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  • 1m 0f 5y
  • Class 6
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 055-12 CD BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Appreciated the step up in trip when beating four rivals over C&D last month (third and fifth won next time) and may not have been suited by the steady pace when second of five back here 15 days ago, albeit the easy winner has gone in again since; this may be run to suit him better and high on the list.

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

9th

8

(1)

11th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

16:20 Musselburgh

Magicdollar

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Dual 1m AW winner over the winter but, following a break, was safely held when back on turf last month; that run might have brought him on but several of the others have less to prove.

16/1

5th

7

(8)

4th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

14:47 Hamilton

Magicdollar

8st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out

14/1

11/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 07750-

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Hinted at ability when fifth of 12 on nursery debut at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) in December, but pulled hard in first-time cheekpieces (retained) when last of 13 over the same C&D later in month; something to prove.

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

5th

10

(5)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Direct Hit

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Tim Easterby

Ten-race maiden but he has a solid record in handicaps this year including an eyecatching second at Catterick (7f, soft) on his penultimate run; same mark here and he shouldn't be far away.

16/1

5th

11

(6)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Leicester

Direct Hit

9st 4lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced when carried right 2f out, kept on inside final furlong

10/1

2nd

2

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:15 Catterick

Direct Hit

9st 8lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear, outpaced and struggling 4f out, still plenty to do when switched to near side over 2f out, wandered around over 1f out, headway inside final furlong, went third final 110yds, went second towards finish, nearest finish

8/1

20/1

Form: 060-

Last run: 98 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in three novices over 6f/7f on turf/Tapeta in the autumn; makes his handicap debut in first-time cheekpieces after three months off and the longer trip should be just about within range on breeding, but plenty of improvement is still needed.

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

11th

10

(10)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:05 Chelmsford (AW)

H Key Lails

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Attwater

Running well over C&D during February, two near-misses followed by a short-head success; didn't get home under a positive ride when fourth of 11 at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) a fortnight ago, but one for the shortlist back here.

8/1

Form: 8-72

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Has shown progressive form in her first three starts, going down by just a length to a warm favourite in a Wolverhampton novice (7f, Tapeta) late last month; bred to be suited by this stiffer test on handicap debut and one of the more likely winners.

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

8th

10

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lady Bianca

8st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Alexandra Dunn

Pulled up on stable/hurdle debut in August and has also struggled on the Flat since (1m-9.4f); first Flat run beyond 1m4f today; difficult to enthuse over.

25/1

8th

12

(10)

3rd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lady Bianca

9st 0lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Alexandra Dunn

Didn't progress for her former yard and little encouragement in three runs (one over hurdles) for new connections; hope pinned on new cheekpieces sparking a revival.

25/1

6th

10

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:10 Bath

Lady Bianca

8st 12lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Alexandra Dunn

Very well handicapped if judged on her 7f AW second for Jamie Osborne in January but struggled on last month's stable/hurdle debut and also when switched back to the Flat at Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW) soon afterwards.

20/1

25/1

Form: 460-8

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced and has failed to beat a rival in her last two starts, including following another absence on handicap debut over C&D last month; others preferred.

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

14th

16

(6)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Thirsk

Carmentis

8st 4lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

Mainly modest efforts, including on two runs over hurdles; 1lb out of the handicap.

40/1

0

7

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:55 Cartmel

Carmentis

10st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Unplaced in seven Flat starts and tailed off on last month's Uttoxeter hurdle debut (150-1).

100/1

Form: 53-368

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Handy sort who was placed in four of his first five starts since switching to handicaps on the AW in the autumn, but has gone quiet the last twice including when last of eight in first-time blinkers at Lingfield (1m2f, Polytrack) three weeks ago; cheekpieces return back down in trip, but a resurgence will be needed if he is to make it 11th-time lucky.

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

6th

5

(5)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

13:20 Lingfield (AW)

Downtown Dubai

9st 6lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Charlie Johnston

0-11 and his temperament has been an issue, throwing a race away at Kempton in November; well short of his best on his last three starts and risky, for all he has the raw ability to make mincemeat of this lowly mark; goes without any headgear today.

6/1

6th

4

(2)

18th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Downtown Dubai

8st 12lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders

8/1

8th

3

(5)

28th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:03 Lingfield (AW)

Downtown Dubai

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Placed in four of his first five handicaps (just behind The Pug on his penultimate outing, but now 0-9 and has to put a modest effort at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) 15 days ago behind him; needs the switch from cheekpieces to blinkers to have a positive effect.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 6967-4

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

0-5 but not without ability, as when fourth of eight at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) last month; that form boosted by the subsequent wins of the first (twice) and third and he is bred to stay at least this far on the dam's side, but tardy starts have become a habit so he does come with risks attached.

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

12th

8

(5)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:55 Leicester

Captain Dandy

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

Always prominent when scoring at Thirsk last September (6f, soft) but executed hold-up tactics successfully at Wolverhampton on last month's return to action; still feasibly weighted and drying ground won't be an issue (placed on good to firm).

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £102.00
Straight Forecast £98.10
Trifecta £1018.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Magicdollar

LAMBOURN:

Lady Bianca

The Star:

Captain Dandy

POSTDATA:

Downtown Dubai

RP Ratings:

Magicdollar

The Times:

Magicdollar

The Guardian:

Magicdollar

D Express:

Magicdollar

Daily Record:

Magicdollar

Telegraph:

Lady Bianca

Daily Mail:

Lady Bianca

Daily Mirror:

Lady Bianca

The Sun:

Lady Bianca