October 09 / 15.25 York

15.25 York Good To Soft

Coral Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap

  • Prize money: £8100
  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 3m 46s
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Coral Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 14/4-3

Last run: 160 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Smart hurdler/chaser for Philip Hobbs, but has also won three times over 1m4f/1m6f on the Flat; makes his debut for his new yard after 160 days off and the market may indicate what is expected.
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4th

4

(5)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newmarket

Gumball

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Fergal O’Brien

2

(5)

26th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:40 Nottingham

Gumball

9st 10lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Fergal O’Brien

16

16th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Gumball

10st 10lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

In pole position when falling two out in Grade 2 novice over C&D last term (for previous yard) and returns here off a handy mark; close second at Ludlow when last seen but didn't look straightforward; cheekpieces enlisted.

25/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -23302

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
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.
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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.

5/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 755116

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Won twice over 1m4f/1m6f on the Wolverhampton Tapeta in the summer, but disappointing when beaten a long way into last of six at Newmarket (1m6f, good to firm) last time; possible the ground wasn't to her liking or the race came too soon (four days after her previous start), but the likely conditions here should suit her better; does have to prove her stamina, but no surprise to see her bounce back.
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9th

4

(8)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

16:45 York

Midrarr

9st 5lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

5

(1)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

19:35 Doncaster

Midrarr

9st 3lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

3rd

2

(3)

2nd Apr 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Midrarr

9st 1lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Two course wins for William Haggas last summer, including over this trip; not at very best on final three runs in 2021 before sold for 37,000gns in November; interesting to see how she fares in the betting on this stable debut.

6/1

6/1

Form: 522202

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Both wins within the past three years have come on Tapeta, but he handles turf and ran well to finish second of eight over C&D 15 days ago, albeit no match for the winner; should go well again, but has finished runner-up on the last four occasions he has raced off this mark so is clearly vulnerable; can miss the break.
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4th

4

(8)

9th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 3

15:25 York

Autumn War

9st 4lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Ian Williams

Both wins within the past three years have come on Tapeta, but he handles turf and ran well to finish second of eight over C&D 15 days ago, albeit no match for the winner; should go well again, but has finished runner-up on the last four occasions he has raced off this mark so is clearly vulnerable; can miss the break.

6/1

2nd

2

(9)

24th Sep 2021

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

15:25 York

Autumn War

9st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

Lost a few lengths early when second at Goodwood on his penultimate start but he's usually held up anyway (can race freely); that form brings him right into the picture and it was a competitive Class 2 in which he struggled at Haydock last time out.

12/1

Form: 510-58 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced this year having only made the track twice since returning in April; hasn't set the world alight in either start, but he is back off the same mark as when making all at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) in August of last year; could be dangerous if again allowed his own way in front.
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8th

4

(2)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Author’s Dream

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: William Knight

7th

1

(7)

16th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Author’s Dream

9st 11lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: William Knight

Often a front-runner and is 3-5 since returning to the AW in October, including a win over this C&D; just 2lb higher than when successful at Southwell (16.5f, Tapeta) last month and likely to be involved again.

5/1

1st

4

(6)

8th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Author’s Dream

9st 8lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: William Knight

Often leads but ridden more patiently when winning his sixth AW race, over 2m2f here in December; couldn't hang on to early lead at Wolverhampton since and interesting to see how the tactics go this time.

9/2

11/1

Form: 3-9048 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Won four times on good and softer ground last year (including once over C&D) and is 1lb lower than when beaten a neck in this race a year ago; hasn't got going in four starts since returning in April, though, so is best watched until showing a bit more spark; visor returns.
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14th

13

(16)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Solo Saxophone

8st 7lb

J: J F Egan

T: Alex Hales

7th

5

4th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Solo Saxophone

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Alex Hales

Useful Flat stayer; back hurdling twice over 2m3f at Wetherby this winter, running creditably on first occasion; not disgraced in a Flat run last month but he's since left Ben Haslam; runner-up in summer 2019 on both his attempts at 3m and may have more to give as stayer in this discipline.

16/1

4th

1

(2)

8th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Solo Saxophone

9st 12lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ben Haslam

Probably found soft ground too testing over hurdles last month; five-time turf winner who is 0-2 on AW but he only just failed to get up over 2m on Newcastle Tapeta in December 2020 and is well handicapped off 7lb lower if able to recapture that form.

9/2

6/1

Form: 136853

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Still just 1lb higher than when bolting up by 6l at Ripon (9.8f, soft) in May and only beaten a neck and a head into third of eight at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) eight days ago; handles any ground, but this will be his first attempt at the trip so he does have stamina to prove.
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6th

6

(6)

15th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:40 Ripon

Benadalid

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Chris Fairhurst

Has four course wins on his CV, the most recent in this race (off 4lb higher) last year; clear signs of a return to form at Doncaster (finished second) last month; commands respect back at this venue.

7/2

2nd

4

(4)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 4

19:05 Doncaster

Benadalid

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Chris Fairhurst

Has dropped to a mark in the 70s for the first time since his C&D success in 2019 but there hasn't been sufficient promise in his two outings this year so suggest he's ready to take advantage.

14/1

9th

9

(1)

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

15:50 Thirsk

Benadalid

8st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Chris Fairhurst

Form: 064432

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Has been gradually running back into form and was only just touched off at Haydock (1m6f, good to firm) 15 days ago; raised 1lb for that, but he remains below his last winning mark and acts on any ground; a player.
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3

(2)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

16:45 York

Eagle Court

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Tom Ward

8th

4

(6)

16th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:55 Newbury

Eagle Court

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Tom Ward

10

(6)

27th Mar 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

15:45 Doncaster

Eagle Court

9st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: Tom Ward

Won twice over 1m2f in autumn 2020 and he's on a competitive mark on last season's form for David O'Meara, but his best efforts last year came over 1m6f/2m; might be best watched now back down in trip on stable debut, having changed hands for 27,000gns in October.

12/1

10/1

Form: 606053

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
5lb lower than when beating three rivals at Ayr (1m5f, good to firm) in April, but only modest form afterwards and not sure what he achieved when beaten less than 2l into third of four at Catterick (1m4f, good) three weeks ago; will need the ground to dry out and still has stamina to prove.
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5th

2

(1)

30th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 197y

Class 3

20:05 Doncaster

Red Force One

8st 11lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Philip Kirby

3

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle

Red Force One

11st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

15

8th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Red Force One

10st 5lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Form: 06246- D

Last run: 378 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Completed a hat-trick over 1m5f-2m on Polytrack at the end of 2019 and best efforts since have come on the AW and over hurdles; has run well off an absence, but will do well to win this after 343 days off.
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3rd

1

(3)

13th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Pianissimo

9st 13lb

J: William Carson

T: Anthony Carson

Well held in three starts since returning from a year off but he ran well for a long way in a Class 4 event over 2m here last time (wasn't far behind Atalanta Breeze); now 7lb lower than for his C&D win in December 2019 and he looks interesting on this drop back in trip/grade; change of headgear.

11/4

5th

1

(1)

22nd Nov 2021

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Pianissimo

10st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Anthony Carson

Below par in two starts since returning from a near 12-month absence but is well handicapped granted a revival; defied a 4lb higher mark in a better grade here two years ago, when completing an AW hat-trick.

11/2

7th

1

(9)

27th Oct 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Pianissimo

10st 1lb

J: William Carson

T: Anthony Carson

Won three on the bounce over 1m5f-2m on Polytrack at the end of 2019; now on a dangerous mark but current wellbeing is an issue, for all that he returned from a year out in a warm staying handicap at York.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £165.00
Straight Forecast £137.50
Tricast £599.20
Trifecta £876.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Gumball

RP Ratings:

Midrarr

SPOTLIGHT:

Eagle Court

POSTDATA:

Autumn War

TOPSPEED:

Benadalid

The Times:

Author's Dream

Telegraph:

Buriram

NEWMARKET:

Midrarr

Daily Mirror:

Eagle Court

The Guardian:

Autumn War

The Sun:

Gumball

Daily Record:

Gumball

The Star:

Benadalid

Daily Express:

Author's Dream