 1f out, kept on, went second towards finish

6/1

8th
5 (16)
Positive

40/1

Form: 561-15 D

Last run: 75 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Absent since a disappointing effort in major prize on Good Friday when bidding for AW hat-trick; landed the 2019 Solario but has failed to score on grass since and last year's two turf efforts cement doubts.

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14th

2

(2)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Positive

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Two AW wins during the winter; respectable eighth in the Royal Hunt Cup on his return to turf; 1-1 at Sandown, namely a success in the 2019 Solario, but that's the last time he scored on grass.

9/1

8th

5

(16)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Positive

9st 8lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Clive Cox

Absent since a disappointing effort in major prize on Good Friday when bidding for AW hat-trick; landed the 2019 Solario but has failed to score on grass since and last year's two turf efforts cement doubts.

40/1

5th

4

(5)

7th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Positive

9st 7lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Clive Cox

2yo Group 3 winner in 2019; returned last July from a long absence and struck form this winter with handicap wins at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) and Kempton (1m); one to consider.

7/2

20/1

Form: 11-058 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Generally progressive in 2021 and 2022, including two successes at this venue; ended last season with two wins elsewhere; less appealing on the balance of this year's form and his improvement has perhaps ended; chance partly depends on whether first-time headgear gives him a boost.

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1st

10

(13)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Atrium

9st 3lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Fellowes

Largely progressive at two and three; however, hasn't done quite so well this year and his July success (7f, soft) came in a lower grade, sharing the spoils; balance of 2023 form suggests he'll come up well short.

18/1

6th

1

(2)

15th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Sandown

Atrium

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

Has done a lot of his racing at 1m but dropping back to 7f was no issue when dead-heating on soft ground at Doncaster two starts back (second run in cheekpieces); fine under these conditions and remains on a workable mark if able to bounce back from a poor one at Chepstow.

4/1

10th

4

(5)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 2

20:30 Chepstow

Atrium

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

Raced mainly at 1m over last couple of years but coped well with drop back to 7f when dead-heating on soft ground at Doncaster last month (second run in cheekpieces); still on workable mark after a 2lb rise; respected.

6/1

10th
21 (30)
Perotto

7/1

Form: 3409-7 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

All wins on good/firmer; on a 14-race losing sequence but otherwise has plenty going for him, having recorded his biggest success in the Britannia over C&D two years ago (off 3lb higher; for Marcus Tregoning) and shaped promisingly in the Victoria Cup here (7f, soft) last month on debut for Roger Varian; has Group form and peak mark was a stone higher; very interesting with the return to 1m looking ideal.

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1st

7

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Perotto

9st 7lb

J: Bauyrzhan Murzabayev

T: Roger Varian

midfield, headway and ridden over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, pushed along and ran on well final 110yds, led final stride

11/4

7th

11

(17)

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Goodwood

Perotto

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Roger Varian

Course winner at 6f and 7f; had been on a losing run since winning the 1m Britannia at Ascot in 2021 but put an end to it when winning from Ouzo at Sandown last month (1m, good to firm; first-time hood, retained); still below the mark of his big Ascot win but mudlark credentials are shaky.

12/1

1st

9

(4)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Perotto

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Roger Varian

Defied a 5lb higher mark in the 2021 Britannia; 0-15 since, most recently beaten favourite (finished tenth) in the Royal Hunt Cup on second run for new yard; however, good chance if taking well to first-time hood.

6/1

11th
14 (18)
Revich

33/1

Form: 8-9319 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Won well at Chester two starts ago, albeit with the race panning out perfectly; didn't have the same set-up at Epsom last time; circumstances aside, he's handicapped to the hilt (remains on career-high mark); down the field in this in 2021.

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8

(21)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Revich

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Richard Spencer

8yo who was better than ever last year with wins at Chester (7.5f, soft) and Ayr (1m, good to soft); however, he's come up short in the last three runnings of this race (making reappearance each time) and others are preferred.

33/1

10th

6

(3)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Revich

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Richard Spencer

midfield

7/2

25/1

Form: 33-745

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Best form is at 1m1f/1m2f but his 2023 efforts suggest this drop back to 1m is worth exploring; good third (clear first home in far-side group) off only 1lb lower in last year's Cambridgeshire and holds each-way hopes on that effort.

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14th

16

(10)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Dual Identity

8st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Knight

All three turf wins at 1m2f on good going but has run solid races in the last two runnings of the Cambridgeshire over 1m1f (good and good to firm); the return to soft ground is a worry.

20/1

10th

15

(16)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Dual Identity

9st 0lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: William Knight

Having dropped down the weights he returned to form with a commanding win at Sandown (1m2f, good) four weeks ago; he's back up 8lb and has a good record at Sandown, but he ran really well when third in this last year (good; first home on far side) and he has to be respected.

10/1

1st

11

(10)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Dual Identity

8st 12lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: William Knight

Third (first home in his group) in the Cambridgeshire last September; 4lb lower today, having not been in the same form this year; first and second in two consecutive C&D races last summer, the latter in this race, but the recent recommendations aren't so strong this time round.

11/2

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10/1

Form: 2/211- D

Last run: 235 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced and progressive; acts on any ground; has form figures of 12211 in 1m handicaps, most recently winning off 8lb lower at Newmarket last October in a race that has worked out very well; won from Blue For You the time before; may improve further this term, despite being a 7yo now; trainer won this race in 2010 and 2021; very interesting contender.

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1st

2

(10)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:50 Ascot

Ghaly

10st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Lightly raced 7yo; notched a personal best when winning at Newmarket (1m, soft) last autumn and that form worked out well; could finish only in midfield when one of the fancied runners for the Royal Hunt Cup over C&D (good) five weeks ago, but he came third in his group and a return to today's expected softer ground should suit; high on the list.

13/2

13th

10

(8)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Ghaly

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Lightly raced and progressive; acts on any ground; has form figures of 12211 in 1m handicaps, most recently winning off 8lb lower at Newmarket last October in a race that has worked out very well; won from Blue For You the time before; may improve further this term, despite being a 7yo now; trainer won this race in 2010 and 2021; very interesting contender.

10/1

1st

3

(11)

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:23 Newmarket

Ghaly

9st 13lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Ridden prominently; made all on heavy as 3yo but withdrawn from a soft-ground race as 4yo; absent 662 days before this season but his Hamilton second and York win (four ran; again 1m on good to firm) showed that he is better than ever; off three months; lightly raced for his age and needs respect.

4/1

25/1

Form: 0-1622 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Career has been steadily progressive; good second at York (Hambleton Handicap) and Nottingham (small-field Class 2) the last twice, both over 1m on fast ground; back in deeper waters but due to go up 3lb in future handicaps and looks well treated.

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4th

6

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

13:50 Haydock

Point Lynas

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Very useful handicapper who usually front-runs; better than ever when going down only narrowly in a valuable 1m handicap at York's Ebor meeting (good to firm) 16 days ago but he'll need to up his game to go close in this higher grade.

16/1

2nd

8

(14)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:00 York

Point Lynas

9st 3lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

led

11/1

14th

25

(28)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Point Lynas

8st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Edward Bethell

Career has been steadily progressive; good second at York (Hambleton Handicap) and Nottingham (small-field Class 2) the last twice, both over 1m on fast ground; back in deeper waters but due to go up 3lb in future handicaps and looks well treated.

25/1

25/1

Form: -43673

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Respectable sixth in this year's Lincoln and his two subsequent races (in cheekpieces) haven't entirely gone his way; now wears blinkers; only 1-14 on turf compared to 3-7 on AW but he's nicely treated on two placed efforts here last season; finished 11th in this contest in 2022.

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12th

11

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Greatgadian

8st 8lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

Close second in a couple of Class 3 events here this month, taking Newcastle form figures to 1222; threatening to regain the winning thread and can't be dismissed, for all that he's back up in grade.

12/1

2nd

1

(1)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 3

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Greatgadian

9st 11lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

In good form on AW this winter, most recently keeping on for second in a competitive 7f handicap here ten days ago; runs off the same mark and he's likely to be in the thick of it again.

13/8

2nd

2

(11)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Greatgadian

9st 6lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

1m winner here in October; two good placed efforts over 7f here and at Southwell around the turn of the year; unable to show his true colours at Kempton last time when short of room as he was making his move; solid claims off a competitive mark.

3/1

50/1

Form: 03-010 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Creditable sixth off 6lb higher in this race 12 months ago; however, has developed inconsistency, with last six form figures reading 003010 (the win came in lower grade at Ripon); not guaranteed to give his running.

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7th

3

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:15 Ayr

Isla Kai

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent-racer who won at Ripon (1m, soft) in April and, after a good third at Newbury (7f, good to soft) last month, he scored when back at Ripon (1m, good) most recently; one to consider up 4lb.

3/1

1st

1

(5)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Ripon

Isla Kai

9st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent-racer who won over C&D (soft) in April and back to form the last twice, most recently third at Newbury (7f, good to soft); has been versatile ground-wise in the past and he's a solid contender.

7/2

3rd

8

(5)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Isla Kai

9st 3lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent racer whose form has been patchy since he won at Ripon (1m, soft) in April, and he was no match for the front two when third at Goodwood (7f, heavy) last time; however, it was a step back in the right direction and he ran well here (1m, good) last year on his sole course visit; a possible.

12/1

Form: 2170-5 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Trained in Ireland prior to 2022; consistent spell last summer culminated in a success at the York Ebor festival on good ground; ties in with progressive Ghaly on one piece of form; made a respectable reappearance in the Hambleton Handicap back at York, while shaping as if the run would put him spot-on for this contest; likely to go well.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

19th

8

(20)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Blue For You

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David O’Meara

Lost chance when hampered in this race last year (under Danny Tudhope, now on Bopedro); best form in 2023 when coming clear over 1m at York in July (good to soft); still looked to be in form over 7f here recently but weighted to his best and there's little to suggest he welcomes soft ground.

25/1

7th

4

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Blue For You

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David O’Meara

Scored readily at York (1m, good to soft) in July, looking better than ever; however, has failed to repeat that form in three subsequent runs and he's yet to defy a triple-digit mark; opposed.

20/1

15th

1

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Blue For You

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Scored readily at York (1m, good to soft) in July, looking better than ever; however, has failed to repeat that form in two subsequent runs and he's yet to defy a triple-digit mark; opposed.

10/1

Form: 73-509

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Last win came on AW in 2020; raced just eight times since, proving far from consistent; failed to beat a rival on latest start (wore hood); unappealing contender and yard has a much stronger chance with Ghaly.

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18th

30

(9)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Light And Dark

8st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Last win came on AW in 2020; raced just eight times since, proving far from consistent; failed to beat a rival on latest start (wore hood); unappealing contender and yard has a much stronger chance with Ghaly.

50/1

9th

2

(7)

11th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:35 Goodwood

Light And Dark

10st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Saeed bin Suroor

slowly away, in rear

7/1

3

(5)

25th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

20:12 Sandown

Light And Dark

9st 7lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Useful 7f handicapper in Britain and seemed to see out the 1m okay when a closing, eyecatching fifth at Meydan on his penultimate run (never dangerous over 7f there the final time); his tendency to start slowly continues to hold him back and this strong a handicap takes no prisoners, but the ability is there to take a hand.

10/1

33/1

Form: -73101 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Useful handicapper on AW/turf; beat several of these rivals to win at Newbury (1m, good) most recently but had a possible tactical advantage with his track position and going from the front; remains to be seen whether this pans out so favourably.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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0

2

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton (AW)

Bear Force One

9st 5lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Roger Teal

taken down early

14/1

0

3

(3)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:05 Newmarket (July)

Bear Force One

9st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Roger Teal

Resurgent for 1m wins at Kempton (AW) and Newbury (good) in the spring; the problem is that his other two turf races this year were heavy defeats including in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot last time; comes with risks attached and he looks weighted near best off this mark.

6/1

Form: 147-04 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly on good/firmer; scored twice in spring 2022; no further progress but shaped encouragingly at Chester (7.5f; stayed on from difficult position) most recently; could go well, with this return to 1m looking a plus.

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2nd

2

(4)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dawn Of Liberation

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ruth Carr

Both wins came on turf in the spring of 2022 but he's run respectably on Tapeta (1m/7f) in his two runs for new yard this year; continues to edge down the weights and he shouldn't be far away back up in trip.

4/1

4th

1

(9)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Dawn Of Liberation

9st 10lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Ruth Carr

Made an encouraging start for his new yard when third of six at Newcastle 13 days ago (1m), racing closer to the pace than the two to beat him; dropped 1lb for his troubles; one of two runners for Ruth Carr.

7/2

3rd

4

(2)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 3

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Dawn Of Liberation

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Ruth Carr

Useful for Richard Hannon at three; only one effort of note last year, however, and he was sold for 27,000gns in October; down in class for his stable debut but likely best watched after 159 days off.

20/1

Form: 9460-4 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Suited by good/firmer; performed well in two attempts at this contest when trained by Sir Michael Stoute, finishing second in 2021 (first home on near side) then fourth in 2022; eyecatching and unlucky fourth (off this mark) in the Hambleton at York on debut for the Kublers, finishing nicely after meeting prolonged traffic issues; strong claims back here.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

1

(35)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Astro King

9st 12lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Made the frame in two Royal Hunt Cups for Sir Michael Stoute and better than ever for new yard this year, winning a competitive handicap at York (10.2f, good to firm) last month; he's up 5lb to a career-high mark and is back down in trip, but he'll relish the strong pace and could be bang there.

14/1

1st

1

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

17:20 York

Astro King

9st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Acts on good to firm and good to soft; couple of very positive performances at York for new yard this season, catching the eye over 1m at the Dante meeting and nearly landing the John Smith's Cup over this trip (came from difficult position; failed only narrowly) six weeks ago; strong contender.

11/2

2nd

8

(11)

15th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:10 York

Astro King

9st 1lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Caught the eye with strong-finishing fourth here (1m, good to firm) on stable debut in May, when denied a clear run; however, he was down the field in the Royal Hunt Cup (1m, good) last month and weakened into midfield in this race in 2021 on his last attempt at this trip; unproven on slow ground.

16/1

22th
19 (19)
Orbaan

20/1

Form: 25-704 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Ready winner of last year's Golden Mile at Goodwood but had a favourable draw and everything went right; showed clear signs of a return to form at Epsom on latest outing; has the ability to go well but it's difficult to envisage him landing this pot aged eight.

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6th

1

(7)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Orbaan

9st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Unexposed on the AW and well treated on the pick of his turf form (last win came from 8lb higher), but unplaced in his last 14 starts despite a sliding mark and returns from six months off; others preferred.

7/1

11th

10

(3)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:50 York

Orbaan

8st 10lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David O’Meara

8yo who has been regressive this year and is back to having something to prove having been soundly beaten at Ascot last Saturday; however, prior to that he kept on for an encouraging fifth of 17 here (7f, good to soft) in first-time cheekpieces and perhaps he'll get another boost today now in a visor.

10/1

11th

16

(7)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Orbaan

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: David O’Meara

Successful in C&D classified race on Shergar Cup day in 2022, following up his Golden Mile win at Goodwood; 0-14 since and, although well treated on peak RPRs, current mark reflects his recent level of form.

12/1

Form: 30-655

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

0-9 since 2yo debut win; well treated on some Group efforts, notably third in last year's Irish 2,000 Guineas; doesn't appeal on 2023 form in small-field events, beating a total of one rival; handicap debut.

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4th

2

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ayr

Imperial Fighter

9st 5lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

towards rear of midfield, headway 3f out, weakened from 2f out

33/1

11th

4

(15)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

14:50 Goodwood

Imperial Fighter

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

in rear

16/1

23th

4

(15)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Imperial Fighter

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

0-9 since 2yo debut win; well treated on some Group efforts, notably third in last year's Irish 2,000 Guineas; doesn't appeal on 2023 form in small-field events, beating a total of one rival; handicap debut.

33/1

16/1

Form: 112-12 D BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Irish 5yo who has progressive RPRs and form figures of 1111212, all in competitive handicaps, for current trainer; went very close in 20-runner field at the Curragh (1m, good; unraced on firmer) most recently; acts on soft ground; looks an ideal type for this race and could well have further improvement in him; stable in great form (four wins from six runners) this month; rock-solid contender who commands respect.

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10th

3

(8)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 100y

14:40 Tipperary

Dunum

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

midfield

5/1

2nd

4

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 72y

17:40 Leopardstown

Dunum

9st 13lb

J: W J Lee

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

took keen hold, prominent, soon went second, led over 1f out, clear final 110yds, kept on but headed towards finish

6/1

1st

10

(17)

6th Aug 2023

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Galway

Dunum

9st 4lb

J: W J Lee

T: Miss Natalia Lupini

travelled strongly, prominent, pushed along to lead under 2f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, kept on well, comfortably

15/2

Form: 707-46 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Group 1 winner in 2018 when trained in France; 0-9 for current yard but ran well (close second) off 1lb higher in this contest 12 months ago and has a fighting chance if back in the same form; hinted at a revival on latest outing.

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

0

1

(9)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:05 Newmarket (July)

Intellogent

10st 2lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Group 1 winner in 2018 when trained in France but he's 0-11 for current stable; went close off 5lb higher in the 2022 Royal Hunt Cup but he's generally struggled in his last seven runs and refused to race at Sandown last month; others preferred.

9/1

0

4

(7)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Intellogent

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Group 1 winner in 2018 when trained in France; 0-10 for current stable; close second in the 2022 Royal Hunt Cup but ran poorly in the latest running of that contest; others are more appealing.

11/1

25th

7

(31)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Intellogent

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Group 1 winner in 2018 when trained in France; 0-9 for current yard but ran well (close second) off 1lb higher in this contest 12 months ago and has a fighting chance if back in the same form; hinted at a revival on latest outing.

9/1

40/1

Form: 143915 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Largely useful form in handicaps (AW/turf) this year, notably a win at Newmarket two outings back; respectable fifth at Newbury (again over 1m) latest but faces a harder task in this field; still on career-high mark.

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

13th

10

(3)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

14:50 Goodwood

Outbreak

8st 12lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

12/1

Form: /226-7

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft and good to firm ground; disappointing in last three appearances, including when turned over at odds-on in the Hampton Court Stakes here 12 months ago; previously a smart sort, having won the Solario as a 2yo and performed well behind highly notable rivals on a few occasions; favourably treated on handicap debut, granted a revival.

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

4th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Reach For The Moon

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

chased clear leader, went second before 2nd, headway and 3 lengths down 4th, not fluent 3 out

10/11

27th

3

(32)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Reach For The Moon

9st 10lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Acts on soft and good to firm ground; disappointing in last three appearances, including when turned over at odds-on in the Hampton Court Stakes here 12 months ago; previously a smart sort, having won the Solario as a 2yo and performed well behind highly notable rivals on a few occasions; favourably treated on handicap debut, granted a revival.

10/1

7th

8

(4)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Reach For The Moon

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

One-time Derby hope who landed the Solario as a 2yo; suffered an odds-on defeat at Royal Ascot last term, then had an plausible excuse (heavy ground) for poor effort in French Group 3 on final outing; gelded since and now goes in blinkers; provided he responds well to those two factors, he has clear possibilities.

5/1

28th
27 (5)

25/1

Form: 601-00 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft and good to firm ground; progressive in 2021 and 2022, winning four times; has a doubt over current form, having posted two duck eggs this term, but a revival is possible in first-time blinkers (replacing hood) and he has Royal Ascot credentials having performed well (sixth) in last year's Britannia; trainer won this contest in 2019 and 2022; not dismissed.

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No Results Found
29th
29 (14)

25/1

Form: 17375- D

Last run: 240 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Has mixed form figures (17375) for current stable, most recently fifth to Awaal at Redcar last October; subsequently gelded; hood (worn last twice) is removed; good third to Atrium at Newbury on last attempt without headgear; heed the market signals on reappearance.

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No Results Found

Form: 1038-1 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Yet to encounter ground softer than good; had wind surgery prior to his reappearance success in 15-runner apprentice handicap over C&D seven weeks ago, taking overall record to 3-6 (3-4 on turf) and setting him up perfectly for a Royal Hunt Cup bid; looks the type to improve further; very appealing.

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

8th

6

(10)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 2

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Chasing Aphrodite

9st 1lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Harry Eustace

dwelt start, towards rear

14/1

10th

1

(3)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 23y

Class 2

16:20 Yarmouth

Chasing Aphrodite

10st 2lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Harry Eustace

Underwent wind surgery prior to his successful return in a 15-runner apprentice handicap over Asccot's straight 1m, taking his record at that stage to 3-4 on turf (3-6 overall); not sure what went wrong when tailed off in the Royal Hunt Cup but he remains of interest, even off this high a mark.

20/1

Form: 1-4942 D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; has the tools required for this type of scenario, having landed the 2022 Cambridgeshire; has made the frame in three of his four outings (1m-1m2f) this season, most recently second at Epsom; consistent in the main and could go well again.

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

4th

25

(29)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Majestic

8st 8lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Jack Channon

Won this last year (good) when 3lb lower; his performances have been mixed this season and he hasn't been at his best the last twice, but he's clearly well suited to today's scenario and is not discounted.

16/1

4th

2

(4)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Chepstow

Majestic

9st 12lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Jack Channon

Last season's Cambridgeshire winner (off just 4lb lower) and has run some excellent races in defeat this term, including a fourth in the Lincoln (heavy) and near misses on good to firm at York and Epsom (both at about 1m2f); never landed any blow in the John Smith's Cup back at York latest but can forgive him that.

11/4

14th

15

(14)

15th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:10 York

Majestic

8st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Jack Channon

Won the Cambridgeshire (1m1f, good) last September and has run well in defeat in competitive handicaps on his last three starts, including over C&D (good to firm); versatile ground-wise and has each-way claims.

14/1

Form: 11-28 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; solid record (form figures 112) at novice level on AW; failed to keep up the good work in Sandown handicap on the switch to turf, coming home last of eight finishers; something to prove.

Place /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(7)

22nd Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Quantico

9st 9lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Archie Watson

raced in second

13/2

33

(33)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Quantico

8st 7lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Archie Watson

Third reserve; solid record (form figures 112) at novice level on AW; failed to keep up the good work in Sandown handicap on the switch to turf, coming home last of eight finishers; something to prove.

40/1

8th

6

(10)

25th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

20:12 Sandown

Quantico

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

All three runs in 1m AW novices; conceding 3lb to Yaanaas when mowed down by that rival at Kempton and that was after six months off, so he's entitled to be sharper; dangerous to discount on turf/handicap debut.

8/1

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Exacta £4032.00
Straight Forecast £4997.50
Tricast £45321.40
Trifecta £36470.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Perotto

SPOTLIGHT:

Dunum

THE NORTH:

Blue For You

D Express:

Reach For The Moon

POSTDATA:

Outbreak

The Star:

Intellogent

The Guardian:

Dunum

Daily Record:

Dunum

Daily Mirror:

Blue For You

TOPSPEED:

Perotto

The Times:

Perotto

Telegraph:

Perotto

The Sun:

Perotto