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Betsi Handicap

  • Prize money: £7731
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Betsi Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 32213- CD

Last run: 195 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

C&D scorer in autumn 2021 and added three more wins in a very productive 2022; successful after a similar length of absence last spring; has AW form figures of 31211; likely to give a good account.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(12)

17th Oct 2023

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1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Haunted Dream

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Ed Dunlop

Has been running consistently well in top turf handicaps all summer and wasn't best served by the drop to 1m1f when not beaten far in the Cambridgeshire latest; has a much better strike-rate on the AW (4-6) than turf (1-16) and needs considering.

7/1

8th

6

(32)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Haunted Dream

9st 7lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Ed Dunlop

Has a modest 1-15 strike-rate on turf but he's run really well in defeat in hot handicaps at about 1m2f on his last four starts (good to firm-good to soft); there can be optimism he'll be fine over a strongly run 1m1f and he's a solid each-way contender.

16/1

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7/4

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1110-1 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Made it a remarkable 7-8 in handicaps when leading in the closing stages on his 1m3f Kempton reappearance 19 days ago; didn't look all out so a 3lb rise seems unlikely to prevent another bold bid.

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2nd

4

(2)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

16:10 Doncaster

Simply Sondheim

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: George Boughey

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, smooth headway and pressed winner over 2f out, went clear with winner over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

5/1

6th

4

(1)

19th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newmarket

Simply Sondheim

9st 6lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: George Boughey

prominent, led after 2f, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

3/1

2nd

2

(6)

20th Apr 2023

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1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Simply Sondheim

9st 5lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: George Boughey

Made it a remarkable 7-8 in handicaps when leading in the closing stages on his 1m3f Kempton reappearance 19 days ago; didn't look all out so a 3lb rise seems unlikely to prevent another bold bid.

7/4

Form: 32122-

Last run: 236 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Advanced his RPR with every start last year, including emphatic 9.5f Wolverhampton novice win; ended his campaign with runner-up efforts in 1m2f handicaps at Chester and Goodwood; could go on to even better things in 2023.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(1)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 2

14:35 Chester

City Streak

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Acts on any going; successful in 1m2f handicap at this meeting last year; has shown further progress and Bath reappearance effort (creditable) sets him up perfectly for this return to Chester; big player.

9/2

5/1

Form: 911-75 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

All five AW wins have come on Tapeta, including twice at Wolverhampton (9.5f) late last year, but he acts on Polytrack; short of room late on and a bit better than the result when 2l fifth of 14 in a competitive heat at Lingfield (1m2f) on Good Friday; much respected with Billy Loughnane taking 5lb off.

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2nd

3

(4)

29th Mar 2024

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1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Civil Law

9st 8lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Roger Teal

Goes well at Wolverhampton where he was third to Wadacre Gomez last month (9.4f); ran another solid race here last time without being quite good enough; it could be the same again.

22/1

6th

8

(2)

1st Mar 2024

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1m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:22 Lingfield (AW)

Civil Law

8st 10lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Teal

Goes well at Wolverhampton and he has been better than ever in recent starts, finishing third to Wadacre Gomez over 9.5f two weeks ago; no margin for error off this mark though.

20/1

3rd

2

(1)

16th Feb 2024

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1m 1f 104y

Class 3

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Civil Law

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Roger Teal

These conditions bring out the best in him and he ended 2023 in good form, following his C&D win in November with a good second on Boxing Day; career-high mark to defy this time but he's likely to give his running.

5/2

Form: 12-830 C

Last run: 66 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Three 1m wins on Polytrack last year, including two here; creditable third at Southwell (1m) in January but needs to shrug off a lesser run when stepped up to 9.5f at Wolverhampton the following month.

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4th

1

(6)

29th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Lingfield (AW)

Court Of Session

9st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Probably posted career-best performance when leading close home at Chelmsford (1m) in December but wasn't quite in same form at Kempton the following month (raced too freely) and others look better handicapped here.

8/1

5th

3

(2)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Court Of Session

9st 6lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

prominent early, dropped to midfield after 1f

7/2

1st

1

(4)

11th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Court Of Session

10st 0lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

in touch with leaders, ridden and challenging inside final furlong, ran on and led towards finish

7/2

20/1

Form: 01085-

Last run: 174 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Off the mark in a competitive handicap at Galway (1m4f, soft) last summer but below that level in three subsequent starts last year; chance he'll need this AW debut after 174 days off.

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6th

11

(6)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Aqwaam

8st 7lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Ian Williams

One run here early in career; had a very solid 12 months or so, including reaching new heights during a pretty busy AW campaign, before his disappointing no-show at Kempton five weeks ago; produced late to take a quite valuable handicap in tidy style at Lingfield (2m) eight days earlier but needs better off this 4lb higher mark and needs much better than earlier turf form.

12/1

7th

10

(12)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Aqwaam

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Ian Williams

Has had a very solid last 12 months or so and reached new heights during a pretty busy AW campaign since October, including at 2m over which he was produced late on to take a quite valuable handicap in tidy style at Lingfield (Polytrack; unraced here) eight days ago; up another 4lb but going great guns.

9/1

1st

3

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Aqwaam

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Ian Williams

Won at Chelmsford (1m6f, Polytrack) and Newcastle (2m, Tapeta) in November and he's held his form well since, including a close second over 1m4f at Wolverhampton (Class 2) last month; didn't get much luck before finishing well in that race and he looks interesting back up in trip and down in grade.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £259.00
Straight Forecast £266.00
Trifecta £760.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Simply Sondheim

SPOTLIGHT:

Civil Law

RP Ratings:

Court Of Session

The Times:

City Streak

Telegraph:

Simply Sondheim

Daily Mail:

Simply Sondheim

Daily Mirror:

Simply Sondheim

The Star:

Simply Sondheim

Daily Record:

Simply Sondheim

TOPSPEED:

Court Of Session

D Express:

Court Of Session

The Sun:

City Streak

POSTDATA:

Civil Law

LAMBOURN:

Civil Law

The Guardian:

Civil Law