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  • Prize money: £2700
  • 1m 4f 51y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 2m 37s
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly sunny

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.70
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 37090

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Promise when third of ten on his Salisbury debut (7f, good to firm) in April but has not built on it in four outings since (in cheekpieces the last twice, now removed); attempts beyond 1m for the first time and although there is stamina on the dam's side, he still doesn't make that much appeal.
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3rd

2

(2)

21st May 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Lingfield (AW)

Mercian Hymn

9st 9lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Sir Mark Todd

2nd

6

(4)

25th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:55 Windsor

Mercian Hymn

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Sir Mark Todd

1st

4

(4)

17th Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Mercian Hymn

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Sir Mark Todd

Proved well suited by 4f step up in trip when requiring only one smack to comfortably see off an in-form filly at Wolverhampton (1m4f) 22 days ago; totally unexposed over this distance and a 7lb rise may not stop him.

3/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 855251 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Gained her second win in 16 starts with a gritty success at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) 13 days ago; may need them to go a good gallop on this flatter track but there are a couple in here who like to force it so that is possible and she has been raised only 2lb; respected.
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6th

3

(5)

28th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

16:00 Musselburgh

Can Can Girl

9st 6lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: David Brown

1st

1

(7)

13th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 23y

Class 5

15:25 Beverley

Can Can Girl

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: David Brown

In good form when last out on the AW (two wins over 12.5f at Newcastle) but is equally effective on turf (won over 1m2f here last season); on a career-high mark but not out of it if fully tuned up on her return from a break.

11/2

2nd

5

(4)

2nd Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

11:55 Newcastle (AW)

Can Can Girl

9st 7lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: David Brown

Has a record of 2-3 over this C&D, the wins gained in November and on latest outing; placed three times elsewhere in between those runs and has been very consistent of late; solid chance up 3lb.

11/4

5/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 5614

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Made his debut in only July and although the form of his narrow Beverley success (1m2f, soft) in September looks shaky, he probably achieved more when fourth of nine on AW debut at Kempton (1m4f, Polytrack) last month; more will be needed again but he remains unexposed and his sire's record of 13-49 (27%) here in the past five seasons is a positive.
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1st

3

(1)

18th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 23y

Class 5

14:35 Yarmouth

Victory Star

9st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

1st

3

(4)

7th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Lingfield

Victory Star

9st 6lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

6th

3

(3)

26th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:23 Brighton

Victory Star

9st 6lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

The red-hot favourite underperformed when he broke his duck in a 1m2f novice at Beverley last September (soft) and he has found the handicapper in command since; his best efforts bring him into the reckoning but he will need the drop in trip to squeeze out a bit more.

11/2

5/1

Form: 604127

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Ended a long losing run at Hamilton (1m, good) in August and ran well over the same C&D ten days later, but well held when returned to the AW here (8.6f) last month; tackles this far for the first time since the start of 2020 and although he has gone close over it at Newcastle, his overall profile suggests he is one to take on.
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4th

8

(3)

25th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

17:35 Ascot

Paddyplex

9st 5lb

J: Sam James

T: Keith Dalgleish

Ended a long losing run at Hamilton (1m, good) in August and ran well over the same C&D ten days later, but well held when returned to the AW here (8.6f) last month; tackles this far for the first time since the start of 2020 and although he has gone close over it at Newcastle, his overall profile suggests he is one to take on.

5/1

7th

12

(6)

1st Nov 2021

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

15:30 Ascot

Paddyplex

9st 4lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Keith Dalgleish

8yo who surged clear when scoring off reduced mark at Hamilton (8.3f) in August; never-dangerous second when unpenalised there ten days later and a 7lb rise has now kicked in, but he remains well treated on his old form and has won on Tapeta at Newcastle in the past; respected after short break.

9/2

1

(14)

19th Oct 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Kempton (AW)

Paddyplex

9st 9lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Keith Dalgleish

Stable has been among the winners and boasts a fair record here; this regressive 8yo was in good form in late summer but has been hit with a 7lb rise for his easy Hamilton win and needs more from the outside stall (he is usually dropped in).

6/1

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5th
1 (2)
Avarice

11/1

Form: 593800

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Sole success in 16 starts came at Fairyhouse (1m2f, soft) in October 2020; best subsequent effort when beaten less than a length into third of ten at Lingfield (1m2f, soft) in June, but well beaten all three outings since; unplaced in all seven AW starts and still to prove his stamina for this trip.
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2nd

4

(3)

10th May 2022

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Lingfield (AW)

Avarice

9st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: John Butler

1st

3

(7)

7th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Avarice

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: John Butler

Only 1-20 but bang there in 1m4f handicaps here and at Lingfield the last twice; the front two just got away from him the last time; respected.

3/1

3rd

5

(9)

25th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

14:20 Lingfield (AW)

Avarice

9st 7lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: John Butler

Outpaced by the front two but still ran well when never far away over 1m4f at Wolverhampton last month; respected, despite strike-rate of 1-19.

7/1

10/1

Form: 009-68 C

Last run: 168 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Five of six wins were over 7f-9.4f around here, but no success since the end of 2019 and he showed little this year in two Flat outings or one over hurdles; unexposed at the trip and 12lb below his last winning mark but his record suggests this first start in 168 days will be needed.
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7th

2

(3)

11th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Throstles

9st 7lb

J: Mark Crehan

T: Kevin Frost

Five-time course winner, mostly over this trip; midfield over 1m4f here on return from break last month; on a two-year losing spell but has possibilities off a very handy mark back down in distance.

12/1

6th

6

(8)

25th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

17:35 Ascot

The Throstles

9st 7lb

J: George Rooke

T: Kevin Frost

Five of six wins were over 7f-9.4f around here, but no success since the end of 2019 and he showed little this year in two Flat outings or one over hurdles; unexposed at the trip and 12lb below his last winning mark but his record suggests this first start in 168 days will be needed.

10/1

5/1

Form: 3736-8 C

Last run: 214 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Sole success came here (8.6f) in June 2020 after a break and he was last seen running well over hurdles in May; has proven he can go well fresh and looks to hold each-way claims.
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8th

6

(3)

19th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Astroman

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Harry Eustace

Seen more often over hurdles lately, but gained his sole success on handicap debut over this C&D in June 2020; 1lb lower now and with cheekpieces given a go he may be worth keeping an eye on.

9/1

6th

4

6th Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:55 Huntingdon

Astroman

11st 7lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Harry Eustace

AW winner who has taken well to jumping and gave it another good go when runner-up to a capable handicapper over C&D (soft) last month; no reason why he won't produce something similar and again be on the scene.

6/1

2

24th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:10 Huntingdon

Astroman

11st 13lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Harry Eustace

AW winner who has taken well to jumping and gave it another good go when runner-up to a capable handicapper over C&D (soft) two weeks ago; no reason why he won't produce something similar and again be on the scene.

6/1

8/1

Form: 0-637

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Hinted at possibly better to come when third of 12 in a Kempton maiden (1m3f, Polytrack) early last month, but didn't build on it when seventh of nine on handicap debut there (1m4f) three weeks later (about 7l behind Victory Star); much more needed.
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8th

11

(7)

25th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

17:35 Ascot

A Legacy

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Hinted at possibly better to come when third of 12 in a Kempton maiden (1m3f, Polytrack) early last month, but didn't build on it when seventh of nine on handicap debut there (1m4f) three weeks later (about 7l behind Victory Star); much more needed.

8/1

7th

7

(1)

27th Oct 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

18:45 Kempton (AW)

A Legacy

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Hasn't featured in novice/maiden runs but she did plug on for a remote third over 1m3f here three weeks ago and she moves into handicaps with untapped potential; this trip should suit; respected.

4/1

3rd

1

(9)

6th Oct 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

16:30 Kempton (AW)

A Legacy

9st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Useful pedigree and August's Goodwood effort (1m2f), following wind surgery, gives connections something to work with; however, may be one for further down the line.

14/1

20/1

Form: 2-1420 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Best known as a Fibresand specialist but he has won over 9.4f here; it is likely he needed his return to action at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) 13 days ago, but he finished 25l behind Can Can Girl and it requires quite a leap of faith to think that the form can be reversed.
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4

(3)

17th Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

12:25 Southwell (AW)

Mr Carbonator

9st 5lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Philip Kirby

Won on Fibresand here in January and is now 1lb lower; has also won on Tapeta but the now-departed Fibresand was his preferred surface and he's been well beaten on Tapeta the last twice, following some time off.

14/1

9th

9

(11)

25th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

17:35 Ascot

Mr Carbonator

9st 3lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Philip Kirby

Best known as a Fibresand specialist but he has won over 9.4f here; it is likely he needed his return to action at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) 13 days ago, but he finished 25l behind Can Can Girl and it requires quite a leap of faith to think that the form can be reversed.

20/1

11th

3

(7)

12th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

11:50 Newcastle (AW)

Mr Carbonator

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Philip Kirby

Consistent sort who is best known as a Fibresand specialist (last nine starts have been at Southwell), but he has won on Tapeta at Wolverhampton; however, he returns from 276 days off and his record after an absence strongly suggests the run will be needed.

7/1

Form: 701-46 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Won handicap debut for Marco Botti at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) last October; not disgraced in his two starts for this yard, off 137 days in between; a lack of pace up front wouldn't have suited on either occasion but, with a couple in here who like to go forward, this may pan out better; worth considering.
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8th

5

(2)

12th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

King Charles

9st 4lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Made a successful handicap debut in first-time blinkers for Marco Botti at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) in October 2020; ran well in first two starts for this yard last year after a lengthy absence, but held since; down another 3lb, but needs the switch to cheekpieces to help him get back on track.

14/1

6th

2

(2)

24th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

King Charles

9st 7lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Won handicap debut for Marco Botti at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) in October 2020 when wearing blinkers first time; he's kept them for all four starts since, running creditably on first two occasions and respectably over C&D on latest; off 2lb lower than his win, he enters the equation.

14/1

5th

4

(5)

5th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

16:08 Wolverhampton (AW)

King Charles

9st 4lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Won handicap debut for Marco Botti at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) in October 2020 when wearing blinkers first time; they've been kept since and he ran creditably on first two occasions (one here) before a lesser show over C&D six weeks ago; back to his winning mark.

12/1

Form: 3-6300 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Made a winning debut over 7f here in October last year and ran well in three of her next four outings, but well held the last twice including here (9.4f) 12 days ago on her first start for her fourth different trainer; plenty to prove and she isn't bred for this sort of trip.
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10th

2

(7)

7th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Sedberghian

9st 8lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

0-9 since debut win; bagged a silver medal here on penultimate start but has posted three duck eggs otherwise for current yard; not sure what to expect.

20/1

11th

8

(2)

9th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

13:10 Southwell (AW)

The Sedberghian

9st 12lb

Can lead; has found things difficult in handicaps but her second to a subsequent winner at Wolverhampton last month (1m1f) was more encouraging; the return to 1m can suit this free-goer; still up against it.

10/1

2nd

5

(10)

11th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Sedberghian

9st 5lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Sole win came at this venue but has a major question mark over current form, having posted three duck eggs since returning to Tapeta; third run for new stable.

12/1

40/1

Form: -55009

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
12-race maiden who showed promise on a couple of occasions for Andrew Balding but well beaten in both starts for this yard, including over C&D 12 days ago (behind King Charles); look elsewhere.
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7th

10

(6)

9th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Top Drop

10st 6lb

J: Mr Joe Leavy

T: Barry Leavy

His mark continues to fall but he wasn't at his best this year for Andrew Balding and he's finished down the field on his first three runs for this yard; wears a first-time tongue-tie.

100/1

12th

2

(9)

25th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

17:35 Ascot

Top Drop

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Barry Leavy

12-race maiden who showed promise on a couple of occasions for Andrew Balding but well beaten in both starts for this yard, including over C&D 12 days ago (behind King Charles); look elsewhere.

40/1

9th

7

(4)

13th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

20:00 Ascot

Top Drop

9st 4lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Barry Leavy

None too consistent for Andrew Balding but best on AW so heavy defeat on turf on stable debut probably excusable; others appeal more all the same.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £338.00
Straight Forecast £201.50
Tricast £1367.10
Trifecta £2251.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Can Can Girl

RP Ratings:

Victory Star

Daily Express:

Paddyplex

Daily Mail:

Avarice

POSTDATA:

Can Can Girl

Daily Mirror:

Can Can Girl

The Sun:

Can Can Girl

Daily Record:

Can Can Girl

The Times:

Victory Star

Telegraph:

Victory Star

The Guardian:

Victory Star

The Star:

Paddyplex