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Goodwood Racehorse Owners Group Handicap

  • Prize money: £10468
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Goodwood Racehorse Owners Group Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.10
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 322385 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Consistent over 2m on AW this year; was always in a good position when ahead of four of these at Kempton in March (same couldn't be said for Grandmaster Flash and Hydroplane); now 0-9 on turf after two well-beaten runs at Newmarket (1m6f).

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

9th

7

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

First Emperor

9st 6lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Ryan

Some creditable efforts over 2m this year and he wasn't far behind Red Flyer in a Class 2 over C&D (sixth of 13) last time; his losing run is mounting up but he's edging down the weights and could go well on this drop back in grade.

14/1

6th

13

(7)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

First Emperor

8st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Ryan

pushed along soon after start, towards rear after 2f

16/1

3rd

5

(4)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

17:05 Southwell (AW)

First Emperor

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Ryan

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, headway over 3f out, soon outpaced, rallied from 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went third towards finish, not pace to challenge

16/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 616-34 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner under both codes, most recently when doing it very comfortably on good ground at Chester last summer (2m; in this first-time headgear combination); eyecatching latest effort on the AW when nothing went right; considered.

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2nd

6

(11)

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Goodwood

Hydroplane

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

midfield, in touch with leaders after 3f

14/1

9

(2)

12th May 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:55 Chester

Hydroplane

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

10/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 6-6437 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Better strike-rate on the AW but has comparable form on turf and his recent efforts on the Polytrack make for respectable reading (didn't get the run of things when seventh last time); fourth 12 months ago off the same mark.

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9th

4

(7)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 2

15:40 Southwell (AW)

Diamond Bay

8st 11lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

Five of his wins have been on AW, the latest last September at Wolverhampton (1m6f) off 3lb lower; out of sorts this winter but first-time cheekpieces saw him back to his best when second in useful 2m race at Lingfield one month ago; that puts him back into serious calculations.

7/1

2nd

1

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Diamond Bay

9st 12lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

Five wins on AW including over C&D; his last success was off only 1lb lower at Wolverhampton (1m6f) last September but he's been out of sorts this winter and needs to turn things around; first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

10th

10

(10)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Diamond Bay

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

Five wins on AW, the most recent off 2lb lower at Wolverhampton (1m6f) in September; not in the same form since, however, and finished behind some of these opponents at Kempton most recently; does not look poised to add to his tally.

25/1

Form: 1125-1

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Turf form (0-5) doesn't read quite so well as his AW exploits, but there's time yet to put that right and he couldn't have won any easier at Chelmsford (1m6f) three weeks ago; that came at a cost with an 8lb rise to deal with but dangerous to dismiss; 2m should be fine.

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4th

2

(1)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

13:32 Wolverhampton (AW)

Melakaz

9st 12lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Robert Stephens

Made it 5-9 on AW when scoring at Kempton (2m, Polytrack) last July but he was laboured back there on his return in December; now drops back into a Class 4 event but he has bit to prove after another break and others are more persuasive.

6/1

13th

11

(13)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Melakaz

8st 6lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Robert Stephens

Low-mileage 5yo who made it five AW wins on the spin when going in over C&D in July; off since but he has won off a break so merits serious consideration despite having a career-high mark to overcome.

13/2

5th
11 (2)
Yorksea

7/2

Form: 60015/

Last run: 709 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Rather subdued the last twice over hurdles but he did finish fourth in Newbury's major handicap in February after winning at Fontwell; interesting now switched to the Flat for the first time by Gary Moore who won this with a similar type 12 months ago; French win came over 1m2f but unlikely that he'll lack for stamina.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

17th

22

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Yorksea

10st 11lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

kept away from others at start

33/1

0

8

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Yorksea

10st 11lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

refused to race

16/1

0

2

19th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

13:33 Fontwell

Yorksea

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

refused to race

11/8

Form: -22251 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Had no excuses when behind four of today's rivals on her final AW start and had the run of things when just clinging on at Ascot (2m, soft; effective on good); only 2lb higher and she's a likeable type who should give her running.

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7th

10

(3)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Blazeon Five

8st 10lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roger Teal

Most likeable mare who bagged a pair of 2m Ascot victories this summer; not at her best in the Cesarewitch when last seen, but this dual C&D scorer goes well fresh so she's a player off a still workable mark.

12/1

0

23

(29)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Blazeon Five

8st 8lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Roger Teal

Extremely reliable since upped to staying trips, including a narrow win over Temporize at Ascot (2m, soft) in July; relished every yard on the Southwell AW when scoring easily over 2m2f last December, so she has the tools to run well if she can adapt to this higher grade and much larger field.

25/1

4th

2

(3)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Goodwood

Blazeon Five

9st 11lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roger Teal

Generally progressive since upped to 2m+, winning five times; good second in Racing League event at Southwell (AW) most recently; drops back in distance but soft ground would be a big plus; 2-2 on that surface.

9/2

Form: 22/37-

Last run: 170 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Returns to the Flat after three competitive shows over hurdles (including a win) and she's a four-time winner under this code who is on a perfectly fair mark; major contender.

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1st

3

25th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

13:03 Huntingdon

Sashenka

11st 2lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

held up in rear, headway 5th, clear with one other from 3 out, challenging when pecked on landing 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden and led run-in, kept on well

11/10

7th

4

(4)

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Goodwood

Sashenka

9st 5lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

dwelt start, towards rear, short of room over 4f out, ridden over 3f out

5/1

4th

3

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Sashenka

11st 7lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

No match for Progressive when second at Kempton (2m, good to soft) in February but drew nicely clear of the others with a next-time-out winner when scoring at Newbury (2m4f, good) last month and a recent 4lb rise does not look excessive; might be the answer.

7/1

16/1

Form: 34-039 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who won two staying handicaps last summer at Nottingham, the latest with a bit in hand off only 1lb lower; below par this year, though trips of around 1m4f would have been too sharp the last twice.

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Verdict Starting price

0

3

(3)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alpine Stroll

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Alexandra Dunn

disputed lead

25/1

1

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alpine Stroll

10st 2lb

T: Alexandra Dunn

4th

2

(3)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

11:30 Lingfield (AW)

Alpine Stroll

9st 13lb

J: Molly Presland

T: Alexandra Dunn

Won two staying handicaps at Nottingham in the summer of 2022; retained ability without winning this summer; sold for 10,000gns in October; starts out for new yard off a manageable mark; betting to guide.

16/1

Form: -59934 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

All three Irish wins came on the AW and best run for this yard was his third at Kempton (2m) in a race that didn't pan out too favourably (the same could be said for the fourth Hydroplane); from off the pace he was keeping on over 1m6f here three weeks ago and he's one of two interesting contenders for last year's winning stable.

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

7

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

17:50 Stratford

Grandmaster Flash

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Three AW wins at up to 2m in his Irish days; he used to be useful in that sphere and although he's gone the wrong over the last year, there have been only four runs over hurdles; needs much better than his fourth of seven on handicap hurdle debut (2m; 16-1) last time but this is a longer trip.

9/2

4th

5

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:30 Hereford

Grandmaster Flash

10st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Three AW wins at up to 2m in Ireland where he also had soft-ground form; mostly ordinary efforts for both yards in Britain but switching to handicaps in this code should help matters.

8/1

20/1

Form: 778-59 D

Last run: 114 days

W: 8st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Four-time AW winner who has won on turf on the Flat and over hurdles; lurks on a dangerous mark but this winter's AW exploits weren't her best.

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10th

10

(1)

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Goodwood

Dance To Paris

8st 11lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Lucy Wadham

midfield

20/1

9th

1

(7)

1st Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Dance To Paris

10st 1lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Lucy Wadham

in touch with leaders

8/1

5th

2

(3)

21st Jan 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

11:55 Lingfield (AW)

Dance To Paris

10st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Lucy Wadham

Below par since her C&D win in July but the fact she's dropped to 2lb below that successful mark provides hope, as does her stable being back among the winners in recent days.

14/1

OUR TIP

8/1

Form: 151205

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Both wins were over 1m6f at Southwell (Tapeta); closely matched with First Emperor on a winter AW clash but he's struggled the last twice, latterly in Blazeon Five's race at Ascot (soft) when tried in cheekpieces; that wasn't run to suit him but he goes in more new headgear now and others appeal more.

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11th

1

(8)

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Goodwood

Ehteyat

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

slowly into stride, in rear, prominent after 2f

8/1

5th

2

(8)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

14:25 Ascot

Ehteyat

9st 13lb

J: Connor Planas

T: George Boughey

slowly into stride, always behind, kept on from over 1f out

6/1

13th

3

(7)

7th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Ehteyat

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

prominent

13/2

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Payout
Exacta £612.00
Straight Forecast £563.00
Tricast £6037.70
Trifecta £5951.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Ehteyat

The Guardian:

Melakaz

SPOTLIGHT:

Yorksea

LAMBOURN:

Sashenka

RP RATINGS:

Grandmaster Flash

Daily Record:

Blazeon Five

TOPSPEED:

Diamond Bay

Daily Mail:

Hydroplane

Telegraph:

Ehteyat

Daily Mirror:

Ehteyat

The Sun:

Yorksea

D Express:

Melakaz

The Star:

Melakaz

The Times:

Sashenka

POSTDATA:

Grandmaster Flash