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St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) (Colts) (British Champions Series) (Colts)

  • Prize money: £390093.91
  • 0m 7f 213y
  • Class 1
  • 8 runners
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St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) (Colts) (British Champions Series) (Colts)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.60
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 131-21 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Below form on soft ground once and has excelled on good/faster; very smart juvenile last term; second to Notable Speech in the 2,000 Guineas on reappearance having perhaps got to the front sooner than ideal given the strong pace, then played his cards late in the Irish equivalent where he got up in the final strides; likely has even more to offer; major contender.

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2nd

9

(4)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Rosallion

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Held in high regard and ended last season with a smart performance in the Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp, taking record to 3-4 and looking better than the 1l winning margin; had an excuse (soft ground) for his Champagne Stakes defeat the time before; form stacks up well and he's second best behind City Of Troy on ratings in this field, making him a highly significant player; should stay 1m and almost certainly hasn't peaked yet.

5/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 111-8 BF

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Superbly bred colt whose unbeaten 2yo campaign (3-3) culminated in a 5l success in the National Stakes at the Curragh (good to yielding); best to forgive his reappearance defeat (behind Metropolitan) in the French 2,000 Guineas, as he met some trouble and couldn't get into a challenging position; still open to further progress and remains of major interest.

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1st

5

(6)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Henry Longfellow

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

raced in third, smooth headway to lead under 2f out, clear over 1f out, ran on well

100/30

1st

2

(3)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:27 Curragh

Henry Longfellow

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

travelled strongly, raced in second, led 2f out, went clear over 1f out, ridden and reduced lead inside final furlong, ran on and went clear again final 110yds, comfortably

2/5

16/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 11-51 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Supplemented for this contest at a cost of £46,000; yet to race on good/firmer; French colt who didn't have much to spare in a blanket finish for the Poulains at Longchamp most recently, taking record to 3-4; has something to find with the other Guineas winners on ratings but brings the promise of better still, having improved with each start.

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Form: 2421-4 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Juvenile campaign ended with a success at the Breeders' Cup; only 1l behind Rosallion in French Group 1 the time before but was about 6l behind that rival in Irish 2,000 Guineas on reappearance and needs to have come on plenty for that run; yard also runs Henry Longfellow.

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4th

4

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 6f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Unquestionable

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

prominent up the centre, went second over 1f out, lost position inside final furlong, soon no extra

11/4

16/1

Form: 1412-5

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft and good to firm; progressive 2yo campaign culminated in a good second behind City Of Troy in the Dewhurst; creditable fifth in the 2,000 Guineas but that was the second time he has finished behind Rosallion; judged on ratings, he looks set for another supporting role.

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5th

1

(8)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Alyanaabi

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

Granddam is half-sister to Nashwan who won this contest in 1989; had a racecourse gallop during Craven week here last month; progressive 2yo form includes a Newmarket Group 3 success that is flanked by good efforts in races won by Rosallion (Ascot Listed) and City Of Troy (Dewhurst); however, has work to do to turn the tables on those impressive rivals.

16/1

6th
1 (8)
Almaqam

20/1

Form: 4-11 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Impressive in notable Listed contest at Sandown (1m, soft; got loose beforehand) last month, taking record to 2-3 and entering the picture for this prize; won on good ground the time before; promising contender upped further in class, as he's improving at a sizeable rate.

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1st

1

(3)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:50 Yarmouth

Almaqam

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

dwelt start, took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader going best over 2f out, soon led, ridden and edged left 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1111 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Fast-improving colt who has a smart turn of foot and remains unbeaten (4-4); unraced at two; justified favouritism in 1m AW contests at Kempton between January and April, then belied a market drift in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket (good) where he came off a strong pace to beat Rosallion; form is working out well; top rated, with the potential to go even higher.

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1st

8

(6)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Notable Speech

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Dubawi colt who was unraced at two; has quickly developed into a very useful performer at Kempton (1m, AW) this year, readily defying top weight in a conditions race most recently, taking his record to 3-3 and firmly entering the 2,000 Guineas picture; has a bright turn of foot and looks open to any amount of further progress; very interesting participant, assuming he takes to this different scenario on turf debut.

10/1

1st

1

(4)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Kempton (AW)

Notable Speech

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

2-2 over C&D, justifying odds-on favouritism in a maiden in January and merely pushed out to see off subsequent Listed winner Cuban Tiger in a conditions event 45 days ago; concedes weight all round but he's highly promising.

4/5

Form: 3-1111 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Improving French colt who is 4-4 this year, the latest performance in Group 3 at Chantilly (1m1f, good to soft) where he cosily beat a rival who subsequently performed well (finished second) in the French Derby; very much in the winning groove and is climbing the grade ladder with no difficulty; interesting on first attempt away from home soil.

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Payout
Exacta £171.00
Straight Forecast £152.00
Tricast £2059.90
Trifecta £1111.00

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