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14:25 Sandown

Good To Firm

Virgin Bet Atalanta Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares)

  • Prize money: £45368
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 10 runners
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Virgin Bet Atalanta Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

9/2 (Won)

Form: 8-2241 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Sometimes misses the break but she was away on terms and scored easily in Listed race at Haydock (1m, good to soft; equally effective on good to firm) three weeks ago; that was a personal best and she's open to further improvement; leading candidate.

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

3rd

2

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Newmarket

Heredia

9st 5lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Comfortably won a Listed race at Haydock (1m, good to soft) in August and she followed up in the Group 3 Atalanta Stakes at Sandown (1m, good) last month; has something to find with the two main form players but things have clearly clicked for this 4yo, who was supplemented for this race at a cost of £20,000, and she can give another good account.

8/1

1st

1

(10)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Heredia

9st 6lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

held up in rear

9/2

1st

3

(1)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

16:10 Haydock

Heredia

9st 4lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Won her first four starts, notably the Sandringham at Royal Ascot last summer; runner-up in Listed races twice this year (6f and 7f) and not seen to best effect from too far back when fourth in an AW Listed event last time; thereabouts on form but her slowish starts can put her on the back foot.

8/1

Form: 1255 D BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Well bred and lightly raced; went close in Listed race at York (1m, good to firm) in May before facing a stiff task in Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m, good to firm; fifth of six) next time; seemed not to stay the extended 1m2f back at York on latest start five weeks ago; retains potential and she's a major player in first-time cheekpieces.

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

4th

10

(2)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Queen For You

9st 0lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

dwelt start, in touch with leaders, headway and pressed leaders 2f out, briefly disputed lead over 1f out, kept on

9/2

2nd

10

(7)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Queen For You

9st 1lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

prominent

6/1

5th

8

(1)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

19:15 York

Queen For You

8st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Won on debut in May (1m, good) then went very close in Listed race here (1m, good to firm); down the field in Group 1 Coronation Stakes (1m, good to firm) and tackles a new trip here, but the steady pace may not have suited at Royal Ascot and she retains considerable potential now down in grade for top yard, which has won three of the last eight runnings with 3yos.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 14-P55 CD

Last run: 73 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Challenged wide and late when winning this race on good ground 12 months ago, but she hasn't repeated the form, one-paced when fifth of ten in Group 2 at Royal Ascot (16-1) in June; needs to rediscover her spark but a return to Sandown may well help.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

(5)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 1

13:12 Lingfield (AW)

Potapova

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Won a Group 3 at Sandown (1m, good) in August last year and often there or thereabouts in Pattern company, as when just beaten in a Listed contest at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) last time; handles Polytrack, but she isn't the easiest and a couple of the others are more convincing.

7/2

2nd

6

(5)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Potapova

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

led, headed and prominent after 1f, led again 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied and briefly led final 110yds, just held

11/2

4th
9 (5)
Novus

20/1

Form: 716221 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Progressive 3yo, the winner of three of her last seven races; last month's success in a big-field handicap at Goodwood (1m, soft; probably just as effective on good) came by less than a length but after meeting plenty of trouble in running; encounters tougher opposition here but she's still unexposed.

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

1st

8

(5)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

17:55 Newmarket

Novus

9st 1lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

towards rear, outpaced 3f out, rallied and good headway from 2f out, soon disputed lead, hung left but led clearly over 1f out, ridden out

8/1

4th

9

(5)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Novus

9st 1lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

took keen hold, towards rear

20/1

Form: 2-1682 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Goes well with forcing tactics and made all in Listed event at Goodwood (1m, heavy) in May on stable/seasonal debut; couldn't lead but still went down only narrowly in Group 3 at Ascot (1m, good to soft; lost a shoe) last time; twice successful on good to firm; unlikely to be far away.

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

7th

6

(5)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Newmarket

Roman Mist

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Archie Watson

Prominent-racer who was a Listed winner at Goodwood (1m, heavy) in May and landed a Group 3 in Germany (7f, good) a fortnight ago; however, there's a firm suspicion this 5yo will be up against it in this Group 1 contest.

25/1

5th

4

(2)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Roman Mist

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Archie Watson

led

9/1

2nd

3

(2)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Roman Mist

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Archie Watson

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

9/1

Form: 6-0032 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Standout effort came when winning a soft-ground Group 2 at Chantilly (1m) last summer; 0-7 since and comfortably held when second to Heredia in Listed race at Haydock three weeks ago; place claims once more but no obvious reason why she'll turn the tables on the winner.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

10

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Redcar

Purplepay

8st 11lb

J: Graham Lee

T: William Haggas

Peak form came in winning a soft-ground French 1m Group 2 last summer; respectable in Listed/Group races this term; entitled to run better last time at Sandown when back on soft ground and the tongue-tie tried there is replaced by blinkers, which didn't do wonders for her when tried once in Australia (Group 1 admittedly); can be keen, so the assured strong gallop should at least help.

7/1

6th

8

(2)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Sandown

Purplepay

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Standout effort came when winning a soft-ground Group 2 at Chantilly (1m) last summer; 0-8 since, admittedly without encountering soft ground in her three runs this summer (second in Listed race on good to soft) but the seeds of doubt have been sown; tongue tied first time.

12/1

6th

3

(4)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Purplepay

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

9/1

Form: 5-0175

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Wide-margin winner of Nottingham maiden in May and ran even better when fifth of nine in Group 3 at Ascot five weeks ago; however, well held by Roman Mist on the second occasion and will need a career best by some way to regain the winning thread; has raced only on ground softer than good.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

7

(9)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Kempton (AW)

Mysterious Love

9st 2lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: David Menuisier

Seen more in France than Britain thus far and while she's shown a good level of ability, her limitations look to have been exposed in Listed/Group 3 races; returns from five months off and she will need to take a leap forward tackling AW for the first time.

14/1

7th

7

(3)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Mysterious Love

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Menuisier

midfield on inner

28/1

5th

6

(4)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Mysterious Love

8st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Menuisier

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: 1-0115 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Continued her rapid progress when winning the Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot (1m, good to firm) in June; wasn't up to the Group 1 Falmouth at Newmarket (dwelt start, hung left) next time but nor was she disgraced and this race is easier; may not have reached her ceiling and has to be respected.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Newmarket

Coppice

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Won the Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot (1m, good to firm) in June and, after defeats in two Group races (albeit with an excuse on second occasion), she won a C&D Listed race (good to firm) last Friday; this lightly raced 3yo is in top hands and could develop into a Group/Grade 1 winner at some point, but she needs a sizeable leap forward if she's to prevail today.

12/1

1st

8

(7)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Coppice

9st 0lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

held up in rear, good headway on near side of group from over 2f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, led towards finish

7/2

9th

5

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Coppice

9st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

held up in rear

7/2

11/2

Form: 4-4013

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Has run over longer distances this season, too free in the 1m4f Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot before running away with 1m2f Listed race at York in July; performed perfectly respectably against male opposition in 10.4f Group 3 at Haydock last time; likely to be thereabouts again if coping with today's drop back in trip.

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

10th

6

(9)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Midnight Mile

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

raced wide, in touch with leaders

11/2

3rd

7

(5)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 100y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

Midnight Mile

8st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

in touch with leaders, headway to lead over 2f out, edged left and headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

11/2

1st

7

(2)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

19:15 York

Midnight Mile

8st 11lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

midfield, headway over 3f out, pushed along to lead 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, eased towards finish, comfortably

6/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Heredia

NEWMARKET:

Coppice

Daily Mail:

Midnight Mile

POSTDATA:

Roman Mist

The Sun:

Queen For You

Daily Mirror:

Potapova

Telegraph:

Coppice

The Guardian:

Coppice

D Express:

Midnight Mile

RP RATINGS:

Heredia

TOPSPEED:

Heredia

The Times:

Heredia

Daily Record:

Heredia

LAMBOURN:

Roman Mist