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Davies Insurance Solutions Gala Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £25519.5
  • 1m 1f 209y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Davies Insurance Solutions Gala Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 36-263

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Unlucky not to have finished closer in a strong Epsom handicap at the Derby meeting (extended 1m; good to soft) so he arrives here in good heart; however, all his best form has come on ground softer than the forecast good and over 1m, so has more to prove than some.

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9/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 0167-4 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Came from last to first in a four-runner renewal of this race 12 months ago and that was also on the back of contesting the Listed Wolferton at Royal Ascot, in which last year he suffered bad interference (dropped out) and this time finished a highly respectable fourth; may strip fitter for that first run of the campaign and a bold defence looks on the cards.

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7th

2

(1)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:40 Goodwood

Savvy Victory

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: S Woods

slowly into stride

6/1

Form: 1331-3

Last run: 95 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced and very progressive, on turf and AW; beat a subsequent US Grade 1 winner on final run of last season at Kempton (1m4f) and again showed strong form when third there on reappearance (1m2f; carried a penalty), as the winner won last weekend's Group 1 at Saint-Cloud and the runner-up a Group 3 next time; has been off for three months and 1m4f may be his optimum trip, but lots to like nonetheless.

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3rd

1

(4)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 1f 219y

Class 1

14:55 Kempton (AW)

Lions Pride

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Successful in similar event here (1m4f) five months ago, beating a subsequent Group 1 scorer and taking Kempton record to 2-2; still has low mileage and /looks the type to improve further this term; should be as effective back at 1m2f; strongly respected, even with 3lb penalty.

2/1

1st

3

(4)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

15:30 Kempton (AW)

Lions Pride

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

travelled strongly, raced in second, led over 2f out, edged right when clear over 1f out, soon towards far side, pushed along and kept on well final furlong, comfortably

7/2

8/1

Form: 1 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Galileo colt who was unraced for Aidan O'Brien and snapped up at the sales for 10,000gns; that looks a good buy after he breezed home by 4l in a C&D maiden three weeks ago (good to soft) at odds of 40-1; that was an average maiden by Sandown standards and this is a huge hike in class, but he's promising.

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OUR TIP

Form: 41-586 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Only sixth in the Wolferton (behind Savvy Victory) when penalised for last season's Listed win at Newmarket (1m2f, heavy); although that was a respectable run, this season remains underwhelming compared with past achievements.

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5th

2

(7)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Checkandchallenge

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

Ran some good races in defeat last season prior to Listed win at Newmarket (1m2f, heavy) in November; won a Group 3 in France in 2022 (1m, good); could have a part to play if fully tuned up for this reappearance.

10/1

12/1

Form: 227-50

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Group 3 2yo winner on heavy and best form has an older horse has also come in the mud, notably seconds in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood and a 1m Listed race here (wore first-time cheekpieces that now return); having his first run on fast ground and over 1m2f when never dangerous in the Wolferton at Royal Ascot; there are reservations on a couple of counts.

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5th

5

(7)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Knight

9st 2lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Won the Horris Hill at Newbury on heavy as a 2yo and underlined his liking for testing turf when second in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood (Charyn over 1l back in third) and a Sandown Listed race (wore first-time cheekpieces) at the end of last summer; ran poorly in 1m1f Newmarket Group 3 when last seen in October but a bold show is assured if back to anywhere near his best in a first-time visor.

5/2

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Payout
Exacta £186.00
Straight Forecast £186.80
Trifecta £559.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Savvy Victory

The Guardian:

Prague

POSTDATA:

Checkandchallenge

Telegraph:

Knight

D Express:

Al Mubhir

The Star:

Prague

Daily Mail:

Checkandchallenge

The Times:

Savvy Victory

Daily Record:

Savvy Victory