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16:50 Sandown

Good To Firm

Coral Marathon (Listed Race) (Registered As The Esher Stakes)

  • Prize money: £25519.5
  • 2m 0f 50y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Coral Marathon (Listed Race) (Registered As The Esher Stakes)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 114-43 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Three-time Group 1 winner, the latest the Cadran at Longchamp (2m4f) last September; this 8yo hasn't matched that form on either outing this season, but his latest performance still reads well in the context of today's race, as he was carrying a 7lb penalty when third of six in the Group 3 Henry II Stakes over C&D (soft) in May; can play a leading role if the ground suits (he's always been kept away from good to firm going).

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13/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 118-27

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

A bit disappointing in Group 3 at Haydock (1m4f, good) four weeks ago, when she faded into seventh; however, she was progressive in handicaps last season and reappeared with a staying-on second in a Group 3 against her own sex at York (1m6f, good to soft) in May; has potential for this 2m trip and she's a player if tapping back into the promise shown at York.

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Form: 2-2344

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Placed in Class 4 handicaps on first two runs this season before 11l fourth of six in Group 3 Henry II Stakes over C&D (soft) in May; better than ever when 3l fourth of six in German Listed race (1m7f, good) last time but her form has to go to a new level if she's to pose a threat today.

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3rd

7

(7)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Goodwood

Miss Cynthia

9st 4lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

led, increased tempo 4f out, sustained duel with runner-up from 3f out, drifted left over 1f out, headed inside final 110yds, lost second towards finish, kept on

7/2

Form: 4116-5 CD

Last run: 65 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who was a Listed winner at York (1m6f, good to firm) last June and gave his rivals the slip to follow up in the Group 1 Goodwood Cup (2m, good to soft); his season ended with a lesser run, and his comeback was also disappointing, but this C&D winner has leading claims if back on song.

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5th

4

(1)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

14:15 Ascot

Quickthorn

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hughie Morrison

A fine sight bowling along up front and he totally gave his rivals the slip when a runaway winner under Tom Marquand in the Goodwood Cup (good to soft) last August; used to go well in the mud over shorter distances in 2021, but has had two failures on it at Longchamp since; absent since another modest show at York last August; big shout if he's back on song for this.

7/2

6th

2

(7)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 1

14:25 York

Quickthorn

9st 8lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hughie Morrison

A fine sight bowling along up front and he totally gave his rivals the slip when a runaway winner under Tom Marquand of this race last year (good) and the Goodwood Cup on latest start (good to soft); they were his career-best efforts but a 1m6f Listed win here in June came on good to firm; today's rivals, four of whom were in his wake at Goodwood, will be mindful not too give him too much rope but that's sometimes proved much easier said than done.

11/4

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6/1

Form: 53-572 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won the Cesarewitch (2m2f, good) in 2022 and several good efforts in defeat since, most recently runner-up in the Queen Alexandra at Royal Ascot (2m5f, good to firm; albeit no match for winner); needs some of the others to underperform if he's to win this but that's not out of the question.

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Form: 51-400 CD

Last run: 97 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won the Group 3 Henry II Stakes over C&D (good) last May for William Haggas and added another Group 3 in Italy in November for Mick Appleby; well beaten in Saudi Arabia and Dubai in February/March on final two runs for that yard and starts out for another new stable with something to prove, but the break may have helped and he's a contender on his best form.

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4th

1

(7)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Roberto Escobarr

9st 12lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Michael Appleby

led at steady pace

9/2

4th

1

(2)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:05 York

Roberto Escobarr

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Won Group 3 Henry II Stakes at Sandown (2m, good) last month on second run back from absence; carries 5lb penalty and it's a hotter renewal than the one he won two years ago (good to firm), but he's still respected.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £53.00
Straight Forecast £51.70
Trifecta £254.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Quickthorn

POSTDATA:

Trueshan

SPOTLIGHT:

Night Sparkle

NEWMARKET:

Miss Cynthia

Daily Record:

Run For Oscar

The Times:

Night Sparkle

Telegraph:

Night Sparkle

TOPSPEED:

Quickthorn

The Guardian:

Quickthorn

Daily Mail:

Quickthorn

Daily Mirror:

Quickthorn

D Express:

Trueshan

The Sun:

Trueshan

The Star:

Trueshan