Horse Racing
Neom Turf Cup - Form Comments

23/02/2024 14:53

G2 – 2100m – Turf



Modest in the UK but has run well at this track. Coming from the back he ran second to rival here Grocer Jack at last start. Deeper opposition now.


Astro King

Having run well in some top UK handicaps he then managed to win one at York last August, following up when showing courage to beat 33 rivals in a prestigious Newmarket handicap. Trip ideal.



Smart form in both England and France and last month gained his first victory in Qatar. Consistent, he is unlikely to be far from the money.



A late closer who won a G3 and a G2 over 1600m when trained in Germany. Ran just respectably in a G2 in Bahrain where he is now trained. Stamina concerns at this trip.


Grocer Jack

Looked unlucky not to have finished nearer than fifth in this event two years ago. Now locally based, this expensive purchase showed his well-being when winning at last start under a positive ride.


Hearts Concerto

Hasn’t won for a while and will also need to prove that he is as effective at this trip as he is over further. Returned from an 84-day break to run quite a good fourth at Kyoto last month.


Jack Darcy

Now with the stable that won this last year, he has some quality form in Europe in 2023 including a front-running victory in a 2500m G2 at Deauville. Those tactics likely to be attempted again.


Killer Ability

Won the final turf G1 of the 2021 of Japanese season, a career highlight and proving just how good he could be. Some disappointments since but good late headway for fourth last time was better.



Super tough and talented this three times European G1 winner most recently was only beaten a short-head by Romantic Warrior in the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup. He sets a high standard.


Spirit Dancer

His power-packed challenge on the outside resulted in victory in a valuable G2 at Bahrain in November, one of his career-best performances. Raced too freely in a Meydan G1 last time.



A rare winner these days and though running a respectable fourth over this course and distance on his latest start looks to have a mountain to climb here.



A four times career winner he was 9.3l eighth of 18 to the mighty Equinox in the 2023 Japan Cup. Very hard to see him winning but not without hope of a place.


The Foxes

Quite lightly raced but twice a G2 winner in the UK. Looked chubby prior to his prep for this when third in an all-weather event last month and is expected to be much fitter now.