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Simpex Express ‘Dash’ Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £50960
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 20 runners
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Simpex Express ‘Dash’ Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £3.65

Form: 203-11 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Upwardly mobile 4yo who has made all at Beverley and Nottingham (both 5f, good) this spring; he'll find it harder to dominate a race of this nature but he may not have reached his ceiling yet; capable of another big run.

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No Results Found

25/1

  • Place: £5.85

Form: 009-25 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

A fine servant over the years, winning nine of his 38 races; below par behind Fine Wine at York but he'd previously been beaten just a neck by Blue De Vega at Newbury (5f, good) in April; runs off the same mark here but in a much more competitive event and he may need a career best.

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6th

2

(2)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Mountain Peak

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Second in the 2022 Dash over C&D off 8lb higher before winning a valuable handicap at Ascot; high in the weights for much of 2023 but he ran well at Ascot on his last two starts; has gone well fresh in the past and he returns with his yard in good form; draw not ideal but lots to like otherwise.

7/1

8/1

Form: -76134 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Last year's 25-1 winner of the Dash on good to soft ground, and he confirmed his liking for Epsom's 5f when scoring in fine style under Harry Davies in April (good to firm); he's now 5lb higher and his rider has lost 2lb of his claim but it's not hard to see him returning to form after below-par efforts at Goodwood and Chester; more persuasive than most.

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No Results Found

Form: 4-6411 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Much improved 5f performer who made all at Sandown (good to firm) in April and Chester (good to soft) in May; may be capable of better still but he has surged up the weights and now takes on his elders; would become the first 3yo to win the Dash since Double Quick in 1995.

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1st

3

(4)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Live In The Dream

9st 13lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Adam West

Kicked off this season with two all-the-way handicap wins and placed in Group 3 (5f, soft) and Group 2 (5f, good to firm) races next twice; another good run when close Listed fourth at Deauville (5f, very soft) recently; could show up well for a long way but likely to find a few too good.

33/1

Form: 0-6076 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Talented but frustrating 7yo with a strike-rate of just 2-34 on turf, having no obvious excuses when only sixth of ten at Goodwood last time; carries clear risks, but strongly run events play to his strengths and he was an unlucky third in this race 12 months ago off a 10lb higher mark; if he's in the mood he could beat them all.

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4th

2

(10)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

14:40 Southwell (AW)

Stone Of Destiny

9st 9lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Ended his losing run when landing a Class 5 over C&D last month (form franked); fair effort next time and not judged too harshly on latest outing; should get a pace to aim at here and returning to this grade is in his favour; each-way shout.

8/1

8th

10

(6)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Stone Of Destiny

8st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Appleby

slowly away, towards rear

7/1

Form: 65-524 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

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7th

6

(8)

20th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

14:35 Southwell (AW)

Thegreatestshowman

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Amy Murphy

Losing run up to 22, but runner-up on consecutive days last week, firstly in a similar contest to this at Chelmsford (6f, Tapeta) and then a 0-55 handicap at Yarmouth (6f, good); should go well again, but others preferred for the win.

4/1

2nd

8

(6)

9th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 6

20:20 Yarmouth

Thegreatestshowman

9st 3lb

J: George Wood

T: Amy Murphy

Dropped a long way in the weights and even this season's best would give him claims at this level; declared 8.20 Chelmsford Tuesday.

8/1

2nd

9

(5)

8th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Thegreatestshowman

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Amy Murphy

Losing run now up to 20, but he won over C&D winner as a 3yo and this will be his first go at this level; good draw and no surprise if he figures.

7/1

14/1

Form: 6-4770 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Live In The Dream's older half-brother; second in a big field at York's Ebor meeting last year off 3lb higher but mostly disappointing since; last of ten at Goodwood on latest start; needs to turn over a new leaf.

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6th

6

(5)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Live In The Moment

9st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

led, headed over 2f out, lost position over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

14/1

20/1

Form: 58-431 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Strong-travelling mare, typically well handled by Paul Midgley and better than ever when scoring at Catterick (5f, good to firm; also 1-1 on good to soft) last week; impossible to rule out further progress but this is a much warmer race and she's 5lb higher.

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6th

4

(3)

10th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Catterick

Mid Winster

9st 6lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

taken down early, towards rear

4/1

10th

1

(1)

20th May 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:32 Thirsk

Mid Winster

9st 9lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

taken down early, in touch with leaders on far side of group

9/2

4th

2

(1)

6th May 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Thirsk

Mid Winster

9st 13lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

Was returning from 281 days off when fourth of 13 from 1lb higher in a warm handicap at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft; 50-1) four weeks ago; has won on good to soft, but best on faster ground so if the rain stays away she would enter serious consideration.

11/1

Form: -35117 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

5f specialist; thrown in on his best AW form (eight wins in 13 races) but he has not finished in the first six on his last three outings on turf; dropped 3lb since Goodwood five weeks ago but much more will be needed.

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1

(2)

25th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 2

15:30 Lingfield (AW)

Tone The Barone

9st 9lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, bit short of room halfway, broke down, pulled up over 1f out

100/30

2nd

1

(2)

4th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 2

13:56 Lingfield (AW)

Tone The Barone

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Stuart Williams

raced in second, carried right and raced wide after 1f, edged left over 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, always held

10/11

2nd

6

(6)

25th Feb 2023

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 1

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Tone The Barone

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Stuart Williams

towards rear

3/1

6/1

Form: 123521 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Remarkably tough 5yo who has thrived on his racing over the last seven months, winning five of his 17 races in that period; last month's convincing all-the-way York success (5f, good) was another personal best and that form was boosted when the runner-up won a Listed race last week; up 9lb but likely to make another bold bid from the front.

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9th

10

(7)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Fine Wine

8st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

led, switched left against near rail after 1f

20/1

6th

7

(3)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Fine Wine

8st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Scott Dixon

led at fast pace up the centre, headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

25/1

10/1

Form: 1147-1 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 4yo; took a big step forward when making a winning reappearance at Newmarket (5f, good to firm) three weeks ago, coming from last to first; open to further improvement and a 7lb rise does not look insurmountable; high on the list under last year's winning rider.

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13th

12

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Dusky Lord

8st 13lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Signed off for 2022 with a convincing win in the Ayr Silver Cup but has been down the field in four runs since joining current yard; failed to beat a rival with headgear back on in the Portland last time; plenty to prove.

33/1

Form: -55864 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Last year's productive campaign ended with two consecutive 5f wins (good to firm/good to soft) in September, but he hasn't hit the same heights this season, facing a stiff task when fourth in Listed race at Haydock (50-1; led until over 1f out) last week; others have less to prove.

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9th

2

(10)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

King Of Stars

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Michael Appleby

led, joined 3f out, shaken up when headed and weakened over 1f out

10/1

5th

5

(3)

20th Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:27 Beverley

King Of Stars

9st 2lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

ducked left start, led narrowly, shaken up over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

4/1

3rd

5

(9)

27th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Beverley

King Of Stars

9st 4lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

led at fast pace, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon no extra

7/1

40/1

Form: 6200-0 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer with a patchy record; back to the same mark as when recording a 50-1 success in a first-time visor at Chelmsford (5f, AW) in November, but his last three runs (AW and turf) have offered precious little; stable also represented by Blue De Vega.

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8th

11

(11)

19th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 42y

Class 4

17:45 Yarmouth

Lipsink

8st 13lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Robert Cowell

It's now 16 outings since his last win and he failed to beat a rival on his last two starts (Wolverhampton and Brighton); cheekpieces replace the usual visor.

12/1

Form: 788-43 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Durable 8yo with an excellent 14 successes to his name, but none of them have come in this high a grade and he was only third in a small field at Windsor (5f) on Monday; would be a surprise winner.

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7

(11)

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

19:10 Windsor

A Sure Welcome

9st 6lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Henry Oliver

Won 15 times for the late John Spearing, including three at this track; not found his best form in two runs for this yard but he's down in the weights and drying ground would aid his cause; withdrawn (reluctant to load) here on latest intended start.

14/1

6

(1)

26th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

18:35 Windsor

A Sure Welcome

9st 8lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Henry Oliver

Won 15 times for the late John Spearing, including this race in 2022 (good to firm); low key in recent starts, last year and this, but 5lb lower than 12 months ago and he could have been primed for today.

10/1

4th

5

(1)

5th Jun 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

A Sure Welcome

9st 6lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Henry Oliver

Seven times a course winner; 40-1 for last week's stable debut at Windsor (after 232 days off) and could only manage ninth but that hardly tells the story as he was stuck behind a wall of horses for most of the straight; good mark and one to take seriously.

11/2

20/1

Form: 147-15 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

A regular in the Dash, fourth in 2018, third in 2019 and tenth last year; retains plenty of ability and made winning reappearance at Newbury (beat Mountain Peak a neck) in April; didn't give running in Chester conditions race last time; must be considered but perhaps vulnerable to younger legs.

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13th

2

(10)

26th Oct 2022

Heavy

0m 5f 8y

Class 3

14:10 Nottingham

Blue De Vega

10st 2lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Robert Cowell

prominent in centre of group, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out

33/1

7th

1

(10)

12th Oct 2022

Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 3

16:40 Nottingham

Blue De Vega

9st 10lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Robert Cowell

in rear, ridden over 1f out, headway final furlong, not reach leaders

18/1

7th

3

(6)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Ascot

Blue De Vega

9st 10lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Robert Cowell

tracked leader, pushed along 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong

25/1

17th
16 (8)
Mulzim

33/1

Form: 6-0610 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

February's 5f success at Southwell took his AW record to 8-20, but he's winless on turf and a last of 11 at Ascot five weeks ago suggests he'll be one of the outsiders in a race as competitive as this.

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9th

4

(6)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 4

14:05 Sandown

Mulzim

9st 5lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

outpaced in rear

20/1

9th

4

(7)

13th May 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 8y

Class 4

15:40 Nottingham

Mulzim

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

hampered start, towards rear towards near side

14/1

6th

1

(8)

15th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 5f 42y

Class 4

15:20 Yarmouth

Mulzim

9st 11lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

8-20 on the AW, but 0-10 on turf and probably needs good or faster ground in any case; also likely he will need this after 315 days off and others are preferred; stable also runs Antiphon.

14/1

12/1

Form: 26-852 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Consistency not his forte but he's useful on his day and he roared back to his best when beaten narrowly at York (5f, good to soft) two weeks ago; a 3lb rise looks manageable and if he repeats the form he's unlikely to be far away.

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14/1

Form: 9159-4 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who won a handicap and a Listed race over Tipperary's 5f in 2021; not disgraced when fourth of 11 in Curragh handicap on reappearance ten weeks ago; all wins on good ground or softer; the only Irish-trained runner in last year's Dash finished second, and this one deserves respect.

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14th

4

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Master Matt

9st 4lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

in touch with leaders up the centre

20/1

14th

9

(8)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Master Matt

9st 1lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: M Halford & T Collins

prominent

20/1

3rd

2

(5)

11th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

17:15 Tipperary

Master Matt

9st 8lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford & T Collins

ducked right start, soon led at steady pace, headed under 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on towards finish, no match for first two

11/2

Form: 21-624 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer who won last year's Great St Wilfrid and ran close to his best when second at Musselburgh (5f) in April; led for a long way back over 6f at Newmarket last time; versatile in terms of the ground; runs off his highest mark for nearly four years but impossible to discount.

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1st

5

(1)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ripon

Justanotherbottle

9st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Ryan

switched left soon after start, made virtually all

12/1

7th

2

(1)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:40 Ripon

Justanotherbottle

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

pressed leader, pushed along over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened

12/1

10th

1

(5)

20th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:42 Thirsk

Justanotherbottle

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

His last three wins have come over this trip at Ripon; well handicapped on last season's best but he underperformed at Ripon, albeit over 5f, when last seen three weeks ago; down in class today and one to consider; can blow it at the start.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £3302.00
Straight Forecast £4596.80
Tricast £69470.40
Trifecta £58931.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Dusky Lord

The Times:

Live In The Dream

SPOTLIGHT:

Equality

RP Ratings:

Stone Of Destiny

Telegraph:

Mokaatil

The Star:

Tees Spirit

Daily Express:

Fine Wine

The Guardian:

Mid Winster

TOPSPEED:

Mulzim

Daily Mirror:

Live In The Dream

LAMBOURN:

Equality

NEWMARKET:

Dusky Lord

Daily Record:

Dusky Lord

The Sun:

Stone Of Destiny

Daily Mail:

Mokaatil