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Betfred Passionate About Sport Achilles Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £31190.5
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 8 runners
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Betfred Passionate About Sport Achilles Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 0130-9

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won a Group 3 and two Listed races last year (all 6f) prior to close third in Group 1 Sprint Cup here (6f, good) in September; down the field in hot Group 1s the last twice and this drop back to 5f may not be ideal, but the lower grade and strong gallop will be in her favour and she could run well.

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Verdict Starting price

11th

12

(4)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Believing

9st 0lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: George Boughey

Three Listed/Group 3 wins to her name this year and she notched a personal best when third of 16 in the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock six weeks ago; still more required if she's to resume winning ways in first-time cheekpieces but she's not dismissed lightly; unraced on extremes of going; can give trouble in the stalls but has done little wrong once under way.

18/1

3rd

15

(17)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Believing

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: George Boughey

Listed and Group 3 wins in the spring before losing her race at the start at Chantilly; back on track with Listed win at Pontefract (6f, good to firm) three weeks ago; her stalls antics and the rise in grade are concerns today, but she's a 3yo on the up and she may well have more to offer.

16/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 412-80 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Unraced at 5f and carries 3lb penalty; below par in Group 3 and Group 2 races this season but there's less strength in depth in this race and he won a Group 3 and two Listed races last year (6f, good/good to soft); he's not short of pace and could bounce back to form with a big run.

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8th

1

(11)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Commanche Falls

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Dual winner of the Stewards' Cup and opened his Group account at Newbury (good to soft) in the middle of his consistent 2023 campaign; close second in this race (good) 12 months ago and has solid claims.

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 21-749 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Only sixth in this last year and below par in York handicap last time; his slow starts are also a concern but perhaps the first-time cheekpieces will help him break sharper; each-way case can be made on form such as his fourth of 17 off top weight in a handicap at York (5f, good) two runs ago.

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Form: 34136-

Last run: 203 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Needs a career best and a longer trip is probably preferable; however, there's lots of pace in the field and this hold-up mare should be finishing to good effect; won Listed fillies' race at Ayr (5.5f, good to soft) last September before Group 3 third at Ascot (6f, good); each-way chance.

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6th

7

(9)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:11 Lingfield (AW)

Pink Crystal

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: William Haggas

in rear

5/1

3rd

10

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Pink Crystal

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Good performances against her own sex the last twice, finishing fourth in York Group 3 then winning Ayr Listed (5.5f, good to soft); faces a tougher assignment back against males but her consistency is an asset.

14/1

Form: 4144-2 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who enjoyed an excellent campaign last year, the highlight his Group 1 Nunthorpe win at York (5f, good to firm) in August; reappeared with close second in the Group 2 Temple Stakes over this C&D (soft) a fortnight ago and he's very much the one to beat in this field.

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1st

3

(4)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Live In The Dream

9st 13lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Adam West

Kicked off this season with two all-the-way handicap wins and placed in Group 3 (5f, soft) and Group 2 (5f, good to firm) races next twice; another good run when close Listed fourth at Deauville (5f, very soft) recently; could show up well for a long way but likely to find a few too good.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: -39122 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

4yo who has been better than ever for his new yard this year, winning Chester handicap (5f, good) last month and showing blazing speed when caught close home in the Dash Handicap at Epsom (5f, good to soft) last Saturday; clearly thriving and holds each-way claims now back up in grade.

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No Results Found

14/1

Form: 78-200

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Effective over 5f and on various ground; won French Group 3 last April and reappeared with close Listed second at Doncaster this March; however, down the field in Group races the last twice and needs to get back on track.

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13th

3

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Marshman

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Group 3 winner in 2023; went close at Doncaster (6f, soft; Listed) on reappearance, despite taking a good hold, and should build on that effort; combination of the return to forecast better ground and first-time hood looks beneficial; respected.

6/1

Form: 09-185 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who won Newmarket handicap (5f, good) on reappearance and was creditable fifth of 17 in York handicap (5f, good) last time; however, he looks out of his depth now back up in grade.

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No Results Found

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