13:40 Newmarket

Saturday 3 October 2020

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150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes

Class 2  |   6f  |   Soft  |   27 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:43  |   Winning time: 1m 15.6s
Weighed In
1
(13)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: Hollie Doyle |  T: Archie Watson|  OR: 104|  D
9/2

Wide-margin debut winner in June and added to that when making all in Group 3 company at Kempton (6f) last month. Very much the one to beat, despite conceding weight all round.

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2
(27)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: W Buick |  T: M P Tregoning|  OR: 94|  D
5/1

Progressive sort who pulled clear of the remainder when runner-up in 6f York nursery in August. Down the field in Group 2 company next time but good each-way chance at this less exalted level.

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3
(19)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: Ed Walker|  OR: 68
50/1

Bettered debut effort when runner-up at Wolverhampton (6.1f) in August but failed to build on that in a nursery over the same C&D last time.

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4
(3)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: S M Levey |  T: W R Muir
50/1

Clear signs of ability on recent debut at Leicester (7f) and will be more street-wise this time. Still, a huge step forward will be needed if he's to play a part in the finish.

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5
(9)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-9  |  J: Jim Crowley |  T: C Fellowes|  OR: 74
18/1

Promise in novice events at Wolverhampton (7f) and Ascot (6f), leaving the impression that there's better to come. Not without each-way hope with Jim Crowley in the hot-seat.

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6
(18)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-9  |  J: Jamie Gormley |  T: Jedd O'Keeffe|  OR: 77|  D
14/1

Opened his account at third time of asking in determined fashion at Redcar (6f). Should win more races but this is a significantly tougher assignment.

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7
(8)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-9  |  J: Lewis Edmunds |  T: J L Eyre|  OR: 82
12/1

Has improved with each of his 3 starts, off the mark over 7f at Thirsk (first run since being gelded) last month. Place possibilities with further progress likely.

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8
(11)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-9  |  J: B Doyle |  T: S C Williams|  OR: 62|  BF
200/1

Not disgraced switched to nurseries on the AW in recent weeks but he has a mountain to climb here.

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9
(26)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-8  |  J: George Wood |  T: H Morrison|  OR: 67
100/1

Didn't shape at all badly on Newbury debut but subsequently failed to build on that at Lingfield (7f, AW).

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10
(15)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-7  |  J: Edward Greatrex |  T: Eve Johnson Houghton|  OR: 80|  D
40/1

Both wins gained on polytrack at Kempton, the latest a 6f nursery in August. Much more on his plate back on turf.

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13
(1)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-7  |  J: Nicola Currie |  T: J A Osborne|  OR: 85|  D
22/1

Completed the hat-trick when narrowly prevailing in 6f Windsor novice on penultimate start. Undone by draw/tactics at Chester next time and he could be in line for some minor place money.

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14
(29)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-7  |  J: Ray Dawson |  T: R M H Cowell|  OR: 78|  D
28/1

Encouraging start to career at Newcastle and duly built on that when scoring in decisive fashion at Redcar (6f) in June. Absent since and in much deeper waters now but he remains open to improvement.

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15
(17)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-7  |  J: A McCarthy |  T: D J Coakley
200/1

Little impact in 2 starts to date and it's easy enough to look elsewhere.

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16
(16)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-7  |  J: Georgia Dobie |  T: W R Muir|  OR: 70|  BF
150/1

Second to Enduring at Kempton (6f) in June and again found just one too good at Chepstow (5.1f) the following month. Now tried in blinkers/tongue strap and big step forward required.

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17
(12)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-6  |  J: P J McDonald |  T: J Tate|  OR: 72|  BF
25/1

Third to Dandalla on debut in June and has hit the crossbar on each of her 3 subsequent starts over 5f/6f. Yard won this race 12 months ago but minor place money is the best this filly can hope for.

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18
(5)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-6  |  J: Andrea Atzeni |  T: S Kirk|  OR: 80|  D
16/1

Failed to beat a rival home on nursery debut at Leicester but firmly back on track when striking at Salisbury (6f). Booking of Andrea Atzeni a plus and she's not without each-way hope.

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19
(2)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-4  |  J: Harry Bentley |  T: D O'Meara|  OR: 92
14/1

Beverley winner in June prior to solid efforts in defeat in listed company at Sandown and a Goodwood minor event. However, didn't appear to get home upped to this trip at Ayr last time.

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20
(22)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-4  |  J: Harrison Shaw |  T: K R Burke|  OR: 82
6/1

Has followed debut near miss with victories in 7f minor events at Newcastle and Redcar. Dropping back in trip shouldn't be an issue in what will be a strongly-run race and she remains with potential.

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21
(28)
Bazzyt119
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-2  |  J: Gavin Ashton |  T: T D Barron
250/1

Mere glimmers of ability in 2 starts so far and she's surely punching well above her weight here. Tongue strap applied.

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22
(30)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-2  |  J: Joey Haynes |  T: Tom Clover|  OR: 96|  D
17/2

Windsor novice winner in July and followed that with a good effort in a Newbury listed event. Failed to fire in Group 3 company last time but she merits serious consideration here.

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23
(10)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-2  |  J: N Mackay |  T: S C Williams|  D
100/1

Left low-key debut well behind when bagging a maiden at Wolverhampton (6.1f) last month. This assignment demands another significant jolt of improvement.

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24
(21)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-2  |  J: Josephine Gordon |  T: D O'Meara|  OR: 85
11/1

Promising introduction when landing a decent Beverley maiden (5f) in August. Not disgraced in the Lowther upped to 6f at York 16 days later and she should have more to offer.

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26
(6)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-2  |  J: Darragh Keenan |  T: R Hannon|  OR: 67
80/1

Winner at Lingfield (5f) in June but limitations seemingly exposed since and she looks up against it.

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27
(23)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-2  |  J: J Quinn |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 73|  D
28/1

Both wins have come in nurseries at Catterick, the latest over 6f in August. However, failed to land a meaningful bow at Chester next time and she's passed over here.

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28
(24)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-2  |  J: Elisha Whittington |  T: Mrs A J Perrett|  OR: 65
66/1

Back on track when third in a 16-runner nursery over 7f here last weekend but she'll need to raise her game considerably in order to play a leading role on this occasion.

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29
(4)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-2  |  J: Isobel Francis |  T: A King|  OR: 54
150/1

Just minor promise in a handful of spins on the AW and she'll probably be seen in a better light when going down the handicap route.

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30
(20)
Age: 2|  Weight: 8-2  |  J: Kala Sofie Ingolfsland |  T: M W Easterby
250/1

Efforts at Beverley in recent weeks haven't been overly inspiring and she's probably more of a long-term project.

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Non-Runners

11
(14)
Fangorn19
Weight: 8-7|  Age: 2
T: M R Channon  J: K Shoemark
12
(25)
Faustus28
Weight: 8-7|  Age: 2
T: R M H Cowell  J: Jason Watson
25
(7)
Ocean Star50
Weight: 8-2|  Age: 2
T: Archie Watson  J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

Betting

Forecast

Mighty Gurkha (9/2), Perotto (5/1), Gift List (6/1), Ocean Star (7/1), Fairy Dust (17/2), Noorban (11/1), Just Frank (12/1), Italian Breeze (14/1), Country Carnival (14/1), Rania (16/1), George Scott (18/1), Hot Scoop (22/1), Electric Blue (25/1), Isle Of Lismore (28/1), Samara Bay (28/1), Fangorn (33/1), Enduring (40/1), Shuv H'penny King (50/1), Semper Augustus (50/1), Faustus (50/1), Sayifyouwill (66/1), Risque (80/1), Equisential (100/1), Libertine Belle (100/1), Tinchoo (150/1), Mitrosonfire (150/1), Lynns Boy (200/1), Lisdarragh (200/1), Western Beat (250/1), Bazzy (250/1)

Verdict

While this isn't a one-horse race by any means, there's little doubt that MIGHTY GURKHA boasts the strongest credentials following his Group 3 success at Kempton. He will prove a tough nut to crack. Stablemate Ocean Star bolted up in a Chepstow maiden last time and she's no forlorn hope but Fairy Dust, the progressive Gift List and Noorban are more appealing each-way candidates.

  1. MIGHTY GURKHA (IRE)
  2. FAIRY DUST (IRE)
  3. GIFT LIST

Previous Winners

2019
Under The Stars
Weight: 8-10  |Age: 2
Weight: 8-10  |  
Age: 2  |  
J: Oisin Murphy
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T: J Tate
5/4

Prize Money

1st: £81,165.002nd: £33,210.003rd: £14,775.004th: £7,365.005th: £3,690.006th: £1,470.007th: £1,470.008th: £1,470.009th: £1,470.0010th: £1,470.00

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