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16:45 Ascot

Soft

Just Around The Corner Ascot Handicap

  • Prize money: £8191.2
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Just Around The Corner Ascot Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.80
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 02-233

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a soft-ground maiden on debut and came out of a Newmarket race last weekend after conditions turned soft; finished a very close third off this mark on his handicap debut at Kempton (6f) but there have to be ground concerns.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

8

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

17:15 Windsor

Prospering

9st 4lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Ed Walker

Hasn't kicked on from his Ascot win in May (6f, soft) and he was doing all his best work late on behind Dashing Dick at Newmarket 15 days ago (6f); this sharper test doesn't look favourable.

6/1

4th

9

(3)

11th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

20:20 Newmarket (July)

Prospering

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed Walker

prominent, outpaced from under 2f out, rallied and stayed on inside final furlong, went fourth final strides

6/1

7th

7

(5)

8th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Sandown

Prospering

8st 12lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

All turf form on soft ground; opened his account at Ascot in May; below par at Thirsk (again over 6f) since but generally consistent otherwise and may bounce back; placed twice over 7f on AW.

12/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 0-214

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Confirmed earlier promise with a last-gasp maiden victory over 5f at Wolverhampton and he didn't last home over 7f on his handicap debut at Newmarket (good; strong form); interesting returned to 6f off the same mark, for all that he's unraced on this ground.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

(6)

11th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Nogos Dream

9st 6lb

J: George Rooke

T: Richard Hughes

0-10 in handicaps but good third over C&D last month, in a race that favoured those ridden more prominently, and he's since been second at Wolverhampton (6f, AW); a win may well be imminent.

9/2

3/1

Form: 15 D

Last run: 92 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Prevailed narrowly at Newcastle (6f, AW) in January and again ran well there to finish fifth under a penalty; likely to have better days ahead of him for top connections but worrying that he's been withdrawn from two soft-ground engagements since those first two starts.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(2)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Fox Master

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Made a winning debut at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) in January but hasn't built on it in seven starts since and didn't see this trip out in his one attempt; enough to prove.

12/1

7th

10

(8)

8th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Fox Master

9st 5lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

Won at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) on his debut in January but he's 0-6 since and has finished down the field in last three runs; edging down the weights but he needs to raise his game on this switch to Polytrack; cheekpieces removed after one use.

9/1

5th

4

(1)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:58 Leicester

Fox Master

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Started the season well with two placed runs but then finished last at Newmarket (6f) and was no better at Yarmouth (7f); cheekpieces could turn things around but dangerous to bank on it.

9/2

8/1

Form: 312-60 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Progressive in soft-ground nurseries for Clive Cox last autumn before picked up for 38,000gns; well below her best in two Listed races for her current yard on very soft (first-time blinkers) and the AW (first-time cheekpieces); hard to gauge where she is currently but her ability to handle these conditions ticks a big box.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

6

(5)

27th May 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Goodwood

Love Affairs

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Amy Murphy

led at fast pace

14/1

4th

3

(5)

12th May 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Ascot

Love Affairs

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Amy Murphy

Progressive in soft-ground nurseries for Clive Cox last autumn before picked up for 38,000gns; well below her best in two Listed races for her current yard on very soft (first-time blinkers) and the AW (first-time cheekpieces); hard to gauge where she is currently but her ability to handle these conditions ticks a big box.

8/1

12th

7

(9)

27th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

19:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Love Affairs

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Amy Murphy

Progressive in soft-ground nurseries for Clive Cox last autumn before picked up for 38,000gns; finished behind Lady Hamana (in first-time blinkers; switched to cheekpieces tonight) on her comeback in France and this again looks tough.

25/1

OUR TIP

9/1

Form: 21-20 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Everything was rosy when finishing second then first in two 6f novices at Wolverhampton but he was turned over at odds of 1-9 in a four-runner race back there in January (reluctant to load) and beat only one home at Lingfield on his handicap debut (hung right); now has something to prove and conditions are a massive grey area.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(1)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Sergeant Pep

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

took keen hold, led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

5/1

4th

2

(1)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Sergeant Pep

9st 7lb

J: Oliver Timms

T: Clive Cox

dwelt start

11/2

Form: 11454- D

Last run: 226 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back novices last season on good to firm and good; didn't settle over 7f in his first handicap but wasn't far away dropped back to 6f at Nottingham (same mark as here) and has been gelded during the winter; could find further progress but may want quicker ground.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(3)

12th May 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Ascot

Priors Dell

9st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Won back-to-back novices last season on good to firm and good; didn't settle over 7f in his first handicap but wasn't far away dropped back to 6f at Nottingham (same mark as here) and has been gelded during the winter; could find further progress but may want quicker ground.

8/1

4th

1

(4)

28th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 18y

Class 2

14:10 Nottingham

Priors Dell

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along and made challenge 2f out, every chance final 110yds, keeping on when short of room towards finish

5/1

5th

1

(2)

20th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Sandown

Priors Dell

9st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

raced freely, in touch with leaders, dropped to last 4f out, shaken up 2f out, pushed along and no extra from over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £145.00
Straight Forecast £122.50
Trifecta £380.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Prospering

Daily Mail:

Love Affairs

TOPSPEED:

Priors Dell

NEWMARKET:

Fox Master

The Times:

Sergeant Pep

The Star:

Love Affairs

LAMBOURN:

Priors Dell

The Guardian:

Prospering

D Express:

Prospering

Daily Record:

Prospering