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16:45 York

Good To Firm

Julia Graves Roses Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £56710
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 11 runners
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Julia Graves Roses Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.30
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 23

Last run: 66 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Couple of solid placed efforts for Ollie Sangster, finishing second at Windsor (6f) then third in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot (5f), both on good to firm; interesting prospect for new yard, having shown a good deal of promise; market support should be heeded.

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1st

3

(1)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Inquisitively

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

started quickly, made all, against far rail throughout, ridden final furlong, kept on

9/4

1st

4

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:45 York

Inquisitively

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

prominent against near rail, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, readily

8/1

13/8

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 152 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Failed to see out 6f in the July Stakes at Newmarket; that is flanked by very promising performances over 5f, namely an impressive win at Haydock (good to firm) and neck second in the Molecomb at Glorious Goodwood (soft); latter effort puts him top on the figures; respected.

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3rd

7

(1)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Ascot

Purosangue

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Runner-up three times in a row in 5f Group 3 and Listed races (soft-good to firm) prior to 6f Listed win at York (6f, soft) last October; on that latest start he came clear with Esquire, who boosted the form when winning the Group 3 Greenham recently; firmly in calculations on reappearance.

7/2

1st

6

(2)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:15 York

Purosangue

9st 3lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders, pushed along and headway from over 2f out, clear with one other from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, gamely

3/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 16

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won well at Newbury (6f, good) on debut, looking a bright prospect, and that form has been boosted; soft surface was likely to blame for his Richmond flop at Goodwood and he remains of interest; could well confirm the initial promise, provided he copes with this drop to 5f.

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6th

6

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Sketch

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

Soft ground excuses his Richmond flop behind Vandeek; that is flanked by a ready win at Newbury (6f) and good third in York Listed event (5f); however, has a lot to find on ratings at this tougher level.

40/1

3rd

8

(9)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:45 York

Sketch

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

Won well at Newbury (6f, good) on debut, looking a bright prospect, and that form has been boosted; soft surface was likely to blame for his Richmond flop at Goodwood and he remains of interest; could well confirm the initial promise, provided he copes with this drop to 5f.

12/1

4th
1 (11)
Alabama

15/2

Form: 34522

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Ballydoyle colt who has shown consistent form in Listed grade (over 5f on good/firmer) since wearing blinkers, finishing a good fifth at Royal Ascot then close second at Tipperary and the Curragh; useful maiden who appears to have a race of this nature in him; shortlisted.

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7th

2

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 180y

14:17 Navan

Alabama

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: A P O’Brien

Sole win from ten starts at two came in an ordinary Dundalk race, better form when second in a Listed event at the same venue; decent turf form in defeat although below best latest in Cornwallis at Newmarket (hampered and eased); unplaced favourite for a Group 3 event at Dundalk on final start.

8/1

6th

12

(2)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Alabama

8st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: A P O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, headway towards far side over 1f out, kept on, not reach leaders

11/2

10/1

Form: 18 CD

Last run: 65 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Twice-raced colt who remains unexposed and has York form having made all over C&D (good) at the Dante meeting; shaped better than bare result in the Norfolk at Royal Ascot where he eventually ran out of steam over the stiffer 5f; interesting back in this scenario.

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4th

2

(7)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:15 Ayr

Mon Na Slieve

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Looks all about speed having made all at York on debut and was prominent for a long way before weakening out of it in stronger races at Royal Ascot (Group 2) and back at York (Listed); held by Purosangue on that latest piece of form and whether this first experience of ground easier than soft will play to his strengths is questionable.

8/1

20/1

Form: 6185 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Not entirely disgraced in the Molecomb at Goodwood last time but finished behind a couple of these rivals and is well down this pack on overall form; it remains to be seen whether removal of the hood, which has been worn for most starts including AW win, makes any difference.

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2nd

2

(4)

13th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Markakol

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

reared start, slowly away, hung left throughout, in rear, headway on far side of group over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, just held second

11/10

6th

5

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:45 York

Markakol

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Roger Varian

Not entirely disgraced in the Molecomb at Goodwood last time but finished behind a couple of these rivals and is well down this pack on overall form; it remains to be seen whether removal of the hood, which has been worn for most starts including AW win, makes any difference.

20/1

5th

6

(1)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

Markakol

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Hooded the last twice; Newcastle winner (5f AW) who was more than three times the price of Shagraan when behind that rival in a Newbury 6f Listed race 12 days ago (good); minor form claims at this level and probably has the worst of the draw.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 02

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Performed well below market expectations at Yarmouth (6f, good to soft) on debut; fared much better at Musselburgh (5f, good) where he was narrowly beaten by a useful filly who ran well in Listed event subsequently; possibilities with further improvement on the cards.

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1st

1

(7)

15th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 10y

Class 4

14:05 Sandown

Cover Point

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: William Haggas

Struggled in a Listed race at York last time but had previously gone close at Musselburgh (5f) behind one who then finished second in a strong Listed race at Newbury; hard to knock in maiden company.

2/1

7th

3

(4)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:45 York

Cover Point

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: William Haggas

Performed well below market expectations at Yarmouth (6f, good to soft) on debut; fared much better at Musselburgh (5f, good) where he was narrowly beaten by a useful filly who ran well in Listed event subsequently; possibilities with further improvement on the cards.

14/1

2nd

3

(9)

11th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

Cover Point

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: William Haggas

Second foal from a very useful 5f winner; disappointing favourite when down the field on debut at Yarmouth (6f, good to soft) last month but represents a much-respected Newmarket stable and ought to be capable of much better.

11/2

14/1

Form: 12043 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Made a winning debut at Pontefract; has made the frame in a few notable races subsequently, including at Newbury (Super Sprint) and Deauville (Listed) since wearing headgear; behind a couple of these opponents in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot, however, and needs to find extra.

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10th

11

(1)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newmarket

World Of Darcy

8st 3lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John Ryan

Won twice on turf (good/good to soft) in novice company as a 2yo but has finished in the rear in four AW sprint handicaps this year; falling in the weights but the return to grass needs to spark a major revival.

50/1

11th

1

(1)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

World Of Darcy

9st 9lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Ryan

Won twice in novice company as a 2yo but has finished in the rear in three sprint handicaps this year; dropped another 4lb but he needs a major revival back up in trip; cheekpieces reapplied.

20/1

7th

1

(2)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 4

19:30 Southwell (AW)

World Of Darcy

9st 9lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: John Ryan

towards rear

20/1

Form: 5217 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Showed progressive form in maidens on good/firmer, winning at Catterick the final time; possibly unsuited by the soft surface in conditions race at Goodwood since; may still have more to offer but has a lot to find on ratings in this field.

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2nd

5

(3)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Make It Easy

9st 5lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Catterick maiden winner (5f, good) last summer for Jack Channon and seemed to handle Tapeta when a close third of five at Wolverhampton (5f) on her final outing; makes her stable debut after eight months off and the market may be informative.

7/1

3rd

4

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Make It Easy

9st 6lb

J: George Bass

T: Jack Channon

Won comfortably at Catterick (5f, good) in July on third start; well beaten at Goodwood and York the next twice and a return to form is needed, but those were warm races and she's respected now back down in grade.

7/2

25/1

Form: 21 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Clear promise in two soft-ground contests in the north, finishing second at Beverley (behind useful rival) then going one better at Thirsk; has potential but forecast faster ground may prove a negative, at least when kept to 5f; shapes as if she's crying out for 6f.

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7th

3

(2)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Boardroom

9st 4lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Geoff Oldroyd

took keen hold, held up in midfield

12/1

8th

9

(6)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

14:45 Doncaster

Boardroom

8st 12lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Geoff Oldroyd

took keen hold, midfield

50/1

Form: 214

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Norfolk withdrawal at Royal Ascot (got upset in stalls) is flanked by promising performances over 6f on good ground at Newbury, winning readily the second time; about 4l behind Purosangue in the Molecomb at Goodwood over 5f but the soft going seemed to tax him; could well get much closer in this rematch.

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2

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:45 York

Baheer

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Norfolk withdrawal at Royal Ascot (got upset in stalls) is flanked by promising performances over 6f on good ground at Newbury, winning readily the second time; about 4l behind Purosangue in the Molecomb at Goodwood over 5f but the soft going seemed to tax him; could well get much closer in this rematch.

7/2

4th

1

(7)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

Baheer

9st 3lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Turned over in a messy race when 5-4 for his Newbury debut and was then withdrawn from the 5f Norfolk at Royal Ascot after getting upset in the stalls; confirmed himself a smart prospect when making no mistake from the front back at Newbury (6f, good); easy to knock that form but he's held in high regard and the stable seeks a hat-trick in this (last year's winner won a maiden the time before); looks quick enough for 5f.

6/1

1st

2

(2)

6th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Newbury

Baheer

9st 2lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

travelled strongly, made all

2/1

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Exacta £160.00
Straight Forecast £155.30
Trifecta £1422.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Purosangue

Daily Mail:

Baheer

NEWMARKET:

Cover Point

THE NORTH:

Mon Na Slieve

RP RATINGS:

Purosangue

TOPSPEED:

Purosangue

POSTDATA:

Purosangue

The Guardian:

Purosangue

The Sun:

Purosangue

Daily Record:

Purosangue

The Times:

Cover Point

Telegraph:

Cover Point

D Express:

Baheer

Daily Mirror:

Baheer

The Star:

Baheer