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14:30 Newmarket

Siemens Smart Homes Aphrodite Stakes (Fillies' Listed) (Class 1)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 27.87s
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
12/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    1(2)
    Silk - Red, Royal Blue epaulets

    Polar Jem

    295 C
    12/1
    • Form 163216-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 98

    made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on gamely

    2(1)
    Silk - Light Blue and Red stripes, Red sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue star
    20/1
    • Form 401-222
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 87

    held up towards rear, took closer order 3f out, edged right and effort over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong

    3(4)
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN, EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW quartered cap
    20/1
    • Form 231464-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 93

    steadied at start, held up last, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon one pace

    4(3)
    Silk - Light Blue, Yellow hoop and armlets, Yellow cap, Light Blue diamond

    Selebela

    65 D
    11/2
    • Form 22320-4
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 95

    held up mid-division, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out

    5(7)
    Silk - Orange, Pink yoke, armlets on sleeves, Orange cap
    11/4
    • Form 419-125
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 100

    chased winner to over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    6(6)
    Silk - Dark Green, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap
    12/1
    • Form 3-83631
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-4
    • Official Rating 82

    chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong

    7(5)
    Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
    11/8
    • Form 3-13
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-4
    • Official Rating 104

    close up, effort over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, always held by winner

    In depth

    Verdict

    There is surely more to come from Shastye, who is selected as the best alternative to Ribblesdale third Asawer, who can also be expected to improve as this will be only the fourth start of her career. Art Eyes also has bits and pieces of form that gives her a chance and she too is worth monitoring in the betting market. Light Of Morn is another not to underestimate, as she shaped nicely last season and is starts her four-year-old career open to further progress. Asawer will no doubt be a popular choice after running well above expectations at York last month. The Darshaan filly will be expected to deliver the goods if she is expected to go back to the Knavesmire for the Yorkshire Oaks next month. However, that is likely to be reflected in her price and the odds will probably be too restricting for many. Therefore, it may be worth chancing Shastye after her solid run behind Playful Act at Haydock at the start of this month. That effort leaves John Gosden's charge with every chance of causing an upset and she looks good value here.

    Formwatch

    Polar Jem 8-1 (9-0) Led, headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Mazuna (8-6) at Ascot 1m 4f fll stk Grp 3 (A1) gf in Sept.

    Blaze of Colour 5-1 (8-2) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Cold Turkey (8-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (C1) pol in Feb.

    Light of Morn 12-1 (8-2) Steadied start, held up last, came centre over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 3l behind Private Charter (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f lst stk (A1) gd in Oct.

    Selebela 12-1 (8-9) Led, headed after 2f, remained in touch, effort over 2f out, no impression, 4th of 5, 12l behind All Too Beautiful (8-9) at York 1m 2f fll stk Grp 3 (1) sft in May.

    Shastye (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed final furlong, no extra inside last, 5th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Playful Act (8-5) at Haydock 1m 4f fll stk Grp 2 (1) gf.

    Art Eyes (USA) 4-1jt-fav (8-9) In touch, ran in snatches, shaken up halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven out, won at Leicester 1m 4f hcp (4) gd beating Sirce (8-2) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

    Asawer (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Thakafaat (8-11) at York 1m 4f 3yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.