July 21 / 19.40 Hamilton

19.40

Good To Soft

British EBF 40th Anniversary Glasgow Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £31332.27
  • 1m 3f 15y
  • Class 1
  • 5 runners
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British EBF 40th Anniversary Glasgow Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Thunderstorms

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Evs (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1-313

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
The winner of two of his first three starts, notably a 1m4f handicap at York's Dante meeting in May; stamina looked stretched by 1m6f in the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot (one position and over 1l in front of Circle Of Fire); leading contender back on trip with slower ground unlikely to be an issue judged on his Newbury run in April.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

(2)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

15:57 Ascot

Chesspiece

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Third in the Group 2 Queen's Vase over C&D (good) at the Royal meeting before Listed win at Hamilton (1m3f, good to soft) and Group 3 near-miss at Goodwood (1m4f, soft); well beaten in the St Leger (1m6f, soft) three weeks ago but has to be respected under a 3lb penalty in view of his earlier form.

7/2

6th

3

(8)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Chesspiece

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Just over 5l third to Gregory in Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot (1m6f, good); made all in Listed race at Hamilton (1m3f, good to soft) next time and headed only close home by Desert Hero in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood (1m4f, soft); several others have better form but he has found a bit of improvement every time and the step back up in trip will suit him well.

11/1

2nd

4

(4)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

Chesspiece

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Three wins include a 1m4f handicap at York's Dante meeting in May, coming from off the pace, and 1m3f Listed race at Hamilton (good to soft; evens) 13 days ago, making all; his defeats were on soft ground on reappearance and when third in the 1m6f Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot but he's found a bit of improvement every time and has some of the best form in this field.

9/2

11/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1-2585

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Won a Doncaster maiden on her second start as a 2yo (1m, soft; runner-up now BHA-rated 104); finished second in a French Group 3 on her reappearance but has been found wanting in top races in Britain since; far from disgraced when fifth in the Ribblesdale four weeks ago and the slightly shorter trip, allied to the forecast slower ground, brings her into the reckoning.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

13

(8)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Sea Of Roses

9st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on outer, weakened 2f out

100/1

5th

7

(5)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 63y

Class 1

14:05 Chester

Sea Of Roses

8st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Soft-ground winner at two; has shown some useful form over middle distances this term, most recently second in Hamilton Listed contest (1m3f); wasn't far behind Bluestocking in the Ribblesdale (1m4f, good to firm) despite failing to settle; likely to go well again.

9/1

2nd

5

(4)

21st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 1

19:40 Hamilton

Sea Of Roses

9st 2lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

Won a Doncaster maiden on her second start as a 2yo (1m, soft; runner-up now BHA-rated 104); finished second in a French Group 3 on her reappearance but has been found wanting in top races in Britain since; far from disgraced when fifth in the Ribblesdale four weeks ago and the slightly shorter trip, allied to the forecast slower ground, brings her into the reckoning.

11/2

Form: 31-234

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
1m winner as a 2yo (good to firm); he has run to a fair level in his three starts this season but he's untested on slower than good and he has something to find with Chesspiece on their Royal Ascot run.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(5)

21st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 1

19:40 Hamilton

Circle Of Fire

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

1m winner as a 2yo (good to firm); he has run to a fair level in his three starts this season but he's untested on slower than good and he has something to find with Chesspiece on their Royal Ascot run.

7/2

4th

3

(5)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Circle Of Fire

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Won at Salisbury (1m, good to firm) last September on second start and reappeared with good Listed second at Newmarket (1m2f, good); no match for the first two when third in Lingfield Derby Trial (1m4f, AW) last month, but is in excellent hands to progress and today's extra distance could help.

6/1

3rd

1

(7)

13th May 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Lingfield (AW)

Circle Of Fire

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Big-race entries; upped to 1m when justifying favouritism in novice at Salisbury (good to firm) in September, asserting in good style; second of seven in last week's Listed Newmarket Stakes (1m2f, good) was another sizeable step forward and his dam was a 1m4f AW winner; more to come.

4/1

100/30

Form: 13-7

Last run: 77 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Created a positive impression when winning at Haydock on his debut last September (1m, good to soft) and he followed that with a close third in a Group 1 in France one month later (1m, heavy); not at the same level on faster ground on his reappearance (1m2f, good); forecast slower conditions should help and he remains capable of better.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(8)

13th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Salt Bay

9st 4lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Much less exposed than stablemate Max Vega; ran well in French Group 1 as a 2yo; steadily back to form this year, most recently clear second in useful 1m5f handicap at Newbury in September; has very low mileage and could well rate higher still; possibilities, provided he takes well to AW.

8/1

2nd

2

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

1m 5f 61y

Class 2

14:05 Newbury

Salt Bay

9st 12lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

in touch with leaders, headway against far rail over 2f out, soon challenging, ridden and went clear with winner over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

5/1

25/1

Form: 24-440

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Listed-placed in Germany as a 2yo; yet to make a significant impression this season and she faces a stiff task in this field.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(1)

14th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 1f 35y

Class 3

19:40 Hamilton

Crackovia

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

led, headed but prominent over 3f out

10/1

5th

4

(1)

21st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 1

19:40 Hamilton

Crackovia

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Listed-placed in Germany as a 2yo; yet to make a significant impression this season and she faces a stiff task in this field.

25/1

11th

9

(1)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:05 Ascot

Crackovia

8st 11lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Charlie Johnston

2-7 as 2yo, the first win on good to firm; not totally discredited when well-held fourth this season over 1m2f in a Listed race at Newmarket and Group 3 in Germany, but she needs much better than that and others have more striking potential.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £8.00
Straight Forecast £7.57
Trifecta £14.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Chesspiece

RP RATINGS:

Salt Bay

TOPSPEED:

Sea Of Roses

NEWMARKET:

Chesspiece

The Times:

Chesspiece

Telegraph:

Chesspiece

The Guardian:

Chesspiece

Daily Mirror:

Chesspiece

The Sun:

Chesspiece

The Star:

Chesspiece

Daily Record:

Chesspiece

POSTDATA:

Sea Of Roses

Daily Mail:

Salt Bay

D Express:

Salt Bay