August 25 / 15.35 York

15.35

Good To Firm

Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £302689.62
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 16 runners
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Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £41.75
  • Place: £9.50

Form: -11234 D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Kicked off this season with two all-the-way handicap wins and placed in Group 3 (5f, soft) and Group 2 (5f, good to firm) races next twice; another good run when close Listed fourth at Deauville (5f, very soft) recently; could show up well for a long way but likely to find a few too good.
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1st

3

(4)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Live In The Dream

9st 13lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Adam West

Kicked off this season with two all-the-way handicap wins and placed in Group 3 (5f, soft) and Group 2 (5f, good to firm) races next twice; another good run when close Listed fourth at Deauville (5f, very soft) recently; could show up well for a long way but likely to find a few too good.

33/1

2nd
10 (6)

11/8

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 4-2231 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Her commanding win in this race last year (good to firm) was the middle leg of a Group 1 hat-trick and she's continued to show excellent form this year, including twice at Royal Ascot when second in the King's Stand (5f, good; carried left by Bradsell) and third in the Jubilee (6f, good to firm; drawn on wrong side); back to winning ways when dominant in the Group 2 King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and has rock-solid claims.
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No Results Found

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 14-331 C

Last run: 66 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Won the Coventry at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) last season and made it 2-2 at the Royal meeting in the Group 1 King's Stand (good) last time on his first attempt at 5f; he drifted left and inconvenienced runner-up Highfield Princess last time, and his two best performances have been at Ascot, but he impressed here on debut last May and this 3yo has to be respected.
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7th

6

(9)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:55 Curragh

Bradsell

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

prominent towards near side

5/2

3rd

8

(9)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Bradsell

9st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Won the Coventry at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) last season and made it 2-2 at the Royal meeting in the Group 1 King's Stand (good) last time on his first attempt at 5f; he drifted left and inconvenienced runner-up Highfield Princess last time, and his two best performances have been at Ascot, but he impressed here on debut last May and this 3yo has to be respected.

4/1

1st

16

(7)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Bradsell

9st 1lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

All races at 6f, winning the Coventry (good to firm) at this meeting last June, but he hasn't entirely convinced with his finishing in the meantime and didn't put up much resistance in a Group 2 at Haydock last time out; the big hope is that this trip could now suit best.

33/1

4th
12 (3)
Makarova

33/1

Form: 564124 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Progressive this year, with Listed fillies' win at Ayr (5f, good) in June before Group 3 second to Equality at Sandown (5f, good); fair fourth to Highfield Princess at Goodwood last time but again looks vulnerable.
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7th

14

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Makarova

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: Ed Walker

Useful and consistent filly who landed a Listed prize at Ayr last summer and ran respectably in top sprints towards the end of her 2023 season; drops back in class with William Buick up for first time; likely to go well.

12/1

Form: 305-11 CD

Last run: 76 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
5yo who has been a revelation this season, winning a C&D handicap (good) on reappearance and following up in the Listed Achilles Stakes at Haydock (5f, good to firm); up in grade today but he did it nicely last time and it remains to be seen where his limitations lie now things have really clicked.
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1st

4

(13)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Regional

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

5yo who has been a revelation over 5f this season, winning the Listed Achilles Stakes here (good to firm) in June before a solid fifth in the Group 1 Nunthorpe at York (good to firm); he needs something extra today but in the past there was a suspicion that 6f suited best, and he's 2-2 here, so there are reasons for optimism now back up in trip; not discounted.

14/1

6th
1 (11)

25/1

Form: -00117 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Has improved in the hood this season, easily winning a handicap at Windsor (5f, good) in June and following up in Group 3 Coral Charge at Sandown (5f, good); this prominent-racer had excuses at Goodwood (including an early stumble) and he's an each-way possible at a track that should suit his style.
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No Results Found
OUR TIP

20/1

Form: 060315 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Given a tremendous hold-up ride to win the Group 1 Jubilee Stakes (6f, good to firm) at Royal Ascot which was the only time he's been ridden by today's jockey Jamie Spencer; won 5f Group 2 at Goodwood last July and good to soft ground probably wasn't ideal when fifth in the July Cup last time; however, whether Spencer will be able to repeat the Royal Ascot tactics successfully over this speedy 5f is questionable; fourth in this race last year.
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13th

6

(13)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:15 York

Khaadem

9st 10lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charles Hills

The cards dropped right for this hold-up sprinter in last year's Jubilee at Royal Ascot (good to firm); failed to repeat the form of that 80-1 win subsequently; chance depends on whether the race pans out his way.

14/1

13th

6

(13)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:15 York

Khaadem

9st 10lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charles Hills

The cards dropped right for this hold-up sprinter in last year's Jubilee at Royal Ascot (good to firm); failed to repeat the form of that 80-1 win subsequently; chance depends on whether the race pans out his way.

14/1

5th

3

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Khaadem

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charles Hills

Everything fell right when given a tremendous hold-up ride by Jamie Spencer to win at 80-1 in the Group 1 Jubilee Stakes (6f, good to firm) at Royal Ascot in June; that may prove to be a one-off but he kept on for a fair seventh over York's speedy 5f in the Nunthorpe and he should get a suitably strong pace in this big field now back up in trip; not ruled out.

25/1

8th
9 (15)
Get Ahead

40/1

Form: -36126 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
An improver this year, posting a convincing Listed win at Haydock (6f, good to firm) then going very close in Chantilly Group 2 (5f, good); she's better than she showed at Sandown latest but is likely to come up short here.
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2nd

8

(3)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:55 Curragh

Get Ahead

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

ducked right start, in touch with leaders towards far side, went second under 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well but headed towards finish

33/1

8th

9

(15)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Get Ahead

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

An improver this year, posting a convincing Listed win at Haydock (6f, good to firm) then going very close in Chantilly Group 2 (5f, good); she's better than she showed at Sandown latest but is likely to come up short here.

40/1

6th

9

(9)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Get Ahead

9st 2lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Clive Cox

Better than ever since returned to sounder surface, winning Listed event at Haydock (6f, good to firm) then going close in Group 2 at Chantilly (5f, good); has to be feared in current form, granted similar ground.

5/1

33/1

Form: -01418 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
She's opposable on the vast majority of her form but she was a C&D 2yo Listed winner in 2021 and had something to spare in a C&D Listed race (good to soft) last month; also effective on fast ground and she could be in with an each-way squeak now back here after a lesser run at Glorious Goodwood.
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3rd

4

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Nymphadora

9st 1lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Andrew Balding

Beaten a neck in a Newbury Group 3 a fortnight ago (5f, heavy) but she had a relatively easy time of it up front, with a rail to help, and the form doesn't appeal as being reliable; penalised for a Listed win in July; others appeal more.

5/1

2nd

4

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 34y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Nymphadora

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Two wins this season, namely a Chester handicap (5f, soft) in May and a York Listed event (5f, good to soft) in July; she's come up shy in Group 2 and Group 1 races the last twice but conditions shouldn't be an issue and she looks the likeliest leader in this field; should go well.

7/2

9th

13

(2)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Nymphadora

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

She's opposable on the vast majority of her form but she was a C&D 2yo Listed winner in 2021 and had something to spare in a C&D Listed race (good to soft) last month; also effective on fast ground and she could be in with an each-way squeak now back here after a lesser run at Glorious Goodwood.

33/1

Form: 22-994 D

Last run: 66 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in last season's King's Stand at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) and denied a clear run when creditable fourth in that same Group 1 last time (good); not ruled out each-way but this hold-up performer is clearly well suited by Ascot's stiff 5f and this speedier test may not be ideal.
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4th

6

(8)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Twilight Calls

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Henry Candy

Has a modest strike-rate for a horse of his ability but he wasn't beaten far in this race in 2022 and has finished second and fourth (Mitbaahy eighth) in the last two runnings of the Group 1 King's Stand at Royal Ascot (good to firm and good); soft ground went against him in this last May but every chance he'll go well this time given more suitable ground.

7/2

4th

6

(8)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Twilight Calls

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Henry Candy

Has a modest strike-rate for a horse of his ability but he wasn't beaten far in this race in 2022 and has finished second and fourth (Mitbaahy eighth) in the last two runnings of the Group 1 King's Stand at Royal Ascot (good to firm and good); soft ground went against him in this last May but every chance he'll go well this time given more suitable ground.

7/2

10th

6

(13)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Twilight Calls

9st 13lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Henry Candy

Runner-up in last season's King's Stand at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) and denied a clear run when creditable fourth in that same Group 1 last time (good); not ruled out each-way but this hold-up performer is clearly well suited by Ascot's stiff 5f and this speedier test may not be ideal.

14/1

11th
15 (1)
Queen Me

40/1

Form: 123-96

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Went close in the Group 2 Lowther Stakes here (6f, good) last August on her second 2yo start and ran well for a long way when sixth in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) last time; lightly raced and this first attempt at 5f may be a plus but she has plenty to find on form.
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4th

11

(8)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Queen Me

9st 11lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Kevin Ryan

in touch with leaders, smooth headway disputing second under 2f out, kept on but lost two places towards finish

6/1

8th

8

(4)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 1

14:50 Ayr

Queen Me

9st 0lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Won on debut last July (6f, good to soft) and placed in 2yo Group races the next twice (including here); respectable sixth in Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) and, although she failed to threaten in last month's Nunthorpe, she could be firmly involved now back down in grade.

4/1

11th

15

(1)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Queen Me

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Kevin Ryan

Went close in the Group 2 Lowther Stakes here (6f, good) last August on her second 2yo start and ran well for a long way when sixth in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) last time; lightly raced and this first attempt at 5f may be a plus but she has plenty to find on form.

40/1

12th
11 (5)

33/1

Form: -29140 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo

OR:

Form & Verdict
Group 2 winner at the Curragh (5f, good) last July and won a Listed race at Naas (5f, good) this May in first-time cheekpieces (retained since); below par the next twice but on slow ground and she's not written off each-way now back on a sound surface.
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13th
14 (14)
Dramatised

11/1

Form: 152-10 D

Last run: 66 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Last season's 2yo highlight was her Group 2 Queen Mary win at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) and she reappeared with a win in the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock (5f, good to firm); well beaten in the King's Stand latest but she raced away from the main action; remains unexposed and not ruled out.
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13th

14

(14)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Dramatised

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

Last season's 2yo highlight was her Group 2 Queen Mary win at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) and she reappeared with a win in the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock (5f, good to firm); well beaten in the King's Stand latest but she raced away from the main action; remains unexposed and not ruled out.

11/1

15th

19

(18)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Dramatised

8st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

All races have been on good or quicker ground and she has shown her best form over a bare 5f, when winning the Queen Mary at this meeting last summer and coming home with a rattle from Equilateral on return in a Group 2 at Haydock; raced on the favoured strip in the latter but has earned her place among the principals for this; good claims getting the allowances.

13/2

1st

14

(10)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Dramatised

8st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: K R Burke

Impressive last year on first two 2yo starts, winning Group 2 Queen Mary at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) on the second occasion; underwhelming favourite in the Group 2 Lowther (6f, good) in August and needs more than when second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (5.5f, firm), but she remains very lightly raced and could have more to offer now back at a bare 5f.

5/1

7/1

Form: 211 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Impressive with 3l win from the front in Listed Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) on second start and game when narrowly making all in Group 3 Molecomb at Goodwood (5f, soft) latest; supplemented for this at cost of £40,000; the last 2yo winner of this was Kingsgate Native in 2007 but The Platinum Queen was second last year and this similarly speedy sort has to be of interest in receipt of bundles of weight from the older horses.
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1st

1

(2)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:15 York

Big Evs

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

Flopped in Nunthorpe over C&D last August but excelled otherwise last season, with front-running wins over 5f (various ground) at Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood and Doncaster before scoring at the Breeders' Cup; will be very tough to beat under 5lb penalty if anywhere near his best on reappearance.

4/6

1st

1

(2)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:15 York

Big Evs

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

Flopped in Nunthorpe over C&D last August but excelled otherwise last season, with front-running wins over 5f (various ground) at Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood and Doncaster before scoring at the Breeders' Cup; will be very tough to beat under 5lb penalty if anywhere near his best on reappearance.

4/6

1st

1

(10)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 1

14:25 Doncaster

Big Evs

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

started quickly, made all, quickened 2f out, ridden and clear over 1f out, edged right but kept on well final 110yds, readily

7/2

100/1

Form: 10-609 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who was highly progressive last year and made it five wins for the season with a Listed success at Tipperary last August; however, he's been a long way below his best on his three starts this year.
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5th

4

(2)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Tees Spirit

9st 6lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Drew a blank last year after prolific 2022; back to his best when making all under Mia Nicholls at Newmarket (5f, good) on last month's reappearance, but he has an 8lb higher mark to deal with today and wasn't at his best when down the field in a recent Newmarket Group 3; best form on good/faster.

16/1

16th
7 (16)

33/1

Form: 442-23

Last run: 97 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Won Group 2 Futurity Stakes at the Curragh (7f, good) last July in 2yo campaign and fair Listed third to Shaquille at Newbury (6f, good) this May; however, has to produce something new on this first crack at a bare 5f.
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Payout
Exacta £165.60
Straight Forecast £65.92
Tricast £239.35
Trifecta £1040.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Highfield Princess

LAMBOURN:

Bradsell

TOPSPEED:

Big Evs

D Express:

Big Evs

The Star:

Big Evs

The Times:

Bradsell

Daily Mirror:

Bradsell

Daily Record:

Bradsell

RP RATINGS:

Highfield Princess

POSTDATA:

Highfield Princess

Telegraph:

Highfield Princess

The Guardian:

Highfield Princess

Daily Mail:

Highfield Princess