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18:30 Ascot

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Betway Handicap

  • Prize money: £2700
  • 1m 1f 104y
  • Class 6
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 2m 0s
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Betway Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £26.80
  • Place: £6.30

Form: 552360

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Won at Lingfield (1m2f, soft) in May and several solid efforts since then but his form slumped at Yarmouth 11 days ago; that was after a break but needs to bounce back and is untried on Tapeta; new headgear.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(14)

1st May 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:04 Windsor

Gold Souk

9st 9lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Daniel Steele

Had lost his way under both codes but, after wind surgery, he landed a bit of a gamble when beating 13 rivals at Bath (11.7f, soft) on Good Friday; tapped for speed in a steadily run 1m2f event at Brighton nine days ago; still feasibly weighted and enters the reckoning.

8/1

5th

9

(8)

22nd Apr 2023

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

19:15 Brighton

Gold Souk

8st 8lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Daniel Steele

Had lost his way under both codes, but after wind surgery he landed a bit of a gamble when beating 13 rivals at Bath (11.7f, soft) 15 days ago; has won on fast ground as well and although 5lb higher, he remains feasibly treated on old form; couldn't rule out.

5/1

1st

11

(11)

7th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

14:50 Bath

Gold Souk

9st 5lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Daniel Steele

Two-time hurdle winner who won two handicap hurdles last spring but he struggled to get competitive in either code this winter and the subsequent wind surgery has to make a big difference.

33/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 226651 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

8yo who recorded his sixth turf win when scoring off a reduced mark at Beverley (1m2f, good) last month; 0-9 on AW but he has gone close at this track in the past and is respected off 4lb lower than last time.

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8th

4

(1)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Billy Roberts

9st 9lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

prominent, outpaced and lost position over 3f out, no impression from 2f out

20/1

6th

5

(8)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Billy Roberts

9st 10lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Simon Whitaker

Veteran who has finished second a few times on turf this season, without being particularly consistent; scored twice over C&D in December 2021 but is harder to fancy on his 2022 AW form.

20/1

14th

7

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Redcar

Billy Roberts

9st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Simon Whitaker

Veteran who has finished second three times this season, most recently behind Dogged at Ripon in August; often amateur ridden; suspicion one or two will prove stronger.

14/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 144447 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Won off today's mark over C&D in May but she's not made a serious impact in four runs on Tapeta and turf since; record now stands at 1-13 and she needs to rediscover her spark.

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2nd

3

(3)

17th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

17:15 Southwell (AW)

Diamond Jill

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Ended 2022 with three very respectable runs over 9.4f at Wolverhampton, most notably when second off mark 1lb higher than today's on first occasion, but didn't fire over that C&D last month and today's drop back in trip may not be ideal.

14/1

8th

10

(9)

5th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

12:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Diamond Jill

9st 5lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Sarah Hollinshead

took keen hold, prominent

14/1

5th

3

(9)

10th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

15:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Diamond Jill

9st 6lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Sarah Hollinshead

reluctant to load, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

12/1

6/1

Form: 485333

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Won a York novice last September but he's 0-8 in handicaps this season and has been beaten around 5l at Ffos Las and Chelmsford (both at 1m) in last two starts; edging down the weights but he needs to raise his game back up in trip; visor worn last twice is removed.

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4th

1

(3)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

17:05 Beverley

Lennys Spirit

9st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

slowly away, in rear

5/2

5th
10 (13)
Le Bayou

13/2

Form: 215622 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Only one win from 25 starts but he's been knocking on the door over 1m2f at Beverley (good) and Nottingham (soft) in his last two starts; on same mark as for his rallying second last time and is a big player if he can transfer his form back to Tapeta.

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9th

5

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

17:30 Market Rasen

Le Bayou

11st 0lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Pulled up behind Roll With It here last month and finished tailed off back here 13 days ago.

100/1

8th

4

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:10 Market Rasen

Le Bayou

11st 4lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

always behind, tailed off

100/1

0

6

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

16:25 Market Rasen

Le Bayou

11st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

1-40 on the Flat; struggled off basement mark on last couple of starts for Ian McInnes and can't be recommended on today's stable/hurdle debut.

100/1

OUR TIP

Form: 214315 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Well-bred 3yo who added to his 1m2f win at Salisbury (good to soft) in July when scoring with authority over C&D last month; couldn't sustain his effort here last time but he looked stretched over 1m4f and could resume his progress back in trip; interesting contender.

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4th

3

(7)

15th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 50y

Class 6

17:10 Nottingham

Invincible Soldier

9st 7lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Clive Cox

held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and some headway 2f out, kept on final furlong, not pace to challenge

4/1

6th

3

(10)

11th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

16:11 Bath

Invincible Soldier

10st 0lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

prominent, shaken up to challenge over 2f out, ridden and chased leader over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7/1

3rd

3

(12)

11th May 2022

Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:00 Bath

Invincible Soldier

9st 5lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Clive Cox

7th
7 (4)
Chifa

10/1

Form: 489407

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on his peak form but he's an inconsistent seven-race maiden who was tailed off at Ffos Las (1m2f) on his penultimate run and finished a well-held seventh at Kempton (1m) last time; has plenty to prove again and needs to revive in first-time cheekpieces.

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9th

5

(2)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Chifa

9st 8lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Ed de Giles

Just one win from 16 starts on turf but he made it 6-17 on AW with an emphatic win at Kempton (7f) last month; up 9lb but that was another personal best last time; big player.

4/1

1st

7

(7)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Chifa

9st 7lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Ed de Giles

Has gained all AW wins at Wolverhampton; however, went very close over C&D nine days ago and would probably have won that race but for meeting some trouble in the straight; granted better luck, he holds a leading chance off the same mark and with Liam Wright taking off 7lb.

11/4

2nd

12

(2)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Kempton (AW)

Chifa

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Ed de Giles

towards rear of midfield

7/1

12/1

Form: 232438

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden; ran respectably in first three handicaps including when third at Kempton (1m, AW) in August but below form at Chelmsford last month; bit to prove and has tough draw at this new trip.

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6

(1)

10th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

15:10 Beverley

Waltzing Queen

9st 0lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Rae Guest

13-race maiden; could go well down in trip/grade with low draw but recent efforts haven't been inspiring.

6/1

6th

5

(2)

8th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Waltzing Queen

9st 8lb

J: Cameron Noble

T: Rae Guest

slowly away, raced in last throughout, tailed off

14/1

5th

2

(5)

19th May 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

19:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Waltzing Queen

9st 10lb

J: Cameron Noble

T: Rae Guest

25/1

Form: 8589

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Out of a dual Listed winner but she's been well held in her four starts so far including on handicap debut at Yarmouth (1m, good to soft) 19 days ago; possible this new trip could help but she needs to find improvement on her Tapeta debut.

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9th

11

(8)

30th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

18:30 Ascot

Janie Jones

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Mick Channon

Out of a dual Listed winner but she's been well held in her four starts so far including on handicap debut at Yarmouth (1m, good to soft) 19 days ago; possible this new trip could help but she needs to find improvement on her Tapeta debut.

25/1

9th

10

(10)

11th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Yarmouth

Janie Jones

8st 11lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Mick Channon

Out of a dual Listed winner; didn't really show anything more than minor promise in three 1m novice races this summer but might get more competitive in handicaps.

14/1

10

(8)

20th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Janie Jones

8st 12lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Mick Channon

Comfortably held in 1m novice events and her apparent best effort (when fifth of six) is possibly unreliable form; switch to handicap company may help but she's not solid.

25/1

40/1

Form: 7638

Last run: 138 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Has not finished closer than 10l to a winner in his four starts including a 1m2f handicap at Nottingham (good to firm) in June; returns from a break and needs a transformation on his AW debut.

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7th

6

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Emanate

11st 2lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, no impression after 2 out

14/1

8th

10

(7)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Emanate

9st 0lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Neil Mulholland

Won twice over hurdles last summer but was safely held in a 1m4f classified when returned to the Flat here last month, after a break, and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

33/1

Form: 785912 D BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the seventh attempt when making all at Hamilton (1m1f, soft) last month and went very close in another seller at Leicester (1m2f, heavy) last time; claimed for £8,000; now returns to a handicap on a workable mark and another bold bid is on the cards; cheekpieces added.

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4th

4

(4)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Trusty Scout

9st 8lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Derek Shaw

took keen hold, held up in rear

9/2

2nd

3

(6)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Trusty Scout

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

Won at Kempton (1m4f) in November; largely consistent since, creditable third over C&D most recently; solid claims off unaltered mark.

6/1

3rd

5

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

16:53 Southwell (AW)

Trusty Scout

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

1m4f Tapeta winner; 5lb higher than when last winning at Kempton (1m4f, Polytrack) last November; has been competitive in most starts since, including when second over C&D on his penultimate start; player.

3/1

20/1

Form: 053580

Last run: 39 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Well treated on his third in a Wetherby handicap (1m) in June but his form has gone the wrong way since and was tailed off at Newcastle (Tapeta) last month; record now stands at 0-11 and he needs a major revival with cheekpieces added.

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13th

11

(4)

12th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

11:50 Newcastle (AW)

Storm Dreamer

8st 8lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Eric Alston

13-race maiden who put up a couple of creditable performances on turf in the summer, but well below that level in recent outings and no improvement for the fitting of cheekpieces the last twice; has never attempted this far before so he does have enough to prove.

50/1

7th

9

(9)

1st Nov 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:00 Ascot

Storm Dreamer

9st 2lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Eric Alston

Has hinted at winning potential but he's 0-12 and first-time cheekpieces didn't help when beaten 15l here on Saturday.

14/1

12th

12

(2)

30th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

18:30 Ascot

Storm Dreamer

8st 9lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Eric Alston

Well treated on his third in a Wetherby handicap (1m) in June but his form has gone the wrong way since and was tailed off at Newcastle (Tapeta) last month; record now stands at 0-11 and he needs a major revival with cheekpieces added.

20/1

Form: 5700-8

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Won a 2yo maiden in Ireland in June 2018 but he's 0-9 since and has struggled in his last four starts; mark is tumbling but was tailed on comeback for new yard (1m1f, good to firm) in August and has a lot to prove after another break; first-time blinkers.

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13th

1

(1)

30th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

18:30 Ascot

Hillwalker

9st 12lb

J: Cameron Noble

T: Deborah Faulkner

Won a 2yo maiden in Ireland in June 2018 but he's 0-9 since and has struggled in his last four starts; mark is tumbling but was tailed on comeback for new yard (1m1f, good to firm) in August and has a lot to prove after another break; first-time blinkers.

40/1

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Exacta £2587.00
Straight Forecast £1884.90
Tricast £10396.70
Trifecta £11663.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Billy Roberts

SPOTLIGHT:

Invincible Soldier

Daily Express:

Trusty Scout

The Times:

Diamond Jill

POSTDATA:

Invincible Soldier

Daily Mail:

Invincible Soldier

Daily Mirror:

Invincible Soldier

The Guardian:

Billy Roberts

The Sun:

Billy Roberts

The Star:

Billy Roberts

Daily Record:

Billy Roberts