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19.30 Ascot

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  • Prize money: £2700
  • 1m 1f 104y
  • Class 6
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 1m 59s
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 0-2538 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Well-bred filly who has run some fair races in defeat this year, including over C&D last month; set plenty to do at Newcastle three weeks ago; could yet have a bigger effort in her.
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4th

13

(4)

20th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:00 Ascot

Aradena

9st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Fanshawe

Nicely-bred filly who showed some improvement to get off the mark over 9.5f here five weeks ago, just holding on after leading going well 3f out; dropping down in trip should be no inconvenience and a 4lb higher mark may not prevent her following up.

5/2

1st

7

(9)

18th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Ascot

Aradena

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: James Fanshawe

Well-bred filly who has run some fair races in defeat this year, including over C&D last month; set plenty to do at Newcastle three weeks ago; could yet have a bigger effort in her.

3/1

8th

10

(10)

27th Sep 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Aradena

8st 13lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

Half-sister to five middle-distance or staying winners; mixed results in her five starts so far but she ran well when a clear third in 9.4f Wolverhampton handicap (Tapeta, hood removed) 19 days ago; travelled well for a long way in that race and has claims if she can find something extra here.

11/2

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2nd
10 (5)
Zartaj

11/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 6-4054

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
One of her powerful stable's lesser lights and although latest C&D fourth (first run in excess of 7f) wasn't too bad (race not run to suit), she will need more if she's to come out on top.
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2nd

10

(5)

18th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Ascot

Zartaj

9st 2lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Ralph Beckett

One of her powerful stable's lesser lights and although latest C&D fourth (first run in excess of 7f) wasn't too bad (race not run to suit), she will need more if she's to come out on top.

11/2

15/2

  • Place: £0.00

Form: 353252

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
12-race maiden but regularly placed, most recently over 1m2f at Chelmsford in August; should give her running but others stronger for win purposes.
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4th

6

(3)

2nd Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Eltham Palace

8st 7lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Simcock

Maiden who has had plenty of chances in handicaps but has run well over C&D and at this trip on turf in only two attempts at the distance; better than some.

4/1

5th

3

(2)

24th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

16:20 Kempton (AW)

Eltham Palace

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Simcock

Yet to get her head in front (15 attempts) but runner-up in three of her last six starts, on Chelmsford Polytrack (1m2f) on last two occasions; effective here too and probably stays 1m4f, so has each-way claims again.

5/2

2nd

3

(2)

13th Jan 2022

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1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Eltham Palace

9st 0lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

Yet to get her head in front, but she posted another solid effort when fifth of 12 in 1m4f Wolverhampton handicap in November; needs considering after her break.

10/1

13/2

  • Place: £0.00

Form: 909053 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Two 7f wins here in December; slow start to his 2021 campaign but his last two runs have been more encouraging, most recently finishing third over C&D (just behind Capaldi); likely to be on the premises.
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9th

7

(3)

6th May 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:26 Wolverhampton (AW)

Trevie Fountain

9st 4lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

1st

8

(4)

4th Apr 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

13:30 Redcar

Trevie Fountain

8st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

6th

9

(10)

15th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Trevie Fountain

8st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Won classified event at Chelmsford in January; best effort since when close second in C&D handicap last time; should remain competitive, having been raised only 2lb.

11/2

Form: 436506 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Well backed when winning over 7f here in June off a 5lb higher mark; mixed bag since and he still has to prove he wants this far.
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8th

7

(5)

9th May 2022

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1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:13 Wolverhampton (AW)

Inexplicable

9st 2lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

7th

7

(10)

14th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Inexplicable

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

C&D winner last summer whose four victories since have all come over further on Tapeta, including three over 8.6f at this track; didn't stay when fifth of 12 over 9.5f back here five weeks ago, but this trip may be inadequate for him now and his high stall is another potential issue.

9/1

5th

6

(11)

7th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Inexplicable

9st 5lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Has a record of 4-7 since fitted with visor, the wins gained over 8.6f here (three times, including latest start) and 1m at Southwell (once); major player in the retained headgear, provided he's as effective back up in distance.

7/2

6/1

Form: 894092

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Best run for a while when second over C&D 16 days ago; repeat of that form would see him on the premises in a slightly weaker race.
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11th

9

(3)

1st Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

18:30 Ascot

Capaldi

8st 13lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

Ten-race maiden; ran well for second over the extended 1m1f here last month but he wasn't in quite the same form a fortnight ago; the step up in trip needs to give him a lift.

10/1

6th

12

(13)

18th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Ascot

Capaldi

9st 1lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

Best run for a while when second over C&D 16 days ago; repeat of that form would see him on the premises in a slightly weaker race.

6/1

2nd

8

(4)

2nd Oct 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Capaldi

9st 0lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

Eight-race maiden who has not finished closer than 6l to a winner and was always in rear after slow start in a C&D handicap last time; dropped another 2lb but is hard to recommend.

25/1

Form: 148869

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
7f winner at Newcastle in June off a 2lb higher mark; he has had some excuses since then (often poorly drawn and then held up in a race not run to suit latest) and remains one to keep on the right side of; stamina not absolutely assured but he's more appealing than many.
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11th

9

(13)

9th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Hunters Step

8st 13lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: Henry Spiller

Dual winner in 2021 but he beat only one in 1m Southwell classified event seven weeks ago; he needs to hit the ground running after his break.

12/1

8

(7)

17th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Hunters Step

8st 13lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: Henry Spiller

Two wins last year including a division of this race and 8lb lower now, but that's due to him not coming into this year's renewal in the same form; enough to prove.

20/1

13th

8

(13)

19th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:05 Southwell (AW)

Hunters Step

9st 2lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: Henry Spiller

Disappointing favourite in similar event at Kempton two weeks ago and recent form remains a little underwhelming; however, this four-time AW winner has major claims if back on song.

5/1

33/1

Form: 760709

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
He is now 8lb lower than when winning a 1m handicap at Southwell in January (first-time visor) but he hasn't fired since returning to action in June; goes without headgear today and he has enough to prove.
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8th

5

(11)

18th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Ascot

Headland

9st 4lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Scott Dixon

He is now 8lb lower than when winning a 1m handicap at Southwell in January (first-time visor) but he hasn't fired since returning to action in June; goes without headgear today and he has enough to prove.

33/1

9th

10

(1)

11th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:55 Yarmouth

Headland

8st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Won in a first-time visor at Southwell (1m, AW) in January; largely backward steps since, including with switch to cheekpieces and blinkers.

33/1

50/1

Form: 4/8708

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Made a winning debut in September 2016 but that remains his only success after 15 starts; four runs back from mammoth absence haven't suggested he's one to be interested in.
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9th

3

(4)

18th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Ascot

Time Zone

9st 4lb

J: Aled Beech

T: Louise Allan

Made a winning debut in September 2016 but that remains his only success after 15 starts; four runs back from mammoth absence haven't suggested he's one to be interested in.

50/1

Form: 675635 BF

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 3yo who showed clear winning potential when third of 11 at Beverley in July (1m2f, soft); reportedly unsuited by heavy ground when well beaten at Windsor ten weeks ago (extended 1m3f, heavy; sent off favourite); capable of better but may prefer more of a test.
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7th

2

(1)

16th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 10y

Class 6

13:45 Ripon

Calcutta Dream

10st 10lb

J: Miss Serena Brotherton

T: Michael & David Easterby

dwelt start, raced freely, led, headed under 5f out, ridden under 4f out, weakened against far rail from 2f out

5/2

1st

3

(2)

24th May 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Calcutta Dream

9st 6lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Seven runs last year, offering promise in his first two handicaps (1m and 1m2f) but ending the campaign with two lesser efforts; returns to action at a modest level and quite possible he has a bigger effort in him; one to note for market confidence.

6/1

10th

11

(8)

18th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Ascot

Calcutta Dream

9st 2lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Michael & David Easterby

Lightly raced 3yo who showed clear winning potential when third of 11 at Beverley in July (1m2f, soft); reportedly unsuited by heavy ground when well beaten at Windsor ten weeks ago (extended 1m3f, heavy; sent off favourite); capable of better but may prefer more of a test.

6/1

50/1

Form: 135-08

Last run: 171 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
1m4f winner for Roger Charlton last summer; little encouragement, Flat or hurdles, for new yard this year; vulnerable back from a six-month layoff.
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9th

10

(1)

4th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

20:35 Chepstow

Scarlet Ruby

8st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: John O’Shea

in touch with leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened

25/1

9th

5

(2)

26th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Scarlet Ruby

9st 5lb

J: Adam McNamara

T: John O’Shea

Low-grade turf winner in 2020 for Roger Charlton; recent form is none too inspiring.

25/1

6th

6

(2)

9th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Scarlet Ruby

9st 4lb

J: Adam McNamara

T: John O’Shea

Low-grade turf winner in 2020 for Roger Charlton; poor form on Flat and over hurdles in 2021 for current yard; others preferred.

33/1

Form: 114677 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Non-runner.
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9th

6

(8)

20th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ghostly

11st 1lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Stella Barclay

chased leaders, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out

10/1

1st

2

(4)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 6

13:50 Hamilton

Ghostly

9st 3lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Stella Barclay

disputed lead, prominent after 3f, pushed along and led narrowly over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on strongly and went clear inside final furlong

2/1

2nd

2

(2)

2nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 5f 16y

Class 6

15:46 Hamilton

Ghostly

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Stella Barclay

held up in midfield, headway over 6f out, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 2f out, switched left inside final furlong, chased winner inside final 110yds, ran on

7/2

Form: 476

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Big prices and well beaten in three 1m4f runs this autumn; more realistic task now handicapping and worth precautionary market check.
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13th

7

(11)

1st Nov 2021

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:00 Ascot

Cilka

9st 3lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Adrian Nicholls

Big prices and well beaten in three 1m4f runs this autumn; more realistic task now handicapping but she still needs a transformation on this big drop in trip.

20/1

13

(6)

18th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Ascot

Cilka

9st 1lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Adrian Nicholls

Big prices and well beaten in three 1m4f runs this autumn; more realistic task now handicapping and worth precautionary market check.

16/1

6th

8

(4)

4th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 3

15:15 Pontefract

Cilka

9st 0lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: Adrian Nicholls

Big prices and beaten 14l or more in two 1m4f novice events (good to firm/good) last month; remains best watched for now.

50/1

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Straight Forecast £96.50
Tricast £224.00
Trifecta £302.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Aradena

NEWMARKET:

Eltham Palace

Daily Express:

Trevie Fountain

POSTDATA:

Capaldi

The Star:

Zartaj

SPOTLIGHT:

Hunters Step

The Times:

Aradena

Telegraph:

Aradena

Daily Mail:

Aradena

The Guardian:

Eltham Palace

The Sun:

Eltham Palace

Daily Mirror:

Trevie Fountain

Daily Record:

Trevie Fountain