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Coral Sprint Trophy Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 22 runners
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Coral Sprint Trophy Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 22 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £14.30
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 044501 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Often slowly away but he broke on terms when winning at Wolverhampton (6f, AW) last Saturday in clearcut style; a 4lb rise does not look excessive but he has been unplaced on both his previous runs at York, including in this race 12 months ago.

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11th

5

(7)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Strike Red

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

ducked left start, towards rear on far side of group

10/1

1st

7

(20)

22nd Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 63y

14:35 Curragh

Strike Red

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

steadied start, towards rear of midfield, pushed along and headway from over 2f out, in touch with leaders when switched right and ridden from over 1f out, led and ran on well inside final 110yds

8/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 144302 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Evergreen 8yo; in good order for most of the season and he beat all bar one of his 15 rivals over this trip at Haydock two weeks ago; all six turf wins on ground softer than good, so he'd benefit from rain.

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9th

5

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Hyperfocus

9st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 110736 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Created a big impression when sauntering home at Haydock (6f, good) in May and he ran very well when third in a hot race over this C&D in August; only sixth of nine to Lethal Nymph at Ascot last time but he's now 11lb better off with the winner and can bounce back in this big field; key player.

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2nd

6

(7)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Silver Samurai

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Marco Botti

Talented handicapper who took full advantage of a drop in grade when winning the Grey Horse Handicap at Newmarket last August (6f, good); not quite so good since but he's yet to run a poor race at this track.

13/2

OUR TIP

12/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 102209 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer, ideally suited by good ground or softer; won in a big field over C&D in May but his last two runs have been disappointing and he needs to rediscover his spark; stable won this race in 2013 and 2014.

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No Results Found

10/1

Form: 326214 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Tough and consistent 3yo who won over C&D in September and ran another blinder when fourth of 24 off this mark in the Ayr Gold Cup (good) two weeks later; goes well at York and his credentials are rock solid.

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19th

2

(15)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Ayr

Lucky Man

9st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Richard Spencer

In full flow in the second half of 2022, a fourth of 24 in the Gold Cup (good; handles good to soft) showing how effective he is in this type of race; soft and heavy ground probably hasn't helped in two of his four turf starts this year but the other two defeats need excuses; even so, too well treated to ignore, 6lb lower than last September.

25/1

6th
21 (17)
Gisburn

18/1

Form: 026373 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Two 6f wins on slow ground as a 2yo, 0-9 in handicaps this year; ran creditably when third of 16 at Haydock (6f, good to soft; Hyperfocus second) two weeks ago but he'll need something extra off the same mark.

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No Results Found

14/1

Form: 022040 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Cracking run when collared only late on in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm; has won on good to soft) but well held since in Stewards' and Ayr Gold Cups; others have less to prove but he wasn't disgraced (met trouble) in this race last year and would have claims if on a going day.

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7th

1

(17)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Popmaster

9st 12lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Ed Walker

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

11/1

6th

6

(10)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Popmaster

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Walker

Better than ever in 7f races (soft/good) the last twice, winning at Newbury (Listed) then going very close at Ascot (major handicap); multiple 6f scorer but may not be crying out for the return to this distance.

16/1

Form: 800343 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

A regular in big-field sprints and he looked a shade unlucky when edged out by Volatile Analyst in this race last year; competes off the same mark here and confirmed his wellbeing when third of 16 at the Curragh last month; has to be respected.

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3rd

3

(2)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:35 Gowran Park

Laugh A Minute

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

An eight-time winner over shorter, including last time at Naas over 6f; has placed form at this trip too and on heavy ground; should be capable of a big run.

100/30

1st

4

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

17:50 Naas

Laugh A Minute

9st 11lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear, headway on far side of group from under 2f out, led final strides

8/1

9th
17 (20)
Admiral D

14/1

Form: 623767 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Two 6f wins as 2yo in Ireland; mostly running creditably in defeat this year, finishing on the heels of Lucky Man, Mr Wagyu and Bergerac in the Ayr Gold Cup last time; should be in the mix again off 1lb lower.

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8th

2

(4)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral D

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Only 1lb higher than for his win in a valuable 6f handicap at Kempton in November; ran well for second at Chelmsford on his penultimate start and easy to strike a line through his latest 7f run here when new tactics were deployed; style of racing means he needs a strong pace but that's quite possible here and he needs serious consideration.

12/1

5th

1

(6)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral D

9st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

switched right and led against near rail soon after start, joined by main group after 2f, headed 3f out, outpaced and lost second over 1f out, weakened towards finish

100/30

2nd

2

(6)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Admiral D

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Form since switched to AW includes a narrow success in higher grade at Kempton (6f) in November; never figured at Newcastle on New Year's Day but this looks an easier assignment.

12/1

10th
6 (19)
Bergerac

14/1

Form: 032116 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Holding his form really well this year, winning over the extended 5f here at the Ebor meeting and running creditably when sixth of 24 in the Ayr Gold Cup; another good run looks likely but he has risen in the weights and others appeal more for win purposes.

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No Results Found

25/1

Form: 143000 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won over 5f at Musselburgh (good to soft) in April and his very best form remains at that trip; well held last three starts, including behind several of these in the Ayr Gold Cup; on the back burner for now.

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28/1

Form: -39090 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Smart 2yo, runner-up in the Gimcrack here; mostly out of his depth in 2022 and he finished down the field (behind several of these) in the Ayr Gold Cup last time; difficult to recommend, although a 3lb drop and Oisin McSweeney's 5lb claim are certainly positives.

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9th

10

(11)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Gis A Sub

8st 13lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

ducked right start, midfield

25/1

13th
12 (12)
Abolish

20/1

Form: 855281 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to form to win seven-runner race at Ripon (6f, good) two weeks ago but he's now 6lb higher and he was only eighth to Dusky Lord in the Ayr Silver Cup the time before; may need a personal best to follow up.

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6th

5

(5)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

17:30 Windsor

Abolish

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

awkward start, midfield

5/2

2nd

3

(4)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Abolish

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Tony Carroll

Just one win in Britain but he has plenty of ability and today's drop into a Class 6 will be in his favour; returning to 6f no bad thing either; one to be interested in.

5/1

11/1

Form: 300760 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

8yo who won this race off higher marks in 2019 and 2020 (soft ground); not in peak form this season, but he was third in a big field over C&D on his reappearance and is now 6lb lower; dangerous, especially if there's rain.

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1st

8

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Gulliver

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

in rear

4/1

3rd

2

(5)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Gulliver

9st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who ended a long losing run with a comfortable C&D win in a Racing League handicap in September; that came off a 5lb higher mark and he's run well enough on occasions since to think he retains a good chunk of ability; he'll need a good pace to aim at but he's a danger to all dropping into a Class 5 handicap for the first time.

13/2

15th
1 (15)
Mr Wagyu

11/1

Form: 410535 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Extremely durable front-runner, better than ever this year and far from disgraced when fifth of 24 in the Ayr Gold Cup three weeks ago; handles all types of ground and has won twice over C&D; unlikely to be far away.

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No Results Found
16th
13 (16)
Lethal Nymph

9/1

Form: 334711 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Beaten in his first four handicaps but he has taken his form to a new level of late, scoring back-to-back wins over 6f at Ascot (good to soft/good); up another 7lb for his latest success but he's clearly thriving and commands major respect for a stable that excels with sprinters.

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No Results Found
17th
22 (11)
Exalted Angel

33/1

Form: 4-6480 D

Last run: 176 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Smart on the AW although not at his best in 2022, well held in conditions stakes at Newcastle when last seen on Good Friday; doesn't seem nearly so effective on turf; requires a leap of faith after six months off.

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5th

1

(4)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 4

14:05 Pontefract

Exalted Angel

9st 9lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

Not as good as he was and all his best form has come on AW surfaces; placed at Kempton (6f) last month and gets in here off an 11lb lower turf mark; however, his record on ground slower than good is worrying.

5/2

18/1

Form: 336-32 D

Last run: 128 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Best on good or softer, as when third to Volatile Analyst in this race last year; fine second at Hamilton (Hyperfocus and Strike Red just behind) when last seen in June; has run well when fresh; should be thereabouts again

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12th

1

(6)

14th Oct 2022

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Haydock

Air Raid

9st 13lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

prominent, niggled along 2f out, soon ridden and weakened

7/1

18th

10

(10)

8th Oct 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 York

Air Raid

9st 4lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

raced centre, in touch with leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakening when slightly hampered over 1f out, eased inside final furlong

18/1

2

(1)

24th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:48 Ripon

Air Raid

9st 6lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Not had a huge amount of racing for his age and he's very useful over this trip when underfoot conditions are suitable; as good as ever with his two placed efforts this year and he has gone well after a similar break in the past; wouldn't want it to dry out too much but a danger to all if it is good or slower.

9/2

19th
8 (9)
Bielsa

16/1

Form: 547350 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won Ayr Gold Cup in 2021 when racing alone against the stand rail; mostly disappointing since, including in the same event three weeks ago; running out of excuses and needs to be revived by blinkers (replacing cheekpieces).

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5th

2

(6)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Newcastle (AW)

Bielsa

9st 2lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

raced in second, hung right over 1f out, lost second 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, eased towards finish

11/4

2nd

2

(10)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Bielsa

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

Smart handicapper who made a flying start to the season, second at Redcar before seeing off 20 rivals at York's Dante meeting; ran to form in the Wokingham, Stewards' Cup and Ayr Gold Cup before a more subdued effort at York four weeks ago (raced on the favoured far side); third, albeit well beaten, over C&D in Group 3 company in one AW start; shouldn't be far away.

11/2

7th

8

(9)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Bielsa

9st 6lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

re-shod, raced far side, towards rear

14/1

Form: 810050 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won this race 12 months ago (good to soft; first-time hood) and also took the Listed Cammidge Trophy at Doncaster (6f, good) in March, but he has hardly beaten a rival in his last four races; goes well at York but needs a dramatic return to form.

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No Results Found

Form: 983873 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Best with positive tactics and comes into the reckoning on his front-running third at Chelmsford in May, but he hasn't repeated it, including over the same C&D last time; more required in this competitive event.

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2nd

4

(5)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Apollo One

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

Better than ever last year with four excellent efforts in defeat in hot 6f handicaps, including this one on his reappearance; close third in a Beverley Listed event in September and his final outing in 2023 can be safely ignored as he was drawn on the wrong side at York; back from 203 days off but he's not out of this if fully wound up for his return.

9/1

12th

2

(22)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Apollo One

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

ducked left start

9/1

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Non-runners

Dusky Lord, Volatile Analyst, Apollo One

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Payout
Exacta £3116.00
Straight Forecast £2090.30
Tricast £23202.40
Trifecta £50093.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Lucky Man

RP Ratings:

Gulliver

LAMBOURN:

Lethal Nymph

Daily Express:

Popmaster

The Guardian:

Dusky Lord

SPOTLIGHT:

Silver Samurai

TOPSPEED:

Zarzyni

The Sun:

Air Raid

The Star:

Mr Wagyu

Daily Record:

Lethal Nymph

Telegraph:

Lucky Man

Daily Mail:

Lucky Man

Daily Mirror:

Lucky Man

POSTDATA:

Gulliver

The Times:

Gulliver