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14:20 Haydock

Good To Soft

Betfred Double Delight Handicap

  • Prize money: £21600
  • 1m 3f 175y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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Betfred Double Delight Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 544-21 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

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.

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4th

2

(6)

6th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Contact

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David & Nicola Barron

Won Class 2 events over 1m4f at Newmarket and Haydock last spring and he was a good fifth of 16 back at Newmarket (1m6f) in his final run last summer; now makes his AW debut after 241 days off but he has won when fresh in the past and needs watching in the market.

100/30

9

(9)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 1y

Class 2

14:55 Haydock

Contact

9st 3lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David & Nicola Barron

1m4f wins at Newmarket and Haydock in the spring; has since run well at Royal Ascot and the Newmarket July festival, meeting trouble in running in the latter but making late gains to show he stays 1m6f; very interesting to see what he can do with another attempt at the trip today.

4/1

20/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: 6134/5 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Missed last season and never got near the main action when 20-1 in a six-runner Listed race on reappearance three weeks ago; peak form when winning a four-runner Listed event over 1m4f in June 2020 and some of his other form gives him a chance, but he's on the speculative side at the moment.

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3rd

8

(4)

3rd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

14:05 Kempton (AW)

Universal Order

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

towards rear, shaken up over 2f out, bit short of room over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on inside final 110yds, went third final strides, not reach leaders

20/1

2nd

3

(3)

13th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 61y

Class 1

14:30 Newbury

Universal Order

9st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: David Simcock

reared in stalls before start, held up in last, shaken up over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, stayed on but no match for winner

5/1

4th

4

(3)

25th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newmarket (July)

Universal Order

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

held up in last but in touch with leaders, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, ridden and struggling from 2f out, soon got behind and drifted right towards near side (trainer's reo could offer no explanation for the poor performance other than a report from the jockey stated that the gelding stopped quickly)

3/1

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11/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 31113- D BF

Last run: 232 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Won three in a row (two novice events and 1m4f handicap) on a sound surface last summer before his third of 13 in handicap at York Ebor meeting (1m6f, soft) in October; while he ran with a lot of credit in the latter, no surprise if this drop back in trip suits him; also zero surprise if he has further improvement in him, for a stable that's going great guns.

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4th

1

(1)

16th Sep 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:35 Newbury

Mahrajaan

10st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Haggas

chased leader, made challenge going easily over 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong, lost third inside final 110yds

5/2

Form: 260-94

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Well treated judged on several pieces of 2021 form and his fourth of 16 at Ascot (1m4f) three weeks ago was a major step back in the right direction; each-way player.

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11th

3

(6)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

HMS President

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

always behind, switched to centre after 4f

9/1

2nd

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

15:15 Plumpton

HMS President

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

prominent

4/11

22th

12

(17)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

HMS President

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Mostly highly competitive last term and has surged to new heights this season; won a valuable 16-runner race at Newmarket (1m6f, soft) in May and beaten a neck at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm) nine weeks ago; raised another 5lb but needs respect.

16/1

40/1

Form: 078-40 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Had his head in front where it mattered when 66-1 at Royal Ascot (2m4f, good to firm) last June; back to the same mark today and the first of his two runs this season was creditable, but the last time he raced over this short a trip was August 2019; should be vulnerable.

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0

1

(3)

18th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 32y

Class 3

16:55 Beverley

Reshoun

10st 4lb

J: William Pyle

T: Patrick Morris

raced in fourth, detached and pushed along after 1f, looked to go wrong and pulled up halfway

16/1

7th

1

(7)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 45y

Class 2

13:50 Haydock

Reshoun

9st 13lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Patrick Morris

Better than ever for Ian Williams last year and he runs off his last winning mark; made his stable and seasonal debut at Chester a fortnight ago and has never run well there, but he was tailed off and there is a big question mark regarding his current form.

33/1

16th

3

(9)

12th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Reshoun

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Patrick Morris

Had a fine summer last season in final campaign for Ian Williams; ran well in 2018 on soft and heavy but peak efforts have been when the ground is less testing; stays very well but he has not shone in his four visits to Chester, including last two editions of this race.

40/1

16/1

Form: 1/322- D

Last run: 421 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Good sequence when last seen but that was nearly 14 months ago over 2m on AW, following on from his 2020 Cesarewitch fifth over 2m2f; with no great reaction from the handicapper in his absence, others are more persuasive.

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7

(7)

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Rock Eagle

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

8th

5

(6)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Rock Eagle

9st 1lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent, pushed along and lost position from over 3f out, soon midfield, slightly hampered over 2f out, soon no impression

10/1

9th

1

(10)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Rock Eagle

10st 2lb

J: Kerrin McEvoy

T: Ralph Beckett

in rear, pushed along from over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, never dangerous

5/1

Form: 1-3396 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Four-race campaigns at Meydan last two seasons, with no win this year but latest front-running sixth of 13 when 40-1 in a 2m Group 2 was apparently a major career best in form terms; stiff task on his other form, albeit with a 1m4f handicap win (off 7lb lower) last August; others look more solid.

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7th

1

(9)

28th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

14:20 Haydock

Volcanic Sky

9st 11lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Four-race campaigns at Meydan last two seasons, with no win this year but latest front-running sixth of 13 when 40-1 in a 2m Group 2 was apparently a major career best in form terms; stiff task on his other form, albeit with a 1m4f handicap win (off 7lb lower) last August; others look more solid.

16/1

Form: 1393-9 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

1m2f/1m4f winner last year for Mark Johnston and well handicapped judged on peak ratings; however, he was 2-4 over hurdles for new yard, without reaching the same level, and a well-beaten ninth of 11 when returned to the Flat at York (1m4f, good; 33-1) 17 days ago; best watched for now.

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4th

1

31st Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:20 Newton Abbot

Zabeel Champion

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, mistake 4 out

9/2

1st

2

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

15:48 Perth

Zabeel Champion

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Formerly smart on the Flat; defied a similar mark to this in a better race at Haydock (1m7f, good) in April 2022, since when he's been lightly raced; perhaps failed to stay 2m5f when last seen (in first-time cheekpieces); could easily be in the thick of it.

15/8

33/1

Form: 08/28/ CD

Last run: 720 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won major 17-runner C&D handicap in July 2019; after only two races in 2020 he was not seen at all in 2021 and caution must therefore be advised on this return, despite what would be a good mark judged on best efforts.

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11th

8

(7)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Kellys Dino

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

towards rear of midfield, shaken up and headway from over 2f out, soon not clear run and switched left, kept on from over 1f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong

9/2

10th

5

(13)

28th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

14:20 Haydock

Kellys Dino

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Won major 17-runner C&D handicap in July 2019; after only two races in 2020 he was not seen at all in 2021 and caution must therefore be advised on this return, despite what would be a good mark judged on best efforts.

33/1

Form: 5660-6 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

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.

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7th

2

(1)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

15:35 Sandown

Scarlet Dragon

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

sweating, took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along and some headway 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

7/2

2nd

1

(3)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

20:05 Windsor

Scarlet Dragon

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

towards rear, shaken up and headway from over 2f out, switched left 1f out, ridden to lead final 110yds, kept on but headed final strides

4/1

4th

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

Form: 0-5817 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

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.

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Contact

NEWMARKET:

Mahrajaan

Daily Mirror:

Forza Orta

TOPSPEED:

State Of Bliss

RP Ratings:

Scarlet Dragon

The Star:

Forza Orta

Daily Record:

Forza Orta

POSTDATA:

Contact

The Guardian:

Contact

Daily Mail:

Contact

The Sun:

Contact

The Times:

Mahrajaan

Telegraph:

Mahrajaan

Daily Express:

Mahrajaan