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  • Prize money: £6019.1
  • 1m 4f 51y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 2m 37s
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 41-321 D

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo with a solid record in handicaps, all at 1m4f and most notably with a game win in a small but strong field on Newcastle Tapeta in July on latest outing; up 5lb but on the shortlist.

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

5th

5

(3)

5th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Newmarket (July)

Hasty Sailor

9st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Sir Michael Stoute

led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

4/1

5th

4

(2)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 3

18:45 Doncaster

Hasty Sailor

9st 6lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

All three wins have come over this trip on the AW, but he proved he could act on turf when beaten a neck at Newmarket (1m4f, good) 15 days ago; 2lb higher, but still not exposed on grass and a player if backing up that latest effort.

3/1

2nd

2

(6)

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Newmarket

Hasty Sailor

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Sir Michael Stoute

With a top trainer and he's dropped back down to his last winning mark; however, he was below par on his final three outings last season and there was no return to peak form on his reappearance a fortnight ago.

9/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 13292

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Won debut at Newcastle; placed on Tapeta from off the pace in three of four starts since, on latest denied a clear run at crucial stage when running-on second of eight over C&D; up 2lb but should have a big shout.

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

2nd

3

(1)

28th Apr 2024

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2m 0f 102y

Class 2

15:40 Southwell (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

8st 13lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Stays 2m; landed the rescheduled November Handicap over 1m4f at Newcastle (off 3lb lower) in 2023 and two frame efforts this year were similar form; form dipped on AW Championships day, admittedly when 40-1 over just 1m2f but his strike-rate is modest.

9/1

8th

14

(2)

29th Mar 2024

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1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Landed the rescheduled November Handicap here (off 4lb lower) in 2023 and has largely remained in decent form since; however, has a much poorer strike-rate than many of these opponents.

20/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -33100 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Impressive C&D winner in July in his second handicap; he's run two shockers since, on turf admittedly but they are still a big concern; now returns to Wolverhampton, with tongue-tie and cheekpieces both enlisted.

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

11

20th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:05 Uttoxeter

Imperial Sun

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Fairly useful at up to 1m4f on the Flat but he's not achieved much in his three hurdle runs this year and has pulled hard in last two starts; now goes handicapping off a lowly mark but he needs to settle better if he's to have a future as a jumper.

8/1

7th

5

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

15:15 Newbury

Imperial Sun

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Flat ability needs respecting but has tailed off and pulled up in his two runs over hurdles; pulled very hard in the first-time hood latterly and the tongue-tie fitted then is now left off; really needs to settle better if he's to have a future as a jumper.

8/1

4

8th Mar 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

16:10 Fontwell

Imperial Sun

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

raced freely, prominent, pulled way into lead just after 1st, not fluent 3rd, much reduced lead 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon pushed along and weakened quickly, pulled up approaching last

11/2

Form: 141413

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Has done well in handicaps this term with one win at Windsor and two at Epsom; creditable third at Epsom on latest outing; unraced on AW or beyond 1m2f but there's plenty of encouragement on the latter score from his pedigree and his dam was a 1m4f winner on Polytrack.

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

8th

5

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Patient Dream

11st 8lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Aided by cheekpieces when twice making all under William Maggs in February, latterly over C&D on good ground; finished tired in race that developed into a slog at Kempton three weeks ago but didn't run badly there and remains of interest.

4/1

5th

10

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:25 Kempton

Patient Dream

10st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

2-2 since fitted with cheekpieces, both wins gained from the front under William Maggs in February, latest at Ludlow (2m, good); still well handicapped judged on peak Flat ability; big player in the retained headgear, provided he returns from two-month break in the same form.

9/2

4

10th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:20 Huntingdon

Patient Dream

11st 8lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Has done better since returned to forcing tactics with cheekpieces fitted on last two starts at 2m, winning quite convincingly at Market Rasen before narrowly hanging on at Ludlow (good), both under William Maggs; back up 6lb, leaving him with more to find.

11/4

5th
5 (2)
Niblawi

33/1

Form: 33-639

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Two Flat wins in 2016 and one over hurdles in 2019; this year's first five races (two Flat) were in France and, following a £1,500 sale in August, he was well beaten when 100-1 at Salisbury 16 days ago; best watched for now.

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

9th

5

(2)

25th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:23 Ffos Las

Niblawi

9st 5lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Adam West

prominent, struggling and lost position 7f out, dropped to rear home turn, eased from 3f out (jockey said gelding weakened quickly; vet reported a post-race examination of the gelding failed to reveal any abnormalities)

20/1

10th

13

(11)

8th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

14:15 Epsom

Niblawi

10st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

held up in last, pushed along when switched to near side 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 2f out

14/1

6th

1

(4)

11th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 5f 139y

Class 5

16:50 Pontefract

Niblawi

9st 12lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Adam West

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6/1

Form: 3352-7 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Made a winning reappearance in 2020, whereas he faded four weeks ago when back from a year off; could build on that for a return to form today, in which case he'd be a major player, but this is his AW debut.

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

1

19th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 4

19:45 Salisbury

Fox Vardy

10st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent until unseated rider after 4f, lost action

8/1

8th

2

(1)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:25 York

Fox Vardy

9st 7lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

led, went clear after 3f, clear with one other home turn, much reduced lead when pushed along over 3f out, headed and ridden 3f out, well behind when eased from over 1f out

8/1

3rd

1

(3)

1st Jul 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:38 Sandown

Fox Vardy

9st 10lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

took keen hold, prominent, went second after 1f, led and increased tempo halfway, went clear over 4f out, pushed along and reduced lead over 2f out, ridden when edged right and headed 1f out, kept on

11/2

Form: 776843 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

0-8 on AW but best of that form was C&D (neck second last December) and gives him a good chance, as does his close third on turf on latest start.

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

7th

4

(4)

15th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell (AW)

The Trader

9st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Sam England

Formerly useful on the Flat for Mark Johnston but was very much emerging from the doldrums when winning over hurdles here last month; not so hot back on the Flat three weeks ago.

14/1

5th

6

(2)

26th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

17:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Trader

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Sam England

Formerly useful on the Flat for Mark Johnston, but was very much emerging from the doldrums when winning over hurdles at Southwell 15 days ago; comes with risks attached, but is on a good mark if that latest success signals a general return to form.

6/1

1st

8

11th Dec 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:53 Southwell

The Trader

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, went third before 5th, went second and going best 2 out, shaken up and led approaching last, kept on, ridden out (trainer's rep said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, that gelding had come back into form on the Flat where he has run four times since his last hurdles run and appeared to transfer that improvement back over hurdles)

33/1

Form: 143908 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Behind at 66-1 and 100-1 under 7lb claimer Bradley Furniss in his three runs since five-month break, latest over C&D; back to last winning mark (1m2f in February) and has plenty of form here; the market can guide again.

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

5th

6

(7)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Central City

9st 5lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: B F Brookhouse

Nine wins on AW but last success was in 2022 and he finished in rear in three runs for new yard (1m4f/1m6f) this winter; on reduced mark but he's in the veteran stage now and has something to prove back after a break.

12/1

6th

6

(3)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:15 Southwell (AW)

Central City

9st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: B F Brookhouse

Nine wins on the AW but down the field in both his runs for this yard and he's getting on now.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £74.00
Straight Forecast £72.20
Tricast £280.70
Trifecta £382.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hasty Sailor

RP Ratings:

The Trader

The Times:

Onesmoothoperator

The Sun:

Fox Vardy

TOPSPEED:

Central City

NEWMARKET:

Hasty Sailor

Telegraph:

Hasty Sailor

The Guardian:

Hasty Sailor

Daily Mail:

Hasty Sailor

Daily Express:

Hasty Sailor

Daily Mirror:

Hasty Sailor

The Star:

Hasty Sailor

Daily Record:

Hasty Sailor

POSTDATA:

The Trader