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Watership Down Stud Too Darn Hot Greenham Stakes (Group 3) (Colts & Geldings)

  • Prize money: £51039
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 11 runners
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Watership Down Stud Too Darn Hot Greenham Stakes (Group 3) (Colts & Geldings)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.80
  • Place: £4.60

Form: 126-

Last run: 175 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Hamilton (6f, good to soft) last September then went close in Listed race at York (6f, soft); disappointing at Doncaster (6f, heavy) last October when last seen but he's much better than that and his attractive pedigree provides hope that he'll have more in the tank; not ruled out.

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

1st

5

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Esquire

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

prominent towards near side

16/1

6th

4

(9)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

14:45 Doncaster

Esquire

9st 3lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

in touch with leaders

9/4

25/1

  • Place: £6.90

Form: 21-

Last run: 303 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second on debut at Yarmouth (6f, good to firm) last May and went one better at Lingfield (6f, AW) in June; looked a useful prospect back then but this is his first run since and others have far more substance to their form.

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

9th

2

(4)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Ascot

El Bodon

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Won at Lingfield (6f, AW) last June on second start, then absent until Newbury 11 days ago when runner-up in the Group 3 Greenham (7f, good to soft); kept on well last time but there's speed on the dam's side of his pedigree; unexposed and respected now back down in trip.

8/1

2nd

4

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

El Bodon

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

midfield but in touch with leaders on outer

25/1

15/8

  • Place: £6.90

Form: 111- D

Last run: 155 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won all three 2yo starts, namely a Kempton novice (7f, AW), a warm Newmarket novice (7f, heavy; under a penalty) and Listed race at Saint-Cloud (7f, heavy); did it comfortably the last twice and he holds strong form claims on this reappearance outing.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

11

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Zoum Zoum

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

bumped start, midfield but in touch with leaders on outer

15/8

1st

1

(12)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

11:15 Newmarket

Zoum Zoum

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent, pushed along to lead 2f out, ridden 1f out, went clear final furlong, pushed out towards finish, comfortably

9/4

1st

9

(3)

11th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Kempton (AW)

Zoum Zoum

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Debutant by Zoustar and the first foal of his connections' 6f winner (including Listed) Richenza; will improve for some experience if taking after his dam but market support should be heeded.

6/1

4th
9 (1)
Son

14/1

Form: 15535- C

Last run: 203 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won maiden here (6.5f, good to firm) last June on second start and some respectable runs in Group 2/Listed races subsequently (7f/1m, including on good to soft); represents stable that has enjoyed lots of success in this race but improvement is needed if he's to threaten on this reappearance.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Son

9st 2lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

prominent on outer

14/1

5th

9

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Son

9st 2lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Won at Newbury (6.5f) on second outing and has performed creditably in notable races since, most recent third at Salisbury (1m Listed); however, his limitations are somewhat exposed now.

33/1

20/1

Form: 33172-

Last run: 175 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Ran five times last year, winning a Carlisle novice (6f, good) on his third start and displaying major improvement in a first-time visor when pushing Ballymount Boy close in a Listed race at Doncaster (6f, heavy) when last seen; each-way shout on that form but reappears without any headgear.

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4th

1

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Alaskan Gold

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: K R Burke

raced in last throughout

7/1

5th

1

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Alaskan Gold

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: K R Burke

bumped rival start

20/1

Form: 212-

Last run: 210 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Very impressive at Salisbury (6f, good) last August on his second start then went close in the Group 2 Mill Reef here (6f, heavy); there's every chance he'll stay 7f and continue to progress this year; William Buick has 23% strike-rate for yard in last five seasons; could have a part to play.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Mister Sketch

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

held up in rear towards near side

15/2

15/2

Form: 1331-

Last run: 219 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Built upon the promise of first three starts (5f-6f, good/good to firm) when winning Doncaster sales race (6.5f, soft) with something to spare last September; not fully exposed on softer than good and could be in the mix.

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7th

8

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Room Service

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

held up in rear towards near side

15/2

OUR TIP

13/2

Form: 12-2 BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Impressed on debut at Ayr (6f, good) last May and went very close in Group 2 Coventry at Royal Ascot (6f, good) next time; then absent until last month, when turned over at 2-9, and that defeats dents confidence in his claims today; however, he may have needed the run and remains a colt to be interested in given last year's abundant promise; wears first-time cheekpieces.

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8th

2

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Army Ethos

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

led against near rail

13/2

2nd

1

(3)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Army Ethos

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Impressed at Ayr on his debut last May and went down narrowly in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot (6f, good), doing best of the larger central group; subsequent absence is the obvious concern but he returns at a realistic level and sets an extremely high standard for a race of this nature.

2/7

2nd

2

(12)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Army Ethos

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Like last year's winner Bradsell, he's an unbeaten colt trained by Archie Watson and ridden by Hollie Doyle; justified strong support in six-runner maiden at Ayr (6f, good; 5-4) last month, making all in convincing fashion; has a Group 1 entry and looks a useful prospect at least.

14/1

Form: 1435-1 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Didn't really progress last year after winning on debut here (6f, good to soft) in July, but he reappeared at Pontefract (6f, heavy) recently having been gelded and bolted up in that small-field handicap; if confirming that latest promise he might not be far away.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(9)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newmarket

Jamess Delight

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

Bolted up at Pontefract (6f, heavy) in April but that was in a small field and he's now 9lb higher; probably doesn't stay 7f so a below-par run in the Greenham at Newbury last time is best ignored, but he'll still need a career best if he's to defy top weight back in a handicap.

12/1

9th

6

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Jamess Delight

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

prominent on outer

14/1

Form: 7193-1 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Two novice wins (6f, good to firm/good) from his five 2yo starts and he reappeared with narrow Listed win at Lingfield (AW) last month on first crack at 7f; slow ground is an unknown (non-runner due to unsuitable soft going last August); further improvement is needed but possible.

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10th

10

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Watch My Tracer

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

midfield towards near side

10/1

1st

6

(4)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 1

15:20 Lingfield (AW)

Watch My Tracer

9st 4lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

midfield

6/1

Form: 12281-

Last run: 175 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in two 7f Group races last August (soft/good to firm) and bounced back from French flop to land Listed win at Doncaster (6f, heavy) in October, not enjoying a clear run but finding enough to beat Alaskan Gold; 7f could be his optimum trip and he's firmly in calculations.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

3

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Ballymount Boy

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

held up in rear towards near side

11/2

1st

3

(4)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

14:45 Doncaster

Ballymount Boy

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

held up in rear

5/2

2nd

1

(2)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:25 York

Ballymount Boy

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Group 2 Richmond at Glorious Goodwood (6f, soft) was not for the first time he was slow to break, but he saw that race out with a purpose to finish clear second behind Vandeek, who gave that form an almighty boost when winning last weekend's Group 1 in France; no question that he sets the standard back in this Group 3 and going up to 7f should be a good thing (has Group 1 or 2 entries from 6f to 1m); both turf starts on softer than good.

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £2031.00
Straight Forecast £1945.40
Tricast £9774.40
Trifecta £16338.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Zoum Zoum

Telegraph:

Mister Sketch

SPOTLIGHT:

Ballymount Boy

The Times:

Room Service

RP RATINGS:

Army Ethos

NEWMARKET:

Watch My Tracer

Daily Mirror:

Son

Daily Mail:

Zoum Zoum

D Express:

Zoum Zoum

The Star:

Zoum Zoum

Daily Record:

Mister Sketch

TOPSPEED:

Ballymount Boy

The Sun:

Room Service

LAMBOURN:

Army Ethos