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17:05 Ascot

Good To Firm

Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £90195
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 27 runners
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Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 27 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Windy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.75
  • Place: £4.10

Form: 014-15 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Progressive as 3yo, winning on ground ranging from good to firm to soft; said to have improved physically since last season and was a ready Listed winner at Newmarket on reappearance; had more to do in a Group 2 in Ireland since and wasn't discredited in fifth of 12; this thorough test over 6f can suit in her first handicap since a cosy win in September; can be involved.

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7/1

  • Place: £1.65

Form: 6-5641 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Found his trip when back at 6f in the second half of 2023, indifferent to the state of the ground when winning all four handicaps, including over C&D on good to firm; has left Ed Walker since but was at least as good as ever when winning a 6f conditions race at Saint-Cloud (soft) in May; has cards to play back here.

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6th

7

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Dark Trooper

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ed Walker

Acts on any ground; progressive 3yo who has completed a handicap four-timer since being dropped back to 6f and gained the last two wins at this venue; overall record is now 6-13; brings a very attractive profile to this first Group attempt and being 2-2 at Ascot is a bonus.

11/2

1st

1

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Dark Trooper

9st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Better than ever of late, completing hat-trick of wins in Shergar Cup Sprint over C&D (good) four weeks ago; an 8lb rise looks fully justified, and, although today's forecast quicker ground is a possible concern (not at best on previous run on good to firm), he has plenty in his favour otherwise.

4/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 600-30 CD BF

Last run: 66 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Expectations were high after good wins at Newmarket and over C&D (good to soft and soft) last spring but he didn't have what it takes in better 6f handicaps after, including when sixth of 27 in this race (good to firm); his followers have clung on (he started joint-favourite or favourite every race since) but he was well below best last time and now has it to prove.

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17th

2

(10)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Orazio

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

Looked a likely type for a big prize when winning this in 2023 (good to soft) and one at Ascot (soft) but expensive to follow in the best 6f handicaps after, albeit he didn't have his ground in two of them; gelded since and returned with a solid third to higher-rated rivals in a Listed race at Doncaster; mark unchanged and this looks the right race so should go well.

4/1

16/1

  • Place: £7.75

Form: 94-801 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Solid at 6f without winning in 2023; took advantage of a few pounds off his back and first-time blinkers (retained) when ending a losing run at Newbury (6f, good; has won on good to firm) last time out; back up 6lb, which is plenty in this context and he wasn't near his best in this race last year.

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25/1

Form: 69-013 CD BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Early wins for previous yard came in a 1m maiden and a 7f classified here but he had a feel for sprinting when holding late challenges over C&D (good) in May; creditable effort at Hamilton since and today's more thorough test should suit; can do better yet.

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Form: 011-26 C

Last run: 112 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Acts well here, winning a big 7f prize (good) in May 2022; won in Dubai in December but has plenty of weight back in a handicap and this is only his third run in a sprint; big task attempting to give weight all round.

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Form: 01-D300 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Close second in Listed Windsor Castle here as 2yo but well held in the big 5f handicap here last June and his 6f Bahrain win at Christmas didn't go far enough to convince that he's right for this race; others in better form, too, with first-time cheekpieces (retained) no help last time.

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Form: 06-010 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Flits up and down in class and did well against top sprinters in 2023, including sixth in the Group 1 King's Stand (5f, good) here; hadn't been the safest pair of hands in handicaps but he staked a claim for this when having some of these rivals behind at Newmarket (6f, good) in May and a later 7f defeat there is best forgiven; possibilities.

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1st

11

(15)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Desert Cop

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Progressive in the first half of 2023 but he ended that campaign quietly and was well beaten, albeit from a bad draw, at Kempton on reappearance four weeks ago; dropping down the weights but others are much safer.

25/1

Form: -19145

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Front-runs; all wins at 5f and he faded in his one attempt in a 6f handicap, back in 2021; an unlikely contender this time.

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4th

1

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

The Bell Conductor

9st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

disputed lead

6/1

10th
18 (21)
Chipstead

33/1

Form: 313796 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

His most recent wins were 6f on AW but he tends to flag over this trip on turf and his stride shortened in this race 12 months ago; on a more favourable mark now but others should find greater reserves in the later stages.

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9th

5

(11)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Chipstead

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Roger Teal

He'd been in good form on AW this winter prior to his midfield finish over C&D 17 days ago (race not run to suit); work to do with a couple of reopposing rivals but he did enough there to think he's still in top form; has the ability to play a leading role.

16/1

16/1

Form: 51-110 D BF

Last run: 85 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

In his element sprinting on the AW over the winter, winning on first three attempts until the temptation to pull hard proved too strong over 6f at Newcastle in March and he didn't last home; the outcome may well be the same on this stiff track back on turf.

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4

(13)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Cover Up

9st 3lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Used to pull too hard but the switch to sprinting, and especially the move to AW, has had a huge impact, winning his last three starts in the manner of a top-class performer; lumbered with a 13lb rise for the latest success but a greater concern may be whether he can be use his energy and potent change of gear as efficiently over today's stiff 6f.

9/2

1st

5

(1)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Cover Up

9st 4lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Has looked a natural in two runs since switched to AW, winning over 6f at Lingfield in November and looking one to keep firmly onside with a stylish C&D win 12 days ago; 5lb higher in his hat-trick bid but he looks the type to take higher rank on AW.

5/4

OUR TIP

33/1

Form: 15-405 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Listed winner in France (7f, good to soft) and Dubai (6f, soft) but his most recent wins came on AW before Christmas; below best on last two starts for Gordon Elliott and up against it in first-time cheekpieces for new yard.

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5th

5

(10)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

18:20 Naas

Coachello

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful sort (dual Listed winner) won twice on AW over the winter but was below form last time; goes very well on easy ground too and has to be considered.

14/1

13th
24 (19)
Strike Red

20/1

Form: 721-05 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Signed off 2023 with a big handicap win at the Curragh (about 6f; soft) last July; signs of running into form at Epsom recently but usually kept away from quick ground and others are more likely under the conditions.

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16/1

Form: -86248 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Form can see-saw but he's done very well in his last three Ascot runs, over 6f and 7f, and a close fourth in this race (good to firm) last year puts him on the premises now he's dropped 4lb; can't be ignored.

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Form: 330-03 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Often leads; quite progressive in Ireland last year but he hasn't run up to his best away from his home country for this yard, including in the 2022 Wokingham and last year's Buckingham Palace, so needs to prove that travelling agrees with him.

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3rd

3

(3)

3rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 110y

15:10 Tipperary

Warrior Brave

9st 13lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Ross O’Sullivan

led, faced challenge 2f out, headed and lost two places final 110yds, soon no extra

13/8

Form: -28976 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Has twice done a very good day's work at this level, with his thirds in the Ayr Gold Cup in 2022 and this race (good to firm) last June; has done some damage to his handicap mark since and now 5lb higher than 12 months ago but fast ground suits and he has a squeak; cheekpieces fitted for the first time since last spring.

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7th

1

(13)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Juan Les Pins

9st 12lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

mounted in chute and taken down early, dwelt start, raced in last

16/1

50/1

Form: 0-1249 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

All five British wins at Chester; still 8lb higher than the latest of them in September and he didn't achieve enough on a rare run away from that track at Hamilton recently to put him on the list this time.

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15/2

Form: 3-1179 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Big player on AW last winter but highly competent on turf in 2023, finishing better than anything from a hopeless position in this race (third run back after missing 2022), dead-heating for a top York sprint and close up in the Ayr Gold Cup; had little going for him on heavy ground in France this month and if none the worse he's poised to go well under favourable conditions, with Hollie Doyle switching from last year's winner Saint Lawrence.

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12/1

Form: 90-070 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won this race on yard debut last June (good to firm) and close up in a French Group 1 next time; not in the same form in 2024 (without regular headgear latest; blinkers refitted today) but now just 3lb higher than 12 months ago which suggests a good run could be forthcoming; Hollie Doyle switches to the yard's other runner Albasheer.

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7th

1

(4)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Saint Lawrence

10st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Never figured in the Abernant here on seasonal debut; landed the Wokingham (6f) on last handicap attempt but he's now 7lb higher and back over 7f for first time in three years; not the percentage call.

14/1

25/1

Form: 6616-3 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Hinted at better to come in 6f Listed race at Deauville last summer and just stretched his legs for maiden win in July; plenty to like about his reappearance third of 18 in a handicap at the Curragh (good) where he travelled strongly and did good late work; interesting but drying ground may not be ideal (he missed one good-ground engagement this year).

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21th
20 (18)
Ferrous

20/1

Form: 59-113 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Has thrived since gelded, gaining two ready 6f AW wins in the spring and taking that form back to turf when keeping up the chase in third to Lethal Levi and Rumstar at Newbury (6f, good) in May; further improvement is possible off the same mark.

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1st

5

(11)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Ferrous

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Looked an improved performer when seeing off his 11 rivals at Wolverhampton on his return to action (gelded during his absence) four weeks ago; nicely on top at the finish there and the form has been handsomely franked (second, third and sixth have all won since); 5lb higher and drawn wide but of obvious interest.

9/2

Form: 2-2119 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Has always been talented but has his share of weight following two 6f AW wins in the spring and up to now he's had limitations in competitive 6f handicaps on turf, including this race in 2022.

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23th
5 (23)
Harry Three

9/1

Form: 1106/4 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

His star rose fast in 2022, outgrowing handicaps with a wide-margin win at York (6f, good; has won on good to firm) before equally convincing in a French Listed race (good to soft) when making it 2-2 for Ryan Moore; chip removed from knee and missed 2023; gelded since; satisfactory return at Salisbury in May (without regular hood, as today) and as he's only 7lb above the York win he'd have plenty going for him if still the same horse.

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6th

14

(14)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Harry Three

9st 3lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Clive Cox

held up in rear on near side of group, shaken up 3f out, ridden and outpaced 2f out, behind but kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

16/1

12/1

Form: U07-02 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Group 3 winner over 5f as a 2yo; winless in 2023 but he kept good company and was gaining steadily at the line when fifth of 13 in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup (good to firm) at the Royal meeting; had some excuses since but he achieved useful handicap form when second to Lethal Levi at Newbury in May; no forlorn hope with drying ground helpful.

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11th

2

(12)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Rumstar

9st 12lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Three wins as a 2yo, notably the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes (5f, good); found life tough in hot company as a 3yo but achieved enough to maintain a lofty handicap rating; gelded prior to his reappearance; heavy ground an unknown.

14/1

25/1

Form: 707-00 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup over C&D (good to firm) in 2022 but he didn't shine in this race 12 months ago and his form in just three runs since is inconclusive; has doubts to dispel.

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10th

1

(10)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Flaming Rib

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hugo Palmer

Smart 3yo (Group 1 runner-up at Royal Ascot) and he made a winning return as a 4yo when landing a big pot in Qatar last February; found it tougher going afterwards but he's tackling lesser opposition than he's used to today and he returns with his stable going well; respected on AW debut.

11/2

22/1

Form: 9-9234 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Had a memorable Royal Ascot in 2021 when he was hampered but still ran stormers in the Group 1 King's Stand (good to firm) and this race; on a losing run now but he ran better than the bare result away from the main action in this 12 months ago and has to be of some interest off 13lb lower.

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25/1

Form: 636974 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Came into his own with testing conditions for new yard in 2023, handling them better than any when winning the 6f Stewards' Cup and a good 5f Doncaster race in October; well treated now and will be ready to pounce when conditions come right but unlikely today; fourth of seven at Ripon Thursday.

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Payout
Exacta £822.00
Straight Forecast £578.20
Tricast £8381.40
Trifecta £21067.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Albasheer

POSTDATA:

Rumstar

NEWMARKET:

Cover Up

The Times:

Torivega

Daily Record:

Dark Trooper

TOPSPEED:

Warrior Brave

Daily Mail:

Mums Tipple

Telegraph:

Rumstar

Daily Mirror:

Rumstar

The Sun:

Rumstar

RP RATINGS:

Albasheer

The Guardian:

Albasheer

D Express:

Albasheer

The Star:

Albasheer