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Good To Soft

Camden Pale Handicap

  • Prize money: £12740
  • 0m 6f 17y
  • Class 3
  • 14 runners
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Camden Pale Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.60
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 422-15 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Kept getting placed but finally got off the mark when making all at Wolverhampton (6f; 1lb lower); upset in the stalls prior to her Lingfield defeat but still held a prominent position before fading; effective on grass but unproven on a slow surface; others preferred despite her good draw.

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12/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 77-12

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Ex-Godolphin and, following 35,000gns sale and a gelding operation, he won at Newcastle (5f, AW) in February; no doubt bumped into one well ahead of his mark at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft) but he's got a rotten draw.

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6th

8

(9)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Winter Crown

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Not seen since a decent effort on soft turf at Chester last July but proved he can go well fresh when winning 5f novice here in this month last year (his only AW run), and has possibilities if fully tuned up.

6/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 642-1 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Made steady progress as a 2yo, signing off with a near-miss at Doncaster (6f) in a race that's worked out especially well; returned there 12 days ago with a comfortable front-running victory at even-money (soft); could easily be well treated for this handicap debut and the draw has been kind.

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1st

6

(8)

4th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Goodwood

Royal Dress

9st 7lb

J: Ben Coen

T: James Tate

Won a 6f novice and a 7f handicap last year for Richard Hannon, both on slow ground; showed she stays 1m when fourth to Choisya at the big summer meeting here, but she received weight and a beating that day and will need a career best to make a winning start for her new yard; fitted with a hood.

20/1

7th

3

(2)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Haydock

Royal Dress

9st 13lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Three runs on soft or heavy ground and she's recorded two wins and a third (one of them here); failed to fire on fast ground at York's Ebor meeting but this surface should be much more to her liking; still not fully exposed and needs consideration.

8/1

4th
14 (4)
Tasever

8/1

Form: 9434-2 BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Gelded after running well in three of four runs as a juvenile (all at 6f); beaten 4l on handicap debut at Beverley (5f, soft) but the start of that race didn't go well through no fault of his own and he's a likely improver.

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No Results Found

Form: 2140-3

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner at 5f (good/soft) and she reappeared with a close third in a Pontefract handicap (6f, soft); quite exposed but she's well drawn for one who can lead, and her proven ability to cope with the conditions will count for a lot.

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12th

9

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

15:30 Curragh

California Gem

9st 2lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Adrian Murray

All three wins in Britain came over the minimum trip; too keen on last month's yard debut and hard to fancy here.

33/1

9th

2

(5)

18th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

California Gem

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Adrian Murray

always behind

16/1

Form: 604-11 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won both his starts on either side of being gelded but it was by the skin of his teeth at Yarmouth (6f, soft) when getting up the nick of time; 4lb higher in a loftier grade here and could have been better drawn.

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12/1

Form: 3118-9 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Two course wins last season (one on good to soft) - albeit at 7f - ticks a big box but she's been beaten in the region of 10l in two Group-race assignments (1m/7f), latterly in the Nell Gwyn; probably has the pace for sprinting but stall 12 has to spell danger on her handicap debut.

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9th

5

(8)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

17:00 Newmarket

Frankness

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Andrew Balding

Looks good on her day, as when winning 6f handicaps at Goodwood and Salisbury this season; good second over C&D 16 days ago and still capable of better; best form on good or quicker so rain wouldn't be an obvious plus.

10/1

2nd

5

(11)

28th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Frankness

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Has looked good on a couple of occasions this year, notably at Salisbury three weeks ago when finishing her race off strongly (fastest sectional for each of the last three furlongs); wouldn't be certain to confirm the placings with Al Simmo, who was always on the sharp end that day, but still not fully exposed as a sprinter.

7/2

1st

3

(9)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:15 Salisbury

Frankness

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on outer 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well and led towards finish

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 119-61 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Useful 2yo before predictably struggling in the Gimcrack; had excuses on reappearance and made the most of his good draw when breaking well and holding on narrowly at Ripon (6f, soft); high in the weights following a 4lb rise but should give his running.

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4th

2

(7)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Beverley

Lakota Blue

9st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Three wins over 6f on ground ranging from good to firm to soft; career best when second over 5f at Glorious Goodwood last summer (5f); went to the sales in October, fetching 85,000gns and returning to Nigel Tinkler; gelded since last seen; type to progress further as a 4yo but back from a break perhaps not the time to catch him.

8/1

20/1

Form: 31655-

Last run: 186 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Only win in six came when odds-on in a 5f maiden and he was well held in both his nurseries; could be open to some improvement now gelded but this is a tough reappearance assignment; should be fine on the ground.

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3rd

3

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Minnesota Lad

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, midfield, in touch with leaders after 2f, disputing second 1f out, carried left but kept on inside final furlong

13/2

Form: 332-80 D

Last run: 95 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Maiden winner who went close in one of her nurseries off 2lb higher; however, her form dipped through the winter and she changed hands for only £2,500; opposable on debut for new yard.

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12th

7

(8)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:10 Newcastle (AW)

Corinthian Kid

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Patrick Morris

6f winner for previous yard; far from solid judged on her form for current stable; chance depends on how well she responds to first-time hood.

33/1

12th

11

(5)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Corinthian Kid

9st 3lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Patrick Morris

Turf winner for Jonathan Portman as a 2yo; four runs for this yard have resulted in three heavy defeats and one sound effort at Chester; down in the weights but there are risks attached.

33/1

7th

5

(8)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

14:50 Bath

Corinthian Kid

9st 6lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Patrick Morris

took keen hold, prominent, weakened from over 2f out

16/1

11th
10 (11)
Macho Mania

20/1

Form: 226-

Last run: 143 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Confined to AW novices last season, finishing runner-up in the first two but down the field the final time; from a yard that likes nothing more than winners at this meeting and needs checking in the market with a visor added for handicap debut; drawn wider than ideal.

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8th

3

(6)

13th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Macho Mania

9st 9lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Phil McEntee

Picked off in the final strides in a 6f classified event at Lingfield nine days ago but dropped away to finish a remote eighth at Newcastle on Monday (tried in a hood which is left off today); needs better for today's drop back to 5f.

7/1

8th

6

(7)

8th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Macho Mania

9st 2lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Phil McEntee

Record of 0-16 but he was only just caught by the favourite in a classified event at Lingfield (6f, Polytrack) last Thursday; hood is now added into the mix and he's a big player if he can repeat that latest form.

100/30

2nd

5

(10)

4th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

11:45 Lingfield (AW)

Macho Mania

9st 2lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Phil McEntee

took keen hold, pressed leader, led 2f out, clear 1f out, reduced lead inside final furlong, headed final stride

16/1

Form: 2213-

Last run: 341 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Made a solid start in novice/maiden events before finishing third of 12 in the Woodcote (6f, good) at last year's Derby meeting; that wasn't the strongest renewal of that race but his effort can be upgraded and, although a long-time absent, his connections target this meeting; unraced on ground softer than good but respected on handicap debut

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5th

11

(8)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 3

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Commander Straker

9st 2lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Fair 2yo form, winning a 5f novice at Bath; absent since finishing third in the 2022 Woodcote Stakes at Epsom; gelded during his 645-day absence; best watched.

20/1

4

(5)

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 17y

Class 3

15:45 Chester

Commander Straker

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

Made a solid start in novice/maiden events before finishing third of 12 in the Woodcote (6f, good) at last year's Derby meeting; that wasn't the strongest renewal of that race but his effort can be upgraded and, although a long-time absent, his connections target this meeting; unraced on ground softer than good but respected on handicap debut

12/1

3rd

2

(12)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 2

14:00 Epsom

Commander Straker

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

raced wide early, took keen hold, soon led, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, no extra and lost second inside final 110yds (jockey said colt ran too free in the early stages)

7/2

Form: 6770-5 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won Thirsk maiden last May, his sole success in ten starts; highly tried in fairness on some occasions but dropped only 1lb for his 4l defeat in a Newmarket handicap three weeks ago and others might be better in; best form on good or quicker.

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2nd

1

(3)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

17:05 Doncaster

Kings Crown

9st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Michael Dods

Sole win for Adrian Nicholls came in a juvenile maiden at Thirsk (6f, good) in May 2022; twice thereabouts at Pontefract last season and ran better than finishing position (ninth) suggests on recent stable debut; handles soft ground with easing mark providing hope; chance.

11/4

Form: 211-1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Impressed in beating a fellow improver (pair clear) when not settling at Wolverhampton (6f; 5lb lower) but this US-bred filly might not be ideally suited by these forecast slower conditions and stall 13 makes life difficult; on the upgrade but might do well to bring up the four-timer.

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7th

12

(11)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Shes Centimental

8st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

dwelt start, in rear, some headway inside final furlong

33/1

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Non-runners

King's Crown, She's Centimental

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Payout
Exacta £2477.00
Straight Forecast £1911.80
Tricast £5235.90
Trifecta £6942.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Royal Dress

POSTDATA:

Lakota Blue

SPOTLIGHT:

Tasever

NEWMARKET:

California Gem

The Guardian:

Commander Straker

TOPSPEED:

Radio Goo Goo

The Star:

Tasever

Daily Mirror:

Royal Dress

The Sun:

Royal Dress

Daily Record:

Royal Dress

The Times:

Lakota Blue

D Express:

Lakota Blue

Telegraph:

California Gem

Daily Mail:

Commander Straker