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16:55 Windsor

Heavy

Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 1m 0f 31y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 883-

Last run: 171 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Finished in rear in his first two juvenile runs but he showed promise with his third of 13 in Newmarket novice (7f, good to soft) in October (been gelded since); was beaten 7l in that race but he kept on well from off the pace and is open to more improvement now upped to 1m on handicap debut; in the mix for in-form yard on his return.

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

3rd

6

(8)

4th May 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

16:30 Goodwood

Alpha Crucis

8st 13lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Gary & Josh Moore

1m win here on soft last October; promising seasonal return in the Lincoln but he was unable to back it up in the Spring Cup two weeks ago (lost a shoe); looks ready for this longer trip now and Jason Watson takes over from a 7lb claimer.

12/1

13th

20

(17)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Alpha Crucis

8st 4lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Suited by soft going; successful twice over 1m last season; creditable fourth in the Lincoln on reappearance and ties in with two of today's main players on that form; again has frame possibilities.

20/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 710-

Last run: 212 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Well-bred Cityscape filly, who took a big step forward when landing a Goodwood maiden (6f, good to soft) last August and she had a daunting task in Group 3 at Ayr in final 2yo run; could resume her progress now upped to 1m on handicap debut and she needs a close look on return

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

5th

11

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lunarscape

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Has threatened a few times since the tongue-tie went on in the autumn, including around here; however, her losing run is now up to 14 and another furlong would have been preferable.

16/1

6th

2

(6)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Lunarscape

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

in rear, midfield halfway

6/1

2

(5)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lunarscape

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Yet to win a handicap or on AW but ran well over C&D this month (fourth since won); not without a chance from the same mark.

5/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 968-2

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Down the field at big prices in his three 2yo runs (7f-1m2f) but he returned to action with a creditable second in classified event at Nottingham (8.3f, soft) 12 days ago; raised 4lb for that but he's open to more progress and is respected on his handicap debut.

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

10th

4

(1)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:25 Leicester

Macho Sun

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Julia Feilden

Placed three times (on soft/heavy) from his 13 starts; has claims on his best form but has been well beaten on his last four starts; blinkers go on; revival needed.

8/1

4th

5

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:20 Leicester

Macho Sun

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Julia Feilden

Well handicapped on some of last year's placed form, and shaped as though today's move back up in trip will suit when keeping on for respectable sixth on recent seasonal debut at Nottingham (8.3, soft); shortlisted.

9/2

6th

9

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

18:25 Nottingham

Macho Sun

9st 6lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Julia Feilden

midfield

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 553-

Last run: 131 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Improved with each of his 2yo runs, most recently when a front-running third in Kempton novice (1m, AW) in December (gelded since); now switches to turf and opening mark is no gift but he's still unexposed and should have more to offer in handicaps this term.

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

10th

7

(11)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Strategia

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Marco Botti

Six-race maiden who has some encouraging form and is bred to taste success at some stage, being half-brother to a triple AW scorer for his connections; interesting with Chelmsford reappearance under his belt.

10/1

6th

3

(5)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Strategia

9st 9lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Marco Botti

Inclined to pull hard to date, which would be a concern as he returns from the best part of a year off; was prominent in the market for two soft-ground handicaps last spring, though, which suggests he's felt capable off this sort of mark.

6/1

4th

3

(5)

29th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:15 Leicester

Strategia

9st 8lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Marco Botti

Free-going sort who showed ability on AW last term; creditable fourth in 1m handicap at Windsor (soft) on turf/seasonal debut, shaping as if this drop back to 7f will suit; bred to do better still, being half-brother to a triple winner for his connections; interesting off unaltered mark.

4/1

Form: 9851-

Last run: 250 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Well held in maiden/novice events but he was well-backed favourite on handicap debut at Kempton (7f, AW) last August and he finished well to lead close home (been gelded since); 4lb higher on return but he's open to more progress on this step up in trip and is a half-brother to slow-ground winners; key player.

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

9th

7

(9)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:20 Newcastle (AW)

Forest Demon

9st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

in touch with leaders

16/1

10th

5

(5)

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 23y

Class 4

17:10 Yarmouth

Forest Demon

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Resumed winning ways at Newmarket (1m2f) in August when he wore a tongue-tie for the first time; lost tongue-tie in the stalls when fair seventh of 11 at Newbury (1m2f) three weeks ago; can make his presence felt.

8/1

7th

2

(9)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Newbury

Forest Demon

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Has run some good races this year and he displayed improved form to win in a first-time tongue-tie at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm) 11 days ago; beat a progressive runner-up and he's respected up 4lb.

11/2

7/1

Form: 446-

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Promising fourth in 7f AW events in his first two juvenile runs but was disappointing at Wolverhampton in November (100-30); in good hands and still early days but has bit to prove upped in trip on his handicap/turf debut; been gelded and hood is added.

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

8th

5

(9)

6th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

16:30 Yarmouth

Apex

9st 8lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: George Boughey

Seven-race maiden whose best RPRs have been achieved over 7f, the most recent on penultimate start; has not progressed but the drop back to this trip may help, along with his reduced mark; shortlisted.

11/2

4th

4

(3)

17th Jun 2023

Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:10 Bath

Apex

9st 6lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: George Boughey

awkward start, in rear, pushed along over 2f out

6/1

4th

7

(6)

6th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Leicester

Apex

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: George Boughey

Not built on his early promise and twice comfortably held in handicaps (1m, soft; 1m2f, good); hood fitted the last twice is left off and he drops back in distance, but comes with risks.

10/1

16/1

Form: 36465-

Last run: 112 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Made a promising start with his third here (6f, good to firm) last May but he's not gone on from that and was down the field in two AW handicaps (1m) during the winter; been gelded and mark is sliding but he has something to prove on his return.

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

13th

10

(9)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Optiva Star

9st 3lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Completed a hat-trick at Brighton last summer; creditable third on his reappearance at Windsor 16 days ago (1m, good); more needed to win in this grade.

14/1

3rd

9

(6)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Optiva Star

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

prominent

10/1

Form: 7935-

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Found improvement with his third in a Brighton maiden (7f, good to soft) in October and he ran into plenty of trouble when fifth on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW) the following month; was an eyecatcher in that race and he looks interesting back on turf on his return.

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

11th

14

(6)

18th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Bear Force

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

never better than midfield

25/1

5th

2

(4)

4th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

14:57 Brighton

Bear Force

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Ran well over 7f here as a 2yo (good to soft); struggling in handicaps this year and although the handicapper is giving him a chance, he has a great deal to prove.

8/1

10th

1

(2)

30th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:40 Lingfield

Bear Force

9st 10lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Jonathan Portman

midfield

25/1

Form: 853-

Last run: 190 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Had three runs last season and she wasn't beaten far over 6f at Goodwood (good to soft) in her last two starts; steps up 2f in trip for handicap debut but she's a half-sister to a 1m Listed winner and looks on a fair opening mark; one to keep an eye on.

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

10th

14

(9)

12th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Goodwood Vision

9st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David Menuisier

in touch with leaders

20/1

10th

9

(1)

18th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Goodwood Vision

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David Menuisier

never better than midfield

8/1

4th

10

(3)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Windsor

Goodwood Vision

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David Menuisier

Got back on track when fourth of eight in 1m Salisbury handicap 19 days ago; still low mileage so she needs considering now stepped up in distance.

16/1

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Non-runners

Dancing In Paris, Goodwood Vision

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Payout
Exacta £896.00
Straight Forecast £866.00
Tricast £3861.80
Trifecta £3929.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Macho Sun

SPOTLIGHT:

Forest Demon

The Times:

Dancing In Paris

NEWMARKET:

Strategia

Daily Mirror:

Lunarscape

The Star:

Apex

The Sun:

Bear Force

Daily Mail:

Macho Sun

D Express:

Macho Sun

Daily Record:

Macho Sun

Telegraph:

Dancing In Paris

RP Ratings:

Forest Demon

LAMBOURN:

Forest Demon

The Guardian:

Forest Demon