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John Smith’s City Walls Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £39697
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 8 runners
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John Smith’s City Walls Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 25-014 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

C&D Listed winner as a 2yo; gained her first success since when a workmanlike winner of Chester handicap (5f, soft) in May; that still leaves her with a bit to find on form with a couple of these, though, and she was below par at Ayr three weeks ago.

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

3rd

4

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Nymphadora

9st 1lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Andrew Balding

Beaten a neck in a Newbury Group 3 a fortnight ago (5f, heavy) but she had a relatively easy time of it up front, with a rail to help, and the form doesn't appeal as being reliable; penalised for a Listed win in July; others appeal more.

5/1

2nd

4

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 34y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Nymphadora

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Two wins this season, namely a Chester handicap (5f, soft) in May and a York Listed event (5f, good to soft) in July; she's come up shy in Group 2 and Group 1 races the last twice but conditions shouldn't be an issue and she looks the likeliest leader in this field; should go well.

7/2

9th

13

(2)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Nymphadora

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

She's opposable on the vast majority of her form but she was a C&D 2yo Listed winner in 2021 and had something to spare in a C&D Listed race (good to soft) last month; also effective on fast ground and she could be in with an each-way squeak now back here after a lesser run at Glorious Goodwood.

33/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 181752 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Upwardly mobile 4yo who scored a wide-margin success at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft) in April and hit a new high when short-headed in the Dash at Epsom (5f, good to firm; short of room 1f out) in June; creditable efforts in defeat on his three goes at York; commands major respect.

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

5th

3

(16)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Silky Wilkie

9st 6lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Tough sort who acts on any ground; nearly collared Blind Beggar at Bath two weeks ago switched back to turf from AW; impressively defied this mark in the Scottish Sprint Cup over C&D last April (sole Musselburgh run) and looks interesting back here.

5/1

2nd

5

(6)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Silky Wilkie

9st 4lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Well handicapped on last season's best; not at the same level on AW this winter but he's the type to pop up sooner rather than later; whether it will be on ground so testing as this is a moot point.

13/2

8/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -41113 CD BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Four wins from seven starts, the latest in convincing fashion in C&D Listed race in May; had an excuse (jumped path and hampered) when a beaten odds-on favourite at Sandown four weeks ago; may not have reached his limit just yet and won't be inconvenienced by rain; solid contender.

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

3rd

6

(7)

15th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:35 York

Great State

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

in touch with leaders against near rail

8/1

3rd

1

(2)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

14:50 Sandown

Great State

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Richard Fahey

Has improved in leaps and bounds since the spring, winning handicaps at Southwell (5f, AW) and Thirsk (5f, soft) before completing the hat-trick in another Listed contest at York (5f, good to firm) a month ago; no reason why his progress should have come to an end and much respected under his penalty.

13/8

1st

2

(9)

18th May 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:10 York

Great State

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Richard Fahey

towards rear, headway towards near side over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, readily

8/1

18/1

Form: 542825 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Quirky 6yo on a long losing sequence; runner-up in this race 12 months ago and has twice filled the same position in handicaps this season, but he needs everything to fall right and others appeal more for the win.

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

11th

5

(12)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Mondammej

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Talented but frustrating; ran well enough on his only visit to Epsom (June 2021) but he hasn't won since November of that season and the drought looks set to continue.

16/1

11th

11

(9)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Mondammej

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

taken down early, dwelt start, in rear

33/1

7th

4

(3)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Mondammej

9st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

taken down early

20/1

8/1

Form: 19-010 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Steady improver and a strong-finishing handicap success over C&D (from Mondammej) in May was a personal best; respected on that form and softening ground would not bother him, but he has to put a poor Royal Ascot run (6f) behind him.

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

7th

4

(19)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Chipstead

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Roger Teal

Has had some good results in competitive 6f AW races over the winter and fitness counts for plenty at this time of the year, but his best turf form has come at trips short of 6f so this may not be quite his race.

20/1

5

(4)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Chipstead

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Teal

Enjoying a revival on AW this winter, winning at Kempton in December and having a few of today's rivals behind him when seeing off 11 rivals at Lingfield four weeks ago; should run his race but this looks more demanding.

14/1

1st

8

(1)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Chipstead

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Teal

Narrowly got the better of Baldomero in a 6f handicap at Kempton in December; creditable efforts twice since but he finished behind Batal Dubai at Kempton last time and no obvious reason why he'd reverse those placings.

10/1

6th
8 (2)
Kerdos

8/1

Form: 1-2832

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Has had six races but still doesn't look quite the finished article; 0-4 this year but ran a blinder when beaten neck in 26-runner handicap at Royal Ascot (5f) three weeks ago, leading overall over 1f out; handles soft ground as well as good to firm; open to further improvement and could be the answer.

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

8th

1

(5)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Kerdos

10st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

2-2 as a 2yo with the wins coming over 6f on good to soft and good; developed into a smart sprinter at three, notably a defeat of Silky Wilkie in the Listed Beverley Bullet last September (5f, good); beaten under 3l in the Group 1 Abbaye when last seen six months ago; still has time to do better and encouragement for heavy ground on breeding.

7/2

1st

6

(1)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Beverley

Kerdos

9st 3lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Clive Cox

in touch with leaders

4/1

5th

7

(10)

4th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Kerdos

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

in rear, some headway 3f out

25/1

25/1

Form: 07-331 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Trained until this season by Clive Cox; was beginning to look exposed until running away with five-runner handicap at Yarmouth (5f, good to firm) two weeks ago; however, this represents a steep step up in grade and rain-softened ground would be a concern.

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

4th

8

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Rum Cocktail

8st 12lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Placed in her first two starts for this yard before bolting up in a Class 4 handicap at Yarmouth in June (5f, good to firm); she's come up well short in two Listed events since, though, and is likely to do so again here.

40/1

12th

4

(13)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 1

14:50 Ayr

Rum Cocktail

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

4yo who posted a career best when easily winning Yarmouth handicap (5f, good to firm) in June, but she's since been soundly beaten in a Listed race at York (5f, good to soft); others are preferred.

33/1

7th

10

(6)

15th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:35 York

Rum Cocktail

8st 10lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

slightly awkward start, soon recovered and in touch with leaders in centre of group

25/1

Form: 1-19 D BF

Last run: 58 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 3yo; won his first two races (off ten months in between) and showed useful form when easily beating eight opponents in Catterick novice (5f, good to soft) on second occasion; however, he came up well short behind Great State in a C&D Listed race in May and again has plenty to find.

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

8th

7

(11)

15th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:35 York

Changeofmind

8st 10lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Declan Carroll

led narrowly or disputed lead against near rail

18/1

9th

1

(5)

18th May 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:10 York

Changeofmind

9st 4lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

in touch with leaders

11/2

1st

1

(7)

26th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Changeofmind

9st 11lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

disputed lead, led clearly 2f out, soon hung left, kept on well and went clear inside final furlong, comfortably

9/4

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Non-runners

Regional, Tees Spirit, Queen Me

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £285.00
Straight Forecast £273.70
Trifecta £1422.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Regional

RP RATINGS:

Silky Wilkie

The Star:

Great State

SPOTLIGHT:

Kerdos

TOPSPEED:

Nymphadora

LAMBOURN:

Chipstead

Daily Record:

Great State

Telegraph:

Kerdos

D Express:

Silky Wilkie

Daily Mirror:

Silky Wilkie

The Times:

Nymphadora

The Guardian:

Regional

Daily Mail:

Regional

The Sun:

Regional