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Making Employment Thrive Met Handicap

  • Prize money: £3726
  • 0m 5f 21y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 1m 2s
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Making Employment Thrive Met Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.90
  • Place: £3.40

Form: 5-9850 CD

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Below best since back from a break in April but is well treated on best AW form, such as when making all over C&D in August off 12lb higher; has had wind surgery since last seen in May; tongue tied for first time since running well in one in early 2021; not ruled out.

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5th

5

(1)

27th Oct 2022

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0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Charming Kid

9st 7lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Dean Ivory

Ran well in first-time visor at Kempton (5f, AW; attracted support) last week, finishing only a neck behind a sprinter who beat Dream Game at Lingfield the time before; big player off same mark in the retained headgear; 2lb higher in future.

7/2

2nd

8

(1)

18th Oct 2022

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0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Charming Kid

9st 2lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Dean Ivory

prominent, pushed along and some headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, always held

14/1

7th

9

(9)

3rd Oct 2022

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0m 5f 21y

Class 5

17:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Charming Kid

9st 4lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Dean Ivory

bumped soon after start, towards rear of midfield, switched right and ridden over 1f out, made no impression

25/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 0-6607 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 8lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Has been a superb servant and although well into the veteran stage he has run well in better C&D races than this and is much lower in the weights than his most recent attempt in September; has a bit to prove, even so.

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11

(1)

30th Dec 2022

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0m 5f 21y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Duke Of Firenze

9st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: David C Griffiths

Classy sprinter in his time but rising 14 and recent efforts haven't suggested he is poised to gain a 13th career win.

14/1

9th

8

(10)

27th Dec 2022

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0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Duke Of Firenze

8st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: David C Griffiths

took keen hold, in rear

16/1

6th

7

(8)

12th Dec 2022

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0m 5f 21y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Duke Of Firenze

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: David C Griffiths

Classy sprinter in his time but he's rising 14 and is a shadow of his former glory; last two runs haven't been too bad but others appeal more for win purposes.

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 503448 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Sole win came in a turf novice as 2yo; has a squeak on best AW form but has some work to do with Billy Dylan on their C&D form in May and this is competitive; has the widest draw.

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11th

10

(8)

14th Aug 2022

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0m 4f 214y

Class 6

17:03 Southwell (AW)

Country Charm

8st 9lb

J: Jefferson Smith

T: Scott Dixon

awkward start, in rear, soon switched left towards far side, shaken up when behind over 3f out, pushed along and headway from over 2f out, ridden and no extra from over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, dropped to last final strides

25/1

13th

13

(7)

29th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Country Charm

8st 12lb

J: Jack Duern

T: Scott Dixon

midfield, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened

10/1

3rd

11

(11)

5th Jul 2022

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0m 5f 21y

Class 6

13:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Country Charm

8st 9lb

J: Jack Duern

T: Scott Dixon

held up in rear, going okay and waiting for room 2f out, good headway from over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, short of room final strides

12/1

10/1

Form: 733348

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Maiden; below best on turf of late (slipped start on latest) but had divided subsequent winners when third over C&D in May and anything like a repeat should put him in this picture.

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12th

18

(15)

26th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 0y

14:30 Cork

My Joker

8st 13lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

Maiden after 25 starts handles this ground but isn't easy to fancy.

28/1

8th

6

(3)

12th Sep 2023

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0m 7f 0y

18:15 Laytown

My Joker

10st 3lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Ex-British gelding who is 0-24 overall and has a basement handicap mark; shouldn't be good enough.

40/1

11/2

Form: 6-4127 CD

Last run: 68 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Had just two runs in 5f handicaps, showing solid form when a C&D winner in the spring and again when chasing home a subsequent dual winner at Lingfield; has been off since April but is respected on both those runs.

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5th

10

(2)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

20:18 Nottingham

Munificent

9st 1lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

Triple Tapeta winner who is still lightly raced on turf and was successful in this sphere (5f, soft) last spring; mixed record in his four runs this year but he was runner-up at Wolverhampton last time and has claims if he can back that up.

6/1

2nd

8

(6)

19th Mar 2024

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0m 5f 21y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Munificent

9st 3lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

Three of his four career wins have come over C&D; ran creditably here off 4lb higher on his penultimate start; capable of popping up soon.

11/2

7th

9

(8)

29th Feb 2024

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0m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Munificent

9st 1lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

dwelt start, took keen hold, held up in rear

6/1

8/1

Form: 745449 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner in the spring of 2021; below best returned to 6f on turf in June but the handicapper has given him a chance; worth a second look with Adam Kirby up for the first time.

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7th

4

(11)

14th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

17:03 Southwell (AW)

Scale Force

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Gay Kelleway

in touch with leaders, some headway against near rail from over 2f out, pushed along when prominent from 2f out, ridden and no extra from over 1f out, soon weakened

7/1

4th

3

(6)

29th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Scale Force

9st 8lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Gay Kelleway

slowly away, in rear, pushed along and switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

8/1

6th

6

(3)

5th Jul 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

13:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Scale Force

9st 6lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Gay Kelleway

awkward start, midfield, pushed along from 2f out, ridden and some headway over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, ran on towards finish

8/1

Form: 9-8202 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Often leads; has yet to win on AW from 22 attempts and latest turf win was in 2018 but he did very well from the widest stall over C&D in May and should give another good account despite going back up 2lb.

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10

(12)

15th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Catterick

Billy Dylan

9st 3lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Suzzanne France

Useful in younger days but hasn't won since 2018 and well held for most of the last 12 months; down the pecking order back from a break.

33/1

8th

8

(4)

26th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Billy Dylan

9st 0lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Suzzanne France

No win since 2018 and hard to catch right; he has run the odd good race at this track but he looks opposable on balance; new blinkers replace usual cheekpieces today.

20/1

6th

6

(3)

30th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Billy Dylan

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Suzzanne France

No win since 2018 and hard to catch right this year; those best efforts have come over C&D but minor money perhaps his best hope today.

12/1

7/1

Form: -11360 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Two narrow 5f wins in January, including over C&D, and a good effort in defeat later that month; had excuses in just two runs since and no surprise to see him involved back at 5f on Tapeta.

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1st

6

(5)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Tron

9st 6lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Derek Shaw

Has gained last three wins at classified level, the most recent over C&D in January; poor strike-rate in handicaps but holds place claims on plenty of form; best to forgive latest effort.

14/1

10th

10

(10)

27th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

The Tron

9st 3lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Derek Shaw

All wins over 5f, in a handicap here in early 2022 and three classified races subsequently; has work to do on rare 6f run.

16/1

3rd

9

(3)

12th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Tron

8st 13lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Derek Shaw

took keen hold, midfield, headway over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 856

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Needs improvement on handicap debut from a wide draw but he ran well for a long way over 6f here on second start in May and may well do better over 5f back on Tapeta.

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13th

12

(1)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

20:40 Lingfield (AW)

Sir Philip

9st 3lb

J: George Rooke

T: Henry Candy

midfield, pushed along 4f out, ridden and no impression 3f out, weakened from over 1f out

16/1

9th

7

(10)

5th Jul 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

13:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sir Philip

9st 5lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Henry Candy

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and minor headway inside final furlong, never dangerous

13/2

6th

3

(7)

11th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

14:25 Bath

Sir Philip

9st 4lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Henry Candy

towards rear, outpaced halfway, not pace to challenge

33/1

12/1

Form: -74045 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Capable over C&D in the past, including when making all in late 2020 (second win here), but not in quite the same form since and was soundly beaten back here in May; has something to prove at present.

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7th

2

(1)

8th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 16y

Class 6

17:15 Chepstow

Secretfact

9st 7lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Malcolm Saunders

took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden and no impression from 2f out

6/1

4th

6

(4)

18th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 16y

Class 6

16:35 Chepstow

Secretfact

9st 0lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Malcolm Saunders

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, nudged along from under 2f out, ridden when wandered around inside final furlong, soon no extra

5/1

2nd

10

(5)

15th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

17:20 Windsor

Secretfact

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Malcolm Saunders

in rear, going easily but waiting for room from 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, went second inside final 110yds

25/1

Form: 06567-

Last run: 281 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Weakened in both handicaps during September, over 6f here and an extended 5f at Bath, but was not beaten far over C&D last July on sole run over a bare 5f; has been gelded; worth market check on belated return.

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11th

4

(8)

5th Jul 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

13:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dash For It

9st 7lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

raced wide, prominent, pushed along from 2f out, weakened over 1f out (jockey said gelding stopped quickly; vet said gelding bled from the nose)

8/1

7th

9

(6)

27th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

12:50 Bath

Dash For It

9st 3lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Richard Hughes

Has shown signs of ability on AW but failed to improve on nursery debut last time and needs to take a step forward; well beaten on sole turf attempt (debut); others preferred.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £854.00
Straight Forecast £845.00
Tricast £16667.90
Trifecta £14187.00

Selections

Daily Mirror:

Billy Dylan

SPOTLIGHT:

Munificent

RP Ratings:

Duke Of Firenze

Daily Express:

Sir Philip

POSTDATA:

Scale Force

Daily Mail:

Charming Kid

Telegraph:

Secretfact

The Times:

Munificent

The Sun:

Billy Dylan

The Star:

Billy Dylan

Daily Record:

Billy Dylan

The Guardian:

Duke Of Firenze