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15:50 Haydock

Good To Soft

Pertemps Network Spring Trophy Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £28355
  • 0m 6f 212y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Pertemps Network Spring Trophy Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 395-26 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Winner of two French Group 1s as a juvenile and didn't fare too badly in his three starts last season, two of them at the highest level; beaten in a Listed AW race on his return but that was respectable and a greater concern would be his flat effort at Saint-Cloud (Group 3) when soft ground shouldn't have fazed him; still commands the utmost respect at this level.

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

7th

1

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Angel Bleu

9st 6lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Two Group 1 wins on French soil as a 2yo; led close home in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood eight weeks ago, taking record on going softer than good to 6-8; faces a stiffer task in this field but slow ground would boost his chance.

25/1

1st

2

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Angel Bleu

9st 6lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

midfield, waiting for room over 2f out, ridden and switched left against near rail 1f out, headway final furlong, ran on well to lead towards finish

10/1

4th

3

(4)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Angel Bleu

9st 3lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Added to his good record on softer than good when resuming winning ways in 7f Haydock Listed race last month; shaped better than the result after meeting trouble when seventh of 12 in the Queen Anne over the straight 1m here (good) at the Royal meeting; big run on the cards if the ground eases.

9/2

10/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 2032-2

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Consistent 2yo (over 5f-6.5f) whose only real blip came in the Coventry; also plenty to like about his near miss when upped to 7f in a soft-ground conditions race at Newmarket (led but doesn't have to) and the winner has since held his own at Listed level; up against it on these terms but likely to give his running.

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4th

7

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Holguin

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

led, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

16/1

4th

6

(2)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:00 Goodwood

Holguin

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Acts on soft and good to firm; solid record over 7f this term, most recently winning Listed event at Chester; respectable sixth in the Jersey at Royal Ascot the time before; consistent and steadily progressive colt who represents last year's winning yard; one to consider.

14/1

1st

9

(2)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 1y

Class 1

16:27 Chester

Holguin

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders, pushed along under 3f out, raced wide and headway home turn, ridden towards near side 1f out, ran on well to lead towards finish

3/1

Form: 271-51 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Typical steady improver from this yard and after finishing fifth in the Lincoln (raced freely) he was most impressive in another 1m handicap at Leicester (soft), coming readily clear in the closing stages; new BHA mark elevates him to this level and there's no doubt more to come from this Frankel colt; his improvement has come on soft/heavy ground.

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2nd

2

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 2

14:05 Leicester

Al Mubhir

9st 11lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Comfortable winner of this race on soft ground last year; mostly respectable efforts in defeat later in 2023; gelded ahead of reappearance; should go well with ground conditions to suit.

9/4

5/1

Form: 3810-3 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Admirable veteran who is best known for his exploits in big-field handicaps and he was comfortably held in third when reappearing in a conditions race (7f, soft) at Thirsk; probably vulnerable again in a similar sort of race.

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5th

9

(6)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Escobar

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

steadied start, towards rear

10/1

9th

8

(8)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Escobar

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

sweating, dwelt start, midfield on near side of group

14/1

8th

7

(11)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Escobar

9st 3lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who's become hard to win with and been on the downgrade this year, coming 22lb down the weights; late in the day to be making his Tapeta debut in a new form of headgear and will need some luck if dropped in as usual from stall 11.

12/1

Form: 51-614 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Ran well on the AW during the winter, and when a close fourth at Newcastle (6f) a month ago the race didn't pan out all that favourably; wouldn't want this to turn tactical but he's fine at 7f, will go on the ground and should be in the thick of it.

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4th

6

(1)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Mums Tipple

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

Unlucky in running at Lingfield in March (behind Chipstead) and after a flop at Wolverhampton he returned to form with a close second at Kempton 38 days ago; has a lower mark on turf and looks well treated on form such as his Wokingham fourth; Ryan Moore booked; not ruled out.

12/1

2nd

4

(6)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Mums Tipple

9st 6lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Useful on his day, such as when winning off this mark at Chelmsford (7f) last March; inconsistent since and latest effort doesn't augur well; however, has a fighting chance granted a rebound.

9/1

4

(3)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 1

14:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mums Tipple

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Richard Hannon

Ready winner of this race in 2021 (2-3 at Wolverhampton); only eighth home at Lingfield eight days ago but he couldn't find a gap in the straight and would surely have gone close had he seen daylight; major player for a yard that also runs Shouldvebeenaring.

11/2

Form: 5691-3

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Made the most of a soft lead to take four-runner Listed race at Kempton (1m AW) last November when in first-time cheekpieces; probably ran to a similar level at Newcastle and, while conceding 3lb all round asks a bit of him, he should run well.

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1st

8

(12)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

The Wizard Of Eye

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Charlie Fellowes

slowly away, in rear

8/1

7th

6

(1)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newbury

The Wizard Of Eye

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: J S Moore

Listed winner at Kempton (1m, AW) last November and he's run respectably in 1m handicaps the last twice (soft/good); however, he needs to raise his game if he's to bag a second Listed win today.

16/1

5th

1

(7)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

The Wizard Of Eye

9st 12lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: J S Moore

Can lead; ran a cracker when going close in a Group 3 at Goodwood (1m, good to firm) last July; best efforts since have been on AW but he showed enough when sixth of 20 at Goodwood (1m, soft) last week to be given a second look.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £136.00
Straight Forecast £137.90
Trifecta £321.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Al Mubhir

The Times:

Angel Bleu

POSTDATA:

The Wizard Of Eye

RP RATINGS:

Escobar

NEWMARKET:

Al Mubhir

Daily Mail:

Al Mubhir

D Express:

Al Mubhir

The Sun:

Al Mubhir

The Star:

Al Mubhir

LAMBOURN:

The Wizard Of Eye

Telegraph:

The Wizard Of Eye

The Guardian:

Angel Bleu

Daily Mirror:

Angel Bleu

Daily Record:

Angel Bleu

TOPSPEED:

Escobar