August 25 / 15.00 York

15.00

Good To Firm

Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £151699.25
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 10 runners
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Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £20.60
  • Place: £5.00

Form: 124 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Debut win at Haydock was followed by a good second in the July Stakes at Newmarket (6f, good to firm); however, turned over at very short odds and finished over 3l behind promising King's Gamble when back down in class last time; that flop tempers enthusiasm.
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7th

4

(1)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Lake Forest

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Second to Jasour in the July Stakes then got turned over at short odds next time; bounced back to win the Gimcrack (6f, good to firm) but it looked a substandard edition of that York prize; unlikely to follow up.

11/1

1st

9

(10)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Lake Forest

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

in rear, headway towards near side from 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hung left, kept on well

20/1

4th

1

(5)

4th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Newmarket (July)

Lake Forest

9st 10lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

in touch with leaders

1/3

9/4

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 12 D BF

Last run: 65 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Twice-raced Ballydoyle colt who has shown useful form already and is open to any amount of further progress; won at Naas (6f, good to yielding) then ran well in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) where he beat all bar Big Evs, who followed up in the Molecomb and has clear possibilities in the Nunthorpe on this card; big player back up in trip.
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3rd

3

(17)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Johannes Brahms

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Ballydoyle colt who has a very solid record thus far, having won at Naas then finished second in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot and the Gimcrack at York; yet to race on ground worse than good to yielding; big player on form.

2/1

2nd

6

(9)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Johannes Brahms

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders, headway towards near side 2f out, went second and pressed leader over 1f out, intimidated by rival inside final furlong, kept on

9/4

2nd

12

(15)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

18:10 Ascot

Johannes Brahms

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

200,000gns yearling who was sent off 5-6 for his Naas debut (6f, good to yielding) last month but was forced to battle hard to come out on top; form doesn't look anything special, but no surprise if he takes a big step forward from that and he's respected for stable that has won this race three times since 2015; middle draw could be an issue, however.

7/2

6/1

  • Place: £1.75

Form: 1 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Kingman colt who cost 190,000gns as a yearling; the only once-raced contender in this field and looks a bright prospect, having won well at Newmarket (6f, good) where he led from over 1f out and needed just hands and heels to maintain his advantage; very promising.
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3rd

7

(2)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Kings Gamble

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Ralph Beckett

in rear, headway on far side of group from 3f out

6/1

1st

3

(8)

4th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Newmarket (July)

Kings Gamble

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Ralph Beckett

in touch with leaders

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1201 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Underperformed in the Windsor Castle even allowing for poor draw; bounced back in Listed event upped to 6f at Newbury (good) five weeks ago, making all; may improve further at this distance and he's bred for the occasion (sire Blue Point won this race in 2016).
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3rd

1

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 217y

Class 1

14:45 Redcar

Action Point

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Penalised for his Listed win at Newbury in July (6f, good); fair fourth in the Gimcrack at York and couldn't lead (as is his preference) when a creditable 3l fourth in 6f Group 3 at Chantilly (good to soft); should be seriously involved in this company.

9/1

40/1

Form: 11744

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Scored twice in the north in May; has become somewhat exposed since and is held by a couple of today's main players on Windsor Castle and Sandown Listed form; no improvement for step up to 6f, albeit on soft ground, in the Richmond.
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5th

6

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Kempton (AW)

Hala Emaraaty

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Alice Haynes

Beat the smart Big Evs on his second run but was behind that rival at Royal Ascot and has since had his limitations further exposed; while he didn't run at all badly in the Gimcrack, others appeal more here.

12/1

6th
8 (6)
Kylian

9/4

Form: 32113 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Has built up a solid record over 5f and is a better colt now than when beaten by Emperor's Son at Carlisle; impressive in Listed grade at Sandown (good) two starts ago, then wasn't disgraced in the Molecomb (soft) where he did best work at the finish and gave the impression he's ready for crack at 6f; leading contender on form.
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4th

3

(6)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:15 York

Kylian

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Trained by Karl Burke last season and finished behind Big Evs in August/September; however, he receives 5lb from that rival on today's stable debut (remains in same ownership) and could be a serious player if tapping back into the abundant promise of his commanding Listed win at Sandown last July.

4/1

4th

3

(6)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:15 York

Kylian

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Trained by Karl Burke last season and finished behind Big Evs in August/September; however, he receives 5lb from that rival on today's stable debut (remains in same ownership) and could be a serious player if tapping back into the abundant promise of his commanding Listed win at Sandown last July.

4/1

25/1

Form: 21 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Brother to connections' Hello Youmzain who was a 2yo 6f Group 2 winner before developing into a Group 1 performer; has duly shown solid promise in 6f maidens on good ground at Ayr, recording a neck success latest; form has substance and his trainer knows what it takes to win the Gimcrack having landed the prize four times; interesting contender.
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No Results Found

20/1

Form: 14 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Made a winning debut at Yarmouth (good to soft) then appeared to run well, despite finishing only fourth of six, in Group 3 at Deauville (soft) later in July; both outings over 6f; faces a stiffer assignment back on home soil but further improvement is possible.
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8th

8

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 180y

14:17 Navan

Power Mode

9st 5lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Daniel James Murphy

Won for Alice Haynes on debut at Yarmouth (6f, good to soft). best form when fourth of six in French Group 3 (6f, soft) next time; down the field in the Gimcrack and last of five in the Champagne Stakes.

20/1

8th

8

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 180y

14:17 Navan

Power Mode

9st 5lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Daniel James Murphy

Won for Alice Haynes on debut at Yarmouth (6f, good to soft). best form when fourth of six in French Group 3 (6f, soft) next time; down the field in the Gimcrack and last of five in the Champagne Stakes.

20/1

5th

3

(1)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

13:50 Doncaster

Power Mode

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

took keen hold, held up in rear, outpaced 3f out, hung right 2f out, soon weakened

40/1

7/1

Form: 313521

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Useful colt who has a solid record in major 2yo races this summer having performed well in the Coventry (6f) and Superlative (7f) then won the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood (7f, good to soft; acts on good to firm); incurs 3lb penalty and drops back in trip but is one of the main form contenders.
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3rd

4

(5)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Haatem

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Richard Hannon

Tough colt whose busy 2yo season included a Vintage Stakes win at Goodwood (Group 2; beat Iberian by 1l); showed he's trained on well with a clearcut success in the Craven Stakes (Group 3) over C&D on reappearance, taking record to 3-10; however, looks vulnerable to numerous promising/classier types in this field and he's comfortably held by City Of Troy on two pieces of form.

25/1

3rd

4

(5)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Haatem

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Richard Hannon

Tough colt whose busy 2yo season included a Vintage Stakes win at Goodwood (Group 2; beat Iberian by 1l); showed he's trained on well with a clearcut success in the Craven Stakes (Group 3) over C&D on reappearance, taking record to 3-10; however, looks vulnerable to numerous promising/classier types in this field and he's comfortably held by City Of Troy on two pieces of form.

25/1

1st

5

(2)

18th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Haatem

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Tough and pretty consistent 2yo last season, the highlight his Group 2 Vintage win at Goodwood (7f, good to soft) in August; however, his limitations were exposed subsequently and he was 4l behind third-placed Eben Shaddad when fifth in the Dewhurst here (7f, soft) when last seen; improvement needed.

16/1

12/1

Form: 10

Last run: 66 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Came up well short in the Coventry when last seen but that was only his second start and he remains open to improvement; beat Kylian by a neck at Carlisle (5f, good to firm) earlier in June and is set for an intriguing rematch with that rival; impossible to dismiss on that bare form.
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10th

3

(1)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Emperors Son

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

prominent

12/1

12th

9

(11)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Emperors Son

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Overcame being hampered at the start when making a winning debut in five-runner novice at Carlisle (5f, good to firm; 11-2) 18 days ago, asserting late on; should have no problem with this extra furlong but he needs to improve markedly for it; stable had Royal Ascot 2yo winners in 2021 and 2022.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £112.00
Straight Forecast £71.51
Tricast £312.24
Trifecta £864.40

Selections

The Times:

King's Gamble

TOPSPEED:

Johannes Brahms

RP RATINGS:

Kylian

POSTDATA:

Action Point

NEWMARKET:

Power Mode

SPOTLIGHT:

Jehangeer

Telegraph:

King's Gamble

Daily Mail:

King's Gamble

Daily Mirror:

King's Gamble

The Sun:

King's Gamble

The Star:

King's Gamble

The Guardian:

Kylian

D Express:

Johannes Brahms

Daily Record:

Johannes Brahms

LAMBOURN:

Action Point