July 27 / 20.40 Leicester

20.40 Leicester

Good To Firm

Gems Charity Handicap

  • Prize money: £5076
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Gems Charity Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £21.00
  • Place: £5.70

Form: 81-948 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Made all to spring a 25-1 surprise at Kempton in September (7f, AW; first-time blinkers); short of that level in three runs this year (blinkers discarded latest but back on today) but back to his winning mark as a consequence; risky but not a forlorn hope.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(5)

27th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Leicester

Helluvaboy

9st 11lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ali Stronge

led, headed but chased leader over 3f out, ridden and led again over 1f out, all out (trainer said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, that the gelding appreciated the return to turf, drop in trip and reapplication of blinkers)

12/1

8th

2

(1)

6th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:50 Kempton (AW)

Helluvaboy

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ali Stronge

led narrowly, soon headed and prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost fourth and weakened from over 1f out

12/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: -47051 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Won twice as a 2yo and he returned to winning ways when readily accounting for eight rivals in a 6f 0-50 classified event here 13 days ago; worth another crack at 7f but he is taking on better opposition today.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

(1)

27th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Leicester

Hilary’s Boy

8st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Les Eyre

midfield, headway over 3f out, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, ridden and chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, just failed

7/2

1st

8

(8)

14th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:10 Leicester

Hilary’s Boy

9st 1lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Les Eyre

held up in rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon edged right, kept on well

4/1

5th

8

(7)

24th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 2y

Class 6

16:30 Doncaster

Hilary’s Boy

9st 0lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Les Eyre

midfield, pushed along before halfway, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, weakened inside final 110yds

9/2

8/1

Form: 74-5

Last run: 104 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Similar form in three qualifying runs at around 7f; not obviously thrown in for his handicap debut but he's bred to be a bit better than this mark; betting to guide.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(3)

5th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

15:50 Brighton

Unsung Hero

9st 9lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Heather Main

took keen hold, led narrowly, headed and dropped to last 6f out, went second 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on but held inside final furlong (jockey said colt became unbalanced down the hill)

4/5

3rd

5

(4)

27th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Leicester

Unsung Hero

9st 6lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Heather Main

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on

8/1

5th

5

(1)

14th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

13:15 Newmarket

Unsung Hero

9st 0lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Heather Main

Showed some ability at Newbury (6.5f, heavy) in October and Wolverhampton (7f, AW; hung right) in December but a good deal more is needed.

20/1

Form: 7-336

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Placed in 7f and 1m maidens at Southwell earlier in the year; gelded prior to a modest effort at Doncaster on his handicap debut eight weeks ago (1m2f, good); was only a 5-1 shot there so clearly there is felt to be some mileage in his handicap mark; could fare better for a yard whose last three runners have all been successful.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10

(6)

8th Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:30 Kempton (AW)

Kingwell

9st 5lb

J: George Wood

T: Mrs Ilka Gansera-Leveque

Among the favourites on handicap debut, when pulling too hard over 1m2f; bettered that when returned to 7f at Leicester recently and is one of the more interesting runners in a first-time tongue-tie.

12/1

4th

4

(6)

27th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Leicester

Kingwell

9st 9lb

J: George Wood

T: Mrs Ilka Gansera-Leveque

midfield, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no impression inside final 110yds

6/1

Form: 731435 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Both his wins have come over 6f but he stays this trip well and he's in better form than his recent results suggest; should make a bold at a track where he's 1-1.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(7)

27th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Leicester

Winnetka

10st 0lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

raced freely, pressed leader, led over 3f out, shaken up and headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds (jockey said gelding ran too free)

7/1

7th

8

(2)

26th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 5

13:45 Windsor

Winnetka

9st 6lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

made all, increased tempo 3f out, ridden from over 1f out, kept on well and won going away

7/1

3rd

9

(3)

30th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

18:10 Windsor

Winnetka

8st 11lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

10/1

OUR TIP

11/4

Form: 847-71

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Whiff of promise as a 2yo; gelded in January and shpwed his true colours when getting the better of a thriving rival at Newbury four weeks ago (1m, good); 4lb rise not insurmountable but he did seem very well suited by the longer trip last time.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(3)

27th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Leicester

My Ambition

8st 13lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Denis Coakley

took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never on terms

11/4

7th

13

(5)

5th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Kempton (AW)

My Ambition

8st 12lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Denis Coakley

Seven-race maiden; has shaped encouragingly in 7f AW handicaps at this course (kept on well for fourth) and Lingfield (met trouble then stayed on) the last twice; likely player off bottom weight.

5/1

4/1

Form: 0-0933 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
The switch to a visor has seen him go with more spark on his last two starts, third over C&D and then filling the same spot at Doncaster 26 days ago (1m, good); yet to run poorly in four previous visits here and he should be in the thick of it once more.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(2)

27th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Leicester

Blackheath

10st 0lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Dods

held up in rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out

4/1

3rd

4

(5)

1st Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 5

13:35 Doncaster

Blackheath

9st 12lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

dwelt start, towards rear, going okay 3f out, bit short of room and switched right over 2f out, soon pushed along and ridden, kept on inside final furlong, no match for first two

6/1

3rd

2

(6)

23rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Leicester

Blackheath

10st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Michael Dods

dwelt start and bumped, took keen hold, prominent, towards rear over 3f out, pushed along and some headway towards near side over 2f out, drifted right but kept on strongly inside final furlong, ridden and went third inside final 110yds

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £1031.00
Straight Forecast £958.30
Trifecta £7557.00

Selections

The Times:

My Ambition

POSTDATA:

Hilary's Boy

SPOTLIGHT:

Winnetka

Daily Express:

Unsung Hero

The Guardian:

Blackheath

Telegraph:

My Ambition

Daily Mail:

My Ambition

The Sun:

My Ambition

Daily Mirror:

Hilary's Boy

The Star:

Hilary's Boy

Daily Record:

Hilary's Boy

RP Ratings:

Winnetka