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15:05 Ascot

Good To Firm

Jersey Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £85065
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 15 runners
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Jersey Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

50/1 (Won)

  • Win: £34.70
  • Place: £8.40

Form: 1743-0

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Well-bred Kingman colt who could improve from last month's reappearance in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, but he finished down the field and his 2yo form also suggests he's up against it today.

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1st

3

(8)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Age Of Kings

9st 3lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

Well-bred Kingman colt who could improve from last month's reappearance in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, but he finished down the field and his 2yo form also suggests he's up against it today.

50/1

10th

1

(11)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Age Of Kings

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Landed a maiden here a year ago; didn't quite cut it at stakes level after that although did run well when last seen behind Proud And Regal in the Tyros Stakes in July; looks the stable third-string here.

20/1

3rd

1

(2)

21st Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

18:30 Leopardstown

Age Of Kings

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

raced in second, pushed along 2f out, ridden and 2 lengths down over 1f out, no impression final 110yds, lost second towards finish

5/2

20/1

  • Place: £8.65

Form: 17-14 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Beat Covey, albeit with that rival was making his debut, in Southwell novice (7f, AW) in April when making it two wins from three starts; soft ground may not have been ideal when 9l fourth in the Group 3 Greenham at Newbury last time and he retains potential, but others look more compelling.

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0

8

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

13:50 Haydock

Zoology

9st 0lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Harry Eustace

The sole 3yo in the field and he showed he's smart on just his fifth career start when 1l second of 15 in the Group 3 Jersey at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm) in June, although it probably wasn't a vintage renewal of that race; Australian interests subsequently acquired a 50% share in him and he's moved from James Ferguson to Harry Eustace ahead of this first outing for 11 weeks.

9/2

2nd

14

(7)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Zoology

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Ferguson

Beat Covey, albeit with that rival was making his debut, in Southwell novice (7f, AW) in April when making it two wins from three starts; soft ground may not have been ideal when 9l fourth in the Group 3 Greenham at Newbury last time and he retains potential, but others look more compelling.

20/1

4th

11

(3)

22nd Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Zoology

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Ferguson

Found the Group 1 Middle Park too much too soon; that defeat is flanked by two novice wins, latest at Southwell (7f, AW) where he beat a colt who franked the form at Newmarket on Tuesday; could go well for in-form stable.

14/1

28/1

  • Place: £8.10

Form: 111-63 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won all five 2yo starts (including two valuable sales races) and after a wind op he returned to form with Listed third at Epsom (7f, good to firm); however, he was behind Olivia Maralda and Holguin so has work to do.

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5th

9

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Newmarket (July)

Streets Of Gold

9st 0lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

5-5 as a 2yo, picking up a couple of valuable sales races along the way; well beaten in the Greenham on his return, after which he underwent wind surgery; third in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot but he was well held in the Bunbury Cup six weeks ago; been gelded since.

10/1

10/1

Form: 2233-9 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Made a winning debut in the Listed Chesham over C&D (good to firm) on this card 12 months ago, then ran creditably in defeat in Group races on his next four starts; soundly beaten in the 2,000 Guineas on reappearance but may have needed the run and he's an each-way possible now back here.

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4th

4

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Holloway Boy

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Made a winning debut in the Listed Chesham at 2022 Royal Ascot and good efforts in defeat later that year, including third to Auguste Rodin in Group 1 Futurity over C&D (heavy) despite hanging badly right; well beaten in the 2,000 Guineas on 2023 reappearance but showed he retains his ability when fourth in the Jersey at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm) in June; not seen since but he's capable of playing a prominent role if primed for his return (has been gelded).

9/2

4th

10

(2)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Holloway Boy

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Made a winning debut in the Listed Chesham over C&D (good to firm) on this card 12 months ago, then ran creditably in defeat in Group races on his next four starts; soundly beaten in the 2,000 Guineas on reappearance but may have needed the run and he's an each-way possible now back here.

10/1

9th

8

(5)

6th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:40 Newmarket

Holloway Boy

9st 2lb

J: Christophe Soumillon

T: K R Burke

7f winner at Royal Ascot (good to firm) on debut and ran well in defeat in four Group races (7f/1m) later as 2yo; visored first time in the Futurity at Doncaster (1m, heavy) on final start and easily dispatched his four rivals on the far side over 2f out, but Auguste Rodin proved much too strong on the near side after this one swerved to join him 1f out; for all those meanderings, it's hard to envisage the tables being turned.

16/1

13/2

Form: 129-71 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

2yo highlight was her Group 2 second at the Curragh (7f, good) behind subsequent Irish 1,000 Guineas runner-up Meditate, and she returned to form on her second start for this yard when beating Holguin and Streets Of Gold to win Epsom Listed race (7f, good to firm) on Oaks day; convincing winner in that last race and that performance makes her one to consider.

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9th

11

(13)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Olivia Maralda

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Roger Varian

midfield

20/1

8th

11

(8)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Olivia Maralda

9st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Roger Varian

Both wins at 7f, more recently in impressive fashion in Listed event at Epsom (good to firm) on Oaks day; shaped nicely when a never-nearer fifth of 15 in the Jersey at Royal Ascot; missed an engagement at Glorious Goodwood when the ground turned soft; has something to find on form but she still has youth on her side and isn't dismissed lightly.

11/1

16/1

Form: 32-222 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Listed runner-up the last twice, at Haydock (7f, good to soft) then behind Olivia Maralda at Epsom (7f, good to firm; beaten just over 2l); can run well once more but there's a suspicion he'll find a few of these too good.

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4th

7

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Holguin

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

led, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

16/1

4th

6

(2)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:00 Goodwood

Holguin

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Acts on soft and good to firm; solid record over 7f this term, most recently winning Listed event at Chester; respectable sixth in the Jersey at Royal Ascot the time before; consistent and steadily progressive colt who represents last year's winning yard; one to consider.

14/1

1st

9

(2)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 1y

Class 1

16:27 Chester

Holguin

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders, pushed along under 3f out, raced wide and headway home turn, ridden towards near side 1f out, ran on well to lead towards finish

3/1

20/1

Form: 51-20 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won Newcastle novice (7f, AW) last November on second start and reappeared with close Listed second there (1m, AW); soft ground may not have suited when down the field in the 2,000 Guineas and he retains potential on what is just his fifth start, but a chunk of improvement is needed.

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1st

8

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

Flight Plan

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

made all

12/1

3rd

5

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 177y

Class 1

13:50 York

Flight Plan

9st 0lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

Close second in 1m AW Listed race on reappearance and back on the up when runner-up in another Listed event at Pontefract (1m, good to soft) four weeks ago; has a bit more on his plate at this slightly higher level.

11/1

2nd

6

(4)

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

14:50 Pontefract

Flight Plan

8st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: K R Burke

Won Newcastle novice (7f, AW) last November and reappeared with close Listed second there (1m, AW); down the field on soft ground in the 2,000 Guineas but he was prominent long way when beaten just over 3l in the Jersey at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm); something to prove on this ground but a strong suspicion remains that he can still step up to play a leading role at this level at some stage this season.

13/2

Form: 10-414

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Has had plenty of racing but improved to win Class 4 handicap at Nottingham (6f, soft) last month then better than ever when keeping on for Group 3 fourth at 50-1 behind The Antarctic at Naas (6f, good); judged on that latest evidence this return to 7f may suit and he's not ruled out each-way.

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5th

3

(10)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Thunderbear

9st 11lb

J: James Ryan

T: Jack W Davison

Proved himself in the mud when winning a 5f Group 3 at Newbury last September; that doesn't look solid form though and he's been well held in three runs since (two this year); others appeal as being better treated.

12/1

8th

2

(12)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:05 Curragh

Thunderbear

10st 7lb

J: James Ryan

T: Jack W Davison

Won twice on testing ground in Britain last year including a five-runner Group 3 over this trip at Newbury; poor last twice but wouldn't have enjoyed AW latest and fitter for that at least.

10/1

10th

1

(7)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 1

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Thunderbear

9st 7lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Jack W Davison

Successful in a 5f Group 3 at Newbury last September on extremely testing ground (for today's rider Sean Levey); not sure that form is reliable though and he has more on his plate trying to defy a 5lb penalty today; not at his best in two AW runs at Dundalk.

8/1

Form: 2111 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Impressed in 7f maiden/novice races (good to soft/AW) in the first part of spring and again had plenty in hand when making all in the competitive Silver Bowl Handicap at Haydock (1m, good to firm) last time; displayed obvious Group-race potential at Haydock and he has strong claims for his top yard.

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11th

9

(11)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Covey

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: John & Thady Gosden

Notably progressive in the spring, having plenty in hand when making all in the competitive Silver Bowl Handicap at Haydock (1m, good to firm) to complete a hat-trick; however, he came unstuck in the Group 3 Jersey at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm; 11-4 favourite) the following month; retains potential but needs a big step forward against some high-class older opposition here.

20/1

9th

5

(11)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Covey

9st 3lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Impressed in 7f maiden/novice races (good to soft/AW) in the first part of spring and again had plenty in hand when making all in the competitive Silver Bowl Handicap at Haydock (1m, good to firm) last time; displayed obvious Group-race potential at Haydock and he has strong claims for his top yard.

2/1

1st

5

(4)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 37y

Class 2

14:25 Haydock

Covey

8st 11lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Has worn a hood on all three starts; went close on debut at Southwell (7f, AW) in April and won in fine style the next twice (7f, good to soft/AW); in a tough race on handicap debut but is in top hands and could prove to be better than his opening mark, provided the absence of the hood isn't an issue.

5/2

200/1

Form: 36-078

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden who wasn't disgraced at 200-1 in the Irish 2,000 Guineas but was soundly beaten in eighth and is hard to fancy here.

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9th

5

(9)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Opened his account at 16th attempt with a comfortable front-running success in 7f maiden here last month but too keen back in handicap company since; return to 1m not an obvious play and others preferred.

12/1

8th

5

(9)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 7lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

Opened his account at 16th attempt with a comfortable front-running success in a 7f maiden here last Friday; previously, had often run well in defeat, in good company at times (has run in three Pattern races); 5f was too sharp here on his penultimate start; 1m should suit

9/2

1st

1

(8)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Alexander John

9st 9lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Luke Comer

made virtually all, clear when nudged along from over 2f out, ridden and ran on from over 1f out

5/1

11th
7 (9)
Enfjaar

13/2

Form: 1-1 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) last October and easily followed up on reappearance in Chelmsford novice (1m, AW) last month; he is thrust into much hotter company here but is in top hands and it remains to be seen where his limitations lie; respected.

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6th

6

(8)

4th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Enfjaar

9st 3lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, never better than midfield

4/1

12th

8

(12)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Enfjaar

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Roger Varian

Well held in the Group 3 Jersey at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm) in June but he looked good when winning a maiden at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) and a novice at Chelmsford (1m, AW) prior to that; up against some experienced handicappers and his draw could be tricky but he's the one in this line-up with significant potential.

7/2

9/2

Form: 132-31

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Group 1 Middle Park (6f, good) on final 2yo start and left reappearance run behind when making all in Group 3 at Naas (6f, good) last month; carries 3lb penalty here and this brother to 5f superstar Battaash goes beyond a sprint trip for the first time, but there were some strong hints last year that he would be suited by 7f and he's firmly in calculations.

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14th

13

(16)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

The Antarctic

9st 3lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: A P O’Brien

Ran well in defeat in 2yo Group 1s on final two runs last season (6f, good) and won 3yo Group 3 at Naas (6f, good) this May; he's better than he showed in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot but others are more compelling.

40/1

13th

2

(14)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

The Antarctic

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Runner-up in Group 1 Middle Park (6f, good) on final 2yo start and left reappearance run behind when making all in Group 3 at Naas (6f, good) last month; carries 3lb penalty here and this brother to 5f superstar Battaash goes beyond a sprint trip for the first time, but there were some strong hints last year that he would be suited by 7f and he's firmly in calculations.

9/2

1st

5

(2)

21st May 2023

Good

0m 5f 205y

15:45 Naas

The Antarctic

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

raced far side, made all, pushed along from under 2f out, ridden when faced challenge 1f out, edged right but kept on well inside final furlong, just did enough

15/8

Form: 46-41 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the fourth attempt for Claire O'Connell in 7f maiden at Limerick in April (soft; unraced on faster) and sold for 70,000gns in May; makes stable debut in a first-time tongue-tie and has plenty to find.

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8th

6

(7)

8th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Sandown

Empty Metaphor

9st 5lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: M Al Attiya

Made all in Limerick maiden (7f, soft) on final start in Ireland; stiff task and well beaten in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot on debut for new yard; drop back in class is a plus.

33/1

14th

6

(10)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Empty Metaphor

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Mohammed Bin Hamad Khalifa Al Attiyah

Off the mark at the fourth attempt for Claire O'Connell in 7f maiden at Limerick in April (soft; unraced on faster) and sold for 70,000gns in May; makes stable debut in a first-time tongue-tie and has plenty to find.

66/1

1st

2

(1)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

14:45 Limerick

Empty Metaphor

9st 8lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

made virtually all, shaken up under 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on well towards finish, always doing enough

5/2

Form: 0-16

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won at Dundalk (1m, AW) in April on his second start and creditable sixth in the Irish 2,000 Guineas (1m, good) last month, beaten about only 4l and hinting this drop back to 7f could be a good move; not ruled out.

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5th

7

(2)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 110y

15:10 Tipperary

Quar Shamar

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

in touch with leaders, outpaced over 1f out, soon ridden and found nothing

7/2

15th

11

(12)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Quar Shamar

9st 3lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Mrs John Harrington

Won at Dundalk (1m, AW) in April on his second start and creditable sixth in the Irish 2,000 Guineas (1m, good) last month, beaten about only 4l and hinting this drop back to 7f could be a good move; not ruled out.

12/1

6th

10

(1)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Quar Shamar

9st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Readily landed a 1m maiden at Dundalk last month from a subsequent winner; is the preferred mount of Shane Foley but this is a massive step up in grade.

16/1

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Exacta £12722.00
Straight Forecast £4156.60
Tricast £127718.70
Trifecta £148446.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Enfjaar

RP RATINGS:

Olivia Maralda

NEWMARKET:

Covey

TOPSPEED:

Holloway Boy

SPOTLIGHT:

The Antarctic

Daily Mail:

Covey

D Express:

Enfjaar

Daily Mirror:

Enfjaar

The Sun:

Enfjaar

Daily Record:

Enfjaar

The Times:

Holloway Boy

POSTDATA:

Olivia Maralda

Telegraph:

Olivia Maralda

The Star:

Olivia Maralda