May 18 / 14.25 Newbury

14.25

Good

Highclere Castle Gin Carnarvon Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £36861.5
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 14 runners
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Highclere Castle Gin Carnarvon Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.45

Form: 13178- D

Last run: 231 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Like stablemate Dawn Charger, he won a French Group 3 (6f, soft) last term, but he was highly tried afterwards and came up well short in the Middle Park at Newmarket on his final outing; he was an expensive yearling and it's not out of the question that he can resume his progress after a break.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(3)

20th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Elite Status

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Failed to build on a French Group 3 win (6f, soft) last term but showed a jolt of improvement on reappearance to win warm C&D Listed race (good) in May in course-record time; that form has worked out well and he may not have reached his limit just yet; missed Royal Ascot after knocking a joint but this looks a good opportunity for him to gain some compensation.

3/1

1st

3

(2)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Elite Status

9st 2lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Like stablemate Dawn Charger, he won a French Group 3 (6f, soft) last term, but he was highly tried afterwards and came up well short in the Middle Park at Newmarket on his final outing; he was an expensive yearling and it's not out of the question that he can resume his progress after a break.

8/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1211-4 C BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Enjoyed a most productive 2yo season, winning the Super Sprint here (5f, good to soft) and the Lowther at York (6f, good to firm; Group 2); seemed not to stay 7f when only fourth of six in the Group 3 Fred Darling here on reappearance, her run flattening out; returning to sprinting should be ideal and she'll be a major player if recapturing her juvenile form.
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2nd

13

(6)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Relief Rally

8st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Enjoyed a most productive 2yo season, winning the Super Sprint here (5f, good to soft) and the Lowther at York (6f, good to firm; Group 2); seemed not to stay 7f when only fourth of six in the Group 3 Fred Darling here on reappearance, her run flattening out; returning to sprinting should be ideal and she'll be a major player if recapturing her juvenile form.

4/1

2nd

13

(6)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Relief Rally

8st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Enjoyed a most productive 2yo season, winning the Super Sprint here (5f, good to soft) and the Lowther at York (6f, good to firm; Group 2); seemed not to stay 7f when only fourth of six in the Group 3 Fred Darling here on reappearance, her run flattening out; returning to sprinting should be ideal and she'll be a major player if recapturing her juvenile form.

4/1

4th

4

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newbury

Relief Rally

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

steadied start, held up in rear

3/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 2-4112 D BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Thoroughly likeable filly with an excellent (6-13) strike-rate; won handicap and Listed race at Bath (5f, heavy/good) in April before finding only Jasour too good in Group 3 Commonwealth Cup Trial at Ascot (6f, good to soft) 17 days ago; should be in the thick of things once more.
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2nd

8

(12)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:40 York

Adaay In Devon

9st 0lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Rod Millman

prominent

8/1

1st

2

(3)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

14:40 Sandown

Adaay In Devon

9st 2lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Rod Millman

Thoroughly likeable filly with a very good (6-14) strike-rate; won handicap and Listed race at Bath (5f, heavy/good) in April and again gave her running when third in a warm Listed race at Newbury (6f, good) four weeks ago, with Dawn Charger and Symbology safely held; should go well once more.

9/4

3rd

11

(4)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Adaay In Devon

9st 0lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Rod Millman

Thoroughly likeable filly with an excellent (6-13) strike-rate; won handicap and Listed race at Bath (5f, heavy/good) in April before finding only Jasour too good in Group 3 Commonwealth Cup Trial at Ascot (6f, good to soft) 17 days ago; should be in the thick of things once more.

7/1

4th
7 (13)
Malc

11/1

Form: 1264-

Last run: 246 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Carlisle debut winner (5f, good to firm); kept on well for second in Group 2 Norfolk at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) last June; outpaced at similar level the next twice (6f/5f, good to firm/soft) but may be a contender if tapping back into the Royal Ascot promise on today's reappearance.
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12th

9

(12)

21st Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Malc

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Runner-up in the Group 2 Norfolk at this meeting (5f, good to firm) in 2023; made a pleasing reappearance when 5l fourth of 14 to Elite Status in competitive Listed race at Newbury (6f, good; 22-1) five weeks ago, keeping on well from midfield; has work to do to turn the tables with the winner but may well come on for the run and has each-way possibilities.

16/1

4th

7

(13)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Malc

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Carlisle debut winner (5f, good to firm); kept on well for second in Group 2 Norfolk at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) last June; outpaced at similar level the next twice (6f/5f, good to firm/soft) but may be a contender if tapping back into the Royal Ascot promise on today's reappearance.

11/1

4th

7

(13)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Malc

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Carlisle debut winner (5f, good to firm); kept on well for second in Group 2 Norfolk at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) last June; outpaced at similar level the next twice (6f/5f, good to firm/soft) but may be a contender if tapping back into the Royal Ascot promise on today's reappearance.

11/1

Form: 11 D

Last run: 76 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bred to be a smart sprinter (dam won three 6f Group 3 races) and he has made the perfect start to his career, quickening well to win 6f novices at Newcastle (AW) in January and March; this Listed event on grass presents a different challenge but he could be anything and cannot be ruled out.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

12

(10)

21st Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Pocklington

9st 2lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Geoff Oldroyd

Lost his unbeaten record when fifth to Elite Status in Listed event at Newbury (6f, good; 18-1; no extra final 1f) last month, but emerged with his reputation intact and this well-bred colt may yet have untapped potential; previous wins had come on the AW at Newcastle; visored for the first time.

18/1

5th

9

(8)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Pocklington

9st 2lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Geoff Oldroyd

Bred to be a smart sprinter (dam won three 6f Group 3 races) and he has made the perfect start to his career, quickening well to win 6f novices at Newcastle (AW) in January and March; this Listed event on grass presents a different challenge but he could be anything and cannot be ruled out.

7/1

6th
10 (14)
Room Service

9/1

Form: 1331-7

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Enjoyed his finest hour when winning Doncaster sales race (6.5f, soft) last September with plenty to spare; only seventh of 11 in the Greenham here on return but he met trouble on two occasions and that run is best ignored; should not be inconvenienced by today's drop back to sprinting and any softening of the ground would count in his favour; strongly considered.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(3)

9th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Pontefract

Room Service

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Solid 2yo campaign culminated in a success in Doncaster sales race (6.5f, soft); not disgraced in Group/Listed events at Newbury this term; possibilities back down in grade.

7/2

6th

10

(14)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Room Service

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Enjoyed his finest hour when winning Doncaster sales race (6.5f, soft) last September with plenty to spare; only seventh of 11 in the Greenham here on return but he met trouble on two occasions and that run is best ignored; should not be inconvenienced by today's drop back to sprinting and any softening of the ground would count in his favour; strongly considered.

9/1

6th

10

(14)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Room Service

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Enjoyed his finest hour when winning Doncaster sales race (6.5f, soft) last September with plenty to spare; only seventh of 11 in the Greenham here on return but he met trouble on two occasions and that run is best ignored; should not be inconvenienced by today's drop back to sprinting and any softening of the ground would count in his favour; strongly considered.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 17212- D BF

Last run: 224 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Had an excellent 2yo campaign, improving with each run and following a 6f Group 3 win at Chantilly with a close second in a Group 2 over the same C&D (both good to soft); may not have reached her ceiling just yet.
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7th

1

(4)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

14:40 Sandown

Dawn Charger

9st 4lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

Won three races last season, notably a French 6f Group 3, but well below par both outings this term; carries a penalty and others appeal more.

11/1

7th

2

(9)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Dawn Charger

9st 2lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

Had an excellent 2yo campaign, improving with each run and following a 6f Group 3 win at Chantilly with a close second in a Group 2 over the same C&D (both good to soft); may not have reached her ceiling just yet.

12/1

7th

2

(9)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Dawn Charger

9st 2lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

Had an excellent 2yo campaign, improving with each run and following a 6f Group 3 win at Chantilly with a close second in a Group 2 over the same C&D (both good to soft); may not have reached her ceiling just yet.

12/1

Form: 14-6 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
C&D debut winner (good to soft); did well considering residual greenness when fourth in Group 3 at Salisbury (6f, good to firm) the following month, but she was disappointing in Chelmsford Listed race (6f, AW) on reappearance and almost all her rivals have achieved more in terms of form.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(9)

19th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Newmarket (July)

Queen Of Mougins

9st 8lb

J: Edward Greatrex

T: Ralph Beckett

in touch with leaders

8/1

3rd

7

(6)

14th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 York

Queen Of Mougins

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Made a winning 2yo debut at Newbury before a good fourth in Group 3 company at Salisbury last September; two respectable runs in Listed events this year without suggesting she was a handicap blot here.

14/1

8th

12

(5)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Queen Of Mougins

8st 11lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

C&D debut winner (good to soft); did well considering residual greenness when fourth in Group 3 at Salisbury (6f, good to firm) the following month, but she was disappointing in Chelmsford Listed race (6f, AW) on reappearance and almost all her rivals have achieved more in terms of form.

50/1

50/1

Form: 3-

Last run: 185 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to the smart sprinter Rogue Lightning; shaped with plenty of promise when 6l third of 12 at Kempton (6f, AW; 12-1) on only 2yo start, always chasing the leaders; has lots of potential and should be winning races in time, but this is a stern assignment on just his second outing.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

(7)

21st Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Louis Barthas

9st 2lb

J: J F Egan

T: Ollie Sangster

Half-brother to the smart sprinter Rogue Lightning; shaped with promise when third at Kempton (6f, AW) on only 2yo start, but came up well short behind Elite Status in Listed race at Newbury (50-1) on reappearance and faces another stern assignment.

66/1

9th

6

(3)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Louis Barthas

9st 2lb

J: J F Egan

T: Ollie Sangster

Half-brother to the smart sprinter Rogue Lightning; shaped with plenty of promise when 6l third of 12 at Kempton (6f, AW; 12-1) on only 2yo start, always chasing the leaders; has lots of potential and should be winning races in time, but this is a stern assignment on just his second outing.

50/1

9th

6

(3)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Louis Barthas

9st 2lb

J: J F Egan

T: Ollie Sangster

Half-brother to the smart sprinter Rogue Lightning; shaped with plenty of promise when 6l third of 12 at Kempton (6f, AW; 12-1) on only 2yo start, always chasing the leaders; has lots of potential and should be winning races in time, but this is a stern assignment on just his second outing.

50/1

40/1

Form: 3264-0 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Went close in the Group 3 Solario Stakes at Sandown (7f, good) last September but he was a well-held last of ten in the Commonwealth Cup Trial at Ascot (20-1) on his return; plenty to find, even on his best form.
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10th

4

(7)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Inishfallen

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

Went close in the Group 3 Solario Stakes at Sandown (7f, good) last September but he was a well-held last of ten in the Commonwealth Cup Trial at Ascot (20-1) on his return; plenty to find, even on his best form.

40/1

10th

4

(7)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Inishfallen

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

Went close in the Group 3 Solario Stakes at Sandown (7f, good) last September but he was a well-held last of ten in the Commonwealth Cup Trial at Ascot (20-1) on his return; plenty to find, even on his best form.

40/1

10th

3

(3)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Ascot

Inishfallen

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Brian Meehan

Went close in Group 3 Solario Stakes at Sandown (7f, good) last September and respectable fourth in French Group 2 (6f, good to soft) when last seen; however, he needs to produce something new to win this on reappearance.

10/1

Form: 35-191 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
C&D debut scorer; probably didn't stay 7f in the Greenham here in April but his 6f wins either side of that have been impressive; had something in hand when beating ten rivals in Newmarket handicap (good ground) two weeks ago; won't be inconvenienced if the ground softens; leading candidate.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(1)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 York

Jamess Delight

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Clive Cox

held up in last, outpaced and pushed along halfway, rallied and headway on far side of group 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, drifted right but kept on well final 110yds, comfortably

10/1

11th

5

(11)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Jamess Delight

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

C&D debut scorer; probably didn't stay 7f in the Greenham here in April but his 6f wins either side of that have been impressive; had something in hand when beating ten rivals in Newmarket handicap (good ground) two weeks ago; won't be inconvenienced if the ground softens; leading candidate.

5/1

12th
14 (10)
Symbology

12/1

Form: 13378- D

Last run: 231 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Made a winning debut at York (6f, good) last summer; faced stiffer tasks in Group races afterwards, fading into eighth in Cheveley Park Stakes when last seen in September; reappears after nearly eighth months off and needs to raise her game; stablemate of James's Delight.
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26th

5

(7)

21st Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:15 Ascot

Symbology

9st 6lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

Won a fillies' novice at York on her debut last July (6f, good); acquitted herself with credit in Group races afterwards, best effort when a close third in the Lowther at York's Ebor meeting (6f, good to firm); has a fair bit to prove after two modest runs in Listed races this season.

66/1

6th

7

(8)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

14:40 Sandown

Symbology

8st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Clive Cox

Won debut at York last July; down the field on last three starts, always in rear in Newbury Listed race on return; has something to prove and needs the drop from 6f (all starts) to 5f to have a positive effect.

10/1

12th

14

(10)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Symbology

8st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Made a winning debut at York (6f, good) last summer; faced stiffer tasks in Group races afterwards, fading into eighth in Cheveley Park Stakes when last seen in September; reappears after nearly eighth months off and needs to raise her game; stablemate of James's Delight.

12/1

25/1

Form: 443-28 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Useful colt who won a Listed event over this C&D (good) as a 2yo and was just denied at Chantilly (6.5f, AW) on his reappearance in March; however, he was disappointing on soft turf back at Chantilly five weeks ago and others have stronger claims on form.
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13th

1

(12)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Action Point

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

Useful colt who won a Listed event over this C&D (good) as a 2yo and was just denied at Chantilly (6.5f, AW) on his reappearance in March; however, he was disappointing on soft turf back at Chantilly five weeks ago and others have stronger claims on form.

25/1

13th

1

(12)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Action Point

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

Useful colt who won a Listed event over this C&D (good) as a 2yo and was just denied at Chantilly (6.5f, AW) on his reappearance in March; however, he was disappointing on soft turf back at Chantilly five weeks ago and others have stronger claims on form.

25/1

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

Form: 212-6 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Ended promising 2yo campaign with close second in the Group 2 Mill Reef over C&D (heavy), and he shaped better than the bare result when sixth in the Greenham here on his seasonal debut (short of room/faded); dropping back to 6f could be just the ticket, and he remains unexposed; big chance.
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3rd

5

(4)

25th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

18:30 Salisbury

Mister Sketch

8st 12lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

prominent

7/1

3rd

5

(4)

25th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

18:30 Salisbury

Mister Sketch

8st 12lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

prominent

7/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £37.80
Straight Forecast £24.10
Trifecta £143.20

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Relief Rally

RP RATINGS:

James's Delight

SPOTLIGHT:

Mister Sketch

POSTDATA:

Adaay In Devon

The Times:

Elite Status

Telegraph:

Dawn Charger

The Guardian:

Mister Sketch

WEST COUNTRY:

Adaay In Devon

Daily Mirror:

James's Delight

The Sun:

James's Delight

Daily Mail:

Elite Status

NEWMARKET:

Relief Rally

D Express:

Relief Rally

The Star:

Relief Rally

Daily Record:

Relief Rally