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Japan Racing Association Sceptre Fillies’ Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares)

  • Prize money: £45368
  • 0m 7f 6y
  • Class 1
  • 10 runners
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Japan Racing Association Sceptre Fillies’ Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: -23492

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Below par on good to firm, acts on any other ground; front-running Irish filly who has plenty of useful form, including on British soil, such as third in this year's 1,000 Guineas; close second in Group 3 at Tipperary (7.5f) most recently, headed only close home; bright chance granted an uncontested lead and perfect fractions.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

(6)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Matilda Picotte

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Kieran P Cotter

Front-running Irish filly who has plenty of useful form, including third in this year's 1,000 Guineas; made all in the Sceptre Stakes at Doncaster (7f, good to soft) most recently; not sure to get an easy lead but has a fighting chance at the weights.

3/1

1st

10

(5)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Matilda Picotte

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Kieran P Cotter

Below par on good to firm, acts on any other ground; front-running Irish filly who has plenty of useful form, including on British soil, such as third in this year's 1,000 Guineas; close second in Group 3 at Tipperary (7.5f) most recently, headed only close home; bright chance granted an uncontested lead and perfect fractions.

8/1

2nd

10

(2)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 110y

15:45 Tipperary

Matilda Picotte

9st 3lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Kieran P Cotter

started quickly, led, clear after 2f, ridden over 1f out, reduced lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish

5/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -03111 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Fast-improving filly who looked well ahead of the assessor since handicapping, most recently beating 17 rivals in emphatic style at the York Ebor festival when dropped back to 7f; versatile ground-wise; looks a potential Group performer and comes here on a roll; interesting upped in class.

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9th

10

(1)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 1

13:12 Lingfield (AW)

Nigiri

9st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Completed a hat-trick in turf handicaps over 7f/1m in the summer and put up an even better effort when second of ten in a Group 3 at Doncaster (7f, good to soft) in September; disappointed when seventh of ten in a Listed contest at Ascot (7f, good) last month (behind two of these) and needs to bounce back from that now returned to the AW.

15/2

7th

8

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Ascot

Nigiri

9st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Acts on any ground; emphatic winner at the York Ebor festival, completing a handicap hat-trick; subsequently a good second, behind a useful filly who dictated the pace, in the Sceptre Stakes at Doncaster (7f); progressive 3yo who should continue to do well; respected.

9/4

2nd

11

(10)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Nigiri

9st 1lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Fast-improving filly who looked well ahead of the assessor since handicapping, most recently beating 17 rivals in emphatic style at the York Ebor festival when dropped back to 7f; versatile ground-wise; looks a potential Group performer and comes here on a roll; interesting upped in class.

9/2

12/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 21-141 D

Last run: 81 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Showed promise on good ground on debut, raced on softer since; progressive filly who beat Dandy Alys by half a length in 7f Listed contest at Carlisle (with tongue-tie added) in June when last seen, taking record under P J McDonald to 3-3 and overall record to 3-5; has an attractive profile and her trainer has won this race three times in the last five years; strong credentials.

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7

(9)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Vetiver

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Won 3yo Listed fillies' race at Carlisle (7f, soft) last June and campaign concluded with solid fifth of 20 behind The Gatekeeper in the Balmoral Handicap at Ascot (1m, soft); improvement needed today but she's a lightly raced 4yo who has won three of her seven starts; could still have more to offer.

14/1

5th

19

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Vetiver

8st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

Progressive since winning a 1m novice on return, notably when taking a 7f Listed fillies' race at Carlisle in June (soft; tongue-tie added); fair third in another fillies' race, a Group 3 at Doncaster, when back from a break five weeks ago, but this is an altogether different ball game.

18/1

3rd

12

(4)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Vetiver

9st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

Showed promise on good ground on debut, raced on softer since; progressive filly who beat Dandy Alys by half a length in 7f Listed contest at Carlisle (with tongue-tie added) in June when last seen, taking record under P J McDonald to 3-3 and overall record to 3-5; has an attractive profile and her trainer has won this race three times in the last five years; strong credentials.

12/1

4th
1 (11)
Cachet

2/1

Form: /1125- D

Last run: 457 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Badly lacks recent match practice, having been absent since Royal Ascot 2022, but won first time out as a 2yo and 3yo; showed she's a high-class filly by winning the 1,000 Guineas (good to firm) and going close in the French equivalent (good to soft) last term; should be as effective back at 7f; often front-runner; great chance at this level, provided she returns at or near the top of her game.

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4th

1

(11)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Cachet

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: George Boughey

Badly lacks recent match practice, having been absent since Royal Ascot 2022, but won first time out as a 2yo and 3yo; showed she's a high-class filly by winning the 1,000 Guineas (good to firm) and going close in the French equivalent (good to soft) last term; should be as effective back at 7f; often front-runner; great chance at this level, provided she returns at or near the top of her game.

2/1

5th

1

(9)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Cachet

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: George Boughey

led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong

6/1

1st

2

(3)

1st May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Newmarket

Cachet

9st 0lb

J: James Doyle

T: George Boughey

Driven out to win the Nell Gwyn here (7f, good) on reappearance, taking form figures at this venue to 1231; however, may well get outstayed back up in distance, judged on the way she shaped in three attempts over 1m (including third in Fillies' Mile) last term.

16/1

Form: -17372 D BF

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Best form on AW and has a strike-rate of 5-9 in that sphere, including Listed wins; runner-up in that grade at Chelmsford (7f) most recently; 0-7 on grass and has been out of the money in her two turf attempts this season; percentage call is to oppose her.

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1st

5

(11)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 1

13:12 Lingfield (AW)

Queen Aminatu

9st 2lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Out of the frame in her last two starts on turf, not getting a clear run at Ascot (7f, good) last time; however, her record on the AW reads 221111132 including a convincing success under Cieren Fallon in this race last year; major player once again; stable also runs Good Gracious.

7/2

6th

5

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Ascot

Queen Aminatu

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Best form on AW and has a strike-rate of 5-9 in that sphere, including Listed wins; midfield finish in the Sceptre took her turf record to 0-8; however, ran well (runner-up) in this contest 12 months ago and has place hopes back here.

4/1

5th

4

(7)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Queen Aminatu

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Best form on AW and has a strike-rate of 5-9 in that sphere, including Listed wins; runner-up in that grade at Chelmsford (7f) most recently; 0-7 on grass and has been out of the money in her two turf attempts this season; percentage call is to oppose her.

12/1

Form: -33203 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Trained in Spain where she's a five-time winner; placed in Group 2 at Meydan (1m) in February and Listed event at Pontefract (6f) four weeks ago; seems versatile ground-wise; largely consistent but, judged on ratings, needs a career-best performance to land this prize.

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6th

5

(6)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Samedi Rien

9st 4lb

J: Vaclav Janacek

T: G Arizkorreta Elosegui

Trained in Spain where she's a five-time winner; placed in Group 2 at Meydan (1m) in February and Listed event at Pontefract (6f) four weeks ago; seems versatile ground-wise; largely consistent but, judged on ratings, needs a career-best performance to land this prize.

16/1

3rd

7

(14)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Pontefract

Samedi Rien

9st 4lb

J: Ioritz Mendizabal

T: G Arizkorreta Elosegui

held up in rear, still plenty to do 2f out, headway over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on

14/1

11th

5

(13)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Samedi Rien

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: G Arizkorreta Elosegui

Trained in Spain and has had eight wins, five of them last term and the last two of those were on soft; creditable third at Meydan over 7f and 1m early this year and a close second back in Spain in June, but she needs something of a different order to trouble the best of these.

33/1

20/1

Form: 39-723

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft and good to firm; close second on sole Group 3 attempt; placed in Listed grade over 7f at Carlisle (second to Vetiver) and Galway the last twice; down this pack on bare figures but in decent form recently and has possibilities if taking well to first-time headgear.

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7th

8

(1)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Dandy Alys

9st 1lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Acts on soft and good to firm; close second on sole Group 3 attempt; placed in Listed grade over 7f at Carlisle (second to Vetiver) and Galway the last twice; down this pack on bare figures but in decent form recently and has possibilities if taking well to first-time headgear.

20/1

3rd

6

(6)

3rd Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:55 Galway

Dandy Alys

9st 1lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Ralph Beckett

Won a 5f maiden last year but showed that she stays this trip when second in a Newmarket Group 3; disappointed on seasonal debut but much better last time in a Listed event at Carlisle (7f; sft); ground no problem and should give a bold showing.

5/2

2nd

4

(3)

28th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 195y

Class 1

16:50 Carlisle

Dandy Alys

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Best efforts last season when close up in a 7f Group 3 (good to firm) and valuable sales race in Ireland (6.5f, soft); entitled to respect on those efforts and perhaps unwise to read too much into a quiet return at Epsom (Listed).

9/1

Form: -20373 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Seems versatile ground-wise; notable effort at Meydan in January, almost collaring subsequent 1,000 Guineas winner Mawj; creditable third to Magical Sunset at Goodwood most recently, despite perhaps not having the ideal track position; appears to have a good prize in her.

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8th

9

(9)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Dream Of Love

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Seems versatile ground-wise; notable effort at Meydan in January, almost collaring subsequent 1,000 Guineas winner Mawj; creditable third to Magical Sunset at Goodwood most recently, despite perhaps not having the ideal track position; appears to have a good prize in her.

7/1

3rd

9

(8)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Dream Of Love

8st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Short-headed by subsequent 1,000 Guineas winner Mawj at Meydan (7f, soft) in January; well beaten herself in that Classic and although she has since run creditably in the German Guineas and the Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot (both 1m on good to firm), she has a fair bit to find.

6/1

7th

1

(19)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Dream Of Love

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Second to subsequent 1,000 Guineas winner Mawj at Meydan (7f, soft) in January and, after finishing well beaten in the Newmarket Classic, she was a fair third in the German Guineas (1m, good to firm); not obviously well treated off top weight but represents powerful yard and is not ruled out.

11/1

14/1

Form: 172014 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

One of two Irish challengers; respectable form in cheekpieces at Naas (6f) the last twice, winning a soft-ground Listed event then fourth in Group 3; gives the impression she'll be suited by this return to 7f; still unexposed in the headgear; could go well.

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9th

8

(3)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 7f 100y

14:40 Tipperary

Clounmacon

9st 5lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

dwelt start, midfield, hampered and lost ground after 2f

12/1

9th

7

(3)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Clounmacon

9st 1lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

One of two Irish challengers; respectable form in cheekpieces at Naas (6f) the last twice, winning a soft-ground Listed event then fourth in Group 3; gives the impression she'll be suited by this return to 7f; still unexposed in the headgear; could go well.

14/1

4th

6

(1)

27th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 205y

15:15 Naas

Clounmacon

9st 5lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Dropped in trip for career-best when landing C&D fillies Listed last month in first-time cheekpieces, coming late to beat Aussie Girl on soft; not sure she'll be as effective on this quicker ground though.

10/1

Form: 564871 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Successful on fast ground at a lower level; has gained her Listed/Group wins on soft/heavy, latest in the Oak Tree Stakes at Glorious Goodwood (dropped back to 7f) last month; 3lb penalty is less of a concern than what the weather does (drying surface may prove a negative).

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5th

2

(10)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Magical Sunset

10st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: Adrian Murray

Handles testing ground well and won a Group 3 over 7f on soft at Goodwood last August; yet to prosper over this trip and well beaten final two starts last term but respected all the same on stable debut.

11/2

12th

13

(7)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Magical Sunset

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Has gained her Listed and Group successes on soft/heavy ground, most recently in the 7f Oak Tree Stakes at Glorious Goodwood; however, she has plenty to find on form in her first Group 1, having left Richard Hannon since finishing last of ten at Doncaster in September.

40/1

10th

2

(2)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Magical Sunset

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Richard Hannon

Successful on fast ground at a lower level; has gained her Listed/Group wins on soft/heavy, latest in the Oak Tree Stakes at Glorious Goodwood (dropped back to 7f) last month; 3lb penalty is less of a concern than what the weather does (drying surface may prove a negative).

13/2

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Payout
Exacta £311.00
Straight Forecast £245.10
Tricast £2837.80
Trifecta £2584.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Cachet

TOPSPEED:

Clounmacon

SPOTLIGHT:

Vetiver

Daily Record:

Matilda Picotte

D Express:

Samedi Rien

POSTDATA:

Clounmacon

NEWMARKET:

Cachet

The Times:

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Telegraph:

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Daily Mail:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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