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Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd Silver Bar Handicap

  • Prize money: £20616
  • 2m 0f 110y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd Silver Bar Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.20
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2412-1

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Last two starts in 2022 saw him getting up close home over 1m6f at Chester and pipped over 2m at Newmarket, both on good to soft; raised his game again when winning at Kempton (2m, AW) late last month (up 4lb today) and has further improvement in him.

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4th

1

(5)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Novel Legend

10st 0lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

Ended last term with heavy defeats in the Irish Cesarewitch and Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak; up to that he'd had a cracking campaign in handicaps, in which the first of three wins came over C&D first time out (his last AW run), and he still looks on a highly competitive mark if reappearing at the top of his game.

11/2

15th

4

(32)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Novel Legend

10st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: James Fanshawe

in touch with leaders

14/1

1st

2

(9)

5th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:20 Goodwood

Novel Legend

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

Solid record in handicaps includes three wins; ran well at Newbury (2m, good) most recently, beating all bar the progressive Sweet William who has franked the form since; acts on soft; major contender.

11/4

9/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 40320- D

Last run: 195 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Thorough stayer who goes well on softer than good (also effective on good) and mostly ran very well in defeat last term until a lesser show in the Cesarewitch; reappears off a career-high mark but with his stable going strongly.

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3rd

16

(2)

12th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Call My Bluff

8st 6lb

J: J F Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Thorough stayer who goes well on softer than good and mostly ran very well in defeat last term, as he did again at Newbury three weeks ago; won first visit here (2021) and stayed on strongly, but a bit too late, when placed both in last year's Chester Plate and behind Emiyn over C&D in September; needs to minimise traffic problems but otherwise looks set for a big run.

15/2

2nd

7

(8)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:50 Newbury

Call My Bluff

9st 5lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

prominent, led over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong

9/1

11th

21

(21)

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Call My Bluff

8st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

prominent, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

20/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 19327- C

Last run: 196 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Made all last July when first equipped with cheekpieces but form dipped when they were replaced with blinkers on final start; ran well on Lingfield AW on his only go at 2m and is well worth another attempt; has no headgear for this reappearance but William Buick has good strike-rate for the yard.

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1st

16

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Zain Nights

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Lucy Wadham

Useful Flat stayer who has improved for tackling 3m over hurdles, posting game wins at Newbury (3m, good to soft) and Cheltenham (3m, good) this spring; this 5yo could still be well treated and is firmly in calculations.

6/1

1st

15

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Zain Nights

10st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

prominent, led 2nd, briefly headed 4th, hit 9th, pushed along home turn, ridden and kept on well run-in, edged left final 110yds, pushed out

10/1

1st

12

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:08 Newbury

Zain Nights

10st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Useful stayer on the Flat; looks all about stamina over hurdles, having rallied to win a 2m4f maiden at Market Rasen (good to soft) and again doing his best work late to finish a well-held fourth on handicap debut at Sandown (2m4f); this longer trip should suit him well and he's in the mix.

9/1

4th
5 (1)
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20/1

Form: 509/9-

Last run: 336 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Prolific in 2020 and scored at Glorious Goodwood in 2021; underperformed in his only four starts since (three for Michael Bell, sole outing in 2022 for Johnny Murtagh) and has another change of trainer today, with same owners throughout; ground suits and he should stay beyond 1m6f; no great move down the weights.

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No Results Found

Form: 62017- D

Last run: 156 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Fit from hurdling, albeit not having set the world alight in that sphere; last Flat turf run was a win on soft at Nottingham last October (3lb higher today) and he stays very well, so should be an each-way player.

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11th

8

4th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 4

12:55 Ascot

Prince Imperial

11st 1lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Useful form as Flat/AW winner at up to 2m1f, including on soft; 0-6 over hurdles, where he has yet to show the same ability; while last month's third of 12 in handicap at Sedgefield (2m4f, good) was narrowly his best form in this sphere, more is needed from him.

12/1

3rd

1

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:30 Sedgefield

Prince Imperial

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Milton Harris

took keen hold, midfield, headway 5th, challenging 2 out, ridden to lead and switched to near side approaching last, kept on run-in

15/2

3rd

5

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

15:15 Newton Abbot

Prince Imperial

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Useful Flat-racer who was placed in two soft-ground novice hurdles for Richard Hughes at Plumpton last winter; didn't fire on handicap hurdle debut in March and subsequent Flat form has been disappointing (last two runs were for this stable); reverts to hurdling with a bit to prove; swaps visor for refitted cheekpieces.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 22124- D BF

Last run: 186 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Well beaten sole start on soft but won well last August over 2m on good to soft; that preceded his second in the Cesarewitch (again ridden by Benoit De La Sayette) in a very solid campaign; went close on 2022 reappearance and needs major respect this time round.

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3rd

7

(14)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Vino Victrix

8st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Hughie Morrison

C&D scorer who was also runner-up in the Cesarewitch in 2022; not disgraced when fifth to Sir Chauvelin over C&D four weeks ago so he must enter calculations now eased 1lb.

6/1

Form: 2-1416 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

4yo who's had six races; won at Kempton this year in a 1m4f novice and 2m handicap; looked set for better still but disappointed when 5-4 favourite for useful handicap at Kempton three weeks ago; debut (promise on good to soft) was sole go on turf; big player if repeating what he did two runs back.

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4th

9

(4)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Aztec Empire

8st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Dual Polytrack winner; won just the second of his eight handicaps but clocked up two placings in hot 2m races on good or good to firm last summer (neck second to Forza Orta at York) before a disappointing show in September when last seen; gelded since; seriously involved if back to form and it looks like he'll have his ground; in the mix.

11/2

Form: 30167- C

Last run: 193 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Close on 2022 return and registered career-best form when narrow winner at Goodwood (1m6f, good to soft) last August; sold out of Andrew Balding's for 45,000gns in November and this is her first run since, needing to be in top form; often travels well but worth this first go beyond 1m6f.

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10th

2

(10)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Newmarket (July)

Secret Shadow

9st 5lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Paul Nicholls

Unraced on firmer than good and she's won on good to soft, soft and heavy; suited by about 1m6f and her fifth of seven at Newbury on latest start was creditable; probably on the premises.

12/1

Form: /0433-

Last run: 209 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Often front-runner; stays well and possibly best these days on softer than good; first run since leaving Andrew Balding for 65,000gns in October and he's bidding for his first win since debut (2yo); has plenty of form which demands respect but well beaten first time out in the last two seasons.

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9th

6

(8)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

17:35 Bath

Star Caliber

9st 12lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Amanda Perrett

Winless since a successful debut at two when with Andrew Balding; hasn't beaten many since returning for this yard and his last 16 starts have been over further.

10/1

6th

9

(2)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Star Caliber

8st 12lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Amanda Perrett

Still without a win since making a successful debut as a 2yo; ran creditably both starts here (2021) but hasn't beaten many since returning for this yard in April, including when last of three on penultimate start, so others have more pressing claims.

25/1

Form: 07021- D

Last run: 161 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Blinkers appeared to give him a lift last autumn when second here (1m5f, soft) and winning in clearcut style at Newcastle (2m, AW); up 3lb for this reappearance but retains potential at 2m+.

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2nd

5

7th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

20:12 Southwell

Mostly Sunny

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Record of 3-19 on the Flat, with the wins coming from 1m4f to 2m; will therefore stay the trip over hurdles standing on his head and he was bought for 32,000gns out of Heather Main's yard; of useful ability and could easily be the answer.

7/4

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Payout
Exacta £198.00
Straight Forecast £175.30
Tricast £1107.80
Trifecta £1222.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Novel Legend

The Times:

Mostly Sunny

Telegraph:

Aztec Empire

TOPSPEED:

Vino Victrix

Daily Mail:

Secret Shadow

The Sun:

Star Caliber

LAMBOURN:

Call My Bluff

RP Ratings:

Novel Legend

POSTDATA:

Novel Legend

NEWMARKET:

Novel Legend

Daily Record:

Novel Legend

The Guardian:

Mostly Sunny

The Star:

Mostly Sunny

D Express:

Aztec Empire

Daily Mirror:

Vino Victrix