15:00 Newmarket Fri 11 October 2019

  • Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards Challenge Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1)
  • 7f, Good to Soft
  • 5 Runners
  • Winner£68,052.002nd£25,800.003rd£12,912.004th£6,432.005th£3,228.006th£1,620.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:1m 24.91sOff time:15:01:08
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1
(5)
69-8OR: 121CD
2/1

Stylish winner of the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes earlier in the season but failed to go on since, finishing down the field in both the Queen Anne Stakes and Eclipse (1m2f). Won't want the ground too soft but claims back both down in class and trip.

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2
(3)
39-4OR: 115BFCD
6/4

Ready winner of the European Free Handicap over C&D in April before sixth in the 2000 Guineas. Struck at Group 2 level at York (7f) in August before below par fourth in Park Stakes (7f) last time. Leading contender if bouncing back.

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3
(1)
79-3OR: 114BFCD
4/1

Two-time Group 1 winner and dual winner of this race, including last year. Notched 7f Group 3 on the July Course in June but well-held in July Cup and Goodwood Group 3 (7f) last time. Thrives at this track but ground could be a concern.

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4
(2)
69-3OR: 108CD
12/1

Rarely runs a bad race and won 7f Chester handicap for second year in a row when last seen. Has run well in this company before and could take advantage in a depleted race.

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5
(4)
49-0OR: 98BF
11/1

Had been reliable but starting to put some disappointing performances in, including when tenth in 7f Doncaster Group Three in September. Up against it on current form.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
3Limato69-37/4Full Result
T: H CandyJ: Harry Bentley

Betting

Forecast

Shine So Bright (6/4), Mustashry (2/1), Limato (4/1), Solar Gold (11/1), Oh This Is Us (12/1)

Verdict

A disappointingly small field go to post for this classy group contest in which SHINE SO BRIGHT can add another Group 2 to his CV. The manner of his win at York and the rivals behind him was eye-catching and was arguably not ridden to his strengths last time out. The progressive sort looks the one to beat. Limato has to be respected, especially with his wins in this contest but it is well-known he needs faster ground and the same can be said for Mustashry, who may find this trip too sharp. Claims can be made for Oh This Is Us, who is usually in good heart at this time of the year.
  1. Shine So Bright
  2. Limato
  3. Oh This Is Us

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