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14:36 Lingfield (AW)

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  • Prize money: £28355
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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BetUK Churchill Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 20-515 D

Last run: 214 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Really smart and much-improved performance when striding 11l clear in 1m2f handicap on turf at Meydan in February; not in the same form in 1m1f Newmarket Group 3 two months later and off since; the fact he was 2-4 on AW at the start of his career is a positive but that Meydan effort is a bit of a standout, his British form leaving him something to find.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(1)

18th Nov 2023

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1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Blue Trail

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

started quickly, led early, headed and prominent soon after start

4/1

5th

1

(3)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Blue Trail

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

Strode clear for an 11l success in Meydan handicap (1m2f, good) two months ago, recording a smart RPR; however, it remains to be seen whether he can transfer that improved form back to British soil and he's the stable second-string/ with William Buick on board Ottoman Fleet.

10/1

11th

2

(3)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:45 Ascot

Blue Trail

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Charlie Appleby

took keen hold, led narrowly or disputed lead, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

11/1

11/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 50-270

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Had Foxes Tales behind him in third when chasing home Lord North in the Winter Derby over C&D in February but reported to have bled when tailed off at Kempton in April and not seen again until down the field in the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket at the end of September; hard to be confident about at present but won't be far away if recapturing the Winter Derby form.

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3rd

5

(6)

24th Feb 2024

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1m 3f 23y

Class 1

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Tyrrhenian Sea

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

held up in rear

4/1

1st

3

(6)

31st Dec 2023

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1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:54 Lingfield (AW)

Tyrrhenian Sea

9st 10lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Smart performer on AW and his last two runs over this C&D have seen him finish second in the Winter Derby and in last month's Churchill Stakes; looks booked for another prominent showing.

2/1

2nd

6

(5)

18th Nov 2023

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1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Tyrrhenian Sea

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

dwelt start, in rear

11/1

Form: 45-164 CD BF

Last run: 225 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Fifth in this 12 months ago; won a 1m2f Newcastle conditions race on his next start but behind the reopposing Tyrrhenian Sea and Foxes Tales when sixth in the Winter Derby over C&D in February; off since a below-form fourth at Newcastle on Good Friday.

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5th

4

(5)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 1f 219y

Class 1

14:55 Kempton (AW)

Forest Of Dean

9st 3lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Landed the Winter Derby three years ago but has lacked consistency since and faces a difficult assignment against some unexposed/better types in this field; yard has a much stronger chance with Lion's Pride.

20/1

5th

3

(3)

24th Feb 2024

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1m 3f 23y

Class 1

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Forest Of Dean

9st 3lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: John & Thady Gosden

soon led, clear after 1f

33/1

3rd

4

(3)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Forest Of Dean

9st 4lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

dwelt start, took keen hold, in rear, rapid headway on outer and led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish

7/1

Form: -41332 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won the Group 3 Diomed at Epsom (8.5f) in June and good placed efforts on all three outings since, on the latest going down by only a head to Mutasaabeq in Group 2 Joel at Newmarket (1m) seven weeks ago; just as effective over 1m2f and on Polytrack; has to shoulder a 5lb penalty but another bold show still looks assured.

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3rd

7

(9)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 1

15:05 Chester

Regal Reality

9st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Sir Michael Stoute

slowly away, raced in last

12/1

4th

8

(10)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Regal Reality

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

walked to post

7/1

4th

1

(7)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Regal Reality

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

prominent

2/1

14/1

Form: 484433 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Polytrack winner at two who landed a 1m2f Salisbury Listed event last year; consistent of late without quite recapturing that form, reaching the frame again when third in 1m2f Newmarket Group 3 for fillies and mares five weeks ago; only a return to her very best will do.

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6th

1

(1)

6th Dec 2023

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1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:35 Lingfield (AW)

Rousay

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Richard Hannon

Polytrack winner at two who landed a 1m2f Salisbury Listed event last year; consistent of late without recapturing her best form and she faded in a Listed race over C&D 18 days ago; overall record now stands at 2-19 and she looks on a tough enough mark back in a handicap.

12/1

5th

7

(6)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Rousay

8st 13lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Richard Hannon

prominent then led soon after start, headed over 2f out, lost second and weakened from 1f out

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 9-3160 D

Last run: 151 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Third in the Winter Derby over C&D before bouncing back to near his best with a clearcut Listed AW success at Kempton (1m2f) in April; not so good on turf in May/June but better can be expected back on AW after a break (goes well fresh); has a 3lb penalty.

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6th

2

(4)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Foxes Tales

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders

3/1

10th

2

(8)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Foxes Tales

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

Won the Golden Gates at this meeting in 2021 (1m2f, soft) and sixth in this last year; back to near his best with a clearcut Listed AW success at Kempton (1m2f) in April and reported to have been unsuited by the tight turns of Chester when running poorly last time; 3lb penalty.

33/1

6th

1

(1)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 1

14:40 Chester

Foxes Tales

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Group 3 winner on soft in 2021; touch regressive and failed to score last season but, following a gelding operation, has shown resurgent form in two notable AW races this year (clearcut Listed scorer at Kempton latest); enters calculations now he's moving back in the right direction.

5/1

Form: -29079 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Group 2 winner over this trip on turf in 2022; finished second in a 1m course Listed race on his reappearance in February but didn't have to be at his best to do so and he's continued below par since, markedly so last time.

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5th

8

(12)

29th Mar 2024

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1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Sir Busker

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: William Knight

held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway inside final furlong, nearest finish

16/1

6th

2

(3)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 2

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sir Busker

9st 10lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: William Knight

took keen hold, in rear

9/1

4th

4

(1)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 2

13:00 Southwell (AW)

Sir Busker

9st 4lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

Group 2 winner in 2022; seemingly not quite at that level but has achieved smart RPRs when placed in 1m2f handicaps at Newcastle on his last two starts.

10/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Regal Reality

RP RATINGS:

Blue Trail

TOPSPEED:

Foxes Tales

Daily Mirror:

Forest Of Dean

POSTDATA:

Sir Busker

Daily Mail:

Blue Trail

D Express:

Blue Trail

The Times:

Foxes Tales

The Star:

Forest Of Dean

NEWMARKET:

Regal Reality

Telegraph:

Regal Reality

The Guardian:

Regal Reality

The Sun:

Regal Reality

Daily Record:

Regal Reality