20:10 Sandown Thu 24 May 2018

  • Matchbook Brigadier Gerard Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1)
  • 1m 1f 209y, Good (Goof to Soft in places)
  • 5 Runners
  • Winner£39,697.002nd£15,050.003rd£7,532.004th£3,752.005th£1,883.006th£945.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 13.99sOff time:20:10:44
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1
(3)
99-5OR: 114D
16/1

Has already won valuable races this year, the latter of which a Group 2 in France. No match for Cracksman and the like in a French Group 1 last time and must carry a penalty here but could be up to running in to a place.

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2
(1)
69-3OR: 113
12/1

Highly tried, often failing to land a blow in Group 1 company, though did place over C&D last year in the Eclipse. Hold up performer who loves fast ground so can't be dismissed down in class here if he gets a decent pace to aim at.

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3
(4)
69-0OR: 112D
3/1

A Group 3 winner last year at Windsor and only just touched off in a Group 3 over C&D last time out. The winner from that has done plenty for the form since. Not ruled out but has a bit to find on ratings.

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4
(2)
49-0OR: 102BFD
8/1

Won his first three starts in good fashion, though latest was only a Class 3 Handicap at Ascot and he failed to justify favouritism in a Group 3 at Haydock in August. Far less exposed than his rivals but this looks like a tough race for the grade.

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5
(5)
59-0OR: 119D
4/6

Career best effort when narrowly beaten in the Irish Champion Stakes last year and placed behind Cracksman in the Ascot version the following month. Returned with a fine effort in a Meydan Group 1 last time and the one to beat if reproducing that.

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Last Year's Winner

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3Autocratic49-08/1Full Result
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: R L Moore

Betting

Forecast

Poet's Word (4/6), Fabricate (3/1), Laraaib (8/1), Desert Encounter (12/1), Air Pilot (16/1)

Verdict

POET'S WORD has been plying his trade in Group 1 company in recent times and he looks sure to appreciate the drop in class here. Fabricate ran well here last time behind a Sir Michael Stoute runner who has franked the form since and may be capable of doing so again. Desert Encounter could be of interest but will need a strong gallop to be seen at his best and that looks unlikely.
  1. Poet's Word
  2. Fabricate
  3. Desert Encounter

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