Home / July 15 / 14:20 Ascot

14:20 Ascot

Good To Firm

Fred Cowley MBE Memorial Summer Mile Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £79394
  • 0m 7f 213y
  • Class 1
  • 8 runners
ITV
View Course
Fred Cowley MBE Memorial Summer Mile Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: /1-130 D

Last run: 112 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Headstrong; ran poorly in Dubai Turf at Meydan in March but had been in good form there prior to that, winning 1m Group 2 and second in 1m1f Group 1; raced largely on good/good to firm but he did make a winning debut on soft; major player if back to anywhere near his best.

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

1st

1

(6)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Master Of The Seas

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

Headstrong; ran poorly in Dubai Turf at Meydan in March but had been in good form there prior to that, winning 1m Group 2 and second in 1m1f Group 1; raced largely on good/good to firm but he did make a winning debut on soft; major player if back to anywhere near his best.

4/1

1st

6

(6)

12th Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Master Of The Seas

9st 0lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

7th

8

(7)

16th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:10 Ascot

Master Of The Seas

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Soft-ground winner on debut, campaigned on good/firmer since; hooded at Newmarket on last three starts, winning the Craven then short-headed in the 2,000 Guineas and third to Benbatl in the Joel (hampered then kept on); may well come on for the last run, which followed a layoff; open to further progress and looks interesting despite removal of the headgear.

8/1

OUR TIP

100/30

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 11/1-4 C BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won two big handicaps on the straight course here (7f on heavy and 1m on good to soft) in autumn 2021; reappeared to comfortably win a Haydock Listed race (7f, soft) on his sole 2022 start but he seemed rusty back from a slightly longer absence when a never-dangerous fourth in Newmarket Group 3 (7f, good) a fortnight ago; entitled to come on for the outing; any rain in the favour of one with a 6-7 record on going softer than good.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 5-0181 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Different proposition since blinkered, winning Spring Cup at Newbury (1m, soft) in April and Royal Hunt Cup over the straight 1m at this course (good) last month; the RPR he achieved when winning here gives him a good chance but big-field races clearly suit and he does need to prove he can produce that level of performance faced with a different scenario.

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

5th

3

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 177y

Class 1

13:50 York

Jimi Hendrix

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Different proposition since blinkered, winning Spring Cup at Newbury (1m, soft) in April and Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot (good) in June; showed he's also capable of smart performances outside handicaps when third in the Group 2 Summer Mile at Ascot (good to soft) on latest start six weeks ago; should be thereabouts for a stable which continues in excellent form.

9/2

3rd

6

(8)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Jimi Hendrix

9st 3lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ralph Beckett

Different proposition since blinkered, winning Spring Cup at Newbury (1m, soft) in April and Royal Hunt Cup over the straight 1m at this course (good) last month; the RPR he achieved when winning here gives him a good chance but big-field races clearly suit and he does need to prove he can produce that level of performance faced with a different scenario.

4/1

1st

9

(7)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Jimi Hendrix

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Acts on soft and good to firm ground; took really well to first-time blinkers in the Spring Cup at Newbury, scoring readily, and subsequent flop seems to confirm that he's unsuited by the Newmarket Rowley Mile course; may still have more to offer in the blinds and he has Royal Ascot form having finished third in last year's Britannia; one to consider.

16/1

Form: 5-2617 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Added to his good record on softer than good when resuming winning ways in 7f Haydock Listed race last month; shaped better than the result after meeting trouble when seventh of 12 in the Queen Anne over the straight 1m here (good) at the Royal meeting; big run on the cards if the ground eases.

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

7th

1

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Angel Bleu

9st 6lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Two Group 1 wins on French soil as a 2yo; led close home in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood eight weeks ago, taking record on going softer than good to 6-8; faces a stiffer task in this field but slow ground would boost his chance.

25/1

1st

2

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Angel Bleu

9st 6lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

midfield, waiting for room over 2f out, ridden and switched left against near rail 1f out, headway final furlong, ran on well to lead towards finish

10/1

4th

3

(4)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Angel Bleu

9st 3lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Added to his good record on softer than good when resuming winning ways in 7f Haydock Listed race last month; shaped better than the result after meeting trouble when seventh of 12 in the Queen Anne over the straight 1m here (good) at the Royal meeting; big run on the cards if the ground eases.

9/2

Form: 12515- D BF

Last run: 329 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Rapidly developed into a smart miler last summer, very close fifth in Group 1 St James's Palace over C&D before a Listed win at Newmarket; a touch disappointing when stepped up to 1m1f at York on final 3yo start but his overall profile is positive and he could easily have more to come in 2023; contender but he was keen in quite a few of his races last year and wouldn't want to be too fresh back from 11 months off; raced only on good/good to firm.

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

6th

4

(4)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Mighty Ulysses

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: John & Thady Gosden

C&D novice winner who was a Listed scorer on the other Newmarket course (1m, good to firm) last July; back to form when dead-heating in Group 3 Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury (1m, good) last month in first-time cheekpieces (retained) and he's respected for his top stable (one of two for yard).

9/2

1st

3

(2)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Salisbury

Mighty Ulysses

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: John & Thady Gosden

Rapidly developed into a smart miler last summer, very close fifth in Group 1 St James's Palace before a Listed win at Newmarket, but disappointing on final 3yo start and on his only run this term; good to soft ground and some ring-rustiness might help explain the latter but connections also now turn to cheekpieces.

7/2

5th

7

(7)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Mighty Ulysses

9st 3lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Rapidly developed into a smart miler last summer, very close fifth in Group 1 St James's Palace over C&D before a Listed win at Newmarket; a touch disappointing when stepped up to 1m1f at York on final 3yo start but his overall profile is positive and he could easily have more to come in 2023; contender but he was keen in quite a few of his races last year and wouldn't want to be too fresh back from 11 months off; raced only on good/good to firm.

6/1

Form: 6-2646

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

US challenger who made virtually all to win the Grade 1 Belmont Derby (1m2f, firm) last July; however, he's drawn a blank since and weakened quickly to finish 18l last of six in the Prince of Wales's Stakes here (1m2f) last month; return to shorter may help but he has plenty to prove.

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

7th

2

(4)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 100y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

Classic Causeway

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Kenneth McPeek

US challenger who made virtually all to win the Grade 1 Belmont Derby (1m2f, firm) last July; however, he's drawn a blank since and, following a respectable fourth at Churchill Downs in June, soundly beaten at Ascot (1m2f/1m) on last two outings; best watched for now.

33/1

6th

4

(2)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Classic Causeway

9st 3lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Kenneth McPeek

US challenger who made virtually all to win the Grade 1 Belmont Derby (1m2f, firm) last July; however, he's drawn a blank since and weakened quickly to finish 18l last of six in the Prince of Wales's Stakes here (1m2f) last month; return to shorter may help but he has plenty to prove.

33/1

6th

3

(4)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Classic Causeway

9st 2lb

J: Julien R Leparoux

T: Kenneth McPeek

US challenger who made virtually all to win the Grade 1 Belmont Derby (1m2f, firm) last July; however, he's been beaten on his seven starts since and looks up against it in this illustrious company on British debut.

100/1

Form: 700-53 CD

Last run: 65 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Couldn't win a handicap off a mark of 85 last time and well out of his depth here.

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

20th

13

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Dashing Roger

8st 11lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: William Stone

Has won on most types of ground; however, off current mark he would be more appealing granted the deepest surface; 3-3 on heavy, including last two handicap attempts (well held in Listed grade since).

25/1

7th

3

(1)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Dashing Roger

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: William Stone

Useful efforts to win a pair of 1m handicaps on heavy last autumn but this 7yo faces a very stiff task up significantly in class on his reappearance.

33/1

1st

3

(3)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Dashing Roger

9st 12lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: William Stone

prominent, ridden and challenging over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on

7/1

Form: 10-318 D

Last run: 88 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who was better than ever when winning a 1m Meydan handicap in February but not in the same form when weakening to finish well held in a 1m Newmarket handicap on his British return in April; has a bit to find on form and possible his main role here is to ensure a good pace for stablemate Master Of The Seas.

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

8th

8

(3)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

New Kingdom

9st 3lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Appleby

Front-runner who was better than ever when winning a 1m Meydan handicap in February but not in the same form when weakening to finish well held in a 1m Newmarket handicap on his British return in April; has a bit to find on form and possible his main role here is to ensure a good pace for stablemate Master Of The Seas.

20/1

8th

1

(9)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newmarket

New Kingdom

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Two good runs in Dubai this year, when third over 7f in January and then a game winner in a 1m handicap in February (both good ground); the latter effort was backed up by the clock and although he'll need to progress again to defy a 4lb rise, he might enjoy the run of things in this field; has won on good to soft, untested on slower; 2-3 in cheekpieces.

11/4

15th

15

(7)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:36 Ascot

New Kingdom

9st 4lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Charlie Appleby

led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong

16/1

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

Regal Reality

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £151.00
Straight Forecast £120.00
Tricast £372.80
Trifecta £456.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Angel Bleu

RP RATINGS:

Aldaary

TOPSPEED:

Master Of The Seas

Daily Mail:

Jimi Hendrix

NEWMARKET:

Mighty Ulysses

D Express:

Jimi Hendrix

POSTDATA:

Angel Bleu

The Sun:

Angel Bleu

The Star:

Angel Bleu

The Times:

Aldaary

Telegraph:

Aldaary

The Guardian:

Aldaary

Daily Mirror:

Master Of The Seas

Daily Record:

Master Of The Seas