April 19 / 15.30 Epsom

15.30 Epsom

Good

Great Metropolitan Handicap

  • Prize money: £10308
  • 1m 4f 6y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Great Metropolitan Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

(Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 25161- CD

Last run: 172 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

15

(2)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Going Gone

9st 5lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost position over 4f out, lost touch and eased over 3f out, pulled up 2f out

16/1

3rd

2

(6)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newmarket

Going Gone

9st 9lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

1st

3

(3)

19th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:30 Epsom

Going Gone

9st 4lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

  • Place: £5.20

Form: 64853-

Last run: 240 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

4

21st Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

17:10 Newton Abbot

Mascat

11st 12lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: Joe Tizzard

led narrowly or disputed lead, headed and pressed leader when clear with one other from 3 out, pushed along and led again just before 2 out, went clear and mistake last, ran on well, readily

11/4

3rd

9

(9)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 2

17:15 Epsom

Mascat

8st 6lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, pushed along 3f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, outpaced inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds, no match for first two

9/1

3rd

12

(9)

7th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

13:45 Ascot

Mascat

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Joe Tizzard

8/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 28210- C

Last run: 179 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

20

(6)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Solent Gateway

8st 6lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Hugo Palmer

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on

14/1

9th

8

(5)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 2

17:15 Epsom

Solent Gateway

8st 10lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

prominent, pushed along 4f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon lost touch

13/2

11th

14

(7)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Solent Gateway

8st 6lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Hugo Palmer

Form: 3604-0 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
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4

(1)

21st Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:10 Newbury

Parachute

10st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Ed Walker

6/1

3rd

4

(1)

17th Jun 2022

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 3

18:35 Goodwood

Parachute

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Ed Walker

prominent, nudged along 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, no extra final furlong

3/1

5th

8

(8)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:00 York

Parachute

8st 10lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Form: 57-333

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
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3rd

5

(2)

29th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Year Of The Dragon

9st 5lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: William Knight

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon went second, kept on but lost second final strides

8/1

7th

2

(5)

10th Jun 2022

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 4

17:10 York

Year Of The Dragon

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: William Knight

held up in behind leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten

13/2

2nd

7

(10)

18th May 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Year Of The Dragon

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: William Knight

7f winner here in January 2021; yet to win a handicap but enough good runs to think this sort of mark wasn't out of his range; no improvement for the step up to 1m4f at Epsom last time though.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: -64452 D BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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15th

12

(18)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Pirate King

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Charlie Fellowes

always towards rear

40/1

6th

2

(7)

19th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:30 Epsom

Pirate King

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

2nd

2

(5)

6th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield (AW)

Pirate King

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

Form: 3410-0

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

2

(3)

23rd May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

19:40 Windsor

Optimistic Belief

9st 9lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Pat Phelan

8th

5

(1)

10th May 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:15 Lingfield (AW)

Optimistic Belief

9st 7lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Pat Phelan

7th

11

(11)

19th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:30 Epsom

Optimistic Belief

8st 3lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Pat Phelan

Form: 15593- D

Last run: 136 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
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Distance / Class
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2nd

3

(2)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 2

15:55 Chester

Alfred Boucher

9st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Ian Williams

held up in last and in touch with leaders over 2f out, switched right and ridden over 1f out, headway and kept on strongly final 110yds, went second towards finish, no match for winner

12/1

3

(8)

21st May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:50 Goodwood

Alfred Boucher

9st 0lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Henry Candy

Raised his game last summer at about 1m4f; tailed off on reappearance, with the vet reporting sings of mild heat stress; unraced beyond 1m4f but there is plenty of stamina on the dam's side to make this an interesting move on reappearance.

12/1

8th

1

(1)

19th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:30 Epsom

Alfred Boucher

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Henry Candy

Form: 1404-2 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

2

(4)

17th Jun 2022

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 3

18:35 Goodwood

Kings Prince

9st 9lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened

6/1

6th

9

(4)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

13:50 York

Kings Prince

8st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

9th

5

(4)

19th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:30 Epsom

Kings Prince

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

Form: 21411-

Last run: 179 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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15th

18

(9)

2nd Jul 2022

Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Secret Shadow

8st 2lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

prominent, shaken up when led narrowly over 2f out, pushed along when headed 2f out, ridden and lost position over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

25/1

3rd

7

(3)

21st May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:50 Goodwood

Secret Shadow

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

Fourth of six on good ground at Newbury last July was her best form at the time but all her other turf starts have been on softer and it was soft or heavy when she won handicaps on three of her last four outings last year; won smoothly on penultimate start (sole run at 1m6f) and looked better than the bare result on final outing (travelled strongly, runner-up had first run on her), so makes plenty of appeal if the ground is suitable.

3/1

9

(5)

19th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:30 Epsom

Secret Shadow

8st 9lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

Form: 11020- D

Last run: 193 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

1

(5)

30th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 104y

Class 5

13:50 Yarmouth

True Courage

10st 2lb

J: Joe Bradnam

T: Michael Bell

held up in rear, pushed along and some headway over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out

2/1

2nd

5

(4)

26th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

15:15 Windsor

True Courage

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Michael Bell

midfield, headway over 2f out, pushed along to challenge over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, weakened towards finish

9/2

4th

2

(7)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 10y

Class 4

20:10 Ripon

True Courage

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Michael Bell

took keen hold, raced in second, joined leader 7f out, led and going easily over 3f out, ridden and clear over 2f out, reduced lead inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, soon beaten and lost position

100/30

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Exacta £895.00
Straight Forecast £981.00
Tricast £6171.50
Trifecta £7128.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Going Gone

RP Ratings:

Kings Prince

POSTDATA:

Year Of The Dragon

Telegraph:

Secret Shadow

LAMBOURN:

Alfred Boucher

TOPSPEED:

Mascat

NEWMARKET:

Pirate King

The Guardian:

Year Of The Dragon

The Sun:

Secret Shadow

The Times:

Kings Prince

The Star:

Kings Prince

Daily Express:

Going Gone

Daily Mirror:

Going Gone

Daily Record:

Going Gone

Daily Mail:

Alfred Boucher