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Bob Hillery 60th Birthday Celebration Handicap

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Bob Hillery 60th Birthday Celebration Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50

Form: 4-2264 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Returns to turf after making the frame on three of four AW starts for Archie Watson this year; probably still on a workable mark but his tendency to race too freely is a worry on first encounter with ground slower than good.

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

11th

25

(15)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Tylos

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Front-runner; excelled himself when beating Gorak by a wide margin in a four-runner race at Leicester in April (7f, heavy) but back to earth with a bump when fading in the Victoria Cup over C&D since; high in weights now.

33/1

16th

17

(19)

13th May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Tylos

9st 1lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

Possibly flattered by his winning margin (11l) on heavy going at Leicester last month and beat only three rivals in that race; unexposed on slow ground but faces a stiffer task off new mark in this much deeper field.

20/1

1st

3

(1)

14th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Leicester

Tylos

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

made all, going easily and 3 lengths ahead 2f out, went further clear from over 1f out, unchallenged

3/1

Form: 722517 D BF

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Took form to new level level when winning easily by over 5l at Doncaster (7f, soft) 12 days ago; only seventh when favourite under penalty at Redcar (7f, soft) on Monday but was seemingly drawn on the wrong part of the track there and his new mark (5lb higher than today's) has not yet kicked in; can be given another chance.

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

4th

6

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Gorak

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

led towards far side, headed over 2f out, no extra and lost third inside final 110yds

25/1

19th

11

(11)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ayr

Gorak

9st 8lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

Blew mark when a close fourth at Haydock (Group 3; 7f, good to firm) in June; subsequent handicap efforts suggest another struggle is on the cards.

66/1

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14/1

Form: 0054-8 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Eight-time AW winner but just 1-12 on turf; will find this easier than the Class 2 race he contested at Kempton last month, after a break, but it's questionable whether today's ground will show him in his best light.

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

4th

5

(6)

15th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Soar Above

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: John Butler

All eight AW wins have come over 6f/7f here; losing run up to 17, but he has twice finished runner-up over C&D since December and will find this easier than the 0-105 he contested here last time; possibilities.

11/2

6th

6

(5)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Soar Above

8st 4lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

Eight wins at Kempton; creditable second in Class 4 contest over C&D two months ago; however, this 9yo looks vulnerable from 4lb out of weights back up in grade and he's on a two-year losing spell.

25/1

Form: 224-34 CD

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won this race off today's mark on good to soft ground last year and switches back to turf after string of consistent 7f/1m Polytrack runs; unraced on heavy ground but ran well on soft in 2020; big player if handling the conditions.

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

4th

8

(4)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

14:22 Lingfield (AW)

Dashing Dick

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: William Stone

Back off the same mark as when successful at Newmarket (6f, good) in August and is at least as effective over this far; now 0-14 on the AW, though, and others make greater appeal.

9/1

5th

8

(6)

12th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Dashing Dick

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: William Stone

in touch with leaders

16/1

8th

10

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Newmarket

Dashing Dick

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: William Stone

Third run in blinkers when winning over this far on the July course in August and he didn't get the breaks at Windsor; has never found winning easy but he's running well and the return of cheekpieces isn't necessarily a negative.

10/1

Form: 5750-5 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

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

16th

11

(12)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Ascot Adventure

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

ducked left start, midfield

6/1

3rd

1

(2)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:15 Doncaster

Ascot Adventure

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Has won over 7f (on good going) but taxing conditions may stretch him returned to this trip, as was the case in this race 12 months ago (faded into fifth); last win came over 6f.

5/1

12th

6

(8)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

Ascot Adventure

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

prominent, pressed leader over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £96.00
Straight Forecast £96.40
Trifecta £224.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gorak

TOPSPEED:

Dashing Dick

RP Ratings:

Gorak

POSTDATA:

Gorak

NEWMARKET:

Gorak

Telegraph:

Gorak

The Guardian:

Gorak

Daily Mail:

Gorak

The Sun:

Gorak

The Star:

Gorak

The Times:

Dashing Dick

D Express:

Dashing Dick

Daily Mirror:

Dashing Dick

Daily Record:

Dashing Dick