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Central Taxis Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 1m 4f 104y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Central Taxis Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 75727-

Last run: 221 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Competitively treated on best Flat efforts; however, has a question mark over current form having achieved little in handicap hurdles for new yard this year.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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2nd

4

(1)

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 28y

Class 4

15:30 Musselburgh

Simple Star

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Dianne Sayer

With new trainer this season and career-best form recently, winning three of his last four starts (in a blanket finish last time) and unlucky in the other; four of those runs were at this track but all were about 1m3f/1m4f and he's never been further on Flat, so this trip requires guesswork.

7/1

1st

4

(6)

11th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 5

14:20 Musselburgh

Simple Star

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Dianne Sayer

Thrived during May, winning successive races (over C&D and at Hamilton); didn't get the breaks when it mattered most, chasing home Sophiesticate over C&D (good) seven weeks ago; still competitive from this mark (5lb higher than last winning mark).

4/1

2nd

2

(2)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 5

18:40 Musselburgh

Simple Star

9st 11lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Dianne Sayer

held up in rear

7/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 2382-8

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Possibly unsuited by the return to AW on reappearance; still a maiden but was runner-up four times on turf last year and has a fighting chance on that form.

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18

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Belle Of Annandale

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Yet to win on Flat (0-19; runner-up six times) but has taken well to hurdling, winning a Perth maiden and a novice contest at Musselburgh; unplaced on the Flat last time; little appeal from 4lb out of the handicap.

25/1

7th

1

(1)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Belle Of Annandale

9st 12lb

J: Kyle McHugh

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Yet to win on Flat (0-19; runner-up six times) but has taken well to hurdling, winning maiden and novice contests at Perth and Musselburgh; reverts to the AW (0-2) after finishing a creditable third in a valuable handicap hurdle at Musselburgh (with visor fitted) on New Year's Day.

11/4

11/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 40-674 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Took a step back in right direction at Thirsk last month and seems poised to build on that effort, considering her good record (5-9) at this venue; interesting off a handy mark.

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1st

3

(8)

16th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

16:40 Musselburgh

Smart Lass

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Has won here five times on the Flat (1m4f/1m5f) and once over hurdles (1m7f); patchy form of late and below par here most recently, while she needs to prove her stamina, but she can't be ruled out given her record here.

7/1

5th

5

(3)

17th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

16:35 Musselburgh

Smart Lass

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, soon recovered to lead

9/2

6th

5

(7)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

18:12 Ayr

Smart Lass

9st 13lb

J: Miss Hannah Crawford

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, led at fast pace, reduced lead 6f out, headed under 3f out

3/1

Form: -82526

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Capable of going well, having finished runner-up on four occasions (turf/AW) since last summer; however, this 7yo maiden may again prove unable to go one better.

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2nd

4

(8)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Billy Bathgate

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

held up in last

14/1

5th

5

(2)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:15 Southwell (AW)

Billy Bathgate

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

led, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

15/2

2nd

3

(6)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Billy Bathgate

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

midfield, pressed leader from over 2f out, kept on, no extra towards finish

10/1

3/1

Form: 0211-4 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Creditable fourth at Kempton (back from layoff) last month when bidding for AW hat-trick; remains in form and commands respect having gained sole turf success in this race last year.

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8th

3

(3)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Lednikov

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ivan Furtado

took keen hold, prominent

16/1

11th

6

(3)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Lednikov

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Ivan Furtado

Won twice at Southwell (1m3f/1m4f) at the end of 2022, but 0-8 last year despite having dropped below his last winning mark for his last four outings; returns from five months off and market helpful.

9/1

4th

4

(10)

10th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Lednikov

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ivan Furtado

Below form lately, but won twice here (1m3f/1m4f) at the end of last year and finished third of 12 back at this venue (1m6f) in June; 6lb below his last winning mark and worth a second look.

7/2

Form: 63721/ C

Last run: 610 days

W: 9st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner down the years but has been absent since his Haydock success (off this mark) in September 2021; returns as a 10yo; follow the market signals.

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8th

8

(5)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Great Colaci

9st 1lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Gillian Boanas

Veteran who notched a ninth win at the track when landing a 0-50 classified over C&D last month; since well held behind four of these back into handicap company and others are stronger once more.

10/1

7th

9

(1)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Great Colaci

9st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Gillian Boanas

midfield

13/2

1st

3

(7)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Great Colaci

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Gillian Boanas

Veteran with eight course wins to his name, most recently over 1m4f in September; went close over 1m last month and returning to this intermediate trip should suit; not ruled out each-way.

11/2

2/1

Form: 800-12 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

In good form on Tapeta at Southwell (belatedly regained the winning thread) and Wolverhampton (close second) this season; turf win (in 2020) came off a higher mark; shortlisted.

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8th

4

(3)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Carlos Felix

9st 11lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Stella Barclay

dwelt start, took keen hold, towards rear

3/1

1st

3

(6)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:30 Newcastle (AW)

Carlos Felix

10st 2lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Stella Barclay

Ex-Phil Kirby; two good runs in 1m4f AW handicaps in the spring (won at Southwell in March) but disappointing since, including back at Southwell last time; bit to prove on debut for new trainer.

10/1

7th

13

(2)

13th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell (AW)

Carlos Felix

8st 12lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Philip Kirby

Slow starter; races on AW since the start of 2022 have produced form figures of 22212 with the win coming over C&D; below form in two turf efforts last month.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 244-8

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Maiden who has form in bumpers, over hurdles and on Flat; heavy going was a possible excuse on handicap/seasonal debut; may improve back on forecast better ground.

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5th

5

(8)

2nd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 1f 47y

Class 6

17:16 Carlisle

Scottish Wind

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Placed in a bumper and made promising start to Flat career last summer but both handicap runs this year have been very disappointing; first-time cheekpieces need to revive his fortunes.

12/1

2

(3)

23rd May 2023

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

21:00 Ayr

Scottish Wind

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Lucinda Russell

8th

2

(4)

5th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

15:50 Musselburgh

Scottish Wind

9st 9lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Lucinda Russell

towards rear, pushed along from over 3f out, no impression from 2f out

10/1

9th
9 (5)
Pammi

25/1

Form: 87/07/ D

Last run: 618 days

W: 8st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Has a better strike-rate over hurdles than on the Flat; only wins under this code came in 2018 and not seen in this sphere since 2021; percentage call is to oppose her.

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4th

7

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

13:35 Musselburgh

Pammi

10st 8lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Jim Goldie

Perth specialist who has also won over C&D; well beaten in both codes since scoring at Perth in September (when 2lb lower) and won't find things easy in this grade.

25/1

8th

8

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

12:35 Musselburgh

Pammi

10st 5lb

J: William Maggs

T: Jim Goldie

Won at Perth (3m, soft; good ground fine) in September and her heavy defeat on the Flat last month isn't a concern in today's context as she's shown very little in that code this season; however, her last seven wins have all come at Perth and it's a long time since she ran well here.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £538.00
Straight Forecast £499.10
Tricast £2112.30
Trifecta £2815.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lednikov

The Times:

Carlos Felix

RP RATINGS:

Smart Lass

POSTDATA:

Lednikov

The Guardian:

Lednikov

Daily Mail:

Lednikov

Daily Mirror:

Lednikov

The Star:

Lednikov

Telegraph:

Carlos Felix

D Express:

Carlos Felix

Daily Record:

Carlos Felix

The Sun:

Smart Lass