15:05 Royal Ascot

Tuesday 18 June 2024

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Coventry Stakes (Group 2)

  • 2YO only  |   Class 1  |   6f  |   Good to Firm  |   22 Runners  |   Turf  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:05  |   Winning time: 1m 13.9s
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Al Qudra14
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3| J: W Buick| T: C Appleby| D
9/1
Behind The Actor at Newmarket first 2 starts before landing the odds in good style back down in class at Lingfield 2 weeks ago. More needed again at this level, however.
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(14)
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16/1
Foaled February 2. $135,000 yearling, €1,000,000 2-y-o, Justify colt. Half-brother to US 1m winner Musical Score. Dam, maiden (stayed 7f), sister to high-class winner up to 1m (stayed 10.5f) Churchill. Lots to like on paper but this is a burdensome task first-time out.
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(22)
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Arran63
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3| J: David Probert| T: P & O Cole
16/1
€52,000 foal, €180,000 yearling, Havana Grey colt. Half-brother to Italian 2-y-o 7f winner Bridge Dress Me and useful winner up to 1m The Wizard of Eye. Created a good impression when edging out The Actor in 6-runner novice (6/1) at Newmarket (5f, good) on debut 63 days ago so not taken lightly.
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(2)
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Camille Pissarro24
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3| J: R L Moore| T: A P O'Brien| BF| D
4/1
Looked a good prospect when winning 11-runner maiden at Navan (5.8f, good to soft, 10/11) on debut. Just edged out in Group 3 at the Curragh next time and that is the best form on offer. Much respected for trainer who has won this a record 10 times.
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Catalyse16
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3| J: James Doyle| T: R A Fahey| D
18/1
€60,000 yearling, £300,000 2-y-o by Starspangledbanner who justified market confidence in good style in 6-runner novice at Hamilton (6f, good to firm) on debut 16 days ago, impressing with how quickly he sealed matters. Well worth a shot.
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(15)
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Columnist24
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3| J: O J Orr| T: R A Fahey| D
50/1
8,000 gns yearling, £170,000 2-y-o, Ardad colt. Booked himself a ticket for this when impressive debut winner at Chester last month, making all. However, those tactics much harder to pull off here and James Doyle prefers stablemate Catalyse.
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(23)
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40/1
16,000 gns foal, €20,000 yearling, Advertise colt. Dam once-raced sister to smart winner up to 6f Lohit. Knew what was required when making a winning start at Chelmsford 12 days ago. Had more in hand than bare margin suggests but still a big outsider here.
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(11)
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11/2
€98,000 foal, 100,000 yearling. Half-brother to 7f/1m winner Cassy O and 6f winner Bedford Blaze. Made a taking debut when comfortably beating subsequent winner and current Norfolk Stakes favourite Whistlejacket in 11-runner maiden at the Curragh 2 months ago. High on shortlist.
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(18)
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Electrolyte15
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3| J: Hollie Doyle| T: A Watson| D
40/1
72,000 gns yearling, £220,000 2-y-o, Hello Youmzain colt. Half-brother to 3 winners, including smart winner up to 1¼m Steel of Madrid. Decisive winner of 4-runner maiden at Ayr 2 weeks ago. However, that was just an ordinary maiden and James Doyle looks elsewhere.
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(9)
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25/1
Winner of 2 of his 3 starts, taking form to another level when bagging listed event at Chantilly in good style 16 days ago. Raced only over 5f so far but this trip should be within reach. Not taken lightly.
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Ingot20
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3| J: K Shoemark| T: J & T Gosden
28/1
Blue Point colt. Half-brother to 3 winners, including smart winner up to 1m Fundamental. Dam 1m (Sun Chariot/Falmouth Stakes) winner. Made a decent start when edged out by an outsider in a Kempton novice 3 weeks ago but faces a tough ask chucked in at this level.
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28/1
Won 6-runner novice at the Curragh (5f, heavy, 15/2) on debut and was only ½-length behind Camille Pissarro when third of 7 to Arizona Blaze in Marble Hill Stakes there next time despite taking strong hold. In the mix.
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(5)
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Mr Chaplin32
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3| J: Rossa Ryan| T: R M Beckett| D
28/1
58,000 gns foal, 120,000 gns yearling, Without Parole colt. Emerged best of newcomers when fourth behind The Actor at Newmarket (5f, good, 16/1) before ready winner of 20-runner maiden (11/2) at Newbury (6f, good) 32 days ago. More needed again but that is entirely possible.
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(13)
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80/1
€100,000 foal, €135,000 yearling, Cotai Glory colt. Brother to useful 2-y-o 6.3f winner King X J. Dam, maiden (stayed 1m), half-sister to smart 6f/7f winner Golden Steps.Offered plenty to work on when third of 6 in novice at Yarmouth (6f, soft, 9/2) but needs to take a big step forward.
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(10)
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Rashabar40
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3| J: Billy Loughnane| T: B J Meehan| BF
80/1
€120,000 yearling, Holy Roman Emperor colt. Dam unraced half-sister to smart 1½m-14.5f winner (stays 16.5f) River of Stars. Placed in a couple of maidens at Newbury/Chester but firmly up against it here.
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Star Anthem43
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3| J: R Kingscote| T: C G Cox
28/1
Only just held at Newbury on debut before easily landing odds at Bath (5f, heavy) 6 weeks ago. Runner-up has since boosted the form so could figure at a big price.
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Symbol Of Honour33
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3| J: M Barzalona| T: C Appleby| D
6/1
250,000 gns foal, 600,000 gns yearling, Havana Grey colt. Half-brother to very smart 5f-6f winner Dragon Symbol. Beaten favourite when down the field at Newmarket on debut but left that well behind when easy winner of a Lingfield maiden. More to come but Buick prefers Al Qudra.
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The Actor44
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3| J: S M Levey| T: R Hannon
9/1
Harry Angel colt who confirmed debut promise when winning 7-runner novice event at Newmarket (5f, good) 44 days ago. Only had a neck in hand that day but the form couldn't have worked out any better.
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100/1
€85,000 2-y-o, No Nay Never colt. Brother to smart winner up to 7f Cadamosto. Dam 2-y-o 6f winner. Not seen to best effect when fifth of 11 in maiden at Fairyhouse (6f, good) on debut 11 days ago. Should improve but this is a very tough ask.
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(8)
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Up The Clarets17
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-3| J: A Mullen| T: I Jardine
200/1
Won 5-runner maiden (9/4) at Hamilton (5f, good) on debut but beaten in a seller at Musselburgh since and subsequently claimed from Richard Fahey for £60,000.
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17/2
Mohaather colt who showing bundles of ability when short-head second of 11 to Andesite in novice at York (6f, good) on debut 33 days ago, making a stylish mid-race move that took him all the way to the front before the winner rallied. Bold showing wouldn't surprise.
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150/1
Territories colt who won a weak renewal of the Brocklesby at Doncaster (heavy). Much better form when third in listed event at Sandown 2 months later but up against it again. Tongue strap on 1st time.
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Non-Runners

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(19)
Horse silk
Andesite33
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 2
T: K R Burke  J: D Tudhope
NR

Forecasts

Camille Pissarro (4/1), Cowardofthecounty (11/2), Symbol Of Honour (6/1), Andesite (8/1), Yah Mo Be There (17/2), Al Qudra (9/1), The Actor (9/1), Angelo Buonarroti (16/1), Arran (16/1), Catalyse (18/1), Francisco's Piece (25/1), Star Anthem (28/1), Midnight Strike (28/1), Mr Chaplin (28/1), Ingot (28/1), Electrolyte (40/1), Cool Hoof Luke (40/1), Columnist (50/1), Rashabar (80/1), Nascimento (80/1), Turners Cross (100/1), Zminiature (150/1), Up The Clarets (200/1)

Verdict

This is potentially more wide open than the market suggests so it could be worth chancing expensive Breeze-Up purchase CATALYSE, who created an excellent impression when justifying market confidence at Hamilton. Cowardofthecounty comfortably beat current Norfolk Stakes favourite Whistlejacket in a maiden at the Curragh on debut so must be respected, while there was little between Camille Pissarro and Midnight Strike when placed in the Marble Hill, a race that is often a good trial for this.

Previous Winners

2023
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 2
11/8
2022
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 2
8/1
2021
Weight: 9-1  |Age: 2
11/1

Prize Money

1st: £99,242.002nd: £37,625.003rd: £18,830.004th: £9,380.005th: £4,708.006th: £2,362.00

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