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14:40 Ascot

Soft

Peroni Nastro Azzurro Victoria Cup (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 23 runners
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Peroni Nastro Azzurro Victoria Cup (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 23 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 6465-1 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Stuck on well to beat Vafortino at Newmarket (good to soft) on seasonal debut, taking turf record to 4-10 and proving suited by the drop to 7f; acts on soft; unexposed at this distance and could well be set for a fruitful 5yo campaign in races of this nature; strongly respected.

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1st

18

(2)

13th May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Rebel Territory

9st 1lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Amanda Perrett

Stuck on well to beat Vafortino at Newmarket (good to soft) on seasonal debut, taking turf record to 4-10 and proving suited by the drop to 7f; acts on soft; unexposed at this distance and could well be set for a fruitful 5yo campaign in races of this nature; strongly respected.

14/1

1st

7

(7)

18th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newmarket

Rebel Territory

8st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Amanda Perrett

Course winner; made a winning seasonal return over 1m at Sandown last May off this mark; ran some creditable races in defeat afterwards and 7f on soft ground shouldn't be an issue; not a forlorn hope if he's been freshened up by a winter break.

11/2

5th

1

(5)

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:23 Newmarket

Rebel Territory

10st 0lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Amanda Perrett

Acts on soft; won this race last year and improved again to score at Sandown on reappearance; not so good on last two outings, racing too freely on AW last time, but has a good mark if back to his best.

6/1

2nd
9 (23)
Biggles

11/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 3112-3 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 211131123 in 7f handicaps, including on soft/heavy; ties in closely with Baradar and Rainbow Fire on last two efforts (Doncaster/Haydock); rock-solid contender who should be thereabouts again.

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7th

1

(11)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Biggles

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

midfield, outpaced over 2f out, rallied final furlong, not pace to challenge

12/1

16th

2

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Biggles

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Below par at Group/Listed level the last twice; has a largely productive record in 7f handicaps, notably a good second in the Victoria Cup here (soft) in May and success in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket (good to soft) in July; not dismissed back in similar scenario.

12/1

5th

3

(2)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newbury

Biggles

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Highly progressive in handicaps, winning the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) with something to spare in July, and he was a fair fourth of five in a Group 2 at Doncaster (7f, soft) last Saturday; that looked a hot race and this C&D winner is respected now tackling a Listed contest.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 001-32 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Good second to Rebel Territory at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) last month despite hanging left; acts on soft; won this race (on good going) last year and has to be feared despite being 6lb higher this time round.

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12/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 3270-1 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Gelded prior to ready success in conditions race at Thirsk (7f, soft; career-best form) three weeks ago; that bare result suggests he's favourably treated off unaltered mark back at handicap level; one to consider.

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3rd

10

(12)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Spycatcher

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Largely consistent 2023 campaign included a success in French Group 3 and two good efforts at Group 1 level, doing well to finish third at Ascot the final time (met traffic issues); clear possibilities granted ideal ground (peak form on soft).

7/1

3rd

6

(9)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Spycatcher

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Has enjoyed a fine season, winning Deauville Group 3 (6f, soft) in July and going down by only a short head in the Group 1 Maurice de Gheest there (6.5f, very soft) in August, but he was a bit disappointing when only third of five in 7f Group 2 at Doncaster five weeks ago; will need a career best.

12/1

3rd

5

(1)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Spycatcher

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Reappeared with 7f conditions win at Thirsk (7f, soft) in April and has enjoyed a fine campaign, winning Deauville Group 3 (6f, soft) in July and going very close in the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest there (6.5f, very soft) last month; runner-up in good-ground Group 2 last year; key player.

6/4

5th
15 (22)
Safe Voyage

12/1

Form: 204-03 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Evidently retains a useful level of ability aged ten, having finished third in the Thirsk Hunt Cup (1m, soft) last Saturday; however, faces a harder assignment in this field and hasn't won since July 2021.

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11th

1

(4)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Safe Voyage

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Done most winning round easy, turning courses, so has that in his favour; isn't as consistent now, which is no surprise given his age, but retains most of his ability and is fine on Tapeta; the harder they go the better for him.

8/1

4th

2

(9)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Safe Voyage

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Veteran now but he ran really well in the Thirsk Hunt Cup (1m) and the Victoria Cup at Ascot (7f) in the spring and took advantage of a slight drop in grade at Chester (7.5f) last time, underlining how well he goes on soft ground; has an excellent course record and should remain very competitive after a 5lb rise.

11/2

13/2

Form: 0081-3 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

3-3 in 7f contests on soft/heavy in Britain, the most recent win at Doncaster (beat Biggles) last November on debut for this yard; creditable third in the Lincoln there (1m) on reappearance; tongue-tie now applied; could well have more to offer back down in trip; strong contender.

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4th

1

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:30 Thirsk

Baradar

9st 8lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: George Boughey

in rear

7/2

5th

1

(7)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Baradar

9st 10lb

J: David Egan

T: George Boughey

Campaigned in handicaps in 2023, hitting a peak with wins at Ascot (7f International Stakes) and on this course (6.5f, soft); presumably amiss when tailed off back at Ascot on final start; came to hand early last year (third in the Lincoln) and should be fully effective over a bare 6f (first attempt today); bids to enhance an already-excellent record at Doncaster.

9/4

20th

4

(12)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Baradar

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Flying high with cheekpieces added on last two starts, winning at 7f on this track and over the extended 6f at Doncaster (soft); now 8lb higher than most recent attempt at 1m, when third of 22 in the Lincoln in April (heavy), and this will be a thorough test at the trip.

9/1

7th
14 (21)
Perotto

14/1

Form: 63409- C

Last run: 210 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Ex-Marcus Tregoning; raced mainly on good/firmer; defied a 2lb higher mark in the Britannia at Royal Ascot in 2021, his last win; possibilities if he's in top form on debut for new stable (remains with same owner).

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1st

7

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Perotto

9st 7lb

J: Bauyrzhan Murzabayev

T: Roger Varian

midfield, headway and ridden over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, pushed along and ran on well final 110yds, led final stride

11/4

7th

11

(17)

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Goodwood

Perotto

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Roger Varian

Course winner at 6f and 7f; had been on a losing run since winning the 1m Britannia at Ascot in 2021 but put an end to it when winning from Ouzo at Sandown last month (1m, good to firm; first-time hood, retained); still below the mark of his big Ascot win but mudlark credentials are shaky.

12/1

1st

9

(4)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Perotto

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Roger Varian

Defied a 5lb higher mark in the 2021 Britannia; 0-15 since, most recently beaten favourite (finished tenth) in the Royal Hunt Cup on second run for new yard; however, good chance if taking well to first-time hood.

6/1

Form: 1901-7 D BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Faded into seventh when favourite for the Irish Lincoln (1m) seven weeks ago; 1-1 over 7f (heavy-ground win last October) and looks interesting back at this trip with star apprentice Billy Loughnane booked.

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20th

7

(28)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Totally Charming

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

Unable to do himself justice in the Hunt Cup over 1m here last June, after coming into the race in fine form (on AW/good ground), but he ended the year with an impressive 7f win at Doncaster (heavy); slow to find form in 2023, including when favourite for the Victoria Cup here in May, but there should be a nice prize in him at some stage; yard won the race in 2022.

12/1

8th

7

(13)

13th May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Totally Charming

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

Faded into seventh when favourite for the Irish Lincoln (1m) seven weeks ago; 1-1 over 7f (heavy-ground win last October) and looks interesting back at this trip with star apprentice Billy Loughnane booked.

6/1

7th

2

(22)

25th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Totally Charming

9st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: George Boughey

towards rear early, headway into midfield on far side of group over 4f out

5/1

16/1

Form: 03834- CD

Last run: 224 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Landed this prize (off 1lb lower; soft ground) in 2021 and finished third last year; made the frame in two other C&D handicaps on last two starts in 2022; suited by this scenario and should go well again.

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9th

8

(9)

13th May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

River Nymph

9st 7lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Clive Cox

Landed this prize (off 1lb lower; soft ground) in 2021 and finished third last year; made the frame in two other C&D handicaps on last two starts in 2022; suited by this scenario and should go well again.

16/1

4th

9

(13)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:36 Ascot

River Nymph

9st 6lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Clive Cox

towards rear of midfield, switched left and not clear run over 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders, did well in the circumstances

15/2

3rd

5

(3)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Ascot

River Nymph

9st 5lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

midfield on outer, in touch with leaders halfway, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and made challenge 1f out, kept on

16/1

25/1

Form: 3500-8 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Had a second wind surgery prior to Haydock reappearance run, which he seemed to need; on a 20-race losing sequence but has slipped to a handy mark; good third off 6lb higher in 7f handicap at Royal Ascot in 2022.

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5th

3

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:30 Thirsk

Rhoscolyn

9st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

raced in third, outpaced over 2f out, dropped to last over 1f out, soon no impression

12/1

13th

12

(15)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Rhoscolyn

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Has had a terrific spell but those three most recent wins at Goodwood, at 7f and 1m (on heavy and soft) came in less competitive races; a mighty effort if he can defy a penalty in this company (due to race off 2lb lower in future).

14/1

5th

7

(17)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Rhoscolyn

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

In-form 5yo who recorded three wins at Goodwood (7f/1m, soft/heavy) in August/September; however, combination of 6lb penalty and return to forecast faster ground looks a reason to oppose him; future mark is 4lb lower.

20/1

Form: 0978-5 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Has loads of Ascot form, including close second in this contest 12 months ago; now 6lb lower in the weights but that reflects his lesser efforts since; unlikely to land this hot handicap now aged nine.

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7th

1

(6)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Accidental Agent

10st 2lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

towards rear

12/1

7th

2

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newmarket

Accidental Agent

9st 12lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Course winner at 6f and 7f; had a distinguished career and it's not over yet judged on a hampered fifth of 15 in Bunbury Cup in July (good to soft; handles most ground); fair fifth in a Racing League race at Chepstow since; handicapper cautiously dropping him in the weights; involved.

7/1

33/1

Form: 2-1613 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 8st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

In good form on Tapeta this year, close third at Southwell most recently; well suited by soft/heavy ground on turf; however, faces a tough assignment off current mark in this hot handicap, back up in class.

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4th

7

(6)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

15:05 Doncaster

Zip

9st 4lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Fahey

Only 1lb higher than when landing a 7f handicap here (heavy) last October, his third course win; comes here fit from the AW and although his winning has been done over 7f, he should be fully effective at this trip on slow ground; Alec Voikhansky's two rides on him have yielded a win and a third; big run expected.

8/1

6th

4

(6)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Zip

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

He has run creditably on AW since landing a heavy-ground handicap at Doncaster last October; should run his race once again but others appeal more for win purposes.

10/1

20/1

Form: 679-57

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in 6f events at Newmarket this term, while shaping as if this return to 7f may suit; improvement looks possible but he may ideally need a drop in grade; 0-10 for current stable (all Class 2 races).

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8th

2

(4)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral D

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Only 1lb higher than for his win in a valuable 6f handicap at Kempton in November; ran well for second at Chelmsford on his penultimate start and easy to strike a line through his latest 7f run here when new tactics were deployed; style of racing means he needs a strong pace but that's quite possible here and he needs serious consideration.

12/1

5th

1

(6)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral D

9st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

switched right and led against near rail soon after start, joined by main group after 2f, headed 3f out, outpaced and lost second over 1f out, weakened towards finish

100/30

2nd

2

(6)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Admiral D

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Form since switched to AW includes a narrow success in higher grade at Kempton (6f) in November; never figured at Newcastle on New Year's Day but this looks an easier assignment.

12/1

33/1

Form: 54-264 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

0-10 for current yard; however, may post a good effort as he's 6lb lower than when respectable seventh in this contest 12 months ago; not beaten far at Newmarket last week.

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12th

2

(5)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Darkness

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

This a belated first attempt on AW (31st start) but he was runner-up on last year's reappearance and returns from 1lb below the mark he defied at Newmarket (1m) last summer; also handily drawn so there are reasons to be positive.

14/1

5th

4

(2)

15th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Goodwood

Darkness

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Ex-French gelding who has only a modest strike-rate in Britain but has slipped back to the same mark as for Newmarket success (1m, good to firm) in July; creditable fourth in Golden Mile here (soft) next time; back in similar form on latest outing; not dismissed.

5/1

20/1

Form: 20354- D

Last run: 196 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Although 0-14 at Ascot he has some respectable form here, including twice in this race (sixth in 2021, fifth in 2022); close fifth to Fresh on last C&D attempt; another decent effort can't be ruled out.

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2nd

13

(5)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Ropey Guest

9st 1lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

Has run some superb races in top 7f handicaps, including here, and he richly deserved the valuable prize at York in August (1m, good to firm); combination of this trip and testing ground does not look ideal, however.

33/1

6th

9

(5)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Ropey Guest

9st 6lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

Raced in the unfavoured group in the C&D contest last time won by Quinault, when bidding to follow up his 40-1 York success (his second win this season); a regular in these big-field Ascot handicaps and sometimes on the premises but he's yet to win here in 18 attempts.

25/1

11th

2

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Ascot

Ropey Guest

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

Has plenty of good form, including close fifth in this race last year; however, has never had the best of strike-rates and looks an unlikely candidate to follow up last month's 40-1 York success (1m).

14/1

16th
17 (19)
Tylos

20/1

Form: -22641 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Possibly flattered by his winning margin (11l) on heavy going at Leicester last month and beat only three rivals in that race; unexposed on slow ground but faces a stiffer task off new mark in this much deeper field.

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11th

25

(15)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Tylos

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Front-runner; excelled himself when beating Gorak by a wide margin in a four-runner race at Leicester in April (7f, heavy) but back to earth with a bump when fading in the Victoria Cup over C&D since; high in weights now.

33/1

16th

17

(19)

13th May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Tylos

9st 1lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

Possibly flattered by his winning margin (11l) on heavy going at Leicester last month and beat only three rivals in that race; unexposed on slow ground but faces a stiffer task off new mark in this much deeper field.

20/1

1st

3

(1)

14th Apr 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Leicester

Tylos

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

made all, going easily and 3 lengths ahead 2f out, went further clear from over 1f out, unchallenged

3/1

50/1

Form: 108-57 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Listed winner over 7f when trained in France; has not transferred that form to British soil in two attempts (1m) and, while this drop back in distance may help, others are more solid.

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8th

2

(9)

21st Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 3

18:15 Musselburgh

Toimy Son

9st 7lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: David Menuisier

Useful in his younger days in France before proving tough to place for this yard last year during a limited campaign; gelded since and showed enough on his AW comeback from nine months off to suggest he's on a competitive mark now.

5/1

3rd

1

(2)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Toimy Son

9st 9lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: David Menuisier

towards rear but in touch with leaders

12/1

9th

1

(10)

9th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Toimy Son

10st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: David Menuisier

always behind

12/1

14/1

Form: 231-21 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Unraced on softer than good; scored at Haydock (7f) two weeks ago, taking record for current yard to 2-3 and turf record to 3-4; low-mileage 5yo who is open to further progress and looks one for the shortlist.

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

4th

2

(8)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:40 Kempton (AW)

Rainbow Fire

9st 10lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Marco Botti

took keen hold, towards rear

13/2

5th

5

(2)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 2

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rainbow Fire

9st 3lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Marco Botti

prominent, lost position but in touch with leaders after 1f

7/1

7th

8

(9)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Rainbow Fire

9st 7lb

J: Olivier Peslier

T: Marco Botti

Won at Haydock (7f, good) in April; possibly unsuited by soft going in the Victoria Cup here in May and never able to get beyond mid-division in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) four weeks ago but he did stick to his task; return to 1m (last five runs were 7f) is more than plausible and he could be interesting.

16/1

9/1

Form: 1100-5 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Has form on all types of ground; suited by Ascot; respectable fourth in this race last year and scored twice over C&D, including off this mark, later in 2022; solid chance back here with AW reappearance under his belt.

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

12th

4

(16)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Fresh

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: James Fanshawe

Classy handicapper in his time but just flashes of his former glory in a quiet 2023 campaign; now 8lb lower than when a close fifth in the Wokingham and his Kempton return should have blown away the cobwebs; all ground comes alike to him and he's capable of a big run.

8/1

5th

2

(7)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Fresh

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: James Fanshawe

This is the fourth year in succession that he's returned to action in this race (downgraded to a 0-95 this year), finishing fifth twice and a close second in 2022; showed only flashes of his old spark in a disappointing 2023 campaign but he is down to a good mark if a five-month break has piqued his interest; stable have made a quiet start to 2024 but he has too much talent to be ignored at this level.

10/1

12th

2

(11)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Fresh

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: James Fanshawe

midfield, switched right after 1f

11/2

20th
10 (10)
Orbaan

25/1

Form: 1425-7 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

C&D winner (on fast ground) last August, following up his Glorious Goodwood success; however, needs to improve plenty on Haydock reappearance effort (behind Rainbow Fire and Biggles).

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

6th

1

(7)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Orbaan

9st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Unexposed on the AW and well treated on the pick of his turf form (last win came from 8lb higher), but unplaced in his last 14 starts despite a sliding mark and returns from six months off; others preferred.

7/1

11th

10

(3)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:50 York

Orbaan

8st 10lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David O’Meara

8yo who has been regressive this year and is back to having something to prove having been soundly beaten at Ascot last Saturday; however, prior to that he kept on for an encouraging fifth of 17 here (7f, good to soft) in first-time cheekpieces and perhaps he'll get another boost today now in a visor.

10/1

11th

16

(7)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Orbaan

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: David O’Meara

Successful in C&D classified race on Shergar Cup day in 2022, following up his Golden Mile win at Goodwood; 0-14 since and, although well treated on peak RPRs, current mark reflects his recent level of form.

12/1

40/1

Form: 61471- C

Last run: 244 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Campaigned mostly at sprint trips; absent since his second in last year's Portland at Doncaster (hampered; subsequently promoted to first on appeal); enough to prove off career-high mark on only second 7f attempt.

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

10th

10

(1)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Call Me Ginger

8st 10lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Won twice in seven days in September, both over shorter but he's fully effective at 6f; back to the same mark as for his Ascot win and he has shown aptitude for this surface; others appeal more for win purposes though.

20/1

8th

6

(1)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Call Me Ginger

8st 13lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Three-time course winner, the latest in last season's Portland (5.5f, soft; awarded the race); won two in a row (5.5f/5f, good to soft/good to firm) last month and, although he's been unplaced on his three runs since, he didn't enjoy a clear run at Ascot last time and is not written off.

9/1

11th

8

(12)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Call Me Ginger

9st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Back to form last month, winning at Chester (5.5f, good to soft) and following up in good style over C&D four weeks ago (beat Mountain Peak); ran better than his finishing position suggests in the Portland and then had little chance from his draw in the Ayr Silver Cup two weeks ago; can't rule out under these conditions.

9/1

33/1

Form: 095-62 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Five-time Group winner under Gerald Mosse in 2018/2019; ran respectably (fifth of 17) over C&D when last seen on turf; fairly interesting off a reduced mark with Mosse back on board for first time since 2020.

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

22th

12

(16)

13th May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Sir Dancealot

9st 4lb

J: Gerald Mosse

T: John Butler

Five-time Group winner under Gerald Mosse in 2018/2019; ran respectably (fifth of 17) over C&D when last seen on turf; fairly interesting off a reduced mark with Mosse back on board for first time since 2020.

33/1

2nd

2

(5)

10th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Sir Dancealot

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: John Butler

slowly away, raced in last

10/1

6th

5

(2)

29th Mar 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Sir Dancealot

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: John Butler

Four-time Group 2 winner in 2018/2019; missed the 2021 campaign and 0-6 for new yard last term but ran respectably in valuable 7f handicap at Ascot on final outing; 2-2 over this C&D (both wins in 2016) and looks interesting off a reduced mark on belated return to this track.

10/1

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