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Good To Soft

Starlight Express Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6480
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 20 runners
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Starlight Express Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

50/1 (Won)

  • Win: £91.60
  • Place: £14.10

Form: 70-

Last run: 232 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Never threatened at Ascot (7f, good; 16-1) or Newmarket (1m, good to firm; 33-1) last year, with the best run probably his first; now gelded and has to improve.

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12th

14

(9)

28th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Newmarket

Monkey Island

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Brian Meehan

Only seventh on debut but that was at Ascot (7f, good; 16-1) and he kept on nicely in the closing stages; still has a Group 1 entry and the stable's 2yos are renowned for leaving their debut efforts behind.

33/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 4

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

170,000gns yearling; very weak in the betting at Newmarket (7f, good; 25-1) but he led over 1f out and went down narrowly in a bunched finish; the time was nothing special and the third was only fourth next time at Windsor, but improvement is on the cards.

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4th

7

(4)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Newmarket

Mount Teide

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

170,000gns yearling; half-brother to winners Stela Star (7f Group 3; RPR 102), Caroline Herschel (1m; 88) and Rumaythah (6f; 85); dam unraced half-sister to a triple 7f Group 1 winner; gelded ahead of debut but needs checking in the market for a yard that won this in 2021 (with a once-raced gelding).

16/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1-

Last run: 226 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Did well to get a handy position from a wide draw at Kempton in October (6f AW) and was always in control once committed up the straight, beating subsequent winners in the process; has the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup entry; could be smart.

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1st

6

(11)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Jarraaf

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

140,000gns foal, 70,000gns yearling; brother to 6f 2yo winner Couplet (RPR 83); dam 5f-8.6f winner (including GB 2yo/Swedish Listed; 95), half-sister to French 1m Listed winner Ghaaly out of half-sister to Belmont/Breeders' Cup Classic winner Drosselmeyer; enough to like on breeding and stable can get them ready first time, but wide draw not ideal.

8/1

25/1

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Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

75,000gns yearling; seventh foal; half-brother to five winners including Orazio (6f inc 2yo/Listed placed; RPR 114), Suits You (6f-7f inc 2yo Listed/France/HK; 103) and Carnival Zain (7f-1m inc French AW 2yo; 94); dam 7f AW winner (98); already gelded; would need to see some confidence behind him.

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Form: 3

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

A brother to the stable's high-class 6f winner Calyx (Group 2; RPR 118); made a pleasing start when a 15-2 third at Doncaster, failing to make any impression on the front-running winner (useful form previously); it wasn't that good a time but he made steady progress from behind and there's surely more to come.

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3rd

8

(5)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

14:33 Doncaster

Stanage

9st 3lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

A brother to the stable's very smart 6f winner Calyx (Group 2; RPR 118); dam 6f-1m Group 3 winner (RPR 112), is a sister to 6f Group 1 winner African Rose and to dam of Dewhurst/Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Native Trail; in excellent hands and a fascinating newcomer.

7/2

Form: 7

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

20-1 for last month's debut over 1m here and he finished a 9l seventh of 17 after plenty went wrong; however, Sean Levey isn't aboard this time.

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7th

11

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newbury

Sheilas Paradise

9st 7lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

First foal; dam placed at 1m/1m2f (RPR 74), closely related to 1m winner Sparkling Crystal out of useful 7f 2yo winner, is granddaughter of Lancashire Oaks winner State Crystal; triple-handed stable has won this race a couple of times in recent years.

14/1

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W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

75,000gns 2yo; fifth foal; half-brother to winners Pastiche (7f; RPR 96) and El Salvaje (1m2f; 77); dam 5f-7f winner (Listed; 102), closely related to useful 10.5f-1m4f Flat and 2m hurdle winner Lucky Bridle; market informative with his top yard saddling two newcomers.

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8th
18 (15)
Lyraisa

16/1

Form: 6-4

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Only sixth of eight on AW debut and was 40-1 for her return at Newmarket (7f, good), yet she disputed second 1f out before weakening into fourth; was beaten 6.5l and the winner was an admirable sixth in the 1,000 Guineas.

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4th

3

(9)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newmarket

Lyraisa

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

dwelt start, towards rear

25/1

6th

12

26th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

14:30 Lingfield (AW)

Lyraisa

8st 13lb

T: Richard Hannon

35,000gns foal, 95,000gns yearling; Masar half-sister to winners Spoonful Of Sugar (Swedish 6f) and Chispa (Spanish 5f/French 7f 2yo), out of French 5.5f 2yo winner; one of three runners for this yard; check the betting.

10/1

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Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

200,000gns yearling; sixth foal; half-brother to winners Masekela (6f/7f 2yo inc Listed/Derby fourth; RPR 109), Asoof (Group-placed 1m2f; 101) and Fashion Theory (8.4f-1m3f; 87); dam French 9.5f-1m4f winner (inc Group 3; 106); potentially smart.

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20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

320,000gns yearling; sixth foal; half-brother to winners Hikmaa (6f-7f 2yo inc Listed; RPR 104), Inspired Thought (6f; 94) and Elzaal (5f; 70); dam unraced half-sister to six minor winners (mainly at 6f-1m); has been gelded and perhaps the yard's number two according to jockey bookings.

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10/1

Form: 4

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Beaten just under 8l in a C&D maiden for fillies four weeks ago after suffering early interference (good to soft; 15-2); that form isn't working out well at all but no surprise to see her show considerably more this time.

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4th

6

(1)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Newbury

Night Lark

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

hampered badly start, towards rear

9/2

12th
15 (7)
Zenzic

25/1

Form: 4

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

46,000gns yearling; ran well for a 50-1 chance at Doncaster (7f, soft) but he has 5l to find with Stanage.

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4th

10

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

14:33 Doncaster

Zenzic

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: T J Kent

46,000gns yearling; half-brother to three French winners, including Light In Paris (7f-8.5f US stakes); dam French 1m 2yo winner (RPR 97), is out of a half-sister to US 1m4f Grade 1 winner Sligo Bay; betting can prove an accurate indicator.

50/1

50/1

Form: 0-9

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

In the region of 10l away when tenth at Newmarket (7f, good) and ninth here (1m, good to soft); probably being readied for handicaps and best watched until then.

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9th

5

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newbury

Glam Squad

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

66-1 when beating one home at Newmarket (7f, good) last August in his only start for William Jarvis; gelded since; hard to fancy on debut for new stable.

100/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6-8

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Beaten 12l and 15l in two 1m races on the AW and handicaps will be more like it.

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8th

1

(3)

19th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alshimali

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Marcus Tregoning

Beaten 12l into sixth on his Lingfield debut in November (1m) when in need of the experience; suspicion he'll prove a longer-term prospect.

16/1

6th

1

(8)

5th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

13:00 Lingfield (AW)

Alshimali

9st 7lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Marcus Tregoning

slowly away, in rear, pushed along halfway, some headway 3f out, never on terms

14/1

100/1

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Last run:

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

4,800gns 2yo; eighth foal; half-sister to five winners including Mangiapregaama (Italian 1m Listed; RPR 94), Blue Cliffs (7f; 77) and Pomone (French 7.5f); dam Italian 7f-1m winner, half-sister to Italian 1,000 Guineas winner; an unlikely winner of a Newbury novice.

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No Results Found

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; half-sister to 7f 2yo winner Mariha (RPR 68); dam 6f and 7f (Group 3) 2yo winner (105), half-sister to 6f 2yo Group 1 winner Awzaan, 7f/1m Listed winner Muteela and Listed-placed 1m-1m2f winner Hajras; tackling the boys on debut but there's lots to like on paper.

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100/1

Form: 85

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Has beaten just three rivals in his two starts to date, showing more last time at Windsor admittedly; now tongue tied; unlikely to be winning this.

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5th

2

(6)

29th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 12y

Class 5

17:09 Windsor

Ash Wednesday

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Heather Main

Dam and granddam were AW winners for this yard; perhaps needed the experience in 6f Polytrack event at Lingfield 11 weeks ago (gelded since) but isn't sure to improve in this turf race.

50/1

8th

4

(4)

11th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

15:57 Lingfield (AW)

Ash Wednesday

8st 13lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Heather Main

midfield

20/1

Form: 49-

Last run: 266 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Beaten 6l in his two races last season, though raised his game second time at York in the valuable Convivial Maiden (7f, good to firm); that form has worked out pretty well and, now gelded, he's in the mix.

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2

(1)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 213y

Class 4

15:55 Salisbury

Ever Driven

9st 4lb

J: William Cox

T: Tom Dascombe

Showed ability when fourth of 13 on his Windsor debut (6f, good) last July, but ended up well beaten in the Convivial Maiden at York (7f, good to firm) the following month; not seen since having been gelded in the meantime, but he has shown enough to be a player in this field.

11/4

9th

6

(8)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Ever Driven

9st 7lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Tom Dascombe

16-1, kept on for fourth of 13 on last month's debut at Windsor (6f, good); plenty of improvement needed but he's from a family his trainer has done well with and it will be no surprise if he takes a sizeable step forward.

40/1

19th
19 (10)
Maryanne

100/1

Form: 7

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Never better than midfield when 66-1 for a 7f maiden at Kempton last month; down the pecking order here.

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7th

14

(11)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Maryanne

8st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Ian Williams

midfield

33/1

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W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

240,000gns yearling; second foal; dam runner-up at 1m (RPR 72), half-sister to 1m/1m2f AW Listed winner Scentasia, out of unraced half-sister to Listed winners Elite Army (1m4f) and Pure Diamond (7f); already gelded; likely best watched.

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No Results Found

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Payout
Exacta £6286.00
Straight Forecast £2620.00
Trifecta £14997.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jarraaf

NEWMARKET:

Stanage

POSTDATA:

Mount Teide

Telegraph:

Bullet Point

The Times:

Night Lark

The Star:

Stanage

Daily Record:

Stanage

The Guardian:

Jarraaf

Daily Mail:

Jarraaf

Daily Mirror:

Jarraaf

D Express:

Mount Teide

The Sun:

Mount Teide