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14:25 Haydock

Good To Firm

Betfred Silver Bowl Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 1m 0f 37y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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Betfred Silver Bowl Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 211

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Has worn a hood on all three starts; went close on debut at Southwell (7f, AW) in April and won in fine style the next twice (7f, good to soft/AW); in a tough race on handicap debut but is in top hands and could prove to be better than his opening mark, provided the absence of the hood isn't an issue.

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11th

9

(11)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Covey

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: John & Thady Gosden

Notably progressive in the spring, having plenty in hand when making all in the competitive Silver Bowl Handicap at Haydock (1m, good to firm) to complete a hat-trick; however, he came unstuck in the Group 3 Jersey at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm; 11-4 favourite) the following month; retains potential but needs a big step forward against some high-class older opposition here.

20/1

9th

5

(11)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Covey

9st 3lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Impressed in 7f maiden/novice races (good to soft/AW) in the first part of spring and again had plenty in hand when making all in the competitive Silver Bowl Handicap at Haydock (1m, good to firm) last time; displayed obvious Group-race potential at Haydock and he has strong claims for his top yard.

2/1

1st

5

(4)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 37y

Class 2

14:25 Haydock

Covey

8st 11lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Has worn a hood on all three starts; went close on debut at Southwell (7f, AW) in April and won in fine style the next twice (7f, good to soft/AW); in a tough race on handicap debut but is in top hands and could prove to be better than his opening mark, provided the absence of the hood isn't an issue.

5/2

11/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 9-21 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Went very close at Kempton (1m, AW) last month on his second start then bolted up in Windsor novice (1m, soft) on turf debut; tackles very different ground in this first handicap but his pedigree provides optimism he'll handle it, and it remains to be seen where his limitations lie; respected.

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0

27

(2)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Royal Cape

8st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hughie Morrison

Not many win novices by 10l but that was the case with him at Windsor last month (1m, soft) and the horse who beat him on his handicap debut at Haydock (1m, good to firm) is favourite for Saturday's Group 3 Jersey Stakes; should have finished closer that day and he's just the type his trainer improves with experience; player.

18/1

2nd

8

(5)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 37y

Class 2

14:25 Haydock

Royal Cape

8st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Hughie Morrison

Went very close at Kempton (1m, AW) last month on his second start then bolted up in Windsor novice (1m, soft) on turf debut; tackles very different ground in this first handicap but his pedigree provides optimism he'll handle it, and it remains to be seen where his limitations lie; respected.

11/2

1st

8

(3)

1st May 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

14:44 Windsor

Royal Cape

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hughie Morrison

Confirmed the promise of his sole 2yo run when missing out narrowly in a 1m maiden at Kempton last month (well backed); open to further progress and there is encouragement for slow ground on pedigree; leading claims.

10/11

16/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 115-73 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won Chelmsford novice (7f, AW) and Ayr nursery (1m, good) last season, and he was a solid third of seven at Newmarket (1m, soft) three weeks ago on his second run of this season; further improvement can't be ruled out but it's needed against some progressive rivals in this warm race.

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14/1

Form: 53-172 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won Kempton handicap (1m, AW) in March on reappearance and bounced back from soft-ground flop with good second at Newmarket (1m, good) last Saturday; he goes up in grade today but he hung right on the undulations last time and could still be capable of better.

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1st

2

(2)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Salisbury

Just Bring It

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

prominent

11/4

1st

10

(14)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 31y

Class 3

19:00 Windsor

Just Bring It

9st 2lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Clive Cox

Off the mark in a small-field handicap at Kempton in March; better form in 1m handicaps at Newmarket and Haydock in May but his form dipped back at Haydock in June latest; drawn widest.

10/1

12/1

Form: 031-

Last run: 211 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Left last September's debut (7f, good) well behind when close third at Newmarket (7f, good to soft), and won there (7f, good to soft) last October when last seen; did it comfortably and brings potential to handicap debut.

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No Results Found

Form: 324-11 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Has built upon his 2yo promise (6f/7f, including on good ground; unraced on faster) to win 1m handicaps on both starts this season (soft/good to soft), over C&D most recently; he's up 7lb for last time and in a better race today, but is clearly progressive and could go well if the ground suits.

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8th

6

(6)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:32 Leicester

James McHenry

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Both wins at 1m but seemed to stay 1m2f okay on his penultimate run; gelded since being below par last time in new blinkers (now discarded) and certainly not one to give up on.

12/1

Form: 147-

Last run: 217 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Came up well short in 7f Group 3 races on final two runs last season but pulled hard on the first occasion and was on heavy ground when last seen; before those he impressed on his debut at Ascot (7f, good to firm) and he might be able to tap back into that promise on this first run since being gelded; he's a player if so.

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1st

3

(1)

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

19:15 Sandown

Defence Of Fort

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Looked promising when winning on Ascot debut (7f, good to firm) last summer but well held at Group 3 level in two subsequent outings at two and has fared no better in a pair of handicaps this year; pulled hard when stepped up to 1m2f last time and now sports a first-time hood; questions to answer at present.

16/1

11th

9

(5)

21st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Newmarket (July)

Defence Of Fort

9st 4lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Highly tried and struggled last season after winning well on his Ascot debut; gelded ahead of reappearance and again finished down the field, albeit in a strong handicap at Haydock (1m, good to firm); bit to prove now.

10/1

7/1

Form: -13121 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Made it four wins from his last six starts when scoring with something in hand at Musselburgh (1m, good to soft) last month; 7lb higher in a better race and he's unproven on good/good to firm ground, but he has a progressive profile and could have more left in the tank.

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No Results Found

Form: 5-4336

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Improved form this spring, with a front-running Listed third at Newmarket (1m1f, good to soft) before his sixth in the Group 2 Dante (1m2f, good to firm); in that hot race at York he was prominent for a long way before fading, and could on a good mark now back down in trip in a handicap.

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7th

1

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 2

14:35 Chester

Killybegs Warrior

9st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Charlie Johnston

Successful in 1m2f handicap at last year's Newmarket July festival; generally consistent since and should give his running; however, again lumbered with top weight and vulnerable to better-treated types.

11/2

Form: 218-56 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Considerable promise in 2yo campaign and could appreciate this return to a better surface having been soundly beaten in 1m2f soft-ground Listed races on his two starts this season (albeit hampered at Chester last time); however, he nevertheless has something to prove on this handicap debut.

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8th

11

(9)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:22 Ascot

Stormbuster

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Well-bred colt who won a notable conditions race at Newbury as a 2yo; has proved disappointing since, latterly in handicaps; chance depends on how well he responds to first-time headgear.

20/1

8th

7

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:15 Ayr

Stormbuster

9st 0lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

Well-bred 3yo who is in good hands and has dropped down the weights; however, he's struggled this season and needs to turn things around.

16/1

16/1

Form: 100-13 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won on debut here (6f, good to soft) last May and reappeared with handicap win at Newbury (7f, soft) last month; however, he was disappointing at Ascot (7f, soft) a fortnight ago and has to bounce back now in cheekpieces.

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9th

8

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Scholarship

9st 6lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Gerard O’Leary

Decent Newbury form (7f) last year for Clive Cox, winning on seasonal debut and ended campaign with good second on heavy; good start for new connections when second to Independent Expert at Cork last month (7f) but remains unproven over 1m.

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £111.00
Straight Forecast £119.60
Tricast £1687.40
Trifecta £2004.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Covey

LAMBOURN:

Bodorgan

SPOTLIGHT:

Defence Of Fort

TOPSPEED:

Just Bring It

The Guardian:

James McHenry

POSTDATA:

Killybegs Warrior

NEWMARKET:

Covey

Telegraph:

Covey

D Express:

Covey

Daily Mirror:

Covey

The Star:

Covey

Daily Record:

Covey

The Times:

Bodorgan

Daily Mail:

Defence Of Fort

The Sun:

Just Bring It