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Vulcan Building Services Handicap

  • Prize money: £3456
  • 0m 7f 3y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
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Vulcan Building Services Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £13.10
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 343665

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Made a winning nursery debut at Nottingham (6f, good to firm) last summer, but that her only success in 18 starts; needs to improve on recent efforts now stepping up to this trip for the first time.

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

10th

8

(5)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Whistledown

8st 11lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Sheena West

Three turf wins for the Channon yard but she's not seen much action since her last win (September 2022) and was beaten around 10l in her three runs last year; returns after another break and she needs to get back on track for new trainer.

20/1

7th

3

(9)

28th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

17:10 Chepstow

Whistledown

10st 0lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Jack Channon

Triple winner over 6f/7f, all on a sound surface; 1lb below last winning mark but has a bit to prove after two disappointing displays so far this season.

16/1

5th

1

(2)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

20:00 Brighton

Whistledown

9st 11lb

J: George Bass

T: Jack Channon

took keen hold, held up in rear, switched to near side over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, soon no impression

13/2

6/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: -60603 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Twice first past the post over 7f last year (demoted on the second occasion) and signs of a resurgence when third of 12 at Redcar (7f, good to firm) 11 days ago; relatively exposed after 17 starts, but holds each-way claims at least from the same mark as last time.

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

11th

12

(5)

22nd Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Silver Kitten

8st 6lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

pressed leader, pushed along from 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

18/1

9th

1

(10)

10th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Silver Kitten

9st 9lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened

10/1

10th

2

(12)

17th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Silver Kitten

9st 9lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

stumbled start, took keen hold, prominent, led over 5f out, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out

16/1

20/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 58-428

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Was returning from 109 days off and having his first start since being gelded when second of eight at Brighton (7f, good to firm) in May, but beaten a long way over the same C&D last month; hard to know what to expect.

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

10th

12

(6)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

14:07 Southwell (AW)

Dazzerling

8st 9lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Phil McEntee

22-race maiden with a patchy record; likely to come up short once again; non-runner 8.00 Chelmsford Thursday.

33/1

8th

11

(3)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Dazzerling

8st 9lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Phil McEntee

led, headed and prominent after 2f

14/1

7/2

Form: 00-254

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Beaten a nose on his Yarmouth reappearance (7f, good) in May and although he hasn't fared any better in either start since, the form of both races has worked out well including splitting a couple of subsequent winners when fourth of 13 in first-time cheekpieces (retained) back at Yarmouth (7f, soft) four weeks ago; shortlisted.

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

1st

7

(3)

26th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Lelabad

9st 6lb

J: Neil Callan

T: William Knight

in touch with leaders, going best over 2f out, pushed along and headway to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well inside final furlong, eased final strides, comfortably

5/2

1st

11

(8)

8th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Lelabad

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: William Knight

midfield, switched right and ridden over 1f out, made strong challenge inside final furlong, kept on strongly to lead final strides

6/1

2nd

2

(6)

15th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

13:35 Yarmouth

Lelabad

9st 10lb

J: Neil Callan

T: William Knight

midfield, pushed along 2f out, ridden and steady headway over 1f out, chased leader final 110yds, outpaced and held towards finish

7/2

11/2

Form: 448053 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Sole win came on handicap debut at Lingfield (7f, AW) in January and last couple of efforts over 6f strongly suggest he will appreciate the return to this trip; still 1lb below his winning mark and respected.

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

11th

11

(11)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Essencial

9st 3lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Liam Bailey

Only seen sporadically in recent times and hasn't offered much in two runs back from eight months off, each time at three-figure prices.

50/1

11th

9

(10)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Essencial

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Liam Bailey

Low-key return to action over C&D 16 days ago (100-1); stable have much stronger claims with the hat-trick seeking Beneficiary.

33/1

8th

4

(1)

17th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:05 Newcastle (AW)

Essencial

9st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: Liam Bailey

Hasn't done anywhere near enough for this yard and returns from 247 days off.

25/1

Form: 083-24 BF

Last run: 65 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

All six runs on the AW, showing improved form since handicapping including a narrow defeat at Kempton (7f) on his penultimate start; returns from two months off having undergone wind surgery and frame material if proving as effective on turf.

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4th

10

(2)

18th Feb 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

14:13 Lingfield (AW)

Smarden Flyer

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John Best & Karen Jewell

soon led, headed and lost two places after 1f

12/1

14

(14)

8th Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Smarden Flyer

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: John Best & Karen Jewell

Two of last three runs easy to forgive (1m2f/1m3f) and ran well at Lingfield in between; peak RPR came over C&D last May but stall 14 tempers enthusiasm; wears headgear (visor) for the first time.

14/1

9th

11

(7)

4th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Smarden Flyer

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Best & Karen Jewell

midfield

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 07-594

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Has made the running as when a close fifth of nine in a 0-90 at Goodwood (7f, good to firm) on his return in April, but hasn't matched that form in two starts since (unable to lead last time); needs a resurgence.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

10

(8)

10th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

18:10 Lingfield (AW)

Showdiemlad

9st 2lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Lydia Richards

Respectable fifth in a classified event over C&D on his stable debut in March but he was tailed off over 7f here last time and that took his record to 0-16; down the list.

33/1

7th

5

(1)

3rd Apr 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

16:15 Lingfield (AW)

Showdiemlad

8st 12lb

J: William Carson

T: Lydia Richards

15-race maiden but he's dropped a long way in the weights and was a fair fifth of 12 here (1m) on his stable debut last Monday; did best of the prominent racers in that classified event and he could go well again back in a 7f handicap.

6/1

5th

10

(9)

27th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

14:15 Lingfield (AW)

Showdiemlad

9st 2lb

J: William Carson

T: Lydia Richards

took keen hold, led, disputed lead 5f out

16/1

Form: 30-554

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

In the frame in five of his seven starts on the AW, but just a fair effort in his one start on turf when fifth of 11 at Goodwood (7f, good) last month; back down in grade but needs to find a bit more.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(2)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Heerathetrack

9st 9lb

J: George Rooke

T: Mark Usher

Two wins in classified company in January and and has run to a similar level in defeat in a couple of handicaps since; holds claims but will need to improve on his seven previous Tapeta efforts (all at Wolverhampton).

7/2

3rd

6

(4)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Heerathetrack

9st 6lb

J: George Rooke

T: Mark Usher

Two 7f wins in January in classified company, one of them at this track; still looked in form when third in a 1m handicap here four weeks ago; each-way claims in a weak race.

4/1

9th
9 (10)
Volenti

4/1

Form: 90-001 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Showed little in four starts on the AW, but caused a 28-1 surprise when making a successful turf debut over C&D (good to firm) a fortnight ago; not sure how strong that form is and this looks a deeper race, but he remains completely unexposed on grass; respected up 4lb.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

10

(7)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:45 Brighton

Volenti

9st 3lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Barry Brennan

Struggled on first three starts for new stable this season; fared better when fifth of 11 at Salisbury (1m, good) last month but needs to take another step forward here and was well beaten on both previous starts in headgear.

20/1

5th

11

(4)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:40 Salisbury

Volenti

9st 0lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Barry Brennan

prominent, led after 1f, headed but prominent after 2f

50/1

Form: 887557

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Best effort when fifth of 13 on handicap debut at Brighton (7f, good to firm) in May but not built on it in two starts since; best watched for now.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(3)

1st Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

16:05 Lingfield (AW)

Huntsmans Moon

10st 2lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

0-11 and isn't the most consistent; well beaten from double-figure draw at Wolverhampton last time but, although better berthed here, has something to find at the weights.

12/1

10th

9

(10)

21st Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Huntsmans Moon

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Tony Carroll

Finally finished placed when having Hachert and Say Grace some way behind over C&D last time; easy to argue he was flattered that day, having always been on a steady pace, and he's drawn wider tonight.

6/1

11th

13

(6)

17th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Huntsmans Moon

8st 12lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

slowly away, took keen hold, towards rear

25/1

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Huntsman's Moon

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Payout
Exacta £912.00
Straight Forecast £864.60
Tricast £19293.10
Trifecta £9125.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Volenti

SPOTLIGHT:

Essencial

POSTDATA:

Lelabad

Daily Express:

Silver Kitten

The Guardian:

Volenti

Daily Mirror:

Volenti

The Sun:

Volenti

The Star:

Volenti

Daily Record:

Volenti

RP Ratings:

Essencial

Daily Mail:

Lelabad