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15:35 Doncaster

Soft

Pertemps Network Lincoln (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £77310
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 22 runners
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Pertemps Network Lincoln (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 22 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £27.80
  • Place: £6.00

Form: 7/284- D

Last run: 154 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Reappeared last April with a near-miss in the competitive Spring Cup at Newbury; only 1lb higher here and not discounted each-way but he raced just twice more last year and wasn't at his best on those two runs last October.

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1

(11)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Migration

9st 13lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: David Menuisier

Ran four times last year and struggled on final three; however, he's run mighty races on his reappearances in each of the last two seasons, defying top weight in this contest 12 months ago (heavy); 4lb higher today; a major player if back to his best on this return to action; tongue-tie goes on.

12/1

18th

1

(11)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Migration

10st 1lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: David Menuisier

Didn't have the ideal passage in this race last October (good to soft; back from break) but he showed what could be done when making up a lot of late ground to win the Lincoln at Doncaster in April (heavy); up 6lb to career-high mark in first handicap since (absent since a Group 3 in May) but this type of race suits him so well, he may yet do even better.

8/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 3121- D

Last run: 159 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Made it two wins from his four starts when scoring on handicap debut at Redcar last October (1m, heavy; gelded since); hit with a 9lb rise but he had plenty in hand and this unexposed half-brother to Group 2 winner Breton Rock could still have more to offer; firmly in calculations.

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12th

6

(22)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Awaal

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Has weights turnaround with Migration on Lincoln form in April (1m, heavy) when they were first and second; has run with credit in top handicaps at 1m (over C&D) and 7f since, and while not obviously ahead of his mark, his ability to handle testing ground makes him of some interest.

8/1

3rd

1

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Redcar

Awaal

9st 2lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Didn't appear to take to cheekpieces (raced keenly) when well behind Johan at Goodwood but ran well in three big-field handicaps earlier in the season and his BHA mark entitles him to a crack at this level; hard to rule out.

3/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 00081- C

Last run: 147 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

His form went the wrong way after his third in the Group 1 Vertem Futurity for 2yos over C&D (heavy) in 2020 but he capitalised on a reduced mark to make a winning stable debut here (7f, heavy) last November; he did it nicely and on his old form there's still plenty of mileage in this 4lb higher mark.

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4th

1

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:30 Thirsk

Baradar

9st 8lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: George Boughey

in rear

7/2

5th

1

(7)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Baradar

9st 10lb

J: David Egan

T: George Boughey

Campaigned in handicaps in 2023, hitting a peak with wins at Ascot (7f International Stakes) and on this course (6.5f, soft); presumably amiss when tailed off back at Ascot on final start; came to hand early last year (third in the Lincoln) and should be fully effective over a bare 6f (first attempt today); bids to enhance an already-excellent record at Doncaster.

9/4

4th
21 (16)
Majestic

12/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: 12261- D

Last run: 189 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Suited by the big-field, straight-course scenario when finding a chunk of improvement to win the Cambridgeshire at 25-1 at Newmarket (1m1f, good) last September; showed promise on soft ground last July; reappears with yard in fine form and he's one to consider up 7lb for last time.

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4th

14

(5)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:20 Newmarket

Majestic

8st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Finest hour when winning the C&D Cambridgeshire here (good) in September 2022; 0-8 last season but at least four were solid efforts, including a close fourth in the Cambridgeshire, and he too was involved in the blanket finish to the race won by Hafeet Alain here 18 days ago; another with serious each-way claims.

9/1

5th

11

(3)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Majestic

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Finest hour came when winning the Cambridgeshire here (1m1f, good) in September 2022; 0-8 last season but ran well first time up and was a close fourth in the Cambridgeshire when last seen; might not be far away.

8/1

5/1

Form: 44271- D

Last run: 169 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won on sole 2yo start (7f, good) and, after being expensive to follow on his first four outings last year, things clicked with a commanding win in a 14-runner handicap at Haydock last October (1m, heavy; wind op since); top yard has won this four times and this 4yo could have more left in the tank.

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2nd

2

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 2

14:05 Leicester

Al Mubhir

9st 11lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Comfortable winner of this race on soft ground last year; mostly respectable efforts in defeat later in 2023; gelded ahead of reappearance; should go well with ground conditions to suit.

9/4

50/1

Form: 245-43

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Some creditable efforts in defeat on turf last August/September and likewise on AW in recent months, under 5lb claimer Aidan Keeley the last twice; however, he looks exposed and needs something extra today.

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12th

11

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Greatgadian

8st 8lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

Close second in a couple of Class 3 events here this month, taking Newcastle form figures to 1222; threatening to regain the winning thread and can't be dismissed, for all that he's back up in grade.

12/1

2nd

1

(1)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 3

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Greatgadian

9st 11lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

In good form on AW this winter, most recently keeping on for second in a competitive 7f handicap here ten days ago; runs off the same mark and he's likely to be in the thick of it again.

13/8

2nd

2

(11)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Greatgadian

9st 6lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

1m winner here in October; two good placed efforts over 7f here and at Southwell around the turn of the year; unable to show his true colours at Kempton last time when short of room as he was making his move; solid claims off a competitive mark.

3/1

Form: 21222- D BF

Last run: 176 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Improved to win the Summer Cup at Thirsk (1m, good to soft) last July and runner-up on next three starts, in big fields over this C&D (soft) and at York (1m, good to soft) on the final two occasions; it's possible he'll continue his progressive ways this year and could give a good account.

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3rd

6

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Empirestateofmind

9st 10lb

J: Dale Swift

T: John Quinn

Creditable third when favourite for the Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot (good) last month but he could only manage a midfield finish in a Doncaster handicap (1m, soft) since; first-time visor replaces regular blinkers; same connections as Safe Voyage.

9/1

8th

4

(11)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Empirestateofmind

9st 6lb

J: Dale Swift

T: John Quinn

Creditable third when favourite for the Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot (good) five weeks ago; last three wins on soft/good to soft; close second in this race (soft) last year and likely to go well again.

8/1

16/1

Form: 48302- D

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Joined this yard last summer and subsequent form was up and down, but he signed off with a good second of 15 here (7f, heavy) last October; remains on a handy mark on best Irish form (last win was at 1m) and he could have more to offer for a trainer who does very well with recruits from other stables.

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8th

4

(16)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:20 Newmarket

Bopedro

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Won here in April 2023 (good to soft) and third in the C&D Cambridgeshire (good to firm; 2lb lower today) in September; he's been a notch of two below that level this year, however, and although not beaten far, he managed only eighth of 17 here 18 days ago.

12/1

50/1

Form: 39838- D

Last run: 154 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has a mixed reappearance record in this race, finishing a creditable sixth in 2021 and down the field 12 months ago; handicapped to be an each-way player on last season's best efforts but he's won just one of his last 20 starts and the forecast soft ground may not be ideal.

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12th

4

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Revich

9st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Spencer

Has form figures of 431 in this race, winning readily off 3lb lower 12 months ago; has posted a couple of duck eggs this season but a revival looks highly possible returned to Chester; not ruled out.

10/1

15th

7

(13)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Revich

9st 2lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Richard Spencer

Useful handicapper down the years and has made the frame twice in this contest (2021 and 2023); however, looks far from sure to uphold that record, having suffered a heavy defeat in the Lincoln on reappearance.

40/1

8

(21)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Revich

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Richard Spencer

8yo who was better than ever last year with wins at Chester (7.5f, soft) and Ayr (1m, good to soft); however, he's come up short in the last three runnings of this race (making reappearance each time) and others are preferred.

33/1

10th
17 (15)
Toshizou

25/1

Form: 40/25- BF

Last run: 161 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

5yo who displayed considerable promise (including over 1m on soft) during eight-race career in Ireland for Joseph O'Brien; sold for 22,000gns last October; probably needs a career-best to win this on his stable debut.

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8th

12

(12)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Chester

Toshizou

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Beaten 19 times since winning in 2020 on his second start; returned to form with a close third at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) last month but beaten 9l when fifth back on turf at Pontefract since.

14/1

11th
6 (19)
Boardman

20/1

Form: 6248-7 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won three times in spring 2021 and repeated that feat last spring; better than ever last year and this 7yo could improve for his recent AW reappearance run, but he's never won off a mark this high and this is very tough.

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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

6th

5

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:45 Haydock

Boardman

9st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear

20/1

25/1

Form: 62416- D

Last run: 189 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Made all in good style at Thirsk (1m, soft) last September and this lightly raced 4yo is a possible improver this year; however, he was only sixth at Haydock (1m, good to soft; behind some of these) later that month when last seen and needs to take his form to a new level to prevail today.

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11th

3

(7)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 3

16:00 Thirsk

Encourageable

9st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

midfield

11/1

5th

4

(10)

30th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

20:45 Newmarket (July)

Encourageable

10st 0lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Won twice (on AW/soft) in his first season last year; midfield in the heavy-ground Lincoln on reappearance and below form when tongue tied on good to firm for latest outing; gelded since and needs to be back at his peak, with today's new trip of doubtful benefit.

12/1

5th

4

(1)

4th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:45 Nottingham

Encourageable

9st 4lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Successful twice (on AW/soft) in his first season last year; midfield in heavy-ground Lincoln on sole run this term; tongue-tie now applied; may still have more to offer and can't be dismissed.

8/1

12/1

Form: 31005- C BF

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Below par on final three runs last year; however, perhaps he'll get back on track following a break and a gelding op, and he could be well treated off 4lb higher than for his win in a hot little 3yo race at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) last July; won a maiden on soft going here; possible player.

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5th

3

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 177y

Class 1

13:50 York

Jimi Hendrix

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Different proposition since blinkered, winning Spring Cup at Newbury (1m, soft) in April and Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot (good) in June; showed he's also capable of smart performances outside handicaps when third in the Group 2 Summer Mile at Ascot (good to soft) on latest start six weeks ago; should be thereabouts for a stable which continues in excellent form.

9/2

3rd

6

(8)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Jimi Hendrix

9st 3lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ralph Beckett

Different proposition since blinkered, winning Spring Cup at Newbury (1m, soft) in April and Royal Hunt Cup over the straight 1m at this course (good) last month; the RPR he achieved when winning here gives him a good chance but big-field races clearly suit and he does need to prove he can produce that level of performance faced with a different scenario.

4/1

1st

9

(7)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Jimi Hendrix

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Acts on soft and good to firm ground; took really well to first-time blinkers in the Spring Cup at Newbury, scoring readily, and subsequent flop seems to confirm that he's unsuited by the Newmarket Rowley Mile course; may still have more to offer in the blinds and he has Royal Ascot form having finished third in last year's Britannia; one to consider.

16/1

25/1

Form: 86204- D

Last run: 168 days

W: 9st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

10yo who wasn't the force of old last season but dropped down the weights and ran really well in defeat in two competitive handicaps in the autumn, at Leopardstown (7f, soft) and Ascot (1m, good to soft); has run some good races on his reappearances over the years and is an each-way possible.

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11th

1

(4)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Safe Voyage

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Done most winning round easy, turning courses, so has that in his favour; isn't as consistent now, which is no surprise given his age, but retains most of his ability and is fine on Tapeta; the harder they go the better for him.

8/1

4th

2

(9)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Safe Voyage

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Veteran now but he ran really well in the Thirsk Hunt Cup (1m) and the Victoria Cup at Ascot (7f) in the spring and took advantage of a slight drop in grade at Chester (7.5f) last time, underlining how well he goes on soft ground; has an excellent course record and should remain very competitive after a 5lb rise.

11/2

9/1

Form: 03611- CD

Last run: 202 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Hold-up horse who showed improved form to win at Newbury (1m, good) last August and followed up in a big field over this C&D (soft; Empirestateofmind a close second); perhaps deserves extra credit for that latest win as he was drawn 17 but ended up challenging on the far side; respected on return.

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1st

10

(13)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Atrium

9st 3lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Fellowes

Largely progressive at two and three; however, hasn't done quite so well this year and his July success (7f, soft) came in a lower grade, sharing the spoils; balance of 2023 form suggests he'll come up well short.

18/1

6th

1

(2)

15th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Sandown

Atrium

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

Has done a lot of his racing at 1m but dropping back to 7f was no issue when dead-heating on soft ground at Doncaster two starts back (second run in cheekpieces); fine under these conditions and remains on a workable mark if able to bounce back from a poor one at Chepstow.

4/1

10th

4

(5)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 2

20:30 Chepstow

Atrium

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

Raced mainly at 1m over last couple of years but coped well with drop back to 7f when dead-heating on soft ground at Doncaster last month (second run in cheekpieces); still on workable mark after a 2lb rise; respected.

6/1

Form: 16910- D

Last run: 176 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won three times last August/September, the latest at Haydock (1m, good to soft), and he's also won on soft ground; further improvement can't be ruled out this season but he finished down the field at York (1m, good to soft) last October and this is a very tough comeback assignment.

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8th

2

(8)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Helm Rock

9st 6lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Has recorded RPRs of 103, 105 and 104 in his last three AW starts, one of them a C&D win; should be sharper for last month's promising third at Chelmsford; one to take seriously.

7/1

3rd

2

(4)

14th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Helm Rock

9st 5lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

midfield

9/1

11th

10

(13)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Helm Rock

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Two good AW wins in August and September but turf mark has risen in tandem and he made no impact back on grass at Haydock (1m, heavy) 21 days ago; up against it.

25/1

33/1

Form: 1101-9 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Something to prove having finished ninth on AW three weeks ago on first start since last July; however, he may have needed that run and won four times during last season's first campaign for Karl Burke (1m, turf wins on good/good to firm); won on soft ground in France; not ruled out each-way.

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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

33/1

Form: 8211-8 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

8th

9

(13)

11th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 2

14:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Yanifer

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Harriet Bethell

took keen hold, held up in rear

20/1

12/1

Form: 15442-

Last run: 189 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo whose two best RPRs have coincided with his two encounters with slow turf; won comfortably at Goodwood (7f, soft) last May and close second to Wanees at Haydock (1m, good to soft) in September, when not enjoying an ideal passage; wears a first-time tongue-tie and is open to further progress for top trainer, who also saddles Al Mubhir; interesting.

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1st

3

(5)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Montassib

9st 10lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Raced mainly at 7f/1m until last autumn when the drop to 6f seemed to suit him and he posted a career best to win a big-field handicap at York (soft) in October in emphatic style; well worth his place in this higher grade, and a leading contender if ready to roll after a break.

4/1

1st

3

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Montassib

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

dwelt start, raced far side, in rear

11/1

50/1

Form: 431-72 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

In good form in these cheekpieces over 7f on AW this winter, going very close off this mark at Lingfield latest; also showed considerable promise on slow turf early in career; it's possible that 1m will be within range but his stamina isn't guaranteed and there's a suspicion this may be too hot.

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3rd

5

(6)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 1

15:50 Haydock

Witch Hunter

9st 10lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Finished a head behind Pogo in 1m Group 2 at Sandown two weeks ago but 7f is more his trip and he may well come on plenty for that run; led inside the final 1f when winning the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury last August and a repeat of that form would make him a leading contender.

4/1

20/1

Form: /3151- D

Last run: 170 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Won by 2l at Chelmsford (1m) last October last time out on his AW debut; has to transfer that improvement, and more, back to turf but he's shown promise on grass in the past and it was a strong race last time; not ruled out.

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2nd

15

(23)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Croupier

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Copes with good to soft at a push but suited by good or quicker and the AW, the one defeat in 7f and 1m handicaps under those conditions coming after a layoff; only just made it at York in May but a strongly run 7f might well be in his repertoire; not done with from a handicapping viewpoint.

10/1

1st

7

(6)

18th May 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:00 York

Croupier

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

in touch with leaders

12/1

4

(3)

12th May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Croupier

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Finished last in heavy-ground Lincoln six weeks ago; steadily progressive otherwise, including two wins over a sharp 1m (good/AW) last season, and could well bounce back; still of interest.

6/1

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