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13:25 Newmarket

Good To Soft

Emirates Autumn Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £34026
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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Emirates Autumn Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 113 BF

Last run: 77 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

2,000,000euros yearling; all runs at 7f; won his first two (Haydock/Newmarket) without any fuss and the form of his Listed third at Ascot, in which he still looked a work in progress, is seriously hot with five of the first six home subsequently first or second in grades from Listed level to Group 1; strong contender for a yard that's won this four times since 2017.

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

1st

1

(4)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:10 Doncaster

Ancient Wisdom

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Won his first two races (7f, good/good to firm) then finished third in hot Listed contest at Ascot (7f, good); returned from a break with comfortable win in the Group 3 Autumn Stakes at Newmarket (1m, soft) a fortnight ago and that improved form makes him a leading player today.

5/4

1st

2

(1)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:25 Newmarket

Ancient Wisdom

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

2,000,000euros yearling; all runs at 7f; won his first two (Haydock/Newmarket) without any fuss and the form of his Listed third at Ascot, in which he still looked a work in progress, is seriously hot with five of the first six home subsequently first or second in grades from Listed level to Group 1; strong contender for a yard that's won this four times since 2017.

15/8

3rd

3

(9)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:15 Ascot

Ancient Wisdom

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

in touch with leaders, took keen hold early, ridden and challenging on near side of group under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

6/4

7/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 212 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Appeared to do only enough when off the mark at Leopardstown (1m, good) and duly found plenty on that form to finish runner-up in the Group 2 Beresford at the Curragh (1m, yielding to soft), defying market vibes that had him the outsider of his stable's three runners; respected, for all that he doesn't appear to do much in a hurry.

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

3rd

4

(4)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 1

14:45 Epsom

Chief Little Rock

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Won Leopardstown maiden (1m, good) last August and runner-up in Group races at the Curragh (1m, yielding to soft) and Newmarket (1m, soft) the next twice; he's a brother to 1m4f Royal Ascot winner Okita Soushi and there's plenty to like about his claims now up in trip on reappearance.

5/4

2nd

4

(5)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:25 Newmarket

Chief Little Rock

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Appeared to do only enough when off the mark at Leopardstown (1m, good) and duly found plenty on that form to finish runner-up in the Group 2 Beresford at the Curragh (1m, yielding to soft), defying market vibes that had him the outsider of his stable's three runners; respected, for all that he doesn't appear to do much in a hurry.

7/2

2nd

1

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

14:30 Curragh

Chief Little Rock

9st 5lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: A P O’Brien

led, headed and raced in second after 1f, 3 lengths down under 2f out, kept on final furlong, just held second

10/1

Form: 1

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

A rare winning debutant from this yard when coming nicely clear in the closing stages at Leicester (7f, good to soft; also hooded; 8-1); this looks a big ask on the back of that just 19 days on, while the form has yet to be tested.

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

4th

1

(5)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Ambiente Friendly

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: James Fanshawe

in touch with leaders, steadied towards rear after 1f

7/1

3rd

1

(2)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:25 Newmarket

Ambiente Friendly

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: James Fanshawe

A rare winning debutant from this yard when coming nicely clear in the closing stages at Leicester (7f, good to soft; also hooded; 8-1); this looks a big ask on the back of that just 19 days on, while the form has yet to be tested.

9/1

1st

1

(3)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Leicester

Ambiente Friendly

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: James Fanshawe

80,000gns 2yo; dam a 1m2f winner in France; hooded for debut; should have a future but stable's newcomers usually better for a run.

12/1

Form: 1

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beat the favourite, who had experience, in a 7f novice at Kempton (AW; 5-2) three weeks ago, albeit narrowly and the third has come up short since; has a lot to find at this level but the fact that his top connections are up for the challenge needs respect.

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

2nd

6

(8)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Orne

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

led, switched left and against rail after 2f, headed 1f out, kept on

6/1

3rd

1

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 1

13:18 Newcastle (AW)

Orne

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Very close third in similar event at Lingfield (7f) this month, keeping on; should be as effective back over 1m; has mostly progressive form and is a major player despite again carrying a penalty for 2yo Group 3 win.

3/1

3rd

1

(8)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 1

15:20 Lingfield (AW)

Orne

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

took keen hold, midfield on outer

9/4

Form: 11

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Didn't beat a lot at Chepstow (7f, good to soft) or Ffos Las (7.5f, soft) but it was all very straightforward on both occasions; down the pecking order on Topspeed/RPR but it's difficult to gauge the ceiling of his talent.

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

1st

1

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 3

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Per Contra

9st 9lb

J: James Doyle

T: Ollie Sangster

Won comfortably last summer on first two starts (7f/7.3f, turf); well beaten in 1m Group 3 at Newmarket last October when last seen and takes a big step up in trip on today's handicap and seasonal debut, but his dam was a 1m4f winner and this unexposed colt is an interesting contender.

2/1

5th

6

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:25 Newmarket

Per Contra

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Ollie Sangster

Didn't beat a lot at Chepstow (7f, good to soft) or Ffos Las (7.5f, soft) but it was all very straightforward on both occasions; down the pecking order on Topspeed/RPR but it's difficult to gauge the ceiling of his talent.

9/1

1st

1

(2)

16th Aug 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 80y

Class 5

18:20 Ffos Las

Per Contra

9st 11lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Ollie Sangster

pressed leader early, soon dropped to last but in touch with leaders, going easily when went second again and pressed leader under 3f out, shaken up and led 1f out, soon went clear but ran green and hung left, easily

1/4

OUR TIP

Form: 12 BF

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

By Dubawi out of a Canadian Grade 1 winner; overcame inexperience to make a winning start on the July course here (7f, good to soft) before being put in his place by an improving Godolphin colt in a 1m Listed race at Salisbury (good); clearly needs more if he's to justify a further rise in class but improvement is perfectly feasible.

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

4th

1

(1)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 1

14:45 Epsom

Arabic Legend

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Well beaten in Group 3 at Newmarket last October when last seen, but soft ground may not have suited on that final run for Andrew Balding; before that he was a Listed runner-up at Salisbury (1m, good) behind a winner who followed up in a Group 3, and his dam was a 1m2f Canadian Grade 1 winner so there's optimism regarding this trip; interesting contender on stable debut.

3/1

6th

3

(4)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:25 Newmarket

Arabic Legend

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Andrew Balding

By Dubawi out of a Canadian Grade 1 winner; overcame inexperience to make a winning start on the July course here (7f, good to soft) before being put in his place by an improving Godolphin colt in a 1m Listed race at Salisbury (good); clearly needs more if he's to justify a further rise in class but improvement is perfectly feasible.

7/2

2nd

2

(2)

16th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:20 Salisbury

Arabic Legend

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Well-bred colt, by Dubawi out of a Canadian Grade 1 winner for his owner; created a favourable impression with his fairly smooth success in maiden at the Newmarket July festival (7f, good to soft) where he was just pushed out once asserting; potentially smart and commands respect.

5/2

Form: 3321

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Placed in three maidens (7f/1m) before making the breakthrough from the front at Listowel (7f, soft); that form has some substance with the odds-on third (a stablemate of Chief Little Rock) having been not far behind subsequent Group 1 winner Henry Longfellow on his debut.

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

6th

2

(13)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Starliner

9st 11lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Got off the mark in a Listowel maiden on soft ground but was poor in a Newmarket Group 3 since; not ignored on AW/nursery debut but seems to be his yard's second-string.

9/2

7th

7

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:25 Newmarket

Starliner

9st 3lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

Placed in three maidens (7f/1m) before making the breakthrough from the front at Listowel (7f, soft); that form has some substance with the odds-on third (a stablemate of Chief Little Rock) having been not far behind subsequent Group 1 winner Henry Longfellow on his debut.

20/1

1st

3

(1)

19th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 15y

14:05 Listowel

Starliner

9st 7lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien

made all, faced challenge when ridden over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, just did enough

2/1

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Payout
Exacta £82.00
Straight Forecast £89.50
Trifecta £587.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Chief Little Rock

SPOTLIGHT:

Ancient Wisdom

RP RATINGS:

Arabic Legend

Telegraph:

Per Contra

POSTDATA:

Chief Little Rock

Daily Mirror:

Chief Little Rock

Daily Record:

Chief Little Rock

D Express:

Arabic Legend

The Star:

Arabic Legend

The Guardian:

Per Contra

Daily Mail:

Per Contra

NEWMARKET:

Ancient Wisdom

The Times:

Ancient Wisdom

The Sun:

Ancient Wisdom