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Good To Firm

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  • Prize money: £3456
  • 1m 4f 104y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.20
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 335221

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Placed a few times so deserved her share of the spoils in a dead-heat at Ayr (1m2f, good); only 2lb higher and there's reason to believe that the other 'winner' is progressive.

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

9th

6

(4)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Sophiesticate

9st 9lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Jim Goldie

Won off this mark at Musselburgh (1m4f, good) in June and good second over this C&D (good) in August; has also run well on soft this term; however, she's finished down the field the last twice; has to get back on track.

16/1

5th

6

(4)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 3

15:40 Hamilton

Sophiesticate

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Jim Goldie

Resumed winning ways at Musselburgh (1m4f) in June and largely in good form since until beating only one at Ayr (1m2f) 11 days ago; this drop to 1m isn't certain to suit and she's 3lb out of the handicap too.

20/1

6th

4

(6)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Ayr

Sophiesticate

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

All wins in Scottish races on good ground (placed on soft once); ran creditably (2l second) in first-time hood over C&D most recently and again may not be far away; headgear retained.

13/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 243216 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

The classified race he won over C&D panned out perfectly and his limitations were seemingly exposed back in a handicap at Thirsk; perhaps high enough in the weights.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

(7)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

16:56 Musselburgh

Will He Dance

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

in rear, good headway on outer 3f out, ridden and went second over 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, soon hung right, kept on, no match for winner

5/1

6th

6

(7)

5th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

16:35 Thirsk

Will He Dance

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

raced freely, in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon no extra

4/1

5

(1)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

13:48 Ayr

Will He Dance

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

Finally off the mark in a 0-50 classified event that panned out ideally a fortnight ago; that will have boosted confidence but it came over 1m4f (stays further) and he'll want a good test at 1m2f off his revised mark.

2/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: -28432

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Had Cuban Cigar and Caballero hot on his heels when no match for an easy winner over C&D 12 days ago; no worse for the cheekpieces there and can feature once more.

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

9th

11

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

16:00 Taunton

Red Bond

11st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Oliver Sherwood

towards rear

50/1

6

1st Feb 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 4

13:25 Leicester

Red Bond

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

Yet to win on turf (0-15) but successful four times on the AW (1m-1m4f) for previous handler Keith Dalgleish; interesting to see how he fares on hurdles debut having joined Oliver Sherwood for 4,000gns.

5/1

3rd

1

(1)

3rd Oct 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

16:46 Wolverhampton (AW)

Red Bond

10st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

raced in second, pressed leader and going easily over 4f out, ridden and led when edged left and hampered rival over 2f out, headed and outpaced over 1f out, lost second final stride

6/1

14/1

Form: 77454

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Won twice under National Hunt rules for Ian Williams; doesn't look a winner waiting to happen on the Flat.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

13

8th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Starlyte

10st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Well handicapped on his old form but last win was in November 2022 and he's come up short in small-field events here (3m2f/2m5f) in last two runs; others are more persuasive.

12/1

Form: 4-5353

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Successful twice on AW and once over hurdles; decent third here recently when dividing two of these and the rider weighed in 2lb overweight; cheekpieces on for the first time.

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

2nd

5

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Cuban Cigar

11st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Beaten about 10l by Mack The Man at Musselburgh three weeks ago in a race he'd won the previous season off 10lb lower; it's never going to be easy off his current mark.

10/1

4th

4

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Cuban Cigar

12st 0lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Narrow winner of this 12 months ago when 10lb lower but he's made further progress this term, including another course win; latest run wasn't his best but his previous third in a strong race here gives him a good chance.

13/2

Form: 8-87

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Beaten in the region of a dozen lengths in AW novices from 1m to 1m3f; bred to be better than this level and he's in the right hands to progress if there is ability lurking.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

8

(3)

10th Dec 2022

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

18:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wadacre Tir

8st 12lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

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

13/2

12th

13

(7)

12th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Wadacre Tir

8st 13lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

Not within 11l of the winner in his first six starts, but having been gelded he showed a bit more when third of eight at Southwell (16.5f, Tapeta) 15 days ago; blinkers now given a go and one of very few in this field open to further improvement.

9/2

3rd

8

(9)

28th Oct 2022

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

16:40 Southwell (AW)

Wadacre Tir

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

prominent, edged left soon after start

6/1

10/1

Form: 988

Last run: 135 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Entitled to show more now into handicaps but there's not been much to shout about so far (1m-1m2f).

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3rd

6

(9)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

World Cruise

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Julie Camacho

held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders

16/1

7th

8

(8)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

16:56 Musselburgh

World Cruise

9st 3lb

J: David Nolan

T: Julie Camacho

in touch with leaders, pushed along 4f out, bumped and lost ground under 3f out, well held under 2f out

10/1

8th

10

(4)

4th Apr 2022

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Redcar

World Cruise

8st 9lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Julie Camacho

Down the field in a couple of 1m AW contests; likely to find life easier in handicaps after this.

OUR TIP

Form: 640-56 BF

Last run: 154 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Six defeats include three handicaps and there's little evidence to suggest this is a good mark; a tongue-tie returns after wind surgery.

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

8th

1

(3)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

16:56 Musselburgh

Motarajja

10st 2lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Kevin Frost

prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed 4f out, lost ground quickly and dropped to last under 3f out, soon detached, tailed off, lost shoe (jockey said gelding weakened quickly from 3f out; vet said gelding had lost its left fore shoe)

7/1

6th

2

(3)

16th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:14 Newcastle (AW)

Motarajja

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Frost

Limitations exposed so far, including in handicaps; lightly raced enough to be open to some progress but enough to take on trust for now.

7/1

5th

6

(3)

2nd Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

11:55 Newcastle (AW)

Motarajja

9st 5lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Kevin Frost

Beaten about 7l in each of his three runs for Marcus Tregoning; beaten roughly twice that distance in Chelmsford handicap (1m2f) on debut for new stable; improvement needed.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £172.00
Straight Forecast £153.00
Tricast £296.90
Trifecta £415.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sophiesticate

RP Ratings:

Will He Dance

Daily Express:

Red Bond

The Guardian:

Motarajja

The Times:

Sophiesticate

Telegraph:

Sophiesticate

The Star:

Sophiesticate

Daily Record:

Sophiesticate

POSTDATA:

Will He Dance

Daily Mail:

Will He Dance

The Sun:

Will He Dance

Daily Mirror:

Red Bond