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18:10 Leicester

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Sharon Mcmanus Memorial Selling Stakes

  • Prize money: £5767
  • 1m 3f 179y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Sharon Mcmanus Memorial Selling Stakes

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 02-050

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

With his third yard, having regressed for Iain Jardine last year; again blew the start last time and the returning cheekpieces will need to make a difference.

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

3rd

2

6th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:50 Ludlow

Zuraig

11st 2lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

held up in rear, outpaced before 3 out, stayed on and went modest third run-in

20/1

9th

8

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Zuraig

11st 6lb

J: Jack Martin

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Won a soft-ground Flat seller in May but was safely held when back over hurdles in June; returns from 161-day break; not the percentage call.

16/1

33/1

  • Place: £9.60

Form: 53

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Achieved very little in bumpers last year and has been beaten a long way in two Wolverhampton starts this spring.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

(5)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 5

14:00 Haydock

Shes Out Of Reach

10st 1lb

J: Mr Jack Callan

T: Syd Hosie

Lightly raced 5yo who was 40-1 second in Leicester seller in May and she's one to watch in the betting on her stable debut and first run for 105 days; however, she was well beaten on handicap debut at Wolverhampton (2m, AW) on her final run for Louise Allan and others have less to prove.

33/1

5

(5)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

19:25 Leicester

Shes Out Of Reach

9st 4lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Louise Allan

Seemed to raise her game with 40-1 second in a C&D seller (soft) last month but she was very laboured when switched to a handicap at Wolverhampton (2m, AW) last time; takes a big drop back in trip but she's now 0-8 and others are more convincing.

12/1

Form: /090-9 D

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Useful in his younger days in Ireland but struggled under both codes last year; has a chance at the weights for his new yard back from ten weeks off but it would be a push to say these conditions are ideal.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10

(10)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

15:35 Southwell (AW)

Still Standing

9st 1lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Alexandra Dunn

Multiple turf winner, most recently in 2021; 0-11 on AW but has dropped a long way in the weights since the autumn and he's been running well enough over 1m4f of late to think he shouldn't be far away.

8/1

4th

6

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Still Standing

9st 2lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Alexandra Dunn

Flat turf/hurdles winner who is 0-10 on the AW, but a fair effort when a staying-on third of nine in a 0-50 classified event over C&D last month; each-way possibilities again.

8/1

3rd

4

(2)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Still Standing

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Alexandra Dunn

Multiple turf winner at up to 11.5f; unplaced in nine starts on AW; drops in grade but others preferred.

8/1

Form: 23226/ D

Last run: 1296 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Hasn't run on the Flat since 2019 and hasn't been seen since being turned over as favourite in a claiming hurdle 18 months ago; has run well on this sort of ground, though, and Ben Curtis is a positive booking.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Ffos Las

Celestial Force

11st 5lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Won selling hurdle on final run for Paul Nicholls (November 2021) and ran to a similar level on stable debut two weeks later; absent for 534 days prior to a modest run in a seller on the Flat nine days ago; that may have sharpened him up but he's still not easy to recommend.

10/1

4th

1

(3)

13th May 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

18:10 Leicester

Celestial Force

10st 2lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Christian Williams

Hasn't run on the Flat since 2019 and hasn't been seen since being turned over as favourite in a claiming hurdle 18 months ago; has run well on this sort of ground, though, and Ben Curtis is a positive booking.

3/1

2

(7)

18th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Celestial Force

9st 11lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Christian Williams

Fairly useful at up to 2m on the Flat in 2019; similar standard over hurdles but hasn't had to be at his best when winning Taunton seller (left Paul Nicholls after) and second in Lingfield claimer on his last two starts; others preferred back on the Flat.

Form: 67488

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Goes beyond an extended 1m1f for the first time and stamina wouldn't be assured on pedigree; he'd need to improve for the stiffer test too.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

(4)

13th May 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

18:10 Leicester

Soothing Blaze

8st 11lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: William Stone

Goes beyond an extended 1m1f for the first time and stamina wouldn't be assured on pedigree; he'd need to improve for the stiffer test too.

12/1

8th

5

(5)

15th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

13:30 Yarmouth

Soothing Blaze

9st 7lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: William Stone

Made his debut in January and has shown only modest form in four starts on the AW, including on handicap debut at Wolverhampton (9.5f) last month; gelded since last seen and needs the switch to turf and application of cheekpieces to make a difference.

16/1

8th

3

(7)

18th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Soothing Blaze

9st 9lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: William Stone

Didn't improve his RPR when fourth at Chelmsford three weeks ago (1m) but it was a run that hinted there was a bigger effort around the corner; trip should suit and he's not ruled out, for all the handicapper hasn't taken any chances.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 955-86

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Didn't live up to early expectations last year and has run poorly in two starts back, having been gelded; will need to settle better now going beyond an extended 1m for the first time.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

(8)

13th May 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

18:10 Leicester

Moltisanti

8st 11lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: David Loughnane

Didn't live up to early expectations last year and has run poorly in two starts back, having been gelded; will need to settle better now going beyond an extended 1m for the first time.

8/1

6th

3

(4)

24th Apr 2023

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

14:25 Pontefract

Moltisanti

9st 6lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: David Loughnane

Displayed ability last summer and heavy ground may not have suited on nursery debut last October; failed to settle on last month's reappearance on AW and he's better than that, but he has to leave that run well behind.

16/1

8th

5

(4)

30th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Moltisanti

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

Modest form at best on turf last year and, although gelded after last run in October, he'll have to improve to win this on AW debut/reappearance.

12/1

Form: 34607/

Last run: 585 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Failed to win on the Flat for Ed Walker and has had plenty of chances in handicap hurdles for this yard; lacks consistency but he has less to prove than the rest of these back from a short break.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(5)

13th May 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

18:10 Leicester

Navegaon Gate

10st 2lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Failed to win on the Flat for Ed Walker and has had plenty of chances in handicap hurdles for this yard; lacks consistency but he has less to prove than the rest of these back from a short break.

6/1

9th

6

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:30 Ffos Las

Navegaon Gate

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

15-race maiden but his recent placed efforts at Lingfield (2m3f) and Hereford (2m5f; soft for both) would be his best yet; just a concern that he's been below par in his previous staying handicaps (3m/3m2f).

6/1

2nd

1

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

Navegaon Gate

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Yet to win (0-14) but, despite jumping right on occasions, ran his best race to date when fitted with a visor at Lingfield (2m3f, soft; third with Roger Rarebit in second) recently; should appreciate this extra yardage and, from an unchanged mark, enters calculations.

6/1

Form: /6011-

Last run: 381 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner in France, both on slow ground, who's completely lost the plot over hurdles since a Hexham win last summer (pulled up on her last three runs, all in cheekpieces); would want to see some support back from a short break.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

7th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

15:35 Newton Abbot

Free Chakarte

10st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Seemed to be lit up by first-time blinkers (retained today) at Worcester 12 days ago, racing clear but folding late on; that was at least a step in the right direction but not enough to make her of great interest in this.

12/1

5th

6

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Worcester

Free Chakarte

11st 1lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Won by 23l on stable/hurdle debut at Hexham (2m, good) last June but was expensive to follow afterwards and has been pulled up on her last three appearances; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers here; leap of faith required to support her at present.

14/1

6

(7)

13th May 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

18:10 Leicester

Free Chakarte

10st 1lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: David Pipe

Dual Flat winner in France, both on slow ground, who's completely lost the plot over hurdles since a Hexham win last summer (pulled up on her last three runs, all in cheekpieces); would want to see some support back from a short break.

10/1

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Non-runners

Tiger Voice, Free Chakarte

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Payout
Exacta £1922.00
Straight Forecast £2058.50
Trifecta £6169.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Tiger Voice

WEST COUNTRY:

Free Chakarte

SPOTLIGHT:

Navegaon Gate

The Guardian:

Celestial Force

The Times:

Moltisanti

Telegraph:

Free Chakarte

The Sun:

Free Chakarte

The Star:

Navegaon Gate

D Express:

Tiger Voice

Daily Mirror:

Tiger Voice

Daily Record:

Tiger Voice

Daily Mail:

Celestial Force