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17:47 Goodwood

Good To Soft

William Hill Epic Boost Handicap

  • Prize money: £6621
  • 1m 3f 218y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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William Hill Epic Boost Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £4.40

Form: 0-3176

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the third attempt in a Newcastle maiden (1m2f, AW) in March but twice held in handicaps since, albeit he wasn't beaten far when sixth of 11 at York (1m4f, good to firm) last month; drops in grade, but a bit more is still needed.

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2nd

8

(13)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

13:30 Ascot

Great Bedwyn

9st 1lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Absent since coming off a strong pace to win going away at Goodwood (1m4f, good) last June, taking record to 2-6; open to further progress and looks interesting on return to action, assuming this race pans out just as favourably.

8/1

1st

6

(4)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 218y

Class 4

17:47 Goodwood

Great Bedwyn

9st 6lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

raced in last and detached

8/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 1935-1

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has been a bit hit-and-miss in her six starts to date, but she ran out a game winner on her return from eight months off at Chepstow (1m2f, good to firm) three weeks ago; shaped then as though she would get further and respected if building on that despite a 6lb rise.

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2nd

5

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Divina Grace

9st 1lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Rae Guest

Won at Bath (11.6f, good to firm) last month and followed up over this C&D (good to firm) last Thursday; enjoyed the run of the race in a prominent pitch last time but she's still entitled to respect up 5lb.

8/1

Form: 763-1

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Improved in three starts at around 1m last autumn and ran out an impressive winner on her return/handicap debut at Windsor (11.4f, soft) last month; 6lb higher and may have something to prove if the ground continues to dry out, but she looks a filly of some potential.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(3)

11th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:37 Nottingham

Alba Longa

9st 10lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Won on soft ground this season over about 1m4f at Windsor in May and Chester in August; made the running when tailed off back at Chester (good to soft) on latest outing, albeit in Listed race; chance if bouncing straight back and new trip is plausible on best efforts.

3/1

7th

4

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 63y

Class 1

14:05 Chester

Alba Longa

8st 7lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Ralph Beckett

Proved suited by the return to a slower surface in C&D handicap (form has substance) six weeks ago, scoring comfortably and taking record on soft ground to 311; has a lot to find on ratings but chance would improve granted similar going; still unexposed.

20/1

1st

3

(5)

6th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

14:00 Chester

Alba Longa

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Did it well when making a successful return/handicap debut at Windsor (11.4f, soft) in May, but only third of seven at Goodwood (1m4f, good) the following month; still open to further progress and any further rain would be a plus; major chance.

7/4

OUR TIP

Form: 531181 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Dual Lingfield winner (1m4f, AW) in the spring, but proved he could do it on turf as well when a game winner at Beverley (1m4f, good to firm) 13 days ago; up 3lb and respected for stable that has taken three of the last five runnings, especially if the ground continues to dry out.

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2nd

11

(3)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Sovereign Spirit

9st 5lb

J: William Carver

T: Andrew Balding

Unsuited by soft ground last time out but a solid contender in 1m4f turf handicaps previously; higher in the weights than when winning his latest two AW races, over 1m4f at Lingfield, but the manner of the most recent win suggests the return to AW will be a good move; respected.

9/1

4th

6

(2)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 2

15:35 Goodwood

Sovereign Spirit

8st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

raced in third and in touch with leaders, weakened and eased over 1f out

9/2

4th

8

(9)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

15:55 Ascot

Sovereign Spirit

9st 5lb

J: Kazuo Yokoyama

T: Andrew Balding

Successful three times (on AW and good to firm) this season; ran well at Newbury (1m4f, good) three weeks ago despite finishing lame; drying ground would be in his favour, as he finished last on both his outings on softer than good; raised another 3lb though.

20/1

Form: 33-120

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Narrowly off the mark on his return in a Wolverhampton handicap (9.5f, AW) in April, but finished a well-held second of three on turf debut at Sandown (1m2f, good to soft) the following month and was down the field at Epsom (1m2f, good to firm) last time; longer trip and application of blinkers needs to unlock improvement.

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2nd

2

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

13:27 Fakenham

Blue Universe

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Michael Attwater

Flat winner; consistent in three attempts over hurdles, fourth in Sandown handicap latest; leading form contender dropped in grade.

4/1

4th

6

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

13:15 Sandown

Blue Universe

11st 0lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Michael Attwater

Ordinary Flat winner; just under 3l behind Kartoon And Co when highly tried in Huntingdon's Chatteris Fen on hurdling debut and another good run behind respected opposition here since (both on good to soft); bit to find and questionable whether today's testing conditions will see him to the same effect.

33/1

Form: 325-55

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Showed plenty of promise when placed in both starts over 7f last summer, but hasn't built on it as when fifth of eight in first-time cheekpieces on handicap debut at Chester (1m2f, good) last time; plenty of stamina on the dam's side, but he needs to step up.

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6th

5

(2)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 218y

Class 4

17:47 Goodwood

We Could Be Heroes

9st 7lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Richard Hughes

Showed plenty of promise when placed in both starts over 7f last summer, but hasn't built on it as when fifth of eight in first-time cheekpieces on handicap debut at Chester (1m2f, good) last time; plenty of stamina on the dam's side, but he needs to step up.

12/1

5th

2

(5)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 4

17:15 Chester

We Could Be Heroes

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

midfield

8/1

5th

8

(3)

8th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:15 Windsor

We Could Be Heroes

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: Richard Hughes

£125,000 yearling; had three runs last season and he didn't really fire at Wolverhampton (8.6f) in October but he sets a good standard on his close second at Salisbury (7f) last summer; looks a big player if he can recapture that form after another break and he's bred to stay this new trip.

9/4

Form: 351-33

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Narrowly off the mark at the third attempt in a Newbury novice (1m, soft) last October; third in handicaps at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) and Leicester (1m4f, good to firm) since returning in April but finished well behind the winner both times and didn't really prove his stamina; others preferred.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(6)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

18:50 Doncaster

Its All About You

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in last, headway from over 4f out, disputed lead 3f out, soon led clearly, headed over 1f out, no match for winner

14/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Alba Longa

The Times:

Sovereign Spirit

NEWMARKET:

Divina Grace

Daily Mail:

Sovereign Spirit

The Sun:

Sovereign Spirit

RP RATINGS:

Alba Longa

Telegraph:

Alba Longa

D Express:

Alba Longa

Daily Mirror:

Alba Longa

Daily Record:

Alba Longa

The Star:

Divina Grace