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Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Handicap (London Middle Distance Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £12885
  • 1m 2f 219y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Handicap (London Middle Distance Series Qualifier)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 12118-

Last run: 217 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Returned from a long absence to win three of first four starts for new yard last season, including on AW (Tapeta); given a break since a lesser run in Listed company in France in June; still quite lightly raced for a 6yo and could resume his progression on his return from wind surgery.

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

2nd

3

(4)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

15:22 Newmarket

Pride Of America

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Amy Murphy

led, headed but prominent 4f out, led again under 3f out, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final 110yds, just failed

6/4

2nd

4

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ayr

Pride Of America

9st 5lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

led, soon clear, reduced lead 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong

9/4

3rd

2

(14)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

14:50 Goodwood

Pride Of America

9st 12lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

took keen hold, soon led

8/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 3111-2 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Racked up a hat-trick at around 1m2f in December and improved again in defeat when second at Lingfield (1m4f) 17 days ago, collared near the finish after quickening 2l clear; this in-between trip could be ideal; likely to give another good account.

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

4th

4

(8)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Capital Theory

9st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in second, led after 3f, increased tempo from 3f out, jockey dropped rein inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, soon lost position

7/2

7th

8

(2)

23rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 2

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Capital Theory

9st 6lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

1m5f scorer on turf in September; placed twice at Kempton (1m3f/1m4f) this month, including in the London Middle Distance Series Final; has a consistent AW record; should be thereabouts again provided he sees out this new trip.

5/1

6/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: /101-2 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Second run after a break when scything through his field to win comfortably over 1m4f here in November; improved again when splitting 105 and 107-rated inmates from the Gosden stable in a 1m2f Newcastle conditions race 16 days ago; looks well treated from an unchanged mark back in a handicap.

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

3rd

3

(2)

28th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Ziggy

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Harry Eustace

Second run after a break when scything through his field to win comfortably over 1m4f here in November; improved again when splitting 105 and 107-rated inmates from the Gosden stable in a 1m2f Newcastle conditions race 16 days ago; looks well treated from an unchanged mark back in a handicap.

6/4

2nd

6

(3)

12th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

13:50 Newcastle (AW)

Ziggy

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Harry Eustace

Lightly raced since the autumn of 2021, but won two of his three starts last year including at Kempton (1m4f, Polytrack) in November; will need to find plenty more to make an impact at this level, however.

8/1

1st

3

(7)

18th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Ziggy

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Harry Eustace

Made light of a 224-day absence when winning easily at Haydock (1m2f, good) in May and that form worked out well; back from another break at York and fared less well, finishing well down the field; bit to prove after that and this is only his second run on the AW.

8/1

Form: 315-

Last run: 156 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Built on a promising debut when winning 1m4f Doncaster novice in July; didn't see it out under softer conditions at Ffos Las in August but he returns from a five-month break (had wind surgery) as a very much unexposed type; first start on AW.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

3

(5)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Melek Alreeh

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: David Simcock

Unexposed 5yo who was returning from six months off and having his first start since being gelded when beaten a neck at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta) 15 days ago; up 2lb but still a major player if taking a step forward.

7/4

2nd

1

(5)

26th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Melek Alreeh

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: David Simcock

Won a Doncaster novice in July 2022 but that was a three-runner race and he didn't progress in middle-distance handicaps last year; now 12lb below his opening mark but he has something to prove after 177 days off; has been gelded.

13/2

6th

6

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Melek Alreeh

9st 12lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: David Simcock

Last year's novice form included 1m4f win; has failed to progress in middle-distance handicaps this season but he's had a break since his last run in June and may be capable of better off this reduced mark (10lb lower than reappearance).

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6512-5 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Seven-time Tapeta winner but just under 3l behind Ziggy off levels in a conditions race at Newcastle last time and has to give him weight this time; 0-6 on Polytrack, including below best both visits here.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(4)

25th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

King Of The South

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: William Knight

slowly away, soon towards rear

20/1

5th

1

(8)

28th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

King Of The South

10st 0lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

Seven-time Tapeta winner but just under 3l behind Ziggy off levels in a conditions race at Newcastle last time and has to give him weight this time; 0-6 on Polytrack, including below best both visits here.

10/1

5th

3

(2)

12th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

13:50 Newcastle (AW)

King Of The South

9st 6lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: William Knight

Ultra-consistent sort whose seven wins have all come on Tapeta (record here reads 1121311); doesn't have much to find with the Gosden pair on these terms and his record on the surface makes him hard to dismiss, but a suspicion that further suits him better these days.

7/2

25/1

Form: 33241/

Last run: 518 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful form on the Flat in France in 2021, including a 1m4f Polytrack maiden; however, he disappointingly hasn't bettered modest form over hurdles in Britain since and can only be watched back on the Flat in a good race.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(1)

29th Mar 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Vazir

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Sole win came on Polytrack at Deauville (12.5f) in August 2021; made the frame in three of his seven starts over hurdles after joining this yard, but he never figured here on Flat (1m3f/2m) on last two outings; wore cheekpieces on last four starts, now it's a visor.

25/1

8th

8

(8)

22nd Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Vazir

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

hampered start, towards rear

25/1

6th

5

(7)

28th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Vazir

8st 10lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alan King

Fairly useful form on the Flat in France in 2021, including a 1m4f Polytrack maiden; however, he disappointingly hasn't bettered modest form over hurdles in Britain since and can only be watched back on the Flat in a good race.

25/1

Form: 51493-

Last run: 219 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Made steady progress in handicaps at up to 1m4f on the Flat for James Ferguson, including a Polytrack win; didn't take to hurdling for new connections in December but no surprise were he to have more to offer for this much respected yard back on the Flat.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

12:55 Hereford

State Legend

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Fairly useful Flat racer who lost out only by a head on handicap hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) a week ago and gets another chance off the same mark here; has a tendency to hang left under pressure but still commands respect.

9/4

2nd

1

14th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

12:20 Huntingdon

State Legend

11st 6lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Ian Williams

Defied a mark of 79 on the Flat at Sandown in July (1m6f, good to soft), but blew out completely last time; bit shown in qualifying hurdles runs last winter, if nothing to warrant so tricky an opening mark.

6/1

11th

1

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

State Legend

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

in touch with leaders, lost position over 4f out, soon struggling

12/1

Form: 269/5- C

Last run: 117 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

On a long losing sequence but he was pretty smart on turf/AW at his best for the Johnston stable and showed enough to think he retains a good chunk of his ability when returning from a year off to finish fifth of 11 in 1m3f Windsor handicap in October; has joined a stable which excels with new recruits.

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

9th

2

(10)

10th Mar 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Sky Defender

9st 13lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

towards rear

20/1

8th

6

(8)

13th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sky Defender

9st 4lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Losing run stretches back to July 2020 and he finished out the back at Kempton on his stable debut 16 days ago; has dropped a long way in the weights though and it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see him rediscover his form sooner rather than later.

25/1

8th

4

(1)

28th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Sky Defender

9st 1lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

On a long losing sequence but he was pretty smart on turf/AW at his best for the Johnston stable and showed enough to think he retains a good chunk of his ability when returning from a year off to finish fifth of 11 in 1m3f Windsor handicap in October; has joined a stable which excels with new recruits.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £215.00
Straight Forecast £223.20
Tricast £279.80
Trifecta £431.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ziggy

Telegraph:

Pride Of America

THE NORTH:

Capital Theory

RP Ratings:

Ziggy

TOPSPEED:

Ziggy

POSTDATA:

Ziggy

NEWMARKET:

Ziggy

The Times:

Ziggy

Daily Mail:

Ziggy

D Express:

Ziggy

Daily Mirror:

Ziggy

The Sun:

Ziggy

The Star:

Ziggy

Daily Record:

Ziggy

The Guardian:

Pride Of America