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Britannia Stakes

17:00 Royal Ascot

2022-06-16

Winner: £64800

Runners: 30

Going:Good To Firm

No. of hurdles:

Distance: 1m0f0yy

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The Britannia Stakes is a heritage handicap run over a mile. It takes place at 17:00 on Thursday 22nd June, which is the third day of Royal Ascot 2023. View the runners here, and also make sure to check out the odds and tips on offer for this race.

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11(19)
3136-7
silk
Claim The Crown

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J: David Egan
T: Roger Varian
3
9-3
96
108
Highly tried last season after winning his 1m novice on the AW, finishing a good third in Longchamp Group 3 (1m, good to soft; led); however, he made an underwhelming return here last month on his handicap debut (7f) and he was a big market drifter (28-1).
22(16)
5-4244
silk
Oh Herberts Reign

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J: Pat Dobbs
T: Richard Hannon
3
8-12
91
111
Outstayed over 1m2f at Epsom 12 days ago, so returning to this trip seems the right move; still rates an unlikely winner having been held by some of today's rivals on his earlier runs.
5(23)
-21910
silk
I'm A Gambler

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J: Ben Curtis
T: Charlie & Mark Johnston
3
9-5
98
111
One of the most experienced runners with 15 starts behind him, winning five of them; he was looking progressive until finishing stone-cold last in a 6f handicap at Hamilton and he's hard to warm to on the back of that effort only two weeks ago.
15(27)
-24420
silk
Sed Maarib

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J: Adrie de Vries
T: George Scott
3
9-1
94
109
Mixed form at Meydan earlier this year and he returns to Britain off a 14lb higher mark than when runner-up in a nursery last season for Roger Varian; an unlikely winner returning for his new yard from three months off.
20(22)
461-41
silk
Atrium

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J: Kieran Shoemark
T: Charlie Fellowes
3
8-13
92
116
Interesting that he's 2-2 at this track and it was by clear daylight that he won over C&D the last time, looking stronger the further he went; now 7lb higher in a far classier race but, for one who likes to be smothered up and delivered late, this test should suit his style; respected.
12(33)
3-2265
silk
Harrow

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J: Harry Davies
T: Andrew Balding
3
9-3
96
115
Won his only handicap, a deep 7f nursery at York's Ebor meeting last August; started this season well but he's been found out in Listed races (1m2f/1m) the last twice and doesn't look half as progressive as some of these; cheekpieces are a first; runner-up in a hood four starts back.
24(31)
16-31
silk
Bolthole

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J: Jamie Spencer
T: Michael Bell
3
8-11
90
111
Took his form to a new level when coming clear with the second in a 1m2f Newmarket handicap a month ago (good), beating a three-time winner in the process; dropping back to 1m in a race of this nature should be no big deal and he can go well.
25(26)
061-18
silk
Blenheim Boy

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J: Oisin McSweeney
T: Richard Fahey
3
8-11
90
113
Came well clear on soft at Ripon (1m) in April but the combination of a 10lb higher mark on different ground (good to soft) ruthlessly found him out at York; his mark hasn't budged an inch and he's an outsider today.
28(20)
113-11
silk
Lawful Command

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J: Hollie Doyle
T: Brian Meehan
3
8-8
87
110
It took a while but he's come good to win four of his last five starts, the last two over Goodwood's 1m on good and soft ground; enjoyed the run of things up front when gamely keeping Spinaround at arm's length last time and, off a 5lb higher mark in a very different race altogether, he looks booked for a minor role.
18(29)
111
silk
King Of Time

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J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
3
9-0
93
118
475,000gns half-brother to four winners; it's easy to pick holes in the form of his latest win in a 1m handicap at Newmarket (good) but he made it 3-3 without doing more than he had to and a 7lb rise might underestimate his ability; market vibes have been strong for a while now.
2(11)
561-54
silk
Mr McCann

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J: James McDonald
T: Hugo Palmer
3
9-9
102
107
Three-time winner last season and close up in a Group 2 at Newmarket in July; has some class about him but the handicapper knows all about that and carrying a big weight in this field is probably no easier a task than he faced in the German 2,000 Guineas last time, in which he was a well-held fourth.
3(4)
250-37
silk
Great Max

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J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: M D O'Callaghan
3
9-8
101
111
Competitive in some hot 7f races last season, including when third in the Chesham at this meeting; consequently finds himself high in the weights and he's been disappointing this campaign, admittedly over 1m2f which may stretch him; plenty of others appeal more.
1(17)
1124-5
silk
Power Of Beauty

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J: Shane Foley
T: Hugo Palmer
3
9-9
102
109
Dual 2yo winner and his form in defeat last season makes for even better reading but, having been gelded, he trailed home last of the five runners in the 7f European Free Handicap at Newmarket in April; it's asking a lot to bounce back from that in a race of this nature; first time in a tongue-tie or cheekpieces.
17(8)
521-2
silk
Koy Koy

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J: David Probert
T: Andrew Balding
3
9-0
93
110
Signed off last season with a wide-margin novice win at Newbury (7f, good); perhaps a tad unlucky not to have won his first handicap at Chester's May meeting (7.5f, good to soft) and that bare form makes for good reading as it stands; 3lb higher for this but he retains plenty of potential.
10(9)
26-121
silk
Fiach McHugh

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J: Andrew Slattery
T: Andrew Slattery
3
9-3
96
110
Irish challenger who looks all the better for being gelded, having won two of his last three, the latest over 7f in 11-runner handicap at the Curragh (good to yielding; patiently ridden); it doesn't bode well that the two placed horses have since come up short at Listowel and 7f might be more his trip.
7(7)
426-46
silk
Oneforthegutter

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J: Richard Kingscote
T: Ian Williams
3
9-4
97
109
Went close in a 7f Deauville Group 3 last August when highly tried as a 2yo; lumbered with a tough mark this season and that showed at Epsom 12 days ago.
16(14)
224-1
silk
Amortentia

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J: Shane Crosse
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien
3
9-0
93
109
It was his handicap debut and first run since being gelded when a comfortable winner at Naas a month ago (1m, good); travelled strongly there before delivered late and the nature of this race could suit him; it's also worth recalling that he finished ahead of Group-class performers Stone Age and Changingoftheguard when second on last season's debut at Leopardstown; it's not ideal being drawn in the centre but he's interesting.
21(3)
111-63
silk
My Little Tip

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J: Daniel Muscutt
T: George Boughey
3
8-13
92
108
Red hot last September when winning three 7f nurseries and he's still progressing judged on his closing third at Chester in May (7.5f, good to soft; Koy Koy second); unraced over quite this far but that should not present a problem; each-way claims from his low draw.
8(18)
221-26
silk
Saga

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J: Frankie Dettori
T: John & Thady Gosden
3
9-4
97
111
Ran flat when favourite for a 7f handicap here in early May but, if forgiven that, there's a lot to like; he was beaten just over a length by the 2,000 Guineas winner Coroebus last August and bumped into Maljoom (German 2,000 winner/St James's Palace fourth) on reappearance at Kempton (1m), pushing him close; won his maiden here, so the track isn't an issue; if reacting positively to the new headgear he could be very interesting.
9(24)
51-357
silk
Ribhi

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J: Dane O'Neill
T: Marcus Tregoning
3
9-4
97
109
Won two of his three races as a 2yo; only third of the five runners on reappearance in Newmarket's European Free Handicap and hasn't offered much in Listed races subsequently; may benefit from a gelding operation but it's probably significant that Jim Crowley prefers Wanees.
26(10)
3-222
silk
Thesis

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J: Ryan Moore
T: Harry & Roger Charlton
3
8-11
90
113
Beaten at odds of 3-1 or shorter in four maiden/novice events, at odds-on the last twice; maiden status has to be a concern in a race of this nature but he wouldn't be the worst handicapped of these on pure ability.
4(1)
148
silk
Malex

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J: Rossa Ryan
T: M D O'Callaghan
3
9-5
98
108
All three runs at the Curragh, winning a big-field 7f maiden before running okay in a 1m Listed race; just looked outclassed in blinkers (swiftly removed) in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and this handicap mark demands a career best from him.
23(21)
611-1
silk
Wanees

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J: Jim Crowley
T: Charles Hills
3
8-12
91
111
Brings momentum into his stiffest test yet and he travelled like a dream in the first-time hood at Sandown (1m, good) in late April, winning that handicap with greater authority than the half-length margin may suggest; a 7lb rise could well underestimate him and, while it's surprising to see the hood absent this time, he's shortlist material for sure.
13(32)
14-221
silk
Spinaround

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J: Robert Havlin
T: John & Thady Gosden
3
9-2
95
108
In cheekpieces for his last three races; has won two of his seven starts - a 7f Newmarket maiden last season and making it fourth time lucky in handicaps at Chelmsford (1m) a fortnight ago; a 6lb rise for beating four rivals last time was a bit mean and Frankie has jumped ship to Saga.
29(5)
42-121
silk
Kitsune Power

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J: Ray Dawson
T: Roger Varian
3
8-8
87
114
Not helped by the draw when just missing out at Newmarket but he's won both his other handicaps, the latest at Nottingham in most taking fashion from another progressive 3yo; a further 7lb rise means he's a stone higher than when he started the season, but he comes here with his tail up.
6(28)
11-11
silk
Whoputfiftyinyou

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J: Adam Kirby
T: Clive Cox
3
9-5
98
118
A perfect four out of four and he did well to overcome an early stumble last time at Haydock (1m, good), eating up the ground late on in a respected handicap that looks all the stronger now; the handicapper didn't hold back with a 10lb hit, but he has the look of a colt going places and contests this instead of Saturday's Group 3 Jersey Stakes.
30(12)
51-31
silk
Jimi Hendrix

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J: Rob Hornby
T: Ralph Beckett
3
8-8
87
112
Came from pretty much last place to make a successful handicap debut at Haydock (1m, good) and a 4lb rise for that seems more than fair, for all that it came at the expense of a frustrating rival; seems to stay 1m well so he'll be running on.
27(13)
62-511
silk
Barley

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J: Jack Mitchell
T: Freddie & Martyn Meade
3
8-10
89
112
Going the right way after winning his last two at about 1m in a Nottingham novice (good to soft) and Doncaster handicap (good to firm; 3lb lower); however, it was hard work last time and the runner-up is now 0-9; may struggle to contain so many promising rivals.
14(30)
4-111
silk
Tranquil Night

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J: James Doyle
T: Charlie Appleby
3
9-2
95
117
On a roll after winning his last three and he was stepping up to 1m at Newmarket when he made light work of beating Outgate, who was third to Whoputfiftyinyou at Haydock before winning a valuable handicap at Chester last weekend; however, William Buick rode that day but now prefers King Of Time and it makes sense to take the hint.
19(25)
11-1
silk
Yonafis

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J: Tom Marquand
T: William Haggas
3
8-13
92
111
Likeable colt who is 3-3 at about this trip on the AW; the form of his latest Wolverhampton win is nothing to shout about (placed horses have struggled since) but he seems the sort who does nothing in a hurry; this straight 1m could suit him down to the ground and he's the sole runner for a trainer who could have run a bucketload in this race, so he's strongly considered.

Verdict

A typical Britannia conundrum with Group horses no doubt lurking in the shadows. SAGA is one with the potential to scale those heights.

Past 10 Winners

Key race stats

  • At least one top-three finish within last two starts, 9/10
  • Won in current season over 7f or a mile, 8/10
  • Officially rated between 90 and 99, 7/10
  • Previously contested a handicap, 7/10 (five had won one)
  • Carried no more than 9st 1lb, 7/10
Other factors
  • Five winners were rated within 3lb of RPR top-rated (three top)
  • The Gosden yard hasn’t won this for a while, but was successful four times between 1996 and 2001.

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