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Rio Ferdinand Foundation Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £6156
  • 0m 7f 3y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Rio Ferdinand Foundation Nursery Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 120 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Down the field on last month's nursery debut at York (7f, good), having been turned over at 4-7 at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) the time before; arrives with something to prove but he won a C&D maiden (good to firm) on his debut in June and the return to Epsom could be a plus; not ruled out.

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

12th

9

(7)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Benacre

9st 1lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Johnston

Having been gelded he returned to form with 1l third on last month's reappearance at Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW); went close in Listed race here (7f, good) last May on sole previous run on the Rowley Mile and could be involved.

9/1

3rd

9

(5)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 2

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Benacre

8st 13lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charlie Johnston

dwelt start, soon prominent, led after 1f, headed 4f out

14/1

9th

3

(2)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:10 Ascot

Benacre

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Charlie Johnston

Became a touch exposed over 7f-1m but is unexposed over middle distances and ran well upped to 1m2f on AW two outings ago; soft ground possibly contributed to his subsequent defeat over 1m4f; could go well if aided by first-time headgear.

10/1

OUR TIP

7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 042

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

All three starts have been over 7f (good/good to firm) and she's got better each time, most recently finishing second at Leicester; in good hands to continue to progress and she could be a player on nursery debut.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

(6)

25th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

13:40 Epsom

Daydream Dancer

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

held up in rear, pushed along and headway on inner 3f out, hung right and hampered rivals but went second under 2f out, soon ridden, kept on well inside final furlong, always held

7/2

2nd

5

(8)

6th Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Leicester

Daydream Dancer

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent, ridden 2f out, soon outpaced, went second but no chance with winner inside final furlong

4/1

4th

6

(7)

20th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:25 Sandown

Daydream Dancer

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final 110yds, not reach leaders

25/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1236

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Brighton (6f, good to soft) in June and solid efforts in defeat in 7f novices (good to firm/good) the next twice; didn't run badly when sixth of nine on recent nursery debut at Doncaster (7f, good) but the first-time headgear needs to eke out something extra here.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(7)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Out Of Shadows

9st 5lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Marco Botti

Made a successful reappearance at Wolverhampton (7f, AW) in April and returned to winning form when beating Kiaraad by a length at Newmarket (7f, soft) last month; no problem if the ground dries out and high on the list.

4/1

1st

4

(7)

5th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Out Of Shadows

9st 5lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Marco Botti

Started off in cheekpieces with form figures of 313 in 7f/1m handicaps and latest Haydock run was too bad to be true; two months off since and not impossibly treated if back on song.

10/1

8th

1

(9)

10th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 37y

Class 4

16:10 Haydock

Out Of Shadows

9st 9lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Marco Botti

dwelt start, raced in last, brief headway on outer 2f out, weakened over 1f out

7/1

16/1

Form: 0236

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

His best efforts have come on AW and he was soundly beaten in a 1m1f maiden at Yarmouth (good to soft) 12 days ago; however, he travelled well before fading and could benefit from the drop back in trip, and forecast better ground, on this nursery debut; not written off.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(6)

1st May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

18:45 Brighton

Chourmo

9st 3lb

J: J F Egan

T: Mark Gillard

Off the mark (13th attempt) on the switch back to turf when scoring under a positive ride over C&D (The Conqueror third) 11 days ago; did well to hang in there after taking a strong hold and he's only 2lb higher in this follow-up bid; respected.

7/2

1st

8

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

18:15 Brighton

Chourmo

9st 5lb

J: J F Egan

T: Mark Gillard

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent after 1f, led again 5f out, ridden from under 2f out, kept on well final furlong, reduced lead towards finish

16/1

Form: 708136

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Made it two novice wins (5f/6f) when scoring at Brighton last month but he hasn't really threatened since in two nurseries (6f/5f); needs to raise his game and it remains to be seen how the step up to 7f will suit.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(2)

10th Oct 2022

Good

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

14:20 Windsor

Whistle And Flute

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

slowly away, in rear, short of room when clipped heels and stumbled badly 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, minor headway final 110yds, not recover

20/1

5th

1

(2)

25th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

13:40 Epsom

Whistle And Flute

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along and bit short of room under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra and lost fourth inside final 110yds (jockey said colt ran too free)

12/1

6th

3

(3)

1st Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

17:00 Windsor

Whistle And Flute

9st 7lb

J: Louis Steward

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, chased leaders and ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

7/1

Form: 032

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Left July's debut (7f, good to firm) miles behind when third at Windsor (6f, good to soft), and he confirmed that promise when second at Chepstow (6f, soft) last time; pedigree provides optimism he'll be suited by the step back up in trip on his nursery debut and he's on the shortlist.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

(5)

2nd May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:02 Ayr

Majestic Newlaw

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Sold for 1,000gns at end of disappointing 3yo season for Paul and Oliver Cole, and struggled (albeit on heavy ground) when reappearing for new yard in April; needs to get career back on track; tongue-tie left off here.

7/1

12th

8

(2)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Thirsk

Majestic Newlaw

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Iain Jardine

Ex-Paul and Oliver Cole; placed in a couple of 6f novices in 2022 (including on soft ground), but was disappointing last year and was bought for just 1,000gns in October; stable debut.

12/1

11/2

Form: 564923

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 10lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

There's been an upturn in fortunes in these blinkers in nurseries the last twice, finishing second at Kempton (1m, AW) then third at Catterick (7f, good to soft); retains the same mark and can give another good account.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

(5)

25th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

13:40 Epsom

Hunkpapa

8st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Brian Meehan

took keen hold, prominent, ridden when carried right over 1f out, weakened gradually final furlong

11/2

3rd

5

(8)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

13:48 Catterick

Hunkpapa

9st 6lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Brian Meehan

close up on outer, shaken up and went second 3f out, led and going best 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on until headed by winner final 110yds, lost second towards finish

9/2

2nd

6

(2)

12th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Hunkpapa

9st 6lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

took keen hold, led narrowly, increased tempo over 3f out, shaken up and went clear from 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon reduced lead, no extra inside final furlong, headed towards finish

16/1

Form: 13 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Defied evident inexperience to win on debut at Pontefract (6f, good to firm) in August and also showed promise when third under penalty at Chepstow (7f, soft); brings potential to his nursery debut; one to consider.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

11

(4)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:40 Thirsk

Look Back Smiling

8st 12lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Gemma Tutty

Best form on soft/heavy, notably a success in the Spring Mile at Doncaster (Thunder Roar second) on reappearance; only midfield in the Spring Cup at Newbury next time but better when fourth at Leicester (1m, soft) last weekend, with old rival Thunder Roar a place ahead of him on that occasion.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £129.00
Straight Forecast £127.00
Tricast £600.70
Trifecta £677.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Daydream Dancer

TOPSPEED:

Benacre

NEWMARKET:

Look Back Smiling

RP Ratings:

Hunkpapa

Telegraph:

Majestic Newlaw

POSTDATA:

Daydream Dancer

Daily Express:

Daydream Dancer

The Sun:

Hunkpapa

The Times:

Benacre

Daily Mail:

Benacre

Daily Mirror:

Look Back Smiling

The Star:

Look Back Smiling

Daily Record:

Majestic Newlaw