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15:42 Newmarket (July)

Good To Firm

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  • Prize money: £8100
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.13
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2/1112 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Had been off for 568 days before rattling off a quick hat-trick over this trip on good ground/AW in May; didn't appear to lack for stamina when narrowly beaten at Doncaster (7f, good to firm) four weeks ago and has been raised another 4lb in the meantime, but he finished well clear of the third that day so another big run looks on the cards.

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7th

6

(7)

4th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:55 York

Pure Dreamer

9st 4lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

slowly into stride, held up in last, pushed along over 2f out, soon beaten

14/1

2

(6)

27th Aug 2022

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Newmarket (July)

Pure Dreamer

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Promise as a 2yo, including on heavy; missed his 3yo campaign but he has made up for lost time this season, winning four 6f handicaps (second over 7f on penultimate start) including over C&D five weeks ago; more on his plate today but doubt he has reached his ceiling just yet.

1st

1

(6)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:42 Newmarket (July)

Pure Dreamer

9st 9lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

slowly away, towards rear, waiting for room from over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ridden to lead inside final 110yds, readily

9/2

9/2

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 320803 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Had dropped 1lb lower than when last successful when beaten just over a length into third of eight at Pontefract (6f, good to firm) last time; each-way claims from the same mark with cheekpieces now removed.

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No Results Found

Form: -97872 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Had dropped a long way in the weights and was having his first start since being gelded when second of ten at Haydock (6f, good to soft) this month; races off the same mark, but is 0-11 on turf and will need to step up again if he is to break his duck on grass.

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8th

1

(3)

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 5

16:35 Hamilton

Mighty Gurkha

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

Capitalised on some help from the handicapper when running away with a 6f handicap at Leicester in June (good to firm); fair efforts but not kicked on since; handles good to soft but something to prove if rain arrives.

7/1

6th

4

(10)

8th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Mighty Gurkha

9st 8lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

raced wide, in touch with leaders

11/2

5th

1

(2)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

19:30 Redcar

Mighty Gurkha

10st 0lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

Not as good as he was but capitalised on a big drop down the weights when running away with a 6f handicap at Leicester in June; beaten fair and square off his revised mark eight weeks ago; the break may have done him good but others make more appeal.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 340400

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

No win since landing a Listed race at York (5f, good to firm) as a 2yo and raced freely when well held in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) at Ascot (5f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; has dropped to an inviting mark, but he does look best over the minimum trip.

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6th

3

(12)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Alligator Alley

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

He hasn't found his best form on the AW this winter but he's now 1lb lower than when hugely impressive at Newcastle last summer (5f); best known for his exploits over 5f though and this trip, even around here, might leave him vulnerable for win purposes.

14/1

Form: 0-2552 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

0-10 since handicapping, but runner-up three times including a neck defeat at Bath (5.7f, firm) 11 days ago; place claims again from the same mark.

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1st

11

(3)

17th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Smeatons Light

9st 6lb

J: George Bass

T: Mick Channon

took keen hold, made all, pushed along 2f out, ridden 1f out, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

9/1

3rd

8

(1)

1st Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Smeatons Light

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Mick Channon

taken down early, led but pestered, ridden and went clear with winner from 2f out, headed and no extra towards finish, lost second final strides

14/1

4th

3

(7)

21st Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 215y

Class 4

14:45 Brighton

Smeatons Light

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Mick Channon

took keen hold, prominent, led after 1f, headed but close up 3f out, ridden and outpaced 2f out, no impression final furlong

11/2

8/1

Form: 503961 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Relishes fast ground and again showed his liking for the surface when battling on well to score narrowly at Catterick (6f, good to firm) ten days ago; only 2lb higher, but has tended to struggle above Class 4 level in the past.

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7th

11

(5)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

16:45 Chester

Oso Rapido

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

led

25/1

11/2

Form: 437381 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Ended a 14-race losing run when beating Wednesday's Southwell winner Badri at Wolverhampton (6f, AW) 12 days ago; 7lb higher, but still lower in the weights than when returning in March and now that he has rediscovered winning form it wouldn't be a surprise to see him go well again.

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7th

1

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Society Lion

9st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Dunlop

prominent up the centre

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £112.00
Straight Forecast £118.20
Tricast £586.10
Trifecta £478.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Pure Dreamer

TOPSPEED:

Mighty Gurkha

SPOTLIGHT:

Society Lion

The Times:

Alligator Alley

RP Ratings:

Bergerac

The Star:

Oso Rapido

Daily Mirror:

Pure Dreamer

The Sun:

Pure Dreamer

Daily Record:

Pure Dreamer

LAMBOURN:

Mighty Gurkha

Daily Express:

Mighty Gurkha

POSTDATA:

Society Lion

NEWMARKET:

Society Lion

Telegraph:

Alligator Alley