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Spreadex Sports Lincoln Trial Handicap

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 1m 0f 142y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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Spreadex Sports Lincoln Trial Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Rain and snow

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 7223-1 C

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Progressive in the first half of 2022, winning twice over 7f, and he took his form to a new level with his 1m win at Southwell in January; up 4lb for his troubles but may not have finished improving just yet.

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5th

1

(7)

31st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:54 Lingfield (AW)

Alrehb

9st 10lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Began 2023 with a pair of AW wins, notably the Lincoln Trial at Wolverhampton (RPR 106); also ran a fine race at Newcastle in June (1m) and this month's fifth in a 1m Listed race at Kempton was another fair effort; stamina for today's trip not assured but he won't be far away if it sparks anything extra from him.

8/1

5th

2

(5)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Alrehb

9st 6lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Won twice on the AW earlier in the year but very patchy in the meantime; others have less to prove.

16/1

6th

4

(5)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Alrehb

9st 1lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Won two in a row on AW earlier this year but has a very mixed record since his last success and was only eighth of 11 at Sandown (behind Bluelight Bay) last time; that was after a break but he's now 0-9 on turf and others are more convincing.

16/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: /21/11

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Looked promising in early 2021; returned from 659 days off to win a 1m handicap at Lingfield last month (strong form) and made light of a 4lb rise back at Lingfield two weeks later; another 4lb higher today but he's unbeaten in blinkers and is bred to carry on improving; leading contender.

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26th

17

(18)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Unforgotten

9st 4lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Sparingly raced and first six runs on the AW, showing progressive form in 1m handicaps; modest first attempt on turf in April (good to soft) but his latest third, on good ground at Newbury, was more reassuring; proven stamina can stand him in good stead back at 7f and he should have more to give for top yard.

5/1

3rd

10

(2)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Unforgotten

9st 1lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Progressive on AW, including this year since a long absence; close second to Alrehb at Wolverhampton (8.6f) in March; however, last of 13 at Newmarket (good to soft) last month when he finally had a turf race.

8/1

13th

4

(8)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Unforgotten

9st 6lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Progressive on AW, latterly since returning this year from long absence; close second in the Lincoln Trial at Wolverhampton (8.5f) most recently; yet to finish out of the first two; still has low mileage; big player provided he's just as good on turf.

9/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6392-2 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Got up late to win this race 12 months ago off an 8lb lower mark; plenty went wrong for him when chasing home Outbreak at Lingfield two weeks ago but the handicapper didn't miss it; unexposed in cheekpieces and more appealing than many.

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4th

1

(3)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Notre Belle Bete

10st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Well beaten in 1m2f Listed events on turf when last seen in midsummer; returning to AW (4-8, including C&D, as opposed to 0-16 on turf) a big plus and he can go well after a break; one to take seriously with Oisin Murphy back in the saddle, for all the cheekpieces (worn on last seven starts) are now dispensed with

5/1

4th

2

(1)

7th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

16:15 Sandown

Notre Belle Bete

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Andrew Balding

Resurgent in cheekpieces on the AW, including a major 1m2f win in April, and continued the good work back on turf when third (Saga second; closely matched on that) in 1m1f Newmarket handicap on good to soft in May; well held at Royal Ascot latest (same race contested by all of these) but it was a tough task at 50-1; player if bouncing straight back.

5/1

13/2

Form: 2/6-51

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Promising at two; finished behind War In Heaven over the extended 1m1f here on his return last month, his first run for 11 months, but he proved a different proposition when seeing off Notre Belle Bete at Lingfield two weeks ago; the runner-up was unlucky in running on that occasion but he didn't look to be fully extended and there could well be more to come from him; very interesting.

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13th

10

(3)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

14:50 Goodwood

Outbreak

8st 12lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

12/1

10/1

Form: 52533-

Last run: 119 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Group 3-placed as a 2yo; useful effort to win a 7f handicap at Haydock last summer and he rounded off his 3yo campaign with two placed efforts in good 1m handicaps; has run well fresh and he's not discounted despite his big weight; Tapeta debut.

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10th

3

(14)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tacarib Bay

9st 10lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

towards rear on near side of group

8/1

7th

2

(10)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:45 Haydock

Tacarib Bay

9st 8lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

in rear

8/1

9th

1

(4)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 2

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tacarib Bay

9st 12lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

midfield

11/1

Form: 0-1111 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

He hasn't looked back since being stepped up to the extended 1m1f here this year, winning his last four starts and climbing up the weights to the tune of 19lb; trying to dominate in this deeper race will pose a much stiffer test of his credentials, though.

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3rd

7

(10)

21st Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

War In Heaven

9st 4lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

pressed leader, hung right over 1f out, no extra final furlong

6/1

1st

3

(8)

9th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Chelmsford (AW)

War In Heaven

9st 13lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Improved for a step up in trip over the winter, reeling off a four-timer over the extended 1m1f at Wolverhampton in January/February; came up short off a BHA mark in the 90s on his next three starts but he was back on track with a game effort over 1m here 17 days ago (front two clear); the combination of a 4lb rise and a drop in trip could find him out today.

6/1

1st

3

(2)

22nd Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Chelmsford (AW)

War In Heaven

9st 6lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

prominent

13/2

16/1

Form: 06248-

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

He has developed into a very useful handicapper on turf for this stable, winning three times in the spring in each of the last two seasons; whether he is well-enough treated to defy this mark on his seasonal return a moot point, though.

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8th

6

(10)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Boardman

9st 10lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tim Easterby

Has an impressive strike-rate (7-9) in the month of May, including three wins at Chester; however, the two defeats came in this contest in 2022 and 2023, finishing fifth both times.

10/1

20/1

Form: 18211-

Last run: 137 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

His form took off over 7f for this yard last season, winning four times and flying up the weights; he will need to have improved again over the winter if he's to defy his new mark from the widest stall.

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18th

22

(9)

1st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Yanifer

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

Last year's wins (one of them here) came in Class 4 and 5 races and he was no threat on AW three weeks ago; however, he may have needed that run and caught the eye with the style of his improved wins at York (7f, good to soft; big field) and Catterick (7f, soft; comfortably) last October; won over 1m earlier in his career and he's an interesting outsider.

33/1

8/1

Form: 31101- D

Last run: 245 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Very progressive in his first season for Karl Burke, winning 1m handicaps at Newcastle, Hamilton and York (twice); absent for eight months but not out of the question that there's more to come.

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6th

4

(7)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:40 Thirsk

Eilean Dubh

9st 2lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: K R Burke

Now 1lb lower than when winning at Hamilton (1m, good to soft) last summer but didn't shape with any obvious promise when always towards the rear on his 7f Musselburgh reappearance 13 days ago, albeit this trip is more suitable; sixth to Northern Express in this last year; visored first time.

20/1

9th

1

(11)

21st Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 3

18:15 Musselburgh

Eilean Dubh

9st 9lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Three of his British wins have been in the spring but all five came over 1m after a recent outing; in that case he looks to have a bit to overcome, with a wide stall, six-month absence (has been gelded) and a tough mark to deal with over an easy 7f.

10/1

12/1

Form: 45580-

Last run: 155 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Made a winning seasonal return 12 months ago in a small-field 1m handicap at Chelmsford; highly tried over longer trips and cut little ice on turf afterwards; gelded since last seen; there are risks attached on his return but there's no denying he's potentially very well treated back on AW.

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13th

11

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Dark Moon Rising

9st 2lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

towards rear

16/1

20/1

Form: 66-405

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Hold-up performer who is 3lb lower than for his Lingfield win (1m) last February; behind a few of these back at Lingfield last time but he has the assistance of Billy Loughnane's claim and this should be run to suit.

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9th

6

(4)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:20 Newmarket

Hafeet Alain

9st 5lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Ed Walker

Not proven beyond 1m; first and second on the Newmarket July course last summer, produced two big runs elsewhere in the autumn and led final 1f to win by a nose from Dutch Decoy when reappearing in 17-runner race here (1m, good; blanket finish) 18 days ago; 8yo who's as good as he's ever been but he does have a 4lb penalty; 3lb claimer is enlisted.

14/1

1st

5

(2)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Hafeet Alain

9st 4lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

C&D winner who got back to his best last year with wins in June/October (1m, soft/good to soft); however, this is his first outing since a below-par AW run in November; slow ground may be preferable.

14/1

8th

5

(8)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Hafeet Alain

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Walker

Has won on the Polytrack at Lingfield but this season's two victories have come on slow turf, more recently at York last month; still has some handicapping scope despite a 3lb rise.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 02-194

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

His three wins have all come over 1m on Polytrack; finished behind a couple of today's rivals at Lingfield two weeks ago and no obvious reason why the tables would be turned.

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0

1

(9)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton (AW)

Imperial Sands

9st 12lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Archie Watson

Front-runner who has gained three of his four wins over C&D, the latest an easy 4l success in April; this will be tougher from a 6lb higher mark especially with other established trailblazers in the field.

20/1

9th

1

(7)

22nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ripon

Imperial Sands

9st 11lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

Four-time AW winner who is 0-9 on turf but he made a bold bid when a clear second at Pontefract (1m, good to firm) 19 days ago; up 3lb but he ran into an unexposed improver last time and still looks on a workable mark; in the mix.

11/2

2nd

1

(2)

3rd Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

16:25 Pontefract

Imperial Sands

10st 1lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Archie Watson

Best on the AW (two wins over 1m at Kempton this year); 18lb lower on turf but hasn't run well enough on his recent starts on grass to suggest he will win this.

33/1

16/1

Form: 86-707

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in four runs in Bahrain this winter; he has dropped in the weights but the addition of a hood isn't enough to earn him the vote.

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10th

5

(15)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:20 Newmarket

Mr Professor

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

33-1 for the 20-runner Lincoln at Doncaster (1m) on reappearance six weeks ago but won it comfortably from Lattam, coming smoothly from off the pace; 7lb higher today; chief concern is probably that all his turf runs for this yard last term were on soft and all his three career wins have been on soft, but 1m1f is no problem and he had plenty of form on good or firmer in 2021 and 2022; has to be considered.

12/1

15

(2)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Mr Professor

8st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Won comfortably at Goodwood (1m1f, soft) last September on fourth stable start and he remains well treated on his old form; he ran pretty well on his final two starts last season but needs something extra if he's to win this competitive handicap on his return to action.

20/1

6th

5

(5)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Mr Professor

9st 5lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Off the mark for this yard when coming from off the pace to win a Goodwood handicap in September (1m1f, soft); left behind by an impressive winner at Hamilton last time but still ran creditably; more will be required to win this competitive handicap.

8/1

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Selections

RP Ratings:

Notre Belle Bete

The Times:

Unforgotten

SPOTLIGHT:

Outbreak

NEWMARKET:

Alrehb

Telegraph:

Dark Moon Rising

D Express:

Mr Professor

The Guardian:

Eilean Dubh

THE NORTH:

Outbreak

Daily Mirror:

Unforgotten

Daily Record:

Unforgotten

Daily Mail:

Alrehb

TOPSPEED:

Notre Belle Bete

POSTDATA:

Notre Belle Bete

The Sun:

Notre Belle Bete

The Star:

Notre Belle Bete