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Alice’s 70th Birthday Handicap

  • Prize money: £5574.2
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Alice’s 70th Birthday Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 3463-3

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Fair 1m maiden for Sir Michael Stoute in 2022 who subsequently changed hands for 50,000gns; gelded and off eight months before posting an encouraging third of 13 for his new yard in 1m2f Redcar handicap three weeks ago; still has few miles on the clock so he is very much in the mix.

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1st

1

(2)

24th May 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Ayr

Morning Sun

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

Won from the front over C&D (good) a fortnight ago on his second start since leaving Sir Michael Stoute; this lightly raced 4yo did it with something to spare and could take a 6lb rise in his stride; strong claims.

5/2

3

(2)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Wetherby

Morning Sun

9st 10lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

1st

7

(6)

8th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:55 Ayr

Morning Sun

9st 3lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

Fair 1m maiden for Sir Michael Stoute in 2022 who subsequently changed hands for 50,000gns; gelded and off eight months before posting an encouraging third of 13 for his new yard in 1m2f Redcar handicap three weeks ago; still has few miles on the clock so he is very much in the mix.

5/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 414-68 CD

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Came in last of eight in 1m2f Newcastle handicap in March but he posted a creditable sixth over hurdles here 17 days ago; this C&D winner can't be dismissed.

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13th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

First Impression

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John & Sean Quinn

Useful dual-purpose performer but he's on a tough mark over hurdles, now 8lb higher than for his last win (last February) after going up 3lb for a narrow defeat at Doncaster; should give his running but others are preferred for win purposes.

8/1

2nd

9

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

First Impression

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John Quinn

raced in second

16/1

0

2

(5)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Pontefract

First Impression

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

In top form at Chester since returning from a three-month break, posting a win (1m2f, soft) then a good second (1m2f, good to soft); also effective elsewhere and he can give another good account.

11/2

8/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 460/1- D

Last run: 346 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

A fair 1m2f winner on his final run for Joseph O'Brien last May who also scored over hurdles for his current yard at Cork in March; this Irish challenger is in the picture returned to this sphere.

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4

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 50y

14:55 Limerick

Snapius

11st 5lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: J A Nash

towards rear

20/1

16/1

Form: 10079- CD

Last run: 214 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Gained her breakthrough success over C&D in August but she ended 2022 under something of a cloud; respectable fourth over 1m3f at Hamilton yesterday but will need more if turning out again.

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9th

6

(4)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Sophiesticate

9st 9lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Jim Goldie

Won off this mark at Musselburgh (1m4f, good) in June and good second over this C&D (good) in August; has also run well on soft this term; however, she's finished down the field the last twice; has to get back on track.

16/1

5th

6

(4)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 3

15:40 Hamilton

Sophiesticate

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Jim Goldie

Resumed winning ways at Musselburgh (1m4f) in June and largely in good form since until beating only one at Ayr (1m2f) 11 days ago; this drop to 1m isn't certain to suit and she's 3lb out of the handicap too.

20/1

6th

4

(6)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Ayr

Sophiesticate

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

All wins in Scottish races on good ground (placed on soft once); ran creditably (2l second) in first-time hood over C&D most recently and again may not be far away; headgear retained.

13/2

14/1

Form: 597-74 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Arrives on a lengthy losing run but he wasn't disgraced when fourth of 14 in 1m4f handicap at Musselburgh eight days ago so this five-time C&D winner can't be ruled out.

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3rd

13

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Glasses Up

8st 11lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Seven course wins, most recently when gamely making all over this trip last August; out of form on AW when last seen in autumn, though, and does not have a good record when fresh.

16/1

Form: 4274-9

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on his first run for eight months when ninth of 16 in 1m Limerick handicap 16 days ago; this Irish raider is unreliable on the whole, however.

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No Results Found

Form: 5/00-7 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful winner around 1m1f in France for Fabrice Chappet; changed hands for 25,000euros subsequently but he beat only one after eleven months off on his yard debut in eight-runner handicap at Ripon (1m2f) 18 days ago; a big step forward is required.

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4th

3

(2)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Ripon

Val Bassett

9st 10lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Two 1m1f wins (on soft and AW) in France as 3yo in 2021; failed to make a serious impact in 2022 or 2023 and same story on last month's run in a second-time visor; now blinkered and 15lb lower than this time last year.

13/2

6th

1

(7)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

17:20 Doncaster

Val Bassett

10st 0lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: David O’Meara

Two 1m1f wins (on soft and AW) in France as 3yo; well held in just two starts in 2022; just scraps of form for this yard last year but he ran better than the bare result on Ripon reappearance (1m2f, soft) and of interest off 13lb lower on return from a winter break.

5/1

8th

4

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

16:28 Redcar

Val Bassett

9st 13lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: David O’Meara

Two wins in France in 2021 (1m1f/9.5f, including on soft); no serious impact in his six runs for new stable, albeit not beaten far on penultimate start; 11lb lower than on reappearance; tries headgear first time.

7/1

100/30

Form: 7530-3 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

C&D scorer who resumed after five months off with a promising third of 13 in 1m2f Haydock handicap nine days ago, keeping on strongly late under a patient ride having been short of room 2f out; he merits serious consideration off the same mark.

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No Results Found
OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 56-682 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Got back on track in first-time cheekpieces when second of eight in 1m2f Ripon handicap 18 days ago; he needs considering nudged up 1lb with the headgear retained.

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8th

7

(8)

1st Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

16:20 Ripon

Society Red

8st 11lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Richard Fahey

Has worn these cheekpieces the last twice; inconsistent 9yo who was disappointing at Ayr (1m2f, good) last time but prior to that he was a good second over this C&D (soft) and he's capable bouncing back from a poor run; has won over C&D and is versatile ground-wise; not written off.

25/1

9th

4

(3)

8th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:55 Ayr

Society Red

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Got back on track in first-time cheekpieces when second of eight in 1m2f Ripon handicap 18 days ago; he needs considering nudged up 1lb with the headgear retained.

6/1

2nd

7

(9)

20th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:30 Ripon

Society Red

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

in touch with leaders on outer

16/1

Form: 3721/6

Last run: 3 days

W: 8st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Veteran handicapper who wasn't given a hard time of it after 20 months off the track when sixth of nine in 1m4f Musselburgh handicap only three days ago; this fair winner is no forlorn hope.

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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

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Non-runners

Busby, Great Colaci

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £362.00
Straight Forecast £331.10
Tricast £3943.80
Trifecta £3711.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Highwaygrey

TOPSPEED:

Snapius

RP RATINGS:

Glasses Up

The Times:

Morning Sun

The Guardian:

Zahee

D Express:

Busby

Telegraph:

Society Red

Daily Record:

Snapius

POSTDATA:

Highwaygrey

Daily Mail:

Highwaygrey

Daily Mirror:

Highwaygrey

The Sun:

Highwaygrey

The Star:

Highwaygrey

THE NORTH:

Glasses Up