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  • 0m 7f 36y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.20
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 57573-

Last run: 162 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Only seventh of nine in a 1m nursery at the Doncaster St Leger meeting but ran much better dropped to 7f at Newcastle when he could have done with a stronger pace (raced keenly); gelded in the meantime and should have more to offer.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(1)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newmarket (July)

Harlem Nights

9st 12lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Finished 2l behind Leadenhall when second of nine at Haydock (1m, good to soft) last month and is now 2lb worse off, but he has since won with real authority at Doncaster (1m, good); 1lb well in under his penalty and a major player.

5/2

1st

8

(4)

19th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Harlem Nights

9st 5lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

in rear, steady headway from over 3f out, on far side of group 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon edged right, kept on well, readily

9/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 514221 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Saw his race out well to claim his second handicap when a 2l winner from Fayasel over C&D last week; penalised in a better race now and that may find him out.

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3

(2)

5th May 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:55 Newcastle (AW)

Rossmore Nation

9st 9lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Michael Appleby

8th

17

(8)

20th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Newmarket

Rossmore Nation

8st 11lb

J: David Egan

T: Michael Appleby

Has done very well since joining this yard, posting his second AW win for the stable at Wolverhampton (7f) last month; unproven on turf but could be bang there if the return to grass isn't an issue.

11/1

2nd

8

(9)

5th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

14:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rossmore Nation

9st 6lb

J: David Egan

T: Michael Appleby

prominent on outer

4/1

8/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 5061- CD

Last run: 190 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

His first run over this distance when winning a nursery here in September, doing well to overcome a wide trip; returns in a better race here and his trainer sees the need for blinkers, but can't be ruled out.

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

4th

5

(8)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Chester

Pearl Eye

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Darryll Holland

Scored four times around 1m in 2023 and enhanced his good strike-rate on turf when getting on top towards the finish on last week's 1m Pontefract reappearance (soft); good second over C&D last autumn; a 5lb penalty demands another career best but no surprise were he to find it; on the shortlist.

13/2

1st

3

(3)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Pearl Eye

9st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Darryll Holland

Enjoyed an excellent 2023, scoring four times at around 1m and closing with a solid fourth in 9.5f Wolverhampton handicap on Boxing Day; he's very much one to consider on his seasonal return.

11/1

Form: 4-5412 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Decisive winner from the front in a Class 6 handicap over C&D last month and ran well behind Rossmore Nation last week despite getting no freedom up front; it could be a similar scenario here but he's 6lb better off with the winner.

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3rd

6

(8)

25th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Fayasel

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

prominent on outer, headway to lead 5f out

8/1

Form: 41630- D

Last run: 170 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Possibly flattered by her 50-1 third in a much higher grade at Newmarket (7f, good) on her penultimate run but Pontefract next time was too bad to be true, even when taking into account the new trip of 1m; balance of form gives her something to prove off this high a mark.

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4th

10

(8)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

18:50 Newcastle (AW)

Alexas Princess

9st 2lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Made an encouraging belated return when fifth at Carlisle in September but she's twice failed to build on it in 7f handicaps here and at Doncaster; others appeal more.

14/1

5th

9

(6)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

17:28 Doncaster

Alexas Princess

9st 5lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

prominent, weakened from 2f out

20/1

Form: 730-

Last run: 194 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Respectable shows at Sandown and Chelmsford (both 7f) before faring less well dropped to 6f at Haydock; goes handicapping still relatively unexposed for his top team.

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4th

2

(2)

3rd May 2023

Good

0m 6f 210y

Class 5

18:40 Brighton

Ghassan

9st 9lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Richard Hannon

Four-race maiden who weakened out of contention tamely (albeit after racing wide) on last month's seasonal/handicap debut at Wolverhampton (7f, AW); needs to do much better here.

33/1

2

(7)

5th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

14:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ghassan

9st 11lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Richard Hannon

in touch with leaders on outer

12/1

3rd

4

(6)

15th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Ghassan

9st 4lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

ducked left start and bumped rival start, led, headed and raced in second after 1f, ridden over 1f out, edged right and bumped rival inside final furlong, lost second and no extra final 110yds

7/2

Form: 8-1 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

The time wasn't great but she beat a previous winner over C&D 25 days ago and did so readily; in the right hands to progress now handicapping.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Newmarket

Totnes

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

Won at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) in July and followed up at Chepstow (1m2f, good to soft) before a good second at Newbury (1m2f, heavy); this 3yo has won four of her ten starts and could still have more to offer, provided today's expected return to better ground isn't an issue.

5/1

2nd

7

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newbury

Totnes

8st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders, bit short of room under 2f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

4/1

1st

2

(2)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chepstow

Totnes

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Andrew Balding

Took form to new level with clearcut success at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) last month, her third win this year; latest 7lb rise asks quite a lot of her but she'll be fine back on turf and may yet have more improvement to come.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4-3112 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Prominently ridden when winning 7f handicaps here and at Southwell before his hat-trick bid came up just shy at Newcastle; perhaps vulnerable to improvers off his new mark (up another 2lb) but looks a good bet to give his running.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(7)

30th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 4

19:25 Chester

Seagrave Fox

8st 11lb

J: Sam James

T: Tim Easterby

Won twice over 7f on the AW earlier this year; ran respectably when close sixth of 11 when returned to turf at Haydock (7f, good to firm) when always prominent but short of room late on; needs to build on that but not dismissed.

12/1

11

(11)

14th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 212y

Class 5

16:20 Haydock

Seagrave Fox

9st 2lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Did well over 7f on AW early this year, winning twice; ran respectably when close sixth of 11 when returned to turf here (7f, good to firm; The Toff third) three weeks ago, always prominent but short of room late on; needs to build on that but not dismissed.

12/1

20/1

Form: 42-435

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Two decent runs at Southwell, both over 6f in handicap and maiden company; failed to improve on those efforts when never dangerous in a first-time visor at Newcastle on Monday (6f; had been gelded).

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

(6)

9th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

16:55 Brighton

Katar

9st 7lb

J: Rhiain Ingram

T: Richenda Ford

Exposed 28-race maiden; heavy ground excuses latest lacklustre display at Bath but it is easy enough to have reservations.

20/1

9th

10

(9)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

17:25 Bath

Katar

8st 4lb

J: Rhiain Ingram

T: Richenda Ford

Exposed 27-race maiden; not at his best the last twice and the suitability of the ground has to be taken on trust.

33/1

Form: 57340-

Last run: 205 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Failed to progress when sent into nurseries on his final two runs of last season, latterly in cheekpieces; returns in a visor and others appeal more.

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0

10

(8)

21st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 6

20:50 Hamilton

Gottaifan

8st 13lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Philip Kirby

Ten-race maiden who hasn't improved for a big step up in trip on his last two starts; opposable.

20/1

6th

8

(9)

5th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:50 Thirsk

Gottaifan

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Philip Kirby

0-8 for Tom Dascombe and well beaten when upped to 1m4f for his new connections at Catterick last month; 16lb lower than on last August's handicap debut but none too persuasive.

20/1

6th

4

(4)

10th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

17:05 Catterick

Gottaifan

8st 12lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Philip Kirby

took keen hold, held up in rear

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £382.00
Straight Forecast £310.90
Tricast £4276.30
Trifecta £2932.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Totnes

POSTDATA:

Seagrave Fox

D Express:

Rossmore Nation

The Guardian:

Fayasel

NEWMARKET:

Pearl Eye

SPOTLIGHT:

Harlem Nights

The Times:

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Telegraph:

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Daily Mail:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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Daily Mirror:

Seagrave Fox