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Sky Bet Sunday Series Stayers Handicap

  • Prize money: £15876
  • 1m 7f 217y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Sky Bet Sunday Series Stayers Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 22-111 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Improved form when tongue tied over staying trips on last six starts, initially for Sir Michael Stoute but scoring at Wetherby, Ripon and York (17-runner race with Geremia in third) this year for his new connections; raised another 5lb but, on such an upward curve, no shock if he scores again.

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1st

1

(5)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Evaluation

10st 1lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Excuses since returning from a year off, including on stable debut last time when back in the tongue-tie worn for all wins; looks to retain most of his ability but is 2lb above his highest successful mark and a tactical affair wouldn't be ideal.

4/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 6-3182

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won four-runner handicap at Chelmsford (1m6f, AW) in April, opening his account at the ninth attempt; well below that form in Haizoom's race at Hamilton 18 days before good second of five at Ripon (1m4f); Chelmsford is the furthest he's been, opening the possibility that 2m will also suit.

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1st

8

(5)

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Goodwood

Baileys Derbyday

11st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

prominent, led narrowly 2f out, soon ridden and faced challenge, kept on well inside final furlong

10/1

5th

2

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

16:40 Southwell

Baileys Derbyday

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Fairly useful Flat stayer who opened hurdling account in Worcester maiden (2m, good; first-time hood) in June; safely held when upped to 2m4f for handicap debut there in August, though, and needs subsequent wind op to have made a difference.

20/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 12-710 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Joined this yard last summer and has had a mostly very solid record since; Hamilton win last month was over 1m5f but last season's good runs included two 2m wins, one at this track; disappointing in Evaluation's York race on latest start but of major interest if that can be forgiven.

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4th

2

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ripon

Haizoom

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in fourth

3/1

3rd

4

(4)

17th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 4

17:10 Musselburgh

Haizoom

9st 6lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Charlie Johnston

Made a winning start for current yard at Ripon (2m) in June but her form has dipped recently, only sixth in 1m6f Newmarket handicap 29 days ago; she needs to bounce back.

10/1

6th

8

(6)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Newmarket (July)

Haizoom

8st 9lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Won a four-runner race on stable debut at Ripon (2m) in June but that's her best run this year; probably okay on soft ground but soundly beaten on heavy on latest outing; back to her last winning mark.

14/1

8/1

Form: 9-3440

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won four times for the Johnston yard, most recently over 1m5f at Ayr last September; ran solid races in defeat this year on his first three starts (1m2f-1m5f) but well beaten after an early stumble on latest outing; on a competitive mark but unraced beyond 1m6f.

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9th

1

(4)

13th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:20 Newcastle (AW)

Annandale

10st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Best turf efforts for current yard when third over 1m3f and second over 1m6f; won on AW early in career but doesn't give the impression he's crying out for a return to 2m.

10/1

8th

3

(2)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 5

17:10 Ayr

Annandale

9st 12lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

No win since a C&D race two years ago; way down the weights and runner-up at Redcar on latest start but he does not look the percentage call.

7/1

2nd

9

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 218y

Class 5

18:30 Redcar

Annandale

9st 2lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Iain Jardine

Losing run up to 16 but he wasn't disgraced for this yard at the start of the summer and he returns from a break with the stable among the winners.

5/1

20/1

Form: 47427- D

Last run: 272 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Dual winner over hurdles here; had a good campaign from late 2020 and most of last year, including a York win (2m, good) last May off 2lb lower; thereabouts if fit enough on this first run since September.

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5th

1

(1)

5th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Raymond

9st 13lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

led, pushed along from over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

20/1

Form: 543-32

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won twice last term and placed both starts this season, beaten a neck by Haizoom at Hamilton (1m5f) four weeks ago; that requires respect but although he stays 1m6f, his record is not so persuasive over 2m.

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8

(6)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

18:25 Leicester

Captain Haddock

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Heather Main

slowly into stride, in rear

25/1

4/1

Form: 114-53 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

0-8 on turf but back-to-form third of 17 to Evaluation at York (2m, good; acts on good to firm; had to be switched 2f out) two weeks ago on second run for new yard; player.

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No Results Found

33/1

Form: /0-080

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Thrown in judged on 2020 Flat form for Andrew Balding; however, he was reluctant to race over hurdles and well beaten in his three races back on the Flat this spring, 13th in Evaluation's York race last time.

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6th

2

(4)

1st Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 47y

Class 5

18:40 Carlisle

Diocletian

10st 7lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: Keith Dalgleish

towards rear, headway from over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, finished lame (vet said gelding finished lame on his right fore)

5/1

2nd

4

(2)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 189y

Class 5

15:50 Catterick

Diocletian

10st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: Keith Dalgleish

towards rear, pushed along and some headway 2f out, bit short of room under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on and went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

20/1

20/1

Form: 62-490 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Six of seven wins have been at Ayr but the exception was over 1m6f here last July off today's mark; not proven beyond 1m6f (one attempt at 2m) and he's been out of form this season.

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No Results Found

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Payout
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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Captain Haddock

SPOTLIGHT:

Evaluation

The Times:

Geremia

POSTDATA:

Haizoom

RP Ratings:

Annandale

The Guardian:

Geremia

The Sun:

Geremia

LAMBOURN:

Captain Haddock

Daily Mail:

Captain Haddock

Daily Express:

Captain Haddock

Daily Mirror:

Captain Haddock

Telegraph:

Evaluation

The Star:

Evaluation

Daily Record:

Evaluation