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14:50 Haydock

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  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.20
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 033501 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

In reapplied cheekpieces (retained) he posted a career-best performance to win a big-field handicap over C&D (good to soft) last month on his first visit to Haydock; unraced on soft/heavy ground but a 4lb rise isn't harsh and this 3yo is a key player if confirming that latest promise.

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12th

13

(3)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Sterling Knight

8st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: Ed Dunlop

Late headway into third in a useful 6f handicap at Doncaster on last week's return from four months off; whether he's well enough treated for a race of this nature is a moot point.

16/1

3rd

1

(16)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Sterling Knight

9st 11lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Ed Dunlop

towards rear on far side of group

12/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 588089 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

His mark continues to fall and some of his best performances have come on testing ground at Haydock; he was denied a clear run when mid-division over C&D (good to soft) three weeks ago but he didn't find much when in the clear and this 7yo needs to turn things around.

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7th

1

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Haydock

Cold Stare

9st 13lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David O’Meara

bumped start

11/4

1st

10

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Cold Stare

9st 2lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

in rear, towards rear up the centre

12/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1-8542 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Her 2yo wins included a soft-ground C&D novice last October and she returned to form with a close second of 14 when back on a slow surface at Salisbury (6f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; this lightly raced 3yo could have more to offer under these sort of conditions and she's respected.

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3rd

12

(4)

14th Oct 2022

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Haydock

Sky Blue Pink

8st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

midfield, headway over 1f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, soon slightly hampered, keeping on when not clear run towards finish

6/1

2nd

14

(15)

29th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:19 Salisbury

Sky Blue Pink

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

midfield, switched right and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on but headed towards finish

10/1

4th

6

(2)

14th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Chelmsford (AW)

Sky Blue Pink

8st 10lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Ralph Beckett

awkward start and slowly into stride, raced in last, ridden and carried head awkwardly over 2f out, went fourth but no impression inside final furlong (jockey said filly did not face the kickback on this occasion)

10/1

12/1

Form: 113580 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won twice (6f, good) earlier in the season; needs to step up on his more recent efforts but they've been in hot Class 2 handicaps and this is a bit easier; has run well on occasions on testing ground; not discounted.

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7th

3

(7)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Tinto

10st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

outpaced in rear

25/1

11th

3

(11)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

15:05 Doncaster

Tinto

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

Did well last season when cheekpieces were added, winning at Redcar in August and ending his campaign with a fine second to Wobwobwob in the Ayr Silver Cup; no headgear for his return and this perhaps not his day.

20/1

12/1

Form: 614160 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Unproven on slow ground and down the field in the Ayr Silver Cup last time, but otherwise he's been running really since these cheekpieces went on (two wins) and he shouldn't be written off.

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7th

15

(1)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

Snash

8st 9lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders

10/1

11th

8

(7)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Snash

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

midfield

6/1

Form: -05077 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Hasn't been at his best this year but he's rarely had his favoured testing conditions; the ground is ideal today for this C&D winner and he's dropped to an attractive mark; no surprise to see him capitalise.

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9th

4

(10)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Punchbowl Flyer

9st 5lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Suited by slow ground; on a long losing spell but he's 3-5 at Windsor and finished second in higher grade on his most recent course start; possibilities off a reduced mark back here.

9/1

10th

12

(2)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Punchbowl Flyer

8st 2lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

No win since June 2021 but he acts well on heavy ground and he ended his 2023 campaign with a good second at Windsor; effectively 3lb lower here despite being out of the weights; back from a break perhaps not the time to catch him though.

14/1

Form: 297203 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Untested on slow ground but he's run well to be placed on two of his last three outings and is an each-way possible if handling the conditions.

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2nd

11

(2)

10th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Haydock

Emperor Spirit

9st 1lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Robert Cowell

Front-runner who was given a peach of a ride to win at Lingfield on Good Friday; only midfield back on turf three weeks ago and even the booking of the red-hot Frankie Dettori may not be enough to tip the scales in his favour today.

16/1

6th

5

(1)

20th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:42 Thirsk

Emperor Spirit

9st 1lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Robert Cowell

Took advantage of a drop in the weights and a fine front-running ride to win 6f Class 3 on AW at Lingfield six weeks ago; 2lb rise still leaves him with some handicapping potential; easy lead unlikely this time though.

6/1

1st

6

(1)

7th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Emperor Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Robert Cowell

made all, ridden and went clear over 1f out, faced challenge but kept on well inside final furlong

10/1

12/1

Form: 323020 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

His claims aren't solid as he's been well beaten on two of his last three starts, but in between those this prominent-racer was a good second at Newcastle (6f, AW), and he ran well when third on soft ground here (7f) in July; might not be far away if he's on a going day.

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10th

6

(7)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Marshal Dan

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Heather Main

steadied start, in rear

14/1

10th

9

(9)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Marshal Dan

9st 4lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Heather Main

keen to post, in touch with leaders

16/1

7th

1

(16)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Newmarket

Marshal Dan

10st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Heather Main

Finished third of 15 in the 2018 running; has had a stop-start year but testing conditions suit and he looked in good form when a ready winner from Hodler at Leicester 18 days ago (7f, soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained); back up 5lb; one of the more likely ones.

8/1

OUR TIP

20/1

Form: 00-920 D

Last run: 112 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Finished last at Newcastle in June but he's had a break since and ran fairly well on his two other outings this year; down to a handy mark and he was a 2yo Listed runner-up on his last start on heavy ground; not ruled out.

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4

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Just Frank

9st 11lb

T: Tim Easterby

21th

18

(10)

17th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Just Frank

8st 7lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Conditions shouldn't have been an issue at Redcar on his stable debut last month yet he was never in the hunt; dropped 3lb but others bring more persuasive claims.

33/1

9/1

Form: 0-9236 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Creditable efforts on his last three starts, most recently sixth of 25 in the Ayr Silver Cup, and he seems to be effective on soft ground; however, his losing run goes back 12 races and he may again find a few too good.

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10th

14

(1)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Aplomb

8st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Losing run goes back to 2020 but he regularly caught the eye with strong finishes in 6f handicaps last year; resumes on a good mark and can surely pop up at some point this year.

12/1

3rd

5

(19)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:02 Newmarket

Aplomb

9st 9lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

raced near side, in touch with leaders

16/1

9th

21

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Ayr

Aplomb

9st 3lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Has been threatening to end a losing run going back three years, getting going too late at Redcar then Goodwood 18 days ago (both 6f, good; acts well on good to soft); now has to show he can fare better than in two previous attempts in this race, beaten in the region of 6l each time.

12/1

Form: 12-507 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

There was no return to form at Ascot (5f, good to soft) a fortnight ago on his first outing since wind surgery; however, he may improve for that outing and he excelled last autumn when tackling soft ground; should relish conditions and he's not written off in first-time cheekpieces.

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1st

3

(17)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Magical Spirit

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

held up in rear on near side of group, going easily but still plenty to do halfway, smooth headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well final 110yds, won going away

10/1

6th

6

(3)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Magical Spirit

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Now 4lb lower than when winning at Doncaster in April and 7lb lower than when third behind Bielsa in a big-field sprint at York's Dante meeting; heavy defeats at Ayr and York after an eight-week break but he's a C&D winner and it wouldn't be a bolt from the blue to see him bounce back.

20/1

7/1

Form: 36-320 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

It's disconcerting he was tailed off at York on Saturday after a break but he ran really well on his two other starts this season and has a good record in this race, having won it two years ago (heavy) and finished third last season (soft); a tongue-tie goes on; capable of playing a leading role.

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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

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Payout
Exacta £526.00
Straight Forecast £434.20
Tricast £1745.20
Trifecta £3482.00

Selections

The Times:

Sky Blue Pink

SPOTLIGHT:

Sterling Knight

TOPSPEED:

Emperor Spirit

The Guardian:

Air Raid

RP Ratings:

Cold Stare

LAMBOURN:

Punchbowl Flyer

Daily Express:

Aplomb

Telegraph:

Sky Blue Pink

Daily Mirror:

Sky Blue Pink

The Star:

Sky Blue Pink

POSTDATA:

Sterling Knight

NEWMARKET:

Sterling Knight

The Sun:

Emperor Spirit

Daily Record:

Air Raid

Daily Mail:

Cold Stare