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13:50 Doncaster

Soft

Betfred Champagne Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings)

  • Prize money: £71040
  • 0m 7f 6y
  • Class 1
  • 5 runners
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Betfred Champagne Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 12

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Newbury (6.5f, good) in June and 1l second in Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood (7f, good to soft) next time, when a neck ahead of Mountain Bear; having come from the rear last time he had to be switched around the entire field to challenge, and he could be capable of better.

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

11th

5

(11)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Iberian

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Charles Hills

Good second to Haatem in the Vintage, then went one better in the Champagne Stakes (Group 2) at Doncaster in which Rosallion met his sole defeat, albeit an excusable one (ground too soft); far from certain to confirm placings with that opponent, and form dipped sharply in the Dewhurst when he finished 9l behind City Of Troy; not the percentage call.

25/1

6th

7

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:00 Newmarket

Iberian

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Charles Hills

Improving colt whose two wins flank a good second to Haatem in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood; landed the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster (7f, soft) most recently and that form has been franked since, notably by Rosallion who bagged Group 1 honours on Arc day; strong contender, particularly if the ground turns slow.

3/1

1st

1

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

13:50 Doncaster

Iberian

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Charles Hills

towards rear but in touch with leaders, good headway over 1f out, soon ridden to lead, edged right inside final furlong, kept on well, comfortably

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 16 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Impressive on debut at Sandown (7f, good) and sent off at just 5-2 for Listed race at Ascot (7f, good) in July but he was a well-beaten sixth behind Rosallion; has something to prove after that but the first-time tongue-tie could help and the prospect of soft ground is interesting as he's a brother to two-time Group 1 winner Sealiway, who relished slow surfaces; not ruled out.

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

2nd

5

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

13:50 Doncaster

Sunway

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David Menuisier

led at steady pace, increased tempo 3f out, headed 1f out, soon edged right and slightly hampered rival, kept on but no match for winner

14/1

6th

10

(4)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:15 Ascot

Sunway

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David Menuisier

prominent over 1f out, hung right and weakened over 1f out

7/2

1st

9

(2)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Sandown

Sunway

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David Menuisier

March foal by Galiway; 300,000euros yearling; brother to winners Sealiway (6f-1m2f including Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere/Champion Stakes; RPR 122) and Seagali (8.5f), half-brother to 7.5f winner Glamour Vendome; dam 7f 2yo winner (including Listed; RPR 102) out of 5f-6f 2yo winner; stable's newcomers usually better for a run, but he cost a bit and his classy pedigree makes him worth a market check.

11/2

4/9

Form: 11 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won when favourite on debut at Newbury (6.5f, good) in June and followed up in fine style in Listed race at Ascot (7f, good) in July; judged on that latest performance this exciting, unbeaten colt holds the aces today, and his unraced dam is related to some classy soft-ground performers.

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

2nd

9

(4)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Rosallion

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Held in high regard and ended last season with a smart performance in the Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp, taking record to 3-4 and looking better than the 1l winning margin; had an excuse (soft ground) for his Champagne Stakes defeat the time before; form stacks up well and he's second best behind City Of Troy on ratings in this field, making him a highly significant player; should stay 1m and almost certainly hasn't peaked yet.

5/1

12/1

Form: 61734

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Good third in Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood (7f, good to soft; a neck behind Iberian) and another solid effort when fourth in Group 3 Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh (6f, good) latest; has run five times and isn't really progressing, but might not be far away for top Irish yard.

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

1st

5

(15)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Mountain Bear

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Won Curragh maiden in June and has been keeping smart company in Group class since; fourth in a strong renewal of the Champagne Stakes last time and he's a leading contender with the switch to AW likely to be fine.

11/4

4th

2

(2)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

13:50 Doncaster

Mountain Bear

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

took keen hold, raced in second, outpaced 2f out, soon lost two places, no extra final 110yds

12/1

Form: 148

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Yarmouth (6f, good to soft) and best form when fourth of six in French Group 3 (6f, soft) next time; however, improvement needed to win this and he was down the field in York Group 2 (6f, good to firm) last month.

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

8th

8

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 180y

14:17 Navan

Power Mode

9st 5lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Daniel James Murphy

Won for Alice Haynes on debut at Yarmouth (6f, good to soft). best form when fourth of six in French Group 3 (6f, soft) next time; down the field in the Gimcrack and last of five in the Champagne Stakes.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £198.00
Straight Forecast £195.10
Trifecta £331.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rosallion

LAMBOURN:

Iberian

D Express:

Iberian

Daily Record:

Iberian

RP RATINGS:

Rosallion

TOPSPEED:

Rosallion

POSTDATA:

Rosallion

The Times:

Rosallion

Telegraph:

Rosallion

The Guardian:

Rosallion

Daily Mail:

Rosallion

Daily Mirror:

Rosallion

The Sun:

Rosallion

The Star:

Rosallion