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17:20 Ascot

Good To Firm

Garrard Handicap

  • Prize money: £30924
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
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Garrard Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.65
  • Place: £3.70

Form: 005136

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

He has done all his winning over 6f, most recently at Ayr last month off 2lb lower; respectable efforts twice since but it's a worry that he might get taken off his feet early on over 5f on forecast fast ground; 3lb out of the handicap too.

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

10th

10

(1)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Call Me Ginger

8st 10lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Won twice in seven days in September, both over shorter but he's fully effective at 6f; back to the same mark as for his Ascot win and he has shown aptitude for this surface; others appeal more for win purposes though.

20/1

8th

6

(1)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Call Me Ginger

8st 13lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Three-time course winner, the latest in last season's Portland (5.5f, soft; awarded the race); won two in a row (5.5f/5f, good to soft/good to firm) last month and, although he's been unplaced on his three runs since, he didn't enjoy a clear run at Ascot last time and is not written off.

9/1

11th

8

(12)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Call Me Ginger

9st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Back to form last month, winning at Chester (5.5f, good to soft) and following up in good style over C&D four weeks ago (beat Mountain Peak); ran better than his finishing position suggests in the Portland and then had little chance from his draw in the Ayr Silver Cup two weeks ago; can't rule out under these conditions.

9/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.75

Form: 864020 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Usually a prominent racer so missing the break and being held up perhaps didn't suit him at Chester last week; prior to that he was about 2l behind Lovely Mana at Sandown (5f, good to firm) when having no excuses; a win and a fine second when previously ridden by Silvestre De Sousa but others are still stronger for win purposes.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

9th

2

(10)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

King Of Stars

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Michael Appleby

led, joined 3f out, shaken up when headed and weakened over 1f out

10/1

5th

5

(3)

20th Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:27 Beverley

King Of Stars

9st 2lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

ducked left start, led narrowly, shaken up over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

4/1

3rd

5

(9)

27th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Beverley

King Of Stars

9st 4lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

led at fast pace, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon no extra

7/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.45

Form: 770848 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Had a fine 2020 campaign and, although winless, looked better than ever last year; more miss than hit in 2022 but has slipped to a handy mark and could stage a revival with Hollie Doyle on board for the first time.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(5)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Live In The Moment

9st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

led, headed over 2f out, lost position over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

14/1

3/1

Form: 684-42 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Ran well over C&D at the Royal meeting as a 2yo; he has returned this season with a pair of cracking runs here, finishing fourth in the Palace Of Holyroodhouse last month and then finding Mountain Peak just a nose too strong two weeks ago; another 5lb higher today but he's going the right way and clearly well suited by the prevailing conditions.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

2

(3)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Bond Chairman

9st 9lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Bryan Smart

Has course form and he's in the picture on 5f win at Doncaster in June (good to firm) but has needed some excuses since and good to soft ground was no good to him over C&D 20 days ago; work to do on balance.

16/1

19th

3

(20)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Bond Chairman

9st 10lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Bryan Smart

Made a successful return from nine months off at Doncaster (5f, good to firm) in June and ran well when third behind Intrinsic Bond at Ascot (5f, good) next time; not disgraced in a Beverley Listed contest (5f, good) three weeks ago, but drying ground preferable with his best form coming on good/good to firm.

16/1

5th

2

(4)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Beverley

Bond Chairman

9st 4lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Bryan Smart

led, faced challenge 2f out, headed over 1f out

10/1

OUR TIP

7/1

Form: 1130-0 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Didn't get home in the Cheveley Park on her final 2yo run but she was making giant strides over 5f previously, winning a Group 3 in France before a close third in the Group 2 Flying Childers; not disgraced behind Mountain Peak and others over C&D two weeks ago when returning from 287 days on the sidelines (poor track position and tired late on); can be more competitive today.

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

10th

11

(17)

16th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 1

15:10 Ayr

Corazon

9st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: George Boughey

slowly away, towards rear, ridden and some headway inside final furlong, never dangerous

25/1

9

(6)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:05 Haydock

Corazon

8st 13lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: George Boughey

Shaped quite well in a good Ascot handicap on her return in July but she hasn't kicked on from it; others have more pressing claims.

20/1

8th

3

(8)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Corazon

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

dwelt start, towards far side, never better than mid-division

10/1

Form: 223114 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Enjoying a fine year for her new yard, winning for the third time when sauntering clear of King Of Stars at Sandown three weeks ago; another good run when fourth behind Mountain Peak and Bond Chairman over C&D last time but that effort does suggest she'll need to progress again to defy this mark; given what has gone before, that couldn't be ruled out.

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16th

8

(17)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

18:25 Bath

Lovely Mana

9st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: John S O’Donoghue

Dual handicap winner for George Boughey last summer who's been running respectably for her new yard this year; she has plenty on at the weights from stall 17 though.

50/1

6th

3

(6)

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

15:30 Cork

Lovely Mana

9st 4lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: John S O’Donoghue

midfield

25/1

4th

2

(7)

16th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

19:20 Dundalk (AW)

Lovely Mana

9st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: John Stephen O’Donoghue

held up in midfield, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on and went fourth towards finish, not reach leaders

4/1

7th
7 (6)
Jawwaal

8/1

Form: 6-0878 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won from Mountain Peak over C&D in 2020 and is 1lb lower today; better than ever last summer, winning twice at Doncaster; he is very well handicapped on that and shaped with promise on reappearance but hasn't gone on from it, including under optimal conditions the last twice; bit to prove for now.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

3

(9)

3rd Mar 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

16:55 Dundalk (AW)

Jawwaal

10st 2lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Returned with an encouraging debut for yard over 5f early last month; failed to reproduce that form over the same trip here last time.

11/4

6

(2)

24th Feb 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Jawwaal

8st 13lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

6th

4

(6)

3rd Feb 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

15:55 Dundalk (AW)

Jawwaal

9st 8lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Winner in Britain for John Gosden and Michael Dods; regressive form last year but returned with very encouraging debut for yard over C&D early last month, staying on well for today's rider after tardy start to finish third to Mehman and Primo Uomo; respected.

5/1

3/1

Form: 9-2521 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Has a fine record at this track, including a win in this event 12 months ago, and he is better than ever at the age of seven, following his excellent second in the Dash at Epsom with a game effort to beat his 19 rivals over C&D two weeks ago; another 6lb rise asks a stiffer question of him but he's thriving and shouldn't be passed over at all lightly.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(2)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Mountain Peak

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Second in the 2022 Dash over C&D off 8lb higher before winning a valuable handicap at Ascot; high in the weights for much of 2023 but he ran well at Ascot on his last two starts; has gone well fresh in the past and he returns with his yard in good form; draw not ideal but lots to like otherwise.

7/1

Form: 118-09 D

Last run: 73 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

In great form last September, winning the Portland over 5.5f and Newbury Group 3 over 5f; ended 2021 with a low-key run over C&D (albeit perhaps with the ground too soft and he had run well here last July) and he has finished last in both runs this time around (Group races); returns to a handicap with something to prove.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

2

(10)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Hurricane Ivor

9st 13lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Six career wins, the most recent off 96 over 6f at the Curragh last April; down to 88 now after his form tailed off last year; could be interesting.

16/1

10th
10 (10)
Lynns Boy

25/1

Form: -13236 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Flopped on soft ground last time but he had been on the up for Denis Quinn previously; interesting recruit for his shrewd new trainer (same owner) but he's 11lb out of the weights here and looks best watched.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

(7)

23rd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 5

14:35 Lingfield (AW)

Lynns Boy

9st 4lb

J: George Wood

T: John Butler

Successful at Wolverhampton off this mark in March (5f); promising return from seven months off when third to Masterclass at Chelmsford last month and he may prove better suited by today's trip than his old rival.

6/1

3rd

8

(3)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Lynns Boy

9st 7lb

T: John Butler

in touch with leaders

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £1682.00
Straight Forecast £1066.90
Tricast £9181.70
Trifecta £10633.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Mountain Peak

SPOTLIGHT:

Bond Chairman

NEWMARKET:

Lovely Mana

Daily Express:

Hurricane Ivor

TOPSPEED:

Call Me Ginger

RP Ratings:

Jawwaal

POSTDATA:

Bond Chairman

The Times:

Bond Chairman

Daily Record:

Bond Chairman

Telegraph:

Lovely Mana

The Guardian:

Mountain Peak

Daily Mail:

Mountain Peak

Daily Mirror:

Mountain Peak

The Sun:

Mountain Peak

The Star:

Mountain Peak