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It’s Time To Turn To talkSPORT Handicap

  • Prize money: £5129.32
  • 1m 4f 51y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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It’s Time To Turn To talkSPORT Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2412-3 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Gelded prior to his success on handicap debut here (8.6f) in October and he's finished close up on Tapeta (9.4f) and Polytrack (1m2f) in both runs since; still has potential after only six starts but he needs to find something extra at this new trip.

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

10th

3

(9)

18th May 2023

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 3

17:20 York

Tabaretta

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

took keen hold, always behind

6/1

1st

1

(3)

30th Jan 2023

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1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tabaretta

9st 9lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

Gelded prior to his success on handicap debut here (8.6f) in October and he's finished close up on Tapeta (9.4f) and Polytrack (1m2f) in both runs since; still has potential after only six starts but he needs to find something extra at this new trip.

7/2

3rd

1

(1)

14th Jan 2023

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1m 2f 0y

Class 4

12:05 Lingfield (AW)

Tabaretta

9st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charlie Appleby

led, clear with one other 5f out, going best 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on and every chance final 110yds, eased and lost second post

2/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 5313-1 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Generally progressive colt who made it two wins from five starts when landing a Lingfield handicap (1m2f, Polytrack) 16 days ago; that was in a four-runner race but he found plenty in the closing stages and is only 2lb higher here; respected on his step up to 1m4f.

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

4th

1

(1)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Mighty River

9st 8lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: James Tate

C&D winner (good; 4lb higher today) in June; not so hot back here on good to firm next time, albeit in a better race, and although he wasn't beaten far at Chelmsford (AW) on latest start, that was in only seventh of 11; faces fewer rivals this time but not top of the list.

9/1

7th

9

(10)

15th Aug 2023

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1m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Mighty River

9st 5lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

Successful at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) and Lingfield (1m2f, Polytrack) last winter and added another win at Newmarket (1m2f, good) in June; not so good back there last time, albeit in a better race, and others are higher up the list.

8/1

9th

9

(3)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket (July)

Mighty River

8st 13lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

Ten races and usually seriously involved, this season's exception on soft ground; best efforts came in 1m2f handicaps on good ground under Neil Callan at Newmarket on last two starts, the latter a C&D win since which the second and fourth have both won; not harshly treated with 4lb rise.

10/1

9/2

Form: 778-11 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won on his handicap debut at Lingfield (1m2f) early this month but his form really took off with a 6l win at Southwell (1m4f, Tapeta) four days later; up 10lb but he won eased down last time and has plenty of scope for further progress; big player again in hat-trick bid.

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

7th

10

(11)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

13:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Haaland

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Gay Kelleway

Won easily at Newcastle (2m, Tapeta) in October when wearing cheekpieces for the first time (retained since); hasn't run badly the next twice but needs to better those performances if he's to return to winning ways.

12/1

5th

7

(2)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 4

14:42 Southwell (AW)

Haaland

9st 5lb

J: George Bass

T: Gay Kelleway

led

8/1

6th

8

(6)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

Haaland

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Gay Kelleway

awkward start, soon recovered and in touch with leaders on outer

3/1

Form: 740-3

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Kicked off his handicap career with a close third at Kempton (1m4f) 13 days ago but that was in a four-runner race and this is tougher on this step up in grade; still unexposed but he needs more improvement.

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

7th

9

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

20:20 Stratford

Logistical

10st 8lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Simon Hodgson

Placed in minor juvenile hurdles last year when trained by Tom Lacey; generally run well on the AW for this yard but his form dipped in an 11.5f handicap at Bath three weeks ago; improvement needed on first run in a handicap hurdle.

10/1

8th

9

(2)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

16:10 Bath

Logistical

9st 7lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

Placed a few times on the Flat and over hurdles and has run well in two of his last four starts on the AW, but is now 0-17; more needed.

25/1

9th

14

(11)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Logistical

9st 2lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

0-16 but he ran one of his better races when beaten just over 2l into third of nine behind Tortured Soul over C&D a fortnight ago having attempted to make all; enjoys a 6lb pull, but he isn't the only front-runner-in the field.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 441-

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Well-held fourth in his first two starts in the autumn but he found plenty of progress on the step up to 1m3f when justifying support in Kempton novice (Polytrack) last month; should have more to offer now handicapping over this trip and he looks interesting for yard that won this last year.

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

9th

9

(6)

16th Aug 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Trojan Spirit

9st 4lb

J: J F Egan

T: Charlie Johnston

C&D winner in December on his third outing; suffered three heavy defeats in stronger handicaps this year (1m4f-1m6f) but he's been gelded since his latest start and this drop in class can help; not dismissed.

12/1

5th

4

(5)

30th Jun 2023

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 4

15:20 Doncaster

Trojan Spirit

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Charlie Johnston

Progressed to win a Kempton novice (1m3f, AW) last December, but has been well beaten in both handicaps and was particularly poor on his return from 127 days off at Leicester (1m4f, good to firm) this month, albeit he reportedly stumbled leaving the stalls; has enough to prove.

12/1

8th

6

(1)

6th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

16:35 Leicester

Trojan Spirit

9st 6lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along and dropped to rear 3f out, soon weakened

12/1

12/1

Form: 3263-3

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Has been generally consistent in his seven starts but he's still a maiden and is on the same mark as when third of six on his stable debut here (9.4f) 25 days ago; has some work to do at this new trip.

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

8th

4

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:08 Stratford

Ramz

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

0-12 on the Flat (placed seven times) for Karl Burke last year and for Alice Haynes in 2023; blinkered on latest three starts and disappointing, overall; joined good yard for hurdling and Sean Bowen rides but bit to prove.

6/1

6th

3

(5)

8th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 104y

Class 5

19:40 Yarmouth

Ramz

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

in touch with leaders

10/1

4th

7

(2)

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 5

17:00 Goodwood

Ramz

9st 7lb

J: Shariq Mohd

T: Alice Haynes

Campaigned at Wolverhampton (AW) for new stable this year; largely consistent but is fairly exposed now and still a maiden (0-10); others preferred.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £36.00
Straight Forecast £38.30
Trifecta £101.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Mighty River

TOPSPEED:

Tabaretta

SPOTLIGHT:

Haaland

NEWMARKET:

Mighty River

The Times:

Mighty River

The Guardian:

Mighty River

Daily Mail:

Mighty River

Daily Mirror:

Mighty River

The Star:

Mighty River

Daily Record:

Mighty River

D Express:

Haaland

POSTDATA:

Tabaretta

Telegraph:

Tabaretta

The Sun:

Tabaretta