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Woodford Reserve Handicap

  • Prize money: £5050.8
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Woodford Reserve Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 5-1441 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Ten-time winner, five on Tapeta including in returning cheekpieces at Newcastle (1m) last month; just 2lb higher and has run with credit on Polytrack, so he can't be dismissed easily.

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

11th

1

(10)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Crownthorpe

9st 11lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

held up in rear

20/1

5th

3

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Wetherby

Crownthorpe

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Alan Brown

Well handicapped on best form but needs to step up on this year's AW efforts; last four wins in that sphere; others have stronger claims on recent evidence.

16/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: 66290-

Last run: 196 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

2-29, his latest success when able to exploit his lower turf mark at Nottingham (1m2f, good) last summer; shorter trip than usual and 196-day absence are reasons to be cautious.

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

6th

3

(8)

9th May 2024

Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:53 Brighton

Hotspur Harry

9st 8lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Robert Eddery

held up in rear, brief headway over 2f out, hung left and no impression over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

9/1

11/4

Form: 2384-1

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

In the frame a few times in eight starts for Hughie Morrison and narrowly made a successful debut for this yard after 158 days off at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) last month; shaped then as though she would appreciate stepping back up in trip and the runner-up has won since; much respected off just 1lb higher.

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

4th

1

(7)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 212y

Class 4

16:20 Ascot

Prenup

10st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Acts on any ground and was beaten less than 2l when seventh of 17 on last month's Newmarket reappearance (1m, good), but she is still 6lb above her last winning mark and 1m2f just appears to stretch her.

7/1

7th

16

(16)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Prenup

8st 5lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Won three times last season (7f-1m1f, various surfaces), including on her reappearance, and 1m2f may have just stretched her on her final three runs last year; she could resume her progressive ways now back down in trip.

20/1

5th

7

(4)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:35 Lingfield (AW)

Prenup

8st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Three wins this year (7f/1m1f) and another good effort when a front-running third in a Class 2 handicap at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm) in October; still unexposed at this trip and she shouldn't be far away.

9/1

Form: 232-

Last run: 124 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Progressive form when placed in three starts on the AW last autumn, pulling clear of the rest when second of 12 at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) on the latest occasion; makes his handicap debut after four months off having been gelded in the meantime and worth considering, especially if market positive.

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

6th

1

(4)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Kempton (AW)

One For The Frog

10st 0lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: S Woods

Having dropped down the weights he returned to form with a neck second at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) three weeks ago; has also run well on Polytrack; can be in the mix back up 3lb if producing another good run.

9/2

2nd

3

(6)

28th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

One For The Frog

9st 11lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: S Woods

Dead-heated in 8.6f Wolverhampton novice in April but became very disappointing during the summer; suffered heavy defeat when tried in blinkers (now removed) this month; needs to turn a corner.

25/1

10th

9

(4)

2nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Chelmsford (AW)

One For The Frog

9st 6lb

J: Luke Catton

T: S Woods

Dead-heated in 8.5f AW novice event at Wolverhampton in April; hasn't progressed in handicaps and more new headgear tried now.

25/1

Form: 0-5865 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Usually seen over shorter trips these days, but he is a dual C&D winner and a long time since he raced down at this level; not shown a great deal in five starts since returning from 228 days off in November, though, so the first-time hood will need to make a difference.

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

6th

5

(5)

27th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Chelmsford (AW)

Papa Stour

9st 8lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

On the downgrade since returning from eight months off and is now 13lb lower than when winning early last year; the drop from 1m should help, given a go in a second-time visor, but others are more likely.

8/1

5th

1

(6)

1st Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Papa Stour

9st 9lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

led

8/1

5th

5

(8)

11th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Papa Stour

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Stuart Williams

Both course wins have come over 1m, but he is just as effective over shorter trips and has dropped 9lb lower than when gaining his latest success at Kempton (6f, Polytrack) just over a year ago; not at his best in four starts since returning from 228 days off in November, though.

8/1

12/1

Form: /4454-

Last run: 178 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo who showed ability in four of his first five starts, including when beaten just over a length into fourth of 12 in a first-time tongue-tie (now removed) at Kempton (1m, Polytrack) in October; returns from six months off and the market may indicate what is expected.

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

15th

17

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newbury

Monteria

9st 1lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Stuart Kittow

Both wins came over 1m2f on soft ground last year and he may have gone even closer with a clearer run when beaten under a length into second of ten at Windsor (1m2f, heavy) on his final outing; may be better for this first run in six months, but of interest otherwise with conditions likely to suit.

7/1

2nd

4

(3)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Windsor

Monteria

9st 5lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Stuart Kittow

Mixed bag this season but he has two 1m2f soft-ground wins to his name, including over C&D, and a 2lb rise for his recent Salisbury success seems fair; is one to consider.

5/1

9/4

Form: 143/92

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Turf winner (1m) for Richard Hannon as a 2yo who was having his second start back from 489 days off when beaten half a length into second of six at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) last month; may have won with a clearer run and the return to this trip should suit; respected from the same mark.

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

2

(11)

13th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

16:00 Southwell (AW)

Sharvara

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

Turf winner (8.5f, soft) for R Hannon as a 2yo; missed 2022; his two best efforts for new yard have come over 7f at Wolverhampton; chance if at that level but he's been below par the last twice.

8/1

7th

6

(2)

24th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:40 Yarmouth

Sharvara

9st 7lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Archie Watson

Winner on soft ground for Richard Hannon as a 2yo before missing a chunk of his career; hasn't had a lot of luck with one thing and another on the AW this year and returns to turf on a fair mark if the first-time headgear helps.

6/1

7th

6

(11)

13th May 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

13:50 Lingfield (AW)

Sharvara

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Archie Watson

Below best over 1m on sole Polytrack start but in good form over 7f either side and found only a very interesting rival too good at Wolverhampton ten days ago; should be right there if handling this surface as well.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £872.00
Straight Forecast £864.70
Trifecta £4910.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Prenup

NEWMARKET:

One For The Frog

The Sun:

Sharvara

POSTDATA:

Papa Stour

Telegraph:

One For The Frog

Daily Mail:

One For The Frog

The Star:

One For The Frog

Daily Record:

One For The Frog

RP Ratings:

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TOPSPEED:

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The Times:

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The Guardian:

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D Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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