14:55 York
Betfred Middleton Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) (1) 4yo+
Betfred Middleton Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) (1) 4yo+
Going:
Good To Firm
Good To Firm
Distance: 1m 2f 56y Runners: 7
Flat Turf
Good To Firm 1m 2f 56y
There is a question mark about the drop back in trip for CORONET, especially as front-runner Chain Of Daisies may be allowed to set just a steady pace, but last year's 1m4f Yorkshire Oaks runner-up holds leading form claims and she could well evolve into a top-level performer this year given how John Gosden excels with such types. Old rival Mori, another from a top yard, also retains potential and she is feared most having had wind surgery since last season. Horseplay has something to find but Andrew Balding won this last year with the outsider of four and it would be no surprise to see an improved performance from this lightly raced 4yo.[Ben Hutton]
RP Ratings Coronet
NEWMARKET Coronet
POSTDATA Coronet
SPOTLIGHT Coronet
TOPSPEED Coronet
LAMBOURN Chain Of Daisies
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
5 (3)
MoriD
R L Moore/Sir M Stoute
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 11276-
119 5/2, 9/4
5/2
SP
Ended last season with two underwhelming runs but good to soft ground may not have suited and she's had a wind op since; ready Listed winner at Goodwood (1m2f, good to firm) last May before neck second to Coronet in Group 2 Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm) and she retains potential given her stellar pedigree and who she's trained by; respected on reappearance.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 29/09/17
    NMK 12GS Cl1 G3,34K
    8-10
    6/9 5 3/4l, Apphia[9/2]8-10
    Ryan Moore
    106
    80
    97
  • 24/08/17
    YOR 11GS Cl1 Lis,40K
    9-2
    7/10 7 1/2l, Fleur Forsyte[10/11F]8-12
    Ryan Moore
    106
    76
    97
  • 22/06/17
    ASC 11GF 3yCl1 G2,122K
    9-0
    2/12 1/4l, Coronet[2/1F]9-0
    Pat Smullen
    91
    83
    105
  • 25/05/17
    GOO 9Gd 3yCl1 Lis,24K
    9-0
    1/7 1 3/4l, Coconut Creme[15/8F]9-0
    Ryan Moore
    88
    88
    94
  • 12/05/17
    ASC 9GF Cl4 Md,5K
    8-12
    1/8 1 3/4l, Glittering Jewel[5/4F]8-12
    Ryan Moore
    65
    92
  • 21/04/17
    NBY 10GF 3yCl4 Md,5K
    9-0
    5/14 7 3/4l, Gracious Diana[9/4F]9-0
    Ryan Moore
    61
    72
2 (1)
CoronetD
L Dettori/J Gosden
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 14253-
129 11/4, 3/1
11/4
SP
Needed all of Ascot's 1m4f to beat Mori in last year's Group 2 Ribblesdale (good to firm) so there's a doubt about this drop back in trip on reappearance, especially as a strong pace seems unlikely; however, she has leading form claims on such as last August's second here in the Yorkshire Oaks (1m4f) and top trainer's fillies often go to the next level from three to four.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 21/10/17
    ASC 11Sft Cl1 G1,356K
    8-13
    3/10 3 3/4l, Hydrangea[11/2]8-13
    Olivier Peslier
    113
    79
    113
  • 16/09/17
    DON 14GS 3yCl1 G1,397K
    8-12
    5/11 3 1/4l, Capri[8/1]9-1
    Frankie Dettori
    113
    103
    112
  • 24/08/17
    YOR 11GS Cl1 G1,198K
    8-12
    2/6 5l, Enable[16/1]8-12
    Olivier Peslier
    108
    92
    115
  • 15/07/17
    CUR 12GF 3yG1,195K
    9-0
    4/10 8 3/4l, Enable[6/1]9-0
    Olivier Peslier
    108
    33
    107
  • 22/06/17
    ASC 11GF 3yCl1 G2,122K
    9-0
    1/12 1/4l, Mori[9/1]9-0
    Olivier Peslier
    103
    84
    107
  • 02/06/17
    EPS 12Gd 3yCl1 G1,284K
    9-0
    5/9 16l, Enable[12/1]9-0
    Andrea Atzeni
    103
    83
    98
1 (6)
Chain Of DaisiesCD
H Bentley/H Candy
Age: 6
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: /6231-
125 9/2, 5/1
9/2
SP
Arguably flattered by her two best performances, a Group 3 win in 2016 (1m2f, good to firm) and a Listed success at Newmarket (1m2f, good) when last seen last October, as she was probably favoured by making the running; however, she could also be at a tactical advantage today with an easy lead entirely likely, and no surprise to see a bold bid from this C&D winner.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/10/17
    NMK 10Gd Cl1 Lis,23K
    9-3
    1/13 2 1/4l, Permission[7/2]9-3
    Harry Bentley
    106
    84
    111
  • 26/08/17
    WDR 10GF Cl1 G3,34K
    8-12
    3/6 2 1/2l, Fabricate[100/30]9-1
    Fergus Sweeney
    107
    69
    106
  • 30/06/17
    NCS 10St Cl1 Lis,28K
    9-5
    2/7 1/4l, More Mischief[5/4F]9-5
    Fergus Sweeney
    110
    83
    104
  • 25/05/17
    SAN 9GF Cl1 G3,37K
    8-11
    6/7 4 3/4l, Autocratic[11/4F]9-0
    Fergus Sweeney
    110
    57
    102
  • 27/08/16
    WDR 9GF Cl1 G3,34K
    8-12
    1/6 Ulysses[15/2]8-11
    Fergus Sweeney
    103
    101
    111
  • 10/08/16
    SAL 9GF Cl1 Lis,24K
    9-2
    1/8 1l, Sagaciously[11/2]9-2
    Fergus Sweeney
    101
    99
    107
6 (2)
Smart CallDBF
J Crowley/Sir M Stoute
Age: 7
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 7467-7
126 5/1, 6/1
13/2
SP
0-7 for this yard, having been a triple Grade 1 winner when trained in South Africa, and may again be vulnerable against less exposed rivals; however, last year's peak efforts in Group 1/2 races (close third of four in this) are up there with the best form in the line-up and she's better than she showed on last month's seasonal/AW debut (drawn wide); could be thereabouts.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/04/18
    KEM 8St Cl1 Lis,26K
    9-0
    7/10 3 3/4l, Hunaina[7/2C]9-0
    Jim Crowley
    110
    56
    97
  • 10/12/17
    Sha 12Gd G1,1072K
    8-10
    7/12 7l, Highland Reel[155/1]9-0
    Jim Crowley
    104
  • 10/09/17
    CUR 10Y/Sft G2,101K
    9-6
    6/9 6 1/4l, Shamreen[8/1]9-6
    Donnacha O'Brien
    110
    29
    99
  • 20/08/17
    Dea 10Gd G1,122K
    9-0
    4/10 1 1/2l, Ajman Princess[111/10]9-0
    Jim Crowley
    81
    110
  • 02/07/17
    CUR 10Gd G1,113K
    9-8
    7/11 8 3/4l, Nezwaah[13/2]9-8
    Jim Crowley
    111
    51
    98
  • 21/06/17
    ASC 8GF Cl1 G2,114K
    9-0
    4/14 1 3/4l, Qemah[9/2]9-0
    Ryan Moore
    119
    92
    112
7 (7)
Turret RocksD
K J Manning/J Bolger
Age: 5
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 3634-6
120 13/2
15/2
SP
1m2f Group 3 winner last May and good third in the Group 1 Pretty Polly in July; returned from some time off with respectable sixth of seven against males in Naas Group 2 ten days ago and this Irish raider can give another good account, but she's exposed and looks vulnerable in this line-up.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/05/18
    NAA 10Gd/Y G2,68K
    9-0
    6/7 4 1/2l, Cliffs Of Moher[11/1]9-3
    Kevin Manning
    106
    28
    104
  • 16/07/17
    CUR 9GF G2,58K
    9-9
    4/7 3 1/2l, Elizabeth Browning[7/4F]9-0
    Kevin Manning
    107
    80
    99
  • 02/07/17
    CUR 10Gd G1,113K
    9-8
    3/11 4 3/4l, Nezwaah[25/1]9-8
    Ronan Whelan
    109
    60
    106
  • 21/06/17
    ASC 8GF Cl1 G2,114K
    9-0
    6/14 4 1/4l, Qemah[16/1]9-0
    Kevin Manning
    109
    84
    106
  • 27/05/17
    CUR 8Y G2,61K
    9-0
    3/5 5 1/4l, Creggs Pipes[5/2J]9-0
    Kevin Manning
    109
    75
    98
  • 13/05/17
    CUR 10Gd G3,38K
    9-9
    1/9 3/4l, Laganore[6/1]9-9
    Kevin Manning
    104
    83
    106
3 (4)
HorseplayD
O Murphy/A Balding
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: /1448-
114 16/1
12/1
SP
All the others have better form and she didn't really go on last year after May's Listed win (1m2f, good to firm); however, trainer won this last year with one who also had something to find and this lightly raced filly is from a useful family who tend to improve with age; might go well at a price.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 21/10/17
    ASC 11Sft Cl1 G1,356K
    8-13
    8/10 17 1/2l, Hydrangea[20/1]8-13
    David Probert
    100
    51
    91
  • 02/07/17
    Sai 12GF 3yG2,63K
    8-11
    4/11 2 1/4l, Strathspey[7/2]8-11
    Oisin Murphy
    68
    99
  • 02/06/17
    EPS 12Gd 3yCl1 G1,284K
    9-0
    4/9 15l, Enable[14/1]9-0
    Oisin Murphy
    100
    85
    99
  • 07/05/17
    NMK 10GF 3yCl1 Lis,23K
    9-0
    1/6 3/4l, Isabel De Urbina[11/2]9-0
    David Probert
    95
    74
    100
  • 12/10/16
    NOT 8Sft 2yCl5 Md,3K
    9-0
    1/9 13l, Plead[15/8F]9-0
    Oisin Murphy
    69
    98
  • 22/07/16
    ASC 7GF 2yCl4 Md,6K
    9-0
    4/7 3 1/2l, Kazimiera[14/1]9-0
    David Probert
    43
    68
4 (5)
Indian Blessing
P Cosgrave/E Walker
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 4991-3
119 14/1, 18/1
22/1
SP
Listed winner at Deauville (9.5f, AW) last November and respectable third back on turf for reappearance in Newmarket Group 2 (1m1f, good to firm) 11 days ago; however, improvement is needed if she's to figure today.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 06/05/18
    NMK 9GF Cl1 G2,60K
    9-0
    3/8 7 3/4l, Wuheida[20/1]9-5
    Pat Cosgrave
    105
    60
    94
  • 28/11/17
    Dea 9St 3yLis,24K
    9-2
    1/16 2l, Vintage Folly[148/10]9-2
    Gregory Benoist
    57
    105
  • 07/10/17
    NMK 8Gd Cl2Hc,31K
    9-5
    9/13 6 3/4l, Peach Melba[16/1]8-12
    Liam Keniry
    96
    63
    91
  • 16/08/17
    SAL 9GF Cl1 Lis,28K
    8-9
    9/9 5 1/2l, Billesdon Bess[12/1]8-9
    Liam Keniry
    96
    58
    90
  • 17/07/17
    Vic 10Sft 3yLis,24K
    8-13
    4/8 1l, Araaja[155/10]8-13
    Franck Blondel
    93
  • 15/06/17
    NBY 10Gd 3yCl1 Lis,28K
    9-0
    4/8 4 1/4l, Elas Ruby[8/1]9-0
    David Probert
    86
    71
    86
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