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18:10 Ascot

Good To Firm

Palace Of Holyrood House Stakes (Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 27 runners
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Palace Of Holyrood House Stakes (Handicap)

Runners: 30 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £16.10
  • Place: £4.30

Form: 2110 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Two easy AW wins in the spring; pitched into a warm race for his turf and handicap debut at York five weeks ago and came up short, under pressure some way out; still has time on his side but is probably not thrown in at present.

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7th

4

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Rhythm N Hooves

9st 4lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Archie Watson

Three wins over 5f last year, including at Newcastle (Tapeta) and Chelmsford (Polytrack); may not have handled the heavy ground at Bath three weeks ago on his return from five months off, but has something to prove on this first attempt at 6f.

10/1

7th

7

(8)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Rhythm N Hooves

8st 13lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Saw off Kerdos in a Royal Ascot handicap (5f, good to firm) last summer but his progress stalled thereafter; untried on slower than good ground and others have more pressing claims.

10/1

2nd
8 (16)
Kerdos

20/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 11-283

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Won last autumn on both 2yo starts (6f, good to soft/good); strong favourite for seasonal/handicap debut in March but he was unable to hold the late thrust of Conquistador (worse off with that rival now); got behind on his first crack at 5f at Chester last month but ran on from a hopeless position to take third; not fully exposed and this more conventional track should suit.

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5th

2

(7)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Kerdos

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Went the right way as a 3yo, showing how well a stiff finish suits him when shooting home to win the Listed Beverley Bullet (5f, good; has form on soft) then not beaten far in the Group 1 Abbaye; has a similar profile to his sire Profitable who won this for the yard in 2016 and although never in the hunt on heavy ground at Bath last month he should come on for the run; looks very likely to do better as a 4yo.

11/2

8th

1

(5)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Kerdos

10st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

2-2 as a 2yo with the wins coming over 6f on good to soft and good; developed into a smart sprinter at three, notably a defeat of Silky Wilkie in the Listed Beverley Bullet last September (5f, good); beaten under 3l in the Group 1 Abbaye when last seen six months ago; still has time to do better and encouragement for heavy ground on breeding.

7/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.55

Form: 3321-1 D

Last run: 90 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Failed to win in four 7f runs for the Gosdens; gelded prior to stable debut in which he readily accounted for Radio Goo Goo over 5f at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day (11lb better off with her today) and he also won a shade cosily at Lingfield when last seen in March (6f; beat Kerdos who is 1lb worse off today); still has untapped potential and he's a fascinating contender, for all that this will be a test unlike anything he's experienced.

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1st

9

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 60y

Class 4

16:06 Brighton

Conquistador

8st 7lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Stuart Williams

dwelt start, towards rear, pushed along halfway, raced wide on turn over 2f out, keeping on but still plenty to do inside final furlong, ran on well to lead towards finish

4/1

4

(3)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

12:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Conquistador

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Stuart Williams

Latest ninth of 12 over C&D (first-time visor) when behind two of these can be excused on account of his rotten draw, but losing run now up to 14; may be reliant on a complete pace collapse in order to get involved.

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.15

Form: 151111

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

0-10 after her 2yo campaign, all over 5f, and looked fully exposed but she's on the crest of a wave now, winning five of her last six starts (all 6f); looked in trouble at York last week before rallying and getting back in front in the last strides; has a penalty to shoulder but the return to 5f could be the greater stumbling block; versatile regarding ground.

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5th

2

(1)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

19:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Radio Goo Goo

10st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Evans

led, hung right and headed 1f out, weakened final 110yds

5/2

Form: 7152-

Last run: 229 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Four runs for Jessica Harrington last season, winning a 5.5f maiden at Navan in September and displaying improvement when second on her nursery debut at Naas in November (6f, heavy; hood first time, retained today); sold for 82,000gns later that month; pitched into a hot race for her stable debut after an absence.

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7th

4

(4)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

14:55 Windsor

Executive Decision

9st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Two 6f handicap wins in August; come up short off a similar mark the last twice and although she handles heavy, this drop back to 5f asks a different question of her.

8/1

11th

5

(14)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Executive Decision

9st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Has done well for her new yard this season, winning competitive 6f handicaps at Glorious Goodwood and Chepstow; 7f might have stretched her stamina at Doncaster last time; will need another personal best to return to winning ways but it's certainly possible.

11/1

10/1

Form: 8-9751

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Twice finished behind Radio Goo Goo at Chester last month; impressive at Goodwood two weeks ago (6f, good to firm), in command a long way out, but she's 5lb higher in a much stronger race and there's no guarantee she'll benefit from this drop to 5f.

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9th

5

(8)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

17:00 Newmarket

Frankness

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Andrew Balding

Looks good on her day, as when winning 6f handicaps at Goodwood and Salisbury this season; good second over C&D 16 days ago and still capable of better; best form on good or quicker so rain wouldn't be an obvious plus.

10/1

2nd

5

(11)

28th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Frankness

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Has looked good on a couple of occasions this year, notably at Salisbury three weeks ago when finishing her race off strongly (fastest sectional for each of the last three furlongs); wouldn't be certain to confirm the placings with Al Simmo, who was always on the sharp end that day, but still not fully exposed as a sprinter.

7/2

1st

3

(9)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:15 Salisbury

Frankness

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on outer 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well and led towards finish

5/1

33/1

Form: 0-0105 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Blinkers saw her back to form with a wide-margin win at Newcastle last month (5f); less good twice since and cheekpieces are now given a spin; others are much more convincing.

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4th

6

(6)

7th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

13:55 Sandown

Can To Can

8st 6lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Speedy 3yo who took her form to a new level when running away with a 5f handicap at Newcastle (AW) in May, her second run for this yard (blinkered for the first time); a 10lb hike in the weights has found her out in three runs since, albeit she ran okay at Royal Ascot a fortnight ago; best turf form on fast ground.

5/1

7th

18

(13)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Can To Can

8st 10lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Adrian Nicholls

Blinkers saw her back to form with a wide-margin win at Newcastle last month (5f); less good twice since and cheekpieces are now given a spin; others are much more convincing.

33/1

5th

5

(6)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

14:50 Sandown

Can To Can

8st 11lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Adrian Nicholls

Both wins have been by 5l, a Pontefract maiden (5f, good to firm) for the Johnstons last summer and a Newcastle handicap (5f, AW; first time blinkers) last month; last of 14 at Epsom (5f, good to firm) a fortnight ago and headgear is now removed, but although this track may suit better she has enough to find at this level.

20/1

Form: 11-843 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Two wins for Mick Appleby, both 5f AW; career best in Listed race at York last month when showing blistering speed and doing well to hold on to third (hung right); 4lb rise is justified but he's now 11lb higher than for his last handicap success; effective on good to soft and good to firm.

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11th

6

(6)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Michaelas Boy

9st 5lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

raced in third, lost position 2f out, soon weakened

10/1

14th

6

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Michaelas Boy

9st 1lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

pressed leader

14/1

11th

1

(7)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 3

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Michaelas Boy

9st 12lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Front-runner who ran fairly well when mid-division in a competitive Class 2 handicap at York (5.4f) three weeks ago; has won on the Newcastle Tapeta and could make a bold bid now back down in trip and in grade.

9/1

16/1

Form: 1-3113 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

His three wins have come on AW but he showed turf was no problem when third of nine at Goodwood last month (5f, good to firm); travelled supremely well through that contest, offering hope of further progress when facing a test such as today's; shortlist material.

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5th

5

(5)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Goodwood

Harry Brown

8st 4lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: David Simcock

in rear, outpaced halfway, never on terms

5/1

4th

12

(2)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Harry Brown

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

in touch with leaders

7/1

OUR TIP

25/1

Form: 1227-6 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Suffered a near miss in the Windsor Castle here 12 months ago (5f, good to firm; strong form); won a Listed event next time and two other fine efforts on fast ground followed; ended 2yo campaign with a lesser run on good to soft and he was again short of his best when in midfield at York on his return five weeks ago; may well come on for that and he's not discounted.

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13th

2

(11)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rodney

9st 11lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

dwelt start, towards rear in centre of group

20/1

6th

5

(7)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rocket Rodney

9st 3lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

towards rear, some headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms

9/1

20/1

Form: 2224-1

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Dug deep to win a 6f handicap at Leicester on her reappearance 25 days ago, making most of the running; faces a different challenge today and others look much more persuasive.

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4th

6

(11)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

The Big Board

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Won here last summer (5f, good to firm) and her fourth at York's Ebor meeting (strong form) came off a mark 6lb higher than today's; never in contention in a messy Newmarket sprint on her return; better can be expected today but there may be stronger stayers at this trip.

8/1

13th

3

(10)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

The Big Board

9st 6lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Winning juvenile who trained on well last season to secure three further victories in sprints on ground ranging from good to soft to good to firm; that campaign fizzled out after a good run at York three starts back but there's nothing wrong with her mark if returning near her best.

11/1

11/1

Form: 4-1212 D BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Promise in Ireland, including when just over 8l behind Hispanic at the Curragh, but his form has taken off for the Barrons this season; easy winner of a Musselburgh 5f handicap (good to soft) in April and although beaten a head by Danger Alert at Chester last time, this one was poorly drawn and made up a lot of ground out wide on the home turn; 11lb higher mark has kicked in this time but the Musselburgh run offers hope that he's still well treated; unraced on faster than good (dam won on good to firm); greatly respected.

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12th

13

(28)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Jer Batt

8st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: David & Nicola Barron

Promise in Ireland, including when just over 8l behind Hispanic at the Curragh, but his form has taken off for the Barrons this season; easy winner of a Musselburgh 5f handicap (good to soft) in April and although beaten a head by Danger Alert at Chester last time, this one was poorly drawn and made up a lot of ground out wide on the home turn; 11lb higher mark has kicked in this time but the Musselburgh run offers hope that he's still well treated; unraced on faster than good (dam won on good to firm); greatly respected.

11/1

2nd

11

(12)

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:05 Chester

Jer Batt

8st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: David & Nicola Barron

Big step forward for new yard this year, winning a Southwell maiden and impressive in his first turf handicap, over 5f at Musselburgh ten days ago (good to soft); is due an 11lb rise in future so has a big chance without a penalty if navigating the widest draw.

7/2

1st

2

(6)

30th Apr 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Musselburgh

Jer Batt

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: David & Nicola Barron

disputed lead, pressed leader after 1f

3/1

18/1

Form: 216-27 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

5f Listed winner at York last spring; ran well at that track on reappearance (good to firm; in front of several of today's rivals) but she was less good in France 19 days ago (6f), outpaced from halfway; unraced on slower than good.

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10th

10

(12)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Pillow Talk

9st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: K R Burke

midfield

25/1

3rd

2

(1)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:55 York

Pillow Talk

9st 12lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

Listed winner over C&D as a 2yo; also ran well over C&D on her reappearance at the Dante meeting here and confirmed her liking for the track with a close fourth in a 0-105 handicap at the Ebor meeting; won't need much extra for the addition of a visor to play a part.

6/1

4th

7

(5)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Pillow Talk

9st 0lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

bumped start

13/2

Form: 18578- D

Last run: 280 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won a 5f novice at York (good) for Kevin Ryan last May; came up short in Group and Listed company afterwards, including tried in cheekpieces on final start; sold for 50,000gns in October and gelded; Billy Loughnane booked for this seasonal/stable debut but this looks a tough starting point.

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1st

6

(12)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 3

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Thunder Moor

9st 1lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: George Boughey

3yo who is with a new trainer this year and has run well in defeat on two of his last three starts; might not be far away on AW debut.

10/1

15th
5 (30)
Hispanic

12/1

Form: 3414-8 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Promise last September on first two starts (6f) but he looked a different proposition dropped to 5f and tried in blinkers when routing his rivals in a Curragh maiden last October (yielding to soft); 6f on heavy probably stretched him on his final 2yo start; bumped by Walbank in the early stages of a York Listed race on return and unable to land a blow afterwards (considerate ride); better than that and this test may be just what he wants.

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6th

4

(6)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Hispanic

9st 12lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Impressive Curragh maiden winner last year and got back on the scoresheet when taking a 6f handicap here in August; well below form in a French Group 3 since and needs a career-best to take this.

9/1

1st

6

(1)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

14:10 Dundalk (AW)

Hispanic

9st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

made all, ridden over 1f out, faced challenge inside final furlong, kept on well, just held on

8/1

Form: 04-704

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

She has come up short in Group and Listed races since her Yarmouth maiden win last summer (6f, good); cheekpieces fitted for this first run at 5f; hard to warm to.

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12th

4

(11)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Sweet Harmony

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Richard Spencer

Sole win came in 2022 and has inconsistent form figures; however, usually runs in better races (often Listed) and may take advantage of this drop back in class; not dismissed.

12/1

9th

11

(10)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:11 Lingfield (AW)

Sweet Harmony

9st 0lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Richard Spencer

prominent, led after 1f

100/1

6th

11

(1)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newcastle (AW)

Sweet Harmony

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Richard Spencer

Sole win came in 6f maiden at Yarmouth as 2yo; form in Listed fillies' races on turf suggests a mighty step forward is needed on AW debut.

40/1

66/1

Form: 479-70 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Wide-margin debut winner (5f, good to firm) and ran well in the Norfolk Stakes at this meeting; little positive to report since, twice well beaten in 6f Newmarket handicaps last month; gelded since; risky.

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25th

7

(25)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Brave Nation

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Michael Bell

0-9 since his winning 2yo debut, but he made a pleasing return when third of eight in the first-time hood here (5f, good to soft) ten days ago; has dropped another 1lb in the meantime, but a concern that he hasn't shone in three previous attempts at this trip.

4/1

3rd

7

(1)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ascot

Brave Nation

9st 4lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Michael Bell

bumped start, in rear, headway from over 1f out, kept on well and went third inside final 110yds

7/1

4th

15

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Brave Nation

8st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Michael Bell

Promising 2yo at 5f but well held in four sprint handicaps this year; tumbling in the weights but not easily recommended.

33/1

33/1

Form: 5830-4 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Came to hand early as 2yo, winning small-field 5f events at Salisbury and Musselburgh (both good ground); Listed third at Ayr (behind Prince Of Pillo) was the pick of six subsequent runs last year; an 8l defeat in a small field at Redcar on his return doesn't bode well on the face of it but the winner was well backed and may have had the best ground, and the second and the third have both won since; visor needs to unlock something.

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12th

12

(2)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

16:45 Chester

Remarkable Force

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

took keen hold, midfield on inner

8/1

5th

3

(13)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Remarkable Force

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Won his first two starts for Alice Haynes as a 2yo; no win since then but he appeared to retain ability in four 7f runs for Brian Toomey this winter; handles good to soft but any slower is an unknown; return to sprinting looks a good move; betting instructive.

10/1

25/1

Form: 4026-5 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

2-10 as a 2yo, both wins achieved from the front in small fields; ran with credit in the Super Sprint so the hurly-burly of a big field won't faze him; ran creditably at York on last month's reappearance but others have more obvious claims.

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3rd

8

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Looking For Lynda

8st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

disputed lead

4/1

2nd

4

(3)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Looking For Lynda

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Saw off 16 rivals to win at York in September (5f, good) off just 1lb lower; ran okay given the testing conditions at Pontefract on his reappearance three weeks ago; better can be expected today with the quicker ground in his favour and that reappearance behind him.

8/1

20/1

Form: -23262 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Three wins as a 2yo (AW/good to firm); career-best effort when second of 11 at Windsor 18 days ago (6f, good to firm); quick enough for the dro/p back to 5f but he's unlikely to be able to dominate with Michaela's Boy drawn nearby.

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3rd

1

(1)

1st Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Rocking Ends

9st 11lb

J: William Carson

T: Brett Johnson

Has not found his best form this winter and he hung badly right in the straight here 11 days ago; dropping down the weights and the addition of a visor could have a positive effective but there are risks involved.

10/1

10th

8

(7)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Rocking Ends

9st 3lb

J: William Carson

T: Brett Johnson

Dual AW winner who has a fighting chance off current mark granted a revival; just has a doubt over current form, judged on his two efforts this winter.

16/1

Form: 1413-9 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

3-5 as a 2yo, notably a comfortable success in Listed race at Ayr's Western meeting (5f, good); ended 2022 with a close third in the Group 3 Cornwallis at Newmarket; strong in the market on his Haydock return 13 days ago but he turned in an underwhelming display, one of the first under pressure and hanging to his left; better than that but this looks a stiff task in his first handicap; handles good to firm and probably soft.

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8th

7

(2)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Prince Of Pillo

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Smart 2yo and he wouldn't be the first sprinter to struggle the following season and yet get back on track as a 4yo; the handicapper has given him a chance and has been gelded since last seen; possibilities, though he's another who wants the ground good or faster.

14/1

7th

4

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 3

16:15 Doncaster

Prince Of Pillo

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

prominent

5/1

14/1

Form: 20-171 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Improved performer this season, winning a 5f Wolverhampton maiden on return (hung right) and taking another sizeable step forward when strong at the finish to win a 5f Epsom handicap three weeks ago (good to firm); 7lb higher but on the up and should go well; well below par in his one run on slower than good.

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9th

4

(10)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Tatterstall

9st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

led

12/1

17th

5

(10)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:55 York

Tatterstall

9st 9lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Michael Dods

Impressed in the 3yo Dash at Epsom on Derby day but he was well beaten at Royal Ascot (bad draw) and again behind Squealer at Doncaster three weeks ago; needs a career best to come out on top here.

16/1

33/1

Form: 3718-0 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Won two of his first three 2yo starts and ran well for third in the Super Sprint last July; really impressive in a Haydock nursery last September (5f, good to soft) but had his limitations exposed in the Cornwallis Stakes on final run in 2022; low-key return at York last month; needs to return to the Haydock level to be competitive.

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11th

5

(7)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:55 Goodwood

Rogue Spirit

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Tom Clover

swerved left start, pressed leaders

12/1

6th

2

(8)

9th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:40 Chelmsford (AW)

Rogue Spirit

9st 9lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Tom Clover

Straightforward opening when winning his only AW run last summer (2-11f); looked very good when winning a Haydock nursery in September and he's only 2lb higher today; well short of that level twice this year but those runs have been in better races than this; a danger to all if back to the Haydock level.

10/1

23th

9

(22)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Rogue Spirit

9st 1lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Tom Clover

Won two of his first three 2yo starts and ran well for third in the Super Sprint last July; really impressive in a Haydock nursery last September (5f, good to soft) but had his limitations exposed in the Cornwallis Stakes on final run in 2022; low-key return at York last month; needs to return to the Haydock level to be competitive.

33/1

20/1

Form: 1108-5 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won first two starts as 2yo (6f, good to firm/5f, AW); couldn't quite cut it in good company after and was only fifth of 13 on seasonal/handicap debut at Thirsk nine weeks ago (5f, soft); that doesn't tell the full story, though, with him drawn low in a race dominated by high numbers; needs a career best but that's not out of the question with a visor now added.

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9th

7

(3)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Clearpoint

9st 4lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

midfield, headway on outer from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

7/1

4th

3

(13)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Clearpoint

9st 9lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

Two AW wins for Charlie Fellowes in late 2023; low-key stable debut at Newcastle in February but he bounced back quickly with a fine front-running third at Lingfield on Good Friday (6f); returning to turf won't be an issue and he has the speed to exploit the rail draw.

8/1

3rd

8

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Clearpoint

9st 8lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

Prominent racer who won a couple of sprint handicaps for Charlie Fellowes in the latter part of 2023; sold for 75,000gns last month but made a low-key stable debut at Newcastle five weeks ago; other pace to contend with here and he looks vulnerable again.

14/1

20/1

Form: 2123-7 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

12 months ago he was the warm favourite for the Norfolk at this meeting where he found only the errant winner too strong; that was a weak renewal though and he ran to a higher level when third in the Group 3 Molecomb at Goodwood; absent for 295 days until finishing seventh at York five weeks ago (tongue tied, not now), offering enough to think he had trained on; has left David Loughnane; blinkered first time; has raced only on good or faster ground.

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No Results Found
26th
21 (12)
Revenite

20/1

Form: 511-0 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

6f novice wins here and at Kempton last September; much better than he was able to show on his seasonal/handicap debut at Newmarket five weeks ago (pulled hard and didn't handle the track); it remains to be seen how well treated he is, though, and dropping back to 5f is not sure to suit.

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6th

5

(1)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Revenite

9st 8lb

J: Raul Da Silva

T: Roger Varian

dwelt start, pulled hard, prominent soon after start

14/1

7th

4

(6)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:45 Lingfield (AW)

Revenite

9st 9lb

J: Raul Da Silva

T: Roger Varian

Looked promising over this trip at two but he was tailed off in good turf handicaps last summer and he's been out the back in two 5f handicaps on AW since returning to action in January (well backed on former occasion); down in the weights and returns to 6f but plenty to prove for now.

14/1

12th

4

(4)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Revenite

9st 6lb

J: Raul Da Silva

T: Roger Varian

ducked right start, took keen hold, midfield

9/1

Form: -12191 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Kept on finding one too strong last year, runner-up in four of his seven 2yo starts; blinkers have turned things around this season as he's won a 5f AW maiden in January, a 6f AW handicap in March and then showed career-best form to beat Jer Batt at Chester last month (5f, soft); could prove well suited by the demands of a race like this and he's more appealing than many.

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9th

4

(6)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Danger Alert

9st 5lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: George Baker

slowly away, in rear

20/1

6th

4

(6)

5th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Thirsk

Danger Alert

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

took keen hold, in touch with leaders in centre of group

7/2

7

(5)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Danger Alert

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Kept on finding one too strong last year, runner-up in four of his seven 2yo starts; blinkers have turned things around this season as he's won a 5f AW maiden in January, a 6f AW handicap in March and then showed career-best form to beat Jer Batt at Chester last month (5f, soft); could prove well suited by the demands of a race like this and he's more appealing than many.

16/1

14/1

Form: 1-2631 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

First reserve; had shown plenty of ability over 6f on slow ground but his form took off when he was switched to good to firm at Goodwood last month, picking up strongly to win a useful 5f handicap (Harry Brown third); one to consider.

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1st

5

(11)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Ferrous

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Looked an improved performer when seeing off his 11 rivals at Wolverhampton on his return to action (gelded during his absence) four weeks ago; nicely on top at the finish there and the form has been handsomely franked (second, third and sixth have all won since); 5lb higher and drawn wide but of obvious interest.

9/2

1st

8

(2)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 3

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ferrous

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Had some solid turf form last summer (also ran well on sole AW run) and this represents a drop in class; gelded over the winter; absent for eight months but could have his best days ahead of him.

11/2

Form: 16-008 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; won a couple of novice events on good ground last September but he's been struggling for form this year; bit more promise at Windsor last time but he's still not easily recommended.

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9th

1

(3)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:55 York

Squealer

9st 13lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Off the mark for the season when delivering a strong finishing effort at Doncaster three weeks ago (5f, good); that effort was backed up by the clock and he shouldn't be underestimated despite a 7lb hike up the weights.

5/1

1st

9

(3)

19th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 3

16:15 Doncaster

Squealer

8st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

prominent

6/1

16/1

Form: 311-4

Last run: 39 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; ended 2022 with a couple of wins in AW fillies' novice events (7f and 6f); fair handicap debut at Windsor last month (6f, soft) but this drop to 5f needs to spark a jolt of improvement.

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7th

2

(3)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:10 Newmarket

Azure Angel

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Roger Varian

Has an excellent strike-rate (4-5) on the AW and there were excuses for her below-par run when favourite for Kempton handicap (6f; slowly away and switched several times) four weeks ago; has had only two goes on turf and she'll be a player if able to translate the pick of her AW form to grass.

6/1

6th

3

(10)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Azure Angel

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: Roger Varian

4-4 on AW, the latest win with something to spare at Newcastle in February (6f); has a 4lb higher mark to contend with but she leaves the impression there's better to come and she commands serious respect.

3/1

1st

2

(6)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Azure Angel

9st 8lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

in touch with leaders, going easily 2f out, switched left and shaken up over 1f out, soon went second, pressed leader inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds, won going away

3/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Frankness

NEWMARKET:

Conquistador

POSTDATA:

Harry Brown

Daily Record:

Tawalla

SPOTLIGHT:

Jer Batt

The Guardian:

Prince Of Pillo

Daily Mail:

Rhythm N Hooves

Daily Mirror:

Tatterstall

TOPSPEED:

Looking For Lynda

Telegraph:

Conquistador

D Express:

Frankness

The Sun:

Frankness

The Star:

Frankness

The Times:

Harry Brown