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13:30 Haydock

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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

6/1 (Won)

Form: -33242 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

String of good handicap runs this season, second to Kuwait City at York in May and again second at Hamilton nine days ago; should give his running once again.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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4th

8

(8)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Jm Jungle

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Versatile ground-wise; first past the post in Bahrain two months ago but was disqualified for failing a post-race substance test; has a consistent record on home soil and again looks likely to perform well.

4/1

4th

8

(13)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Jm Jungle

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: John Quinn

Has proved ultra-consistent since returning in April (record 332421134) and did well to finish fourth of 12 at Haydock (5f, good) a fortnight ago having lost a shoe; likely to give his running once again and one for the shortlist.

7/1

Form: 5-8129 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Needed his reappearance at Ripon in April and duly stepped up on it when winning over 6f here in May (good to firm; Class 5); ran well for second at Nottingham next time but his form dipped at York three weeks ago (Class 2); drops to 5f for the first time.

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10th

8

(8)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Spirit Of Applause

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear

16/1

6th

2

(1)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 2

15:50 Nottingham

Spirit Of Applause

9st 1lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, weakened from over 1f out

12/1

9/2

Form: 6-0084 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Two wins as a 2yo; slow start to this campaign but there was more promise at Windsor last month and again at Redcar two weeks ago; on a dangerous mark and holds solid claims if stall 1 isn't a negative (there has been a pronounced high bias in a couple of recent meetings here).

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

Form: -58414 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

The addition of cheekpieces saw him get off the mark for the year in a 5f Class 5 event at Windsor last month (good ground); paid the price for mixing it with the impressive winner at Goodwood 15 days ago, tiring in the closing stages; not discounted.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

3

(3)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Goodwood

Desperate Hero

8st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

made all, faced challenge and ridden 2f out, soon edged left, wandered around but kept on well final furlong, gamely

9/2

6th

8

(9)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Desperate Hero

8st 12lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Jack Channon

The winner of three sprint handicaps last summer, recording a career-best RPR on heavy ground at Nottingham last October; disappointed on final run last year; can progress again as a 4yo but he returns from a break in a competitive race.

10/1

Form: 655-99 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Well short of his 2yo best in two runs this season, albeit caught wide at Chester on his return and then stumbled badly before halfway at Epsom five weeks ago; edging down the weights but others look stronger.

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3rd

3

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Minnesota Lad

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, midfield, in touch with leaders after 2f, disputing second 1f out, carried left but kept on inside final furlong

13/2

2nd

11

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

14:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Minnesota Lad

9st 7lb

T: Richard Fahey

Beaten ten times since his odds-on maiden win at Beverley last summer but went close off this mark at Doncaster in August and his two defeats since have come in 0-85 company; can win races at this level but perhaps not this one.

8/1

6th
7 (5)
Talha

7/2

Form: 2-2321 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Placed in all five runs in novice/maiden company and he took a step forward when winning a maiden handicap at Redcar two weeks ago (5f, good); this is a stronger race but he's unexposed at 5f and the Redcar win was backed up by the clock; one of two runners for Richard Fahey.

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6th

7

(5)

8th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Haydock

Talha

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Placed in all five runs in novice/maiden company and he took a step forward when winning a maiden handicap at Redcar two weeks ago (5f, good); this is a stronger race but he's unexposed at 5f and the Redcar win was backed up by the clock; one of two runners for Richard Fahey.

7/2

1st

1

(7)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:16 Redcar

Talha

9st 12lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

prominent, ridden 1f out, led inside final 110yds, kept on well

2/1

2nd

4

(2)

8th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 6y

Class 5

14:30 Hamilton

Talha

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Fair sort who is open to further progress; last three runs came on soft or heavy ground but ran well on quick ground on debut and he has strong claims in this company.

2/1

OUR TIP

4/1

Form: 45-513 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Came from well back to beat Jm Jungle for an 18-runner handicap at York in May (5f, good to firm); couldn't repeat those tactics at Ayr last time but it was still a cracking effort in a race where the front two were up there throughout; runs off the same mark and strong suspicion he's still well treated if they go quick enough early.

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21th

4

(7)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Kuwait City

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John Butler

Goes on any ground; made a winning reappearance at Yarmouth (5f, good to firm) last month, but failed to beat a rival here (5f, good to soft) ten days ago; not quite sure what to expect back up in trip.

16/1

8th

8

(2)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ascot

Kuwait City

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John Butler

ducked right start and bumped rival start, always behind

5/1

1st

5

(10)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Yarmouth

Kuwait City

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John Butler

Two wins to date, including over C&D, came in May second time out, so clearly comes to hand early; resumes on a handy mark (2lb lower than when going in at York last spring) but he may just need this after six months off.

6/1

Form: 222234

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

0-11 but she has been placed in eight of those races, including three handicaps off higher marks; may have needed her recent return to action at Wolverhampton; still has something to prove on turf though.

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5th

2

(7)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

17:55 Bath

Sugar Hill Babe

9st 8lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Lisa Williamson

led, set good pace

7/1

7th

5

(6)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Sugar Hill Babe

9st 6lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Lisa Williamson

Smooth winner of a 5f handicap at Newcastle last month and showed better form when second back there 11 days ago; another 4lb higher this evening but she is on the up.

13/2

2nd

7

(11)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sugar Hill Babe

9st 4lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Lisa Williamson

Returned to form with come-from-behind win over C&D three weeks ago, after a four-month break; today's 6lb higher mark ought to be manageable but she has become unreliable.

6/1

Form: 0-5490

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Came to hand early as a 2yo; shaped quite well on his first two starts this year but he hasn't been so good the last twice; handicapper relenting and the return of the cheekpieces can help.

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2nd

1

(3)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

17:05 Doncaster

Kings Crown

9st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Michael Dods

Sole win for Adrian Nicholls came in a juvenile maiden at Thirsk (6f, good) in May 2022; twice thereabouts at Pontefract last season and ran better than finishing position (ninth) suggests on recent stable debut; handles soft ground with easing mark providing hope; chance.

11/4

9th

6

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Kings Crown

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

midfield up the centre

7/1

4th

3

(8)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Kings Crown

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Adrian Nicholls

Won a Thirsk maiden (6f, good) last season; nicely treated on his best form and took a step back towards that when trying to make all and third over C&D (good to soft) latest; drops 1lb and not ruled out.

8/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kuwait City

TOPSPEED:

Talha

D Express:

Squealer

Telegraph:

Jm Jungle

The Times:

Desperate Hero

The Star:

Squealer

RP RATINGS:

Kuwait City

Daily Mirror:

Kuwait City

The Sun:

Kuwait City

Daily Mail:

Jm Jungle

POSTDATA:

Talha

The Guardian:

Talha

Daily Record:

Talha