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Havana Grey Standing At Whitsbury Manor Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Havana Grey Standing At Whitsbury Manor Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.60
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 77-354 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

His seven wins have all been at middle distances but he has form at up to 2m and is ideally suited on slow ground; last success was in July 2021 but that was off 3lb higher and he returned to turf with an eyecatching fourth at Pontefract (1m4f, soft) ten days ago; kept on well out wide in that race and he looks interesting back up in trip.

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0

8

(11)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

20:40 Sandown

Tralee Hills

9st 4lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Simon Hodgson

Hardy veteran who drew a blank in 2022 but got back in front over 1m6f at Bath this April and his other races this season have been at 1m4f; ground softer than good would be preferable; considered each-way if he gets it.

14/1

8th

2

(4)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

18:20 Epsom

Tralee Hills

10st 9lb

J: Miss Serena Brotherton

T: Simon Hodgson

Good summer in 2021 included a win in this race under Serena Brotherton; drew a blank in 2022 but got back in front at Bath (1m6f) this April when last seen; it looks as if ground softer than good may be needed if he races over as short as 1m4f these days.

7/2

1st

1

(13)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Bath

Tralee Hills

9st 13lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

His seven wins have all been at middle distances but he has form at up to 2m and is ideally suited on slow ground; last success was in July 2021 but that was off 3lb higher and he returned to turf with an eyecatching fourth at Pontefract (1m4f, soft) ten days ago; kept on well out wide in that race and he looks interesting back up in trip.

8/1

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10/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 45257- CD

Last run: 122 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Dual-purpose performer who is on a dangerous mark in this sphere but her last win was 17 months ago and she's been well held under both codes in her last four runs; cheekpieces return after another break but others are preferred.

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1st

2

(1)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:45 Nottingham

Russian Rumour

9st 8lb

J: Olivia Tubb

T: Jonathan Portman

dwelt start, towards rear, headway from 4f out

5/1

4th

1

(1)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:42 Nottingham

Russian Rumour

10st 1lb

J: Olivia Tubb

T: Jonathan Portman

Won five-runner race at Bath (2m1f) in June under Olivia Tubb; acts on soft (ran once on heavy) but she was beaten 27l on it when runner-up at Ffos Las in August; both subsequent runs also fail to persuade.

12/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: /0/82-

Last run: 207 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Has been in good form over hurdles recently, with a win at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) and a close second at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft); has record of 0-21 in this sphere but he was a creditable second at Ffos Las (1m6f, good to soft) in his last Flat run and he's respected.

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3rd

1

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

John Betjeman

12st 0lb

J: Mr Martin McIntyre

T: Mark Gillard

Only 3-63 and has never won away from Ffos Las; made the frame five days ago at Fontwell but probably no more than place claims.

8/1

3rd

2

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

John Betjeman

11st 13lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

All three wins have come at Ffos Las (2m); placed at Wincanton on Boxing Day, and again at Huntingdon (2m, good) last time, without necessarily looking poised to take advantage of a continually easing mark.

16/1

Form: 2157-1 D

Last run: 83 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

7yo who was well held when falling at the last over hurdles last month but she scored in good style on the Flat (2m, Polytrack) on her penultimate run; 5lb higher here but conditions should be fine on this switch back to turf and she's in the mix.

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2

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

14:30 Newton Abbot

Tibbie Dunbar

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Stuart Kittow

took keen hold, prominent, headway after 6th, ridden after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon eased, pulled up last

9/2

2nd

7

(8)

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Goodwood

Tibbie Dunbar

9st 3lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Stuart Kittow

Doubled her Flat tally with an AW success (2m) in January; creditable fourth at Bath (1m6f, good to soft) back in this sphere last month; has frame possibilities off same mark.

8/1

4th

7

(10)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Bath

Tibbie Dunbar

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Stuart Kittow

7yo who was well held when falling at the last over hurdles last month but she scored in good style on the Flat (2m, Polytrack) on her penultimate run; 5lb higher here but conditions should be fine on this switch back to turf and she's in the mix.

6/1

10/1

Form: 5/370-

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Triple hurdle winner who is well treated on his best Flat form but he's 0-7 in this sphere and was tailed off at Newbury (2m, soft) in his final run last season; has some questions to answer back from six months off.

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2nd

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Masterdream

11st 11lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield

15/2

6th

2

25th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

11:50 Huntingdon

Masterdream

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Neil Mulholland

Won in good style at Hereford (3m1f, good) on November 6; only fifth when unpenalised at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) last Thursday and his new 6lb higher mark has now kicked in, but it wasn't a bad run last time and today's forecast better ground may well be a plus; capable of big run.

9/2

5th

2

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

15:51 Market Rasen

Masterdream

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Neil Mulholland

prominent, challenging when not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last

13/8

Form: 8488-9 D

Last run: 104 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Some creditable 2m efforts on the Flat and over hurdles in the autumn but after wind surgery he struggled in four runs during the winter; on reduced mark but has quite a bit to prove and all wins have come on AW.

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8th

6

(11)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Phoenix Aquilus

9st 7lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Seamus Durack

All his three Flat wins have come on the AW and he comes here on the back of a good third in 2m Taunton handicap hurdle last month; considered.

12/1

3rd

3

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

11:45 Taunton

Phoenix Aquilus

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Seamus Durack

Out of form on the Flat and over hurdles this year but placed in two chases last month, more recently when close second to revitalised opponent at Hereford (2m, good); ought to handle today's slower ground and switches back to hurdling on a good mark.

6/1

2nd

3

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Phoenix Aquilus

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Seamus Durack

Out of form on the Flat and over hurdles this year but made a fairly good start to chasing career when third at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago and is another 3lb lower here; one to consider.

11/2

20/1

Form: 20666-

Last run: 158 days

W: 8st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner at Chepstow (1m4f/2m) but he was a well-held sixth in his final three runs last year and was well below form back over hurdles (remote third) on his recent return; losing run is now up to 12 and others are preferred.

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5th

8

(2)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zillion

9st 4lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Sue Gardner

Multiple turf winner at up to 2m, but he's 0-11 on AW and was a well-held fourth of six at Southwell (1m4f) on his return last month; now goes back up in trip and down in grade but others are preferred.

16/1

4th

5

(2)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 5

16:05 Southwell (AW)

Zillion

8st 11lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Sue Gardner

slowly away, raced in last, headway towards far side from over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

10/1

3rd

5

(11)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 24y

Class 6

17:45 Bath

Zillion

9st 11lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Sue Gardner

Scored at Chepstow (2m; beat Tin Fandango) and here (1m5f, both on good to soft) in the summer and he's held his form with runner-up efforts over 1m6f in last two starts; on same mark as for his clear second at Haydock last time and he's respected back up in trip.

7/1

14/1

Form: 080866

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Regressive 20-race maiden who has finished down the field in all six runs (1m5f-2m) this year; mark continues to fall but he needs to raise his game back on turf.

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8th

12

(4)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Bath

Gustav Holst

8st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Mark Usher

Regressive 20-race maiden who has finished down the field in all six runs (1m5f-2m) this year; mark continues to fall but he needs to raise his game back on turf.

14/1

6th

7

(4)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

14:40 Southwell (AW)

Gustav Holst

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Mark Usher

in touch with leaders

12/1

6th

7

(3)

11th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Gustav Holst

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Mark Usher

Runner-up in three of his first seven starts but appears to have lost his way and now 0-18; drops in trip and easy enough to swerve.

11/1

33/1

Form: 836490

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Won at Southwell (1m4f, Tapeta) in November but has not gone on from that and he struggled on his stable debut at Kempton last week; overall record now stands at 3-51 and he makes no appeal from out the weights.

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10th

11

(8)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 24y

Class 6

17:45 Bath

Hammy End

8st 11lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Joe Ponting

Won at Southwell (1m4f, AW) last November but he's hard to predict and has been out of sorts in four runs for his current yard; turf record now stands at 1-22 and he has plenty to prove at this new trip.

66/1

8th

11

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

19:40 Bath

Hammy End

8st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Joe Ponting

Won at Southwell (1m4f, AW) in November but he's hard to predict and has been out of sorts in three runs for his current yard; has record of 1-21 on turf and he looks opposable back in this sphere; cheekpieces removed.

40/1

8th

6

(9)

8th May 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

15:05 Southwell (AW)

Hammy End

9st 1lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Joe Ponting

Inconsistent gelding who won over C&D last November off a 2lb higher mark; has run poorly in two starts this spring for his new yard.

20/1

Form: -66215

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Frequent slow starter who didn't really fire at Southwell (1m6f) last month but he finished well when scoring at Wolverhampton (1m4f) on his penultimate run; his sole turf win came in 2020 but that was on soft and he's on a dangerous mark back in this sphere; not ruled out.

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10th

9

(8)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

First Charge

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Habitual slow-starter, fluffing the stalls badly in recent outings; showed three outings ago that plenty of ability remained and he's now 4lb below his last winning mark (last February) but there are clear risks.

25/1

0

11

(2)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

First Charge

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

slowly away, in rear

25/1

10th

3

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

First Charge

9st 13lb

T: Mark Loughnane

Habitual slow-starter who ran as well as could have been expected over C&D last time after fluffing the stalls completely; that was better on his second run back from a break and he's on his last winning mark, so he's a player if getting away fairly.

12/1

Form: 36/1-8 C

Last run: 98 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner at up to 1m6f; had just one run last season but that resulted in a win at Brighton (1m4f, good) and things didn't go her way back on AW in January; returns after another break but she still looks feasibly treated and has claims if this sets up for her closing style.

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6th

5

(3)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 5

18:55 Epsom

Atalanta Breeze

9st 2lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Marcus Tregoning

Has won on good to soft, unraced on soft; four wins at up to 1m6f, including of her only race last season (1m4f at Brighton, where she's 2-2) off just 1lb lower; back to form on penultimate start but well beaten on latest, so there are mixed messages.

10/1

9th

2

(8)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 61y

Class 5

20:20 Newbury

Atalanta Breeze

10st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Marcus Tregoning

Four-time winner at up to 1m6f, including of her only race last season (1m4f at Brighton) off just 2lb lower; back to that form at Wolverhampton on latest start, when Stonking was just ahead of her; in the mix.

6/1

Form: 15451- D

Last run: 208 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Has a patchy record under both codes but he ended last season with a strong-finishing win at Ffos Las (1m6f, good); left Sheena West for £15,000 in October; has 5lb rise to deal with for new yard but he's versatile ground-wise and has claims if he can pick up where he left off.

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5th

8

21st Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:40 Hereford

Fred Bear

10st 13lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Neil Mulholland

2m winner in this sphere; stayer on the Flat; not disgraced over C&D (good) returned to hurdles but his effort rather petered out after pulling hard; chance partly depends on whether he settles better.

8/1

4th

6

6th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

Fred Bear

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Neil Mulholland

Sole win in 16 hurdle runs came in a juvenile hurdle; dual Flat winner (1m6f/2m) this year and he ran okay in that code at Lingfield yesterday; unraced beyond 2m5f so he'll need to stay.

14/1

33/1

Form: 67/05/

Last run: 539 days

W: 8st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden who ran respectably in a 2m handicap at Kempton (AW) in October 2021 but she's not been seen since; with another new yard now and is best watched after 539 days off.

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4th

5

26th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:10 Worcester

Simple Words

10st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Joe Tickle

0-3 over hurdles (in 2020) and 0-6 on Flat; holds very weak claims on overall form and brings a very low rating back to this sphere.

50/1

9th

8

4th May 2023

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

16:55 Salisbury

Simple Words

9st 1lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

0-8; easily closest finish came when fifth of 14 on Kempton AW (2m) in October 2021; off 539 days before last of 13 at Bath (1m6f) 13 days ago.

50/1

13th

11

(1)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Bath

Simple Words

8st 10lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Joe Tickle

Seven-race maiden who ran respectably in a 2m handicap at Kempton (AW) in October 2021 but she's not been seen since; with another new yard now and is best watched after 539 days off.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £592.00
Straight Forecast £615.80
Tricast £2155.40
Trifecta £4060.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

John Betjeman

Telegraph:

Tibbie Dunbar

SPOTLIGHT:

Tralee Hills

TOPSPEED:

Gustav Holst

The Sun:

Fred Bear

D Express:

Masterdream

Daily Mirror:

Tibbie Dunbar

Daily Record:

Tibbie Dunbar

POSTDATA:

John Betjeman

WEST COUNTRY:

John Betjeman

The Times:

John Betjeman

The Guardian:

John Betjeman

Daily Mail:

Tralee Hills

The Star:

Tralee Hills