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BetVictor Geoffrey Freer Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £39697
  • 1m 5f 61y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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BetVictor Geoffrey Freer Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 12-105

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Reappeared with easy win in the Group 3 Chester Vase (1m4f, soft) in May; disappointing favourite in the Derby (1m4f, good to firm) next time when he lost a shoe and Frankie Dettori reported he "hated the track and the ground"; again underperformed on good to firm at Royal Ascot; today's ground could be far more his thing, with rain forecast recently, and he'd have a huge say if that's all that's been bothering him recently.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
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Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(6)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 84y

Class 1

15:40 Chester

Arrest

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

3yo campaign featured wins in the Chester Vase and Geoffrey Freer, plus good second in the St Leger; appeared to need his Newbury reappearance run and should be spot-on for this return to the Roodee; leading player provided there's no jar in the ground (underperformed on good to firm last year).

15/8

7th

4

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Arrest

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

ducked right start and slowly away, raced wide early, towards rear early, headway and prominent after 4f, led over 3f out

11/8

2nd

2

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Arrest

9st 3lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Reappeared with an easy win in the Chester Vase (1m4f, soft) in May; disappointing on good to firm in both the Derby (favourite) and at Royal Ascot, before restating his effectiveness with more give in the ground when making all at 5-6 in Group 3 at Newbury (extended 1m5f, good to soft) four weeks ago; may well have his ground again, brings among the best form with those two wins (particularly Chester) and this trip looks within reach.

3/1

33/1

  • Place: £5.70

Form: 60-338 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won novice here (soft) as 2yo; useful since but without making a great impact and her 1m4f Listed form this season (third on first two occasions, similar form on latest) shows clearly that she has much more to find if she's to play a leading role today.

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6th

2

(3)

4th May 2024

Heavy

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

15:20 Goodwood

Ching Shih

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: David Simcock

towards rear throughout

5/1

13/2

Form: 10/21/

Last run: 656 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Missed most of 2021 and all of 2022, this being his first run for 656 days; regular progress in his last two campaigns (the exception on soft ground) and graduated from handicaps to a 1m4f AW Listed win when last seen; going beyond 1m4f should suit if he's sufficiently tuned up and that's not ruled out from this yard; needs a close look.

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0

3

(4)

28th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newmarket

Shandoz

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, raced in second, pulled up after 4f, lost action

13/2

5th

6

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

13:35 Kempton (AW)

Shandoz

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Record on the AW reads 121, his latest win coming in a Listed contest over C&D in November 2021; was returning from 656 days off when a creditable third of seven in a Group 3 at Newbury (1m5f, good to soft) three weeks ago, but although the run should have brought him on he has a bit to find in this company.

25/1

3rd

4

(7)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 61y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Shandoz

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Missed most of 2021 and all of 2022, this being his first run for 656 days; regular progress in his last two campaigns (the exception on soft ground) and graduated from handicaps to a 1m4f AW Listed win when last seen; going beyond 1m4f should suit if he's sufficiently tuned up and that's not ruled out from this yard; needs a close look.

13/2

16/1

Form: 4-3156

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

5yo who was much improved initially this season, notably for 1m4f Listed win at Goodwood (good to soft) in May; plenty of experience of soft ground but tailed off when upped to 1m6f on heavy at Goodwood two weeks ago; forgiven that given the extreme conditions but still needs overall improvement.

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4th

6

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 61y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Luisa Casati

9st 4lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

5yo who was much improved initially this season, notably for 1m4f Listed win at Goodwood (good to soft) in May; plenty of experience of soft ground but tailed off when upped to 1m6f on heavy at Goodwood two weeks ago; forgiven that given the extreme conditions but still needs overall improvement.

16/1

6th

2

(2)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

Luisa Casati

9st 8lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Tom Ward

5yo who is much improved this season; beat Time Lock by 1l at level weights with a strong late bid in 1m4f Listed race here (good to soft) in May, following a close call on very soft in France; never able to challenge over 1m4f on good to firm in the Lancashire Oaks on latest start, a creditable run nevertheless and she's an interesting prospect for 1m6f.

15/2

5th

2

(6)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 175y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Luisa Casati

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Tom Ward

Lightly raced 5yo who beat Time Lock by 1l when a Listed winner at Goodwood (1m4f, good to soft) in May; could have more to offer and her claims will be boosted if the ground is slow, but she needs to take another step forward if she is to pose a threat here.

16/1

OUR TIP

4/1

Form: 6-4251

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Raced mostly on good/firmer but ran well on soft once in France; broke a losing sequence when dropping from Group races to a five-runner Listed event at Newmarket (1m4f) seven weeks ago on latest outing; has proven stamina and plenty of form that would see him seriously involved.

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5th

3

(6)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 61y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Kemari

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Raced mostly on good/firmer but ran well on soft once in France; broke a losing sequence when dropping from Group races to a five-runner Listed event at Newmarket (1m4f) seven weeks ago on latest outing; has proven stamina and plenty of form that would see him seriously involved.

4/1

1st

3

(2)

1st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:15 Newmarket (July)

Kemari

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

Raced mostly on good/firmer; losing spell goes back to his Queen's Vase success two years ago but he has shown smart form on occasions since, including in Group races at Meydan this year; has the advantage of recent match practice, unlike Al Aasy and stablemate New London; runner-up in this race 12 months ago; can't be dismissed.

6/1

5th

4

(6)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Kemari

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

Can front-run; well below form here last September on final 4yo start but ran creditably for minor honours in two Group races at Meydan (1m6f and 1m4f) early this year; form player but it's a little disconcerting that he has not won since 2021 Royal Ascot.

8/1

Form: 47-552 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

0-8 since his novice wins but second of seven in Group 3 at Goodwood (1m4f, good to soft) two weeks ago was his best form, dictating the pace and keeping on stoutly; this extra 1f looks manageable but he needs better still to win this.

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6th

2

(4)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 61y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Jack Darcy

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

0-8 since his novice wins but second of seven in Group 3 at Goodwood (1m4f, good to soft) two weeks ago was his best form, dictating the pace and keeping on stoutly; this extra 1f looks manageable but he needs better still to win this.

8/1

2nd

5

(2)

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

16:10 Goodwood

Jack Darcy

9st 3lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Not disgraced in Ascot handicap (1m4f, good to soft) last month despite failing to settle; 0-7 since his novice wins but has useful C&D form, having finished fourth in the Gordon Stakes at this meeting last year.

20/1

5th

1

(10)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

16:05 Ascot

Jack Darcy

10st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

took keen hold, held up in midfield, dropped to rear after 2f, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on

14/1

4/1

Form: 124 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won 1m3f maiden here (soft) on debut in April; improved form in defeat in Listed race at Goodwood (1m3f, good) in May and Group 3 at Newmarket (1m5f, good to firm; tongue tied) in July; needs better still but, for one so lightly raced, it may well be possible.

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7th

8

(2)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 61y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Klondike

8st 12lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Won 1m3f maiden here (soft) on debut in April; improved form in defeat in Listed race at Goodwood (1m3f, good) in May and Group 3 at Newmarket (1m5f, good to firm; tongue tied) in July; needs better still but, for one so lightly raced, it may well be possible.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £173.00
Straight Forecast £194.40
Tricast £1181.90
Trifecta £1151.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Arrest

POSTDATA:

Klondike

LAMBOURN:

Jack Darcy

The Sun:

Kemari

RP RATINGS:

Arrest

TOPSPEED:

Arrest

NEWMARKET:

Arrest

The Times:

Arrest

The Guardian:

Arrest

Daily Mirror:

Arrest

The Star:

Arrest

Telegraph:

Klondike

Daily Mail:

Klondike

D Express:

Klondike

Daily Record:

Klondike