14:25 Goodwood

Wednesday 28 July 2021

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    Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes (Fillies' & Mares' Group 3)

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 1  |   7f  |   Soft  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:26  |   Winning time: 1m 30.77s
1
(16)
Horse silk
Agincourtt22
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-3| J: A Kirby| T: D O'Meara| OR:  102| D
33/1
Went close to a second listed success on 1m course reappearance in May. Latest 10 lengths second in another listed event at Pontefract was some way removed from her best, though. Drawn wide.
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2
(10)
Horse silk
Bounce The Blues32
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3| J: Oisin Murphy| T: A M Balding| OR:  103| D
10/3
Smart filly who has been placed at Group 3/listed level on her last 2 outings. Likely to be in the shake-up under Oisin Murphy.
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3
(6)
Horse silk
Helvezia60
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3| J: Kevin Stott| T: R M Beckett| OR:  91| D
40/1
Just a maiden win to her name but she signed off 2020 with improved third in heavy-ground C&D listed in October. Never involved dropped to sprinting on her return but this looks more suitable.
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4
(17)
Horse silk
Highfield Princess24
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3| J: Jason Hart| T: J J Quinn| OR:  103| D
9/2
First win last autumn came off a lowly 58 but she's done nothing but improve since, bagging Royal Ascot handicap in June before taking step up to listed level in stride latest. Drawn widest, though.
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5
(14)
Horse silk
Jouska22
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3| J: Rob Hornby| T: H Candy| OR:  100
40/1
Useful filly who ran as well as she's ever done when second in 7f Musselburgh listed in June. Stamina likely stretched when a remote fourth in 1m Pontefract listed on soft 22 days ago.
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6
(2)
Horse silk
Last Empire68
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-3| J: D Tudhope| T: K A Ryan| OR:  102| BF
16/1
Useful form when winning 5.5f French listed on heavy last autumn. Good second in Nottingham listed on reappearance but needs to shrug off a lesser effort at Haydock now going up to 7f for first time.
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8
(13)
Horse silk
Onassis19
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3| J: Hayley Turner| T: C Fellowes| OR:  105| CD
15/2
Likeable filly who won twice at listed level in 2020, including over C&D. Likely in better form than her 2 efforts this season might suggest, finding 6f on short side latterly.
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11
(4)
Horse silk
Dandalla19
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10| J: C Lee| T: K R Burke| OR:  100
28/1
Triple-winner as a juvenile, including the Albany, but has yet to prove she's trained on, weakening to finish sixth in 6f York Group 3 19 days ago. Yard going well but others still preferred.
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12
(12)
Horse silk
Isabella Giles40
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10| J: Hector Crouch| T: C G Cox| OR:  106| CD
7/1
Won 4 times in 2020, including Group 3 Prestige over C&D. Showed she's trained on when close third in 7f Lingfield Group 3 in May and this bit easier than Royal Ascot Group 1 she contested last time.
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13
(8)
Horse silk
Lullaby Moon40
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10| J: B A Curtis| T: R M Beckett| OR:  102| C| D
12/1
Had 4-6 record at 2, bagging valuable 6f Redcar listed and 7f French Group 2 (both heavy) on final 2 starts. Disappointed both outings this year, though. Rossa Ryan seemingly prefers Meu Amor.
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14
(11)
Horse silk
Meu Amor35
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10| J: Rossa Ryan| T: R M Beckett| OR:  101| D
12/1
Didn't need to improve when taking a 7f Carlisle listed (good to firm) last month but she did it pretty readily. Fine on softer ground. Each-way claims.
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17
(7)
Horse silk
Vadream19
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10| J: J P Spencer| T: C Fellowes| OR:  106| BF
4/1
AW winner on debut last November and has acquitted herself well in good company at up to 1m since, including second in 6f York Group 3 19 days ago. Merits consideration.
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Non-Runners

7
(15)
Horse silk
Lavender's Blue19
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 5
T: Mrs A J Perrett  J: Jim Crowley
NR
9
(3)
Horse silk
Valeria Messalina17
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 4
T: Mrs J Harrington  J: S Foley
NR
10
(1)
Horse silk
Sacred87
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 3
T: W J Haggas  J: Non Runner
NR
15
(9)
Horse silk
Passionova34
Weight: 8-10|  Age: 3
T: George Baker  J: P Cosgrave
NR
16
(5)
Horse silk
Star Of Emaraaty18
Weight: 8-10|  Age: 3
T: J & T Gosden  J: Non Runner
NR

Forecasts

Bounce The Blues (10/3), Vadream (4/1), Highfield Princess (9/2), Valeria Messalina (13/2), Isabella Giles (7/1), Sacred (7/1), Onassis (15/2), Lavender's Blue (8/1), Lullaby Moon (12/1), Meu Amor (12/1), Last Empire (16/1), Star Of Emaraaty (20/1), Passionova (20/1), Dandalla (28/1), Agincourt (33/1), Jouska (40/1), Helvezia (40/1)

Verdict

2020 runner-up VALERIA MESSALINA warmed up for this year's renewal with a good second at Group 3 level in Ireland last time and is selected to go one better than 12 months ago. Vadream arrives on the back of 2 good placed efforts in Group 3s and ought to be on the premises again, while fellow 3-y-o Sacred has a penalty for her Nell Gwyn success but is still much respected back at her optimum trip.

  1. VALERIA MESSALINA (IRE)
  2. VADREAM
  3. SACRED

Previous Winners

2020
One Master
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 6
6/4

Prize Money

1st: £45,368.002nd: £17,200.003rd: £8,608.004th: £4,288.005th: £2,152.006th: £1,080.00

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