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Rachael Helfgott-Bates Handicap

  • Prize money: £3245.08
  • 0m 6f 210y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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Rachael Helfgott-Bates Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.80
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4-6136 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Made all to win a C&D handicap last month; solid run on AW one week later; slowly away and never able to land a blow dropped to 5.5f at Bath last week; this should be more suitable but there are other pace influences to worry about.

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

8th

12

(11)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Diamond Cottage

9st 2lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Malcolm Saunders

0-10 on AW but has C&D form; three 7f wins at Brighton this year, one from the front, but not in much form of late and guesswork involved as to whether she can pick up again this autumn.

33/1

11th

15

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 2

16:00 Bath

Diamond Cottage

8st 6lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Malcolm Saunders

Three 7f wins at Brighton to her name this season; has gone off the boil more recently and others have more pressing claims.

33/1

11th

1

(13)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

16:30 Chepstow

Diamond Cottage

10st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Malcolm Saunders

prominent, weakened from over 2f out

25/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 147-08 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Two 7f wins last summer, including here; well beaten in two runs this year and risky, for all this represents a drop in class.

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

1st

9

(4)

28th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:00 Chepstow

King Of War

8st 9lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Alexandra Dunn

Two wins include one here and he returned to form when a front-running second at Lingfield (7f, good to firm) when perhaps going off a bit too fast; Connor Planas looks a good booking.

6/1

2nd

8

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Lingfield

King Of War

9st 3lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Alexandra Dunn

led at fast pace, ridden over 1f out, no extra and headed towards finish

16/1

6th

5

(8)

31st Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 135y

Class 6

19:32 Lingfield

King Of War

9st 8lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Alexandra Dunn

Two 7f wins last summer, including off 4lb higher; inconsistent this year, best effort when going close at Brighton in May; nicely treated if he turns up in top form.

14/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 458652 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Three wins and three seconds from his ten visits to Brighton; perfectly good effort when second on AW 11 days ago; should be competitive once again.

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

6th

6

(6)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:13 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fieldsman

9st 5lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

led

10/1

7th

2

(5)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Fieldsman

9st 8lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

12yo who was disappointing here (1m) last Tuesday but did too much too soon in that amateurs' race; had previously been running consistently well (including over C&D) and he may well bounce back with a bold bid.

10/1

7th

8

(1)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

17:15 Southwell (AW)

Fieldsman

10st 9lb

J: Miss Sarah Bowen

T: Tony Carroll

started quickly, led

6/1

Form: 44/80- D

Last run: 354 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Gained the last of his four wins back in August 2019; no impact in two runs for current stable last summer; has a year on the sidelines to overcome; blinkers now tried (has worn other headgear).

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5th

4

(3)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

21:00 Brighton

Spirit Warning

9st 7lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: George Baker

took keen hold, midfield, switched to near side over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out

11/2

5th

6

(6)

12th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Lingfield

Spirit Warning

9st 3lb

J: Neil Callan

T: George Baker

took keen hold, midfield, towards rear and waiting for room 3f out, not clear run 2f out, soon pushed along, ridden and found little 1f out, weakened final 110yds

100/30

3

(6)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:30 Brighton

Spirit Warning

9st 2lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: George Baker

Losing run goes back to 2019; however, shaped encouragingly in first-time blinkers here (7f; third start for new stable) last month when back from an absence; possibilities off a handy mark in the retained headgear, with this return to 1m looking ideal.

3/1

Form: 3748-3 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

The addition of cheekpieces worked the oracle when he landed a C&D handicap last August; mixed bag since but he ran creditably over C&D on his reappearance three weeks ago; down in class this time and he's one to consider.

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

3rd

6

(1)

11th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Amathus

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Patrick Chamings

prominent, outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

8/1

5th

13

(12)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Amathus

8st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Patrick Chamings

towards rear of midfield

14/1

3rd

2

(10)

10th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Amathus

9st 9lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Patrick Chamings

Won twice on turf at Lingfield (7f, good to firm) in the summer, but well beaten in his hat-trick bid over the same C&D; returns from a short break and no closer than sixth in seven starts on the AW; bit to prove.

10/1

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 2140-5 CD

Last run: 136 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Did well in the first half of 2022, winning four times (including C&D); more recent efforts leave him with something to prove.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

5

(7)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Major Gatsby

9st 7lb

J: William Carson

T: Bill Turner

Won at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) last October and now 2lb lower; however, he hasn't been at the same level on either outing this year and needs to raise his game; just one win from his last 17 starts.

16/1

6th

10

(7)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Major Gatsby

9st 3lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Bill Turner

1lb lower than when gaining his fourth C&D success in October, but out of the frame in three starts since; well backed last time, though, so interesting to see if the money comes for him again now returned here.

16/1

10th

5

(8)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

13:15 Lingfield (AW)

Major Gatsby

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Bill Turner

String of good runs on turf and AW last season and there were feasible excuses for his last two defeats (drawn wide/raced close to a strong pace); handicapped to be competitive.

10/1

8/1

Form: 5213-6 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Just one win from 13 starts but it came over C&D when trained by Marco Botti; modest effort on her stable debut at Kempton (1m) 13 days ago but this is weaker, the blinkers return and she isn't dismissed.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

(6)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Shalfa

10st 1lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Lydia Richards

C&D win in January came off a 2lb lower mark; solid effort here 17 days ago when she was hampered and lost ground inside the final furlong; each-way shout.

5/1

7th

6

(6)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Shalfa

9st 6lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Lydia Richards

Always prominent when landing a C&D handicap in January in a first-time visor; failed to fire back here last month and others appeal more this afternoon.

12/1

8th

7

(1)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Shalfa

9st 4lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Lydia Richards

led, headed over 1f out, weakened quickly against far rail inside final furlong

100/30

14/1

Form: 4960-6 D

Last run: 101 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

AW winner in November 2021; gone the wrong way for current yard but he didn't run too badly over an inadequate 6f when last seen in February; cheekpieces now given a go.

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

6th

9

(9)

12th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Sir Sedric

9st 3lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Lee Carter

slowly away, took keen hold, in rear, rushed up and prominent after 1f

12/1

9th

9

(3)

6th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

13:55 Lingfield (AW)

Sir Sedric

9st 4lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Lee Carter

Sole win from 29 starts came for previous trainer nearly two years ago and often finds less than looks likely; visor returns to replace blinkers.

8/1

8th

10

(4)

30th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

17:30 Lingfield (AW)

Sir Sedric

8st 11lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Lee Carter

Has the ability to win races off his lowly mark but he can flatter to deceive, as when fourth here two weeks ago (7f); others safer on balance.

12/1

Form: 209-06

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent for former yard and he has struggled badly on his last three runs; sold for 2,200gns this month; new headgear tried on stable debut but there are risks involved.

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

10th

12

(6)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

14:07 Southwell (AW)

Dazzerling

8st 9lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Phil McEntee

22-race maiden with a patchy record; likely to come up short once again; non-runner 8.00 Chelmsford Thursday.

33/1

8th

11

(3)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Dazzerling

8st 9lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Phil McEntee

led, headed and prominent after 2f

14/1

4/1

Form: -62765 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Sole turf win came over C&D two years ago; on a reduced mark and he has been in fair form on AW this season; not discounted.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

9

(14)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

14:22 Lingfield (AW)

River Wharfe

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tony Carroll

in rear

14/1

7th

5

(1)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:37 Southwell (AW)

River Wharfe

9st 9lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

dwelt start, prominent

7/2

4th

5

(4)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

13:00 Lingfield (AW)

River Wharfe

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold, towards rear

11/2

Form: 073503 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

He has dropped a long way down the weights in the last six months and he didn't run badly over 6f here three weeks ago; 2lb lower this time but he's unlkely to get his own way up front.

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

8th

5

(2)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

16:55 Lingfield (AW)

Mount Mogan

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Laura Mongan

Ended his 2023 campaign with a C&D success, albeit in just 0-55 grade; respectable sixth here on reappearance and ties in with So Chic on that running; again may not be far away.

10/1

6th

6

(9)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

15:55 Lingfield (AW)

Mount Mogan

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Laura Mongan

in touch with leaders

10/1

1st

2

(6)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

11:37 Lingfield (AW)

Mount Mogan

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Laura Mongan

23lb lower than when winning over C&D early last year, but a few false dawns in the meantime haven't been built upon and hard to enthuse over at present; cheekpieces return; stable also runs Gintini.

11/1

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Payout
Exacta £464.00
Straight Forecast £425.70
Tricast £2454.20
Trifecta £3127.00

Selections

The Times:

River Wharfe

Telegraph:

Amathus

POSTDATA:

Diamond Cottage

SPOTLIGHT:

Shalfa

RP RATINGS:

Fieldsman

The Guardian:

River Wharfe

D Express:

River Wharfe

The Star:

River Wharfe

Daily Mirror:

Amathus

The Sun:

Amathus

Daily Record:

Amathus

Daily Mail:

Diamond Cottage