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15:40 Ascot

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Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 1m 3f 211y
  • Class 2
  • 18 runners
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Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap)

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £10.20
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 00-115 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Only fourth start when third in the 1m6f Copper Horse at this meeting last year (good to firm); well beaten in two top races in his only other handicaps and odds-on when winning two non-handicaps on AW in February, not needing to be near his best; fifth in Group 3 five weeks ago won't be good enough either but he's 2lb lower than this time last year, so case can be made.

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3rd

3

(6)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:35 Curragh

Okita Soushi

9st 9lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

led

5/2

1st

6

(9)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Okita Soushi

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Only fourth start when third in the 1m6f Copper Horse at this meeting last year (good to firm); well beaten in two top races in his only other handicaps and odds-on when winning two non-handicaps on AW in February, not needing to be near his best; fifth in Group 3 five weeks ago won't be good enough either but he's 2lb lower than this time last year, so case can be made.

11/2

20/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 220-21 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

With same owners when stalwart of the Eve Johnson Houghton stable for the last four seasons; mostly highly competitive last term (including on good to firm) and has surged to new heights for new yard this year when second at Kempton (1m3f) and winning a valuable 16-runner race at Newmarket (1m6f, soft); up another 3lb but a leading contender.

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11th

3

(6)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

HMS President

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

always behind, switched to centre after 4f

9/1

2nd

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

HMS President

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

prominent

4/11

22th

12

(17)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

HMS President

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Mostly highly competitive last term and has surged to new heights this season; won a valuable 16-runner race at Newmarket (1m6f, soft) in May and beaten a neck at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm) nine weeks ago; raised another 5lb but needs respect.

16/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.65

Form: 1420/2

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

609 days off when co-second favourite for ten-runner handicap at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm) 13 days ago, in which he raced in touch and closed all the way to the line but was beaten half a length; wore cheekpieces on final two starts in 2021 (ran well over 2m2f first occasion) and they return today; a longer trip may be ideal.

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3rd

1

(15)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Live Your Dream

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Saeed bin Suroor

609 days off before this season but placed efforts (1m4f on good to firm) at Haydock and Royal Ascot were up with his previous form; his last five starts in 2021 were over 1m6f-2m2f and he took his form to a new level when returned to 1m6f at Newmarket (good) six weeks ago, winning in tidy style; up 5lb and this race is much more competitive but he needs respect.

9/1

1st

1

(4)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket (July)

Live Your Dream

9st 12lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Saeed bin Suroor

609 days off before this season but he's run very well to be placed at Haydock and Royal Ascot 13 days later, both at 1m4f on good to firm; cheekpieces returned in the latter; made most that day and his last five starts in 2021 were over 1m6f-2m2f, including a win in this race; has a 10lb higher mark two years on but looks set to run well.

5/2

3rd

5

(18)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Live Your Dream

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Saeed bin Suroor

609 days off when co-second favourite for ten-runner handicap at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm) 13 days ago, in which he raced in touch and closed all the way to the line but was beaten half a length; wore cheekpieces on final two starts in 2021 (ran well over 2m2f first occasion) and they return today; a longer trip may be ideal.

14/1

4th
18 (16)
Ajero

16/1

Form: 103-90

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Switch to the Flat last year worked out well when he was second in this race on Flat handicap debut and won at Glorious Goodwood (1m1f, again on good to firm; 5lb higher today) next time; well held on both starts this year but latest was nevertheless a step back in the right direction; not dismissed.

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4th

18

(16)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Ajero

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Kim Bailey

Switch to the Flat last year worked out well when he was second in this race on Flat handicap debut and won at Glorious Goodwood (1m1f, again on good to firm; 5lb higher today) next time; well held on both starts this year but latest was nevertheless a step back in the right direction; not dismissed.

16/1

11th

6

(2)

17th May 2023

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

13:50 York

Ajero

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: Kim Bailey

Switching to the Flat last year worked out very well, notably when winning at Glorious Goodwood (1m1f) but he also ran well in two 1m4f handicaps; however, well beaten on reappearance despite starting second favourite.

18/1

9th

2

(5)

24th Apr 2023

Good

1m 2f 5y

Class 2

15:00 Pontefract

Ajero

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Kim Bailey

Talented hurdler who tackled the Flat last year and won a Glorious Goodwood handicap (1m1f, good to firm); close third there last October (1m4f, good to soft) when last seen and can be in the mix if at the top of his game.

6/1

25/1

Form: 190-14 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Her two handicap wins last term came in 20 and 23-runner races at Leopardstown, the latter a big prize over 1m5f on soft (also acts on good, unraced on firmer); better form in two 1m4f Listed races this season, getting up in the final strides at Cork on first occasion, and she needs respect in the form of her life.

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6th

1

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

16:10 York

Moracana

9st 13lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Ms Sheila Lavery

Major 1m5f handicap winner last term and better form this season, including when getting up in the final strides in 1m4f Listed race at Cork and taking fifth of 18 in handicap at Royal Ascot; the latter was her first run on good to firm and she did well considering the trouble she met weaving her way through from the back; it is needed (she carries a penalty) but she still looks capable of better.

15/2

Form: 873-18

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

With Joseph O'Brien before this season; won useful handicap at Kempton (1m3f, AW) when reappearing in April but tailed off when 4-1 at Epsom (1m4f, first run on good to firm) three weeks ago; question to answer after that.

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1st

1

(7)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

16:00 Kempton (AW)

Max Mayhem

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Made a winning stable debut over C&D in April; mixed bag in strong turf handicaps over 1m4f since but a repeat of his Ascot second in July would see him involved; could rate higher on AW.

9/2

8th

1

(4)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Max Mayhem

10st 0lb

J: Bauyrzhan Murzabayev

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

With Joseph O'Brien before this season; sixth of 18 at the Royal meeting and even better form when second of seven here 15 days ago, both over C&D; that makes him in the form of his life.

10/1

2nd

2

(1)

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Max Mayhem

9st 13lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

With Joseph O'Brien before this season; won useful handicap at Kempton (1m3f, AW) when reappearing in April and, having been tailed off at Epsom, good sixth of 18 over C&D at the Royal meeting (good to firm; acts on yielding to soft); thereabouts judged on those two good efforts.

7/1

Form: -20902

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Short-headed at Meydan (soft) in January and Chelmsford (AW) 15 days ago, with the consolation that they were career-best form but both races were 1m2f; not so hot over 1m4f two and three runs back.

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9th

5

(5)

15th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:10 York

White Wolf

9st 3lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Short-headed at Meydan (1m2f, soft) in January and Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) last month; again ran well when close seventh in the Duke Of Edinburgh (1m4f, good to firm) at Royal Ascot last time, when losing places close home having failed to settle early; could be in the mix now back down in trip.

12/1

7th

8

(4)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

White Wolf

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Short-headed at Meydan (soft) in January and Chelmsford (AW) 15 days ago, with the consolation that they were career-best form but both races were 1m2f; not so hot over 1m4f two and three runs back.

18/1

2nd

3

(8)

8th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

20:20 Chelmsford (AW)

White Wolf

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Two AW wins in novice company; ran well on his handicap debut in Dubai in January (1m2f, soft) and latest York run (cheekpieces first time, retained) wasn't too bad either; could have better to come on AW.

7/2

8th
17 (1)
Aimeric

11/1

Form: 1810-1 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Rather mixed displays last term (well beaten twice over 1m6f at York) but had gelding and wind operations before justifying favouritism when he reappeared at Doncaster (1m4f, good to firm) three weeks ago; has had only seven races, so his 4lb rise could be offset by further improvement.

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1st

3

(6)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 133y

Class 2

13:50 Lingfield

Aimeric

9st 9lb

J: James Doyle

T: Roger Varian

Held up; had wind/gelding operations prior to reappearance win last June; ran a shocker at the Newmarket July festival but hit a new high when next seen taking a handicap at Beverley (1m4f, good) in September; up 6lb but a player if returns in that top form.

2/1

1st

2

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 23y

Class 2

14:05 Beverley

Aimeric

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

held up in rear, pushed along on outer over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, pushed out and went clear towards finish

11/2

50/1

Form: 54/6-6 CD

Last run: 162 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

No win since a C&D novice on soft ground in October 2020; peak ratings on good ground (ran respectably on his one go on good to firm) but he missed nearly all of 2022 and, after not shaping too badly on return, he bled and was tailed off when last seen in January; needs a career best.

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5th

2

(3)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Tyson Fury

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

soon held up in rear

6/1

12th

2

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Tyson Fury

9st 8lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Two wins over 1m4f when trained in Britain; consistent at Dundalk for new stable this winter and proved suited by the step up to 2m most recently (comfortable winner); now 5lb higher in a deeper field but is unexposed at this trip.

11/1

1st

1

(1)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Tyson Fury

10st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Dual winner when trained in UK and has held his form in three starts for this yard; is unproven over this trip but if he can last it out then should be involved.

9/2

33/1

Form: 541593

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Running well from off the pace for new yard; 2-4 on turf in Bahrain in the winter; three runs back in Britain, showing his best ever form when third of eight off this mark at Epsom (1m4f, good to firm) three weeks ago but others look better handicapped.

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4th

2

(11)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

16:05 Ascot

Lucander

10st 0lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: George Baker

slowly into stride, raced in last, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

10/1

10th

4

(2)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Lucander

9st 10lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: George Baker

Running well from off the pace for new yard; 2-4 on turf in Bahrain in the winter; three runs back in Britain, showing his best ever form when third of eight off this mark at Epsom (1m4f, good to firm) three weeks ago but others look better handicapped.

33/1

3rd

1

(8)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 2

16:30 Epsom

Lucander

9st 9lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: George Baker

2-4 on turf in Bahrain in the winter; 33-1 when running creditably in Lingfield Group 3 (AW) in February and 1m4f York handicap last month, but came only ninth of 15 in the latter; dropped 2lb but still on a stiff mark.

33/1

11th
9 (13)
Nagano

10/1

Form: 11612/ D BF

Last run: 664 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Tends to race off the bridle before getting seriously competitive; would probably have gone close in the King George V Handicap over C&D (good to firm) two years ago but for major interference late on; continued his progress in two races at Goodwood (1m4f, soft-ground handicap and 1m6f Group 3) that summer but absent since; that poses the big question.

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11th

9

(13)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Nagano

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Tends to race off the bridle before getting seriously competitive; would probably have gone close in the King George V Handicap over C&D (good to firm) two years ago but for major interference late on; continued his progress in two races at Goodwood (1m4f, soft-ground handicap and 1m6f Group 3) that summer but absent since; that poses the big question.

10/1

12th
12 (15)
Maksud

12/1

Form: 5220-7

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Seven races, best form when runner-up off this mark at Glorious Goodwood (1m4f, good) in his first handicap; never figured over 1m2f at Chester on reappearance but worth a second look for trainer who won this race in 2003, 2010, 2015 and 2021.

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0

6

(12)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Maksud

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Hughie Morrison

Needs to produce more than he's managed on his two runs this season but it wasn't a bad performance at Royal Ascot a fortnight ago and he's on a handy mark on last season's best form; remains lightly raced and not written off.

6/1

12th

12

(15)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Maksud

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hughie Morrison

Seven races, best form when runner-up off this mark at Glorious Goodwood (1m4f, good) in his first handicap; never figured over 1m2f at Chester on reappearance but worth a second look for trainer who won this race in 2003, 2010, 2015 and 2021.

12/1

7th

4

(8)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 2

14:05 Chester

Maksud

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hughie Morrison

Six races, best form when runner-up at Glorious Goodwood (1m4f, good; 2lb higher today) in his first handicap; second to a runaway winner in Listed race at Windsor (11.4f, good to soft) but his form dipped in a good Newmarket handicap (hooded, having raced freely) on final outing; may have more to offer.

8/1

20/1

Form: 2213-1 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Never-nearer third of 16 to Al Nafir in valuable race at Newmarket (1m4f, good; probably acts on good to firm) on final 3yo start; reliable and progressive, back with a bang to win over 1m2f on AW two months ago; up 2lb since but further success looks highly likely at some stage this summer.

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4th

2

(12)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Haunted Dream

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Ed Dunlop

Has been running consistently well in top turf handicaps all summer and wasn't best served by the drop to 1m1f when not beaten far in the Cambridgeshire latest; has a much better strike-rate on the AW (4-6) than turf (1-16) and needs considering.

7/1

8th

6

(32)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Haunted Dream

9st 7lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Ed Dunlop

Has a modest 1-15 strike-rate on turf but he's run really well in defeat in hot handicaps at about 1m2f on his last four starts (good to firm-good to soft); there can be optimism he'll be fine over a strongly run 1m1f and he's a solid each-way contender.

16/1

40/1

Form: 16568-

Last run: 251 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Big career highlight while with Aidan O'Brien was winning Group 3 at the Curragh (1m2f, good) last June; no serious impact in his four starts afterwards, tried at 1m4f on first two occasions, so has questions to answer on this first run since sold for 150,000gns in October; tongue tied first time.

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10th

1

(7)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Aikhal

9st 11lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Jamie Osborne

Winner of 1m2f Group 3 in June 2022 when trained by Aidan O'Brien; yet to fire for current stable and carries risks despite his reduced mark.

16/1

6th

3

(1)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 2

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Aikhal

9st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Winner of 1m2f Group 3 in June 2022 when trained by Aidan O'Brien; yet to fire for current stable but his latest effort at Southwell (1m4f; first run after a gelding operation) was a bit better; others still more persuasive.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 207-11 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Ran creditably in defeat twice over C&D (good to firm) last year, including at this meeting; gelded before proving a revelation when winning easily this season over 1m4f at Kempton (AW) and Newmarket (Guineas day); raised another 7lb but that may underestimate him.

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14th

5

(6)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Teumessias Fox

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Has gained all handicaps wins over 1m4f, the most recent at Kempton (comfortably off 6lb lower) on latest start; combination of drop back in trip and career-high mark may stop him from following up.

8/1

1st

3

(9)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Teumessias Fox

9st 8lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, held up in rear

11/4

5th

3

(13)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Teumessias Fox

9st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

Two 1m4f wins last spring and he's now only 2lb higher than for his comprehensive Newmarket success on the second occasion; creditable fifth in the November Handicap when last seen; can go well but he would appeal more over further.

8/1

25/1

Form: 955-83 D BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Peak efforts on good or AW; looked back to his best when third of 14 at Kempton (1m4f, AW) on latest outing; hooded on last three; trainer has a good record in this race but three runs at Ascot have not brought out the best in this representative, most recently when ninth in this race last year.

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11th

11

(12)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:20 Newmarket

Stay Well

8st 12lb

J: George Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Well handicapped judged on turf and AW efforts from 2022 and 2023; however, he was not at that level in the C&D Cambridgeshire in September when last seen and has been beaten on last 12 starts, going back to October 2021.

28/1

17th

16

(9)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Stay Well

8st 12lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Hughie Morrison

Has produced solid efforts when making the frame off this mark on his last two runs (11.4f/1m2f, good to firm/good); however, he's been beaten on his last 11 starts going back to October 2021 and others are more compelling.

40/1

3rd

7

(7)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Stay Well

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hughie Morrison

Travelled well long way when close fourth of 11 at Windsor (11.4f) on latest start, so it's not hard to see why he's back at 1m2f for the first time since reappearance; case can be made.

9/1

17th
11 (10)
 | Uniform

9/2

Form: /2561- D

Last run: 259 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Brother to top-class Ghaiyyath; ended last term in three handicaps, clear best of those efforts when winning a valuable 16-runner race at Newmarket (1m4f, good) in October by a neck; gelded and absent since; travelled strongly in that win, with the front two clear, so could have more to offer and needs a close look despite 10lb rise.

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20/1

Form: 136555 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Found career-best form over 1m4f/1m6f at Meydan early this year but his two handicaps in Britain recently were back at his former level, suggesting that he will find others better treated.

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Form: 028206

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

First reserve; 9lb lower than when winning for the Gosdens at Doncaster (1m, good) last June; with new yard this term, twice runner-up (1m2f and sole run at 1m4f) abroad early in the year; below form on both outings back in Britain, given wind surgery in between; mostly wears cheekpieces these days but it was blinkers last time; others are more convincing.

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20

(22)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Magical Morning

9st 3lb

J: James McDonald

T: Amy Murphy

First reserve; 9lb lower than when winning for the Gosdens at Doncaster (1m, good) last June; with new yard this term, twice runner-up (1m2f and sole run at 1m4f) abroad early in the year; below form on both outings back in Britain, given wind surgery in between; mostly wears cheekpieces these days but it was blinkers last time; others are more convincing.

40/1

6th

1

(4)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:15 Sandown

Magical Morning

10st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Amy Murphy

9lb lower than when winning for the Gosdens at Doncaster (1m, good) last summer and twice runner-up abroad in five starts for this yard this year; has undergone wind surgery since last seen and first-time blinkers replace cheekpieces, but others are more convincing.

20/1

Form: 33181- D

Last run: 262 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; ran in handicaps last four starts, progress interrupted only when he failed to settle over 1m3f at Glorious Goodwood (won on good to firm time before); favourite at Southwell (1m4f, AW) in October when next seen and it was much his best show, racing mainly in second before he went on 3f out, soon firmly in charge; up 8lb for this reappearance but could easily have more to give and stable is in great form.

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12

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Omniscient

12st 0lb

J: Mr G P Cribbin

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful on Flat in Britain and credit in 2 runs over timber for new yard; yard won this last year.

5/2

3rd

8

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

13:30 Naas

Omniscient

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led, not fluent 4 out

7/2

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Prydwen

25/1

Form: -71863 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; progressive last year and back on the scoresheet at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW) this March; creditable, staying-on third of ten at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm) on latest start, just behind Live Your Dream; needs a bit extra and cheekpieces are enlisted.

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1st

1

(5)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 2

15:40 Southwell (AW)

Prydwen

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

Has surged to new heights over 2m on Polytrack/Tapeta on last two outings, winning the Marathon on AW Championships day at Newcastle last time; up 6lb to easily his career-high mark but that win was registered in fine style.

11/4

1st

3

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Prydwen

9st 3lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: George Scott

Record of 4-11 on AW; good second in the Marathon Trial at Lingfield (2m; off 3lb lower) most recently, splitting Spartan Army and Vaguely Royal; still not fully exposed over staying distances; possibilities despite being on career-high mark.

12/1

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