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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

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

6th

3

(19)

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Going Gone

9st 7lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

held up in rear, headway over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, edged right and outpaced from over 1f out (jockey said gelding ran too free)

14/1

1st

4

(11)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 2

17:05 Doncaster

Going Gone

9st 13lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

prominent, raced in second after 4f, pushed along and led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faced challenge inside final 110yds, just held on

7/1

  • Place: £5.20

Form: 64853-

Last run: 240 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

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5

24th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Warwick

Mascat

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Syd Hosie

Useful Flat-racer who has 2-5 strike-rate over hurdles; in fairly good form over fences for Joe Tizzard when last seen in the autumn but this stable debut comes after a 195-day break; others preferred.

12/1

4

1st May 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:37 Warwick

Mascat

10st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Syd Hosie

Attainment level as a chaser quickly established when placing on all four starts over fences last autumn (2m-2m3.5f), the last three of them 0-120 handicaps; could be a bit more is needed on this stable debut.

8/1

3rd

1

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 4

14:25 Taunton

Mascat

12st 0lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Joe Tizzard

Dual hurdle winner who has run fairly well in his first three chases, the last two being handicaps (2m3f/2m); looks handicapped about right but should put up another decent show.

7/2

  • 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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14th

8

(5)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Solent Gateway

8st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Hugo Palmer

Often front-runs but hasn't for his best results here; pulled too hard in this race two years ago; an improved performer last term and he's well handicapped judged on plenty of that form, but the scale of defeat in his two AW runs this year is a concern; visor replaces usual cheekpieces.

14/1

11th

7

(8)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Solent Gateway

9st 10lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

Often front-runs; well beaten on 2023 return but won eight days later, so perhaps his heavy defeat in a warm race five weeks ago should not be viewed too harshly; had a solid campaign last year and although his score is just 1-9 on AW, he is effective over C&D; each-way chance if back on song.

18/1

Form: 3604-0 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

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4th

1

(1)

8th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 3

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Parachute

9st 12lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Ed Walker

prominent, pushed along early, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, hung left and no extra inside final furlong

8/1

9th

13

(5)

19th Aug 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

13:50 York

Parachute

8st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Ed Walker

midfield, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, soon outpaced, weakened gradually over 1f out

20/1

10th

8

(6)

16th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 2

15:41 Chester

Parachute

8st 10lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

short of room and switched left soon after start, in rear, not clear run over 2f out, switched right and ridden over 1f out, headway into midfield when switched left inside final furlong, kept on, never near to challenge (jockey said gelding was denied a clear run approximately 2f out)

9/2

Form: 57-333

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

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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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12th

3

(5)

7th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Pirate King

9st 13lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Fellowes

Losing run up to 15 and finished a well-held fourth of six at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) last month but now 12lb lower than when gaining the latest of his four C&D successes at the start of 2021; drops into a 0-85 for the first time since the end of 2019 and worth a second look.

14/1

4th

3

(2)

2nd Mar 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Pirate King

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

Losing run goes back to January 2021; C&D second in November shows he's still capable of useful form but his three runs since then have been no more than respectable.

12/1

4th

4

(8)

18th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:58 Lingfield (AW)

Pirate King

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charlie Fellowes

midfield

14/1

Form: 3410-0

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

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10

10th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Kempton

Optimistic Belief

10st 8lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Pat Phelan

Was in no form on the Flat before finishing second in a big-field handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; disappointing that he failed to build on that at Fontwell and he's becoming hard to predict.

10/1

6th

5

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:27 Fontwell

Optimistic Belief

11st 5lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Pat Phelan

Badly out of form on the Flat this year but different story when second of 17 on handicap hurdle debut at Chepstow in October; up 2lb but repeat of that puts him right in the shake-up.

11/2

2nd

16

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Optimistic Belief

10st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Pat Phelan

held up in rear, good headway before 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and kept on approaching last, no impression run-in

40/1

Form: 15593- D

Last run: 136 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

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2

(10)

24th Sep 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:25 Chester

Alfred Boucher

9st 12lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

towards rear of midfield, hampered on turn after 3f, dropped to rear over 3f out, soon eased and pulled up quickly, lost action

5/1

2nd

21

(9)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Alfred Boucher

9st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, steady headway 3f out, ridden and led narrowly over 1f out, soon hard pressed and edged right, kept on final 110yds, headed final strides

10/1

1st

7

(11)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Alfred Boucher

8st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, in rear, switched right and on outer from 4f out, headway when going easily from 3f out, shaken up and pressed leader 2f out, pushed along when led inside final furlong, kept on well, readily

15/2

Form: 1404-2 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

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13th

8

(5)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

Kings Prince

9st 9lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: E Sheehy

Dual winner in UK up to 1m4f; twice runner-up in handicaps in Ireland last autumn; pulled-up on hurdling debut last time; has a chance if back to form.

22/1

2

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 80y

15:15 Tramore

Kings Prince

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

in rear

12/1

Form: 21411-

Last run: 179 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

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10th

2

(10)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Newmarket (July)

Secret Shadow

9st 5lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Paul Nicholls

Unraced on firmer than good and she's won on good to soft, soft and heavy; suited by about 1m6f and her fifth of seven at Newbury on latest start was creditable; probably on the premises.

12/1

Form: 11020- D

Last run: 193 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

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1st

6

(7)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

True Courage

8st 13lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Michael Bell

towards rear but in touch with leaders

10/1

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Payout
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