July 28 / 14.25 Goodwood

14.25 Goodwood

Good To Firm

Richmond Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) (IRE Incentive Race)

  • Prize money: £85065
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 1m 9s
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Richmond Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) (IRE Incentive Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 413 CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Impressively beat Bluelight Bay over C&D (good to soft) on second start, then finished a very solid third in the Coventry at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) where he split the subsequent Group 2 winners Persian Force and Blackbeard; leading contender back at the scene of his novice win.
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2nd

7

(7)

8th Oct 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Royal Scotsman

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

led early, soon headed and dropped to midfield, headway over 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, went second inside final 110yds, ran on

20/1

1st

7

(5)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Royal Scotsman

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

in touch with leaders, pressed leaders going best over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well

13/8

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7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dark Angel colt who cost 180,000euros as a yearling; won well at Windsor (6f, good to firm) on debut and looks a useful prospect for yard that has 45% strike-rate with 2yos this term; interesting upped in class.
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4th

1

(3)

29th Aug 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:41 Ripon

Al Karrar

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tom Clover

awkward start, towards rear, soon nudged along, slightly hampered and carried right 5f out, soon on outer, pushed along before halfway, ridden and minor headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

4/7

2nd

1

(6)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Al Karrar

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Tom Clover

held up in rear, pushed along and headway from over 2f out, prominent when ridden 1f out, went second final 110yds, kept on but always held

7/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3141 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Progressive colt whose form is working out well; solid fourth in the Windsor Castle two starts ago, then overcame traffic issues to win going away at Newbury (Listed; good to firm) upped to 6f latest; major player.
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3rd

3

(7)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Chateau

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Andrew Balding

held up in rear, headway against near rail 3f out, ridden and switched left over 1f out, held but kept on well final 110yds, went third post

3/1

Form: 12236

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Has useful 5f form, notably good third in the Norfolk at Royal Ascot; wasn't so effective over 6f in Curragh Group 2 on latest start, finishing last of six; bit to prove in this similar event kept to same distance.
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4th

2

(4)

7th Oct 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Crispy Cat

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: M D O’Callaghan

took keen hold, led narrowly, headed and pressed leaders over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

7/2

3rd

1

(6)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 1

13:35 Doncaster

Crispy Cat

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: M D O’Callaghan

in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, soon no extra, no match for first two

8/1

Form: 21 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Exceed And Excel colt; finished 5l second to Royal Scotsman here on debut, then went one better at Windsor (6f, good to firm) where he made all for 2l win; his form stacks up well; open to further progress.
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5th

1

(1)

13th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Bluelight Bay

9st 3lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

in touch with leaders, hung badly left from over 3f out, ridden and lost position over 1f out

8/1

5th

2

(4)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Bluelight Bay

9st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

sweating, midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and some headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

16/1

Form: 516

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Fairly useful form over 5f the last twice, winning at Windsor then sixth in the Super Sprint at Newbury where he did well having raced away from the main group; however, faces a tougher assignment back over 6f.
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1

(9)

9th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Goodwood

Swift Asset

9st 11lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Scored at Windsor (5f, good to firm) on second run; limitations exposed in much better company (Group 2, Listed, two sales races) at 5f-6.5f since but looks a major player, even with 7lb penalty, now back down in class.

7/2

15th

7

(3)

8th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

14:00 Doncaster

Swift Asset

9st 0lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Hannon

took keen hold, always towards rear, lost touch from 2f out (jockey said colt had no more to give; trainer's rep said that the colt was unsuited by the Good to Soft going, and would prefer a quicker surface)

20/1

7th

7

(1)

20th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:45 York

Swift Asset

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Richard Hannon

prominent, ridden over 2f out, edged right and weakened over 1f out

16/1

Form: 321103 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
The busiest colt in this field, having raced seven times already; won the Woodcote in early June; creditable third to Chateau at Newbury most recently; unlikely there's much more improvement to come from him.
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1st

6

(4)

22nd Oct 2022

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Legend Of Xanadu

9st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Mick Channon

in touch with leaders, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden and led over 1f out, kept on

25/1

4th

7

(5)

7th Oct 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:15 York

Legend Of Xanadu

9st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Mick Channon

prominent on inner, shaken up to lead under 3f out, headed 2f out, lost position over 1f out, kept on up the centre final 110yds

25/1

4th

1

(5)

29th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:44 Salisbury

Legend Of Xanadu

9st 10lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Mick Channon

raced wide, took keen hold, prominent, led over 3f out, pushed along and 2 lengths ahead 2f out, ridden and much reduced lead over 1f out, headed and weakened from 1f out

10/1

Form: 233

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Went close at Newcastle (6f, AW) on debut; has not transferred that form to turf in two subsequent runs, finishing third both times; faces a very stiff task in this grade and looks the least likely winner.
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7th

7

(6)

7th Oct 2022

Good

0m 5f 89y

Class 3

14:05 York

Shine’s Ambition

8st 3lb

J: Sean Davis

T: Roger Fell

in touch with leaders, ridden halfway, struggling under 2f out, weakened final furlong

8/1

3rd

5

(2)

27th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:44 Ayr

Shine’s Ambition

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell

led narrowly, ridden and lost two places over 1f out, no extra final furlong

11/2

3rd

8

(8)

15th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:17 Pontefract

Shine’s Ambition

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

disputed lead, pushed along and led clearly 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faced strong challenge final 110yds, no extra and headed towards finish

7/2

Non-runners

Marshman

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Payout
Exacta £8.50
Straight Forecast £6.78
Tricast £11.52
Trifecta £21.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Royal Scotsman

Daily Express:

Chateau

The Guardian:

Al Karrar

TOPSPEED:

Legend Of Xanadu

POSTDATA:

Crispy Cat

The Star:

Chateau

Daily Record:

Chateau

RP Ratings:

Royal Scotsman

LAMBOURN:

Royal Scotsman

The Times:

Royal Scotsman

Telegraph:

Royal Scotsman

Daily Mail:

Royal Scotsman

Daily Mirror:

Royal Scotsman

The Sun:

Royal Scotsman