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16:45 York

Good To Firm

British EBF 40th Anniversary Convivial Maiden Stakes (GBB Race) (IRE Incentive Race)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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British EBF 40th Anniversary Convivial Maiden Stakes (GBB Race) (IRE Incentive Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.55
  • Place: £1.55

Form: 82

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Left May's debut (5.7f, soft) miles behind when runner-up at Down Royal (7f, good) last month; his dam was a Listed winner and he's open to further improvement for his top Irish trainer; likely player.

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1st

2

(7)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 30y

14:20 Leopardstown

Battle Cry

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

soon held up in last, outpaced and detached when pushed along over 2f out, headway on near side of group from over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on to lead final 110yds

3/1

2

(3)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:10 Doncaster

Battle Cry

9st 3lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: A P O’Brien

Won the Convivial Maiden at York (7f, good to firm) in August and Listed runner-up at Dundalk (7f, AW) three weeks ago; however, in between those he was a soundly beaten fourth behind Dancing Gemini in a Listed race here (7f, soft) and he's down the pecking order today.

66/1

2nd

1

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Battle Cry

9st 5lb

J: Killian Hennessy

T: A P O’Brien

Improved form on his last two starts, winning a valuable York maiden at the Ebor meeting before a respectable fourth in Listed company on softer ground at Doncaster; this surface could suit but has a bit to find.

11/1

2nd
15 (4)
Zain Blue

9/1

  • Place: £2.45

Form: 2

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

18-1 when second of seven on debut at Newmarket (6f, good) three weeks ago, behind ready winner King's Gamble who is due to run in the Gimcrack at 3.00; trainer isn't known for first-time-out 2yo winners and this 170,000gns yearling is open to improvement now up in trip; on the shortlist.

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3rd

12

(10)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

16:20 Newcastle (AW)

Zain Blue

9st 1lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: John Butler

Last season's Group entries didn't look pie in the sky when second at Newmarket (6f) and York (the always-strong 7f Convivial); beaten favourite when off colour at Redcar the final time but remains of interest.

5/2

4th

11

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Redcar

Zain Blue

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: John Butler

towards rear, outpaced over 5f out

15/8

16/1

  • Place: £12.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

28,000euros foal, 24,000gns 2yo; second foal; half-brother to 1m/8.6f 2yo winner Hurry Up Hedley (RPR 65); dam unplaced half-sister to 7f Group 3 winner; trainer has done a great job with the 2yo Ballymount Boy but others are more compelling than this newcomer; has been gelded.

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1st

4

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 17y

Class 4

15:15 Chester

Thanks Forever

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

made all, pushed along and went clear over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, comfortably

4/5

3rd

12

(3)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Thanks Forever

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

28,000euros foal, 24,000gns 2yo; second foal; half-brother to 1m/8.6f 2yo winner Hurry Up Hedley (RPR 65); dam unplaced half-sister to 7f Group 3 winner; trainer has done a great job with the 2yo Ballymount Boy but others are more compelling than this newcomer; has been gelded.

16/1

4th
14 (2)
Volterra

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

400,000gns yearling; second foal; half-brother to 5f Listed/2yo winner Guilded (RPR 101); dam 5f-6f winner (91); trainer saddled Hi Royal to finish third at 50-1 on debut in this last year; one of two newcomers for yard; catches the eye on paper and could have a part to play.

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1st

9

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Redcar

Volterra

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

travelled strongly, prominent, hung right from over 2f out, soon towards near side, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well inside final 110yds, led final stride, all out

2/1

3rd

8

(8)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:20 Ayr

Volterra

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Farhh colt who cost 400,000gns as a yearling; made a promising debut in the Convivial Maiden at the York Ebor festival (7f, good to firm) four weeks ago, keeping-on fourth; trainer has won this race for the last two years; very strong claims.

11/8

4th

14

(2)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Volterra

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

400,000gns yearling; second foal; half-brother to 5f Listed/2yo winner Guilded (RPR 101); dam 5f-6f winner (91); trainer saddled Hi Royal to finish third at 50-1 on debut in this last year; one of two newcomers for yard; catches the eye on paper and could have a part to play.

20/1

5th
9 (13)
Sisyphean

11/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second foal; brother to 7f 2yo winner Espionne (RPR 80); unraced dam half-sister to two winners; one of two debutants for trainer who had a newcomer finish third in this last year at 50-1; needs a second look.

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7th

10

(6)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Newmarket

Sisyphean

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Encouraging signs on turf last year on first three starts and got off the mark on reappearance in Newcastle novice (1m, AW) in February; goes handicapping off a fair mark and with improvement possible; not discounted.

10/1

1st

8

(5)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Sisyphean

8st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

ducked left start, made all

3/1

4th

9

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newmarket

Sisyphean

9st 7lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Kevin Ryan

Promising fifth on debut in the valuable Convivial Maiden at York (7f, good to firm) in August and beaten just a head at Ayr (1m, good to soft) last time; has the best form in this field and he's an obvious contender.

9/4

3/1

Form: 22 BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Promise in second on debut at Haydock (7f, good to firm; albeit no match for winner) then went close at Ascot (7f, good to soft) behind a newcomer who was a Listed runner-up next time; leading form claims.

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4th

8

(6)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Under The Sun

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hugo Palmer

slowly into stride, in rear, headway up the centre 1f out, not reach leaders

25/1

1st

4

(7)

15th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Salisbury

Under The Sun

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: Hugo Palmer

Well-regarded colt who has had three runs at 7f this summer; was only just caught at Ascot (good to soft; RPR 86) on his second start and he wasn't beaten far in strong maiden at York (good to firm) last month; sets a good standard on his peak form and this step up in trip should suit on pedigree; key player.

7/4

6th

13

(9)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Under The Sun

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: Hugo Palmer

Promise in second on debut at Haydock (7f, good to firm; albeit no match for winner) then went close at Ascot (7f, good to soft) behind a newcomer who was a Listed runner-up next time; leading form claims.

3/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

27,000gns yearling; 14th foal; half-brother to four winners notably Grand Promenade (including 12.5f Australian Grade 3) and Santa Monica (including 1m2f/1m3f North American Grade 2s); likely to need this debut run.

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1st

7

(3)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Ayr

Spirit Of Acklam

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

in touch with leaders

4/1

7th

10

(12)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Spirit Of Acklam

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

27,000gns yearling; 14th foal; half-brother to four winners notably Grand Promenade (including 12.5f Australian Grade 3) and Santa Monica (including 1m2f/1m3f North American Grade 2s); likely to need this debut run.

100/1

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

33,000euros foal, £50,000 yearling; third foal; half-brother to winners Freak Out (7f 2yo/1m2f; RPR 86) and Taggalo (6f; 77); dam 7f AW 2yo winner (64); in good hands and a market check is advised but he'll need to be useful if he's to make a winning debut in this warm race.

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4th

1

(3)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Dimsons

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Jamie Osborne

took keen hold, raced in third

8/1

10th

2

(2)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:25 Ascot

Dimsons

9st 7lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

25-1 when eighth of 14 on his debut in a traditionally warm maiden at York (7f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; likely to have learnt from that, but this also looks a useful contest.

8/1

8th

5

(5)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Dimsons

9st 7lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

33,000euros foal, £50,000 yearling; third foal; half-brother to winners Freak Out (7f 2yo/1m2f; RPR 86) and Taggalo (6f; 77); dam 7f AW 2yo winner (64); in good hands and a market check is advised but he'll need to be useful if he's to make a winning debut in this warm race.

25/1

40/1

Form: 4

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

16-1, kept on for fourth of 13 on last month's debut at Windsor (6f, good); plenty of improvement needed but he's from a family his trainer has done well with and it will be no surprise if he takes a sizeable step forward.

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9th

6

(8)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Ever Driven

9st 7lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Tom Dascombe

16-1, kept on for fourth of 13 on last month's debut at Windsor (6f, good); plenty of improvement needed but he's from a family his trainer has done well with and it will be no surprise if he takes a sizeable step forward.

40/1

4th

5

(4)

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 5

17:40 Windsor

Ever Driven

9st 4lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Tom Dascombe

dwelt start, midfield

10/1

Form: 56

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Displayed promise when keeping on for fifth on last month's debut at Pontefract (6f, good to soft), where he was denied a clear run, but only sixth of 12 at Nottingham (6f, good to soft) since and others appeal more.

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7th

10

(5)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Newcastle (AW)

Bulmer Bank

8st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Encouraging effort at York (7f; handicap debut) on latest turf start, beaten just under 2l; bred to be suited by this scenario, being closely related to a C&D scorer; not dismissed.

7/1

4th

5

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:10 York

Bulmer Bank

8st 2lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael & David Easterby

slowly away, raced in last

8/1

10th

3

(10)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Bulmer Bank

9st 7lb

J: David Allan

T: Michael & David Easterby

Displayed promise when keeping on for fifth on last month's debut at Pontefract (6f, good to soft), where he was denied a clear run, but only sixth of 12 at Nottingham (6f, good to soft) since and others appeal more.

33/1

Form: 4

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

7-1, faded into fourth on recent debut at Ffos Las (7.3f, soft) when failing to settle early and carried wide on the home turn; has a useful pedigree and trainer won this in 2021 and saddled the runner-up last year, on each occasion with colts making their second starts; interesting.

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2nd

2

(4)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Castle In The Sand

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

RPR of 82 when runner-up in soft-ground novices at Thirsk (7f) and Brighton (1m) last autumn; those runs set the standard and there could be more to come; has obvious claims and his dam was useful on AW.

9/4

2nd

1

(1)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 4

14:45 Brighton

Castle In The Sand

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

Possibly unsuited by fast ground in the Convivial at York; that is flanked by promising efforts on soft going, front-running second over 7f at Thirsk latest; leading player on that form.

11/8

Form: 3

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

8-1, best of the newcomers when third of ten to subsequent Listed winner at Sandown (7f, soft) last month; pedigree provides optimism he'll improve and rookie trainer has unearthed some useful 2yos this year; contender.

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6th

4

(5)

16th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Kempton (AW)

Kings Valley

9st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ollie Sangster

towards rear of midfield

7/2

2nd

8

(14)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Sandown

Kings Valley

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ollie Sangster

Group 1 Futurity entry; best of the newcomers when third of ten in maiden here (7f, soft; 1l behind Navy Jack) in July, after making a big challenge over 1f out; 11-2 but ducked to his right from the outside stall when always behind in valuable maiden at York (7f, good to firm) four weeks later; has the outside stall again but it's too early to forget the debut promise.

6/1

12th

7

(14)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Kings Valley

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ollie Sangster

8-1, best of the newcomers when third of ten to subsequent Listed winner at Sandown (7f, soft) last month; pedigree provides optimism he'll improve and rookie trainer has unearthed some useful 2yos this year; contender.

7/2

20/1

Form: 33 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Has shown ability when third on both starts (6f, good/AW) but he was turned over at 4-7 last time and others have stronger form.

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13th

1

(11)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Al Waasl

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: James Ferguson

Has shown ability when third on both starts (6f, good/AW) but he was turned over at 4-7 last time and others have stronger form.

20/1

3rd

1

(9)

3rd Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Al Waasl

9st 7lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: James Ferguson

Hampered at the start when promising third at 11-1 on debut at Newbury (6f, good) three weeks ago and that form has been boosted by the runner-up; leading claims.

4/6

3rd

3

(5)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Newbury

Al Waasl

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: James Ferguson

35,000gns 2yo; sixth foal; half-brother to winners Saisons D'Or (7f-1m including AW; RPR 86) and Mitshurin (Swiss 1m); dam French 7f turf/7.5f AW winner (93), half-sister to French 2,000 Guineas winner Tin Horse and 1m 2yo Listed winner Becomes You; stable yet to have a 2yo winner on turf this season.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fifth foal; half-brother to winners Dubai Dominion (7f-8.5f including 2yo; RPR 102) and Hit Mac (5f AW; 67); dam 6f AW winner (including 2yo; 107); should have a future but this is a tough start to his career.

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2nd

1

(4)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Ayr

Peace Walk

9st 11lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Charlie Johnston

pressed leader, switched to centre and joined winner over 2f out, edged right and went clear with winner over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, just failed

4/5

1st

4

(6)

26th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

16:35 Beverley

Peace Walk

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Charlie Johnston

28-1 when finishing a tailed-off last at York (7f, good to firm) but that was in the traditionally strong Convivial Maiden; entitled to show more here.

16/1

14th

8

(7)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Peace Walk

9st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Charlie Johnston

Fifth foal; half-brother to winners Dubai Dominion (7f-8.5f including 2yo; RPR 102) and Hit Mac (5f AW; 67); dam 6f AW winner (including 2yo; 107); should have a future but this is a tough start to his career.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £458.00
Straight Forecast £281.70
Trifecta £15466.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kings Valley

RP RATINGS:

Under The Sun

NEWMARKET:

Zain Blue

Telegraph:

Volterra

The Times:

Castle In The Sand

Daily Record:

Battle Cry

LAMBOURN:

Kings Valley

The Guardian:

Kings Valley

D Express:

Kings Valley

Daily Mirror:

Kings Valley

The Star:

Kings Valley

TOPSPEED:

Under The Sun

POSTDATA:

Under The Sun

Daily Mail:

Under The Sun

The Sun:

Zain Blue