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William Hill Celebration Mile Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £89885.35
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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William Hill Celebration Mile Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: -26174 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Best effort this year when winning 7f Listed race at Haydock in May; wasn't disgraced over 1m at Royal Ascot next time but he should have run better when a well-held fourth in Group 2 on the same course on latest, finishing two places behind Aldaary; handles any ground; has a win here to his name; chance if on a going day.

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

7th

1

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Angel Bleu

9st 6lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Two Group 1 wins on French soil as a 2yo; led close home in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood eight weeks ago, taking record on going softer than good to 6-8; faces a stiffer task in this field but slow ground would boost his chance.

25/1

1st

2

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Angel Bleu

9st 6lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

midfield, waiting for room over 2f out, ridden and switched left against near rail 1f out, headway final furlong, ran on well to lead towards finish

10/1

4th

3

(4)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Angel Bleu

9st 3lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Added to his good record on softer than good when resuming winning ways in 7f Haydock Listed race last month; shaped better than the result after meeting trouble when seventh of 12 in the Queen Anne over the straight 1m here (good) at the Royal meeting; big run on the cards if the ground eases.

9/2

12/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 11-74

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Has raced solely on softer than good; gelded after disappointing in the Greenham (9-2) on reappearance and might have needed the run when fourth to Epictetus over C&D on his return from 104 days off; has ground to make up with the winner but he's lightly raced and represents the yard responsible for two of the last three winners of this contest; could outrun his likely odds.

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

5th

5

(7)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Knight

9st 2lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Won the Horris Hill at Newbury on heavy as a 2yo and underlined his liking for testing turf when second in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood (Charyn over 1l back in third) and a Sandown Listed race (wore first-time cheekpieces) at the end of last summer; ran poorly in 1m1f Newmarket Group 3 when last seen in October but a bold show is assured if back to anywhere near his best in a first-time visor.

5/2

7th

6

(2)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:50 Newmarket

Knight

9st 1lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Lightly raced 3yo; finished ahead of three of these when beaten a head in Listed event at Sandown (1m, soft; unraced on good or firmer) last time, matching the form he'd shown in Goodwood Group 2 the time before; will probably stay this longer trip; cheekpieces on again and commands respect.

3/1

2nd

5

(5)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Sandown

Knight

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Five races, all on softer than good; gelded after disappointing in the Greenham at Newbury on reappearance; ran twice over 1m at Goodwood last month and showed improved form when close second of seven in Group 2 last time; carried his head a bit awkwardly and hung that day, which sees him in cheekpieces this time, but he should go well.

11/4

3rd
4 (8)
Charyn

3/1

Form: 284383

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won French 2yo Group 2 (6f, soft) last October; has bumped into Paddington in three Group 1s this season, racing freely and finding no extra when third of five in the Sussex over C&D on latest; meets nothing of that calibre here and should give a good account of himself.

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

1st

2

(6)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Charyn

9st 2lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Roger Varian

Won a soft-ground Group 2 in France as a juvenile and even better form in defeat last year, reaching the frame three times over 1m at Group 1 level; behind the reopposing Knight when only a respectable third in Group 2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood (soft) on final start; should go well for a yard seeking a fourth win in this since 2016.

11/4

3rd

4

(8)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Charyn

9st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Won French 2yo Group 2 (6f, soft) last October; has bumped into Paddington in three Group 1s this season, racing freely and finding no extra when third of five in the Sussex over C&D on latest; meets nothing of that calibre here and should give a good account of himself.

3/1

3rd

5

(1)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Charyn

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, raced in second early, raced in third halfway, bumped 2f out, pressed leaders on outer over 1f out, no extra final furlong

33/1

16/1

Form: 222614

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Solid record over 7f this term, landing Listed event at Chester (soft) and running respectably in the face of a stiff task when fourth to Kinross in the Lennox Stakes here (good to soft); more required to resume winning ways, however, and it remains to be seen if he'll stay this longer trip.

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

4th

7

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Holguin

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

led, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

16/1

4th

6

(2)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:00 Goodwood

Holguin

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Acts on soft and good to firm; solid record over 7f this term, most recently winning Listed event at Chester; respectable sixth in the Jersey at Royal Ascot the time before; consistent and steadily progressive colt who represents last year's winning yard; one to consider.

14/1

1st

9

(2)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 1y

Class 1

16:27 Chester

Holguin

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders, pushed along under 3f out, raced wide and headway home turn, ridden towards near side 1f out, ran on well to lead towards finish

3/1

Form: -15501 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Proved well suited by dropping back to 1m when winning seven-runner Group 3 over C&D (soft; also successful on good to firm) three weeks ago, swooping through to lead inside the final 1f and beating the hot favourite by 1l, with Galeron and Knight making the frame; that was a personal best and there may be more to come from him over this distance; high on the list.

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

8th

6

(4)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Epictetus

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Acts on heavy; reappearance win commenced his spell at about 1m2f; proved suited by the drop back to 1m at Glorious Goodwood but has failed to build on that Group 3 success in two subsequent runs; towards the bottom of this pack on the figures.

66/1

4th

6

(5)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Epictetus

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

3yo who was a Listed winner at Epsom (1m2f, soft) in April and landed the Group 3 Throroughbred Stakes at Goodwood (1m, soft) in August; ran well on good ground here last season; not ruled out but it's been an up-and-down campaign and he wasn't at his best at Goodwood (1m, soft) last time.

13/2

5th

5

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Epictetus

9st 0lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Proved well suited by dropping back to 1m when winning seven-runner Group 3 over C&D (soft; also successful on good to firm) three weeks ago, swooping through to lead inside the final 1f and beating the hot favourite by 1l, with Galeron and Knight making the frame; that was a personal best and there may be more to come from him over this distance; high on the list.

11/4

Form: -72261 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Tough front-running mare who gamely fended off all challengers in Group 3 at Ascot (1m, good to soft) four weeks ago; more to do against males in this higher grade but she's likely to give it her best shot.

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

6th

5

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Newmarket

Random Harvest

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Others have stronger form than this 5yo, who was below par in the Group 2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood (soft) last time; however, she's had a fine season and made all in the Group 3 Valiant Stakes at Ascot (1m, good to soft) two starts ago; also effective on good/good to firm; this course often favours prominent-racers and it will be no surprise to see a bold bid.

20/1

6th

3

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Random Harvest

9st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Tough front-running mare who gamely fended off all challengers in Group 3 at Ascot (1m, good to soft) four weeks ago; more to do against males in this higher grade but she's likely to give it her best shot.

7/1

1st

2

(7)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Random Harvest

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

took keen hold, made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, gamely

11/4

14/1

Form: -34593 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Ran in the Guineas, the Irish Guineas and the St James's Palace Stakes in May/June, finishing last of nine in last-named; fared a bit better when third of seven to Epictetus in C&D Group 3 three weeks ago but he'll need blinkers to have a positive effect if he's to turn the tables on that rival.

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

7th

6

(4)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Galeron

9st 0lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Charles Hills

Ran in the Guineas, the Irish Guineas and the St James's Palace Stakes in May/June, finishing last of nine in last-named; fared a bit better when third of seven to Epictetus in C&D Group 3 three weeks ago but he'll need blinkers to have a positive effect if he's to turn the tables on that rival.

14/1

3rd

4

(3)

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Galeron

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Charles Hills

Finished last in the St James's Palace Stakes, failing to back up his English/Irish Guineas efforts; drops back in class but looks the most exposed contender and may be a tad flattered by his Classic form.

16/1

9th

4

(5)

20th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Galeron

9st 2lb

J: James McDonald

T: Charles Hills

in touch with leaders

33/1

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Non-runners

Aldaary

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £219.00
Straight Forecast £283.80
Tricast £1054.50
Trifecta £1186.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Epictetus

TOPSPEED:

Charyn

LAMBOURN:

Random Harvest

RP RATINGS:

Epictetus

POSTDATA:

Epictetus

NEWMARKET:

Epictetus

Telegraph:

Epictetus

Daily Mail:

Epictetus

D Express:

Epictetus

Daily Record:

Epictetus

The Times:

Charyn

The Guardian:

Charyn

The Sun:

Charyn

Daily Mirror:

Random Harvest

The Star:

Random Harvest