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14:30 Ascot

Good To Firm

Albany Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies)

  • Prize money: £56710
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 17 runners
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Albany Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.15
  • Place: £2.45

Form: 11 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Scraped home by a neck in both her races, latterly repelling the late charge of newcomer Navassa Island in a Group 3 at Naas (6f, good); it was encouraging to see the principals pull clear and she's evidently decidedly useful; hard to discount and Frankie takes over.

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2nd

6

(15)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Newmarket

Porta Fortuna

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Productive, consistent and versatile during a 2yo campaign that featured 6f wins in the Albany at Royal Ascot and Cheveley Park Stakes here; creditable second over 1m in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on final outing; likely to give her running but is held by Fallen Angel on Moyglare form (finished almost 6l behind that rival).

12/1

1st

7

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Porta Fortuna

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

raced centre, pressed leaders, led and ridden over 1f out, ran on, 1st of 8 in group

13/2

3rd

5

(1)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Porta Fortuna

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

midfield, outpaced under 2f out, headway inside final furlong, kept on towards far side towards finish, forced dead-heat 3rd

5/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 1 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Bred to be here as a half-sister to Coventry winner The Wow Signal; prominent from an early stage, she won fairly comfortably with her ears pricked at the Curragh (6f, good; third won since) and market weakness suggested that experience was needed; looks a nice prospect.

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7

(7)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Matrika

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Ballydoyle filly who showed useful form over 6f (on good/firmer) last term, with her second in the Albany at Royal Ascot flanked by two Curragh wins, latest in Group 2; bred to be suited by this new trip; big player.

100/30

1st

6

(7)

1st Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Curragh

Matrika

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Half-sister to Coventry Stakes winner The Wow Signal; prominent from an early stage when beating Grand Job and subsequent winners Mysteries and Gunzberg over C&D on debut; sets a high standard now after beating all bar Porta Fortuna in the Albany Stakes.

4/9

2nd

9

(1)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Matrika

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Bred to be here as a half-sister to Coventry winner The Wow Signal; prominent from an early stage, she won fairly comfortably with her ears pricked at the Curragh (6f, good; third won since) and market weakness suggested that experience was needed; looks a nice prospect.

8/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.15

Form: 1

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

At 6-4, she was expected to do the business at Newmarket's Guineas meeting in early May (5f, good) and duly delivered in what's traditionally an informative maiden; came under pressure mid-race but found plenty to be strong through the line, beating the subsequent Hilary Needler winner (ninth in the Queen Mary); it's hard to fault a debut performance like that and she's strongly considered.

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5th

9

(1)

2nd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Soprano

9st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

Didn't enjoy a lot of luck after her winning debut one year ago, first home on her side in the Albany at Royal Ascot, bumping into a subsequent Group 1 winner at Newmarket in August, fluffing the start at Salisbury before flying home and then first home on her side in the Cheveley Park Stakes; she looks a Group winner in waiting but she's had a wind operation since last seen in September and she does have to prove herself on AW.

5/2

7th

12

(13)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Soprano

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: George Boughey

Beaten by the subsequent Group 1 Moyglare winner in the 7f Group 3 Sweet Solera on the July Course and over that trip she needs to settle better; would probably have won the Group 3 Dick Poole at Salisbury on her return to 6f had she not completely fluffed the start (in new tongue-tie); provided that doesn't become a habit, she remains a high-class prospect.

9/2

Form: 14 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Most impressive at Newmarket (5f, good to soft); below that level in a York 5f Listed race (in which the horse she hammered first time out came second) when she was slowly away on good to firm and the leaders never came back; it's tempting to give her another chance to fulfil the promise of her debut win; 6f should be fine.

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5th

6

(9)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Persian Dreamer

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Behind both Porta Fortuna and Soprano in the Albany and it was an uncompetitive Group 2 that she won at the July meeting (6f, good); the odds-on second wasn't seen to best effect and could finish only sixth in the Lowther next time; probably playing for the places.

12/1

1st

1

(3)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket (July)

Persian Dreamer

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

took keen hold, disputing third, pressed leaders 2f out, carried right over 1f out, soon ridden to lead, edged left inside final furlong, kept on well

3/1

4th

12

(13)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Persian Dreamer

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Most impressive at Newmarket (5f, good to soft); below that level in a York 5f Listed race (in which the horse she hammered first time out came second) when she was slowly away on good to firm and the leaders never came back; it's tempting to give her another chance to fulfil the promise of her debut win; 6f should be fine.

22/1

25/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Smart pedigree; strong in the market prior to her successful debut at Ripon (6f, good to firm) and good value for her near 2l defeat of Snafiya; the close proximity of one who is now 0-5 holds the form down, but there's probably a lot more to come from this filly.

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10th

7

(1)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Newmarket

Pretty Crystal

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Beaten in major races won by Porta Fortuna, Sacred Angel and Darnation last summer but looked an improved filly in the Nell Gwyn here (7f, good) on reappearance, gamely beating Dance Sequence by a neck; supplemented for this contest at a cost of £30,000; may well build on her trial win provided she stays the new trip (mixed messages in pedigree on that score).

14/1

8

(3)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Pretty Crystal

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Raced mainly at 6f but ran creditably on sole 7f attempt; won on debut then proved consistent in Group 3 races; has something to find with Matrika on Albany form but seems likely to give her running.

14/1

4th

7

(8)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ayr

Pretty Crystal

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish

9/2

Form: 13

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Up to the task on her Redcar debut (5f, soft) but, from off the pace, she couldn't lay a glove on the principals at Vichy (5f Listed, very soft; the winner ran eighth in the Queen Mary); needs to step up to take this but she looks ready for the extra furlong.

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7th

8

(11)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

12:50 Newmarket

Komat

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Disappointing in sales race at Doncaster (6.5f, soft) in September but lost her right-hind shoe; showed promise on soft/very soft ground in the spring before respectable summer efforts in two Group 3 races (6f, good to firm/good), and no surprise if she bounces back with a big performance.

25/1

15th

18

(15)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Komat

8st 6lb

J: J F Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Won at Redcar (soft) in the spring; fairly useful RPRs at Listed/Group level since, the peak one achieved in the Albany at Royal Ascot where she finished sixth; place possibilities off bottom weight.

9/1

22/1

Form: 211 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten by a smart one first time out and this filly went on to win her next two, a soft-ground 5f maiden here before brushing aside a penalty at Carlisle (6f, good); others have achieved more but she's likeable and heading in the right direction.

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7th

2

(7)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Dawn Charger

9st 2lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Beaten by a smart one first time out and this filly went on to win her next two, a soft-ground 5f maiden here before brushing aside a penalty at Carlisle (6f, good); others have achieved more but she's likeable and heading in the right direction.

22/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

£350,000 2yo; favourite at Doncaster (extended 6f; good) and made pretty much every yard of the running, comfortably accounting for one who next time won by 11l; Topspeed/RPR figures bode well and she's a scopey filly with a long stride; major player.

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1st

2

(1)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Carlas Way

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

raced in second, pressed leader going easily 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, always doing enough

9/2

2nd

2

(4)

26th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Goodwood

Carlas Way

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

£350,000 2yo who justified favouritism in a maiden at Doncaster (extended 6f; good) in June; sent off favourite for the Albany at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) on the back of that but could only finish of eighth of 17, hanging right under pressure; given a break since (has had wind surgery) and retains potential.

11/4

8th

1

(2)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Carlas Way

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

£350,000 2yo; favourite at Doncaster (extended 6f; good) and made pretty much every yard of the running, comfortably accounting for one who next time won by 11l; Topspeed/RPR figures bode well and she's a scopey filly with a long stride; major player.

4/1

Form: 2

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

On another day she could easily have made a winning debut at Leicester (5f, good to firm) where she saw her race out well after finding some trouble in running, and it was probably a good filly who beat her (pair clear); whether she's up to this severe rise in class is another matter.

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3

(11)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Gushing Gold

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Best to forgive her C&D defeat (10l behind Dance Sequence) last time, having been struck into; has two pieces of useful form (nursery/Listed) but has raced seven times already and others have bigger potential.

33/1

7th

5

(3)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Gushing Gold

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders against far rail, weakened from 2f out, dropped to last inside final furlong

10/1

Form: 2

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Half-sister to last season's Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Lezoo and fetched 240,000gns this year; thrown into a 6f Group 3 at Naas (good) first time out and once in the clear she finished with the wind in her sails to push Porta Fortuna to a neck; that was a performance packed with potential and she has to be feared.

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3rd

9

(5)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 110y

16:40 Cork

Navassa Island

9st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: M D O’Callaghan

Narrowly denied in fillies' Group 3 on debut and off the mark at the fourth attempt in a Curragh maiden in August; not beaten far in three runs since at Pattern level and may come on for last month's return at Navan; first-time blinkers could help too.

5/1

5th

12

(14)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 180y

14:17 Navan

Navassa Island

9st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: M D O’Callaghan

Went close against subsequent Group 1 winner Porta Fortuna at Naas on debut; won a 6f maiden at the Curragh in August on her fourth start before third in Group 3 Firth of Clyde Stakes at Ayr last time; signed off with a Listed third at Newmarket behind Romantic Style, a Group 3 winner in France this season; leading chance.

4/1

3rd

10

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

12:50 Newmarket

Navassa Island

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: M D O’Callaghan

Won a maiden at the Curragh (6f, good) in August on her fourth start and good third in Group 3 Firth of Clyde Stakes at Ayr last time (6f, good to soft; unraced on softer); her Irish trainer won this in 2018 and she's a leading candidate on form; wears first-time cheekpieces.

4/1

11th
6 (18)
Jabaara

13/2

Form: 1 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Took a tall home reputation with her to Newmarket a month ago (6f, good) and came home strongly to win going away, with a subsequent clearcut winner back in third; had to be switched from a covered position and made up her ground out wide in impressive fashion; trainer has won this twice and his latest winner won that same race en route.

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3rd

4

(9)

2nd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Jabaara

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Roger Varian

Kept good company as a 2yo after her Newmarket win on debut, last seen finishing close up in sixth in the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes; big chance if that wasn't a flash in the pan.

4/1

6th

2

(2)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Jabaara

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Impressed on C&D debut in May but behind some of today's rivals on her promotion to Group 3s and came up short when favourite for a conditions race at Chester; the clearcut winner (who was getting 6lb) has since gone close in a Group 3, so it wasn't a bad run; still looks vulnerable.

33/1

12th
11 (17)
Passionately

66/1

Form: 51

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Made her debut on heavy ground in France (5f); debatable how much improvement she showed to win at Wetherby (extended 5f, good to firm; runner-up beat one home in the Queen Mary) and she looks outclassed against the potential in this field.

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1st

3

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Passionately

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Amy Murphy

made all, increased tempo from over 3f out, hung right from over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong

33/1

1st

3

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Passionately

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Amy Murphy

made all, increased tempo from over 3f out, hung right from over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong

33/1

7th

2

(4)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:20 Ripon

Passionately

9st 10lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Amy Murphy

awkward start, in rear

12/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

The horse she beat at the Curragh (6f, soft) has been comfortably held in her two maidens since, but this well-related daughter of Ten Sovereigns made up her ground in taking fashion and won comfortably; couldn't be ruled out.

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0

18

(23)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Do It With Style

9st 0lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

6f course maiden winner on debut; 25-1 when down the field behind stablemate Porta Fortuna in the Albany Stakes; best of three subsequent Pattern-race appearances at this venue when third of eight in the Anglesey Stakes; helps to give Guildenstern's new trainer a strong hand.

10/1

5th

10

(8)

26th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Do It With Style

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

dwelt start, in rear, headway on near side of group from over 1f out, kept on but no extra final 110yds

3/1

3rd

3

(7)

22nd Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 63y

14:00 Curragh

Do It With Style

9st 2lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

6f course maiden winner on debut; 25-1 when down the field behind stablemate Porta Fortuna in the Albany Stakes; behind Gunzburg in an unsatisfactory Group 2 event here three weeks ago; best of three in her group.

10/1

14th
15 (4)
Rating

66/1

Form: 63

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Has 4l to find with Jabaara on their Newmarket clash and the form of her improved third at Kempton seemingly confirmed limitations at this level.

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25/1

Form: 1

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

75,000gns yearling; her inexperience soon had her on the back foot at Catterick (5f, good to firm) but she came home well to win from Queen Mary seventh Lady Pink Rose by a length, going away; clearly useful and her trainer knows what's required to win 2yos races at this meeting.

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40/1

Form: 31 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Both runs over 6f on good to firm; beaten at Redcar first time out but seemed wiser to the job in hand when prominent throughout for a 2l success at Newbury (runner-up was down the field in Wednesday's Queen Mary); debatable whether she's up to this rise in class and Kevin Stott presumably agrees having opted for the same owner's Persian Dreamer.

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8th

13

(15)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:20 Newmarket (July)

Mapmaker

8st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Darryll Holland

Well held in the Albany, otherwise a progressive filly at 6f on good/firmer; beat Dubai Hills on worse terms at Windsor most recently, taking record to 3-5; favourably weighted and one to consider.

9/1

1st

1

(2)

14th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 5

16:55 Windsor

Mapmaker

9st 11lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Darryll Holland

prominent, led after 1f

7/4

1st

1

(7)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Newbury

Mapmaker

9st 9lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Darryll Holland

made all, drifted left when faced challenge over 1f out, soon ridden, went clear again final 110yds, kept on well

2/1

17th
16 (12)
Sarakana

50/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

By a Derby winner but there's speed in the pedigree; did well to overcome a slow start to win at Haydock (6f, good to firm) and it was good to see the runner-up go in next time, albeit at an ordinary level; looks a minor player raised to this grade.

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6th

4

(6)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

15:00 Lingfield (AW)

Sarakana

9st 8lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Ed de Giles

Sprang a 40-1 surprise at Haydock (6f, good to firm) on her debut last May but she's struggled in three runs since including at big prices in two nurseries; mark is falling but she has plenty to prove back from 218 days off.

25/1

7th

3

(7)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Sarakana

9st 6lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Ed de Giles

in touch with leaders

16/1

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Non-runners

Snafiya

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Payout
Exacta £530.00
Straight Forecast £463.90
Tricast £3153.00
Trifecta £2736.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Navassa Island

SPOTLIGHT:

Jabaara

POSTDATA:

Porta Fortuna

THE NORTH:

Flaccianello

Telegraph:

Soprano

The Times:

Navassa Island

The Guardian:

Navassa Island

The Star:

Jabaara

Daily Record:

Porta Fortuna