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15:05 Chester

Good To Soft

British EBF Ruby Anniversary Novice Stakes (GBB/IRE Incentive Race)

  • Prize money: £5095.49
  • 0m 7f 1y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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British EBF Ruby Anniversary Novice Stakes (GBB/IRE Incentive Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.00
  • Place: £3.70

Form:

Last run: 52 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sent off 25-1 and dropped out after making the early running when tenth of 13 on her Newbury debut (6.5f, good) in June; should do better in time, but the stable appears to hold stronger claims with Aragon Castle.

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

5th

8

(5)

4th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Goodwood

Marcella

8st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Andrew Balding

Won novice at Chester (7f, soft) on her second start and ran very well on reappearance when beaten a neck in conditions race at Kempton (1m, AW; 12-1; wore hood); this is a sterner assignment but she's on an upward curve and receives plenty of weight from her older rivals; not ruled out.

8/1

2nd

4

(2)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:45 Kempton (AW)

Marcella

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Won Chester (7f, soft) novice on her second start but soundly beaten in a Listed race at Haydock (1m, good) on final outing at 2; sports a first-time hood now switching to AW on her return from seven months off.

9/1

OUR TIP

15/8

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 71 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Looked in need of his Salisbury debut, but was much more professional when easily winning an Epsom maiden (7f, good to firm; first-time tongue-tie) last month; likely to face different conditions here and has the penalty to carry, but the runner-up won the Class 2 nursery at Goodwood on Thursday to give the form a boost; respected for last year's winning stable.

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

2nd

2

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 212y

Class 3

16:28 Haydock

Aragon Castle

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Andrew Balding

Ended last season with a good effort at York (1m, soft) and that form puts him in the picture; below par at Bath on reappearance but may rebound with that outing under his belt.

7/2

5th

4

(7)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:18 Bath

Aragon Castle

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

1-5 as 2yo, easily winning an Epsom maiden (7f, good to firm) in July; twice close up on soft ground, including when fourth of ten off this mark at York (1m) on final outing; gelded later in October; in the mix.

4/1

3/1

Form: 224 BF

Last run: 77 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Finished a close second in his first two starts over 5f in testing ground in April, but well held at Ripon (6f, good) the following month; makes his debut for his new yard (same owners) after 11 weeks off; should stay 7f and soft ground not an issue; watch market.

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

10th

7

(9)

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 23y

Class 5

15:10 Yarmouth

Valadero

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Brian Toomey

raced wide early, prominent

12/1

3rd

7

(8)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Valadero

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Brian Toomey

In the frame in five of his eight starts including when beaten less than a length into third of five in only outing for George Boughey over C&D (first-time tongue-tie, now removed) in January; changed hands for 10,000gns last month and more needed starting out for yet another new trainer.

9/1

Form: 68

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well held in two starts over 7f on AW/good to soft; cheekpieces worn last time quickly removed; looks one for nurseries after this.

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

7th

5

(8)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 6

18:15 Doncaster

Takeover Target

9st 3lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Tom Dascombe

Seven-race maiden; didn't have things go his way - bumped at the start and also ran wide - when returning from a gelding operation at Lingfield (1m2f; 40-1) six-weeks ago; his overall profile isn't that enticing though as the handicapper cuts him yet more slack (down 3lb).

25/1

5

(4)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

14:42 Lingfield (AW)

Takeover Target

9st 7lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Tom Dascombe

Never dangerous over 7f at Wolverhampton when last seen five months ago, taking record to 0-6; gelded since; holds weak claims on overall form and needs improvement for this extra three furlongs.

25/1

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

400,000euros 2yo who was sent off evens favourite for his Haydock debut (7f, good) last month, but was beaten a neck in a field of eight; not sure the form is anything special even though a couple of those behind have run with credit since, but he is still a major player in this field.

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

5th

2

(5)

6th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

15:05 Chester

Hidden Pass

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

took keen hold, prominent

5/4

2nd

1

(6)

6th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 4

16:45 Haydock

Hidden Pass

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

took keen hold, raced in second, led over 2f out, ridden and kept on well when faced challenge inside final furlong, headed final strides

11/8

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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Hidden Pass

SPOTLIGHT:

Aragon Castle

The Sun:

Valadero

Telegraph:

Hidden Pass

D Express:

Hidden Pass

Daily Mirror:

Hidden Pass

Daily Record:

Hidden Pass

TOPSPEED:

Aragon Castle

POSTDATA:

Aragon Castle

The Times:

Aragon Castle

The Star:

Aragon Castle