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Good To Soft

Cavani Menswear Fashion Face-Off Frenzy Criterion Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £45368
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Cavani Menswear Fashion Face-Off Frenzy Criterion Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.00
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 20331- D

Last run: 263 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Combination of gelding operation and first-time hood had major effect in useful handicap at Leicester (7f, good to firm) when last seen nine months ago; may build on that easy success; interesting on reappearance, with further progress a strong possibility.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(1)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Audience

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Has form figures of 11622 (all over 7f) since wearing a hood and switched to front-running tactics, creditable second in the Park Stakes at Doncaster (soft) most recently; made all in the Criterion on the other course here (good) in July; holds leading claims.

5/2

2nd

1

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Audience

9st 6lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Made all in the Group 3 Criterion Stakes at Newmarket (7f, good) in July, beating runner-up Jumby by 2l, and back to form with close second in Group 2 City of York Stakes (7f, good to firm) three weeks ago; holds strong form claims but in between those runs he was below par in the Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood (7f, good to soft) and the forecast slow ground is a concern.

7/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 65-501 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly on good/firmer; regained the winning thread in similar event at Haydock (7f) three weeks ago, albeit having been helped by one of his main rivals suffering poor luck; won last year's Hungerford; smart performer but has to overcome 3lb penalty.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

18th

2

(5)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Jumby

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

slowly away, switched left soon after start, took keen hold, midfield on outer

12/1

9th

3

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Jumby

9st 7lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

6f scorer in 2021 but he's better known as a very useful 7f performer, the winner of two notable races over that trip; below best, albeit having blown the start, on last attempt at this distance.

18/1

5th

3

(2)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Jumby

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Won Group 3 John of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock (7f, good to firm) in June and second under 3lb penalty behind Audience in Group 3 at Newmarket (7f, good) in July; could be thereabouts if at the top of his game but he was below form at York last time and tends to be kept away from slow ground.

12/1

11/4

Form: 17-000 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Change of tactics (ridden much less prominently than usual) may explain his three duck eggs this year; made all in three major 7f contests last term, including this one, and he's 2-2 at this course; big revival looks possible, especially if he returns to front-running.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(1)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 1

15:50 Haydock

Pogo

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charles Hills

The oldest in the field by some way; has won a Group 2 and two Group 3s over 7f, including on this course; not disgraced in Sandown Group 2 on reappearance and now drops to a Listed race for the first time since 2021, so he's respected even though a losing sequence is beginning to mount up; often leads.

9/2

4th

6

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Pogo

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

1m scorer earlier in career but has gained all Group wins over 7f; failed to hit the target last term and, while he ran respectably in the Foret on final start, doesn't appear to be crying out for this step back up in distance; opposed.

33/1

13/8

Form: 711/1- D

Last run: 420 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Progressive but ground-dependent, with a record of 0-3 on good to firm and 6-7 on softer than good; comfortable winner upped to Listed level at Haydock (7f) when last seen 14 months ago; leading player provided he gets ideal conditions and returns in similar form.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

(7)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newbury

Aldaary

9st 4lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Haggas

Listed winner (7f, soft) on sole outing last year and Group 2 runner-up at Ascot (1m, good to soft) in July on second start back from an absence; respectable fourth of five in Group 1 Sussex Stakes (1m, soft) at Glorious Goodwood and holds leading claims now back down in grade.

11/10

4th

1

(2)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Aldaary

9st 10lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Haggas

pulled hard, in touch with leaders, raced in last halfway, some headway on far side of group 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, went fourth inside final furlong

10/1

25/1

Form: 0012-6 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Raced only at 6f; good third in the 2021 July Stakes and bagged Listed honours back here last August; seemed to need reappearance run at Salisbury; suited by this track, so could be involved if staying the new trip.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(7)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 1y

Class 1

16:27 Chester

Sam Maximus

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

midfield

10/1

5th

6

(4)

1st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket (July)

Sam Maximus

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

raced near side, in touch with leaders, ridden and no extra from over 1f out

25/1

Form: 4-1135 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 1135 since being gelded, winning a couple of major AW prizes (7f/1m) then finishing third in the Lockinge (career-best effort) and fifth in the Queen Anne (not disgraced); solid contender on 2023 evidence and commands respect back down in trip/class.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(5)

1st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket (July)

Berkshire Shadow

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: Andrew Balding

raced far side, prominent, weakened over 1f out

4/1

5th

2

(1)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Berkshire Shadow

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

prominent

25/1

3rd

1

(7)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Berkshire Shadow

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

In good form, having justified favouritism in a couple of notable AW races since being gelded; turf record includes a success in the Coventry as a 2yo and two good efforts at Group 1 level last year; however, needs a clear career-best performance to land this prize.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £491.00
Straight Forecast £694.30
Trifecta £2299.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Aldaary

TOPSPEED:

Pogo

POSTDATA:

Berkshire Shadow

SPOTLIGHT:

Audience

Daily Mirror:

Berkshire Shadow

The Sun:

Berkshire Shadow

NEWMARKET:

Aldaary

Telegraph:

Aldaary

The Guardian:

Aldaary

Daily Mail:

Aldaary

D Express:

Aldaary

Daily Record:

Aldaary

LAMBOURN:

Pogo

The Times:

Pogo

The Star:

Pogo