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  • 1m 4f 51y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Scattered showers

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8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 152176 CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Certainly not disgraced in competitive Racing League handicaps on his last two outings and a 3-3 course record means he has to come into the reckoning back from a short break.

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2

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Old Port

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

in touch with leaders, prominent 4 out, smooth headway and led narrowly when fell 2 out

9/2

0

14

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 157y

14:05 Punchestown

Old Port

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Six Flat wins for David Evans, all but one on AW; only turf win on good-to-firm; unfancied when pleasing third on hurdles debut at Cork; unseated at first at Leopardstown, 16-1 on that occasion.

10/1

0

16

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Old Port

11st 12lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: C Byrnes

Six Flat wins for David Evans, all but one on AW; only turf win on good-to-firm; unfancied when pleasing third of 24 on recent hurdles debut at Cork.

16/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 228456 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Three C&D wins late last year and also a good second to Old Port on his reappearance in April; has performed respectably away from here since and he's on a feasible mark if a return to this venue sparks him back to his very best.

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2nd

6

(5)

15th Oct 2022

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1m 4f 51y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Desert Emperor

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Ivan Furtado

midfield, going best over 2f out, ridden and went second over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, always held

10/1

6th

3

(4)

8th Sep 2022

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1m 3f 23y

Class 3

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Desert Emperor

9st 10lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Ivan Furtado

prominent, dropped to midfield after 2f, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

11/1

5th

3

(12)

11th Aug 2022

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1m 4f 0y

Class 3

19:40 Lingfield (AW)

Desert Emperor

9st 10lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Ivan Furtado

prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

14/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 03-264

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Not at his best on his last two outings but he is down to 4lb lower than when runner-up over 1m2f at Chelmsford on his reappearance in April; first attempt at this trip.

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1st

1

(8)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 4

16:15 Epsom

Satono Japan

10st 4lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Adam West

Ran well on occasions for Sir Michael Stoute but never added to 2019 debut win; 0-4 (Flat/hurdles) for current yard and, while latest effort wasn't bad, his losing run tempers enthusiasm.

14/1

5th

2

(7)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 4

16:35 Ascot

Satono Japan

10st 1lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Adam West

Capable of useful form for Sir Michael Stoute but has a poor strike-rate (sole win came in 2019) and Flat/hurdles efforts for new yard don't suggest he's about to double his tally.

33/1

11/10

Form: 3-361 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Returned from a gelding operation with a much improved effort to win easily on handicap debut at Lingfield (1m4f) 16 days ago, powering clear; the second boosted the form when scoring comfortably at Windsor on Monday and even a 10lb rise doesn't look enough to stop him.

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9th

5

(9)

22nd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

18:20 Windsor

Sonnerie Power

9st 7lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Michael Appleby

Best effort for current connections when close fourth, despite traffic issues, to Liseo at Kempton (1m3f, AW) last time; possibilities off same mark, provided that form is backed up.

7/1

4th

3

(6)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

15:30 Kempton (AW)

Sonnerie Power

9st 8lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Michael Appleby

2-10 for Roger Varian, the latter win at this track (1m4f) last October; just 1lb higher today, as he has not shone in his four runs (Tapeta) for current yard; back on Polytrack but others are more persuasive.

16/1

12th

8

(4)

10th Mar 2024

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1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Sonnerie Power

9st 7lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Wins for Roger Varian came in the autumn on Polytrack and he hasn't shone in three runs for his current yard; the handicapper's proving slow to relent and he isn't obviously one to fancy, back from a short break.

33/1

Form: 11/30

Last run: 122 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

2-2 as a juvenile in 2019 and she made an encouraging return from a long absence when third in 1m2f Chelmsford novice in June; got across from a wide stall to lead in 1m Kensington Palace handicap at Royal Ascot 13 days later but faded after taking a good hold; given time since; remains unexposed but a first-time hood and tongue-strap will need to help her to settle better if she's to see out this trip.

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7th

7

(7)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

White Moonlight

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Promising as 2yo, including a win on good to soft (unraced on worse) before 971-day spell on the sidelines; better than ever this year with comfortable Listed wins at Musselburgh (7f, good to firm) and Chelmsford (7f, AW; made all) on last two starts; has the form to figure prominently.

8/1

1st

1

(3)

9th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Chelmsford (AW)

White Moonlight

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Promising 2yo (2-2); had a 971-day spell on the sidelines afterwards but she confirmed she retained ability in Dubai this winter and she got back on the scoresheet with a cosy win at Musselburgh five weeks ago (7f, good to firm); penalised for that but still considered.

4/1

1st

4

(3)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 1

15:05 Musselburgh

White Moonlight

9st 3lb

J: Louis Steward

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Lightly raced 6yo who seemed to have retained her ability when twice narrowly beaten at Meydan (7f/1m) at the start of the year (including in Group 2 company), but finished a well-held fifth of eight in a Group 3 at Lingfield (7f, AW) three weeks ago (has won on Polytrack); down in grade but still enough to prove.

3/1

Form: 414398

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Four-time turf winner at up to 11.5f but his last two runs have been no more than respectable; his tendency to take a good hold is also a bit of a concern now racing beyond 1m2f for the first time this year.

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4th

3

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:39 Windsor

Silver Gunn

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Marco Botti

Acts on good to firm and good to soft; record of 2-6 at Windsor, the latest success off just 1lb lower last July; fitted with tongue-tie on seasonal debut; capable of being involved.

8/1

7th

3

(8)

7th Dec 2023

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1m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Silver Gunn

10st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Marco Botti

took keen hold, midfield

12/1

4th

2

(4)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

12:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Silver Gunn

9st 9lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Marco Botti

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, dropped to last halfway, weakened over 1f out

8/1

Form: /1/10- C

Last run: 469 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Easy 8.6f course win in January 2020 (for David Lanigan) and followed up in 1m4f Lingfield novice on return for new trainer in February 2021; well beaten on handicap/turf debut in July of that year and off again since; retains potential and that Lingfield success shows he's capable when fresh but the betting is perhaps the best guide to expectations after a 469-day absence.

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6th

1

(4)

18th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

13:39 Wolverhampton (AW)

Longsider

10st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

His six career starts have been well spread out but he's won two of them in an 8.6f novice here and 1m4f handicap at Lingfield; better than ever in defeat at Chelmsford (2m; from the front) a month ago and another bold bid looks likely.

5/2

2nd

1

(4)

17th Nov 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Longsider

10st 4lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

led, increased tempo from over 3f out, pushed along from over 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, no extra and headed towards finish

11/10

7th

2

(4)

15th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Longsider

9st 13lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

prominent, outpaced and ridden under 3f out, kept on but no impression from over 1f out

7/1

Form: 240410 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Having dropped down the weights he ended a 15-race losing sequence at Haydock (11.6f, good to firm) last month; not the biggest surprise when this inconsistent sort ran poorly at Ayr a fortnight later; makes a belated AW debut.

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8th

1

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:50 Plumpton

Love Is Golden

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Quite useful on Flat up to 1m4f for the Johnstons; may well turn out to be better in this sphere, having twice won easily in 2m novice races at Newbury either side of a close third at Doncaster; 4-11 when he won by a street last time; tries an extra half mile but respected as a good prospect.

7/4

1st

1

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

15:15 Newbury

Love Is Golden

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Quite a useful Flat performer at up to 1m4f for Mark and Charlie Johnston; beat a dual previous winner with a nice bit in hand on his hurdling debut here (good; under Niall Houlihan) and looked as though he would follow up at Doncaster before running out of puff late on; sets the standard.

4/7

3rd

1

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:35 Doncaster

Love Is Golden

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pressed leader going easily 2 out (usual 3 out), led after last (usual 2 out), ridden omitted last, headed final 110yds, lost second towards finish

8/11

100/1

Form: 437-70 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Useful 1m5f winner in 2021 for the Johnston yard but he's yet to offer much on the Flat and over hurdles for his current stable; he has plenty to prove at present.

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7th

4

(4)

15th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell (AW)

The Trader

9st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Sam England

Formerly useful on the Flat for Mark Johnston but was very much emerging from the doldrums when winning over hurdles here last month; not so hot back on the Flat three weeks ago.

14/1

5th

6

(2)

26th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

17:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Trader

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Sam England

Formerly useful on the Flat for Mark Johnston, but was very much emerging from the doldrums when winning over hurdles at Southwell 15 days ago; comes with risks attached, but is on a good mark if that latest success signals a general return to form.

6/1

1st

8

11th Dec 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:53 Southwell

The Trader

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, went third before 5th, went second and going best 2 out, shaken up and led approaching last, kept on, ridden out (trainer's rep said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, that gelding had come back into form on the Flat where he has run four times since his last hurdles run and appeared to transfer that improvement back over hurdles)

33/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sonnerie Power

TOPSPEED:

Desert Emperor

Daily Mail:

Old Port

The Sun:

Satono Japan

NEWMARKET:

Longsider

RP Ratings:

Sonnerie Power

POSTDATA:

Sonnerie Power

The Times:

Sonnerie Power

Telegraph:

Sonnerie Power

Daily Express:

Sonnerie Power

Daily Mirror:

Sonnerie Power

The Star:

Sonnerie Power

Daily Record:

Sonnerie Power

The Guardian:

Desert Emperor