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15:00 Doncaster

Good To Soft

Betfred May Hill Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £68052
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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Betfred May Hill Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 311

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Improving filly who justified favouritism with a 2l success in the Prestige Stakes at Goodwood (7f) most recently, taking form figures to 311; both wins on soft ground; should be suited by 1m; yard won this race in 2017 with Laurens; holds leading claims on form.

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14th

3

(6)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Newmarket

Darnation

9st 2lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Stablemate of Fallen Angel; out of a half-sister to Blue Bunting, who won this race in 2011; readily beat See The Fire in the May Hill (Group 2) at Doncaster, completing a soft-ground hat-trick; form dipped in the Boussac on the return to faster conditions; chance of resuming her improvement may depend on how the surface is riding; interesting if it turns soft.

33/1

1st

1

(3)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Darnation

9st 2lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

took keen hold, prominent, led 2f out, soon ridden, hung right and hampered rival inside final furlong, kept on well, readily

5/4

1st

3

(2)

26th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Goodwood

Darnation

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Built on encouraging debut in no uncertain terms when scoring by 10l at Thirsk (7f) last month; it's possible the soft ground exaggerated the winning margin but she could be yet another useful filly for the yard.

11/2

4/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made a successful debut at Newmarket (7f, good) last month, after which her owner's racing manager said the filly is "the best specimen we've had out of Arabian Queen so far and we came here confident as her homework had been exceptional"; interesting prospect.

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12th

12

(2)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Newmarket

See The Fire

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Nicely bred filly, by Sea The Stars out of a Group 1 winner for her owner; duly showed plenty of ability (on good/soft) last season, winning a maiden on the July course here then running well in the May Hill (3l second to Darnation) and Fillies' Mile (just over 1l third to Ylang Ylang); hung left each time and ideally needs to iron out that trait but otherwise is appealing, with pedigree suggesting she'll do even better as a 3yo.

8/1

3rd

6

(2)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newmarket

See The Fire

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Nicely bred filly; made a winning debut on the July Course here (7f, good), then ran well in the May Hill at Doncaster (1m, soft) where she briefly hindered herself by hanging in behind the winner (slightly hampered as a result); possibilities if keeping straighter.

13/2

2nd

8

(7)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

See The Fire

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

steadied start, held up in rear, headway 2f out, soon went second, 1 length down and inside final furlong

4/1

9/1

Form: 6134

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Brings Group form, having made the frame in the Sweet Solera at Newmarket (good) and Prix du Calvados at Deauville (heavy) last month, shaping as if 1m will suit; has progressive RPRs and could go well again.

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9

(6)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Lingfield

Les Bleus

8st 8lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Richard Hughes

In the frame three times at Group level over 7f/1m as a 2yo; respectable fourth of five in conditions race at Kempton (1m, AW debut) on reappearance but this is a step back up in grade and she needs a big step forward.

40/1

4th

3

(4)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:45 Kempton (AW)

Les Bleus

9st 2lb

J: George Rooke

T: Richard Hughes

Useful form when reaching the frame three times at Group level over 7f/1m on turf at 2; the excellent form of her stable provides hope of a good run on her reappearance and AW debut.

5/1

Form: 613

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Scored at Newmarket (7f, soft) on second start, then was only about 2l behind Darnation in the Prestige later in August (got hampered; form can be marked up); should relish 1m and the rematch could be tight granted better luck; major contender.

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4th

4

(2)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Hard To Resist

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

raced in second, pressed leader over 2f out

6/1

3rd

7

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Goodwood

Hard To Resist

9st 2lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Left her 6f debut well behind when scoring over 7f at Newmarket (heavy) three weeks ago, making all; likely capable of better again for her leading stable.

10/1

1st

2

(2)

5th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newmarket (July)

Hard To Resist

9st 2lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

4-1 for a 6f maiden here (good) in late June but was soon left behind once the tempo increased and trailed home last; could easily be capable of a lot better.

12/1

Form: 12 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Solid novice performances, winning at Ayr (7f, good to soft) then going close at Goodwood (1m, good) where she was hindered by being carried left by the winner; however, others are preferred on bare ratings.

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1st

2

(4)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 3

14:40 Southwell (AW)

Francophone

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Clearcut winner of 7f Ayr novice on last August's debut and ran big race in defeat at Goodwood (1m, good) later that month; found soft-ground Group 2 race all too much in September but is back in calmer waters for seasonal/handicap/AW debut and still has potential.

12/1

6th
3 (4)
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50/1

Form: 1

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made a winning debut at Kempton (7f, AW) one month ago but we've not rated the form highly; bottom of this stronger pack on bare form and will need a good deal of progress to follow up.

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No Results Found

Form: 71

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Evidently well regarded, having been pitched into Listed grade on debut (never figured but showed some promise); subsequently impressive in maiden at Salisbury (7f, good; won by wide margin) and looks a very useful prospect for first-season trainer Ollie Sangster; appealing.

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7th

7

(1)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Romanova

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Ollie Sangster

pulled hard, led, headed 2f out, soon weakened

9/2

1st

6

(3)

17th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 213y

Class 4

14:40 Salisbury

Romanova

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ollie Sangster

made all, ridden and went clear over 1f out, pushed out and won going away

3/1

7th

7

(9)

27th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Sandown

Romanova

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ollie Sangster

45,000gns yearling; fifth foal; half-sister to 6f turf 2yo/5f AW winner Shanghai Rock (RPR 76); dam 5f-6f winner (including 2yo; 86), half-sister to 1m1f Group 3 winner Lateen Sails and to dam of Group winners Richard Pankhurst and Crazy Horse; a challenging choice of debut for this Golden Horn filly and she's hooded, from a yard also responsible for Shuwari.

25/1

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Non-runners

Meribella, Zenjabeela

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Payout
Exacta £60.00
Straight Forecast £55.30
Trifecta £370.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Darnation

SPOTLIGHT:

Romanova

NEWMARKET:

Hard To Resist

TOPSPEED:

Romanova

LAMBOURN:

Romanova

The Times:

Romanova

The Guardian:

Romanova

The Sun:

Romanova

POSTDATA:

Darnation

Telegraph:

Darnation

Daily Mail:

Darnation

D Express:

Darnation

Daily Mirror:

Darnation

The Star:

Darnation

Daily Record:

Darnation