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  • 1m 4f 51y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 2m 39s
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.70
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 462244

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Runner-up twice from six starts, latterly in a six-runner handicap over C&D in first-time cheekpieces; creditable fourth back over C&D when the headgear was set aside on latest outing and he probably won't be far away.

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

8th

5

(3)

17th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 5

17:00 Chester

Thunder Ahead

9st 6lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Alan King

in touch with leaders

14/1

7th

4

(3)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 175y

Class 5

13:15 Haydock

Thunder Ahead

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alan King

Not at his best on the Flat and over hurdles this year but didn't run badly when fourth of eight at Chelmsford (1m6f, AW) last month and, having raced freely, he could benefit from this drop back in distance; on a competitive mark and not ruled out.

10/1

4th

1

(7)

27th Apr 2023

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1m 6f 0y

Class 5

21:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Thunder Ahead

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Alan King

led

25/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 653932 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

12-race maiden but not far away on three of his last four starts, including latest when stepped up to 1m4f under 7lb claimer at Ripon; has comparable form on Polytrack and sole attempt on Tapeta (second career start) can probably be forgiven; considered.

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

7th

10

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Zhang Fei

11st 3lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Needs to improve markedly on his two hurdles efforts (good to soft) and may be more interesting when he gets a sound surface; sole Flat win came on fast ground.

33/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 9-7931 D

Last run: 129 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Never dangerous in a novice on Polytrack sole start on AW; better form in handicaps at Goodwood on last two starts, winning a four-runner race over 1m4f in June latest; probably needs to build on that and has first start since sold out of Andrew Balding's for 40,000gns in early July and gelded.

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

5th

7

(8)

9th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 104y

Class 6

19:20 Yarmouth

Rushmore

9st 11lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

0-19 for this yard and recent efforts haven't suggested he was ready to end the drought; cheekpieces now tried; opposable.

14/1

8th

4

(1)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 23y

Class 6

15:50 Yarmouth

Rushmore

9st 3lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

Yet to add to his small-field win in 2021 and recent form is uninspiring.

10/1

6th

7

(10)

5th Jul 2023

Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:10 Bath

Rushmore

9st 9lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

towards rear

9/1

Form: 0335

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Has not lived up to her fine pedigree but third in two 1m2f novice events and ran respectably from the front when fifth of eight off this mark on handicap debut at Yarmouth (11.4f) latest; not ruled out on AW debut.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(6)

29th Apr 2022

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

15:15 Goodwood

Crystal Starlet

9st 0lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

0-6 for Sir Michael Stoute; very well-bred filly who cost 150,000gns in November and won recently on second attempt for new yard, but was an AW handicap (1m4f) off a mark of 69, so there's a world of difference between that race and this one.

1st

4

(1)

18th Apr 2022

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1m 4f 51y

Class 5

17:21 Wolverhampton (AW)

Crystal Starlet

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

5th

3

(3)

8th Mar 2022

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1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Crystal Starlet

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Sold for 150,000gns from the Stoute yard late last year, not because of her on-course achievements, rather because of her impeccable pedigree; goes in a new form of headgear for her new yard as she drops in trip again; considered.

8/1

16/1

Form: 348359

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

0-7; close third of nine in 2m handicap here early last month but that form has not been repeated on Polytrack at 1m6f or 1m3f since; well handicapped if that peak form can return this time with tongue-tie enlisted.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(8)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 5

15:20 Bath

Vin Rouge

9st 7lb

J: George Downing

T: Seamus Mullins

Last raced on the Flat in 2022, when seen to best effect over 2m on AW; while there have been two wins over hurdles since, his latest start in that sphere (last October) was a heavy defeat and there is a great deal for him to prove on ground softer than good.

33/1

Form: -25661

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

All six starts on turf, best when off the mark at Sandown (1m2f, soft) last month despite hanging left; 4lb higher but may still have more to offer over this new trip (stamina in the pedigree) and needs respect.

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

9th

7

(9)

3rd Nov 2021

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

16:10 Nottingham

Sunset Memory

9st 11lb

J: Miss Harriet Tucker

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Came good under positive ride at Sandown (1m2f, soft) in September, her sixth start, and could plausibly have more to offer but both runs last month were a shade disappointing.

14/1

6th

9

(4)

22nd Oct 2021

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

15:25 Doncaster

Sunset Memory

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Showed improved form when upped in trip and getting off the mark at Sandown (1m2f, soft) last month; faded over 1m4f on recent AW debut and this unexposed 3yo retains potential now back on turf and back down in trip.

8/1

6th

7

(3)

11th Oct 2021

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1m 4f 51y

Class 5

13:15 Ascot

Sunset Memory

9st 1lb

J: Martin Dwyer

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

All six starts on turf, best when off the mark at Sandown (1m2f, soft) last month despite hanging left; 4lb higher but may still have more to offer over this new trip (stamina in the pedigree) and needs respect.

6/1

Form: 8-534 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Close third in maiden at Ripon (1m, good to soft) in July was much better than AW runs on previous two outings; fractious at the post at Ripon and raced freely when last of four on handicap debut at Haydock (upped to 10.4f) 17 days ago, which was disappointing as there is stamina in her good family.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

11

(2)

29th Oct 2021

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:50 Newmarket

Lockerbie

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Bred for further but it hasn't worked out that way over 1m2f and 1m4f; however, her close third over 1m at Ripon previously (good to soft) offers hope back at this trip if not blown off course by her recent defeats.

10/1

7th

5

(4)

11th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

13:15 Ascot

Lockerbie

9st 3lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Close third in maiden at Ripon (1m, good to soft) in July was much better than AW runs on previous two outings; fractious at the post at Ripon and raced freely when last of four on handicap debut at Haydock (upped to 10.4f) 17 days ago, which was disappointing as there is stamina in her good family.

9/2

Form: 841124 D BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Did well once handicapping, including scoring twice over 1m4f at Epsom in July; looked set to make a big challenge when hampered inside the final 1f at Lingfield (2m, AW) latest; big shout.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

Amalfi Bay

11st 1lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Useful on the Flat for the Charltons; promise in maiden/novice hurdles last year and perhaps found soft ground against him when pulled up on handicap hurdle debut ten weeks ago; may fare better returned to drying ground.

7/2

3

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:40 Taunton

Amalfi Bay

11st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

in touch with leaders, jumped right 2nd, pushed along briefly 5 out, mistake 4 out, mistake and struggling 3 out

15/8

12/1

Form: 104273

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

11 starts, sole win on reappearance at Musselburgh in April; two blowouts before back in some form on last three outings but he's not the most persuasive, including judged on his only two AW starts.

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

9th

9

(6)

11th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

13:15 Ascot

Zookeeper

9st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Mark Johnston

11 starts, sole win on reappearance at Musselburgh in April; two blowouts before back in some form on last three outings but he's not the most persuasive, including judged on his only two AW starts.

12/1

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Selections

Telegraph:

Sunset Memory

RP Ratings:

Zhang Fei

SPOTLIGHT:

Amalfi Bay

TOPSPEED:

Thunder Ahead

NEWMARKET:

Lockerbie

The Guardian:

Rushmore

LAMBOURN:

Thunder Ahead

POSTDATA:

Zhang Fei

The Times:

Zhang Fei

The Sun:

Amalfi Bay

The Star:

Amalfi Bay

Daily Mail:

Sunset Memory

Daily Express:

Sunset Memory

Daily Mirror:

Sunset Memory

Daily Record:

Sunset Memory