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17:35 Ascot

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Queen’s Vase (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £150281.5
  • 1m 6f 34y
  • Class 1
  • 14 runners
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Queen’s Vase (Group 2)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 11

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Haydock (11.6f, good) in April and comfortably made it 2-2 in Listed race at Goodwood (1m3f, good), despite his inexperience still being evident; his pedigree firmly indicates he'll be suited by this trip (dam Gretchen won the 14.5f Group 2 Park Hill) and he's a leading contender.

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5th

7

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Gregory

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Dam won the Group 2 Park Hill over C&D on her fifth start; her son bids to do likewise in the St Leger following wins on his first three starts, most notably from the front when evens in the 1m6f Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot, and a commendable third to Continuous in the Great Voltigeur at York where setting a strong pace in a bid to compensate for dropping back to 1m4f (on good to firm) and he gave the winner 3lb; unraced on softer than good; Frankie Dettori jumps ship to ride Arrest but this one will be very well suited by reverting to today's greater stamina test.

9/2

9/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 5-311 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won at Southwell (1m3f, AW) in April on third start and followed up on recent handicap/turf debut at Doncaster (14.5f, good); today's task is considerably tougher but he impressed last time and is an each-way possible.

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3rd

4

(3)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket (July)

Saint George

9st 3lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Andrew Balding

Goodwood Cup and Great Voltigeur entry; won handicap/turf debut at Doncaster (14.5f) in June and followed that with another seriously improved piece of form when second to Gregory (beat Klondike time before) in the 1m6f Group 2 Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot, again on good ground; drop back to 1m5f should be fine and there's lots to like about his chance.

5/2

2nd

10

(4)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Saint George

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Won at Southwell (1m3f, AW) in April on third start and followed up on recent handicap/turf debut at Doncaster (14.5f, good); today's task is considerably tougher but he impressed last time and is an each-way possible.

9/1

1st

3

(7)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 2

16:00 Doncaster

Saint George

8st 11lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Andrew Balding

Progressed in his three AW runs (1m, 1m2f and 1m3f) and last time it was when winning a novice race at Southwell, looking sure to stay further; more to give going into staying handicaps.

6/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.05

Form: 1-31

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) last November on sole 2yo start and, after reappearing with solid third of five at Newbury (1m2f, soft), he defied top weight in a 3yo handicap at York (1m4f, good to firm) last month; has since been acquired by Godolphin; stayed on really well last time and this unexposed Nathaniel colt could continue to improve now up in trip; on the shortlist.

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5th

6

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Chesspiece

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

Form: 31-23

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won at Salisbury (1m, good to firm) last September on second start and reappeared with good Listed second at Newmarket (1m2f, good); no match for the first two when third in Lingfield Derby Trial (1m4f, AW) last month, but is in excellent hands to progress and today's extra distance could help.

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3rd

2

(5)

21st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 1

19:40 Hamilton

Circle Of Fire

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

1m winner as a 2yo (good to firm); he has run to a fair level in his three starts this season but he's untested on slower than good and he has something to find with Chesspiece on their Royal Ascot run.

7/2

4th

3

(5)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Circle Of Fire

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Won at Salisbury (1m, good to firm) last September on second start and reappeared with good Listed second at Newmarket (1m2f, good); no match for the first two when third in Lingfield Derby Trial (1m4f, AW) last month, but is in excellent hands to progress and today's extra distance could help.

6/1

3rd

1

(7)

13th May 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Lingfield (AW)

Circle Of Fire

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Big-race entries; upped to 1m when justifying favouritism in novice at Salisbury (good to firm) in September, asserting in good style; second of seven in last week's Listed Newmarket Stakes (1m2f, good) was another sizeable step forward and his dam was a 1m4f AW winner; more to come.

4/1

Form: 12

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

One of three for Joseph O'Brien; Dylan Browne McMonagle has ridden on both starts; won on debut at Limerick (1m3f, soft) in April and close second to Peking Opera in Listed race at Navan (1m5f, soft) latest; having raced just twice, he could have lots more to offer and is one to be interested in.

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10th

5

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 180y

17:05 Leopardstown

Etna Rosso

9st 1lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

12/1

4th

2

(1)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

18:55 Leopardstown

Etna Rosso

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

led

5/1

5th

4

(9)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Etna Rosso

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

One of three for Joseph O'Brien; Dylan Browne McMonagle has ridden on both starts; won on debut at Limerick (1m3f, soft) in April and close second to Peking Opera in Listed race at Navan (1m5f, soft) latest; having raced just twice, he could have lots more to offer and is one to be interested in.

12/1

Form: 361

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Behind three of these when last of six in Navan Listed race (1m5f, soft) last month but was beaten about only 2l on that second start and his strong finish in that slowly run race suggests his performance can be marked up; game win in Fairyhouse maiden (1m4f, good) 12 days ago and this unexposed colt could be about to take a big step forward; one of three for yard.

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16th

30

(16)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

St Vincents Garden

9st 0lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

14/1

3rd

4

(7)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

18:55 Leopardstown

St Vincents Garden

9st 7lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

bumped rival start, pushed along briefly, soon prominent, took keen hold and raced in third after 1f

12/1

6th

12

(1)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

St Vincents Garden

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Behind three of these when last of six in Navan Listed race (1m5f, soft) last month but was beaten about only 2l on that second start and his strong finish in that slowly run race suggests his performance can be marked up; game win in Fairyhouse maiden (1m4f, good) 12 days ago and this unexposed colt could be about to take a big step forward; one of three for yard.

11/1

Form: 21-1

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won at Leopardstown (1m, good to yielding) last October on second start and reappeared with Listed win at Navan last month (1m5f, soft; kept on well); unexposed and is the sole runner for his top trainer, who has won this seven times since 2007; could have lots more to offer; key player.

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5th

2

(8)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 133y

Class 2

13:50 Lingfield

Peking Opera

9st 10lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Gary & Josh Moore

Very useful (1m4f-1m6f) last year for Aidan O'Brien and made 100,000gns in September; won hurdles debut in February but weakened right out of it three weeks later and tailed off in a Group 3 (125-1) when returned to Flat three weeks ago; has first-time headgear in revival bid for handicap debut.

25/1

10th

9

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Peking Opera

9st 2lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

prominent, weakened over 3f out

66/1

33/1

Form: 1-253

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

All four starts have been against fillies; Listed runner-up at Newmarket (1m2f, soft) last month and, after her odds-on 1m4f novice flop, she returned to some form in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) with fair Listed third at Goodwood (1m2f, good to firm) ten days ago; her pedigree hints this longer trip could be right up her street and she's not ruled out each-way.

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7th

1

(7)

4th May 2024

Heavy

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

15:20 Goodwood

Sumo Sam

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

restless in stalls, pressed leader, led after 1f, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out

13/8

1st

6

(2)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Sumo Sam

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Perhaps a tad flattered by her wide-margin success in the Lillie Langtry at Glorious Goodwood (1m6f), bearing in mind she received a good front-running ride and the ground was heavy; however, looks a big player if the form is repeated and she's still unexposed at this sort of trip.

7/2

1st

8

(1)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

Sumo Sam

8st 11lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Won at Newmarket on sole 2yo outing and ran well in Listed event there (1m2f, soft) on reappearance; no further progress but she looks a stayer and faced a very stiff task when creditable eighth in the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot (1m6f, good) on sole attempt beyond 1m4f; better could be forthcoming and is very much needed.

18/1

33/1

Form: 16-455

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in Derby trials on first two starts this season; didn't run badly when 6l fifth of eight in 14.5f handicap at Doncaster recently and is 12lb better off with the winner Saint George, but again looks vulnerable.

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8th

1

(12)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

13:30 Ascot

Think First

9st 10lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Neil Mulholland

Often highly tried for previous stable; runner-up in both outings (hurdle/Flat) for new yard, latest at Epsom (1m4f, good) where he was no match for the winner but ran creditably; possibilities, provided he takes well to first-time hood.

13/2

2nd

4

(10)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:55 Epsom

Think First

9st 6lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Neil Mulholland

Two 2yo wins in 2022 and some tough assignments during last year's 3yo Flat campaign, in which he was 0-6; fair second of three on hurdle/stable debut at Doncaster last November; may be best watched now back on the Flat.

25/1

25/1

Form: 514-

Last run: 256 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won Haydock novice (1m, good to soft) last August and fair fourth in Group 3 Zetland (1m2f, good) last October; gelded before intended reappearance at Goodwood (Listed) where withdrawn after bolting before the start (9-1 at the time); may have staying potential but lots of improvement is needed.

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8th

8

(8)

14th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Batemans Bay

8st 12lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Kevin Ryan

led

16/1

9th

3

(10)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Batemans Bay

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Kevin Ryan

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

8th

7

(13)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:35 York

Batemans Bay

9st 3lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

dwelt start, in rear

12/1

16/1

Form: 21-233

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Listed runner-up at Epsom (1m2f, soft) in April on his third start and third in Listed race at Goodwood (1m3f, good) last time; no match for Gregory at Goodwood and on that evidence he's vulnerable, but stable has won this race seven times and their 3yos frequently improve when stepped up in trip.

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12th

5

(15)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 2

18:55 Hamilton

Hadrianus

9st 3lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Charlie Johnston

Has shown some useful form without getting his head in front this season; beat only one in 2m Newbury handicap last month though so needs to get back on track.

20/1

12th

14

(6)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 2

14:25 Newbury

Hadrianus

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders

8/1

7th

5

(14)

1st Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Newcastle (AW)

Hadrianus

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Charlie Johnston

Faded when upped to 1m6f in the Group 2 Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot last week; however, he was wide early and there's some staying potential in his pedigree; third of six in 1m3f Listed race at Goodwood two starts ago and this 3yo, who has run well here, is not written off on his handicap debut.

8/1

Form: 6-15

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Easily won three-runner maiden at Navan (1m5f, heavy) in April on second start then beaten just under 2l when fifth of six in Navan Listed race (1m5f, soft); he's very lightly raced and open to further improvement, but was behind Peking Opera and stablemate Etna Rosso last time so has work to do.

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3rd

7

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Nurburgring

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

2-5 over hurdles, including Grade 3 at Fairyhouse in December; ran creditably in the Triumph but finished a lot further behind Kargese than had been the case at Leopardstown in December when only a nose separated them.

6/1

4th

7

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Nurburgring

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

1-6 on Flat, fairly useful form up to 1m5f; won hurdles debut at Killarney in August and first past the post (demoted for interference) at Listowel; gelded and took his form to a higher level in December with Grade 3 win at Fairyhouse (soft) and a close third in Grade 2 at Leopardstown (yielding); stayed on well last time (a nose behind Kargese) and has each-way claims.

6/1

40/1

Form: 3117-6

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Two wins (at about 1m, good/good to soft) from first three 2yo starts; heavy ground might not have suited in French Group 1 last October and he might have needed his reappearance run in the Lingfield Derby Trial; however, he finished down the field in both and others have less to prove.

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500/1

Form: 9-2536

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden whose form is light years behind what today's opponents have achieved; wears a first-time visor (replacing cheekpieces).

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8th

8

(4)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Steven Seagull

8st 11lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: John Ryan

One win in 18 starts came in a four-runner hurdle in November and form of that race is decidedly shaky; poor under both codes since then including when well behind Reverberation over C&D in December.

20/1

8th

8

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:45 Fontwell

Steven Seagull

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: John Ryan

Lowly rated maiden on the Flat; won what turned out to be a very uncompetitive juvenile hurdle here (2m1f, heavy) in November but was pulled up when back in a handicap hurdle at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) recently.

12/1

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Exacta £146.00
Straight Forecast £111.40
Tricast £409.00
Trifecta £658.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Gregory

TOPSPEED:

Chesspiece

The Guardian:

Circle Of Fire

SPOTLIGHT:

St Vincents Garden

The Times:

Saint George

LAMBOURN:

Sumo Sam

Telegraph:

Peking Opera

Daily Mail:

Gregory

D Express:

Gregory

Daily Mirror:

Gregory

POSTDATA:

Chesspiece

NEWMARKET:

Chesspiece

The Star:

St Vincents Garden

The Sun:

Circle Of Fire

Daily Record:

Circle Of Fire