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Peroni Nastro Azzurro Handicap

  • Prize money: £8191.2
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Peroni Nastro Azzurro Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/4 (Won)

Form: 2-21

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Quite eyecatching at Haydock last season (7f, good to soft) and has progressed nicely on the AW, making no mistake at long odds-on three weeks ago at Kempton (7f); held an Irish 2,000 Guineas entry then and this initial mark could be lenient; his sire was a Group winner on soft ground.

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2nd

1

(5)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:40 Ascot

Docklands

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Harry Eustace

Held up lately; hat-trick last April-June included two C&D handicaps, latter the Britannia at Royal meeting (good to firm); no impact in Group 3 at Goodwood but good third of 20 back in a top C&D handicap (soft) in October and looks capable of further progress; not top on form but he's highly respected.

3/1

3rd

9

(2)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Docklands

9st 3lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Harry Eustace

Impressive on handicap debut (soft) and landed the Britannia (good to firm; clear best form) at the Royal meeting, both over C&D; couldn't carry on the good work in a soft-ground Group 3 in August and returns to work here off 10lb higher than his latest win; not fully exposed but needs to find more against older horses.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 332- BF

Last run: 163 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Positives to take from his three AW starts last season (7f/1m) and traded very short in running before nailed late on at Kempton in November; appeals as the type who could benefit enormously from being gelded (plus headgear) and the booking of William Buick would suggest that connections mean business first time out.

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2nd

11

(2)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Prince Of Zenda

8st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hugo Palmer

led

16/1

12th

7

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Prince Of Zenda

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Hugo Palmer

2-2 since dropped to 6f, following a C&D win in January with an easy front-running success at Newcastle 13 days later; up 7lb for his troubles but may not have reached his ceiling in this discipline.

5/1

Form: 06-4

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Ran okay to be midfield on soft ground on his second start (7f) and kept on quite encouragingly to finish fourth on the Kempton AW last month; should pay his way in handicaps off this sort of mark.

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6th

5

(5)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

16:00 Bath

Stage Show

9st 7lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Alexandra Dunn

Maiden who proved expensive to follow for the Charlton yard last year before picked up for 22,000gns; didn't look to see out 1m5f last time following a decent comeback (both AW); each-way shout.

10/1

4th

4

(8)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Stage Show

9st 9lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Alexandra Dunn

prominent, lost ground 5f out

5/1

Form: 432-37

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Improved with each of three 7f turf runs last season (on good and faster); has yet to tap into that promise this campaign and didn't get home over 1m on good to soft at Newmarket (handicap debut) three weeks ago; will need to see this out a lot stronger.

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2nd

5

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Newmarket

Bussento

9st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Finally off the mark in a weak maiden at Bath last month and it wasn't his first good effort in handicap company when a close third at Ascot (6f, good to firm) two weeks ago; was ridden more patiently than usual on that occasion; thereabouts.

5/1

3rd

11

(13)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Bussento

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Goes well with positive tactics and got off the mark after a gelding operation by making all in maiden at Bath (5.7f, good to soft; handles good to firm) last month; could be unexposed as a sprinter (campaigned at 7f/1m earlier in career) and he needs serious consideration back in a handicap.

7/1

1st

3

(7)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

15:10 Bath

Bussento

9st 5lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

made all, pushed along over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, jumped finish line, comfortably

1/4

12/1

Form: 68-8

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Promising debut in a Newbury novice won by 2,000 Guineas hero Chaldean last summer (on good); not so since then and, after finishing tailed off on heavy at Leicester four weeks ago, he bypassed his intended handicap debut at Doncaster last weekend on account of soft ground; could be on a good mark but perhaps one for another day.

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8th

5

(5)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Classic Speed

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Brian Toomey

Came good in 1m Kempton handicap last month but very much enjoyed the run of that race from the front and a 7lb rise could prove enough to stop him, particularly as he's not sure to be as effective back over further.

4/1

1st

5

(8)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Kempton (AW)

Classic Speed

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Brian Toomey

Has yet to make the frame (0-9) but shaped better back in trip (9.4f) at Wolverhampton three weeks ago and dropping to 1m could help; others still more solid.

8/1

5th

2

(6)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Classic Speed

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Brian Toomey

Unplaced in all eight starts, including when well backed on his stable debut in December; 1m4f effort latest forgiveable but he has enough to prove.

16/1

Form: 3844-3

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Sole success in nine runs as a 2yo came in a good-ground 7f nursery at Carlisle; gelded this season and kept plugging away to finish third on soft at Beverley (7.5f); wasn't at his best there and may prefer drier conditions.

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Form: 0430-0

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Only 1-8 but highly tried on occasions and has only contested two handicaps; one of those was when down the field over 7f at Newmarket (good) 22 days back and she needs to leave that run behind; has at least run well on soft.

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7th

6

(3)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Newbury

Land Of Summer

9st 7lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Made a winning debut last summer (5.5f, good to firm) and ran well on a couple of occasions afterwards; well beaten in two stronger races over further this season; enough to prove for now.

7/1

7th

5

(8)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Ascot

Land Of Summer

9st 2lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

midfield on near side of group, ridden 2f out, soon weakened

12/1

10th

5

(10)

20th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Newmarket

Land Of Summer

9st 9lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Below par in sales race here (6f, good to soft) last October when last seen but she's very much of interest on some of her earlier form, as she's 3lb lower than when a fast-finishing fourth of 16 in a nursery at Goodwood (6f, good to firm) in July, and it was a strong fillies' conditions race in which she was third there (7f, soft) next time; firmly in calculations.

16/1

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Non-runners

Signcastle City

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Payout
Straight Forecast £41.10
Tricast £138.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Docklands

RP RATINGS:

Stage Show

TOPSPEED:

Bussento

Telegraph:

Classic Speed

Daily Mirror:

Signcastle City

POSTDATA:

Docklands

NEWMARKET:

Docklands

Daily Mail:

Docklands

D Express:

Docklands

The Star:

Docklands

Daily Record:

Docklands

The Times:

Stage Show

The Guardian:

Stage Show

The Sun:

Stage Show