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18:15 Ascot

Good To Firm

Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap)

  • Prize money: £56694
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 30 runners
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Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap)

Runners: 30 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

1st
11 (26)
English Oak

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 382-21 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won 1m novice but has excelled at shorter trips in his most recent handicaps, finding only a well-treated dual Wokingham winner too good over 6f here (good) in October and having too much firepower for five rivals on second run back this year at Haydock (7f, soft) last month; up 9lb in a better race but on the crest of a wave and he holds Group entries in July.

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2nd

8

(7)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

English Oak

8st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Yet to encounter ground softer than good; has form at up to 1m; raced just five times in his first season last year, solid second at Ascot (6f) on final occasion; looks the type to progress further this term; respected on reappearance.

9/2

20/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 247224 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Series of good 6f runs since consecutive AW wins earlier in the year and he came whizzing home to take a close fourth of 14 at Haydock (good) this month; has never run beyond that trip though and this is a very difficult race in which to test stamina.

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20/1

  • Place: £6.35

Form: 66-901 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Two minor efforts on first starts for new yard, slowly away and nearer last than first in the Victoria Cup over C&D in May, but refitting the hood helped at Newmarket (7f, good) since, where he shrugged off some interference to get the verdict in a tight finish; back up 2lb but not out of it.

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12/1

  • Place: £5.45

Form: 475-30

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Impressive in two 1m novices and ran well in defeat in Group 1 St James's Palace (1m, good) here last June; useful reappearance on AW (7f) in March but his finishing effort was rather tame in the Victoria Cup over C&D in May; perhaps he just had an off day, in which case he looks one of the more interesting ones with drying ground in his favour.

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11th

5

(19)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Mostabshir

9st 6lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John & Thady Gosden

in touch with leaders

7/1

Form: 02-572 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Acts on all surfaces; an excellent performer in highly competitive C&D handicaps in the last two years, including when finishing a close third of 29 in this race last June and he was even closer to the winner when fourth the following month; as good as ever when runner-up at York (1m, good) last month but going back up 3lb puts him 6lb higher than last June.

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8/1

Form: 23-913 D BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Capable over 6f but has improved for the return to 7f of late, gaining an emphatic win at Chester and involved in a tight finish with two of these rivals at Newmarket (both on good); up a total of 8lb for those runs but there may be more to come from him at the trip.

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14/1

Form: 00-505 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Usually one of the first horses to look at in the best 6f and 7f Ascot handicaps over the years, winning two in 2022 and thereabouts numerous times; his form never stabilised in 2023, and he wasn't his old self in three C&D runs, but well treated now and hard to ignore back on this track.

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OUR TIP

25/1

Form: 25-549 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Two wins in France were at 1m on turf (good to soft) and 7f AW; in good form in Dubai either side of Christmas for new yard but a mid-division finish on handicap debut behind Carrytheone at Newmarket (7f, good) in May shows he has work to do off current mark; first-time cheekpieces fitted.

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9th
20 (27)
The X O

33/1

Form: 647053

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Close up in a Group 3 over 6f on this course last May but it's mostly been uphill for him at different levels since and a first venture over 7f, when third to Rhoscolyn at Epsom recently, shows that extra reserves will be needed for this race.

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5th

1

(10)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

The X O

9st 11lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: John Ryan

Group 3 placed over C&D one year ago; ran to a similar level only once since, shaping well at Lingfield (6f, AW) in March; ran poorly at Newcastle on Good Friday, after which he was gelded; drops in class today and if he is to revive then it could be at this venue.

10/1

10th
24 (20)
Maywake

50/1

Form: 5103-0 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

All five wins at 7f, on AW and turf, but he couldn't raise his game when well held off just 1lb higher in a similar C&D handicap (good) in October and this again looks a step too far.

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Form: 203-21

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Often leads; suited by Chester and he ended a losing run when back there (extended 7f, good to firm) last month; now 2lb higher than when beaten just over 3l in this race 12 months ago but at least he comes into the race in better form this time; not dismissed.

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1st

3

(13)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Percys Lad

9st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Record at Chester includes a success in 2022 and respectable third (off 3lb higher from wide draw) in this contest last year; solid second at Newmarket on reappearance; not ruled out.

9/1

25/1

Form: 090-42 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

In fine form over 7f on good to firm last summer, out-running his mark in a Group 3 at Haydock and giving a bold show from a hopeless draw in this race; looked to be running into form when involved in a close finish with Carrytheone and Divine Libra at Newmarket (7f, good) last month and has a good run in him off 9lb lower than last June.

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20/1

Form: -54061 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Perfectly capable of taking a hand in this company, having finished third in this race in 2022 (good to firm) and again on the premises over C&D last October (good); however, he's done most of his winning on good to soft or slower and, although in good heart when winning at Epsom (7f, good to soft) recently, he could do with some rain.

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Form: 285807

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

He could hardly have had a finer career over 6f and he added to the list of big wins when dead-heating at York (good to firm) in August; winless since which leaves him 9lb lower today and he's not entirely ruled out on a rare 7f run, having gone well over C&D earlier in his career when the ground was unsuitably soft; still a stretch to see him winning but it would be nice.

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33/1

Form: 5-3061 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has won on extremes of going and it was good to firm when winning narrowly at Newbury (7f) last week but the 5lb penalty (2lb badly in) is a hammer blow in this much better race; others are much preferred.

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Form: 45-108 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in two AW runs but just middling form back on turf the last twice, including in the Victoria Cup over C&D in May, and he does not look well enough handicapped to play a part.

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25/1

Form: 36-130 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Made all or most for two 7f wins (both on good) in 2023; better than ever when making a winning return over 6f at Newmarket but he lapsed at Epsom recently when returned to 7f (good to soft); up against it in such a competitive race.

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18th
6 (16)
Baradar

25/1

Form: 10-547 CD BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Has not yet shown his true colours in 2024 but he should be in his comfort zone back on this track, having won a top C&D handicap (good) last July before following up at Doncaster (extended 6f; soft); weighted to go well off just 1lb higher than the latter win and can step up on recent form.

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40/1

Form: 6-5970 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

On the premises in last three Ascot starts, doing well when leading home his group over C&D last July (good); this season hasn't been going well but his mark has dropped and he has the wherewithal to go well in refitted cheekpieces for yard that's won two of the last four runnings.

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10th

3

(14)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tacarib Bay

9st 10lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

towards rear on near side of group

8/1

7th

2

(10)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:45 Haydock

Tacarib Bay

9st 8lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

in rear

8/1

Form: 126-10

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Most turf runs on soft for this yard, doing best when winning the Lincoln (1m) in March; has more to prove following a comprehensive good-ground defeat at Newmarket since and this first 7f run in Britain adds further uncertainty.

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10th

5

(15)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:20 Newmarket

Mr Professor

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

33-1 for the 20-runner Lincoln at Doncaster (1m) on reappearance six weeks ago but won it comfortably from Lattam, coming smoothly from off the pace; 7lb higher today; chief concern is probably that all his turf runs for this yard last term were on soft and all his three career wins have been on soft, but 1m1f is no problem and he had plenty of form on good or firmer in 2021 and 2022; has to be considered.

12/1

15

(2)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Mr Professor

8st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Won comfortably at Goodwood (1m1f, soft) last September on fourth stable start and he remains well treated on his old form; he ran pretty well on his final two starts last season but needs something extra if he's to win this competitive handicap on his return to action.

20/1

40/1

Form: -36220

Last run: 83 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Series of good efforts in defeat at 7f and 1m on AW over the winter but his latest run in March wasn't one of them (in refitted cheekpieces, discarded today); just 1-16 on turf and has much to prove back on grass.

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12th

11

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Greatgadian

8st 8lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

Close second in a couple of Class 3 events here this month, taking Newcastle form figures to 1222; threatening to regain the winning thread and can't be dismissed, for all that he's back up in grade.

12/1

2nd

1

(1)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 3

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Greatgadian

9st 11lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

In good form on AW this winter, most recently keeping on for second in a competitive 7f handicap here ten days ago; runs off the same mark and he's likely to be in the thick of it again.

13/8

25/1

Form: 2505-4 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Well held in Listed Chesham here for the Gosdens as 2yo, later winning over 7f (AW) and 1m (turf at Doha); two respectable runs at about 7f for new yard, hinting at more to come when fourth to Percy's Lad at Chester (good to firm) on reappearance; needs improvement but it may be forthcoming.

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16/1

Form: -95066 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Infrequent winner since 2yo success but he wasn't beaten far in the 1m Britannia here in 2022 and he would have have finished closer in his most recent 7f run, behind Carrytheone at Newmarket (good), had he not been hampered; has more to do here but fitting a tongue-tie could help.

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25/1

Form: 29-235

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Promising on AW and turf for Andre Fabre and well treated with former stablemate Make Me King if their 7f AW form at Deauville in August is taken literally; has continued in good form for new yard but all turf runs have been on heavy or soft, so he has some surface queries today.

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Form: 2410-1 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

From a good family; the step up to 1m on good to yielding didn't work out on his second handicap start in 2023 but he finished powerfully when winning the first of them at Leopardstown (extended 7f) last July and made a good impression when taking a valuable Cork race (7f; also on good) with authority on reappearance in May; can do better yet.

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1st

19

(6)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Kings Time

8st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear, steady headway on far side of group from over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden and clear, eased final strides, comfortably

14/1

15th

14

(14)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:00 Curragh

Kings Time

8st 11lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

towards rear of midfield

13/2

20/1

Form: 49-601 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Ran well for a long way in the Chesham (7f) here as a 2yo; has won over 1m but he seemed suited by the return to a bare 7f when making all at Goodwood (good) recently; this looks more problematic under a penalty.

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Form: 478837 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Multiple wins at 7f and 1m and although the latest two have been over 1m, at both Newmarket courses (good to soft and good to firm) in 2023, he is better treated now than when a respectable sixth of 29 in this last year; this still asks for something new for win purposes; visor (off last time) refitted.

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Form: 193-59 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Sole win in 7f maiden on AW in March 2023; seen only four times since but there was plenty of merit in his front-running ninth of 21 in the Victoria Cup over C&D in May and there's time for him to do better yet; this is still a big ask.

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9th

13

(21)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Arabian Storm

8st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

dwelt start, soon led

12/1

40/1

Form: 2-0000

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Useful at different levels for Aidan O'Brien in 2023 but down the field in the 1m2f Golden Gates at this meeting; has dropped in the weights for new yard but little sign of it bearing fruit as yet; other days for him.

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50/1

Form: 616-00 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Claims on best 7f form in 2023, on good and good to firm ground; out with the washing in two runs this year (in cheekpieces latest, now discarded); gelded since; unknown quantity but return to quick ground will suit and a turnaround is not impossible.

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Payout
Exacta £969.00
Straight Forecast £1104.60
Tricast £21474.30
Trifecta £33232.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Fresh

POSTDATA:

English Oak

SPOTLIGHT:

Kings Time

The Sun:

Divine Libra

NEWMARKET:

Make Me King

TOPSPEED:

Mr Professor

The Star:

Carrytheone

The Guardian:

Bopedro

Telegraph:

English Oak

D Express:

English Oak

Daily Record:

Kings Time

The Times:

Fresh

Daily Mail:

Fresh

Daily Mirror:

Fresh