May 24 / 15.35 Goodwood

15.35

Good

William Hill Festival Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £34026
  • 1m 1f 197y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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William Hill Festival Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 12-111 D

Last run: 77 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Raced mainly on good/firmer (withdrawn twice due to soft going); impressive in a couple of handicaps on home soil last summer and has shown further progress to land the Bahrain Triple Crown (1m2f-1m4f) this year, taking turf record to 6-9; respected granted suitable ground.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(8)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Isle Of Jura

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

towards rear, headway from 3f out, ridden and pressed leaders over 1f out, led final 110yds, kept on well

7/2

1st

1

(8)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Isle Of Jura

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

towards rear, headway from 3f out, ridden and pressed leaders over 1f out, led final 110yds, kept on well

7/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1/2-68 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Produced a smart performance in Newbury handicap (heavy) in autumn 2022 and went close in Chester Group 2 (soft) on sole outing last year; not in anything like the same form this term (two attempts) but first-time blinkers may prompt a revival; strong contender on peak figures.
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2nd

4

(6)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Mujtaba

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: William Haggas

dwelt start, midfield, pushed along briefly after 1f, in touch with leaders 7f out, headway from 3f out, briefly led 1f out, kept on

5/1

2nd

4

(6)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Mujtaba

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: William Haggas

dwelt start, midfield, pushed along briefly after 1f, in touch with leaders 7f out, headway from 3f out, briefly led 1f out, kept on

5/1

8th

8

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Mujtaba

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Haggas

midfield

11/1

Form: -66070 C

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Successful in 1m4f Group 3 at Glorious Goodwood in 2021, 1m2f Listed prize at Sandown in 2022 and major contest in Bahrain in 2023; form has dipped this year and he's perhaps on the wane aged eight.
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3rd

4

(1)

9th Jun 2024

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

17:05 Goodwood

Passion And Glory

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Saeed bin Suroor

His last three wins came in a 1m4f Group 3 at Glorious Goodwood in 2021, 1m2f Listed race at Sandown in 2022 and valuable 1m4f contest in Bahrain in March 2023; he's now an 8yo, his form has dipped this year and his front-running third in Listed race here (1m2f) 16 days ago on return to Britain needs building on.

10/1

3rd

5

(2)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Passion And Glory

9st 3lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Saeed bin Suroor

took keen hold, led at steady pace, lost two places from 1f out, no extra final 110yds

14/1

3rd

5

(2)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Passion And Glory

9st 3lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Saeed bin Suroor

took keen hold, led at steady pace, lost two places from 1f out, no extra final 110yds

14/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 2-6476 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent since his Royal Ascot success (Group 3) in 2022; best effort this year when fourth in the Winter Derby at Southwell (AW); place claims on peak form but he is not a solid option.
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4th

3

(7)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Claymore

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

slowly away and lost many lengths start, raced in last, some headway on outer over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out

14/1

4th

3

(7)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Claymore

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

slowly away and lost many lengths start, raced in last, some headway on outer over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out

14/1

6th

3

(5)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Claymore

9st 2lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Mixed record since the career highlight of a win at Royal Ascot in 2022; fourth of six in the Winter Derby at Southwell was the second and best of his three AW runs this year; not disgraced either side but a return to his absolute peak form is probably required for a prominent finish today.

40/1

Form: 250-43

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Similar type to Empress Wu, being 0-9 since maiden success but a useful sort who has Listed/Group form; creditable third at this course (1m4f, soft) most recently, shaping as if this return to 1m2f will prove ideal; likely to perform well and has solid claims.
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5th

8

(1)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Sea Of Roses

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

prominent, weakened from over 2f out

6/1

5th

8

(1)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Sea Of Roses

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

prominent, weakened from over 2f out

6/1

3rd

6

(4)

4th May 2024

Heavy

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

15:20 Goodwood

Sea Of Roses

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Andrew Balding

held up in rear, headway on far side of group and pressed leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final 110yds

13/2

14/1

Form: 72364- D

Last run: 199 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
0-5 since debut win but she's a useful filly who has placed form at Listed and Group 3 level, including over this C&D last June; something to find in this field but may rate higher this term, bearing in mind her low mileage; interesting on reappearance.
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6th

7

(4)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Empress Wu

8st 12lb

J: Luke Morris

T: David Simcock

took keen hold, prominent, raced in second 7f out, hung right over 3f out, soon lost position, weakened over 2f out

14/1

6th

7

(4)

24th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Empress Wu

8st 12lb

J: Luke Morris

T: David Simcock

took keen hold, prominent, raced in second 7f out, hung right over 3f out, soon lost position, weakened over 2f out

14/1

4th

8

(5)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

Empress Wu

9st 0lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: David Simcock

Made a winning debut here (1m2f) a year ago and finished runner-up in a Listed contest at Goodwood (1m2f, good to firm) and third in a Group 3 at Deauville (1m2f, soft) in the summer; beaten a long way in a Chester Listed event (1m4f, good to soft; 33-1) in September, but that was a much stronger contest than this one.

13/2

Non-runners

Royal Rhyme, Elegancia

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £18.10
Straight Forecast £20.03
Trifecta £89.10

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Isle Of Jura

RP RATINGS:

Royal Rhyme

SPOTLIGHT:

Sea Of Roses

Daily Mail:

Mujtaba

Telegraph:

Claymore

Daily Record:

Passion And Glory

The Times:

Isle Of Jura

The Guardian:

Isle Of Jura

The Sun:

Isle Of Jura

The Star:

Isle Of Jura

D Express:

Sea Of Roses

TOPSPEED:

Royal Rhyme

POSTDATA:

Royal Rhyme

Daily Mirror:

Mujtaba