May 17 / 16.35 Newbury

16.35

Good To Soft

Coolmore Stud St Mark’s Basilica EBF Maiden Stakes (GBB Race) (Div II)

  • Prize money: £6480
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Coolmore Stud St Mark’s Basilica EBF Maiden Stakes (GBB Race) (Div II)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.80

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
200,000gns yearling; sixth foal; Wootton Bassett half-brother to winners Rockemperor (1m1f-1m4f including US Grade 1; RPR 118), Sassandra (10.5f-11.5f) and Rock And Roll (French 2m2f hurdle); dam French Listed-placed 1m4f/1m5f winner (95); from a leading yard and market can guide.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(10)

10th Jul 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 2

17:05 Kempton (AW)

Rhetorical

9st 10lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Made a winning debut at Newbury (1m2f, good) in May (form worked out well), but although a beaten favourite at Newmarket (1m2f, good) last month he did well to go down by just half a length having been keen early; this longer trip should suit and he is a half-brother to an AW winner; respected.

2/1

2nd

3

(2)

21st Jun 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Newmarket (July)

Rhetorical

9st 10lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

200,000gns half-brother to US Grade 1 turf winner Rockemperor who looked like winning from some way out on his Newbury debut five weeks ago; has plenty of potential and will only have learned from that; holds leading claims.

5/4

1st

8

(8)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Rhetorical

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

200,000gns yearling; sixth foal; Wootton Bassett half-brother to winners Rockemperor (1m1f-1m4f including US Grade 1; RPR 118), Sassandra (10.5f-11.5f) and Rock And Roll (French 2m2f hurdle); dam French Listed-placed 1m4f/1m5f winner (95); from a leading yard and market can guide.

6/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
170,000euros buy as 2yo; second favourite for eight-runner maiden at Leicester (1m2f, soft) three weeks ago and the only one to ask any question of the 4-11 favourite, who beat him comfortably but they were 15l clear of the third; that puts him firmly in the equation and he should improve.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(4)

31st May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:15 Chepstow

Trouville

9st 2lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

took keen hold, led, headed after 1f, soon in touch with leaders

11/4

2nd

9

(4)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Trouville

9st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

170,000euros buy as 2yo; second favourite for eight-runner maiden at Leicester (1m2f, soft) three weeks ago and the only one to ask any question of the 4-11 favourite, who beat him comfortably but they were 15l clear of the third; that puts him firmly in the equation and he should improve.

3/1

2nd

9

(4)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Trouville

9st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

took keen hold, led

3/1

OUR TIP

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 6-

Last run: 253 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
300,000euros yearling, by Dubawi; late foal; half-brother to winners including Feed The Flame (including French 1m4f Group 1) and Sacred Life (Group 3); 10-1, threatened briefly from off pace when sixth of eight in novice at Haydock (1m, good) last September, which was fair form and showed promise.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(4)

27th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Gulf Legend

9st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: James Ferguson

took keen hold, raced in last

7/2

2nd

4

(4)

7th Jun 2024

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 4

17:58 Haydock

Gulf Legend

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

300,000euros yearling; has shown promise on both starts, here (1m, good) on debut last September and also last month when third in a Newbury maiden (1m2f, good); further step up in trip looks positive; cheekpieces go on; should be thereabouts.

11/4

3rd

3

(6)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Gulf Legend

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

300,000euros yearling, by Dubawi; late foal; half-brother to winners including Feed The Flame (including French 1m4f Group 1) and Sacred Life (Group 3); 10-1, threatened briefly from off pace when sixth of eight in novice at Haydock (1m, good) last September, which was fair form and showed promise.

6/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
170,000gns yearling; second foal; Night Of Thunder half-sister to 7f AW winner Adela Of Champagne (RPR 73); dam 1m winner (AW/Listed; 99), sister to 11.5f Flat/2m hurdle winner Byker, half-sister to 11.6f-2m winner Corpus Chorister; from a top yard and the market should be revealing.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

8

(3)

4th Jul 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

17:50 Kempton (AW)

Place Of Safety

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Shaped with promise in a useful 1m2f maiden at Newbury on her debut seven weeks ago; wandered around under pressure late on and should take a step forward with the experience behind her; one of two runners for the yard; good chance taking on her own sex.

9/4

4th

11

(5)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Place Of Safety

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

dwelt start

5/1

4th

11

(5)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Place Of Safety

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

dwelt start, midfield, good headway when switched right 2f out

5/1

9/4

Form: 924- BF

Last run: 225 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Short-headed at Salisbury (1m, good to firm) in September four weeks before his close, respectable fourth when 6-5 favourite at same course (1m, soft); in the latter he was just behind today's 4.00 runner Hosaamm; dam won at up to 1m4f, so he should stay; the form pick but others have had fewer races.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(1)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Houstonn

9st 7lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Short-headed at Salisbury (1m, good to firm) in September four weeks before his close, respectable fourth when 6-5 favourite at same course (1m, soft); in the latter he was just behind today's 4.00 runner Hosaamm; dam won at up to 1m4f, so he should stay; the form pick but others have had fewer races.

9/4

5th

4

(1)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Houstonn

9st 7lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

raced in second

9/4

4th

4

(11)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:52 Salisbury

Houstonn

9st 4lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Never landed a blow over 7f on debut; fared much better in C&D contest (good to firm) four weeks ago, beaten narrowly by a short-priced Ballydoyle colt, the pair clear; third and fourth have boosted the form by winning since; leading claims.

5/4

8/1

Form: 6

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Nathaniel colt; 16-1, slowly away and never dangerous when sixth of ten to an impressive winner in maiden here (1m3f, good to soft) four weeks ago; others have better form but he has potential.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

10

(3)

16th Jun 2024

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

15:40 Doncaster

Raja Raja

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

Similar efforts at Newbury this spring, finishing sixth both times (1m3f/1m2f); has ability but gives the impression he'll be seen to greater effect in handicaps shortly.

14/1

6th

7

(10)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Raja Raja

9st 7lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

dwelt start

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
25,000gns foal, 100,000gns yearling; fourth foal; Time Test half-brother to 7f/1m winner Grey's Monument (including Listed; RPR 111); dam unraced half-sister to 1m 2yo Group 1 winner Casamento and 6.5f/1m winner Wanna Doo (dam of champion miler Toronado); probably one for later on.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

7

(9)

10th Jul 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 2

17:05 Kempton (AW)

Give It To Me Oj

9st 4lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Gary & Josh Moore

Improved from his Newbury debut (1m2f, good) in May (behind Rhetorical) when fourth of 13 at Sandown (1m2f, good to soft) last month (Mutaawid second); half-brother to an AW winner but handicaps may be his thing after this.

20/1

4th

8

(12)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

15:50 Sandown

Give It To Me Oj

9st 3lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary & Josh Moore

dwelt start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced and carried head high over 2f out, went fourth over 1f out, not pace to challenge

16/1

7th

2

(7)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Give It To Me Oj

9st 7lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary & Josh Moore

25,000gns foal, 100,000gns yearling; fourth foal; Time Test half-brother to 7f/1m winner Grey's Monument (including Listed; RPR 111); dam unraced half-sister to 1m 2yo Group 1 winner Casamento and 6.5f/1m winner Wanna Doo (dam of champion miler Toronado); probably one for later on.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
32,000gns yearling; fourth foal; brother to 1m2f winner Aryaah (RPR 73), half-brother to 7f-1m2f winner/Oaks second Mystery Angel (102); dam 1m winner (77), half-sister to useful 5f-7f winner Squats (by this one's sire Dandy Man); late foal but market can guide on debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

6

(12)

10th Jul 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 2

17:05 Kempton (AW)

Desperate Dan

9st 4lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

16-1 when eighth of 12 on his Newbury debut (1m2f, good) in May, finishing behind two of these; needs to improve and not screaming out for the longer trip on breeding.

25/1

8th

1

(3)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Desperate Dan

9st 7lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

32,000gns yearling; fourth foal; brother to 1m2f winner Aryaah (RPR 73), half-brother to 7f-1m2f winner/Oaks second Mystery Angel (102); dam 1m winner (77), half-sister to useful 5f-7f winner Squats (by this one's sire Dandy Man); late foal but market can guide on debut.

20/1

100/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 149 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well related but 250-1 for maiden at Kempton (1m, AW) in December, showing modest form after a slow start.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

12

(14)

12th Jun 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

17:40 Kempton (AW)

Sapphire Sirocco

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

Showed tiny bit more than on 2yo debut here (1m) at Newbury last month (1m2f) but has loads to find.

66/1

9th

12

(2)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Sapphire Sirocco

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

slowly away

100/1

9th

12

(2)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Sapphire Sirocco

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

slowly away, midfield

100/1

Form:

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Frankel colt who cost 240,000euros as 2yo; late foal who may do better in due course, but well beaten at Kempton (1m, AW; 28-1) six weeks ago.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

5

(9)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Incan Empire

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Harry Eustace

Frankel colt who cost 240,000euros as 2yo; late foal who may do better in due course, but well beaten at Kempton (1m, AW; 28-1) six weeks ago.

40/1

10th

5

(9)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Incan Empire

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Harry Eustace

always behind

40/1

50/1

Form: 67

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Big odds, slowly away and always behind at Newmarket and Chester (again about 1m2f, good) three weeks later; best watched for now.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

6

(11)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Prince Iago

9st 7lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Hugo Palmer

slowly away

50/1

11th

6

(11)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Prince Iago

9st 7lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Hugo Palmer

slowly away, always behind

50/1

7th

7

(6)

8th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Chester

Prince Iago

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hugo Palmer

slowly away, cajoled along early, raced in last

66/1

100/1

Form: 0U0

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Problems rearing in the stalls and no worthwhile form; now hooded.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

(2)

24th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

16:50 Chepstow

Cosmos Artist

8st 9lb

J: Edward Greatrex

T: Ralph J Smith

Huge prices and well beaten in her three completed starts; looks of little account.

25/1

12th

10

(12)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Cosmos Artist

9st 2lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Ralph J Smith

Problems rearing in the stalls and no worthwhile form; now hooded.

100/1

12th

10

(12)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Cosmos Artist

9st 2lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Ralph J Smith

took keen hold, raced wide, never better than midfield

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £25.70
Straight Forecast £24.67
Trifecta £122.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Trouville

TOPSPEED:

Houstonn

The Times:

Gulf Legend

Daily Mirror:

Place Of Safety

NEWMARKET:

Trouville

Telegraph:

Trouville

The Guardian:

Trouville

Daily Record:

Trouville

The Sun:

Gulf Legend

POSTDATA:

Houstonn

Daily Mail:

Houstonn

D Express:

Houstonn

The Star:

Houstonn