Home / June 20 / 14:30 Ascot

14:30 Ascot

Good To Firm

Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £85065
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 13 runners
ITV4
View Course
Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £3.25

Form: 1 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

460,000euros breeze-up 2yo; 6-4 favourite for his debut in a Beverley conditions event (5f, good to firm) 12 days ago and had to dig deep to get the better of Moving Force by a short head; now 7lb worse off with that rival, but he did show signs of greenness so is likely to improve with the experience under his belt; holds a Phoenix Stakes entry.

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

20/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 52

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Some promise when fifth of eight on his debut in a Newbury maiden (5f, good to soft) in April and improved when going down by a neck in a novice at Newmarket (5f, good) last month; the only one in this field yet to win, but this race went to a maiden in 2019 and 2023 and the form of the Newmarket contest has worked out spectacularly well; entered in the Phoenix Stakes.

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

2nd

6

(6)

5th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:50 Newmarket

Tropical Storm

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Half-brother to a useful sprinter for this yard; duly showed some promise at Newbury (good to soft; finished fifth) and seems likely to build on that effort; possibilities.

13/2

5th

6

(7)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 34y

Class 4

13:42 Newbury

Tropical Storm

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

in rear

13/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 121 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

All three runs at the Curragh, making just about all on his debut in a maiden in mid-March (5f, heavy) and although no match for Whistlejacket in a Listed contest (5f, soft) in May, he narrowly resumed winning ways in the Group 3 Marble Hill (6f, good) later in the month; this stiff 5f should suit him well and connections won this with a 150-1 shot last year; holds an entry in the Phoenix Stakes.

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

6/5

Form: 21 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

500,000gns yearling; brother to the stable's Little Big Bear (2yo Group 1 winner; RPR 121); second of 11 when evens for his Curragh debut (6f, soft to heavy) in April, but made no mistake when beating Arizona Blaze by nearly 4l in a Listed contest there (5f, soft) last month; high on the list for stable that has won this race three times since 2001, provided he copes with the likely quicker conditions; holds a Phoenix Stakes entry.

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

1st

5

(1)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Whistlejacket

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

made all, shaken up and went clear over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, comfortably

7/4

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

£380,000 breeze-up 2yo; justified odds of 10-11 when making a successful debut in a Bath novice (5f, good) last month; well on top at the finish there, but he needs to improve plenty in order to be competitive in this field; holds a Phoenix Stakes entry.

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

Form: 1 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

6-1 when comfortably making a winning debut in a maiden at Yarmouth (5f, good to firm) in April, despite taking a keen hold; open to improvement but those behind him at Yarmouth haven't advertised the form since, so he needs to step up a good deal.

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

1st

1

(5)

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 42y

Class 5

14:35 Yarmouth

Binadham

9st 7lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

April foal by Kodiac; 85,000gns yearling; brother to winners Geocentric (5f including 2yo/AW/Listed; RPR 105), No Leaf Clover (6f 2yo; 103), To Wafij (5f 2yo; 103) and Ranchero (7f/1m; 89); dam unraced half-sister to 1m Group 3 winner Furner's Green; quite a late foal, but nicely bred and stable does have 2yo winners first time; watch market.

11/2

16/1

Form: 71 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

May have done a bit too much early when seventh of 11 on his debut in a York novice (6f, good) last month, and despite still looking inexperienced he had no problem with the drop in trip when successful in a Ripon novice (5f, good) 15 days ago; needs more again, but the stable won this in 2021 and with a 50-1 shot in 2022.

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

25/1

Form: 12 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Both starts over 5f on good to firm ground at Beverley, making a winning debut in a novice last month and going down by a short head to Shareholder under a penalty in a conditions event 12 days ago; now 7lb better off with that rival and no problem with the likely ground conditions; one of two runners for stable that has won two of the last three runnings; frame material.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price
No Results Found
9th
4 (9)
Blinky

40/1

Form: 51 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

120,000gns yearling; pulled hard when fifth of six on his debut in a Salisbury novice (5f, soft) last month, but improved for the experience (as many from the stable do) and settled better when winning narrowly (first two clear) in another novice at Leicester (5f, good to soft) 12 days later; open to further improvement, but will need a good deal to be a contender in this.

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

Form: 1

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism when coming from off the pace to make a winning debut in a fillies' maiden special weight at Keeneland (5.5f, firm) in April; her performance can be marked up as she had to come very wide in order to gain a clear run turning into the stretch, but it looked as though she needed every yard of the trip that day so can't afford to find herself so far out of her ground here; trainer won this in 2013 and 2018.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price
No Results Found
11th
7 (12)
Milford

16/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

6-5 favourite and made no mistake when comfortably beating four rivals on his debut in a Hamilton maiden (5f, soft) last month; runner-up did little for the form at Chester on Saturday and this ground is likely to be very different, but he's open to improvement and the yard is having another fine season with its 2yos; stable also runs Shareholder; holds a Phoenix Stakes entry.

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

33/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

£145,000 yearling; 100-30 when making a winning debut in a Southwell novice (5f, AW) in April; runner-up won next time, but this one needs to have improved plenty from that if he is to make an impact at this level.

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

1st

5

(6)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 4

14:30 Southwell (AW)

The Man

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Richard Spencer

February foal; £145,000 yearling; Mehmas half-brother to four winners including Justifier (7f-7.5f including 2yo Listed), Goodwood Crusader (5.7f/6f; 97) and Ballistic (7f AW; 88); dam 5f-6f winner (including AW; 95); yard won with only 2yo runner on AW this year, over C&D in March, so one to take seriously if the market is positive.

5/1

Form: 122 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Quite impressive when making a winning debut at Chantilly (5f, heavy) in April and finished a close second behind Enchanting Empress (well held in yesterday's Queen Mary) in a conditions event over C&D (good to soft) and a Sandown Listed contest (5f, soft); possible frame material if handling the quicker ground and taking to the cheekpieces; holds a Phoenix Stakes entry.

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

2nd

2

(5)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:10 Ascot

Rock Hunter

9st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Amy Murphy

Smartly away and bagged the rail on his Chantilly debut four weeks ago (5f, heavy); lost his position at halfway but he surged to the front 1f out and went clear despite his evident inexperience off the bridle; while that form isn't the easiest to assess (field of newcomers and none of the principals have run since), it was a taking performance and he's of major interest.

13/8

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

Evening Saigon

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £1737.00
Straight Forecast £1234.10
Tricast £19164.30
Trifecta £14734.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Whistlejacket

The Times:

Loom

Daily Mirror:

Saturday Flirt

Daily Record:

Shareholder

TOPSPEED:

Tropical Storm

SPOTLIGHT:

Arizona Blaze

The Star:

Moving Force

POSTDATA:

Whistlejacket

Telegraph:

Whistlejacket

The Guardian:

Whistlejacket

Daily Mail:

Whistlejacket

D Express:

Whistlejacket

The Sun:

Whistlejacket