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Cheltenham TV Trends: Sunday 17th Nov 2019

Another big day ahead for the ITV racing team this Sunday as they take in four races from Cheltenham on the final day of their three-day November Meeting.

As always we’ll have all the LIVE races covered from a trends angle - use these to find the best profiles of past winners.

Cheltenham Horse Racing Trends

1.15 - Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase Cl2 3m7f ITV

16/16 – Raced at Cheltenham previously
15/16 – Either Irish (9) or French (6) bred
14/16 – Won by a horse aged 9 or older
12/16 – Winner came from the top 3 in the betting
12/16 – Returned 6/1 or shorter
12/16 – Had a recent run that season
12/16 – Won at least 5 times over fences previously
12/16 – Unplaced in their last race
11/16 – Raced over this Cross County course previously (7 won)
11/16 – Favourites placed
11/16 – Winning distance – 2 ½ lengths or less
10/16 – Carried 11-5 or more in weight
10/16 – Won by an Irish-trained horse
7/16 – Trained by Enda Bolger
6/16 – Favourites that won
Josies Orders won this in 2015 and 2018

1.50 – Racing Post #responsiblegambling Arkle Trophy Trial Novices´ Chase 2m ITV

16/17 – Placed in the top three in their last race
15/17 – Won by a horse aged 6 or younger
14/17 – Ran within the last 6 weeks
14/17 – Winners from the top 3 in the market
14/17 – Priced 7/2 or shorter in the betting
14/17 – Raced (hurdles or fences) at Cheltenham previously
13/17 – Favourites placed
13/17 – Raced just once previously over fences
11/17 – Winning distance – 6 lengths or more
11/17 – Won their latest race
10/17 – Won previously over fences
10/17 – Ran in the Arkle Chase at the Festival later that season (1 won, Azertyuiop, 2002)
9/17 – Trained by Paul Nicholls (inc last 6 of last 11 years)
9/17 – Favourites that won
7/17 – Won by a French bred
4/17 – Won by Irish bred
4/17– Raced at Cheltenham last time out
4/17 – Won by a German bred
3/17 – Trained by Philip Hobbs
3/17 – Fell in the Arkle Chase later that season


2.25 – Shloer Chase (Grade 2) Cl1 2m ITV

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10 previous runnings
9/10 – Returned 4/1 or shorter in the betting
9/10 – Officially rated 150+
8/10 – Had won at least 4 times over fences before
8/10 – Won on seasonal reappearance
8/10 – Had won over fences at Cheltenham before
8/10 – Favourites that finished 1st or 2nd
7/10 – Aged 7 or older
7/10 – Went onto run in the Champion Chase (1 winner, Sprinter Sacre 2015)
6/10 – Failed to win last time out
5/10 – Carried 11-0 to win
5/10 – Won by a horse aged 8 or older
5/10 – Favourites that won
4/10 – Raced at Cheltenham last time out
3/10 – German bred
3/10 – Raced at Aintree last time out
Seaux Royal won the race in 2018
Fox Norton won the 2016 and 2017 runnings


3.00 – Unibet Greatwood Hurdle (A Handicap) (Grade 3) Cl1 2m110y ITV

15/17 – Had won a 2m1f (or further) hurdles race before
15/17 – Had won no more than 4 times before over hurdles
14/17 – Aged 4 or 5 years-old
12/17 – Officially rated 140 or higher
12/17 – Had a recent run (within the last 6 weeks)
12/17 – Finished in the top two last time out
12/17 – Had run at Cheltenham before
11/17 – Returned 10/1 or shorter in the betting
10/17 – Had run 6 or less times over hurdles
9/17 – Winning distance – 2 lengths or further
8/17 – Carried 11-4 or more
8/17 – Placed favourites
7/17 – Came from the first three in the betting
7/17 – Won their previous race
6/17 – Won by an Irish-bred horse
4/17 – Winners that carried 11-12
4/17 – Trained by Philip Hobbs
3/17 – Ridden by Richard Johnson
3/17 – Trained by Paul Nicholls
2/17 – Winning favourites
1/17 – Won by an Irish-trained horse
The average winning SP in the last 17 years is 9/1
6 of the last 10 winners contested the previous season’s Supreme Novices’ or Triumph Hurdle


3.30 – Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices´ Hurdle (Registered as The Sharp Novices´ Hurdle) (Grade 2) Cl1 2m110y ITV

15/15 – Finished 1st or 2nd last time out
13/15 – Returned 8/1 or shorter in the betting
12/15 – Had raced in the last 5 weeks
12/15 – Won last time out
12/15 – Had won between 1-2 times over hurdles
11/15 – Favourites that finished in the top three
11/15 – Winning distance 2 lengths or less
9/15 – Had won a NH Flat race before
8/15 – Carried 11-7 in weight
8/15 – Went onto run in that season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1 winner, Altior)
8/15 – Aged 5 years-old
7/15 – Irish bred
6/15 – Aged 4 years-old
4/15 – Winning favourites
3/15 – Won by the Pipe stable
2/15 – Trained by Nicky Henderson
2/15 – Won by the Nicholls stable



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Breeders’ Cup 2019 Notes and News

All of the horses have now arrived at the track for the 36th Breeders' Cup in Santa Anita, California.

The Europeans are settling in, the east coast and midwest challengers likewise. Final preparations are underway and the talk is everywhere. Soon it will be talking for the horses to do their own talking but, for now, here are the latest soundbites from the training track, courtesy of the excellent Breeders' Cup notes team.


The first international horses to leave the quarantine barn yesterday morning were three English contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Mile. David O’Meara’s duo of Lord Glitters and Suedois led Richard Fahey’s Space Traveller onto the training track with all three doing a steady canter.

Charlie Appleby was once again trackside to see Old Persian (Turf) have a canter on the main track. On Saturday the son of Dubawi will be racing in his fifth country this year having already raced in Dubai, England, Germany and Canada. “All is fine, he had a nice leg stretch and he seems to be taking everything in his stride,” Appleby said.

James Tate’s duo of Dream Shot (Juvenile Turf Sprint) and Hey Gaman (Mile) went out with Old Persian and did two laps of the main track at a steady canter. Dream Shot was slightly awkward coming into the stretch on the first occasion but was much better second time round as he got to know the track.

Japanese representatives Full Flat (Juvenile) and Matera Sky (Sprint) both went on the main track with Matera Sky breezing 4f in 49 2/5. Both horses returned to the quarantine barn via the paddock. Matera Sky’s connections reported “He seems in great form, we did a nice breeze up the stretch and he looked good.”

The turf track was used for the first time and six European challengers went out at 7.30. First on was Fanny Logan (Filly & Mare Turf) wearing a hood.

John Gosden was trackside to watch the daughter of Sea The Stars do a strong canter on the turf with race rider Frankie Dettori in the saddle. “It’s great to be here and Fanny Logan did a nice canter there. Frankie was happy with her,” Gosden said.

When asked by one of the outriders how many horses he had for this year’s Breeders’ Cup, Gosden replied, “Just the one this year, I’m running out of ammunition!”

Castle Lady (Filly & Mare Turf), one of only two French challengers for this year's Breeders' Cup, did her strongest piece of work at Santa Anita yesterday morning going 3f on the dirt in 36 seconds.

Andrew Balding’s Shadn (Juvenile Fillies Turf) followed Fanny Logan onto the turf and did a similar piece of work before returning back to the barn through the paddock.

Roger Varian was on hand to watch Daahyeh (Juvenile Fillies Turf) also do a steady canter on the turf. “I am really happy with her at the moment she’s in great shape and she comes into this race as a real live contender,” Varian said.

Living In The Past (Juvenile Fillies Turf) and Dr Simpson (Juvenile Turf Sprint) also cantered on the turf and both seemed happy with the Santa Anita surface.

A’Ali (Juvenile Turf Sprint) also did a canter on the grass and seemed well at ease in his new environment. Simon Crisford’s son Edward was once again trackside and said, “All is fine, really happy.”

Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac winner Albigna (Juvenile Fillies Turf) went out onto the main track shortly after 8 o’clock and seemed very well in herself. Before traveling to Santa Anita, Jessica Harrington said of her filly, “She has come out of the ParisLongchamp race in great form so we are going to strike while the iron is hot. The owners [Niarchos family] are huge fans of the Breeders’ Cup and it will be my first runner at the meeting so it is very exciting.”

The one European horse who was slightly uneasy on the turf was the Ken Condon-trained Trais Fluors (Mile) who was reluctant to go it alone. The son of Dansili was accompanied by a pony and did two circuits of the track before returning to the quarantine barn.

English 1000 Guineas winner Billesdon Brook (Filly & Mare Turf), with regular work rider Luke Catton in the saddle, seemed extremely happy on the main track and did a steady canter for three quarters of a circuit.

Band Practice (Juvenile Turf Sprint) pleased her trainer Archie Watson and went a lap of the main track at a steady canter. Watson, who arrived here late Tuesday night said, “I am really happy with my filly, she is really well, but that will be it now, we will keep her wrapped up until race day.”

Joseph O’Brien (pictured above right) was trackside for the first time to see his Breeders’ Cup contenders Alligator Alley (Juvenile Turf Sprint), Unforgetable (Juvenile Filles Turf) and Iridessa (Filly & Mare Turf) on the main track who all did a steady canter. O’Brien, who was riding a pony on track said, “I got into L.A. last night and it is great to be here with runners. My grooms are delighted with how the horses travelled and have settled in really well so we couldn’t be happier. They all did a little canter to stretch their legs and all seems good.”

Last out onto the track after the second renovation break was the Jane Chapple-trained Ambassadorial (Dirt Mile) who trotted half a lap of the track before turning and cantering down the stretch with regular work rider Abi Harrison in the saddle.


Bricks and Mortar –Turf favourite Bricks and Mortar continues to impress as he prepares to stretch out to 12f in the weekend’s top grass affair for trainer Chad Brown and owners Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence. On Wednesday morning, he left Barn 48 along with stablemates Sistercharlie and Dunbar Road and galloped 1¼m on the Santa Anita main track.

The son of Giant’s Causeway, who is slated to go to stud in Japan after this final test, has yet to race beyond 10f, but has proven dominant up to that trip, including a rousing victory last out in the Arlington Million in Chicago. Brown believes his charge has every right to get the job done against a field that includes Investec Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck and Longines Dubai Sheema Classic winner Old Persian.

“Occasionally he can be a little bit of a headstrong horse with a touch of a light mouth, but he’s been really settling nicely in his works,” Brown said. “If he runs in this race the way he’s been settling, he’s going to run quite well. It’s a solid field and there’s several horses in there who if they run their best race, they’re going to be equally as tough.”

Got Stormy – Exercise rider Kim Carroll has had her arm strength tested this week as Got Stormy has been a handful – in a good way – each time the duo hits the track.

As has been the norm for her since arriving in California, the Grade I-winning daughter of Get Stormy bounced her way onto the main track and then flaunted all kinds of energy in her gallop while tracked by stablemate War of Will. The two barn companions each stood in the gate Wednesday with Carroll joking that if that Got Stormy had gone out the front “we’d be in Pasadena in a heartbeat.”

“She’s good right now. I’m sure Kim will be happy when she gets to run,” trainer Mark Casse said.

Uni – Mile runner Uni continues to train well as she prepares for her first clash with the boys on Saturday. Owned by Michael Dubb, Head of Plains Partners, Bob LaPenta and Bethlehem Stables, the daughter of More Than Ready won the 1m First Lady n flying style at Keeneland last out. In 2012, Brown used the First Lady as a springboard to Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf success with Dayatthespa. This time, he decided on a different plan with Uni.

“With her running style, I’m not sure it would be a good idea,” Brown said. “At a mile, I think she’s better, especially with pace in front of her.”

On Wednesday morning, at 9:05, Uni was joined by Barn 48-based Brown-trained stablemates Thais and Wow Cat and galloped 1 ¼m on the Santa Anita main track.


Sistercharlie – Peter Brant’s heavily favoured Filly & Mare Turf defending champ Sistercharlie galloped 1¼m on Wednesday morning. Based in Barn 48, the Chad Brown trainee left (at 8:05 a.m.) and returned with stablemates Dunbar Road and Bricks and Mortar.

“She’s really training great,” Brown said.

A four-time winner, Brown will attempt to win back-to-back editions with the same horse for the first time. The lone mare to win the race twice, legendary champ Ouija Board, won it in 2004 and 2006. Sandwiched between those was a second to Bobby Frankel-trained Intercontinental in 2005. Brown happened to be Frankel’s assistant at the time.


Eddie Haskell – Eddie Haskell was first to the track today following the 7:45 a.m. renovation break ahead of a parade of Breeders’ Cup entrants for his continued training ahead of Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.  His trainer, Mark Glatt, kept watch as the consistent gelding galloped 1m and jogged another 1 1/2m.

“He’s ready to run, so we’ll be doing less with him in advance of the race now,” Glatt said.

Eddie Haskell has been installed as the morning-line favorite over his 11 rivals in the 5f turf race.


Andesite – Kent Spellman and Madaket Stables LLC.’s Andesite hasn’t let his connections down yet in three career starts and trainer Brad Cox is expecting more of the same from his consistent, hard trying colt in Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf presented by Coolmore America. The son of The Factor has a record of 1-1-1.

“He’s doing well,” Cox said. “He’s a horse that tries every time. We’ve led him over there three times and he’s given us big efforts every time. He had a tough trip at Saratoga (when third in the With Anticipation Stakes) and came back to run a big race in the Pilgrim (when second by a head). I think if he hadn’t been a green 2-year-old that day, he could have gotten there. He’s a solid horse, not a big horse, but he gives you a big effort every time. He’s a very honest, solid horse.”


Eddie Kenneally (trainer of Abscond, Juvenile Fillies Turf, and Scabbard, Juvenile) – Trainer Eddie Kenneally was happy to have some cool temperatures greet him during his first morning at Santa Anita Park to oversee his Breeders’ Cup contenders. He was more pleased to see that his young runners appear to be enjoying the conditions as much as he is.

Kenneally got to see for himself how his horses are getting over the track Wednesday, monitoring Breeders’ Cup Juvenile contender Scabbard and Juvenile Fillies Turf entrant Abscond as they galloped under Leandro Contreras.

Scabbard was first of the duo to hit the track, coming out shortly after 6:30 a.m. and going through his paces. The son of More Than Ready was second behind Juvenile morning-line favorite Dennis’ Moment last time out in the Sept. 14 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs, putting in a sneaky good run after having to steady near the half-mile pole.

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“He’s taking everything in stride and seems to get over the track really nicely here,” Kenneally said. “I’ve been happy enough with what I’ve seen here this morning. I think he had a good performance last time out where he didn’t have the best trip. He kind of got stopped at a bad time in the race and had to check and get going again. He did well to kick it back in and keep running and didn’t give it up. He was beaten less than two lengths that day.”

Abscond had far better luck than her barnmate in her most recent start, a top-level victory in the 1m Natalma Stakes at Woodbine that earned her a fees-paid berth into the Juvenile Fillies Turf. That outing marked the second win for the daughter of Blame in her third career start and was her first try beyond sprint distances.

“She’s gained weight and she’s just been training really well,” Kenneally said. “She keeps moving forward and I think the mile race here will suit her fine. I think the firm turf here will suit her, I think she’ll love it. I think we’re ready.”


Crystalle – Tobey Morton and her husband Mike bought a daughter of Palice Malice in April that they thought was headed to a career on dirt. Six months later they will watch Crystalle run Friday in the Juvenile Fillies Turf.

The Mortons sold a stake in her to Chuck Hovitz before she debuted at Saratoga this summer and she has brought the partners to the Breeders’ Cup. It has been an unusual ride that began with her being disqualified from first to third in her first start. She broke her maiden in a stake, beating another Breeders’ Cup-bound subsequent stakes winner (Sweet Melania) and just missed in the Miss Grillo in her third race.

Trainer John Kimmel said the move to the grass was an experiment.

“She was training with some colts that were outworking her,” Kimmel said. “Even though she was finishing pretty well she didn’t really seem to have much early speed. In the summer, if you didn’t want to get facialed in a 2-year-old sprint race, the option was to stretch her out and put her on the grass.

“Not knowingwhat the outcome would be – I had worked her one time on the grass – we ran her a mile and a sixteenth on the grass. True to form, she kind of broke, fell back to trail the field by seven, eight, 10 lengths, then started picking up horses. When she reached the second turn she started to cruise, got to the top of the lane, switched leads and she took off.”

Though Crystalle won easily by 2 ¼ lengths, the stewards ruled she had bothered other horses and dropped her to third.

Rather than try again in a maiden race, Kimmel and the owners opted to jump to a stake. Fearing that she might not get into the field of the Natalma at Woodbine, they ran her in the P.G. Johnson at Saratoga. She missed the break because the assistant starter was holding her head in the gate, roared from behind and caught eventual Jessamine stakes winner Sweet Melania at the wire. In the Miss Grillo at Belmont under Joel Rosario on Sept. 29, she turned in another big performance behind a slow pace.

“He just left her a very lot to do,” Kimmel said. “She came flying and just didn’t get there in time, even though she ran her last quarter in 22.17 seconds, which is extremely fast for a 2-year-old filly.”

Crystalle, though just one for three in her career, showed her connections enough to try to the one-mile Juvenile Fillies Turf with their “dirt” horse

“Hopefully this race will be a much more pace-orientated race,” Kimmel said. “The takeaway is that it’s going to be a sixteenth shorter, so it’s going to be a tough task. You can’t have an encumbered run. Basically, she is going to have to make her run and not stop. There is no room for error in this race with 14 horses. She’s a very happy girl and hopefully she’s going to come out and have a fighting chance to have this thing done.”


Fair Maiden – Trainer Eoin Harty, who won his only Breeders’ Cup for owner Godolphin Stable, is hoping to add another to their trophy case Friday with its homebred Fair Maiden in the Juvenile Fillies Turf.  The chestnut daughter of Street Boss had a starting gate session before galloping 1 1/2m with exercise rider Humberto Delgadillo up.

“We always thought highly of her, but felt she was something special after her first work,” Harty said. “That’s when you can usually tell with the really good ones. I took her to Woodbine because I couldn’t find a race for her in Chicago. She won her first grass race easily, then zig-zagged a bit when losing by a neck in the next one, so we added a small blinker with a cutout at the back.”

On assessing the race strategy, he added, “She has some strategic speed, so maybe that will help us get first run on those European horses, because you don’t want to run toe-to-toe with those closers.”


Selflessly – Klaravich Stables’ Chad Brown-trained Selflessly went out in a group with stablemates Structor and Without Parole at approximately 6:45 a.m., leaving Barn 48 and proceeding to gallop 1 1/4m over the Santa Anita main track.

The daughter of More Than Ready, one of the more successful sires at the Breeders’ Cup in recent history, last out won the Miss Grillo Stakes at Belmont Park as a maiden. She had finished second in her debut at Saratoga one month prior. She will break from post 13 in the 1m Juvenile Fillies Turf and is the 8-1 co-fourth choice on the morning line. Javier Castellano rides.

“That’s not a good draw for her, but she’s training well,” Brown said. “With 2-year-olds, as they’re rapidly developing earlier on in their careers, you want to see them coming around at the right time and she seems to be doing that.”

Brown has dominated this race, with a record of 23-5-2-0, including the past three editions with Newspaperofrecord, Rushing Fall and Newmoneyhoney. He also won with Lady Eli in 2014 and Maram, his first Breeders’ Cup starter, in 2008.

More Than Ready has a record of 21-6-2-2 with progeny at the Breeders’ Cup, including two winners of the Juvenile Fillies Turf: More Than Real (2010) and Rushing Fall (2017). Eighteen of his 21 starters have finished in the top six, earning purse money.


Vitalogy – With trainer Brendan Walsh leading him to the track himself, the son of No Nay Never put in another gallop Wednesday under Paul Madden.


Wesley Ward (Cambria, Four Wheel Drive and Kimari) – All three of trainer Wesley Ward’s horses arrived at Santa Anita Tuesday shortly after lunchtime and were bedded down in the stable of trainer and longtime friend Blake Heap.  The trio—Cambria, Four Wheel Drive and Kimari—are all entered in the same race, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, and collectively, they sport an impressive eight wins from nine starts.  Four Wheel Drive, the lone colt among the three, is the morning-line choice in the 5f dash.

Wednesday, the threesome had the chance to stretch their legs, jogging around the 1m oval, then walking back through the paddock under the watchful eye of Heap.  Speaking to their relationship, Heap said.

“We’ve know one another since we were teenagers,” Heap said. “My father (longtime Midwest trainer Lamont Heap) employed Wesley when he was 14 to walk horses.  When Wesley first started riding, I was working around the shedrow and we became buddies.  He’s been shipping his horses out to me for years. We go back about 50 years together.”



Code of Honor – William Farish’s homebred colt jogged for a while Wednesday morning, then galloped 1 1/2m for exercise rider Lexi Pradun.
Rider and horse returned to the barn area through the paddock at Santa Anita and returned to the paddock in mid-morning for more schooling in preparation for Saturday’s $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Code of Honor drew the outside post in the field of 11 and is the 3-1 second choice on the morning line. He will be ridden for the eighth consecutive time by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez.
Trainer Shug McGaughey said he was happy with the way the Travers and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner moved on the track.
“It looks like to me that he gets over it fine,” McGaughey said. “I asked Lexi too and she said fine. She took hold of him the whole way. I can’t worry about the track.”

McGaughey has nine victories in the Breeders’ Cup, but is winless in eight starts in the Classic. His best finishes have been seconds by Seeking the Gold in 1988 and Easy Goer in 1989.  McGaughey said he feels good about his chances of finally getting his Classic with Code of Honor.

“There are two really major races in the United States that I haven’t won, the Preakness and the Breeders’ Cup Classic,” he said. “I’ve been close in both of them, so they’re both on my list. I hope that maybe this year we can get the one behind us.”

After Code of Honor was moved up from third to second in the Kentucky Derby, McGaughey decided to skip the last two Triple Crown races and ran the Noble Mission colt back in the 1m Dwyer on July 6 at Belmont Park. He won by 3¼ lengths then won the Travers and the Gold Cup, on the disqualification of Vino Rosso.

“I think the key to him is that after the Derby he got a little bit of time until the Dwyer and then he got a little bit of time until the Travers,” McGaughey said. “For me to see his development, not only mentally but physically too, has been something I’ve seen in very few horses. As much as he’s grown up, as much as he likes doing what he’s doing, is something.

“A lot of that was the Dwyer when he was kind of back there going a mile and Johnny kind of made of a move and he had to bully his way through a hole. I think the horse learned a lot that day and maybe we learned a lot about how he wants to run and how he wants to be ridden. We kind of laugh and say we wish we had this horse today on Derby Day, but we didn’t. It’s an entirely different horse now than it was then.”


Elate/Yoshida (Bill Mott) – Elate and stablemate Yoshida both galloped Wednesday and went through the paddock with exercise rider Juan Quintero aboard each.

With this being the 10-year anniversary of champion Zenyatta becoming the first and – to date – only female runner to win the Classic, more than one observer has mentioned how fitting it would be should Elate match that feat Saturday. That Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott is even putting such a challenge before the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro speaks volumes about his confidence in the multiple Grade I winner.

“We’re throwing her in deep water. We seldom run the fillies against the colts unless we think we’ve got a top class horse and one that would fit the race,” Mott said.  “I think she fits the conditions of the race very well and she’s proven it. Of course we’re running against good competition so she still has to run her very best race to compete.”

Yoshida is winless in five starts this year but, with Grade I triumphs on dirt and turf, is one of the most versatile runners on the entire Breeders’ Cup card.

“It’s very rare. Generally, with most horses they are either clearly one or the other,” Mott said of Yoshida’s dual surface top-level ability. “I mean it’s just interesting how sometimes you can have a horse who is so good on the dirt. I mean you can have a champion horse and run them on the turf and they just don’t do that well. It should make him an interesting stallion prospect just the fact that he’s done both.”


Higher Power  Hronis Racing’s Higher Power galloped and stood in the gate Wednesday, coming to the track around 6:30 a.m. along with stablemate Ollie’s Candy.

This year’s Classic field is widely considered one of the more wide open editions of the race, as evidenced by the tepid 3-1 favoritism for McKinzie on the morning line. Higher Power has been worse than third just once in his past seven starts and scored a victory in the Pacific Classic on Aug. 17. Though trainer John Sadler said the son of Medaglia d’Oro still needs to prove he can duplicate that form, the bay colt is far from the only one with questions hanging over them heading into Saturday.

“It’s an interesting field, it’s probably a great gambling race this year because you could take a lot of horses and say they have a pretty good chance,” Sadler said. “There are a lot question marks on all of them. With Higher Power, can he repeat that performance that he had at Del Mar and do it again? Because he’s got that one. But he has to do it again. Can McKinzie go a mile and a quarter? That’s another one. Then, how do the 3-year-olds stack up against the olders? So there are a lot angles you can look at. (Elate), she looks like she wants that distance, she’s also a Medaglia d’Oro. That’s another fascinating look at that race.”


Math Wizard – Pennsylvania Derby winner Math Wizard jogged once around the Santa Anita track under assistant trainer Sabine Langvad Wednesday on the morning after arriving from South Florida to prepare for the Classic.

“He got in late last night. He got in around 10 [p.m.]. His flight was delayed because of weather,” trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. said. “He ate well. He traveled well. He likes to travel. Whenever he travels, he wakes up when he gets there.”

Math Wizard, who woke up at Parx to post a 31-1 upset victory in the Sept. 21 Pennsylvania Derby from the rail post position, will break from post one again Saturday.

“I like the one. We actually wanted the one. A lot of people don’t like the one but in Pennsylvania he was one and in Ohio he was one, and those were his two best races,” said Joseph, whose trainee finished second in the Ohio Derby at Thistledown in June. “We were actually rooting for the one. He’s not a front-runner, but he can sit off them and save some ground.”

Math Wizard is owned by John Fanelli, Khalid Mischref, Cash Is King LLC, LC Racing LLC, Collarmele Vitelli Racing Stables LLC, Ioannis Zoumas and Bassett Stables.


McKinzie –What’s in a name? For Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, there is a significant emotional attachment for McKinzie, his morning-line favorite for the Classic.
The chestnut son of Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense was named for the late racing executive Brad McKinzie, a Baffert pal since their college days at the University of Arizona and a friend of the co-owners, Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman. Purchased for $170,000, he is 7-5-0 in 13 career starts and has earned more than $2.2 million. More important, he has more than delivered as a tribute to Brad McKinzie, who died of cancer at 62 in August 2017.

Baffert typically has a cool approach, but he was visibly moved after McKinzie won the Whitney on Aug. 3 at Saratoga Race Course.

“A lot of people don’t think I have a heart, but I do,” Baffert said. “I’m a softy and Brad was the biggest softy of all. I remember when I won my first Kentucky Derby I was up on the podium and I looked down and see Brad and he’s in tears, he’s just crying. We have known him forever and that’s just the kind of guy he was. My No.1 fan. He’d show up for all the Triple Crown races. When he got sick, that last year it was tough watching him go through what he went through. And, the things he sacrificed in life to take care of his family. And he would never complain. Until the last day. I would always say ‘Brad, how are you feeling?’ ‘Great.’ That was him. He didn’t want anybody to feel sorry for him. He was tough. I wish I could be that tough.

“To me, I think we’re all living through this horse, thinking about Brad. He’s got a lot of friends. You’d be surprised of the inner circle that he had of people. I feel a little extra pressure on me when this horse runs because I know we’re all thinking about him. I’m just glad that we named a really good horse after him because it would have been horrible if I had to geld this horse.

“Brad was probably one of the funniest guys I’ve ever been around. We just loved him. We still tell stories when my family gets together. There was no one more fun to be with when you went to a football game because he was just hysterical. But a great human being. He’s still very missed.”

On Wednesday morning McKinzie jogged a mile under exercise rider Humberto Gomez.


Mongolian Groom – Trainer Enebish Ganbat said he is using the same recipe for success with Mongolian Groom as he approaches the biggest test of his career.
Ganbat sent the 4yo gelding for his morning exercise Wednesday and morning and had rider Jesse Cardenas jog him a mile then gallop a half-mile.
“I want to do exactly what I did before the Awesome Again,” Ganbat said.
It proved to be a winning approach when Mongolian Groom led from gate to wire to win the “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge race at odds of 25-1.
Abel Cedillo, who worked out the Awesome Again victory, will ride Mongolian Groom in the Classic.


Owendale – Rupp Racing’s Owendale made his presence felt Wednesday, his first morning to gallop at Santa Anita since arriving Tuesday from Kentucky and the confidence he was exuding carried over to his trainer Brad Cox.

“He’s moving as well as he can move, looks as well as he can look,” Cox said. “It’s a step up from the Oklahoma Derby, but’s a nice horse going the right way at the right time.

“He hasn’t run a bad race all year. Once he took off this spring, when he won the Lexington, that was his coming out party. It showed he can run with the big horses. His training has been the exact same all year. He’s a very consistent horse and keeps getting better. He galloped a mile and a half this morning and was putting off 16s for every eighth (of a mile). He couldn’t be doing any better.”


Seeking the Soul – Charles Fipke’s Stephen Foster Handicap winner Seeking the Soul followed his usual routine of galloping 1 ½m before daylight and continues to “train beautifully,” according to his trainer Dallas Stewart.


Vino Rosso – Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s Vino Rosso galloped 1 3/8m and stood in the starting gate at Santa Anita Wednesday morning in preparation for a start in Saturday’s Classic.

“He’s doing great,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “He showed a lot of energy going on and off the track.”

Vino Rosso already has a 1 1/4m GI victory at Santa Anita on his resume. The 4yo son of Curlin captured the May 27 Gold Cup, seven weeks after finishing fourth in the 7f Carter Handicap at Aqueduct.

“The Carter was a Grade 1 opportunity and he’s always run well at Aqueduct. Unfortunately, it was probably the slowest half-mile pace in the history of the Carter and it didn’t set up well for him,” Pletcher said. “If we could do it all over again, we’d probably put a pacesetter in there to insure that there’s decent fractions. But you’d never expect a Grade 1 sprint to go almost :47 to the half.”

The Carter experience did, however, move Vino Rosso forward.

“He was training super and it seemed like the Santa Anita Gold Cup was coming up at the right time,” Pletcher said. “He was doing well and we felt getting a race over the track would let us see where we are as far as the Breeders’ Cup.”

Vino Rosso stalked the early pace in the Gold Cup before moving to the lead on the turn into the homestretch and edging away to victory by three-quarters of a length.

“It gives us encouragement. He has a good race over the track at the distance,” Pletcher said. “It’s good to know that.”


War of Will – Trainer Mark Casse is always encouraged whenever the son of War Front gets to bucking on the track, and War of Will threw in one of playful jumps while galloping along with stablemate and Breeders’ Cup Mile contender Got Stormy Wednesday morning.

With Shane Tripp in the irons, War of Will visited the gate after his routine exercise.

It would be unfair to frame a campaign that includes a Preakness Stakes triumph and two other graded-stakes wins as a disappointment but War of Will has stumped his connections with some less than stellar runs that didn’t have obvious excuses. The bay colt trained in superior fashion leading up the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, but could only manage a fifth-place run that day. His third-place effort in the Pennsylvania Derby was an improvement but trainer Mark Casse felt the colt lost focus in the lane, hence the decision to add blinkers to War of Will for Saturday’s Classic.

One of the many reasons why War of Will’s Kentucky Derby outcome – in which he was elevated to seventh via disqualification after being interfered with by Maximum Security – stung so deeply for Casse was because he felt his charge was coming into that race in peak form.

“In all honesty, he’s thrown some clunkers at us that I don’t really know why. So that’s a bit disappointing,” Casse said. “He needs to come with his Derby race (on Saturday). Everything we’ve kind of done up to this now has been looking at how we did the Kentucky Derby. I think he came with his ‘A’ game in the Kentucky Derby. Probably a B-plus game in the Preakness. Our feeling is he’s older, he’s more mature now and why not. If he comes with his big race, then everyone will know he’s there.”

Breeders’ Cup 2019: Video Form Guide

Breeders' Cup 2019: Six to Watch

Breeders' Cup 2019: Video Form Guide

One of the many great things about US racing is that all of the major races are available to view on the internet. When it comes to a meeting like the Breeders' Cup, then, it's simply a case of aggregating all the various recordings. And then annotating them. Which takes ages.

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Anyhoo, one of the team - now lying in a darkened room - has spent mucho hours doing the donkey work to bring you the ponies who will be running at Santa Anita Park at the beginning of November.

To find your videos, type in either a horse or a race name, and our magic will do the rest. For example, type 'McKinzie' in the search box and you'll see a list of races in which McKinzie took part. Hope that's helpful - good luck!


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DateTrackRaceGradeDistanceWinnerAlso RanVideo
8/17/2019Del Mar$1 Million TVG Pacific Classic StakesI1m2fHigher PowerDraft Pick, Mongolian Groom, Tenfold, Campaign, War Story, Seeking the Soul, Pavel, Quip, For the Top (ARG),
9/28/2019Churchill DownsAck Ack StakesIII1mMr FreezeThirstforlife, Mr Darcy, C Z Rocket, Mr. Jagermeister, Timeline, Air Strike, Unmatchable
06/08/2019Belmont ParkAcorn StakesI1mGuaranaSerengeti Empress, Jeltrin, Ce Ce, Queen of Beas, Proud Emma, Bell's the One, Cookie Dough, Fancy Dress Party
5/17/2019PimlicoAdena Springs Miss Preakness StakesII6fCovfefePlease Flatter Me, Tomlin, Midnight Fantasy, Never Enough Time, Bye Bye J, Fighting Mad, Brunette Princess, Congrats Gal
08/04/2019SaratogaAdirondack StakesII6 1/2fPerfect AlibiFrank's Rockette, Magic Dance, Miss Peppina, Big Q, Mylastfirstkiss, Integral, Just Fly
3/30/2019Meydan RacecourseAl Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Azizi DevelopmentsI6fBlue PointBelvoir Bay, Stormy Liberal, Viddora, The Right Man, Sands Of Mali, Wishful Thinker, Brave Smash, Ekhtiyaar, Lost Treasure, Mazzini, Illustrious Lad, Caribou Club
5/18/2019NewburyAl Shaqab Lockinge StakesI1mMustashryLaurens, Accidental Agent, Romanised, Le Brivido, I Can Fly, Sir Dancealot, Ostilio, Billesdon Brook, Sharja Bridge, Beat The Bank, Mythical Magic, Lord Glitters, Without Parole,
8/17/2019SaratogaAlabama StakesI1m2fDunbar RoadPoint of Honor, Street Band, Off Topic, Afleet Destiny, Champagne Anyone, Ulele, Lady Apple
7/27/2019SaratogaAlfred G. Vanderbilt HandicapI6fImperial HintDiamond Oops, Mitole, Firenze Fire, Strike Power, Do Share
05/03/2019Churchill DownsAlysheba StakesII1m 1/2fMcKinzieTom's d'Etat, Seeking the Soul, Silver Dust, Casino Star, Instilled Regard, Bourbon Resolution, Copper Bullet
9/27/2019Santa AnitaAmerican Pharoah StakesI1m 1/2fEight RingsAmerican Theorem , Storm the Court, Express Train, Shoplifted, Defense Wins, Fore Left, Nucky , Collusion Illusion
7/28/2019SaratogaAmsterdam StakesII6 1/2fShancelotNitrous, Honest Mischief, Super Comet, The Big S, Bourbon Calling, Achilles Warrior, Lemniscate, Garter And Tie, Wendell Fong, Strike Silver, Classy John
4/14/2019Oaklawn ParkApple Blossom HandicapI1m1/2fMidnight BisouEscape Clause, Elate, Viva Forever, Chocolate Martini, Wonder Gadot
4/13/2019Oaklawn ParkArkansas DerbyI1m1fOmaha BeachImprobable, Country House, Laughing Fox, Galilean, Long Range Toddy, Jersey Agenda, Tikhvin Flew, Gray Attempt, Six Shooter, One Flew South
7/13/2019ArlingtonArlington HandicapIII1m 1 2fBanduaThe Great Day, Captivating Moon, Botswana, El Picaro, Cullum Road, Spooky Channel, My Bariley, Nobrag Justfact, Royal Artillery
08/10/2019ArlingtonArlington Million XXXVII StakesI1m2fBricks and MortarMagic Wand (IRE), Bandua , Robert Bruce (CHI), Pivoine (IRE), intellogent (IRE), Captivating Moon, Hunting Horn (IRE), Catcho En Die (ARG)
9/28/2019Gulfstream ParkArmed Forces Stakes01mGraceful KittenJolting Joe, Captain D, Saint Benevolence, Indy Ride, Angelus Warrior, Causalistic, Turn On the Magic, Small Reason, Mo's Had Enough, Rock the Park
8/15/2019DeauvilleArqana Prix de LieureyIII1mFountTwist 'N' Shake, Commes, Silva, Matematica, Noor Sahara, Grace Spirit, Tifosa, Nooramunga, Stone Tornado
06/06/2019Belmont ParkAstoria Stakes05 1/2fMaryanorgingerPerfect Alibi, Talk You Out of It, Reiterate, Punk Rock Princess, Twirling Owen, Ms Headley
9/28/2019Santa AnitaAwesome Again StakesI1m1fMongolian GroomMcKinzie, Higher Power, Seeking the Soul, Draft Pick, Isotherm
3/16/2019Oaklawn ParkAzeri StakesII1m 1/2fMidnight BisouElate, Shamrock Rose, Tapa Tapa Tapa, Eskimo Kisses
2/16/2019Laurel ParkBarbara Fritchie StakesIII7fLate Night Pow WowSpiced Perfection, Dawn the Destroyer, Ms Locust Point, Your Love, Shimmering Aspen, Honor Way, Devine Mischief, My Cousin Martha, Lady Vicki
06/07/2019Belmont ParkBed o' Roses Invitational StakesIII7fSeparationofpowersChalon, Dawn the Destroyer, Pacific Gale, Spring in the Wind, Mybigitalianfriend
3/30/2019Santa Anita ParkBeholder Mile StakesI1mSecret SpiceMarley's Freedom, Paradise Woods, Selcourt, Mopotism, Exuberance, Just a Smidge
9/28/2019Belmont ParkBeldame StakesII1m1fMidnight BisouWow Cat, Crimson Frost, Another Broad, Spring in the Wind
06/07/2019Belmont ParkBelmont Gold Cup Invitational StakesII2mAmadeArklow, Highland Sky, Canessar, Red Knight, Raa Atoll, Mootasadir, Noble Thought
06/08/2019Belmont ParkBelmont StakesI1m4fSir WinstonTacitus, Joevia, Tax, Master Fencer, Spinoff, Everfast, Intrepid Heart, War of Will, Bourbon War
10/05/2019Belmont ParkBelmont Turf Sprint Invitational Stakes06fFinal FrontierShekky Shebaz, Fully Vested, Gidu, Disco Partner, They Shot Sonny, Hawkish
09/02/2019Parx RacingBensalem Stakes06fEngageBon Raison, Laki, Midnightcharly, Whereshetoldmetogo, Midtowncharlybrown, The Man, Cowboy Mz
08/10/2019Del MarBest Pal StakesII6fCollusion IllusionWrecking Crew,Fore Left, Thanks Mr. Eidson, We're Still Here,Raging Whiskey
08/10/2019ArlingtonBeverly D. StakesI1m 1 1/2fSistercharlieAwesometank, Competitionofideas, Fleeting, Thais, Remember Daisy, Oh So Terrible
08/11/2018ArlingtonBeverly D. StakesI1m 1 1/2fSistercharlieFourstar Crook, Thais, Daddys Lil Darling, Inflexibility, Nyaleti, Athena, Oh So Terrible, Dona Bruja
7/27/2019Del MarBing Crosby StakesI6fCistronDesert Law, Jalen Journey, Air Strike, Line Judge, Recruiting Ready, Chief Cicatriz
6/15/2019DusseldorfBMW Preis DusseldorfL1m 2 1/2fDuranceMythica, Diamanta, Ormuz, Vivid Diamond, Quantum Joy, La Pradera
11/02/2018AqueductBold Ruler HandicapIII7fNo DozingTrue Timber, Delta Prince, Bon Raison, Coal Front, Petrov
8/14/2019SaratogaBolton Landing Stakes05 1/2fKimariAbscond, Champagne Humor, Vast, Classy Sadie, Persian Queen
7/27/2019SaratogaBowling Green StakesII1m 1 1fChannel CatYa Primo, Arklow, Channel Maker, Zulu Alpha, Sadler's Joy, Olympico, Focus Group, Highland Sky, Argonne, Catcho En Die, Red Knight
11/03/2018Churchill DownsBreeders' Cup ClassicI1m2fAccelerateGunnevera , Thunder Snow (IRE) , Yoshida (JPN), Mendelssohn , Lone Sailor , West Coast, Discreet Lover , Axelrod , Pavel , 1Mind Your Biscuits, McKinzie , Catholic Boy , Roaring Lion
11/03/2018Churchill DownsBreeders' Cup Dirt MileI1mCity of LightSeeking the Soul, Bravazo, Firenze Fire, Giant Expectations, Catalina Cruiser, Trigger Warning, Seven Trumpets, Isotherm
7/26/2019Del MarCalifornia Dreamin' Stakes01m1/2fGrecian FireThe Street Fighter, What a View, Hardboot, Ultimate Bango, Ashleyluvssugar, The Hunted, Tule Fog, Brandothebartender, Smokey Image, Acclimate
09/07/2019Kentucky DownsCalumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup StakesIII1m4fZulu AlphaArklow, Campaign, Factor This, My Boy Jack, Blended Citizen, Pillar Mountain, Noble Thought, Hello Don Julio, Botswana, Gliding Alone
8/17/2019WoodbineCatch A Glimpse Stakes06 1/2fFair MaidenWestern Taffy, Saratoga Vision, Fast Scene, Muskoka Dancer, The Good Witch, Take Charge Eh
10/05/2019Belmont ParkChampagne StakesI1mTiz the LawGreen Light Go, Big City Bob, Gozilla, Alpha Sixty Six,Truculent
9/27/2019Santa Anita ParkChandelier StakesI1m1/2fBastComical, K P Dreamin, Been Studying Her, Buyer's Remorse, Leucothea
05/04/2019Churchill DownsChurchill Downs StakesI7fMitoleBobby's Wicked One, Promises Fulfilled, Do Share, Whitmore, Warrior's Club, Majestic Dunhill, Still Having Fun, Uncontested, Uno Mas Modelo, Wild Shot
12/01/2018AqueductCigar Mile HandicapI1mPatternrecognitionTrue Timber, Sunny Ridge, Mendelssohn, Pat On the Back, Stan the Man, Timeline, Copper Town
10/05/2019Santa AnitaCity of Hope Mile StakesII1mTrue Valour (IRE)Restrainedvengence , Prince Earl , Kingly, Big Score , Catapult , Andesh (IRE) , Synchrony , Ohio (BRZ), Bolo , River Boyne (IRE)
10/05/2019KeenelandClaiborne Breeders' FuturityI1m 1/2fMaxfieldGouverneur Morris, Enforceable, Ajaaweed, By Your Side, American Butterfly, January Won, King Theo, Life On the Road, Tap It to Win
7/28/2019Del MarClement L. Hirsch StakesI1m1/2fOllie's CandySecret Spice, La Force, Paradise Woods, Spring in the Wind, Queen Bee to You
7/21/2019SaratogaCoaching Club American OaksI1m1fGuaranaPoint of Honor, Off Topic, Champagne Anyone, Boxwood
5/27/2019Belmont ParkCommentator Stakes01mPat On the BackGiant Expectations, Mr. Buff, Syndergaard, Honor Up, Control Group, Haul Anchor
06/01/2019WoodbineConnaught Cup StakesII7fEl TormentaEmmaus (IRE), Curlin's Honor, Yorkton , Savage Battle , Hold'emforransom, Shakhimat
9/14/2019LeopardstownCoolmore Fastnet Rock Matron StakesI1mIridessaHermosa, Just Wonderful, Laurens, I Can Fly, Happen, Skitter Scatter
4/13/2019KeenelandCoolmore Jenny Wiley StakesI1m 1/2fRushing FallRymska (FR), Got Stormy, Onthemoonagain (FR), Bellavais, Phantom Opening, Princess Warrior, Goodyearforroses (IRE)
6/21/2019AscotCoronation StakesI1mWatch MeHermosa, Jubiloso, Twist 'N' Shake, Castle Lady, Happen, Pretty Pollyanna, Just Wonderful, Main Edition
9/21/2019Parx RacingCotillion StakesI1m1/2fStreet BandGuarana, Horologist, Bellafina, SweetD, Serengeti Empress, Jaywalk , Afleet Destiny, Jeltrin, She Makes Me Smile, Collegeville Girl
4/13/2019Oaklawn ParkCount Fleet Sprint HandicapIII6fMitoleWhitmore, Bourbon Cowboy, Operation Stevie, Storm Advisory
5/27/2019Gulfstream ParkCrystal River Stakes05fPay Any PriceMr French, Diamond Oops, Shoshone Brave, Singandcryindubai, Discreet Angel
8/16/2019Del MarCTT and TOC Stakes01m 1 1fSiberian IrisOver Thinking, Pantsonfire, Curlin's Journey, Mirth, Lostintranzlation, Anna Pavlova
8/17/2019Colonial DownsDa Hoss Stakes05 1/2fExtravagant KidJustaholic, Dubini, Oak Bluffs, Dirty, Smokin Nitro, American Sailor, Fairweather Friend
10/04/2019KeenelandDarley Alcibiades StakesI1m1/2fBritish IdiomPerfect Alibi, Alandra, Gone Glimmering, Sequin, Three D Flag, Spitefulness, How Ironic, Micheline, Western Taffy, Heir of Light
5/25/2019Santa Anita ParkDaytona StakesIII5fEddie HaskellWhat'sontheagenda, Kanthaka, Brandothebartender, Blameitonthelaw, Buckys Pick, Horse Greedy
8/31/2019Del MarDel Mar Debutante StakesI7fBastInspiressa, Comical, Lazy Daisy, Stellar Sound, Pure Xena, Powerfulattraction, Leucothea
8/17/2019Del MarDel Mar HandicapII1m1fAcclimateOscar Dominguez, Ritzy A. P, Blended Citizen, The Great Day, Itsinthepost, Marckie's Water
09/02/2019Del MarDel Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes01mYesterdayoncemoreCroughavouke, Applecross, Shedaresthedevil, Overjoyed, Awesome Drive, Convoluted, Warren's Showtime, Flamigo Bay, Text Dont Call, Acai
09/01/2019Del MarDel Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes01mEncoderBilly Batts, Ardenlee Star, Commander, Raging Whiskey
8/18/2019Del MarDel Mar Mile HandicapII1mPrince EarlSharp Samurai, Grecian Fire, Ohio (BRZ), Bowies Hero , Majestic Eagle, What a View , Bolo, Double Touch (GB), El Picaro (CHI)
8/19/2018Del MarDel Mar Mile HandicapII1mCatapultDQ-Fly to Mars, Sharp Samurai, Big Score, B Squared, Hunt, Caribou Club, Le Ken, What a View, True Valour, Bowies Hero, Next Shares, Om
8/18/2018Del MarDel Mar OaksI1m1fFatale BereOllie's Candy, Californiagoldrush, Ms Bad Behavior, Colonia, Paved, Movie Moment, Fool's Paradise, Ms Peintour, So Hi Society, Animosity, Streetwithnoname
7/13/2019Delaware ParkDelaware HandicapII1m2fElateEscape Clause, Blue Prize, Gotham Gala, Promise of Spring, Queen Nekia, Another Broad, Goodonehoney, Vente to Go
06/09/2019Santa Anita ParkDesert Code Stakes05fListingLegends of War, Rafal, Ginger, Alleva
7/13/2019SaratogaDiana StakesI1m1fSistercharlieRushing Fall, Homerique, Secret Message, Mitchell Road, Thais
04/05/2019AqueductDistaff HandicapIII7fCome DancingPacific Gale, Dawn the Destroyer, Yorkiepoo Princess, Holiday Disguise, Kathryn the Wise, Rosyjersey
10/06/2019KeenelandDixiana Bourbon StakesIII1m1/2fPeace AchievedVitalogy, Gear Jockey, Field Pass, Fighting Seabee, Nettleton, Art Collector, Ete Indien, Kid Mercury, The Third Secret, Deviant, Doc Boy, Prince of Thieves, Hurts So Good
5/18/2019PimlicoDixie StakesII1m 1/2fCatholic BoyAdmission Office, Just Howard, Real Story, O Dionysus, Inspector Lynley , 8Phlash Phelps , Paret (AUS) , 5Have At It , Something Awesome
9/21/2019Churchill DownsDogwood Stakes07fCovfefeBell's the One, Free Cover, Istan Council, Take Charge Angel, Champagne Anyone
3/30/2019Meydan RacecourseDubai Golden ShaheenI6fX Y JetMatera Sky, Imperial Hint, Promises Fulfilled, Drafted, Flight Hero, Nine Below Zero, Switzerland, Tato Key
3/30/2019Meydan RacecourseDubai Turf Sponsored By DP WorldI1m 1fAlmond EyeVivlos, Lord Glitters, Deirdre, Without Parole, Southern Legend, Century Dream, Majestic Mambo, Wootton, Yulong Prince, I Can Fly, Mountain Hunter, Dream Castle
3/30/2019Meydan RacecourseDubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates AirlineI1m2fThunder SnowGronkowski, Gunnevera, Pavel, Audible, Yoshida, North America, Seeking The Soul, Axelrod, New Trails, Dolkong, Capezzano
9/29/2019Remington ParkE. L. Gaylord Memorial Stakes06 1/2fTrixie RacerTopless, Henny Fly, Green Destiny, Lone Star Lady, Baby Leche, Smart Lassie, Twirling Around, Beer Can, Flat Precious, Tap and Spin, Fire of Gold
10/12/2019WoodbineE. P. Taylor StakesI1m2fStarship JubileeDurance, Platane, Imperial Charm, Holy Helena, Si Que Es Buena, Gaining, Red Tea, A. A. Azula's Arch, Secret Message
9/27/2019Santa Anita ParkEddie D StakesII5fPee Wee ReeseEddie Haskell, Stormy Liberal, Double Touch, Tribalist, Lombo, Boa Nova, Mr Vargas
7/21/2019Del MarEddie Read StakesII1m1fBowies HeroMarckie's Water , Ritzy A. P. Sharp Samurai, Catapult, Ohio (BRZ)
7/22/2018Del MarEddie Read StakesII1m1fCatapultSharp Samurai , Prime Attraction , Bowies Hero, Multiplier , Next Shares, True Valour (IRE), Fashion Business (GB), Itsinthepost (FR), Hunt (IRE)
08/11/2019Ellis ParkEllis Park Derby01mGray MagicianKnicks Go, Night Ops, Harvey Wallbanger, Eskenforit, Super Steed, Whiskey Echo
05/12/2019LongchampEmirates Poule d'Essai des PoulichesI1mCastle LadyCommes, East, Imperial Charm, Matematica, Watch Me, Rocques, Coral Beach, Suphala, Silva
3/16/2019Oaklawn ParkEssex Handicap01m 1/2fRated R SuperstarSnapper Sinclair, Giant Expectations, Nanoosh, Chris and Dave, Heavy Roller, Sonneteer, Hence, Dalmore
08/03/2019SaratogaFasig-Tipton De La Rose StakesL1mGot StormyCapla Temptress (IRE) , Stella di Camelot (IRE) , Desert Isle, Rock my Love (GER), Divine Miss Grey
1/26/2019Gulfstream ParkFasig-Tipton Hurricane Bertie StakesIII7fDream PaulinePacific Gale, Stormy Embrace, Shamrock Rose, Blamed, Ms Meshak, Awestruck, Victory Rally
4/14/2019Oaklawn ParkFifth Season Stakes01m1/2fFight OnCasino Star, Gato Guapo, Hawaakom, Snapper Sinclair, Secret Passage, Noble Indy, Matrooh, Rocky Tough
10/05/2019KeenelandFirst Lady StakesI1mUni (GB)Juliet Foxtrot (GB) , Vasilika, Rushing Fall , Hanalei Moon, Awesometank (GB) , Just Wonderful, Mitchell Road, Storm the Hill, Ms Bad Behavior, Indian Blessing (GB), Marina's Legacy, Conquest Hardcandy
6/15/2019Churchill DownsFleur de Lis HandicapII1m1fElateBlue Prize, She's a Julie, Go Google Yourself, Auspicious Babe, Skeptic
10/06/2019Belmont ParkFlower Bowl StakesI1m2fSistercharlieMrs. Sippy, Thais, Lantiz, Beau Belle, Ferdinanda, Empressof the Nile
8/24/2019SaratogaForego StakesI7fMitoleFirenze Fire, Killybegs Captain, Air Strike, Bon Raison, Promises Fulfilled
08/10/2019SaratogaFourstardave HandicapI1mGot StormyRaging Bull (FR), Uni (GB), March to the Arch, Made You Look , Made You Look , Dr. Edgar , Krampus, Gidu (IRE) , Ostilio (GB)
3/30/2019Santa AnitaFrank E. Kilroe Mile StakesI1mOhio (BRZ)Catapult, Desert Stone (IRE), River Boyne (IRE) , Hunt (IRE) , Next Shares
10/06/2019Belmont ParkFrizette StakesI1mWicked WhisperFrank's Rockette, Slam Dunk, Ice Princess, Daphne Moon, Miss Marissa, Quality Response
10/06/2019Belmont ParkFuturity StakesIII6fFour Wheel DriveFreewheeler , Embolden , Jack and Noah (FR), Another Miracle, Tomato Bill
9/22/2019Belmont ParkGallant Bloom HandicapII6 1/2fCome DancingMinit to Stardom, Majestic Reason, Carrera Cat, Jc's Shooting Star
9/22/2018Parx RacingGallant Bob StakesIII6fFirenze FireWhereshetoldmetogo, Seven Trumpets, Engage, Smooth B, Earned Success, Forced, War Giant
5/27/2019Santa Anita ParkGamely StakesI1m1fVasilikaRymska, Ahimsa, Elysea's World, Meal Ticket, Streak of Luck, Ollie's Candy, Causeforcommotion
8/31/2019SaratogaGlens Falls StakesII1m 1 1fMrs. SippyEmpressof the Nile, Santa Monica, Get Explicit, Fools Gold, Lady Montdore, Violet Blue
3/30/2019Meydan RacecourseGodolphin MileII1mCoal FrontHeavy Metal, Muntazah, Kimbear, Secret Ambition, Musawaat, Logrado, Ibn Malik, True Timber, Nonkono Yume, Major Partnership, Good Curry
5/27/2019Santa AnitaGold Cup at Santa Anita StakesI1m2fVino RossoGift Box, Lone Sailor , Mongolian Groom, Higher Power, Core Beliefs , Blitzkrieg
8/17/2019Del MarGreen Flash HandicapIII5fMr VargasEddie Haskell, Stormy Liberal, Undrafted, Calexman, Shades of Victory
3/30/2019Gulfstream ParkGulfstream Park OaksII1m1/2fChampagne AnyoneDunbar Road, Cookie Dough, Point of Honor, Safta, Bella Ciao
8/25/2018SaratogaH. Allen Jerkens StakesI7fPromises FulfilledSeven Trumpets, Firenze Fire, Engage, Still Having Fun, Telekinesis, Gidu, Givemeaminit, Funny Duck
8/24/2019SaratogaH. Allen Jerkens StakesI7fMind ControlHog Creek Hustle, Shancelot, Rowayton, Nitrous, Call Paul, Borracho, The Big S, Twelfth Labour
08/04/2019DusseldorfHenkel-Preis der Diana-German OaksI1m3fDiamantaNaida, Durance, Satomi, Akribie, Donjah, Skyful Sea, Shining Pass, Mythica, Apadanah, Freedom Rising, Liberty London, Ismene
6/29/2019WoodbineHighlander StakesI6fWet Your WhistleExtravagant Kid, White Flag , El Tormenta , Caribou Club , Yorkton Detroit Steel (IRE), Souper Smart, Tricks to Doo
4/19/2019KeenelandHilliard Lyons-Baird Doubledogdare StakesIII1m1/2fElectric ForestGo Google Yourself, Promise of Spring, Golden Award, Moonlit Garden
7/24/2019SaratogaHonorable Miss HandicapII6fMinit to StardomChalon, Ours to Run, Mia Mischief, Honey Bunny, Pacific Gale
05/04/2019Churchill DownsHumana Distaff StakesI7fMia MischiefMarley's Freedom, Amy's Challenge, Spiced Perfection, Emboldened, Spring in the Wind, Talk Veuve to Me
5/27/2019Monmouth ParkHystericalady Stakes06fRoyal CharlotteMiss Imperial, Swap Meet, Malocchio, Questionoftheday
10/06/2019KeenelandIndian Summer Stakes05 1/2fKimariChimney Rock, Axiomo, Mystic Lancelot , Rockcrest, Old Chestnut, Shippingport , Johnny Unleashed, Fast Scene
7/13/2019Indiana Grand Race CourseIndiana DerbyIII1m 1/2fMr. MoneyGray Magician, Math Wizard, Chess Chief , Long Range, Frolic More, Roiland, Hero Tiger , Alwaysmining, Market Garden, Eskenforit
9/14/2019Churchill DownsIroquois StakesIII1m 1/2fDennis' MomentScabbard, Lebda, Letmeno, Rowdy Yates, January Won, Flute Maker, Automate, Juggernaut , Zyramid
06/08/2019Belmont ParkJaipur Invitational StakesI6fWorld of TroubleOm, Disco Partner, Belvoir Bay, Diamond Oops, Dirty, Wild Shot
7/27/2019SaratogaJim Dandy StakesII1m1fTaxTacitus, Global Campaign, Laughing Fox, War of Will, Mihos
9/28/2019Belmont ParkJockey Club Gold Cup StakesI1m2fDQ-Vino Rosso, Code of Honor, Tacitus, Preservationist, Olympic Village
01/01/2019Santa AnitaJoe Hernandez StakesIII6 1/2fCaribou ClubStormy Liberal, Conquest Tsunami , Cistron , Law Abidin Citizen , Calculator , Pubilius Syrus, Afleet Ascent
10/05/2019Belmont ParkJoe Hirsch Turf Classic StakesI1m4fArklowChannel Maker, Sadler's Joy, Channel Cat, Cross Border, Zulu Alpha, Ya Primo
8/31/2019Del MarJohn C. Mabee StakesII1m1fVasilikaJuliet Foxtrot, Toinette, Paved, Meal Ticket, Elysea's World, La Force, Ahimsa, Quebec, Ippodamia's Girl
9/28/2019Santa Anita ParkJohn Henry Turf Championship StakesII1m2fCleopatra's StrikeAcclimate, United, Oscar Dominguez, Ritzy A. P., Grecian Fire, Ya Gotta Wanna, The Street Fighter
10/09/2019KeenelandJPMorgan Chase Jessamine StakesII1m1/2fSweet MelaniaWitez, Ask Bailey, Jezebel's Kitten, Eye of a Soldier, Morning Gold, Diamond Sparkles, Swanage, Indochine, High On Gin, Fujairah, Takeitback, Envied, Lemon Scat
8/21/2019YorkJuddmonte International StakesI1m 2 1/2fJapanCrystal Ocean, Elarqam, King Of Comedy, Regal Reality, Lord Glitters, Circus Maximus, Cheval Grand, Thundering Blue
6/28/2019CurraghJuddmonte Pretty Polly StakesI1m2fIridessaMagic Wand, Pink Dogwood, Wild Illusion, Worth Waiiting
10/06/2019KeenelandJuddmonte Spinster StakesI1m1fBlue PrizeElate, Dunbar Road, She's a Julie, Vexatious
9/21/2019Belmont ParkKelso HandicapII1mPat On the BackPrince Lucky, True Timber, Tale of Silence, Plainsman, Monongahela
05/04/2019Churchill DownsKentucky DerbyI1m2fDQ-Maximum SecurityCountry House, Code of Honor, Tacitus, Improbable, Game Winner, Master Fencer, War of Will, Plus Que Parfait, Win Win Win, Cutting Humor, By My Standards, Vekoma, Bodexpress, Tax, Roadster, Long Range Toddy, Spinoff, Gray Magician
08/04/2019Ellis ParkKentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint StakesL5 1/2fTotally BossJazzy Times, Fast Boat, Sir Navigator, Latent Revenge, Angaston, Corruze, Mr French, Mr. Crow, Conquest Tsunami, Reward the Miracle
7/20/2019CurraghKerrygold Irish OaksI1m4fStar CatcherFleeting, Pink Dogwood, Search For A Song, Manuela De Vega, Peach Tree, Iridessa, Trethias
8/24/2019SaratogaKetel One Ballerina StakesI7fCome DancingDawn the Destroyer, Special Relativity, Separationofpowers, Mia Mischief
10/05/2019NewmarketKingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot StakesI1mBillesdon BrookVeracious, Iridessa, Lavender's Blue, I Can Fly, Madeleine Must, Laurens, Hermosa, Crown Walk
6/18/2019AscotKing's Stand StakesI5fBlue PointBattaash, Soldier's Call, Mabs Cross, Fairyland, Imprimis, Equilateral, Houtzen, Signora Cabello, Sergei Prokofiev, Enzo's Lad, Judicial
10/14/2019Belmont ParkKnickerbocker StakesII1m1fLucullanOlympico, Dr. Edgar, Catholic Boy, Glorious Empire, Argonne
12/26/2018Santa Anita ParkLa Brea StakesI7fSpiced PerfectionHot Autumn, Emboldened, Happy Like a Fool, Heavenhasmynikki, Kelly's Humor, Cathedral Reader, Dream Tree
08/04/2019Del MarLa Jolla HandicapIII1m1/2fKinglyNeptune's Storm, Jasikan, Rijeka, Gregorian Chant, Stubbins, Golden Birthday, King of Speed
01/12/2019Santa Anita ParkLas Cienegas Stakes06 1/2fBelvoir BayLady Suebee, Compelled, Painting Corners
02/09/2019Santa Anita ParkLas Virgenes StakesII1mBellafinaEnaya Alrabb, Calf Moon Bay, Mother Mother, Tomlin
9/14/2019Churchill DownsLocust Grove StakesIII1m1/2fGo Google YourselfMoonlit Garden, Mylady Curlin, Escape Clause, Rose of Malibu, Red Dane, Pink Sands, Cosmic Burst, Skeptic
08/11/2019Emerald DownsLongacres Mile HandicapIII1mLaw Abidin CitizenAnyportinastorm , Restrainedvengence , Solid Wager , Elliott Bay , Oh Marvelous Me, More Power to Him , Curlin Rules, Rocky Tough , Brave Nation , El Huerfano
05/04/2019Churchill DownsLongines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile StakesII1mBeau RecallGot Stormy, Daddy Is a Legend, Environs, Precieuse, Proctor's Ledge, Capla Temptress, Valedictorian, Raven's Lady, Take These Chains
06/08/2019Belmont ParkLongines Just a Game StakesI1mRushing FallBeau Recall, Daddy Is a Legend, Bellavais, Environs, Capla Temptress
05/03/2019Churchill DownsLongines Kentucky OaksI1m1fSerengeti EmpressLiora, Lady Apple, Champagne Anyone, Bellafina, DQ-Jaywalk, Street Band, Chocolate Kisses, Motion Emotion, Jeltrin, Out for a Spin, Flor de La Mar , Restless Rider, Positive Spirit
08/03/2019SaratogaLongines Test StakesI7fCovfefeSerengeti Empress, Bellafina, Trenchtown Cat, Jeltrin, Royal Charlotte, Please Flatter Me
8/30/2019SaratogaLucky Coin Stakes05 1/2fShekky ShebazFinal Frontier, Disco Partner, Square Shooter, Strike Power
04/06/2019KeenelandMadison StakesI7fSpiced PerfectionAmy's Challenge, Late Night Pow Wow, America's Tale, Shamrock Rose, Divine Queen, Sultry, Create a Star, Cathedral Reader
02/02/2019Santa AnitaMAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT07fOmaha BeachOne Bad Boy, Nolde, Alleva, Mo Reserve, Moonoverthebayou, Polar
11/03/2018Churchill DownsMaker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare TurfI1m 1 1fSistercharlieWild Illusion, A Raving Beauty, Magic Wand, Athena, Eziyra, Fourstar Crook, Mom's On Strike, Princess Yaiza, Santa Monica, Fuhriously Kissed, Paved, Thais, Smart Choice
05/11/2019Belmont ParkMan o' War StakesI1m 1 1fChannel MakerArklow, Magic Wand, Hunting Horn, Epical, Focus Group, Zulu Alpha, Village King, Kulin Rock
06/08/2019Belmont ParkManhattan StakesI1m2fBricks and MortarRobert Bruce (CHI), Raging Bull (FR), Channel Maker, Channel Cat , Bandua, Olympico (FR), Qurbaan, Catcho En Die (ARG)
12/02/2018Del MarMatriarch StakesI1mUni (GB)Daddy Is a Legend, Quidura (GB), Vasilika , Dona Bruja (ARG) , Rymska (FR), Mission Impassible (IRE), Excellent Sunset (IRE), Insta Erma, Valadorna , Luminoso , Fahan Mura, Mopotism
6/15/2019Churchill DownsMatt Winn StakesIII1m1/2fMr. MoneySignalman, Proverb, Armistice Day, Knicks Go, Limonite, Nolo Contesto
07/06/2019HamburgMehl-Mulhens-TrophyIII1m3fDuranceAnna Pivola, Shining Pass, Liberty London, Whispering Angel, Sharoka, Wildbeere, Wish You Well
9/29/2019Belmont ParkMiss Grillo StakesII1m1/2fSelflesslyCrystalle, Jazzique, Sparkling Sky, English Breeze, My Sassy Sarah, Wicked Title, Ava K's Girl
7/20/2019Monmouth ParkMolly Pitcher StakesIII1m1/2fMidnight BisouCoach Rocks, Cosmic Burst, Breaking Bread, Sun Studio
7/20/2019Monmouth ParkMonmouth Cup StakesIII1m1fWar StoryBal Harbour, Coal Front, Moon Gate Warrior, Lemonade Thursday, Zanotti
5/26/2019Santa Anita ParkMonrovia StakesIII5fS Y SkyBelvoir Bay, Lady Suebee, Spectator, Flammetta, Rocky Policy, Painting Corners
6/29/2019Belmont ParkMother Goose StakesII1m1/2fDunbar RoadClassic Fit, Jeltrin, Cassies Dreamer, Safta, Wings of Dawn
3/23/2019Fair GroundsMuniz Memorial HandicapII1m1fBricks and MortarMarkitoff, Synchrony, Divisidero , Hot Springs, Inspector Lynley
5/18/2019Gulfstream ParkMusical Romance Stakes07fStormy EmbraceLady's Island, Flora Fantasy, Heiressall, Starship Bonita, Pure Lemon, Starcloud
9/15/2019WoodbineNatalma StakesI1mAbscondWalk In Marrakesh, Fair Maiden, Diamond Sparkles, Secret Stash, Saratoga Vision, Runway Dreamer
09/12/2019Kentucky DownsNevada State Bank Franklin-Simpson StakesIII6 1/2fLegends of WarStubbins, Uncapped, Archidust, Nitrous, Abyssinian, Lexitonian, The Last Zip, Carotari, The Black Album, Moon Colony, Pole Setter
3/23/2019Fair GroundsNew Orleans Ladies Stakes01m1/2fBeau RecallSensitive, Vagabond Princess, Lady Mamba, Flower Party, Coachwhip, Hey Niki, La Sola Ranger
9/22/2018Belmont ParkNoble Damsel StakesIII1mUni (GB)Hawksmoor (IRE), Thundering Sky , Dream Awhile
4/13/2019Oaklawn ParkOaklawn HandicapII1m1fQuipLone Sailor, Pioneer Spirit, Remembering Rita, Giant Expectations, Rated R Superstar, Tenfold, Lookin At Lee, Chris and Dave
05/04/2019Oaklawn ParkOaklawn Invitational Stakes01m1fLaughing FoxNight Ops, Proverb, Math Wizard, Roiland , Chess Chief , Harvey Wallbanger , Wicked Indeed, Comedian , Shang,Hidden Ruler
05/03/2019Oaklawn ParkOaklawn Mile Stakes01mExultingExclamation Point, Pioneer Spirit, Fight On, Malibu Max, Matrooh, Lenstar, Colonelsdarktemper, Gato Guapo, Snapper Sinclair, Secret House
06/08/2019Belmont ParkOgden Phipps StakesI1m1/2fMidnight BisouCome Dancing, Mopotism, Escape Clause, Pacific Wind
6/22/2019ThistledownOhio DerbyIII1m1fOwendaleMath Wizard, Long Range Toddy, Bethlehem Road, Dare Day, Going for Gold
9/29/2019Remington ParkOklahoma DerbyIII1m1fOwendaleSleepy Eyes Todd, Chess Chief, Mucho Gusto, Bankit, Funny Guy, Long Range Toddy , Cairo Cat, Drifting West , View Magic
05/04/2019Churchill DownsOld Forester Turf Classic StakesI1m1fBricks and MortarQurbaan, Clyde's Image, Raging Bull (FR), March to the Arch, Markitoff , Synchrony, Sabador (FR) , Ticonderoga, Next Shares, Multiplier, Prime Attraction, Breaking the Rules
05/02/2019Churchill DownsOpening Verse Overnight Stakes01mSiem RiepHembree, Ballagh Rocks, First Premio, Om, Monarchs Glen, Hot Springs, Parlor, Kencumin, Profiteer
9/28/2019Gulfstream ParkOur Dear Peggy Stakes01mOnyxMadame Bourbon, Gran Brandy, Marama, Addilyn, Cedar Hall, Whycantthisbelove, Little Maria
8/29/2019SaratogaP. G. Johnson Stakes01m1/2fCrystalleSweet Melania, English Breeze, Ginseng, Apurate, Lively Kitten, Lucky Jingle
07/06/2019Parx RacingParx Dash StakesIII5fPure SensationRocket Heat, Smokin Nitro, Jelly, Completed Pass, Fielder, Snowday, Nice Tune, Vision Perfect, Long May You Run
9/21/2019Parx RacingParx Dirt Mile StakesL1mCoal FrontDiamond King, Forewarned, Golden Brown, Wild About Deb, Grasshoppin
05/04/2019Churchill DownsPat Day Mile StakesIII1mMr. MoneyHog Creek Hustle, Dream Maker, Captain Von Trapp, Everfast, Frolic More, Dunph, Instagrand, Last Judgment, Durkin's Call, Tobacco Road, Manny Wah, Mr Money Bags
8/25/2018Del MarPat O'Brien StakesII7fCatalina CruiserBattle of Midway, Vorticity, Threefiveindia
8/24/2019Del MarPat O'Brien StakesII7fCatalina CruiseGiant Expectations, American Anthem, Jalen Journey, Seven Trumpets, Chief Cicatriz
10/12/2019WoodbinePattison Canadian International StakesI1m4fDesert EncounterAlounak, Ziyad, Pivoine, Pumpkin Rumble, Nessy
1/26/2019Gulfstream ParkPegasus World Cup Invitational StakesI1m1fCity of LightSeeking the Soul, Accelerate, Bravazo, Audible, Gunnevera, True Timber, Imperative, Tom's d'Etat, Something Awesome, Kukulkan, Patternrecognition
1/26/2019Gulfstream ParkPegasus World Cup Turf Invitational StakesI1m 1 1/2fBricks and MortarMagic Wand (IRE), Delta Prince, Catapult , Channel Maker , Yoshida (JPN) , Next Shares, Dubby Dubbie, Aerolithe (JPN), Fahan Mura
2/16/2019Tampa BayPelican Stakes06fKillybegs CaptainSweetontheladies, Imperial Hint, Tricks to Doo, Old Time RevivalNo video
9/21/2019Parx RacingPennsylvania DerbyI1m1fMath WizardMr. Money, War of Will, Improbable, Spun to Run, Shanghai Superfly
9/22/2018Parx RacingPennsylvania DerbyI1m1fMcKinzieAxelrod, Trigger Warning, Hofburg, Core Beliefs, King Zachary, Bravazo, Mr Freeze, Instilled Regard
06/01/2019Penn NationalPennsylvania Governor's Cup Stakes05fPure SensationCompleted Pass, Nice Tune, Square Shooter
6/29/2019Belmont ParkPerfect Sting StakesL1mUni (GB)Mrs. Ramona G, Bellavais, Too Charming, Binti Al Nar
8/24/2019SaratogaPersonal Ensign StakesI1m1fMidnight BisouElate, She's a Julie, Wow Cat, Coach Rocks, Golden Award
9/28/2019Belmont ParkPilgrim StakesIII1m 1 1/2fStructorAndesite, Our Country, Famished, No Word, Maxwell Esquire, No Lime, The Gray Blur, Tuggle
8/24/2019WoodbinePlay the King StakesII7fSilent PoetSable Island, Curlin's Honor, El Tormenta , Admiralty Pier, Carmenootz
4/14/2019AqueductPlenty of Grace StakesL1mFifty FiveConquest Hardcandy, Coffee Crush, Thais, Silent Sonet
9/14/2019Churchill DownsPocahontas StakesII1m1/2fLazy DaisyHis Glory, Portrait, Blood Curdling, Morning Gold, Lotta Ott, Shadilee, Addilyn
6/16/2019Santa Anita ParkPossibly Perfect Stakes01m2fLemoonaMirth, Pantsonfire, Pulpit Rider, Lynne's Legacy, Zaffinah, Confidentially
5/18/2019PimlicoPreakness StakesI1m 1 1/2fWar of WillEverfast, Owendale, Warrior's Charge, Laughing Fox, Improbable, Win Win Win, Bourbon War, Signalman, Anothertwistafate, Alwaysmining, Market King, Bodexpress
6/29/2019Gulfstream ParkPrincess Rooney StakesII7fStormy EmbraceTrenchtown Cat, Royal Asscher, Razorback Lady, Weekend Mischief, Saguaro Row
8/31/2019SaratogaPrioress StakesII6fRoyal CharlotteBreak Even, Risky Mandate, Break Curfew, Kept True
9/21/2019LongchampPrix Bertrand de TarragonIII1m1fSilvaDuneflower, Spirit Of Nelson, Dariyza, Mythic, All Grace, Folie De Louise
4/14/2019LongchampPrix de la GrotteIII1mCastle LadyImperial Charm, Epistrophy, Cala Tarida, Rocques, Tifosa, Montviette, Sicilia, Lily's Candle
10/06/2019LongchampPrix de l'Opera LonginesI1m2fVilla MarinaFleeting, Watch Me, Commes, Terebellum, With You, Ligne D'Or, Pink Dogwood, Etoile, Mehdaayih, Cartiem, Goddess
7/27/2019DeauvillePrix de PsycheIII1m2fVilla MarinaEdisa, Romanciere, Alzire, All Grace, Paramount, Cartiem, Preciosa
09/08/2019LONGCHAMPPrix du Moulin de Longchamp11mCircus MaximusRomanised, Line Of Duty, Olmedo, Phoenix Of Spain, Shaman
8/31/2019Gulfstream ParkProud Man Stakes07 1/2fGraceful KittenCaptain D, Island Commish, Small Reason, Monforte, All D' Hype, Venerate, Mr. Cesco, Travelin Gambler, Saint Benevolence
9/15/2019LongchampQatar Prix VermeilleI1m4fStar CatcherMusis Amica, Ligne D'Or, Villa Marina, Fleeting, Channel, Anapurna, Pink Dogwood, Tamniah
7/31/2019GoodwoodQatar Sussex StakesI1mToo Darn HotCircus Maximus, I Can Fly, Happy Power, Lord Glitters, Phoenix Of Spain, Zabeel Prince, Accidental Agent
6/18/2019AscotQueen Anne StakesI1mLord GlittersBeat The Bank, One Master, Romanised, Le Brivido, Laurens, Mustashry, Barney Roy, Sharja Bridge, Matterhorn, Stormy Atlantic, Hazapour, Mythical Magic, Dream Castle, Olmedo, Accidental Agent
10/12/2019KeenelandQueen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup StakesI1m1fCambier ParcCastle Lady, Princesa Carolina, Cafe Americano, Varenka, Regal Glory, Kelsey's Cross, Magnetic Charm
9/28/2019Monmouth ParkRainbow Heir Stakes05 1/2fJustaholicFig Jelly, Paret, Axtell, Abiding Star, Pocket Change, Hollywood Talent, Like What I See, Candy Cane Lane, Nice Tune, Fixed Point, Completed Pass
2/18/2019Oaklawn ParkRazorback HandicapIII1m 1/2fCoal FrontCopper Bullet, Rated R Superstar, Sonneteer, All Out Blitz, Souper Tapit, Nun the Less, Remembering Rita, Rocking the Boat, M G Warrior, Nanoosh, Lone Rock, Thirstforlife, Tiz He the One
3/16/2019Oaklawn ParkRebel StakesII1m 1/2fOmaha BeachGame Winner, Market King, Gunmetal Gray, Jersey Agenda, Captain Von Trapp, Laughing Fox, Parsimony, Kaziranga, Our Braintrust
9/14/2019WoodbineRicoh Woodbine Mile StakesI1mEl TormentaGot Stormy, DQ-Lucullan, Raging Bull (FR), Synchrony, Emmaus (IRE), Admiralty Pier, Made You Look, Silent Poet, Awesometank (GB), American Guru
9/28/2019Santa Anita ParkRodeo Drive StakesI1m2fMirthBeau Recall, Elysea's World, Siberian Iris, Excellent Sunset, Paved
09/02/2019Golden GateRolling Green Stakes1m 1/2fRestrainedvengenceBuilder, Wicked Old Fashion, Cafe Flavor, Tortosa , Lymebyrd , G. G. RyderN/A check the url link on column A
04/06/2019Santa Anita ParkRoyal Heroine StakesII1mVasilikaMeal Ticket, Space Talk, Raven's Lady, Cordiality, Smoovie, Ms Bad Behavior
05/05/2019Belmont ParkRuffian StakesII1mCome DancingPacific Wind, Pink Sands, Sun Studio, Frostie Anne
09/02/2019Del MarRunhappy Del Mar FuturityI7fNuckyWrecking Crew, Defense Wins, Ginobili, Fore Left, Garth, Eight Rings, Storm the Court
06/08/2019Belmont ParkRunhappy Metropolitan HandicapI1mMitoleMcKinzie, Thunder Snow, Promises Fulfilled, Firenze Fire, Pavel, Coal Front, Tale of Silence, Prince Lucky
7/17/2019Del MarRunhappy Oceanside Stakes01mJasikanNolde, Rijeka, Golden Birthday, Gregorian Chant, Manhattan Up, Legends of War, Synthesis, More Ice, City Rage, King of Speed, Roger That
05/11/2019Belmont ParkRunhappy Stakes06fFirenze FireRecruiting Ready, Bon Raison, Killybegs Captain, Skyler's Scramjet, Ready to Escape
8/24/2019SaratogaRunhappy Travers StakesI1m2fCode of HonorTacitus, Mucho Gusto, Endorsed, Owendale, Highest Honors, Tax, Chess Chief, Laughing Fox, Scars Are Cool, Looking At Bikinis, Everfast
8/25/2018SaratogaRunhappy Travers StakesI1m2fCatholic BoyMendelssohn, Bravazo, King Zachary, Vino Rosso, Trigger Warning, Tenfold, Gronkowski, Good Magic, Wonder Gadot
09/07/2019Kentucky DownsRunhappy Turf Sprint StakesIII6fTotally BossSmart Remark, Leinster, Imprimis, Stormy Liberal, Undrafted, Wet Your Whistle, White Flag, Cautious Giant, Jazzy Times
7/20/2019Del MarSan Diego HandicapII1m 1/2fCatalina CruiserMongolian Groom, Draft Pick, Core Beliefs
4/27/2019Golden GateSan Francisco Mile StakesIII1mBlitzkriegRiver Boyne (IRE), Choo Choo, Le Ken (ARG), Grecian Fire, Bowies Hero , Wentwood (GB), Many Roses, Souter (GB), Mithqaal
01/05/2019Santa Anita ParkSan Gabriel StakesII1m1fNext SharesCleopatra's Strike, Liam the Charmer, Chicago Style, Platinum Warrior, Flamboyant, Arms Runner, Oscar Dominguez, Big Bend
6/23/2019Santa Anita ParkSan Juan Capistrano StakesIII1m 1 2fAcclimateOscar Dominguez, Red King, Ya Gotta Wanna, Causeforcommotion, Mongolian Groom, Ground Attack
02/02/2019Santa Anita ParkSan Pasqual StakesII1m1fBattle of MidwayMcKinzie, Giant Expectations, Pavel, Dalmore
04/06/2019Santa Anita ParkSanta Anita OaksI1m1/2fBellafinaFlor de La Mar, Chasing Yesterday, Slewgoodtobetrue
10/05/2019Santa Anita ParkSanta Anita Sprint Championship StakesI6fOmaha BeachShancelot, Flagstaff, California Street, Horse Greedy, One Flew South
4/27/2019Santa Anita ParkSanta Margarita StakesII1m1fParadise WoodsLa Force, Exuberance, Just a Smidge, Lemoona, Starr of Quality, Birdie Gold
06/01/2019Santa Anita ParkSanta Maria StakesII1m1/2fLa ForceParadise Woods, Just a Smidge, Exuberance, Tapped
08/10/2019SaratogaSaratoga Special StakesII6 1/2fGreen Light GoScabbard, Tuggle, Peruvian Boy, Zyramid , Long Weekend, Iberico
07/11/2019SaratogaSchuylerville StakesIII6fComicalKiss the Girl, Shippy, Buxom Beast, Integral, Lula's Roadrunner, His Glory, Lady Fatima
9/21/2019Laurel ParkSelima Stakes01m1/2fSharingSunset Promise, Love Beach, Midship Lady, Rising Bella, Sky Kitten, Romney Marsh
10/05/2019KeenelandShadwell Turf Mile StakesI1mBowies HeroDiamond Oops, Suedois, First Premio, March to the Arch, Next Shares, Divisidero, Van Beethoven, Bandua, Valid Point, Admission Office, Vintager, Robin of Navan, Real Story
04/06/2019KeenelandShakertown StakesII5 1/2fImprimisBound for Nowhere, Angaston, Chaos Theory, Will Call, Square Shooter, Shakhimat, Jazzy Times, Disco Partner, Latent Revenge, Conquest Tsunami, Bay Muzik, Richard's Boy
8/25/2019Del MarShared Belief StakesL1mImprobableKing Jack, Lieutenant Dan, Street Class
8/31/2019Gulfstream ParkSharp Susan Stakes07 1/2fOnyxFujairah, Champagne Humor, Filly Jean King, Milkah, Subtle Joy, Foxy Lady, Royal Mistress, Blessed Beast
09/07/2019Gulfstream ParkSheer Drama Stakes06fWildwood's BeautyHeiressall, Ms Meshak, Stormy Embrace, Shanghai Starlet, Amaluna, Weekend Mischief, Starcloud, Bones
5/27/2019Santa AnitaShoemaker Mile StakesI1mBoloRiver Boyne (IRE), Bowies Hero, Sharp Samurai, Catapult, Ohio (BRZ) , Delta Prince , Le Ken (ARG), Desert Stone (IRE)
5/28/2018Santa Anita ParkShoemaker Mile StakesI1mHuntHeart to Heart, Next Shares, Om, Bowies Hero, Colonist, Blackjackcat, Arms Runner
03/09/2019Gulfstream ParkSilks Run Stakes05fImprimisVision Perfect, Pay Any Price, Singandcryindubai, Fixed Point, Apache Brave
6/23/2019Santa Anita ParkSiren Lure StakesL5fEddie HaskellWhat'sontheagenda, Brandothebartender, Tina's Exchange, Oiseau de Guerre
09/02/2019Parx RacingSmarty Jones StakesIII1m1/2fSpun to RunGray Magician, Top Line Growth, Cairo Cat, Bethlehem Road, Majid
6/29/2019Gulfstream ParkSmile Sprint StakesIII6fDiamond OopsJalen Journey, Fast Pass, Royal Squeeze, Garter and Tie, Cautious Giant, Proforma
08/03/2019Del MarSorrento StakesII6fAmalfi SunrisePowerfulattraction, Shedaresthedevil, Shanghai Keely, Princess Mo, Comical
10/06/2019Santa AnitaSpeakeasy Stakes05fEl Tigre TerribleBulletproof One , Greg's Diva, Ginobili, Square Deal, Commander (FR), Raging Whiskey, Absolute Weapon, Alfie Solomons, Biddy Duke
09/01/2019SaratogaSpinaway StakesI7fPerfect AlibiFrank's Rockette, Figure of Speech, Miss Peppina, Shippy, Risky Mischief, Mundaye Call
6/15/2019Churchill DownsStephen Foster StakesII1m1fSeeking the SoulQuip, Tom's d'Etat, Gift Box, Thirstforlife, Yoshida, Exulting, Runaway Ghost , Tenfold, King Zachary, Alkhaatam, Rated R Superstar
4/28/2019Lone StarSteve Sexton Mile StakesIII1mMocito RojoKing Abner, Title Ready, Air Strike, Shotgun Kowboy, G's Turn, Phat Man, Forevamo, Analyze This Jet, Minister of Soul
10/04/2019KeenelandStoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix StakesII6fEngageWhitmore, Lexitonian, Recruiting Ready, Hog Creek Hustle, Promises Fulfilled, Zipp On By, Cove Blue, American Pastime
4/13/2019KeenelandStonestreet Lexington StakesIII1m 1/2f
OwendaleAnothertwistafate, Sueno , Knicks Go, Shang , Roiland , Harvey Wallbanger, Zenden , Hawaiian Noises , Chase the Ghost
07/06/2019Belmont ParkSuburban StakesII1m2fPreservationistCatholic Boy, Pavel, Realm, Cordmaker, Carlino, Marconi, Rocketry, Lone Sailor, Wooderson, Mead Hall
12/15/2018Gulfstream ParkSugar Swirl StakesIII6fDream PaulineStormy Embrace, Pacific Gale, Bronx Beauty, Awestruck, Surprise Wedding, Proper Discretion, Money Or Love
8/18/2019SaratogaSummer Colony Stakes01m1fBlue PrizeVexatious, Alberobello, Skeptic, Pacific Wind, Breaking Bread, Tweeting
9/15/2019WoodbineSummer StakesI1mDecorated InvaderCadet Connelly, Vitalogy, Proven Strategies, Pleasecallmeback, Talking, Cucina, Zoological, Mystic Lancelot, Keep On Truckin
10/06/2019Santa AnitaSurfer Girl Stakes01mWarren's ShowtimeCroughavouke, Mind Out, Savvy Gal, Cholula Lips, Yesterdayoncemore
8/24/2019SaratogaSword Dancer StakesI1m4fAnnals of TimeSadler's Joy, Channel Cat, Channel Maker, Noble Thought, Pillar Mountain, Proven Reserves, Tiz Morning, Ya Primo
8/31/2019Baden BadenT. von Zastrow StutenpreisII1m4fAmorellaDurance, Shailene, Stex, Satomi, Atlanta, Quantum Joy, Sword Peinture, Apadanah, In Memory
5/26/2019CurraghTattersalls Irish One Thousand GuineasI1mHermosaLady Kaya, Qabala, Angel's Hideaway, Fairyland, Just Wonderful, Iconic Choice, Iridessa, Look Around, Dandhu, Star Terms, Garrel Glen, Mot Juste, Skitter Scatter, Fleeting
10/05/2019KeenelandThoroughbred Club of America StakesII6fSpiced PerfectionDawn the Destroyer, Mia Mischief, Chalon, Ours to Run, Danuska's My Girl, Talk Veuve to Me, Pretty Greeley, Razorback Lady
6/15/2019Santa Anita ParkThor's Echo Stakes06fDesert LawCoil Me Home, Smiling Angelo, Smokey Image, Fire When Ready, Tap the Wire
02/09/2019Santa AnitaThunder Road StakesIII1mTrue Valour (IRE)Ohio (BRZ), Le Ken (ARG) , River Boyne (IRE), Desert Stone (IRE) , Blackjackcat
8/31/2019Kentucky DownsTourist Mile StakesL1mSnapper SinclairReal Story, First Premio, Hembree, Majestic Eagle, Exulting, Next Shares, Mr Cub, Parlor, Bandar, Great Wide Open, Rare Form
5/25/2019Santa Anita ParkTriple Bend StakesII7fAir StrikeCistron, Nero, American Anthem, Majestic Eagle, All Out Blitz, Law Abidin Citizen, The Hardest Way
01/12/2019Gulfstream ParkTropical Turf StakesIII1mDoctor MountyYour Only Man, Heart to Heart, White Flag, Vici, Holiday Stone, Mr Freeze
08/03/2019SaratogaTroy StakesIII5 1/2fLeinsterDisco Partner, Pure Sensation, Wet Your Whistle, Rocket Heat
06/07/2019Belmont ParkTrue North StakesII6 1/2fCatalina CruiserStrike Power, Recruiting Ready, Nicodemus, Stan the Man, Gold for the King, Mr. Dougie Fresh, Whitmore
09/02/2019Parx RacingTurf Monster StakesIII5fPure SensationDubini, Hollywood Talent, Fielder, Justaholic, Smokin Nitro, Nice Tune, Vision Perfect, Texas Wedge, Rocket Heat, Amblin Man
11/03/2018Churchill DownsTwinSpires Breeders' Cup SprintI6fRoy HWhitmore, Imperial Hint, Promises Fulfilled, Limousine Liberal, B Squared, Distinctive B, Warrior's Club, Always Sunshine
3/23/2019Fair Fair Grounds OaksII1m1/2fStreet BandLiora, Sweet Diane, Eres Tu, Speedette, Slewgoodtobetrue, Serengeti Empress
3/23/2019Fair Louisiana DerbyII1m1fBy My StandardsSpinoff, Sueno, Country, Mr. Money, Roiland, Bankit, Hog Creek Hustle, War of Will, Limonite, Lemniscate
1/31/2019Meydan RacecourseUAE 1000 Guineas Sponsored By DP World UAE RegionL1mSilvaDivine Image, Lady Parma, Dubai Beauty, Starry Eyes, Habah, Al Shamkhah, Mulhima, Muthhila, Al Hayette, Razeena, Foggy Flight, Lover's Knot, Swift Rose, Emma Point,
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2/21/2019Meydan RacecourseUAE Oaks Sponsored By Range RoverIII1m 1 1/2fDivine ImageSwift Rose, Razeena, Habah, Al Hayette, Al Shamkhah, Starry Eyes, Silva, Dream With You, Mulhima, Dubai Beauty
6/22/2019Monmouth ParkUnited Nations StakesI1m 1 1fHunter O'RileyZulu Alpha, Channel Cat, Bigger Picture, Focus Group, Arrocha, Monarchs Glen, Catcho En Die
05/11/2019Belmont ParkVagrancy HandicapIII6 1/2fHeavenhasmynikkiPacific Gale, Separationofpowers, Dawn the Destroyer, Holiday Disguise
07/05/2019Belmont ParkVictory Ride StakesIII6 1/2fRoyal CharlotteCookie Dough, Peruvian Appeal, Brill, Sue's Fortune
9/28/2019Belmont ParkVosburgh StakesI6fImperial HintFirenze Fire, Brown Buckeye, American Power
08/03/2019MountaineerWest Virginia DerbyIII1m1fMr. MoneyChess Chief, Plus Que Parfait, Top Line Growth, Chilly in Charge, Math Wizard, Fluminense, Conative, Cornstarch
08/04/2018MountaineerWest Virginia DerbyIII1m1fMr FreezeDraft Pick, High North, Lionite, Once On Whiskey, Rugbyman, Caloric, King Cause, Pamir
08/03/2019MountaineerWest Virginia Governor's StakesIII1m1/2fSilver DustKukulkan, Snapper Sinclair, Exulting, Sir Anthony, Exclamation Point, Reride, Retirement Fund, Hawaakom, Sky Promise
05/04/2019Belmont ParkWestchester StakesIII1mNicodemusStan the Man, Sunny Ridge, Hoffenheim, Realm, Prince Lucky, Bandua
08/03/2019SaratogaWhitney StakesI1m1fMcKinzieYoshida (JPN), Vino Rosso, Preservationist, Forewarned, Monongahela, Imperative
7/21/2019Del MarWickerr Stakes1mBombardHigher Power , Le Ken (ARG) , Souter (GB) , Restrainedvengence , Double Touch (GB) , Blended Citizen ,Tizzarunner , Law Abidin Citizen
6/22/2019Santa Anita ParkWilshire StakesIII1mSimply BreathlessOllie's Candy, Storm the Hill, Ippodamia's Girl, Don't Blame Judy, Poster Girl, Achira, Tapped, A Little Bit Me, Meal Ticket
2/16/2019Santa Anita ParkWishing Well Stakes05fBelvoir BayLady Suebee, A Little Bit Me, Painting Corners, Quebec, Lynne's Legacy, Mongolian Shopper, Tesora, Poster Girl
8/28/2019SaratogaWith Anticipation StakesIII1m1/2fFighting SeabeeField Pass, Andesite, Our Country, Fly Fly Away, Tuggle
7/20/2019Monmouth ParkWolf Hill Stakes05 1/2fJustaholicFig Jelly, Mai Ty One On, Regal Image, Snowday, Tricks to Doo, Iredell, Wild Caramelo
10/05/2019KeenelandWoodford StakesII5 1/2fStubbinsLeinster, Imprimis, Smart Remark, Extravagant Kid, Fareeq, Win Lion Win, Satellite Storm, Royal Commish
8/31/2019SaratogaWoodward StakesI1m1fPreservationistBal Harbour, Yoshida (JPN), Tom's d'Etat, Mongolian Groom, Wooderson, Mr. Buff, Forewarned
06/08/2019Belmont ParkWoody Stephens StakesI7fHog Creek HustleNitrous, Borracho, Strike Silver, Wendell Fong, Honest Mischief, Much Better, Mind Control, Landeskog, Lexitonian, Complexity
08/03/2019Del MarYellow Ribbon HandicapII1m1/2fBeau RecallStorm the Hill, Vasilika, Valedictorian, Elysea's World, Lemoona
9/29/2019Santa Anita ParkZenyatta StakesII1m1/2fParadise WoodsSecret Spice, Ollie's Candy, La Force, Mongolian Humor, Kaydetre
10/06/2019Santa Anita ParkZuma Beach Stakes01mHit the RoadWar Beast, Billy Batts, Encoder, Hariboux, Club Aspen, Cool Runnings

Six to Note at Breeders’ Cup 2019

The 2019 renewal of the Breeders' Cup is just two weeks away. Returning once more to Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, there are 14 Championship races spread across two days of top class equine action.

Day 1, Friday 1st November, has been designated Future Stars Friday and features all five juvenile races run at the meeting: two each for turf and dirt and for boys and girls, as well as the third running of the Juvenile Turf Sprint.

Then it's over to the more established stars on Saturday. Nine races, culminating with the Breeders' Cup Classic, will light up the international racing world. Just as many American racing fans rarely engage with the sport beyond their shores, the same is true of a majority of British aficionados. To help with the transition - acclimation as our transatlantic cousins would call it - here are six horses to note from the home team.

Dennis' Moment - Juvenile

This two-year-old son of Tiznow, the only horse ever to win the Breeders' Cup Classic twice, out of an Elusive Quality mare, was born to run at the meeting. Trained by Dale Romans in Kentucky, he fluffed his line on opening night, tossing his rider after clipping heels at the start. If that was inauspicious, everything that has followed has gone like clockwork.

Stepping up from that initial abortive five furlong foray to a more appropriate seven-eighths a month later, he blitzed a maiden special weight field by very nearly twenty lengths. Twenty lengths! On what was, to all intents and purposes, his debut. There he barely missed the track record and recorded a commensurately monstrous speed figure.

While it should be noted that the race was at the relative backwater of Ellis Park, nevertheless this was an unambiguous statement of intent ahead of a tilt at more rarefied company.

An inevitable sizeable elevation in grade came on his most recent outing in the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs over the Juvenile distance of a mile and half a furlong. Sent off 2/5 favourite, his backers never had a care as he sauntered home, geared down from a furlong out, while still recording a second mammoth speed figure.

He's a very exciting prospect and a perfectly credible Kentucky Derby / Breeders' Cup Classic contender for 2020 at this, granted, embryonic stage.


British Idiom - Juvenile Fillies

Staying with the dirt juveniles but switching to the fillies' division, Brad Cox will saddle unbeaten-in-two British Idiom. Unlike Dennis' Moment, she has a far from flashy pedigree - by the unheralded Flashback out of a Mr Sekiguchi (who?) mare - but she can run. Boy, can she run. A three-and-a-half length margin in her debut maiden special weight was but a glimpse of what was to follow on her second and most recent outing.

That came in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland, run over the Juvenile Fillies trip of half a furlong beyond a mile. Drawn in the centre of the field, she broke prominently and, despite pulling for most of the first half mile, she made her move in the home turn to join and pass the flagging leader. From there to the line down the short Keeneland stretch, she put six-and-a-half lengths of daylight between herself and the runner-up, the third placed filly a further three back.

Her pedigree is one of the weakest at the entire meeting - she cost just $40,000 a year ago - but she neither knows nor cares about that. She's already a fairy tale horse for her owners, and now she'll have the chance to be the horse of a lifetime for them.

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Selflessly - Juvenile Fillies' Turf

This filly is not even entered for the Breeders' Cup. Yet. But she is very likely to be supplemented into the Juvenile Fillies' Turf field. Trained by Chad Brown, who has won the JFT on five of the eleven occasions it has been run - and four of the last five, all of the last three - Selflessly represents the same Klaravich Stables ownership as last year's brilliant winner, Newspaperofrecord.

Moreover, she has followed the tried and trusted route to the JFT, taking in a maiden special weight and the Ms Grillo, exactly the course charted by four of Chad's quintet of winners. Indeed the only Brown dissenter from this career path was Rushing Fall, and even then only because a minor setback forced her to miss the Ms Grillo.

Although she may struggle to overturn the second there, Crystalle, who was given a lot to do off modest fractions, Selflessly's connections command the utmost respect. Incidentally, it is worth noting that nine of the eleven instances of this race have remained Stateside and, further, the two Euro wins were coincidentally (?) in the two years where Lasix use was banned in the juvenile events.


Bricks And Mortar - Mile / Turf / Neither

There is a conundrum with the best turf horse in North America right now, and it is this: there is not a grass race at the Breeders' Cup over his favoured range of a mile and a quarter. As such, connections - Klaravich Stables again - would be forced to go either longer or shorter than ideal. In either case that might compromise his continental preeminence, still more blunt his potency against a perennially strong and deep overseas challenge.

His win in the Grade 1 Manhattan confirmed top status at home; and his win in the Grade 1 Arlington Million saw him repel the Ballydoyle reconnaissance squad. But both victories were at ten furlongs.

Now he has to go down to a mile or up to a mile and a half. Or skip the meeting altogether. While the last-named scenario is possible, it is more likely the son of Giant's Causeway will run at Santa Anita. But where?

It has even been suggested that, as a son of 'The Iron Horse' who came so close to winning the Breeders' Cup Classic when a beaten a neck by Tiznow in 2000, he might step on to the dirt for the showpiece finale. As appetising a prospect as that would be, and as snug a fit as the distance would be, it seems unlikely. Personally, I'd go long: Bricks And Mortar switches off well in his races and if they went steady fractions in the Turf he'd have every chance of seeing out the trip. There is also generally less - though not no - trouble in running in the Turf than the Mile.


Street Band - Distaff

The Distaff, once called The Ladies' Classic (oh dear), is a race where British or European interest is rarely piqued. But this year promises to be different. Not because of a horse, but rather her rider, Sophie Doyle. Street Band is a three-year-old home-bred who has had a stellar season, steered throughout by English jockey, Doyle.

Sophie has been riding in the States for a few years now and, like compatriot and Kentucky regular Adam Beschizza, has earned the respect of her peers across the pond. It has not always been easy, a pivotal moment being when she got the better of a ruckus with a male weighing room colleague to show she's no pushover.

Doyle will rightly want to forget that, and has done a super job of letting her riding do the talking since. Street Band is the filly which has really allowed her to express her talent. Starting out on the Kentucky Oaks trail, the filly cruised home in the Fair Ground Oaks, a local prep, before getting no run in the big race on the first Friday in May.

The partnership has continued its ascendant form profile, most recently when landing the Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes, coming from far back and romping clear in the final yards. Quick fractions are what she needs so, if they go hard in the Distaff on Street Band's first crack at older fillies, she'll be finishing to some effect. Go Sophie!


Code Of Honor - Classic

It looks a competitive but, at this stage, sub-standard Classic this year. No horse has imposed himself on the field in the way that the likes of California Chrome, Arrogate or Gun Runner has done in recent times. That makes for an interesting puzzle and the one which may go off favourite is Code Of Honor.

Well fancied when a late non-runner in the last year's Juvenile, Shug McGaughey's three-year-old has looked a late developer: beaten into a respectable third in the Kentucky Derby he's since prevailed in the Dwyer and notably the Travers before being awarded the Jockey Club Gold Cup last time. He's a proven stayer at the ten furlong Classic distance, something the likes of McKinzie and Omaha Beach (should they run) are not; and he's improving.

But what really catches my eye about this lad is that his sire is Noble Mission. Yes, that Noble Mission: the one who is a full brother to Frankel, and the one who won the Champion Stakes on British Champions' Day in 2014, ridden by Sophie's brother, James Doyle.

Code Of Honor is out of a Dixie Union mare - far more dirt in the dam line - but he gets class and stamina from his old man, and he'd be a quirky triumph for that underrated (in my opinion) stallion.


There are so many interesting stories, and brilliant horses, crossing swords at this year's Breeders' Cup. These are but six of them. Brrrrrrringiton!

- Matt


2019 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Trends

Run over 1m4f the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is one of Europe’s most valuable Group One contests that is open to horses of either sex that are aged 3 or older and staged at Longchamp racecourse.

In recent years the contest has been dominated by the younger horses with 11 of the last 17 winners being aged 3 years-old, while 12 of the last 17 - came here off the back of a last time out victory. Last year we saw the John Gosden-trained Enable land the race for a second time and if lining-up again in 2019 will be looking to become the first horse to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe three times.

However, being drawn in stall 9 and with the race only seeing two 5 year-old winners since 1976, is the superstar mare - Enable - up against it?

As always, we are on-hand with all the key stats for the 2019 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe – this year run on Sunday 6th October.

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Recent Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Winners

2018 - Enable (Evs)
2017 – Enable (10/11 fav)
2016 – Found (6/1)
2015 – Golden Horn (9/2)
2014 – Treve (11/1)
2013 – Treve (9/2)
2012 – Solemia (33/1)
2011 – Danedream (20/1)
2010 – Workforce (6/1)
2009 – Sea The Stars (4/6 fav)
2008 – Zarkava (13/8 fav)
2007 – Dylan Thomas (11/2)
2006 – Rail Link (4/7 fav)
2005 – Hurricane Run (11/4)
2004 – Bago (10/1)
2003 – Dalakhani (9/4)
2002 – Marienbard (158/10)

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Betting Trends

16/17 – Had won a Group 1 race before
15/17 – Had won over 1m4f before
13/17 – Had 4 or more runs that season
13/17 – Drawn in stall 8 or lower
13/17 – Priced 10/1 or shorter in the betting
12/17 – Drawn in stall 6 or lower
12/17 – Had won at least 5 times before
12/17 – Won last time out
11/17 – Aged 3 years-old
11/17 – Had run at Longchamp before
10/17 – Had won at Longchamp previously
9/17 – Placed favourites
8/17 – Female winners
8/17 – Won by a French-based yard
7/17 – Ran at Longchamp last time out
5/17 – Winning favourites
5/17 – Won by a UK-based yard
2/17 – Trained by Andre Fabre (won the race 7 times in all)
2/17 – Trained by Aidan O’Brien (2016, 2007)
3 of the last 10 Epsom Derby winners that season have won
The average winning SP in the last 17 years is 7/1
Trainer John Gosden has won 3 of the last 4 runnings
Since 1976 we’ve seen just 2 winners aged 5 or older
18 of the last 25 winners were aged 3 years-old
Jockey Olivier Peslier has won the race 4 times
Jockey Frankie Dettori has won the race 6 times



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Doncaster TV Trends: Thursday 12th Sept 2019

The ITV cameras head to Doncaster racecourse this week for the 4-day St Leger Meeting – they will be covering races on Thursday, Friday and Saturday – with races spread across both ITV and ITV4.
As always, we’ve got it all covered with all the TV race trends and stats – these should help narrow down the fields and also highlight the best profiles of horses that have done well in the races in the past.


Thursday 12th September 2019

1:50 - British Stallion Studs "Carrie Red" EBF Fillies´ Stakes (Nursery Handicap) Cl2 6f110y ITV4

16/16 – Had raced in the last 6 weeks
14/16 – Carried 9-3 or less
13/16 – Placed third or better last time out
13/16 – Rated 74 or higher
12/16 – Had won at least one race before
11/16 – Won by a Feb or Mar-born foal
10/16 – Placed favourites
10/16 – Had won over 6f or 7f before
9/16 – Came from a double-figure stall
7/16 – Won last time out
4/16 – Winning favourites
3/16 – Had run at Doncaster before
2/16 – Won by the Hannon team
2/16 – Won by the Richard Fahey team
2/16 – Won by the Paul Cole yard


2:40 - DFS Park Hill Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 1m6f132y ITV4

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14/16 – Aged 3 or 4 years-old
13/16 – Returned 8/1 or shorter in the betting
12/16 – Ran within the last 6 weeks
12/16 – Drawn in stall 6 or lower
11/16 – Came from the top 3 in the betting
11/16 – Won no more than 4 times before
10/16 – Placed favourites
9/16 – Had run at Doncaster before
9/16 – Previous Group winners
7/16 – Had won over at least 1m6f before
6/16 – Irish bred
5/16 – Won last time out
4/16 – Won the Lilly Langtry (Goodwood) that season
4/16 – Raced at Goodwood last time out
4/16 – Winning favourites
3/16 – Ridden by Frankie Dettori
2/16 – Ridden by Ryan Moore
2/16 – Trained by Sir Michael Stoute
Trainer Aidan O’Brien has never won this race

3:15 - Weatherbys Racing Bank £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes Cl2 6f110y ITV4

14/15 – Raced within the last 5 weeks
11/15 – Finished 5th or better last time out
11/15 – Yet to win over 7f
11/15 – Won between 1-2 times
10/15 – Won from a double-figure stall
10/15 – Winning distance – 1 length or less
8/15 – Raced at York last time out
7/15 – Placed favourites
7/15 – Foaled in Jan or Feb
4/15 – Won last time out
3/15 – Winning favourites
3/15 – Trained by Richard Fahey (including 2 or the last 5 runnings)
2/15 – Had raced at Doncaster before
2/15 – Trained by Brian Meehan
2/15 – Ridden by Franny Norton
2/15 – Won by a filly
1/15 – Irish-trained winners
1/15 – Placed horses from stall 1 (third 2009)
10 of the last 12 winners carried 8-12 or less in weight

3.45 – William Hill May Hill Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 1m ITV4

16/17 – Had 1 or 2 previous career wins
15/17 – Had won over 7f before
15/17 – Had 2 or more previous career runs
15/17 – Won by a Feb, Mar or April foal
10/17 – Won last time out
9/17 – Ran at Newmarket last time out
8/17 – Drawn in stalls 1 or 2
6/17 – Winning favourites
4/17 – Won by a Godolphin-owned horse
2/17 – Ridden by Frankie Dettori
2/17 – Trained by Richard Hannon
2/17 – Trained by John Gosden
10 of the last 13 winners returned 4/1 or shorter in the betting
Trainer Aidan O’Brien has only won the race once (2018)


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Doncaster TV Trends: Friday 13th Sept 2019

The ITV cameras head to Doncaster racecourse this week for the 4-day St Leger Meeting – they will be covering races on Thursday, Friday and Saturday – with races spread across both ITV and ITV4.
As always, we’ve got it all covered with all the TV race trends and stats – these should help narrow down the fields and also highlight the best profiles of horses that have done well in the races in the past.


Friday 13th September 2019


1.50 - Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 7f ITV4

14/16 – Never raced at Doncaster before
12/16 – Won between 1-3 times before
12/16 – Raced within the last 6 weeks
11/16 – Drawn in stalls 3-7 (inc)
10/16 – Had won over 7f before
8/16 – Placed favourites
8/16 – Came from the top three in the betting
8/16 – Returned 4/1 or shorter in the betting
7/16 – Won last time out
4/16 – Winning favourites
3/16 – Won by the Hills stable
3/16 – Ridden by Ryan Moore
2/16 – Ridden by Andrea Atzeni
2/16 – Trained by Roger Varian (2 of last 4 runnings)
2/16 – Irish-trained winners
0/16 – Winners from stall 1 or 2


2:40 – William Hill Mallard Stakes (Handicap) Cl2 1m6f132y ITV4

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16/16 – Drawn in stall 11 or lower
15/16 – Aged 5 or younger
15/16 – Had won at least twice before
13/16 – Drawn in stall 8 or lower
12/16 – Had won over 1m4f or further before
12/16 – Aged 3 or 4 years-old
11/16 – Carried 8-10 or more
10/16 – Winning distance 1 length or more
8/16 – Had 5 or more runs that season
7/16 – Had run at Doncaster before (5 won)
6/16 – Ran at York last time out
6/16 – Winning favourites
6/16 – Returned a double-figure price
6/16 – Won last time out
4/16 – Ridden by Jamie Spencer
2/16 – Trained by Michael Bell

3:10 – Magners Rose Doncaster Cup (British Champions Series) (Group 2) Cl1 2m2f ITV4

16/18 – Had won over 1m6f or further before
16/18 – Had 2 or more runs that season
15/18 – Returned 11/2 or shorter in the betting
14/18 – Drawn in stall 4 or higher
13/18 – Had run at Doncaster before (6 won)
12/18 – Placed last time out
12/18 – Had won 5 or more times before
11/18 – Aged 6 or younger
10/18 – Ran at York last time out
10/18 – Previous Group race winners
10/18 – Winning distance 1 or more lengths
8/18 – Unplaced favourites
7/18 – Winning favourites
6/18 – Won last time out
4/18 – Trained in Ireland
Thomas Hobson (2/1 fav) won the race in 2018
Desert Skyline (2/1) won the race in 2017
Sheikhzayedroad won the race in 2016
Pallasator won the race in 2015

3.45 – Wainwrights Flying Childers Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 5f ITV4

15/16 – Had raced in the last 4 weeks
13/16 – Placed horses from stall 2 or 3
13/16 – Drawn in stall 7 or lower
12/16 – Had won at Listed or Group class before
11/16 – Returned 5/1 or shorter in the betting
11/16 – Won 1-2 times before
11/16 – Winning distance – 1 length or less
8/16 – Placed favourites
7/16 – Winning favourites
6/16 – Foaled in April
6/16 – Ran at York last time
5/16 – Trained by the Richard Hannon yard
5/16 – Ridden by Frankie Dettori
5/16 – Won last time out
1/16 – Irish-trained winners
1/16 – Winners from stall 1


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Sat TV Trends: 7th Sept 2019

Plenty going on this Saturday –  this week from Haydock, Ascot & Kempton - with the Group One Haydock Sprint Cup the feature contest on the day.....As always we've  got all the TV trends for you. Use these to find the best profiles of past winners and whittle down the runners.

Saturday 7th September 2019


HAYDOCK Horse Racing Trends (RacingTV/ITV)

1.50 – Garswood Handicap Cl2 1m6f ITV

10/10 – Came from stalls 3-10 (inc)
10/10 – Had run in the last 4 weeks
9/10 – Had won over at least 1m4f before
8/10 – Rated between 81-89 (inc)
8/10 – Carried 9-1 or less in weight
8/10 – Returned 9/1 or shorter in the betting
6/10 – Came from stalls 6-10 (inc)
6/10 – Irish Bred
6/10 – Placed favourites
5/10 – Won last time out
5/10 – Ran at either York (2) or Newbury (2) last time out
4/10 – Winning favourites
Mekong (9/4) won the race in 2018


2.25 – Unibet Mile (Registered as The Superior Mile Stakes) (Group 3) Cl1 1m ITV

13/15 – Won over 1m or further before
13/15 – Won 3 or more times before
12/15 – Winning distance 1 length or more
12/15 – Had won a Listed or better race before
11/15 – Returned 11/2 or shorter in the betting
11/15 – Had 3 or more runs that season
9/15 – Placed favourites
8/15 – Aged 3 or 4 years-old
7/15 – Ran at either York or Ascot last time out
6/15 – Winning favourites
4/15 – Won last time out
3/15 – Had won at Haydock before
3/15 – Trained by Roger Charlton
3/15 – Trained by Sir Michael Stoute
5 of the last 10 winners came from stalls 1 or 4
Here Comes When (3/1) won the race in 2018


3.35 – Old Borough Cup Handicap Cl2 1m6f ITV

15/16 – Had won over at least 1m4f before
15/16 – Had won at least twice before
14/16 – Had run 4 or more times that season
14/16 – Aged 3, 4 or 5 years-old
13/16 – Finished 4th or better last time out
12/16 – Rated 90 to 101
12/16 – Drawn in stall 7 or higher
9/16 – Winning distance ¾ lengths or less
8/16 – Carried 9-0 or more
8/16 – Had run over 1m6f before
7/16 – Ran at Haydock before
6/16 – Winning favourites (1 joint)
6/16 – Ran at York last time out
4/16 – Trained by Mark Johnston
2/16 – Ridden by Joe Fanning
Reshoun (6/1) won the race in 2018

4.10 - Sprint Cup (British Champions Series) (Group 1) Cl1 6f ITV

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15/17 – Unplaced horses from stall 1
14/17 - Aged 5 or younger
14/17 – Had 4 or more career wins to their name
14/17 – Rated 111 or higher
14/17 – Had won over 6f before
13/17 – Didn’t win their previous race
13/17 – Finished in the top 4 last time out
12/17 –Had 4 or more runs that season
12/17 – Winning distance 1 length or less
12/17 – Drawn in stall 5 or higher
11/17 – Had won a Group race before
9/17 – Returned a double-figure price in the betting
9/17 – Ran at Deauville (4) or York (5) last time out
8/17 – Had run at Haydock before (3 had won)
7/17 – Drawn in a double-figure stall
7/17 – Had won a Group 1 before
5/17 – Winning favourites
The average winning SP in the last 17 years is 9/1


Ascot Horse Racing Trends (ATR/ITV)

2.45 – Cunard Handicap Cl2 7f ITV

Only 8 previous runnings
8/8 – Didn’t win last time out
8/8 – Had run at the course before
8/8 – Had won over 7f before
8/8 – Had raced in the last 6 weeks
8/8 – Winning distance 1 ¼ lengths or less
7/8 – Carried 9-0 or less in weight
6/8 – Aged 4 or 5 years-old
6/8 – Irish bred
6/8 – Unplaced last time out
4/8 – Rated between 95-97
4/8 – Had between 4-7 wins already
3/8 – Aged 5 years-old
2/8 – Winners from stall 12
0/8 – Winning favourites
Ripp Orf (7/1) won the race in 2018

3.55 - Lavazza Stakes (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 1m4f ITV

Only 9 previous runnings
7/9 – Rated between 84-95
7/9 – Had won over at least 1m2f before
6/9 – Had won just once before
5/9 – Horses placed from stall 10
5/9 – Returned a double-figure price
5/9 – Carried 9-0 or more
5/9 – Had run at Ascot before (3 won)
4/9 – Horses placed from stall 8
4/9 – Won last time out
3/9 – Ran at Ascot last time out
3/9 – Winning favourites (1 co, 1 joint)
2/9 – Won by trainer Saeed Bin Suroor
Note: the 2015 running was a dead-heat
Duke Of Bronte (5/2 jfav) won the race in 2018


Kempton Horse Racing Trends (RacingTV/ITV)


2.05 – Sun Racing September Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 1m4f ITV

12/13 – Returned 8/1 or shorter in the betting
11/13 – Had won a Listed or Group race before
10/13 – Placed favourites
9/13 – Didn’t win last time out
9/13 – Had won between 4-7 times before
9/12 – Had won over 1m4f before
9/13 – Winning distance – 1 ¼l or more
8/13 – Horses from stall 2 that finished in the top 3
8/13 – Aged 4 or 5 years-old
7/13 – Had run at Kempton before
5/13 – Ran at York (3) or Windsor (2) last time out
5/13 – Aged 4 years-old
5/13 – Winning favourites
4/13 – Godolphin-owned runners
3/13 – Winners from stall 2
3/13 – Trained by Saeed Bin Suroor
1/13 – Winners from stall 1
Enable (8/15) won the race in 2018


3.15 – Sun Racing 'London Mile' Handicap (Series Final) Cl2 1m ITV

13/13 – Had run at Kempton before
11/13 – Had won over a mile before
11/13 – Won between 3-7 times before
11/13 – Unplaced favourites
9/13 – Aged 4 years-old
9/13 – Came from outside the top 3 in the betting
7/13 – Returned 20/1 or bigger in the betting
5/13 – Rated between 77-85
5/13 – Horses from stall 9 that finished in the top 3
4/13 – Ran at Kempton last time out
4/13 – Won last time out
2/13 – Ran at Newmarket last time out
1/13 – Winning favourites
5 of the last 7 winners came from stalls 14 (3) or 16 (2)
War Glory (20/1) won the race in 2018


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TV Trends: Sat 31st Aug 2019

More LIVE horse racing action this weekend as the ITV4 cameras head to Sandown, Chester and Beverley – we’ve got it all covered with the key trends and stats to help you whittle down the runners and find the best profiles of past winners.


Saturday 31st August 2019


SANDOWN Horse Racing Trends (Live ITV/RacingTV)

1.50 – Play 4 To Score At Betway Handicap Cl3 5f ITV4

10/11 – had raced in the last 6 weeks
10/11 – Aged 4, 5 or 6 years-old
10/11 – Didn’t win last time out
10/11 – Carried 8-12 or more in weight
9/11 – Had won over this 5f trip
8/11 – Rated between 80-93
8/11 – Had run at Sandown before (3 winners)
8/11 – Returned 10/1 or shorter in the betting
7/11 – Finished in the top 5 last time out
7/11 – Drawn 7 or higher
5/11 – Rated between 85-87
2/11 – Trained by Mick Channon
2/11 – Ridden by Jim Crowley
0/11 – Winning favourites
Global Applause won this race in 2018
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 9/1

2.25 – Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap Cl2 1m2f7y ITV4

14/17 – Had 4 or more runs that season
13/17 – Ran at Haydock, York, Newmarket or Goodwood last time
12/17 – Unplaced favourites
11/17 – Winning distance 1 length or less
10/17 – Won 3 or more times before
10/17 – Aged 4 years-old
9/17 – Carried 9-0 or more
8/17 – Had run at Sandown before (4 won)
7/17 – Returned a double-figure price
7/17 – Won last time out
3/17 –Winning favourites (1 joint)
2/17 – Trained by Sir Michael Stoute
Dubai Horizon won the race in 2018
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 9/1

3.00 –Betway Atalanta Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 1m14y ITV4

14/17 – Had 3 or more runs that season
13/17 – Had won over a mile before
13/17 – Priced 9/2 or shorter
13/17 – Winning distance 1 ¼ or less
12/17 – Aged 3 years-old
11/17 – Placed last time out
11/17 – Had won 3 or more times before
11/17 – Had won a Listed or Group class race
10/17 – Rated between 98 and 108
7/17 – Winning favourites
6/17 – Won last time out
5/17 – Ran at Ascot last time out
5/17 – Trained by Sir Michael Stoute
4/17 – Had run at Sandown before
The average winning SP in the last 11 years is 4/1

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3.35 –Betway Solario Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 7f16y ITV4

16/17 – Never raced at Sandown before
16/17 – Had won at least one race before
15/17 – Had won over 6 or 7f before
14/17 – Foaled in Jan, Feb or March
12/17 – Placed favourites
11/17 – Had 2 or more previous runs
11/17 – Won last time out
8/17 – Had won over 7f before
8/17 – Ran at Newmarket last time out
7/17 – Winning favourites
5/17 – Won by trainer John Gosden
Too Darn Hot (Evs fav) won the race 12 months ago
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 9/4


Beverley Horse Racing Trends (ITV/RacingTV)


2.05 William Hill Silver Cup Handicap Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 1m2f ITV4

10/10 – Returned 11/1 or shorter in the betting
10/10 – Never raced at Beverley before
10/10 – Had run in the last 6 weeks
8/10 – Drawn in stall 5 or lower
8/10 – Ran in the last 4 weeks
8/10 – Rated between 85-95
8/10 – Won over at least 1m before
8/10 – Finished fourth or better last time out
7/10 – Carried 9-0 or less in weight
7/10 – Won 2 or more times
6/10 – Irish bred
4/10 – Won last time out
3/10 – Winning favourite
2/10 – Trained by Richard Fahey
2/10 – Trained by Mark Johnston
2/10 – Trained by Karl Burke
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 6/1


3.15 – William Hill Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 5f ITV4

13/15 – Winning distance 1 length or less
14/15 – Had 3 or more runs that season
13/15 – Had won over 5f before
13/15 – Unplaced last time out
13/15 – Won 3 or more times before
11/15 – Had won a Listed or Group race before
11/15 – Placed favourites
9/15 – Run at Beverley before (6 won)
4/15 – Aged 3 years-old
3/15 – Ridden by Tom Eaves
3/15 – Trained by Bryan Smart
3/15 – Winning favourites
2/15 – Trained by Ian Semple
2/15 – Trained by Dave Griffiths (last two runnings)
No winner from a double-figure draw in the last 13 runnings
9 of the last 13 winners came from stalls 1-4 (inc)
6 of the last 11 winners came from stalls 1 or 2
The horse from stall 9 has been placed in 7 of the last 13 runnings
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 7/1

Chester Horse Racing Trends (ITV/RacingTV)

2.45 –
Sportpesa Chester Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 1m5f89y ITV4

16/16 – Won over 1m4f or further before
13/16 – Drawn in stall 7 or lower
13/16 – Had won 3 or more times before
13/16 – Winning distance 1 ½ lengths or less
12/16 – Aged 3, 4 or 5 years-old
11/16 – Returned 5/1 or bigger in the betting
10/16 – Carried 9-3 or less
10/16 – Placed favourites
9/16 – Placed last time out
9/16 – Ran at either Pontefract, Ascot or Goodwood last time out
7/16 – Had run at Chester before (3 won)
4/16 – Won last time out
3/16 – Winning favourite
2/16 – Trained by Sir Michael Stoute
1/16 – Winners from stall 1
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 11/2


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Glorious Goodwood 2019: Day 4 Preview, Tips

Glorious Goodwood 2019: Day 4 Preview, Tips

Friday at Glorious Goodwood - sorry, the Qatar Goodwood Festival - is one of my favourite day's racing in the entire calendar. It has the perfect blend of top class racing, a relaxed but social environment, a spectacular backdrop and, usually, good weather. I've been a regular visitor on this day for most of a decade but, alas, have had to forego such joys this year due to Mrs Matt's brother getting married. Most inconvenient!

To the races...

1.50 Oak Tree Stakes (Group 3, 7f, 3yo+ fillies/mares)

A huge field Group 3 where the seven furlong track bias will be in play. I was looking for a French filly to go with after the wins in 2015-17 by Francois Rohaut's femmes, and was leaning towards Devant at a massive price. But she has totally lucked out with the draw and looks very likely to be a sob story in the straight. I might still end up having 20p e/w on her, but stall 13 makes life very tricky.

The other French filly in the field is Rocques, drawn eight. She looked a progressive juvenile last season, culminating with a Group 3 win at Longchamp in the autumn, but has been flat as a crepe in three runs this term. Nevertheless, you have to wonder why she's been sent across la Manche if connections don't consider this appropriate. On the plus side, it's a drop in both grade and distance, and there might be enough there to legitimise an ambitious small tilt.

More obvious, and ostensibly better drawn, is Jubiloso from stall six. Her elevation from novice company to Group 1 Coronation Stakes for a trainer, Sir Michael Stoute, not known to rush his charges stuck out like a sore thumb last time and the half-sister to Frankel ran a blinder to finish third. She ought to have plenty more in the tank and is a worthy favourite, if a little short at sub-2/1.

Stall one has been victorious on six occasions since 1997, and that charmed berth will house Angel's Hideaway. Rab Havlin keeps the ride on a filly who has run well without winning a number of times this season, principally when fourth in the 1000 Guineas and third in the Jersey Stakes. From the plum draw she ought again to be in the shake up whilst perhaps being a little more exposed than some in the field.

And trap two has been blessed as well, which kind of makes sense, really, does it not? Since 1997, five winners exited this stall, meaning half of the 22 winners of the Oak Tree Stakes since 1997 were drawn 1 or 2. The 'Raif' Beckett-trained Blizzard will race from two on her second start as a four-year-old. Her final three-year-old run was a victory in a big field seven furlong Listed race at Fontainebleu, but she disappointed in a handicap on her sole spin this campaign. There's every chance she'll come on for the run but she's a good bit to find with a few of these even allowing for the advantage of her starting situation.

Those drawn six or lower have won all bar five of the 22 Oak Tree's since 1997. Beyond Reason, in stall three, is a Godolphin runner from the Charlie Appleby yard. She won twice in French Group company last term but was a little flat on her seasonal bow three weeks ago at Sandown. She has something to prove after that, though the drop back to seven and the kind draw are both positives.

Pretty Baby won this last year but she's been drawn very wide for her repeat bid. Stall 16 would be a new record for the widest winning draw and, even with hold up expert Jamie Spencer in the plate, it looks a box (or three) too far.

Seven furlong and Goodwood specialist, Billesdon Brook, is also parked wide, though perhaps not insurmountably so, in ten. She won the nursery on this card (in the picture at the top of this post) two seasons back before snaring a course and distance Group 3 later that year. Of course, she famously won the 1000 Guineas last year (beating Laurens no less) and ran with credit thereafter in G1 company, including in the Nassau here over a too-far ten furlongs.

Rated 115 at the start of the year she's now adjudged to be just 104. Thus she's gone from being the best filly in the race to the fifth best; at Goodwood, however, she can be marked up at least three or four pounds.

33/1 Lyzbeth is a heck of a price. Drawn five, she's stepping up from novice fare to a Group 3 - and a deep enough one at that - but the form of that last day triumph has been very well advertised (2nd, 3rd and 4th all won since, albeit in lower grade). On just her third outing she is entitled to improve again and she ought to get a prominent position. Whether she's good enough is another question entirely, but she's the wrong price if perhaps not massively so.

This is one of those races where the top five or six (or seven or eight) in the draw can be fairly confidently lobbed - cue 17/18/19 drawn trifecta! That makes for a bit of value about whatever you like inside, unless the draw theory comes unstuck, natch.

JUBILOSO is bred to be a champ and has shown a glimpse of such promise already. She is priced like a champ, too, and that's why I'm reluctantly, and perhaps foolishly, looking beyond her. That leaves a good number to go at. Billesdon Brook is my main each way and 'without' play. She has terrific course form, bundles of back class, and has been in fair form (at a slightly lower level) in recent times. 14/1 is fine.

Angel's Hideaway can give backers a run, but she's not for me this time even with the one stall. Rather, I'll be taking two further small flyers on Rocques (25/1, down in trip and class, presumably not sailed over for nothing) and Lyzbeth (33/1, upwardly mobile, unexposed, form decent from her last run).

It'll be an interesting race, for sure.

2.25 Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (Group 3, 1m, 3yo)

This mile Group 3 for three-year-olds has a largely middling pedigree, truth be told. Last year's winner, Beat The Bank, may be about the pick from this century and, being generous, he could just be heralding a new dawn for the race. It's certainly true that there are a number of unexposed lightly-raced contenders in the Thoroughbred Stakes class of 2019.

Picking between them is tricky. Duke Of Hazzard is top on ratings, a Listed score over a mile last time coming on the back of fifth place in the G3 Jersey Stakes. That's fair enough form but no more, and it would be disappointing to think that one or two of his rivals - or indeed he himself - cannot better that.

Next on ratings are Turgenev, famously second when Frankie was racking up a huge accumulator at Ascot, and Duke Of Hazzard's closest rival last time, Momkin. The latter is consistent at around this grade without winning and he may again claim a minor piece of the pie. Turgenev ran to a good level and might, argue some though not me, have won the Britannia with a more measured ride. He's since finished fourth behind the Duke and Momkin and is another who is currently falling between handicap and minor Pattern class stools.

King Ottokar has a cocktail of Group race form, steady progression and in-form trainer which could see him go close. The Charlie Fellowes inmate was a good third to Sangarius in the G3 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot, and that stacks up well enough in this context.

Art Du Val is a dark'un: all thee of his runs since a Sandown novice win have come abroad. He followed up second in a Deauville Listed race (behind Duke Of Hazzard, where are the good French horses?) last backend with a Meydan score in February before victory in another French Listed heat, this time at Saint Cloud, completed his record to date. His pedigree - by No Nay Never out of a Rainbow Quest mare - offers mixed messages, as does his form profile. I have to let him beat me if he can.

Biometric is three from four, including being the stopper in that Britannia Handicap. Raised nine pounds for winning there, he's still only viewed as the seventh best horse in the field at this stage. That may underestimate his prospects, pretty much all of his form working out well. I like his tactical versatility and his upward profile.

I Could Do Better will have to live up to his name to enhance his unbeaten run to four career starts. He is tongue tied for the first time on this four grade rise. Turjomaan, likewise unbeaten in three (though DQ'd for being ineligible on the first of them), is another with plenty of potential most of which will need to be instantly fulfilled to win.

It's a tricky race and not one I especially like from a betting viewpoint: we have to make excuses or project forward across the entire field to make a case. Perhaps Biometric is worth sticking with. He has a combination of being almost unbeaten and having run to a rock solid level, with the promise of more to come. That makes 8/1 in a place, and 7/1 generally worth a small go.

3.00 Unibet Golden Mile Handicap (Class 2, 1m, 3yo+)

It may sound bonkers that the biggest draw bias race of the season is in a race run over a mile, but the Golden Mile Handicap - this very race - can lay a strong claim to match that billing. Twenty will face the starter, with the bottom seven stalls (after non-runners) having been responsible for 18 of the last 22 winners. That's 82% of the winners coming from 36% of the runners (+14.75). Looking at the places, 51 of the 88 placed horses (58%) came from that 36% of the runners.

And focusing on the inside three stalls (1-3) after non-runners gives us this:

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- 11 of 22 winners (50% of the winners from 16% of the runners, +34.25)
- 23 of 88 placers (26% of the placers from 16% of the runners)

Stay low. Or at least avoid high.

Here is the overall picture in all Goodwood 16+ runner fast ground handicaps over a mile (2009+, 'actual' draw, i.e. accounting for non-runners).

If you want to bet a high drawn horse you won't find any words of encouragement hereabouts. Focusing low to maybe middle, then, brings us first to the bottom three stalls.

Beat Le Bon has stall three and a progressive profile. Trained by Richard Hannon, he's won his last two, but his hold up style means he'll need plenty of luck up the paint - when any number are clambering over each other for a wider run, and lugging in to boot - to notch the hat-trick. It's a braver man than me backing Beat.

What's The Story is far more like it. Winner of a big field York handicap over a mile, he has a stalking run style and Keith Dalgleish has booked Goodwood expert (see Dirty Rascal, for instance) Tom Marquand for the gig. Stepping back from ten furlongs ought to see this five year old on the premises. 16/1 with bookies who won't take a bet and 14/1 with some who will is value.

Game Player, for the Varian team, exits stall one. He's been consistent this term including when a keeping on second over seven furlongs here two back and, if able to hold a position in the early fractions, he'll offer a run to his supporters.

Hannon has lucked in with the draw, his other entry, War Glory, getting stall four. This guy has been busy through the season so far, winning a nice pot at Chelmsford and running better than the bare result in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot. Disappointing in a brace of small field handicaps since, it could be that this return to a cavalry charge - and it's accompanying pace - suits him far better.

The favourite is Mojito, drawn nine. William Haggas's five-year-old was very well backed on his return from a year and a half off the track when winning nicely at Sandown four weeks ago, and Frankie retains the ride. Up only three pounds for that success, the question may be whether he 'bounces' second time after that marathon layoff.

Closest to Mojito at Sandown was Escobar, a regular in these big field mile handicaps. He's perennially on the premises without quite falling in, though he did pick up a relatively small prize last time at York. Stall twelve is far from ideal but shy of the death knell to his chance.

Afaak (14) and Clon Coulis (18), first and second in the Hunt Cup (I backed Clon, and was saying something similar to Afaaaaaak immediately afterwards), have tough posts and would be surprise winners in that context.

One at a bigger price whose form ties in well enough is Zhui Feng. Nominally weighted to reverse placings with Game Player on course running in May (7f), he is another who can normally be relied on to bring his game to the big handicaps. Seventh of 17 in the 2017 renewal of this race, when he led on soft ground before finishing less than four lengths behind the winner, he may hold out a little longer on expected quicker terrain from stall seven. 33/1 is chunky for all that he's pretty exposed.

A typically exciting race in prospect and I'm firmly of the view that a single figure draw is almost imperative. If I'm wrong about that, I'll have done my dough; if I'm right, I've halved the field at a stroke. The main one I want to be with is What's The Story. Ascendant this term, he's got a great draw and the right running style to take advantage of it. His rider knows the track well and 14/1 with the usual extra places is the way to go.

Mojito has fine prospects if replicating the level of his Sandown effort but there are reasons to doubt whether that's possible. I prefer chancing the May course form of Game Player and Zhui Feng at 14/1 and 33/1 respectively. There should not be that much between their respective prices: they are weighted to finish very close to each other and both are credible on draw and run style.

If you don't like betting three at double digit odds, you'll have to choose between that trio (or, obviously, back your own judgement). Me? I'll take three off the tee and cheer them all.

3.35 King George Qatar Stakes (Group 2, 5f, 3yo+)

BATTAASH just wins. And he should be a sight to behold.

What? You want more?

Well, OK...

On the form of his second in the Group 1 King's Stand at Royal Ascot last time, he wins.

On the form of his 2.5L win the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock two back, he wins.

On the form of his 3/4L fourth in the Group 1 Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp three back, he wins.

On the form of his four length victory in this race last year, he wins.

He is miles better than these and, though I don't have enough three's to purloin a few more one's, the 1/3 is not in any way unfair.


4.10 Unibet Nursery Handicap (Class 2, 6f, 2yo)

From the sublimely certain to the perplexingly ridiculous.

Low draws - far side - have fared really well in this: eight of the last 15 winners exited stalls one to four.

Mark Johnston's Eton College is on a hat-trick having won a Brighton maiden and an Ascot handicap, and he'll bid to make all from trap four. There are lots of other pace angles, many of them from Johnston runners, but PJ McDonald may just be able to bounce and bag the far rail.

I'll not pretend I have a handle on this nursery form, so it's an educated guess on Eton College (geddit?!). No prices available at time of writing.

4.40 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Glorious Stakes (Group 3, 1m 3f 218yds, 4yo+)

This is a race that always seems to struggle to pull a big field together, the last seven renewals failing to muster three paying places for punters. There will be no exception to that unwelcome rule here as just five go to post. Happily there is some quality in their midst, most notably last year's winner, Mirage Dancer.

A quick look at Instant Expert - which displays UK/Ire form lines only - reveals plenty about the Sir Michael Stoute-trained son of Frankel's affection for Goodwood, a track where his dad romped in the Sussex Stakes twice. Here, I've clicked on the 3's in the Course column for Mirage Dancer and, as you can see, it highlights the selected boxes and displays inline the relevant form lines. Which I have to say I think it pretty freaking neat 🙂

What it tells us loud and clear is that this horse is at home here, over this trip, on this ground and in small fields. He has to go close again, unless there are any wolves in sheep's clothing in opposition.

Closest of official figures (as can be seen from the blue right hand Rating 'T' (Today) column) is Desert Encounter. David Simcock's globe-trotting seven-year-old nabbed a massive pot when bagging the Grade 1 Canadian International at Woodbine last October, picking up almost £300,000 on that transatlantic jaunt.

A subsequent stop off in Meydan was less lucrative, though he didn't return home empty-handed, and he has since taken a couple of spins to get back to his level since returning to these shores. The feeling is that he'll be gearing up towards another international mission this autumn though he does have one good run at the track, when second in the 2017 renewal of the Listed race won the last twice by Mirage Dancer.

Prince Of Arran is another to have been contesting away fixtures in his most recent runs, though they've not actually been that recent. He won a Grade 3 handicap at Flemington last November before backing up three days later with a superb third in the Melbourne Cup at the same track. There is a niggle in my mind that he's again being prepped for overseas battles ahead and he's overlooked on that basis.

Mark Johnston is doing his bit for field sizes again this week and turns Aquarium around three days after a fair effort in the opening handicap of the meeting. Although having enough to find on the book, he could be a lone pace angle against a quartet of 'after you Claude's'. In truth, that ought to set it up for one of those with a kick and a lick more class.

Baghdad completes the five. A prolific winner of valuable big field mile and a half handicaps, he'll find this gig quite different: there will be no strong tempo to finish off, no passage to negotiate through tiring horses. And, as he showed last time in a small field tactical Group 2, he probably doesn't have the turn of pace required for such a mission at this level. He'd not be for me this time.

This year's Glorious Stakes has the potential to be a muddling affair with no obvious pace angle. Aquarium is one of those rare Johnston horses which does not normally go forward, although of course he has led in his past. He remains the most likely leader in a quintet of reluctant front-rankers and he ought to set it up for one of Desert Encounter or MIRAGE DANCER. The latter has more compelling, if better advertised, claims to Glorious glory. He's unlikely to make you rich if completing the course four-timer.

5.20 TDN Australia Handicap (Class 3, 1m 3f 44yds, 3yo)

An impossible three-year-old handicap closes proceedings, as we are again asked to choose between any number of improving horses many of which are stepping up in trip and/or making their handicap debuts. At least we can use trainer records to assist.

One at which to take the smallest of speculative swipes against more fashionable connections might be Paul Cole's High Commissioner. As can be seen from the inline trainer form below, Cole is in very good recent form. As pertinent, however, is his record at the track and also an ability to win with handicap debutants.

Those comments apply to plenty of his peers in the training ranks of this field, but we're more likely to get a square price about our 'value loser' with the Commissioner; and that's the game in the long run.

It would be easy enough to make a case for almost the entire field such is the deeply competitive nature of this race, so pays your money and takes your choice. Or pass and wait for Saturday.


And that, I'm afraid, is the last of my previews this week. I tend to leave the Saturday Festival cards to braver/brighter souls and have a long lie down in a darkened room away from the glare of the screen which has been my (almost) sole companion for far too many hours in the preceding week.

I hope you've enjoyed the words and pictures I've shared over the four days, and perhaps even found a winner...!

Good luck,


Glorious Goodwood 2019: Day 3 Preview, Tips

Glorious Goodwood 2019: Day 3 Preview, Tips

Two days down, three to go at the 2019 Qatar Goodwood Festival, more affectionately known as Glorious Goodwood. The Thursday card has as its pinnacle the Group 1 Nassau Stakes, a mile and a quarter contest for fillies and mares. With the Group 2 Richmond Stakes and the Group 3 Gordon Stakes, a St Leger trial, in support it is another excellent card.

1.50 Unibet Handicap (Class 2, 1m 1f 197 yds, 3yo)

Another Unibet-sponsored handicap called the Unibet Handicap to kick us off, and if you're confused you're not alone. Still, it's the sponsor's prerogative I guess. Anyway, this is a ten-furlong three-year-old affair where, happily, most have a bit of form in the book.

The obvious place to start is Mark Johnston, who has won this race on seven occasions, the most recent of which was last year. He runs two this time, War Command and The Trader. Both ran at Newmarket's July meeting last time, the former contesting a mile handicap without much success. A feature of Johnston's seven winners has been that they all ran over a mile and a quarter-plus on their prior start. On that basis, The Trader might be the more playable of the pair, especially at an early 16/1.

He has failed to win in four 2019 starts but has been second in two of them, both over this trip and in this grade. Given his trainer's record, and Joe Fanning's ability from the front, he may take the son of Mastercraftsman to the front from stall two and bid to make all. He's a big price.

More obvious form contenders might be Walkinthesand, who had Korcho (second) and The Trader behind him when winning a class and distance handicap last time. He's been elevated another five pounds for that and, though progressive, he'll have to be good to win this off 110.

Korcho gets a two pound weight pull for a length beating but I'd not be at all convinced that will turn the form around, the weights and measures of British racing often failing the narrowly vanquished at the hands of classier rivals.

John Gosden runs Forest Of Dean with this eleven-week absent Iffraaj colt bidding to defy the layoff stats: only one of 93 horses to have been off the track for more than a month has won this contest since 1997. Forest Of Dean last ran in the high class London Gold Cup Handicap at Newbury where he was fourth to Headman (winner of a French Group 2 on his sole start since). Second there was Sinjaari, who himself has been away since running below par in the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot. He never seemed to get going that day and is surely better than that; the 42 day rest is a minor reservation, however.

I'm not mad about Dalaalaat stepping up in trip, nor do I think this (probably) even paced ten furlongs will suit Almania who is cutting back from a mile and a half. But the Irish challenger, Wargrave, stepping up a furlong having stayed on well last time is worth a second glance. Running for the first time in a handicap, trainer Fozzy Stack has booked Jamie Spencer to do the steering. Spencer was on board when Wargrave was sixth in the German 2000 Guineas and is likely to deploy a more prominent run style than may be expected of the famously late delivering rider.

Ultimately, although this is normally won by a horse at a single figure price, I think The Trader is too big at 16/1. Walkinthesand could go in again but is priced accordingly, so I'll swing at that Johnston outsider and back him up with 14/1 Wargrave, both for small each way money.

2.25 Qatar Richmond Stakes (Group 2, 6f, 2yo)

A six furlong juvenile contest, with the horses finishing 2358 in the Coventry all showing up. The '2' in that string was/is Richard Hannon's Threat. The trainer made bullish statements prior to Royal Ascot and was only narrowly denied by a Coolmore's Arizona. With that rival not appearing here, the route looks clear for another bold bid in a race where Hannon has a fine record (won it in 2016 and 2014 from just six runners).

A neck and a place behind Threat in the Coventry was Guildsman, for whom this easier track might suit better. If that's the positive, the negative is that he's been beaten in the July Stakes since. In his defence, he didn't get the smoothest of passages there, and it might also be the case that he'd prefer a little juice in the ground. If that's right, things could set up ideally this time. As a Qatari-owned runner in the Qatar Richmond Stakes, you don't need to be Einstein to work out that he'll be primed for the gig.

The Clive Cox-trained Golden Horde was fifth in that previous match up but with few excuses. His trainer is in excellent form right now but I feel he might just lack the upside of some of these. Not a very scientific statement, I grant you, so egg on face may ensue!

Maxi Boy is the fourth from the Coventry to line up. Beaten four lengths in midfield there, he was stepped up to seven in the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket last time and ran well in third. He flattened out in the final furlong in a manner which suggested this return to six is favourable. Whether he quite has the toe of the top of the market I'm not sure.

David Probert rides Symbolize, who backed up a debut five furlong win with a fine fourth in the Windsor Castle. This is a step up in both class and distance which, while I hope he can bridge it, doesn't give him the credentials of some of his rivals.

It's always hard to peg two-year-olds in races such as these, but THREAT (5/2) does look a very smart and speedy colt. He perhaps needs to jump a little more alertly than he did at Ascot; if he does, he has a very good chance. Guildsman (5/1) is your 'each way bet to nothing' and there are worse (though probably not too many less imaginative) forecast plays than sticking this pair together on the same exacta ticket.

3.00 Qatar Gordon Stakes (Group 3, 1m 3f 218yds, 3yo)

The Goodwood Derby, as nobody has ever referred to this race. Ahem. It is, though, a mile and a half contest for three-year-olds only. Moreover, it has historically been a happy hunting ground for St Leger aspirants. That epithet may be a little uncharitable to a race which in recent times has produced such high calibre winners as Cross Counter, Crystal Ocean, Ulysses, Highland Reel, Noble Mission, Harbinger, Conduit and Sixties Icon. In many ways that's a more impressive alumni than the Derby itself!

As those who know their trainer onions from their tomatoes will immediately recognise from that list, Sir Michael Stoute is the man to follow, notching up seven Gordon's this century. It will come as a tonic to other handlers that SMS is unrepresented this time around. (No more cheap gin puns, I promise).

Aidan O'Brien has only sparingly used the Gordon Stakes a springboard, winning twice (Highland Reel, Yellowstone) - and placing with three more - from ten runners. He saddles the likely favourite, Constantinople, a ten furlong Group 3 winner before being beaten in a Royal Ascot handicap over this trip. In fairness, he should probably have won there, a stablemate climbing over the top of him at the death, and it was a progressive performance for all that it was in handicap company.

Constantinople is rated 110, as are Spanish Mission and Jalmoud. Spanish Mission has improved notably since stepping up in trip, first when second in the Listed Cocked Hat Stakes here and then when running away with the Bahrain Trophy (Nayef Road four lengths second) at Newmarket. He looks capable of taking another stride forward and that course form is an added plus.

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Jalmoud has been campaigned largely in France this season, a forgettable last placed finish in the Queen's Vase aside. If you've been following my posts this week you'll know I'm not keen on the 2019 French form, British horses plundering seemingly at will. This lad is a case in point: he claimed a Listed prize in May before finishing second to Headman (British) in a Group 2 and then third to Japan (Irish) in a Group 1. In fairness, that latter effort - in the Grand Prix de Paris - looks solid in the context of this race; but he's had five runs already this year and lacks the scope of others.

Martyn Meade brings Technician, another to have won a Pattern race in France last time. He snaffled a Listed heat by a short neck but has more on here.

Two unexposed improvers are Dal Harrisgle and Leo De Fury. The first named has won the last three of four career starts, most recently in Class 3 handicap company. Clearly he has to leap forward to be competitive here, and being a son of Nathaniel he might be expected to appreciate the extra quarter mile. He doesn't lack pace and ought to stay so he's a lively dark horse.

Jessie Harrington has been in blistering form this year and sends unbeaten-in-two Leo De Fury across from Ireland. He's won a Curragh maiden and a little Navan race by five lengths apiece and retains 'could be anything' status. Quantifying his level of performance is tricky. What we can say is that after just two races he is likely to have more in the locker; and his trainer doesn't generally tilt at windmills.

It's a fascinating renewal of the Gordon Stakes if a hard one in which to peg the value. Perhaps the best combination of form in the book and ability to improve comes with Spanish Mission (9/2), and I'll take a chance on him at around 9/2 in a really intriguing contest.

3.35 Qatar Nassau Stakes (Group 1, 1m 1f 197yds, 3yo+ fillies/mares)

After the likes of Minding and Winter, we had a slightly sub-par renewal of the Nassau last term, and it could be the same again this time around unless dual Guineas winner, Hermosa, prevails.

She was highly impressive in beating 14 rivals in the 1000 Guineas by a length and more; and she was devastating in the Irish 1000 where she put four lengths into her closest pursuer, Pretty Pollyanna. It came as a shock when she was beaten in the Coronation Stakes at the end of what was a punishing triple Group 1 schedule. Having had six weeks away from the track, the daughter of Galileo (duh) stretches out to ten furlongs for the first time. She ought to see it out but that is not a given. Hermosa remains the pick of these on form and if she can replicate the Guineas level she'll win.

If she cannot do that, it's a much more open affair. Mehdaayih drops back in distance, having won a French Group 2 - can you spot a trend? - last time. Prior to that she was well enough beaten in the Oaks having been a ready winner of the Cheshire Oaks. She's not obviously needing a drop in trip and she's not shown herself to be Group 1 class yet. On those bases she's not for me, though connections are obviously respected.

The Prix de Diane (French Oaks) winner, Channel, comes across the, erm, channel to take on the Brits. That Group 1 is run over an extended ten furlongs so she's a distance (ish) G1 winner; but she is looking to buck a trend of French horses - three-year-olds in particular - being bashed up in their own jardins this term. The first six home there were separated by little more than a length with the only two British raiders, the 1-2 from a muddling Musidora, back in the ruck. While it is very likely she is the best French 3yo filly, it is also fairly probable that, in the European context, that is damning her with faint praise. Fair play and chapeau if she's good enough but I couldn't entertain her.

Maqsad reverts to the ten furlongs of the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes she won by five lengths (a further four lengths back to the third). That was immediately prior to travelling like the best filly in the Oaks before patently failing to stay the mile and a half there. She looks a progressive and classy filly and I'm somewhat surprised she's as big as 7/1.

It would not be a huge surprise if Rawdaa was involved in the finish either. She has run close seconds to Lah Ti Dar and Move Swiftly in Group 2 contests the last twice and this looks her trip. As a Sir Michael Stoute runner, she can be expected to improve over time.

Sir Michael also saddles Sun Maiden, a beautifully bred Frankel filly who is a half-sister to Midday, three-time winner of the Nassau for the late great Sir Henry Cecil. She has been steadily improving this term, going from a Group 2 placing to a Listed win to a Group 3 win, all at this ten furlong trip. Her form suggests she may not be as comfortable on good to firm as softer turf meaning any slight ease in the ground could be in her favour. She's a reasonable price - 12/1 - though others are preferred by this scribe.

Connections of the Japanese challenger, Deirdre, were somewhat undone by the soft ground at Ascot. Their mare is a lot better than she showed that day and, if it does ride on the quick side, she could go close to the frame. She was second in the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup in December at this range.

It's a crackingly competitive renewal of the Nassau Stakes, with the clear form standard, Hermosa, looking to prevail at a longer trip after a disappointing run last time. She may very well bounce back but there is plenty of each way value in the race. My eye is drawn to MAQSAD (7/1): she was fiercely impressive in the Pretty Polly, travelled like the winner before failing to get home in the Oaks, and reverts to ten furlongs now. She's a very attractive each way play and perhaps even NAP material.

4.10 Telegraph Nursery Handicap (Class 2, 7f, 2yo)

A big field two-year-old handicap sounds like mission impossible. It may transpire as just that but history (provided by the excellent trends content at offers hope with the head of the market heading the field past the lollipop nine times in the last 22 years (and thrice in the last six years).

It is very hard to win from a high draw in a big field handicap over seven furlongs. In this race, all of the last fifteen winners were drawn nine or fewer from the rail (the two stall 10 winners came in fields where there were non-runners drawn inside them). Berths four to seven (seven of the last nine winners) seem ideal.

19 of the 22 winners since 1997 were handicap debutants. That accounts for most of the runners but still has a positive expectation.

Messrs Johnston and Hannon (plus dad prior to license handover) have bagged four of the last six, and plenty more before then (nine of the last 22). They collectively saddle five of the 17 this time. Johnston's Fred has won the last two of three career races, and steps into handicap company off a perch of 87. Fred's two victories came by an aggregate of 0.15 lengths (a head and a nose) making it tricky to peg his level. Drawn in stall seven he ticks the trendy boxes.

The same trainer's Governor Of Punjab has a very similar profile: a winner of both starts since a debut defeat, and most recently by a fine margin. He, too, has an encouraging draw, in five, and will be steered by Ryan Moore.

The final handicap first-timer in the golden draw segment is Indian Creak, ridden by David Probert. A slowish learner, he finally won at the fourth time of asking last time out on his first try at this seven panel range. He made all there to score by three lengths for which he has been elevated a reasonable-looking three pounds in the ratings. That gives him a lovely racing weight and a chance to be prominent throughout.

Pick of the Hannon pair may be Willa, a Dutch Art filly yet to win in her obligatory three runs prior to handicap bow. She's had a month off since the third of that trio of qualifiers and will jump from stall three.

Lots more with some sort of a chance, of course, but I'll pick from that shortlist. The market has proved a strong guide to the Telegraph Nursery winner. With no prices up at time of writing, I'm guessing that Fred will be close to the head of the lists but I'll take a chance with another well-drawn last day winner, Indian Creak. He was much the best on the tricky Epsom track and his trainer, Mick Channon, has 'previous' in the race, winning in 2015.

4.45 EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Class 2, 7f, 2yo)

Maiden. Fillies. Not for me.

One who will be primed is the Qatari-owned Hannon-trained unpronounceable Al Dawodiya (sounds like a Cockney geezer saying, "How do you do?"). Stereotypes and parochiality aside, she represents upwardly mobile stallion Gutaifan but is not ideally housed in 11.

Mark Johnston won this last year, and he tries again with a pair of fillies. Knowing nothing of the unraced African Swift, guesser's preference is for the once-raced Tulip Fields. Drawn in stall one she has a chance to attempt a repeat of her bid to make all last time. That ended in noble failure, a length second, and she'll be smarter for the experience.

The market will tell you what else is fancied. Frankly, I haven't a clue.

5.20 Tatler Handicap (Class 3, 5f, 3yo)

Here we go. A big field five furlong dash for three-year-olds only. Let's narrow things down a bit thanks to our friends at horseracebase. 20 of the 23 winners (including two in a dead heat) since 1997 ran top six on their previous start. Those off more than 60 days have not shown the requisite fitness. Just four winners since 1997 (from 68 starters) had never won previously at the distance: they have a negative expectation and are removed.

And yet we still have eleven of our 17 standing. Perhaps we ought to resort to the form... the problem with that is it is very hard (for me at least) to discern which of these has the best form.

I'll naturally be cheering David on Pink Flamingo. The horse has a chance: she's battled hardened, fit, stays further but has winning form at five, and is very consistent. The big field is a niggle but her unfashionable, though likeable, trainer Michael Attwater means he ought to be a fair price. She was bought out of Mark Johnston's yard for just £10,000 in March and has repaid that already, training fees notwithstanding.

Tinto also takes the eye. Winner over a fast five last time, the drop back to the minimum has eked out further improvement after a few unplaced efforts at six.

And a mention also for Amplify. Oisin Murphy takes the mount and will bid to get this front-ranker to the lead from the rail draw in 17. Although it will be a tough ask to repel 16 rivals, Amplify stays further and is clearly progressive having won a maiden over six prior to his handicap score over five last time. If he gets the start right he'll give supporters a run for their pennies.

Very difficult stuff to close and every chance I've failed to mention the winner.


I'm pinning a fair amount of faith in the non-staying Oaks filly this afternoon, a race which has the scope to define my wagering week. Yikes!


Glorious Goodwood 2019: Day 2 Preview, Tips

Glorious Goodwood 2019: Day 2 Preview, Tips

A cracking opening day produced a couple of winners for the preview, and some spectacular sport: Stradivarius doing what he does, and Pinatubo being epic.

Wednesday sees brings the Group 1 Sussex Stakes as well as a host of impenetrable handicap puzzles. Not a day for the wagering boots, but a few small interests might reward speculative players.

1.50 Unibet Goodwood Handicap (Class 2, 2m 4f 134 yds, 4yo+)

A loooong race to get us started and it was won by a looooong way last year as the super Lil Rockerfeller bolted up by no less than fifteen lengths! Sent to the front as the field raced away from the stands and up the track before taking the loop and skittling back down again, Silvestre de Sousa never saw another rival, a dose he'll surely look to repeat this time.

The problem is that this time he has a 17lb higher rating. Still it might not stop him if he can get a soft lead as he did last year. The likes of Dubawi Fifty and perhaps Mancini and Paddys Motorbike may fancy going forwards as well meaning he's less likely to get the run of things.

The Karen McLintock-trained Dubawi Fifty is interesting, with the jockey booking of Danny Tudhope catching the eye. Fourth in last year's Chester Cup, he was then second in the 2018 Ascot Stakes before reappearing on the level this season in the Northumberland Plate where only a head denied him victory. He's snuck up five pounds for those narrow reversals but still looks fairly treated and another bold effort is expected.

Rounding out the top three in the weights is this year's Ascot Stakes winner, The Grand Visir. His trainer, Ian Williams, is one of the shrewdest in the business and won this two years ago with Cool Sky; money for the top weight - just five pounds higher than when winning at Ascot - would be material. Williams also won the race in 2008 and 2014.

He also runs Zubayr, who looked rejuvenated for the change of stable when winning a competitive little handicap hurdle over this trip last time. Off his lightweight, he's the sort with which Williams could easily conjure another triumph in the day two opener.

Of those lower down the weights, Paddys Motorbike represents 2015 winning trainer, Nigel Twiston-Davies. That year, Sands Of Fortune was another Goodwood Handicap winner to make all. As mentioned, there's a fair chance the trainer will ask his jockey to go forwards again, and there's also a fair chance of a contested lead early. Whoever wins that battle may win the race, if not guzzling too much benzine so to do.

Another worth a second look is the veteran Fun Mac: he will be saddled by Hughie Morrison, winner of this race in 2016. A hardy Cup horse in his prime, he's still competitive in staying handicaps as witnessed by his fifth of 15 in the Chester Cup and fourth of 19 in the Ascot Stakes this term. Most of a stone below his rating this time last year, he'd be a popular winner.

Loads more with chances in an open renewal.

From a betting perspective, the pace in the race will be pivotal - like it generally is in any race! The problem here is that it's unclear how things will pan out with any number of possible early leaders. My best guess is that SdS will kick Lil Rockerfeller on, with Dubawi Fifty and Paddys Motorbike snapping at his heels.

If that does happen, it could set up for a more patiently ridden entrant, and I'll chance my arm with two at prices for trainers who know this gig well: Zubayr (16/1) and Fun Mac. The former is an Ian Williams inmate, a handler for whom it is often the supposed second choice who prevails on these occasions. Fun Mac (14/1) is reliable and consistent, as well as high class, and might just have another day left in him.

It's just about 16/1 the pair, and the suggestion is each way with as many places as are available.

2.25 Unibet Handicap (Class 2, 1m 3f 218yds, 3yo)

Well this mile and a half three-year-old handicap really is towards the impossible end of the difficulty spectrum. Happily, the market has been a good guide in recent times with seven of the last nine (*convenient cutoff alert*) winners returning a single figure price.

Using the wisdom of the crowds to narrow things down is often a reasonable ploy - if you think your 20/1 fancy should be 6/4 it is an extreme likelihood that you are wrong - so let's go with that.

Sir Ron Priestley sits atop the ante post market for the race. He's won three of four this term, but all in small fields and his defeat was a heavy one in a bigger field at Royal Ascot. As a horse that likes to lead he'll do well to repel all challengers in the final quarter mile for all that he's clearly thriving on his racing and improving for it.

John Gosden and Frankie Dettori team up around the handicap debutant, Kosciuszko - easy for you to say! Google informs me the horse might be named after a Polish military leader or it might be named after an Australian mountain, which was in fact named in honour of the aforementioned soldier Pole. Given that he's a son of Australia, I'm going with the mountain.

After all that, it remains difficult to peg his level of ability, a mark of 91 not obviously being a gimme. Gosden's 19% hit rate with 'cap deb's is highly creditable but so is it highly unprofitable. Those up in trip for their cap deb win more often and lose less money but it is still not the way to play this race, I don't think... not that I'm presenting myself as in any way expert on the matter, you understand.

Hughie runs the progressive hat-trick-seeking Le Don De Vie. Not only has the son of Leroidesanimaux been progressive in performance, he has also stepped up in trip on each of his last two starts, from nine furlongs to ten furlongs and here up to twelve. He was a facile near-five length winner at Epsom last time, but that wasn't missed by the handicapper, who has whacked him ten pounds up the scale.

Durston has won over nearly two miles and then over a mile and a half on soft ground, both more exacting stamina tests than he's likely to face here. He's quite well fancied but isn't for me this time.

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Geegeez jockey, David Probert, is atop another hat-trick seeker in Tribal Craft. This lass won by twenty - yes, twenty - lengths last time at Pontefract. That was a three-horse race over this trip and she'd previously won by three lengths in a bigger field novice stakes at Salisbury. That novice win has worked out quite well and she's at the right end of the handicap.

My heart says Tribal Craft (14/1), but my head screams no bet!

3.00 Markel Insurance Molecomb Stakes (Group 3, 5f, 2yo)

Ah, the relative security of a juvenile Group 3 after the guess ups of the first two races!

The top of the market has a strong look to it as the unbeaten-in-two American raider, Maven, locks horns with John Quinn's three-from-four Liberty Beach. It is the second named who is favourite in the early lists, her easy win in the Listed Dragon Stakes at Sandown considered the pick of the form on offer. She's a pure speedball, as she showed in that Esher romp, and she can back that effort up with not one but two further pieces of rock solid form. On her second career start she won the Hilary Needler Trophy at Beverley, an effort she followed up with an excellent fourth to Raffle Prize in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot.

If there is one potential chink in Liberty Beach's armour, it is that her form has come on stiff tracks; this easy five may not entirely play to her strengths. If that is true, then step forward the Wes wunner, Maven. A winner by a thin margin in an Aqueduct maiden special weight, he was forced to abandon his tilt at the Norfolk due to the softening ground. Whilst it is not entirely inconceivable the same fate may befall him on Wednesday, the likelihood is that he'll line up. Since that Ascot absence he's taken in a Chantilly Group 3 where he made all on good to soft ground, just hanging on.

The stage is set, then, for Maven to bid to make all and Liberty Beach to attempt to mow him down. As simple as that? Well, not quite. There are eleven other juvies in the line up, all of them varying degrees of unexposed.

Clive Cox's Hand On My Heart might be the most interesting of them. The daughter of Iffraaj made all on her Windsor debut (5f, good to firm) and she is entitled to take a notable step forward on her second outing. Naturally she will have to in this rarefied company.

One at a price worth a second glance is Show Me Show Me. The Richard Fahey-trained son of Showcasing has been beaten in three runs since a debut success. But... he was held up in a Chester race that didn't pan out for him, was likewise seemingly unsuited by the turn at Pontefract behind Monoski next time before, reverting to a straight track, he ran a blistering second in the Weatherby's Super Sprint at Newbury.

At 20/1+, it is worth taking a small place punt that a fast run straight track five is what he needs.

A fascinating race is in store, with all of Maven, Hand On My Heart, Raahy, Dr Simpson and Wheels On Fire likely to vie for the lead. Wesley Ward runners normally prove to be the 'speed of the speed' and some of those others' chances may wilt in the heat of that perceived pace contention. Waited with, Maven having perhaps been softened up, will be the likes of Liberty Beach and Show Me Show Me (25/1). The former is no sort of price though she ought to finish best of all, and I'll take a tiny tickle of the Fahey flyer on the 'straight track pick up the pieces' angle.

3.35 Qatar Sussex Stakes (Group 1, 1m, 3yo+)

An intriguing rather than necessarily tip top Sussex Stakes and, with eight declared, we might just get three each way places if the win market doesn't appeal. The field is split down the middle between three-year-olds and older horses in a race which historically perennially went to the young guns. Indeed between 1999 and 2016, 12 of 18 winners emerged from the Classic clan. But three of the last four have been older horses, the most recent pair aged seven!

Where does that leave us? Ignoring age as a factor most likely... That said, closer inspection reveals that the twelve three-year-old winners since 1997 came from just 72 runners, with another 15 placing. That compares with ten winners from 100 runners for older horses (another 17 placing). The young ones still have an edge but it is not a terminal blow for mature horses.

One snippet is that all of those last 22 winners finished in the top three on their prior UK/Irish start. That's a knock for the Irish 2000 Guineas winner, Phoenix Of Spain. He could fare no better than sixth in the St James's Palace Stakes last time, behind both Circus Maximus and Too Darn Hot. Before that he'd been three lengths too good for Too Darn Hot at the Curragh so he may be better judged on that prior effort.

Circus Maximus is an improver. He ran an apparently middling race in the Derby, an effort that was sandwiched between victories in the Dee Stakes (1m2f) and at Royal Ascot. That most recent performance was at today's mile trip with the promise of more to come. There is little between Circus and Phoenix on both Ascot and Doncaster (Vertem Futurity) running, with the verdict 1-1 going into the Sussex.

Too Darn Hot also falls into the collateral form mix, via all of the St James's Palace, Irish 2000, and last year's Champagne Stakes. He has something to prove this season and I remain unconvinced by a colt whose 'redemption' thus far consists of little more than a hollow victory in France. There he beat the (Group 3) Jersey Stakes runner-up and the seventh from the St James's Palace. He beat them well, but he beat them over seven furlongs. Again, the stride boys have it that he's not a strong stayer so, while this is an easy enough mile, he's terribly short to beat horses who have beaten him earlier this term.

The older horses are represented by the last two winners of the Queen Anne Stakes, Lord Glitters and Accidental Agent. AA blotted his copybook last time when refusing to leave the stalls and, in spite of form credentials, that's the sort of horse that simply cannot be wagered next time out unless you have access to in-running facilities and wait to see whether he jumps or not.

While there was no fluke about Lord Glitters' win last month, he got the perfect storm there: a quick pace over a straight mile and a field collapsing into his lap. This race is likely to be significantly more measured in tempo and I believe it will take a horse that can accelerate rather than stay on.

The most attractive of the older horses could be Zabeel Prince. Yes, he's been duffed up in his last two starts - the Prince Of Wales's Stakes and the Coral-Eclipse - but prior to that he showed good form to win the Group 1 Prix d'Ispahan over a mile at Longchamp. So, yes, that was another probably sub-standard French Group 1, but you need to be able to quicken to win them. It is his price that makes him reasonably appealing each way: 16/1 at his peak would be generous, but we have to buy into this setup enabling that peak performance.

Pace wise, it might be that one or both of Circus Maximus and Phoenix Of Spain look to go on. The likes of Too Darn Hot, Happy Power and Zabeel Prince will be in the stalking positions, with Lord Glitters, Accidental Agent and I Can Fly probably played late. In Jamie Spencer and Ryan Moore we have two jockeys who will not go bananas at the head of the peloton, so it may not pay to be too far back.

There is very little value to be had as far as I can see: the bookmakers know plenty about these guys and have priced it up accordingly. Even though I think Too Darn Hot is too darn short, he has his chance if seeing out the trip (he maybe just shaped like a non-stayer when not going through with his run in the St J P). I can see why Phoenix Of Spain is taking - presumably each way - support, as he looks like he'll get first run; and Circus Maximus likewise will have a chance to back up his Ascot success. But the latter pair are about the right price.

Almost by default, I want to look at the 'without' market and back Zabeel Prince each way without either Phoenix or Circus. After all that, it's going to be a no bet race, though, I fear.

4.10 Alice Keppel EBF Fillies' Conditions Stakes (Class 2, 5f, 2yo)

A new race for two-year-old fillies, and one where most bring exposed form to the table. The pick of that form is Flippa The Strippa's Listed National Stakes win on her penultimate start. Since then she's run respectably when eighth of 25, beaten just four lengths, in the Queen Mary. This easy five is ideal for her and she'll handle ground either side of good.

Half a length in front of Flippa at Ascot was Mighty Spirit, a filly who has placed twice since including when she ought to have won at Beverley. She's got plenty of ability but is now a five race maiden with resolution doubts for me.

Mrs Bouquet is appealing. She has a bit to find on the two mentioned previously but has won her last two, in handicap company, and is progressing nicely. She's what might be termed the 'now filly', and has a bit more meat on her odds bone as well.

Archie Watson's Electric Ladyland was very fast in early season but others seem to have progressed past her now. She's not for me, while Daughter In Law has to bounce back from a flop in the Queen Mary. That's possible of course and 9/1 is reasonable if you think she can do that and step forward half a stride. I remain unconvinced.

And give a little cheer for another geegeez jockey, Mitch Godwin, who rides Glamorous Anna here. Mitch has had a very tough time, battling depression last year, but has turned a corner in 2019 with a new role at Harry Dunlop's and becoming a father last month. This filly, trained by Carl Mason, may not be quite up to the grade, but I'm thrilled to see Mitch on the big stage. He's a good lad and a decent rider when given the opportunity.

Overall, it'll be no surprise to see Flippa The Strippa revert to winning ways: she ran well at Ascot and is a Pattern race winner over five already. But at almost twice the price, MRS BOUQUET (4/1) is worth a go. On the hat-trick here, she represents Mark Johnston whose love for Goodwood is well known. It could just be a winning combination.

4.45 British EBF Premier Fillies' Handicap (Class 2, 1m 1f 197yds, 3yo+)

Sorry, too difficult. Lots of unexposed fillies, and I don't have a close enough handle on the speed figures to differentiate between them. I'll be cheering David Probert and 8/1 Ocala, but I don't know if she's the best or even the best value filly in the field.

5.55 New & Lingwood Handicap (Class 3, 7f, 3yo+)

The IV3 chart and draw/pace heat map below tell plenty about where to focus - or rather where not to focus - in this twenty runner dust up.

Quite simply, it is VERY difficult to win in bumper fields from a high draw, regardless of run style. Even making the frame can be considered success, as can be seen from the red bar above. Low to middle and front rank, or low with any run style, offers the best chance of a placed effort.

Dirty Rascal (16/1) has stall one, a prominent racing style, a light weight and consistent form in the grade and at the trip. The Hannon/Marquand axis is a potent one, too, and this fellow ought to be thereabouts again, though he does find winning difficult.

Frankie Dettori may be able to steer Lyndon B (6/1) into contention: he's drawn four, has decent maiden form in big fields, is a last time out winner (on handicap debut), and can go forward.

Another dozen or so more with chances, but in a race not obviously awash with pace, the above two against the field is how I'm rolling.


It's a day when I don't have a strong opinion so let's hope we're lucky as well as maybe a bit good...!

Good luck,


Glorious Goodwood 2019: Day 1 Preview, Tips

Glorious Goodwood 2019: Day 1 Preview, Tips

Peak summer as July morphs into August means a sumptuous week on the Sussex Downs for relaxed high society, strawberries and cream, views the envy of every track in the land and, of course, five days of classy and compelling racing.

The weather for the week looks changeable, agonising territory for both meteorological and equine forecasters, though the meeting is likely to start just on the quick side of good. Here are some thoughts on the opening skirmishes, on Tuesday.

1.50 Unibet Handicap (Class 2, 1m 1f 197 yds, 4yo+)

A mile and a quarter older horse handicap with 18 declared: start as we mean to go on, eh?

Mark Johnston has a remarkable record in the race, and indeed at the entire Festival, winning this opening prize six times, albeit from a whopping 37 starters. He's added substance to that record with a further nine placed runners meaning anything 'Always Trying' saddles in the opener commands respect.

Johnston has done the decent thing this time, only entering two, Aquarium and Ventura Knight. Both are hardy stalwarts that have been kept busy hitherto in 2019, and I've backed the former a couple of times. Although I've not collected he has run better than his finishing position suggested and may again go well.

Stablemate Ventura Knight has Ryan Moore booked but has a habit of finding one or two too good. He may again be on the premises for minor money.

Cieren Fallon takes five pounds off the in form Saeed bin Suroor's Mountain Hunter. The five-year-old won a couple of valuable handicaps in Meydan in the Spring and might just be back on UK time now. He has top weight but is not out of it.

Also in the Godolphin blue is Setting Sail, trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by James Doyle. He's been consistent and progressive this season, going up four pounds for a career best in a valuable York handicap last time. He may not have stopped improving yet but that extra impost could mean he's more poorly handicapped than some.

I'll take a chance on Alan King's BERINGER (15/2). Campaigned at a mile for most of his career, he finished very well over ten furlongs to finish a narrow second at Sandown last time. He was second over course and distance last season and, though his hold up style means he'll need to be lucky as well as good, he'll be playable each way with as many extra places as you can find.

2.25 Qatar Vintage Stakes (Group 2, 7f, 2yo)

A race that revolves around the trumpeted Visinari. Hyper-impressive when blitzing his field on debut, he was a little flat last time out. That was in the six furlong July Stakes and he is expected to improve for this extra furlong. His long stride has been lauded as 'freakish' by Simon Rowlands, something of an expert on such matters, and that other deep thinker of the game (and somewhat under-rated on-course presenter) James Willoughby has also pinned his colours to the Visinari mast.

I'm a believer, for now. The Visinari of that opening day romp wins just about any race he steps into this season; the Visinari of the July Stakes will find one or more too good all season. 3/1 fails to adequately reflect the upside in my view, though you do need to be forgiving by nature.

It is not a shallow race, however. The previously equally well-touted Lope Y Fernandez represents Ballydoyle, his second in the seven furlong Chesham Stakes being at the hooves of Pinatubo, who also shows up.

Pinatubo has gone from Wolverhampton to the Woodcote to a wondrous Ascot effort this season, and he fair ran away with the Chesham. This easier seven ought not to be a problem given how he coped with Epsom's six, nor ought the uneven nature of the track. He's a worthy favourite if you're not convinced by talk of strides and cadence.

Lope Y Fernandez was well enough beaten at Ascot but may improve again for the run, which will be his third versus Pinatubo's fourth. Still, on the face of it, it is difficult to see those tables being turned.

And still there is more depth. Mystery Power is a Kingpower colt trained by Richard Hannon that has gone from a Haydock maiden to a Group 2 win at Newmarket in a brace of runs. Both were over this range, the maiden working out nicely with second and third winning since (nine lengths back to the fourth). He would be the each way angle but for the dreaded seven runner curse hanging over the field.

Clive Cox's (Alan Spence's, more correctly) Positive brings an unbeaten-in-one record to the party. He was very impressive in putting five lengths between himself and his closest rival that first day and, while much more is needed here, he is potentially smart.

It's a fascinating renewal of the Vintage Stakes, as it should be with such unexposed juveniles, and I'll hold a candle for VISINARI (3/1) once more in what may be more of a watching than wagering race. Mystery Power (13/2) is probably a tad over-priced as an unbeaten Group 2 distance winner.

3.00 Qatar Lennox Stakes (Group 2, 7f, 3yo+)

The same trip but for three-year-olds and up, the Lennox looks arguably a little shy of Group 2 class this time. Most of the field are older horses unlikely to lurch forwards in performance terms and a number have already shown themselves to be not quite at the requisite standard any more.

The exceptions, unsurprisingly, are the three at the head of the market, and it would be more a disappointment than a shock were they not to lay claim to the Lennox between them.

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Favoured as I write is the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Zaaki, who was just touched off in a Group 2 at Ascot last time. That was over a mile and therein lies the problem with this typically late-maturing chap: all of his best form has come at distances of eight furlongs and beyond. That allied to a hold up run style means that, while he may well be the best horse in the race he is probably not the best suited horse to the race conditions.

Fellow four-year-old Hey Gaman has the same season string of 112 as Zaaki, and represents the eminently capable James Tate. This son of New Approach, out of a Dubawi mare, has been transformed by a drop to seven furlongs this campaign, winning in Listed company at Leicester and then in a Longchamp Group 3. There was little disgrace in running second to Romanised in a Curragh Group 2 last time, that one being a bona fide Group 1 horse on his day. Hey Gaman is sure to be well suited by seven and top of the ground and may be the one Zaaki has to chase down.

The likeliest lads are completed by Space Traveller, game winner of the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot last time. That was at this distance but he needed every yard in a truly run race to prevail on that more searching strip. Such reservations about this quicker piste are allayed somewhat by Richard Fahey's Bated Breath colt's prior form at six panels. He gets a seven pound weight for age allowance as a three-year-old, but his peers have not fared terribly well in recent years (1/13, 3 further places, from a group which included four favourites or joint favourites, and ten sent off at single-figure odds).

Of the more exposed brigade, Suedois is hard not to like. He's picked up Pattern placed purses on each of his last nine runs, and has been second and third in the last two renewals of this race. At eight years of age, he's not getting any faster, but he does know the route from stalls to jam stick better than most around these parts.

Sir Dancealot is the minister without portfolio in this field. He's lived up to his name, dancing a lot and mostly at Group 1 level in recent times; but he's been shy of the required standard at six furlongs and a mile. In his defence, his best form seems to be at seven as he demonstrated when winning this race last season. As well as that G2 score, he was a close up fifth in the G1 Prix de la Foret last autumn and won the G2 Hungerford Stakes in between. It might then be argued that he's been campaigned at the wrong distance, a line I'm sure his trainer David Elsworth will utter should Sir Dancealot double up.

There are old friends like Breton Rock and Flaming Spear down the lists but it is hard to see them being good enough.

It's a tricky race and I'm coming round to Sir Dancealot (13/2) being the value, but I just prefer the less exposed Hey Gaman (4/1). I'll probably split my stake between them 65/35 or thereabouts in favour of James Tate's runner.

3.35 Qatar Goodwood Cup Stakes (Group 1, 2m, 3yo+)

The feature race of the day and, historically, of the meeting is the Goodwood Cup. Two miles are traversed, up around the loop, and then back down into the straight.

The favourite is that magnificently consistent stayer, Stradivarius, trained by that magnificently consistent handler, John Gosden. He's won this race the last two years and is heading towards the sort of immortality reserved for the likes of Yeats and Double Trigger in recent times. Indeed, his two Goodwood Cup victories form part of an eleven race Pattern string which has seen him unbeaten in his last seven, including three Group 1's (and another, in this race, prior to two 3rd place efforts in 2017).

In spite of his invincibility through two seasons he can be backed at not far short of even money (8/11 to be precise). The most likely reason for this, given he's beaten his three closest market rivals and not raced against the rest, is that he never wins by very far. Indeed, those seven straight victories Stradivarius brings back to the Sussex party have been won by an aggregate of just nine lengths. That's an average of one and a quarter lengths.

In other words, he gives the appearance of being beatable. But he's tenacious and always seems to find enough. That trait makes him tremendously likeable and he is by far the most probable winner.

Re-opposing after defeat in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot (two and a half miles, soft ground) are both Dee Ex Bee and Cross Counter. Dee Ex Bee was stepping up from Group 3 company to take silver that day, running a career best in the process. But he looked to have a better run of things there than fourth placed Cross Counter who was given a huge amount to do and finished very strongly in difficult circumstances.

Cross Counter's CV includes wins in the Melbourne Cup and the Dubai Gold Cup, with his domestic form as a three-year-old last term including a Group 2 win over Dee Ex Bee in the Gordon Stakes (1m4f) here. I confidently expect him to reverse form with the Johnston runner and prove the biggest threat to Stradivarius.

Of the rest, Southern France seems to need a lot to go right for him and may simply not be up to this. He was a fairly close second to the favourite in the Yorkshire Cup early this season but looks a touch flattered by that run (1m6f).

Wells Farrh Go is marginally more interesting. There's no doubt Tim Easterby's four-year-old enjoys it around Newmarket's July course and his front-running style could be well suited to this track also. The challenge there is that one or both of Dee Ex Bee and Dashing Willoughby may also want to go forward.

Dashing Willoughby is one of a trio of three-year-olds, an age range with a weak record in this contest historically. Aside from Stradivarius - who has shown the calibre of Classic generation entry required to prevail - we have to go back to 1990 and Lucky Moon to find the next winner of that age. Just three 3yo's since 1973 have beaten their elders in the Goodwood Cup and that frames the uphill challenge Willoughby, South Pacific and Harpo Marx face.

The latter is very likely in as a pacemaker, which could compromise the chances of either or both of Dee Ex Bee and Wells Farrh Go, but South Pacific is not completely discounted despite being 28/1 in a place. He cost a million euros as a yearling and stayed on best of all to win the mile and a half King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot last time. A later developer with a stout enough pedigree, he wouldn't be the worst each way bet in the race and might prove the pick of his peer group.

It's a cracking contest in prospect, and one where STRADIVARIUS will obviously take a lot of beating. CROSS COUNTER (4/1) however looks a rock solid each or 'without the favourite' bet, and South Pacific (28/1) might reward small Hail Mary each way players. I'm really looking forward to this one.

4.10 Maiden Stakes (Class 2, 6f, 2yo)

You're on your own here...

4.45 Chelsea Barracks Handicap (Class 2, 5f, 4yo+)

That's more like it. 14 runners over five fast furlongs. Although there is not a lot of evidence with which to work, those drawn widest have struggled in similar contests, as have those held up.  It may be worth noting that, since 2010, only one winner has returned a single figure price, with the average winning odds in that time being a little over 18/1.

Harry Hurricane looks a probable to lead the charge, and he may take some catching on a track where he nearly won in May. 'Nearly' is the thing with this lad, though: four wins from 51 careers starts but a further 16 placed efforts underlines that suspicion.

Mick Appleby's Saaheq looks to have solid form claims on his Scottish Sprint Cup win - just four pounds higher here - but the yard is not in the best of form at the moment.

Dark Shot is a consistent performer who tends to find one too good: he's finished second six times since his last win, which was 25 runs ago. Less exposed and perhaps more enticing is the filly Maygold. A winner of four of her 14 starts, she's been in the frame on five further occasions. Her record in five furlong handicaps is 2113631241 including one over this course on good ground, her only previous visit to the track.

Another to note is Lord Riddiford, who won the 3yo equivalent race, the Tatler Handicap, at last year's meeting. Just four pounds higher here, this race will have been the plan for a while. He's drawn high enough in eleven, however, and that tempers enthusiasm.

It's good to have a 'cliff horse' or two: an animal that you know is going to bleed you of your bankroll but which you simply cannot leave unbacked. Mine for this season is currently Line Of Reason. He's high class but probably ideally wants five and a half furlongs. If he hasn't slid too far down the handicap, he might have a chance in the Portland in September; but I'll have to back him (again) here for reasons of cranial malfunction more than current form.

Koditime has fallen a long way in the ratings - back to his last winning mark in fact - and Count Otto was an easy winner over six last time for a trainer who resides nearby and loves a Goodwood winner. Both are candidates for what is quite a long shortlist.

And then there's the quirky but capable veteran Muthmir. Now nine, he has an excellent head to head record with those in the field against which he's previously raced, as can be seen below:

It's interesting/painful to note that nine of those 19 out of 21 head to head 'wins' are against my mucker, Line Of Reason!

Plenty of chances in a terrific little sprint handicap. With Ed Walker's team in such fine form, I'll take a chance on the filly, Maygold, each way.

5.15 Unibet Fillies' Handicap (Class 3, 1m, 3yo+)

Day One closes with a fillies' handicap over a mile. In bigger fields, low draws tend to be favoured over a mile but this is not as big a field as some of the mile handicaps this week, and I'd not completely dismiss a wider drawn filly.

It is a devilishly difficult race and, as the seventh of the afternoon, one in which us multi-race place/win players need not fret. That is my 'get out of jail free' card and I'll deploy it. Too difficult.

If you really insist - you shouldn't, for your pin will be at least as adequate as mine - the most token of token selections is 'Raif' Beckett's Chaleur. Beckett won the inaugural running in 2016 and all three winners to date have been three-year-olds. This three-year-old filly will have come on for her seasonal reappearance at Newmarket a fortnight ago and has a workable middle draw.

Good luck,


Sat TV Trends: 8th June 2019

Another busy Saturday of horse racing ahead with this weekend's LIVE ITV4 coming from Newmarket, Beverley and Haydock - we've NINE LIVE races across the three venues with the Hilary Needler Trophy (Beverley) and the Group Three John Of Gaunt Stakes (Haydock) two of the highlights.

As always, we’ve got all the LIVE races covered from a trends and stats angle – use these to help narrow down the field and find the best profiles of past winners.


Saturday 8th June 2019

Newmarket Horse Racing Trends (ITV/RacingTV)

2.10 – Bentley Cambridge Handicap Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 7f ITV4

Two previous runnings
Trainer Mick Channon won the race last year
Last two winners drawn in double-figures
Trainer Andrew Balding has a 29% record with his 3 year-olds at the track
Trainer Brian Meehan has a 25% record with his 3 year-olds at the track


2.45 – Bernard Sunley Memorial Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 1m6f ITV4

Two previous runnings
Amazing Red won this race 12 months ago
Trainer Ed Dunlop won this race in 2018
Trainer Mark Johnston won this race in 2017
Trainer Mark Johnston has a 28% record with his 4+ year-olds at the track
Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor has a 25% record with his 4+ year-olds at the track
Trainer Ian Williams has a 24% record with his 4+ year-olds at the track
Trainer Andrew Balding is just 1 from 30 with his 4+  year-olds at the track


Haydock Horse Racing Trends (ITV/RacingTV)


1.45 Betway Middle Distance Handicap Cl3 (3yo) 1m4f ITV4

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One previous running
Trainer Sir Michael Stoute has a 38% record with his 3 year-olds at the track
Trainer William Haggas has a 30% record with his 3 year-olds at the track
Trainer John Gosden has a 27% record with his 3 year-olds at the track
Jockey Frankie Dettori has a 31% record riding 3 year-olds at the track


2.25 Betway Pinnacle Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m3f ITV4

16/16 – Had won over at least 1m2f before
14/16 – Returned 9/1 or shorter in the betting
13/16 – Finished in the top 3 last time out
13/16 – Rated 92 or higher
12/16 – Placed favourites
12/16 – Had won over 1m4f before
12/16 – Aged 4 years-old
11/16 – Came from the top 3 in the betting
9/16 – Drawn in stall 5 or lower
6/16 – Had run at Haydock before
5/16 – Winning favourites
4/16 – Won last time out
2/16 – Trained by Roger Varian
2/16 – Trained by John Gosden
2/16 – Ridden by Frankie Dettori
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 11/2


3.00 Betway Achilles Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo) 5f ITV4

10/10 – Returned 14/1 or shorter
9/10 – Aged 5 or older
9/10 – Had raced in the last 10 weeks
9/10 – Won between 6-8 times before
9/10 – Didn’t win last time out
9/10 – Had won over 5f before
8/10 – Drawn between stalls 2-7 (inc)
7/10 – Had run at the course before
7/10 – Winning distance 1 length or less
7/10 – Had finished in the top 5 last time out
5/10 – Unplaced favourites
5/10 – Winning favourites
2/10 – Trained by William Haggas
The average winning SP in the last 9 runnings is 13/2


3.35 Betway John Of Gaunt Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 7f ITV4

15/16 – Rated 107 or higher
15/16 – Had raced within the last 4 weeks
14/16 – Drawn in stall 6 or lower
13/16 – Came from the top three in the betting
13/16 – Returned 9/1 or shorter in the betting
13/16 – Had won over 7f before
11/16 – Aged 4 or 5 years-old
11/16 – Placed in the top 3 last time out
11/16 – Drawn in stall 3 or lower
10/16 – Had won at least 4 times before
9/16 – Favourites placed
5/16 – Had run at the track before
4/16 – Winning favourites (1 joint)
3/16 – Ridden by Ryan Moore
2/16 – Trained by Sir Michael Stoute
2/16 - Aged 9 years-old
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 7/1


Beverley Horse Racing Trends (ITV/RacingTV)

1.25 Dadie Oughtred Memorial Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 7 1/2f ITV

No previous runnings
The Richard Hannon yard have a 42% record with their runners at the track

2.00 Hilary Needler Trophy Fillies’ Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) Cl2 (2yo) 5f ITV

12/14 – Had raced in the last 5 weeks
11/14 – Had won over 5f before
11/14 – Had won just once before
11/14 – Irish bred
10/14 – Had raced in the last 2 weeks
10/14 – Had raced between 1-2 times before
8/14 – Won last time out
7/14 – Placed favourites
5/14 – Returned a double-figure price in the betting
3/14 – Trained by Kevin Ryan
3/14 – Raced at York last out
3/14 – Winning favourites
2/14 – Trained by Tim Easterby
2/14 – Ridden by Jamie Spencer
1/14 – Winners from stall 1
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 13/1
The last 9 winners drawn 9 or lower
7 or the last 9 winners were foaled in Feb or March
7 of last 10 winners have been drawn in stalls 6-9 (inc)


3.15 Truckingby Brian Yeardley Two Year Old Trophy Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Colts & Geldings Cl2 (2yo) 5f ITV

10/10 – Returned 8/1 or shorter in the betting
10/10 – Feb, March or April bred
10/10 – Drawn in 6 or lower
8/10 – Raced in the last 4 weeks
8/10 – Finished 1st or 2nd last time out
8/10 – Won over 5f before
8/10 – Won at least once before
7/10 – Favourites placed
7/10 – Had raced twice or more
6/10 – Irish bred
6/10 – Won last time out
5/10 – Winning favourites
4/10 – Drawn in stall 1
3/10 – Trained by Mick Channon
The Richard Hannon yard have a 43% record with their 2 year-olds at the track
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 10/3



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Victoria Cup Handicap 2019: Video Preview

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