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William Hill Scratch Of The Day Handicap

  • Prize money: £7851
  • 1m 3f 218y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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William Hill Scratch Of The Day Handicap

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

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13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.10
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 01-46

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Winner of a 1m Kempton novice last season; has yet to truly threaten this campaign but it's still early days and he was by no means disgraced in the always-strong London Gold Cup on his handicap debut at Newbury (1m2f, good); gives the impression he'll improve for going 1m4f.

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

4th

7

(2)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

16:00 Epsom

Bizarre Law

9st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Ran well on all four starts in the spring, most recently when close third in first-time visor at Chester (10.3f, good); returns from 106-day break here but current mark is workable if he's fully tuned up; cheekpieces tried this time.

6/1

3rd

5

(7)

17th Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 4

14:45 Chester

Bizarre Law

9st 6lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

prominent, led going easily over 2f out

4/1

4th

4

(2)

26th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:05 Haydock

Bizarre Law

9st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Andrew Balding

Won at Goodwood (1m4f, good to firm) last June and reappeared with close third at Kempton (1m3f, AW) last month; not ruled out but he has to perform better than when sixth of eight at Kempton (1m4f, AW) last time.

6/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 03-14 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Beat a winning hurdler in his novice (1m2f at Chepstow) but he's the type to progress well in handicaps for his leading stable and not a lot went right on his first attempt at Musselburgh (1m4f, good), as he got behind before finding trouble up the straight; the same mark for this and has a better effort in him.

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

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27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:35 Ludlow

Nathanael Greene

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Useful on the Flat for William Haggas and was runner-up at Goodwood (1m6f, soft) in August in his final run for that yard; changed hands for 45,000gns in September; stamina won't be an issue at this new discipline and he looks an interesting recruit to hurdling.

11/2

2nd

1

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Goodwood

Nathanael Greene

9st 11lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

His only handicap win came in the mud at Haydock (1m6f) last July, where he also ran well when tongue tied for the first time on latest start (2m, heavy); his two runs on a sound surface this term (on good to firm here and on good) hint that today's ground may not be soft enough.

5/2

3rd

1

(6)

6th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 45y

Class 4

18:45 Haydock

Nathanael Greene

10st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Tailed off on heavy going in the November Handicap last term but his big day came on soft at this track last July with a 1m6f win in first-time cheekpieces; first go in the headgear this season saw a good, staying-on fourth in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle (2m, AW) five weeks ago, before a lesser show in blinkers at Newbury; back to cheekpieces this time, with a tongue-tie added; each-way claims.

5/1

Form: 32-442

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Consistent in her six starts as a 2yo and looks to be running into form again after keeping a progressive winner honest over 1m3f at Hamilton (good; first-time cheekpieces); the most exposed of these but should give a good account.

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

4th

6

(6)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

15:22 Newmarket

Madame Ambassador

9st 1lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost position 3f out, hung right from over 1f out, kept on but not pace to challenge

12/1

1st

1

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Newmarket

Madame Ambassador

9st 12lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Made it 2-2 on this course when comfortably winning from the front in six-runner handicap over C&D (good) a fortnight ago; hit with a 7lb rise and takes on some unexposed 3yos in this hotter contest, but she clearly likes it here and could make another bold bid.

14/1

1st

3

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:35 Newmarket

Madame Ambassador

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

led, pressed leader when headed after 3f, led over 5f out, ridden over 1f out, went clear final 110yds, kept on well

7/1

Form: 2-521 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Made the most of a straightforward opening over this far at Lingfield a month ago (good; odds of 1-3) but he's progressing well by the looks and has a pedigree that suggests there should be plenty more to come; this mark seems reasonable.

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

13th

7

(9)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Valsad

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Better than ever when quite a comfortable winner of a 13-runner race at Southwell (1m4f) four weeks ago; raised 5lb to a clear career-high mark so another improved effort will be required to follow up.

16/1

1st

3

(1)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Valsad

9st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Behind two of tonight's rivals when favourite over C&D two weeks ago; got upset in the stalls and hung left under pressure that day, and will need a career-best effort off this mark.

9/1

5th

1

(10)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Valsad

10st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Dual winner for the Charltons, the latest over C&D last September; beaten a short head on his second start for this yard at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) 16 days ago and should go well again from just 1lb higher.

9/2

Form: 41-632

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Beat a subsequent winner for his sole AW success and probably ran his best race yet on his turf debut at Leicester (1m4f, good to firm) when beating all bar a stablemate; this first-time headgear combination worked well but whether it will continue to remains to be seen.

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

8th

4

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Newmarket

Last Ammo

9st 11lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Richard John O’Brien

Trained by Charlie Appleby in 2022 and in Ireland this season; the first two drew well clear when he won 19-runner race at Galway (2m, yielding) on penultimate start; punished for that by the handicapper but there was promise in his never-nearer fourth of nine at Killarney (1m6f) one month ago and that was career-best form; 2m2f makes appeal.

7/1

4th

3

(7)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:10 Killarney

Last Ammo

9st 4lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

towards rear, headway under 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went fourth post

8/1

1st

7

(8)

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Galway

Last Ammo

9st 12lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Richard John O’Brien

AW winner in Britain, best Irish run when second at Ballinrobe last time; previously 8l in fourth behind En Or at Fairyhouse; more needed now.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £247.00
Straight Forecast £247.50
Trifecta £1111.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Valsad

SPOTLIGHT:

Nathanael Greene

POSTDATA:

Last Ammo

NEWMARKET:

Nathanael Greene

Daily Mail:

Nathanael Greene

Daily Express:

Nathanael Greene

Daily Mirror:

Nathanael Greene

The Star:

Nathanael Greene

TOPSPEED:

Valsad

The Times:

Valsad

Telegraph:

Valsad

The Guardian:

Valsad

The Sun:

Valsad

Daily Record:

Valsad