April 30 / 16.15 Newmarket

16.15 Newmarket

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  • Prize money: £25770
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1544-2 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Relished move up to 1m4f at Pontefract (good to firm) last June, justifying 11-8 favouritism from off the pace; came up short latterly last term but reappeared with good second of 11 at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) three weeks ago; back up just 1lb, he looks well handicapped and could still have potential.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

14

(12)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Contact

9st 3lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David & Nicola Barron

midfield on outer, headway from over 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden and no extra from 2f out, weakened gradually final 110yds

28/1

11th

11

(8)

28th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

14:20 Haydock

Contact

8st 8lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David & Nicola Barron

Resumed improvement when second at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) and made the most of a good mark in no uncertain terms at Newmarket (1m4f, good) four weeks ago; 5lb higher than last time but remains very prominent in calculations.

11/1

2nd
1 (3)
Tritonic

7/1

  • Place: £1.85

Form: 24/48-

Last run: 316 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
It was heavy ground at Royal Ascot when he had his only Flat turf start last year, best not judged on that; he's of interest on peak 2020 efforts and was in good form as a useful hurdler late last year; however, that was before two backward steps in top handicaps this February and March.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

(3)

30th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:15 Newmarket

Tritonic

9st 10lb

J: James Doyle

T: Alan King

It was heavy ground at Royal Ascot when he had his only Flat turf start last year, best not judged on that; he's of interest on peak 2020 efforts and was in good form as a useful hurdler late last year; however, that was before two backward steps in top handicaps this February and March.

7/1

23th

3

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Tritonic

11st 5lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

Respectable fifth in the Greatwood here (2m, good) in November and won a quality handicap at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft) in December; down the field in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury (2m, good to soft) in February last time out, however, and others have more pressing claims.

25/1

11th

2

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Tritonic

11st 11lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Alan King

Useful on Flat and over hurdles; impressive in last season's Adonis; below par in the Christmas Hurdle back at Kempton last time but that possibly came too soon after his Grade 3 handicap success at Ascot eight days earlier; high in the weights but may still have more to offer.

14/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 5150-0 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Effective over as short as 1m2f last summer and he's just 1lb higher than when winning at Doncaster (14.5f, good to firm) last September; ended that campaign with two modest runs and, having been gelded, he was tailed off 25 days ago when suffering from atrial fibrillation; revival needed.
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3rd

2

(7)

30th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:15 Newmarket

Rhythmic Intent

9st 9lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Effective over as short as 1m2f last summer and he's just 1lb higher than when winning at Doncaster (14.5f, good to firm) last September; ended that campaign with two modest runs and, having been gelded, he was tailed off 25 days ago when suffering from atrial fibrillation; revival needed.

16/1

11th

2

(6)

5th Apr 2022

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 2

14:40 Pontefract

Rhythmic Intent

9st 5lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

13th

8

(7)

6th Nov 2021

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Rhythmic Intent

9st 4lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Stuart Williams

Not the most consistent over the last 12 months; ran well on three of last five starts, with career best when winning good 14.5f handicap here in September but he was underwhelming here two weeks ago; 3lb higher than when runner-up in this (soft) last year.

16/1

9/2

Form: 044411

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
With Aidan O'Brien until last September; headgear has been dispensed with for last five starts, with wins at Doncaster (1m2f, good) on last two occasions taking him back to his best; made all on latest last Saturday; back up another 4lb but worth another go at 1m4f and he's one to consider.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

(1)

4th Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

19:45 Ripon

Matchless

9st 10lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Ivan Furtado

disputed lead at fast pace, led narrowly over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on

7/1

3rd

3

(3)

6th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 5y

Class 2

19:00 Pontefract

Matchless

8st 13lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Ivan Furtado

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, lost second 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

3/1

4th

5

(5)

30th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:15 Newmarket

Matchless

9st 0lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Ivan Furtado

With Aidan O'Brien until last September; headgear has been dispensed with for last five starts, with wins at Doncaster (1m2f, good) on last two occasions taking him back to his best; made all on latest last Saturday; back up another 4lb but worth another go at 1m4f and he's one to consider.

9/2

Form: 08-203 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Can front-run; both 2021 wins came at Chester; second to Matchless at Doncaster on reappearance and, bouncing back from a poor run on soft ground, fair third at Epsom 11 days ago; his three runs this season have been 1m2f, whereas he spent all of last year at 1m4f and is now returned to that trip; yard (also runs State Of Bliss) bids for hat-trick in this race.
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9th

16

(12)

2nd Jul 2022

Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Love Is Golden

8st 3lb

J: J F Egan

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

prominent on outer, shaken up and pressed leader over 2f out, pushed along when led 2f out, soon ridden, headed from under 2f out, weakened and lost position inside final furlong

25/1

4th

1

(2)

19th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 5y

Class 4

16:15 Pontefract

Love Is Golden

10st 0lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

upset in stalls, led, ridden and kept on well from over 2f out, headed and weakened gradually from 1f out

11/2

2nd

1

(4)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 4

14:45 Chester

Love Is Golden

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

soon dropped to rear, headway and switched right when went fourth over 1f out, went second and hung left 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, always held (jockey said colt hung both ways)

5/1

Form: 35660- CD

Last run: 253 days

W: 9st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
His four years with Alan King King ended with a refusal to line up last September and a refusal to race in October, for hurdle races, and he's now back with Eve Johnson Houghton who did so well with him up to 2017; those blemishes followed major achievements, including a Royal Ascot win in 2020; not quite at that level last year on Flat but there's been a little respite from the handicapper.
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1

(2)

21st Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:10 Newbury

Scarlet Dragon

10st 2lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

8/1

4th

12

(6)

28th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

14:20 Haydock

Scarlet Dragon

8st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Refused to line up for a hurdle race last September and refused to race in another in October; those blemishes followed major achievements, including a Royal Ascot win in 2020; not quite at that level last year on Flat but may well have needed the race when sixth of seven to Contact at Newmarket four weeks ago (first run back with Eve Johnson Houghton who did so well with him up to 2017); dropped another 5lb and a case can be made.

10/1

6th

3

(4)

30th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:15 Newmarket

Scarlet Dragon

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

His four years with Alan King King ended with a refusal to line up last September and a refusal to race in October, for hurdle races, and he's now back with Eve Johnson Houghton who did so well with him up to 2017; those blemishes followed major achievements, including a Royal Ascot win in 2020; not quite at that level last year on Flat but there's been a little respite from the handicapper.

6/1

Form: 40-581 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Ended last term with some mixed results but he was back to his best for a rallying win at Ripon (1m4f) last Saturday; probably okay on good to firm; going back up 5lb seems to demand better still but that may be possible and Johnston-trained 4yos have won the last two renewals of this race.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

19

(10)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

State Of Bliss

8st 12lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

pressed leader, shaken up and led over 2f out, soon hung right, ridden when headed 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong, no match for winner

14/1

8th

7

(2)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 2

17:15 Epsom

State Of Bliss

8st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

midfield, pushed along and some headway over 3f out, steadied and waiting for room against far rail 3f out, soon not clear run repeatedly and lost ground quickly, ridden 2f out, not recover

5/1

1st

10

(5)

28th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

14:20 Haydock

State Of Bliss

8st 10lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

Ended last term with some mixed results; back to his best for a rallying win at Ripon (1m4f) in April but last of seven to Contact at Newmarket (off today's 5lb higher mark) one week later; others look more reliable.

7/2

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Straight Forecast £140.10
Trifecta £1371.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Contact

TOPSPEED:

State Of Bliss

Daily Express:

Tritonic

Telegraph:

Love Is Golden

NEWMARKET:

Rhythmic Intent

RP Ratings:

Contact

POSTDATA:

Contact

The Times:

Contact

Daily Mirror:

Contact

The Guardian:

State Of Bliss

Daily Mail:

State Of Bliss

The Sun:

State Of Bliss

The Star:

State Of Bliss

Daily Record:

Tritonic