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Thomas And Jane Connolly Memorial Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4320
  • 0m 6f 2y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Thomas And Jane Connolly Memorial Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.90
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 06-

Last run: 249 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Cost 370,000gns as a yearling; tongue-tied on both runs last season; quiet on debut but was a big eyecatcher when never nearer than late on at Yarmouth (6f, good to firm); has been gelded and undergone wind surgery; interesting to gauge the confidence behind him.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(11)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Ripon

Dark Kestrel

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

slowly away, always behind

8/1

2nd
5 (1)
Kaidu

33/1

  • Place: £6.60

Form: 7

Last run: 94 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

40-1 when never a threat on his Kempton debut in February (6f); bred to do better at some point but best watched for now.

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12th

6

(1)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Kaidu

9st 8lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Susan Corbett

Ten-race maiden; signed off for Archie Watson with pretty good third at Wolverhampton (6f) in January and may not have handled soft turf when struggling on recent stable debut but others have more pressing claims; hooded for first time.

20/1

16th

2

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Kaidu

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Susan Corbett

towards rear

14/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 422-43

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

0-8 last year for Fozzy Stack but showed ability; bought for 62,000gns; showed up well for a long way on British debut (6f AW) and again ran okay back over 5f at Nottingham (soft); current connections resisting any temptation to enter handicaps and perhaps vulnerable again should there be improvers lurking.

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9th

1

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Leicester

McCauleys Tavern

9st 13lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Mark Loughnane

Dual 6f AW winner from off the pace at Kempton this year, latterly off 4lb lower 12 days ago; evidently in very good nick, and this switch back to slow turf won't be a problem; respected.

7/2

1st

3

(4)

15th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

McCauleys Tavern

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Mark Loughnane

towards rear, headway from 2f out, led inside final 110yds, ran on

5/1

7th

5

(7)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

McCauleys Tavern

9st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Sole win came over 6f at Kempton where he was close up two starts back; faded into a 3l fourth again there two weeks ago and dropping to 5f might not suit.

5/1

100/1

Form: 0-7

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has registered modest RPRs in both her runs and looks outclassed in a race like this.

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3rd

10

(14)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Kynsa

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

prominent

11/4

4th

6

(8)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Kynsa

9st 8lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

0-9 for Jamie Osborne, but placed in five of her last six starts last season (including on Polytrack); makes her stable debut (same owner) after 169 days off and the market should be informative.

7/1

Form: 52 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Drawn wide on his 7f Kempton debut; showed plenty more to threaten at Chelmsford (6f) but the chances are this is a far stronger race.

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10th

12

(10)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Surrey Noir

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Fellowes

Cheekpieces helped last backend, when turning in three solid efforts over C&D under James Doyle; was drawn wide and inclined to pull hard on his turf comeback (6f) and should do much better.

8/1

8th

8

(12)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

15:50 Windsor

Surrey Noir

8st 13lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

took keen hold, midfield on outer

7/1

4th

13

(4)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Surrey Noir

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Fellowes

Clicked since gelded and fitted with cheekpieces over C&D, losing out on the nod to Okami (went on to pip Saturnalia next time) before off the mark in good style last time; a 7lb rise will make life tougher into better company but he's lightly raced.

4/1

4/6

Form: 36-2

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Promise at two; improved effort when second to a rival with a BHA mark of 98 on his Kempton return, the pair pulling well clear of the third; must have every chance.

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5th

9

(2)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Ascot

Almaty Star

9st 2lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Robert Cowell

His maiden win for Roger Varian last summer came in a four-runner event on AW at odds of 1-10; no better than midfield in three handicap runs for current stable and he has enough to prove for now.

12/1

7th

14

(5)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Almaty Star

8st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Robert Cowell

Went 1-8 for Roger Varian with the success coming in 5f maiden on the AW; has to prove that he's as effective on grass and he was behind Shalaa Asker at Kempton recently.

20/1

Form: BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ran a moderate race at Redcar (6f, good to soft) but she was unruly beforehand and it's interesting that she was sent off favourite; no surprise should she be seen in a very different light here.

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12th

11

(1)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lady Chapel

8st 12lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: James Ferguson

Occasion got the better of her when favourite on her spring debut and she's struggled since; hung left at Kempton last time (behind Angel De Luz) though, and it's too soon to write her off now going up in trip again in first-time headgear.

16/1

6th

9

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:10 Kempton (AW)

Lady Chapel

8st 10lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: James Ferguson

Sent off favourite for her debut in May but played up beforehand and finished well held; some promise at Doncaster second time out and she looks a likely improver upped in trip and switched to a low-grade handicap.

4/1

12th

6

(7)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 5

18:45 Windsor

Lady Chapel

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

in rear

20/1

Form: 4

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

While there were positives to take from Thirsk (6f, heavy; fourth of nine) that bare form gives him masses to find.

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1st

3

(10)

16th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

19:10 Musselburgh

Whiskey Priest

9st 9lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

made virtually all

6/1

8th

11

(10)

16th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Beverley

Whiskey Priest

8st 10lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Seemed suited by drop to 5f when dead-heating at Yarmouth last month (good to soft); disappointing favourite at Ayr next time (5f, good to soft); needs to bounce back.

5/1

5th

3

(7)

24th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:40 Ayr

Whiskey Priest

9st 3lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

Improved form dropped to 5f on his handicap debut when dead-heating at Yarmouth (good to soft; 5-2 favourite) last Wednesday; has a penalty but he found plenty for pressure last time and is open to further progress; big player.

10/11

100/1

Form: 7

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Never made any inroads from off the pace at Southwell (6f AW) and already looks one for handicaps.

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9th

7

(8)

13th Jun 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:00 Southwell (AW)

De La Hoya

9st 2lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Kevin Frost

Nothing doing in two 6f events, over C&D and on turf, and handicaps are the obvious next move.

33/1

9th

4

(2)

20th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

18:50 Doncaster

De La Hoya

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Kevin Frost

Never made any inroads from off the pace at Southwell (6f AW) and already looks one for handicaps.

100/1

7th

4

(4)

14th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

19:30 Southwell (AW)

De La Hoya

9st 4lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Frost

11,000gns yearling, 2,600gns 2yo; dam an unraced half-sister to a winner in Scandinavia; only of interest if strong in the market.

20/1

Form:

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Started very slowly at Redcar (6f, good to soft) and remained in the rear throughout (80-1).

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13th

12

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Leicester

Beanie Blue

8st 9lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Steph Hollinshead

Well down the field on handicap debut here (7f, good to soft) in September and also struggled when dropped back to 6f at Wolverhampton the following month; non-runner at Doncaster (1.23) yesterday.

50/1

11th

32

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

15:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Beanie Blue

9st 1lb

T: Steph Hollinshead

slowly away, in rear

50/1

11th
6 (12)
Lil Wade

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

£15,000 2yo; third foal; brother to Italian 5.5f-6f winner Saielah; dam 1m AW winner (RPR 72), half-sister to 1m-11.4f winner Dragons Voice out of half-sister to 1m4f Group 1 winner Grape Tree Road and 1m5f Group 2 winner Red Route; an unlikely winner on this belated debut.

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4th

5

(8)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Lil Wade

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Put some lesser efforts behind him when keeping on for fourth in a 5f handicap here last week; yet to shine over 6f but he does leave the impression it should suit.

8/1

4th

5

(4)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Lil Wade

9st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

awkward start, in rear

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £1663.00
Straight Forecast £1211.00
Trifecta £13093.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Almaty Star

NEWMARKET:

Dark Kestrel

RP RATINGS:

Almaty Star

POSTDATA:

Almaty Star

The Times:

Almaty Star

Telegraph:

Almaty Star

The Guardian:

Almaty Star

Daily Mail:

Almaty Star

Daily Mirror:

Almaty Star

The Sun:

Almaty Star

The Star:

Almaty Star

Daily Record:

Almaty Star