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Lester Piggott First To Last Handicap

  • Prize money: £33501
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 16 runners
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Lester Piggott First To Last Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
5 (15)
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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 133002 D BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Beaten favourite on three of his five starts since winning at Windsor (5f, good to soft) on his reappearance; however, he went down by just a short head back at Windsor (5f, good) last time and he's also effective elsewhere; major player if repeating that latest form.

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12/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 033514 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Running well in defeat on turf prior to winning at Newcastle (5f, AW) last month; another solid performance when fourth of 14 at Newcastle (5f, AW) most recently and he's an each-way player.

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5th

2

(8)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Newcastle (AW)

Show Me Show Me

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Scored twice on turf in August; back in similar form when going very close, despite a tardy start, in C&D contest three days ago; strong chance off same mark back down in grade.

5/2

2nd

8

(1)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Newcastle (AW)

Show Me Show Me

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

C&D winner who won two in a row on turf in August and is back down to his last winning mark; however, he hasn't shone on his four subsequent starts and needs to raise his game.

12/1

5th

4

(1)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

16:50 Windsor

Show Me Show Me

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Two wins in August included one here (on good to firm; handles softer) but needs to get back on track after three heavy defeats.

12/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 400454 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has run well in defeat in this visor on his last three starts (5f-5.6f, soft-good to firm), most recently finishing fourth of 19 in the competitive Portland at Doncaster a fortnight ago; a win looks imminent.

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6th

3

(1)

18th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 8y

Class 3

16:50 Nottingham

Nomadic Empire

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Defied higher marks twice on home soil in 2021 and won in Bahrain last December; 0-12 this year but posted encouraging efforts the last twice, latest when 1l second at York (soft) last Friday; could well go one better.

5/2

2nd

9

(14)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Nomadic Empire

8st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Hasn't won in Britain since 2021 but some useful efforts in 2023, including here; needs things to go better at the start than they sometimes do if he's to play a part.

7/1

3rd

6

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Thirsk

Nomadic Empire

9st 1lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Has drawn a blank this season but he retains a good chunk of ability, running well at Haydock in June off a 5lb higher mark and beaten under 4l in a hot York sprint latest; capable of a big run but slow starts have been a feature the last twice and that sounds a note of caution.

8/1

Form: 551021 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won at Windsor (5f, soft) in June and was back on the scoresheet at Newmarket (5f, good) last month; had 2l to spare last time and a 6lb rise may not stop him.

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1st

2

(4)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ascot

Isle Of Lismore

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Robert Cowell

prominent, led under 2f out, ridden final furlong, kept on well, gamely

6/1

3rd

11

(9)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Isle Of Lismore

8st 13lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Robert Cowell

Never dangerous in this 12 months ago off the same mark but he's had the benefit of a run this time and it was an encouraging one on the AW; made all on the July course last July (3-4 there) and no surprise to see him feature.

14/1

Form: 622499 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in ninth the last twice but ran as well as could be expected at 125-1 in a Listed race at Ayr last Friday; plenty of solid form this term and she's on a competitive mark now back in a handicap; respected.

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4th

8

(4)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Beverley

Ventura Flame

9st 1lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Keith Dalgleish

A regular at Beverley, C&D scorer twice; did well considering carried right at the start when fifth in a big field here nine days ago; likely to be thereabouts once more.

7/1

5th

16

(10)

11th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Beverley

Ventura Flame

9st 4lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Keith Dalgleish

carried right start, in rear

16/1

8th

7

(7)

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Beverley

Ventura Flame

9st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Keith Dalgleish

Won this two years ago and went close over C&D (good) on last season's sole run here; reappeared with good second of 16 over C&D (good to soft) last Wednesday and she's a key player off the same mark today.

3/1

20/1

Form: 085301 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won small-field conditions stakes at Nottingham (5f, good to firm) last month on final run for Mick Appleby; also effective on good to soft; however, he enjoyed the run of the race in front and looks to be on a tough mark now back in a handicap; first run since being bought for 43,000gns.

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5th

10

(12)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Night On Earth

8st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

started quickly, led, headed over 1f out, no extra and lost fourth towards finish

10/1

Form: 226944 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Kept on well at Sandown (5f, good) last month and again finished fourth in the Ayr Bronze Cup (6f, good) last Friday; also effective on soft/good to soft; the return to 5f isn't an obvious plus but this in-form contender could still go well, and slow ground would make it more of a test.

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8th

14

(10)

30th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

The Thin Blue Line

8st 5lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Keith Dalgleish

Course winner who won at Musselburgh (5f) in April and went close at Hamilton next time; however, his subsequent form hasn't been up to scratch and he has to raise his game.

20/1

13th

9

(8)

25th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Pontefract

The Thin Blue Line

9st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Keith Dalgleish

Ran on well to beat Abduction in a big-field 5f handicap at Musselburgh in April; three creditable efforts have followed and the return to 6f won't hurt; should have a big run in him.

12/1

13th

18

(3)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:20 Epsom

The Thin Blue Line

8st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Keith Dalgleish

slowly into stride, switched right soon after start

25/1

14/1

Form: 2-4196 CD

Last run: 56 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Has run really well on both visits to Haydock, winning over C&D (good to soft) in May; not at the same level the next twice but was tackling 6f each time, and it's possible the first-time blinkers will help this slow-starter be sharper exiting the stalls; interesting contender back down to 5f.

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4th

1

(3)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:30 Pontefract

Sound Reason

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

led

7/1

20/1

Form: 110470 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row at Doncaster in the first half of summer but his subsequent form has been mixed and he was soundly beaten back at Doncaster a fortnight ago; others provide more solid options.

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7th

2

(5)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Ascot

Burning Cash

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Not had many chances on soft ground but he was placed in the Group 3 Cornwallis on it as a 2yo; ran a stormer behind a rapid improver at Newcastle on seasonal return in February but the two runs since have been less persuasive, albeit a bit better than the tenth of 14 would suggest in a messy Newmarket sprint two weeks ago; back down in grade and he's considered.

7/1

10th

10

(6)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Burning Cash

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Paul Midgley

Both handicap wins came at Doncaster in 2022 (5f; good and good to firm); last season was disappointing but he steadied the ship when second at Newcastle on his return (5f) and a slow start was no help when behind a couple of these back there a month ago.

12/1

6/1

Form: 654703 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

His losing run stretches back 28 races and just over two years but he's dropped down the weights and was a good third of 19 off this mark in the Portland at Doncaster (5.6f, soft) last time; has won here, and finished second in this race two years ago (good), and he could play a leading role.

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11th

7

(7)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Ripon

Count Dorsay

9st 7lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

in rear towards near side

12/1

8th

9

(3)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Beverley

Count Dorsay

8st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Starts this campaign off his last winning mark and the ground certainly won't be too slow for him; whether he'll be ready to roll after six months off is debatable though; yard run three.

10/1

25/1

Form: 052229 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Finished last at Chester most recently but got trapped wide; runner-up three times in a row before that and this C&D winner is not ruled out.

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8th

15

(9)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Glory Fighter

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

in touch with leaders

10/1

7th

12

(8)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Glory Fighter

8st 4lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Paul Midgley

Made all in a 5f handicap at Thirsk (well drawn, front two clear) two weeks ago and a 5lb rise for that seems fair enough; different ground to contend with this time though and it's unlikely that he'll be able to dominate this field.

6/1

Form: 520500 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Went close at York (5f, good to soft) in May and is now 5lb lower; should bounce back at some point but he finished last in the Portland at Doncaster a fortnight ago and is hard to fancy on the back of that.

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8th

5

(1)

8th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

13:25 Dundalk (AW)

Sunday Sovereign

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: James McAuley

Versatile in terms of trip and ground, scoring on soft at the Curragh recently; 0-6 on AW however and has a bit to prove at this stage but is well drawn.

100/30

8th

5

(10)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

12:50 Curragh

Sunday Sovereign

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: James McAuley

soon led, joined 2f out, weakened final furlong

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 214300 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft) in April and ran really well in defeat the next twice (5f, good/good to firm); however, he hasn't been at the same level the last twice and needs to raise his game.

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11th

7

(6)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Zarzyni

9st 7lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David & Nicola Barron

towards rear

8/1

20/1

Form: 941000 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Second in this last year and he won at Chester in June; however, he's been a long way below his best on his last three starts and needs to turn things around.

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2nd

11

(4)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Copper Knight

8st 4lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

started quickly, raced in second, led over 1f out, kept on but headed towards finish, just failed

16/1

Form: 004446 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

His losing run stretches back 22 races to September 2020; however, there have been some fair efforts among his last few starts and he continues to drop down the weights; could capitalise at some point.

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4th

2

(10)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

14:40 Southwell (AW)

Stone Of Destiny

9st 9lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Ended his losing run when landing a Class 5 over C&D last month (form franked); fair effort next time and not judged too harshly on latest outing; should get a pace to aim at here and returning to this grade is in his favour; each-way shout.

8/1

8th

10

(6)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Stone Of Destiny

8st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Appleby

slowly away, towards rear

7/1

4th

10

(6)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 4

15:50 Southwell (AW)

Stone Of Destiny

9st 2lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Talented and things finally clicked for him when coming from off the pace to win over C&D last week; 2lb wrong under his penalty but this should be run to suit and he's still got some handicapping scope.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £973.00
Straight Forecast £927.80
Tricast £6229.20
Trifecta £9259.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Equality

The Guardian:

The Thin Blue Line

NEWMARKET:

Isle Of Lismore

The Sun:

Zarzyni

TOPSPEED:

Sunday Sovereign

Daily Mail:

Alligator Alley

Telegraph:

Equality

Daily Record:

Equality