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Norwich Inns ‘The Sign Of Excellence’ Handicap

  • Prize money: £3996
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Norwich Inns ‘The Sign Of Excellence’ Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.60

Form: -52611 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Raced only at 7f, showing marked improvement on his last two starts with wins here and at Wolverhampton; not necessarily bred to need 1m but he was strong at the finish last time, when still looking a bit green, and the trip could prompt further progress.

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5th

6

(7)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Bath

Ring Of Light

8st 13lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

Respectable turf form before running up a hat-trick at 7f and 1m on AW in late 2022; missed last year and would have needed his recent return to action at Windsor (1m, good); may well resume improvement this year.

5/1

5th

12

(2)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Ring Of Light

8st 13lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

in touch with leaders

10/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 237111 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Five wins in a productive 2022 campaign, including his last three starts; looked to have more in the tank over C&D three weeks ago and a 5lb rise may not be insumountable now stepping up into a Class 5.

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10th

8

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Masqool

9st 8lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: James Evans

Nothing wrong with his consistency and when sixth last week at Southwell he wasn't beaten far; this looks a bit tougher than usual for him and most of his form is at shorter.

14/1

OUR TIP

14/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 732694 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Hold-up performer who has run well several times in defeat either side of his comfortable Sandown win in July (1m, good); returning to Class 5 company can help and he has place claims at least.

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7th

13

(2)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Maysong

9st 5lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Alice Haynes

Has steadily found his form on AW this year, close second at Kempton (1m) most recently; fully exposed but he finished third (off only 2lb lower) in this race 12 months ago and could go well again.

16/1

2nd

1

(5)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:24 Kempton (AW)

Maysong

9st 9lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Alice Haynes

Just 1-27 on AW but ran well enough in a Chelmsford 0-85 last time to be considered.

4/1

Form: 53-163 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Well backed when making a successful handicap debut at Haydock in April (1m, good to firm); unable to build on it twice since but ran well at Wolverhampton last month (7f) on first run back from a break (and a gelding operation); could do better still now back at 1m and returning to a Class 5.

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6th

8

(9)

8th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

20:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Aussie Banker

8st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: Richard Hughes

In good form on AW over the winter, winning at Kempton and Wolverhampton; solid second at Lingfield in April (1m) and heavy ground excuses his defeat at Goodwood last month; still to prove his stamina and could prove vulnerable.

10/1

7th

5

(3)

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

15:05 Goodwood

Aussie Banker

9st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: Richard Hughes

Second in a good 1m handicap at Lingfield on Good Friday, continuing his solid run of form on AW; however, he has something to prove off this mark and in this grade back on grass; turf win came on fast ground.

6/1

14

(9)

22nd Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Aussie Banker

8st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Richard Hughes

Good second in 1m handicap at Lingfield on Good Friday, continuing his solid run of form on AW; however, has something to prove off this mark and in this grade back on grass; turf win came on fast ground.

14/1

10/1

Form: -26646

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Went desperately close over C&D on her handicap debut in May (well backed); hasn't built on that since, including after a wind op last time; on a dangerous mark if the return to Kempton and the addition of accessories has a positive effect.

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5th

13

(12)

9th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Fiorina

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: George Boughey

Went desperately close over C&D on her handicap debut in May (well backed); hasn't built on that since, including after a wind op last time; on a dangerous mark if the return to Kempton and the addition of accessories has a positive effect.

10/1

6th

4

(6)

8th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Fiorina

9st 11lb

J: Harry Davies

T: George Boughey

took keen hold, towards rear, switched right and ridden over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, not pace to challenge

100/30

11th

12

(6)

24th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Fiorina

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: George Boughey

dwelt start, in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went fourth inside final furlong, kept on, never dangerous

6/1

Form: 04-249

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Won just one of 14 starts for Saeed Bin Suroor, a 6f novice in September 2019; two creditable turf runs this summer before sold for 22,000gns in July; may strip fitter for last month's stable debut and this is an ease in grade; others still more appealing though.

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5th

4

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:20 Leicester

Lost In Time

9st 4lb

J: William Carson

T: Dean Ivory

On a good mark now and copes well with slow ground but finished well down the field on Polytrack this month, after a three-month break, and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

10/1

10th

13

(7)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

10:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Lost In Time

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Dean Ivory

Returned to winning form at Lingfield (1m4f, Polytrack) in December but out of the frame in both starts since; return to this trip may help (can race freely) but he needs to find a bit more in the returning visor.

16/1

16/1

Form: 475317 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Game effort to win a C&D handicap in September; another solid run here four weeks ago and returning to Class 5 company in his favour; might prove vulnerable to an improver.

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6th

3

(3)

21st Dec 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Love Dreams

9st 13lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Blake

Won twice this year and on the premises on last two outings; huge majority of his AW races have been on Polytrack but he's 2-2 at Wolverhampton, albeit in a claimer and seller (2019 and 2021); stamina beyond 1m (unconvincing in both attempts) may be more of a worry.

16/1

7th

3

(13)

9th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Love Dreams

9st 9lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Michael Blake

Game effort to win a C&D handicap in September; another solid run here four weeks ago and returning to Class 5 company in his favour; might prove vulnerable to an improver.

16/1

7th

7

(2)

12th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Love Dreams

9st 7lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Michael Blake

towards rear, headway and prominent when pushed along over 1f out, ridden and kept on final 110yds (jockey said gelding suffered interference at the start)

9/1

Form: 410567 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Four wins for Mick Channon; off the mark for this yard when landing a 7f Class 5 event at Chepstow in June; hasn't kicked on since but he wasn't seen to best effect at Wolverhampton three weeks ago (poorly positioned but kept on in the straight); inexperienced apprentice on board but he has looked very polished in his brief career and big run could be on the cards.

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11th

1

(11)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Arcadian Nights

9st 11lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Mark Loughnane

awkward start, never better than midfield

12/1

5th

12

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Arcadian Nights

9st 1lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Mark Loughnane

Course winner but perhaps best at Wolverhampton where he's struck five times, the latest at the expense of Wadacre Gomez last month; this career-high mark just found him out when fourth in Bystander's race here the last time.

14/1

4th

3

(2)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Arcadian Nights

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Close second to Inspiritus on similar terms at Wolverhampton in January; went one better at same venue since, taking AW record to 7-21; 1-1 at Lingfield; holds solid claims, despite career-high mark.

9/2

Form: 046966 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Two 1m wins on AW when trained by Andrew Balding; quiet start for new connections but beaten under 4l at Wolverhampton three weeks ago and he's dropped another 2lb since; type to pop up soon.

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2nd

8

(5)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Nasim

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Mark Pattinson

Not the most prolific having won just one of his last 26 starts, but two runs over C&D last year resulted in a win and a second, both from a mark 7lb higher than today; ran well despite a wide trip when fourth of ten over 1m2f here last time; interesting.

10/1

8/1

Form: 644442

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden but he has shown winning potential, notably when second of 12 at Yarmouth last month (first run after a gelding operation); up 2lb but dangerous to rule out further progress.

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7th

3

(5)

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

17:25 Yarmouth

Rogue Star

9st 13lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

took keen hold, raced in second, lost second over 2f out, weakened final 110yds

6/1

2nd

4

(1)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

14:25 Yarmouth

Rogue Star

9st 11lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Longstanding, regressive maiden who's been tried over various trips in various forms of headgear and who's undergone wind surgery since last seen in the spring; Fayasel looks his yard's best chance.

9/1

3

(7)

23rd May 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

15:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rogue Star

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Looked as though he had a race in him when third at Lingfield (7f, Polytrack) and Southwell (7f, Tapeta) in March, but last four efforts have been modest and he is now 0-16; others preferred.

16/1

12/1

Form: 010803

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Often front-runs and form has a mixed look to it as a result; latest Newcastle third was a good run but he may face competition for the lead today and stall 14 no help either.

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4th

8

(2)

25th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

12:55 Lingfield (AW)

Chateau dIf

9st 5lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Amy Murphy

Both turf wins have been in France, but his other success came on this surface (1m2f) early last year; beaten just over a length into fourth of ten behind Forge Valley Lad over the same trip back here this month (attempted to make all), but is yet to prove he wants this far; cheekpieces return.

12/1

4th

5

(6)

3rd Feb 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Lingfield (AW)

Chateau dIf

9st 8lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Amy Murphy

C&D winner last January and added a soft-ground handicap in France to his tally in the summer; inconsistent of late but down in the weights and new headgear is given a spin today.

20/1

9th

7

(2)

8th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

13:00 Southwell (AW)

Chateau dIf

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Amy Murphy

Two of his three wins have been in France, the other coming at Lingfield (1m2f, Polytrack) a year go; just behind Star Shield when third of ten at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) in October, but this may be an insufficient test for him now.

20/1

Form: 216401 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Only had six runs for this yard, winning at Doncaster in July (1m) and landing a gamble in fine style at Leicester five weeks ago (7f, good); 7lb rise asks more of him but further progress isn't out of the question.

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4th

6

(4)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Bath

Youarenotforgiven

9st 3lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Tony Carroll

Won two handicaps (7f and 1m) last summer but he wasn't in the same form in his final two runs in 2023; he'll need a career best to take this on his return from an eight-month layoff.

16/1

7th

9

(11)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Sandown

Youarenotforgiven

9st 4lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

Won back to back at Leicester (1m, good to firm) and Newbury (7f, good) this summer but his run of good form came to a halt when only seventh at Brighton (1m, good) last time.

16/1

7th

2

(3)

9th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 4

16:30 Brighton

Youarenotforgiven

10st 2lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

Bang-in-form 5yo who bids to complete a hat-trick after wins at Leicester (1m, good to firm) and Newbury (7f, good); could plausibly have more improvement to come if suited by this quirky track; one to consider.

4/1

Form: 612397 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Beat Maysong at Newmarket in June on his handicap debut (1m, good); respectable efforts on his next two starts but his form has dipped markedly the last twice; something to prove for now.

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11th

10

(4)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:10 Lingfield (AW)

Giovanni Baglione

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

Just one win from 17 starts and he's finished out the back in his three for this yard; mark is tumbling but he needs to turn things around back in trip; cheekpieces added.

33/1

11th

2

(5)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Giovanni Baglione

9st 12lb

J: William Carver

T: Pat Phelan

Just one win from 16 starts and out the back both starts for this yard; dropping in the weights but stamina has to be taken on trust.

33/1

6th

8

(9)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 4

16:15 Epsom

Giovanni Baglione

9st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: Pat Phelan

Should take well to Epsom as he's locally trained now and shaped encouragingly at similar Brighton (1m2f, good to firm) on final run for previous yard; blew the start on debut for new stable; each-way hopes granted a clean break.

14/1

Form: 61054P

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

The handicapper has been on top since her maiden win at Beverley in June; pulled up at Chelmsford last month (reportedly took a false step turning into the home straight); a career best is required.

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5th

4

(1)

23rd Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

16:10 Southwell (AW)

Luckyboylovelywife

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Marco Botti

Made all in a maiden at Beverley last June and she's also effective on Tapeta; however, she hasn't gone on from her summer win and needs to find something extra now back from a break in first-time headgear.

10/1

14th

7

(2)

9th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Luckyboylovelywife

9st 6lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Marco Botti

The handicapper has been on top since her maiden win at Beverley in June; pulled up at Chelmsford last month (reportedly took a false step turning into the home straight); a career best is required.

20/1

5

(8)

8th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Luckyboylovelywife

9st 10lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Marco Botti

ducked right start, soon recovered and prominent on outer, went second over 6f out, lost second and prominent 4f out, ridden and lost position 3f out, lost touch and well behind when pulled up over 1f out (jockey said filly took a false step turning into the home straight)

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £436.00
Straight Forecast £518.30
Tricast £2998.90
Trifecta £3109.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Rogue Star

Telegraph:

Masqool

SPOTLIGHT:

Fiorina

RP Ratings:

Nasim

Daily Mail:

Maysong

D Express:

Arcadian Nights

The Star:

Ring Of Light

The Times:

Rogue Star

The Guardian:

Rogue Star

TOPSPEED:

Fiorina

POSTDATA:

Nasim

Daily Mirror:

Masqool

Daily Record:

Masqool

The Sun:

Maysong