14:30 Royal Ascot

Friday 21 June 2024

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Albany Stakes (Fillies' Group 3)

  • 2YO only  |   Class 1  |   6f  |   Good to Firm  |   16 Runners  |   Turf  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:34  |   Winning time: 1m 13.48s
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Burning Pineb156
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-2| J: Joel Rosario| T: Wesley Ward
40/1
Blinkered and strong in the betting when coasting to victory from the from in a maiden at Keeneland 56 days ago. Stables representatives always warrant plenty of respect in this.
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(3)
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20/1
Promise amidst greenness on debut and confirmed that encouragement when a good third to Fairy Godmother in Fillies' Sprint Stakes at Naas a month ago. Will be tricky to reverse form with that one, though.
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Convo19
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-2| J: Tom Marquand| T: Miss A Murphy
100/1
Impressive start when winning 6-runner newcomers race at Saint-Cloud (4.5f, heavy) by 5 lengths from a next-time-out winner and not disgraced when runner-up at Chantilly 19 days later. This is a big ask, though.
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50/1
Fair form when placed on each of her three starts to date but this is too stiff a task.
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15/8
Runner-up on debut and took a marked step up to land the Fillies' Sprint Stakes at Naas by a neck from Sparkling Sea. Marginally sets the standard with further progress on the cards, so well respected.
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(17)
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Heavens Gate26
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-2| J: W M Lordan| T: A P O'Brien| D
8/1
Stepped up on positive debut when readily off the mark at the Curragh last month, well on top at the finish. Stiff track is right in her favour and abold showing is expected.
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28/1
Unbeaten in two starts in France, latterly a listed contest at Vichy. Longer trip won't be an issue and she's worth her place in this company for all that others have more potential.
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Jayvee35
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-2| J: C D Hayes| T: B Ellison
50/1
Backed up a winning start with an improved effort to finish ninth in a listed event at York but that underlines that she'll be outclassed at this level.
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Related to three winners but didn't show enough at this course on debut to make her of any interest.
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Mountain Breeze34
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-2| J: W Buick| T: C Appleby| D
9/4
Closely related to Pinatubo and she's looked an excellent prospect in her own right in winning both her first two outings at Newmarket, having plenty in hand there a month ago. Big player with a good deal more to come.
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(7)
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80/1
Has shown something to work on in a couple of novices at Beverley, not seen to best effect when fourth on latest. This would require a chunk of improvement, though.
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Horse silk
80/1
Breeze-Up acquisition who offered some promise whe third in a maiden at Fairyhouse a fortnight ago. Needs marked improvement if she's to make any sort of impact, though.
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Royalty Bay22
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-2| J: Jason Hart| T: J & S Quinn| D
40/1
Cost six figures at the Breeze-Ups and gave a good indication as to why when readily going clear in a 5-runner novice at Ripon first time out. Open to improvement and not without a chance.
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Simmering27
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-2| J: J P Spencer| T: Ollie Sangster| BF
9/1
Strong in the betting and tanked through the race when third at York on debut. That form has received a hefty boost from the winner (won a French listed race next time) since and there could be a lot more to come, so she's one to note.
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Substitute22
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-2| J: Oisin Murphy| T: C Johnston| BF| D
50/1
Overcame inexperience to make a winning debut at Ripon but disappointed at odds on there next time and looks out of her depth in this.
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Twafeeg20
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-2| J: Hollie Doyle| T: A Watson
8/1
Clued up enough to see off another good prospect (who was clear of the remainder) with a bit to spare at Doncaster first time out. Form is working out and she'll likely be well prepared for this mentally.
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Horse silk
Liberalised15
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 2
T: K R Burke  J: D Tudhope
WD

Forecasts

Fairy Godmother (15/8), Mountain Breeze (9/4), Heavens Gate (8/1), Twafeeg (8/1), Simmering (9/1), California Dreamer (20/1), Liberalised (20/1), Hot Darling (28/1), Royalty Bay (40/1), Burning Pine (40/1), Cradle Of Love (50/1), Jayvee (50/1), Substitute (50/1), Nad Alshiba Snow (80/1), Peregrine Falcon (80/1), Convo (100/1), Kylie Of Lochalsh (150/1)

Verdict

MOUNTAIN BREEZE and Fairy Godmother stand out on form and might fight this out, with the first-named marginally preferred given she's still open to significant improvement. Loads of others have potential but Simmering might be the pick of them after an eye-catching debut in a strong race.

Previous Winners

2023
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 2
5/1
2022
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 2
5/2
2021
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 2
16/1

Prize Money

1st: £70,888.002nd: £26,875.003rd: £13,450.004th: £6,700.005th: £3,362.006th: £1,688.00

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