13:50 Newmarket 12 Jul 2018

Bahrain Trophy Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (3YO only)

Winner £85,065 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m 5f

Good to Firm (Watered)

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1 (2)
41
iT
Red, white epaulets, diabolo on sleeves (Berkshire Parts & Panels Ltd)

Berkshire Blue (IRE)  10 

b c Champs Elysees - Lemon Rock (Green Desert)

3 9-1
-
3 9-1
-

Confirmed debut promise when routing opposition in minor event at Wolverhampton 10 days ago but needs to take another big step forward up significantly in class.

Confirmed debut promise when routing opposition in minor event at Wolverhampton 10 days ago but needs to take another big step forward up significantly in class.

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2 (6)
531
iT
Light blue, light blue and black diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap, black star (M M Stables)

Caliburn (IRE)  29 

b c Camelot - Enchanted Evening (High Chaparral)

3 9-1
94
3 9-1
94

Improving colt who landed the odds at Haydock last month but needs to improve a fair chunk to trouble the principals.

Improving colt who landed the odds at Haydock last month but needs to improve a fair chunk to trouble the principals.

3 (1)
962-213
iT
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves (Mr K Abdullah)

First Eleven 21 

b c Frankel - Zenda (Zamindar)

3 9-1 t
97
3 9-1 t
97

Seemed to benefit from better ground when running out a smooth winner of a Newbury handicap. Unlucky not to follow up at Royal Ascot (handicap) since and well worth shot at this level. Will stay.

Seemed to benefit from better ground when running out a smooth winner of a Newbury handicap. Unlucky not to follow up at Royal Ascot (handicap) since and well worth shot at this level. Will stay.

4 (3)
331132
iT
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap (Mr D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, Mr M Tab)

Giuseppe Garibaldi (IRE)  11 

b c Galileo - Queenscliff (Danehill Dancer)

3 9-1 t
108
3 9-1 t
108

Off the mark at fifth attempt in maiden at Navan before following up in listed race at Leopardstown. Smart form when placed in Group 2s at Royal Ascot and the Curragh next 2 starts and big player.

Off the mark at fifth attempt in maiden at Navan before following up in listed race at Leopardstown. Smart form when placed in Group 2s at Royal Ascot and the Curragh next 2 starts and big player.

5 (5)
31-555
iT
Black, yellow braces, black and red hooped sleeves, black cap, yellow star (Dr Johnny Hon)

Global Giant 21 

b c Shamardal - Aniseed (Dalakhani)

3 9-1
101
3 9-1
101

Has progressed with every run of his life and took another sizeable jump forward when fifth of 16 in Group 3 at Royal Ascot 3 weeks ago and may do better again up in trip.

Has progressed with every run of his life and took another sizeable jump forward when fifth of 16 in Group 3 at Royal Ascot 3 weeks ago and may do better again up in trip.

6 (8)
17-1
iT
Royal blue (Godolphin)

Loxley (IRE)  20 

b c New Approach - Lady Marian (Nayef)

3 9-1
105
3 9-1
105

Goodwood debut winner at 2 and far from disgraced when seventh in Racing Post Trophy a fortnight later. Impressive winner of novice event here (10f) on return 3 weeks ago and will go on improving.

Goodwood debut winner at 2 and far from disgraced when seventh in Racing Post Trophy a fortnight later. Impressive winner of novice event here (10f) on return 3 weeks ago and will go on improving.

7 (7)
414
iT
Dark blue (Mrs John Magnier,Mr M Tabor & Mr D Smi)

Victory Salute (IRE)  11 

ch c Galileo - One Moment In Time (Danehill)

3 9-1 t
102
3 9-1 t
102

Progressing well, fourth in a Group 2 at the Curragh 11 days ago (behind Giuseppe Garibaldi) after winning his maiden at Cork. Remains with potential.

Progressing well, fourth in a Group 2 at the Curragh 11 days ago (behind Giuseppe Garibaldi) after winning his maiden at Cork. Remains with potential.

8 (4)
11-66
iT
Royal blue, emerald green hoop, red cap (Mr S A Heley & Partner)

Wells Farhh Go (IRE)  20 

b c Farhh - Mowazana (Galileo)

3 9-1
105
3 9-1
105

Built on debut success when taking 11-runner Acomb Stakes at York last summer. Not seen to best effect in Group 2s at York and Royal Ascot both starts this term and this test should be more suitable.

Built on debut success when taking 11-runner Acomb Stakes at York last summer. Not seen to best effect in Group 2s at York and Royal Ascot both starts this term and this test should be more suitable.

Verdict

John Gosden has won four of the last seven renewals of this recognised St Leger trial, including with Masked Marvel (2011) who went onto Classic glory at Doncaster, and his runner FIRST ELEVEN makes plenty of appeal. A half-brother to Group 1 miler Kingman, the son of Frankel has been a slow burner so far in his career but has really come alive on his last couple of starts since stepped up in trip on faster ground. He was unfortunate not to get his head in front in the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot having been blocked at a crucial stage and the way he hit the line suggested the extra furlong would pose no issue. Loxley was considered good enough for a crack at the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster last season when seventh behind Saxon Warrior and Roaring Lion. He returned with an impressive success at the expense of Raymond Tusk, who acquitted himself well in the Coral-Eclipse behind the aforementioned pair, over 1m2f and should be suited by racing over further. Wells Farhh Go has long been considered a St Leger type but needs to step up on what he has shown so far in two runs this season.

Verdict

FIRST ELEVEN looked a Group horse in the making when unlucky not to win the King George V Stakes (Handicap) at Royal Ascot 3 weeks ago and can provide John Gosden with a sixth win in this event. Loxley was impressive when making a winning return here and has more improvement in him, while this represents a drop in class for Giuseppe Garibaldi.

14:25 Newmarket 12 Jul 2018

Arqana July Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) (2YO only)

Winner £45,368 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f

Good to Firm (Watered)

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1 (8)
31241
iT
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap (Mr D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, Mr M Tab)

Van Beethoven (CAN)  12 

b c Scat Daddy - My Sister Sandy (Montbrook)

2 9-3
104
2 9-3
104

Is the most experienced in the field and again displayed a determined attitude when gaining first success in pattern company at the Curragh recently. He's vulnerable under a penalty, though.

Is the most experienced in the field and again displayed a determined attitude when gaining first success in pattern company at the Curragh recently. He's vulnerable under a penalty, though.

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2 (6)
12
iT
White, orange stars on sleeves, white cap, orange star (Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited 1)

Advertise 23 

b c Showcasing - Furbelow (Pivotal)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Has come a long way in a short space of time, an impressive debut winner before finding only Calyx too good in the Coventry. Had a hard race there, but it's clearly the best form on show.

Has come a long way in a short space of time, an impressive debut winner before finding only Calyx too good in the Coventry. Had a hard race there, but it's clearly the best form on show.

3 (3)
18
iT
White, purple cap (The Cool Silk Partnership)

Charming Kid 21 

b c Charm Spirit - Child Bride (Coronado's Quest)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Made a big impression at York first time and can be forgiven for finding the Norfolk a bit hot last time. This could also prove too much for him at this stage in his career.

Made a big impression at York first time and can be forgiven for finding the Norfolk a bit hot last time. This could also prove too much for him at this stage in his career.

4 (5)
411
iT
Light blue, dark blue cross of lorraine and armlets (Ron Sullivan & Kingston Stud)

Dunkerron 12 

b g Kuroshio - Triple Cee (Cape Cross)

2 9-0
88
2 9-0
88

Is unbeaten in 2 starts since his promising fourth in a strong race at Goodwood, the style of his latest victory at York leaving plenty of room for more improvement, so not ruled out.

Is unbeaten in 2 starts since his promising fourth in a strong race at Goodwood, the style of his latest victory at York leaving plenty of room for more improvement, so not ruled out.

5 (1)
135
iT
Red, gold braid, white sleeves and cap with gold       tassel (Almohamediya Racing)

Konchek 21 

bl c Lethal Force - Soar (Danzero)

2 9-0
99
2 9-0
99

Acquitted himself well both starts since his winning debut here (Rowley course), again leaving the impression that a step up to this trip would suit when fifth in the Norfolk last time.

Acquitted himself well both starts since his winning debut here (Rowley course), again leaving the impression that a step up to this trip would suit when fifth in the Norfolk last time.

6 (7)
1
iT
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel (Qatar Racing Limited)

Legends Of War (USA)  50 

b c Scat Daddy - Madera Dancer (Rahy)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Gave a good indication as to why he topped the Craven Breeze Up when powering clear of some other fancied sorts at Yarmouth on debut. Minor setback since, but otherwise has abundant potential.

Gave a good indication as to why he topped the Craven Breeze Up when powering clear of some other fancied sorts at Yarmouth on debut. Minor setback since, but otherwise has abundant potential.

7 (2)
3705
iT
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap (Mr M Tabor, D Smith & Mrs John Magni)

North Wind (IRE)  12 

b c No Nay Never - Kawn (Cadeaux Genereux)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Seemed to up his game when fifth of 7 to Van Beethoven in Railway Stakes at the Currgh last time. Had the run of things there, so most unlikely to reverse form with his stablemate.

Seemed to up his game when fifth of 7 to Van Beethoven in Railway Stakes at the Currgh last time. Had the run of things there, so most unlikely to reverse form with his stablemate.

8 (4)
12
iT
Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star (Mr Abdulla Al Mansoori)

Sporting Chance 15 

b c Kodiac - Elpida (Giant's Causeway)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Followed his successful debut with a perfectly respectable second at Kempton last month, but he's got a good deal to find if he's to trouble the principals.

Followed his successful debut with a perfectly respectable second at Kempton last month, but he's got a good deal to find if he's to trouble the principals.

Verdict

ADVERTISE stepped up massively from his debut win at Newbury to finish runner-up behind the impressive Calyx at Royal Ascot in the Coventry when winning his race against Sergei Prokofiev on the far side. That form is the clear standout in the field and connections have wasted no time in booking Frankie Dettori. Oisin Murphy rode the Showcasing colt at Ascot but rides Legends Of War, for his retainer Qatar Racing, who arrives here with a lofty reputation having won a novice event at Yarmouth on debut in excellent fashion. The only concern to have is whether he is able to build on that effort having clearly known his job as he had been bought for a hefty sum of 900,000gns at the Craven Breeze-up Sale. Van Beethoven benefited from the return to 6f last time at the Curragh when winning the Railway Stakes but has a Group 2 penalty to overcome, while Charming Kid is clearly better than what he showed in the Norfolk at Royal Ascot.

Verdict

LEGENDS OF WAR's participation in the Coventry would have made for an even more compelling race, disappointing that he missed it due to a minor infection, but he can build on his huge debut performance to maintain his unbeaten record here at the expense of another highly talented sort in Advertise. Konchek should relish this trip and shouldn't be completely dismissed.

15:00 Newmarket 12 Jul 2018

Bet365 Handicap (Class 2) (3YO only)

Winner £62,250 - 20 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Good to Firm (Watered)

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(Draw)
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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
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1 (15)
57-1112
iT
Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap (Mrs Angie Bailey)

Savalas (IRE)  26 

gr g Zebedee - Tap The Dot (Sharp Humor)

3 9-7
103
3 9-7
103

Progressive this year, winning first 3 starts of the campaign prior to going down narrowly to Encrypted in valuable 6f York handicap where he had several of these behind. Major each-way player.

Progressive this year, winning first 3 starts of the campaign prior to going down narrowly to Encrypted in valuable 6f York handicap where he had several of these behind. Major each-way player.

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2 (17)
222-130
iT
Royal blue (Godolphin)

Roussel (IRE)  20 

b c Kodiac - Sodashy (Noverre)

3 9-6
102
3 9-6
102

Twice placed in listed company at 2 yrs and went close in that grade when third over 6f at York in May. Far from disgraced in Group 1 company at Royal Ascot since but Buick prefers Tribal Quest here.

Twice placed in listed company at 2 yrs and went close in that grade when third over 6f at York in May. Far from disgraced in Group 1 company at Royal Ascot since but Buick prefers Tribal Quest here.

3 (9)
633-444
iT
Yellow and white (quartered), yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap (Ontoawinner 10 & Partner)

Staxton 12 

b c Equiano - Snake's Head (Golden Snake)

3 9-4
100
3 9-4
100

Didn't do much wrong as a juvenile and wasn't beaten far when fourth in big York handicap won by Encrypted last month. Another solid effort at Newcastle since and he's another with each-way claims.

Didn't do much wrong as a juvenile and wasn't beaten far when fourth in big York handicap won by Encrypted last month. Another solid effort at Newcastle since and he's another with each-way claims.

4 (19)
317-334
iT
Royal blue, yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap (Mr Charles Wentworth)

Stormbringer 33 

b c Dutch Art - Riva Royale (Royal Applause)

3 9-2
98
3 9-2
98

Winner of Redcar novice at 2 yrs and has acquitted himself well in 7f handicaps the last twice. Drop back in trip looks a good move but Savalas appears to be the stable first-string.

Winner of Redcar novice at 2 yrs and has acquitted himself well in 7f handicaps the last twice. Drop back in trip looks a good move but Savalas appears to be the stable first-string.

5 (6)
23-4118
iT
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap (Dr Marwan Koukash)

Gabrial The Saint (IRE)  26 

ch g Society Rock - Green Briar (Compton Place)

3 9-1
97
3 9-1
97

Immediate improvement switched to handicaps in May, striking at Chester and Leicester. Creditable eighth of 20 in valuable 6f York event won by Encrypted last time and he's certainly not without hope.

Immediate improvement switched to handicaps in May, striking at Chester and Leicester. Creditable eighth of 20 in valuable 6f York event won by Encrypted last time and he's certainly not without hope.

6 (10)
2-1148
iT
Dark blue, large yellow spots (Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum)

Breathless Times 54 

b c Bated Breath - Bea Menace (Mizzen Mast)

3 9-0 t1
96 WS
3 9-0 t1
96 WS

Disappointing turf debut last time but promising prior to that and subsequent wind surgery suggests that the surface probably wasn't to blame. Tongue strap applied and on a fair mark now handicapping.

Disappointing turf debut last time but promising prior to that and subsequent wind surgery suggests that the surface probably wasn't to blame. Tongue strap applied and on a fair mark now handicapping.

7 (16)
4-21335
iT
Black, white hollow box, diabolo on sleeves (Box 41)

Helvetian 104 

b c Swiss Spirit - Lucky Dip (Tirol)

3 8-13
95
3 8-13
95

In good form on AW earlier this year, not beaten far in valuable conditions race at Lingfield (6f) when last seen in March. However, step forward needed back on turf off what looks a stiff mark.

In good form on AW earlier this year, not beaten far in valuable conditions race at Lingfield (6f) when last seen in March. However, step forward needed back on turf off what looks a stiff mark.

8 (2)
9019-51
iT
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves (Mr K Abdullah)

Encrypted 26 

b g Showcasing - Disclose (Dansili)

3 8-12
94
3 8-12
94

Gelded during winter and, having shaped well on return here (Rowley Mile) he bagged a big York pot last month (several of these rivals behind). Up 6 lb but has to be feared with Ryan Moore aboard.

Gelded during winter and, having shaped well on return here (Rowley Mile) he bagged a big York pot last month (several of these rivals behind). Up 6 lb but has to be feared with Ryan Moore aboard.

9 (8)
3-22115
iT
Purple, light blue chevron, light blue cap (Mr J C Smith)

Foxtrot Lady 26 

ch f Foxwedge - Strictly Dancing (Danehill Dancer)

3 8-12
94
3 8-12
94

Progressive filly who bagged 6f handicaps at Chester and Carlisle prior to finishing a creditable fifth in Encrypted's York race. Remains on a potentially fair mark and she needs considering.

Progressive filly who bagged 6f handicaps at Chester and Carlisle prior to finishing a creditable fifth in Encrypted's York race. Remains on a potentially fair mark and she needs considering.

10 (5)
516370
iT
Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs Fitri Hay)

Desert Doctor (IRE)  21 

ch g Society Rock - Dorn Hill (Lujain)

3 8-12
94
3 8-12
94

Gelded following Haydock debut in September and subsequently won 4 times on the AW. Dropping back in trip will help (failed to stay 1m at Royal Ascot last time) but improvement needed all the same.

Gelded following Haydock debut in September and subsequently won 4 times on the AW. Dropping back in trip will help (failed to stay 1m at Royal Ascot last time) but improvement needed all the same.

11 (18)
228-11
iT
Royal blue, white cap (Godolphin)

Tribal Quest (USA)  68 

b g War Front - Haka (Dynaformer)

3 8-12
94
3 8-12
94

Kempton novice winner in February and improved when getting the better of a very useful type in Yafta on handicap bow here (Rowley Mile). 7 lb rise tolerable and he remains with potential.

Kempton novice winner in February and improved when getting the better of a very useful type in Yafta on handicap bow here (Rowley Mile). 7 lb rise tolerable and he remains with potential.

12 (12)
374278
iT
Emerald green, royal blue seams, striped sleeves, emerald green cap (Mr J Mitchell)

Tricksy Spirit 5 

b f Lethal Force - Spritzeria (Bigstone)

3 8-11
93 1
3 8-11
93 1

Claims judged on some pieces of this season's form, not least when runner-up in Sandown listed event 3 starts back, but she's failed to reproduce that form subsequently.

Claims judged on some pieces of this season's form, not least when runner-up in Sandown listed event 3 starts back, but she's failed to reproduce that form subsequently.

13 (1)
2185-07
iT
Red, yellow stars, halved sleeves and star on cap (China Horse Club International Limited)

Grand Koonta (IRE)  33 

gr c Dark Angel - Wrong Key (Key Of Luck)

3 8-10 p1
92
3 8-10 p1
92

Made the most of a straightforward opportunity when landing a 6f Windsor novice last summer. Has failed to make an impact in couple of runs this season, though, and now tried in cheekpieces.

Made the most of a straightforward opportunity when landing a 6f Windsor novice last summer. Has failed to make an impact in couple of runs this season, though, and now tried in cheekpieces.

14 (20)
10-1441
iT
Royal blue, beige hoop (Leeds Plywood And Doors Ltd)

Roundhay Park 22 

ch g Mayson - Brave Mave (Daylami)

3 8-10
92
3 8-10
92

On the up this year, producing a career-best when scoring at Ripon (5f) last month. 2 lb rise fair enough but this is a much tougher assignment.

On the up this year, producing a career-best when scoring at Ripon (5f) last month. 2 lb rise fair enough but this is a much tougher assignment.

15 (7)
5-1255
iT
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap (Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum)

Tadbir (IRE)  26 

b g Kodiac - Queen Wasp (Shamardal)

3 8-9
91
3 8-9
91

Off the mark on return in Chelmsford maiden (6f) and improved on that when narrowly foiled at same course next time. Not so good back on turf since, though, and looks vulnerable once more.

Off the mark on return in Chelmsford maiden (6f) and improved on that when narrowly foiled at same course next time. Not so good back on turf since, though, and looks vulnerable once more.

16 (4)
4-28211
iT
White, red chevron, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap (Mr Richard J Gurr)

Kimifive (IRE) (ex6)  11 

ch g Born To Sea - Appletreemagic (Indian Danehill)

3 8-9
91 1
3 8-9
91 1

Needed 11 bites at the cherry to get off the mark but did the job well when doing so at Windsor last month. Improved when following up over same C&D recently but much more needed under a penalty.

Needed 11 bites at the cherry to get off the mark but did the job well when doing so at Windsor last month. Improved when following up over same C&D recently but much more needed under a penalty.

17 (14)
15-211
iT
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel (Al Shaqab Racing)

Buridan (FR) (ex6)  5 

b c Choisir - Lady Mckell (Raven's Pass)

3 8-9
91 4
3 8-9
91 4

Made a winning handicap debut over C&D and followed up in good style at Haydock (6f) on Saturday. More on his plate under a penalty in this stronger race but he's hardly exposed.

Made a winning handicap debut over C&D and followed up in good style at Haydock (6f) on Saturday. More on his plate under a penalty in this stronger race but he's hardly exposed.

18 (13)
33-4119
iT
Royal Blue, White Epaulets, Black cap (Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum)

Jawwaal 26 

ch c Bahamian Bounty - Avenbury (Mount Nelson)

3 8-7
89
3 8-7
89

Bagged couple of AW minor events in May and further progress when ninth of 20 behind Encrypted at York where he was denied a clear run at a crucial stage. Remains open to improvement.

Bagged couple of AW minor events in May and further progress when ninth of 20 behind Encrypted at York where he was denied a clear run at a crucial stage. Remains open to improvement.

19 (11)
3-7111
iT
Red, pink hoop and armlets (Sullivanb'stock,ruxleyholdings,mrs Doy)

Embour (IRE)  19 

b c Acclamation - Carpet Lady (Night Shift)

3 8-7
89
3 8-7
89

Completed the hat-trick when making a winning handicap debut here (5f) last time. Step back up to 6f no problem and, with a 4 lb rise fair and further progress possible, he has to enter calculations.

Completed the hat-trick when making a winning handicap debut here (5f) last time. Step back up to 6f no problem and, with a 4 lb rise fair and further progress possible, he has to enter calculations.

20 (3)
212-866
iT
White, large emerald green spots, armlets and spots on cap (Mr Des Kavanagh & Mr Derrick Murphy)

Music Society (IRE)  17 

gr g Society Rock - Absolutely Cool (Indian Ridge)

3 8-6
88
3 8-6
88

Promising at 2 yrs but hasn't gone on as hoped switched to handicaps this season and he has a fair bit to prove now.

Promising at 2 yrs but hasn't gone on as hoped switched to handicaps this season and he has a fair bit to prove now.

Verdict

TRIBAL QUEST is unbeaten in two outings in 2018 having built on his promising efforts as a juvenile and his last win in a handicap on the Rowley Mile at the Guineas meeting earmarked him as a sprinter going places. He returns from a 68-day absence but he is more than capable of defying a 7lb rise in the weights. Encrypted improved from his return effort when winning a strong handicap at York last month and he had several of these in behind, including Savalas (second), Staxton (fourth) and Foxtrot Lady (fifth), who all warrant consideration. The Richard Hannon pair of Embour and Buridan cannot be discounted given both are on winning runs at present.

Verdict

Several to consider but JAWWAAL and Tribal Quest stand out from both a handicapping and potential point of view. The latter isn't passed over lightly but Jawwaal was arguably unlucky not to prevail in the big York handicap won by Encrypted and, therefore, is potentially well treated off the same mark. Encrypted should again be involved, while the Hannon duo, Buridan and Embour, also merit respect.

15:35 Newmarket 12 Jul 2018

Princess Of Wales's Arqana Racing Club Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) (3YO plus)

Winner £56,710 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 4f

Good to Firm (Watered)

Weather: View Course Guide

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
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1 (2)
6/237-65
iT
White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap (Miss K Rausing)

Algometer 26 

gr h Archipenko - Albanova (Alzao)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Smart at 3 yrs, winning listed event and Group 3, also seventh in Derby. Ran just 3 times in 2017 and hasn't threatened both starts this term. Stiff task.

Smart at 3 yrs, winning listed event and Group 3, also seventh in Derby. Ran just 3 times in 2017 and hasn't threatened both starts this term. Stiff task.

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2 (1)
2/322-14
iT
Yellow, large black spots and spots on cap (Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum)

Barsanti (IRE)  19 

b g Champs Elysees - Silver Star (Zafonic)

6 9-6
113
6 9-6
113

Shaped as good as ever after 10 months off when winning listed event at Ascot (12f) in May. Not disgraced in the Hardwicke Stakes back there since and should continue to run well.

Shaped as good as ever after 10 months off when winning listed event at Ascot (12f) in May. Not disgraced in the Hardwicke Stakes back there since and should continue to run well.

3 (8)
51-3195
iT
Royal blue (Godolphin)

Best Solution (IRE)  103 

b c Kodiac - Al Andalyya (Kingmambo)

4 9-6
116
4 9-6
116

Very smart performer who showed a good turn of foot to land 5-runner Meydan handicap (12.1f) in February. Faced with a stiff task in Group 1 back there last time and this more realistic.

Very smart performer who showed a good turn of foot to land 5-runner Meydan handicap (12.1f) in February. Faced with a stiff task in Group 1 back there last time and this more realistic.

4 (6)
1/315-53
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Pale blue, campbell tartan hooped sleeves, yellow cap (Lord Blyth)

Duretto 26 

ch g Manduro - Landinium (Lando)

6 9-6
114
6 9-6
114

Smart performer who ran up to his best when third of 8 in listed event at York (13.8f) last month, though he was well positioned and no surprise if he finds at least a couple too strong again.

Smart performer who ran up to his best when third of 8 in listed event at York (13.8f) last month, though he was well positioned and no surprise if he finds at least a couple too strong again.

5 (7)
1113-29
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Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap (Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum)

Laraaib (IRE)  23 

b c Pivotal - Sahool (Unfuwain)

4 9-6
113
4 9-6
113

Made big strides forward in 2017, winning first 3 starts and further progress when runner-up in Group 3 at Sandown on return. Latest effort easily overlooked in favour of his previous development.

Made big strides forward in 2017, winning first 3 starts and further progress when runner-up in Group 3 at Sandown on return. Latest effort easily overlooked in favour of his previous development.

6 (3)
334-215
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Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves (Mr K Abdullah)

Mirage Dancer 23 

b c Frankel - Heat Haze (Green Desert)

4 9-6
112
4 9-6
112

Lightly-raced colt who ran Barsanti to a neck on return prior to making the most of a good opportunity at Goodwood. Not seen to best effect at Royal Ascot since and he's the sort to pull out more.

Lightly-raced colt who ran Barsanti to a neck on return prior to making the most of a good opportunity at Goodwood. Not seen to best effect at Royal Ascot since and he's the sort to pull out more.

7 (4)
1796-43
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Royal Blue, White Epaulets, Black cap (Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum)

Muntahaa (IRE)  23 

gr g Dansili - Qertaas (Linamix)

5 9-6
109
5 9-6
109

Determined success in the John Porter at Newbury last season but disappointed after. Stepped up on his reappearance when third in listed race at Royal Ascot (10f), best work finish. Back up in trip.

Determined success in the John Porter at Newbury last season but disappointed after. Stepped up on his reappearance when third in listed race at Royal Ascot (10f), best work finish. Back up in trip.

8 (5)
2114
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Red, yellow stars, halved sleeves and star on cap (China Horse Club International Limited)

Raa Atoll 20 

b c Sea The Stars - Meetyouthere (Sadler's Wells)

3 8-8
105
3 8-8
105

Won novice races at Leicester and Nottingham prior to a respectable fourth in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot (12f) last month, albeit having the run of the race.

Won novice races at Leicester and Nottingham prior to a respectable fourth in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot (12f) last month, albeit having the run of the race.

Verdict

Mirage Dancer was well backed leading up to the Wolferton at Royal Ascot but was never able to land a blow behind Monarchs Glen when finishing fifth. The return to 1m4f is in his favour but he meets BARSANTI again who beat him when the pair met in the Buckhounds Stakes at Ascot over this trip in May. Roger Varian's gelding will find this an easier task than trying to beat Crystal Ocean in the Hardwicke. The Sheikh Hamdan pair, Muntahaa (third) and Laraaib (ninth), both contested the Wolferton where the former bounced back to form and the latter disappointed. The latter is of interest tackling 1m4f for the first time and could go close if returning to his Sandown form behind Poet's Word. Raa Atoll is another fascinating contender as he could easily have gone for the Bahrain Trophy earlier on this card and will be a potent threat getting the weight-for-age allowance at a track that should suit him better than Ascot where he finished fourth in the King Edward VII Stakes.

Verdict

MIRAGE DANCER wasn’t seen to best effect at Royal Ascot, and given he has the potential to rate higher still, he’s taken to enhance Sir Michael Stoute's excellent record in this race. Barsanti is a thoroughly likeable sort who should continue to give a good account of himself, while Best Solution will find things a bit easier back in Group 2 company.

16:10 Newmarket 12 Jul 2018

British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 2) (2YO only)

Winner £12,938 - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f

Good to Firm (Watered)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (3)
9
iT
Red, pink star and sleeves, orange cap (Mr J W Parry)

Antonia Clara 14 

b f Lope De Vega - Anna Sophia (Oasis Dream)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Sent off a shortish price for her debut over C&D fortnight ago so, although only ninth that day, better is obviously expected at some point.

Sent off a shortish price for her debut over C&D fortnight ago so, although only ninth that day, better is obviously expected at some point.

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2 (4)
2
iT
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star (Hh Sheikha Al Jalila Racing)

Handmaiden 20 

b f Invincible Spirit - Zabeel Park (Medicean)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Bumped into a smart sort when runner-up over C&D on debut and, with an excellent pedigree to fall back on, could go one better here.

Bumped into a smart sort when runner-up over C&D on debut and, with an excellent pedigree to fall back on, could go one better here.

3 (7)
iT
Orange, black star, black and orange halved sleeves, orange cap, black star (Four Desperate Housewives)

Ip Dip (USA)  

gr f Exchange Rate - Wendy Wow (Invasor)

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Foaled April 26. $22,000 yearling, resold €30,000 yearling, 80,000 gns 2-y-o, Exchange Rate filly. Half-sister to minor US winner by Munnings. Dam placed both starts in US at 5.5f and 1m. Wears hood.

Foaled April 26. $22,000 yearling, resold €30,000 yearling, 80,000 gns 2-y-o, Exchange Rate filly. Half-sister to minor US winner by Munnings. Dam placed both starts in US at 5.5f and 1m. Wears hood.

4 (12)
iT
Mauve (Mrs Susan Roy)

Lady Cosette (FR)  

b f Wootton Bassett - Faviva (Storm Cat)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Foaled March 9. €60,000 yearling, €250,000 2-y-o, Wootton Bassett filly. Closely related to 1¼m-11f winner Ipanemo and half-sister to 9f/1¼m winner Figeac and 2-y-o 7.5f winner Favoritisme.

Foaled March 9. €60,000 yearling, €250,000 2-y-o, Wootton Bassett filly. Closely related to 1¼m-11f winner Ipanemo and half-sister to 9f/1¼m winner Figeac and 2-y-o 7.5f winner Favoritisme.

5 (1)
2
iT
Royal blue (Godolphin)

Lover's Knot 13 

b f Invincible Spirit - Patroness (Dubawi)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Related to a couple of smart sorts, but might be over further when she shows her true potential, only second over C&D on debut despite being a short price.

Related to a couple of smart sorts, but might be over further when she shows her true potential, only second over C&D on debut despite being a short price.

6 (11)
iT
Dark blue, pink diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, pink stars (Bland, Cunningham, Hall, Cliff Stud)

Nostrovia (IRE)  

gr f Alhebayeb - Na Zdorovie (Cockney Rebel)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Foaled March 6. €16,000 foal, £30,000 yearling, Alhebayeb filly. Half-sister to 5f/5.7f winner Charming Guest and 2-y-o 6.5f winner Mad Rose.

Foaled March 6. €16,000 foal, £30,000 yearling, Alhebayeb filly. Half-sister to 5f/5.7f winner Charming Guest and 2-y-o 6.5f winner Mad Rose.

7 (13)
5
iT
Dark blue, pink hoop and armlets (Mr C Hanbury)

No Way Jose (IRE)  13 

b f No Nay Never - Crystal Valkyrie (Danehill)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Nearest at the finish when fifth here on debut and, based on pedigree, there should be plenty more to come, so he's one to note second time up.

Nearest at the finish when fifth here on debut and, based on pedigree, there should be plenty more to come, so he's one to note second time up.

8 (6)
2
iT
Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap (Lordship Stud)

Poetry 18 

b f Kingman - Swiss Diva (Pivotal)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Speedily-bred (on dam's side) filly who shaped well amidst experience at Pontefract and looks sure to be thereabouts with Ryan Moore taking over.

Speedily-bred (on dam's side) filly who shaped well amidst experience at Pontefract and looks sure to be thereabouts with Ryan Moore taking over.

9 (9)
iT
White, red chevron, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap (Mr Richard J Gurr)

Shaffire 

b f Clodovil - Wigan Lane (Kheleyf)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Foaled February 14. 34,000 gns yearling, Clodovil filly. Half-sister to 2-y-o 6f winner Woomera and useful 2-y-o 5f winner Lathom. Dam, 2-y-o 6f winner, half-sister to smart winner up to 6f Hoh Hoh Hoh

Foaled February 14. 34,000 gns yearling, Clodovil filly. Half-sister to 2-y-o 6f winner Woomera and useful 2-y-o 5f winner Lathom. Dam, 2-y-o 6f winner, half-sister to smart winner up to 6f Hoh Hoh Hoh

10 (14)
7
iT
Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap (Highclere T'bred Racing - Princess Iri)

Sibirica (IRE)  32 

ch f Exceed and Excel - Princess Iris (Desert Prince)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Looked more of a slow burner when down the field at Nottingham on debut, so she's unlikely to feature.

Looked more of a slow burner when down the field at Nottingham on debut, so she's unlikely to feature.

11 (5)
33
iT
Purple, light blue chevron, light blue cap (Mr J C Smith)

Strict Tempo 15 

ch f Norse Dancer - Strictly Dancing (Danehill Dancer)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Has hit the frame in a couple of Bath maidens, but the form isn't much and there were strong signals of temperament on both occasions.

Has hit the frame in a couple of Bath maidens, but the form isn't much and there were strong signals of temperament on both occasions.

12 (2)
iT
Light blue, dark blue triple diamond (Mr D Ward)

Sunday Star 

b f Kodiac - Northern Star (Montjeu)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Foaled January 24. Kodiac filly. Dam, 1¼m winner, half-sister to useful 2-y-o 6f winner Dorothy B.

Foaled January 24. Kodiac filly. Dam, 1¼m winner, half-sister to useful 2-y-o 6f winner Dorothy B.

13 (15)
iT
White, red cross belts, royal blue and white halved sleeves, royal blue cap (British Racing Club)

Waltzing Belle 

ch f Sir Prancealot - Shiftin Bobbins (Selkirk)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Foaled February 20. 11,000 gns foal, Sir Prancealot filly. Dam, maiden (stayed 1¼m), half-sister to useful 9f/1¼m winner Rubens.

Foaled February 20. 11,000 gns foal, Sir Prancealot filly. Dam, maiden (stayed 1¼m), half-sister to useful 9f/1¼m winner Rubens.

14 (8)
iT
Purple, emerald green cross belts (Mr Isa Salman)

Wingreen (IRE)  

ch f Lope De Vega - Relation Alexander (Dandy Man)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Foaled January 19. €88,000 yearling, Lope De Vega filly. Dam, 7f winner (including at 2 yrs), half-sister to smart winner up to 1m Flaming Spear out of useful 2-y-o 7f winner Elshamms.

Foaled January 19. €88,000 yearling, Lope De Vega filly. Dam, 7f winner (including at 2 yrs), half-sister to smart winner up to 1m Flaming Spear out of useful 2-y-o 7f winner Elshamms.

15 (10)
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Yellow, large black spots and spots on cap (Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum)

Yourtimeisnow 

b f Charm Spirit - Maid For Winning (Gone West)

2 9-0
-
2 9-0
-

Foaled March 28. 120,000 gns yearling, Charm Spirit filly. Half-sister to several winners, including smart winner up to 1m Hors de Combat and useful winner up to 6.3f Stroll Patrol. Dam lightly raced.

Foaled March 28. 120,000 gns yearling, Charm Spirit filly. Half-sister to several winners, including smart winner up to 1m Hors de Combat and useful winner up to 6.3f Stroll Patrol. Dam lightly raced.

Verdict

HANDMAIDEN bumped into a potentially high-class colt when finishing second on her debut over C&D last month. That was an eye-catching debut for this relation to Finsceal Beo and she could take plenty of beating now she's in against her own sex. Lover's Knot and Poetry are others who can be expected to go well based encouraging first performances in recent weeks. Arguably the pick of the newcomers is Yourtimeisnow, who cost 120,000gns and is a half-sister to the Group-placed juvenile Stroll Patrol as well as Hors De Combat. Lady Cosette was a 60,000-euro purchase as a yearling but she impressed enough at a breeze-up sale earlier this year for connections to part with 250,000 to secure the daughter of Wootton Bassett. Wingreen and Ip Dip are others who should be monitored in the market.

Verdict

HANDMAIDEN and Poetry are both predominantly bred for speed and arrive on the back of highly encouraging debuts, so they're taken against the field here with preference for the first named. Lover's Knot is another obvious contender and Yourtimeisnow is worth a mention as the pick of the newcomers.

16:45 Newmarket 12 Jul 2018

Edmondson Hall Solicitors Sir Henry Cecil Stakes (Listed) (Class 1) (3YO only)

Winner £28,355 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m

Good to Firm (Watered)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (1)
13-4110
iT
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves (Mr K Abdullah)

Purser (USA)  22 

b c Mizzen Mast - Solo Piano (Empire Maker)

3 9-6
107
3 9-6
107

Twice successful from the front in small fields on the Rowley Mile course during the spring, latterly at listed level over this trip. Shade disappointing in the Jersey latest, though.

Twice successful from the front in small fields on the Rowley Mile course during the spring, latterly at listed level over this trip. Shade disappointing in the Jersey latest, though.

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2 (12)
142-218
iT
Royal blue (Godolphin)

Zaman 52 

b c Dutch Art - Wake Up Call (Noverre)

3 9-6 b
106
3 9-6 b
106

Very useful juvenile in Britain last summer, finishing second in 7f Goodwood Group 2. Career-best when landing 1m listed contest in Meydan in March but he disappointed in German 2000 Guineas last time

Very useful juvenile in Britain last summer, finishing second in 7f Goodwood Group 2. Career-best when landing 1m listed contest in Meydan in March but he disappointed in German 2000 Guineas last time

3 (2)
418-120
iT
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap (Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum)

Emaraaty 22 

b c Dubawi - Zee Zee Top (Zafonic)

3 9-3
113
3 9-3
113

Dual novice winner who produced a big performance when runner-up at Goodwood (7f) in May (winner subsequently second in Jersey Stakes). Disappointed himself in that race but well worth another chance.

Dual novice winner who produced a big performance when runner-up at Goodwood (7f) in May (winner subsequently second in Jersey Stakes). Disappointed himself in that race but well worth another chance.

4 (6)
2215-26
iT
Royal Blue, White Epaulets, Black cap (Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum)

Gabr 23 

ch c Intello - Spacious (Nayef)

3 9-3
108
3 9-3
108

Scored at Yarmouth before a big leap forward to finish fifth in Racing Post Trophy final 2-y-o run. Not disgraced either start this term, midfield in St James's Palace Stakes and he's respected.

Scored at Yarmouth before a big leap forward to finish fifth in Racing Post Trophy final 2-y-o run. Not disgraced either start this term, midfield in St James's Palace Stakes and he's respected.

5 (3)
21-344
iT
Red, white sash, royal blue cap (Cheveley Park Stud, Campbell & Waters)

Glendevon (USA)  25 

ch c Scat Daddy - Flip Flop (Zieten)

3 9-3
100
3 9-3
100

Looked a good prospect when scoring at Kempton (7f) last October. Has improved in defeat this term, suggesting a return to 7f would suit when fourth in a French Group 3 at Chantilly (1m) last time.

Looked a good prospect when scoring at Kempton (7f) last October. Has improved in defeat this term, suggesting a return to 7f would suit when fourth in a French Group 3 at Chantilly (1m) last time.

6 (9)
254-450
iT
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel (Qatar Racing Limited)