May 17 / 16.15 York

16.15

Good

Darley EBF Novice Stakes (For horses With No More Than Two Runs) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £20616
  • 0m 7f 192y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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Darley EBF Novice Stakes (For horses With No More Than Two Runs) (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
By Dubawi and dam was a French 1m Group 2 winner, from top-class family; has Group 1 St James's Palace entry; 7-2, slowly away in 11-runner Wood Ditton newcomers race at Newmarket (1m, good) four weeks ago but travelled well to get closer and ran on well to go down by a nose to First Conquest; has 6lb pull with the winner and looks open to plenty of progress.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(1)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

16:15 York

Lead Artist

9st 4lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

prominent, shaken up and led narrowly 2f out, ridden and went clear 1f out, kept on well, comfortably

5/4

1st

3

(1)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

16:15 York

Lead Artist

9st 4lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

prominent, shaken up and led narrowly 2f out, ridden and went clear 1f out, kept on well, comfortably

5/4

2nd

7

(7)

18th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newmarket

Lead Artist

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

First foal; dam French 1m Group 2 winner, from top-class family; by Dubawi; one of two for leading yard that won this in 2021 and 2022; firmly in calculations.

11/4

13/8

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
185,000euros yearling; by Wootton Bassett out of useful 5f/6f winner; 20-1 for 17-runner maiden at Newbury (1m, good to soft) four weeks ago but came strongly from mid-division to beat all except subsequent Dante winner Economics; that was respected form and he looks highly promising.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(4)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

16:15 York

Under Siege

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders, took keen hold early, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on and went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

13/8

2nd

5

(4)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

16:15 York

Under Siege

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders, took keen hold early, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on and went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

13/8

10/1

Form: 62-

Last run: 251 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Hampered on debut and much improved when second of nine to a smart rival in novice at Ascot (7f, good to firm) in September; has since left Peter Chapple-Hyam (same owners); will stay 1m and brings among the best form.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(6)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

16:15 York

Dark Tornado

9st 4lb

J: J F Egan

T: James Horton

held up in last, good headway on outer 2f out, ridden and disputing second over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

10/1

3rd

2

(6)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

16:15 York

Dark Tornado

9st 4lb

J: J F Egan

T: James Horton

held up in last, good headway on outer 2f out, ridden and disputing second over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

10/1

2nd

4

(9)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:00 Ascot

Dark Tornado

9st 4lb

J: J F Egan

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

slowly into stride, soon prominent, ridden over 2f out, edged right and went second over 1f out, kept on

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Brother to 7f-1m2f winner Key To Victory (RPR 109) and half-brother to Blair House (1m1f UAE Group 1 winner) among the dam's winners; 4-1, made most to win 11-runner Wood Ditton newcomers race at Newmarket (1m, good) four weeks ago, which was a cracking start to his career but he hung on by a nose from Lead Artist who is now 6lb better off.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(3)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

16:15 York

First Conquest

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

prominent, led after 1f, headed 2f out, soon weakened

4/1

4th

1

(3)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

16:15 York

First Conquest

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

prominent, led after 1f, headed 2f out, soon weakened

4/1

1st

5

(6)

18th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newmarket

First Conquest

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Eighth foal; brother to 7f-1m2f winner Key To Victory (including Listed), closely related to two winners, half-brother to three winners notably Blair House (1m1f UAE Group 1 winner for yard); with a leading stable and this Teofilo gelding could have a big say.

9/2

Form: 3

Last run: 122 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has useful pedigree; 16-1 for maiden at Newcastle (7f, AW) in January when she made a promising debut to run on into third of nine; this race is a tough assignment, though.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(2)

6th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 4

16:40 Haydock

Mystical Maria

9st 2lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Richard Fahey

held up in rear

25/1

5th

6

(2)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

16:15 York

Mystical Maria

8st 13lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

towards rear but in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

25/1

5th

6

(2)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

16:15 York

Mystical Maria

8st 13lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

towards rear but in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

25/1

Form: 4

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
150-1 fourth of 12 in novice at Redcar (7f, soft) 15 days ago and can do better, but that's not in the same parish as some of the form in this.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

11

(12)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Thirsk

Longhaired General

8st 8lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

Improving gelding who deserved plenty of credit for his latest effort here (1m, good to firm), when pushing the odds-on winner all the way (front pair 6l clear); initial mark a bit stiff on a literal interpretation of that form but he is open to further improvement entering this sphere.

12/1

2nd

8

(10)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

14:08 Thirsk

Longhaired General

9st 3lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

prominent, led 2f out, headed 1f out, went clear with winner inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds

11/1

6th

4

(5)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

16:15 York

Longhaired General

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Craig Lidster

led, headed and raced in second after 1f, weakened over 1f out

150/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £4.20
Straight Forecast £4.22
Trifecta £13.10

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Lead Artist

SPOTLIGHT:

Under Siege

TOPSPEED:

Dark Tornado

POSTDATA:

Lead Artist

NEWMARKET:

Lead Artist

Daily Mail:

Lead Artist

D Express:

Lead Artist

The Sun:

Lead Artist

The Times:

Under Siege

The Guardian:

Under Siege

Daily Mirror:

Under Siege

The Star:

Under Siege

Daily Record:

Under Siege

Telegraph:

Dark Tornado