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Firebreak Stakes presented by Longines (Group 3) (Dirt)

  • Prize money: £89743.59
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 10 runners
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Firebreak Stakes presented by Longines (Group 3) (Dirt)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Dirt

Weather:

6/1 (Won)

Form: 17/7-0 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Second in this race in 2021; won this and a 1m2f Group 1 in 2022; below form in one start last term; recent turf outing was just to help him get ready, although he was tailed off; it's hard to know what he's capable of now, but he probably won't rediscover his best.

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

1st

3

(5)

26th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 0y

14:05 Meydan

Hypothetical

9st 0lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: S bin Ghadayer

tracked pace, challenged strongly from 3f out, led final furlong, kept on well

6/1

13th

1

(1)

12th Jan 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

17:00 Meydan

Hypothetical

9st 11lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: S bin Ghadayer

close up, folded tamely 2f out

25/1

Form: 141-8 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced; useful; C&D winner on reappearance although that came against his own age group and the bare form isn't strong; better than he showed most recently at Sharjah, when never well placed after being squeezed out at the start; needs his best yet.

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

2nd

9

(2)

26th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 0y

14:05 Meydan

Southern Artist

9st 0lb

J: Antonio Fresu

T: B Seemar

dictated, challenged 3f out, headed final furlong, kept going well

8/1

8th

12

(6)

7th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 110y

12:00 Sharjah

Southern Artist

8st 13lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

hampered start and raced awkwardly in rear, some progress wide 3f out, gradually weakened soon after

1st

6

(2)

24th Nov 2023

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Meydan

Southern Artist

9st 2lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

.

9/4

Form: 4208-3

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has useful form, including over C&D, but this requires his best form yet and gate 1 may not be ideal given he lacks early speed.

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

3rd

6

(1)

26th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 0y

14:05 Meydan

Quality Humor

9st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: A bin Harmash

tracked leaders, every chance 2f out, plugged on

14/1

3rd

9

(12)

7th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 110y

12:00 Sharjah

Quality Humor

9st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: A bin Harmash

midfield, good progress out wide 3f out, every chance final 2f, no extra final 110yds

8th

5

(3)

22nd Dec 2023

Fast

1m 0f 0y

15:50 Meydan

Quality Humor

9st 0lb

J: Cristian Demuro

T: A bin Harmash

midfield, ridden 4f out, no impression

25/1

6/1

Form: 12309- CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Leading contender on the pick of last season's form, which includes a third in C&D Group 3; however, he's been well beaten on last two starts and reportedly lame after reappearance run; the blinkers tried then are now removed; Tadhg O'Shea prefers Western Symphony.

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

4th

7

(10)

26th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 0y

14:05 Meydan

Royal Mews

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: B Seemar

in touch, wide, progress 3f out, every chance final 2f, kept on

6/1

9th

7

(2)

22nd Dec 2023

Fast

1m 0f 0y

15:50 Meydan

Royal Mews

9st 0lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

tracked leaders, folded tamely 3f out

4/1

12th

13

(3)

25th Mar 2023

Fast

1m 0f 0y

12:05 Meydan

Royal Mews

9st 0lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

tracked leaders until weakened final 2 1/2f

12/1

Form: 15525- D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Useful 7f-9.5f AW/turf form in France before sold for 380,000euros in November; ran okay in Qatar in December but that was a 1m2f turf event; not bred for dirt.

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

5th

5

(4)

26th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 0y

14:05 Meydan

Make Me King

9st 0lb

J: Christophe Soumillon

T: H Al Jehani

midfield, ridden 4f out, stuck to task

25/1

Form: 16614- CD BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Smart C&D handicap win on reappearance; didn't quite stay 9.5f next time; fair form claims but has a tough draw.

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

6th

11

(11)

26th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 0y

14:05 Meydan

Western Symphony

9st 0lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

slow away, midfield, raced freely, one pace final 2f

2/1

4th

9

(7)

22nd Dec 2023

Fast

1m 1f 110y

17:00 Meydan

Western Symphony

9st 0lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

in touch, every chance over 2f out, stuck to task

4/1

1st

4

(8)

10th Nov 2023

Fast

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Meydan

Western Symphony

9st 7lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

in touch, travelled well, produced to lead under 1 1/2f out, kept up to work

6/1

Form: 8488-1 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Third in this last year; not as good as he was but he kept on from well off an overly fast pace to win a 7f handicap here latest; will look to do the same again.

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

7th

10

(6)

26th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 0y

14:05 Meydan

Thegreatcollection

9st 0lb

J: Adrie de Vries

T: Doug Watson

in rear, detached early, still loads to do 2f out, stayed on, nearest finish

5/1

1st

5

(3)

12th Jan 2024

Fast

0m 7f 0y

15:15 Meydan

Thegreatcollection

9st 5lb

J: Adrie de Vries

T: Doug Watson

waited with, progress 2f out, sustained run to lead late on

9/1

8th

3

(5)

16th Dec 2023

Fast

0m 7f 0y

11:45 Jebel Ali

Thegreatcollection

9st 7lb

J: Adrie de Vries

T: Doug Watson

in rear, outpaced 3f out, some late headway, no threat

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5470-2 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Two useful runs in defeat in handicaps on dirt, most recently just unable to resist Thegreatcollection's challenge having raced much closer to strong pace than him; up in class but capable of rating higher.

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

8th

2

(8)

26th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 0y

14:05 Meydan

Echo Point

9st 0lb

J: Cristian Demuro

T: M Al Mheiri

close up, ridden and gradually weakened from 3f out

9/1

2nd

8

(5)

12th Jan 2024

Fast

0m 7f 0y

15:15 Meydan

Echo Point

9st 0lb

J: Cristian Demuro

T: M Al Mheiri

tracked pace, ridden 3f out, led briefly final furlong, headed inside final 110yds

9/1

11th

17

3rd Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:45 Abu Dhabi

Echo Point

9st 0lb

J: Reserve

T: M Al Mheiri

25/1

Form: 51507- D

Last run: 138 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

7f-9.5f AW/turf winner in France, notably Group 3 last spring (7f, turf); lost his way after; hard to fancy trying dirt after four months off.

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

9th

1

(3)

26th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 0y

14:05 Meydan

Fort Payne

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: N Caullery

dwelt, held up, ridden 3f out, little impression

25/1

4th

4

(7)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Fort Payne

9st 5lb

J: Gregory Benoist

T: N Caullery

8/1

Form: 552-54 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Has shown speed but faded a little in two 1m dirt handicaps since switched to UAE; way more needed.

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

10th

4

(9)

26th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 0y

14:05 Meydan

Imperial Ace

9st 0lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: S bin Ghadayer

held up, lost touch 4f out, always behind

20/1

4th

2

(5)

19th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:35 Meydan

Imperial Ace

9st 8lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: S bin Ghadayer

led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final 1 1/2f out, weakened

12/1

5th

1

(4)

6th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 0f 0y

12:30 Jebel Ali

Imperial Ace

9st 11lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: S bin Ghadayer

made running, ridden 2f out, headed final furlong, faded

12/1

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