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Good To Firm

Hwfa Williams Handicap (A Jockey Club Grassroots Mile Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £5616
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Hwfa Williams Handicap (A Jockey Club Grassroots Mile Series Qualifier)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.10
  • Place: £3.40

Form: 6-8425 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Two wins at around 1m last season; dropped to 7f for the first time when runner-up at Newbury last month and ran respectably from the widest draw over 7.6f at Chester 12 days ago; needs to step up on his 2022 form.

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

5th

8

(2)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:10 Newcastle (AW)

Mercurius Power

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

prominent, dropped to midfield after 2f

10/1

4th

1

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Mercurius Power

9st 9lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Jessica Macey

Five-time winner; exposed but running well, having just been denied by the patiently ridden Armoured here in January before another placed effort last month; solid claims.

11/2

3rd

5

(9)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Mercurius Power

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

Exposed five-time winner; clear runner-up over C&D 13 days ago but the winner was 25-1 and that was a Class 6; may need more.

7/1

OUR TIP

6/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6-4912 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

A bit disappointing over 1m2f-1m6f before he was dropped back to 7.6f when winning from the front in a five-runner claimer at Chester last month; blinkers replaced cheekpieces that day and they were kept when creditable second in handicap at Chelmsford (1m, AW) last week, albeit no match for the winner; may again find one or two too good for him.

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

2nd

1

(4)

10th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 96y

Class 4

15:40 Beverley

Liberation Point

10st 0lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

prominent on outer, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and led over 1f out, faced strong challenge inside final 110yds, headed post

15/8

3rd

2

(8)

1st Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 173y

Class 4

19:45 Carlisle

Liberation Point

9st 9lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Michael Appleby

led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

9/4

1

(2)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:40 Newmarket (July)

Liberation Point

10st 2lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Michael Appleby

Tried over as far as 1m6f last year; combination of drop in trip, aggressive tactics and blinkers has seen him bounce back lately (latest instance on Wednesday) but 7f, even round a stiff course, looks a bare minimum.

7/2

6/1

Form: 4-1954

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Won handicap/seasonal debut at Goodwood (7f, good to firm) in April, defying trouble in running; has not lived up to that promise but his 2l last of four at Yarmouth (upped to 1m) on latest outing was not far off that form; tongue tied first time.

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

3rd

4

(6)

20th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:38 Sandown

Notions

9st 6lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, ran on towards finish

6/1

4th

1

(2)

30th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 3y

Class 4

15:20 Yarmouth

Notions

9st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

14/1

7th

10

(2)

11th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:00 Sandown

Notions

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

dwelt start, towards rear, ridden 2f out, against far rail from over 1f out, made no impression

25/1

Form: 4551 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Only four ran on his handicap debut in an apprentice maiden contest at Salisbury (1m, good to firm) 11 days ago but he worked his way to the front 1f out to justify favouritism comfortably, well backed; 7lb rise demands more improvement but he has more to give.

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

11th

7

(8)

19th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 43y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Rogue Rocket

9st 11lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Tom Clover

Up and down since making a successful handicap debut at Salisbury last summer (1m, good to firm; four ran); revived in a visor two runs back but that aid now left off and cheekpieces didn't work wonders when tried once before; rain would cast further doubts.

16/1

7th

4

(1)

2nd Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

16:10 Windsor

Rogue Rocket

9st 6lb

J: David Egan

T: Tom Clover

Won four-runner race at Sandown (1m, good to firm) one year ago on handicap debut; three modest shows before creditable second in three-runner race at Salisbury (1m2f, good to firm) two weeks ago with first-time visor; manner of that encourages this move up in trip, on a competitive mark.

10/1

2nd

3

(2)

18th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 201y

Class 4

17:10 Salisbury

Rogue Rocket

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Tom Clover

raced in third, hit rail after 3f, outpaced and pushed along 2f out, ridden and went second 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no match for winner

15/2

Form: 371347 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Very useful in his younger days; can make the running but led near the finish at Windsor (1m, good) in April, recording his ninth win; creditable in-frame efforts on his next two starts, before a heavy defeat three weeks ago on first attempt over 1m2f; back at 1m, he's one to take seriously.

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

6th

3

(3)

21st Dec 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Love Dreams

9st 13lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Blake

Won twice this year and on the premises on last two outings; huge majority of his AW races have been on Polytrack but he's 2-2 at Wolverhampton, albeit in a claimer and seller (2019 and 2021); stamina beyond 1m (unconvincing in both attempts) may be more of a worry.

16/1

7th

3

(13)

9th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Love Dreams

9st 9lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Michael Blake

Game effort to win a C&D handicap in September; another solid run here four weeks ago and returning to Class 5 company in his favour; might prove vulnerable to an improver.

16/1

7th

7

(2)

12th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Love Dreams

9st 7lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Michael Blake

towards rear, headway and prominent when pushed along over 1f out, ridden and kept on final 110yds (jockey said gelding suffered interference at the start)

9/1

Form: 700-61 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Novice win in 2020 was his only run on firmer than good; both wins (from 12 starts) were over 1m at Bath, including by a short head from the front in four-runner handicap on latest outing; that was a big return to form and he's a player if that revival can be sustained.

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

2nd

4

(10)

23rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Newmarket

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9st 11lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Saeed bin Suroor

in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden and close up 1f out, kept on final furlong

9/1

3rd

2

(3)

2nd Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Ascot

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9st 9lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Saeed bin Suroor

led at steady pace, pushed along under 2f out, headed over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra inside final 110yds

8/1

6th

1

(4)

20th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:38 Sandown

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10st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Saeed bin Suroor

close up, lost position and chased leaders after 2f, ridden and lost third 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

5/2

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Payout
Exacta £259.00
Straight Forecast £202.70
Trifecta £1053.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rogue Rocket

The Guardian:

Liberation Point

NEWMARKET:

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TOPSPEED:

Love Dreams

RP Ratings:

Rogue Rocket

POSTDATA:

Rogue Rocket

The Times:

Rogue Rocket

Telegraph:

Rogue Rocket

The Star:

Rogue Rocket

Daily Mail:

Liberation Point

Daily Express:

Liberation Point

The Sun:

Liberation Point

Daily Record:

Liberation Point

Daily Mirror:

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