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20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

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Betway Handicap

  • Prize money: £2970
  • 1m 4f 51y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 2m 40s
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Betway Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1204-7 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Dual winner over this sort of trip on turf; may have been stretched by 1m6f on his two outings (badly hampered over 1f out on latest) this winter but he shaped as if in good enough form to be a major player today.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(1)

15th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hooves Like Jagger

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold, towards rear

5/1

4th

5

(4)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

16:05 Lingfield (AW)

Hooves Like Jagger

9st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Tony Carroll

Knocking at the door over the winter, placed in four of his last five starts; no obvious reason why he wouldn't give it another good go.

8/1

3rd

3

(4)

13th Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hooves Like Jagger

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

prominent

9/2

3/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 61141- C

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Two wins over 9.4f here in the autumn and he went in again when back up to 1m4f at Southwell in December; has not had that much racing (with new yard last term) and he is finding his feet now, with narrow wins that mean he's not punished that hard by the handicapper; highly respected.

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5th

1

(7)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Scarborough Castle

9st 9lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

Best form so far on Tapeta including all four wins, but has generally been disappointing since returning from eight months off in December and failed to beat a rival at Southwell (1m3f) last time; down in grade but enough to prove.

11/1

2

(3)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Scarborough Castle

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Four wins on Tapeta including twice over 1m4f here; back off his last winning mark, but needs to better his two efforts since returning from a lengthy absence last month.

8/1

7th

3

(7)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:50 Southwell (AW)

Scarborough Castle

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Only 1lb higher than for his 1m4f win here last March; low-key return to action (after 232 days off) at Lingfield four weeks ago but he took a good step forward with his reappearance behind him last winter and the same is quite possible here; each-way claims.

11/2

OUR TIP

9/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 80050-

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

1-18; close third at Lingfield (1m2f, soft) in June but not so hot since; although down the weights and 1m would have been too sharp for him last time, he also has something to prove at 1m4f and AW record is not inspiring.

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5th

7

(5)

18th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Lingfield (AW)

Avarice

9st 8lb

J: Collen Storey

T: John Butler

bumped start, raced in second, ridden and quickened to lead over 1f out, went clear and kept on strongly final furlong, readily

12/1

14th

5

(6)

27th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 5

18:25 Haydock

Avarice

10st 12lb

J: Mr John Reddington

T: John Butler

8/1

Form: 0964-3

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Left Aidan O'Brien last summer; four thirds, including at Kempton (1m4f) on latest start, but still no win after 12 attempts; usually wears blinkers or cheekpieces, and now he's tongue tied as well; down the weights but others inspire more confidence for win purposes.

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4th

5

(1)

24th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

County Wicklow

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Marco Botti

Left Aidan O'Brien last summer; four thirds, including at Kempton (1m4f) on latest start, but still no win after 12 attempts; usually wears blinkers or cheekpieces, and now he's tongue tied as well; down the weights but others inspire more confidence for win purposes.

6/1

3rd

7

(7)

8th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

18:15 Kempton (AW)

County Wicklow

9st 2lb

Blue-blood who didn't progress for Aidan O'Brien and still looks to have his share of weight for new connections, albeit not entirely his fault he didn't finish closer at Wolverhampton after Christmas (about 1m1f); must prove stamina over new trip.

10/1

4th

8

(1)

30th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

County Wicklow

9st 8lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Marco Botti

Ex-Ballydoyle 3yo who has dropped down the weights and took a step back in the right direction when sixth over C&D last time on his fourth run for Marco Botti; might not be far away but needs something extra in the first-time cheekpieces (replacing blinkers) if he's to post a first win.

8/1

Form: 8103-2

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at Kempton (1m) last month; went close over 9.4f at Wolverhampton on penultimate start and runner-up at Southwell on latest when attempting 1m4f for the first time; should be seriously involved.

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4th

6

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Warwick

Al Gaiya

10st 7lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Joe Ponting

prominent, breast girth snapped home turn, pushed along when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and held, no extra run-in

14/1

1st

5

(8)

25th Aug 2022

Good

1m 3f 209y

Class 6

14:53 Ffos Las

Al Gaiya

9st 9lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Joe Ponting

midfield, stumbled after 2f, pushed along and headway from over 3f out, went second 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, tiring inside final 110yds, just did enough

7/2

2nd

7

(4)

17th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

16:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Al Gaiya

9st 3lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Joe Ponting

took keen hold, prominent, headway on outer 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed 1f out, rallying when slightly hampered final 110yds, just failed

7/1

Form: /460-5 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

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.

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2nd

5

(3)

4th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Ffos Las

King Charles

8st 7lb

J: William Cox

T: Bernard Llewellyn

in touch with leaders, headway from 3f out, edged left over 1f out, kept on but no extra inside final furlong

15/8

2nd

7

(3)

26th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

King Charles

10st 13lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Won this race under Jessica Llewellyn last year and was also on target at Ayr (1m5f, good) a few weeks later; below form on last couple of outings but returns from 82-day break on a good mark; high on the list.

5/1

9

(7)

3rd May 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

13:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

King Charles

10st 5lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Dual winner last year, including here, for today's jockey Jessica Llewellyn and is back on a handy mark; is one of the likelier winners in a first-time tongue-tie.

8/1

14/1

Form: 80437-

Last run: 149 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Switch to hurdling this winter has not gone well but he took minor honours over 1m2f/1m4f on the Flat in Ireland last summer, which means he is not entirely dismissed back on Flat for today's AW debut.

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0

6

14th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

12:55 Huntingdon

Many Words

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold, prominent, led with one circuit to go, headed but pressed leader 4th, lost position after 5th, dropped to rear and struggling 3 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out

25/1

4th

8

(4)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:30 Brighton

Many Words

9st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

in rear

33/1

4/1

Form: 5841-1 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

0-22 for Roger Charlton and Mick Channon but he hit the bullseye on his stable debut over 1m2f at Newcastle (Tapeta) in December and followed up in a classified over that same C&D two weeks later; more to prove back at 1m4f but he had much better form earlier in career and has to be considered seriously in hat-trick bid.

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0

5

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:15 Cartmel

Selecto

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Stella Barclay

in rear, some headway but reminders after 5th

66/1

5th

7

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:35 Market Rasen

Selecto

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Stella Barclay

Fair on the Flat in his prime but has a lowly mark in that sphere nowadays; ran well to a point on last month's hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) and might last longer on today's faster ground but others appeal more all the same.

66/1

Form: 63/0-0

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Third in a classified event at Musselburgh (1m1f, soft) in August 2020 remains easily her best result after nine starts; she admittedly had 482 days off before her two runs this winter, but hard to fancy.

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9th

10

(11)

28th Sep 2022

Good

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

16:04 Catterick

Wildmountainthyme

9st 3lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Stella Barclay

raced freely, led but pestered, disputed lead after 1f, lost position after 2f, soon prominent, shaken up and lost position over 4f out, pushed along when towards rear from 3f out, soon struggling

16/1

8th

10

(4)

12th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:40 Thirsk

Wildmountainthyme

9st 3lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Stella Barclay

in touch with leaders, ridden towards far side over 2f out, weakened over 1f out (jockey said mare had suffered interference shortly after the start)

7/1

5th

6

(7)

2nd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

13:05 Newcastle (AW)

Wildmountainthyme

9st 0lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Stella Barclay

slowly into stride, soon recovered and prominent on outer, led 5f out, increased tempo up the centre from 3f out, pushed along and ridden 2f out, edged left from over 1f out, headed final 110yds, weakened towards finish (jockey said mare hung left-handed inside the final 2 furlongs)

9/1

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Exacta £225.00
Straight Forecast £180.80
Tricast £414.40
Trifecta £843.00

Selections

The Times:

Selecto

SPOTLIGHT:

Scarborough Castle

RP Ratings:

County Wicklow

LAMBOURN:

Al Gaiya

Daily Mirror:

Hooves Like Jagger

The Star:

County Wicklow

Daily Record:

Al Gaiya

Telegraph:

Selecto

The Guardian:

Selecto

Daily Mail:

Selecto

The Sun:

Selecto

POSTDATA:

Scarborough Castle

NEWMARKET:

Scarborough Castle

Daily Express:

Scarborough Castle