July 22 / 16.50 Ascot

16.50 Ascot

Good To Firm

Slingsby Gin Handicap

  • Prize money: £7776
  • 1m 3f 211y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Slingsby Gin Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £29.20
  • Place: £6.20

Form: 758

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Better form on first two starts than latest, all 1m2f; this extra 2f may help for handicap debut and it needs to, in a big way.
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1st

8

(9)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 4

16:50 Ascot

Awesome Dancer

9st 0lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: George Baker

held up in rear, headway on outer 2f out, soon hung right, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well

16/1

8th

2

(7)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

16:35 Sandown

Awesome Dancer

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: George Baker

towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, raced awkwardly over 2f out, made no impression

16/1

7/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: -05423 D BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Landed a hat-trick last summer and a very good placed effort over C&D last September; back near his best with a Windsor second off this mark on penultimate start but disappointing at Yarmouth latest; needs a second look.
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4th

1

(4)

7th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:52 Leicester

True Courage

10st 4lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Michael Bell

raced freely, held up in behind leaders, smooth headway 3f out, soon pressed leader, shaken up under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon found nothing and beaten (trainer had no explanation for the poor form shown)

5/4

2nd

4

(11)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 4

16:50 Ascot

True Courage

9st 13lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Michael Bell

held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on

7/1

3rd

1

(5)

30th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 104y

Class 5

13:50 Yarmouth

True Courage

10st 2lb

J: Joe Bradnam

T: Michael Bell

held up in rear, pushed along and some headway over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out

2/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: -95225

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Ten-race maiden who was runner-up in May in handicaps over this sort of trip at Windsor and Salisbury, before weakening when he tried 14.5f at Doncaster four weeks ago; probably not far away.
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1st

7

(1)

8th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

13:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Buxted Reel

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

tracked leader on inner, pushed along from over 2f out, soon ridden, keeping on and made strong challenge from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, won going away

4/1

3rd

4

(2)

6th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 5

20:05 Lingfield (AW)

Buxted Reel

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ian Williams

held up in rear, shaken up over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

4/1

3rd

11

(8)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 4

16:50 Ascot

Buxted Reel

8st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Ian Williams

held up in rear, shaken up when hampered over 2f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, went third inside final 110yds

14/1

Form: 037234

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Exposed 4yo (except unraced at Ascot) who's inching back down the weights and has taken his share of minor honours since last summer's two wins; tried cheekpieces on latest start (after two runs with no headgear) and now returns to usual blinkers; has 1m4f form but peak efforts at about 1m2f.
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2nd

1

(9)

4th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 198y

Class 4

15:20 Brighton

Fairmac

10st 2lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

led, headed but raced in second after 1f, ridden and every chance from over 2f out, carried left inside final furlong, briefly led inside final 110yds, kept on, just denied

7/1

4th

2

(4)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 4

16:50 Ascot

Fairmac

10st 1lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

took keen hold, prominent, led after 2f, ridden and headed over 2f out, led again over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final 110yds

10/1

Form: 2-6332

Last run: 104 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Has not lived up to his pedigree and was gelded after latest start; similar form in December-April for minor honours in four of his five starts, all on AW and upped to 1m4f last time; needs improvement and a good apprentice takes over for this turf debut after 104 days off.
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4th

1

(5)

6th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 5

20:05 Lingfield (AW)

Love Mystery

9st 11lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

held up in last, pushed along 3f out, soon outpaced, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

7/2

5th

9

(3)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 4

16:50 Ascot

Love Mystery

8st 12lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

held up in midfield, switched left and headway when hampered rivals over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on, not pace to challenge

9/1

2nd

2

(2)

9th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

16:57 Wolverhampton (AW)

Love Mystery

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Andrew Balding

OUR TIP

Form: 7-4734 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Won over C&D last July on her only visit to Ascot; creditable reappearance looks her best form this term and she's tried cheekpieces on last two outings, which are now replaced by first-time visor; others preferred.
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6th

1

(10)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 4

16:50 Ascot

Percy’s Pride

10st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

slowly into stride, in rear, shaken up when hampered over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on final 110yds, never on terms

14/1

4th

1

(3)

29th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Percy’s Pride

9st 11lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

midfield, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, ridden and weakened from 2f out

100/30

3rd

2

(9)

6th Jun 2022

Good

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

19:15 Windsor

Percy’s Pride

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Knight

slowly away, soon midfield, ridden over 2f out, went third over 1f out, kept on but always held

7/1

12/1

Form: 645-6

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Has not lived up to initial form in the mud last autumn, admittedly after just four starts and with 217 days off before his handicap/seasonal debut five weeks ago; good chance that 1m4f will help; worth a market check.
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7th

10

(7)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 4

16:50 Ascot

Tidal Storm

8st 10lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

led, headed but prominent after 2f, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 110yds

12/1

6th

8

(2)

17th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

19:04 Newmarket (July)

Tidal Storm

8st 11lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Ed Walker

prominent, shaken up over 3f out, ridden and outpaced from over 1f out

8/1

Form: 3-1556 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Two 1m4f wins late last summer and he's raised his game a notch at 1m6f this term, including with reappearance win; below form at Sandown latest and now drops back to 1m4f for first time this season; it needs to spark another career best.
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8th

3

(1)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 4

16:50 Ascot

Saratoga Gold

10st 0lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charles Hills

midfield, headway over 8f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong

12/1

6th

5

(2)

1st Jul 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:38 Sandown

Saratoga Gold

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost position over 1f out, soon weakened

6/1

5th

9

(9)

10th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:24 Goodwood

Saratoga Gold

9st 2lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Charles Hills

took keen hold, slowly away, towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

7/1

Form: 32-257 BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Six-race maiden; best form in the London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f, good) in which he came fifth of 12 and could have finished a lot closer had he not been checked repeatedly in his run; disappointing at Epsom on Derby day and this is a step up in trip but his dam stayed 14.5f; not dismissed.
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9th

5

(5)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 4

16:50 Ascot

Mr Big Stuff

9st 6lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Spencer

raced freely, prominent, joined leader over 5f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong (jockey said colt ran too free and hung left-handed)

3/1

7th

9

(13)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 2

14:00 Epsom

Mr Big Stuff

8st 5lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Richard Spencer

sweating, took keen hold, midfield, headway over 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression

4/1

Form: 3-2530

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
This season's four runs, in 1m2f handicaps on last three occasions, have not lived up to the promise shown as 2yo; upped in trip and there is some stamina in the family but he needs to turn things around.
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10th

7

(2)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 4

16:50 Ascot

Monet’s Sunrise

9st 1lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

held up in midfield, ridden and some headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

16/1

11th

8

(5)

10th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

15:55 Sandown

Monet’s Sunrise

9st 7lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

dwelt start, in touch with leaders, pushed along over 3f out, bit short of room and switched right under 2f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on well final 110yds, not reach leaders (jockey said colt was denied a clear run briefly in the final 1 1/2f)

20/1

3rd

4

(4)

12th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 201y

Class 3

14:05 Salisbury

Monet’s Sunrise

8st 13lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

11/4

Form: 2-1312 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Form figures of 21312 since handicapping, the wins gained at Goodwood (1m2f) and Newbury (1m4f; first two well clear); slowly run three-runner race may not have been ideal when close second on latest start; leading player.
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11th

6

(6)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 4

16:50 Ascot

Al Azhar

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Marcus Tregoning

took keen hold, held up in behind leaders, steadied and dropped to midfield over 8f out, shaken up over 3f out, hampered over 2f out, soon weakened and eased

11/4

1st

4

(4)

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 5y

Class 3

16:20 Salisbury

Al Azhar

9st 3lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Marcus Tregoning

Has form figures of 2131 since handicapping, the wins gained at Goodwood (1m2f, good to firm) and Newbury (1m4f, good to soft; first two clear); progressive sort who should continue to do well and looks likely to cope with 8lb rise for latest performance; respected.

7/4

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Payout
Exacta £5459.00
Straight Forecast £4660.70
Tricast £48481.50
Trifecta £100007.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Al Azhar

RP Ratings:

Mr Big Stuff

Daily Express:

Tidal Storm

Daily Mirror:

Buxted Reel

NEWMARKET:

Percy's Pride

POSTDATA:

True Courage

TOPSPEED:

Mr Big Stuff

The Times:

Al Azhar

Telegraph:

Al Azhar

The Guardian:

Al Azhar

Daily Mail:

Al Azhar

The Sun:

Al Azhar

The Star:

Al Azhar

Daily Record:

Al Azhar