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Garden Cider Medal Handicap

  • Prize money: £6156
  • 0m 7f 3y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Garden Cider Medal Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 220134 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Five wins since last summer, the latest at Ayr (7f, good) last month; subsequently placed off mark 2lb higher than today's at York (7f, good to firm) and was involved in photo-finish at Musselburgh (7f, good) on latest outing, despite finishing only fourth; respected.

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

12th

3

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Brazen Bolt

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

in touch with leaders

12/1

8th

4

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ripon

Brazen Bolt

9st 6lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: John Quinn

raced centre early

5/1

1st

4

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Thirsk

Brazen Bolt

9st 4lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: John Quinn

Still improving at the age of six and he ran another sound race when second of 12 behind a rejuvenated sprinter over C&D eight days ago, travelling notably strongly; yet to win on fast ground but fully effective on it; strong claims.

2/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 461427

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 3yo who is untested beyond 6f; never involved after slow start in valuable event at Nemarket (first-time blinkers, retained) last time but is probably better judged on his very close second off 3lb lower at Windsor two starts ago; could have a say if this move up to 7f suits.

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

14

(14)

21st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Newbury

King Of Jungle

9st 3lb

J: George Downing

T: Ed Walker

Sometimes hangs; however, has made the frame in two attempts over 7f (including here) and possesses the ability to take a serious hand; below par back at 6f last time; headgear (worn last four runs) is removed.

14/1

10th

10

(1)

29th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:19 Salisbury

King Of Jungle

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ed Walker

always towards rear

6/1

4th

15

(4)

17th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Newbury

King Of Jungle

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

held up in midfield, nudged along 3f out, soon bit short of room, headway over 2f out, ridden and chased leader over 1f out, hung left and raced awkwardly inside final furlong, weakened gradually inside final 110yds (jockey said gelding hung left-handed)

7/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 013501 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Usually knocks about in Class 6 company nowadays but produced best piece of form since 2019 when winning comfortably by nearly 3l at Catterick (7f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; interesting to see how well he copes with today's rise in grade.

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

9th

5

(3)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Held on well for narrow 7f win at Southwell in March and probably ran just as well when second over C&D later that month; not in same form here (7f) last month but still enters calculations.

12/1

5th

7

(9)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 4lb

J: Ethan Tindall

T: Richard Fahey

Going well lately, winning narrowly at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) before finishing second of ten here (6f); races off the same mark as last time and no problem with the return to this trip; each-way claims.

7/1

8

(9)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Has a patchy record but he recorded his tenth win when scoring at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) last month and he was an eyecatching second over 6f there last time; didn't get the best of runs in that race and he's respected back up in trip.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 694303 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Has rather mixed record this year but his recent third at Kempton (7f, AW) was a sound effort and he's now only 2lb higher than when winning this race on good ground in 2021.

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

4th

7

(1)

19th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Flame Of Freedom

9st 8lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

midfield, ridden and headway from over 1f out, kept on but no extra inside final furlong

10/1

1st

5

(5)

21st Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Flame Of Freedom

9st 6lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well final furlong, just did enough

7/2

2nd

6

(5)

7th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Flame Of Freedom

8st 12lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

towards rear, ridden and headway on outer 2f out, went second over 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

12/1

6/1

Form: 854215 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Didn't fire at Sandown this month but scored over C&D (good to firm) two starts ago and is generally pretty consistent; still on a workable mark; no surprise if he features.

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

10th

2

(9)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

15:50 Windsor

Marlay Park

9st 7lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

always behind

12/1

4th

8

(13)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Newmarket

Marlay Park

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Jim Boyle

Four most recent wins over 7f at Epsom (on good and good to firm) and has been kept to downhill tracks for his last six starts; has handled soft ground but whether he can come up with the Epsom goods on this very different track remains to be seen.

12/1

12/1

Form: 546679 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Very useful his prime; without a win since 2019 and finished well down the field on recent stable debut (6f, AW; reportedly didn't face the kickback) but he has form at this track and may yet come good for Ian Williams.

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

6

(12)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Bath

Kimifive

9st 5lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Sue Gardner

took keen hold, in rear, lost touch and pulled up over 2f out

50/1

2

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kimifive

9st 10lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Sue Gardner

Won off 6lb higher at Epsom (8.5f, good) last August but he's been out sorts since then and has been beaten 12l or more in his three runs for new yard; AW record now stands at 0-9 and he has a lot to prove.

66/1

12th

12

(10)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:17 Lingfield (AW)

Kimifive

9st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Sue Gardner

took keen hold, led, went clear after 2f, went further clear 5f out, much reduced lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon struggling

50/1

6/1

Form: 341291 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Two wins in today's headgear combination this summer, the latter at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm) 19 days ago; may not have much margin for error off today's 2lb higher mark but ought to give another good account.

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

9th

10

(4)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

16:45 Chester

GDaay

9st 1lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Joseph Parr

raced in second

8/1

4th

2

(6)

25th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

GDaay

9st 10lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Joseph Parr

led

10/1

3rd

4

(11)

16th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

GDaay

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Joseph Parr

led

13/2

Form: 25-241

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Had become expensive to follow and somewhat disappointing but seemed to respond very positively to first-time blinkers when winning Ffos Las maiden (7.3f, heavy) by 6l this month, her tenth start; probably on a workable mark for today's handicap return but may not be seen to quite the same effect on the faster ground.

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

8th

11

(1)

27th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Profound Alexander

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

dwelt start, in touch with leaders, pushed along under 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

16/1

8th

8

(8)

29th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

17:35 Epsom

Profound Alexander

9st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

in touch with leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

6/1

12/1

Form: 243449 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Won over 7f in Qatar as a 2yo but is much better known as a sprinter in Britain; didn't enjoy the run of the race when ninth of 13 in competitive Racing League race at Doncaster (6f, good to firm) this month but wasn't beaten far there and has slipped to a handy mark.

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

12th

2

(11)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

14:52 Bath

Concierge

9st 12lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Michael Attwater

7yo who was resurgent with his wins over C&D (good to soft) and at Brighton (6f, soft) in August/September; didn't fire in his hat-trick bid at Nottingham (6f, heavy) last time but he remains well treated on his old form and is 2-3 at this track; not ruled out.

16/1

Form: 251279 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Gained all three wins over 1m+, the latest at Sandown (good to firm) last month; below form off today's career-high mark there last week and has something to prove over this sharp 7f.

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

5th

8

(2)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:10 Newcastle (AW)

Mercurius Power

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

prominent, dropped to midfield after 2f

10/1

4th

1

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Mercurius Power

9st 9lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Jessica Macey

Five-time winner; exposed but running well, having just been denied by the patiently ridden Armoured here in January before another placed effort last month; solid claims.

11/2

3rd

5

(9)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Mercurius Power

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

Exposed five-time winner; clear runner-up over C&D 13 days ago but the winner was 25-1 and that was a Class 6; may need more.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £251.00
Straight Forecast £225.40
Tricast £2475.50
Trifecta £3372.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Profound Alexander

Daily Mirror:

Marlay Park

TOPSPEED:

Brazen Bolt

SPOTLIGHT:

Concierge

The Star:

Absolute Dream

The Times:

King Of Jungle

Daily Mail:

Flame Of Freedom

RP Ratings:

Kimifive

Telegraph:

Profound Alexander

The Sun:

Marlay Park

The Guardian:

Brazen Bolt

POSTDATA:

Concierge

Daily Record:

Absolute Dream