October 22 / 14.58 Newbury

14.58 Newbury

Heavy

Rob Storton Lir Winner Supported By BetVictor Handicap

  • Prize money: £6210
  • 1m 5f 61y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 3m 2s
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Rob Storton Lir Winner Supported By BetVictor Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.90
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 322141

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Progressive in handicaps, including wins in two of her last three; latest was over 1m6f at Nottingham (soft) where she travelled sweetly and was firmly in charge throughout the final 2f, so the 8lb rise looks merited; one for the shortlist.
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15th

18

(9)

2nd Jul 2022

Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Secret Shadow

8st 2lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

prominent, shaken up when led narrowly over 2f out, pushed along when headed 2f out, ridden and lost position over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

25/1

3rd

7

(3)

21st May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:50 Goodwood

Secret Shadow

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

Fourth of six on good ground at Newbury last July was her best form at the time but all her other turf starts have been on softer and it was soft or heavy when she won handicaps on three of her last four outings last year; won smoothly on penultimate start (sole run at 1m6f) and looked better than the bare result on final outing (travelled strongly, runner-up had first run on her), so makes plenty of appeal if the ground is suitable.

3/1

9

(5)

19th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:30 Epsom

Secret Shadow

8st 9lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

14/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 321254

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Third on soft for his handicap debut in June, one of his only two runs on turf; pretty consistent on AW since, albeit without improving on his August win; probably stays 2m; trainer (won this race last year) also has Thunder Ahead; others preferred.
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2nd

6

(1)

29th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Maketh Believeth

9st 6lb

J: George Rooke

T: Harry Dunlop

led, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and headed, no chance with winner but kept on inside final furlong

3/1

6th

2

(2)

1st Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Maketh Believeth

9st 11lb

J: George Rooke

T: Harry Dunlop

held up in last, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and brief headway over 1f out, kept on

33/1

4th

1

(1)

7th May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Nottingham

Maketh Believeth

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Harry Dunlop

20/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: 171531

Last run: 54 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Two Flat wins in France (on heavy/good to soft); added a three-runner Goodwood seller (1m3f, good to firm) in August on final start for Sophie Leech; has not set the world alight in his three runs over hurdles and this looks a tough race on return to Flat.
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1st

7

(4)

20th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Goodwood

Aggagio

8st 11lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Gary Moore

4th

4

17th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

15:25 Plumpton

Aggagio

10st 0lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Off the mark over hurdles at Fontwell last month but had to work hard to justify short odds at Hereford six days later; more needed off 7lb higher but that's more than possible; acts on good ground.

2/1

Form: 315454

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Won on handicap debut at Salisbury (1m4f, soft) in May and peak form in 1m6f handicaps on next two outings; while not disgraced on his two starts since, wearing blinkers (retained today) on latest, he needs to be back to his best in this warm race.
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9th

3

(16)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:55 Newcastle (AW)

Reverend Hubert

9st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Richard Hannon

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced and lost position, no extra final 110yds

11/1

6th

1

(8)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:17 Newmarket (July)

Reverend Hubert

9st 10lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

close up, led after 1f, headed then ridden from under 3f out, soon weakened gradually

100/30

1st

3

(2)

30th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 109y

Class 4

19:35 Doncaster

Reverend Hubert

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Richard Hannon

5th
1 (3)
Oman

6/1

Form: -13319

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Stays 1m6f well and has won two five-runner races this term; below form on heavy going in May, however, and disappointed in the Melrose at York on latest outing; blinkered last three starts.
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7th

5

(4)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 2

15:55 Chester

Oman

8st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

midfield, ridden over 2f out, edged right and bumped over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

11/2

8th

5

(4)

21st May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:50 Goodwood

Oman

8st 11lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Beaten a neck as 2yo on sole run here; can front-run; won twice last season and went close in four-runner race at Salisbury (1m6f) on reappearance three weeks ago when the blinkers worn on previous four starts were left off; has an unchanged mark, which may well underestimate him.

7/2

2nd

1

1st May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

14:40 Salisbury

Oman

9st 7lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Made all over 1m4f on this card 12 months ago and he won again at Chester (1m6f, blinkered) last summer; handles all types of ground and is tactically versatile; leading contender for an in-form stable.

15/8

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 124390

Last run: 61 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Progress soon levelled off this season at 1m4f and he's been well beaten on last two outings, the latest when upped to 1m6f two months ago; has since left Mark Johnston (same owners); acts on soft; each-way chance if he's straight back on song for new yard.
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9

3rd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:30 Ludlow

Glen Again

10st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ian Williams

Below best on final three Flat runs, the latest for this yard; however, he's been gelded since and posted RPRs of 90 at up to 1m4f on the Flat last year, so he certainly brings potential to this first hurdle start; effective on various ground on the Flat.

8/1

4

22nd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:00 Market Rasen

Glen Again

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Two Flat wins for Mark Johnston (RPR 90), including on soft ground; not at his best on heavy ground on his stable debut in October, after which he was gelded; has the tools to make a hurdler and starting out at a realistic level.

4/1

6th

3

(7)

22nd Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 5f 61y

Class 3

14:58 Newbury

Glen Again

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ian Williams

Progress soon levelled off this season at 1m4f and he's been well beaten on last two outings, the latest when upped to 1m6f two months ago; has since left Mark Johnston (same owners); acts on soft; each-way chance if he's straight back on song for new yard.

14/1

5/1

Form: -82171

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Muted display at Epsom (good) in July but his other three handicaps have brought a head second and two wins; wore cheekpieces in all those handicaps and the three best efforts were on soft or heavy; Leicester win last time suggests he is well equipped for this slightly longer trip; up another 5lb but one to take seriously.
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1st

10

(1)

10th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:24 Goodwood

Downsman

9st 2lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

in touch with leaders, pushed along to challenge 2f out, led 1f out, ridden final furlong, pushed out final 110yds

100/30

6th

1

(3)

21st May 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Lingfield (AW)

Downsman

9st 10lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

4th

6

(9)

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

15:20 Leicester

Downsman

9st 3lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

Still has low mileage and may have more to offer in this 4yo campaign; however, showed best 3yo form on soft/heavy (including C&D win) and his chance may depend on how the ground is riding.

8/1

8/1

Form: 151512

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Progressive season has brought three wins, latest when upped to 1m2f on soft at Sandown; detached last 2f out when she tried 1m4f at Newmarket three weeks ago but emerged in second of seven to show she stays that trip well and has to be of interest at today's 1m5f despite going up another 4lb.
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3rd

2

(3)

24th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

19:25 Chester

Crema Inglesa

10st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

in touch with leaders, ridden when bit short of room and bumped home turn, kept on inside final furlong

6/1

3rd

3

(8)

21st May 2022

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 3

16:00 Goodwood

Crema Inglesa

9st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

2nd

3

(5)

7th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 4

16:40 Ascot

Crema Inglesa

9st 11lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Largely progressive at up to 1m4f in 2021, winning three times; something presumably canb't have been right when well held at Newbury final start; won on reappearance last year so an absence over six months may not be an issue.

Form: 622441

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Runner-up on soft in May; wore cheekpieces in three of his four starts since and latest saw him off the mark in handicap at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW); 6lb penalty demands extra; trainer (also has Maketh Believeth) won this race last year.
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7th

4

25th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

13:45 Musselburgh

Thunder Ahead

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alan King

Has improved with each of his three hurdle runs and got off the mark at Doncaster (2m, good) last month; benefited from the 6l leader falling two out but the placed horses both won next time and he could continue to progress; has travelled a long way and is Alan King's sole runner on the card.

7/2

1st

11

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:35 Doncaster

Thunder Ahead

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Alan King

AW scorer on Flat for Harry Dunlop; behind Lifetime Legend when fifth on his Wetherby hurdle debut (2m, soft) over Christmas; achieved a bit more when third at Warwick (2m, good to soft) since but another of today's rivals, Hasty Parisian, was 6l ahead in second; early days but improvement will be needed.

10/1

3rd

6

23rd Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:10 Warwick

Thunder Ahead

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alan King

AW scorer on Flat for Harry Dunlop; only fifth of seven at Wetherby (soft) on debut for new yard but should do better with that first taste of hurdling under his belt.

10/1

Form: 912821

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Mostly competitive over shorter before he took seven-runner handicap when upped to 2m at Chester (good) on latest start, coming from last to first for a comfortable win; up 6lb but should have more to offer as a stayer; not proven on soft (below form once as 2yo) or heavy (withdrawn in May).
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3rd

20

(6)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Solent Gateway

8st 6lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Hugo Palmer

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on

14/1

9th

8

(5)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 2

17:15 Epsom

Solent Gateway

8st 10lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

prominent, pushed along 4f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon lost touch

13/2

11th

14

(7)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Solent Gateway

8st 6lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Hugo Palmer

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Payout
Exacta £307.00
Straight Forecast £260.60
Tricast £5056.20
Trifecta £4306.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Downsman

TOPSPEED:

Oman

POSTDATA:

Secret Shadow

LAMBOURN:

Thunder Ahead

RP Ratings:

Reverend Hubert

Daily Mail:

Secret Shadow

The Star:

Secret Shadow

Telegraph:

Oman

Daily Express:

Oman

The Sun:

Oman

The Times:

Downsman

The Guardian:

Downsman

Daily Mirror:

Downsman

Daily Record:

Downsman