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Aspall Suffolk Draught Cyder Handicap

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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Aspall Suffolk Draught Cyder Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.50

Form: -36111 CD

Last run: 2 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Began his handicap career off a modest mark and has since rattled off a hat-trick of wins at Chelmsford (6f, AW), Brighton (7f, good to firm) and over this C&D (good); latest success came when making all on Thursday evening in clearcut style; has to be respected but he'll need another jolt of improvement here, up steeply in grade and under a 6lb penalty.

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

10th

5

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Quinault

9st 7lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

Remarkable improver this term, mostly over 6f; came up slightly short in the Shergar Cup Sprint here but quickly regained the winning thread in C&D event (good to firm; made all to beat Popmaster) four weeks ago; now 7-8 in handicaps and may not have finished progressing yet; shortlisted.

7/1

1st

7

(9)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Ascot

Quinault

9st 4lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

raced near side, made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, 1st of 10 in group

11/2

3rd

2

(8)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Quinault

9st 13lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Stuart Williams

One of the season's big success stories, winning a lowly 6f handicap on AW in April and making giant strides to win his next five runs, notably hot handicaps at York and Newmarket the last twice; up 7lb since the latest win but that form has already been well advertised; all that improvement came on good or faster, so he could do with the ground drying out.

15/8

15/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 223-92

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Building up a solid bank of form, placed in a valuable sales race at York (6f, good) and the Redcar Two Year Old Trophy (6f, good to soft) last season; ran right up to his best when second to a handicap blot over C&D (soft) two weeks ago; returning to less testing ground should not inconvenience him in the slightest and he commands major respect.

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

4th

3

(4)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Washington Heights

9st 10lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Kevin Ryan

Yet to win in 2023 but had the misfortune to bump into Shaquille at Newmarket in May and finished behind Quinault on his last three starts; won't mind what the ground does and likely to be in the thick of it again.

5/1

4th

5

(12)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket (July)

Washington Heights

8st 12lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Kevin Ryan

One win from nine starts but has strong credentials for a big-field 6f handicap after cracking efforts behind Quinault on the Rowley course here (good) and at York (good to firm); raised a further 4lb but is likely to give it plenty again; Ryan Moore up for the first time.

5/1

2nd

5

(5)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:40 York

Washington Heights

9st 1lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Kevin Ryan

led overall up the centre, hung right from over 1f out, headed final strides

7/1

3rd
6 (5)
Eminency

3/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 2153-4 D BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Met all sorts of trouble when a beaten favourite at Kempton (6f, AW) on reappearance, giving the strong impression he'd have won with a clear run; that form is already working out well and he handled turf with aplomb (good to firm/good to soft) as a 2yo; seeks compensation off an unchanged mark and has to be taken seriously.

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

10th

10

(5)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket (July)

Eminency

8st 6lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

Suited by big-field 6f handicaps and was on the coat-tails of Quinault on the Rowley course here (good) and at York (good to firm) most recently; the race wasn't entirely run to suit when Tough Enough was too strong at Windsor in between but the return to an uphill finish is likely to suit if first-time cheekpieces prove helpful.

10/1

4th

8

(15)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:40 York

Eminency

8st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Clive Cox

Third to Quinault at Newmarket (6f, good) last month then filled same spot at Windsor (6f, good to firm); this is a much hotter race but he has each-way claims nevertheless; one of two for last year's winning yard.

10/1

3rd

6

(10)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 3

19:15 Windsor

Eminency

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Clive Cox

prominent on outer, pressed leaders from 2f out, kept on and went third final strides

5/2

14/1

Form: 1010- D

Last run: 231 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Had a binary profile at two, comfortable 6f wins here (July course, good to firm) and Chelmsford (AW) followed respectively by flops in Listed races at Newbury and Redcar; may yet have more to offer this year but on bare form she's hardly thrown in for her handicap debut.

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

1st

6

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

17:00 Newmarket

Funny Story

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

On the up this season, winning a 6f handicap at Nottingham in June and turning in a career best when second of 11 in a Pontefract Listed event in August; not so good at Ayr (5.5f, good to soft) three weeks ago; another career best required to win.

10/1

7th

6

(3)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 1

14:50 Ayr

Funny Story

9st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Progressive 3yo who was good third in Glorious Goodwood handicap (6f, good to soft) last month before going close in a Listed race at Pontefract (6f, good to firm) behind subsequent Group 1 third Believing; in good hands to continue to improve and she's on the shortlist.

6/1

2nd

9

(5)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Pontefract

Funny Story

9st 1lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

towards rear of midfield, headway 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on

10/1

22/1

Form: 202-

Last run: 189 days

W: 8st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Met trouble when beaten favourite on middle outing at two but showed fair level of form on his two other starts, making the running when second at Wolverhampton (6f, AW) in November; gelded since and retains potential, but he probably has work to do from his opening mark in a race as warm as this one.

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

1st

4

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:50 Newmarket

Ararat

9st 1lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

prominent early, led against far rail after 1f

11/2

3rd

7

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:32 Newmarket (July)

Ararat

8st 11lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

prominent, hung right from over 1f out, weakened inside final 110yds, no match for first two

11/2

4th

9

(6)

1st Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 2

15:42 Chester

Ararat

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

Fifth in strong 6f Newmarket handicap on reappearance; slightly underwhelming when filling the same position at Haydock next time but firmly back on the up when making all at Newmarket (7f, good to firm) last weekend; 3lb rise is fair enough; should go well.

5/1

40/1

Form: 08-497 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

All three wins (5f/6f) have come on Polytrack and he hasn't shown the same aptitude for turf; under pressure from a long way out at Chester ten days ago and hard to fancy here under an inexperienced apprentice.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

(2)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Knebworth

9st 2lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Richard Hughes

Chased home Ferrous at Wolverhampton on return to action at Wolverhampton four weeks ago and ran to a similar level when winning at Doncaster 13 days ago (6f, soft; cheekpieces first time); his yard continues in fine form and he's set for another prominent showing.

4/1

1st

9

(2)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

15:05 Doncaster

Knebworth

9st 1lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Richard Hughes

6f on slow ground no problem and he made a pleasing seasonal return when second at Wolverhampton a fortnight ago; cheekpieces could prompt extra; one to consider.

8/1

2nd

7

(1)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 3

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Knebworth

9st 4lb

J: George Rooke

T: Richard Hughes

Comfortably won two turf sprints in seven days last summer; competitive off this mark on turf/AW afterwards; returns from a break but capable of a prominent showing.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 45-111 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in three turf runs for Clive Cox last season; has fared much better on the AW this year (having been gelded), winning 6f handicaps at Kempton and Lingfield (twice); the latest win has been franked and a 4lb rise is not insurmountable, but he faces tougher opposition today and has to prove he's as effective on grass.

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

10th

4

(10)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Expert Agent

9st 4lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

mounted in chute, in rear

14/1

8th

10

(3)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Expert Agent

9st 2lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Looked unsuited by the drop to 5f when beaten favourite here last weekend on third run for new yard; interesting off 1lb below last winning mark, with return to 6f a plus; tongue-tie added.

5/1

16/1

Form: 126-3 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Made a promising start to his career last summer with a novice win on the July course here and a second in a Newbury Listed race (again 6f), but he hasn't repeated the form in two goes since; now makes handicap debut off top weight and with something to prove.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(2)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 1

16:10 Doncaster

Rogue Lightning

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Tom Clover

Useful as 2yo; slow start to this campaign but he was gelded in May and hasn't looked back since a hood was added, winning 5f handicaps here and at Ascot (on good or quicker); still on the up but slower ground does ask a different question of him.

15/8

1st

7

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:35 Ascot

Rogue Lightning

9st 6lb

J: Kazuo Yokoyama

T: Tom Clover

Smart as 2yo on turf, particularly when runner-up in good 6f Listed race; this season did not get off to a good start but he looked more his old self when dropped to 5f in first-time hood (retained) at Doncaster in July (good to firm), moving smoothly past his rivals to win neatly; up 7lb in a better race but there is more to come from him.

7/2

1st

4

(7)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

16:05 Doncaster

Rogue Lightning

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Tom Clover

Raced only five times; has Listed form over 6f and 5.5f; went too freely in useful 6f handicap at Newmarket most recently; gelded since; may settle better dropped to bare 5f in first-time hood and looks interesting with improvement possible.

8/1

Form: 1479-7

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Ended 2022 with last-place finishes in Group 2/Listed events and he beat only one rival in a C&D handicap on reappearance, coming home well behind Washington Heights; quickly dropped 3lb but needs to turn a corner.

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

4th

15

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Brave Nation

8st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Michael Bell

Promising 2yo at 5f but well held in four sprint handicaps this year; tumbling in the weights but not easily recommended.

33/1

0

2

(1)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 4

17:20 Sandown

Brave Nation

9st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Michael Bell

Promising 2yo at 5f but well held in three sprint handicaps this year; tumbling in the weights and takes a drop in grade but carries risks.

16/1

11th
3 (3)
Revenite

7/2

Form: 511- D

Last run: 241 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Significant improvement with each of his three runs last season, following a narrow Ascot success (6f, good) with a more convincing one at Kempton (6f, AW; 4-9 favourite); retains a good deal of potential for today's handicap debut and his stable won this race in 2017 with a similarly upwardly mobile type; high on the list.

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

6th

5

(1)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Revenite

9st 8lb

J: Raul Da Silva

T: Roger Varian

dwelt start, pulled hard, prominent soon after start

14/1

7th

4

(6)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:45 Lingfield (AW)

Revenite

9st 9lb

J: Raul Da Silva

T: Roger Varian

Looked promising over this trip at two but he was tailed off in good turf handicaps last summer and he's been out the back in two 5f handicaps on AW since returning to action in January (well backed on former occasion); down in the weights and returns to 6f but plenty to prove for now.

14/1

12th

4

(4)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Revenite

9st 6lb

J: Raul Da Silva

T: Roger Varian

ducked right start, took keen hold, midfield

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £194.00
Straight Forecast £158.90
Tricast £526.50
Trifecta £857.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Quinault

Telegraph:

Revenite

LAMBOURN:

Eminency

NEWMARKET:

Rogue Lightning

SPOTLIGHT:

Washington Heights

POSTDATA:

Quinault

The Guardian:

Quinault

Daily Mail:

Quinault

The Star:

Quinault

Daily Mirror:

Revenite

Daily Record:

Revenite

The Times:

Eminency

D Express:

Eminency