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Maurice Adams Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £4527.4
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Maurice Adams Memorial Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.40
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 557744 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Not the most prolific (2-29), but having dropped 1lb below his last winning mark there have been signs of encouragement in his last two starts, as when fourth of 12 in a 0-100 contest at Epsom (7f, good to firm) this month; each-way claims down another 1lb.

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

7th

5

(8)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Bath

Secret Strength

9st 2lb

J: William Cox

T: John & Rhys Flint

Three wins at 5f and 7f, the latest two for Jim Boyle; never sighted on recent debut for new yard when upped to 1m for the first time and has plenty to prove at this trip for now.

33/1

12th

8

(12)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Secret Strength

9st 4lb

J: William Cox

T: John & Rhys Flint

awkward start, always behind

20/1

16/1

  • Place: £6.00

Form: /31-86

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the tenth attempt at Leicester in May last year (1m2f, good), but then went missing for 374 days; stepped up from his reappearance when sixth of nine at Windsor (1m2f, good to firm) this month and could take another step forward, but the 3f shorter trip is the big imponderable.

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

3rd

5

(7)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Night Arc

9st 7lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Both wins on grass; below par in higher grade over C&D on seasonal debut, taking his AW form figures to 709765; has slipped to an attractive mark but may be more interesting when returned to turf.

16/1

5th

9

(6)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Night Arc

8st 11lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

2-14 on turf and back off the same mark as when successful at Sandown (1m, good) last July, but has regressed since and has finished out of the frame in all five starts on the AW; off four months.

12/1

6th

4

(5)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Night Arc

9st 9lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Richard Hannon

Returned to winning form at Sandown (1m, good) in July but has regressed since and finished tailed off at Windsor (1m, good) last month; out of the frame in four starts on the AW and has enough to prove.

16/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: /672-9

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Only beaten a neck on handicap debut at Kempton (1m, AW) last August and probably needed the run on his return from ten months off over the same C&D 13 days ago; seemed to handle turf well enough on his racecourse debut and remains unexposed.

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

6th

1

(10)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 213y

Class 6

14:10 Salisbury

King Of The Dance

11st 4lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

1-14 (0-5 on turf) with his win coming at Lingfield (1m, AW; first-time cheekpieces) for Eve Johnson Houghton last September; out of the frame in both starts for this yard and best turf efforts have come on fast ground.

14/1

6th

4

(9)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

King Of The Dance

11st 0lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

C&D winner for Eve Johnson Houghton last September when cheekpieces were tried for the first time; now just 1lb higher but he was tailed off on his stable debut in November and headgear is absent for his return.

33/1

9/2

Form: 360-25

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Was having his first start since being gelded and was returning from 216 days off when beaten less than a length into second of 11 at Haydock (7f, good to firm) last month, but disappointed when a well-beaten fifth of 11 at Goodwood (7f, good to firm) 18 days ago; needs to resume his progress with cheekpieces given a go.

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4th

11

(2)

27th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:25 Newbury

Al Motasim

9st 1lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Hugo Palmer

prominent, pressed leaders on far side of group from over 1f out, briefly went third inside final 110yds

9/2

5th

3

(2)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Goodwood

Al Motasim

9st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

Didn't go on as a 2yo but gelded afterwards and he was well backed when finishing strongly for second on his handicap debut at Haydock (7f, good to firm); that form was franked by the first and fourth horses earlier this week; big shout with further progress on the cards.

5/2

Form: /685-3

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

1-11 for David Evans, but made a promising stable debut after a year off when third of eight at Chepstow (7f, good to firm) this month; well treated on the pick of his 2yo form and a player if coming on from his reappearance.

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0

3

(3)

10th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 16y

Class 5

17:20 Chepstow

Bastogne

10st 1lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Deborah Faulkner

Sole win was in June 2021, but after a year off he's run two promising races for a new yard this season, including a bold bid in a Class 4 event over C&D (third of eight); remains well treated on his old form and he should be in the mix again.

9/2

5th

2

(5)

27th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:25 Newbury

Bastogne

10st 1lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Deborah Faulkner

took keen hold, pressed leaders, no extra inside final 110yds

10/1

3rd

8

(4)

10th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 16y

Class 4

20:00 Chepstow

Bastogne

9st 3lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Deborah Faulkner

prominent, led over 4f out, pushed along 3f out, headed and ridden 2f out, weakened and lost third final strides

20/1

5/1

Form: -37242

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

0-10 but in the frame in four of his five starts this year as when second of eight at Doncaster (7f, good to firm) this month; would have finished even closer with a clear run and holds each-way claims at least from the same mark.

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11th

11

(1)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

15:46 Lingfield (AW)

Wadi Bani

9st 3lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Seamus Durack

took keen hold, prominent, led after 1f, headed 1f out, weakening when short of room final 110yds

14/1

7th

2

(9)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Wadi Bani

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Seamus Durack

Longstanding maiden but he's dropped in the weights and he ran well dropped to 6f at Chelmsford on Saturday; shouldn't be far away if reproducing that form.

6/1

4th

7

(7)

4th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Wadi Bani

9st 7lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Seamus Durack

took keen hold, led, headed and edged left inside final furlong, lost two places and weakened inside final 110yds

12/1

8/1

Form: 8-3403

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Without a success since winning five times in 2021, but only beaten two heads into third of nine in this headgear combination over 6f here (good to firm) 12 days ago; down in grade, but still to prove he stays this far and is unraced on ground faster than good.

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14th

3

(1)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Capotes Dream

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Tom Ward

Acts on any ground; best known as a Windsor specialist and he ran well when second of 11 on his reappearance there (6f, good) last month; races off the same mark, but he didn't perform very well in one previous visit here.

11/1

2nd

3

(7)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Capotes Dream

9st 5lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

Versatile ground-wise; Windsor form figures read 2121531; placed in this contest in 2021 and 2023; solid chance returned to this venue on seasonal debut and should be thereabouts.

11/2

Form: 216338 D BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Last five wins have come over 7f-8.6f on the Wolverhampton AW, the latest from 1lb higher in February, but she did win twice on turf as a 3yo; latest effort not her best and she needs to bounce back now returned to turf for her stable debut (same owner).

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

(11)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Plumette

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Alastair Ralph

prominent

6/1

7/2

Form: 437641 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Was having his sixth start but only his second on turf when off the mark at Leicester (7f, good to firm) three weeks ago, despite taking a keen hold; probably capable of more especially if settling better and respected from 3lb higher.

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5th

14

(5)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Starlight Nation

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Strong traveller who got back in the groove last time; will need to improve on previous AW efforts in a competitive handicap but he's one to consider for a yard in decent form.

10/1

3rd

11

(12)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Ascot

Starlight Nation

8st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Clive Cox

Having only his second start on turf when making it sixth-time lucky at Leicester (7f, good to firm) in June, but well short of that form at Newbury (7f, good to firm) three weeks later; off 73 days since and interesting to see if the market suggests he might bounce back.

20/1

9th

10

(12)

27th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:25 Newbury

Starlight Nation

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Clive Cox

towards rear, weakened from over 1f out

7/2

50/1

Form: 0000-0 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Sole win in 22 starts came in a Curragh Listed race for Jim Bolger as a 3yo and has been well beaten in all six starts since debuting for this yard last summer, including on his recent Kempton reappearance; best watched for now.

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0

1

(8)

19th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Lunar Space

9st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

in touch with leaders, pulled up early, race voided

9/4

1st

1

(8)

14th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lunar Space

10st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Jamie Osborne

pushed along early, made virtually all, clear over 1f out, eased towards finish

2/1

1st

2

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lunar Space

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Jamie Osborne

Just one win from 29 starts but he was useful in his younger days and he made a bold bid when a close third off a tumbling mark at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) last Saturday; now makes his Tapeta debut but he's a big player if he can repeat that latest form.

9/2

20/1

Form: 91107- D

Last run: 195 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability on turf last summer, but both wins came at Kempton (7f, AW) in September, making all each time; held in his last two starts after having been raised 9lb and likely he will need this after 195 days off; tongue-tie now given a go.

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No Results Found

Form: 26111- D

Last run: 230 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Completed an AW hat-trick over 7f-1m last autumn and remains lightly race for a 5yo, but he needs to prove he can do it back on turf from a mark 11lb higher than when last on grass; also has a 230-day absence to overcome.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

6

(7)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Bath

Ring Of Light

8st 13lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

Respectable turf form before running up a hat-trick at 7f and 1m on AW in late 2022; missed last year and would have needed his recent return to action at Windsor (1m, good); may well resume improvement this year.

5/1

5th

12

(2)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Ring Of Light

8st 13lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

in touch with leaders

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £1886.00
Straight Forecast £1898.10
Tricast £26588.50
Trifecta £29339.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Starlight Nation

TOPSPEED:

Al Motasim

The Star:

Wadi Bani

D Express:

Bastogne

Daily Mail:

Secret Strength

Telegraph:

Night Arc

LAMBOURN:

Ring Of Light

RP RATINGS:

Starlight Nation

POSTDATA:

Starlight Nation

The Times:

Starlight Nation

The Guardian:

Starlight Nation

The Sun:

Al Motasim

Daily Record:

Wadi Bani