August 01 / 14.48 Ayr

14.48 Ayr

Good

Fergie Happel Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £8100
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Fergie Happel Memorial Handicap

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38

Form: 447002

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Hasn't won in three years but the handicapper has cut him some slack this season and he's shown more of late round his beloved York; looks set to go well again.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(4)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:48 Ayr

What’s The Story

9st 11lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

dwelt start, prominent, led and set steady pace soon after start, shaken up and increased tempo over 2f out, ridden and clear over 1f out, kept on strongly

5/2

2nd

5

(2)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

19:55 York

What’s The Story

9st 6lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

raced in second, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

9/1

10th

14

(18)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

16:05 York

What’s The Story

8st 13lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

raced freely, tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

25/1

Form: 2-1310

Last run: 71 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Won tidily at Thirsk off a 4lb lower mark on her turf debut in the spring (1m4f, good) but her subsequent York effort was much less good; still has some potential at this trip from a ten-week break.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(1)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:48 Ayr

White Willow

9st 0lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

led, headed but raced in second soon after start, pushed along 2f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, kept on, no match for winner

7/2

16th

15

(1)

22nd May 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:30 York

White Willow

9st 6lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Richard Fahey

Four progressive runs on Tapeta before she won a nine-runner handicap at Thirsk (1m4f, good) 15 days ago, battling her way to the front close home; up 4lb but has had only five starts and retains potential.

6/1

1st

5

(10)

7th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 4

20:05 Thirsk

White Willow

9st 5lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Richard Fahey

Form: 61-145 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Proven winner but mainly over shorter and never off a mark quite as high (having an experienced 5lb claimer up will help); this is less competitive than back from a break at Sandown one month ago, however, and he's entitled to have come on for that.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(2)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:48 Ayr

Chance

10st 4lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

took keen hold, prominent, ridden and outpaced when hung left over 1f out, beaten final 110yds

9/4

5th

4

(8)

2nd Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Chance

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, lost fourth towards finish

16/1

Form: 002253 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Five-time C&D winner who does most racing now over further, last summer's victory coming over 1m6f; has twice made the running and gone well over C&D lately, though, and is again likely to give it a good go from the front.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(3)

5th Aug 2022

Good

1m 5f 216y

Class 3

14:40 Musselburgh

Glasses Up

8st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

in touch with leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

6/1

4th

4

(3)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:48 Ayr

Glasses Up

9st 1lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

prominent, pushed along on outer over 2f out, ridden and outpaced 1f out, soon beaten

7/2

3rd

4

(9)

25th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Ayr

Glasses Up

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: R Mike Smith

led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

9/1

16/1

Form: 48-456

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Lost his way for William Haggas last year before being picked up for 40,000gns in October; the handicapper is easing off but this trip is a bare minimum round here and he again only holds outside claims.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11

(6)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Faylaq

9st 6lb

J: Reserve

T: Ewan Whillans

Reserve; rather lost his way for William Haggas last year; first two runs this year showed that significant ability remained for new connections but he then suffered a heavy defeat when 50-1 at Newcastle two weeks ago; no win since 2019 but he's now 20lb below his peak mark.

33/1

3

(5)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:48 Ayr

Faylaq

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Ewan Whillans

Lost his way for William Haggas last year before being picked up for 40,000gns in October; the handicapper is easing off but this trip is a bare minimum round here and he again only holds outside claims.

16/1

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Non-runners

Faylaq

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £60.00
Straight Forecast £61.50
Trifecta £224.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

What's The Story

Daily Mirror:

Chance

SPOTLIGHT:

White Willow

The Guardian:

Glasses Up

Daily Express:

White Willow

The Sun:

Chance

Daily Record:

Chance

The Star:

Glasses Up

TOPSPEED:

What's The Story

POSTDATA:

What's The Story

The Times:

What's The Story

Telegraph:

What's The Story

Daily Mail:

What's The Story