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King George V Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £56694
  • 1m 3f 211y
  • Class 2
  • 20 runners
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King George V Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.50
  • Place: £4.40

Form: 311-1

Last run: 71 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

All three 2yo starts were on softer than good, winner of novice contests at Ffos Las (7.3f) and Nottingham (8.3f); completed his hat-trick in six-runner handicap at Kempton (1m3f, AW) ten weeks ago, never in doubt at 8-11 after he quickened on 2f out; up 7lb and on probably different ground but he's been winning in some style and has more to give.

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1st

1

(3)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Going The Distance

9st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Winner of novice contests at Ffos Las (7.3f) and Nottingham (under penalty in quite valuable race over 8.3f) at two; gelded since; doesn't look short of speed but should stay this far; the one to beat.

6/4

1st

1

(2)

11th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:12 Nottingham

Going The Distance

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent, headway to lead 1f out, kept on well, comfortably

7/2

16/1

  • Place: £15.60

Form: 153

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Very green when coming through for debut win at Dundalk (10.5f, AW) in January; last of five next time, but travelled best and kept on when close third of seven to Naval Force at level weights in a median auction contest at Roscommon (10.4f, soft), still looking green under pressure; fair chance he will stay 1m4f and big chance that his best is still ahead of him.

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5th

5

(3)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:05 Cork

Neski Sherelski

9st 9lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

slowly into stride, raced in last throughout

8/1

33/1

  • Place: £8.20

Form: 214-46

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

2yo win was 1m2f on soft; no improvement this season and although his sixth of 13 in the London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f, good; unraced on firmer) last time was creditable, others seem to shout out more loudly for 1m4f.

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4th

1

(3)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Newmarket

Go Daddy

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Possibly best held up; blew out on second start but the others were progressive; won a nursery at Nottingham (1m2f, soft) and fourth of six in French Listed race (1m1f, heavy) later in October; gelded since; all runs have been on softer than good; yard has made a cracking start to April.

11/1

Form: 25-111 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in his three handicaps, the first two over about 1m4f and the latest at 10.3f; asked some serious questions at Chester (good, then good to soft) on last two occasions and he's kept answering them; going up another 6lb demands more but further improvement can't be ruled out.

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No Results Found

Form: 412-63 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Unraced on firmer than good; rather put in his place in a Group 3 on final 2yo start and two Listed races this season, but he rallied well when a close third to Birdman (Wednesday's Queen's Vase third) over 1m5f at Navan last time and perhaps could have done with setting a stronger pace; top trainer (runs four) won this in 2019 and has had two runners on the premises since.

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9/1

Form: 84-2

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Made promising late gains at Wolverhampton in December (9.4f, AW) on second start; raced freely and made most in 11-runner maiden at Newbury (1m2f, good) on reappearance five weeks ago, holding a clear lead mid-race but rallying well once collared by the winner 2f out and going down by a short head; there's plenty of hope for 1m4f, even if settling better would seem to be a priority.

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4th

4

(10)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

French Duke

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

in rear

12/1

16/1

Form: 52-3 BF

Last run: 74 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Three races on heavy in Ireland, with pretty useful form last year but not so good when comprehensively turned over at 4-9 on reappearance; stepping up from 1m to 1m4f on probably good to firm ground is ringing the changes for this Galileo colt on handicap debut for top yard, which runs four.

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3rd

1

(8)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

13:15 Leopardstown

Autumn Winter

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Solid efforts on both starts last year, including when 5th over 7f here on debut; similar display when runner-up over this trip at ther Curragh; acts on this ground and should go close.

6/4

2nd

3

(6)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

12:10 Curragh

Autumn Winter

9st 7lb

J: Killian Hennessy

T: A P O’Brien

raced in second, lost second under 2f out, kept on and went second again inside final furlong, no match for winner

7/2

6/1

Form: 223-13

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Comfortably justified favouritism in Leopardstown handicap (1m2f, heavy) in April, opening his account, and improved markedly again when front-running third of 13 in the London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f, good; unraced on firmer); up another 3lb but he should improve again now trying 1m4f.

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No Results Found

Form: 31-43

Last run: 64 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Made most and rallied to justify favouritism in a novice at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) in December; ran creditably though well held both starts since, trying blinkers when third of nine behind a runaway winner in handicap at Newmarket (1m2f, good) in April; needs to find a good deal extra to take this race and he has been gelded.

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3rd

6

(4)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Newmarket

Assailant

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Useful pedigree; upset in stalls (withdrawn) once last November and mounted in chute on latest outing; fair form on soft on debut; made most and rallied well to justify favouritism at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) in December and ran creditably when fourth of five in novice at Kempton (1m3f, AW) last month; blinkers are enlisted; needs to resume improvement for this handicap debut but can't be ruled out.

9/1

4th

1

(3)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

17:20 Kempton (AW)

Assailant

9st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Rallied well to justify favouritism at Wolverhampton (9.5f) three months ago, building on York debut effort (1m); open to further improvement and represents last year's winning stable; one of the main players, upped further in trip.

11/4

10th
8 (14)
Poniros

7/1

Form: 13-22

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Heavy-ground win on debut and competitive on all three starts since; 16-1 for handicap debut in London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f, good; unraced on firmer) last time, challenging 3f out and rallying to finish just ahead of Chantilly and Persica; up 4lb but likely to stay 1m4f and progressing nicely.

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OUR TIP
11th
1 (10)
Persica

10/1

Form: 01-341

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Two wins from four starts as 2yo (the two defeats were his only runs on good to firm) and progressive on all three outings this term; ran on well from the back when fourth of 16 in London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f, good) and although dictating the pace helped at Epsom (1m2f, good to soft) on Derby Day, he also asserted in clearcut style; up 9lb and there's a ground question but 1m4f looks plausible and he's making impressive progress.

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Form: 531

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Same connections won this race last year; confined to three runs this spring, taking major steps forward; surged well clear from the rest in the closing stages of a maiden at Chepstow (1m2f, good to soft) three weeks ago and, although the opposition that day looked fair at best, he's an exciting prospect whose dam is a 1m4f winner.

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3rd

6

(12)

6th May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

14:35 Windsor

Gilded Water

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Well-related gelding by Fastnet Rock; 16-1 for the Wood Ditton newcomers race at Newmarket (1m, good) 18 days ago, 8l fifth of 11 after prominent 6f; needs to have come on markedly but that run showed significant ability.

13/2

Form: 14-1

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Impressed at Killarney on debut and it was a Group 3 in which he was found wanting next time, both on heavy; outpaced well over 3f out in a median auction race at Roscommon (10.4f, soft) last month but stuck on admirably for a narrow win (Neski Sherelski close up); far less stoutly bred than some but it looks as if he can stay 1m4f and may still progress, which is needed.

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Form: 2319-2

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won on handicap debut at Ayr (1m, good to soft) last September and, after a lesser show at Doha in December, he resumed improvement with a battling second of eight in handicap here (1m2f, good) in May; up 4lb but may have more to give.

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2nd

1

(8)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 212y

Class 3

15:45 Ascot

City Burglar

9st 9lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Ralph Beckett

Last seen finishing well held in a conditions event in Doha (7f, good) in December, but probably best judged on his previous efforts as when making a successful nursery debut at Ayr (1m, good to soft); shouldn't have an issue with the longer trip, but this won't be easy giving weight away to some unexposed and race-fit rivals.

6/1

33/1

Form: 41-614 C BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Overall record is 2-5 and she led 2f out to justify favouritism comfortably on handicap debut here (1m2f, good; unraced on firmer) in May; every chance and rallied in the blanket finish over 1m1f at Hamilton 22 days later; needs better but there's a lot of stamina on the dam's side, as demonstrated by her half-brother the Gold Cup contender Coltrane.

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No Results Found

Form: 0-6212 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Progressive form, finding a jolt of improvement when stepped up to 1m4f for a handicap at Salisbury (soft) which he won by nearly 10l; raised 12lb when second at Doncaster (14.5f, good) 19 days ago, coming from last of eight, and he's another 4lb higher today, so better still is required.

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10/1

Form: 61-0

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Dam unraced sister to strong stayer Mahler; made most to win a novice at Kempton (1m, AW) in December on second start; unsurprisingly never better than mid-division when 80-1 in the Derby no less at Epsom (1m4f, good to soft) on reappearance, left behind as soon as they entered the straight; that leaves him unexposed but with plenty to prove.

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1st

6

(4)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Kamboo

9st 7lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

A well-backed 10-1 chance when beaten only 5l over C&D three weeks ago after enduring a wide trip; that was encouraging.

5/1

12/1

Form: 72-21

Last run: 43 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Short-priced favourite in maidens all four starts; twice made most when runner-up over 1m in the mud, before getting up in the final 1f at Chester (good; unraced on firmer) six weeks ago when upped to 10.3f; others have come here by more flashy routes but it looks as if 1m4f will suit him well.

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1st

5

(5)

8th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Chester

Gallantly

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, raced in third

5/4

2nd

2

(5)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Gallantly

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

soon raced in second, led after 2f, going best over 2f out, headed and ridden over 1f out, kept on but no match for winner

5/4

Form: 441 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Has run in three maidens this March-June; after his performances over 1m4f (good) on last two starts, it's less a question of whether he stays the trip than whether it's too short for him; he could just be getting the hang of things, as switching to front-running in cheekpieces brought a narrow, rallying win at Fairyhouse 13 days ago, but this demands a lot more.

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4th

4

(1)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

13:50 Leopardstown

Highland Bling

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Unfancied when fourth of nine in AW maiden in March, almost 10l off the winner Agenda who was second in the Chester Vase during the week; step up in trip should suit but Foley is on stablemate Final Entry.

12/1

Form: 221

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Second in novices at Chelmsford (AW) and Goodwood (good) last month before winning one in clearcut style back at Chelmsford two weeks ago, all over 1m2f; there's enough stamina in the family to make 1m4f look interesting but this is a very hot race for handicap debut.

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No Results Found

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Payout
Exacta £5828.00
Straight Forecast £2987.00
Tricast £70630.30
Trifecta £175027.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gilded Water

RP RATINGS:

Poniros

POSTDATA:

Gallantly

NEWMARKET:

French Duke

TOPSPEED:

East India Dock

The Star:

Warda Jamila

D Express:

Going The Distance

The Guardian:

Chantilly

The Times:

Gilded Water

Daily Mirror:

Gilded Water

The Sun:

Gilded Water

Daily Record:

Gilded Water

Telegraph:

Poniros

Daily Mail:

Gallantly