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BetUK All-Weather Sprint Championships Conditions Stakes

  • Prize money: £77310
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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BetUK All-Weather Sprint Championships Conditions Stakes

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 00-219 CD BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won the 3yo sprint at Lingfield on Good Friday in 2021; ultimately a bit disappointing on turf last year but he has returned to the AW in good fettle this winter, chasing home Annaf at Lingfield before winning a C&D handicap ten days later; not at his best in France five weeks ago but likely to leave that run well behind him.

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Distance / Class
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(2)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 1

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Diligent Harry

9st 5lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

held up in midfield, smooth headway halfway, led and going best over 1f out, pushed out inside final furlong, ridden briefly final 110yds, comfortably

3/1

1st

5

(1)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Diligent Harry

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Clive Cox

ducked right start, took keen hold, made all, ridden over 1f out, reduced lead inside final 110yds, unchallenged

11/4

16/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 31-720 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Reliable performer on AW, winning a 7f handicap at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day and touched off at Lingfield in February; dropped away in the Lincoln on Saturday and could prove vulnerable back sprinting.

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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

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11/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 75-111 CD

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Only fourth in the 3yo sprint on this card 12 months ago but his AW record since has been most impressive, winning all three starts this winter in good style; doesn't always help himself at the start but he's very smart and holds strong claims.

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2nd

1

(3)

4th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Annaf

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

hampered start, in touch with leaders, headway up the centre and went second inside final furlong, ran on

7/2

1st

4

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Annaf

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

Brings high-quality handicap form having won the Portland at Doncaster (5.5f, soft) most recently, holding on narrowly to beat Significantly who went one better in the Ayr Gold Cup next time; ran well in the King's Stand (5f, good) on last Ascot start; effective over 6f and holds strong claims back at Group level.

9/2

1st

1

(12)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Annaf

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

First run in a handicap since bursting clear on Polytrack in January; won next two starts (6f on AW) and some fine efforts in defeat in Group races on turf since, notably third of 17 in Group 1 King's Stand at Royal Ascot (5f, good); has the ability to go well; the more the ground dries out the better.

16/1

Form: 351-61 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Perhaps hasn't won the races that may have been expected given 2yo promise but he has been in good form this winter, winning a 6f conditions race at Wolverhampton in December and producing a fine effort to take a Chelmsford handicap four weeks ago (7f); should go well.

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4th

6

(1)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Mums Tipple

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

Unlucky in running at Lingfield in March (behind Chipstead) and after a flop at Wolverhampton he returned to form with a close second at Kempton 38 days ago; has a lower mark on turf and looks well treated on form such as his Wokingham fourth; Ryan Moore booked; not ruled out.

12/1

2nd

4

(6)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Mums Tipple

9st 6lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Useful on his day, such as when winning off this mark at Chelmsford (7f) last March; inconsistent since and latest effort doesn't augur well; however, has a fighting chance granted a rebound.

9/1

Form: 344-13 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

14-time winner; ran a sound race when third in the Listed Wulfruna Stakes at Wolverhampton four weeks ago (7f); well held in this race in 2022 though and, while he has place claims, others are preferred for win purposes.

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4th

1

(2)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Harrys Bar

10st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

Won the 15th race of his career (all on AW) when beating over C&D in October; was below that level in a Group 3 later the same month; second in four-runner conditions event two weeks ago; capable of winning off this mark.

5/1

2nd

2

(2)

9th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Harrys Bar

9st 13lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

reluctant to load, soon raced in third, went second and challenging on far side of group when ridden over 1f out, kept on but no match for winner

8/15

8th

4

(6)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Harrys Bar

10st 0lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

dwelt start, towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never near to challenge

13/2

9/2

Form: 3-9261 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Hugely talented on slow turf and she left this winter's AW efforts well behind her when powering through the mud to win the Listed Cammidge Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday; unpenalised for that win but it remains to be seen whether she can replicate it on this surface.

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2nd

7

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Vadream

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

Acts on good ground but nearly all her best form is on slow surfaces and she found the best finish to win this race 12 months ago on her first C&D start; comes here with a satisfactory reappearance under her belt and the more testing the ground the better her chance.

8/1

3rd

9

(3)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

17:45 Bath

Vadream

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

midfield

7/2

Form: 121-46 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Admirable veteran who gained another prestigious handicap success when winning last season's Ayr Gold Cup; added a Listed win at Lingfield in November and didn't run badly behind Annaf and others at Lingfield in February (poorly positioned); not disgraced in Qatar seven weeks ago; would have excellent claims if a good pace could be assured.

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8th

10

(9)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Summerghand

8st 13lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

No sign of age dampening his enthusiasm this year, running well behind Chipstead at Lingfield in March and running a cracker over C&D 17 days ago when doing much the best of those held up and that despite having to wait for room at a crucial stage; more than capable off this mark provided those held up aren't at a marked disadvantage.

9/2

33/1

Form: -38659 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Wouldn't read too much into last week's turf run but even this winter's AW best leaves him with something to find at this level; a new combination of accessories is tried now.

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10th

10

(8)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Strong Power

8st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Brian Ellison

Five wins on the AW, including on Tapeta at Wolverhampton, but losing run is up to 19 and there was nothing in three starts since returning from six months off to suggest that is about to change.

25/1

8th

12

(8)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Strong Power

8st 13lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

New yard likely to find races for him this year but he never threatened behind Ferrous at Wolverhampton last month and only midfield at Doncaster a fortnight ago.

25/1

Form: 45-626 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Veteran who looked in good order when unlucky second in a 5f handicap here in February; couldn't land a blow back over that trip three weeks ago, though, and others are more appealing at this level.

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4th

5

(1)

2nd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Venturous

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: David & Nicola Barron

Veteran whose losing run stretches back to March 2022; well beaten in two starts this winter and not sure he's in the form required to capitalise on his lowly mark; strong pace would help matters.

12/1

10th

5

(5)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Venturous

9st 6lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: David & Nicola Barron

held up in rear

25/1

9th

3

(12)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Venturous

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: David & Nicola Barron

slowly away, raced in last

9/1

Form: 1-1443 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won three 5f handicaps on Tapeta around the turn of the year; respectable efforts in defeat more recently but this stiff 6f may place more emphasis on stamina than ideal.

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6th

3

(12)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Alligator Alley

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

He hasn't found his best form on the AW this winter but he's now 1lb lower than when hugely impressive at Newcastle last summer (5f); best known for his exploits over 5f though and this trip, even around here, might leave him vulnerable for win purposes.

14/1

25/1

Form: 22-366 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Over two years since the last of his four wins; enough good efforts this winter to be given a squeak but others look more persuasive.

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5th

1

(4)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 4

14:05 Pontefract

Exalted Angel

9st 9lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

Not as good as he was and all his best form has come on AW surfaces; placed at Kempton (6f) last month and gets in here off an 11lb lower turf mark; however, his record on ground slower than good is worrying.

5/2

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Payout
Exacta £600.00
Straight Forecast £576.70
Trifecta £2490.00

Selections

The Times:

Annaf

POSTDATA:

Diligent Harry

SPOTLIGHT:

Summerghand

NEWMARKET:

Vadream

TOPSPEED:

Witch Hunter

D Express:

Mums Tipple

Telegraph:

Annaf

The Guardian:

Annaf

The Sun:

Annaf

Daily Record:

Annaf

Daily Mail:

Vadream

LAMBOURN:

Diligent Harry

Daily Mirror:

Diligent Harry

RP Ratings:

Summerghand

The Star:

Summerghand