September 17 / 15.35 Newbury

15.35 Newbury

Good To Soft

Crossland Employment Solicitors Handicap

  • Prize money: £4346.99
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 2m 7s
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Crossland Employment Solicitors Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0-2111 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Has progressed with each of his five starts, twice beating subsequent winners since handicapping; no problem with this trip last time, when again making all and showing the right attitude, and a further 4lb rise may well be within range.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(4)

17th Sep 2021

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Newbury

Neenee’s Choice

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Has progressed with each of his five starts, twice beating subsequent winners since handicapping; no problem with this trip last time, when again making all and showing the right attitude, and a further 4lb rise may well be within range.

7/4

12/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 374-58

Last run: 108 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish gelding whose sole win came more than two years ago; has been off since a poor effort in June but went close in this race last season off a 4lb higher mark and could do better back under James Doyle and back in the tongue-tie.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(5)

22nd May 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:30 York

Kattani

9st 9lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

Nottingham (1m2f, soft) last October saw him break a losing run and is his only win in a handicap; this reappearance is only his second attempt at 1m4f and leaves him with something to prove, with peak form needed.

25/1

5th

5

(5)

29th Oct 2021

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:40 Newmarket

Kattani

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Michael Appleby

First win in his two seasons for this yard was latest start when getting up well inside the final 1f at Nottingham (1m2f, soft); remains a serious player back up 3lb.

5/1

1st

8

(6)

6th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 4

15:50 Nottingham

Kattani

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

Sole win was a 1m maiden at the Curragh in 2019; not weighted out of it on best 1m2f form, such as his second to a progressive one at Newbury recently (good to soft; similar weights chance to Alternative Fact); thereabouts again.

13/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -53124

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Can pull hard but showed this mark within range when giving away more ground than he was beaten at Carlisle in July; will be happier back on turf but stable form remains patchy at best.
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5th

8

(5)

16th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Arthur’s Realm

9st 2lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Ed Dunlop

dwelt start, in rear, pushed along from over 2f out, ridden and stayed on from over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, never dangerous (jockey said the gelding hung left-handed)

13/2

4th

7

(3)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:15 Sandown

Arthur’s Realm

9st 10lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Ed Dunlop

prominent, shaken up and wandered around over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, briefly disputed lead inside final 110yds, no extra towards finish

3/1

8th

11

(9)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 113y

Class 2

14:35 Epsom

Arthur’s Realm

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, some headway when bit short of room and switched right over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left but stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous

20/1

16/1

Form: 5-2238

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Enjoyed the run of the race from the inside stall at Chester on his handicap debut before a poor effort when last seen two months ago; there are several above him on the shortlist.
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9th

5

(10)

9th Jun 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Newbury

Remedium

10st 11lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

never better than mid-division

25/1

4th

1

(2)

24th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 5

13:15 Bath

Remedium

9st 13lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Well handicapped on some of last year's form for Richard Hannon but failed to win for that stable and hasn't fired on any of three starts for Bernard Llewellyn this spring; needs to turn things around.

12/1

13th

10

(2)

6th May 2022

Soft

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

16:20 Chester

Remedium

9st 2lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Form: 0-9860 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Three wins for Ed Dunlop came on soft ground; is proven over a testing 1m2f but has lost the plot this season, coming 11lb down the weights, and the change of scenery needs to bring him back.
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7th

6

(5)

6th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 3

15:25 Kempton (AW)

Alternative Fact

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alan King

Useful in his prime, most recently in autumn 2020; not disgraced last autumn in his first two starts for new yard but he's since raced too freely in his two attempts over hurdles, in a big lead when he fell at the fourth last time; well down the weights; behind in his only two AW races.

6/1

2

20th Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:30 Ludlow

Alternative Fact

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Useful in his prime on the Flat and started off for Alan King with two respectable runs in Class 4 handicaps (both 1m2f), but he raced too freely when well beaten on his hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m, soft; 6-1; hooded) just after Christmas; open to improvement if settling better.

10/1

11th

1

27th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

15:55 Chepstow

Alternative Fact

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Very useful on the Flat in his prime and started off for Alan King with two very respectable runs in Class 4 handicaps this autumn (both 1m2f); handles soft ground and can be very competitive here if he takes to hurdling.

6/1

Form: -23312 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Had been looking exposed but has improved for his in-form trainer lately, following up an easy Brighton win with a clear second at Epsom last Thursday; will be 3lb higher from tomorrow and holds leading claims under William Buick (7-36 for the yard).
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1st

1

15th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

18:25 Wexford

Dartington

11st 12lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, pressed leader 4 out, soon joined leader, led from 3 out, pushed along when faced challenge before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on well

4/1

3rd

1

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:35 Kilbeggan

Dartington

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Seemed a massive price in Grade 2 latest but nowhere near good or ready enough, ridden quietly; defied heavy-ground concerns in Navan win and was not a bad sort on Flat; penalised; good chance.

11/4

4th

4

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 95y

17:00 Clonmel

Dartington

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Form: 451617 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Three-time Chelmsford winner who hasn't run on turf since his 2yo debut; is on almost a career-high mark following last month's victory and will need to improve for the surface switch into today's better company.
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2

(11)

8th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kentucky Kingdom

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: James Evans

Was winning for the first time away from Chelmsford when going in over C&D off a 3lb lower mark three weeks ago; is usually dropped in and that's likely to be the case again from stall 11, and he'll find this more competitive back up from 0-65 company.

7/1

1st

1

(3)

14th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kentucky Kingdom

9st 10lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: James Evans

Has gained all three wins over 1m2f at Chelmsford, the most recent off this mark in August; still needs to prove he can succeed away from that venue but has the ability to play a big role back down in grade.

8/1

8

(3)

6th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Kentucky Kingdom

9st 2lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: James Evans

Has three wins, a second and a third to his name from seven runs over C&D; hasn't been at his best on Tapeta of late but he's back on his last winning mark and the return here is clearly in his favour.

10/1

Form: 21-337 CD BF

Last run: 68 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Came away with a progressive filly when winning off 6lb lower on heavy ground over C&D last autumn; finished lame when well beaten at a short price last time and should do much better.
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8th

6

(3)

17th Sep 2021

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Newbury

End Result

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: David Elsworth

Came away with a progressive filly when winning off 6lb lower on heavy ground over C&D last autumn; finished lame when well beaten at a short price last time and should do much better.

8/1

33/1

Form: 10/00-

Last run: 416 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Struggled during a limited campaign for Aidan O'Brien last year and achieved nothing exciting over hurdles in the spring; new jumps-oriented yard don't have many Flat runners and he looks opposable off this mark back from a break.
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8th

11

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

16:55 Wincanton

San Pedro

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

Won a 7f maiden when trained by Aidan O'Brien; 0-9 over hurdles; definite claims based on his second in a 0-130 at Lingfield in November (2m3f, good to soft) but below that level since; also has to prove he stays this far, now upped in trip.

20/1

4th

9

14th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

15:30 Plumpton

San Pedro

10st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Paul Henderson

7f maiden winner when trained in Ireland; went close off a 3lb higher mark earlier this season but hasn't gone on from that.

12/1

5th

8

1st Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 3

14:30 Fakenham

San Pedro

10st 9lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Paul Henderson

Outran 66-1 odds when second at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) in November, his fifth start for Paul Henderson, but was pulled up at Exeter last month and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

20/1

Form: 2145-6 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Picked up from the Crisford yard for 5,000gns in July and made an ordinary comeback when last of six behind Neenee's Choice a fortnight ago; is 7lb better off with that one and entitled to improve but it's hard to make a case for him turning things round.
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9th

12

(5)

26th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:50 Windsor

Casting Vote

9st 1lb

J: William Carson

T: Christian Williams

led, shaken up and headed over 2f out, pushed along and weakened over 1f out

20/1

4th

10

(10)

10th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Casting Vote

8st 13lb

J: William Carson

T: Christian Williams

took keen hold, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on and went fourth inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

13/2

15th

14

(3)

6th May 2022

Soft

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

16:20 Chester

Casting Vote

8st 12lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Christian Williams

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Payout
Exacta £262.00
Straight Forecast £214.50
Tricast £1209.40
Trifecta £1496.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Neenee's Choice

POSTDATA:

Dartington

NEWMARKET:

Arthur's Realm

Daily Mail:

End Result

TOPSPEED:

Casting Vote

RP Ratings:

Alternative Fact

Telegraph:

Neenee's Choice

Daily Express:

Neenee's Choice

Daily Mirror:

Neenee's Choice

The Star:

Neenee's Choice

Daily Record:

Neenee's Choice

The Times:

Dartington

The Guardian:

Dartington

The Sun:

Dartington