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16:10 Ascot

Soft

Peroni Nastro Azzurro Handicap

  • Prize money: £10800
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Peroni Nastro Azzurro Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 130/61 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Useful 2yo before finishing last in the Gimcrack and meeting with a setback; seemingly all the better for his belated comeback run in January on the AW, he overcame a troubled passage to lead on the line at Newmarket (6f, good to soft; unraced on softer); remains unexposed and, off just 4lb higher, he's of strong interest.

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17th

2

(10)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Orazio

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

Looked a likely type for a big prize when winning this in 2023 (good to soft) and one at Ascot (soft) but expensive to follow in the best 6f handicaps after, albeit he didn't have his ground in two of them; gelded since and returned with a solid third to higher-rated rivals in a Listed race at Doncaster; mark unchanged and this looks the right race so should go well.

4/1

3rd

4

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Orazio

9st 10lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

Looked set for the top when winning useful 6f handicaps on slow ground last spring, but then came unstuck when a beaten favourite for the Wokingham, Stewards' Cup and Ayr Gold Cup afterwards; needs to get back on track but he's been gelded since his last run and may still have more to offer; stable won this race in 2021.

3/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 42/954 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Horse

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Dual winner (non-handicaps on soft) who has improved with each run this season and did well to finish fourth of 15 at Newbury (6f, soft) after rearing at the start (plenty to do even 2f out); not your typical 8yo with only 12 starts behind him; shortlisted.

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3

(2)

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

19:45 Doncaster

Sir Thomas Gresham

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Seamus Durack

Off a whopping 1252 days before his reappearance but this 8yo retains all his ability, finishing second in 6f handicaps at Ascot (soft) and Newbury (good) in May; fine at 7f and high on the shortlist with Billy Loughnane taking 3lb off.

6/1

2nd

2

(16)

20th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

17:18 Newbury

Sir Thomas Gresham

9st 9lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Seamus Durack

prominent, led 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on final furlong, headed towards finish

8/1

2nd

8

(4)

12th May 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Sir Thomas Gresham

9st 2lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Seamus Durack

Dual winner (non-handicaps on soft) who has improved with each run this season and did well to finish fourth of 15 at Newbury (6f, soft) after rearing at the start (plenty to do even 2f out); not your typical 8yo with only 12 starts behind him; shortlisted.

7/1

8/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: -89242

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Both wins have come on the AW and, not only is he 0-8 on grass, but has mostly steered clear of softish ground; was finishing runner-up for a tenth time when running well at Wolverhampton (6f) two months ago and may be vulnerable once more.

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1st

3

(9)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Baldomero

9st 7lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

in touch with leaders, outpaced and dropped to rear over 2f out, rallied but edged right over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, led against near rail inside final 110yds, kept on

4/1

16/1

Form: 3400-0 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner who often leads; does have form on soft but seems to prefer quicker conditions these days and his reappearance (on soft) at Doncaster in April was forgettable.

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4th

1

(2)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Able Kane

9st 9lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

prominent, lost position over 1f out, kept on

12/1

Form: 061/0- CD

Last run: 377 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

6f specialist and unbeaten in two previous visits to this track (good to soft both times; won his novice on soft), including for his final success in October 2021 off this very mark; made a quiet debut for this yard at Newmarket last April after 211 days away and now returns from another absence; needs to be as good as he was but has a decent record fresh and could be interesting.

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5th

1

(3)

12th May 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Bickerstaffe

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Roger Teal

6f specialist and unbeaten in two previous visits to this track (good to soft both times; won his novice on soft), including for his final success in October 2021 off this very mark; made a quiet debut for this yard at Newmarket last April after 211 days away and now returns from another absence; needs to be as good as he was but has a decent record fresh and could be interesting.

14/1

18th

10

(16)

30th Apr 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Bickerstaffe

9st 1lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Roger Teal

1st

2

(6)

1st Oct 2021

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Bickerstaffe

9st 5lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: K R Burke

Won in good style over C&D (good to soft) in July and fared best of the hold-up horses when a creditable sixth in the Ayr Silver Cup (6f, good) last time; could still have more to offer and he's on the shortlist.

4/1

Form: 5011-4 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

With cheekpieces back on he won his final two starts of last season, over 6f on good to soft and heavy; perhaps needed it when unable to bring up the hat-trick at Doncaster (soft) but the returning visor (seventh when tried once before) isn't an obvious positive.

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12th

13

(3)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Sterling Knight

8st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: Ed Dunlop

Late headway into third in a useful 6f handicap at Doncaster on last week's return from four months off; whether he's well enough treated for a race of this nature is a moot point.

16/1

Form: 36-832 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Knows what these 6f handicaps are all about and he's in form, having finished close up behind Orazio at Newmarket before producing something very similar on last week's return there (in first-time cheekpieces; again good to soft); solid chance on ground he handles.

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3rd

15

(12)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Chairmanoftheboard

8st 4lb

J: Edward Greatrex

T: Jack Channon

On a long losing run but he was second in this race 12 months ago off a 2lb higher mark; signalled his wellbeing when finding only an unexposed sprinter a head too strong at Newbury two weeks ago; repeat of that would see him bang there.

8/1

2nd

11

(12)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Chairmanoftheboard

9st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Jack Channon

6f on slow ground ideal and he's on a good mark; that's been the case for a while though and you have to go back to October 2021 for the last of his four wins; should be sharper for last month's reappearance; place claims.

20/1

12/1

Form: 814-30 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who probably went off a bit too hot for his own good before dropping right out at Newbury (6f, soft), having previously shaped so well on his comeback run; never easy making all on the straight course here but conditions will be up his street.

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10th

6

(7)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Marshal Dan

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Heather Main

steadied start, in rear

14/1

10th

9

(9)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Marshal Dan

9st 4lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Heather Main

keen to post, in touch with leaders

16/1

7th

1

(16)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Newmarket

Marshal Dan

10st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Heather Main

Finished third of 15 in the 2018 running; has had a stop-start year but testing conditions suit and he looked in good form when a ready winner from Hodler at Leicester 18 days ago (7f, soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained); back up 5lb; one of the more likely ones.

8/1

Form: 360-40 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Winless since his 2yo days but is on a workable mark and, after running nicely in a big field at Doncaster (soft) on reappearance, something was presumably amiss when running no race at Newbury; not discounted.

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3rd

2

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Gisburn

9st 8lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

held up in rear, in touch with leaders 3f out, outpaced and edged left 2f out, still plenty to do over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, ran on final 110yds, not pace to challenge

15/2

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Non-runners

Popmaster, Gisburn

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Payout
Exacta £122.00
Straight Forecast £123.50
Tricast £2799.20
Trifecta £1396.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Orazio

POSTDATA:

Chairmanoftheboard

SPOTLIGHT:

Bickerstaffe

TOPSPEED:

Able Kane

NEWMARKET:

Sterling Knight

The Star:

Sir Thomas Gresham

LAMBOURN:

Orazio

The Times:

Orazio

Daily Mail:

Orazio

D Express:

Orazio

Daily Record:

Orazio

Telegraph:

Bickerstaffe

WEST COUNTRY:

Able Kane

The Guardian:

Chairmanoftheboard

Daily Mirror:

Chairmanoftheboard