18:10 Royal Ascot

Friday 18 June 2021

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    Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes (Handicap)

  • 3YO only  |   Class 2  |   5f  |   Heavy  |   19 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:11  |   Winning time: 1m 2.75s
2
(15)
Horse silk
Bedford Flyerp35
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6| J: Lewis Edmunds| T: J L Eyre| OR:  97| D
14/1
Bagged 3 nurseries in 2020 and impressed when burning up the Knavesmire in 5f handicap last month under this rider, drawing clear from Nomadic Empire. Respected again up 7 lb.
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3
(21)
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First Company36
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6| J: Harrison Shaw| T: D Carroll| OR:  97
22/1
Returned with a fine run in 5f Chester handicap but not so good in York listed event next time and some effort required to break his duck in race like this.
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5
(4)
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Hala Hala Halap1,t51
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4| J: James Doyle| T: K A Ryan| OR:  95
66/1
Debut winner who advanced her form when second in the Princess Margaret here last summer. Not so good on return though, and cheekpieces added to tongue tie for this handicap bow. Hard to fancy.
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6
(13)
Horse silk
Warrior Braveb16
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2| J: S De Sousa| T: M Appleby| OR:  93| D
13/2
Another big improver for new connections, winning 3 times and running a blinder in listed race at Sandown under this rider on Saturday. 7 lb well-in on that effort and blinkers now go on. Big player.
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7
(22)
Horse silk
Boomshalaa18
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2| J: Andrea Atzeni| T: R Varian| OR:  93
9/2
Much improved with victories in 6f novice events this year, defying a penalty with more in hand than the bare margin suggests at Windsor. Drop to 5f will suit on handicap debut and leading claims.
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8
(24)
Horse silk
Significantly47
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1| J: C Lee| T: K R Burke| OR:  92
10/1
Has had plenty of racing but is holding his form well, runner-up the last twice, with his Newmarket effort reading really well. First go in a big-field scenario like this and makes some appeal.
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10
(11)
Horse silk
Rebel At Dawnp6
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: B A Curtis| T: K R Burke| OR:  91| D
28/1
Another useful sprinter thriving on his racing, winning at Nottingham before a narrow defeat at Chester on Saturday. Same mark but this is clearly a whole lot tougher.
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12
(7)
Horse silk
Popmaster56
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: Tom Marquand| T: E Walker| OR:  90| BF
14/1
Bagged a brace of Kempton novice events last autumn and useful form with 3 narrow defeats in handicaps this term. Has been gelded and suspect he has a bigger effort in him faced with this scenario.
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13
(1)
Horse silk
Dense Starp16
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: Marco Ghiani(3)| T: S C Williams| OR:  90
100/1
Maiden winner over 5.7f in Ireland for Joseph O'Brien last summer. Not troubled the judged in listed events for new yard and work to do on handicap debut fitted with headgear now.
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14
(12)
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Mo Celita20
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: Oisin Murphy| T: Adrian Nicholls| OR:  90| D
4/1
Unbeaten in 5 runs since joining yard, taking another step forward with dominant display from the front at Haydock (6f) 3 weeks ago. Since snapped up by powerful owners and dangerous to dismiss again.
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15
(19)
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Equality55
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-11| J: K Shoemark| T: C Hills| OR:  88| D
22/1
Improved further when opening account in 5f Wolverhampton novice 8 weeks ago, quickening clear impressively. Likely has plenty more to offer now handicapping and strong claims.
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16
(23)
Horse silk
Dream Composer9(ex 6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-11| J: Laura Pearson(5)| T: H J Evans| OR:  82| D
13/2
Has improved in handicaps this year, following up first win at Carlisle with victory at Kempton (6f) under this rider last week. This is a whole lot tougher under a penalty back over a bare 5f.
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19
(14)
Horse silk
Desert Gulf24
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-7| J: Hollie Doyle| T: W J Knight| OR:  84
22/1
Debut winner at Wolverhampton (6f) last September and back on track with narrow defeat on handicap debut at Lingfield last month. Doesn't leave the impression this drop to 5f will suit on turf debut.
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20
(9)
Horse silk
Hey Mr21
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-5| J: David Egan| T: R Varian| OR:  82| BF| D
22/1
Won small-field 5f Nottingham nursery last autumn and good run when favourite behind Bedford Flyer and Nomadic Empire on return at York. Excuses at Carlisle since but needs a huge effort here.
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21
(10)
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Shalaa Asker34
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-3| J: Cieren Fallon| T: A Keatley| OR:  80| D
25/1
Won 5f Chelmsford novice in September. A couple of decent runs in 5f handicaps in April but not so good at Newmarket last time, albeit over 6f. Stiff task.
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22
(5)
Horse silk
Wings Of A Dove63
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-3| J: Hayley Turner| T: R Spencer| OR:  80
80/1
Maiden who has been rather highly tried for the most part, not beaten far in Bath listed race on return. Makes handicap debut now. Well beaten in last year's Queen Mary.
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23
(18)
Horse silk
Baba Rezat24
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-2| J: Nicola Currie| T: M Moubarak| OR:  79
80/1
Dual winner on AW at up to 7f and ran well at Lingfield last time. Stiff task on first go over 5f back on turf (well beaten only other run on it on debut) here.
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24
(20)
Horse silk
Fantasy Master16
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-0| J: Ray Dawson(3)| T: M Appleby| OR:  77| D
16/1
Won twice over 5f at Nottingham at 2 yrs. Back on track under this rider behind Rebel At Dawn there last time but this is a whole different ball game.
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25
(25)
Horse silk
Cooperation15
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-0| J: P Mathers| T: R A Fahey| OR:  75
33/1
Off the mark after gelding operation in 6f Hamilton event a fortnight ago. Drops back to 5f (well beaten in last year's Norfolk) contesting a much stronger race now and hard to fancy.
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Non-Runners

1
(2)
Horse silk
Nomadic Empire35
Weight: 9-7|  Age: 3
T: D O'Meara  J: D Tudhope
NR
4
(3)
Horse silk
Caroline Dale306
Weight: 9-4|  Age: 3
T: D Loughnane  J: P Cosgrave
NR
9
(6)
Horse silk
Get It45
Weight: 9-1|  Age: 3
T: C G Cox  J: A Kirby
NR
11
(16)
Horse silk
Charlie Fellowes56
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 3
T: George Scott  J: Mark Crehan
NR
17
(17)
Horse silk
Operatic14
Weight: 8-10|  Age: 3
T: S & E Crisford  J: W Buick
NR
18
(8)
Horse silk
Noorban7
Weight: 8-8|  Age: 3
T: D O'Meara  J: C D Hayes
NR

Forecasts

Mo Celita (4/1), Boomshalaa (9/2), Dream Composer (13/2), Warrior Brave (13/2), Significantly (10/1), Noorban (12/1), Popmaster (14/1), Bedford Flyer (14/1), Get It (14/1), Operatic (14/1), Fantasy Master (16/1), Nomadic Empire (16/1), Hey Mr (22/1), First Company (22/1), Desert Gulf (22/1), Equality (22/1), Shalaa Asker (25/1), Caroline Dale (25/1), Rebel At Dawn (28/1), Cooperation (33/1), Charlie Fellowes (50/1), Hala Hala Hala (66/1), Baba Reza (80/1), Wings Of A Dove (80/1), Dense Star (100/1)

Verdict

BOOMSHALAA has looked a smart sprinter in the making with 2 impressive victories this year. The drop to 5f here will suit and his stay in handicaps could be a short one. Warrior Brave is 7 lb well-in for his second in a listed contest at Sandown at the weekend under De Sousa and he's an obvious player. Equality, Popmaster and Get It are among the other key players in a red-hot contest.

  1. BOOMSHALAA
  2. WARRIOR BRAVE
  3. EQUALITY

Previous Winners

2020
Art Power
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 3
6/4

Prize Money

1st: £33,501.002nd: £15,710.003rd: £7,858.004th: £3,926.005th: £1,963.006th: £982.00

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