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17:08 Newmarket

Good To Soft

Christmas Parties At Newmarket Handicap

  • Prize money: £8316
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 18 runners
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Christmas Parties At Newmarket Handicap

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 437112 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Has thrived in 7f handicaps in cheekpieces and although her two wins were by narrow margins, on the July course (soft) and over C&D (good), she was the only one to put up any resistance against well-treated subsequent winner at York; up 2lb and no headgear today but has a solid chance.

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5th

2

(5)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Astral Beau

9st 2lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Pam Sly

A well-held third in this 12 months ago after winning a Listed race at Doncaster, in which she was no match for a subsequent Group 2 winner in this year's renewal; could strip fitter for that outing and a repeat of last year's peak efforts in a Group 3 at Epsom and the Group 1 Falmouth wouldn't see her far away; dangerous to pass over.

13/2

2nd

7

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Astral Beau

8st 11lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Pam Sly

Ready 4l winner of this race on heavy on her 2023 reappearance; some creditable efforts in defeat at Group level subsequently but this looks a stronger renewal than last year.

7/2

8th

1

(9)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Astral Beau

9st 7lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Pam Sly

took keen hold, prominent, led after 1f, hung left and headed 2f out, weakened quickly final furlong

11/1

2nd
4 (5)
Hodler

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 561312 D BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Versatile regarding tracks and ground and despite having won three times this year he looked as though he might still be ahead of the handicapper when having a troubled passage at Epsom last month; up 3lb but considered.

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3rd

2

(6)

4th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

20:05 Yarmouth

Hodler

9st 6lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

raced in last

20/1

11th

1

(9)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Hodler

9st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Jim Boyle

slowly into stride

10/1

9th

7

(6)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Hodler

9st 1lb

J: William Cox

T: Jim Boyle

in rear

6/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 183335 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Came well clear in seven-runner race at Newbury in June (7f, good) but unable to justify a steep rise in the weights on turf since, albeit he met trouble at Goodwood 20 days ago (1m, good to soft); extra needed back at 7f but might find it now tongue tied.

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5th

4

(7)

3rd Dec 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alablaq

9st 6lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: David Evans

Two 6f AW wins in the first half of the year; in good form over further more recently and not impossibly treated at present; likely he will need a good pace to come out on top back at 6f though.

10/1

4th

3

(9)

5th Nov 2022

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

15:45 Doncaster

Alablaq

9st 7lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: David Evans

First two wins this year came at Lingfield (6f, AW) but proved just as effective over 7f on turf when successful at Newbury (7f, good) in June; ran well when third of 17 in first-time tongue-tie (retained) at Newmarket (7f, soft) a week ago but still 9lb above latest winning mark; may be vulnerable.

15/2

3rd

2

(7)

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:08 Newmarket

Alablaq

9st 10lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: David Evans

prominent

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 576307 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

His 7f win on soft came in a very modest race and his best form and other wins have come at sprint trips; never involved at Catterick recently and has something to prove despite Ryan Moore returning, 1-3 on him.

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7th

3

(2)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 2

17:45 Epsom

Pocket The Profit

10st 1lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: George Boughey

Soundly beaten at Doncaster last month but may have needed that comeback run; fair sixth of 15 in this race last year (good) and close third of six here (6f, good to firm) next time; each-way claims if back on song.

14/1

6th

1

(4)

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:55 Doncaster

Pocket The Profit

9st 9lb

J: Connor Planas

T: George Boughey

Ended 2022 in good order, winning a 6f handicap at Wolverhampton in good style in December; not in the same form over 7f last time; conditions shouldn't be an issue but he's high in the weights.

9/2

7th

5

(9)

26th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

15:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Pocket The Profit

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Dual course winner over shorter, including over 6f last time; has won over this far on turf, but a high draw and 6lb higher mark may be enough to prevent a follow-up.

6/1

14/1

Form: -70570 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Handicap career got off to a great start with three consecutive 7f wins in 2020 and 2021 (good to firm) but she wasn't seen after July last year and has been treading water over 1m, 7f and 6f this year; doubts persist.

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9th

3

(1)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:25 Newcastle (AW)

Kingmania

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: James Ferguson

dwelt start, midfield

10/1

11th

5

(13)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Kingmania

9st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: James Ferguson

Takes a drop back in grade, following Listed defeats on turf the last twice; sole attempt on AW resulted in C&D win (off 3lb lower) on stable/seasonal debut; interesting back here, being unexposed on the surface.

11/1

12th

4

(10)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

16:10 Haydock

Kingmania

9st 4lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: James Ferguson

Three-time turf winner who scored in a first-time hood (retained since) on stable debut in a Class 4 handicap at Southwell (1m, AW) in April; ran well on form but underlined she has something to find at Listed level when sixth (Purplepay third) at Pontefract last month.

50/1

Form: 932649 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Capable of strong 7f form in this context and handicapper is giving him a chance but his form this autumn leaves much to be desired, with and without aids (tongue-tie and visor refitted today).

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9th

4

(1)

4th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:30 Newmarket (July)

Lord Rapscallion

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Stuart Williams

in rear

10/1

Form: 126764

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Southwell AW winner in March (6f) but was never in contention in his first 7f handicap returned to the AW in July; fair effort over 6f on Tapeta 20 days ago but has shaky claims in first 7f run on turf.

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11th

12

(5)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Justcallmepete

8st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Evans

Good record on AW but he's 0-10 on turf; lower rated in this sphere but he's been shown his best turf form on good or quicker; Oisin Murphy a good booking but he'll need the ground to dry out.

33/1

11th

4

(10)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Justcallmepete

9st 11lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: James Evans

in rear

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 643435 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

All handicap wins at 6f; rarely runs over 7f and although hampered when a staying-on third in this race 12 months ago (good) he was soundly beaten at the trip on soft next time; promising Taylor Fisher takes off 7lb and yard won this in 2020 but a stamina query persists.

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6th

16

(13)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Bernardo OReilly

8st 6lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Richard Spencer

Veteran who benefited from the pace collapsing in the corresponding event last year, sweeping home to defy a 5lb higher mark; last month's return at Doncaster should have brought him on and he's likely to be arriving on the scene late; yard going well.

12/1

Form: 282136 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

There was only one in it when he raced clear in his first 7f handicap, on the AW in August; the return to 1m didn't see such a dynamic effort next time, nor back on turf over C&D last month; the AW beckons.

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9th

2

(10)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Chelmsford (AW)

The Mouse King

9st 10lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Julia Feilden

raced wide, in touch with leaders

14/1

4th

10

(6)

6th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

The Mouse King

9st 5lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Julia Feilden

took keen hold

14/1

9th

13

(4)

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:08 Newmarket

The Mouse King

9st 3lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Julia Feilden

prominent

20/1

8/1

Form: 065304 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Sole win on AW and 0-15 on turf but has dropped a long way in the weights since his 7f form in better races than this, including over C&D, for the Gosdens last year; his time in Ireland didn't work out and slow to find his form for new yard but is one to keep an eye on back on this track; suited by good or quicker but has run well on soft.

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10th

11

(16)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Riot

9st 0lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

switched left soon after start

20/1

4th

3

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Riot

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Hold-up performer who ran well when a close third of nine over the easy 1m at Lingfield last month, but all five wins (including three here) have come over 7f; others more persuasive.

10/1

Form: 211111 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Has run riot over 7f and 6f at Yarmouth, winning her last five starts and anything but hard pressed to win 19 days ago (good to soft; has won on soft); up a further 6lb away from Yarmouth and in a better race but is flying at present.

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5th

1

(9)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 5

14:25 Brighton

Priscillas Wish

10st 2lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Philip McBride

Best known for her heroics at Yarmouth but ran well on only previous visit to Brighton; out of form when last seen in the autumn but won when fresh at this time last year and resumes on a good mark.

25/1

11th

3

(4)

14th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Priscillas Wish

10st 0lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Philip McBride

Multiple wins include one over C&D (from two attempts; close second in the other); fair efforts on latest two turf starts and although she never showed up at Kempton recently she can't be ruled out back here.

25/1

Form: 0-5132 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Went off the boil in 2021 but back to best when wide-margin winner on second start for yard at Lingfield in May (7f, good) and has run well in defeat on last two starts, running up against a handicap debutante over C&D this month (good to soft; led; third has done well since); close up.

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12th

10

(10)

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:08 Newmarket

Dancing To Win

9st 6lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

prominent

9/1

2nd

3

(6)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:03 Newmarket

Dancing To Win

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on

11/2

3rd

4

(10)

21st Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Dancing To Win

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on

10/1

16/1

Form: 6887

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Fair effort from the front in 1m Wood Ditton here in April but things haven't gone to plan since, most recently for new yard in 1m AW handicap; drop to 7f is worth investigating but others steadier.

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8th

2

(10)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Toophan

9st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Ten starts for three different yards; no positives to take from two runs for current one and he has another break to overcome; gelded since last seen; wears just a tongue-tie this time.

25/1

7

10th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:52 Chelmsford (AW)

Toophan

9st 4lb

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

11th

10

(13)

14th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Kempton (AW)

Toophan

9st 6lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

0-8 for Roger Varian and the Coles and eased when trailing in last on debut for this yard at Chelmsford in March; returns to shorter with plenty to prove and is drawn wide; tongue-tie retained; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

25/1

Form: -15377 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Two front-running wins, over 6f last June and 7f on the July course this summer, both on good to firm; has had his good and ordinary days since and it's a stab in the dark as to whether he can revive after ordinary efforts on last two starts.

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10th

6

(10)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Love De Vega

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders against near rail

8/1

5th

9

(9)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Love De Vega

8st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Charlie Johnston

Couple of Class 4 wins on AW this year; effective on turf but came up well short in C&D event last month and remains on a difficult mark; still seeking a first success in this grade.

25/1

11th

14

(4)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Love De Vega

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

20/1

15th
12 (1)
Swatch

33/1

Form: 4-5109

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Looked promising when winning 1m2f AW maiden in March but nothing doing in handicaps over that trip and 1m3f since back from a break; has much to prove back on turf for the first time since debut; first-time cheekpieces.

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3rd

1

(7)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

16:15 Beverley

Swatch

10st 2lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Alice Haynes

Ex-Robyn Brisland; improved on his reappearance run when landing Bath handicap last time (1m, soft); up 5lb and down in trip; another good run on the cards.

11/4

1st

1

(11)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Bath

Swatch

9st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alice Haynes

1m2f AW winner when trained by Robyn Brisland; low-key stable debut at Thirsk 19 days ago but 7f on heavy probably wasn't optimal; continues to edge down the weights and likely to come good for Alice Haynes at some point.

9/1

10th

4

(8)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Thirsk

Swatch

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Won a 1m2f maiden for Robyn Brisland in March 2022; mainly modest efforts since then (tailed off last run over 7f on soft ground); needs to bounce back on debut for new yard.

7/1

16th
3 (18)
Ataser

7/1

Form: 015084 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

All three handicap wins at 7f on good; couldn't get going soon enough over 6f at Newbury last week but that staying-on fourth showed he can handle soft; has course form at 1m and has more going for him than many.

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9th

17

(3)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:35 York

Ataser

9st 4lb

J: Connor Planas

T: T J Kent

dwelt start, held up in midfield, weakened over 1f out

20/1

12th

8

(14)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Ataser

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: T J Kent

dwelt start, towards rear

14/1

3rd

1

(7)

19th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

17:25 Doncaster

Ataser

9st 10lb

J: Connor Planas

T: T J Kent

Returned to form in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) when second at Newmarket (6f, good) in June but failed to back that up there (7f, good) a fortnight ago; hard to be confident following that latest run.

10/1

17th
18 (16)
Cubanista

20/1

Form: 341264 D BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Saw a new side to him when he drew away over 7f at Yarmouth in June (soft; first-time cheekpieces) but life trickier since taking a steep rise in the weights; cheekpieces discarded.

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2nd

15

(14)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:47 Catterick

Cubanista

8st 9lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Olly Williams

took keen hold, midfield

10/1

5th

8

(3)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Leicester

Cubanista

8st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: Olly Williams

Without a win since 2022 but largely consistent on AW this year, and kept on to take second at Southwell (7f) on latest outing a fortnight ago; today's trip-and-ground combination will also suit; probably won't be far away.

10/1

2nd

7

(2)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Cubanista

8st 7lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Olly Williams

Has gone close a few times this year including when beaten a short head and a neck into third of nine over C&D last month, but only sixth of nine in a 0-50 classified event here six days later; just 1-29 and others are preferred.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £365.00
Straight Forecast £317.30
Tricast £2378.30
Trifecta £3946.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Astral Beau

The Times:

Hodler

Daily Mirror:

Dancing To Win

SPOTLIGHT:

Riot

TOPSPEED:

Justcallmepete

Telegraph:

Ataser

Daily Record:

Astral Beau

Daily Mail:

Hodler

The Star:

Dancing To Win

D Express:

Riot