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Happy Retirement Tinsmith, The Gigantic Grey Handicap

  • Prize money: £2700
  • 2m 0f 120y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 3m 41s
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Happy Retirement Tinsmith, The Gigantic Grey Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

28/1 (Won)

  • Win: £37.10
  • Place: £7.10

Form: -80600

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Eight runs for Ed Walker, winning a 1m2f Doncaster handicap (soft) last October; little show this season from 1m2f to 1m5f, and no immediate promise on stable debut last time; best watched, with stamina for 2m unproven.

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10th

9

(8)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

First Charge

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Habitual slow-starter, fluffing the stalls badly in recent outings; showed three outings ago that plenty of ability remained and he's now 4lb below his last winning mark (last February) but there are clear risks.

25/1

0

11

(2)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

First Charge

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

slowly away, in rear

25/1

10th

3

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

First Charge

9st 13lb

T: Mark Loughnane

Habitual slow-starter who ran as well as could have been expected over C&D last time after fluffing the stalls completely; that was better on his second run back from a break and he's on his last winning mark, so he's a player if getting away fairly.

12/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 242722 C BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Both his wins have come on the AW; often does his best work late on and he ran right up to his best when a never-nearer second to Robeam over C&D last month; leading contender off just 1lb higher.

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7th

5

(12)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

12:16 Lingfield (AW)

Flying Standard

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Amy Murphy

ducked right start, midfield, rapid headway and led after 2f

25/1

7th

3

10th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Flying Standard

9st 8lb

T: Amy Murphy

midfield

20/1

25/1

  • Place: £10.90

Form: -55228

Last run: 151 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Still to get his head in front in this sphere (modest hurdles winner) and he ran poorly over C&D when last seen in May; bit to prove after break.

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7th

8

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Frame Rate

10st 8lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Carroll Gray

Has a patchy record over hurdles but he comes here on the back of a couple of creditable runs on AW last month; opposable on balance though.

20/1

4th

6

(3)

13th Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Frame Rate

9st 3lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Carroll Gray

midfield

11/1

3rd

6

(6)

4th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Frame Rate

9st 3lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Carroll Gray

Scored twice at this track in the early part of 2022; not in the same form in two runs since returning from layoff, soundly beaten latest; others preferred on recent evidence.

25/1

OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 205481 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Well ridden by George Rooke when getting off the mark at the ninth attempt over C&D last month (well backed); that was his first run over 2m and he may do better still, although today's opposition looks sterner.

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15th

16

(14)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Dancing Master

10st 4lb

J: Miss Clodagh Horrigan

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield on outer

50/1

2

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

13:55 Plumpton

Dancing Master

11st 6lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, slow jump and reminders 2nd, lost touch 4th, pulled up before 3 out

100/1

8th

12

(12)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

17:15 Southwell (AW)

Dancing Master

9st 11lb

J: Miss Clodagh Horrigan

T: Neil Mulholland

towards rear

40/1

Form: 70-042

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Poor maiden under both codes; chased home Dancing Master over C&D last month; competes off the same mark but this race looks stronger.

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12th

12

(5)

5th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

15:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mood For Mischief

8st 10lb

J: Jane Elliott

T: James Bennett

Has run some good races over 2m, including here in September, but lesser efforts in two starts since; now has something to prove back at 1m6f but perhaps a first-time hood will help (has been wearing blinkers).

14/1

10th

10

(1)

13th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

14:30 Lingfield (AW)

Mood For Mischief

8st 13lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: James Bennett

Close second at Wolverhampton (2m) in September and enters calculations on that form; also effective on Polytrack but this longstanding maiden is inconsistent and was well beaten back at Wolverhampton last time.

20/1

5th

11

(13)

16th Oct 2021

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

17:00 Ascot

Mood For Mischief

8st 12lb

J: Jane Elliott

T: James Bennett

Poor maiden under both codes; chased home Dancing Master over C&D last month; competes off the same mark but this race looks stronger.

9/1

Form: 445521

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Running well at present, and he got off the mark at the 14th attempt at Chelmsford (1m6f) last month; also has form over C&D and should make a bold bid for a successful swansong in the race named in his honour.

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6th

2

(6)

16th Oct 2021

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

17:00 Ascot

Tinsmith

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Jamie Snowden

Running well at present, and he got off the mark at the 14th attempt at Chelmsford (1m6f) last month; also has form over C&D and should make a bold bid for a successful swansong in the race named in his honour.

4/1

7th
13 (4)
Telefina

40/1

Form: 0-0568

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced maiden; unplaced all starts, and she hasn't shown enough in low-grade handicaps to suggest she'll be troubling the judge.

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6th

9

28th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:05 Uttoxeter

Telefina

10st 2lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

disputed lead

20/1

8

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:05 Southwell

Telefina

10st 3lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

0-11 over hurdles; peak effort came when staying on for third at Taunton (3m, good) last December but has gone backwards in two starts since.

14/1

9

8th Mar 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

14:40 Fontwell

Telefina

10st 3lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

0-19 and it's hard to make her the percentage call but she was placed on good ground here (2m5f) and at Taunton (3m) in two of her five starts this autumn/winter; right out of form on last two outings.

20/1

Form: 533250

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Bred to be useful, but her record reads 0-10 and she has failed to beat a rival on her last two outings; blew the start at Bath on latest; others appeal more.

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5th

8

(10)

10th Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 23y

Class 5

19:15 Southwell (AW)

Alambrista

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Promise in 2yo maidens last winter but she hasn't progressed in handicaps this time around; form has dipped on her last three starts and maiden status set to remain intact.

10/1

8th

7

(2)

16th Oct 2021

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

17:00 Ascot

Alambrista

9st 4lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Bred to be useful, but her record reads 0-10 and she has failed to beat a rival on her last two outings; blew the start at Bath on latest; others appeal more.

16/1

12th

7

(8)

27th Sep 2021

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

16:35 Bath

Alambrista

9st 7lb

J: Jack Osborne

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Has run well in defeat from similar marks already this season (1m6f/1m4f); collared late on at Lingfield (1m4f, AW; first-time blinkers) on her penultimate start; weakened out of it at Brighton (1m4f, good) latest; blinkers swapped for visor now and could go close if that proves positive.

7/1

Form: 316844

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Sole win came at Lingfield (11.6f, soft) in June, but she ran well when fourth to Dancing Master over C&D last month and wasn't disgraced at Catterick next time; likely to be thereabouts in first-time headgear.

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9th

9

(12)

16th Oct 2021

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

17:00 Ascot

Scheherazade

8st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Hughie Morrison

Sole win came at Lingfield (11.6f, soft) in June, but she ran well when fourth to Dancing Master over C&D last month and wasn't disgraced at Catterick next time; likely to be thereabouts in first-time headgear.

8/1

4th

9

(6)

29th Sep 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

14:20 Catterick

Scheherazade

8st 12lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Hughie Morrison

Showed improved form to score at Lingfield (1m3f, soft) in June when 2lb lower; below par next two starts but was back in better form when stepped up to 16.5f (Tapeta) at Wolverhampton last week, running on well for fourth; open to improvement; big player.

7/2

4th

5

(9)

20th Sep 2021

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Scheherazade

9st 6lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Hughie Morrison

Soft-ground win off 2lb lower in the summer has worked out well since; dam has produced winners over various trips, including a staying hurdler, and she could be suited by tonight's stiffer test; is shortlisted.

3/1

10th
10 (7)
Barca

20/1

Form: -88406

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

1-25; has generally struggled in recent times, including after wind surgery, but at least he's fallen in the weights this year and a recent sixth to Dancing Master over C&D was a step in the right direction; not discounted.

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10th

10

(7)

16th Oct 2021

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

17:00 Ascot

Barca

8st 12lb

J: William Cox

T: Tony Forbes

1-25; has generally struggled in recent times, including after wind surgery, but at least he's fallen in the weights this year and a recent sixth to Dancing Master over C&D was a step in the right direction; not discounted.

20/1

6th

3

(6)

20th Sep 2021

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Barca

9st 8lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Tony Forbes

Sole win came more than two years ago and he's generally struggled in recent times, including after wind surgery, coming almost a stone down the weights in the past year or so; hung right over C&D last time and switches headgear tonight.

25/1

7/1

Form: 2-3055

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

0-11 in Britain, and he hasn't recaptured his best 4yo form in three outings (1m4f-13.3f) for this yard; however, a return to Wolverhampton may suit him (placed three times here in 2020) and he should be thereabouts if his stamina lasts out.

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11th

5

(3)

16th Oct 2021

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

17:00 Ascot

Thematic

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Sylvester Kirk

0-11 in Britain, and he hasn't recaptured his best 4yo form in three outings (1m4f-13.3f) for this yard; however, a return to Wolverhampton may suit him (placed three times here in 2020) and he should be thereabouts if his stamina lasts out.

7/1

5th

3

(7)

22nd Sep 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Thematic

9st 9lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Sylvester Kirk

More miss than hit in Britain but hasn't been with current yard for long and 0-70 C&D effort 33 days ago wasn't bad; dropped 3lb, should now be spot on fitness-wise and this evening's bigger field could see him settle better.

7/1

11/1

Form: 8777-5

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Yet to win a race, but runner-up over hurdles in May/June and she was far from disgraced back on the Flat when fifth to Robeam over C&D; better off at the weights with the winner and second, and one for the shortlist.

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2

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

14:30 Newton Abbot

Tibbie Dunbar

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Stuart Kittow

took keen hold, prominent, headway after 6th, ridden after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon eased, pulled up last

9/2

2nd

7

(8)

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Goodwood

Tibbie Dunbar

9st 3lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Stuart Kittow

Doubled her Flat tally with an AW success (2m) in January; creditable fourth at Bath (1m6f, good to soft) back in this sphere last month; has frame possibilities off same mark.

8/1

4th

7

(10)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Bath

Tibbie Dunbar

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Stuart Kittow

7yo who was well held when falling at the last over hurdles last month but she scored in good style on the Flat (2m, Polytrack) on her penultimate run; 5lb higher here but conditions should be fine on this switch back to turf and she's in the mix.

6/1

Form: 340316 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Beat several of these over C&D in September; has to put a poor effort at Pontefract behind him but conditions that day were very testing and he may well bounce back here; often slowly away and tends to race in rear.

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11

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Robeam

10st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Michael Mullineaux

The last of his two hurdle wins was in May 2022; twice ran fourth in the autumn but on faster ground and struggled last time on heavy; others preferred.

20/1

17

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:20 Doncaster

Robeam

10st 5lb

J: James Turner

T: Michael Mullineaux

2-30 over hurdles, latest win in May 2022; has refound some form when twice fourth this autumn, with a lesser show 19 days ago coming on heavy going; looks vulnerable to some of his far less exposed rivals.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £1894.00
Straight Forecast £1537.90
Tricast £79893.60
Trifecta £29105.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Dancing Master

The Guardian:

Tinsmith

RP Ratings:

Scheherazade

NEWMARKET:

Alambrista

POSTDATA:

Tibbie Dunbar

SPOTLIGHT:

Flying Standard

Daily Mail:

Robeam

The Star:

Barca

Daily Mirror:

Scheherazade

The Times:

Dancing Master

Telegraph:

Dancing Master

Daily Record:

Dancing Master

Daily Express:

Tinsmith

The Sun:

Tinsmith