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17:40 Ascot

Good To Firm

Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £85065
  • 1m 1f 212y
  • Class 1
  • 12 runners
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Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

1st
6 (12)
Jayarebe

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.30
  • Place: £3.15

Form: 17-13 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Fast-ground 2yo winner; made it 2-3 with authoritative front-running win at Newmarket (1m1f, good) on return; about 3l behind runner-up Bracken's Laugh when Listed third of four at Chester (10.3f, good) latest but carried 3lb penalty; could improve upon that form if settling better; not discounted.

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3rd

1

(5)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 1

15:05 Chester

Jayarebe

9st 5lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

King Edward VII and Eclipse entry; won debut on the Newmarket July course (7f, good to firm) and 6l seventh in Longchamp Group 1 (good to soft) on his only other 2yo start; returned in impressive fashion when always front rank to win ten-runner Listed race at Newmarket (1m1f, good) three weeks ago; the extra distance can help and he looks set for further improvement.

11/4

7/4

  • Place: £1.55

Form: 812-1 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Progressive in three-race 2yo campaign and hugely impressive when winning by 4l on last month's handicap and seasonal debut in the London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f, good; unraced on faster), a handicap that often produces Group-race winners (including from this yard); appealing claims.

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2nd

3

(4)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newbury

Kings Gambit

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Never counted on his debut but was wiser to the job at hand when travelling well before getting the better of a long-time leader over C&D a month ago (good to soft); a line of form through the runner-up gives him something to find with Houstonn, but he saw that latest race out with plenty of gusto and his rider struggled to pull him up; promising.

3/1

OUR TIP

20/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 241-17 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Fast-ground 2yo winner who reappeared with a win in the Listed Blue Riband Trial at Epsom (1m2f, good) in April; faded into a soundly beaten seventh in the Derby (1m4f, good to soft) 19 days ago; this drop back in trip may be the right move for the time being, but others possess stronger form.

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1st

2

(6)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 1

14:45 Epsom

Bellum Justum

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Built upon his previous promise to win big-field Newmarket maiden (1m, good to firm) last September on his fourth start; this Sea The Stars colt is in good hands to continue to progress and could be suited by the step up in trip, but others have more substance to their form.

12/1

4th
5 (3)
First Look

9/2

Form: 21-322

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Has improved with each of his five starts, finishing second in Group 3 Prix de Guiche at Chantilly (1m1f, good to soft) last month then occupying the same position in the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club there (10.5f, heavy); that latest performance makes this French challenger a key player today.

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No Results Found

Form: 15-12

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won two hot conditions races (1m, soft/AW) from his first three starts before close second of four in Listed Dee Stakes at Chester (10.3f, good) in May; this has been the target since and he could play a leading role.

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2nd

2

(3)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 1

15:05 Chester

Brackens Laugh

9st 2lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

Won a traditionally good conditions race at Newbury (1m, soft) last September before his fifth in Group 1 at Saint-Cloud (1m2f, soft) one month later; reappeared with dominant performance in a valuable conditions event at Chelmsford (1m, AW) early last month, leading 1f out; return to 1m2f can help and he's a smart prospect.

3/1

1st

3

(4)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Brackens Laugh

9st 7lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

midfield, headway and led 1f out, pushed along and drifted left final 110yds, won going away

8/1

Form: 1-33

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Jane Chapple-Hyam won this in 2022 with Claymore, who was stepped up in trip on the back of a 7f debut win then two defeats at 1m; this fellow matches that description and the way he's shaped in 1m Group 3/Listed races the last twice suggests 1m2f can prompt improvement; possible contender.

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No Results Found

Form: 1212-7 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Flopped in the Dante at York on last month's return (1m2f, good; backed into 4-1) but trainer reported subsequently "his bloods were off"; Listed winner at Haydock (1m, good) last September then came second in the Group 2 Royal Lodge at Newmarket (1m, good to firm); could bounce back with bold show.

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No Results Found

10/1

Form: 43-241

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Fourth in Group 3 Classic Trial at Sandown (1m2f, good to soft) before Listed win at Leopardstown (1m4f, good); that was his ninth race and others are less exposed and have stronger form, but he's the sole runner for Aidan O'Brien who has won two of the last six runnings, so is worth a second look.

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No Results Found

18/1

Form: 19-316 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Took a sizeable step forward when 4l Listed winner at Newmarket (1m2f, good) last month on his sixth start; down the field in the Dante subsequently but perhaps that run came too soon (13 days later); entitled to respect on the Newmarket form and he's not ruled out back from 35-day break.

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10th
11 (5)
Taraj

16/1

Form: 421-3

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Comfortably won Dundalk maiden (1m, AW) on third and final 2yo start and close third of five in Group 3 Derby Trial at Leopardstown (1m2f, good) on reappearance; changed hands for £480,000 on Monday (remains in same yard); in excellent hands to continue to progress and could be involved.

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3rd

5

(4)

12th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

15:35 Leopardstown

Taraj

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

dwelt start, in touch with leaders

14/1

1st

11

(5)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Taraj

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Encouraging debut in a 1m maiden at the Curragh and only found one too good back at that venue over 7f second time out; dam was a Polytrack winner and he looks like a big player if he handles the switch of surface here.

5/2

Form: 115-22

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Two easy 2yo wins (minor races) and runner-up in Group 3 Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh (1m2f, good to yielding) last month; however, he was no match for the winner and doesn't appear to be progressing; something to find.

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No Results Found

50/1

Form: 261-45

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won Salisbury novice (1m, good to firm) last autumn; however, hasn't really threatened on either run this year and looks vulnerable once more.

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8

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Under The Sun

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hugo Palmer

Salisbury 2yo winner who ran well in conditions race at Chelmsford (1m, AW) on reappearance and looks ready for a crack at 1m2f; faces a tougher task, especially on his turf figures, upped further in grade.

33/1

4th

8

(6)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Under The Sun

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hugo Palmer

slowly into stride, in rear, headway up the centre 1f out, not reach leaders

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £327.00
Straight Forecast £206.10
Tricast £1443.40
Trifecta £4523.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

First Look

TOPSPEED:

Caviar Heights

POSTDATA:

Taraj

NEWMARKET:

Al Musmak

Daily Mirror:

First Look

Telegraph:

Caviar Heights