January 24 / 20.00 Wolverhampton (AW)

20.00 Wolverhampton (AW) Standard

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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8th

5

(10)

2nd Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Hooves Like Jagger

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Tony Carroll

Dual turf and dual Tapeta winner at around 1m4f; those Tapeta wins have come at Wolverhampton on his last two starts; up 4lb for latest success (front pair clear); clearly thriving and may still have more to offer.

9/2

1st

7

(8)

12th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hooves Like Jagger

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

Dual turf winner who got off the mark on AW in C&D handicap 19 days ago; likely to remain competitive after a 3lb rise.

5/1

1st

7

(5)

24th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hooves Like Jagger

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Tony Carroll

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.

5/1

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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3rd

4

(5)

23rd Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Scarborough Castle

9st 6lb

J: George Buckell

T: David Simcock

3rd

3

(5)

2nd Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

13:55 Lingfield (AW)

Scarborough Castle

9st 5lb

J: Harry Davies

T: David Simcock

Has form figures of 311412433 on AW for current yard, most recently third in Southwell apprentice event under Harry Davies who now claims the full 7lb; solid chance.

5/2

3rd

5

(7)

17th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

16:20 Southwell (AW)

Scarborough Castle

9st 5lb

J: Harry Davies

T: David Simcock

In good form on the AW since last autumn and showed this trip was within range when winning narrowly over C&D in December; has run well in three starts at Wolverhampton since (9.5f/1m4f), but needs a little more in order to defy this mark.

4/1

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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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

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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12th

6

(5)

14th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Bath

Al Gaiya

9st 4lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Brian O’Rourke

7th

4

(10)

12th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Al Gaiya

9st 4lb

J: William Cox

T: Brian O’Rourke

Versatile trip-wise and was successful off 3lb lower here (1m) in November but he refused to race back at this track ten days ago; overall record now stands at 1-17 and he comes with risks attached.

8/1

9

(1)

2nd Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Al Gaiya

9st 2lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Brian O’Rourke

1m course winner last November, when 3lb lower; disappointed next time at Chelmsford but back in better form in three further starts; stays 1m4f; no surprise if she is in the shake-up.

12/1

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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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

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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9

29th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:55 Uttoxeter

Many Words

10st 5lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: Tony Carroll

Placed over 1m4f in Ireland last summer; has yet to achieve much under either code since moving to Britain and he's not the obvious answer.

33/1

7th

5

(6)

18th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Many Words

9st 5lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Tony Carroll

Placed over 1m4f in Ireland last summer; modest hurdle form for new yard and his Flat run over C&D in January wasn't that encouraging; enough to prove.

16/1

5th

10

10th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:25 Huntingdon

Many Words

10st 0lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: Tony Carroll

Ex-Irish maiden whose form (hurdles/Flat) for current yard leaves a lot to be desired; 7lb out of weights; opposed.

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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8th

8

(9)

24th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Selecto

8st 13lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Stella Barclay

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.

4/1

1st

5

(4)

4th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Selecto

9st 5lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Stella Barclay

Failed to win in 22 runs for Roger Charlton and then Mick Channon but hit the bullseye on his stable debut here over 1m2f two weeks ago; should stay this far and has less to prove than most.

7/2

1st

9

(8)

21st Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

14:55 Newcastle (AW)

Selecto

8st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Stella Barclay

Failed to win in 22 runs for Roger Charlton and then Mick Channon; claims on even this year's best now starting out for Stella Barclay; Tapeta debut.

20/1

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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4th

10

(4)

29th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:05 Newcastle (AW)

Wildmountainthyme

8st 10lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Stella Barclay

Whiff of promise in the summer of 2020 but she has been well beaten in her three runs back from a long absence; too much to prove.

20/1

9th

9

(7)

24th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wildmountainthyme

8st 7lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Stella Barclay

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.

50/1

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Payout
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