Prix Morny, Prix Jean Romanet & More…

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It’s Prix Morny & Jean Romanet Day at Deauville, a pair of Group 1 contests, with another couple of Group 2 races on the card..

The GOING at DEAUVILLE is …. Good to Soft

Jamie –

2:50 Prix Morny (G1) – Selection: Armor

An open Prix Morny in which I give a big chance to recent Molecomb Stakes winner Armor. The son of No Nay Never showed a nice change of gear to conquer the Goodwood Group 3 prize and won easily in the end. That was a nice improvement from his Windsor Castle Stakes 5th and the Hannon stable know how to ready a 2yo. The Goodwood form is open to question but I don’t think Armor was fully stretched that day and he is progressing between his races very nicely. Soft ground holds no fears and I’m confident he will stay the extra furlong judging by the way he hit the line at Goodwood. He holds a big chance if he does and Al Shaqab Racing are going well with their 2yo crop. Velocidad and Quick Suzy are the main dangers in my mind.

3:25 – Prix Jean Romanet (G1) – Selection: Ebaiyra

The away team is very strong for the Prix Jean Romanet with Lady Bowthorpe setting the standard. After a very good run in the Grand Prix De Saint Cloud against the Colts I am going to give Ebaiyra a chance. The Aga Khan’s Filly has had a nice break since Saint Cloud and being back against her own sex this afternoon will help her as she seeks a first Group 1 win. She handles good to soft or soft ground very well and is a solid option with form figures of 112 this season, all at Group level. Ebaiyra represents some value at 6/1 at the time of writing. Tactically speaking, the quicker they go the better for her, she stays 12F well and will hopefully be doing her best work late on over this 10F trip.

Rich –

2.50 Prix Morny Stakes – Group 1 – 2yo Only – 6f…
Asymmetric – Showcasing X Swirral Edge Colt.

3 wins from4 starts, all over 6f. Won twice in Class 4 Novice Stakes, both in June, on debut (June 4th) at Goodwood by 1/2 a length & followed up at Newmarket (June 18th) with a 1 3/4 length victory.
Stepped in to Group 2 company on July 8th in the 6f July Cup Stakes, finishing a head 2nd to Group 2 Gimcrack winner Lusail. Returned to winning ways on July 29th at Goodwood in the Group 2 Richwood Stakes by 1/2 a length from Khunan, with 4th Ebor River landing the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes & 6th, Gis A Sub finished 2nd to Lusail at York….

4.00 Prix De Pomone Stakes – Group 2 – 3yo Plus – 1m 4f 94yds
Joie De Soir – Fastnet Rock X Highest Ever 3yo filly.

2 wins from 3 career starts.
Won on debut last December at this course on the All Weather over 1m 1f 97yds by 1/2 a length. Off for 202 days before returning at Compiegne on July 2nd (Heavy) over 1m 2f, finishing a 1 & 1/4 length runner up before stepping up to Listed company on her last run (August 1st) at Clairefontaine, running over 1m 4f. The filly won by 3 lengths & now takes another step up grade. She is the lightest raced of the 6 runners & has an age for weight reduction, carrying just 8st 9Lbs….

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Ebor Day & Around the Courses

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It’s the final day of York’s Ebor meeting, with the Ebor handicap today PLUS it’s Saturday, so we will go around the courses if we need too…

Jamie is back today, so it’s back to the old joke of The Englishman, Irishman & Scotsman…..


The GOING at YORK is…. Good to Firm, Good in Places..

Charlie – 3.35 Skybet Ebor Handicap

Selection – Miraan (Eachway)– 5 year old Gelding out of Motivator and Mila. Has ran 10 times since switching yards from A De Royer-Dupre to J P Murtagh back in 2019. Made debut for new connections at Gowran Park on the 17th June 2020 and won beating Lethal Power by 1/2 length with Dare To Flare a further 4 lengths adrift in 3rd. Was beaten a length on next start at the Curragh on the 10th July 2020 by Lyndwood Gold. Finished 3rd on next start at Dundalk on the 15th August 2020 behind winner Sky Seven and Charcor although only 1 and 3/4 of a length seperated all 3. Next 4 races saw Miraan finish 7th, 4th, 8th and 7th. Hinted of a return to form at the Curragh on the 23rd May this year when finishing a 1/2 length 2nd behind Baby Zeus. Although has finished 4th on last 2 starts at Ascot and Leopardstown since then. That last race at Leopardstown was a bit unfortunate as Miraan was only beaten just over 3 lengths and was short of room when challenging, with a clearer run and a bit more luck should be thereabouts again and with Skybet doing 8 places on this race the 9-1 looks good value for a place.


4.45 Skybet Handicap

Selection – Qaader – 3 year Old Colt Out of Night Of Thunder and Redinha. Has ran 11 times winning 3 times and placing in a further 3 races. The wins have came at Newbury when making debut and Goodwood twice, the 1st of those wins was back in April this year when beating Legal Attack by a short head over 1m on Good to Firm Ground. More recently won on the 29th July when beating Alfaadhel by 4 lengths over 1m 1f 197y on Good To Soft Ground. Having won at Goodwood last time out comes here in good form, could go well again and with Skybet doing 5 places looks a good Eachway play at around the 7-1 mark at time of writing.


Jamie –

2:25 – Sky Bet Melrose Handicap – Selection: King Of The Castle

The ultra competitive 3yo equivalent of the Ebor has drawn a high quality line up. Dhushan in all likelihood will go off favourite and deserves to after a profitable season to date. However, it is unusual for Aidan O’Brien to send one across to contest this race and King Of The Castle has a lot going for him. With this only being his 7th career start the Son of Galileo still has scope for improvement and after a confidence boosting Maiden win last time out he comes here in good form. Arguably the pick of his best form was a second in the Ulster Derby at Down Royal and a third behind St Leger hopeful The Mediterranean at Leopardstown. This will be quickest he has encountered so far but Galileo’s appreciate good ground and with Buick booked for the ride I can see King Of The Castle going close.

3:35 – Sky Bet Ebor Handicap – Selection: Fujaira Prince (Each Way)

Last year’s Ebor hero Fujaira Prince attempts to become only the second ever dual winner of York’s great race. At the current prices (12/1) he makes plenty of each way appeal after a good comeback run at this course last month behind Hukum in a G3. York is a favourite course for Fujaira Prince and let’s not forget despite carrying 6lb more than last year he is a high class horse, as his runner up finish in the Irish St Leger & third on Champions Day in 2020 prove. I expect him to go very well and he has been primed for this by the Roger Varian team. Ground and trip are ideal. Ilaraab is undefeated in handicaps and is another I like after bolting up at this course earlier in the season.

The Curragh –

6:05 – Debutante Stakes (G2) – Selection: Concert Hall

This looks a little gem of a race and the main trial race for the Moyglare on Irish Champions Weekend. The O’Brien family hold a strong hand as usual and I think Concert Hall can hit the heights required to take this G2. The daughter of Dubawi got off the mark at the second attempt in nice style over C+D on Irish Oaks weekend. Obviously the Ballydoyle team run their best 2yo Fillies in this race as history shows and the vibes around Concert Hall are positive. She holds all the big entries in the big 2yo Fillies races left this season and we all know how much Aidan can get his Filly’s to progress from race to race. The BIG danger is Agartha, a good winner of the Silver Flash Stakes last time out and is the highest rated horse in the field.

Rich –

Sandown – Good, Good to Firm in Places
2.40 Atalanta Stakes ( Fillies’ & Mares’) Group 3 – 3yo Plus – 1m….
Indigo Girl – Dubawi X Montare 3yo Filly.

Winner of the 1m Group 2 May Hill Stakes (F&M) at Doncaster in September 2020 before finishing the season at Newmarket last October, with a 1/2 length 2nd to Pretty Gorgeous in the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile. Off for 287 days.
Made return in the 1m Group 3 Valiant Stakes (F&M) at Ascot on July 23rd, finishing a 7 & 1/2 length 4th of 7 to Dreamloper. Top Rated 112…

York –
3.00 City of York Stakes – Group 2 – 3yo Plus – 7f…

Space Blues – Dubawi X Miss Lucifer 5yo horse.
8 runs over the distance, 5 wins including over C&D in 2019.
1 win from 3 runs in 2021, win came over 6 & 1/2F in the Turf Sprint in Riyadh in February. Dropped back to 6f in the Group 1 Turf Sprint at Meydan in March & finished a 4 & 1/2 length 4th of 13.
Given 122 days off before returning in the 7f Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood, finishing a 3/4’s of a length 4th of 8 on July 27th. Top Rated 117.

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Nunthorpe & Gimcrack Day at York’s Ebor Festival

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The GOING at York is…… GOOD.

Charlie – 3.35 Nunthorpe Stakes (Group 1)

Selection – Suesa – 3 year old filly out of Night Of Thunder and Sally Is The Boss, has raced 6 times in total so far although 1st 4 runs came on French soil, and all 4 were winning starts. Made uk debut on the 18th June in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup and finished 8th. Was then sent to Goodwood on the 30th July to race in the Group 2 King George Qatar Stakes and won beating Dragon symbol by 3 lengths with Glass Slippers a further length and 1/2 behind in 3rd. Biggest threat to the selection comes in the shape of Golden Pal who has won last 3 starts for Wesley Ward.


5.10 Skybet Mile Handicap

Selection – Wishaah – 3 year old Gelding out of Oasis Dream and Mia Diletta, has had 3 runs so far winning twice and placing 2nd in the other. The wins came at Kempton on debut on the 2nd June, when beating Behold by 1 and 1/4 lengths. Was then sent to Newcastle for next start on the 25th June and finished a 3/4 of a length 2nd behind Silent Escape. Was sent to Newmarket for latest race on the 23rd July and won again beating Sibaaq by 2 lengths. If showing up in same mood should be thereabouts again, biggest threat to the selection comes in the shape of Royal Fleet who has won all 3 starts so far.


Rich –

3,00 Gimcrack Stakes – Group 2 – 2yo Only – 6f…..
Lusail – Mehmas X Diaminda Colt.

3 wins from 4 starts & has won last 2 starts.
won a 7f Class 4 Novice Stakes by 1 length from Find before landing the 6f Group 2 July Stakes at Newmarket on July 8th from Asymmetric.
Won a Class 2 C&D Maiden on race course debut back on May 13th. Carries 3lb penalty…

5.10 Mile Handicap – Class 2 – 3yo Only – 7f 192yds….
Raadobarg – Night of Thunder X Queen Bodicea Colt.

3 wins from 4 runs in 2021,2 wins over 1m & 1 over 7f.
Last won on May 22nd in a 1m Class 2 Haydock Handicap beating Seasett by 1 & 1/4 lengths.
His last run on June 17th was a bit below par, when finishing an 8 & 1/2 length 8th behind winner, Perotto in the 1m Class 2 Britannia Stakes at Ascot. Although 3rd, 4th & 7th have all won in this class since & has been freshened up having had a 64 day break – Each Way

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Yorkshire Oaks Day – York’s Ebor Festival

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Jamie landed our only winner of the day when Mishriff added another Group 1 to his ever growing list, when absolutely routing the field…

The GOING at YORK is….. GOOD

Charlie –

1.50 Skybet Lowther Stakes (Grade 2)

Selection – Sandrine -2 year Old Filly Out of Bobbys Kitten and Seychelloise, has had 3 career starts so far and won all 3, beginning with a 1 length victory over Silken Petals at Kempton on the 19th May this year. Was then sent to Ascot on the 18th June and beat Hello You by 1 and 1/2 lengths on Heavy ground. Won again at Newmarket on the 9th July when beating Desert Dreamer by 1 and 3/4 lengths on Good to Firm Ground. If turning up and showing same attitude as previous races should land this race, biggest threat to the selection comes in the shape of Zain Claudette who has won last 2 starts.


Jamie –

2:25 – Goffs UK Premier Sales Race – Selection: Symphony Perfect (Each Way)

A big pot is on offer here for this ultra competitive Sales Race with the winner receiving £98,360. With 21 very evenly matched runners heading to post it makes sense to look for each way value and I have to say that Symphony Perfect makes plenty of appeal to me on the back of her second in the Sprint Cup at Newbury. That is amongst the best form coming into this race. She has plenty of experience with six starts under her belt, so she is battle hardened, which I think you need in a race like this. The ground and is and she receives the 3lb allowance for being a Filly. She will have to put behind her a disappointing performance at Newmarket last time out but I am confident she will. The ground is fine and the stable have a nice record in this contest. Good solid each way chance.

4:15 – Sir Henry Cecil Galtrees Fillies Stakes (Listed) – Selection: Abstinence

This is always an informative little contest for the Fillies & Mares. I think the 3yo pair of Abstinence & Pennymoor look the ones to focus on, I like the former who is still relatively unexposed and brings with her a likeable profile for this contest. Abstinence, a Daughter of Lope De Vega only has the four races under her belt but is showing a steep level of improvement and there is more to come from Ralph Beckett’s charge. The pick of her form came last time out at Newmarket when she finished third in the Aphrodite Stakes over today’s trip of 1m 4f where she finished third despite not getting a clear run. For a first race on the turf it was a most pleasing effort. I think the long home straight at York will play to her strengths and good ground is to her liking. The Irish pair of Amma Grace & Forbearance holds major claims but both have to concede 9lb to my selection.

Rich –

3.00 Handicap – Class 2 – 3yo Only – 7f 192yds…
Baashir – Muhaarar X Eshaadeh 4yo gelding.

5 runs since May 7th 2021. 3 on turf & 2 on the All Weather.
Finished a neck 2nd on return in early May over 1m 75yds at Nottingham in a Class 4 Handicap, behind Cruyff Turn.
His next turd start was at this course over 7f in a Class 2 handicap on June 12th, when beating National League by a head. And won again last time out on July 17th at Doncaster in a 7f Class 3 handicap beating Gifted Ruler by 1 & 1/2 lengths.
The 2 runs on the all weather were at Chelmsford ( May 31st) finishing 6th of 11 in a 7f class 3 handicap & at Newcastle ( June 26th) in a 7f class 2 handicap, finishing 5th of 9. Runs under a penalty…. Each Way

4.10 Nursery – Class 2 – 2yo Only – 7f…
Mr McCann – Kodiac X Copperbeach colt.

2 wins from 5 runs. Last won in a 7f Class 4 Novice Stakes at Haydock on July 1st before stepping in to Class 1 company. He travelled well for most of the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket over 7f on July 10th, beaten only 2 & 1/4 lengths before heading to Ascot on July 24th in the 7f Pat Eddery Listed Stakes, travelling very keenly before fading in the final furlong to finish 5th by 3 & 1/4 lengths.
Back in calmer waters but is carrying top weight of 9s 7lbs & is top rated at 101… Each Way

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York’s Ebor Festival

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As we mentioned on Sunday, Chris is taking an extended period away from the site so the Festival will be brought to you by Charlie, Jamie & Rich…

The going at York is….. GOOD

Charlie –

4.45 Ire incentive, It Pays To Buy Irish Stakes (Fillies Handicap)

Selection – Stars In The Night (Eachway) – Has ran in 4 Handicap races in 2021 winning 3 times and placing 2nd in the other, the wins have came at Southwell twice and Newcastle, the 1st of those wins was at Southwell on the 8th April when beating True Hero by 2 lengths, Won again at Newcastle on the 13th April when beating Sambucca Spirit by 2 and 1/2 lengths. Returned to Southwell on the 20th April and won again beating Scale Force by 3/4 of a length. More recently was beaten into 2nd place at Thirsk by Ready Freddie Go who won by a neck on the 1st of August. Has been sensational in handicaps this year and should run her race once again. Biggest threat to the selection comes in the shape of Tenaya Canyon who has won 2 of her last 3 starts and finished 2nd in the other.


Jamie –

1:50 – Sky Bet Handicap – Selection: Hurricane Ivor

A teak tough 5 ½F Handicap to kick off the 2021 Ebor Festival. As you would expect you could give nearly every horse a chance. The one I like is Hurricane Ivor who looked a 5F sprinter to watch after winning at Sandown on Eclipse day then backed that up with a great run to be second in a Heritage Handicap at Ascot when racing on the far side of the track. The form of that race has worked out well with the 4th Tis Marvellous winning at the Shergar Cup. You can ignore Hurricane Ivor’s performance last time out in the Stewards Cup when he struggled on soft ground. Today he is back on his favoured good ground and has a decent draw in stall 5. Another big run is on the cards especially with the Haggas stable absolutely flying at the moment. One to potentially be a good e/w play is Jawwaal, who is enjoying a fine season. Shop around as extra places are on offer.

3:35 – Juddmonte International Stakes – Selection: Mishriff

A field of 7 horses are vying to capture the highest rated race on planet earth – The Juddmonte International. I have a lot of time for Love as many will know but I think it will take something special to stop Mishriff today and he gets the nod from me. John & Thady Gosden’s son of Make Believe enjoyed a stellar early season campaign in the Middle East, capturing the mega rich Saudi Cup & a month later the Sheema Classic in Dubai. A solid run in the Eclipse when he admittedly needed the run a bit was followed by a top drawer effort when second to Adayar in the King George. He very much brings the best form into the race and the step back down to 1m 2f will suit Mishriff well. The ground is fine and my selection is the one to beat, I expect him to confirm the Ascot form with Love. York should suit Love very well and she is the main danger, whilst I believe Alcohol Free will be third.

Rich –

1.50 – Handicap – Class 2 – 3yo Plus – 5f 89yds…
Pendleton -Garswood X Anglezarke 4yo gelding.

1 win from 3 starts this term, having been off the track for 560 days. He made his return on May 7th at Ascot in 6f Class 3 handicap, beaten by a nose before winning on his 2nd start, when landing a 5f Class 2 handicap at this course on May 22nd by 3/4’s of a length from Sunday Sovereign. His last run was in the Class 2 Wokingham Handicap, 6f, finishing 16th of 21.
Had 2 runs at 5f, both winning runs….

2.25 Alcomb Stales – Group 3 – 2yo Only – 7f…
Nobel Truth – Kingman X Speralita colt.
Debut at Newmarket on June 19th in a Class 4 Novice Stakes over 7f, finishing a 3 length 3rd to Lusali.
Made his 2nd start a winning one, when landing a 7f Class Maiden, again at Newmarket on July 9th by 2 lengths from Ehraz(In the field today), who won next time out as did 5th & 7th….

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Sunday’s Sermon

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No blog yesterday but we are back today. Chris is taking a break from the blog for the foreseeable future, so you are left with the Englishman, Scotsman & the Irishman (Insert your own joke here please)….

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Jamie –


2:50 – Prix Jacques La Marois (G1) – Selection: Poetic Flare

The top mile race in the French flat season sees Palace Pier attempt to defend his title having beaten Alpine Star last year. While both hold major claims the drying ground will really suit Poetic Flare, who bolted on fast ground at Royal Ascot and I think he is the one to watch here. Things didn’t go the way of Jim Bolger’s stable star last time out at Goodwood when the rain softened ground blunted his speed. You would also have to factor in that he did have to give 3lbs away played to the the winner, Alcohol Free who loves soft ground. He will have to return to his Ascot or Newmarket form to stand any chance of beating Palace Pier but we all know how tough he is and the more the ground dries out, the better. Another to watch out for is Midtown who ran so well after a lengthy layoff in the Prix Jean Prat at this course last month. This is going to be a tremendous contest!


3:35 – Fairford Fillies Handicap – Selection: Star Seeking

A field of six go to post for this Class 3 Fillies Handicap over the 7F trip. The unexposed trio of Star Seeking, Star Jewel & Tomouh hold the key to this race and are quite difficult to split. Having been my horse to follow for the flat season I cannot abandon Star Seeking, who has done precious little wrong in her two races to date. The first of those was a runaway Fillies Novice Stakes success at Leicester, it was a performance that made me sit up and take notice and made my mind up about my HTF for 2021. The daughter of Gleneagles made her 3yo bow in a Fillies Novice last month at Nottingham where she looked the winner all the way but got tired late on and was passed by Sweet Believer, who was in receipt of 7lb from my selection that day and has since boosted the form. Star Seeking looks feasibly weighted off 9st 4lb and is in with a major shout today with a recent run under her belt.

Rich –

Pontefract – Good to Firm, Good in places
3.10 Flying Fillies’ Listed Stakes – Class 1 – 3yo Plus – 6f….
Double Or Bubble – Exceed & Excell X Mango Lady 4yo filly.

3 wins from 6 career starts. The fillies’ last win was on her season return at Newmarket in a 7f Class 2 Handicap on April 13th by 3 & 3/4 lengths from Symbolize.
finished 9th of 12 in the Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Fillies’ & Mares’) over 1m when up in trip, some 8 lengths behind winner, Indie Angel on June 16th.
Dropped back to 7f on July 4th at Chelmsford(AW) when running in the Class 1 Listed Queen Charlotte Stakes (Fillies’ & Mares’), finishing a neck 2nd to Highfield Princess.
Back in trip & drawn to attack from Stall 2. 2 wins & 1 places from 4 runs on this ground….

Deauville – (Good)
2.50 Prix Du Haras De Fresnay Le Buffard Jacques Le Marois – Group 1 – 4yo Plus – 1m..
Alpine Star – Sea the Moon X Alpha Lupi 4yo Filly.

Runner up in this race last season to Palace Pier by 3/4’s of s length having finished a short head 2nd to Fancy Blue in the Group 1 Prix De Diane. She landed the Coronation Stakes on season return last season before finishing the year with another runner up spot in the 1m 2f Group 1 Prix de L’Opera (Fillies’ & Mares’) at Longchamp in October, beaten a short head by Tarnawa, who won the F&M Breeders Cup Turf(1m 4f) & 3rd was Audarya, winner of the Breeders Cup F&M Turf (1m 1f).
Started this season with a nother 2nd place finish at York in the 1m 2f 56yd Lyric Fillies’ Listed Stakes at York on July 23rd, beaten a short head by Arista. drops back in trip – Each Way

4.00 Prix Minerve – Group 3 – 3yo Only – 1m 4f 94yds…
Burgarita – Sea the Stars X Angelita filly.
won a minor stakes 1m 2f race on debut back in April at Longchamp by 1 length before stepping up to Listed company at the same course in May, winning the Prix De LA Seine by 1 & 2/3 lengths. She was entered in the Group 1 Prix De Diane at Chantilly on June 20th & finished a 3/4’s of a length 3rd to Joan of Arc. Off for 56 days, down in grade & up in trip….

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Group 1 racing from the Curragh & Deauville…

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No blog yesterday as we all decided we wanted to have a look at these 2 meetings, we do love a couple of Group 1 races to get our teeth in to & with the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh & the Prix Maurice De Gheest, we have a couple of very nice races, along with a couple more Group & Listed races on both cards…..

Curragh – Good, Good to Yielding in places…
Deauville – Good
Windsor – Good, Good to Soft in places

Chris –


1.30 EBF Restricted Novice Stakes

Nasim went into the notebook after an eye catching debut at Sandown in June. The son of Galileo Gold finished 6th but met a fair amount of trouble in running and wasn’t given a hard time. Andrew Balding continues to fire in the winners and he makes plenty of each-way appeal at the current prices upped to a mile here. 2nd


2.20 Longines Grosser Von Berlin

Walton Street has been progressive over the past year and notched a hat-trick including a pair of wins at Meydan over this trip. His 4th in the Sheema Classic behind Mishriff is solid form and a reproduction of that effort gives him leading claims today. His record fresh is a positive and Charlie Appleby can do little wrong at the this season. Godolphin have won this 4 times previously and this appears to have been the plan since the Spring. 3rd


2.50 Prix Maurice de Gheest

Glen Shiel has rewarded followers of the blog on his past 2 efforts at Ascot at decent prices and he once again flies under the radar here. Connections will have been pleased to see the rain falling heavily at Deauville yesterday as the softer ground brings him right into it on his Group 1 win last Autumn. At the current double-figure price he makes serious each-way appeal with Hollie Doyle also continuing the partnership. Unplaced

Jamie –


2:50 – Prix Maurice de Gheest (G1) – Selection: Glen Shiel

The second Group 1 contest of Deauville’s big month of racing features what many are calling a match race between Commenwealth Cup & July Cup winners Campanelle & Starman. They are undoubtedly the class acts in this field but with the ground being described as ‘very soft’ I am going to give Glen Shiel a chance. This is very much optimal ground conditions for Glen Shiel, as we famously seen at Ascot on Champions Day last October. His last couple of runs have been very good, especially a close second in the Diamond Jubilee (soft ground) and sixth in the July Cup on good to firm ground, which I thought was a cracking run on unsuitable enough ground. He was only beaten 2 1/4 lengths by Starman at Newmarket and with the ground very much in Glen Shiel’s favour, he could well turn the tables today. Unplaced

The Curragh:

3:05 – Rathasker Stud Pheonix Sprint Stakes (G3) – Selection: Light Refrain

A tricky and competitive Group 3 for the punters to solve. Recent York Group 3 victor Light Refrain, receiving the 3yo weight allowance holds major claims today. It was a career best from HM The Queen’s horse at York last time out when defeating Vadream comfortably. Light Refrain’s other standout performance came at Haydock in the Sandy Lane when he was beaten just a length by Rohaan & Dragon Symbol, who and it’s fair to say, haven’t done the form any harm since. The ground is fine and with Ryan Moore doing the steering Light Refrain shouldn’t be far away. It is also worth pointing out that with only 9 races under his belt, Light Refrain is a lot less exposed than several of his rivals today and has more improvement in him. Gustavas Weston & Romantic Proposal are the main dangers. Unplaced

4:10 – Keeneland Pheonix Stakes (G1) – Selection: Dr Zempf

This looks as good a Juvenile race you’ll see all season in Europe as many contenders have emerged from June’s Railway Stakes. It was a top class edition of the race and the victor Go Bears Go is the one they all have to beat. However at the prices Dr Zempf makes plenty of appeal. The son of Dark Angel got checked at a crucial stage in the Railway over C+D but recovered and stayed on nicely to be fourth, with a clear run I believe he wouldn’t have been far behind Go Bears Go. With the promise of more to come from Dr Zempf, representing the powerful combination of Lyons & Keane, he looks set for a big run today. Castle Star is a big danger having finished second in the Railway Stakes. 2nd

Rich –

Curragh –
1.25 – Maiden – 2yo Only – 7f….
Cowboy Justice – Lope de Vega X Starflower colt.

Made debut over 6f at this course in June, finishing a 3 & 3/4 length runner up to Beauty Inspired, who has since won the Group 3 Anglesey Stakes. Up in trip. WINNER

4.10 Phoenix Stakes – Group 1 – 2yo Only – 6f..
Castle Star – Starspangledbanner X Awohaam colt.
2 wins from 5 starts, including a 5f course Listed win by 1 & 3/4 lengths on May 3rd, that was on his 3rd start. His previous 2 starts had finished in 2nd place finishes.
He landed the 6f Group 3 Marble Hills Stakes by 2 lengths from Masseto on May 22nd before stepping up to Group 1 level over C&D in the Railway Stakes. He finished 2nd to Go Bears Go by 1 & 1/4 lengths, who is also in the field today. He can reverse the form… 4th(Some bookies) OR Unplaced!

Deauville –
2.50 Prix De Maurice De Gheest Stakes – Group 1 – 3yo Plus – 6f 101yds…
Campanelle – Kodiac X Janina 3yo filly.

Winner of the 2020 Group 1 Prix Morny over C&D last August by 2 lengths from Nando Parrado, having won the Group 2 6f Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot.
Finished 4th in the Breeders Cup Juvenile fillies’ Over 1m in November before having 224 days off.
Returned at Royal Ascot in the Group 1 6f Commonwealth Cup & had the humdinger of a battle with Dragon Symbol, with the latter being disqualified in the stewards room (Places reversed) Unplaced
DANGER – Starman – Dutch Art X Northern Star 4yo colt.
2 wins from 2 starts in 2021 having been 3 wins from 4 starts in 2020. First trip outside of England. Winner of the 6f Group 2 Duke of York Stakes by a neck in May & beat Dragon Symbol by 1 & 1/4 lengths in the Group 1 6f July Cup at Newmarket on July 10th. Top Rated 119.

4.00 De Reux Stakes – Group 3 – 3yo Plus – 1m 4f 94yds…
Alter Adler – Alderflug X Artemisa 3yo colt.
3 runner up spots & 2 wins from 5 runs in 2021.
Won his maiden on his 3rd start over 1m 4f at Chantilly on May 17th, with his 2 other previous maiden starts over the distance ending with 2 runner up spots.
Won the 1m 4f Areu Stakes at Saint-Cloud by a neck on June 8th & then on July 11th, finished 2nd by 1 & 1/4 lengths in the Group 1 German Derby over 1m 4f…. 2nd

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