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17:30 Kempton (AW)

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  • Prize money: £3780
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/13 (Won)

Form: 352-

Last run: 200 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Smart form in all three starts over this trip on turf last year, beaten just over a length into third behind the subsequent Gimcrack winner on his Newmarket debut, then finishing fifth of seven in the Group 2 Mill Reef at Newbury and finally going down by a neck to a useful rival in a Salisbury conditions event; half-brother to a couple of smart AW winners and although his wide draw isn't ideal, he sets a high standard.

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

10th

9

(16)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Wallop

8st 13lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Richard Hannon

Unexposed 4yo; down the field on his handicap debut here 17 days ago (first run for a year); too soon to write him off but there are risks attached and his stable may have stronger claims with Mums Tipple.

33/1

11th

7

(17)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Wallop

9st 4lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Useful 2yo form at 6f and he had a fairly straightforward task when winning an ordinary 6f AW novice last April; this is an altogether different assignment on first run since.

16/1

1st

8

(10)

17th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Wallop

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Richard Hannon

Smart form in all three starts over this trip on turf last year, beaten just over a length into third behind the subsequent Gimcrack winner on his Newmarket debut, then finishing fifth of seven in the Group 2 Mill Reef at Newbury and finally going down by a neck to a useful rival in a Salisbury conditions event; half-brother to a couple of smart AW winners and although his wide draw isn't ideal, he sets a high standard.

8/13

4/1

Form: 36- BF

Last run: 192 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Both starts over 6f on good to soft ground last autumn, showing plenty of promise when chasing home two subsequent winners on his Haydock debut but proving a disappointing favourite at York the following month; half-brother to a winner around here and respected on his debut performance; stable won this in 2021.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

(2)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Ascot

Almaty Star

9st 2lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Robert Cowell

His maiden win for Roger Varian last summer came in a four-runner event on AW at odds of 1-10; no better than midfield in three handicap runs for current stable and he has enough to prove for now.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal; dam Listed-placed 6f winner (including AW; RPR 105), sister to 1m-10.6f winner Alhaajeb, half-sister to useful winners Trumpington Street (1m/8.6f AW) and Impendor (5.5f-7f including 2yo) out of maiden half-sister to 1m4f Group 1 winner Zambezi Sun; the only newcomer in the field, but plenty to like on breeding for top yard and market confidence would be significant.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(13)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Never This Way

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

No win for William Haggas (0-5) but did post an RPR of 79 when headed close home at Chelmsford (6f) last summer; gelded since joining Ruth Carr for £25,000 and returns to AW after a low-key Thirsk effort 17 days ago.

16/1

Form: 63-

Last run: 171 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability when in midfield on his Newbury debut (6f, good; 33-1) last June and faced a stiff task when last of three in a Newmarket conditions event (6f, good to soft) four months later; gelded soon afterwards and this nicely bred sort will likely make his mark at some point, but probably in handicaps after this.

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1st

1

(2)

26th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:20 Leicester

Spirit Of Breeze

9st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Gary Moore

towards rear

6/4

2nd

2

(3)

1st Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:45 Lingfield

Spirit Of Breeze

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Gary Moore

in rear, shaken up and headway over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, ridden and no impression final 110yds

100/30

Form: 56

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed a small amount of ability in two starts over 7f/6f here last month, dead-heating with Exorbitant (who was making his debut) on the second occasion; handicaps likely to be his thing after this.

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6th

4

(1)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

16:30 Lingfield (AW)

Lynwood Lad

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Won two minor 6f handicaps in November; his form has dipped since and although he made a bold bid at Chelmsford two weeks ago, he could prove vulnerable again today.

11/2

66/1

Form: 088

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed little in one start for Joseph O'Brien nor in either outing for this yard (hooded latest, missing today); drops in trip and she may have more options once handicapped, albeit the stable won this with a 50-1 shot last year.

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0

14

(3)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:35 Leicester

Musterion

8st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

0-9 but twice a runner-up over a bit further on AW this summer; not quite at that level the last twice and this belated switch to turf needs to spark extra.

16/1

7th

1

(2)

14th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

14:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Musterion

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John Butler

Eight-race maiden but she was runner-up here (8.6f) and at Lingfield (1m2f) before the drop back to 7f worked against her at Kempton in June; has good draw on this step back up in trip and she's in the mix for in-form yard.

3/1

66/1

Form: 09

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Huge prices and has failed to beat a rival in her first two starts, the latest over C&D; major improvement required and she can be handicapped after this.

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0

8

18th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

13:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Tough Girl

8st 10lb

T: Michael Wigham

Has achieved little but isn't fully exposed and trainer always to be respected; John Egan is back in the saddle and she'll be interesting back up in trip, especially if the market speaks in favour.

20/1

8th

10

(9)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tough Girl

9st 9lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Wigham

towards rear

8/1

6th

8

(4)

19th Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

17:35 Windsor

Tough Girl

9st 0lb

J: J F Egan

T: Michael Wigham

Stablemate of Mucky Mulconry; far from solid judged on her form (at huge prices) in 6f AW novice events; however, gives the impression she may improve now handicapping and dropped in distance.

10/1

Form: 53-

Last run: 218 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Improved from his Lingfield debut (5f, Polytrack) last August when beaten just over a length into third of six at Chepstow (5f, soft) the following month; mixed messages from the form and handicaps may provide better opportunities after this.

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9th

7

(1)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

14:50 Lingfield (AW)

Cloud Cuckoo

9st 7lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

midfield

16/1

6th

1

(11)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Cloud Cuckoo

9st 12lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

prominent

12/1

5

(6)

15th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

16:55 Nottingham

Cloud Cuckoo

9st 7lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Henry Candy

Some promise on his second start and he wasn't beaten far in a Chepstow handicap last month, albeit without ever really threatening; dropped 4lb and untried on fast turf; stable enjoying a good year and he still has time to do better.

10/1

33/1

Form: 4-

Last run: 168 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Sent off 100-1 for her Wolverhampton debut (6f, Tapeta) last October, but showed promise in finishing fourth of the 13 runners, beaten just over 2l; form of that race hasn't really worked out, though, and she will probably have to wait for another day.

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8th

6

(6)

24th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Close Of Play

9st 6lb

J: William Cox

T: Mark Usher

Poor in her first three starts this season having shown promise in one outing as a 2yo here (6f), but showed more when third of seven in a novice over C&D (125-1) three weeks ago; not sure how solid that form is, though, and likely more will be needed back in a handicap.

16/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 308 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

6-1 when fading to finish tenth of 13 on his Windsor debut (5f, good to firm) last summer; gelded since and probably best watched returning from ten months off from the widest stall unless the market suggests otherwise.

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10

(8)

23rd May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

14:23 Brighton

Metarace

8st 9lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Poor form in his first three runs; offered a bit more when fourth of six on his handicap debut at Lingfield two weeks ago (5f, AW), not helped by clinging to the far rail in the straight; could yet rate a bit higher.

12/1

4th

5

(3)

9th May 2023

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 6

16:00 Lingfield (AW)

Metarace

8st 11lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Has three duck eggs next to his name; may do better now handicapping in tongue-tie but holds no form claims as things stand.

14/1

10th

6

(3)

27th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Metarace

9st 1lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Below market expectations on debut last summer, when hanging left from a wide stall at Windsor; again hung from another tough draw on his Kempton comeback (50-1) and will probably find life easier once handicapping.

33/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Wallop

NEWMARKET:

Almaty Star

Telegraph:

Never This Way

D Express:

Never This Way

The Times:

Almaty Star

The Star:

Almaty Star

POSTDATA:

Wallop

The Guardian:

Wallop

Daily Mail:

Wallop

Daily Mirror:

Wallop

The Sun:

Wallop

Daily Record:

Wallop