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14:25 Newmarket

Soft

National Stud Handicap

  • Prize money: £20616
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 9 runners
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National Stud Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 16465- C

Last run: 171 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Course winner; made a winning seasonal return over 1m at Sandown last May off this mark; ran some creditable races in defeat afterwards and 7f on soft ground shouldn't be an issue; not a forlorn hope if he's been freshened up by a winter break.

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

1st

18

(2)

13th May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Rebel Territory

9st 1lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Amanda Perrett

Stuck on well to beat Vafortino at Newmarket (good to soft) on seasonal debut, taking turf record to 4-10 and proving suited by the drop to 7f; acts on soft; unexposed at this distance and could well be set for a fruitful 5yo campaign in races of this nature; strongly respected.

14/1

1st

7

(7)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newmarket

Rebel Territory

8st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Amanda Perrett

Course winner; made a winning seasonal return over 1m at Sandown last May off this mark; ran some creditable races in defeat afterwards and 7f on soft ground shouldn't be an issue; not a forlorn hope if he's been freshened up by a winter break.

11/2

5th

1

(5)

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:23 Newmarket

Rebel Territory

10st 0lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Amanda Perrett

Acts on soft; won this race last year and improved again to score at Sandown on reappearance; not so good on last two outings, racing too freely on AW last time, but has a good mark if back to his best.

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 526052 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Often performed with credit in Dubai over the winter, notably a close fifth in 6f Group 3 last month; couldn't reel in a front-running winner at Musselburgh ten days ago on his return to Britain but stayed on well to take second close home; that was good to soft ground but he'd have something to prove on slower.

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6th

5

(11)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 2

20:30 Chepstow

Spirit Of Light

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Ian Williams

Yet to win in Britain and comes here after finishing well down the field in three valuable, big-field handicaps at Ascot this summer (6f-7f); on a good mark now but needs a good boost from the first-time visor.

20/1

0

11

(16)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ascot

Spirit Of Light

9st 3lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Ian Williams

Capable of useful form but came up well short in two handicaps at Royal Ascot (7f/6f) last month, taking record for current yard to 0-15; opposed in another hot contest.

50/1

18th

11

(1)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Spirit Of Light

9st 2lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Ian Williams

Both wins in UAE but he ran to a useful level over 7f at Newmarket in April and did well to get as close as he did when a hampered fourth to Bielsa at York in May (6f, good); raced in the disadvantaged group when well adrift here on Thursday; still one to be interested in.

33/1

Form: 66108- CD

Last run: 164 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

C&D winner; handles soft ground and returns to action off a fair mark judged on his Ascot win last September; he followed that with two lesser efforts though and needs to be at his best back from his 164-day layoff.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

11

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Final Watch

8st 7lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: William Stone

All wins on good/good to soft; well suited by the Newmarket tracks and it's best to forgive his poor effort in this contest last year (lost both front shoes); back on last winning mark and he's 2-3 under Marco Ghiani; one for the shortlist.

12/1

5th

3

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Ascot

Final Watch

10st 12lb

J: Mr Ross Birkett

T: William Stone

Not at his very best the last twice but he didn't run badly at Sandown most recently and he's just 1lb higher than when winning this in good style under Ross Birkett last year (good), and when scoring at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) this July; has to be respected.

13/2

Form: 11173- D

Last run: 213 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won 6f handicaps on his first three starts for Mick Appleby last summer and rounded off his 2022 campaign with a fine third in the Ayr Gold Cup; may well have more to offer this year but the combination of 7f and slow ground might just stretch his stamina.

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7th

1

(13)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Juan Les Pins

9st 12lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

mounted in chute and taken down early, dwelt start, raced in last

16/1

3

(16)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Juan Les Pins

9st 7lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Progressed again last season, placed in the Wokingham before a series of good runs in Listed/Group 3 events; fine run to finish second over 5f at Southwell last month and last time easy to strike a line through (an administrative error meant he was forced to run over 1m4f in order to be eligible for this race); big chance back at 6f.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 533-53 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Had some very useful form as a 3yo, including over this trip on soft ground; promising seasonal return at Wolverhampton but couldn't build on it in a Listed event last time, racing too freely for the conditions; drop back to 7f shouldn't be an issue and this mark is in range.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

3

(14)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tacarib Bay

9st 10lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

towards rear on near side of group

8/1

7th

2

(10)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:45 Haydock

Tacarib Bay

9st 8lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

in rear

8/1

9th

1

(4)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 2

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tacarib Bay

9st 12lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

midfield

11/1

13/2

Form: 3122-7 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Progressive last season, winning three 7f handicaps (including on soft) and rounding off his year with a good second over C&D in a 17-runner Class 4; looked rusty on last month's AW return at Lingfield but he should be sharper with that behind him; up in class but there should be more to come from him.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(6)

4th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

20:05 Yarmouth

Hodler

9st 6lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

raced in last

20/1

11th

1

(9)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Hodler

9st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Jim Boyle

slowly into stride

10/1

9th

7

(6)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Hodler

9st 1lb

J: William Cox

T: Jim Boyle

in rear

6/1

Form: 010-31 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Two good runs in Dubai this year, when third over 7f in January and then a game winner in a 1m handicap in February (both good ground); the latter effort was backed up by the clock and although he'll need to progress again to defy a 4lb rise, he might enjoy the run of things in this field; has won on good to soft, untested on slower; 2-3 in cheekpieces.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(3)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

New Kingdom

9st 3lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Appleby

Front-runner who was better than ever when winning a 1m Meydan handicap in February but not in the same form when weakening to finish well held in a 1m Newmarket handicap on his British return in April; has a bit to find on form and possible his main role here is to ensure a good pace for stablemate Master Of The Seas.

20/1

8th

1

(9)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newmarket

New Kingdom

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Two good runs in Dubai this year, when third over 7f in January and then a game winner in a 1m handicap in February (both good ground); the latter effort was backed up by the clock and although he'll need to progress again to defy a 4lb rise, he might enjoy the run of things in this field; has won on good to soft, untested on slower; 2-3 in cheekpieces.

11/4

15th

15

(7)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:36 Ascot

New Kingdom

9st 4lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Charlie Appleby

led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong

16/1

Form: 08429- D

Last run: 206 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Three wins for John Gosden over 7f in the summer of 2020 (AW and good to firm); has drawn a blank since but retained ability last year and starts out for new connections (sold for 50,000gns in October) off a reduced mark; won on soft ground as a 2yo; usual hood (often races freely) is left off today.

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9th

3

(9)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Chester

Al Rufaa

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Runner-up at Wolverhampton (9.4f) in February but well behind the reopposing Inspiritus at Lingfield on Good Friday; the return to turf is no issue but others are more persuasive.

9/1

10th

4

(5)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Al Rufaa

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Only recent blip came in a race here that didn't pan out for him; free to post and in the race last time at Wolverhampton, so deserves credit for pushing Wadacre Gomez so close; hold-up performer who could have this run to suit with lots of pace on.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £252.00
Straight Forecast £213.70
Tricast £1243.50
Trifecta £1862.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Rebel Territory

POSTDATA:

New Kingdom

SPOTLIGHT:

Hodler

The Sun:

Tacarib Bay

D Express:

Final Watch

Daily Mirror:

Juan Les Pins

Daily Record:

Spirit Of Light

TOPSPEED:

Rebel Territory

The Star:

Rebel Territory