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13:50 York

Good To Firm

Sky Bet And Symphony Group Strensall Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £96407
  • 1m 0f 177y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Sky Bet And Symphony Group Strensall Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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3/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: -28442

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Below par in a couple of Listed races at the start of the summer but back on track at the first time of asking for new trainer Karl Burke when going down by only a neck in a Haydock Group 3 (extended 1m2f, good to soft) a fortnight ago, collared in the final strides after travelling strongly and quickening to the front inside the final furlong; this shorter trip looks a help if anything (peak RPR achieved over 1m1f) and he looks the chief threat to Nostrum.

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

2nd

2

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 177y

Class 1

13:50 York

El Drama

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Below par in a couple of Listed races at the start of the summer but back on track at the first time of asking for new trainer Karl Burke when going down by only a neck in a Haydock Group 3 (extended 1m2f, good to soft) a fortnight ago, collared in the final strides after travelling strongly and quickening to the front inside the final furlong; this shorter trip looks a help if anything (peak RPR achieved over 1m1f) and he looks the chief threat to Nostrum.

3/1

2nd

3

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 100y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

El Drama

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

took keen hold, prominent, led over 1f out, headed towards finish

12/1

4th

3

(4)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 1

15:35 York

El Drama

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

raced in second, pushed along and challenging 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong

11/8

11/1

Form: 1-2072

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Close second in 1m AW Listed race on reappearance and back on the up when runner-up in another Listed event at Pontefract (1m, good to soft) four weeks ago; has a bit more on his plate at this slightly higher level.

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

1st

8

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

15:55 Leopardstown

Flight Plan

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

made all

12/1

3rd

5

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 177y

Class 1

13:50 York

Flight Plan

9st 0lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

Close second in 1m AW Listed race on reappearance and back on the up when runner-up in another Listed event at Pontefract (1m, good to soft) four weeks ago; has a bit more on his plate at this slightly higher level.

11/1

2nd

6

(4)

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

14:50 Pontefract

Flight Plan

8st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: K R Burke

Won Newcastle novice (7f, AW) last November and reappeared with close Listed second there (1m, AW); down the field on soft ground in the 2,000 Guineas but he was prominent long way when beaten just over 3l in the Jersey at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm); something to prove on this ground but a strong suspicion remains that he can still step up to play a leading role at this level at some stage this season.

13/2

Form: 122515 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

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.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

Form: -01813

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Different proposition since blinkered, winning Spring Cup at Newbury (1m, soft) in April and Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot (good) in June; showed he's also capable of smart performances outside handicaps when third in the Group 2 Summer Mile at Ascot (good to soft) on latest start six weeks ago; should be thereabouts for a stable which continues in excellent form.

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

5th

3

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 177y

Class 1

13:50 York

Jimi Hendrix

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Different proposition since blinkered, winning Spring Cup at Newbury (1m, soft) in April and Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot (good) in June; showed he's also capable of smart performances outside handicaps when third in the Group 2 Summer Mile at Ascot (good to soft) on latest start six weeks ago; should be thereabouts for a stable which continues in excellent form.

9/2

3rd

6

(8)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Jimi Hendrix

9st 3lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ralph Beckett

Different proposition since blinkered, winning Spring Cup at Newbury (1m, soft) in April and Royal Hunt Cup over the straight 1m at this course (good) last month; the RPR he achieved when winning here gives him a good chance but big-field races clearly suit and he does need to prove he can produce that level of performance faced with a different scenario.

4/1

1st

9

(7)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Jimi Hendrix

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Acts on soft and good to firm ground; took really well to first-time blinkers in the Spring Cup at Newbury, scoring readily, and subsequent flop seems to confirm that he's unsuited by the Newmarket Rowley Mile course; may still have more to offer in the blinds and he has Royal Ascot form having finished third in last year's Britannia; one to consider.

16/1

Form: 113-12 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Third in the Dewhurst on final 2yo start; missed the early part of this season after suffering a setback but looked very smart when comfortably justifying favouritism in a 1m Newmarket Listed race (good to firm) on his reappearance in July; worn down after travelling strongly in the lead for a long way in a 1m Goodwood Group 3 three weeks later, the soft ground possibly blunting his finishing effort; the Newmarket form has been franked by the second/third and he can resume his progress now.

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

6th

6

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 177y

Class 1

13:50 York

Nostrum

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Third in the Dewhurst on final 2yo start; missed the early part of this season after suffering a setback but looked very smart when comfortably justifying favouritism in a 1m Newmarket Listed race (good to firm) on his reappearance in July; worn down after travelling strongly in the lead for a long way in a 1m Goodwood Group 3 three weeks later, the soft ground possibly blunting his finishing effort; the Newmarket form has been franked by the second/third and he can resume his progress now.

Evs

2nd

7

(5)

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Nostrum

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Has raced only on good/firmer; third in the Dewhurst on final 2yo start; had a setback in April; comfortably justified favouritism in 1m Listed event at the Newmarket July festival on belated reappearance, taking record to 3-4; bypassed the Sussex Stakes for this easier assignment; top on form and promises to improve further.

8/13

1st

5

(4)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:45 Newmarket (July)

Nostrum

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Absent since his creditable third to Chaldean in last year's Dewhurst on the other course here (7f, good); 2-2 previously, including Group 3 win; had a setback in April; leading form contender on belated reappearance and remains open to further improvement.

5/2

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Payout
Exacta £411.00
Straight Forecast £458.90
Trifecta £2811.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Nostrum

POSTDATA:

El Drama

RP RATINGS:

Nostrum

TOPSPEED:

Nostrum

NEWMARKET:

Nostrum

The Times:

Nostrum

Telegraph:

Nostrum

Daily Mail:

Nostrum

D Express:

Nostrum

Daily Mirror:

Nostrum

The Sun:

Nostrum

The Star:

Nostrum

Daily Record:

Nostrum

The Guardian:

El Drama