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13:50 Ascot

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Blue Eagle Rous Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £29489.2
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 9 runners
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Blue Eagle Rous Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sunny

2nd
3 (5)
Korker

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 062201 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Hugely talented sprinter but a tendency to miss the break has held him back; looked to be going nowhere after 2f in a conditions stakes at Beverley 11 days ago but his turbo kicked in from halfway and he won by a wide margin; remains capable of success at this level.

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

1st

1

(6)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

14:55 Windsor

Korker

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Unraced on heavy but he's effective on soft, as when running away with a 5f conditions race at Beverley last month; ran as well as he ever has when second in a Listed event at Ascot, keeping on well in the closing stages (Chipstead over one length back in fifth); mark left unchanged and he's one to take seriously.

5/2

2nd

3

(5)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Korker

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Hugely talented sprinter but a tendency to miss the break has held him back; looked to be going nowhere after 2f in a conditions stakes at Beverley 11 days ago but his turbo kicked in from halfway and he won by a wide margin; remains capable of success at this level.

7/2

1st

2

(5)

26th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Beverley

Korker

9st 5lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Very useful at his best but it's now 12 starts since his last victory and, not for the first time, he hindered his chance with a tardy start when only 14th in 5.5f York handicap last month; leading form claims if back on song.

6/4

5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 141892 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Beaten a neck in a Newbury Group 3 a fortnight ago (5f, heavy) but she had a relatively easy time of it up front, with a rail to help, and the form doesn't appeal as being reliable; penalised for a Listed win in July; others appeal more.

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3rd

4

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Nymphadora

9st 1lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Andrew Balding

Beaten a neck in a Newbury Group 3 a fortnight ago (5f, heavy) but she had a relatively easy time of it up front, with a rail to help, and the form doesn't appeal as being reliable; penalised for a Listed win in July; others appeal more.

5/1

2nd

4

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 34y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Nymphadora

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Two wins this season, namely a Chester handicap (5f, soft) in May and a York Listed event (5f, good to soft) in July; she's come up shy in Group 2 and Group 1 races the last twice but conditions shouldn't be an issue and she looks the likeliest leader in this field; should go well.

7/2

9th

13

(2)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Nymphadora

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

She's opposable on the vast majority of her form but she was a C&D 2yo Listed winner in 2021 and had something to spare in a C&D Listed race (good to soft) last month; also effective on fast ground and she could be in with an each-way squeak now back here after a lesser run at Glorious Goodwood.

33/1

40/1

Form: -33170 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Placed in her first two starts for this yard before bolting up in a Class 4 handicap at Yarmouth in June (5f, good to firm); she's come up well short in two Listed events since, though, and is likely to do so again here.

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4th

8

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Rum Cocktail

8st 12lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Placed in her first two starts for this yard before bolting up in a Class 4 handicap at Yarmouth in June (5f, good to firm); she's come up well short in two Listed events since, though, and is likely to do so again here.

40/1

12th

4

(13)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 1

14:50 Ayr

Rum Cocktail

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

4yo who posted a career best when easily winning Yarmouth handicap (5f, good to firm) in June, but she's since been soundly beaten in a Listed race at York (5f, good to soft); others are preferred.

33/1

7th

10

(6)

15th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:35 York

Rum Cocktail

8st 10lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

slightly awkward start, soon recovered and in touch with leaders in centre of group

25/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 010540 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Brother to high-class sprinter Oxted and his own career has largely been one of steady progress through the handicap ranks; saw off 13 rivals to win at York in May (5f, good to firm) but he hasn't reproduced that level in his four runs since (best of those efforts was over C&D at least); cheekpieces will need to give him a lift if he's to come out on top.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(4)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Chipstead

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Teal

May not have had the race run to suit when fifth of ten at Lingfield (5f, Polytrack) last month, but his C&D win the time before was in a steadily run contest; his other six wins have come over shorter, so doubts remain as to whether he is as effective over this far.

7/2

5th

2

(9)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 2

14:35 Lingfield (AW)

Chipstead

9st 4lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Teal

Gained his first win at 6f when keeping on well at Kempton last month; only 1lb higher and still of interest on his best 2023 efforts; return to 5f no problem but stall 9 won't make life easy.

8/1

1st

3

(4)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Chipstead

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Teal

took keen hold, led early, headed and prominent after 1f, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on

8/1

Form: 812131 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Strong-travelling mare who has run well here in the past and who was gaining her third win of the campaign at Goodwood last month; still improving but she faces an uphill struggle on these terms.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(7)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Glamorous Breeze

8st 12lb

J: William Cox

T: Christopher Mason

Strong-travelling mare who has run well here in the past and who was gaining her third win of the campaign at Goodwood last month; still improving but she faces an uphill struggle on these terms.

28/1

1st

1

(4)

5th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:55 Goodwood

Glamorous Breeze

9st 12lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Christopher Mason

Notably strong traveller and better than ever this summer, running well from a career-high mark when third of seven at Ascot (5f, good to soft; handles firm as well) in July; placed on both her previous starts at Goodwood; drying ground would help.

3/1

Form: 39-025

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Two wins over further in fillies' novice events last season; ran a cracker when second to Designer at York's Ebor meeting and she's weighted to reverse those placings; work to do with Emaraaty Ana on latest 6f run but that York peak effort came over this trip and she's unexposed at the distance.

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7th

7

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Rage Of Bamby

8st 12lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Two wins over further in fillies' novice events last season; ran a cracker when second to Designer at York's Ebor meeting and she's weighted to reverse those placings; work to do with Emaraaty Ana on latest 6f run but that York peak effort came over this trip and she's unexposed at the distance.

11/2

5th

9

(2)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:50 York

Rage Of Bamby

8st 11lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Withdrawn from a few races due to slow ground and appears to need good/firmer; placed in the Rockfel (7f) at two; ran well off top weight in 5f handicap at the Ebor festival (back from layoff) last month, recording a very useful RPR; may improve further; respected back up in distance.

4/1

2nd

1

(2)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Rage Of Bamby

9st 9lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Two novice wins (6f/7f) preceded her good third in the Rockfel; however, regressed sharply in two runs since, latest on reappearance four months ago; drops back in class but has enough to prove over this new trip.

20/1

10/1

Form: 488414 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Her last two wins have come in a 5f fillies' handicap at the Ebor meeting, finishing her race off strongly to get the better of Rage Of Bamby for this season's; worse off with that rival today and not at her very best when fourth at Newbury two weeks ago (heavy); will find easier openings than this at Listed level.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Designer

8st 12lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: John Butler

Her last two wins have come in a 5f fillies' handicap at the Ebor meeting, finishing her race off strongly to get the better of Rage Of Bamby for this season's; worse off with that rival today and not at her very best when fourth at Newbury two weeks ago (heavy); will find easier openings than this at Listed level.

10/1

4th

3

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 34y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Designer

9st 0lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: John Butler

Off the mark for the season when landing a 5f fillies' handicap at the York Ebor meeting for the second year in succession (good to firm); that represented a career-best effort but she is fully effective on heavy ground; should run her race but this will demand further progress.

10/1

1st

3

(14)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Designer

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: John Butler

Seems to handle any ground; successful (off 5lb lower) in this race last year and looks set to play another leading role, having caught the eye (finished nicely after meeting traffic issues) bidding for a similarly good prize at Glorious Goodwood three weeks ago; respected.

9/2

10/1

Form: 125536 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

The winner of four of her 13 starts in France; can take a strong hold and tendency to hit a flat spot in her races has found her out on a couple of occasions at Chantilly this summer; can't knock her latest run in Listed event at Deauville where she showed bright speed but was racing in the unfavoured far-side group (first home on that side but only sixth overall); tongue tied on this stable debut; unraced on firmer than good.

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9th

9

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Zudu Spirit

8st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: George Boughey

The winner of four of her 13 starts in France; can take a strong hold and tendency to hit a flat spot in her races has found her out on a couple of occasions at Chantilly this summer; can't knock her latest run in Listed event at Deauville where she showed bright speed but was racing in the unfavoured far-side group (first home on that side but only sixth overall); tongue tied on this stable debut; unraced on firmer than good.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £131.00
Straight Forecast £108.70
Trifecta £354.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Korker

RP RATINGS:

Nymphadora

LAMBOURN:

Chipstead

Telegraph:

Glamorous Breeze

POSTDATA:

Korker

The Guardian:

Korker

The Star:

Korker

TOPSPEED:

Nymphadora

The Times:

Nymphadora

Daily Mirror:

Nymphadora