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14:55 Haydock

Good To Firm

Betfair Exchange Old Borough Cup Handicap

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 1m 6f 1y
  • Class 2
  • 15 runners
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Betfair Exchange Old Borough Cup Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 570084 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Horse

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Versatile tactically, making most and rallying when he won this race last year; 3lb lower today, having failed to make a serious impact this year until his close fourth from off the pace in a bunched finish to Shergar Cup race at Ascot (2m) on latest outing; hopes for him look to be renewed.

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No Results Found

14/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 151120 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Wore cheekpieces on last six starts, including for three wins in small fields (1m4f, 1m5f and 1m6f); has run well in just one of five appearances at York and latest start was one of those lesser efforts; progressive going into that.

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5/1

Form: 634037 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won this in 2020; seemed to be on the wane for much of this season, aged nine, but he caught the eye at Glorious Goodwood (1m6f), meeting trouble in running and finishing strongly to be on the heels of the winner; again failed to get the run of the race from rear when seventh in the Ebor at York two weeks ago; raised 3lb but one to note late on if there's a strong pace.

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2nd

3

(3)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

14:05 Hamilton

Euchen Glen

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

raced in second, ridden over 2f out, stayed on but no chance with winner from over 1f out

16/1

11/1

Form: 402110 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 5yo (won in the mud there); won on good ground this summer at York (1m6f; second past the post and promoted) and Chester (1m4f with strong finish); the latter was in cheekpieces, which he also wore when disappointing in a hot race at Hamilton (soft) eight days ago but they are absent today; player if latest start can be forgiven.

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8th

7

(5)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:32 Lingfield (AW)

Haliphon

9st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

Losing run is mounting up and he never figured the last twice (1m4f/1m3f); however, may benefit from this step back up in trip; 0-4 on AW but is attractively weighted off current mark.

16/1

Form: 1613-0 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Horse

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Narrow 1m6f win at Royal Ascot (now 3lb higher) last term, well placed throughout; 9-1 but had a bit to prove at York 15 days ago when back at 1m4f after 406 days off and he soon had no answers in the straight; this step back up in trip will help but he still needs to turn things around in a big way.

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5th

7

(14)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 1y

Class 2

14:55 Haydock

Amtiyaz

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

prominent, led after 6f, nudged along 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakening when slightly hampered inside final furlong

14/1

13th

3

(2)

19th Aug 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

13:50 York

Amtiyaz

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

midfield, pushed along over 4f out, outpaced 3f out, soon held, carried left 2f out, soon weakened

12/1

Form: 200603 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Usually front-runner; scored three times in 2021; clear best of his efforts this term when pipped here (2m) in May and close third at Ascot (2m; split Going Gone and Island Brave) on latest outing; his three runs over 1m5f/1m6f this year weren't nearly so good.

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5th

2

(4)

26th Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Nottingham

Golden Flame

9st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

raced in second, pushed along over 5f out, outpaced over 4f out, weakened over 3f out (trainer's rep could offer no explanation for the poor form shown)

5/2

2nd

1

(5)

17th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 2

14:35 Pontefract

Golden Flame

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

prominent, led over 2f out, soon pushed along, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on but always held

9/1

28th

26

(27)

25th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 124y

16:15 Curragh

Golden Flame

8st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

prominent, soon went third, pushed along and weakened quickly 3f out

40/1

Form: 16-134 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Ninth in this race in 2020, eighth in 2021; usually gives his running and third in the Chester Cup (2m2f) this May was career-best form; fourth in the Northumberland Plate last time; drop back to 1m6f is probably not ideal.

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17th

1

(4)

1st Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Newcastle (AW)

Rajinsky

9st 12lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Hugo Palmer

Often apprentice ridden; Listed winner at Nottingham in April and very reliable in good handicaps, including with his fifth in the Chester Cup (2m2f, soft; career-best form) on latest outing and his third and fourth in the last two runnings of this race; 6lb higher than 12 months ago but in the thick of it again if his Chester Cup form is repeated.

16/1

5th

1

(5)

12th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Rajinsky

9st 12lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

Soundly beaten in Group races on two of his last three starts but very reliable in good handicaps and also bagged Listed honours at Nottingham in April; close third in this race last year off 8lb lower when Harry Davies claimed 7lb; probably vulnerable.

10/1

6th

4

(4)

3rd May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

15:15 Ascot

Rajinsky

9st 4lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

soon led at steady pace, headed and prominent over 5f out, ridden 3f out, weakened from 2f out

11/2

Form: 343-66

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Long time since he raced on firmer than good; 9yo who has won three Group 3s, the latest in 2019; bottom line seems to be that there's been no win since, so others are preferred despite him still often finishing on the premises, including here last time out.

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3rd

4

(8)

17th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 2

14:35 Pontefract

Morando

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Andrew Balding

pressed leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, outpaced and held from over 1f out

7/2

5th

4

(13)

24th Sep 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:25 Chester

Morando

9st 5lb

J: William Carver

T: Andrew Balding

raced freely, towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 2f out, steady headway from 2f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, never dangerous

14/1

4th

2

(4)

6th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Goodwood

Morando

9st 13lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

held up in rear, going okay 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on but no impression from over 1f out

7/1

Form: 917245

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

All wins between June and August (second in this race in 2020); in the form of his life this summer (not at all disgraced at Hamilton eight days ago) but is probably vulnerable today for win purposes.

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No Results Found

Form: 53-205

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

His only win was his sole run as 2yo; respected judged on his best two pieces of form last season, registered in first-time blinkers and first-time cheekpieces but both at 1m6f; back near that level when fifth of 14 at Killarney (1m6f) on latest start, which he needs to build on but it offered some promise seeing as he was still in the rear 2f out.

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2nd

1

(2)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 43y

19:10 Down Royal

Taipan

9st 5lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

Infrequent winner has had his confidence restored after wins in conditions events at Killarney and Listowel recently; was entitled to win them but steps back into much tougher company today and has to bring his best.

5/2

1st

1

(11)

4th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 210y

17:07 Listowel

Taipan

11st 5lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: Mrs John Harrington

raced in second, led narrowly halfway, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, easily

4/7

OUR TIP

Form: -21135 C

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

1m4f wins at Newmarket and Haydock in the spring; has since run well at Royal Ascot and the Newmarket July festival, meeting trouble in running in the latter but making late gains to show he stays 1m6f; very interesting to see what he can do with another attempt at the trip today.

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4th

2

(6)

6th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Contact

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David & Nicola Barron

Won Class 2 events over 1m4f at Newmarket and Haydock last spring and he was a good fifth of 16 back at Newmarket (1m6f) in his final run last summer; now makes his AW debut after 241 days off but he has won when fresh in the past and needs watching in the market.

100/30

9

(9)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 1y

Class 2

14:55 Haydock

Contact

9st 3lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David & Nicola Barron

1m4f wins at Newmarket and Haydock in the spring; has since run well at Royal Ascot and the Newmarket July festival, meeting trouble in running in the latter but making late gains to show he stays 1m6f; very interesting to see what he can do with another attempt at the trip today.

4/1

12/1

Form: -13462

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Often front-runner; all three wins at 1m4f; stoutly bred and, having been below form on both attempts at 1m6f, he ran well when held up at Ascot over 2m4f and 2m on two of last three outings (raced freely with those tactics at Newbury in between); mixed messages and he needs another career best.

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6th

3

(19)

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Going Gone

9st 7lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

held up in rear, headway over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, edged right and outpaced from over 1f out (jockey said gelding ran too free)

14/1

1st

4

(11)

11th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 2

17:05 Doncaster

Going Gone

9st 13lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

prominent, raced in second after 4f, pushed along and led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faced challenge inside final 110yds, just held on

7/1

Form: 111142 D BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Turf wins on first four starts (one at 1m6f, then three at 2m) for new yard this season and then came from out the back to be fourth of 18 in the Northumberland Vase on Newcastle AW; led 2f out but rather wandered and was caught on the line seeking a big bonus to Sunday Series race at Sandown (1m6f) 13 days ago; raised another 3lb but he's going from strength to strength.

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1st

1

(5)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Evaluation

10st 1lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Excuses since returning from a year off, including on stable debut last time when back in the tongue-tie worn for all wins; looks to retain most of his ability but is 2lb above his highest successful mark and a tactical affair wouldn't be ideal.

4/1

Form: 551141 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Has won three of four starts since blinkered, slowly away in all of them; shaped well in defeat at Glorious Goodwood and left an almighty impression when upped to 1m6f in the Melrose at York (tongue tied first time) two weeks ago, cutting his way through the field to lead over 1f out and soon clear to win by just over 4l easing down; raised 14lb since but he looked pretty special that day.

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15

(13)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 1y

Class 2

14:55 Haydock

Soulcombe

8st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Has won three of four starts since blinkered, slowly away in all of them; shaped well in defeat at Glorious Goodwood and left an almighty impression when upped to 1m6f in the Melrose at York (tongue tied first time) two weeks ago, cutting his way through the field to lead over 1f out and soon clear to win by just over 4l easing down; raised 14lb since but he looked pretty special that day.

5/2

1st

13

(11)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

14:25 York

Soulcombe

8st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: William Haggas

slowly away, held up in last, headway going easily on near side of group over 3f out, cruising when switched left over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden and went clear, eased inside final 110yds, readily

3/1

4th

13

(7)

27th Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Soulcombe

8st 4lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

slowly away, held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, edged left and good headway final 110yds, eyecatcher (jockey said gelding was slowly into stride)

9/2

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Non-runners

Reshoun, Rajinsky, Morando, Dark Jedi, Taipan, Contact, Going Gone, Evaluation, Soulcombe

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Payout
Exacta £648.00
Straight Forecast £612.30
Tricast £1671.40
Trifecta £2381.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Contact

Telegraph:

Evaluation

The Times:

Euchen Glen

RP Ratings:

Amtiyaz

TOPSPEED:

Dark Jedi

NEWMARKET:

Soulcombe

The Sun:

Amtiyaz

The Guardian:

Contact

Daily Mirror:

Contact

The Star:

Evaluation

Daily Record:

Evaluation

POSTDATA:

Dark Jedi

Daily Mail:

Euchen Glen

Daily Express:

Euchen Glen