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Benchmark Designs Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £4266
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Benchmark Designs Nursery Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 372 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Has made a reasonable start to her career over 6f without looking strikingly progressive; has kept reasonable company in fairness and she'll have no trouble staying 7f on this handicap debut.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(2)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Ascot

Rose Prick

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed Walker

Record is only 1-11 but she has posted several good efforts since the 2yo win, most recently third in 1m AW Listed event at Kempton on seasonal debut; each-way claims if that form is backed up.

8/1

3rd

9

(3)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Kempton (AW)

Rose Prick

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Won a 7f nursery at Newbury as a 2yo; seen only three times last year, shaping well on her reappearance at York before seemingly taking a big step forward when beaten 3l into fifth in a Listed race at Chantilly (1m, good to soft); absent since down the field in an Ascot Group 3 eight months ago; improvement required.

28/1

7th

7

(1)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Rose Prick

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ed Walker

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner, bit short of room after 1f

33/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 2343

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Gelded after qualifying for a mark and ran well to be third on his nursery debut here when again finding 6f too sharp; ready for 7f and should be competitive.

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8th

7

(9)

13th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

15:30 Southwell (AW)

Little Edi

9st 2lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Richard Spencer

Good record on AW, winning at Kempton in February and a creditable third over 7f here last month; that latest effort suggests he'll need improvement for this first crack at 1m if he's to defy this mark.

10/1

3rd

6

(1)

11th May 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

13:50 Southwell (AW)

Little Edi

9st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Richard Spencer

Tailed off at Newbury three weeks ago but that was his first run on soft ground; had previously improved for cheekpieces on the AW, winning over 7f at Kempton then narrowly defeated on his return visit; could easily bounce back with Billy Loughnane booked.

8/1

8th

10

(9)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Newbury

Little Edi

8st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Richard Spencer

Had plenty of experience; has improved for cheekpieces on the AW this year, winning over 7f at Kempton then narrowly defeated there 23 days ago; now significantly higher than his handicap defeats on turf last year so there are question marks back on grass.

9/1

9/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: 874

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to five winners; has got closer with each run and did well to be beaten only 2l at Chelmsford (1m) given how keenly he raced; drops back to 7f and this mark looks okay.

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7

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:32 Wincanton

Chester Tonik

10st 10lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Alexandra Dunn

Flat winner; suffered a heavy defeat on sole hurdles attempt; something to prove back under this code.

50/1

9th

14

(5)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

16:53 Bath

Chester Tonik

8st 12lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Alexandra Dunn

1m2f winner on good to soft last May and a good second on soft ground in July, both from the front; left Peter Chapple-Hyam for 12,000gns in October and tailed off in January (2m, soft; when 200-1 for hurdles debut) on his only run since, which raises a doubt.

16/1

Form: 96622

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Has finished runner-up in both his nurseries, getting much closer the last time on his first run over 7f (AW); solid prospects off the same mark.

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2nd

6

(3)

8th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:00 Chepstow

Uffington

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Jonathan Portman

pulled hard, prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden and made challenge 1f out, kept on final 110yds

100/30

4th

8

(2)

19th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Newbury

Uffington

8st 13lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Jonathan Portman

in touch with leaders, headway over 4f out, soon prominent, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds (jockey said gelding hung right-handed under pressure)

6/1

7/1

Form: 464281

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the eighth attempt in an AW maiden at Southwell (6f); returning to 7f is not a problem but they did finish in a heap and the form is nothing special; this is her belated first crack at a handicap.

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3rd

5

(2)

14th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Leicester

Evolicatt

8st 13lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: David Evans

Won a 6f maiden and two 7f claimers as a 2yo, and has made the frame in several AW handicaps this year (7f-8.6f); not at best on latest outing eight days ago and unraced on turf slower than good to soft but still needs to be taken very seriously in this grade.

4/1

5th

7

(3)

6th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Evolicatt

9st 5lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David Evans

prominent, raced in second from over 4f out

10/1

4th

2

(8)

30th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Evolicatt

9st 10lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: David Evans

Triple 6f-7f winner and reliable sort who ran well on first run over 1m last time at Southwell; extra yardage here to cover but she should give a good account.

7/1

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8/1

Form: 823

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Well held when third over a bit further at Beverley and that was no improvement on his Salisbury second (7f); this initial mark isn't overly lenient.

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6th

1

(4)

19th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Newbury

Belon

9st 9lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Charles Hills

slowly away, midfield, prominent after 2f, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

8/1

3rd

4

(4)

26th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

14:35 Beverley

Belon

9st 4lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Charles Hills

squeezed out start, held up in behind leaders, pushed along and outpaced 4f out, headway over 2f out, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, edged right and weakened inside final furlong

11/4

2nd

2

(11)

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 213y

Class 4

13:45 Salisbury

Belon

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

Saxon Warrior colt; trailed home last of eight in above-average novice event at Ascot (5f) on Victoria Cup day but may do better upped in distance with the experience under his belt.

5/1

Form: 74522 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Perhaps flattered by her proximity to a good horse at Leicester (7f, good to firm) in June and only four ran when second on her nursery debut at Nottingham (1m); should be competitive once more but perhaps vulnerable when it matters.

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2nd

6

(1)

1st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Newmarket (July)

Zaras Return

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: William Stone

Came from off the pace to win on the other course here (1m, good) in May and showed she's tactically versatile with a comfortable all-the-way success at Sandown (1m2f, good; beat Serengeti Sunset) two weeks ago; this in-form filly may have even more to offer; shortlisted.

4/1

1st

8

(1)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

15:50 Sandown

Zaras Return

8st 13lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: William Stone

Off the mark at the ninth attempt with a 22-1 win at Newmarket (1m, good) last month; again ran on from off the pace when respectable fourth of 13 at Leicester (1m, good to firm) 11 days later, having too much to do; that gave hope for this new trip but she did not help her cause by hanging.

8/1

4th

5

(12)

29th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

15:05 Leicester

Zaras Return

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: William Stone

Off the mark at the ninth attempt with a 22-1 win at Newmarket (1m, good) 11 days ago; up 4lb but she stayed on strongly to beat the favourite last time and is still unexposed at this trip; respected.

5/1

33/1

Form: 098

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Down the field in 6f novices here and at Kempton; goes handicapping in cheekpieces and with plenty to prove.

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3rd

4

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

19:20 Brighton

Freetodream

9st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Amanda Perrett

towards rear, headway waiting for room when switched left over 1f out, ran on and went third towards finish

9/4

Form: 4423 BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Hung left for pressure when just denied second in his fourth and final novice at Ffos Las; likely to need improvement on that form if he's to defy this mark.

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2nd

5

(8)

3rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

15:47 Windsor

Saxon Scene

9st 7lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

pressed leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, no extra and held inside final 110yds

8/1

Form: 343

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Probably improved a bit when third at Kempton behind a filly who finished second in a Listed race last weekend; can have more to offer now handicapping.

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6th

9

(8)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:30 Pontefract

Bingley Crocker

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Patrick Morris

slowly away, always behind

33/1

5th

4

(8)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:55 Catterick

Bingley Crocker

9st 6lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Patrick Morris

Continues to drop down the weights and didn't run badly on stable debut in February (5f, AW), but he has a regressive profile and was well beaten 12 days ago when back in a handicap (6f, AW); others are preferred.

33/1

10/1

Form: 350

Last run: 59 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Best run was her debut when third of 10 at York (6f, good) and hasn't excelled since then over 7f; should do better now entering the nursery scene.

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10th

8

(10)

7th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

12:50 Lingfield (AW)

Oh Sweet Tabu

9st 5lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Encouraging debut in 6f maiden at York's Dante meeting; has regressed sharply over 7f since but blinkers tried now back at 6f; widest stall not ideal.

20/1

6

(9)

15th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Oh Sweet Tabu

9st 6lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

11th

10

(1)

19th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Newbury

Oh Sweet Tabu

8st 11lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

prominent, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £499.00
Straight Forecast £718.10
Tricast £10267.00
Trifecta £8634.00

Selections

The Times:

Uffington

RP Ratings:

Rose Prick

SPOTLIGHT:

Little Edi

LAMBOURN:

Belon

POSTDATA:

Evolicatt

Daily Mail:

Bingley Crocker

Daily Express:

Rose Prick

NEWMARKET:

Little Edi

Telegraph:

Uffington

The Guardian:

Uffington

Daily Mirror:

Uffington

The Sun:

Uffington

The Star:

Uffington

Daily Record:

Uffington