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Woodford Reserve Handicap

  • Prize money: £5102.99
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Woodford Reserve Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Rain

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 234545

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Went very close at Newcastle on debut for this stable; has shown no further progress since and record is now 0-9; however, good chance off this mark provided he takes well to first-time headgear.

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4th

4

(9)

12th Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Mawkeb

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

One piece of worthwhile form in his last three starts on turf, but returns to the AW off an 8lb lower mark than when successful at Chelmsford (1m, Polytrack) in January; can take a hold and needs a good pace to aim at, but he may get it and interesting now dropped into a Class 6 for the first time.

5/2

5th

2

(2)

27th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newbury

Mawkeb

9st 12lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Michael Appleby

Both wins have come at Chelmsford (1m, AW), the latest from 6lb higher in January; lightly raced on turf (0-4), but he ran with credit when third of nine in this headgear combination at Nottingham (1m2f, good to firm) this month; 2lb lower and the winner has gone in again since; possibilities.

3/1

3rd

8

(8)

4th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

16:45 Nottingham

Mawkeb

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

Similar type to stablemate Nasim having gained his wins over 1m on AW; down the field in 1m2f contest back on turf last time; the plus point is his handy mark.

14/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 16-676 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

C&D winner off 1lb higher last August; not in the same form since and has been inconsistent overall in the last 12 months; others are more solid.

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9th

3

(2)

21st Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:25 Brighton

Rhubarb Bikini

10st 4lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Simon Hodgson

led, headed 4f out, ridden and weakened from over 2f out

10/1

10th

5

(1)

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:50 Salisbury

Rhubarb Bikini

11st 7lb

J: Mr Jack Fox

T: Simon Hodgson

Mostly consistent since joining this yard and won over Brighton's 1m (good) in April off 4lb lower; should give his running once more.

10/1

4th

4

(5)

11th May 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Rhubarb Bikini

9st 3lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

Came good for Simon Hodgson at fourth attempt, leading close home at Brighton (1m, good; visored) last month; raced too freely in first-time blinkers there last week but still ran well; has the visor refitted here and this drop back to 7f is an interesting move; might be the answer.

6/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 374-38

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Both AW wins at Wolverhampton; yet to score beyond 7f; needs to improve on his two efforts this year and has something to prove on first run at this course; percentage call is to oppose.

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2nd

5

(4)

17th Mar 2023

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1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Baby Steps

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

Three course wins but all over shorter and remains vulnerable in a finish over this far; has enjoyed a consistent winter but remains 2lb above his last successful mark and only holds each-way claims.

12/1

7th

4

(2)

24th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Baby Steps

9st 4lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

prominent

13/2

5

(12)

6th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Baby Steps

9st 4lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Won over C&D in October and was placed on Polytrack and Tapeta in his next three runs but his form slumped at Lingfield (1m2f; has form at that trip) last time; has something to prove again after that heavy defeat and he has a tough draw back at this track; cheekpieces removed.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 854-15 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Reappearance win came in claiming grade and he came up short back at handicap level last time; well treated on peak form but he's perhaps not the force of old, now aged eight.

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11/4

Form: /621-2 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo; has form figures of 212 (all over 7f on AW) since handicapping, most recently second at Kempton behind a subsequent scorer; bred to be as effective back up in trip; open to further progress; respected.

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1st

1

(3)

12th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Blue Flame

9st 10lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

led, headed but prominent after 2f, ridden and led over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong

3/1

2nd

1

(7)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Blue Flame

9st 11lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Dropped in the weights for this yard and he showed his first sign that he may be ready to capitalise when third of 13 over 7f at Kempton last week (made the running; today's accessories tried for the first time); one to consider dropped further in grade.

6/1

3rd

2

(10)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Blue Flame

9st 11lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Lurks on a dangerous mark (three-time winner) but is hard to trust on the back of some uninspiring efforts; always a chance that cheekpieces will trigger something.

7/1

13/2

Form: 48-118 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Still has low mileage; never landed a blow over 9.4f at Wolverhampton last time when bidding for a hat-trick; scored twice over C&D in January and may have more to offer back in this scenario; cheekpieces applied.

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9th

3

(2)

22nd Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Almaan

9st 12lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Henry Spiller

midfield, pushed along from 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong

13/2

5th

1

(7)

5th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Almaan

10st 0lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Henry Spiller

towards rear of midfield, outpaced and pushed along 4f out, raced slightly wide home turn, ridden and hung left over 2f out, kept on towards near side from over 1f out, nearest finish

9/1

10

(13)

29th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Almaan

9st 9lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Henry Spiller

Dual C&D winner in January and returned to winning ways (first turf win) in June; not disgraced over 1m2f at Newmarket last time but stall 13 draw a concern back in trip returned to AW.

12/1

Form: 13-154 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Recent form is over middle distances, including 1m2f wins at this track in November and January; respectable fourth in higher grade six weeks ago; doesn't shape as if he's crying out for this return to 1m.

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7th

3

(3)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 133y

Class 6

16:42 Lingfield

Elmejor

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Karen Jewell

slowly away, in rear, pushed along 4f out

33/1

3

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

13:45 Plumpton

Elmejor

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Karen Jewell

Five Flat wins (all on AW); regressive in 2022 and last month's hurdle debut offered little immediate promise.

50/1

5

10th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:35 Huntingdon

Elmejor

11st 5lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Karen Jewell

Five wins up to 1m2f in his 32-race Flat career; some fair form in that sphere but not so good from last June onwards; best watched on hurdle debut.

50/1

Form: 8-4323 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Consistent form (at 1m-1m2f) this year, most recently first past the post in 9.4f contest at Wolverhampton (demoted to third for causing interference); should remain competitive off unaltered mark.

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6th

8

(7)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

15:58 Southwell (AW)

Stopnsearch

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Brett Johnson

reluctant to load, towards rear

100/30

3rd

6

(9)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Stopnsearch

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Brett Johnson

Only 1-26 on AW but his turn looks near, having gone close in 1m2f classified races here the last twice; has form at 1m4f; respected.

9/4

Form: 60-124 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Stirke-rate is 2-24; narrow winner at Lingfield on reappearance; not disgraced in two subsequent starts, fourth over C&D latest; again shouldn't be far away.

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8th

1

(4)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Always Fearless

9st 13lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Three wins since August, the latest over 1m at Kempton last week; effective over this longer trip and still has some handicapping scope.

6/1

1st

8

(2)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Kempton (AW)

Always Fearless

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

led early, soon headed and prominent

10/1

7th

6

(9)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Always Fearless

9st 6lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Record of 4-28 on AW includes one win here; ran creditably in last two appearances, beaten only about 2l both times; back on last winning mark and holds a fighting chance.

14/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Blue Flame

The Times:

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RP Ratings:

Rhubarb Bikini

POSTDATA:

Mawkeb

Daily Express:

Almaan

NEWMARKET:

Blue Flame

Telegraph:

Blue Flame

The Guardian:

Blue Flame

Daily Mail:

Blue Flame

The Sun:

Blue Flame

Daily Record:

Blue Flame

TOPSPEED:

Rhubarb Bikini

Daily Mirror:

Stopnsearch

The Star:

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