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Betsi Handicap

  • Prize money: £5050.8
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Betsi Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Light rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.40
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 44317-

Last run: 178 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

He was going beyond an extended 1m3f for the first time when winning over 2m at Wolverhampton (AW) in October; bit below form there (1m6f) three weeks later and not seen since; it's possible he has more to offer as a stayer, so one to consider.

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

6th

2

(6)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Seal Of Solomon

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

Decent strike-rate in handicaps and, while he's won fresh before, he's entitled to have come on for his recent comeback from ten months off; is a straightforward sort who's won over C&D before and holds fair claims.

6/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 265-40

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

0-4 for Joseph O'Brien and 0-6 for Mick Appleby, runner-up twice; absent 300 days before creditable, never-dangerous fourth of seven when upped in trip at Kempton in March, which appeared to show he stays 2m; tailed off on soft three weeks ago but not entirely dismissed now back on AW.

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

4th

8

(8)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

De Vegas Warrior

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

slowly into stride, soon in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

5/1

2nd

1

(3)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

De Vegas Warrior

9st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

Still seeking his first win after 21 starts but he has finished second twice this winter, missing out by just a short head at Southwell last month (1m6f; blinkered for the first time); creditable third over C&D four weeks ago; each-way shout.

5/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 6215-2 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Scored easily from Golden Keeper at Wolverhampton (1m6f, AW) last November; that's her only win from 15 starts but she has plenty of placed form, including when second of five over 2m here one week ago; cheekpieces (worn three times last year) return; a leading contender.

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

10th

13

(3)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

World Without Love

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

Two 1m6f wins on her record, the latest on turf off a 1lb lower mark in June; generally held her form since, third of eight at Chelmsford 11 days ago, but more needed to come out on top here.

14/1

3rd

8

(6)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 5f 66y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

World Without Love

9st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

towards rear

8/1

4th

2

26th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Lingfield (AW)

World Without Love

10st 2lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

held up in last

4/1

Form: 9/92-8

Last run: 100 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Looked as good as ever when second on the AW in December after wind surgery; however, soundly beaten next time and also in his three handicap hurdles since, leaving him under a cloud.

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

8th

5

(3)

17th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 5

17:00 Chester

Thunder Ahead

9st 6lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Alan King

in touch with leaders

14/1

7th

4

(3)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 175y

Class 5

13:15 Haydock

Thunder Ahead

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alan King

Not at his best on the Flat and over hurdles this year but didn't run badly when fourth of eight at Chelmsford (1m6f, AW) last month and, having raced freely, he could benefit from this drop back in distance; on a competitive mark and not ruled out.

10/1

4th

1

(7)

27th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

21:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Thunder Ahead

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Alan King

led

25/1

8/1

Form: 4432-6

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won a four-runner maiden handicap at Beverley (1m4f) last August; fair efforts over 1m4f/1m6f on AW in the autumn, including second to World Without Love, before gelded; tailed off 15 days ago when he first encountered soft going (also lost a shoe) but a swift return to form is not ruled out.

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

13th

12

(7)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

16:10 Bath

Golden Keeper

9st 4lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Ben Lund

slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, always behind, tailed off

50/1

9th

10

(3)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

13:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Golden Keeper

8st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ben Lund

awkward start and bumped rival start, in rear

50/1

11th

10

(5)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Golden Keeper

8st 12lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Ben Lund

Tumbling down the weights for his new yard but with good reason; too much to prove for comfort.

50/1

Form: 47162- CD

Last run: 168 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Off the mark last September over C&D in her second handicap; resumed progress when second of seven from the back in November, again over C&D, on final start for Chris Wall; new trainer has had recent winners and there's plenty which points to a big run from this new representative today.

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

7th

9

8th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:45 Kelso

Spit Spot

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual AW Flat winner at round 1m6f; has improved since going handicapping over hurdles, best run when 10l-second to an improver in mares' race at Doncaster in March (2m, heavy; winner now rated 14lb higher); may improve again on this better ground.

12/1

4th

2

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Spit Spot

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Stayed well on the Flat; no match for the winner on her handicap debut at Doncaster (2m, heavy) but ran a respectable race and it's still early days over hurdles.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 7/04-

Last run: 245 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

The winner last year of four handicap hurdles and a novice chase; has had only three runs under Flat rules, the latest when fourth of ten in a novice at Ffos Las (1m4f, good to soft) last August; absent since October; more to prove on AW but otherwise looks interesting on Flat handicap debut.

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

2nd

4

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 2

14:40 Stratford

Noahthirtytwored

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Adam West

Responded to pressure to win at Newton Abbot (2m, good) in June and finished well for 1l third at Uttoxeter (2m, good) last time; this step up in trip is well worth a go and he's one to consider.

7/2

3rd

8

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 2

14:30 Uttoxeter

Noahthirtytwored

11st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Adam West

Made a very promising start to chasing career last autumn and doubled his tally over fences with clearcut success at Newton Abbot (2m, good) last month; could still be well handicapped after 4lb rise and promising 5lb claimer Conor Rabbitt is enlisted; might be the answer.

3/1

1st

5

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:40 Newton Abbot

Noahthirtytwored

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Adam West

Good second at Worcester last month before an unfortunate fall at Southwell; fair effort on AW at Chelmsford recently and, while this represents a sharp rise in class, could well be involved; Sean Bowen on for the first time.

5/1

20/1

Form: 1304/9

Last run: 106 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Sole win in 2021; two trainer changes since and he looked out of form over hurdles late last year before his last of nine when return to Flat (1m4f, AW) in January; big questions to answer.

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

11th

6

(14)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Bath

Dirham Emirati

9st 2lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Gary Moore

All the better for this headgear combination and only narrowly failed in his hat-trick bid last time when third to Zillion; essentially 1lb lower with Connor Planas taking off 3lb; shortlisted.

6/1

3rd

2

(11)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

19:10 Bath

Dirham Emirati

9st 11lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Turned things around in new headgear when scoring over C&D (good) last month and he followed up with another narrow win over 1m6f here last time; only 2lb higher than for that success and he remains very well treated on his old form; big player in hat-trick bid.

11/4

1st

2

(3)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:50 Bath

Dirham Emirati

9st 9lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

slowly into stride

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £541.00
Straight Forecast £517.00
Tricast £1763.50
Trifecta £1628.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

World Without Love

SPOTLIGHT:

Spit Spot

NEWMARKET:

Seal Of Solomon

D Express:

Noahthirtytwored

The Times:

Spit Spot

The Guardian:

Spit Spot

Daily Mail:

Spit Spot

Telegraph:

Seal Of Solomon

TOPSPEED:

World Without Love

POSTDATA:

World Without Love

Daily Mirror:

World Without Love

Daily Record:

World Without Love