July 08 / 16.36 Ascot

16.36 Ascot

Good To Firm

Long Harbour Derek Lucie-Smith Handicap

  • Prize money: £10308
  • 1m 1f 212y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Long Harbour Derek Lucie-Smith Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 312 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
In cheekpieces the last twice; stayed on best in a 20-runner 1m novice at Doncaster and only narrowly failed to concede 6lb to a promising stablemate (newcomer) at Newmarket; RPR of 98 that day would suggest this mark is not unreasonable, and especially with progress likely over this longer distance (dam 1m2f-1m4f winner).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(6)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 3

16:36 Ascot

First Ruler

9st 4lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Charlie Appleby

held up in midfield, ridden and headway over 2f out, led inside final 110yds, kept on

2/1

2nd

1

(7)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:42 Newmarket (July)

First Ruler

9st 10lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: Charlie Appleby

prominent, ridden and led towards far side 1f out, faced strong challenge inside final furlong, kept on well but headed post

15/8

1st

8

(2)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:33 Doncaster

First Ruler

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

slowly into stride, always towards rear

8/1

OUR TIP

16/1

  • Place: £6.80

Form: /7-990

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Group 3 winner at two but signed off that campaign with a heavy defeat in the Dewhurst and hasn't kicked on at all; finished well down the field in the Royal Hunt Cup and he's now up in trip probably more in hope than expectation.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

8

(6)

26th Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Etonian

9st 3lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

towards rear and pushed along briefly, headway and prominent after 1f, went second after 3f, ridden over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

12/1

2nd

1

(4)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 3

16:36 Ascot

Etonian

10st 2lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

led, ridden and faced challenge over 1f out, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

16/1

17th

16

(27)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Etonian

9st 5lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

raced near side, midfield, ridden and outpaced when groups merged over 2f out, weakening when bumped over 1f out

33/1

Form: 11 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Beat a subsequent Royal Ascot runner-up on his debut at Chepstow (1m2f, good) and then breezed home over the same distance at Redcar (good to firm); has earned his right to go handicapping at this level and he's a well-bred colt with plenty of potential.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

(5)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 3

16:36 Ascot

Sea The Casper

9st 3lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

took keen hold, held up in rear, carried head awkwardly, switched left and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, hung left inside final furlong, held towards finish

15/8

1st

2

(12)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

13:50 Redcar

Sea The Casper

9st 11lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

keen to post, tracked leaders, led going easily over 2f out, shaken up and edged left over 1f out, kept on pushed out final furlong, comfortably

2/1

1st

8

(10)

27th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:15 Chepstow

Sea The Casper

9st 2lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

12/1

Form: 6-1127 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
After back-to-back wins on the AW (1m2f/1m3f) he's held his own in ultra-competitive handicaps at Newbury (1m2f, good) and here at the Royal meeting (1m4f); surprising that he's reined in distance-wise after seeing out the 1m4f well last time, but there's still a lot to like.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

6

(5)

27th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Surrey Mist

8st 13lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: George Baker

midfield, short of room and dropped to rear after 5f, ridden and outpaced up the centre when edged right over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

11/1

4th

5

(1)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 3

16:36 Ascot

Surrey Mist

9st 1lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: George Baker

prominent, shaken up over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final 110yds

7/1

7th

10

(7)

16th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:05 Ascot

Surrey Mist

9st 3lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: George Baker

held up in midfield, raced wide and ridden on turn over 2f out, headway and edged right over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

20/1

Form: 65-11 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 5yo who has won both his AW starts since returning from a year out, a 1m novice and 1m2f handicap; had nothing in hand the last time off a 3lb lower mark and no question that this is a better race.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(2)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 3

16:36 Ascot

Big Meeting

10st 1lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Saeed bin Suroor

took keen hold, pressed leader, shaken up over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened towards finish

3/1

1st

1

(13)

19th May 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Big Meeting

10st 2lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Saeed bin Suroor

20/1

Form: -21343

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Didn't run badly after starting slowly at Kempton when fitted in a first-time hood but that took his strike-rate to 1-16 and he's 0-10 in handicaps; not the most intriguing of these, clearly.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

8

(3)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 3

20:10 Doncaster

Scampi

9st 4lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Andrew Balding

towards rear, headway going easily over 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, ridden out final 110yds

8/1

1st

1

(4)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 6y

Class 5

18:30 Epsom

Scampi

9st 10lb

J: William Carver

T: Andrew Balding

held up in rear, smooth headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden out

7/2

6th

6

(3)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 3

16:36 Ascot

Scampi

8st 13lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Andrew Balding

held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £553.00
Straight Forecast £665.00
Trifecta £1444.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Sea The Casper

SPOTLIGHT:

First Ruler

TOPSPEED:

Surrey Mist

The Sun:

Big Meeting

POSTDATA:

Sea The Casper

NEWMARKET:

Sea The Casper

The Times:

Sea The Casper

Daily Mail:

Sea The Casper

The Star:

Sea The Casper

Telegraph:

First Ruler

Daily Express:

First Ruler

Daily Mirror:

First Ruler

Daily Record:

First Ruler

The Guardian:

Surrey Mist