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  • Prize money: £2322
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 1m 37s
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 4-8821 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Cheekpieces when second at Hamilton (1m, soft) and winning in clearcut style at Lingfield (1m, AW); back up 5lb but still early days with this trainer (after wind surgery too) and heading the right way again.

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

6th

15

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:20 Doncaster

Smart Connection

10st 8lb

J: Miss Clara Brewitt

T: Michael Chapman

Narrow Cartmel winner off 2lb higher in August (2m6f, good to soft) but below form both starts since and stamina has not been proved beyond that, including in two runs last year over 2m7f.

66/1

9th

10

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:22 Market Rasen

Smart Connection

10st 9lb

J: Miss Pippa Brown

T: Michael Chapman

Cartmel winner in August (2m6f, good to soft) and not disgraced over 2m7f here on only run since; could go well again.

50/1

7th

6

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

15:51 Market Rasen

Smart Connection

10st 11lb

J: Mr Lewis Saunders

T: Michael Chapman

raced wide, midfield, no impression before 3 out

16/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 628013 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Usually comes from rear; threatened regularly prior to breaking her duck in 1m classified event at Lingfield (1m, AW) in August; creditable third over C&D on his only start since, so he's a serious each-way contender.

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9th

8

(7)

5th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

13:00 Brighton

Aiguillette

9st 0lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Gary Moore

midfield, ridden 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

10/1

7

(12)

3rd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:00 Kempton (AW)

Aiguillette

9st 2lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary Moore

Sole success in 24 starts came in a 0-50 classified event at Lingfield (1m, Polytrack) just over a year ago; went close over the same C&D in May, but not the most consistent and could have been better drawn.

12/1

5th

2

(8)

30th Jul 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

16:25 Lingfield (AW)

Aiguillette

9st 4lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Gary Moore

took keen hold, held up in behind leaders, niggled along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

4/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 976242 CD BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Won this race in 2019, followed by another C&D success one week later; no joy since but he's well down the weights and recent results at Bath show he has each-way claims.

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9th

13

(4)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Zefferino

8st 13lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Martin Bosley

His last win was in October 2019 but on his second run after wind surgery, he finished well to go close at Wolverhampton (9.4f) two weeks ago; on same mark here and has each-way claims again back up in trip.

10/1

3rd

1

(10)

2nd Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zefferino

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Martin Bosley

On a losing run but he was running well in defeat in the second half of 2021; may have needed recent return to action (first start after a wind op) and could fare better today.

10/1

10th

11

(5)

19th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zefferino

8st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Martin Bosley

Dual Polytrack winner who was running creditably in defeat from similar marks when last seen in the autumn; returns from 156 days off having undergone wind surgery in the meantime, but can go well fresh so he can't be dismissed entirely.

8/1

25/1

Form: 9668

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Low-level form on all four starts, latest her handicap debut at Lingfield (1m, AW); needs to show something very new.

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8th

6

(4)

3rd May 2023

Good

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

19:10 Brighton

Tara

9st 0lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: Lydia Richards

A maiden after 14 runs and has limited experience on turf but seemed to be suited by the drop back to 7f when placed on Polytrack three weeks ago and has possibilities if in similar form here.

6/1

3rd

8

(2)

13th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Tara

9st 0lb

J: George Rooke

T: Lydia Richards

Kempton second and Windsor fourth (both 1m) last autumn offer hope but she's hard to fancy on what we've seen in 2023; returns to shorter.

25/1

9th

11

(11)

27th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

14:15 Lingfield (AW)

Tara

9st 2lb

J: George Rooke

T: Lydia Richards

prominent

25/1

25/1

Form: 558970

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

0-12; runner-up last October and this January but things have not gone well since; wore hood or cheekpieces last seven starts, now together.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

(1)

28th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Smart Qibili

8st 1lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Phil McEntee

Prominent racer who has generally struggled for current yard; best efforts this winter offer outside claims but he was well beaten in a lesser race at Chelmsford 15 days ago.

20/1

5th

7

(4)

13th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 6

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Smart Qibili

9st 2lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Phil McEntee

Still searching for his first win but he should benefit from the drop back in trip having failed to get home in 2m Lingfield handicap six days ago; he can't be ruled out.

7/1

6th

6

(5)

7th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

12:35 Lingfield (AW)

Smart Qibili

8st 2lb

16-race maiden who has tried all sorts of trips and he didn't get home over 1m4f last time, the furthest he's raced over; opposable.

20/1

33/1

Form: 6-6600

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

No significant impact in his seven starts, with last three particularly discouraging; had wind surgery before latest; now moves up from 6f.

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7th

10

(6)

8th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 6

16:35 Windsor

Glen Rosa

9st 0lb

J: Tyler Saunders

T: Adam West

prominent, lost position over 2f out, soon pushed along, ridden and weakened final furlong

20/1

10th

5

(5)

26th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 42y

Class 6

16:30 Yarmouth

Glen Rosa

9st 9lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Adam West

prominent, outpaced and ridden after 2f, in rear and no impression from over 2f out

14/1

5th

3

(7)

5th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

17:40 Brighton

Glen Rosa

9st 4lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Adam West

in touch with leaders, slightly hampered after 1f, outpaced and pushed along 3f out, ridden and edged left from 2f out, not pace to challenge

14/1

6/1

Form: 004842

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Modest at best from 2018 onwards but won at Beverley in May and close second over C&D last week, so he's firmly in the picture.

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13th

13

(3)

10th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:40 Beverley

Kodimoor

8st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Mark Walford

13th

13

(10)

27th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:30 Pontefract

Kodimoor

8st 12lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Mark Walford

Six-time turf winner over the years and showed on AW in the autumn that he retained some ability; no easy task trying to dominate in this field from a double-figure stall but it would come as no surprise to see him make a bold bid; cheekpieces the headgear of choice today.

16/1

6th

10

(7)

11th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kodimoor

8st 7lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Mark Walford

The odd good run this year, such as when winning at Beverley in May and when runner-up at Chelmsford in October, but he's won just one of his last 31 starts and needs to better his last few performances if he's to take this.

11/1

Form: 60-430

Last run: 183 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two AW handicaps in March, over C&D on first occasion; form dipped when last seen in April but her earlier C&D fourth showed she can go well after a layoff.

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9th

6

(6)

1st Nov 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:00 Ascot

The Mehmas Touch

9st 4lb

J: Jacob Clark

T: Denis Quinn

Was threatening to get off the mark back in March but last two runs weren't her best and she has stamina to prove over this far.

20/1

8th

6

(9)

14th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

The Mehmas Touch

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Denis Quinn

Made the frame in two AW handicaps in March, over C&D on first occasion; form dipped when last seen in April but her earlier C&D fourth showed she can go well after a layoff.

16/1

4

(15)

16th Sep 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

The Mehmas Touch

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Denis Quinn

Two encouraging efforts in AW handicaps in March; form dipped when last seen in April; widest draw to contend with on her return from five months off.

20/1

14/1

Form: 410004 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Latest win came over C&D in April (2lb higher today); followed that with three heavy defeats but she emerged from 140-day absence with respectable fourth over C&D last week; may build on that and is a player if she does.

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3rd

3

(5)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Crazy Spin

9st 9lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Ivan Furtado

Front-runner who has won seven times on the AW, the latest at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) in April; has won twice over 1m here, but she stays this far and should go well especially if enjoying an uncontested lead; stable also runs Floats On Air.

6/1

7th

4

(10)

13th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:28 Leicester

Crazy Spin

9st 5lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Ivan Furtado

Front-runner who is 7-44 on the AW and 0-5 on turf; only narrowly failed off 2lb lower over C&D in May but ran poorly at Yarmouth (also 1m2f on good to firm) on her only start since.

9/1

6th

3

(9)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 23y

Class 6

15:20 Yarmouth

Crazy Spin

9st 9lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Ivan Furtado

7-44 on the AW and 0-4 on turf; however, this habitual front-runner only narrowly failed over this far at Leicester (1m2f; good to firm) in May and the winner has gone on to better things.

7/1

10/1

Form: 266184 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Consistency isn't his strong suit but he had a win (1m) in September and two seconds in the summer, so he has to enter calculations.

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4th

1

(8)

3rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

14:10 Brighton

Grandstand

9st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Richard Price

in touch with leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out

4/1

3rd

3

(5)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

18:35 Chepstow

Grandstand

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Richard Price

held up in behind leaders, ridden over 2f out, went fourth 2f out, no impression but kept on final furlong, went third inside final 110yds, no match for first two

6/1

6th

9

(4)

14th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

14:00 Chepstow

Grandstand

8st 9lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Richard Price

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

9/1

50/1

Form: 89-489

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

12-race maiden with no serious form claims; back up in trip.

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7th

2

(4)

7th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

The Simple Truth

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: John Berry

6th

8

(7)

26th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:33 Brighton

The Simple Truth

8st 7lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: John Berry

10th

11

(2)

8th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Simple Truth

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: John Berry

0-14 and has decidedly poor form; first-time blinkers need to make a big difference.

50/1

Form: 3-5988

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

In better form last September-December, including sole win, than she has been this year; third start for this trainer, with revival needed.

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9th

8

(1)

1st Nov 2021

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:00 Ascot

Emulate Rose

9st 3lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Charlie Wallis

Won over 7f here last September but she's 0-10 since and has struggled in all four runs for current yard; now 8lb lower than for her win but record stands at 1-16 and she has a lot to prove back up in trip; another change of headgear.

25/1

8th

10

(9)

18th Oct 2021

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:30 Ascot

Emulate Rose

9st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: Charlie Wallis

Won over C&D last September but has been a mixed bag since and she's been out of sorts in three runs for her current yard; now 3lb lower than for her win but she needs to turn things around in new headgear.

25/1

12th

5

(8)

14th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Emulate Rose

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Charlie Wallis

In better form last September-December, including sole win, than she has been this year; third start for this trainer, with revival needed.

33/1

Form: 835936

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Clearcut win at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) on handicap debut when visor was added; patchy record since but ran respectably when switched to cheekpieces on last two outings; now tries blinkers, boosting interest in him.

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13th

11

(6)

14th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Cayman Moon

9st 1lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

Clearcut win at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) on handicap debut when visor was added; patchy record since but ran respectably when switched to cheekpieces on last two outings; now tries blinkers, boosting interest in him.

8/1

6th

13

(2)

27th Sep 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Cayman Moon

8st 9lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: William Knight

Clearcut winner with a visor added at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) on his handicap debut in June; has a patchy record since but he bounced back with a front-running third at Wolverhampton (9.4f, first-time cheekpieces) last time and has possibilities if he can build on that.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £92.00
Straight Forecast £57.10
Tricast £185.60
Trifecta £309.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Smart Connection

POSTDATA:

Aiguillette

The Times:

Zefferino

Daily Mail:

Kodimoor

RP Ratings:

Smart Connection

NEWMARKET:

Smart Connection

Telegraph:

Smart Connection

The Guardian:

Smart Connection

Daily Express:

Smart Connection

The Star:

Smart Connection

Daily Mirror:

Aiguillette

The Sun:

Aiguillette

Daily Record:

Zefferino