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Tattersalls Sovereign Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £39697
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 5 runners
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Tattersalls Sovereign Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2515-5 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 5lb

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 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.

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

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 112 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Impressive at Yarmouth (1m, good) in May and odds-on novice winner at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) in June; no match for hot favourite Nostrum in Listed race at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) five weeks ago but kept on well to beat the other four and it was his best form; better is needed against these older rivals but he's a lightly raced 3yo who should still have potential.

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

1st

6

(4)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Salisbury

Embesto

8st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Impressive at Yarmouth (1m, good) in May and odds-on novice winner at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) in June; no match for hot favourite Nostrum in Listed race at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) five weeks ago but kept on well to beat the other four and it was his best form; better is needed against these older rivals but he's a lightly raced 3yo who should still have potential.

11/4

2nd

1

(6)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:45 Newmarket (July)

Embesto

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Roaring Lion colt; impressive at Yarmouth (1m, good) on debut, then defied a penalty at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) where he looked better than the bare form; promising colt who is interesting upped in grade.

9/2

Form: 815-41 CD

Last run: 75 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Solid Group 3 performer, landing his fifth success at that level in the Diomed at Epsom (8.5f, good to firm) in June on his latest outing; won this race in 2020 (his only run at Salisbury) and should be bang there again despite his penalty.

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

4th

1

(7)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Regal Reality

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

prominent

2/1

2nd

5

(3)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Regal Reality

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Won the Group 3 Diomed Stakes at Epsom (1m, good to firm) in June and similar form when creditable third in Group 3 races the next twice, behind Mighty Ulysses at Salisbury (1m, good) and behind Chindit at Haydock (1m, good); there's no 3lb penalty this time and he can give another good account.

10/1

20/1

Form: 4-3085

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden after nine races; third in Group 3 Craven over 1m at Newmarket on reappearance and racing freely has not helped over 1m2f since, including wearing a hood and tongue-tie on last two outings; while return to 1m may well help, even his best form leaves him with plenty to find.

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

16th

17

(18)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Dancing Magic

8st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Roger Teal

Maiden after ten starts who has raced in Listed and Group races since last September; outpointed in a Group 1 on heavy last October, otherwise kept to good or quicker; tongue tied on last three starts but just the hood is kept today on first start since wind surgery; others have less to prove.

14/1

4th

5

(5)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Salisbury

Dancing Magic

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Roger Teal

Still a maiden after nine races; third in Group 3 Craven over 1m at Newmarket on reappearance and racing freely has not helped over 1m2f since, including wearing a hood and tongue-tie on last two outings; while return to 1m may well help, even his best form leaves him with plenty to find.

20/1

5th

5

(5)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Dancing Magic

8st 13lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Roger Teal

Good third in 1m Newmarket Group 3 on his reappearance but too free for his own good stepped up to 1m2f on his two outings since, latterly at Royal Ascot with a hood added (reopposing Oviedo just behind him); needs to settle better.

8/1

Form: -12251 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Developed into a smart performer on AW at the start of this year and backed up that form when winning a five-runner Listed race at York (1m, good to firm) two months ago on final outing for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish; player on that.

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

0

2

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

13:50 Haydock

Chichester

9st 5lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Developed into a smart performer on AW at the start of this year and showed he's equally as good on turf when bagging a 1m Listed event at York (good to firm) in June on final outing for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish; better effort for this yard (but still below his best) when a never-dangerous fourth of five in 1m1f York Group 3 a fortnight ago; more needed.

20/1

4th

1

(4)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 177y

Class 1

13:50 York

Chichester

9st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Developed into a smart performer on AW at the start of this year and showed he's equally as good on turf when bagging a 1m Listed event here (good to firm) in June on final outing for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish; disappointing last of five in a Salisbury Listed race (1m, good) on his recent first outing for this yard; even a return to his best is unlikely to be enough.

25/1

5th

2

(6)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Salisbury

Chichester

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Charlie Johnston

Developed into a smart performer on AW at the start of this year and backed up that form when winning a five-runner Listed race at York (1m, good to firm) two months ago on final outing for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish; player on that.

5/1

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Selections

NEWMARKET:

Embesto

SPOTLIGHT:

Pogo

The Times:

Mighty Ulysses

TOPSPEED:

Chichester

The Sun:

Regal Reality

Telegraph:

Embesto

The Guardian:

Embesto

Daily Mail:

Embesto

D Express:

Embesto

Daily Mirror:

Embesto

The Star:

Embesto

Daily Record:

Embesto

RP RATINGS:

Pogo

POSTDATA:

Pogo

LAMBOURN:

Pogo