Group Two Superlative Stakes Guide 2022

Harry Haskell | @HarryHaskell4

Newmarket (July) - July 08 2022
Newmarket (July) 14:15
1(3)
Christophe Soumillon

Dark Thirty

J: Christophe Soumillon
T: Richard Hannon
N/A
Age: 2
Weight: 9-3
OR: 89
Days: 21

Won on debut from Mysterious Night who ran third in the July Stakes on Thursday. With his debut form franked, it's worth giving him another chance.

Dark Thirty did run in the Chesham at Royal Ascot, and he ran a moderate race to finish 5th. Good form, but can he improve again?

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
24/09/22CHS7GS9-97
03/09/22HAY8GF9-46
26/07/22GOO7Gd9-39
09/07/22NMK7GF9-33
18/06/22ASC7GF9-55
Newmarket (July) - July 08 2022
Newmarket (July) 14:15
2(5)
Jamie Spencer

For A Laugh

J: Jamie Spencer
T: Michael Bell
N/A
Age: 2
Weight: 9-3
OR: N/A
Days: 29

Third on debut behind One Nation and Dance In The Grass. One Nation has won again since so the form doesn't look too bad.

For A Laugh hasn't ran since his debut third, so he's a maiden contesting a G2, he's certainly opposable, but he is well bred.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/10/22SNA8Fm8-105
09/07/22NMK7GF9-34
10/06/22SAN7Gd9-73
Newmarket (July) - July 08 2022
Newmarket (July) 14:15
4(1)
Cieren Fallon

Lion Of War

J: Cieren Fallon
T: Charlie & Mark Johnston
N/A
Age: 2
Weight: 9-3
OR: 93
Days: 16

Unbeaten in two, this son of Roaring Lion is superbly bred, and the dam side of his pedigree gives him a good chance at being an above average horse.

He won comfortably at Leicester on debut, then backed up at Newcastle and won by 10L. He made all, and looked absolutely relentless. He looks very exciting.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/09/22HAY8GF9-45
09/07/22NMK7GF9-35
23/06/22NCS7St/Slw9-111
11/06/22LEI7GF9-71
Newmarket (July) - July 08 2022
Newmarket (July) 14:15
3(2)
Sean Levey

Isaac Shelby

J: Sean Levey
T: Brian Meehan
N/A
Age: 2
Weight: 9-3
OR: N/A
Days: 39

Won a novice at Newbury in the style of a nice horse. He won by three and a half lengths, but his superiority really shone through there, he galloped right through the line and won going away.

The form of that race is nothing special however, but he could be anything. 

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
09/07/22NMK7GF9-31
31/05/22NBY6.5GS9-71
Newmarket (July) - July 08 2022
Newmarket (July) 14:15
5(4)
William Buick

Victory Dance

J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
N/A
Age: 2
Weight: 9-3
OR: N/A
Days: 21

Won by a head on debut over C&D, which is obviously a positive. Again, we don't really know what he beat there as the form has barely been represented since.

He has a wonderful pedigree, and the trainer knows the time of day with a horse of this type. Must be respected.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
13/08/22NBY7GF9-31
09/07/22NMK7GF9-32
18/06/22NMK7Gd9-71