June 18 / 15.05 Ascot

15.05

Good To Firm

Coventry Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £99242.5
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 22 runners
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Coventry Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 22 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

40/1 (Won)

  • Win: £129.90
  • Place: £18.35

Form: 32 BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Twice-raced maidens rarely win the Coventry but the stable's youngsters are renowned for improving with experience and, after a solid debut third at Newbury (5f, good to soft; Star Anthem runner-up), he had a wicked draw to contend with when second at Chester (6f, good); could run well but minor honours would be a result.
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1st

16

(10)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Rashabar

9st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Brian Meehan

Twice-raced maidens rarely win the Coventry but the stable's youngsters are renowned for improving with experience and, after a solid debut third at Newbury (5f, good to soft; Star Anthem runner-up), he had a wicked draw to contend with when second at Chester (6f, good); could run well but minor honours would be a result.

40/1

2nd

4

(10)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 17y

Class 2

14:05 Chester

Rashabar

9st 7lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

Finished a solid third of eight at Newbury (5f, good to soft) three weeks ago, splitting subsequent winners; shaped as if he'll relish this extra furlong; has the worst of the draw but he's the form pick.

11/4

2nd

4

(10)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 17y

Class 2

14:05 Chester

Rashabar

9st 7lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

Finished a solid third of eight at Newbury (5f, good to soft) three weeks ago, splitting subsequent winners; shaped as if he'll relish this extra furlong; has the worst of the draw but he's the form pick.

11/4

25/1

  • Place: £7.95

Form: 1 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
72,000gns yearling, £220,000 breeze-up buy; bred to stay further but had sufficient toe to make all at Ayr (6f, good), albeit in just a four-runner race and the second was beaten further by Mr Chaplin the time before; however, there's no knocking a winning start and his yard won this two years ago with a once-raced colt.
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5th

4

(3)

11th Jul 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket (July)

Electrolyte

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Archie Watson

£220,000 breeze-up buy; comfortably won four-runner maiden at Ayr (6f, good) on debut and ran on strongly to just miss out in the Coventry (6f, good to firm), in which the winner raced on a different part of the track; that race was dominated by outsiders in a modest time, but he's bred to go further than this and today's stiff finish will be right up his alley.

11/4

2nd

10

(18)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Electrolyte

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

72,000gns yearling, £220,000 breeze-up buy; bred to stay further but had sufficient toe to make all at Ayr (6f, good), albeit in just a four-runner race and the second was beaten further by Mr Chaplin the time before; however, there's no knocking a winning start and his yard won this two years ago with a once-raced colt.

25/1

1st

1

(1)

3rd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:15 Ayr

Electrolyte

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: Archie Watson

made all, soon pestered, switched right and against near rail soon after start, ridden and led clearly over 1f out, ran on final 110yds

6/4

25/1

  • Place: £11.90

Form: 1 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for £170,000 at the breeze-ups; pedigree all speed and he was never headed from a good draw when winning by clear daylight at Chester last month (6f, good to soft); faces a different test here but he's promising.
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4th

3

(1)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Newmarket (July)

Columnist

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Richard Fahey

Pedigree is mostly speed but his dam's siblings include a 7f winner; has shown strong promise over 6f, scoring easily at Chester (good to soft) then very close third in the Coventry at Royal Ascot (good to firm); major contender provided he stays this extra furlong.

9/2

3rd

7

(15)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Columnist

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Bought for £170,000 at the breeze-ups; pedigree all speed and he was never headed from a good draw when winning by clear daylight at Chester last month (6f, good to soft); faces a different test here but he's promising.

25/1

1st

3

(1)

25th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 17y

Class 2

14:20 Chester

Columnist

9st 6lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

made all, increased tempo over 2f out, shaken up and went clear over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, easily

11/4

66/1

  • Place: £8.30

Form: 1 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
The form of his narrow Chelmsford win (6f AW) is no real advert for his prospects here but the race didn't go entirely his way and he's a good looker who should have more to offer; others much preferred, however.
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4th

8

(23)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Cool Hoof Luke

9st 3lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Andrew Balding

The form of his narrow Chelmsford win (6f AW) is no real advert for his prospects here but the race didn't go entirely his way and he's a good looker who should have more to offer; others much preferred, however.

66/1

1st

3

(2)

6th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Cool Hoof Luke

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

dwelt start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders after 1f

4/1

14/1

Form: 431 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Close up in Newmarket 5f novices won by Arran and The Actor before justifying short odds on the step up to 6f at Lingfield (AW); twice beaten already, he lacks the profile of a typical Coventry winner, but he's evidently learning on the job (improved his RPR with each run) and was noticeably sharper from the gates last time; respected with an edge in experience over many of these.
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5th

1

(16)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Al Qudra

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Close up in Newmarket 5f novices won by Arran and The Actor before justifying short odds on the step up to 6f at Lingfield (AW); twice beaten already, he lacks the profile of a typical Coventry winner, but he's evidently learning on the job (improved his RPR with each run) and was noticeably sharper from the gates last time; respected with an edge in experience over many of these.

14/1

1st

1

(6)

4th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

18:45 Lingfield (AW)

Al Qudra

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

raced wide, prominent, pressed leader over 2f out, hung left but ridden to lead over 1f out, won going away

6/5

3rd

1

(2)

5th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:50 Newmarket

Al Qudra

9st 7lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: Charlie Appleby

425,000gns yearling; dam 5f 2yo Listed winner; only about 1l behind The Actor in C&D event at the Craven meeting, getting unbalanced and changing his legs a few times before staying on; open to progress.

4/1

Form: 61 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
William Buick was aboard when a beaten favourite in The Actor's race at Newmarket in April (5f, good) but he now jumps ship to third-placed Al Qudra, despite this colt going on to win pretty much as he liked at Lingfield (6f, good to firm); jockey arrangements look too significant to ignore.
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6th

18

(20)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Symbol Of Honour

9st 3lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: Charlie Appleby

William Buick was aboard when a beaten favourite in The Actor's race at Newmarket in April (5f, good) but he now jumps ship to third-placed Al Qudra, despite this colt going on to win pretty much as he liked at Lingfield (6f, good to firm); jockey arrangements look too significant to ignore.

14/1

1st

7

(6)

16th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:52 Lingfield

Symbol Of Honour

9st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Appleby

pressed leader, led over 2f out

7/4

OUR TIP

Form: 1 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
100,000gns yearling who didn't appear to carry a wave of confidence at the Curragh (6f, soft to heavy; 17-2) but he was well on top late on and back in second was subsequent Listed winner Whistlejacket, a line of form that suggests he has every chance of beating Camille Pissarro; he's a big boy with considerable scope and commands the utmost respect.
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7th

5

(3)

21st Jul 2024

Good

0m 6f 63y

14:10 Curragh

Cowardofthecounty

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

dwelt start, nudged along and outpaced in rear early

5/1

7th

9

(11)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Cowardofthecounty

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

100,000gns yearling who didn't appear to carry a wave of confidence at the Curragh (6f, soft to heavy; 17-2) but he was well on top late on and back in second was subsequent Listed winner Whistlejacket, a line of form that suggests he has every chance of beating Camille Pissarro; he's a big boy with considerable scope and commands the utmost respect.

9/2

1st

1

(2)

21st Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Cowardofthecounty

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, headway from over 2f out, ridden and went second over 1f out, ran on to lead final 110yds, won going away

5/1

25/1

Form: 21

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Both runs over 5f on good to soft; only just missed out at Newbury and didn't have to improve all that much to justify short odds at Bath, strolling home by 4l; from a yard that's won this race before but he surely needs to step up a fair bit.
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8th

17

(17)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Star Anthem

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

Both runs over 5f on good to soft; only just missed out at Newbury and didn't have to improve all that much to justify short odds at Bath, strolling home by 4l; from a yard that's won this race before but he surely needs to step up a fair bit.

25/1

1st

6

(6)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 4

14:50 Bath

Star Anthem

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

Half-brother to four winners; made a promising debut at Newbury (good to soft) last month, keeping on well for neck second despite being carried right by the winner; sets a fairly useful standard and represents a trainer who won this contest in 2021 and 2023.

4/5

1st

6

(6)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 4

14:50 Bath

Star Anthem

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

Half-brother to four winners; made a promising debut at Newbury (good to soft) last month, keeping on well for neck second despite being carried right by the winner; sets a fairly useful standard and represents a trainer who won this contest in 2021 and 2023.

4/5

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Price shot up from $135,000 as a yearling to 1,000,000euros as a breeze-up buy; out of a sister to Royal Ascot-winning 2yo Churchill; hurled into the deep end for this debut but his purchase price naturally catches the eye and a newcomer did win the Chesham at this meeting two years ago; reckless to put a line through him on inexperience alone.
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9th

3

(14)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Angelo Buonarroti

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Raphael E Freire

Price shot up from $135,000 as a yearling to 1,000,000euros as a breeze-up buy; out of a sister to Royal Ascot-winning 2yo Churchill; hurled into the deep end for this debut but his purchase price naturally catches the eye and a newcomer did win the Chesham at this meeting two years ago; reckless to put a line through him on inexperience alone.

20/1

40/1

Form: 3

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
The booking of Ryan Moore heightened interest at Yarmouth (6f, good to soft) and he went off at 9-2, but after showing up well his inexperience got the better of him; can win races for sure but this is unlikely to be one of them.
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10th

15

(13)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Nascimento

9st 3lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Michael Bell

The booking of Ryan Moore heightened interest at Yarmouth (6f, good to soft) and he went off at 9-2, but after showing up well his inexperience got the better of him; can win races for sure but this is unlikely to be one of them.

40/1

3rd

5

(5)

22nd May 2024

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 2

16:00 Yarmouth

Nascimento

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Michael Bell

100,000euros foal, 135,000euros yearling; brother to 6f 2yo winner King X J; dam placed 7f 2yo/1m2f, half-sister to useful 6f/7f winner Golden Steps; booking of Ryan Moore (good strike-rate for the stable) is a big plus; interesting.

5/1

3rd

5

(5)

22nd May 2024

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 2

16:00 Yarmouth

Nascimento

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Michael Bell

100,000euros foal, 135,000euros yearling; brother to 6f 2yo winner King X J; dam placed 7f 2yo/1m2f, half-sister to useful 6f/7f winner Golden Steps; booking of Ryan Moore (good strike-rate for the stable) is a big plus; interesting.

5/1

Form: 12 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Cost a cool 1,250,000gns as a yearling and is half-brother to Commonwealth Cup winner Golden Horde; odds-on both starts, having a bit in hand at Navan (6f, good to yielding) before second in the Group 3 Marble Hill at the Curragh (6f, good), where he travelled well and fought bravely only to just miss out; four of the trainer's previous ten winners of this took in that race en route (finishing 7111) and it must count for a lot that he's the sole representative from a yard that's won this so many times.
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2nd

3

(1)

21st Jul 2024

Good

0m 6f 63y

14:10 Curragh

Camille Pissarro

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

towards rear, headway towards far side over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, challenging towards finish, kept on

11/2

11th

5

(2)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Camille Pissarro

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Cost a cool 1,250,000gns as a yearling and is half-brother to Commonwealth Cup winner Golden Horde; odds-on both starts, having a bit in hand at Navan (6f, good to yielding) before second in the Group 3 Marble Hill at the Curragh (6f, good), where he travelled well and fought bravely only to just miss out; four of the trainer's previous ten winners of this took in that race en route (finishing 7111) and it must count for a lot that he's the sole representative from a yard that's won this so many times.

6/1

2nd

2

(1)

25th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

13:55 Curragh

Camille Pissarro

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

took keen hold early, prominent on far side of group, joined winner when ridden 1f out, briefly led inside final 110yds, no extra when carried right towards finish, just held

11/8

11/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
60,000euros yearling, £300,000 breeze-up buy; bred to be sharp and it was never in any real doubt when the 5-4 winner of a 6f novice at Hamilton (good), looking stronger the longer he went on; the third was beaten further by Andesite and Yah Mo Be There at York, but this Wathnan Racing colt is evidently useful, at the least; James Doyle prefers him to the other two runners in the same colours and he's attracted support this past week.
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12th

6

(6)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Catalyse

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Richard Fahey

60,000euros yearling, £300,000 breeze-up buy; bred to be sharp and it was never in any real doubt when the 5-4 winner of a 6f novice at Hamilton (good), looking stronger the longer he went on; the third was beaten further by Andesite and Yah Mo Be There at York, but this Wathnan Racing colt is evidently useful, at the least; James Doyle prefers him to the other two runners in the same colours and he's attracted support this past week.

11/1

1st

2

(2)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

15:40 Hamilton

Catalyse

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

60,000euros yearling, £300,000 2yo; by Starspangledbanner; dam placed 6f 2yo, closely related to 11.6f Listed winner Kilimanjaro out of 1m winning half-sister to 1m 2yo Group 1 winner Nayarra; interesting newcomer.

9/4

11/1

Form: 21

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Both runs over 5f at Newmarket (good), going down narrowly to Arran on debut then showing a willing spirit to lead late on at the Guineas meeting (Al Qudra, Mr Chaplin and Symbol Of Honour behind); unruly before that latest race, so is entitled to sharpen up mentally; just a suspicion that he'll prove vulnerable in this hot contest.
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3rd

5

(5)

5th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

14:30 Sandown

The Actor

9st 4lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Won at Newmarket (5f, good) in May on his second start and that form was franked by the placed horses at Royal Ascot; this fellow was beaten 5l in 13th of 22 in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at the Royal meeting (6f, good to firm) but his far-side group seemed at a disadvantage and he faded late on; could have a big part to play now back down in distance and grade.

2/1

13th

19

(4)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

The Actor

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Both runs over 5f at Newmarket (good), going down narrowly to Arran on debut then showing a willing spirit to lead late on at the Guineas meeting (Al Qudra, Mr Chaplin and Symbol Of Honour behind); unruly before that latest race, so is entitled to sharpen up mentally; just a suspicion that he'll prove vulnerable in this hot contest.

11/1

1st

5

(7)

5th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:50 Newmarket

The Actor

9st 7lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

unruly at the post

5/2

Form: 5

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
85,000euros breeze-up purchase; Irish stable always respected on British forays but this colt needed to show more on debut at Fairyhouse (6f, good) 11 days ago, even allowing for some mid-race interference.
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14th

20

(21)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Turners Cross

9st 3lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

85,000euros breeze-up purchase; Irish stable always respected on British forays but this colt needed to show more on debut at Fairyhouse (6f, good) 11 days ago, even allowing for some mid-race interference.

66/1

5th

4

(3)

7th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

16:35 Fairyhouse

Turners Cross

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent on inner, outpaced 2f out, no impression when bit short of room against far rail over 1f out, eased final 110yds

8/1

Form: 13

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Much the best first time out at the Curragh (5f, soft to heavy) but came up short when just behind Camille Pissarro in the Group 3 Marble Hill (6f, good), having got outpaced before staying on; that form entitles him to a second look but confidence in him would be higher on softer ground.
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15th

13

(12)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Midnight Strike

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Much the best first time out at the Curragh (5f, soft to heavy) but came up short when just behind Camille Pissarro in the Group 3 Marble Hill (6f, good), having got outpaced before staying on; that form entitles him to a second look but confidence in him would be higher on softer ground.

25/1

3rd

4

(6)

25th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

13:55 Curragh

Midnight Strike

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

soon pressed winner, prominent when outpaced under 2f out, kept on towards finish

5/2

3rd

4

(6)

25th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

13:55 Curragh

Midnight Strike

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

soon pressed winner

5/2

25/1

Form: 41 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Best of the newcomers when fourth behind The Actor at Newmarket's Guineas meeting (5f, good) and he was wiser to the job in hand in beating his 19 rivals over 6f at Newbury (good; by 3l); that win looked good but the form has taken some knocks.
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16th

14

(5)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Mr Chaplin

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Best of the newcomers when fourth behind The Actor at Newmarket's Guineas meeting (5f, good) and he was wiser to the job in hand in beating his 19 rivals over 6f at Newbury (good; by 3l); that win looked good but the form has taken some knocks.

25/1

1st

13

(9)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Newbury

Mr Chaplin

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

120,000gns yearling with a smart pedigree; best of the newcomers when fourth in what was a useful 5f novice at Newmarket's Guineas meeting (5f, good), having stayed on well after getting outpaced; today's extra furlong looks sure to benefit; promising and respected.

10/1

1st

13

(9)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Newbury

Mr Chaplin

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

120,000gns yearling with a smart pedigree; best of the newcomers when fourth in what was a useful 5f novice at Newmarket's Guineas meeting (5f, good), having stayed on well after getting outpaced; today's extra furlong looks sure to benefit; promising and respected.

10/1

33/1

Form: 2

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fifth foal out of the owner's Integral who won the Duke of Cambridge at this meeting; this is always a tall order for any maiden and, having raced prominently, there were no excuses when narrowly denied at Kempton (7f, AW); however, his connections are hardly renowned for tilting at windmills and it would come as no surprise if he raised his game and got competitive; drops to 6f and his sire was a star sprinter.
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17th

12

(3)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Ingot

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Fifth foal out of the owner's Integral who won the Duke of Cambridge at this meeting; this is always a tall order for any maiden and, having raced prominently, there were no excuses when narrowly denied at Kempton (7f, AW); however, his connections are hardly renowned for tilting at windmills and it would come as no surprise if he raised his game and got competitive; drops to 6f and his sire was a star sprinter.

33/1

2nd

6

(5)

29th May 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:42 Kempton (AW)

Ingot

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Half-brother to three winners, notably Fundamental (RPR 106) out of a 1m Group 1 winner; powerful yard only just unleashing their 2yos but market confidence would be an obvious positive.

10/11

Form: 2

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Seemingly not unfancied at single-figure odds on York debut (6f, good) and, after emerging from off the pace to lead about a furlong out, he required Andesite to dig deep into his reserves to see him off with the pair well clear; more patient tactics might be on the agenda and he can run a big race under new partner Tom Marquand; connections won this with a once-raced colt in 2017.
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1st

8

(7)

19th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newbury

Yah Mo Be There

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Richard Spencer

Well beaten in the Coventry last month but he was just 17-2 at Royal Ascot having shown considerable potential when beaten a short-head on his debut in the Dante meeting at York (6f, good), where he made an eyecatching move from off the pace to lead about a furlong out; Jamie Spencer could be the ideal jockey to get the best out of him and he's interesting contender.

7/2

18th

22

(7)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Yah Mo Be There

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Richard Spencer

Seemingly not unfancied at single-figure odds on York debut (6f, good) and, after emerging from off the pace to lead about a furlong out, he required Andesite to dig deep into his reserves to see him off with the pair well clear; more patient tactics might be on the agenda and he can run a big race under new partner Tom Marquand; connections won this with a once-raced colt in 2017.

10/1

2nd

12

(5)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Yah Mo Be There

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Richard Spencer

£95,000 yearling; first foal; dam unraced half-sister to Group-placed 7f 2yo winner Ornellaia, out of Group-placed 7f/1m winner; trainer has made a positive start to the season with his 2yos and this Mohaather colt is an interesting newcomer.

6/1

Form: 121

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
He's not wildly appealing on his two British runs (soft/good) and the ground was heavy when he took a noticeable step forward in winning a French Listed race; his sire also relished the mud; however, he could be progressing fast and the step up to 6f is probably what he needs; his odds have tumbled in the last week.
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19th

11

(9)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Franciscos Piece

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

He's not wildly appealing on his two British runs (soft/good) and the ground was heavy when he took a noticeable step forward in winning a French Listed race; his sire also relished the mud; however, he could be progressing fast and the step up to 6f is probably what he needs; his odds have tumbled in the last week.

14/1

2nd

1

(8)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Franciscos Piece

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Made all for comfortable success in five-runner maiden at Pontefract (soft) two weeks ago; trainer's post-race comments augur well with regard to likely progress; respected even with 5lb penalty.

11/2

2nd

1

(8)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Franciscos Piece

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Made all for comfortable success in five-runner maiden at Pontefract (soft) two weeks ago; trainer's post-race comments augur well with regard to likely progress; respected even with 5lb penalty.

11/2

66/1

Form: 13

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
16-1 debut winner at Doncaster (5f, soft); faced the same scenario but at Listed level at Sandown and wasn't out of his depth, staying on well for third from an unpromising position; stepping up to 6f looks the way to go and he's not without hope of outrunning his odds, provided stall 1 (from which The Wow Signal obliged ten years ago) is no drawback; tongue-tie added.
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6th

6

(1)

5th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

14:30 Sandown

Zminiature

9st 4lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dylan Cunha

Won the Brocklesby at Doncaster (5f, soft) in March; third of six in Listed race over this C&D (soft) in May but well beaten in the Group 2 Coventry at Royal Ascot and his limitations are likely to be exposed once more.

20/1

20th

23

(1)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Zminiature

9st 3lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dylan Cunha

16-1 debut winner at Doncaster (5f, soft); faced the same scenario but at Listed level at Sandown and wasn't out of his depth, staying on well for third from an unpromising position; stepping up to 6f looks the way to go and he's not without hope of outrunning his odds, provided stall 1 (from which The Wow Signal obliged ten years ago) is no drawback; tongue-tie added.

66/1

3rd

5

(4)

23rd May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

18:37 Sandown

Zminiature

9st 5lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dylan Cunha

Absent since winning a substandard Brocklesby at Doncaster (soft) two months ago; that form, on the whole, has not worked out well and it remains to be seen whether he's going to progress.

25/1

22/1

Form: 1

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Knew his job when making a successful debut over 5f at Newmarket's Craven meeting (good), repelling The Actor by a neck with a very green Al Qudra not far behind; the step up to 6f will suit this half-brother to Wokingham contender The Wizard Of Eye (6f-1m winner) and the stable knows what's required, having captured this race three times during the 1990s.
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21th

4

(22)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Arran

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Knew his job when making a successful debut over 5f at Newmarket's Craven meeting (good), repelling The Actor by a neck with a very green Al Qudra not far behind; the step up to 6f will suit this half-brother to Wokingham contender The Wizard Of Eye (6f-1m winner) and the stable knows what's required, having captured this race three times during the 1990s.

22/1

1st

2

(4)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:20 Newmarket

Arran

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

took keen hold, disputed lead, led over 3f out, pushed along over 1f out, edged left and ridden inside final furlong, kept on, always doing enough

11/2

1st

2

(4)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:20 Newmarket

Arran

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

took keen hold, disputed lead, led over 3f out, pushed along over 1f out, edged left and ridden inside final furlong, kept on

11/2

66/1

Form: 12

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Hamilton winner (5f, good) who ran well in defeat under a penalty at Musselburgh (good to soft); the winning filly, to whom he was conceding 11lb, was second to Francisco's Piece on her debut but has been well held in two other races; surprising if this colt gets in the shake-up for his new yard, having left Richard Fahey.
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3rd

1

(1)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 15y

Class 4

16:55 Chester

Up The Clarets

9st 7lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: Iain Jardine

Made a winning start for Richard Fahey in 5f Hamilton maiden and faced a very stiff task on his yard debut when last of 22 in Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot last month; he can't be ruled out back in these much calmer waters.

4/1

22th

21

(8)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Up The Clarets

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Hamilton winner (5f, good) who ran well in defeat under a penalty at Musselburgh (good to soft); the winning filly, to whom he was conceding 11lb, was second to Francisco's Piece on her debut but has been well held in two other races; surprising if this colt gets in the shake-up for his new yard, having left Richard Fahey.

66/1

2nd

1

(5)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

Up The Clarets

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

in rear, in touch with leaders after 1f, good headway over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

5/4

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Payout
Exacta £4210.60
Straight Forecast £2007.95
Tricast £83273.26
Trifecta £122667.10

Selections

THE NORTH:

Andesite

Daily Mirror:

Cowardofthecounty

RP RATINGS:

Francisco's Piece

SPOTLIGHT:

Yah Mo Be There

D Express:

Catalyse

Daily Mail:

Ingot

The Guardian:

Columnist

POSTDATA:

Camille Pissarro

The Star:

Mr Chaplin

TOPSPEED:

The Actor

NEWMARKET:

Symbol Of Honour

Telegraph:

Andesite

Daily Record:

Cowardofthecounty

The Times:

Yah Mo Be There