December 16 / 18.45 Kempton (AW)

18.45

Standard To Slow

Unibet Support Safe Gambling EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3672
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Unibet Support Safe Gambling EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second foal of Alyssa, a 1m4f-1m6f winner (including the Group 2 Park Hill; RPR 105) from the owner's flagship family; stable can ready a newcomer and she's of obvious interest on paper.
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0

8

(8)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Goodwood

Albany

8st 12lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Form figures of 5321 reflect her steady progress, easily justifying favouritism in Windsor novice event (1m2f, good to soft; form has substance) most recently; could well relish this new trip, being out of a Park Hill winner for her connections; looks the type to improve further and do well in handicaps; respected.

2/1

1st

1

(6)

7th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Windsor

Albany

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

She has improved with each of her three starts, beaten a nose over C&D two weeks ago (good) with the front pair clear; heavy ground is an unknown but her dam won the Group 2 Park Hill Stakes on soft and her sire has plenty of winners on slow going; yard going well and she's a major player.

Evs

2nd

10

(13)

24th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:20 Windsor

Albany

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Both runs in novice events on Kempton AW, showing some ability in December and much better when staying on well for a close third of ten over 1m3f last month; big shout if that is transferred to this turf race.

5/2

Form: 4

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Stable's newcomers often better for a run and, with that in mind, this one was quite a short price for debut here in October (7f); she travelled strongly through that race but just lacked a bit of pace at a crucial stage before finishing off very strongly; 1m looks sure to suit and she is open to considerable improvement.
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5th

10

(2)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

17:00 Kempton (AW)

Alice Knyvet

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

No problem with the step up to 1m2f last time and in fact looked as though tonight's extra furlong would suit; remains open to improvement and goes on the shortlist under William Buick.

5/1

3rd

6

(7)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 201y

Class 4

17:15 Salisbury

Alice Knyvet

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

in touch with leaders, outpaced 3f out, rallied inside final furlong, went third towards finish, not pace to challenge

3/1

1st

8

(2)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 53y

Class 4

19:02 Leicester

Alice Knyvet

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Five-race maiden who is the least exposed contender; went close in Bath handicap (1m, good; wore hood/tongue-tie) six weeks ago, almost collaring a rival who received a well-judged ride from the front; respected, assuming the removal of headgear doesn't have negative effect.

7/2

Form: 08

Last run: 106 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Down the field in two 7f turf runs this summer, recording a fair RPR despite finishing eighth of ten runners at Salisbury on the second occasion; can do better but perhaps when handicapping; stable also runs Albany.
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6th

3

(5)

16th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bright Side Girl

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Was supported ahead of her debut in a Newbury maiden last summer but blew out; has done no better in two starts since and the market will be a useful guide now upped from 7f on handicap debut.

6/1

9th

2

(1)

3rd Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Bright Side Girl

8st 12lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

There's potential in her pedigree and she's in good hands to progress, but she was soundly beaten on turf in July/September on her first two starts and has to take a sizeable step forward here.

14/1

Form: 7

Last run: 65 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
125-1 for her debut at Nottingham (1m, soft) in October where she was unable to make any real impact; others have stronger claims today.
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3rd

5

(10)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

13:25 Windsor

Cherryhawk

10st 10lb

J: Mr Simon Walker

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

One of three to come away with a subsequent winner at Sandown and backed that up over C&D off today's mark last Monday; both efforts came on soft ground and she'll rightly be popular under Simon Walker.

7/4

2nd

7

(2)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

17:20 Windsor

Cherryhawk

9st 7lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

A maiden after seven starts but copes well with slow ground and gave good account when close third in Class 5 contest at Sandown (1m2f, soft) last month; only 1lb higher here; good chance.

11/2

3rd

9

(10)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 5

17:25 Sandown

Cherryhawk

8st 13lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Second at Goodwood (1m2f, heavy) in May on handicap debut and beaten only 4l at Kempton (1m3f, AW) after three months off on latest start, albeit finishing only ninth of 13; needs to build on that.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-sister to 1m Listed winner Twist 'N' Shake (RPR 109); dam a 1m-1m2f winner (including Listed; RPR 107); lots to like on paper and jockey bookings suggest she is the Gosden first string.
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6

(2)

13th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Free Lovin

8st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: John & Thady Gosden

Down the field, beaten 17l, in 1m novice event at Kempton eight weeks ago having been easy to back; in excellent hands but may be one for handicaps later on; stable has a stronger chance with Brightly.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
First foal of a 7f winner (RPR 92), herself from an excellent family; top yard farms these races but Sapphire Seas is the mount of William Buick and may be the first string.
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No Results Found

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
$300,000 yearling; half-sister to middle-distance winner Fox Vardy (RPR 99); dam a 1m 2yo winner (87), herself from a strong family; one of two newcomers for the Gosdens.
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3rd

13

(2)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Midsummer Dance

8st 13lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Harry Eustace

Six-race maiden; has made the frame on all three runs since joining Harry Eustace, fourth of 14 at Southwell (1m3f) on latest; Kaiya Fraser claims a handy 5lb today; each-way claims.

8/1

4th

1

(8)

6th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

13:30 Southwell (AW)

Midsummer Dance

9st 11lb

J: George Wood

T: Harry Eustace

Five-race maiden who has shown some promise in two handicaps for this yard, most recently when a 3l third of 12 at Yarmouth (1m2f, good to firm) last month; half-sister to a useful 11.4f/1m4f winner and she's in the mix at this new trip.

8/1

3rd

10

(7)

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 6

15:50 Yarmouth

Midsummer Dance

9st 3lb

J: George Wood

T: Harry Eustace

in touch with leaders

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 7

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
66-1 and couldn't land a blow when seventh of 11 over C&D on her debut four weeks ago; should know more today but improvement is required.
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5

(6)

29th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Olympic Quest

9st 7lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Joe Ponting

Bits of encouraging form for previous yard but hasn't repeated it for current stable; however, may do better off this reduced mark.

10/1

6th

7

(8)

10th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Olympic Quest

9st 6lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Joe Ponting

0-10; best efforts came over C&D when she was with Clive Cox; not disgraced in three starts for this trainer and is slipping to a dangerous mark, if able to come up with a similar effort to her early 2023 form.

16/1

8th

5

(1)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Olympic Quest

9st 8lb

J: William Cox

T: Joe Ponting

Still to register a win and she came in only ninth for her new yard in 7f handicap here 18 days ago; needs to bounce back.

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Frankel half-sister to 1m/8.6f AW winner Symbol Of Light (RPR 103); dam a 7f-1m winner (including Listed; 103); William Buick rides and she's of obvious interest for yard with a 37% strike-rate with their 2yos in 2022.
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1st

13

(3)

20th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 1

15:45 Yarmouth

Sapphire Seas

8st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Green on her debut in January but she's getting better with each run and she completed her hat-trick when making short work of five rivals in a 1m2f handicap at Haydock a fortnight ago (good ground); doubt she's reached her ceiling just yet and she's one to be interested in.

7/2

1st

2

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 42y

Class 3

16:40 Haydock

Sapphire Seas

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Won at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) in January on second run and readily followed up in Kempton novice (1m3f, AW) in April; off since and this is her first run on turf, but this Frankel filly has potential off her opening mark and William Buick rides her as opposed to stablemate Veil Of Shadows.

5/2

1st

3

(5)

5th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Sapphire Seas

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

made all, pushed along over 2f out, went clear over 1f out, ridden briefly inside final furlong, impressive

11/8

Abandoned

Form: 79

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in two runs over shorter, including on last month's stable debut; can't be recommended.
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9th

7

(9)

7th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Scarlet

8st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Tony Newcombe

took keen hold, always towards rear

100/1

9th

13

(7)

28th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Kempton (AW)

Scarlet

8st 13lb

J: William Cox

T: Tony Newcombe

Comfortably held at Beverley (7.5f) on sole run for Kevin Philippart De Foy; subsequently sold for just 1,000gns; best watched.

100/1

Abandoned

Form: 84

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Down the field on Newmarket debut in September but offered more when fourth of 14 over C&D four weeks ago, keeping on despite meeting some traffic in the straight; capable of better but such progress will be needed.
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2nd

7

(7)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

14:47 Ascot

Scenic

8st 13lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

No wins in eight but has performed to a high level in good company, notably when third in a 1m2f Listed event at York in July (didn't get much luck on her next run there over 1m4f); shade disappointing that she failed to justify favouritism back in a novice at Salisbury but the winner could be useful (now 2-2); hard to beat.

11/8

2nd

8

(5)

15th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 201y

Class 4

19:10 Salisbury

Scenic

8st 13lb

J: James Doyle

T: Ed Walker

Seven-race maiden but she's shown useful form in Listed events in her four runs this season; caught the eye with her strong-finishing third at York (1m2f, good to soft) on her penultimate run and she didn't much luck over 1m4f there (good to firm) last time; sets a high standard on her peak form and she should be hard to beat back in a novice.

4/6

7th

10

(3)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

16:10 York

Scenic

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed Walker

Ran in Listed races over about 1m2f on last three starts, showing improved form when never-nearer third of ten here (good to soft; unraced on good to firm) on latest; sufficient hopes for 1m4f from that performance and her pedigree, so she should be an each-way contender.

12/1

Abandoned

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-sister to 7f 2yo/1m winner Hidden Steps (RPR 89); dam a 2m1f winner (75), herself a half-sister to 1m Group 2 winner Passing Glance; should have a future but likely it will be in the longer term.
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1st

2

(6)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Storm Valley

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Matt Crawley

12-race maiden but placed at Wolverhampton (9.4f, Tapeta) in both runs for new yard this winter; now goes back up in trip but she's been strong at the finish in those last two starts and remains well treated on her best form; key player.

3/1

2nd

3

(8)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Storm Valley

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Matt Crawley

Placed a couple of times at up to 1m2f on turf for Andrew Balding; went closest to winning when running on to be a close third over C&D on her stable debut latest; she's a major player if she can back that up.

4/1

3rd

9

(9)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Storm Valley

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Matt Crawley

Failed to progress in ten starts for Andrew Balding; sold 2,000gns in October; starts out for new stable off a lowly mark but others come here with less to prove.

28/1

Form: 9

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Too green to do herself justice at Lingfield on her debut 16 days ago (1m) but she did keep on quite nicely under a hand ride in the straight and should do much better in time.
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1st

4

(4)

17th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

15:25 Musselburgh

Tulekya

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Delivered on promise shown on AW when beating three rivals on handicap/turf debut at Doncaster (1m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in April and ran at least as well when keeping-on third at Newmarket (1m, good) the following month; absent since a lesser effort in June but may still have potential.

5/1

6th

7

(2)

18th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 4

16:25 Doncaster

Tulekya

9st 4lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

13/2

3rd

6

(9)

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Newmarket

Tulekya

9st 6lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Has nearly 3l to find with Star Guest on their previous encounter (off level weights) and it was a weak-looking four-runner handicap in which she justified favouritism at Doncaster (1m, soft; first-time cheekpieces); some tail-swishing didn't go unnoticed and remains to be seen how she'll progress.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Closely related to winners Finely Tuned (1m3f-1m4f; RPR 92) and Top Turn (Sweden 1m3f-1m4f); dam 7f-1m2f winner (including US Grade 3; RPR 107); stable enjoyed a good year with 2yos; the betting should provide clues.
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7th

5

(1)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Lingfield (AW)

Twirling

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Very lightly raced filly who won a pair of 1m Kempton novices last year; beaten favourite but still made a sound start to her handicap career when close third (Dayzee a head in front in second) of five over 1m here four weeks ago; her pedigree suggests there could be more to come now stepping up to 1m2f; one of two solid contenders from last year's winning stable.

4/1

3rd

1

(3)

23rd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 3

13:25 Lingfield (AW)

Twirling

9st 9lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

led at steady pace

Evs

1st

1

(3)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Twirling

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

made all, quickened over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably

5/4

Verdict

There are some very interesting newcomers on show in this maiden with Sapphire Seas, Free Lovin’, Twirling and Albany all making plenty of paper appeal. ALICE KNYVET left the impression she could take a huge step forward when fourth over 7f here on her debut though and she can put that experience to good use.[Paul Smith]

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Sapphire Seas

SPOTLIGHT:

Alice Knyvet

Telegraph:

Magical Skies

The Guardian:

Scenic

The Times:

Sapphire Seas

Daily Mail:

Sapphire Seas

Daily Mirror:

Sapphire Seas

The Sun:

Sapphire Seas

Daily Record:

Sapphire Seas

RP Ratings:

Alice Knyvet

POSTDATA:

Alice Knyvet

D Express:

Alice Knyvet

The Star:

Alice Knyvet