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wolvercroft.com Garden Centre Handicap

  • Prize money: £3590.99
  • 1m 6f 44y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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wolvercroft.com Garden Centre Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88

Form: 090-7

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Raced very lazily and was tailed off when hiked up to 1m6f for recent seasonal/handicap debut; it takes a leap of faith to support him after that but he sports blinkers today and, given his trainer's usual prowess with 3yo handicappers, it would be reckless to write him off at this stage.

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

11th

8

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:20 Sedgefield

At The Double

11st 3lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Adam Nicol

took keen hold, prominent, awkward jump and dropped to rear 1st, detached 3rd, soon struggling

16/1

6th

4

(5)

20th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 27y

Class 5

16:00 Pontefract

At The Double

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Adam Nicol

Won three of his first five handicaps (1m6f-2m) last summer in these colours when trained by Sir Mark Prescott; a 4l third over 2m at Newmarket in June divides two complete no-shows and it's not clear what to expect.

8/1

8th

9

(7)

15th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

At The Double

8st 10lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

raced in last, pushed along before halfway, struggling and reminders 6f out

7/1

Form: 646633

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Stayed on for third (just behind Alkhattaaf) off today's much reduced mark at Bath (1m5f, good) this month but remains a maiden after 17 starts and has essentially become disappointing; others preferred.

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

4th

5

(3)

9th May 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Easy Equation

9st 6lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Charlie Fellowes

in touch with leaders

9/2

2nd

1

(7)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Easy Equation

9st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

prominent, led over 6f out

11/8

Form: -84132

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Came good at Chepstow (1m4f, good to firm) in May, his second handicap, and was placed on both subsequent outings (1m4f/1m5f); not yet fully exposed; major player.

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

9th

5

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Alkhattaaf

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

midfield, headway 5th, soon cajoled along, ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out

6/1

6th

3

29th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Alkhattaaf

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

midfield, pushed along after 5th

3/1

1st

8

(6)

29th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alkhattaaf

9st 5lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Chris Down

prominent

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 608-74

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Has better strike-rate on AW but ran quite well when fourth from out of the weights in Class 4 C&D contest (good to firm) in May, and last month's handicap hurdle debut was perfectly respectable; probably won't be far away.

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

8th

10

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:00 Sedgefield

Madeeh

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Philip Kirby

Capable of fairly useful winning form on the level but his form doesn't read nearly so well in this sphere and he came in well held over C&D in September; others are preferred.

25/1

9

17th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:47 Market Rasen

Madeeh

10st 6lb

J: Jay Kozaczek

T: Philip Kirby

Enjoyed a purple spell with four AW Flat wins in early-2021 but has largely struggled since; the fact his best hurdle run came over C&D offers some hope but was well beaten in handicap hurdles in August/September; also well held on AW Flat six weeks ago; first-time cheekpieces replace usual tongue-tie.

12/1

7th

4

(4)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Madeeh

9st 11lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

slowly away and lost many lengths start, always towards rear (jockey said gelding was slowly away)

12/1

Form: 6-3654

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Hasn't progressed since last September's winning debut but wasn't beaten far when fifth of seven in first-time blinkers here (1m4f, good) in May and didn't run badly when fourth of 11 at Newbury (1m4f, good to soft) last time, albeit he was over 13l behind the winner; probably on a good mark now and could have a say if this new trip suits.

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

4th

4

(9)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

18:25 Leicester

Geelong

9st 8lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

raced wide, dwelt start, towards rear, headway on outer after 4f

11/2

2nd

4

(9)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

18:25 Kempton (AW)

Geelong

9st 9lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

1m3f wins here and at Windsor (good) last autumn came racing prominently; unfailingly consistent back over further under mostly rather more patient tactics since, and interesting to see how he's played tonight.

3/1

3rd

7

(5)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Geelong

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

in rear

11/2

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Non-runners

Tribal Commander, Geelong

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £99.00
Straight Forecast £100.60
Trifecta £138.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Alkhattaaf

NEWMARKET:

At The Double

RP Ratings:

Easy Equation

POSTDATA:

Madeeh

The Star:

Tribal Commander

Daily Express:

At The Double

The Sun:

At The Double

WEST COUNTRY:

Alkhattaaf

Telegraph:

Alkhattaaf

Daily Mail:

Alkhattaaf

Daily Record:

Alkhattaaf

The Guardian:

Easy Equation

Daily Mirror:

Easy Equation

The Times:

Madeeh