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Soft

Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (Sponsored By The Kingdom Of Bahrain) (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £70887.5
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (Sponsored By The Kingdom Of Bahrain) (Group 2)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 53-351 C

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Secured back-to-back wins in the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup (1m6f, good to firm/good) in May; carries a 3lb penalty and drops back in trip, but he travelled well last time and won with plenty in hand; won on sole previous course visit and has been effective on soft/good to soft in the past; respected.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(2)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 1

14:25 York

Giavellotto

9st 5lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Marco Botti

Progressive last term and emerged on top by half a length in the 1m6f Yorkshire Cup here (good to firm) this May, when Broome was third and Quickthorn fourth; not seen again until the Goodwood Cup (2m, good to soft) where he was never dangerous, like all Quickthorn's pursuers, but involved in the very tight finish for second and showed enough to suggest he stays 2m; while peak form does not match some of these, he's less exposed in the Cup races and could be in the shake-up.

7/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 512-72 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Below par on both runs this season but may have needed his reappearance run at Newbury, and the combination of tight Chester and good ground may not have been ideal last time; won the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer at Newbury (1m5f, good to soft) last August before finishing second in the St Leger (14.5f, soft), and he could play a major role now back on a slow surface.

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2nd

2

(6)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 84y

Class 1

15:40 Chester

Arrest

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

3yo campaign featured wins in the Chester Vase and Geoffrey Freer, plus good second in the St Leger; appeared to need his Newbury reappearance run and should be spot-on for this return to the Roodee; leading player provided there's no jar in the ground (underperformed on good to firm last year).

15/8

7th

4

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Arrest

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

ducked right start and slowly away, raced wide early, towards rear early, headway and prominent after 4f, led over 3f out

11/8

15/2

Form: 117-25 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Improved form last September, winning a Listed race in France (1m4f, good to soft) then a Group 3 on the Rowley Mile (1m4f, good to firm); reappeared with encouraging second to Outbox then failed to handle the track at Epsom in the Coronation Cup; might not be far away if back to her best today.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newmarket

Time Lock

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Harry Charlton

Well-bred and very useful mare who is 2-2 at this venue, including an emphatic Group 3 win (good to firm; against her own sex) last September; not so effective returned to soft ground in Ascot Group 1 on final outing; leading contender back at Newmarket and getting 3lb from the males.

15/8

4/5

Form: 111-12 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Has won a remarkable eight Group 3 races, and made it five wins in a row at that level at Newbury (1m4f, good to soft) in April; excellent second in the Group 1 Coronation Cup at Epsom (1m4f, good to soft) subsequently and holds leading form claims today; has a preference for slow ground.

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25/1

Form: 1-1140 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Kicked off this campaign with two handicap wins (1m2f/1m4f, heavy/good) for Dominic ffrench Davis; however, no threat in Newbury Group 3 next time and down the field in Royal Ascot handicap most recently; very much up against it on first run for Raphael Freire (remains in same ownership).

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OUR TIP

25/1

Form: 52-197 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Two-time Listed winner (including C&D) who benefited from a fine ride to make all at 50-1 under Hollie Doyle in the Group 2 Jockey Club Stakes on the Rowley Mile (1m4f, good) in May; another uncontested lead looks likely today but he's been well beaten in Group races on the continent the last twice (1m4f, good to soft); may not want slow ground nowadays; needs to bounce back.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(4)

3rd May 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newmarket

Outbox

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Beaten in this race for last two years (third in 2022, fourth in 2023); starts this campaign as a 9yo and his losing sequence is mounting up; although not disgraced in the Stockholm Cup International on last appearance, he's vulnerable against these younger rivals.

20/1

5th

3

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 1

18:20 Windsor

Outbox

9st 7lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Archie Watson

Wasn't having the best of seasons but rediscovered his touch when runner-up in a Listed event at Newmarket two months ago (1m4f, good), albeit probably flattered to some extent from a handy position (front two were that way throughout); has a bit to find with the best of these anyway.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £135.00
Straight Forecast £166.00
Trifecta £469.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hamish

TOPSPEED:

Giavellotto

NEWMARKET:

Arrest

D Express:

Arrest

The Times:

Giavellotto

The Guardian:

Giavellotto

Daily Record:

Giavellotto

RP RATINGS:

Hamish

POSTDATA:

Hamish

Telegraph:

Hamish

Daily Mail:

Hamish

Daily Mirror:

Hamish

The Sun:

Hamish

The Star:

Hamish