October 10 / 16.15 Goodwood

16.15 Goodwood Soft

Halcyon Build Handicap

  • Prize money: £5400
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 19 runners
  • Win time: 1m 42s
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Halcyon Build Handicap

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
4 (14)
Diamil

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.80
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 9-4222 BF

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Well-bred colt from a useful Aga Khan family; progressive form in four starts in Ireland, showing promise on good to yielding ground; beaten at 2-5 in maiden at Nottingham (1m, good to firm) on British debut but the winner that day has gone in again since; could still be unexposed.
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1st

4

(14)

10th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Goodwood

Diamil

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Well-bred colt from a useful Aga Khan family; progressive form in four starts in Ireland, showing promise on good to yielding ground; beaten at 2-5 in maiden at Nottingham (1m, good to firm) on British debut but the winner that day has gone in again since; could still be unexposed.

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 513352 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Having a good season, winning comfortably at Pontefract (1m, soft) in May and running creditably again when second of eight at Newmarket 17 days ago; each-way claims once more with James Doyle retaining the ride.
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4th

5

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:11 Wetherby

Bucephalus

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Laura Young

Consistent miler on the Flat for Chris Wall; has taken well to hurdling, third at Newbury on debut and beaten only a neck at Huntingdon (2m, soft; headed towards finish) 16 days ago; open to further improvement, and an interesting contender as he moves in to handicaps.

11/4

2nd

4

6th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:10 Huntingdon

Bucephalus

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Laura Young

Consistent miler for Chris Wall and he handles soft ground; later bought for 44,000gns; didn't look a natural hurdler at Newbury (soft) so did well to be beaten only 10l and was 11l ahead of Accidental Legend; if finding greater fluency he should be bang there.

9/2

3rd

2

20th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

13:55 Newbury

Bucephalus

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Laura Young

Largely consistent 1m handicapper on Flat last year for Chris Wall, including a soft-ground success (RPR 86); sold for 44,000gns since last run; however, may need a sharper 2m now hurdling.

12/1

3rd
9 (18)
Super Den

12/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 4642-5

Last run: 141 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Still a maiden but he has very few miles on the clock and ended 2020 with a good second at Doncaster (1m, soft); shaped encouragingly on his reappearance when fifth of 15 in amateurs' race at York but has been off (and had wind surgery) since; still unexposed and of interest despite a wide draw.
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18th

17

(1)

16th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:55 Newbury

Super Den

8st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: T J Kent

8th

1

(13)

29th Oct 2021

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:50 Newmarket

Super Den

10st 0lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: T J Kent

Maiden; has run well enough off similar marks in handicaps to think he can win one but out the back at Redcar on Monday and has something to prove in first-time visor despite this being a drop in grade.

14/1

6th

8

(2)

25th Oct 2021

Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 3

13:05 Redcar

Super Den

8st 10lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: T J Kent

Low-mileage maiden who returned from wind surgery (and lengthy break) with a highly credible keeping-on third of 19 on soft ground at Goodwood; this is tougher but he'll be fresher than most and is not to be underestimated.

6/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 2-5766

Last run: 136 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Improved with each run at two, culminating with a Newbury second (6.5f, heavy) that reads well, but unplaced all four starts this year and he returns from a break and a gelding operation with something to prove.
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8th

12

(5)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:00 Newbury

Knowwhentorun

9st 8lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Roger Teal

9th

4

(9)

4th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

16:30 Windsor

Knowwhentorun

9st 5lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Roger Teal

5th

4

(1)

10th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Knowwhentorun

10st 7lb

Maiden who has come down the weights and may find an opening off current mark; only midfield at Kempton last time (1m; second Polytrack start) but may improve for this longer trip and switch to Tapeta; one to consider.

9/2

Form: 4-5710 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Easily best effort from four runs in Britain when scoring narrowly at Chelmsford (1m, AW) in September, but he ran poorly at Newbury 16 days later and needs to bounce back; won on good to soft ground in France.
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4th

1

(5)

7th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Further Measure

9st 10lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Sylvester Kirk

Gained his first domestic success when coming fast and late to win at Chelmsford (1m) in September; has been performing respectably over much longer trips of late; blinkered first time and markedly back down in trip.

8/1

4th

1

(2)

18th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Further Measure

9st 12lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Sylvester Kirk

Gained his first domestic success when coming fast and late to win at Chelmsford (1m) in September; showed he stays 1m4f when third at Newcastle and here the last twice but has stamina to prove now going up in trip again.

7/2

3rd

2

(3)

4th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Further Measure

9st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Sylvester Kirk

Gained his first domestic success when coming fast and late to win at Chelmsford (1m) in September, and he ran well enough when third of six at Newcastle three weeks ago to suggest he stayed this longer trip; likely to be thereabouts.

4/1

OUR TIP

8/1

Form: 858121 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Another success story for the Chris Dwyer yard, proving better than ever when winning at Ascot (1m, good) in July and Yarmouth (7f, good) in September; today's softer ground will be no inconvenience and he's only 1lb higher than last time; should make another bold bid from the front.
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7th

1

(10)

7th May 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 37y

Class 4

16:45 Haydock

Global Esteem

9st 11lb

J: Mark Crehan

T: Chris Dwyer

Front-runner who made it 0-8 on the AW when nowhere at Southwell 12 days ago; of greater interest back on the grass (three-time winner) and this mark is by no means beyond him; trip/ground fine.

8/1

8th

1

(2)

25th Apr 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:10 Southwell (AW)

Global Esteem

9st 9lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Chris Dwyer

3rd

2

(1)

3rd Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Global Esteem

9st 2lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Chris Dwyer

Three-time turf winner; ended 2021 campaign with a lacklustre run in the mud but shouldn't be judged too harshly on that; unplaced on all six previous AW runs and stiff task returning from 132 days off.

33/1

9/1

Form: 411-56 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Progressive as a 2yo, winning twice over 6f in the mud in the autumn, including here; hasn't built on those efforts, off five months and gelded before finishing sixth of eight at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) last month; still has to prove his stamina for this trip but he's low mileage and could benefit from a return to a soft surface, with Oisin Murphy a positive booking.
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11th

1

(2)

10th May 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:15 Lingfield (AW)

Caribou

9st 11lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Robert Stephens

4th

4

(2)

30th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:15 Lingfield (AW)

Caribou

8st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Denis Coakley

Has something to prove in this scenario, having raced exclusively at shorter and gained both wins over 6f on heavy ground; however, looks worth a crack at this new trip judged on his 1m efforts this autumn; possibilities if indeed he proves suited by the experiment.

6/1

7th

7

(6)

11th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Caribou

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Denis Coakley

Both wins were gained on heavy ground last October (sole AW run was time before); insufficient impact in handicaps this term, returning to heavy going when fifth of 18 at Newbury in first-time visor on latest outing; edging down the weights but others look more solid.

9/1

Form: 221-50 D

Last run: 271 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Raced exclusively on AW at Lingfield last winter, winning over 1m and runner-up three times at 1m2f; unproven on ground softer than good and probably best watched after nine months off.
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8th

2

(4)

26th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Kodiac Harbour

9st 10lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Robyn Brisland

Goes well here where he is a dual 1m winner and has been placed five times over C&D (two of those from his last three starts); 1lb drop should ensure that he is thereabouts again.

4/1

3rd

2

(1)

8th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Lingfield (AW)

Kodiac Harbour

10st 12lb

Record here is 1822215029; looked to be on the way back when beaten half a length over C&D on penultimate start but was a disappointing favourite back here five days ago; is 2lb below last winning mark and could easily bounce back; stable also runs Trooper Cooper.

5/1

9th

6

(7)

3rd Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Lingfield (AW)

Kodiac Harbour

9st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Robyn Brisland

Has two wins and four close seconds to his name in nine runs here and bounced back to form over C&D last time, when arguably unlucky in a race not run to suit; claims are there for all to see.

3/1

9th
16 (17)
Coul Kat

20/1

Form: 241558 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Comes into the reckoning on his win at Sandown (1m, soft) in May but he has proved most disappointing since, tailed off after a two-month break last time; needs to rediscover his spark.
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7th

8

(10)

23rd Oct 2021

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

15:55 Doncaster

Coul Kat

9st 6lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

Won off this mark at Sandown (1m, soft) in May but well below that level since and the first-time visor needs to have a dramatic effect.

12/1

9th

16

(17)

10th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Goodwood

Coul Kat

9st 0lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

Comes into the reckoning on his win at Sandown (1m, soft) in May but he has proved most disappointing since, tailed off after a two-month break last time; needs to rediscover his spark.

20/1

8th

9

(2)

23rd Sep 2021

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:30 Newmarket

Coul Kat

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Rod Millman

Won at Sandown (1m, soft) in May and seems versatile ground-wise; down the field the next twice, however, and a return to form is required following a two-month break.

12/1

8/1

Form: 721222 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Reliable gelding who followed a Carlisle win (1m, good) in August with three creditable second places; has also won on good to soft ground and he's likely to make his presence felt once more.
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10th

1

(9)

21st Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 4

16:10 Beverley

Arranmore

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

10th

6

(5)

10th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Goodwood

Arranmore

9st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Reliable gelding who followed a Carlisle win (1m, good) in August with three creditable second places; has also won on good to soft ground and he's likely to make his presence felt once more.

8/1

2nd

5

(5)

21st Sep 2021

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 4

13:25 Beverley

Arranmore

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: David O’Meara

Carlisle winner last month (1m, good) and a good second to La Rav, who is now 3lb worse off, over C&D next time; a possible though significant rain would be against him.

7/1

12/1

Form: 615226 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Has a good record on soft ground (won over 7f at Salisbury in May) and proved his stamina for 1m when beaten a short head at Epsom in July; never travelling when favourite last time but no surprise if he bounces back under optimum conditions.
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2nd

5

(4)

21st Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:07 Chelmsford (AW)

Newton Jack

8st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Stuart Kittow

1st

2

(2)

4th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

16:30 Windsor

Newton Jack

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Stuart Kittow

4th

4

(14)

29th Oct 2021

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:50 Newmarket

Newton Jack

9st 11lb

J: William Cox

T: Stuart Kittow

Both wins over 7f but only just lost out over an extended 1m at Epsom in July (good to soft); hasn't done himself justice in two starts since though and now goes in cheekpieces.

14/1

11/1

Form: 555333

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Free-going filly who has run creditably from the front on her last two starts, third at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) 17 days ago; still lightly raced and may have better to come; shaped with promise on soft on her debut.
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12th

12

(10)

10th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Goodwood

Shouldering

9st 3lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: David Menuisier

Free-going filly who has run creditably from the front on her last two starts, third at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) 17 days ago; still lightly raced and may have better to come; shaped with promise on soft on her debut.

11/1

3rd

6

(1)

23rd Sep 2021

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:30 Newmarket

Shouldering

9st 4lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Menuisier

Headstrong filly who again raced freely when this hood went on at Newcastle (1m, AW) last time; however, she was still a good third after making the running at a steady pace and, with a stronger gallop expected today, she may be able to get some cover and settle better; not discounted.

11/1

14/1

Form: 562482

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Debut came over 6f, raced mainly at 7f since; ran well enough to suggest he saw out the extended 1m when 6l second of eight at Epsom (good) two weeks ago; would benefit from racing less freely but he has possibilities from an inside draw.
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6th

1

(9)

12th May 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 213y

Class 5

13:00 Salisbury

Fangorn

10st 0lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Mick Channon

2nd

2

(9)

22nd Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Fangorn

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Mick Channon

0-15 since winning in 2020 on his second start (turf) but he's been running consistently well in defeat on AW this spring and might not be far away.

8/1

4th

5

(6)

7th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Fangorn

9st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Mick Channon

16/1

Form: 313605

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
7f winner at Chester (good to soft) in July but her form has been up and down all year and she has beaten only one rival on each of her last two outings; with stamina concerns over 1m, she makes limited appeal today.
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3rd

10

(1)

6th Nov 2021

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

15:45 Doncaster

Coul Queen

9st 3lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: David Evans

Possibly flattered in French Listed event in August and has not repeated that form back on home soil since; current mark is on the stiff side, 9lb higher than for sole handicap win.

28/1

14th

5

(16)

10th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Goodwood

Coul Queen

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: David Evans

7f winner at Chester (good to soft) in July but her form has been up and down all year and she has beaten only one rival on each of her last two outings; with stamina concerns over 1m, she makes limited appeal today.

16/1

5th

1

(3)

2nd Oct 2021

Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 4

14:40 Chester

Coul Queen

9st 9lb

J: J F Egan

T: David Evans

Returned to winning form here (7f, good to soft) in July, but took a hike in the weights as a result; not beaten far in a Deauville Listed contest (6f, soft) in August, but well held in handicaps either side and appears to face a stiff task from this mark.

7/1

Form: 250594 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Has tumbled in the weights and is now 11lb lower than when runner-up at Newbury (1m, good to firm) in June, but his form has gone the wrong way and he needs a revival; at least good to soft going will pose him no problems.
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15th

15

(11)

10th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Goodwood

Gin Palace

9st 1lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Has tumbled in the weights and is now 11lb lower than when runner-up at Newbury (1m, good to firm) in June, but his form has gone the wrong way and he needs a revival; at least good to soft going will pose him no problems.

16/1

4th

8

(3)

23rd Sep 2021

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:30 Newmarket

Gin Palace

9st 3lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Has tumbled down the weights and is now 9lb lower than when runner-up at Newbury (1m, good to firm) in June; however, his form has gone the wrong way more recently and he has plenty to prove today.

16/1

20/1

Form: 15-756

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Peak 2yo form came when winning Chester nursery (7.5f, good to soft) in August but disappointing this year, looking a tricky ride; a hood failed to stop the slide last time and others appeal more.
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16th

14

(13)

10th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Goodwood

Calcutta Cup

9st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Peak 2yo form came when winning Chester nursery (7.5f, good to soft) in August but disappointing this year, looking a tricky ride; a hood failed to stop the slide last time and others appeal more.

20/1

6th

3

(2)

26th Sep 2021

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

14:55 Epsom

Calcutta Cup

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Peak 2yo form when winning Chester nursery (7.5f, good to soft); has failed to shine in two runs this term; chance partly depends on how well he takes to first-time headgear.

12/1

Form: 1-0540 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Soft-ground winner (7f/1m) in October 2019 and 2020 for David Elsworth; unplaced all four starts for his new yard, but he might have needed the run last time after three months off and now takes another drop in grade; doesn't always look the easiest of rides (tends to hang and carry his head awkwardly) but no surprise if he's involved in the shake-up.
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4th

1

(5)

11th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

17:20 Southwell (AW)

Tom Collins

9st 11lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

7f/1m winner on turf for David Elsworth; now looks in need of middle distances and shaped well at Wolverhampton 12 days ago when having first crack at 1m4f; 0-8 for current stable but he's on a workable mark and unexposed at this trip; commands respect.

11/4

4th

3

(10)

30th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tom Collins

9st 10lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Has become disappointing and beaten about 7l when keeping on for third of eight here (9.4f) last time; however, at least that was a step back in the right direction and his pedigree provides some optimism this step up in trip will suit; not discounted in first-time cheekpieces.

11/2

3rd

5

(5)

11th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tom Collins

9st 11lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Hasn't always looked straightforward and he was disappointing at Newcastle last week when sent off favourite for a 1m Class 3 handicap; 2lb lower today and now tried in a tongue-tie; others appeal more.

9/2

16/1

Form: 29/98-

Last run: 464 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Only 1-29 under rules but that sole success came over hurdles just two outings ago; he returns to the Flat off an 8lb lower mark than when last seen in this sphere and he's no forlorn hope with George Rooke claiming a handy 3lb; 1m in the mud could prove ideal.
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8th

2

(5)

28th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:10 Chelmsford (AW)

John Betjeman

9st 7lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Mark Gillard

Longstanding maiden on the Flat whose two hurdles wins both came in the spring round Ffos Las, latterly late last month; is on a career-low mark and holds leading claims over this new trip.

3/1

1st

4

23rd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:55 Ffos Las

John Betjeman

11st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Mark Gillard

Record of 1-37 under both codes and was tailed off at Newbury 18 days ago but that was after a good spell during the winter and his win came off today's mark over C&D (soft) last spring; dangerous if he can bounce back near best.

11/2

7th

4

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

14:27 Newbury

John Betjeman

11st 4lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Usually races up with pace; has had an extensive career with still just the one win, at Ffos Las last May, but he's never been better than in recent outings, including at this track and on soft; runner-up twice on heavy much earlier in career; probably not far away but vulnerable for the win.

10/1

19th
8 (1)
Semser

20/1

Form: 231-88

Last run: 121 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Won 1m1f AW conditions race in France last December; safely held in two Sandown handicaps (1m/1m2f) for new trainer in May/June, but slipping in the weights and takes a drop in grade here after a break; interesting if the market speaks in his favour.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

(4)

25th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield (AW)

Semser

9st 12lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary Moore

Series of good efforts since back up in trip and returned to the AW for this yard, getting the better of the argument over 1m4f here and losing out only late after making most over C&D 13 days ago; a promising claimer is booked but likely to need a bit extra.

4/1

2nd

2

(8)

12th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield (AW)

Semser

9st 12lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Gary Moore

Had some useful maiden/novice form at 1m/1m2f in 2020; had ups and downs in 2021 but hampered at Wolverhampton two starts ago (about 1m1f; first-time cheekpieces, retained) and won a shade cosily here four weeks ago (1m4f); can do better yet off just 1lb higher back at 1m2f.

2/1

4

(2)

6th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Semser

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Gary Moore

Cheekpieces have helped and he built on a slightly unlucky Tapeta third when winning a small-field Lingfield affair last time, despite racing keenly over 1m4f; is only 1lb higher and tonight's drop in trip looks in his favour.

3/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Arranmore

Telegraph:

Tom Collins

The Times:

Diamil

LAMBOURN:

Further Measure

NEWMARKET:

Global Esteem

TOPSPEED:

Coul Queen

RP Ratings:

Bucephalus

SPOTLIGHT:

John Betjeman

Daily Express:

Diamil

Daily Mail:

Further Measure

Daily Mirror:

Tom Collins

The Sun:

Tom Collins

The Star:

Global Esteem

THE NORTH:

Arranmore

The Guardian:

Arranmore

Daily Record:

Arranmore