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SCU Selects Expert Tips At BetUK Conditions Stakes (All-Weather Championships Fast-Track Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 2m 0f 120y
  • Class 2
  • 5 runners
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SCU Selects Expert Tips At BetUK Conditions Stakes (All-Weather Championships Fast-Track Qualifier)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Rain and snow

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 927-34 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Did well on AW last season, winning a big pot at Newcastle on Good Friday (2m, Tapeta); ran a solid race in a similar event at Kempton last month; should go well once more.

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

9th

2

(7)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

14:05 Chester

Earlofthecotswolds

9st 6lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Multiple winner over jumps and on AW; respectable sixth of eight in 2m Goodwood handicap (good) 25 days ago but it underlines he needs more from his mark.

20/1

6th

1

(2)

5th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:20 Goodwood

Earlofthecotswolds

10st 2lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Multiple winner over jumps and on AW; failed to show his form in last two appearances (Flat/hurdle); close second off 2lb higher in this race last year and has a fighting chance if back in the same form.

14/1

2

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 2

14:50 Market Rasen

Earlofthecotswolds

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Hasn't been seen over hurdles since Boxing Day 2021 but has since developed into a smart Flat performer, gaining a fourth success (all on AW) at Wolverhampton in March (RPR 105); fascinating contender.

6/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 215/11 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Has won over hurdles but he's a thoroughly progressive stayer on the Flat and he comes here chasing a hat-trick after wins over C&D and at Newcastle; this is a marked step up in class but he shouldn't be underestimated.

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

5th

1

(3)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Fleurman

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Olly Murphy

ducked right start and bumped rival start, towards rear but in touch with leaders

9/1

Form: 629/2-

Last run: 399 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won a Listed race at York in June 2021; only seen once last year, finishing second in a similar race at Kempton 399 days ago; been gelded since; has to prove himself on Tapeta but he has the highest BHA rating in the field and needs serious consideration.

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

4th

1

(7)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Roberto Escobarr

9st 12lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Michael Appleby

led at steady pace

9/2

4th

1

(2)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:05 York

Roberto Escobarr

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Won Group 3 Henry II Stakes at Sandown (2m, good) last month on second run back from absence; carries 5lb penalty and it's a hotter renewal than the one he won two years ago (good to firm), but he's still respected.

4/1

1st

3

(5)

25th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 50y

Class 1

19:12 Sandown

Roberto Escobarr

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: William Haggas

raced in second, led after 2f

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 43370-

Last run: 167 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Useful stayer on his day, running his best race of 2022 when a close third in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot; it has been a while since his last win but he's effective on AW and he returns to action with his yard in good form.

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

9th

1

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 97y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Calling The Wind

9st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Richard Hughes

Cast-iron stayer who nearly always gives his running and after solid efforts at Chester (2m2f, soft) and Royal Ascot (2m4f, good) he bagged last month's Northumberland Plate (2m AW) by half a length; won this two years ago and later that campaign nearly won the November Handicap off this very mark; no ground preferences; hard to knock.

5/1

1st

3

(14)

1st Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Newcastle (AW)

Calling The Wind

9st 4lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Richard Hughes

Extended his excellent record of placed returns at Royal Ascot when second of 19 over 2m4f off this mark 11 days ago; due to go back up 2lb and needs respect even though he is rarely seen on AW these days.

14/1

2nd

2

(13)

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Calling The Wind

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Richard Hughes

Has run well in all of his five races at Ascot, including when runner-up in the 2m5f Queen Alexandra at this meeting in 2021 (soft) and close third in it last year (good to firm); ran well when sixth in the Chester Cup last time and that should set him up nicely for a bold show today with top 3lb claimer recruited; shortlisted.

10/1

Form: 36037-

Last run: 204 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Ran well when third behind Earlofthecotswolds at Newcastle last Easter; conditions won't faze him but he hasn't been seen since being turned over at odds-on on his hurdle debut in October; others are more appealing.

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

2nd

3

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 2

15:40 Southwell (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

8st 13lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Stays 2m; landed the rescheduled November Handicap over 1m4f at Newcastle (off 3lb lower) in 2023 and two frame efforts this year were similar form; form dipped on AW Championships day, admittedly when 40-1 over just 1m2f but his strike-rate is modest.

9/1

8th

14

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Landed the rescheduled November Handicap here (off 4lb lower) in 2023 and has largely remained in decent form since; however, has a much poorer strike-rate than many of these opponents.

20/1

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Exacta £348.00
Straight Forecast £466.10
Trifecta £757.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Roberto Escobarr

TOPSPEED:

Earlofthecotswolds

SPOTLIGHT:

Fleurman

LAMBOURN:

Calling The Wind

NEWMARKET:

Roberto Escobarr

The Times:

Roberto Escobarr

Telegraph:

Roberto Escobarr

The Guardian:

Roberto Escobarr

D Express:

Roberto Escobarr

Daily Mirror:

Roberto Escobarr

The Sun:

Roberto Escobarr

The Star:

Roberto Escobarr

POSTDATA:

Earlofthecotswolds

Daily Mail:

Earlofthecotswolds

Daily Record:

Earlofthecotswolds