Ascot 21 June 2018

Draw Advantage: High
Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
Mostly sunny

Forecast: Mostly sunny
Temperature: 8.9° - 20.4°
Rainfall: none
Wind: 10.1 mph N

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1

14:30 Ascot (Class 1) (2YO only)

Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)

5f

Winner £56,710 - 10 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (8)
1
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Charming Kid 36

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

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
3 9-1
 - 

£105,000 breeze-up purchase who made a taking start to his career when winning 9-runner minor event at York (5f) last month. This is clearly tougher, but he looks promising.

Foaled 25 Mar. Half-brother to At The Brink, won 13 times between 6f and 1m. A winner at 11-2 at York over 5f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating World Order by 1/2l.

£105,000 breeze-up purchase who made a taking start to his career when winning 9-runner minor event at York (5f) last month. This is clearly tougher, but he looks promising.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 1 1 0 100%
Flat (Turf) 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P Hanagan 1 1 0 100%
T R A Fahey 1 1 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2 (9)
21
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Glory Fighter 41

b g Kyllachy - Isola Verde (Oasis Dream)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
3 9-1
 - 

A well-grown colt who was much improved from debut when winning 8-runner minor event at Lingfield (5f) last month. Form been boosted since and he has scope for further improvement.

Foaled 7 Apr. Dam won at 6f. Won on his latest outing when 4-6fav at Lingfield over 5f (good) last month, beating Soldier's Call by 1 1/4l.

A well-grown colt who was much improved from debut when winning 8-runner minor event at Lingfield (5f) last month. Form been boosted since and he has scope for further improvement.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 2 1 1 50%
Flat (Turf) 2 1 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 1 1 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J G Mosse 2 1 1 50%
T C Hills 2 1 1 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3 (5)
2116
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Kinks 28

b c Sixties Icon - Crazee Diamond (Rock Of Gibraltar)

Distance: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
3 9-1
 - 

Won 2 of his 4 starts. Not seen to best effect when 2½ lengths sixth of 9 to Vintage Brut latest, though possibly lacks the potential of others.

Foaled 27 Mar. Successful twice at 5f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 2 3/4l behind Vintage Brut when sixth of 9 at 4-1 on his latest outing at Sandown over 5f (good) last month. Has won at Ripon and Bath this season.

Won 2 of his 4 starts. Not seen to best effect when 2½ lengths sixth of 9 to Vintage Brut latest, though possibly lacks the potential of others.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 4 2 1 50%
Flat (Turf) 3 2 0 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 2 1 50%
G Similar Going 2 1 0 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 2 1 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Charles Bishop 4 2 1 50%
T M R Channon 4 2 1 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4 (3)
13
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Konchek 28

bl c Lethal Force - Soar (Danzero)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
3 9-1
 - 

85,000 gns Lethal Force colt who overcame inexperience to make a winning start at Newmarket (5f) in May. Close third in the National Stakes since (not ideally placed) and retains plenty of potential.

Foaled 18 Mar. Half-brother to Racy, won six times at 5f and 6f. A winner at 5f on good to firm ground. Third of 9 behind Vintage Brut beaten 1/2l at 9-2 on his latest outing at Sandown over 5f (good) last month.

85,000 gns Lethal Force colt who overcame inexperience to make a winning start at Newmarket (5f) in May. Close third in the National Stakes since (not ideally placed) and retains plenty of potential.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 2 1 1 50%
Flat (Turf) 2 1 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 2 1 1 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 1 1 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J A Kirby 2 1 1 50%
T C G Cox 2 1 1 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5 (7)
313
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Land Force (IRE) 26

b c No Nay Never - Theann (Rock Of Gibraltar)

Similar Going: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
3 9-1
 - 

Confirmed debut promise and ran out a fairly comfortable winner at the Curragh (6f) in May. Improved a little when third in a listed event back there since and he may have more to offer.

Foaled 22 Feb. A winner at 6f on heavy ground. Third of 9 behind Fairyland beaten 2 1/2l at 8-1 on his latest outing at Curragh over 6f (good to firm) last month.

Confirmed debut promise and ran out a fairly comfortable winner at the Curragh (6f) in May. Improved a little when third in a listed event back there since and he may have more to offer.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 3 1 1 33.3%
Flat (Turf) 3 1 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 1 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 1 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R L Moore 1 0 0 0%
T A P O'Brien 3 1 1 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6 (2)
211
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Pocket Dynamo (USA) 39

dk c Dialed In - Little Bit Tiny (Cuvee)

Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Hood: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a hood
HG
3 9-1 h
 - 

Made in 2 wins from 3 starts when taking 7-runner minor event at Longchamp (5f) last month. This demands a fair bit more, though.

Foaled 29 Mar. Successful twice at 5f on good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at Longchamp over 5f (good) last month, beating Show Must Go On by a head.

Made in 2 wins from 3 starts when taking 7-runner minor event at Longchamp (5f) last month. This demands a fair bit more, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 3 2 1 66.7%
Flat (Turf) 2 1 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 2 1 66.7%
G Similar Going 1 0 1 0%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 2 1 1 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J M Barzalona 1 1 0 100%
T R M H Cowell 3 2 1 66.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7 (1)
1
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Rumble Inthejungle (IRE) 35

ch c Bungle Inthejungle - Guana (Dark Angel)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
3 9-1
 - 

Bungle Inthejungle colt who created a good impression when making a winning start in 8-runner minor event at Salisbury (5f) last month. This is a big step up, but well worth a crack at this level.

Foaled 18 Apr. Half-brother to Red Guana, won at 7f. A winner at 10-1 at Salisbury over 5f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Well Done Fox by a neck.

Bungle Inthejungle colt who created a good impression when making a winning start in 8-runner minor event at Salisbury (5f) last month. This is a big step up, but well worth a crack at this level.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 1 1 0 100%
Flat (Turf) 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T P Queally 1 1 0 100%
T Richard Spencer 1 1 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8 (6)
1
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The Paddocks (IRE) 34

b c Charm Spirit - Miss Plimsoll (Arch)

Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
3 9-1
 - 

Knew his job and showed a good attitude to make a winning debut in 9-runner maiden at Newbury (6f) last month, just holding on. Much more on his plate this time.

Foaled 22 Mar. Dam won at 1m. A winner at 6-1 at Newbury over 6f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Blonde Warrior by a head.

Knew his job and showed a good attitude to make a winning debut in 9-runner maiden at Newbury (6f) last month, just holding on. Much more on his plate this time.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 1 1 0 100%
Flat (Turf) 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Tom Marquand 1 1 0 100%
T R Hannon 1 1 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9 (10)
11
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Vintage Brut 28

b c Dick Turpin - Traditionelle (Indesatchel)

Distance: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
3 9-1
 - 

Dick Turpin colt who belied market expectations to run away with a Thirsk maiden on debut prior to winning the National Stakes at Sandown (5f) last month. Needs taking seriously.

Foaled 30 Jan. Dam won at 5f. Successful twice at 5f on good and soft ground. Won on his latest outing when 7-2jt-fav at Sandown over 5f (good) last month, beating Sabre by a neck. Has also won at Thirsk this season.

Dick Turpin colt who belied market expectations to run away with a Thirsk maiden on debut prior to winning the National Stakes at Sandown (5f) last month. Needs taking seriously.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 2 2 0 100%
Flat (Turf) 2 2 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 2 0 100%
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 2 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D Allan 2 2 0 100%
T T D Easterby 2 2 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10 (4)
1
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Shang Shang Shang (USA) 56

dk f Shanghai Bobby - Yankee Victoria (Yankee Victor)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-12 b1
 - 

Ran out a comfortable winner of 12-runner maiden at Keeneland (4.5f) on debut in April. Comes with a big reputation for a yard that boast a good strike rate at this meeting.

Foaled 1 Apr. Half-sister to Yankee Wildcat, won twice at 5f. A winner at 17-5 at Keeneland over 4f on her latest outing in April, beating Moonlight Romance by 2 1/4l. She is wearing blinkers for the first time.

Ran out a comfortable winner of 12-runner maiden at Keeneland (4.5f) on debut in April. Comes with a big reputation for a yard that boast a good strike rate at this meeting.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 1 1 0 100%
Flat (Turf) 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (B only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Joel Rosario 0 0 0 -
T Wesley Ward 1 1 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

American raider SHANG SHANG SHANG returned a comfortable winner on debut at Keeneland in April and commands the utmost respect for Wes Ward, who won this contest in 2013 with No Nay Never and has a fine record with his juveniles at this meeting in general. The pick of the home challenge may be Clive Cox's Konchek, who was hampered at the start at Sandown in Listed company last time but was still only beaten by half a length behind Vintage Brut in third. Kinks finished further back in sixth in the aforementioned dash at Sandown but endured a troubled passage and is thus another who could feasibly take closer order this afternoon.

2

15:05 Ascot (Class 1) (3YO only)

Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)

1m 1f 212y

Winner £51,039 - 16 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (15)
61-117
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Crossed Baton 35

bay c Dansili - Sacred Shield (Beat Hollow)

Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
4 9-0
103

Progressed with each start thus far, completing hat-trick in listed race at Epsom (10.1f), albeit having run of things. Found the Dante at York too hot next time, however, and wide draw not ideal.

He has won three times from 1m to 1m 2f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 7l behind Roaring Lion at 7-1 when seventh of 9 on his latest outing in the Group 2 Betfred Dante Stakes at York over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month. Has won at Epsom and Kempton this season.

Progressed with each start thus far, completing hat-trick in listed race at Epsom (10.1f), albeit having run of things. Found the Dante at York too hot next time, however, and wide draw not ideal.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 5 3 0 60%
Flat (Turf) 4 2 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 2 0 66.7%
G Similar Going 3 2 0 66.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 3 0 60%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 1 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Havlin 1 1 0 100%
T J H M Gosden 5 3 0 60%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2 (8)
14-22
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Fajjaj (IRE) 31

ch c Dawn Approach - Pleasantry (Johannesburg)

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
4 9-0
107

Useful sort who ran his best race yet when runner-up in German 2000 Guineas last month, albeit readily held by winner. More needed again back up in trip now.

A winner at 7f on good to soft ground. Beaten 4 1/2l by Ancient Spirit when second of 10 at 5-1 on his latest outing in the Group 2 33. Mehl-mulhens-rennen - German 2000 Guineas / Dreierwette Mit Group 2 Stakes at Cologne over 1m (good) last month.

Useful sort who ran his best race yet when runner-up in German 2000 Guineas last month, albeit readily held by winner. More needed again back up in trip now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 3 1 1 33.3%
Flat (Turf) 3 1 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 1 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 1 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Josephine Gordon 1 1 0 100%
T Hugo Palmer 3 1 1 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3 (11)
31-55
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Global Giant 20

b c Shamardal - Aniseed (Dalakhani)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
4 9-0
88

Promising sort who will be suited by this step up in trip but was behind National Army at Doncaster last time, and others hold much stronger claims.

A winner at 7f on good to firm ground. Finished 3l behind National Army when fifth of 15 at 6-1 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 1m (good to firm) earlier this month.

Promising sort who will be suited by this step up in trip but was behind National Army at Doncaster last time, and others hold much stronger claims.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 4 1 0 25%
Flat (Turf) 4 1 0 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 1 0 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 1 0 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J G Mosse 1 0 0 0%
T E A L Dunlop 4 1 0 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4 (12)
42-1336
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Hunting Horn (IRE) 18

b c Camelot - Mora Bai (Indian Ridge)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
4 9-0
109

Improved with each start to date, faring best of stable's 4 runners when sixth of 16 in French Derby at Chantilly latest. Good form claims back down in class.

A winner at 1m 2f on soft - heavy ground. Finished 2 1/2l behind Study Of Man when sixth of 18 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Prix Du Jockey Club at Chantilly over 1m 2f earlier this month.

Improved with each start to date, faring best of stable's 4 runners when sixth of 16 in French Derby at Chantilly latest. Good form claims back down in class.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 6 1 2 16.7%
Flat (Turf) 6 1 2 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 1 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 1 2 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R L Moore 3 1 1 33.3%
T A P O'Brien 6 1 2 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5 (10)
1-18
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Key Victory (IRE) 18

b c Teofilo - Patroness (Dubawi)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
4 9-0
108

Overcame greenness to make winning debut at Newmarket and produced smart performance to take listed race there on return. Far from disgraced in French Derby since and big player back down in grade.

Successful at 7f and 1m 2f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 3 1/2l behind Study Of Man when eighth of 18 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Prix Du Jockey Club at Chantilly over 1m 2f earlier this month.

Overcame greenness to make winning debut at Newmarket and produced smart performance to take listed race there on return. Far from disgraced in French Derby since and big player back down in grade.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 3 2 0 66.7%
Flat (Turf) 3 2 0 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 2 2 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 2 0 66.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J W Buick 3 2 0 66.7%
T C Appleby 3 2 0 66.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6 (1)
51-12
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Main Street 27

b c Street Cry - My Special J's (Harlan's Holiday)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
4 9-0
99

Improving sort, winning twice at Chelmsford 7 months apart before taking form to another level in listed race at Goodwood last month. More needed again here, though.

Successful at 1m and 1m 2f on the all-weather. Beaten 1l by Aspetar when second of 7 at 6-1 on his latest outing at Goodwood over 1m 3f (good to soft) last month.

Improving sort, winning twice at Chelmsford 7 months apart before taking form to another level in listed race at Goodwood last month. More needed again here, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 4 2 1 50%
Flat (Turf) 2 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 2 1 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J L Dettori 1 0 1 0%
T J H M Gosden 4 2 1 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7 (2)
31-314
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Masaarr (USA) 33

ch c Distorted Humor - Aryaamm (Galileo)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 9-0
96

Atoned for reappearance defeat when making a winning handicap bow at Doncaster. Not seen to best effect upped to this trip in valuable handicap at Newbury since and remains with potential.

Successful twice at 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 5l behind Communique when fourth of 11 at 11-4fav on his latest outing at Newbury over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month.

Atoned for reappearance defeat when making a winning handicap bow at Doncaster. Not seen to best effect upped to this trip in valuable handicap at Newbury since and remains with potential.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 5 2 2 40%
Flat (Turf) 3 1 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 3 1 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 2 2 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Andrea Atzeni 3 0 2 0%
T R Varian 5 2 2 40%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8 (14)
2
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Mini P (IRE) 34

ch c New Approach - Dawning (War Chant)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
4 9-0
 - 

New Approach colt who made a really promising start when just denied at Newbury (well clear of rest), running to a very high level for a debutant. Thrown into deep end now but still can't rule out.

Dam won at 1m 1f. Beaten a neck by Al Muffrih when second of 16 at 50-1 on his racecourse debut at Newbury over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month.

New Approach colt who made a really promising start when just denied at Newbury (well clear of rest), running to a very high level for a debutant. Thrown into deep end now but still can't rule out.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 1 0 1 0%
Flat (Turf) 1 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 1 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Oisin Murphy 0 0 0 -
T B J Meehan 1 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9 (6)
1
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National Army 20

b c Dubawi - Silk Blossom (Barathea)

Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
4 9-0
 - 

Dubawi colt who was well backed to make a winning debut at Doncaster 3 weeks ago and duly obliged in what was a highly encouraging start to career. No surprise to see him fast-tracked to this class.

Half-brother to Lockram, won at 6f. A winner at 7-2 at Doncaster over 1m (good to firm) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Sharamm by a neck.

Dubawi colt who was well backed to make a winning debut at Doncaster 3 weeks ago and duly obliged in what was a highly encouraging start to career. No surprise to see him fast-tracked to this class.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 1 1 0 100%
Flat (Turf) 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J C Soumillon 0 0 0 -
T S bin Suroor 1 1 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10 (9)
115
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Nordic Lights 35

ch c Intello - Marika (Marju)

Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
4 9-0
104

Won first 2 starts, taking form up a notch when landing minor event at Newmarket. To a large extent was found out in better company in Dante at York since though that was only his third career start.

Successful twice at 1m 2f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 6l behind Roaring Lion when fifth of 9 at 4-1 on his latest outing in the Group 2 Betfred Dante Stakes at York over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month. Has won at Newmarket and Lingfield this season.

Won first 2 starts, taking form up a notch when landing minor event at Newmarket. To a large extent was found out in better company in Dante at York since though that was only his third career start.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 3 2 0 66.7%
Flat (Turf) 2 1 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 2 0 66.7%
G Similar Going 2 1 0 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 1 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Doyle 0 0 0 -
T C Appleby 3 2 0 66.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11 (5)
3-33414
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Shakour (IRE) 42

b c Declaration Of War - Another Storm (Gone West)

Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
4 9-0
94

Much improved switched to turf for this yard last 2 starts, scoring at Beverley before fourth in Dee Stakes at Chester, but set another tall order here.

A winner at 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 5l behind Rostropovich when fourth of 7 at 80-1 on his latest outing at Chester over 1m 2f (good) last month.

Much improved switched to turf for this yard last 2 starts, scoring at Beverley before fourth in Dee Stakes at Chester, but set another tall order here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 7 1 2 14.3%
Flat (Turf) 2 1 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 2 1 0 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 1 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J S De Sousa 0 0 0 -
T J ward 2 1 0 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12 (3)
2-17
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Silver Quartz 28

gr c Frankel - Rosamixa (Linamix)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
4 9-0
98

Confirmed debut promise when staying on strongly to make a winning return at Windsor better than bare result when seventh in strong listed race at Sandown. Remains with potential up in trip.

A winner at 1m on good to firm ground. Beaten 4 1/2l behind Without Parole at 12-1 when seventh of 9 on his latest outing at Sandown over 1m (good) last month.

Confirmed debut promise when staying on strongly to make a winning return at Windsor better than bare result when seventh in strong listed race at Sandown. Remains with potential up in trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 3 1 1 33.3%
Flat (Turf) 3 1 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 3 1 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 1 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James McDonald 0 0 0 -
T Hugo Palmer 3 1 1 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
13 (16)
21-55
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Stephensons Rocket (IRE) 28

gr c Teofilo - Tipperary Honor (Highest Honor)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
4 9-0
101

Confirmed debut promise when quickening clear in good style at Redcar in October, and much better form when fifth in listed races at Newmarket/Sandown this term. Can improve again but drawn widest.

A winner at 1m on good to soft ground. Finished 3 1/2l behind Without Parole when fifth of 9 at 8-1 on his latest outing at Sandown over 1m (good) last month.

Confirmed debut promise when quickening clear in good style at Redcar in October, and much better form when fifth in listed races at Newmarket/Sandown this term. Can improve again but drawn widest.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 4 1 1 25%
Flat (Turf) 4 1 1 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 3 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 1 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J P Spencer 0 0 0 -
T Ed Walker 4 1 1 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
14 (7)
155-23
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Vintager 28

ro c Mastercraftsman - White And Red (Orpen)

Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
4 9-0
102

Defied big odds when making a winning debut in Newmarket maiden and some good efforts in defeat at a much higher level since, third in strong listed race at Sandown latest. Up in trip.

A winner at 7f on soft ground. Third of 9 behind Without Parole beaten 2l at 12-1 on his latest outing at Sandown over 1m (good) last month.

Defied big odds when making a winning debut in Newmarket maiden and some good efforts in defeat at a much higher level since, third in strong listed race at Sandown latest. Up in trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 5 1 2 20%
Flat (Turf) 5 1 2 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 1 2 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Kieran Shoemark 4 1 2 25%
T D Menuisier 5 1 2 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
15 (13)
2-1
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Wadilsafa 34

b c Frankel - Rumoush (Rahy)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
4 9-0
 - 

Shaped with loads of promise when runner-up sole 2-y-o start and duly much improved to make a winning return in novice event at Newmarket in good style. Has bags of potential and worth shot at this.

A winner at 15-8 at Newmarket over 1m (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Herculean by 3 1/2l.

Shaped with loads of promise when runner-up sole 2-y-o start and duly much improved to make a winning return in novice event at Newmarket in good style. Has bags of potential and worth shot at this.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 2 1 1 50%
Flat (Turf) 2 1 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 1 1 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Jim Crowley 2 1 1 50%
T Owen Burrows 2 1 1 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
16 (4)
2545-13
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Zaaki 42

b c Leroidesanimaux - Kesara (Sadler's Wells)

Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 9-0
103

Useful maiden for Mohamed Moubarak and landed odds on return/debut for this yard at Thirsk. Further improvement when third at Chelmsford (left with too much to do) and still has more to offer.

A winner at 1m on good to soft ground. Third of 7 behind Poet's Prince beaten 1 1/4l at 5-2fav on his latest outing at Chelmsford City over 1m 2f last month.

Useful maiden for Mohamed Moubarak and landed odds on return/debut for this yard at Thirsk. Further improvement when third at Chelmsford (left with too much to do) and still has more to offer.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 6 1 1 16.7%
Flat (Turf) 5 1 1 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 1 1 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 3 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P J Dobbs 2 1 0 50%
T Sir Michael Stoute 2 1 0 50%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

A very competitive renewal of this contest but the one who gets the nod is KEY VICTORY, who arrives here on the back of an encouraging run in the Prix du Jockey Club. He should benefit from that experience, given that it was just his third career start, and his previous Listed victory suggested that he should be more than capable of winning at this level. Hunting Horn finished in front of the selection in France but he may struggle to confirm that form today and it appears that he could be at his best over further than this trip. One to consider at a bigger price is Stephensons Rocket, who is certainly talented but he has proven to be a tricky ride in the past. The son of Teofilo was behind the selection over this trip two starts ago but he pulled extremely hard on that occasion and he was far from disgraced when finishing fifth behind Without Parole over 1m in the Heron Stakes last month. The last effort suggested that the return to 1m2f is a positive if he can settle early on and the booking of Jamie Spencer catches the eye.

3

15:40 Ascot (Class 1) (3YO only)

Ribblesdale Stakes (Fillies' Group 2)

1m 3f 211y

Winner £113,420 - 10 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (7)
131-42
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Wild Illusion 20

b f Dubawi - Rumh (Monsun)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 9-3 p
113

Rapidly reached smart level at 2, winning Chantilly Group 1 on third start. Good fourth in 1000 Guineas on return before beating a few of these when runner-up in Oaks. Sets a clear standard.

Successful twice at 1m on good to firm and good to soft ground. Beaten 4 1/2l by Forever Together when second of 9 at 5-2fav on her latest outing in the Group 1 Investec Oaks at Epsom over 1m 4f (soft) earlier this month.

Rapidly reached smart level at 2, winning Chantilly Group 1 on third start. Good fourth in 1000 Guineas on return before beating a few of these when runner-up in Oaks. Sets a clear standard.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 5 2 1 40%
Flat (Turf) 5 2 1 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 3 1 0 33.3%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 2 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 1 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J W Buick 1 0 1 0%
T C Appleby 5 2 1 40%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2 (3)
7-48221
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Athena (IRE) 21

b f Camelot - Cherry Hinton (Green Desert)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
4 9-0
97

Off mark at seventh attempt when eased-down winner of maiden at Fairyhouse late last month. Best effort time before when second in listed race at Newbury. Step up in trip likely to suit.

Won on her latest outing when 2-5fav at Fairyhouse over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month, beating Tissiak by 1/2l.

Off mark at seventh attempt when eased-down winner of maiden at Fairyhouse late last month. Best effort time before when second in listed race at Newbury. Step up in trip likely to suit.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 7 1 2 14.3%
Flat (Turf) 7 1 2 14.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 3 1 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 1 2 14.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D O'Brien 1 1 0 100%
T A P O'Brien 7 1 2 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3 (2)
1-12
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Dancing Brave Bear (USA) 36

b f Street Cry - Baghdaria (Royal Academy)

Similar Going: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
4 9-0
95

Won a couple of ordinary events on the AW 4 months apart before improving a chunk when runner-up in Musidora at York. More needed again here but likely to stay.

Successful at 7f and 1m on the all-weather. Beaten 1l by Give And Take when second of 7 at 14-1 on her latest outing in the Group 3 Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month.

Won a couple of ordinary events on the AW 4 months apart before improving a chunk when runner-up in Musidora at York. More needed again here but likely to stay.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 3 2 1 66.7%
Flat (Turf) 1 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 1 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 2 1 66.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Andrea Atzeni 1 0 1 0%
T E F Vaughan 3 2 1 66.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4 (9)
1-34
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Highgarden 36

b f Nathaniel - Regalline (Green Desert)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 9-0
91

Looked a good prospect when winning at Newbury on debut sole 2-y-o start. Beaten favourite both starts this season, one-paced fourth in Musidora at York last time. Stiffer test sure to suit, though.

A winner at 1m on soft ground. Finished 2 3/4l behind Give And Take when fourth of 7 at 5-2fav on her latest outing in the Group 3 Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month.

Looked a good prospect when winning at Newbury on debut sole 2-y-o start. Beaten favourite both starts this season, one-paced fourth in Musidora at York last time. Stiffer test sure to suit, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 3 1 1 33.3%
Flat (Turf) 3 1 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 1 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J L Dettori 3 1 1 33.3%
T J H M Gosden 3 1 1 33.3%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5 (8)
1-4
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Lady of Shalott 40

b f Camelot - Silent Act (Theatrical)

4 9-0
 - 

Made perfect start in 11- runner minor event at Yarmouth in October, and useful form when fourth to Perfect Clarity in listed Oaks Trial at Lingfield on return. Can do better again but needs to.

A winner at 1m on good to soft ground. Finished 5l behind Perfect Clarity when fourth of 7 at 8-1 on her latest outing at Lingfield over 1m 4f (good to firm) last month.

Made perfect start in 11- runner minor event at Yarmouth in October, and useful form when fourth to Perfect Clarity in listed Oaks Trial at Lingfield on return. Can do better again but needs to.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 2 1 0 50%
Flat (Turf) 2 1 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 1 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J P Spencer 2 1 0 50%
T D M Simcock 2 1 0 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6 (1)
7-314
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Magic Wand (IRE) 20

b f Galileo - Prudenzia (Dansili)

Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
4 9-0 t
104

Showed promise in 2 starts in maidens before leaving bare form well behind when comfortably making all in Cheshire Oaks. Beaten 11 lengths in Oaks next time but may do better back on a firmer surface.

A winner at 1m 3f on good ground. Finished 11l behind Forever Together when fourth of 9 at 4-1 on her latest outing in the Group 1 Investec Oaks at Epsom over 1m 4f (soft) earlier this month.

Showed promise in 2 starts in maidens before leaving bare form well behind when comfortably making all in Cheshire Oaks. Beaten 11 lengths in Oaks next time but may do better back on a firmer surface.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 4 1 1 25%
Flat (Turf) 4 1 1 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 4 1 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 1 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R L Moore 2 1 0 50%
T A P O'Brien 4 1 1 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7 (5)
1-17
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Perfect Clarity 20

b f Nathaniel - Clarietta (Shamardal)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
4 9-0
100

Created good impression winning first 2 starts, including Oaks Trial at Lingfield on return. Disappointed in Oaks itself next time but no surprise if resuming progress under less testing conditions.

Successful at 1m and 1m 4f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 18l behind Forever Together at 5-1 when seventh of 9 on her latest outing in the Group 1 Investec Oaks at Epsom over 1m 4f (soft) earlier this month.

Created good impression winning first 2 starts, including Oaks Trial at Lingfield on return. Disappointed in Oaks itself next time but no surprise if resuming progress under less testing conditions.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 3 2 0 66.7%
Flat (Turf) 3 2 0 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 2 2 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 2 0 66.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 1 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J A Kirby 3 2 0 66.7%
T C G Cox 3 2 0 66.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8 (4)
1-804
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Sarrocchi (IRE) 25

b f Galileo - Thai Haku (Oasis Dream)

4 9-0 t
95

Debut winner sole start at 2 yrs. Highly tried this season, best effort yet when fourth in Group 3 at the Curragh last month. Likely to stay 1½m but needs to improve quite a bit.

A winner at 7f on yielding ground. Finished 5l behind Platinum Warrior when fourth of 10 at 8-1 on her latest outing in the Group 3 Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes at Curragh over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month.

Debut winner sole start at 2 yrs. Highly tried this season, best effort yet when fourth in Group 3 at the Curragh last month. Likely to stay 1½m but needs to improve quite a bit.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 4 1 0 25%
Flat (Turf) 4 1 0 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 2 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (T only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 3 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J W M Lordan 3 0 0 0%
T A P O'Brien 4 1 0 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9 (6)
407933
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Sizzling (IRE) 4

ch f Galileo - Weekend Strike (Smart Strike)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 9 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
4 9-0
98

Just a maiden win to her name but continues to be kept busy, good third in Group 3 at Cork latest. Unlikely to be good enough here, however.

A winner at 7f on soft ground. Third of 9 behind Flattering beaten 1 1/2l at 16-1 on her latest outing in the Group 3 Munster Oaks Stakes at Cork over 1m 4f (good to firm) earlier this month.

Just a maiden win to her name but continues to be kept busy, good third in Group 3 at Cork latest. Unlikely to be good enough here, however.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 14 1 6 7.1%
Flat (Turf) 14 1 6 7.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 7 0 3 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 1 6 7.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 9 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J A Heffernan 3 0 1 0%
T A P O'Brien 14 1 6 7.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10 (10)
4-1
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Sun Maiden 35

b f Frankel - Midsummer (Kingmambo)

Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
4 9-0
 - 

Confirmed debut promise when bolting up by 12 lengths in novice at Salisbury on reappearance last month. Big step up in class here but has excellent pedigree and open to significant improvement.

Won on her latest outing when 4-5fav at Salisbury over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month, beating White Light by 12l.

Confirmed debut promise when bolting up by 12 lengths in novice at Salisbury on reappearance last month. Big step up in class here but has excellent pedigree and open to significant improvement.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 2 1 0 50%
Flat (Turf) 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 1 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Doyle 0 0 0 -
T Sir Michael Stoute 2 1 0 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Sun Maiden has improved massively from two to three years judged on her Salisbury romp and she deserves a crack at this pot, but it's difficult to get away from WILD ILLUSION, whose runner-up effort in the Investec Oaks is by far the best form on offer. Charlie Appleby's filly had Magic Wand (fourth) and Perfect Clarity (seventh) behind when runner-up in the Epsom Classic and although that was run on soft ground, earlier form on a quicker surface suggest that today's conditions will pose no problems. Magic Wand is likely to improve on that form, while stablemate Athena, who struck the crossbar in Listed company two starts ago, also holds each-way claims.

4

16:20 Ascot (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Gold Cup (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

2m 3f 210y

Winner £283,550 - 9 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (8)
30/136-4
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Max Dynamite (FR) 34

bay g Great Journey - Mascara (Monsun)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 17 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 5.88%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 9-2
111

Virtually as good as ever in a light Flat campaign in 2017 (placed for a second time in the Melbourne Cup), but left for dead by Stradivarius at York last month and possibly not the force of old.

He has won three times from 1m 3f to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft to yielding; has also won a hurdle. Finished 7l behind Stradivarius when fourth of 8 at 7-1 on his latest outing in the Group 2 MansionBet Yorkshire Cup at York over 1m 6f (good to firm) last month.

Virtually as good as ever in a light Flat campaign in 2017 (placed for a second time in the Melbourne Cup), but left for dead by Stradivarius at York last month and possibly not the force of old.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 15 2 4 13.3%
Flat (Turf) 15 2 4 13.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 6 0 3 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 25 3 6 12%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 17 1 4 5.9%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J W Buick 0 0 0 -
T W P Mullins 19 3 5 15.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2 (7)
1141-11
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Order Of St George (IRE) 27

b c Galileo - Another Storm (Gone West)

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 14 runs, 7 wins, 4 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 20 runs, 11 wins, 5 places, 55%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
7 9-2
123

The highest-rated stayer in Europe, successful in this in 2016 and going down narrowly 12 months ago to Big Orange. Bloodless wins both starts this year and the one to beat.

Has won 13 races from 1m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to yielding - soft. Won on his latest outing when 1-10fav at Leopardstown over 1m 6f (good to firm) last month, beating Twilight Payment by 3/4l.

The highest-rated stayer in Europe, successful in this in 2016 and going down narrowly 12 months ago to Big Orange. Bloodless wins both starts this year and the one to beat.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 24 13 6 54.2%
Flat (Turf) 24 13 6 54.2%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 1 50%
C Course 4 2 1 50%
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 14 7 4 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 24 13 6 54.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 20 11 5 55%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R L Moore 11 7 2 63.6%
T A P O'Brien 24 13 6 54.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3 (1)
54620/6
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Scotland (GER) 40

b g Monsun - Sqillo (Bachelor Duke)

Course: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 9 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 11.11%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 10 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
8 9-2 h
103

Raced just 3 times since his sixth on firm ground in this in 2015, well beaten the following year and again in listed race back here after 23 months off last time. Impossible to fancy.

A winner at 1m on good ground, but that win was over four years ago. Finished 6l behind Barsanti when last of 6 at 33-1 on his latest outing here over 1m 4f (good to firm) last month.

Raced just 3 times since his sixth on firm ground in this in 2015, well beaten the following year and again in listed race back here after 23 months off last time. Impossible to fancy.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 13 1 4 7.7%
Flat (Turf) 13 1 4 7.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 2 0 0 0%
C Course 5 0 2 0%
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 9 1 2 11.1%
Headgear
Today (H only) 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 10 0 3 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Jim Crowley 10 1 3 10%
T A M Balding 13 1 4 7.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4 (4)
437-328
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Sheikhzayedroad 28

b g Dubawi - Royal Secrets (Highest Honor)

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 7 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 14.29%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 25 runs, 6 wins, 8 places, 24%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Hood: 27 runs, 5 wins, 8 places, 18.52%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 29 runs, 5 wins, 8 places, 17.24%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 9-2 h
113

Ran right up to his best when second to idling Vazirabad in the Dubai Gold Cup in March but well beaten in Sandown Group 2 8 weeks later. Will do well to better his 2016 third in this.

Has won 11 races from 1m to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 13l behind Magic Circle at 6-1 when last of 8 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Matchbook VIP Henry II Stakes at Sandown over 2m (good) last month.

Ran right up to his best when second to idling Vazirabad in the Dubai Gold Cup in March but well beaten in Sandown Group 2 8 weeks later. Will do well to better his 2016 third in this.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 46 11 13 23.9%
Flat (Turf) 46 11 13 23.9%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 1 0%
C Course 7 1 2 14.3%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 25 6 8 24%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 27 5 8 18.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 29 5 8 17.2%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J M Harley 15 3 6 20%
T D M Simcock 46 11 13 23.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5 (9)
1522-01
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Torcedor (IRE) 50

b g Fastnet Rock - Magnolia Lane (Sadler's Wells)

Course: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
C has previously won at this course
C
Similar Going: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 7 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 42.86%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 12 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 9-2 p
115

Goes well at Ascot, splitting Order of St George and Stradivarius in the Long Distance Cup last season and winning the Sagaro Stakes in the mud last month. Could better last year's fifth.

Winner of five races from 1m 2f to 2m on good and soft ground. Won on his latest outing when 9-4fav here over 2m (soft) last month, beating Time To Study by 5l.

Goes well at Ascot, splitting Order of St George and Stradivarius in the Long Distance Cup last season and winning the Sagaro Stakes in the mud last month. Could better last year's fifth.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 18 5 6 27.8%
Flat (Turf) 17 5 6 29.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
C Course 4 1 1 25%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 6 2 1 33.3%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 7 3 3 42.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 12 4 4 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J C O'Donoghue 7 3 2 42.9%
T Mrs J Harrington 7 3 2 42.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6 (5)
112-211
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Vazirabad (FR) 25

b g Manduro - Visorama (Linamix)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 12 runs, 7 wins, 4 places, 58.33%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 9-2
117

Has won the 2m Dubai Gold Cup and Group 2 Prix Vicomtesse Vigier on his last 2 starts, both for the third year running. Stamina proven, most consistent, and can't be ruled out on first run in this.

Has won 15 races from 1m 5f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to yielding. A winner in the Group 2 Prix Vicomtesse Vigier at Longchamp over 1m 7f (good to soft) last month, beating Marmelo by a neck.

Has won the 2m Dubai Gold Cup and Group 2 Prix Vicomtesse Vigier on his last 2 starts, both for the third year running. Stamina proven, most consistent, and can't be ruled out on first run in this.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 20 14 5 70%
Flat (Turf) 20 14 5 70%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 12 7 4 58.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 20 15 4 75%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 1 1 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J C Soumillon 19 14 4 73.7%
T A De Royer Dupre 20 15 4 75%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7 (2)
3219-32
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