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Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £226840
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 10 runners
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Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

50/1 (Won)

  • Win: £23.00
  • Place: £4.20

Form: 16223-

Last run: 218 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Stablemate of Inspiral; front-runner; performed well in a few major 7f contests last season, winning once and runner-up twice; however, has enough to prove on first crack at 1m and first attempt at Group 1 level.

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3rd

1

(1)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Audience

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Has form figures of 11622 (all over 7f) since wearing a hood and switched to front-running tactics, creditable second in the Park Stakes at Doncaster (soft) most recently; made all in the Criterion on the other course here (good) in July; holds leading claims.

5/2

2nd

1

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Audience

9st 6lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Made all in the Group 3 Criterion Stakes at Newmarket (7f, good) in July, beating runner-up Jumby by 2l, and back to form with close second in Group 2 City of York Stakes (7f, good to firm) three weeks ago; holds strong form claims but in between those runs he was below par in the Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood (7f, good to soft) and the forecast slow ground is a concern.

7/2

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9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 833-11 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft; ran respectably in top 1m races won by Paddington last season; 2-2 this term, readily winning the Doncaster Mile (Listed) then coming with a late surge to beat Poker Face in the bet365 Mile at Sandown (Group 2); better than ever as a 4yo and may well improve further; major player.

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1st

3

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Charyn

9st 3lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Roger Varian

Acts on soft going; ran respectably in some top races won by Paddington last season; readily justified favouritism in the Doncaster Mile (Listed) on reappearance, recording an RPR that makes him an above-average winner of that race; looks set for a productive 4yo campaign and warrants respect.

5/2

1st

2

(6)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Charyn

9st 2lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Roger Varian

Won a soft-ground Group 2 in France as a juvenile and even better form in defeat last year, reaching the frame three times over 1m at Group 1 level; behind the reopposing Knight when only a respectable third in Group 2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood (soft) on final start; should go well for a yard seeking a fourth win in this since 2016.

11/4

40/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: 410-53 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Successful in 7f events at Royal Ascot (handicap) and this course (Group 2) last season; inferior form over 1m, including defeats in races won by Poker Face (twice) and Charyn; stiff task back up in trip.

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3rd

5

(6)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 1

15:50 Haydock

Witch Hunter

9st 10lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Finished a head behind Pogo in 1m Group 2 at Sandown two weeks ago but 7f is more his trip and he may well come on plenty for that run; led inside the final 1f when winning the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury last August and a repeat of that form would make him a leading contender.

4/1

Form: 25111- D

Last run: 196 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Acts on good to soft, below par once on soft; six-time Group 1 winner, including twice in the Marois; beat Big Rock by just over 1l in the 2023 running of that race, then justified favouritism in the Sun Chariot (readily) and the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (upped to 1m2f; led close home); highly respected.

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1st

3

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Newmarket

Inspiral

9st 5lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

She's not ultra-reliable and hasn't been at her very best on three of her last six starts; however, she's won four 1m Group 1s (good to soft/good to firm; including C&D), the most recent the Prix Jacques le Marois in August on her latest start, and holds leading claims if at the top of her game.

10/11

5th

4

(6)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Inspiral

9st 7lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

bumped start, took keen hold, raced in third, went second halfway, disputed lead over 3f out, against near rail from over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

7/2

5th
6 (4)
Hi Royal

40/1

Form: 3990-3 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Big-priced second in last year's 2,000 Guineas but his form tailed off, including twice in cheekpieces, later in 2023; needs to build on Newmarket reappearance effort (placed in Group 3); headgear reapplied.

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3rd

5

(4)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Hi Royal

9st 2lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

Unraced on firmer than good except on debut; 125-1 second here (soft) last May in the 2,000 Guineas and respectable third in the Irish version (good); failed to back up that form in two top races at Deauville and ended 2023 tailing off at 100-1 in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in October; had wind surgery in January; major player if he can recover his Guineas form.

12/1

11th

7

(2)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Hi Royal

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Kevin Ryan

Good second to Chaldean on soft in the 2,000 Guineas, outrunning his 125-1 odds, then third to Paddington in the Irish version; failed to back up that form in two top races at Deauville, leaving him with something to prove.

66/1

Form: 12221- D

Last run: 210 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Front-running French colt who did well last year for Christopher Head and ties in closely with Inspiral on Marois running; unchallenged in soft-ground QEII at Ascot on final start, winning by 6l having raced in clear lead from an early stage; impressive new rating puts him top in this field.

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1st

4

(6)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Big Rock

9st 3lb

J: Aurelien Lemaitre

T: Christopher Head

Smart French colt who has form figures of 1111222 (over 1m-10.5f) for current yard; solid second in the French Derby, Jacques le Marois and Moulin since upped to Group 1 level; acts on heavy ground; threatening to win a race of this nature and has to be feared; front-runner.

13/2

Form: 1112-2 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft; has form figures of 1111122 over 1m, including two Group wins in France; closely matched with Charyn on Sandown running last month (gets 3lb pull with that rival); the cheekpieces applied that day are retained; generally progressive and again holds solid claims.

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2nd

2

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Poker Face

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Has won on good ground but raced mainly on softer; beat Flight Plan on worse terms at Pontefract (1m Listed) last July then won a couple of French Group races; below-par favourite in Italy on final outing but generally progressive otherwise and remains of interest; headgear applied.

11/2

1st

3

(5)

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

14:50 Pontefract

Poker Face

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Excellent second in Group 3 at Newmarket (1m1f, good to soft) on reappearance and creditable fourth in Group 2 at Chester (extended 1m2f, soft); no show at Royal Ascot but he was back to form in four-runner Listed race at Sandown (1m2f, good) last time; big shout on those best efforts, albeit with return to 1m (even this stiff 1m) asking a question.

11/4

Form: 0-1110 D BF

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Folded tamely (something possibly amiss) at Newcastle on finals day when losing his unbeaten record on AW; has inferior form on turf and failed to beat a rival in last two attempts in this sphere; opposed.

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13th

1

(4)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Dear My Friend

10st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Readily beat a couple of these rivals in the Mile Trial at Lingfield (off 6lb lower) four weeks ago, producing a smart handicap performance and taking AW record to 4-4; successful on this card last year and commands major respect back here.

100/30

1st

1

(4)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 2

16:57 Lingfield (AW)

Dear My Friend

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charlie Johnston

3-3 on AW, the wins gained in Listed company (twice) and a valuable Newcastle handicap on New Year's Day; a 4lb rise for his latest C&D win asks more of him but he's still a major player.

9/4

Form: 2/398-

Last run: 333 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Smart 2yo in 2022, then finished third in last year's 2,000 Guineas (soft) despite failing to settle; form dipped sharply in two subsequent runs but could well rebound and take a serious hand in big races this term, as per earlier achievements; tongue-tie fitted; not written off.

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8th

9

(4)

20th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Royal Scotsman

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

held up in rear

10/1

25/1

Form: 07231- D

Last run: 252 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Close second to Poker Face at Pontefract last July; made all in Group 2 at Leopardstown (1m, good) on final start and may progress further this term; however, looks unlikely to get an easy lead in this field.

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Payout
Exacta £1272.00
Straight Forecast £1007.60
Tricast £19854.10
Trifecta £12260.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Big Rock

POSTDATA:

Inspiral

The Times:

Royal Scotsman

Daily Mail:

Charyn

RP RATINGS:

Big Rock

TOPSPEED:

Big Rock

Telegraph:

Big Rock

The Guardian:

Big Rock

D Express:

Big Rock

Daily Mirror:

Big Rock

The Sun:

Big Rock

Daily Record:

Big Rock

NEWMARKET:

Inspiral

The Star:

Inspiral