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13:35 Kempton (AW)

Standard To Slow

Unibet September Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £51039
  • 1m 3f 219y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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Unibet September Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 51-325

Last run: 80 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Last six starts have been at Group 1 level, including a win in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot (1m2f, good to soft) last October; solid efforts in his first two outings after returning in the spring, but off 80 days since finishing fifth of six in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m2f, good); favoured by the race conditions and has winning form on AW (Tapeta), but has never attempted this far before.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

1

(8)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

15:45 Ascot

Bay Bridge

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

5/1

1st

2

(2)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

13:35 Kempton (AW)

Bay Bridge

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Last six starts have been at Group 1 level, including a win in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot (1m2f, good to soft) last October; solid efforts in his first two outings after returning in the spring, but off 80 days since finishing fifth of six in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m2f, good); favoured by the race conditions and has winning form on AW (Tapeta), but has never attempted this far before.

Evs

5th

2

(5)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Bay Bridge

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

1l second in this race last year (good to firm; 10-11 favourite) when caught out by a fine front-running ride on the winner; beat Adayar and My Prospero to win the Champion Stakes over C&D (good to soft) last October and he had to wait for a clear run when close second to Luxembourg in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh (10.5f, good) last month; key player.

3/1

11/2

Form: 33-331 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Record around here reads 313, the win coming over this trip as a 3yo; returned to winning form in a Windsor Listed event (11.4f, good to firm) a fortnight ago and although more will be needed to take this, he can't be dismissed entirely back here; stable won this with Hamish two years ago.

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5th

1

(3)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

17:20 Newmarket

Candleford

9st 10lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Suited by 1m4f; creditable fourth of six in this race last year; hit new heights on latest two starts, winning a six-runner Listed event at Windsor (Lion's Pride a close third) and second of seven in Group 3 at Kempton; gives weight all round but has the form to be taken seriously.

3/1

2nd

4

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

13:35 Kempton (AW)

Candleford

9st 7lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: William Haggas

Record around here reads 313, the win coming over this trip as a 3yo; returned to winning form in a Windsor Listed event (11.4f, good to firm) a fortnight ago and although more will be needed to take this, he can't be dismissed entirely back here; stable won this with Hamish two years ago.

11/2

1st

1

(4)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 1

18:20 Windsor

Candleford

9st 7lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: William Haggas

On a losing run of seven since running away with a 1m4f handicap at last year's Royal Ascot; since placed at Listed/Group 3 level, so no doubt he'll bag one of these sooner or later, and softening ground was against him last time at Goodwood.

10/1

14/1

Form: 071-36 D

Last run: 121 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won twice at Group 3 level over 1m4f at Newbury (good/heavy) last year; ran with credit on his return there in April, but a modest effort at Chester (1m5f, soft) 19 days later and not seen since; fifth of nine in only AW start here (1m2f) as a 3yo; others make more appeal.

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8th

1

(12)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Max Vega

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Dual Group 3 winner at 1m4f on turf; opened his AW account in handicap over that trip at Wolverhampton (off just 2lb lower) six weeks ago; has the ability to remain competitive, provided he's as effective back at 2m (third attempt).

6/1

1st

1

(1)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Max Vega

10st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

raced in third, pushed along 2f out, ridden against rail over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well final 110yds

7/2

2nd

2

(3)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Max Vega

10st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

in touch with leaders

8/1

OUR TIP

25/1

Form: 411-68 CD

Last run: 132 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Nothing to prove with regard to the suitability of the track having won three times over 1m3f/1m4f here last year; well held in both starts after returning in April (including back here) and has been off for another 132 days since; this a tough race in which to try and bounce back.

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3rd

1

(1)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

15:30 Kempton (AW)

Belloccio

9st 7lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: David Menuisier

led, headed over 2f out, lost second over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

8/1

4th

3

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

13:35 Kempton (AW)

Belloccio

9st 7lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: David Menuisier

Nothing to prove with regard to the suitability of the track having won three times over 1m3f/1m4f here last year; well held in both starts after returning in April (including back here) and has been off for another 132 days since; this a tough race in which to try and bounce back.

25/1

6th

1

(4)

1st Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 1f 219y

Class 1

14:05 Kempton (AW)

Belloccio

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: David Menuisier

in touch with leaders, headway on outer after 2f

11/2

25/1

Form: 0/21/3 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Record on the AW reads 121, his latest win coming in a Listed contest over C&D in November 2021; was returning from 656 days off when a creditable third of seven in a Group 3 at Newbury (1m5f, good to soft) three weeks ago, but although the run should have brought him on he has a bit to find in this company.

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0

3

(4)

28th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newmarket

Shandoz

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, raced in second, pulled up after 4f, lost action

13/2

5th

6

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

13:35 Kempton (AW)

Shandoz

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Record on the AW reads 121, his latest win coming in a Listed contest over C&D in November 2021; was returning from 656 days off when a creditable third of seven in a Group 3 at Newbury (1m5f, good to soft) three weeks ago, but although the run should have brought him on he has a bit to find in this company.

25/1

3rd

4

(7)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 61y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Shandoz

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Missed most of 2021 and all of 2022, this being his first run for 656 days; regular progress in his last two campaigns (the exception on soft ground) and graduated from handicaps to a 1m4f AW Listed win when last seen; going beyond 1m4f should suit if he's sufficiently tuned up and that's not ruled out from this yard; needs a close look.

13/2

Form: 10-221 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Highly progressive colt who gained his biggest success so far when beating Adayar by more than 4l in the Group 2 Princess Of Wales's Stakes at Newmarket (1m4f, good to firm) in July; has a 5lb penalty for that and is unraced on the AW, but he is a half-brother to a dual winner around here and the stable has won five of the last eight runnings (including with the likes of Enable and Mostahdaf); highly respected.

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2nd

1

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Israr

9st 11lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

Close third in C&D handicap at last year's Royal meeting; apparently best form when beating the odds-on Adayar (who's not been seen since) in some style to take Group 2 at Newmarket (1m4f, good to firm) this July, albeit with all three rivals clearly below form; not far away on his other 2023 form.

7/2

6th

1

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

13:35 Kempton (AW)

Israr

9st 12lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Highly progressive colt who gained his biggest success so far when beating Adayar by more than 4l in the Group 2 Princess Of Wales's Stakes at Newmarket (1m4f, good to firm) in July; has a 5lb penalty for that and is unraced on the AW, but he is a half-brother to a dual winner around here and the stable has won five of the last eight runnings (including with the likes of Enable and Mostahdaf); highly respected.

11/4

1st

4

(3)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

Israr

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John & Thady Gosden

Highly progressive in handicaps last year on various ground; short-headed on reappearance in Group 3 at Newbury (1m4f, good) and another good second in Listed race at York (1m6f, good to firm) last month; needs extra if he's to beat Adayar but he may be best of the rest.

7/2

Form: 2211-1 D

Last run: 216 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Eight wins from 11 starts in Chile, four of them at Group 1 level (one courtesy of the stewards) the latest of which was in El Derby (1m4f, good) in February; 2-2 on dirt and fascinating to see how he fares if ready to roll on debut for a stable with such a fine recent record in this race.

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8th

6

(7)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Fortino

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: John & Thady Gosden

Eight wins from 11 starts in Chile, four of the wins at Group 1 level (one courtesy of the stewards) and the latest in El Derby (1m4f, good) in February; 10-1 for stable/British debut in Group 3 at Kempton (1m4f, AW) four weeks ago but came a detached last of seven; cheekpieces go on today.

33/1

7th

7

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

13:35 Kempton (AW)

Fortino

9st 6lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

Eight wins from 11 starts in Chile, four of them at Group 1 level (one courtesy of the stewards) the latest of which was in El Derby (1m4f, good) in February; 2-2 on dirt and fascinating to see how he fares if ready to roll on debut for a stable with such a fine recent record in this race.

14/1

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SPOTLIGHT:

Israr

Daily Mirror:

Candleford

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Israr

Daily Record:

Candleford

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Bay Bridge

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