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14:30 Ascot

Good To Firm

Chesham Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £56710
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 16 runners
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Chesham Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £14.30
  • Place: £4.60

Form: 1 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism in 14-runner maiden at Limerick (7f, good to firm; hung left through apparent greenness) last week, the market confidence due to her barrier trial performance at Naas (6f) where she made all in a fast time; evidently talented and she's bred to perform well over C&D (sire's Royal Ascot win came in the Jersey).

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7th

2

(1)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

19:20 Naas

Snellen

9st 12lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won first two starts last summer on quick ground, notably Listed Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot (beating a pair of now 100+ rated rivals); after a break was very disappointing on easier ground in Curragh Group contests but back on better ground can make her mark in handicaps this term.

11/2

2/1

  • Place: £1.45

Form: 1

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Well-bred filly, by No Nay Never out of a 1m2f Group 1 winner for her connections; duly made a promising debut at Navan (on good ground) where she got up in the final strides having needed every yard of the 5f trip; should relish this stiffer test and looks open to any amount of progress; trainer has won this race six times; respected.

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2nd

5

(8)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Pearls And Rubies

9st 2lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: A P O’Brien

took keen hold, raced centre, held up in last, headway over 1f out, ran on final 110yds, went second final strides, 2nd of 8 in group

33/1

8th

4

(2)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Pearls And Rubies

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A P O’Brien

towards rear

50/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.35

Form: 31

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Needed every yard of the 6f trip at Leicester (good to firm; got up in final strides) on second start, leaving the strong impression he'll benefit from this extra furlong; bred for Royal Ascot, being half-brother to connections' Norfolk and Commonwealth Cup winner Perfect Power; sire also scored at this meeting; excellent credentials.

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4th

1

(5)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Goodwood

Golden Mind

9st 3lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Richard Fahey

Half-brother to the stable's top class Perfect Power; after getting off the mark at Leicester he was doing all his good work too late in the day when third in the Listed Chesham at Royal Ascot (good to firm), closing in fast on the winner (other placed horses raced away from him); has a lot more to offer and should be fine on this forecast slower surface; tempting.

4/1

3rd

3

(15)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Golden Mind

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Needed every yard of the 6f trip at Leicester (good to firm; got up in final strides) on second start, leaving the strong impression he'll benefit from this extra furlong; bred for Royal Ascot, being half-brother to connections' Norfolk and Commonwealth Cup winner Perfect Power; sire also scored at this meeting; excellent credentials.

10/1

1st

5

(3)

30th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Leicester

Golden Mind

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

150,000gns yearling; half-brother to Perfect Power, winner of three Group 1s at 6f as 2yo and 3yo; showed plenty when third of five on Hamilton debut 16 days ago (5f, good to soft); looks sure to progress.

3/1

50/1

  • Place: £2.35

Form: 7

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Held by a few of these opponents on Yarmouth 7f form, having finished only seventh in that race, and he gave the impression he's already crying out for further; well down the pecking order in this field.

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3rd

4

(3)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Newmarket (July)

Oddyssey

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Patrick Owens

prominent

11/10

3rd

7

(3)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Newmarket (July)

Oddyssey

9st 3lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Patrick Owens

took keen hold, in touch with leaders towards near side

16/1

3rd

7

(5)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Oddyssey

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Patrick Owens

Held by a few of these opponents on Yarmouth 7f form, having finished only seventh in that race, and he gave the impression he's already crying out for further; well down the pecking order in this field.

50/1

Form: 4

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Purchased for 120,000gns last month; made an encouraging debut at Newbury (6.5f, good to firm) where he was slowly away and hit a flat spot before keeping on for fourth of ten; open to improvement with this extra yardage a likely plus.

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4th

1

(6)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:25 Newmarket

Hot Fuss

9st 9lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Tom Dascombe

Consistent last June-October on all sorts of ground; gelded ahead of his return at Bath (1m handicap, heavy) and he stayed on takingly after not getting the best of runs; he's the most exposed of these but can run well as he shapes as though he'll stay.

5/1

Form: 1

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Needed every yard of the 6f trip in big-field maiden at the Curragh (on good ground) where she got up in the final strides, belying her 20-1 odds; sure to appreciate this longer trip and she's one of many once-raced contestants who bring clear potential.

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5th

2

(4)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Nemonte

9st 7lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

The most experienced of these after six starts and has won twice, on good and yielding to soft; struggled in Listed races the last twice and looks vulnerable should there be anything of that calibre lurking here.

4/1

6th

12

(13)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Nemonte

9st 0lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Has won two of her five starts and better than she showed when slowly away last time; still has to raise her game to be a factor here.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Showed ability with his third-place finish at Haydock (7f, good to firm) in race won by a potentially smart colt; had the run of things up front but it's impossible to rule out progress from this half-brother to eight winners.

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1st

2

(3)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Dallas Star

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Adrian Murray

soon led, headed and raced in second from under 5f out, led again when ridden over 1f out, stayed on, pushed out, comfortably

33/1

3rd

2

(4)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Newmarket

Dallas Star

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

From a tactical standpoint the race panned out in his favour at Bath (1m, soft) last week, opening his account at the fourth attempt; faces a stiffer task in this field and looks unlikely to follow up.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Stablemate of Nemonte; 18,000gns yearling, 65,000gns 2yo; Highland Reel half-brother to 1m AW winner Mutaraafeq; dam French 9.7f AW winner (including 2yo) out of half-sister to Coventry winner Hellvelyn; debutant won this race last year but that was the first winning newcomer at Royal Ascot since 1996; tough test on debut.

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1st

6

(5)

11th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 100y

19:00 Tipperary

Warnie

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, shaken up and went second 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well final 110yds, always doing enough

100/30

1st

9

(12)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 175y

16:45 Bellewstown

Warnie

9st 1lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, headway when not clear run 3f out, soon pushed along, waiting for room from 2f out, switched left then ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, won going away

13/8

9th

10

(8)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Warnie

9st 5lb

J: James McDonald

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Stablemate of Nemonte; 18,000gns yearling, 65,000gns 2yo; Highland Reel half-brother to 1m AW winner Mutaraafeq; dam French 9.7f AW winner (including 2yo) out of half-sister to Coventry winner Hellvelyn; debutant won this race last year but that was the first winning newcomer at Royal Ascot since 1996; tough test on debut.

20/1

Form: 2

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Has a relatively ordinary profile judged on sales price (30,000euros yearling) and pedigree; however, he's in good hands and ran a promising race at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm) where he went down narrowly, splitting Lightning Leo and Quatre Bras; in the mix.

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2nd

4

(4)

3rd May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Sayedaty Sadaty

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Quirky at times last year but proved straightforward in Newcastle Listed race (1m, AW) on reappearance, finishing a good second; bred to stay this new trip; possibilities provided he goes the right way.

11/2

2nd

6

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 1

13:18 Newcastle (AW)

Sayedaty Sadaty

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Looked quirky on occasions last season, including at Kempton (1m; sole AW attempt) where he hung badly left on his way to winning; unexposed in this sphere but remains to be seen whether he goes the right way.

16/1

12/1

Form: 3

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Stablemate of Golden Mind; Sea The Stars colt who caught the eye at Windsor (6f, good to firm) where he was slowly away and got behind before finishing nicely for third of 11; evidently crying out for this longer trip and ought to improve; similar profile to Count Palatine.

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7th

7

(4)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Newmarket (July)

Matnookh

9st 2lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Richard Fahey

Eyecatching third at Windsor, then fared better than his Chesham duck egg suggests as he ran well on RPRs despite again coming from a difficult position; possibilities if he takes well to first-time headgear.

8/1

11th

6

(14)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Matnookh

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Richard Fahey

Stablemate of Golden Mind; Sea The Stars colt who caught the eye at Windsor (6f, good to firm) where he was slowly away and got behind before finishing nicely for third of 11; evidently crying out for this longer trip and ought to improve; similar profile to Count Palatine.

12/1

3rd

8

(11)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

18:15 Windsor

Matnookh

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Richard Fahey

slowly away, in rear, still plenty to do 2f out, drifted left and ran on well up the centre from over 1f out, eased but went third inside final 110yds, eyecatcher

5/1

Form: 824

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Ran well in the Woodcote at Epsom (6f, good to firm; finished fourth) most recently, shaping as if she's ready for a crack at 7f; however, three defeats leave her looking vulnerable against numerous promising types in this field.

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12th

14

(3)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Maymay

9st 0lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Ran well in the Woodcote at Epsom (6f, good to firm; finished fourth) most recently, shaping as if she's ready for a crack at 7f; however, three defeats leave her looking vulnerable against numerous promising types in this field.

50/1

4th

12

(2)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 2

14:00 Epsom

Maymay

8st 11lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Sole filly in this field; seemed to find 5f too sharp on debut, then fared much better over 6f at Newmarket (good) where she finished second of 14; may improve further; gets weight all round and could go well.

14/1

2nd

12

(5)

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Newmarket

Maymay

9st 0lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

raced in second, ridden and challenging over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds

25/1

13th
12 (16)
Content

13/2

Form: 3

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

The product of extremes, being by Galileo out of a dual Nunthorpe winner; will take after her sire judged on close third of six to shorter-priced stablemate at Leopardstown (7f, good) where she stayed on nicely to the line; one of two very promising contenders for Aidan O'Brien.

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1st

2

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

13:45 Curragh

Content

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: A P O’Brien

Best runs have been at Leopardstown, winning maiden and chasing home Kitty Rose in Listed fillies' contest over just short of this trip; too keen when well below that form in Group 3 Weld Park Stakes here a fortnight ago and bit to find now.

8/1

6th

3

(1)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Content

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

took keen hold early, in touch with leaders against far rail, outpaced under 2f out, tenderly handled inside final furlong

4/1

2nd

2

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 72y

13:45 Leopardstown

Content

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

led, faced challenge under 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

7/4

Form: 1 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Cost 130,000gns as a yearling; showed a great attitude at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm) where he rallied tenaciously to beat Sayedaty Sadaty and Quatre Bras in a tight finish; open to progress and his gameness will be an asset in the rematch.

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4th

1

(5)

19th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Lightning Leo

9st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

took keen hold, raced in second

9/4

7th

3

(7)

16th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:20 Salisbury

Lightning Leo

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Gamely made a winning debut at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm); however, subsequent Listed defeats at Royal Ascot (down the field) and Vichy (fourth) already expose his limitations to some degree; others preferred.

16/1

14th

5

(9)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Lightning Leo

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Cost 130,000gns as a yearling; showed a great attitude at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm) where he rallied tenaciously to beat Sayedaty Sadaty and Quatre Bras in a tight finish; open to progress and his gameness will be an asset in the rematch.

14/1

25/1

Form: 5

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Eyecatching fifth of 12, not far behind two subsequent winners, at Windsor (6f, good to firm; 18-1) where he did his best work in the closing stages and shaped as if he'll relish this longer distance; half-brother to ten winners and may well improve.

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6th

2

(7)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Pontefract

Count Palatine

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Brian Meehan

Has a chance on his second in a Newbury nursery in August (6f, good to soft) but hasn't run as well since.

12/1

13/2

Form: 31

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

New Bay filly who scored comfortably at Goodwood (6f, good to firm) four weeks ago, building on Newmarket debut promise and showing strong form (next three home have won since); already a leading player on the figures and the longer distance should aid further development.

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9th

6

(2)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

La Guarida

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Richard Hannon

Essentially disappointing given how smart she looked at Goodwood in May, having since trailed home last in the 7f Chesham at Royal Ascot and managed only fifth in last week's Super Sprint (5f, good to soft); would be a surprise winner.

25/1

5th

14

(2)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 34y

Class 2

15:35 Newbury

La Guarida

8st 11lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Richard Hannon

Looked very good when comfortably brushing aside subsequent winners at Goodwood (6f, good to firm) and put a line through her Chesham run (7f) as she got upset during the preliminaries; entered in the Group 1 Moyglare but that's over 7f and she's unraced over 5f; not discounted.

14/1

16th

13

(17)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

La Guarida

9st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Richard Hannon

New Bay filly who scored comfortably at Goodwood (6f, good to firm) four weeks ago, building on Newmarket debut promise and showing strong form (next three home have won since); already a leading player on the figures and the longer distance should aid further development.

13/2

Form: 4

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Eyecatching fourth in newcomers' event at Beverley (7.5f, good to firm) where she finished strongly having been slow to break and ended up in a difficult position; however, did not shape as if this slight drop in distance will suit.

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7th

1

(5)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Carolina Reaper

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

Dam 1m-1m2f winner (RPR 109), half-sister to Oaks winner Love Divine; all six 2yo starts were over about 7f, including wins in a maiden on the Newmarket July course and Group 3 at Baden-Baden; well held, however, in her two British Group races, the last of which was at this track; useful form at her best but may lack the potential of some of these.

14/1

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Non-runners

Quatre Bras

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Payout
Exacta £647.00
Straight Forecast £316.20
Tricast £1447.60
Trifecta £2708.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Pearls And Rubies

TOPSPEED:

La Guarida

POSTDATA:

Snellen

NEWMARKET:

Quatre Bras

The Star:

Carolina Reaper

LAMBOURN:

Hot Fuss

SPOTLIGHT:

Golden Mind

Daily Record:

Snellen

The Times:

Pearls And Rubies

Telegraph:

Pearls And Rubies

Daily Mail:

Pearls And Rubies

D Express:

Quatre Bras

The Guardian:

La Guarida

Daily Mirror:

La Guarida