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JRA Tokyo Trophy Handicap

  • Prize money: £38655
  • 0m 6f 3y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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JRA Tokyo Trophy Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

1st
3 (10)
Badri

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.85
  • Place: £3.75

Form: 114816 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

6yo who has been better than ever this year and easily won a big-field handicap at Beverley (5f, good to soft) in April; good sixth of 21 at York (6f, good) since and he's run well on fast ground in the past; each-way possible.

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

9th

2

(8)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Badri

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

taken down early, towards rear

7/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 7321-3 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

In top form at Kempton (6f, AW) last November and reappeared with good third of 21 behind Probe at Newmarket (6f, good to soft) last month; also effective on fast ground and could be in the mix.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

(5)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Apollo One

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

Better than ever last year with four excellent efforts in defeat in hot 6f handicaps, including this one on his reappearance; close third in a Beverley Listed event in September and his final outing in 2023 can be safely ignored as he was drawn on the wrong side at York; back from 203 days off but he's not out of this if fully wound up for his return.

9/1

12th

2

(22)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Apollo One

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

ducked left start

9/1

3rd

1

(2)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Beverley

Apollo One

9st 4lb

J: Graham Lee

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

raced in second, challenging 2f out, no extra and lost second inside final 110yds

3/1

3rd
4 (11)
Mr Wagyu

4/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 05-087 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Took a big step back in the right direction at York (6f, good) last month on his third run of the season, finishing seventh of 21; won this 12 months ago (good) and is well handicapped on last season's best efforts, including on fast ground; could play a leading role.

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

2nd

3

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Mr Wagyu

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

towards rear

9/1

13th

14

(5)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Mr Wagyu

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

raced far side, prominent

16/1

13/2

Form: 153-31 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

4yo who won twice last year and has improved again this spring with a third of 15 at Newbury (6f, soft) then a win at Windsor (6f, good to firm); could be in the shake-up once more.

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

1st

2

(8)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 4

15:30 Nottingham

Haymaker

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Hughie Morrison

awkward start, raced near side, towards rear early

2/1

2nd

1

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 60y

Class 4

16:06 Brighton

Haymaker

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Hughie Morrison

swerved sharply left start, lost many lengths start, in rear, headway up the centre over 1f out, ran on well to lead inside final 110yds, headed towards finish

11/4

5th

4

(4)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 6y

Class 4

15:08 Lingfield (AW)

Haymaker

9st 7lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Hughie Morrison

Having returned to his last winning mark he attracted market interest at Salisbury (6f, soft) last month, but only managed to beat two home; half-brother and dam both AW winners so worth keeping an eye on.

5/1

OUR TIP

9/2

Form: 96-121 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Has done very well in this hood for new yard, with his sole defeat from three starts (6f, AW/good to soft) coming behind a highly progressive type; did it nicely in a big field last time and going back up 7lb may not stop him if today's quicker ground isn't an issue (there's a query in that regard).

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

6th

5

(6)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Probe

9st 0lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jennie Candlish

Was back off his last winning mark when beating Baldomero by just under 2l at Chelmsford (6f, Polytrack) last month, making it 2-2 on the AW in the process; has a 5lb higher mark to overcome but may still have more to offer on the surface, so is much respected.

11/4

1st

3

(3)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Probe

9st 7lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Jennie Candlish

Back to the same mark as when beating 20 rivals in a Class 2 handicap at Newmarket on 2000 Guineas Day; not so good in top sprints since and the drop to a Class 3 didn't spark a return to form at Goodwood five weeks ago; revival not out of the question but others appear safer.

7/1

9th

1

(2)

15th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:00 Goodwood

Probe

9st 12lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jennie Candlish

dwelt start, always behind

15/2

50/1

Form: -67234

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Pretty solid efforts in defeat on his last three starts but he's 9lb out of the weights in this competitive handicap and others are preferred.

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

3rd

13

(6)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

The Defiant

8st 4lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Luke Dace

Went close at Lingfield this month but less good at Chelmsford since and this is a much stronger race than he's used to.

33/1

14/1

Form: 1158-6 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Improved form when winning twice last October (6f, AW/good to soft) and he reappeared with a fair sixth of 21 behind Probe at Newmarket (6f, good to soft) last month; has run well on good/good to firm ground in the past; could build on that latest performance and he's not ruled out.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

5

(7)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Strike Red

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

ducked left start, towards rear on far side of group

10/1

1st

7

(20)

22nd Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 63y

14:35 Curragh

Strike Red

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

steadied start, towards rear of midfield, pushed along and headway from over 2f out, in touch with leaders when switched right and ridden from over 1f out, led and ran on well inside final 110yds

8/1

2nd

3

(5)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ripon

Strike Red

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Two 6f wins last October; still 2lb higher than for the second of them and although this is less competitive than the two races he's run respectably in this season, he may need a bit more weight off his back.

10/1

Form: -62692 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

10yo who has been beaten on his last 13 starts going back to last March, and he's back up in grade today; however, he went close off this reduced mark at Ayr (6f, good) recently and might not be far away.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(1)

2nd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Venturous

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: David & Nicola Barron

Veteran whose losing run stretches back to March 2022; well beaten in two starts this winter and not sure he's in the form required to capitalise on his lowly mark; strong pace would help matters.

12/1

10th

5

(5)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Venturous

9st 6lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: David & Nicola Barron

held up in rear

25/1

9th

3

(12)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Venturous

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: David & Nicola Barron

slowly away, raced in last

9/1

Form: 1-7917 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

8yo who isn't the force of old and five of his last six wins have come on AW; well beaten at Windsor recently but may have needed that first run for 80 days and he has a very good record at Epsom; not written off.

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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

(9)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Count Otto

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Amanda Perrett

Good effort at Lingfield on his penultimate start but he was bitterly disappointing back there five weeks ago; could prove vulnerable again.

12/1

7th

1

(1)

14th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

15:00 Lingfield (AW)

Count Otto

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Amanda Perrett

in touch with leaders

3/1

2nd

1

(11)

31st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:24 Lingfield (AW)

Count Otto

9st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Amanda Perrett

Multiple C&D winner, the latest of them off this mark in March; solid fourth in stronger company 18 days ago; draw could have been kinder.

5/1

10/1

Form: 0-6133 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won at Windsor (6f, soft) last month and good third to Haymaker there (6f, good to firm) 12 days ago; has run really well on all three visits to Epsom and could be thereabouts.

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

7th

5

(2)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Indian Creak

9st 6lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Jack Channon

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, smooth headway to lead over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened quickly final 110yds

14/1

16th

8

(7)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Indian Creak

9st 3lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: Jack Channon

Won three 6f handicaps on ground slower than good; 2lb higher than for the latest of them and he's come on for his reappearance in each of the last two seasons.

33/1

20/1

Form: 892423

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

0-9 on turf as opposed to 2-18 on AW and soundly beaten in third of eight at Ascot (6f, soft) three weeks ago when back on grass; however, it wasn't a bad run and perhaps today's quicker ground will help; unexposed as a sprinter and went close at Wolverhampton (6f, AW) in March; not discounted.

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

1st

3

(9)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Baldomero

9st 7lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

in touch with leaders, outpaced and dropped to rear over 2f out, rallied but edged right over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, led against near rail inside final 110yds, kept on

4/1

2nd

16

(8)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Baldomero

8st 10lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Many good AW efforts of late and he put up a stout show in a rare turf run at Bath recently (5f, heavy), but remains obstinately high in the weights and his 6f form on grass last spring wouldn't be good enough today.

18/1

3rd

9

(3)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Baldomero

8st 8lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Hard to win with but he's run a series of good races on AW since November; return to 1m backfired on Good Friday but headgear returns now back down in trip; 0-10 on turf and something to prove on heavy.

16/1

Form: 874-21

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Reappeared with good second at Newmarket (5f, good to soft) and has since gone one better there (5f, good); back up 4lb in this warmer race and he's 0-13 at 6f, as opposed to 4-15 over 5f, but he's run some good races at this trip and isn't ruled out; has won on good to firm ground.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

12

(13)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Spring Bloom

8st 11lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Robert Eddery

Exposed 7yo but runner-up in this 12 months ago before going one better over C&D in May off 1lb higher and he was a tad unfortunate not to win again; capable when fresh and good to soft would be okay should it rain.

7/1

6th

13

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Spring Bloom

8st 11lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Robert Eddery

Capable sprinter, often at a lower level, and he's gone close off similar marks since his Newmarket win in May; rider's claim useful and he should make another bold bid.

14/1

14/1

Form: 66-044

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on last year's best form and perhaps the first-time visor will give him a boost (replacing cheekpieces); however, he does need to raise his game and 5f appears to be his optimum trip.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

10

(12)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Night On Earth

8st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

started quickly, led, headed over 1f out, no extra and lost fourth towards finish

10/1

1st

10

(4)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Night On Earth

8st 8lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Not the force of old but that's reflected in his mark and he's been in good form this year; behind Jojo Rabbit last time though and he hasn't shone in three visits to Epsom.

10/1

2nd

7

(5)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

17:48 Wolverhampton (AW)

Night On Earth

9st 6lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

Established trailblazer who has nine wins on his CV and was a good second behind a major improver at Chelmsford (5f) 18 days ago; on unchanged mark and he should make another bold bid back on Tapeta.

4/1

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Tricast £2956.90
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mr Wagyu

RP RATINGS:

Probe

The Times:

Haymaker

TOPSPEED:

Many A Star

D Express:

Baldomero

Daily Mail:

Apollo One

NEWMARKET:

Spring Bloom

Telegraph:

Haymaker

The Sun:

Probe

Daily Record:

Probe

LAMBOURN:

Many A Star

POSTDATA:

Mr Wagyu

The Guardian:

Mr Wagyu

Daily Mirror:

Mr Wagyu

The Star:

Mr Wagyu