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Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes (Group 2) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £141775
  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes (Group 2) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/2 (Won)

Form: 12-123 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Runner-up to Quickthorn in this race last year; better than ever to start this season when winning a 2m Group 3 in great style and a close second to Courage Mon Ami on good to firm in the Gold Cup, both at Ascot; raced in second for most of the way in the Goodwood Cup but too far adrift of front-runner Quickthorn and lost second on the line; balance of form suggests he will end up in the firing line.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(8)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

13:15 Ascot

Coltrane

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

His only two runs on soft (unraced on heavy) were in 2020 and in the Doncaster Cup five weeks ago, below form in both; pipped by Trueshan in this race last year (good to soft) and in career-best form this season, showing it twice at this track and when winning at York on penultimate start; soft or heavy ground is the big worry.

7/1

5th

1

(5)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Coltrane

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

His only run on soft was in 2020 (below form) but he held Trueshan off by a neck in this race last year on good to soft; the positions were reversed at Ascot last October but this 6yo has had much the better season this year with his two Group 1 placings and wins in a Group 3 and Group 2; looks set to go well again.

6/4

1st

4

(5)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 1

14:25 York

Coltrane

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Runner-up to Quickthorn in this race last year; better than ever to start this season when winning a 2m Group 3 in great style and a close second to Courage Mon Ami on good to firm in the Gold Cup, both at Ascot; raced in second for most of the way in the Goodwood Cup but too far adrift of front-runner Quickthorn and lost second on the line; balance of form suggests he will end up in the firing line.

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 11-116 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won his first four starts, culminating spectacularly in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot (2m4f, good to firm) which was decided in a final-furlong duel with Coltrane; has to give that rival weight today, however, and needs to bounce back from muted show in the Goodwood Cup (won by Quickthorn, on good to soft) 24 days ago; a return to better ground may help.

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2nd

1

(1)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 1

14:25 York

Courage Mon Ami

9st 8lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Won his first four starts, culminating spectacularly in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot (2m4f, good to firm) which was decided in a final-furlong duel with Coltrane; has to give that rival weight today, however, and needs to bounce back from muted show in the Goodwood Cup (won by Quickthorn, on good to soft) 24 days ago; a return to better ground may help.

3/1

6th

3

(5)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:35 Goodwood

Courage Mon Ami

9st 11lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

took keen hold, midfield in chasing group, not clear run 3f out, still plenty to do when in the clear 2f out, no extra and lost two places inside final furlong

2/1

1st

11

(9)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 210y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Courage Mon Ami

9st 3lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

The way he made light work in the end of two 1m4f novice races on AW last autumn marked him down as a very serious prospect; handicap win at Goodwood (1m6f, good to firm; smart form) last month confirmed that in spades, as class and stamina came into play late on; 2m+ looks sure to suit and, although this company is of a radically higher order than in those three races, it is hard to put a ceiling right now on what he might achieve.

11/2

Form: 32-915 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Progressive last term and emerged on top by half a length in the 1m6f Yorkshire Cup here (good to firm) this May, when Broome was third and Quickthorn fourth; not seen again until the Goodwood Cup (2m, good to soft) where he was never dangerous, like all Quickthorn's pursuers, but involved in the very tight finish for second and showed enough to suggest he stays 2m; while peak form does not match some of these, he's less exposed in the Cup races and could be in the shake-up.

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3rd

5

(2)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 1

14:25 York

Giavellotto

9st 5lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Marco Botti

Progressive last term and emerged on top by half a length in the 1m6f Yorkshire Cup here (good to firm) this May, when Broome was third and Quickthorn fourth; not seen again until the Goodwood Cup (2m, good to soft) where he was never dangerous, like all Quickthorn's pursuers, but involved in the very tight finish for second and showed enough to suggest he stays 2m; while peak form does not match some of these, he's less exposed in the Cup races and could be in the shake-up.

7/1

5th

6

(9)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:35 Goodwood

Giavellotto

9st 11lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Marco Botti

took keen hold, in rear

12/1

1st

4

(7)

19th May 2023

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:35 York

Giavellotto

9st 3lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Marco Botti

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, headway up the centre over 2f out, pushed along when edged left and led over 1f out, ridden and hung left final 110yds, stayed on

16/1

Form: 15-122 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won 1m6f Group 3 at York (good to firm) this May by a short head, always prominent; further battling performances over that trip since when second in Group 2s at Longchamp and Goodwood; well worth this first crack at 2m but she's bottom of this illustrious group on ratings.

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4th

7

(3)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 1

14:25 York

River Of Stars

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Won 1m6f Group 3 at York (good to firm) this May by a short head, always prominent; further battling performances over that trip since when second in Group 2s at Longchamp and Goodwood; well worth this first crack at 2m but she's bottom of this illustrious group on ratings.

20/1

2nd

4

(6)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

River Of Stars

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Won over about 1m6f in Listed race at Chester last August and Group 3 at York (by short head, always prominent) this May; battled her way to a good second in Group 2 at Longchamp (1m6f, good to soft; unraced on worse) last month; mostly progressive and has each-way claims.

4/1

1st

5

(1)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:15 York

River Of Stars

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Finished about 12l behind Mimikyu in the Park Hill when last seen, though possibly raced on the slowest ground in the straight; has a solid and progressive record otherwise, including Listed win at Chester (1m6f, good) the time before; this Sea The Stars filly could well rate higher still; remains of major interest.

9/2

8/1

Form: -51307 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Good middle-distance performer for most of his career but won the Dubai Gold Cup over 2m in March; close third to Giavellotto in the 1m6f Yorkshire Cup here in May but well beaten since in the Gold Cup at Ascot and the Goodwood Cup, so others are preferred.

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6th

1

(2)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

13:15 Ascot

Broome

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A P O’Brien

Good middle-distance performer for most of his career (won at Royal Ascot 2022) but took the Dubai Gold Cup over 2m in March; close third in the 1m6f Yorkshire Cup at York in May; not so good since and although he kept on stoutly when a respectable third at Doncaster (2m2f, soft) last time, he was comfortably seen off by Trueshan and Sweet William; work to do.

40/1

3rd

2

(1)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Broome

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Good middle-distance performer for most of his career but won the Dubai Gold Cup over 2m in March; close third in the 1m6f Yorkshire Cup at York in May but well beaten in the Gold Cup at Ascot and the Goodwood Cup the next twice, and was about 8l behind Coltrane at York last time; others preferred.

10/1

5th

3

(4)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 1

14:25 York

Broome

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Good middle-distance performer for most of his career but won the Dubai Gold Cup over 2m in March; close third to Giavellotto in the 1m6f Yorkshire Cup here in May but well beaten since in the Gold Cup at Ascot and the Goodwood Cup, so others are preferred.

8/1

Form: 5-6411 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

A fine sight bowling along up front and he totally gave his rivals the slip when a runaway winner under Tom Marquand of this race last year (good) and the Goodwood Cup on latest start (good to soft); they were his career-best efforts but a 1m6f Listed win here in June came on good to firm; today's rivals, four of whom were in his wake at Goodwood, will be mindful not too give him too much rope but that's sometimes proved much easier said than done.

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6th

2

(7)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 1

14:25 York

Quickthorn

9st 8lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hughie Morrison

A fine sight bowling along up front and he totally gave his rivals the slip when a runaway winner under Tom Marquand of this race last year (good) and the Goodwood Cup on latest start (good to soft); they were his career-best efforts but a 1m6f Listed win here in June came on good to firm; today's rivals, four of whom were in his wake at Goodwood, will be mindful not too give him too much rope but that's sometimes proved much easier said than done.

11/4

1st

9

(4)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:35 Goodwood

Quickthorn

9st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hughie Morrison

made all, clear after 2f

14/1

1st

4

(1)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:05 York

Quickthorn

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hughie Morrison

Front-runner who completed Group-race hat-trick with easy win in Group 2 Lonsdale Cup here (2m, good) last August; not at very best on either run this year but it wasn't a bad run when 3l fourth of six in the Yorkshire Cup over C&D (good to firm) last month and he could build on that; key player.

13/8

Form: 1-5525 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Best efforts on good or firmer; reproduced his best this season on the three occasions he's had his ground, including latest start when about 9l fifth to Courage Mon Ami and Coltrane in the Gold Cup; that also shows he has a bit to find on form, though, and he came last in this race last year.

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0

6

(6)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 1

14:25 York

Nate The Great

9st 5lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

Best efforts on good or firmer; reproduced his best this season on the three occasions he's had his ground, including latest start when about 9l fifth to Courage Mon Ami and Coltrane in the Gold Cup; that also shows he has a bit to find on form, though, and he came last in this race last year.

33/1

5th

5

(4)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 210y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Nate The Great

9st 4lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

Best efforts on good or firmer; ran at Royal Ascot as 2yo, 3yo, 4yo and 6yo, underperforming in the 2m5f Queen Alexandra on last two occasions and he has a major question to answer beyond 2m; hit career-best form elsewhere last term and reproduced it on the two occasions he's had his ground this season, but he's up against it at this level.

66/1

2nd

2

(1)

25th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 50y

Class 1

19:12 Sandown

Nate The Great

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: Andrew Balding

led, headed and raced in second after 2f

5/2

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Payout
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Selections

NEWMARKET:

Courage Mon Ami

SPOTLIGHT:

Giavellotto

Daily Mirror:

Coltrane

TOPSPEED:

Quickthorn

RP RATINGS:

Broome

The Times:

Courage Mon Ami

Telegraph:

Courage Mon Ami

The Guardian:

Giavellotto

Daily Mail:

Giavellotto

The Sun:

Coltrane

Daily Record:

Coltrane

POSTDATA:

Quickthorn

The Star:

Quickthorn

D Express:

Broome