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14:05 Newbury

Totesport 0800 221 221 Horris Hill Stakes (group 3) (Class 1)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 29.96s
  • Off Time: 14:06:48
  • 14 Ran
1(12)
Silk - Dark Green, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap
40/1
  • Form 61
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 77

in touch, ridden and effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong

2(15)
Silk - Dark Blue, Beige stripe
12/1
  • Form 128114
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 104

held up behind, headway 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, just held

3(4)
Silk - Royal blue
9/2
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

mid-division, driven and outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

4(9)
Silk - Red, White cross belts, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star
  • Form 3126
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 98

led, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

5(6)
Silk - Emerald Green, Red halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 827291
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 94

tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, led near finish

6(2)
Silk - White, red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 93

mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never dangerous

7(10)
Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
  • Form 31
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

mid-division, driven 2f out, ridden and kept on under pressure final furlong, never troubled leaders

8(3)
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue armlets
16/1
  • Form 562136
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 102

held up behind, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, hung left and no impression final furlong

9(7)
Silk - Yellow, emerald green cross belts, emerald green and yellow hooped sleeves and cap
20/1
  • Form 231
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 82

held up, ridden over 1f out, never on terms

11(5)
Silk - White, black stars on sleeves
10/1
  • Form 110263
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 108

behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest finish

12(11)
Silk - White, Orange cross belts, Orange cap
66/1
  • Form 153
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 88

with leader, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out

13(1)
Silk - Royal Blue, Cerise spots and sleeves, quartered cap
5/1
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

behind, headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong

14(13)
Silk - Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap
16/1
  • Form 07121
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 92

mid-division, headway on stand side rail 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on until headed, no extra near finish

15(8)
Silk - Light Blue and Black stripes, Black sleeves and cap
13/2
  • Form 23261
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 92

chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

10(14)
NR
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Whilst Burnett's form may receive a boost from Sir Pitt in the opening race, we will side with PASTORAL PLAYER here after Hugh Morrison's colt made such a good impression when winning here on debut. A son of the July Cup winner Pastoral Pursuits, the selection caused a mini upset when obliging at 12/1 on his racecourse bow. This seven furlong trip is likely to be at the top end of his stamina range however the yard rate him highly and he can reward their optimism. The top-rated in the line-up is John Ryan's Iver Bridge Lad. A Listed winner and placed in a Group Three, he commands plenty of respect, however he too has stamina questions to answer. Inler was the subject of plenty of positive whispers before his debut romp at Newmarket and could be anything, a comment that also applies to Classic Colori and Burnett following one win from one start each. Cadley Road looks a solid yardstick for the race; he was only beaten by two lengths in the Goffs Million Mile at the Curragh last time out and has the class to play a major hand today. Stablemates Red Badge and Carnaby Street, along with Dubawi Phantom all have a more exposed profile, however the latter especially looks a big danger on his length third in the Solario Stakes. The course and distance winner Critical Moment also warrants respect despite making hard work of his maiden win last time, however in what looks just an average renewal, it is the unexposed Pastoral Player who just edges the vote.

Formwatch

Art Excellence 7-2fav (9-3) Close up, led over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, driven out, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Magnetic Force (9-3) by hd, 13 ran.

Audacity Of Hope 9-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Sir Parky (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf.

Burnett (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) In touch, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 1m mdn stks (5) gs beating Pytheas (9-0) by 4l, 13 ran.

Cadley Road (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Prominent, dropped to 7th 2f out, stayed on under pressure without threatening from over 1f out, 6th of 19, 1 3/4l behind Shakespearean (9-3) at Curragh 1m 2yo aut gd in Sep.

Carnaby Street (IRE) 11-10fav (9-3) Tracked leader, challenged 2f out, soon led, ridden clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs beating London Gold (9-3) by 5l, 10 ran.

Classic Colori (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Dwelt, soon recovered to track leaders and always travelling, shaken up to lead 1f out, pushed along and ran on strongly, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Dubai Set (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.

Critical Moment (USA) Evensfav (9-3) Disputed lead, hard ridden and ran on inside final furlong, won on the nod, won at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep beating Lay Claim (9-3) by ns, 13 ran.

Dubawi Phantom 8-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, keen hold, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Morana (9-0) at Ascot 1m 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs.

Exceedingly Bold 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, pushed along final furlong, ran on well, won at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd beating Strictly Dancing (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.

Iver Bridge Lad 12-1 (9-0) Held up mid-divison, headway over 1f out, led briefly inside final furlong, headed near finish, 3rd of 17, 1/2l behind Our Jonathan (9-0) at Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs.

Navajo Chief 33-1 (9-2) Led and raced keen, headed well over 1f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Nideeb (9-2) at Ascot 7f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jul.

Pastoral Player 12-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, switched to stand side over 2f out, good headway and edged left from over 1f out, ran on well to challenge towards finish and led close home, won at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep beating Locksley Hall (9-3) by nk, 14 ran.

Pleasant Day (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, headway to challenge over 1f out, ridden to lead and hung badly right soon after, stayed on well and in command, won at Ascot 7f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Sep beating Guest Book (8-11) by 2l, 10 ran.

Red Badge (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led just inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug beating Azizi (9-1) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

Inler (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Made most, shaken up over 1f out, ran green inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd beating Chaussini (8-12) by 4l, 10 ran.