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Good To Soft

Everyone’s Turf Handicap

  • Prize money: £10192
  • 0m 7f 1y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Everyone’s Turf Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

1st
2 (12)
Hodler

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 122-77 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Improved in 7f handicaps last year, the most recent of three wins (all for Ryan Sexton) coming on soft at Epsom in September; should find further opportunities this year but not yet back to peak form in 2023.

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3rd

2

(6)

4th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

20:05 Yarmouth

Hodler

9st 6lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

raced in last

20/1

11th

1

(9)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Hodler

9st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Jim Boyle

slowly into stride

10/1

9th

7

(6)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Hodler

9st 1lb

J: William Cox

T: Jim Boyle

in rear

6/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 225172 D BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Came clear when winning at Doncaster in April (soft) but never got into the action under a penalty at Redcar after; heavy ground probably a step too far in a four-runner race at Leicester since; further 4lb higher today but is unexposed on soft and remains of interest.

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4th

6

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Gorak

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

led towards far side, headed over 2f out, no extra and lost third inside final 110yds

25/1

19th

11

(11)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ayr

Gorak

9st 8lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

Blew mark when a close fourth at Haydock (Group 3; 7f, good to firm) in June; subsequent handicap efforts suggest another struggle is on the cards.

66/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 34952- CD

Last run: 197 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Many of his best efforts on this track and nearly added to his two wins when touched off on reappearance in this race in 2022 (soft); mostly quiet after, including on latest two starts here, and had cheekpieces fitted (retained) when last seen; however, 3lb lower than 12 months ago so has a clear weights chance.

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3rd

5

(11)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Paws For Thought

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Donald McCain

Six-time turf winner, including when completing a hat-trick over 5f/6f last summer; half-brother to a couple of AW winners, but still faces a stiff task from the outside stall after seven months off.

16/1

7th

1

(5)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Ascot

Paws For Thought

11st 2lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Donald McCain

Following wind surgery he immediately won three in a row in the summer (7f/6f, good/good to soft) and is on a competitive mark on that form; however, he's gone off the boil more recently and a revival is required.

16/1

23th

21

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ayr

Paws For Thought

9st 2lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Donald McCain

Instant benefits from a wind operation in May, winning 7f handicaps at Chester and Haydock before producing a career-best RPR when powering home in the Scottish Stewards' Cup; two defeats have followed but faced stiff task in a Listed race formerly and then had a duff draw last time; good Irish apprentice booked; prominent racer who should give it another good go.

22/1

5/1

Form: 9-0002 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Defied a sluggish start to win this in 2021 (good to soft) but never at the races when fourth here 12 months ago; deteriorating ground will matter less to him than others and back to form at Leicester recently; has the ability to play a big part.

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4th

4

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Leicester

Broken Spear

9st 5lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Never really got involved after slow start on last month's seasonal debut, but his subsequent fourth at Leicester (7f, soft) was a decent effort and he's now 4lb lower than when scoring over C&D on soft ground last May.

5/1

4th

3

(1)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:15 Doncaster

Broken Spear

9st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Has several pieces of good form at Doncaster, including C&D win off 5lb higher in 2021 (soft); interesting returned to this venue with Newcastle reappearance under his belt.

9/2

Form: 38-984 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Infrequent winner these days but is capable of very useful handicap form on soft and is a course winner over slightly further (from four starts here); favourably treated and no surprise at all to see him go well.

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8th

2

(8)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Ripon

Another Batt

9st 12lb

J: Sam James

T: David & Nicola Barron

Back to winning ways over C&D (soft) last month and followed up at Thirsk (1m, soft); his last four wins have come on soft ground but he showed solid form on good going last year and this 8yo could go well once more.

5/1

1st

7

(6)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 3

16:00 Thirsk

Another Batt

9st 6lb

J: Sam James

T: David & Nicola Barron

slightly awkward start, in rear

13/2

6th
7 (13)
Maysong

12/1

Form: -34313 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

In very good form over 1m, running a close third in the Spring Mile (heavy) before winning under Shariq Mohd at Redcar (soft); had a stiff task in a better race at Leicester since but a tight 7f asks a different question.

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7th

13

(2)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Maysong

9st 5lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Alice Haynes

Has steadily found his form on AW this year, close second at Kempton (1m) most recently; fully exposed but he finished third (off only 2lb lower) in this race 12 months ago and could go well again.

16/1

2nd

1

(5)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:24 Kempton (AW)

Maysong

9st 9lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Alice Haynes

Just 1-27 on AW but ran well enough in a Chelmsford 0-85 last time to be considered.

4/1

Form: 138-91 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Fresh from a wide-margin 6f win at Catterick 14 days ago (good to soft); did win over C&D off this mark in 2021 (good) but rarely convinced at 7f since and was well held on soft in this race 12 months ago.

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2nd

3

(12)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Roundhay Park

9st 8lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

in touch with leaders

25/1

9th

15

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Roundhay Park

9st 2lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

awkward start and slowly into stride, soon midfield

40/1

12th

7

(8)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Roundhay Park

9st 7lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Been a fine servant to connections, winning 12 times, but only one of those was over 7f and that was around the tight turns of Chester; plenty to prove making his AW debut on his 68th start after 196 days off.

16/1

OUR TIP

9/1

Form: 16400- C

Last run: 221 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Usually leads; all three wins over 6f on this track, including on soft; has also run well over C&D and the extended 7f here but conserving his energy looks a challenge on first run back from a winter break.

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4th

2

(1)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Roman Dragon

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hugo Palmer

midfield on inner, headway 1f out, soon switched right, went fourth towards finish

7/2

8th

3

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Roman Dragon

9st 0lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Hugo Palmer

He has done the bulk of his racing at Chester and is clearly well suited to the track, winning five of his 15 starts there, all over this trip; he can be given a pass for a lesser run over 5f on heavy ground six weeks ago but neither of his AW runs have been that promising and he's probably too high in the weights away from his favourite haunt.

14/1

Form: 37-230

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Made all for sole turf win, at 1m on good to firm; lesser efforts on good to soft and slower surfaces on grass since but leaving off the tongue-tie (refitted today) perhaps didn't help in the Spring Mile; still has it to prove in first 7f handicap.

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5th

9

(7)

24th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 212y

Class 4

20:40 Haydock

Roudemental

9st 4lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Hugo Palmer

Had quite a good spell on AW over the winter but well beaten in three runs back on the grass in April/May; has something to prove for now.

20/1

11th

11

(2)

27th May 2023

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

16:05 Chester

Roudemental

8st 6lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Hugo Palmer

His two wins have come at 1m on turf (good to firm) and Tapeta; placed four times since his last success in November but he's lost his way at Doncaster (1m) and here (7f) in last two starts; now returns to much quicker ground but he needs to bounce back near his best.

12/1

10th
13 (4)
Devasboy

14/1

Form: 5-9020 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Put on a good spurt when winning the latest of three wins for the Johnstons, over the extended 7f here last June, and later went close over that C&D in September (good to soft); slow to find form for new yard but ran better at Windsor two starts ago (soft) and is of interest back on this track.

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2nd

4

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Devasboy

9st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: Ian Williams

Went close off 3lb higher at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) in February but his form has nosedived in two subsequent runs; had an excuse in the mud at Thirsk last time but he's not easy to predict and is now 0-25 since his last win in 2022; down the list.

9/2

9th

8

(9)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 6

17:15 Thirsk

Devasboy

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ian Williams

Both turf wins at about 7f on good to firm but he isn't inconvenienced by soft ground; much lower in the weights than 12 months ago and there were signs on his latest 1m start, at Southwell in February, that he could be about to exploit his current mark.

8/1

8th

4

(1)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Devasboy

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Ian Williams

Losing run up to 23 though he came within half a length of ending the drought at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) last time; races off the same mark and all three wins have come at around 7f, but he may prefer the extra furlong now.

11/2

10/1

Form: 553515 D BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Won 7f handicap at Epsom in 2021 (good) but the trip often looks the limit of his stamina and was taken out of this race last year on account of soft ground.

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5th

4

(6)

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 42y

Class 6

17:25 Yarmouth

Mellys Flyer

9st 6lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Charlie Wallis

Five-time winner (two on turf) and very nearly exploited his reduced mark when narrowly held over this far at Chelmsford; fast ground is fine for him.

11/4

12th
6 (5)
Oso Rapido

14/1

Form: 4200-5 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Won two 7f handicaps on good and good to firm (acts on good to soft) earlier in career but ideally suited by 6f now and combination of this trip and deteriorating ground would be a worry.

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7th

11

(5)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

16:45 Chester

Oso Rapido

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

led

25/1

14th

14

(19)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Oso Rapido

9st 3lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Front-runner who handles slow ground; 40-1 and tailed off on his return to action at Thirsk 18 days ago (5f, heavy); not easily recommended on the back of that run.

33/1

13th

2

(1)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Oso Rapido

9st 11lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Two 6f wins last season, making all on heavy ground at Catterick in October off 2lb lower; having his first run at a bare 5f and likely he'll come on for this.

16/1

25/1

Form: 008-99

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Useful in France, one of three wins at 6f-1m coming on heavy ground, but has beaten very few rivals since trained in Britain, a dropping mark not appearing to help much.

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7th

8

(5)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

San Isidro

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Useful when trained in France and, while he's 0-10 in Britain, he's on a reduced mark and has been a promising third at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) on his first two starts for this yard; latest form reads well; one to consider.

8/1

3rd

5

(7)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

San Isidro

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Drawn a blank since arriving in Britain but he's tumbled down the weights and there were more promising signs when third over C&D last month (first run after wind surgery; finished in front of Arika); should give it another good go.

9/1

3rd

7

(4)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:25 Southwell (AW)

San Isidro

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Useful in France as a 2yo/3yo; disappointed for James Ferguson last year and he's finished out the back in two runs for this yard; October's wind surgery needs to turn things around.

33/1

12/1

Form: 1530-9

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Made all off this mark on Lingfield AW in September; respectable return on Polytrack recently but he's never run in a 7f turf handicap and ability to handle ground slower than good has to be taken on trust.

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2nd

13

(10)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

16:45 Chester

Hes A Gentleman

8st 13lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Hugo Palmer

prominent on outer

14/1

15th

11

(13)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Hes A Gentleman

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hugo Palmer

Very consistent, mostly on AW, since last summer; went close at Wolverhampton on sole run this year; however, he's 0-14 on turf and 8lb higher than last attempt in this sphere; others look better treated.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £868.00
Straight Forecast £653.90
Tricast £2883.90
Trifecta £3975.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Paws For Thought

POSTDATA:

Broken Spear

NEWMARKET:

Gorak

RP RATINGS:

Another Batt

SPOTLIGHT:

Devasboy

Telegraph:

Roundhay Park

Daily Record:

Gorak

THE NORTH:

Paws For Thought

The Times:

Paws For Thought

Daily Mail:

Paws For Thought

The Star:

Paws For Thought

The Guardian:

Broken Spear

D Express:

Broken Spear

The Sun:

Broken Spear

Daily Mirror:

Another Batt