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Ric And Mary Hambro Aphrodite Fillies’ Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £28355
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 11 runners
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Ric And Mary Hambro Aphrodite Fillies’ Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

1st
12 (8)
Novakai

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 522-20

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Highly tried after making a successful debut last summer, her second-place finishes in the Fillies' Mile (1m, good) and behind Soul Sister in the Musidora (1m2f, good) standing out; may not have enjoyed the run of the race when down the field in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly (10.5f, good to soft) last month, but back in much calmer waters here and her pedigree suggests she could even improve for the longer trip.

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

4th

6

(7)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Novakai

8st 12lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Second in the Group 1 Fillies' Mile as 2yo and the Musidora on return; found it tough in this season's two Group 1 assignments (Prix de Diane and Yorkshire Oaks) but drew nearly 5l clear in a Listed race on the other Newmarket course (1m4f, good) in between and that performance gives her a shout.

9/2

7th

8

(5)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:35 York

Novakai

9st 0lb

J: William Buick

T: K R Burke

First two 2yo starts (won debut) were on good to firm; second in both the Group 1 Fillies' Mile as 2yo and in the Musidora here on reappearance; down the field in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly but made the most of having her sights lowered in Listed race at Newmarket last month, leading 2f out and drawing nearly 5l clear; moving up to 1m4f clearly suited that day but this opposition demands better still.

11/1

1st

12

(8)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

16:15 Newmarket (July)

Novakai

8st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Highly tried after making a successful debut last summer, her second-place finishes in the Fillies' Mile (1m, good) and behind Soul Sister in the Musidora (1m2f, good) standing out; may not have enjoyed the run of the race when down the field in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly (10.5f, good to soft) last month, but back in much calmer waters here and her pedigree suggests she could even improve for the longer trip.

100/30

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1-4344 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Course winner who has performed well in her last two starts, finishing fourth of eight in a Listed contest at Newbury (1m2f, good) in May and filling the same position in the 19-runner King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good) last month; needs a bit more to trouble a few of these.

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

7th

1

(7)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Cloudbreaker

9st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

Fourth of 19 when upped in trip in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) in 1m4f 3yo handicap at Royal Ascot (good) and another big run when Listed second on July course here (1m4f, good; no match for the winner); this progressive 3yo could again go well now back in a handicap after a break.

5/1

2nd

8

(6)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

16:15 Newmarket (July)

Cloudbreaker

8st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Charlie Fellowes

Course winner who has performed well in her last two starts, finishing fourth of eight in a Listed contest at Newbury (1m2f, good) in May and filling the same position in the 19-runner King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good) last month; needs a bit more to trouble a few of these.

10/1

4th

18

(22)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:05 Ascot

Cloudbreaker

8st 8lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

dwelt start, switched right soon after start, in rear

20/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 1306-6

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Third in a similar contest over C&D (good to firm) last summer, but not built on it since; looked in need of the run when sixth of nine on her return in a Newcastle Group 3 (1m2f, AW) last month, but others make greater appeal.

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

3rd

4

(5)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

16:15 Newmarket (July)

Star Fortress

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Third in a similar contest over C&D (good to firm) last summer, but not built on it since; looked in need of the run when sixth of nine on her return in a Newcastle Group 3 (1m2f, AW) last month, but others make greater appeal.

14/1

6th

7

(6)

30th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 1

18:35 Newcastle (AW)

Star Fortress

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

33/1

6th

16

(9)

5th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 1

13:30 Doncaster

Star Fortress

9st 1lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent

16/1

Form: 2618 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Didn't need to improve on previous form to justify short odds in a Newbury maiden (1m4f, good to firm) last month, but could only manage eighth of 17 in the Group 2 Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm) last month; hood now given a go and she needs to improve for it.

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

4th

6

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:57 Ascot

Lmay

8st 12lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Went up in trip and tackled slow ground for the first time when third at 22-1 in the Group 2 Park Hill Fillies' Stakes at Doncaster (1m6f, soft) three weeks ago; might not be far away if repeating that form but she needs to transfer her improvement back to better ground.

6/1

Form: 713-80

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Best effort when third in Group 2 May Hill at Doncaster (1m, good to soft) last September, but has shown little in two starts since returning and has already had a rear view of four of these, in some cases more than once.

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

6th

5

(6)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Goodwood

Perfect Prophet

9st 4lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

1m winner at two; has largely come up well short in Listed/Group races over 1m4f this season (best RPR may flatter her); doesn't give the impression she's crying out for this longer distance.

14/1

9th

7

(11)

5th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newmarket (July)

Perfect Prophet

8st 13lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Only run on good to soft (or softer) was when third in last season's 1m May Hill at Doncaster; no closer than fifth this season, latterly in a similar race over C&D two weeks ago; return to softer ground heightens interest but others appeal more.

12/1

9/2

Form: 11 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Battled on well to make a winning debut at Salisbury (1m2f, good) in May and improved on that when winning a five-runner novice at Haydock (11.6f, good to firm) last month (fourth has won since); that form still leaves her with plenty to find at this level, but she remains open to any amount of improvement and shouldn't be taken lightly.

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

2nd

1

(3)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 5y

Class 3

16:40 Salisbury

Truthful

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

towards rear

3/1

6th

14

(7)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

16:15 Newmarket (July)

Truthful

8st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Battled on well to make a winning debut at Salisbury (1m2f, good) in May and improved on that when winning a five-runner novice at Haydock (11.6f, good to firm) last month (fourth has won since); that form still leaves her with plenty to find at this level, but she remains open to any amount of improvement and shouldn't be taken lightly.

9/2

1st

3

(2)

14th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 140y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Truthful

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Ribblesdale entry; 120,000gns yearling; sister to 1m4f winner Sea On Time (RPR 110); second favourite, won 11-runner novice at Salisbury (1m2f, good) four weeks ago by a head, leading final 1f in a tight scrap; this trip can help her to build on that promising debut.

13/8

7/1

Form: 44-352

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

3-3 on the AW and 0-5 on turf, but she has already proved herself up to this level as when second of 11 in a Listed contest at Chantilly (1m4f, good to soft) last month; unraced on ground faster than good, but she is very much one for the shortlist purely on form.

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

2nd

6

(3)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 1

13:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sound Angela

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, midfield, switched to centre 3f out, briefly disputed lead over 1f out, no extra final 110yds, just held second

4/1

7th

3

(14)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

16:15 Newmarket (July)

Sound Angela

9st 6lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Roger Varian

3-3 on the AW and 0-5 on turf, but she has already proved herself up to this level as when second of 11 in a Listed contest at Chantilly (1m4f, good to soft) last month; unraced on ground faster than good, but she is very much one for the shortlist purely on form.

7/1

5th

10

(10)

3rd May 2023

Soft

1m 1f 100y

18:20 Gowran Park

Sound Angela

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Roger Varian

midfield

6/1

Form: 9-7717 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the fourth attempt in a novice on the Rowley Mile (1m4f, good) in May and didn't run at all badly when seventh of the 17 runners in the Group 2 Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm; 80-1) last month; had three of today's rivals behind but still needs more if she is to win this.

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

6th

5

(5)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:57 Ascot

Climate Friendly

8st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Creditable efforts in defeat in 1m4f Listed fillies' races on last two starts, more recently a close fourth at York (good to firm); others have stronger form but she could give another good account now up in trip.

12/1

4th

7

(4)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

16:10 York

Climate Friendly

9st 0lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

prominent, pushed along to lead 4f out, clear 3f out, drifted left and reduced lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

20/1

Form: 2-2845

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Group 3/Listed company in France and had a couple of these behind when fifth of nine in a Group 3 at Newcastle (1m2f, AW; first-time blinkers) last month; enough stamina on the dam's side to suggest the longer trip shouldn't be an issue, but she could probably do with rain.

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

12th

10

(6)

16th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 201y

Class 1

16:30 Salisbury

Heavenly Breath

8st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Seemed a non-stayer over 1m4f in similar event at Newmarket last time; has some useful form at up to 1m2f but she's rather exposed now and record stands at 1-8; looks set for minor honours at best.

16/1

9th

10

(4)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

16:15 Newmarket (July)

Heavenly Breath

8st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Runner-up in Group 3/Listed company in France and had a couple of these behind when fifth of nine in a Group 3 at Newcastle (1m2f, AW; first-time blinkers) last month; enough stamina on the dam's side to suggest the longer trip shouldn't be an issue, but she could probably do with rain.

12/1

5th

9

(2)

30th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 1

18:35 Newcastle (AW)

Heavenly Breath

8st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Archie Watson

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent after 2f

25/1

Form: 708567 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Listed winner at Abu Dhabi (1m3f, good) last December, but 0-8 since and finished around 3l behind Time Lock in the Group 2 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock (11.6f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; looks up against it.

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

20th

19

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Wickywickywheels

8st 12lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: Jim Goldie

Stays 1m6f; won five handicaps at Hamilton last summer and a Listed race at Abu Dhabi last December; 0-10 in the meantime and has threatened only once in her seven races back in Britain, with a limited response from the handicapper, so she looks low on the list.

66/1

6th

2

(6)

5th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newmarket (July)

Wickywickywheels

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Jim Goldie

Six wins include a Listed success at Abu Dhabi (1m3f, good) last December; 0-9 in the meantime and trailed in well beaten here two weeks back when 22-1 for another Listed event.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 14-7

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who was returning from 419 days off when seventh of nine in a Group 3 at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) last month, finishing behind a couple of these; one of three for top stable and still unexposed, but others look more solid.

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

11th

2

(11)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

16:15 Newmarket (July)

Belt Buckle

9st 6lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

Lightly raced 4yo who was returning from 419 days off when seventh of nine in a Group 3 at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) last month, finishing behind a couple of these; one of three for top stable and still unexposed, but others look more solid.

20/1

7th

2

(5)

30th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 1

18:35 Newcastle (AW)

Belt Buckle

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: John & Thady Gosden

dwelt start, took keen hold, in rear

25/1

4th

1

(1)

7th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 133y

Class 1

15:15 Lingfield

Belt Buckle

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

2-1 favourite, made winning debut by a neck at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) in February; needs to step up considerably on the bare form but her dam was a Group 2 runner-up over 1m4f and this Ribblesdale entry has to be respected for her leading stable that has won three of the last five runnings.

9/2

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Non-runners

Aiming High, Time Lock, Ghara

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Payout
Exacta £217.00
Straight Forecast £188.60
Trifecta £1085.00

Selections

The Times:

Truthful

TOPSPEED:

Time Lock

SPOTLIGHT:

Novakai

NEWMARKET:

Sound Angela

Telegraph:

Truthful

The Guardian:

Truthful

D Express:

Truthful

The Star:

Truthful

Daily Record:

Truthful

RP RATINGS:

Novakai

Daily Mail:

Novakai

POSTDATA:

Time Lock

Daily Mirror:

Time Lock

The Sun:

Time Lock