Group Three Bahrain Stakes Guide 2022

Harry Haskell | @HarryHaskell4

Newmarket (July) - July 06 2022
Newmarket (July) 12:50
3(6)
Tom Marquand

Green Team

J: Tom Marquand
T: Owen Burrows
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
OR: 95
Days: 22

A winner only in novice company, Green Team looks like a likely, and deserved outsider in this. He will need to improve off his mark of 95 to make an impact in group company, and unlike Deauville Legend, Green Team looks considerably more exposed.

He ran a decent enough race behind a few of these last time, though it’s difficult to envisage him turning the form around.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
06/01/23MEY12Gd8-69
07/07/22NMK13GF9-36
15/06/22ASC14GF9-27
24/05/22BAT10GS9-92
09/10/21NMK8Gd9-18
Newmarket (July) - July 06 2022
Newmarket (July) 12:50
4(1)
Andrea Atzeni

Masekela

J: Andrea Atzeni
T: Andrew Balding
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
OR: 108
Days: 33

Still improving. Masekela is probably the one to beat here, and his Derby 4th, is obviously the strongest form on offer.

He ran a solid race in the Feilden at Newmarket, then bettered himself at Epsom. He’s still on the up and clearly this trip is much more his bag. Top chance.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/08/22YOR9GF9-04
28/07/22GOO12GF9-39
07/07/22NMK13GF9-35
04/06/22EPS12Gd9-24
14/04/22NMK9Gd9-02
Newmarket (July) - July 06 2022
Newmarket (July) 12:50
6(2)
Ryan Moore

Zechariah

J: Ryan Moore
T: Freddie & Martyn Meade
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
OR: 108
Days: 22

Hugely improved at Royal Ascot when upped in trip. He was beaten a nose by the smart Eldar Eldarov, with a few of these in behind.

He was becoming quite frustrating over shorter trips but his effort last time out was a huge positive for him. Clearly wants this trip and must be given respect after his run last time out.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
13/08/22NBY13.5GF8-111
07/07/22NMK13GF9-34
15/06/22ASC14GF9-22
07/05/22LIN11.5GF9-24
13/04/22NMK8Gd9-06
Newmarket (July) - July 06 2022
Newmarket (July) 12:50
2(3)
Daniel Muscutt

Deauville Legend

J: Daniel Muscutt
T: James Ferguson
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
OR: 95
Days: 21

Very well bred Sea The Stars gelding, he’s only had the four runs but he’s ran to a very good level already. He was just touched off at Royal Ascot in a hugely competitive handicap, he’s gone up 6lb in the handicap but there is stronger form on offer.

He does still have significant potential however.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
01/11/22FLE16Sft8-94
17/08/22YOR12Gd9-21
28/07/22GOO12GF9-62
07/07/22NMK13GF9-31
16/06/22ASC12GF9-22
Newmarket (July) - July 06 2022
Newmarket (July) 12:50
5(4)
William Buick

Walk Of Stars

J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
OR: 107
Days: 33

Second in a Derby trial before finishing down the field in the Derby. Much more was expected of him there, and there’s a case to be made about Epsom not suiting, but he will need to leave that effort well behind him to be troubling some of these horses.

He was tailed off last in the Derby and it will take a leap of faith to back him again today.. interesting, is he sound?

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
17/08/22YOR12Gd9-24
07/07/22NMK13GF9-33
04/06/22EPS12Gd9-217
07/05/22LIN11.5GF9-22
17/04/22NBY10Gd9-41
Newmarket (July) - July 06 2022
Newmarket (July) 12:50
1(5)
Clifford Lee

Al Qareem

J: Clifford Lee
T: K R Burke
N/A
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
OR: 100
Days: 22

Progressive so far, Al Qareem ran a solid enough race at Royal Ascot, that was in G2 company though, with a much bigger field.

He’s been in good form and he still looks in good heart. Tactics will play an interesting part here and this looks a good opportunity for him to dominate on the front end. He’s a real danger if getting an easy lead.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
01/10/22LON15VSft9-21
28/07/22GOO12GF9-37
07/07/22NMK13GF9-32
15/06/22ASC14GF9-24
13/05/22YOR12Gd9-91