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Edwards Ford, Foray Motor Group Handicap

  • Prize money: £6750
  • 1m 6f 44y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Edwards Ford, Foray Motor Group Handicap

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 2-1312 CD BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Returned from a year on the sidelines to win a four-runner handicap at Bath in May; added a C&D handicap later that month and took another step forward in terms of his RPRs when second over C&D 19 days ago; a bit more will be needed to defy a 2lb higher mark against stronger opposition, though.

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

3rd

1

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:55 Kempton

Songo

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Fair Flat racer who easily won two run-of-the-mill novice hurdles at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) during the summer; seemed to have limitations exposed in good-quality handicap over that C&D last month and has big penalty to shoulder on return to novice company but can still make his presence felt.

4/1

7th

7

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 2

16:17 Newton Abbot

Songo

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Fair Flat racer; unplaced all four hurdling starts in 2020-21 season but returned to this code with two 11l novice wins over C&D (good) this summer; has a lot more on his plate in this good-quality handicap but still needs to be taken very seriously.

9/4

1st

2

31st Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

14:10 Newton Abbot

Songo

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

took keen hold, made all, clear after 4th, reduced lead before 4 out, not fluent 3 out

5/4

3/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 790223

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer; yet to win for current stable but he has run with great credit on his last three starts, most recently third of four over this trip at Newmarket 12 days ago; should give it his all once again but perhaps slightly shorter trips are more suitable.

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

3rd

3

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

14:15 Pontefract

Throne Hall

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Goes well at Doncaster where he perhaps handled the testing conditions better than his rivals when storming to a 10l success there last week (1m4f); clearly a strong contender under a penalty if as good again, and he's the only runner with some recent match practice.

8/11

1st

5

(5)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

13:20 Doncaster

Throne Hall

10st 7lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Has never won on the Flat for current yard but looks interesting back at Doncaster, having defied a 12lb higher mark on this card three years ago (1m2f, good); has form at 1m4f.

11/2

4th

6

(9)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Throne Hall

10st 11lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Latest Flat win nearly three years ago; taken time to get his eye in on the AW this winter but on a useful mark now and he did well to finish as close as he did at Wolverhampton (about 1m) before Christmas; the return to further can suit; of interest despite lack of course experience.

9/2

Form: 2-1420

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Failed to fire in the Northumberland Vase last time but he had been in good form prior to that, winning at Lingfield in May (1m5f, good to firm) before a pair of seconds at Goodwood; no surprise to see him bounce back from last time and he's a key player.

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

10th

4

(5)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Ravens Ark

9st 10lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Hughie Morrison

blindfold off late and dwelt start, towards rear

14/1

4th

4

(5)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:25 Epsom

Ravens Ark

9st 9lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Hughie Morrison

Fourth in this 12 months ago off 4lb higher; started this campaign with two good seconds (1m4f/1m6f) but has been tailed off the last twice on good and soft ground; now has more to prove than some of these.

9/1

6th

8

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Goodwood

Ravens Ark

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Hughie Morrison

Three seconds and two thirds from his six runs at Goodwood; no win since May 2022 but good second at Ascot (1m4f) and Goodwood (1m6f; alongside Vaynor) in his first two appearances this season, before something seemed amiss at Newmarket six weeks ago; has a competitive mark if straight back to form and the cheekpieces (which received a positive initial response when fitted in the last two seasons) get their first airing this term.

13/2

Form: 2342-0 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer; hasn't won since his 2yo debut but often ran well in handicaps at up to 2m last season; dropped away tamely on his recent return to action at Chester but that could have sharpened him up; one to consider.

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

9th

6

(8)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

17:35 Bath

Star Caliber

9st 12lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Amanda Perrett

Winless since a successful debut at two when with Andrew Balding; hasn't beaten many since returning for this yard and his last 16 starts have been over further.

10/1

6th

9

(2)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Star Caliber

8st 12lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Amanda Perrett

Still without a win since making a successful debut as a 2yo; ran creditably both starts here (2021) but hasn't beaten many since returning for this yard in April, including when last of three on penultimate start, so others have more pressing claims.

25/1

Form: 46/33/ C

Last run: 685 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won the Bibury Cup here in 2018 and also succcesful in a 1m4f handicap at Chester the following summer (off today's mark); conditions won't be an issue on his return from 685 days off; the betting should be revealing with regard to expectation levels.

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

5th

2

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

20:15 Salisbury

Infrastructure

9st 5lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

took keen hold, held up in behind leaders, ridden and dropped to last over 3f out, eased final furlong, tailed off

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £133.00
Straight Forecast £134.40
Trifecta £356.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Songo

Daily Mail:

Star Caliber

RP Ratings:

Throne Hall

SPOTLIGHT:

Ravens Ark

The Sun:

Star Caliber

The Star:

Star Caliber

Telegraph:

Songo

The Guardian:

Songo

Daily Mirror:

Songo

Daily Record:

Songo

TOPSPEED:

Throne Hall

LAMBOURN:

Throne Hall

The Times:

Ravens Ark

Daily Express:

Ravens Ark