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AJN Steelstock ‘Steeling The Limelight’ Handicap

  • Prize money: £5616
  • 1m 6f 44y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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AJN Steelstock ‘Steeling The Limelight’ Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £21.00
  • Place: £6.00

Form: /3/0/5

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Had good strike-rate over hurdles (7-27) when trained by Tom George but was tailed off in that sphere last month, after a layoff, and also disappointed when back on the Flat for new trainer a fortnight ago; others have much less to prove.

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

6th

3

(9)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Champagne City

9st 11lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: B F Brookhouse

in touch with leaders on outer, lost position over 4f out, weakened over 2f out

33/1

9th

3

(3)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 5

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Champagne City

9st 6lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: B F Brookhouse

Assured stayer capable on his day but he was very weak in the market when behind two of these here 15 days ago.

25/1

8th

5

(4)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Champagne City

9st 8lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: B F Brookhouse

led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

12/1

4/7

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3-2261 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Has shown a tendency to race too freely but came good in apprentice jockeys' race at Ffos Las (1m6f, good; first-time blinkers) last week, where he was suited by the strong pace and drew clear to win easily; this race may not pan out in the same way but he escapes a penalty, and benefits from Harry Davies's very useful 3lb claim to boot; due to be 8lb higher in future; obvious contender.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

8

(12)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Nova Legend

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Sole win came in an apprentice event at Ffos Las (1m6f, good; first-time blinkers) in August 2022 when trained by James Ferguson; behind two of these when last of ten on stable debut at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta; 125-1) this month on his return from 503 days off; best watched for now.

66/1

5

(11)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Nova Legend

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

1-9 with his win coming at Ffos Las (1m6f, good) in August 2022 for James Ferguson; ran well in both starts on the AW as a 2yo, but will do well to win a race like this on stable debut after 17 months off having changed hands for 12,000gns a year ago; watch market.

25/1

8th

3

(2)

23rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:40 Haydock

Nova Legend

9st 7lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: James Ferguson

chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, soon swerved sharply left and lost position, weakened quickly over 1f out

10/1

Form: 5575/

Last run: 673 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Looked in very good nick when winning two low-grade handicap hurdles in May/June but hasn't raced on the Flat since four runs in Ireland as a 3yo and his current ability in this sphere is very hard to gauge.

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

6th

2

25th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

11:50 Huntingdon

Masterdream

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Neil Mulholland

Won in good style at Hereford (3m1f, good) on November 6; only fifth when unpenalised at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) last Thursday and his new 6lb higher mark has now kicked in, but it wasn't a bad run last time and today's forecast better ground may well be a plus; capable of big run.

9/2

5th

2

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

15:51 Market Rasen

Masterdream

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Neil Mulholland

prominent, challenging when not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last

13/8

Form: 0620/1 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in consecutive chases this spring but gamely made all to cause 33-1 surprise over C&D (good to firm; refitted visor) when returned to the Flat last month; could make another bold bid off today's 4lb higher mark.

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

4th

4

(7)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Wilderness

9st 11lb

J: George Downing

T: Seamus Mullins

Arrives on a long losing run and her recent form on the Flat and over hurdles isn't overly encouraging either; it's easy to look elsewhere.

33/1

8th

10

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Taunton

Wilderness

10st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

midfield, lost ground after 6th

25/1

Form: 1257-9

Last run: 198 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Dug deep to win off 2lb lower at Windsor (11.4f, good to soft) last summer but very slow starts became a significant issue on AW last autumn/winter; untested beyond 1m4f and returns from 198 days off with risks attached but at least there are no starting stalls to worry about in races over this C&D.

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

0

5

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:45 Kempton

City Tour

11st 0lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Lydia Richards

Fairly useful on the Flat at his best and should be fine stamina-wise over hurdles, but was out of sorts when last seen last summer and faces a tough task here.

33/1

10th

4

(8)

6th Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 44y

Class 5

13:55 Goodwood

City Tour

9st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Lydia Richards

slowly away, always towards rear

16/1

5th

3

19th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 4

19:45 Salisbury

City Tour

9st 10lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Lydia Richards

in touch with leaders, left in third after 4f, went second 4f out, ridden and lost second over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

33/1

Form: 633254 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Back from break with two decent efforts this summer, and probably didn't enjoy a favourable tactical scenario when ridden patiently in muddling event at Lingfield (1m5f, AW) on latter occasion; moves up in trip again here and can make his presence felt.

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

12th

1

(2)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:38 Lingfield (AW)

Love Mystery

10st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Olly Murphy

Has run some fair races on the Flat for Andrew Balding and over hurdles since joining this yard, but is 0-14 under rules; drops in class for this return to the level, but others still look more solid.

7/1

4th

5

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

17:40 Fontwell

Love Mystery

11st 1lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Another personal best hurdling RPR last time when about 7l fourth in a Perth handicap (2m, good to soft), though a bit surprising he didn't hit the line more strongly given he stays at least 1m5f on the Flat; further to travel returned to maiden company this evening.

3/1

4th

4

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

21:00 Perth

Love Mystery

11st 8lb

J: Mr James King

T: Olly Murphy

Showed some fair form on the Flat for Andrew Balding and seemed to be getting his act together over hurdles when keeping-on third in Stratford maiden (2m, good) last month; open to more improvement in handicaps and top amateur James King is booked today; unraced on ground slower than good.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: -33738

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Without a win since June 2020 but probably went off too hard when well beaten over 2m at York last month and is now 3lb lower than when placed on first two starts for new stable this season (both 1m5f); can't be ruled out.

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Verdict Starting price

1

19th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 4

19:45 Salisbury

Fox Vardy

10st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent until unseated rider after 4f, lost action

8/1

8th

2

(1)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:25 York

Fox Vardy

9st 7lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

led, went clear after 3f, clear with one other home turn, much reduced lead when pushed along over 3f out, headed and ridden 3f out, well behind when eased from over 1f out

8/1

3rd

1

(3)

1st Jul 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:38 Sandown

Fox Vardy

9st 10lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

took keen hold, prominent, went second after 1f, led and increased tempo halfway, went clear over 4f out, pushed along and reduced lead over 2f out, ridden when edged right and headed 1f out, kept on

11/2

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