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15:30 Ascot

Good To Soft

Balmoral Handicap (Sponsored By Qipco)

  • Prize money: £103080
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 20 runners
  • Win time: 1m 42s
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Balmoral Handicap (Sponsored By Qipco)

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.85
  • Place: £1.85

Form: 135571 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 11131 on going softer than good, most recently winning a valuable 7f handicap here in good style; likely player under 6lb penalty, provided he's as effective back at 1m and the ground is suitable.

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2nd

1

(7)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newbury

Aldaary

9st 4lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Haggas

Listed winner (7f, soft) on sole outing last year and Group 2 runner-up at Ascot (1m, good to soft) in July on second start back from an absence; respectable fourth of five in Group 1 Sussex Stakes (1m, soft) at Glorious Goodwood and holds leading claims now back down in grade.

11/10

4th

1

(2)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Aldaary

9st 10lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Haggas

pulled hard, in touch with leaders, raced in last halfway, some headway on far side of group 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, went fourth inside final furlong

10/1

25/1

  • Place: £9.75

Form: 070172

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly over 7f, creditable second to Aldaary at this course (heavy) most recently; bit to prove back up in distance, having been below best in this contest last year on sole attempt at 1m (finished eighth).

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7th

5

(6)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Symbolize

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

in touch with leaders in centre of group

20/1

7th

2

(5)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Symbolize

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Just one win in 25 starts since his successful debut despite a sliding mark and well held on his return from four months off at Thirsk (7f, good; first since since wind surgery) in September; needs to improve for the different surface on AW debut.

7/1

6th

4

(6)

1st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Thirsk

Symbolize

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Julie Camacho

C&D winner for Andrew Balding but raced just twice for his current yard and came in only 11th of 15 in 1m handicap here in May; a subsequent wind op needs to spark improvement.

12/1

20/1

  • Place: £10.10

Form: -81020 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Respectable record when racing over 1m on good or firmer, most recently going close in useful handicap at York two starts ago; however, looks more exposed than his stablemates Sunray Major and King Leonidas.

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20

(22)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Magical Morning

9st 3lb

J: James McDonald

T: Amy Murphy

First reserve; 9lb lower than when winning for the Gosdens at Doncaster (1m, good) last June; with new yard this term, twice runner-up (1m2f and sole run at 1m4f) abroad early in the year; below form on both outings back in Britain, given wind surgery in between; mostly wears cheekpieces these days but it was blinkers last time; others are more convincing.

40/1

6th

1

(4)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:15 Sandown

Magical Morning

10st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Amy Murphy

9lb lower than when winning for the Gosdens at Doncaster (1m, good) last summer and twice runner-up abroad in five starts for this yard this year; has undergone wind surgery since last seen and first-time blinkers replace cheekpieces, but others are more convincing.

20/1

4th
10 (7)
Nugget

7/1

Form: 1-3121 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Yet to race on ground softer than good; consistent and steadily progressive at 1m; won at Newbury (Spring Cup) in April and Haydock (back from layoff) three weeks ago; solid performer who enters calculations.

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4th

10

(7)

16th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ascot

Nugget

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

Yet to race on ground softer than good; consistent and steadily progressive at 1m; won at Newbury (Spring Cup) in April and Haydock (back from layoff) three weeks ago; solid performer who enters calculations.

7/1

1st

1

(4)

25th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

1m 0f 37y

Class 2

13:05 Haydock

Nugget

9st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Richard Hannon

Progressive 4yo, lightly raced; won 16-runner Spring Cup at Newbury (1m, good) in April, and ran very well when neck second of 15 in Thirsk Hunt Cup (1m, good to firm) the following month; off since then, but open to further improvement and could still be ahead of his mark.

9/4

16/1

Form: 370276 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Good third to Nugget in Spring Cup at Newbury in April (1m, good); mixed results since and hasn't lived up to expectations but he is quite tempting odds, having been 7-1 second favourite for the Hunt Cup on sole C&D run (underperformed).

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5th

12

(14)

16th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ascot

Matthew Flinders

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Ed Walker

Good third to Nugget in Spring Cup at Newbury in April (1m, good); mixed results since and hasn't lived up to expectations but he is quite tempting odds, having been 7-1 second favourite for the Hunt Cup on sole C&D run (underperformed).

16/1

6th

3

(1)

17th Sep 2021

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Newbury

Matthew Flinders

9st 2lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Ed Walker

Looked likely to pick up a nice prize but has had a mixed season in among two excellent efforts, a close third in a valuable 1m handicap here (good) and a second on tough terms in a 7f Listed race at Chester (good to soft); no real impact at Ascot since and hard to rely on a return to form.

16/1

16/1

Form: 535229 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Acts on any ground; close second in this race in 2018 then went one better in 2019; beaten 23 times since that last success but, with a very good Balmoral record thus far, he is difficult to rule out.

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5th

9

(6)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Escobar

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

steadied start, towards rear

10/1

9th

8

(8)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Escobar

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

sweating, dwelt start, midfield on near side of group

14/1

8th

7

(11)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Escobar

9st 3lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who's become hard to win with and been on the downgrade this year, coming 22lb down the weights; late in the day to be making his Tapeta debut in a new form of headgear and will need some luck if dropped in as usual from stall 11.

12/1

Form: 42-155 D

Last run: 81 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Useful form in his two attempts at handicap level, winning 21-runner race at the Curragh (1m, good) in April and fifth of 18 at the Galway festival (8.5f, soft) last time out; goes well fresh; interesting.

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4th

6

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:55 Curragh

Raise You

9st 5lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

slowly away, held up in rear, soon detached, joined main group over 5f out

12/1

5th

5

(1)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Raise You

9st 11lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear, some headway 3f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, never near to challenge

9/2

1st

1

(3)

13th Aug 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Raise You

9st 9lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

travelled strongly, prominent, went second over 4f out, joined leader going easily over 2f out, led over 1f out, went clear when ridden inside final furlong, kept on strongly

7/4

Form: 622345

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Has done well since joining these shrewd connections and can't be totally dismissed, for all that his form has levelled off recently; good second in the Golden Mile at Goodwood (good to soft) on last handicap start.

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5th

3

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:30 Thirsk

Rhoscolyn

9st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

raced in third, outpaced over 2f out, dropped to last over 1f out, soon no impression

12/1

13th

12

(15)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Rhoscolyn

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Has had a terrific spell but those three most recent wins at Goodwood, at 7f and 1m (on heavy and soft) came in less competitive races; a mighty effort if he can defy a penalty in this company (due to race off 2lb lower in future).

14/1

5th

7

(17)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Rhoscolyn

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

In-form 5yo who recorded three wins at Goodwood (7f/1m, soft/heavy) in August/September; however, combination of 6lb penalty and return to forecast faster ground looks a reason to oppose him; future mark is 4lb lower.

20/1

20/1

Form: 608-P1 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Limitations largely exposed since his Group 3 success (on heavy ground) as a 2yo; bounced back to form with narrow win at Kempton (1m AW handicap) last month; this is harder under a penalty (4lb badly in).

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8th

12

(2)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Kenzai Warrior

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Roger Teal

Useful on his day but has a disappointing strike-rate and is far from solid judged on 2023 form (Flat/hurdles); others preferred.

20/1

11th
11 (17)
Johan

20/1

Form: -58140 D BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Disappointing favourite in French Group 3 last time; sound form on last two attempts in Britain, including fourth in major 1m handicap at Glorious Goodwood; however, needs a career best to defy current mark.

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2

(12)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Johan

9st 8lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Jack Channon

Won this in 2022 (good to soft) on his first run of the year and landed the Golden Mile at Goodwood (1m, soft) last August on last season's belated return to action (one of just two runs last season); his reappearance record very much catches the eye and he's one to consider on today's 2024 comeback.

9/1

5th

4

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Redcar

Johan

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Jack Channon

Had 64 days off since defying a wide draw (a rare achievement) in Goodwood's Golden Mile (soft) but that came after 293 days away and he also won his Lincoln after an absence; commands plenty of respect, especially if there's rain about.

4/1

1st

6

(18)

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Goodwood

Johan

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Jack Channon

Probably effective on soft; creditable fourth in the 2021 running and superb start for this yard when winning the Lincoln on reappearance in 2022 (1m, good to soft); just above that winning mark; not ruled out just because he makes a belated return.

25/1

40/1

Form: 030844 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Horse

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

16 wins, including Listed event over C&D in April (good to firm) and Epsom Group 3 in June (good to soft); balance of subsequent form suggests he's unlikely to defy current mark in this very hot handicap.

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1st

3

(2)

2nd Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Ascot

Oh This Is Us

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Richard Hannon

held up in behind leaders, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and headway 1f out, made strong challenge final 110yds, kept on and led final strides

10/1

6th

4

(11)

19th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:50 Newbury

Oh This Is Us

9st 7lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

prominent, pushed along and bit short of room from 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

20/1

15th

7

(14)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 113y

Class 2

14:35 Epsom

Oh This Is Us

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

steadied start, took keen hold, held up in rear, going okay 3f out, pushed along and headway into midfield over 2f out, soon ridden, eased over 1f out, lost action

13/2

Form: 065407 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

One of two Irish challengers; useful on his day but isn't screaming to be backed, as he's 0-12 this year and has failed to shine in two C&D attempts (including this race in 2019).

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1st

4

(10)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Saltonstall

9st 10lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield, good headway up the centre and prominent over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final 110yds, kept on well towards finish

11/1

5th

2

(9)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Saltonstall

9st 13lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Grand servant whose nine wins include this race last year off 94; touched off at the Curragh on opening day of campaign but hasn't reproduced that effort off revised mark and has a bit to find with a couple of these on recent Tipperary run; 2lb lower.

12/1

5th

1

(3)

1st Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:10 Tipperary

Saltonstall

10st 2lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear

8/1

Form: 14-11 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to top-class Kingman; has recorded two comfortable wins over 7f since returning from 15-month absence, defying a big weight in competitive handicap at this track (good to soft) on latest; now 3-4 overall and should have plenty more to offer; likely to be as effective back over 1m; looks a potential Group horse and remains one to follow.

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2nd

4

(6)

25th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Newmarket (July)

Sunray Major

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent from over 2f out, soon pushed along, ridden and edged left when made challenge inside final furlong, soon every chance, keeping on when bumped inside final 110yds, soon no extra

2/1

4th

8

(8)

28th May 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 37y

Class 1

15:30 Haydock

Sunray Major

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

7/2

6th

7

(6)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:20 Newbury

Sunray Major

9st 0lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Disappointing favourite in major handicap when bidding for a hat-trick last autumn; ran creditably (about a neck behind Alcohol Free) in Sandown Group 2 on reappearance and may still have more progress in him, being lightly raced and well bred; however, has a lot to find in this field.

25/1

12/1

Form: 437243 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Record of 1433 over this C&D, the win gained in handicap at Royal Ascot in 2020 (good); ran well in the QEII on this card last year (soft) and the Queen Anne in June; has frame possibilities back here, despite high mark.

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5th

8

(12)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Sir Busker

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: William Knight

held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway inside final furlong, nearest finish

16/1

6th

2

(3)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 2

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sir Busker

9st 10lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: William Knight

took keen hold, in rear

9/1

4th

4

(1)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 2

13:00 Southwell (AW)

Sir Busker

9st 4lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

Group 2 winner in 2022; seemingly not quite at that level but has achieved smart RPRs when placed in 1m2f handicaps at Newcastle on his last two starts.

10/1

Form: 1/16-3 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced colt who made a promising comeback in Newbury handicap (1m2f, good) four weeks ago, on first run since finishing sixth when favourite for the 2020 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot (won 7f/1m novice events before that); open to further improvement; shortlisted.

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16th

15

(8)

16th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ascot

King Leonidas

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

Lightly raced colt who made a promising comeback in Newbury handicap (1m2f, good) four weeks ago, on first run since finishing sixth when favourite for the 2020 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot (won 7f/1m novice events before that); open to further improvement; shortlisted.

11/2

3rd

2

(11)

18th Sep 2021

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newbury

King Leonidas

9st 10lb

J: James Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

Absent since midfield finish in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes (7f, soft) at Royal Ascot last year; however, he was 2-2 previously (7f/1m, soft/good) and looked extremely promising; represents powerful connections and he's an intriguing candidate on his handicap debut.

15/2

25/1

Form: 704131 C

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Absent since winning Shergar Cup Mile over the round 1m here (good to soft) ten weeks ago, taking turf record to 5-13; now 5lb higher in a tougher race but he's largely progressive.

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20th

13

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Dashing Roger

8st 11lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: William Stone

Has won on most types of ground; however, off current mark he would be more appealing granted the deepest surface; 3-3 on heavy, including last two handicap attempts (well held in Listed grade since).

25/1

7th

3

(1)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Dashing Roger

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: William Stone

Useful efforts to win a pair of 1m handicaps on heavy last autumn but this 7yo faces a very stiff task up significantly in class on his reappearance.

33/1

1st

3

(3)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Dashing Roger

9st 12lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: William Stone

prominent, ridden and challenging over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on

7/1

Form: 017266 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Landed the Queen Anne here in 2018 but he's not the same horse now, as this year's sole success reflects, off 3lb lower at Newmarket in July (good to firm); looks held by a couple of these rivals on course form two weeks ago.

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7th

1

(6)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Accidental Agent

10st 2lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

towards rear

12/1

7th

2

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newmarket

Accidental Agent

9st 12lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Course winner at 6f and 7f; had a distinguished career and it's not over yet judged on a hampered fifth of 15 in Bunbury Cup in July (good to soft; handles most ground); fair fifth in a Racing League race at Chepstow since; handicapper cautiously dropping him in the weights; involved.

7/1

OUR TIP

25/1

Form: 20-365 D

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Progressive form (on good or quicker) last summer included a good second in the Royal Hunt Cup over C&D; stopped improving last autumn and Jim Crowley prefers Aldaary today; absent since July.

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5th

2

(9)

12th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 2

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Montatham

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Haggas

Was returning from a year off when sixth of the 20 runners in the Balmoral handicap at Ascot (1m, good to soft) four weeks ago, finishing just over a length behind Tacarib Bay; may not come on that much for it as he has a fine record fresh, but he ran well in his one start on Polytrack as a 3yo so may still have more to offer on the surface.

11/4

6th

9

(4)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:40 Ascot

Montatham

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Haggas

midfield, headway 2f out, ridden and led narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

16/1

19th

3

(16)

16th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ascot

Montatham

9st 7lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: William Haggas

Progressive form (on good or quicker) last summer included a good second in the Royal Hunt Cup over C&D; stopped improving last autumn and Jim Crowley prefers Aldaary today; absent since July.

25/1

Form: 126537 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Horse

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Ran respectably in the Cambridgeshire three weeks ago, finishing third in the far-side group; however, he's far more exposed than some of these rivals and looks unlikely to show improvement.

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

6th

2

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Maries Diamond

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

led, headed under 3f out, kept on until no extra inside final 110yds

20/1

10th

2

(4)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Maries Diamond

9st 8lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Ran a cracker from the front at York in May (extended 1m2f) and he turns up here off a 7lb lower mark after some struggles in classy company; ran well in one start at this track and a more positive showing is expected in this weaker race.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £949.00
Straight Forecast £1510.20
Tricast £78272.00
Trifecta £52013.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sunray Major

POSTDATA:

Aldaary

TOPSPEED:

Johan

Daily Mail:

Sir Busker

LAMBOURN:

Kenzai Warrior

The Guardian:

Escobar

Daily Mirror:

Aldaary

RP Ratings:

Sunray Major

NEWMARKET:

Sunray Major

The Times:

Sunray Major

Telegraph:

Sunray Major

Daily Express:

Sunray Major

Daily Record:

Sunray Major

The Sun:

Johan

The Star:

Sir Busker