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6 16:15 Ascot 17th Oct 2020

Balmoral Handicap (Sponsored By Qipco) (Str) (Class 2) (3YO plus)

1m Soft

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (17)
31309-8
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Raising Sand 122

b g Oasis Dream - Balalaika (Sadler's Wells)

CD G Cl
8 9-10
107

Course specialist who shaped better than the bare result in the C&D Hunt Cup at the Royal meeting when last seen in June. 1 lb lower now and not to be underestimated with conditions in his favour.

Winner of seven races from 6f to 1m on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten 7l behind Dark Vision at 40-1 when eighth of 23 on his latest outing over this course and distance (good) in June.

Course specialist who shaped better than the bare result in the C&D Hunt Cup at the Royal meeting when last seen in June. 1 lb lower now and not to be underestimated with conditions in his favour.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 29 7 4 24.1%
Flat (Turf) 27 7 4 25.9%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 7 2 1 28.6%
C Course 15 4 4 26.7%
D Distance 14 3 1 21.4%
G Similar Going 15 4 4 26.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 29 7 4 24.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 19 3 4 15.8%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Saffie Osborne 0 0 0 -
T J A Osborne 25 6 4 24%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2 (8)
3-44428
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Prince Eiji 56

ch g Dubawi - Izzi Top (Pivotal)

C G
4 9-10
107

Low-mileage 4-y-o who hasn't scored since debut here in September 2018. Several smart performances to his name in the interim, but failed to fire at York latest and looks vulnerable on handicap bow.

A winner at 7f on good ground, but that win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Certain Lad when eighth of 9 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Strensall Stakes at York over 1m 1f (good to soft) in August.

Low-mileage 4-y-o who hasn't scored since debut here in September 2018. Several smart performances to his name in the interim, but failed to fire at York latest and looks vulnerable on handicap bow.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 10 1 1 10%
Flat (Turf) 10 1 1 10%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 1 0 50%
Distance 4 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 3 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 1 1 10%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Andrea Atzeni 6 1 0 16.7%
T R Varian 10 1 1 10%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3 (13)
16-9050
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Kynren (IRE) 7

b g Clodovil - Art Of Gold (Excellent Art)

C D G Cl
6 9-8
105 1

Finished sixth in this race last year after landing the 7f Challenge Stakes, also here, 2 weeks earlier. Largely below par this season, though, and others make more appeal.

He has won four times from 7f to 1m on good to firm and soft ground. Beaten 14l behind Gulliver at 12-1 when 18th of 21 on his latest outing at York over 6f (soft) earlier this month.

Finished sixth in this race last year after landing the 7f Challenge Stakes, also here, 2 weeks earlier. Largely below par this season, though, and others make more appeal.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 22 4 9 18.2%
Flat (Turf) 21 4 8 19.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 5 0 0 0%
C Course 7 1 1 14.3%
D Distance 13 2 6 15.4%
G Similar Going 11 3 2 27.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 22 4 9 18.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 16 1 7 6.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J B A Curtis 9 4 2 44.4%
T T D Barron 22 4 9 18.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4 (10)
25-0845
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Graignes (FR) 42

b c Zoffany - Grey Anatomy (Slickly)

G
4 9-7
104

Smart performer for previous connections in France, but hasn't scaled those heights in 4 starts for this yard and opposable for all that his mark for this handicap debut is plausible.

Finished 6l behind Top Rank when fifth of 7 at 25-1 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Superior Mile Stakes at Haydock over 1m (soft) last month.

Smart performer for previous connections in France, but hasn't scaled those heights in 4 starts for this yard and opposable for all that his mark for this handicap debut is plausible.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 16 1 4 6.3%
Flat (Turf) 15 1 4 6.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 4 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 1 4 6.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Nicola Currie 0 0 0 -
T George Baker 4 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5 (21)
134021
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Keats (ex6) (IRE) 18

b c Galileo - Airwave (Air Express)

D G
3 9-7
107 6

Notched third success, and produced a career-best in the process, when landing a listed race at Cork (8.2f, good) last time. However, more on his plate back in a handicap under a penalty.

He has won three times at 1m on good and yielding ground. Won on his latest outing when 5-2fav at Cork over 1m (good) last month, beating Free Solo by 1 1/4l. Carries a 6lb penalty today for that success.

Notched third success, and produced a career-best in the process, when landing a listed race at Cork (8.2f, good) last time. However, more on his plate back in a handicap under a penalty.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 10 3 3 30%
Flat (Turf) 10 3 3 30%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 3 0 100%
G Similar Going 5 2 0 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 3 3 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R L Moore 0 0 0 -
T A P O'Brien 10 3 3 30%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6 (20)
814774
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Orbaan 43

b g Invincible Spirit - Contradict (Raven's Pass)

D G Cl
5 9-6 h
103

Off the mark for this yard in July and generally acquitted himself well since, 3 lengths fourth to Tempus over C&D latest. Each-way shout for yard that has won 2 of the last 3 renewals of this race.

He has won three times at 1m on good and good to soft ground. Finished 3l behind Tempus when fourth of 8 at 16-1 on his latest outing over this course and distance (good to soft) last month.

Off the mark for this yard in July and generally acquitted himself well since, 3 lengths fourth to Tempus over C&D latest. Each-way shout for yard that has won 2 of the last 3 renewals of this race.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 13 3 2 23.1%
Flat (Turf) 13 3 2 23.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 11 3 1 27.3%
G Similar Going 4 1 0 25%
Headgear
Today (H only) 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 6 1 0 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J D Tudhope 1 0 0 0%
T D O'Meara 6 1 0 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7 (9)
06-1633
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Bell Rock 21

b g Kingman - Liberally (Statue Of Liberty)

D Cl Hcp
4 9-6 p1
103

Hasn't done a great deal wrong in big-field handicaps following winning reappearance at Newmarket. Third in 27-runner Cambridgeshire there last time and claims off same mark in first-time cheekpieces.

Successful at 7f and 1m on good ground. Third of 27 behind Majestic Dawn beaten 6l at 10-1 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 1f (good) last month. He is wearing cheekpieces for the first time.

Hasn't done a great deal wrong in big-field handicaps following winning reappearance at Newmarket. Third in 27-runner Cambridgeshire there last time and claims off same mark in first-time cheekpieces.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 8 2 2 25%
Flat (Turf) 8 2 2 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 2 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 5 1 0 20%
Similar Going 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (P only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 1 2 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 2 0%
Connections
J Oisin Murphy 7 2 2 28.6%
T A M Balding 8 2 2 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8 (7)
23-1031
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Solid Stone (IRE) 21

br g Shamardal - Landmark (Arch)

D G Cl
4 9-6
103

Added to Sandown reappearance success when narrowly landing a 1¼m Chelmsford handicap 3 weeks ago. Nudged up just 2 lb and drop back in trip shouldn't be an issue in what will be a strongly-run race.

He has won four times from 7f to 1m 2f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 9-4fav at Chelmsford City over 1m 2f last month, beating Sky Defender by a head. Has also won at Sandown this season.

Added to Sandown reappearance success when narrowly landing a 1¼m Chelmsford handicap 3 weeks ago. Nudged up just 2 lb and drop back in trip shouldn't be an issue in what will be a strongly-run race.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 13 4 5 30.8%
Flat (Turf) 10 2 4 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 1 3 25%
G Similar Going 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 13 4 5 30.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 7 2 2 28.6%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Hollie Doyle 1 1 0 100%
T Sir Michael Stoute 13 4 5 30.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9 (4)
012254
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Njord (IRE) 25

b g Roderic O'connor - Rosalind Franklin (Intikhab)

D G HG BF
4 9-5 t
102

Decisive winner at the Curragh in June and solid fifth in the Irish Cambridgeshire there on penultimate start. Not seen to best effect in listed company next time and needs considering.

He has won four times from 7f to 1m 2f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Finished 3 1/2l behind Lady Wannabe when fourth of 11 at 5-2fav on his latest outing at Listowel over 1m 1f (good) last month.

Decisive winner at the Curragh in June and solid fifth in the Irish Cambridgeshire there on penultimate start. Not seen to best effect in listed company next time and needs considering.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 18 4 7 22.2%
Flat (Turf) 18 4 7 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 9 2 4 22.2%
G Similar Going 10 3 5 30%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 14 4 6 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Tom Marquand 0 0 0 -
T Mrs J Harrington 7 2 2 28.6%
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
10 (1)
5-34328
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Symbolize (IRE) 29

ch c Starspangledbanner - French Flirt (Peintre Celebre)

C G
3 9-4
104

Resumed with good third in 7f Jersey Stakes at the Royal meeting. Has failed to match that form in 4 subsequent starts, though, and opposable up in trip on this handicap debut.

A winner at 5f on good to firm ground. Beaten 5l behind Glorious Journey at 8-1 when eighth of 9 on his latest outing at Newbury over 7f (good) last month.

Resumed with good third in 7f Jersey Stakes at the Royal meeting. Has failed to match that form in 4 subsequent starts, though, and opposable up in trip on this handicap debut.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 8 1 2 12.5%
Flat (Turf) 8 1 2 12.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 1 2 12.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J David Probert 8 1 2 12.5%
T A M Balding 8 1 2 12.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11 (2)
52-7136
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Greenside 7

b g Dubawi - Katrina (Ela-Mana-Mou)

C D G Cl Hcp
9 9-4
101 1

Just touched off by Kynren in the 7f Challenge Stakes here last October. Resumed winning ways at Haydock in July and each-way chance back up in trip having found 6f too sharp at York last weekend.

Winner of six races from 7f to 1m on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 5l behind Gulliver when sixth of 21 at 16-1 on his latest outing at York over 6f (soft) earlier this month.

Just touched off by Kynren in the 7f Challenge Stakes here last October. Resumed winning ways at Haydock in July and each-way chance back up in trip having found 6f too sharp at York last weekend.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 25 6 5 24%
Flat (Turf) 21 5 5 23.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
C Course 3 0 1 0%
D Distance 18 5 3 27.8%
G Similar Going 12 2 2 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 25 6 5 24%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 15 2 4 13.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J Marco Ghiani 4 1 1 25%
T H Candy 25 6 5 24%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12 (12)
7515-99
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Raakib Alhawa (IRE) 90

b g Kingman - Starlet (Sea The Stars)

D G Cl
4 9-3
100

Added to 2-y-o debut success when bagging a 5-runner listed event at Windsor (11.4f) last term. However, well held both starts this season and fair bit to prove back down in trip on this handicap bow.

Successful at 1m and 1m 3f on good to firm and good to soft ground. Beaten 17l behind Global Giant at 33-1 when last of 9 on his latest outing at Newbury over 1m 2f (good) in July.

Added to 2-y-o debut success when bagging a 5-runner listed event at Windsor (11.4f) last term. However, well held both starts this season and fair bit to prove back down in trip on this handicap bow.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 8 2 0 25%
Flat (Turf) 8 2 0 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 4 1 0 25%
G Similar Going 4 1 0 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 2 0 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J S Donohoe 0 0 0 -
T D M Simcock 8 2 0 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
13 (22)
35-5955
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King Ottokar (FR) 35

b g Motivator - Treasure (Anabaa)

C G
4 9-3 v
100

Smart form in 2019 and big step back in right direction when fifth on debut handicap at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) last time. 2 lb lower now and very much one to consider with conditions no problem.

Successful at 7f and 1m 2f on soft ground. Finished 5l behind Matthew Flinders when fifth of 12 at 16-1 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 1m (good) last month.

Smart form in 2019 and big step back in right direction when fifth on debut handicap at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) last time. 2 lb lower now and very much one to consider with conditions no problem.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 10 2 1 20%
Flat (Turf) 10 2 1 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 1 0%
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 9 2 1 22.2%
Headgear
Today (V only) 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J James Doyle 1 0 1 0%
T Charlie Fellowes 10 2 1 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
14 (3)
332-431
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Ropey Guest 51

b c Cable Bay - Hadeeya (Oratorio)

D G
3 9-3
103

In excellent form since the restart, and readily landed the odds in 7f minor event at Chelmsford last time. However, faces a stiff task on this handicap bow off what looks a tough opening mark.

Won on his latest outing when 3-10fav at Chelmsford City over 7f in August, beating Fast Spin by 3/4l.

In excellent form since the restart, and readily landed the odds in 7f minor event at Chelmsford last time. However, faces a stiff task on this handicap bow off what looks a tough opening mark.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 13 1 3 7.7%
Flat (Turf) 12 0 3 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 4 0 0 0%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 5 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 13 1 3 7.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T P Queally 9 1 2 11.1%
T G G Margarson 13 1 3 7.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
15 (23)
36-2919
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Blue Mist 42

ch g Makfi - Namaskar (Dansili)

CD G Cl BF
5 9-3
100 1

Finally landed the big pot he deserved in the International Stakes here (7f, good to firm) in July. Below par back at this course next time, though, and return to this trip poses a serious question.

He has won three times from 7f to 1m on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 4 1/2l behind Documenting at 3-1fav when 9th of 16 on his latest outing here over 7f (good) last month.

Finally landed the big pot he deserved in the International Stakes here (7f, good to firm) in July. Below par back at this course next time, though, and return to this trip poses a serious question.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 15 3 6 20%
Flat (Turf) 10 2 4 20%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 6 2 1 33.3%
D Distance 7 2 3 28.6%
G Similar Going 4 0 3 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 13 3 5 23.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 10 1 3 10%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J W Buick 0 0 0 -
T R Charlton 15 3 6 20%
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
16 (5)
21-211
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Raaeq (ex6) (IRE) 15

b c Kingman - Jamaayel (Shamardal)

C D G
3 9-3
103 5

Progressive colt who built on last month's Sandown success when landing a 7f handicap in good style here (good to soft) recently. Potentially well-in under a penalty and he's high on the shortlist.

He has won three times from 7f to 1m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Won on his latest outing when 13-8fav here over 7f (soft) earlier this month, beating Breanski by 5l. Carries a 6lb penalty today for that success. Has also won at Sandown this season.

Progressive colt who built on last month's Sandown success when landing a 7f handicap in good style here (good to soft) recently. Potentially well-in under a penalty and he's high on the shortlist.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 5 3 2 60%
Flat (Turf) 5 3 2 60%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 2 1 1 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 3 2 60%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Jim Crowley 3 2 1 66.7%
T B J Meehan 5 3 2 60%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
17 (6)
114-116
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Tempus 21

b c Kingman - Passage Of Time (Dansili)

CD G Cl BF
4 9-2
99

Much improved again in 1m handicaps this year, awarded Newbury race on return before easily landing a gamble over this C&D. Respectable sixth in 9f Cambridgeshire last time and he needs considering.

He has won four times from 1m to 1m 1f on good to soft and heavy ground and on the all-weather. Finished 6l behind Majestic Dawn when sixth of 27 at 9-2fav on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 1f (good) last month. Has won at Ascot and Newbury this season.

Much improved again in 1m handicaps this year, awarded Newbury race on return before easily landing a gamble over this C&D. Respectable sixth in 9f Cambridgeshire last time and he needs considering.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 7 3 2 42.9%
Flat (Turf) 5 2 2 40%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 4 2 2 50%
G Similar Going 3 2 1 66.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 3 2 42.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 1 1 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Jason Watson 6 3 1 50%
T R Charlton 7 3 2 42.9%
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
18 (14)
21-3811
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River Nymph 62

b c Cable Bay - Little Nymph (Emperor Fountain)

C G
3 9-1
101

Very much on the up, landing 7f handicaps here (good) and at Newbury (good to soft) during the summer. Up 11 lb for latest success and this is tougher, but he may well have more to offer.

He has won three times from 6f to 7f on good and soft ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 6-1 at Newbury over 7f (soft) on his latest outing in August, beating Tranchee by 2 1/2l. Has also won at Ascot this season.

Very much on the up, landing 7f handicaps here (good) and at Newbury (good to soft) during the summer. Up 11 lb for latest success and this is tougher, but he may well have more to offer.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 7 3 3 42.9%
Flat (Turf) 5 2 2 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 3 3 42.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J A Kirby 4 2 2 50%
T C G Cox 7 3 3 42.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
19 (11)
533119
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Hortzadar 8

b g Sepoy - Clouds Of Magellan (Dynaformer)

D G Cl
5 9-1
98

Back-to-back winner at Ripon and Goodwood in August/September. Trip/ground no problem but this career-high mark proved beyond him at York last time, for all that he wasn't disgraced there.

Winner of six races from 7f to 1m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 5l behind Ouzo at 14-1 when 9th of 20 on his latest outing at York over 1m (soft) earlier this month. Has won at Goodwood and Ripon this season.

Back-to-back winner at Ripon and Goodwood in August/September. Trip/ground no problem but this career-high mark proved beyond him at York last time, for all that he wasn't disgraced there.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 23 6 6 26.1%
Flat (Turf) 23 6 6 26.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 19 5 5 26.3%
G Similar Going 12 4 3 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 23 6 6 26.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 9 2 0 22.2%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J J P Spencer 0 0 0 -
T D O'Meara 19 6 3 31.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
20 (16)
312026
i T

Alternative Fact 8

b g Dalakhani - O Fourlunda (Halling)

CD G Cl Hcp
5 9-0
97

Successful at Haydock in July and has returned from a 2-month break with a couple of decent efforts, latterly sixth in a big-field York handicap (7.9f, soft). Place possibilities with Dettori aboard.

He has won three times from 1m to 1m 2f on soft ground. Finished 4l behind Ouzo when sixth of 20 at 11-1 on his latest outing at York over 1m (soft) earlier this month.

Successful at Haydock in July and has returned from a 2-month break with a couple of decent efforts, latterly sixth in a big-field York handicap (7.9f, soft). Place possibilities with Dettori aboard.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 23 3 8 13%
Flat (Turf) 22 3 8 13.6%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 3 0 1 0%
D Distance 10 2 6 20%
G Similar Going 10 3 3 30%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 23 3 8 13%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 14 0 6 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 0 1 0%
Connections
J L Dettori 2 0 2 0%
T E A L Dunlop 24 3 8 12.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
21 (15)
2-83130
i T

Bear Force One 21

b g Swiss Spirit - Shesha Bear (Tobougg)

D G HG Cl Hcp
4 9-0 p
97

Back on song in first-time cheekpieces when striking at Newmarket in July. Limitations seemingly exposed in the Cambridgeshire last time, though, and looks vulnerable off this mark. RESERVE.

He has won three times from 7f to 1m on good to firm and good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 14l behind Majestic Dawn at 66-1 when 17th of 27 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 1f (good) last month.

Back on song in first-time cheekpieces when striking at Newmarket in July. Limitations seemingly exposed in the Cambridgeshire last time, though, and looks vulnerable off this mark. RESERVE.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 10 3 2 30%
Flat (Turf) 8 2 1 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 2 1 0 50%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 3 1 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J Reserve 1 0 0 0 -
T R A Teal 10 3 2 30%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
22 (18)
3-65115
i T

Revich (IRE) 42

b g Requinto - Kathleen Rafferty (Marju)

C D G HG Cl
4 9-0 v
97

Racked up back-to-back 7f wins at Chester in August before good fifth of 16 in handicap here last month. 1 lb lower now and each-way claims if making the cut. RESERVE.

He has won four times from 7f to 1m on good and good to soft ground. Finished 1 3/4l behind Documenting when fifth of 16 at 25-1 on his latest outing here over 7f (good) last month. Has won twice at Chester this season.

Racked up back-to-back 7f wins at Chester in August before good fifth of 16 in handicap here last month. 1 lb lower now and each-way claims if making the cut. RESERVE.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 23 4 7 17.4%
Flat (Turf) 17 4 4 23.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 3 0 1 0%
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 5 2 1 40%
Headgear
HG Today (V only) 3 2 0 66.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 7 1 1 14.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Reserve 2 0 0 0 -
T Richard Spencer 23 4 7 17.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
23 (19)
216-312
i T

Hartswood 57

b g Garswood - Nihal (Singspiel)

D G Cl
3 8-10
96

Progressive 3-y-o, posting fine efforts in defeat in competitive York handicaps either side of winning one in July. Likely he has more to offer and claims if he gets a run. RESERVE.

Successful at 7f and 1m on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 1/2l by Brunch when second of 16 at 8-1 on his latest outing at York over 1m (good) in August.

Progressive 3-y-o, posting fine efforts in defeat in competitive York handicaps either side of winning one in July. Likely he has more to offer and claims if he gets a run. RESERVE.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 7 2 3 28.6%
Flat (Turf) 7 2 3 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 4 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 2 3 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 1 1 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Reserve 3 0 0 0 -
T R A Fahey 7 2 3 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

At The Races Verdict

David O'Meara has won two of the last three renewals so any money for his two runners this year, Hortzadar and Orbaan, would be interesting. The last-named left a good impression when winning at York off 3lb lower earlier in the year and caught the eye with his finishing effort in a steadily-run C&D contest won by Tempus last month. That said, RAAEQ could be the one to be on. Brian Meehan's three-year-old, who was a distance winner at Sandown last month, is turned out under a 6lb penalty for his 7f victory on soft ground here last time and remains open to improvement on his sixth career start. King Ottokar and Raising Sand are others effective at this venue, while Keats looks the pick of the Irish raiders.

Timeform Verdict

BELL ROCK continues to give a good account and can race from the same mark as when finishing third in the Cambridgeshire. He should be suited by a stiff test at this trip and makes plenty of appeal in a typically competitive renewal. Recent course winner Raaeq, who is potentially well-in under a penalty, and Irish raider Njord head the huge list of dangers.

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Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2019 Heavy 20 Escobar 21 5 9 6 105 213543 14 days D O'Meara (239 miles) Adam Kirby 16/ 1 1:45.80
2018 Soft 20 Sharja Bridge 8 4 9 5 105 12-2847 21 days R Varian (88 miles) James Doyle 8/ 1 1:43.50
2017 Soft 20 Lord Glitters 3 4 9 3 102 254-112 14 days D O'Meara (239 miles) Daniel Tudhope 3/ 1 1:45.91
2016 Good 19 Yuften 1 5 9 1 101 210494 21 days R Charlton (57 miles) Andrea Atzeni 12/ 1 1:39.70
2015 Good to Soft 20 Musaddas 4 5 8 7 96 01-1267 21 days S bin Suroor (88 miles) Edward Greatrex 7/ 1 1:40.84
2014 Heavy 27 Bronze Angel 10 5 9 5 105 107421 21 days M Tregoning (62 miles) Louis Steward 20/ 1 1:45.36

Race Favourite Stats
Year Favourite Finish Position Winner Market Position
2019 2 8
2018 7 4
2017 1 1
2016 7 7
2015 11 2
2014 12, 13 11

Race Record
Distance Record Time
1m 1:36.55