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18:40 Goodwood

Good To Firm

William Hill Epic Boost Handicap

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  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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William Hill Epic Boost Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 831414 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Two wins over this trip during the spring, the latest over C&D (good to soft) last month; only fourth of nine off this mark at Salisbury (1m6f, good to firm) last time (Wilderness second), but still worthy of consideration for last year's winning stable.

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

3rd

1

(2)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 4

17:10 Ascot

Crescent Lake

10st 2lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary & Josh Moore

towards rear

9/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 3349-2

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

3lb lower than when narrowly beaten in this race last year and was back off his last winning mark when only finding a subsequent winner too good on his reappearance after 213 days off at Ascot (1m4f, soft) last month; the return to a quicker surface is in his favour and major claims.

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

10th

4

(5)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Ravens Ark

9st 10lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Hughie Morrison

blindfold off late and dwelt start, towards rear

14/1

4th

4

(5)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:25 Epsom

Ravens Ark

9st 9lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Hughie Morrison

Fourth in this 12 months ago off 4lb higher; started this campaign with two good seconds (1m4f/1m6f) but has been tailed off the last twice on good and soft ground; now has more to prove than some of these.

9/1

6th

8

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Goodwood

Ravens Ark

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Hughie Morrison

Three seconds and two thirds from his six runs at Goodwood; no win since May 2022 but good second at Ascot (1m4f) and Goodwood (1m6f; alongside Vaynor) in his first two appearances this season, before something seemed amiss at Newmarket six weeks ago; has a competitive mark if straight back to form and the cheekpieces (which received a positive initial response when fitted in the last two seasons) get their first airing this term.

13/2

13/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 4211-0 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Won twice on turf (1m4f/1m6f) last summer and twice on the AW (1m5f/1m6f) in the autumn, but ran poorly on his return from 179 days off at Newmarket (1m4f, good) last month; needs to put that effort behind him, but claims if bouncing back.

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

6th

11

(5)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:55 Epsom

Vaynor

8st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

Well beaten on last season's reappearance but he ran a couple of good races subsequently during a light campaign, including a win at Thirsk (1m4f, good) in September, and he's not ruled out on his return.

7/1

Form: -43658

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

2lb lower than when successful at Chelmsford (2m, AW) last November, but recent efforts raise doubts over whether she can take advantage so she needs the first-time blinkers to help turn things around.

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

1st

1

(8)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

16:52 Chester

Military Two Step

9st 11lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

0-6 this year but ran respectably in first-time blinkers at Goodwood (1m6f) most recently; interesting off a workable mark in the retained headgear, with the return to 2m looking ideal; C&D winner in 2021.

2/1

4th

5

(4)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Goodwood

Military Two Step

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

2lb lower than when successful at Chelmsford (2m, AW) last November, but recent efforts raise doubts over whether she can take advantage so she needs the first-time blinkers to help turn things around.

9/2

5th
9 (10)
Songo

25/1

Form: 1996-9 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Three wins over 11.6f-1m6f on good to firm ground last year and his poor Salisbury reappearance (when behind a couple of these) not hard to forgive as he was reluctant to race in a contest started by flag; still just 1lb above his last winning mark and respected with conditions likely to be in his favour.

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

3rd

1

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:55 Kempton

Songo

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Fair Flat racer who easily won two run-of-the-mill novice hurdles at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) during the summer; seemed to have limitations exposed in good-quality handicap over that C&D last month and has big penalty to shoulder on return to novice company but can still make his presence felt.

4/1

Form: 95-492 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Salisbury winner (1m6f, good to firm; 33-1) last summer and was back off the same mark when only beaten a neck by a subsequent winner over the same C&D (good to firm) last time; just 1lb higher and each-way claims at least.

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

4th

4

(7)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Wilderness

9st 11lb

J: George Downing

T: Seamus Mullins

Arrives on a long losing run and her recent form on the Flat and over hurdles isn't overly encouraging either; it's easy to look elsewhere.

33/1

Form: 863/7/

Last run: 1102 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has had an abbreviated career over hurdles since the autumn of 2021 and returns to the Flat for the first time since the summer of 2020; 3-11 on the level and just 1lb higher than for his latest success, but others look more solid.

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

7th

9

13th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

16:33 Chepstow

Get Back Get Back

11st 4lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Nearly won the Sussex Champion Hurdle earlier this year and another good run at Plumpton 19 days ago (2m, good); does seem to like tight tracks and dry ground, so this might not play to his strengths.

10/1

3rd

1

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Get Back Get Back

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Won this three years ago; two standout efforts last season were his Kempton success and a near-miss in the Sussex Champion Hurdle back here (same mark); 2m5f was too far when disappointing at Newton Abbot 22 days ago; chance.

7/1

6th

5

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 2

16:17 Newton Abbot

Get Back Get Back

10st 13lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Clearcut winner at Kempton (2m, good to soft) in the autumn and bettered that performance when very close second in Sussex Champion Hurdle at Plumpton (2m, good) in April; only 1lb above that mark here but was below form on the Flat last time and has stamina to prove.

8/1

20/1

Form: 624-60

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Sole win in 18 starts came off this mark at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW) last August, but well beaten in both starts since returning in April; return to fast ground in his favour and interesting to see if there is market support for him.

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

1

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:07 Southwell (AW)

Buxted Reel

9st 11lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Ian Williams

2

10th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Buxted Reel

9st 9lb

T: Ian Williams

7th

10

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

15:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Buxted Reel

9st 7lb

T: Ian Williams

Generally very disappointing this season but arrested his decline when staying on well to take second behind bang-in-form rival at Chelmsford (1m6f) a fortnight ago and remains very well handicapped on older form.

5/1

15/2

Form: 08037-

Last run: 255 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Useful on the Flat for the Johnstons (both handicap wins came off 4lb higher) and has done well over hurdles since joining this yard in March, winning at Fakenham 12 days ago; handles fast ground and interesting back on the level.

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

Form: 319-40

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who found the conditions all too much when tailed off at Chester (18.5f, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) five weeks ago; back off the same mark as when winning at Kempton (2m, AW) last November, but unraced on ground faster than good to soft so has a bit to prove.

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

2nd

3

9th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:55 Huntingdon

Juan Bermudez

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

A fairly useful 2m Flat winner for Andrew Balding; not disgraced on both his runs for new yard in this sphere, coming in sixth of 14 in 2m3f Warwick maiden a fortnight ago; he can do better granted this stiffer test of stamina; player.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £172.00
Straight Forecast £175.70
Tricast £759.10
Trifecta £1064.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Wilderness

D Express:

Military Two Step

TOPSPEED:

State Of Bliss

SPOTLIGHT:

Ravens Ark

Telegraph:

Juan Bermudez

LAMBOURN:

Vaynor

The Guardian:

Get Back Get Back

The Star:

Military Two Step

The Times:

State Of Bliss

Daily Record:

Ravens Ark

POSTDATA:

Wilderness

Daily Mail:

Wilderness

Daily Mirror:

Wilderness

The Sun:

Wilderness