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Hamish Kinmond 70th Birthday Handicap

  • Prize money: £8316
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Hamish Kinmond 70th Birthday Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: -46261 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Landed hurdle hat-trick in spring and won on the Flat at Ascot (2m, good) last time; also ran well on good to soft in August; has been inconsistent in this code but she's very much a contender if repeating her latest form.

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

11th

4

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Newmarket (July)

Malakahna

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Ian Williams

Came good on Flat last autumn with 2m wins at Ascot (good) and Newmarket (good to soft); more to prove on soft, as her latest start (heavy defeat at Ascot) confirms but she was in good form going into that; usual cheekpieces are replaced by a visor.

10/1

6th

7

(9)

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

14:25 Ascot

Malakahna

9st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: Ian Williams

Came good on Flat last autumn with 2m wins here (good) and at Newmarket (good to soft; more to prove on soft); seconds this month at Chester and York confirm she's a big player if the ground is okay.

6/1

2nd

3

(8)

15th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Malakahna

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Ian Williams

slightly awkward start, towards rear on outer, pushed along briefly halfway

6/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 769241

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Built on the promise shown over 1m4f in his first two handicaps when getting up close home at Chester last month (14.4f, good to soft; unraced on softer); this lightly raced 3yo could have more to offer now upped to 2m and he's on the shortlist up 3lb.

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

4th

1

(5)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Novel Legend

10st 0lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

Ended last term with heavy defeats in the Irish Cesarewitch and Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak; up to that he'd had a cracking campaign in handicaps, in which the first of three wins came over C&D first time out (his last AW run), and he still looks on a highly competitive mark if reappearing at the top of his game.

11/2

15th

4

(32)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Novel Legend

10st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: James Fanshawe

in touch with leaders

14/1

1st

2

(9)

5th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:20 Goodwood

Novel Legend

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

Solid record in handicaps includes three wins; ran well at Newbury (2m, good) most recently, beating all bar the progressive Sweet William who has franked the form since; acts on soft; major contender.

11/4

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 605614 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Suited by the step up to 2m when winning in a big field at Goodwood (good to soft) on October 9; beaten about 8l when fourth of 14 at Newbury (2m, soft) subsequently but the time of that race was very slow and he remains unexposed at this distance; not discounted.

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3rd

6

(11)

28th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newmarket

Zikany

9st 6lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Amanda Perrett

Suited by the step up to 2m when winning in a big field at Goodwood (good to soft) on October 9; beaten about 8l when fourth of 14 at Newbury (2m, soft) subsequently but the time of that race was very slow and he remains unexposed at this distance; not discounted.

8/1

4th

4

(6)

21st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Newbury

Zikany

9st 13lb

J: William Pyle

T: Amanda Perrett

prominent, shaken up 3f out, some headway on outer over 2f out, drifted left over 1f out, kept on, not reach leaders

11/2

1st

12

(14)

9th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Goodwood

Zikany

11st 5lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Amanda Perrett

midfield on outer, going easily when headway from 4f out, pressed leader and edged right from 3f out, shaken up and led narrowly over 2f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong

11/1

Form: 422362

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

0-10 and goes up in grade having contested Class 5s of late; however, he's improved as he's gone up in trip and went close behind Flint Hill at Pontefract (2m2f, good to soft) last time; this 3yo could continue to progress and he's not ruled out in a first-time visor (replacing cheekpieces).

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5th

6

(1)

6th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 45y

Class 4

18:45 Haydock

Mister Camacho

9st 0lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Plentiful minor honours before off the mark in six-runner handicap at Catterick (1m6f, soft; unraced on heavy) in April, which he did easily by nearly 8l after leading over 1f out; however, produced a lesser show in May and soundly beaten at York 11 days ago; stays 2m2f but form claims rest on that wide-margin win.

16/1

8th

6

(11)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:35 York

Mister Camacho

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Plentiful minor honours before off the mark in six-runner handicap at Catterick (1m6f, soft) in April, which he did easily by nearly 8l after leading over 1f out; a lesser show in May off this 7lb higher mark on his only run since; stays 2m but form claims rest on that wide-margin win.

14/1

7th

6

(12)

14th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 4

18:15 Hamilton

Mister Camacho

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

in touch with leaders

5/1

20/1

Form: -22431 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Consistent mare who gain a deserved win in a Class 6 at Chelmsford (2m, AW) three weeks ago; however, she's up 4lb in a much better race here and it's also her first start on turf.

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4th

6

(6)

17th Nov 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Love Poems

8st 11lb

J: J F Egan

T: Dr Jon Scargill

in rear, pushed along on outer from over 3f out, ridden when up the centre home straight, some headway over 1f out, kept on

3/1

5th

10

(3)

28th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newmarket

Love Poems

8st 11lb

J: J F Egan

T: Dr Jon Scargill

Consistent mare who gain a deserved win in a Class 6 at Chelmsford (2m, AW) three weeks ago; however, she's up 4lb in a much better race here and it's also her first start on turf.

20/1

1st

1

(4)

6th Oct 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Love Poems

10st 2lb

J: J F Egan

T: Dr Jon Scargill

prominent, in touch with leaders with one circuit to go, pushed along when prominent over 3f out, ridden when pressed leader on outer from over 1f out, made sustained challenge inside final furlong, led final strides, all out

6/1

Form: 413223

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has continued to run well since winning a 1m6f maiden at Goodwood (good to firm) in June, and 2m looks to be her optimum trip; can give another good account if handling the ground (unproven on slow turf).

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6th

4

(1)

28th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newmarket

Country Pyle

9st 11lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Has continued to run well since winning a 1m6f maiden at Goodwood (good to firm) in June, and 2m looks to be her optimum trip; can give another good account if handling the ground (unproven on slow turf).

9/1

3rd

2

(8)

12th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

16:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Country Pyle

9st 12lb

J: P J McDonald

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

midfield, not clear run but pushed along over 2f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, went third inside final furlong

3/1

2nd

4

(8)

2nd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

19:55 Kempton (AW)

Country Pyle

10st 0lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

held up in behind leaders, headway and pushed along over 2f out, ridden and made strong challenge over 1f out, led narrowly from over 1f out, sustained battle with winner final furlong, headed final strides

4/1

Form: 427421

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Made it win number three at Pontefract (2m2f, good to soft) when scoring by a neck from Mister Camacho last time out; he can also be effective elsewhere but he may be vulnerable now 3lb higher in a better race.

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8th

8

(6)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Flint Hill

9st 2lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

prominent

16/1

3rd

3

(3)

27th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 32y

Class 5

16:00 Beverley

Flint Hill

9st 13lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

Catterick winner off 1lb lower in May (2m, good) but rather disappointing since; others in better form

7/1

5th

6

(8)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 27y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Flint Hill

9st 8lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

Regular visitor to Pontefract with three wins and three seconds from 12 outings; however, his most recent efforts were a well-held third of four to Yorkindness over C&D and a tailed-off last of seven over 2m2f so he needs to get back on track.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 5-2861 D

Last run: 154 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent and it was just a match she won (easily) at Carlisle last time out in May; however, she remains on a competitive mark and goes well fresh; effective on soft/good to soft and is not ruled out.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(8)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

16:52 Chester

Military Two Step

9st 11lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

0-6 this year but ran respectably in first-time blinkers at Goodwood (1m6f) most recently; interesting off a workable mark in the retained headgear, with the return to 2m looking ideal; C&D winner in 2021.

2/1

4th

5

(4)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Goodwood

Military Two Step

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

2lb lower than when successful at Chelmsford (2m, AW) last November, but recent efforts raise doubts over whether she can take advantage so she needs the first-time blinkers to help turn things around.

9/2

Form: 20/142

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

In good form over 1m6f at Salisbury since reverting to the Flat in July, posting a win (good to firm) and a good second last time out (good to soft); should be fine at this longer trip and might not be far away.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(7)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Wilderness

9st 11lb

J: George Downing

T: Seamus Mullins

Arrives on a long losing run and her recent form on the Flat and over hurdles isn't overly encouraging either; it's easy to look elsewhere.

33/1

20/1

Form: 424435

Last run: 41 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Two fair efforts on Polytrack (2m/1m6f) in August but he's yet to produce the same level of form on turf and he was soundly beaten at Catterick (1m4f, good to soft) last month.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

3

(6)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

King Francis

9st 11lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Michael Bell

in touch with leaders, headway on outer after 5f, soon prominent, led 7f out, soon switched left and against rail

4/1

10th

9

(2)

28th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newmarket

King Francis

8st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Michael Bell

Two fair efforts on Polytrack (2m/1m6f) in August but he's yet to produce the same level of form on turf and he was soundly beaten at Catterick (1m4f, good to soft) last month.

20/1

5th

1

(9)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

17:50 Catterick

King Francis

10st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Bell

took keen hold, prominent on outer, nudged along 4f out, pushed along 3f out, soon ridden, unbalanced and weakened from over 1f out

15/2

3/1

Form: 31/60/

Last run: 1204 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Struggled in jumps races on his last three starts, the latest in April; however, at his best he's a class act over fences and therefore has considerable potential off this mark on his first Flat start since July 2019; goes well fresh, and on slow ground, and he's an intriguing contender.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

2

28th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:50 Cheltenham

Allmankind

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Dan Skelton

Smart in his prime but has badly lost his way since winning last season's Old Roan and needs a big revival; well beaten at Chepstow (race won by Fugitif) most recently.

33/1

11th

1

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 2

13:05 Chepstow

Allmankind

12st 0lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Exuberant and very exciting novice chaser in 2020-21 season but the wheels have come off since his Grade 2 handicap win at Aintree (2m4f, good) last autumn; well beaten in Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon this month and comes here with some searching questions to answer.

16/1

7th

1

4th Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 1

14:55 Huntingdon

Allmankind

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in last

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £223.00
Straight Forecast £181.10
Tricast £830.80
Trifecta £1204.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Novel Legend

TOPSPEED:

Mister Camacho

Daily Mail:

Malakahna

SPOTLIGHT:

Allmankind

LAMBOURN:

Country Pyle

The Star:

Zikany

The Times:

Wilderness

Telegraph:

Novel Legend

Daily Mirror:

Novel Legend

Daily Record:

Novel Legend

POSTDATA:

Mister Camacho

The Guardian:

Mister Camacho

The Sun:

Malakahna

D Express:

Allmankind