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16:27 Chester

Good To Soft

Raymond & Kathleen Corbett Memorial City Plate Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £28010
  • 0m 7f 1y
  • Class 1
  • 10 runners
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Raymond & Kathleen Corbett Memorial City Plate Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Thunderstorms

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2-2226

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

0-8 since his debut win at Newbury last April but he's finished runner-up in two Listed events (7f) this season and ran another good race when sixth of 15 in the Jersey (Group 3) at Royal Ascot last month; has form on most ground and he's respected on this drop back in class.

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

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

10/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 71-254

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Ended 2022 with a smooth win in a Listed race at Doncaster (6f, heavy) but she's taken backward steps in three Listed events this term and was well held on her step up to 7f at Musselburgh last time; others preferred.

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

7th

2

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

17:00 Newmarket

Fast Response

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: K R Burke

Ended 2022 on a high and she's continued the good work, albeit without winning, this season; runner-up three times in Listed events and also ran well in the Ayr Gold Cup when racing nearest the far rail; handles all ground but the recent rain is an obvious positive.

5/2

9/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 202513 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Ran well on soft ground here in May; career-best effort when winning the Buckingham Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm), coming from well off the pace to score cosily; couldn't pose a serious threat when third at Newcastle (6f, AW) last time but that was a creditable effort in a Group 3 and he's a key player on this step back up in trip.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(6)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 1

15:50 Haydock

Witch Hunter

9st 10lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Finished a head behind Pogo in 1m Group 2 at Sandown two weeks ago but 7f is more his trip and he may well come on plenty for that run; led inside the final 1f when winning the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury last August and a repeat of that form would make him a leading contender.

4/1

5th

7

(7)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Witch Hunter

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Similar type to Pogo, being best known as a 7f performer; successful in Royal Ascot handicap and Newbury Group 2 over that distance last term; below best in races won by Poker Face on last two attempts at 1m; not the percentage call.

25/1

Form: 0243-0 D

Last run: 190 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Five-time AW winner who is 1-19 on turf but he ended last season with a good third in a Group 2 at Newmarket (7f, good) and was a close second in this race last year; didn't fire in just one run at Meydan during the winter but he drops back in class on his return and is a player if he can get back near best; acts on slow ground.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(1)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Misty Grey

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

prominent on far side of group

11/2

3rd

5

(13)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Misty Grey

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

bumped start, midfield, edged right but headway 2f out, kept on well and went third inside final 110yds

11/1

10

(5)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Misty Grey

8st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David O’Meara

Smart AW operator in his prime and his two runs for this yard bode well for the future, latterly second in a 7f Listed event at Wolverhampton three weeks ago (his conqueror Nine Tenths runs in the 3.00); still has the pace to compete at 6f and he's one to consider, for all Danny Tudhope is on board Aberama Gold this time.

16/1

Form: /110-4

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Has record of 7-18 on turf and his last success was in a Group 2 at the Curragh (6f, good to yielding) last May; has leading claims on that form but he didn't fire at Newcastle (finished behind Witch Hunter) on his return two weeks ago and this step back up in trip is a concern (all wins have been at sprint trips).

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

(7)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newcastle (AW)

Brad The Brief

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: Hugo Palmer

Four AW runs, winning 6f novice on Wolverhampton Tapeta as 2yo; nearly all best form on soft or slower on turf; seen only six times since Group 2 win at the Curragh in May 2022 but he wasn't too far off his best when fifth in a Group 2 at Chantilly recently and ran well enough in a C&D Group 3 on 2022 reappearance to think he can make a go of it back here.

5/1

4th

3

(7)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Brad The Brief

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Hugo Palmer

Dual Group-race winning sprinter in his time who has finished unplaced in three starts since returning from 259 days off in July, albeit his latest outing was at Group 1 level; has winning form on Tapeta and this is easier so could play a part in the first-time cheekpieces.

5/1

5th

1

(3)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 1y

Class 1

16:27 Chester

Brad The Brief

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Hugo Palmer

midfield, pushed along under 3f out

4/1

Form: 0-1161 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Well-related 3yo who improved his record to 4-6 when making all in a 7f handicap at Sandown (good to firm; RPR 103) last month; this is much tougher back in a Listed race but he's open to more progress and has slow-ground winners on his dam's side.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(3)

21st Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Hes A Monster

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

made all, pushed along 2f out, went clear and ridden over 1f out, kept on well final furlong

10/1

9th

1

(12)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Hes A Monster

10st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Archie Watson

Winner of four of his seven starts, most notably a front-running 7f win at Sandown off 8lb lower in June; soft ground may not have been ideal when midfield at Chester four weeks ago (Listed); drops to 6f for the first time but he has plenty of speed and the best could still be to come from him.

10/1

6th

8

(6)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 1y

Class 1

16:27 Chester

Hes A Monster

8st 13lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

soon led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon no extra

8/1

10/1

Form: 012-65

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Handles most ground; won a Listed race at Newmarket (6f, good) last August but he wasn't at his best when upped to 7f at that track (fifth of six) two weeks ago; that was in a Group 3 and he now drops back in class but others look stronger.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

OUR TIP

9/1

Form: 11-125 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who has won three of his seven starts and last two were in 7f handicaps at Kempton (AW); had wind surgery in May but he found things tough when dropped to 6f in a Group 3 at Newcastle (AW) two weeks ago; now goes back up in trip but this looks another tough assignment and he needs to resume his progress.

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

1st

1

(1)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Mount Athos

9st 9lb

J: James Doyle

T: James Tate

Useful front-runner who is 3-3 at Kempton, ridden by James Doyle each time, including a success in this race 12 months ago on reappearance (has a good record fresh); commands respect back here on 2024 seasonal debut, for all that he's on career-high mark.

2/1

5th

1

(1)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mount Athos

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: James Tate

took keen hold, led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

6/4

1st

4

(7)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Kempton (AW)

Mount Athos

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: James Tate

made all, took keen hold, increased tempo going easily over 2f out, soon went clear, pushed along over 1f out, reduced lead inside final furlong, kept on well inside final 110yds, pushed out

15/8

20/1

Form: 918-02 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Two C&D wins on slow ground last season; got back near her best with a close call at Haydock in May but that was in a Class 3 handicap and she has plenty to find back in this Listed event; opposable.

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7th

4

(3)

6th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 3

16:08 Chester

Ffion

9st 4lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David Loughnane

Well beaten on both Chester runs this season but one was her reappearance and the other was a tough Listed assignment; in between she went close at Haydock and she was a two-time course winner last year (7f, soft/good to soft); could go well now back in a handicap in first-time cheekpieces.

11/2

9th

7

(9)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 1y

Class 1

16:27 Chester

Ffion

9st 2lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

taken down early, towards rear

20/1

2nd

3

(1)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 37y

Class 3

16:45 Haydock

Ffion

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: David Loughnane

Disappointing on reappearance at Chester a fortnight ago, especially as she has a good record fresh and likes that track and soft ground; however, perhaps she needed the run this time around and she's run really well on all three previous visits to Haydock; not ruled out.

8/1

Form: 11-99U D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won two 7f AW novices late last year but he struggled in two conditions events in the spring and didn't get very far in a C&D handicap (unseated at start) last month; has something to prove and he's bottom of the pack on the figures here.

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0

8

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:00 Sedgefield

Think Climate

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: James Owen

midfield, hit 2nd, soon lost position and dropped to rear

5/1

11th

4

(11)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Think Climate

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Michael Bell

awkward start, towards rear, headway and prominent on outer after 1f

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £223.00
Straight Forecast £192.20
Trifecta £2118.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Witch Hunter

RP RATINGS:

Brad The Brief

POSTDATA:

Holguin

NEWMARKET:

Think Climate

D Express:

Mount Athos

The Times:

Fast Response

Daily Mail:

Holguin

Daily Record:

Holguin

Daily Mirror:

Witch Hunter

The Sun:

Witch Hunter

The Star:

Witch Hunter

TOPSPEED:

Brad The Brief

Telegraph:

Brad The Brief

The Guardian:

Brad The Brief