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John Guest Racing Bengough Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £45368
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 10 runners
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John Guest Racing Bengough Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sunny

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 347671 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Brings high-quality handicap form having won the Portland at Doncaster (5.5f, soft) most recently, holding on narrowly to beat Significantly who went one better in the Ayr Gold Cup next time; ran well in the King's Stand (5f, good) on last Ascot start; effective over 6f and holds strong claims back at Group level.

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

2nd

1

(3)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Annaf

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

hampered start, in touch with leaders, headway up the centre and went second inside final furlong, ran on

7/2

1st

4

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Annaf

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

Brings high-quality handicap form having won the Portland at Doncaster (5.5f, soft) most recently, holding on narrowly to beat Significantly who went one better in the Ayr Gold Cup next time; ran well in the King's Stand (5f, good) on last Ascot start; effective over 6f and holds strong claims back at Group level.

9/2

1st

1

(12)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Annaf

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

First run in a handicap since bursting clear on Polytrack in January; won next two starts (6f on AW) and some fine efforts in defeat in Group races on turf since, notably third of 17 in Group 1 King's Stand at Royal Ascot (5f, good); has the ability to go well; the more the ground dries out the better.

16/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 331141 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Dual winner of the Stewards' Cup; third in this race last year; better than ever this season, having won two Listed races and a Group 3, all since July; defied top weight at York (6f, good; beat Juan Les Pins) most recently and commands respect in current form.

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

8th

1

(11)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Commanche Falls

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Dual winner of the Stewards' Cup and opened his Group account at Newbury (good to soft) in the middle of his consistent 2023 campaign; close second in this race (good) 12 months ago and has solid claims.

6/1

2nd

1

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Commanche Falls

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Dual winner of the Stewards' Cup; third in this race last year; better than ever this season, having won two Listed races and a Group 3, all since July; defied top weight at York (6f, good; beat Juan Les Pins) most recently and commands respect in current form.

3/1

1st

1

(5)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:50 York

Commanche Falls

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Dual winner of the Stewards' Cup; successful in Curragh Listed race (beat Anthem National) and Newbury Group 3 (beat Diligent Harry) in July but form dipped slightly when sent back to Ireland last time; not best at the weights, with 5lb penalty incurred.

4/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 23-341 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Good performances against her own sex the last twice, finishing fourth in York Group 3 then winning Ayr Listed (5.5f, good to soft); faces a tougher assignment back against males but her consistency is an asset.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(9)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:11 Lingfield (AW)

Pink Crystal

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: William Haggas

in rear

5/1

3rd

10

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Pink Crystal

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Good performances against her own sex the last twice, finishing fourth in York Group 3 then winning Ayr Listed (5.5f, good to soft); faces a tougher assignment back against males but her consistency is an asset.

14/1

1st

3

(10)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 1

14:50 Ayr

Pink Crystal

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: William Haggas

in rear in centre of group, headway over 1f out, led and ridden final 110yds, ran on

7/1

Form: 013032 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Steadily progressive for current connections; good third in the 2022 Ayr Gold Cup and 2023 Wokingham, latter over C&D (good to firm); close second to Commanche Falls in York Listed event (6f, good) most recently; helps to give Mick Appleby, who also runs Annaf, a respectable hand.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

(16)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Juan Les Pins

9st 7lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Progressed again last season, placed in the Wokingham before a series of good runs in Listed/Group 3 events; fine run to finish second over 5f at Southwell last month and last time easy to strike a line through (an administrative error meant he was forced to run over 1m4f in order to be eligible for this race); big chance back at 6f.

7/1

8th

1

(3)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Juan Les Pins

9st 12lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Most wins have come over 6f and he's taking something of a step up in distance having made his comeback three weeks ago over 5f (never been beyond 7f); is on almost a career-high mark aged seven and stamina is the obvious worry.

12/1

2nd

9

(3)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 1

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Juan Les Pins

9st 2lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

mounted in chute and taken down early, awkward start and slowly into stride

10/1

20/1

Form: 161007 CD

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Very useful mare but is ground dependent, having gained all turf wins on soft/heavy, including this contest two years ago; hasn't had her ideal conditions since scoring twice this spring; downpour needed.

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

3rd

9

(3)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

17:45 Bath

Vadream

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

midfield

7/2

7th

11

(2)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Vadream

9st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

Confirmed mud-lover whose three turf successes have come on soft/heavy ground; better than ever in the spring with wins in the Cammidge (6f Listed) at Doncaster and Palace House (5f Group 3) at Newmarket, and she ran her best race since when a close fifth in a C&D Group 3 two weeks ago; others have stronger form claims but plenty of rain would increase her chance no end.

13/2

5th

6

(5)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Vadream

9st 4lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Fellowes

Very useful mare but is ground dependent, having gained all turf wins on soft/heavy, including this contest two years ago; hasn't had her ideal conditions since scoring twice this spring; downpour needed.

20/1

11/2

Form: 831111 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Acts on any ground; progressive 3yo who has completed a handicap four-timer since being dropped back to 6f and gained the last two wins at this venue; overall record is now 6-13; brings a very attractive profile to this first Group attempt and being 2-2 at Ascot is a bonus.

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

6th

7

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Dark Trooper

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ed Walker

Acts on any ground; progressive 3yo who has completed a handicap four-timer since being dropped back to 6f and gained the last two wins at this venue; overall record is now 6-13; brings a very attractive profile to this first Group attempt and being 2-2 at Ascot is a bonus.

11/2

1st

1

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Dark Trooper

9st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Better than ever of late, completing hat-trick of wins in Shergar Cup Sprint over C&D (good) four weeks ago; an 8lb rise looks fully justified, and, although today's forecast quicker ground is a possible concern (not at best on previous run on good to firm), he has plenty in his favour otherwise.

4/1

1st

10

(10)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Dark Trooper

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Drop back to 6f saw him win well at Yarmouth (good to soft) last month and he made light of the heavy ground at Haydock on Sunday, drawing clear with another in-form sprinter; looks thrown in under a 3lb penalty and, although this is a stronger race, he can complete the hat-trick.

13/2

12/1

Form: -656U0 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won the Cornwallis a year ago; not totally solid on 2023 form and was possibly flattered by his 80-1 fifth in Commonwealth Cup; however, ties in with Commanche Falls and Annaf on bare Newbury running in July.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

2

(12)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Rumstar

9st 12lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Three wins as a 2yo, notably the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes (5f, good); found life tough in hot company as a 3yo but achieved enough to maintain a lofty handicap rating; gelded prior to his reappearance; heavy ground an unknown.

14/1

7th

8

(7)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Rumstar

9st 3lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Jonathan Portman

Won the Cornwallis a year ago; not totally solid on 2023 form and was possibly flattered by his 80-1 fifth in Commonwealth Cup; however, ties in with Commanche Falls and Annaf on bare Newbury running in July.

12/1

13th

10

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Rumstar

9st 3lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

3yo who was a respectable fifth to Shaquille in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) in June but that's the pick of his form and he has something to find today.

66/1

11/1

Form: 616047 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Ties in with Annaf on Portland form (finished 2l fourth); faced a much stiffer task in the Foret last Sunday (midfield); successful at this level in 2020/2021 but her subsequent strike-rate is underwhelming.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

9

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Happy Romance

9st 1lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Ties in with Annaf on Portland form (finished 2l fourth); faced a much stiffer task in the Foret last Sunday (midfield); successful at this level in 2020/2021 but her subsequent strike-rate is underwhelming.

11/1

4th

4

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Happy Romance

9st 8lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Usually aimed high and appreciated the return to Listed race when winning mares' race at Bath in April (5f, good to soft; also suited by 6f on good or quicker); can be excused her two starts since but lacks a recent run and this is her first run in a handicap.

11/1

18

(11)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Happy Romance

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Richard Hannon

fourth two years ago

40/1

Form: 501295 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

6f scorer in 2021 but he's better known as a very useful 7f performer, the winner of two notable races over that trip; below best, albeit having blown the start, on last attempt at this distance.

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9th

3

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Jumby

9st 7lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

6f scorer in 2021 but he's better known as a very useful 7f performer, the winner of two notable races over that trip; below best, albeit having blown the start, on last attempt at this distance.

18/1

5th

3

(2)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Jumby

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Won Group 3 John of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock (7f, good to firm) in June and second under 3lb penalty behind Audience in Group 3 at Newmarket (7f, good) in July; could be thereabouts if at the top of his game but he was below form at York last time and tends to be kept away from slow ground.

12/1

9th

3

(9)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Jumby

9st 8lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Solid 7f campaigner who won a Group 3 at Haydock (good to firm) in June, but he has ground to make up on Audience on their Newmarket running in July and he finished last of nine in this event 12 months ago; others preferred.

16/1

OUR TIP
10th
2 (10)
Garrus

7/1

Form: 814228 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Narrowly beat Commanche Falls on same terms in similar event at Newmarket (6f, good) in April; respectable second in both Group 3 attempts since, in France; holds solid-looking claims back at this level.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

2

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Garrus

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Charles Hills

Triple Group 3 scorer; failed to beat a rival when last seen but is likely to rebound, having performed well in this contest for the last two years (close second in 2022, won in 2023); now an 8yo and it's a deeper renewal but he's very hard to dismiss.

9/1

10th

2

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Garrus

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

Narrowly beat Commanche Falls on same terms in similar event at Newmarket (6f, good) in April; respectable second in both Group 3 attempts since, in France; holds solid-looking claims back at this level.

7/1

8th

2

(12)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Garrus

9st 5lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Charles Hills

Three-time Group 3 winner, the latest the Abernant at Newmarket (6f, good) in April; runner-up in Group 3 races the last twice, most recently behind Mill Stream in France (6f, soft), but limitations likely to be exposed here.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £185.00
Straight Forecast £159.50
Tricast £1403.60
Trifecta £1414.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Annaf

LAMBOURN:

Dark Trooper

NEWMARKET:

Pink Crystal

D Express:

Rumstar

TOPSPEED:

Vadream

POSTDATA:

Garrus

Telegraph:

Dark Trooper

Daily Mail:

Dark Trooper

Daily Mirror:

Dark Trooper

The Star:

Pink Crystal

RP RATINGS:

Annaf

The Times:

Annaf

The Guardian:

Annaf

The Sun:

Annaf

Daily Record:

Annaf