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Good To Soft

Royal Pigeon Racing Association Handicap

  • Prize money: £4004
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
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Royal Pigeon Racing Association Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/8 (Won)

Form: 8-673

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

No show in three runs over 6f but stepped up to 1m for his handicap debut at Southwell and he finished strongly from off the pace to finish right behind H Key Lails; easy to envisage further improvement here.

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

1st

5

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

17:40 Musselburgh

Golden Maverick

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won five times on the Flat from 1m-1m2f for Ian Williams last year; has taken time to click as a hurdler, but off the mark in a modest race at Haydock last time (1m7f, soft); not badly treated on handicap debut and could well play a part.

15/8

1st

3

20th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

14:15 Haydock

Golden Maverick

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Useful Flat form before changing hands for 100,000gns; has shaped with a nice bit of promise in both his runs over hurdles, especially as soft ground would not have been absolutely ideal for him; strong contender even on soft and yet conditions could dry out.

5/4

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7/2

Form: 660-42

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Never nearer than at the finish when close up behind H Key Lails and Golden Maverick at Southwell, after which he just missed out upped to 1m2f at Nottingham (soft); should go very well off 3lb higher than last time.

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5th

12

(2)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Obama Army

9st 4lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Dual winner on turf but as good as ever when runner-up over C&D last month; left on the same mark and could be more to come having not been with this yard long.

11/2

2nd

8

(9)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Obama Army

9st 11lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

prominent, headway and challenging when ridden 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

8/1

20/1

Form: 40-98

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Has gone backwards since a fairly decent debut on the AW last October and went in a hood/tongue-tie combination for handicap debut on the AW (7f); no aids this time on turf debut and couldn't be confident.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

10

(3)

21st Jul 2023

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 6

16:40 Nottingham

Brabusach

9st 4lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Ivan Furtado

Ten-race maiden who can take a strong hold but he's finished runner-up in last four starts and he ran into a handicap blot at Salisbury (1m2f, soft; first-time visor) last Saturday; was no match for the winner in that race but he pulled clear of the third and still looks on a workable mark; key player.

5/2

2nd

2

(4)

15th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 201y

Class 6

19:45 Salisbury

Brabusach

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ivan Furtado

Doesn't help himself by racing too freely and remains a maiden after nine runs but came second three times last month (8.3f-1m2f, good to firm) and is likely to be right in the thick of things again here; swaps cheekpieces for first-time visor; handles good to soft, unraced on anything slower.

7/4

8/1

Form: 099-

Last run: 194 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Didn't show much in these colours when trained by George Boughey, from 7f to 1m; has joined another respected yard but would need to see market support ahead of her handicap debut.

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7th

13

(7)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Angel De Luz

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Amy Murphy

Plenty of chances at a lowly level on turf and didn't improve for the switch to the AW (Polytrack) last time; is some way down the pecking order.

12/1

5th

10

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:10 Kempton (AW)

Angel De Luz

8st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Amy Murphy

0-10 on turf and she's shown just modest form; switch to AW needs to have a dramatic effect.

25/1

20/1

Form: 86758-

Last run: 221 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

0-5 and never improved for nurseries on her final two runs of last season (7.5f/1m); this is her first time on softish ground and that may help.

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25/1

Form: 60-856

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Well held in three starts over 5f/6f on turf last year and in three handicaps (1m/7f) since returning in January; cheekpieces tried last time are left off; much to prove.

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Verdict Starting price

14th

16

(6)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Thirsk

Carmentis

8st 4lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

Mainly modest efforts, including on two runs over hurdles; 1lb out of the handicap.

40/1

0

7

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:55 Cartmel

Carmentis

10st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Unplaced in seven Flat starts and tailed off on last month's Uttoxeter hurdle debut (150-1).

100/1

10/1

Form: 080-

Last run: 179 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Quiet last season (6f/7f) but has a good pedigree and may improve as a 3yo handicapper.

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

3rd

9

(8)

11th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

16:05 Brighton

Seraphia

8st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Michael Bell

dwelt start

7/1

6th

12

(5)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Seraphia

9st 0lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Michael Bell

towards rear

8/1

4th

8

(2)

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 104y

Class 6

16:20 Yarmouth

Seraphia

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Michael Bell

Fair third at Leicester in a first-time visor in May, but lesser efforts with headgear since; plenty to prove now from 1lb out of the handicap.

10/1

Form: 0-3612 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

His turf defeats came in novice events and he's improved for going into handicaps, including a win at Wolverhampton (8.6f) and a near miss at Southwell (1m; ahead of two of these); obvious contender if handling the conditions.

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11th

10

(10)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:05 Chelmsford (AW)

H Key Lails

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Attwater

Running well over C&D during February, two near-misses followed by a short-head success; didn't get home under a positive ride when fourth of 11 at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) a fortnight ago, but one for the shortlist back here.

8/1

25/1

Form: 089-

Last run: 227 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Quiet in her three qualifying runs over 6f and there's plenty of speed in her pedigree; best watched now upped to 1m for handicap debut.

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10th

10

(5)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Wetherby

Havanawing

8st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Mark Walford

Down the field in 1m handicap here on seasonal debut and still has now worthwhile form; first-time headgear needs to have major effect.

50/1

9th

8

(3)

30th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

14:30 Wetherby

Havanawing

9st 0lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Quiet in her three qualifying runs over 6f and there's plenty of speed in her pedigree; best watched now upped to 1m for handicap debut.

25/1

9th

8

(2)

15th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:52 Pontefract

Havanawing

9st 2lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Mark Walford

towards rear, pushed along from over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

100/1

Form: 000-8

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Modest Irish form and beat only one home on British/handicap debut over 6f on the AW; enough to prove.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

3

(1)

30th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

14:30 Wetherby

Lough Swilly Lass

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Lucinda Russell

Modest Irish form and beat only one home on British/handicap debut over 6f on the AW; enough to prove.

14/1

8th

7

(2)

3rd Mar 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Lough Swilly Lass

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Hard to recommend on bare form of three Irish turf runs for Ciaran Murphy but shaped considerably better than the distance beaten in 7f Down Royal maiden in June, travelled well and not persevered with when short of room at a crucial stage; not obviously thrown in but worth a market check.

16/1

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Selections

RP Ratings:

Golden Maverick

SPOTLIGHT:

Obama Army

NEWMARKET:

Seraphia

POSTDATA:

Obama Army

The Times:

Golden Maverick

Telegraph:

Golden Maverick

D Express:

Golden Maverick

Daily Mirror:

Golden Maverick

The Sun:

Golden Maverick

The Star:

Golden Maverick

Daily Record:

Golden Maverick