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JenningsBet Festival Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 9 runners
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JenningsBet Festival Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1317-7 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won two of his first three starts, including a C&D novice; easy to excuse his low-key nursery debut on heavy ground in October and he may have needed last month's return to action at Windsor; still has time to do better.

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

4th

9

(3)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Batal Dubai

9st 1lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Harry Charlton

midfield on far side of group

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 14-613 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Both wins at 7f on Tapeta, making most in the first of them; solid effort when third at Kempton recently (first-time cheekpieces, retained today) and the winner went on to lead home his group in the Britannia at Ascot; still has potential and the drop to 6f is an interesting move.

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5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 96-020 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Had a fine year in 2022 and after a low-key return to action he got back on the up when second in a warm race at York's Dante meeting; only midfield in the Wokingham last week but this isn't so taxing; AW debut (dam well held twice on AW but that was on Fibresand).

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

8th

5

(5)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Lethal Levi

8st 13lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

All wins at 6f but made the frame in major 7f handicap at Ascot (good) on last appearance and starts this 5yo campaign looking nicely treated, having finally slipped back to last winning mark; not dismissed.

16/1

7/1

Form: 761038 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won a big-field handicap in Dubai in January (6f, soft) off a 2lb lower mark; solid third over an inadequate 5f at Naas on penultimate start but came up short in a Group 2 at the Curragh five weeks ago; good record on AW; one to consider.

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

5th

5

(10)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

18:20 Naas

Coachello

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gordon Elliott

Useful sort (dual Listed winner) won twice on AW over the winter but was below form last time; goes very well on easy ground too and has to be considered.

14/1

2

(7)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Coachello

9st 10lb

J: David Egan

T: Gordon Elliott

Strong-travelling hold-up performer who won twice (including C&D) in late 2023; whether he's quite up to defying this high a mark in a competitive handicap remains to be seen though.

10/1

4th

4

(4)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Coachello

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Gordon Elliott

awkward start, took keen hold

11/4

Form: 090544 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

He boasts a high level of form on AW, running to an RPR of 105 or more in ten of his 20 AW starts; has left the impression most of his ability is intact on turf this summer and although he has a higher mark in this sphere, he's still a contender of some interest.

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

9

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Soldiers Minute

9st 10lb

T: Richard Fahey

6th

6

(3)

1st Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

12:20 Newcastle (AW)

Soldiers Minute

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Keith Dalgleish

He boasts a high level of form on AW, running to an RPR of 105 or more in ten of his 20 AW starts; has left the impression most of his ability is intact on turf this summer and although he has a higher mark in this sphere, he's still a contender of some interest.

8/1

4th

4

(9)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:25 York

Soldiers Minute

10st 2lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

Has not won on turf since 2019 (last three wins have been on AW); never seriously involved when fourth of eight over 6f at Hamilton (good to firm) nine days ago and again opposed for win purposes.

10/1

8/1

Form: 4-0413 CD

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

C&D winner; back to winning ways at Doncaster in April and ran well for third in a hot York handicap last month (just behind Lethal Levi); should be in the thick of it.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(17)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Magical Spirit

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

held up in rear on near side of group, going easily but still plenty to do halfway, smooth headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well final 110yds, won going away

10/1

6th

6

(3)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Magical Spirit

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Now 4lb lower than when winning at Doncaster in April and 7lb lower than when third behind Bielsa in a big-field sprint at York's Dante meeting; heavy defeats at Ayr and York after an eight-week break but he's a C&D winner and it wouldn't be a bolt from the blue to see him bounce back.

20/1

3/1

Form: 464-51 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Easy winner of this event 12 months ago off 5lb lower; the addition of cheekpieces (retained today) saw him bounce back to his best at Haydock three weeks ago, digging deep to win a useful Class 3 handicap; should go well once again.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

(7)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Raatea

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Only 1lb higher than for Haydock win last June (6f, good to firm; cheekpieces first time); shaped quite nicely on his return at Newmarket, held up in a race in which little landed a blow from the back; won second time out last year and, after two starts without them, the cheekpieces are back on today (hooded latest); capable of a big run with drying ground in his favour.

9/1

10th

12

(4)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Raatea

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Julie Camacho

Below best over C&D last May but his close third in this race (good) on return in 2022 shows he can be taken seriously off his current mark, just 2lb higher than his Haydock win last June; shouldn't be far away.

14/1

8/1

Form: 03-160 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Developing into a smart sprinter on slow ground; yet to build on his impressive reappearance success but he ran well enough at York last time; has a good prize in him this year; down the field in his one AW run but shaped encouragingly over a trip that stretched him.

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Verdict Starting price

13th

12

(4)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Aleezdancer

8st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Back to the same mark off which he was so impressive at Doncaster last spring but he's been a bit disappointing since; reappearance third in the same Doncaster handicap was a fair effort but he seems happiest on slow ground; opposable unless there's a deluge.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £269.00
Straight Forecast £247.90
Tricast £1055.00
Trifecta £1099.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Raatea

TOPSPEED:

Animate

Telegraph:

Coachello

The Times:

Batal Dubai

The Sun:

Lethal Levi

Daily Mail:

Tiger Crusade

The Guardian:

Magical Spirit

NEWMARKET:

Animate

D Express:

Coachello

The Star:

Raatea

Daily Record:

Raatea