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15:15 Ascot

Good To Soft

25 Years Since Frankie’s Magnificent Seven Handicap

  • Prize money: £6480
  • 1m 7f 209y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 3m 38s
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25 Years Since Frankie’s Magnificent Seven Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.10
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 236028 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

His only win in the last two seasons was a three-runner race (this April) but he's a familiar sight running creditably in good staying handicaps on varied ground; beaten a neck in his only start at Ascot; possibly better nowadays at 2m than 1m6f and, with a claiming rider recruited for first time in ages, he has to be considered very seriously each-way.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

17th

1

(4)

1st Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Newcastle (AW)

Rajinsky

9st 12lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Hugo Palmer

Often apprentice ridden; Listed winner at Nottingham in April and very reliable in good handicaps, including with his fifth in the Chester Cup (2m2f, soft; career-best form) on latest outing and his third and fourth in the last two runnings of this race; 6lb higher than 12 months ago but in the thick of it again if his Chester Cup form is repeated.

16/1

5th

1

(5)

12th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Rajinsky

9st 12lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

Soundly beaten in Group races on two of his last three starts but very reliable in good handicaps and also bagged Listed honours at Nottingham in April; close third in this race last year off 8lb lower when Harry Davies claimed 7lb; probably vulnerable.

10/1

6th

4

(4)

3rd May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

15:15 Ascot

Rajinsky

9st 4lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

soon led at steady pace, headed and prominent over 5f out, ridden 3f out, weakened from 2f out

11/2

7/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 9/1345 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

No ground worries; defied a mammoth absence to win at Chester (1m5f) in May; in good form twice in August (C&D first occasion) but his form dipped at Doncaster on latest outing; needs to bounce back from that.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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15th

15

(2)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket (July)

Uber Cool

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 3f out, dropped to rear and struggling when hampered and switched left over 2f out, soon eased, tailed off

18/1

11th

19

(13)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Uber Cool

8st 7lb

J: Robert Tart

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

slowly into stride, raced freely, never better than mid-division

16/1

6th

2

(6)

12th Nov 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Uber Cool

9st 8lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Defied a mammoth absence to win at Chester (1m5f) in May and has taken minor honours in four of his five starts since, in the process showing he stays 2m; sole AW start was in 2018 (not disgraced here) but he has a fair chance if proving fully effective on the surface.

3/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.70

Form: 111354 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Can front-run; won on good ground last July before 3yo season was cut short; made hay on AW surfaces over 1m4f-2m early this year but the handicapper seemed to catch up and, following 164-day absence, he became unbalanced at Catterick 13 days ago and ended up well beaten; bit to prove now.

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3rd

6

(11)

1st Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

15:15 Ascot

Caribeno

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Can front-run; won on good ground last July before 3yo season was cut short; made hay on AW surfaces over 1m4f-2m early this year but the handicapper seemed to catch up and, following 164-day absence, he became unbalanced at Catterick 13 days ago and ended up well beaten; bit to prove now.

10/1

4th

1

(4)

18th Sep 2021

Good

1m 4f 13y

Class 3

15:45 Catterick

Caribeno

10st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Bolted up by more than 6l over C&D (good) in July 2020 and went on to win his first five starts over 1m4f-2m (mainly from the front) on the AW at the start of this year before the handicapper caught up with him; still 35lb higher than when his winning sequence began but may have been freshened up by a 164-day break and has proved he can win off an absence.

13/8

10/1

Form: 064569 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

14lb lower in the handicap than this time last year, having seemingly settled at a lower level for new yard this term; still regularly on the premises on varied ground, for instance beaten 3l over C&D on penultimate start, and tongue-tie is added for first time.

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10th

5

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:55 Ffos Las

Indianapolis

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

midfield, hampered by faller 2nd, pushed along and dropped to rear 6th, struggling when mistake 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

25/1

7

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Worcester

Indianapolis

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Very capable on the Flat at one stage but not so good these days and was a well-beaten fifth on his hurdling debut here (2m4f, good) last month; much more required stepped up in trip.

20/1

4th

2

(5)

7th Sep 2022

Good

1m 6f 32y

Class 5

17:00 Carlisle

Indianapolis

10st 0lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Ian Williams

in rear, ridden over 4f out, outpaced 3f out, drifted left 2f out, beaten 1f out

7/1

7/2

Form: 015-1 D

Last run: 238 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Emphatic wins on AW at Lingfield early this year in a jumpers' bumper and 2m Flat handicap; ran creditably over hurdles in April when last seen; lightly raced and not fully exposed in this sphere.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

14th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

15:50 Plumpton

Royaume Uni

12st 1lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Recent form figures make grim reading but he's very much a good ground specialist and has plenty of form which gives him decent claims; not written off in a hurry and Rob Hargreaves taking off 8lb no hardship either.

8/1

8

(4)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

14:25 Ascot

Royaume Uni

9st 4lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Dual winning hurdler on good ground (2m/2m3f) but tailed off when trying 2m5f on soft at Christmas and non-completions on both starts this spring; now reverts to Flat, in which sphere he has appeared in three 2m handicaps but not achieved much; down the weights.

7/1

7

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Royaume Uni

10st 13lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Dual winning hurdler on good ground (2m/2m3f) and he ran well to be second in a novice on this two-day meeting last season; has stamina to prove over this far but could very easily leave his recent soft-ground failures behind him; respected.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 76-605

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

His two wins for Christophe Ferland in France last year were over 1m7f, latterly in a Listed race; not so good since but second British run (fifth of eight at Ayr) was vastly better than his first, so not dismissed.

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5th

3

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

18:20 Ripon

Get Shirty

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

towards rear

12/1

Form: 952383 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Narrowly denied here (1m6f) in July and has kept his form well; tried cheekpieces on latest start (stayed on but hung markedly left) and blinkers today; stays 2m, no ground worries and should be seriously involved.

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6th

1

24th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Warwick

Future Investment

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Very useful on the Flat but 0-7 over hurdles; just a respectable fourth in Newbury novice (2m4f, soft) on latest outing in March and will need to do better to pose a threat on today's handicap hurdle debut.

3/1

4th

8

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:30 Newbury

Future Investment

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

The form of his second at Chepstow in December (2m3f, good to soft) makes for good reading in this company but it's been rather underwhelming in the meantime, with him never dangerous at all when a well-held fourth at Taunton latterly (2m3f); going further should help, as may this galloping track; solid chance if at his best.

7/1

4th

4

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:00 Taunton

Future Investment

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

Tailed off in a hot maiden at Cheltenham on New Year's Day but he's back in calmer waters here and this useful Flat performer holds leading form claims judged on his second at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in December; could bounce back with a big effort.

5/2

14/1

Form: 0505-7

Last run: 181 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Had a fine 2019, when best over 1m6f but he should prove fully effective at 2m; not so good since but the handicapper is giving him every chance and he showed promise when making late progress in first-time visor (dispensed with today) at Musselburgh in April on his only start this term; best British efforts on good or firmer; one to keep an eye on if ground is suitable.

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Verdict Starting price

4

(12)

22nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

18:05 York

Kings Advice

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

20/1

6th

5

(7)

1st May 2022

Good

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

14:05 Hamilton

Kings Advice

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

Continues to drop down the weights and he's shown the odd sign of spark this year; however, he remains winless since a highly prolific 2019 and he was tailed off at Lingfield last time; major turnaround needed in first-time blinkers (replacing a visor).

8/1

9th

3

(8)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Kings Advice

9st 8lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

25/1

Form: /47874

Last run: 79 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Both wins were in Ireland in 2017; wore a visor (after other headgear) in July on latest start; well down the weights and best Flat run this year was over C&D (May) but others are more persuasive.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(1)

4th May 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Goodwood

Clongowes

8st 7lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Daniel Steele

Back with his former trainer for this first start on the Flat since October 2021; no win since the summer of 2017 so not hard to oppose.

66/1

Form: -23302

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Can be hard to settle but he finished strongest of all to move from last to third late in the day in nine-runner race here (1m6f) in July; sole 2m run (2019) didn't work out and neither did 2m4f at Glorious Goodwood this term, before creditable second over 1m4f on latest start; no ground worries; stamina unproven but he's not comfortably passed over.

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5th

3

(4)

27th Oct 2021

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:55 Nottingham

Buriram

9st 11lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Ralph Beckett

Apart from when well beaten over 2m4f at Glorious Goodwood, he has been consistent in defeat this year including when beaten a head at York last time (Midrarr third) with strong finish on first attempt at 2m; acts on soft; probably bang there if he settles as he did last time.

3/1

2nd

3

(7)

9th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 3

15:25 York

Buriram

9st 4lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Ralph Beckett

Apart from well beaten over 2m4f at Glorious Goodwood, he has been consistent in defeat this year including when second of six at Chester (1m4f, soft) last month (winner has since followed up over hurdles); seems to handle any ground and remains on a feasible mark, but is yet to truly prove he stays this far.

5/1

8

(3)

1st Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

15:15 Ascot

Buriram

9st 6lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Ralph Beckett

Can be hard to settle but he finished strongest of all to move from last to third late in the day in nine-runner race here (1m6f) in July; sole 2m run (2019) didn't work out and neither did 2m4f at Glorious Goodwood this term, before creditable second over 1m4f on latest start; no ground worries; stamina unproven but he's not comfortably passed over.

16/1

Form: 532454

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Poor strike-rate; reliable on varied ground and stays well but one or two others are likely to have her measure.

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5th

5

(2)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Newmarket (July)

Single

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Has a strike-rate of 3-45 but she's a reliable type (on varied ground) who was second and first in the last two editions of this race, albeit in small fields; should not be far away.

11/1

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Payout
Exacta £213.00
Straight Forecast £171.40
Tricast £4449.30
Trifecta £2740.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rajinsky

The Guardian:

Get Shirty

POSTDATA:

Future Investment

Daily Express:

Royaume Uni

NEWMARKET:

Caribeno

RP Ratings:

Indianapolis

Daily Mirror:

Uber Cool

TOPSPEED:

Clongowes

The Star:

Get Shirty

The Times:

Future Investment

Telegraph:

Rajinsky

Daily Mail:

Rajinsky

The Sun:

Rajinsky

Daily Record:

Rajinsky