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17:20 York

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Sky Bet Finale Handicap

  • Prize money: £41232
  • 1m 2f 56y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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Sky Bet Finale Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 2113

Last run: 43 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Won Redcar novice (1m, good to soft) in April on second start and followed up in Haydock novice (1m, good); good third to subsequent Group 3 winner New London on handicap debut at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm) last month and that performance can be upgraded as he had to wait for a run; player.

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5th

5

(1)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 100y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

Phantom Flight

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Impressive winner of a 1m2f handicap at last year's York Ebor festival; competitive in Listed events without wining one; first time making the running when creditable second to Al Aasy at Newbury three weeks ago but he's a bit behind a few of these rivals on form.

8/1

2nd

4

(4)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Phantom Flight

9st 8lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Impressive winner of a 1m2f handicap at last year's York Ebor festival; has found life tougher in Listed company but he's certainly competitive at this level, beaten just over 2l when fourth (Al Aasy well behind in fifth) at Newmarket (1m4f, good) on latest outing three weeks ago.

13/2

4th

5

(3)

1st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:15 Newmarket (July)

Phantom Flight

9st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Acts on good to soft and good to firm ground; bagged a 1m2f handicap at last year's York Ebor festival, following an eyecatching effort behind New London here; respectable third in Listed events over the same trip at Kempton (AW) and Goodwood this season; pedigree suggests this extra 2f will eke out further improvement from him; interesting.

7/1

2nd
6 (3)
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5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 9-8241 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Highly creditable fourth of 22 in the ultra-competitive John Smith's Cup over C&D last month before winning a five-runner C&D handicap; he's up 4lb to a career-high mark but is in top form and has to be respected.

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No Results Found
3rd
13 (4)
Geremia

25/1

  • Place: £6.40

Form: 380229

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

There's a question mark regarding this drop back in distance and he needs to start much better than was the case at Doncaster a fortnight ago; however, he's run some good races in defeat over 1m4f/2m at York this season and Jim Goldie's horses are often versatile trip-wise; could be thereabouts.

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6th

9

(8)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newmarket

Geremia

8st 6lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Iain Jardine

Trained by Jim Goldie in 2022 and 2023; reappeared with a close third at Newcastle (AW) and that was over just 1m2f, whereas his wins have been at 1m4f-2m; well treated judged on plenty of 2023 form and can go well on this first run for new yard.

20/1

25/1

Form: 6-4600

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

8lb lower than when 4l sixth of 13 in a 3yo handicap at Epsom (1m2f) in June; not every horse takes to a big-field, straight-course handicap at Royal Ascot, and tight Chester may not have suited most recently, but his claims are hardly compelling on the back of those heavy defeats.

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8th

6

(5)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Oneforthegutter

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Ian Williams

Battled back having been headed when resuming winning ways in 1m4f Southwell handicap just after Christmas; 3lb higher in a stronger-looking race now but that willing attitude should continue to hold him in good stead.

7/2

1st

7

(9)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Oneforthegutter

9st 3lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

pressed leader early, led after 2f

15/2

Form: -71250 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

7yo who showed career-best form in 1m2f handicaps at Epsom earlier this season, with a win and a second; however, he's been below par at Sandown and Goodwood since and needs to raise his game on this first run at York.

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6th

2

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Newmarket

Soto Sizzler

9st 12lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

midfield, weakened from 2f out

12/1

2nd

2

(1)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

16:00 Epsom

Soto Sizzler

9st 12lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary Moore

Creditable third in City And Suburban Handicap over C&D (soft) in April and now 6lb lower but has very mixed record for new stable this season and it's hard to know what to expect from him after last month's poor AW run.

8/1

12th

5

(7)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

20:45 Southwell (AW)

Soto Sizzler

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Gary Moore

Inconsistent results for new stable this term; respectable second of four at Goodwood (1m4f) most recently but now returns to a deeper field and is 0-5 on AW; not certain to back up latest effort.

12/1

8/1

Form: 2-7153 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has a good record at York, including a win in this two seasons ago (fourth last year) and a second of 18 over C&D last October; fair third of five over C&D last time out when he could have done with a stronger gallop, and he should get that today; solid claims.

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4th

2

(11)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

16:05 Ascot

Lucander

10st 0lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: George Baker

slowly into stride, raced in last, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

10/1

10th

4

(2)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Lucander

9st 10lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: George Baker

Running well from off the pace for new yard; 2-4 on turf in Bahrain in the winter; three runs back in Britain, showing his best ever form when third of eight off this mark at Epsom (1m4f, good to firm) three weeks ago but others look better handicapped.

33/1

Form: -36003 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Dropping back down the weights but he needs to produce more than he's managed this summer, including most recently when down the field in the John Smith's Cup over C&D and only third of four at Doncaster.

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0

2

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

13:50 Haydock

Chichester

9st 5lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Developed into a smart performer on AW at the start of this year and showed he's equally as good on turf when bagging a 1m Listed event at York (good to firm) in June on final outing for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish; better effort for this yard (but still below his best) when a never-dangerous fourth of five in 1m1f York Group 3 a fortnight ago; more needed.

20/1

4th

1

(4)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 177y

Class 1

13:50 York

Chichester

9st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Developed into a smart performer on AW at the start of this year and showed he's equally as good on turf when bagging a 1m Listed event here (good to firm) in June on final outing for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish; disappointing last of five in a Salisbury Listed race (1m, good) on his recent first outing for this yard; even a return to his best is unlikely to be enough.

25/1

5th

2

(6)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Salisbury

Chichester

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Charlie Johnston

Developed into a smart performer on AW at the start of this year and backed up that form when winning a five-runner Listed race at York (1m, good to firm) two months ago on final outing for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish; player on that.

5/1

12/1

Form: P44987 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

7yo who hasn't been at the top of his game this term; however, there have been some fair performances and he continues to drop down the weights; third in this last year and fourth in 2020, and he's not ruled out each-way.

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5th

9

(9)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Cockalorum

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

prominent behind clear leaders

20/1

6th

2

(6)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Cockalorum

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

prominent

8/1

Form: /33-21 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Runner-up at Pontefract (1m2f, good to firm) in June on his first British Flat start and went one better there (1m2f, good to firm) last month; up in grade here and could do with settling better, but he should get more cover and a stronger pace in this bigger field; could be in the mix.

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6th

7

(4)

6th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Piecederesistance

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

Two turf wins have come over shorter and stamina for this trip still to be proven; not beaten far at Newmarket in September; down in the weights and tried in a hood but others might see it out better.

12/1

10th
7 (8)
Caradoc

9/1

Form: 524788 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

His losing run goes back 13 races to 2019 and his form has been up and down this season, with him failing to threaten at Goodwood most recently; however, two starts ago he was a 4l eighth of 22 in the John Smith's Cup over this C&D, when he didn't enjoy a clear run in a race that has worked out extremely well; now 4lb lower and he's a contender if on a going day.

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No Results Found

Form: 2121 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Built on his previous 1m2f promise when winning on last month's handicap debut over 11.4f at Windsor; beat just four rivals and is 6lb higher here, but he had a solid yardstick in second and wasn't fully extended to score; could have plenty more left in the tank for his top yard.

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11th

9

(14)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

17:20 York

Special Envoy

8st 12lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

dwelt start, towards rear, pushed along and minor headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong (jockey said colt stopped quickly; vet reported that a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)

4/1

1st

3

(2)

25th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 3

19:35 Windsor

Special Envoy

9st 8lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

prominent, pushed along to lead 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, pushed out final 110yds, kept on well

6/4

2nd

1

(5)

7th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:38 Newbury

Special Envoy

9st 11lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

midfield, headway from over 4f out, hung left when challenging over 2f out, soon ridden, held over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

2/5

11/1

Form: 218010 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won an 18-runner handicap with something to spare at Goodwood (1m2f, good) last month and on that evidence this 6lb higher mark may not be beyond him; not ruled out but he's inconsistent and was well beaten back at Goodwood four days later; hard to know what to expect.

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No Results Found
OUR TIP

Form: 1115-3 D BF

Last run: 137 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Three wins (1m2f, good/AW) last year from his first six starts and he reappeared with an encouraging third at Pontefract (1m2f, soft) in April; off since but this lightly raced 4yo could have more to offer; interesting.

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No Results Found

25/1

Form: -54247 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Effective here and he's below his last winning mark; good second at Ripon in May and he can't be ruled out, but his form has been patchy this season and he was tailed off at Ripon last time; others are more solid.

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5th

7

(5)

8th Oct 2022

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 3

17:00 York

Fishable

9st 7lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, ridden up the centre and carried head awkwardly 2f out, hung right over 1f out, outpaced inside final furlong

14/1

3rd

6

(12)

15th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Fishable

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, pushed along to lead 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £172.00
Straight Forecast £143.90
Tricast £2814.60
Trifecta £3069.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Phantom Flight

NEWMARKET:

Special Envoy

The Times:

Oneforthegutter

TOPSPEED:

Geremia

Telegraph:

Piecederesistance

Daily Mirror:

Lucander

RP Ratings:

Cockalorum

LAMBOURN:

Caradoc

Daily Record:

Special Envoy

The Guardian:

Phantom Flight

Daily Express:

Phantom Flight

The Sun:

Phantom Flight

The Star:

Phantom Flight