16:25 Ascot Wed 1 May 2019

  • Ascot Shop Paradise Stakes (Listed) (Queen Anne Stakes Trial) (Class 1)
  • 1m, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£20,983.002nd£7,955.003rd£3,981.004th£1,983.005th£995.006th£500.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 39.13sOff time:16:30:23
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1
(4)
49-3OR: 108D
10/1

Four-time winner better than ever in Dubai this winter including Group One third over 1m1f. Shade disappointing on domestic reappearance however and will need to step up on that if to have an impact here.

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2
(2)
69-3OR: 110CD
20/1

Excellent strike-rate and a four-time winner at this level including over C&D. 3lb penalty for those scores but certainly rates a leading contender if Barney Roy underperforms on return.

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3
(1)
49-3OR: 112D
9/4

Won three of his four starts at three culminating in a smooth Sandown Listed success to end the season. Yet to reach the limits of his potential and Crowley prefers him to Tabarrak here. Could be the one to capitalise on any chinks in Barney Roy.

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4
(5)
59-0OR: 117CD
6/4

Top-class competitor in 2017 winning the St James' Palace here and placing in three further Group One's from 1m-1m2½f. Complications at stud see him now back on track and his form is head and shoulders the best on offer. Does he retain all ability?

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5
(7)
49-0OR: 97D
6/1

Shamardal gelding out of an unraced half-sister to Arc winner Peintre Celebre has won both starts to date on AW and the latter by 7L at Kempton. Faces a mountainous hike in class but trainer too shrewd to do so without reason; intriguing contender.

6
(8)
79-0OR: 100D
66/1

Placed in Royal Hunt Cup and Group 3 Superior Mile last season, but far from consistent, and has run poorly in three starts this season so looks easy to oppose here.

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7
(3)
69-0OR: 105D
25/1

Bit disappointing since landing a French Group 1 as a juvenile, and below par in both starts this season also. Would need a return to form to feature and even then would be battling for minor honours.

8
(6)
49-0OR: 108D
9/1

Still won just one race but placed twice at Group Three level over 1m2f last term including at the Royal meeting. Trainer often finds extra from four-year-olds so one of the more likely sorts here despite 1m arguably being on sharp side now.

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
8Century Dream49-05/2Full Result
T: S CrisfordJ: W Buick

Betting

Forecast

Barney Roy (6/4), Wadilsafa (9/4), Canvassed (6/1), Zaaki (9/1), First Contact (10/1), Tabarrak (20/1), Robin Of Navan (25/1), Circus Couture (66/1)

Verdict

This race revolves around 2017 St James' Palace winner BARNEY ROY who returns to the track after problems at stud. If he's the horse of old quite simply he will win this race getting weight from Listed winners. Obviously however after 557 days off the track he will be one plenty are willing to oppose and the best option to do so maybe progressive Wadilsafa who will almost certainly prove up to Group level this season. Zaaki could be another who improves further this season and he is rated best of the rest.
  1. Barney Roy
  2. Wadilsafa
  3. Zaaki

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F: -

T: A M Balding

Schiehallion Munro

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T: Micky Hammond

Pic D'Orhy

F: 1F220-F

T: P F Nicholls

Shamameya

F: 769/2

T: D M Simcock

Monkfish

F: P/1-221

T: W P Mullins

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Punctuation

F: -

T: A M Balding

Schiehallion Munro

F: 213-121

T: Micky Hammond

Pic D'Orhy

F: 1F220-F

T: P F Nicholls

Shamameya

F: 769/2

T: D M Simcock

Monkfish

F: P/1-221

T: W P Mullins