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Good To Firm

Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Group 1) (Colts)

  • Prize money: £165355.02
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 9 runners
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Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Group 1) (Colts)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 111 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Has raced only on softer than good but it's not yet established that he's ground dependent; progressing very well; got up in the final strides of the Prix Morny at Deauville most recently, following up his Richmond success and taking record to 3-3; chief player, being top on the figures.

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

1st

9

(3)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Vandeek

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

slowly away, took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 2f out, pushed along to lead 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, impressive

7/4

1st

11

(3)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Vandeek

9st 2lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

dwelt start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden and went clear, pushed out and reduced lead inside final 110yds, comfortably

9/4

1st

12

(12)

21st Jul 2023

Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 5

14:15 Nottingham

Vandeek

9st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

slowly away and ducked left start, in rear, soon recovered and midfield

4/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 11 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Promising colt who has justified favouritism in both runs (6f, good); did it easily at Salisbury then followed up in Listed grade at Ripon where a solid yardstick was two places behind him and helps to give the form a strong look; has Group 1 potential judged on pedigree; appealing.

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

2nd

8

(9)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Task Force

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in rear, headway towards near side 2f out, kept on final furlong, went second final strides

8/1

1st

6

(3)

28th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Ripon

Task Force

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Well-backed even-money favourite on last month's debut at Salisbury (6f, good) and was an easy winner; takes on much tougher opposition here but the runner-up won a nursery next time and he's bred to be classy (by Frankel out of 1,000 Guineas winner Special Duty); could well make it 2-2.

13/8

1st

9

(10)

29th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Salisbury

Task Force

9st 7lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Ralph Beckett

Tenth foal; closely related to 1m4f Listed winner Elegant Verse (RPR 101), half-sister to a US 8.5f turf winner; dam 6f 2yo Group 1 winner and subsequent British/French 1,000 Guineas winner; does not have a particularly high standard to reach on debut; interesting to see how he fares.

11/4

2/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1113 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Creditable third in the Morny, despite being hindered by a setback in the lead-up to the race, and is now set for an interesting rematch with Vandeek; 3-3 previously, notably a win in the Coventry (6f, good); Ballydoyle colt who should still have more to offer and commands respect.

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

3rd

5

(8)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

River Tiber

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

took keen hold, in touch with leaders towards near side, challenging when ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong

2/1

1st

17

(6)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

River Tiber

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Purchased for 480,000gns as a yearling and has looked a colt of immense promise with wins at Navan (5.7f, soft; by 10l) in April and Naas (5f, good) in May, odds-on each time; very strong at the finish on second occasion and that form has been boosted since; should be suited by today's step up in trip and represents a trainer who has won this race a record nine times; likely to take another step forward and he's top of the list.

7/4

1st

2

(7)

21st May 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

13:45 Naas

River Tiber

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

started quickly, soon raced in second, pushed along from 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, ran on to lead when edged left inside final furlong, won going away

11/10

OUR TIP

Form: 1143 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Has useful form, having won the Marble Hill then performed respectably in the Coventry (behind River Tiber) and the Phoenix; should give his running but needs improvement to play a big role in this field.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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4th

2

(7)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Givemethebeatboys

9st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

took keen hold

25/1

3rd

2

(2)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 6f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Givemethebeatboys

9st 5lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

dwelt start, soon in touch with leaders up the centre, outpaced 2f out, rallied final 110yds, went third final stride

5/1

Form: 163 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Soft ground excuses his Richmond flop behind Vandeek; that is flanked by a ready win at Newbury (6f) and good third in York Listed event (5f); however, has a lot to find on ratings at this tougher level.

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

6th

6

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Sketch

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

Soft ground excuses his Richmond flop behind Vandeek; that is flanked by a ready win at Newbury (6f) and good third in York Listed event (5f); however, has a lot to find on ratings at this tougher level.

40/1

3rd

8

(9)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:45 York

Sketch

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

Won well at Newbury (6f, good) on debut, looking a bright prospect, and that form has been boosted; soft surface was likely to blame for his Richmond flop at Goodwood and he remains of interest; could well confirm the initial promise, provided he copes with this drop to 5f.

12/1

Form: 1241 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Second to Jasour in the July Stakes then got turned over at short odds next time; bounced back to win the Gimcrack (6f, good to firm) but it looked a substandard edition of that York prize; unlikely to follow up.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

4

(1)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Lake Forest

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Second to Jasour in the July Stakes then got turned over at short odds next time; bounced back to win the Gimcrack (6f, good to firm) but it looked a substandard edition of that York prize; unlikely to follow up.

11/1

1st

9

(10)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Lake Forest

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

in rear, headway towards near side from 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hung left, kept on well

20/1

4th

1

(5)

4th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Newmarket (July)

Lake Forest

9st 10lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

in touch with leaders

1/3

16/1

Form: 11317 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Didn't quite live up to expectations in the Norfolk; Group 3 scorer at Deauville (6f, soft) next time but a poor effort (well behind Vandeek and River Tiber) in the Morny puts him down the pecking order today.

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

8th

1

(4)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Elite Status

9st 2lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Didn't quite live up to expectations in the Norfolk; Group 3 scorer at Deauville (6f, soft) next time but a poor effort (well behind Vandeek and River Tiber) in the Morny puts him down the pecking order today.

16/1

3rd

4

(4)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Elite Status

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Impressive on soft-ground Doncaster debut and looked a very smart prospect when a striking winner of the Listed National Stakes at Sandown (5f, good) four weeks ago, readily pulling 5l clear and marking himself down as very much the one to beat in this.

6/4

1st

3

(6)

25th May 2023

Good

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

18:42 Sandown

Elite Status

9st 5lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

325,000gns son of Havana Gold who could be very smart after an impressive debut at Doncaster (soft; raced prominently) where he readily disposed of a Hannon-trained rival who had the benefit of a run; his strength in the market that day (6-5f) also bodes well.

3/1

7/1

Form: 2118 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Very slow surface was likely to blame for his Morny effort (well held); progressive on good/firmer otherwise, notably beating Lake Forest in the July Stakes on the other course here (6f); could well resume his improvement, granted suitable ground; remains of major interest.

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

9th

3

(2)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Jasour

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

Very slow surface was likely to blame for his Morny effort (well held); progressive on good/firmer otherwise, notably beating Lake Forest in the July Stakes on the other course here (6f); could well resume his improvement, granted suitable ground; remains of major interest.

7/1

1st

2

(1)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket (July)

Jasour

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Clive Cox

Havana Grey colt who justified favouritism with half-length success at Nottingham (5f, good to firm) last month, building on Salisbury promise; unexposed but he's well down this pack on bare form as things stand.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £127.00
Straight Forecast £111.80
Tricast £225.90
Trifecta £284.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Vandeek

SPOTLIGHT:

Task Force

LAMBOURN:

Jasour

TOPSPEED:

Lake Forest

Telegraph:

River Tiber

Daily Mail:

Task Force

The Star:

Task Force

The Sun:

Lake Forest

POSTDATA:

Vandeek

NEWMARKET:

Vandeek

The Guardian:

Vandeek

Daily Mirror:

Vandeek

The Times:

Jasour

Daily Record:

Jasour

D Express:

River Tiber