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Garden Cider Amateurs’ Derby Handicap (For Gentleman Amateur Jockeys)

  • Prize money: £7391.52
  • 1m 4f 6y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Garden Cider Amateurs’ Derby Handicap (For Gentleman Amateur Jockeys)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 155681 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

1m6f winner in the past and he was strong through the line when well on top over Newbury's 1m4f 16 days ago (good to firm); should deal with a 4lb rise and, although he can handle softish ground, drying conditions are welcomed.

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5th

7

(12)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:55 Epsom

Saratoga Gold

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Kevin Frost

Disappointing on final few runs last season and sold out of Charlie Hills's yard for 32,000gns in November; however, a break may have helped, he's on his last winning mark and he's 2-2 here; can go well fresh and it will be no surprise to see a big performance on stable debut.

9/1

8th

4

(4)

28th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newmarket

Saratoga Gold

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charles Hills

always behind

25/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 74-751

Last run: 123 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

6lb higher than for his Chepstow win in April (2m, good to firm) but that was easy and he followed up over hurdles at Plumpton the following month; absent since but he looks a contender; trip/ground fine.

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1st

2

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:38 Fontwell

Thibault

11st 12lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Adam West

set steady pace, increased tempo after 3 out, ridden when faced challenge after 2 out, kept on well final 110yds

5/1

5th

3

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

20:23 Salisbury

Thibault

10st 2lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Adam West

Versatile ground-wise; multiple wins for yard include a 2m handicap on the Flat at Chepstow in April 2022 but his latest win was over hurdles that May and he hasn't shone so far this year; others more obvious.

12/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 753221 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Plenty to like about his last four runs and he mowed them all down from off the pace at Sandown (1m2f, good to firm) on latest; only 4lb higher; something to prove on ground softer than good and over this new trip.

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No Results Found

8/1

Form: 622113 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Ridden by Freddie Gordon in his last three races and a muddling gallop didn't help when third to Saratoga Gold at Newbury (1m4f) in hat-trick bid; still on a good mark having returned to form and he's off the lowest weight.

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9th

7

(2)

28th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:45 Kempton (AW)

Psyche

9st 9lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Chris Gordon

Won back-to-back amateur riders' events at Brighton (1m4f, good to firm) and Wolverhampton (1m6f, Tapeta) in the summer; back off the same mark as for the latest of those, but yet to prove he stays this far.

8/1

6th

10

(9)

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Newbury

Psyche

10st 10lb

J: Miss Molly Landau

T: Chris Gordon

towards rear of midfield

14/1

7th

3

(12)

28th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Psyche

10st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Chris Gordon

hung left throughout, led, headed after 5f, chased leaders 3f out, weakened 2f out

13/2

16/1

Form: 643666 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Needs to bounce back from three below-par performances and one of those was over C&D, his only visit here; others appeal more.

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9

(4)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Restorer

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ian Williams

awkward start, in rear, looked to go wrong and pulled up 7f out

6/1

2nd

6

(8)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

13:40 Lingfield (AW)

Restorer

9st 9lb

J: Andrea Pinna

T: Ian Williams

midfield

14/1

4th

5

(4)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Restorer

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ian Williams

Long in the tooth now and nothing like the force of old but kept on for third over C&D eight days ago and is another 2lb lower now; each-way claims at least.

8/1

Form: -32799 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Has a very good record under Henry Main and they won this 12 months ago off a 3lb higher mark; the glaring concern is the sudden loss of form since early June.

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8

(6)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

18:25 Leicester

Captain Haddock

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Heather Main

slowly into stride, in rear

25/1

6th

4

5th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

17:35 Salisbury

Captain Haddock

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Heather Main

Ended last season with two heavy defeats and again disappointed when back in action six weeks ago; on a good mark now and has blinkers refitted today but needs to turn things around.

5/1

16/1

Form: 16-040 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Much better on AW but he still won three times over 1m4f last year on grass; back on a good mark and this task is easier than of late.

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10th

4

(4)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Furzig

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

midfield on inner

14/1

4th

7

(12)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Furzig

9st 6lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

11 wins in total but last three were at Catterick and latest was in 2022; fit from an AW campaign but his second at Southwell in January was markedly better than his three performances since.

20/1

12th

9

(13)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Furzig

9st 8lb

J: William Carver

T: Richard Fahey

Multiple winner who is now thoroughly exposed and it's been a while since he got his head in front; questionable what he acheived back on turf at Doncaster last weekend with the winner 11l ahead of him.

25/1

Form: 0-1904 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

It was soft when he won over this far at Pontefract in April and not even good to soft seemed deep enough last time at Haydock; drying conditions are the last thing he needs.

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10th

9

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

18:15 Huntingdon

Magna Moralia

10st 8lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

2m hurdle winner (good to soft) but currently on a long losing sequence; not easy to make a case for him based on his last three starts.

50/1

13th

12

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

15:54 Market Rasen

Magna Moralia

10st 4lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Exposed sort; has won three times on the Flat and once over hurdles (2m Kelso handicap in March 2021); fair fifth at Doncaster in November (2m5f, good) but well beaten since; probably needs better ground.

50/1

11

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Magna Moralia

10st 13lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

led, headed but pressed leader 4th

14/1

5/1

Form: 53-239

Last run: 86 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Has competitive form off higher marks than this but he was tailed off over C&D in June and has been good and bad over hurdles since; cheekpieces tried but others are more convincing.

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5

24th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Warwick

Mascat

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Syd Hosie

Useful Flat-racer who has 2-5 strike-rate over hurdles; in fairly good form over fences for Joe Tizzard when last seen in the autumn but this stable debut comes after a 195-day break; others preferred.

12/1

4

1st May 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:37 Warwick

Mascat

10st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Syd Hosie

Attainment level as a chaser quickly established when placing on all four starts over fences last autumn (2m-2m3.5f), the last three of them 0-120 handicaps; could be a bit more is needed on this stable debut.

8/1

3rd

1

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 4

14:25 Taunton

Mascat

12st 0lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Joe Tizzard

Dual hurdle winner who has run fairly well in his first three chases, the last two being handicaps (2m3f/2m); looks handicapped about right but should put up another decent show.

7/2

Form: 112325 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Won five in a row over 1m4f on turf/AW between last November and March including twice here; handicap mark suffered as a result but he has continued to run well and it was a muddling race in which was last of five on the AW latest, so not much should be read into that.

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10th

4

(4)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

13:30 Ascot

Way Of Life

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Jonathan Portman

Getting no help from the assessor but his consistency is admirable; has made the frame in last 11 races, mostly on AW; close second at Windsor (11.5f, good) last month returned to turf; again appears likely to go well.

8/1

Form: 411704 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

This is more his trip than the 2m over which he ran in snatches last week at Chester; his previous two efforts there weren't his best either and he does know his way around Chester; bit to prove now.

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8th

5

(9)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

13:40 Newcastle (AW)

Heart Of Soul

10st 12lb

T: Patrick Morris

towards rear of midfield

20/1

6th

8

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

17:35 Chester

Heart Of Soul

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Patrick Morris

Six wins for Ian Williams including three over C&D, but lost his way including after moving to this yard; latest fifth of nine at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW) was a bit better, but not enough to make him of interest.

33/1

5th

2

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Heart Of Soul

9st 13lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Patrick Morris

Won at Hamilton (1m3f, good) and Kempton (1m4f, AW) for Ian Williams last May but he's lost his way since his last success and has been beaten 9l or more in five runs for current yard; mark is tumbling but he has a lot to prove.

16/1

8/1

Form: 6-1108

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Started the year with two 1m2f wins on the Lingfield AW but down the field in his last two runs; positive jockey booking here on a track he's run well on once before, so not totally ruled out back from a break.

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12th

1

(9)

29th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Epsom

Sarvan

11st 10lb

J: Mr Simon Walker

T: George Scott

midfield, pushed along 4f out, dropped to rear 3f out, lost touch over 2f out, tailed off

8/1

10th

2

(6)

5th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

15:40 Chester

Sarvan

9st 6lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: George Scott

1st

7

(7)

2nd Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Lingfield (AW)

Sarvan

9st 2lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: George Scott

Was gaining only his second win in 18 starts when coming from last to first over C&D five weeks ago; he ultimately won that race cosily and a 5lb rise still leaves him favourably treated on the pick of his form from last summer; major player.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £966.00
Straight Forecast £1247.70
Tricast £5013.20
Trifecta £4465.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Saratoga Gold

RP Ratings:

Captain Haddock

POSTDATA:

Fast Steps

The Times:

Way Of Life

NEWMARKET:

Sarvan

Daily Mail:

Magna Moralia

Telegraph:

Captain Haddock

Daily Express:

Captain Haddock

The Star:

Captain Haddock

LAMBOURN:

Saratoga Gold

The Guardian:

Saratoga Gold

Daily Mirror:

Saratoga Gold

The Sun:

Saratoga Gold

Daily Record:

Fast Steps