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14:05 Newbury

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Dubai Duty Free Handicap

  • Prize money: £10308
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 17 runners
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Dubai Duty Free Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.90
  • Place: £5.20

Form: 4358-5 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Ties in with some of these opponents on Doncaster running 19 days ago; poor strike-rate since 2019 but defied a 2lb higher mark over C&D in his younger days and can't be dismissed.

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6th

16

(13)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Bernardo OReilly

8st 6lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Richard Spencer

Veteran who benefited from the pace collapsing in the corresponding event last year, sweeping home to defy a 5lb higher mark; last month's return at Doncaster should have brought him on and he's likely to be arriving on the scene late; yard going well.

12/1

2nd
3 (11)
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9/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 09310- D

Last run: 222 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Disappointing on occasions, including in soft-ground event when last seen (has won on such a surface); however, overall record is 4-9 and he's useful when on song; possibilities if back to best.

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14/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 44153- D

Last run: 211 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful 3yo handicapper last season, winning over 7f (on reappearance) and 6f (emphatically in summer); may have more to offer this term; evidently goes well fresh and needs a close look.

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1st

2

(8)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 4

15:30 Nottingham

Haymaker

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Hughie Morrison

awkward start, raced near side, towards rear early

2/1

2nd

1

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 60y

Class 4

16:06 Brighton

Haymaker

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Hughie Morrison

swerved sharply left start, lost many lengths start, in rear, headway up the centre over 1f out, ran on well to lead inside final 110yds, headed towards finish

11/4

5th

4

(4)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 6y

Class 4

15:08 Lingfield (AW)

Haymaker

9st 7lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Hughie Morrison

Having returned to his last winning mark he attracted market interest at Salisbury (6f, soft) last month, but only managed to beat two home; half-brother and dam both AW winners so worth keeping an eye on.

5/1

Form: 942/95 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Horse

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced at Southwell (7f) last month on second run back from long absence; ran well in a Listed event here in 2019 (for previous yard) and he's 2-2 on soft ground; not dismissed.

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3

(2)

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

19:45 Doncaster

Sir Thomas Gresham

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Seamus Durack

Off a whopping 1252 days before his reappearance but this 8yo retains all his ability, finishing second in 6f handicaps at Ascot (soft) and Newbury (good) in May; fine at 7f and high on the shortlist with Billy Loughnane taking 3lb off.

6/1

2nd

2

(16)

20th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

17:18 Newbury

Sir Thomas Gresham

9st 9lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Seamus Durack

prominent, led 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on final furlong, headed towards finish

8/1

2nd

8

(4)

12th May 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Sir Thomas Gresham

9st 2lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Seamus Durack

Dual winner (non-handicaps on soft) who has improved with each run this season and did well to finish fourth of 15 at Newbury (6f, soft) after rearing at the start (plenty to do even 2f out); not your typical 8yo with only 12 starts behind him; shortlisted.

7/1

20/1

Form: 92360- D

Last run: 189 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

0-10 for current stable; however, suited by slow ground and is well handicapped; went close off 5lb higher over C&D on 2021 reappearance; cheekpieces (tried twice in 2020) reapplied.

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10th

14

(1)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Aplomb

8st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Losing run goes back to 2020 but he regularly caught the eye with strong finishes in 6f handicaps last year; resumes on a good mark and can surely pop up at some point this year.

12/1

3rd

5

(19)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:02 Newmarket

Aplomb

9st 9lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

raced near side, in touch with leaders

16/1

9th

21

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Ayr

Aplomb

9st 3lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Has been threatening to end a losing run going back three years, getting going too late at Redcar then Goodwood 18 days ago (both 6f, good; acts well on good to soft); now has to show he can fare better than in two previous attempts in this race, beaten in the region of 6l each time.

12/1

Form: 33410- C

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Below par in C&D event won by Marshal Dan on last appearance; successful at Goodwood earlier in October; this 8yo is weighted to the hilt off current mark and others may prove better treated.

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4th

1

(7)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Spanish Star

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Patrick Chamings

took keen hold, dwelt start, towards rear, outpaced 2f out, switched left over 1f out, hung left but ran on against near rail inside final furlong, not reach leaders

7/2

4th

7

(9)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Spanish Star

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Patrick Chamings

Better than ever as an 8yo last year, winning handicaps at Goodwood (6f) and Epsom (7f); 6f on slow ground ideal but he's returning to action off a 2lb higher mark then when sixth in this race last year.

20/1

6th

2

(10)

15th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:00 Goodwood

Spanish Star

9st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Patrick Chamings

dwelt start, bumped soon after start, midfield

6/1

Form: 36133- D

Last run: 177 days

W: 8st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

In decent form at Nottingham last autumn, notably a success in series final; however, he's yet to win away from that venue and this isn't his best time of year; first run at Newbury.

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6th

16

(19)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Fantasy Master

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Darryll Holland

Best known for his Nottingham exploits (3-13); out of the frame in three starts since returning, but is back off the same mark as when successful at Doncaster (6f, good) last summer; worth a second look.

25/1

10th

18

(15)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Fantasy Master

8st 12lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Darryll Holland

slightly awkward start

12/1

6th

2

(2)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Yarmouth

Fantasy Master

9st 10lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Darryll Holland

Last two wins over 6f and he could have done without the drying weather over this easy 5f; will be happier back on turf but there's no wiggle room off this mark and he didn't offer a lot on his Chelmsford comeback.

9/1

12/1

Form: 96475- CD

Last run: 194 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Has form on all types of ground; finished fifth to Spanish Star at Goodwood on last appearance; 2-2 at Newbury, including a win under Oisin Murphy; nicely weighted and commands respect back here.

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1st

6

(1)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 4

14:55 Nottingham

Crazy Luck

9st 5lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Rod Millman

made all, ridden and drifted left from over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, eased towards finish

7/1

7th

7

(5)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Crazy Luck

9st 1lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Rod Millman

Losing sequence is mounting up; however, she caught the eye at Kempton (AW) on seasonal debut and remains well treated; close second off 5lb higher over C&D last May; one to consider.

11/2

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9th
1 (10)
Popmaster

7/1

Form: 04076- D

Last run: 167 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Failed to score last year but posted a notable effort by finishing second in the Wokingham; finally back on last winning mark and takes a drop back in grade on reappearance; one for the shortlist.

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7th

1

(17)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Popmaster

9st 12lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Ed Walker

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

11/1

6th

6

(10)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Popmaster

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Walker

Better than ever in 7f races (soft/good) the last twice, winning at Newbury (Listed) then going very close at Ascot (major handicap); multiple 6f scorer but may not be crying out for the return to this distance.

16/1

2nd

1

(11)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Popmaster

9st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Respectable record at Ascot includes a close second to Quinault on penultimate start (7f, good to firm); bagged Listed honours at Newbury (7f, soft) later in September and holds leading claims under a 6lb penalty back here; future mark is 3lb higher.

15/2

Form: 3052-3

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Performed well fresh when trained in France; encouraging British debut at Doncaster (6f, soft; back from layoff) just 19 days ago; however, not sure to build on that effort turned out relatively quickly.

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4th

2

(18)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:02 Newmarket

Faro De San Juan

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Dylan Cunha

raced near side, led group

28/1

9th

8

(7)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Ascot

Faro De San Juan

10st 8lb

J: Mr Fletcher Yarham

T: Dylan Cunha

Won off just 1lb lower at Chester (6f, good) in June and 7f may still be within range; however, he's failed to fire on his last four starts and needs to get back on track.

12/1

Form: 202-16 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Reappearance win came on AW; not far behind a few of these rivals at Doncaster (6f, soft) on the return to turf; however, gives the impression he ideally needs a faster surface at this distance.

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4th

12

(12)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Ascot

Swayze

9st 0lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Impressive at Haydock (5f, good to firm) in May but hasn't repeated the form, fifth of 13 in a Racing League event at Newcastle nine days ago; a few others appeal more.

14/1

5th

11

(13)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

20:45 Newcastle (AW)

Swayze

8st 8lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

in touch with leaders

16/1

9/1

Form: 14023- D

Last run: 182 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; record of 3-8 in his first season last year (turf/AW); close third to Marshal Dan over C&D (soft) on final outing; gelded since; may improve further this term; enters calculations off unaltered mark.

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21th

22

(3)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Zero Carbon

8st 3lb

J: George Rooke

T: Richard Hughes

ducked right start, switched left soon after start

20/1

1st

6

(8)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Zero Carbon

9st 1lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

ducked left start, soon led, headed 5f out, soon raced in second, pushed along and led again over 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong

11/2

13th
15 (7)
Ataser

16/1

Form: 50840- D

Last run: 174 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Eyecatcher in the C&D contest won by Marshal Dan last October; however, seems best at 7f and may again get going too late on this drop back to sprinting; all wins remain on good ground.

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9th

17

(3)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:35 York

Ataser

9st 4lb

J: Connor Planas

T: T J Kent

dwelt start, held up in midfield, weakened over 1f out

20/1

12th

8

(14)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Ataser

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: T J Kent

dwelt start, towards rear

14/1

3rd

1

(7)

19th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

17:25 Doncaster

Ataser

9st 10lb

J: Connor Planas

T: T J Kent

Returned to form in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) when second at Newmarket (6f, good) in June but failed to back that up there (7f, good) a fortnight ago; hard to be confident following that latest run.

10/1

13/2

Form: 0814-3 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Ran well in similar event at Redcar (6f, soft) last week when making seasonal debut; favourably treated off the same mark (due to go up 1lb from tomorrow) and he's 3-9 at Newbury; strong claims.

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10th

6

(7)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Marshal Dan

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Heather Main

steadied start, in rear

14/1

10th

9

(9)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Marshal Dan

9st 4lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Heather Main

keen to post, in touch with leaders

16/1

7th

1

(16)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Newmarket

Marshal Dan

10st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Heather Main

Finished third of 15 in the 2018 running; has had a stop-start year but testing conditions suit and he looked in good form when a ready winner from Hodler at Leicester 18 days ago (7f, soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained); back up 5lb; one of the more likely ones.

8/1

11/2

Form: 7360-4 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Similar type to stablemate Bosh; hasn't won since his 2yo days but is on a workable mark and ran respectably in big field at Doncaster (soft) on reappearance; 2-3 over C&D and likely player back here.

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3rd

2

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Gisburn

9st 8lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

held up in rear, in touch with leaders 3f out, outpaced and edged left 2f out, still plenty to do over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, ran on final 110yds, not pace to challenge

15/2

13th

6

(10)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Gisburn

9st 4lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Ended his losing run when getting up late in a Goodwood handicap (6f, soft) last October (first run after a gelding operation); good efforts on AW on his next two starts; below par on New Year's Day but he returns to turf on a fair mark and conditions should suit; should go well.

10/1

Form: 38226- D

Last run: 116 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Scored three times (turf/AW) in 2021 and placed three times in 2022; had wind surgery since last run; forecast slow ground looks a negative (record suggests he needs good/faster on grass).

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9th

2

(11)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Ernies Valentine

9st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: David Loughnane

Not fully exposed over 1m and he further enhanced his AW record when seeing off nine rivals over C&D three weeks ago (fourth has won since); perhaps not so easy trying to dominate from stall 11 in a maximum field but he still looks feasibly treated.

11/2

1st

5

(9)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Ernies Valentine

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David Loughnane

Back on last winning mark; should be suited by this return to a more galloping track given he takes a bit of winding up and may have to weave his way through; can go well.

11/1

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Payout
Exacta £2456.00
Straight Forecast £1747.80
Tricast £17139.30
Trifecta £36574.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Crazy Luck

TOPSPEED:

Gisburn

RP Ratings:

Faro De San Juan

Daily Mirror:

Marshal Dan

The Times:

Zero Carbon

The Sun:

Fantasy Master

The Star:

Sir Thomas Gresham

NEWMARKET:

Faro De San Juan

POSTDATA:

Gisburn

Telegraph:

Gisburn

The Guardian:

Crazy Luck

Daily Mail:

Crazy Luck

D Express:

Crazy Luck

Daily Record:

Marshal Dan