Group Three World Trophy Stakes Guide 2021

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Tom Marquand

Hurricane Ivor

J:
 
Tom Marquand
T:
 
William Haggas
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 107
Days: 7

The first runner is the William Haggas trained Hurricane Ivor who has been knocking on the door in races like this all season and can now finally get his head infront.

The four year old came over to Haggas this season from France and needed his debut at York when last of 12 on slow ground.

However, he bounced back to form in a big way when winning a decent handicap over 5f at Sandown next time out and he backed that up at Ascot when a close second behind the dual course winner Significantly.

Haggas entered him into the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood and the soft ground scuppered his chances, but he put that behind him last time out when a close third in a competitive handicap at the Yorkshire Ebor meeting.

Both horses ahead of him that day franked the form and that have him a big opportunity back at Doncaster in the Portland Handicap last time out.

He went on to power home late in the day to land the event off top weight and although a quick turn around or this race and up in grade, he is a horse on the up.

Player.

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Jim Crowley

Khaadem

J:
 
Jim Crowley
T:
 
Charles Hills
Age: 5
Weight: 9-1
OR: 109
Days: 10

A horse that has been frustrating for many but holds plenty of ability is the Charles Hills trained Khaadem, who last time out showed the world just how good he can be.

Having been a star sprinter at three and four, racing at Group One level after landing the Class 2 Stewards' Cup at Glorious Goodwood, he went on a bit of a losing streak losing his way.

However, last time out he was dropped down to five furlongs for the first time in his career at Doncaster and went on to break the track record to land the Listed Scarbrough Stakes.

Like Hurricane Ivor he is being turned around quickly but he looks to have a solid chance again on quick ground over 5f.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
15/05/24YOR6Gd9-1013
09/09/23HAY6Gd9-55
25/08/23YOR5GF9-137
15/07/23NMK6GS9-85
24/06/23ASC6GF9-51
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Oisin Murphy

King's Lynn

J:
 
Oisin Murphy
T:
 
Andrew Balding
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 108
Days: 63

The four year old King's Lynn for The Queen and Andrew Balding has been frequently seen this season but is not ruled out of this on the best of his form.

The gelding has ran well for the majority of the term, placing on his first two outings at Newbury and Chester and then off the back of that landed the Listed Achilles Stakes at Haydock.

Having won at the Merseyside track he was stepped up to Group One company at Royal Ascot and did not disgrace himself finishing midfield in the King's Stands Stakes.

He was turned around quickly and ran again at Royal Ascot in the Wokingham Handicap and finished a narrow third behind the progressive Rohaan.

King's Lynn was last seen in the Group Three Hackwood Stakes running a below par race and having been given a break should be much better here.

Needs to bounce back

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Andrea Atzeni

Atalis Bay

J:
 
Andrea Atzeni
T:
 
Marco Botti
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: 103
Days: 14

Atalis Bay for Marco Botti looks to be an each way player in the event off the best of his form starting the term off nicely at Nottingham when landing a Conditions Stakes at Nottingham.

He then backed that up at York behind Nunthorpe winner Winter Power when a close second but then got back to winning ways at Sandown in the Listed Scurry Stakes.

The colt then stepped up to Group Three company at Sandown again and ran no sort of race but last time out got back to a good standard when third in a hit handicap at Haydock.

Quicker the ground the better for this horse and having had a recent run should be ready for the event.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/09/22HAY5GF9-78
17/08/22YOR5.5Gd9-23
26/07/22GOO5Gd9-98
09/07/22YOR5GF9-17
28/05/22HAY5Gd9-69
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P J McDonald

Moss Gill

J:
 
P J McDonald
T:
 
Edward Bethell
Age: 5
Weight: 9-1
OR: 108
Days: 29

The five year old sprinter has been a superb yardstick over the years but looks slightly opposable in this race with the best of his runs coming at York.

However, he has been highly consistent this year in the majority of his races, finishing second on his first run at the season in February in a Listed race at Lingfield.

He then went to Meydan and ran no race at all but came back to England in May and finished runner up again behind King's Lynn in the Listed Achilles Stakes.

His best run of the season came next when second behind the Nunthorpe winner Winter Power in a Listed event, but when himself running in the Nunthorpe he was massively outclassed.

This is much easier but looks hard to win with nowadays.

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William Buick

Significantly

J:
 
William Buick
T:
 
K R Burke
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: 100
Days: 6

The three year old has been a highly consistent animal for this trainer over the last two years, placing in 11 of his 16 events, whilst going on to win three of them.

He got off the mark in October last year over six furlongs and then backed that up on his seasonal debut at Newmarket when a good second behind the smart Creative Force, giving weight away.

The was second again over 5f behind the smart Dragon Symbol and took all that form to Royal Ascot when landing the Palace Of Holyroodhouse Handicap by a head.

Still improving he was quickly sent back over the same course and distance at Ascot to land another decent handicap off 4lb higher.

He went up another 6lb looking for a hat-trick at the royal course but he seemed to be in the hands of the handicapper only finishing fourth.

Since then he has given his worst runs of the season when sixth of 11 in a Listed race at Beverley and the at the Curragh last weekend was outclassed in the Group One Flying Five Stakes.

Needs more.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
04/05/24NMK5Gd9-96
17/04/24NMK6Gd9-98
14/10/23YOR6Sft9-32
23/09/23AYR6GS9-21
16/09/23DON5.5Sft9-02
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David Probert

Makanah

J:
 
David Probert
T:
 
Julie Camacho
Age: 6
Weight: 9-1
OR: 100
Days: 43

Julie Camacho's Makanah is the outsider of the field and looks to have it all to do off the back of his four runs this term.

He started the season off at Chester in a decent handicap over five furlongs when only beating two home, but was slightly better next time out when fourth in a decent field at York.

The colt gave the worst run of his season at Ascot in July when last of 18 in a Class 2 Handicap, but having close to a month off he returned at Musselburgh and finished a decent second behind a well handicapped horse.

Stepping up in this company he needs much more and looks opposable.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
15/05/24YOR6Gd9-218
16/04/24NMK5Gd9-94
16/09/23DON5.5Sft9-216
23/08/23YOR5.5GF9-34
05/08/23GOO6Hy9-214
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Adam Kirby

Tis Marvellous

J:
 
Adam Kirby
T:
 
Clive Cox
Age: 7
Weight: 9-1
OR: 109
Days: 21

The final horse of the race is the extremely smart Tis Marvellous who holds bundles of experience and heads into the meeting seeking a hat-trick.

Having been fairly consistent in decent handicap events over five furlongs during the season, he finally got back to winning ways at Ascot at the start of August when taking out the Shergar Cup Dash.

He then stepped up to Listed company last time out in the Beverley Bullet and took out the event by close to four lengths and he is now worth a try in this sphere.

Huge player.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
12/08/23ASC5Gd9-107
24/06/23ASC6GF9-727
06/05/23NMK5Sft9-914
01/10/22ASC5GS9-69
17/09/22NBY5Gd9-37