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Popmaster

Horse Form Profile

Age: 6 years

Trainer: Ed Walker

Owner: Laurence Bellman

Career form

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Course Starts Wins Place 2 Place 3
Ascot 9 2 2 0
Ayr 2 0 0 0
Chelmsford (AW) 1 0 1 0
Doncaster 3 1 1 0
Goodwood 1 0 0 0
Kempton (AW) 2 2 0 0
Lingfield (AW) 1 0 0 1
Newbury 5 1 2 0
Newmarket 2 0 0 0
Newmarket (July) 2 0 0 1
Pontefract 1 0 1 0
York 2 0 0 0
Distance Starts Wins Place 2 Place 3
5f 1 0 0 0
6f 19 4 3 1
6f 1y 1 0 0 1
6f 2y 2 1 1 0
7f 7 1 3 0
7f 6y 1 0 0 0
Going Starts Wins Place 2 Place 3
Good 7 0 1 0
Good To Firm 7 1 4 1
Good To Soft 8 1 1 0
Heavy 2 0 0 0
Soft 3 2 0 0
Standard 2 0 1 1
Standard To Slow 2 2 0 0
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

1

(17)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Popmaster

9st 12lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Ed Walker

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

11/1

6th

6

(10)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Popmaster

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Walker

Better than ever in 7f races (soft/good) the last twice, winning at Newbury (Listed) then going very close at Ascot (major handicap); multiple 6f scorer but may not be crying out for the return to this distance.

16/1

2nd

1

(11)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Popmaster

9st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Respectable record at Ascot includes a close second to Quinault on penultimate start (7f, good to firm); bagged Listed honours at Newbury (7f, soft) later in September and holds leading claims under a 6lb penalty back here; future mark is 3lb higher.

15/2

1st

4

(4)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newbury

Popmaster

9st 4lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Ed Walker

5yo who has been in top form the last twice, finishing second in handicaps over C&D (good to soft) and at Ascot (7f, good to firm); has something to find with the pick of these but it's a big positive that he's in excellent heart and he's not ruled out.

12/1

2nd

6

(10)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Ascot

Popmaster

9st 7lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Ed Walker

raced near side, raced in second, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, 2nd of 10 in group

12/1

About Popmaster

Popmaster is a grey gelding who was bred in Ireland by Grangemore Stud. He was sired by Gutaifan out of the Clodovil mare Best New Show. Trained by Ed Walker and owned by Laurence Bellman, his current earnings are over £102,000. 

Popmaster Career Form And Notable Achievements

Popmaster has won 4 of his 22 career races to date, with his biggest victory coming in the class 2 Fever Tree Handicap at Ascot in 2021. Having won his first two races as a novice, he was gelded in May 2021 and won a further two races that summer, including the Fever Tree Handicap. All four of his victories have come over six furlongs, but he is yet to win again since his Fever Tree Handicap performance. His biggest achievement since was finishing runner-up in the Wokingham Stakes at the 2022 Royal Ascot, finishing ¾ length behind the winner Rohaan.