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Music Night & Beer Festival 21st July Maiden Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4320
  • 1m 2f 5y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Music Night & Beer Festival 21st July Maiden Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

6/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.62
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 7-43

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has improved with each of his three starts (1m, AW/good), most recently a good third at Newmarket; this well-bred Sea The Stars colt could continue to progress now up in trip and he's a leading contender.

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No / Draw
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1st

7

(3)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Star Ahoy

9st 6lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

dwelt start, in touch with leaders soon after start

11/4

2nd

1

(1)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

16:50 Sandown

Star Ahoy

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Well bred; his win when 8-13 in a maiden at Pontefract (1m2f; all three turf starts on good) in July on fourth start came in pretty much last-gasp fashion; gelded not long afterwards and this handicap debut is his first run since; could have more to offer.

11/4

1st

11

(5)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

14:45 Pontefract

Star Ahoy

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Has improved with each of his three starts (1m, AW/good), most recently a good third at Newmarket; this well-bred Sea The Stars colt could continue to progress now up in trip and he's a leading contender.

6/5

8/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 7yo who is a useful bumper (1m7f, soft) and maiden hurdle (2m5f, good to soft) winner; he may need further than this on the Flat but he's nevertheless respected given his ability in the other code.

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12th

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Wonderwall

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

towards rear

20/1

8

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Sandown

Wonderwall

10st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Bumper and 2m5f hurdle winner, unraced beyond that; signed off for Richard Spencer when below form over fences at Cheltenham in November (returned from Flat, after wind surgery) and was brought down early when 22-1 for good handicap hurdle at Kempton three weeks ago for new yard; bit to prove.

16/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 323

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Has run well in defeat on all three starts (1m-1m2f, good), making the running the last twice; can make another bold bid and has strong claims.

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3rd

3

(2)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Iron Lion

9st 11lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Off the mark at the fifth time of asking in a Doncaster novice (1m2f, soft) last August, but then well held in both handicaps on similar ground over 1m2f/1m6f; makes his AW debut after six months off having been gelded in the meantime; watch market.

6/1

7th

11

(13)

13th Oct 2023

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

14:40 York

Iron Lion

8st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Fifth attempt in maiden/novice company saw him win easily at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) in August; well held on handicap debut over that same C&D (soft) four weeks ago; could still prove capable of better but needs to bounce back and this extra 4f is a step in the dark.

10/1

4th

8

(4)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

16:10 Doncaster

Iron Lion

8st 5lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David O’Meara

Recorded a smooth 3l success in C&D novice event (on soft ground) last month, opening his account at the fifth attempt; form has been boosted since; could well build on that performance and show further improvement; very appealing on handicap debut.

11/2

25/1

Form: 2-

Last run: 281 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Displayed promise when runner-up (albeit no match for the winner) on debut here (1m4f, good to soft) last October; sold later that month for 40,000gns; has potential but makes stable debut after some time off and others have stronger form.

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9th

3

(3)

22nd Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Zain Farhh

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Paul Webber

in touch with leaders

16/1

7th

3

(2)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newmarket (July)

Zain Farhh

9st 8lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Paul Webber

held up in rear

10/1

4th

3

(6)

4th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

19:05 Bath

Zain Farhh

9st 12lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Paul Webber

took keen hold, led

10/1

OUR TIP

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair third on debut in Bangor bumper (2m, good) in April; well beaten at Stratford since (2m, good); makes Flat debut and others are preferred.

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3rd

1

(2)

4th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

14:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Renoir

10st 0lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Ian Williams

Related to winners and some promise on his bumper debut in the spring; likewise over 1m2f on turf last month and is worth keeping an eye on but maybe for when handicapping.

8/1

5th

3

(4)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

14:45 Pontefract

Renoir

10st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Ian Williams

Fair third on debut in Bangor bumper (2m, good) in April; well beaten at Stratford since (2m, good); makes Flat debut and others are preferred.

33/1

8th

8

21st May 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

17:05 Stratford

Renoir

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Came under pressure early but found plenty and finished third on last month's debut at Bangor (2m, good; 12-1) despite being denied a clear run; open to improvement on this second start and firmly in calculations.

7/2

7/2

Form: 23-42

Last run: 82 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

250,000euros yearling who showed plenty of promise among his four starts in France (1m1f-1m3f, soft/very soft) for Henri-Francois Devin, going close at Longchamp in April when last seen; gelded since; major player if reproducing his French form on this stable debut (remains in same ownership).

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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:32 Wincanton

Jumeirah King

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Maiden on Flat; achieved nothing at Warwick (soft) three months ago on stable/hurdles debut but the betting suggested better was expected; may leave that effort behind.

10/1

0

8

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Warwick

Jumeirah King

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Honeyball

0-7 on the Flat but ran to a useful level (RPR of 80 when second at Ayr in August); sold for 34,000gns in October; tongue tied for stable debut; onne of two hurdle debutants for the stable.

14/1

100/1

Form:

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

66-1, always behind and tailed off on last month's debut at Wetherby (7f, good to firm).

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11th

11

(3)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

My Boy Benji

9st 2lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Sam England

Well held in three AW handicaps, at 1m3f, 1m and 1m4f; now eligible for this level but needs to show he's worth this ceiling mark; first-time headgear.

20/1

8th

9

(3)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

My Boy Benji

8st 12lb

J: William Pyle

T: Sam England

Still reasonably unexposed after five starts, but equally needs to take a sharp step forward to stake a claim; soundly beaten at Southwell (1m, Class 6; 40-1) on most recent appearance; easing mark and dam was a 7.7f-12.4f winner.

25/1

11th

8

(12)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:00 Southwell (AW)

My Boy Benji

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

took keen hold, raced wide towards rear

20/1

25/1

Form: 5/4

Last run: 75 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promising fifth on debut at Kempton (1m3f, AW) in December 2021 then absent until stable debut at Beverley (1m2f, good to soft) this April; may have needed latest run but big step forward required on second start back.

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13th

9

(15)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Doncaster

Mr Cuddihy

11st 7lb

J: Jason Edmunds

T: Michael Appleby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

7/1

2nd

3

(12)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Newmarket (July)

Mr Cuddihy

10st 0lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

raced centre, towards rear

25/1

9th

2

(8)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

14:45 Pontefract

Mr Cuddihy

10st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Michael Appleby

Promising fifth on debut at Kempton (1m3f, AW) in December 2021 then absent until stable debut at Beverley (1m2f, good to soft) this April; may have needed latest run but big step forward required on second start back.

25/1

50/1

Form: 9

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

25-1, tailed off on debut at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) three weeks ago; others have much stronger form, including stablemate Break Point.

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10th

7

(6)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Lite And Airy

9st 9lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: S Woods

Well beaten on all four starts, including tailed off behind Belo Horizonte at Yarmouth (1m) last week; new blinkers need to transform him.

25/1

10th

4

(8)

16th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

15:00 Yarmouth

Lite And Airy

9st 9lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: S Woods

in touch with leaders

14/1

11th

2

(12)

25th Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Lite And Airy

10st 1lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: S Woods

Big prices and out with the washing in two starts over 1m2f, on Tapeta and turf; handicaps more suitable when qualified.

100/1

Form: 8-

Last run: 299 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

125-1, well beaten here (6f, good) last September on sole start; wears a first-time hood.

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12th

9

(7)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cuttlestone Bridge

9st 1lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Steph Hollinshead

0-5 and has poor form claims; well behind some of these opponents over C&D most recently, having blown the start.

33/1

11th

8

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

15:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cuttlestone Bridge

9st 5lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Steph Hollinshead

Has no form claims having finished down the field in all his runs, including handicap debut here 12 days ago (8.6f) when first tried in this headgear combination.

33/1

0

9

(4)

21st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:12 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cuttlestone Bridge

9st 1lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Steph Hollinshead

Has poor claims on form, having beaten a total of one rival in three runs; eyeshield now added; needs to be transformed by the switch to handicap level.

33/1

Form: 34

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

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11th

11

(2)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

10:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Break Point

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Derek Shaw

Seven-race maiden who hinted at early promise for Sean Woods, but has failed to beat a rival in three outings for this yard; best to look elsewhere.

66/1

8th

8

(6)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:15 Doncaster

Break Point

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

Regressive six-race maiden; failed to beat a rival in 8.5f AW contests for new yard the last twice; enough to prove dropped further in distance.

33/1

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Straight Forecast £83.50
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Star Ahoy

Daily Mirror:

Jumeirah King

The Sun:

Iron Lion

The Guardian:

Break Point

RP RATINGS:

Star Ahoy

POSTDATA:

Star Ahoy

NEWMARKET:

Star Ahoy

The Times:

Star Ahoy

Telegraph:

Star Ahoy

Daily Mail:

Star Ahoy

D Express:

Star Ahoy

The Star:

Star Ahoy

Daily Record:

Jumeirah King