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14:05 Haydock

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  • Prize money: £51540
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4-2211 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Delivered on earlier promise, including here on good to soft, when justifying odds-on favouritism in Chepstow novice (1m4f) last month on fifth start; 8-11 when back in a handicap at Yarmouth (1m6f, again good to firm; five ran) eight days ago and scored by half a length, with is nothing like the whole story as he barely came off the bridle; both were under Adam Farragher; raised 8lb but the runner-up last time was a good second of 11 at Sandown yesterday and it was very hard to say at Yarmouth how far this one could have won by.

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1st

2

(4)

13th Oct 2023

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

14:40 York

Lordship

9st 6lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: William Haggas

Runner-up on good to soft in May; won three in a row (1m4f/1m6f, good to firm) before good fourth in the Melrose over C&D (good to firm) in August; also ran well, staying on, at Haydock on latest outing and looks a major each-way player but he needs to resume his improvement to win.

8/1

5th

4

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 1y

Class 2

14:25 Haydock

Lordship

9st 2lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: William Haggas

Won three in a row (1m4f/1m6f, good to firm; including C&D) before beaten 5l when fourth in the Melrose at York (1m6f, good to firm), when about 3l behind runner-up Denmark; however, that was still a solid run in a hot race and he's 4lb better off with Denmark here; can give another good account.

5/1

4th

4

(2)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

14:25 York

Lordship

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Off the mark in Chepstow novice (1m4f, good to firm) in June and won two handicaps (1m6f, good to firm) to complete a hat-trick; hit with a 9lb rise since Haydock last time but he's highly progressive and his trainer (who saddles two in this) has won two of the last four runnings; key player.

4/1

20/1

  • Place: £5.70

Form: 1631

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won at Kempton (1m3f, AW) in April on debut and has built on that in her two handicaps, finishing third of seven at Doncaster (1m4f, good to firm) and winning at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW); has been coming from off the pace, in the nick of time on that latest start; could be better than that close finish implies and could be worth a go at 1m6f.

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3rd

1

(3)

11th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Flower Of Dubai

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

dwelt start, in rear, headway and prominent 7f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

2/1

2nd

5

(8)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Bath

Flower Of Dubai

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Made it 2-3 on AW when scoring at Wolverhampton (1m4f) in June but she has a solid record back on turf since and has finished a creditable third on soft ground in last two runs (1m4f/1m6f); now drops back into a Class 4 event and she shouldn't be far away.

5/1

3rd

2

(1)

29th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Haydock

Flower Of Dubai

9st 6lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

upset in stalls, held up in rear but in touch with leaders, short of room over 2f out, headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong

5/1

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14/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 35-120

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won well from off the pace at Chester (1m4f, soft) and good second from the front at Doncaster (14.5f, good); best to forget his Royal Ascot result as he raced close to the leaders who went too fast; granted a more measured performance today, he should go well.

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9th

7

(8)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Struth

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

took keen hold, prominent, raced far side after 4f

10/1

2nd

14

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Struth

9st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Won at Chester in May and ran creditably on four occasions in summer; last few efforts have been less good and he looks more exposed than the other 3yos in this field; chance depends on how well he takes to AW.

16/1

Form: 5-6212

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Has proved better at about 1m4f than shorter with a Doncaster win and two seconds, all on good to firm; the latest run was in just a three-runner race in which the impressive odds-on winner was completing a hat-trick; suspicion is that others in this field too are more promising.

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2nd

2

(1)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 5

15:50 Hamilton

Bulldog Spirit

9st 11lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Rebecca Menzies

led, headed over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

10/1

7th

7

(6)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Bulldog Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, midfield, headway and went second after 4f, headway after 2f, briefly led over 2f out, headed and weakened over 1f out

12/1

8th

9

(4)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bulldog Spirit

9st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

led, headed and prominent after 3f, weakened over 1f out

5/1

10/1

Form: 59-753

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

2-2 on AW; 0-7 on turf but considerable encouragement can be derived from latest start in which he ran on well into third of ten at Chester (upped to 1m4f, good) after meeting trouble in running; not bred for this far but the same could be said of 1m4f last time; needs a close look, for same connections who won this race two years ago.

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2nd

1

(1)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

16:50 Chester

Chillhi

9st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Brian Ellison

Won twice on AW as a 2yo; best turf run came over C&D last May, third of ten having made up a lot of ground in the straight; mixed record since but he's dropped a long way in the weights and he should be sharper with his reappearance behind him.

7/2

6th

1

(3)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Chillhi

9st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Dual Newcastle winner (7f/1m) as a 2yo, but not seen since beating one home back there (1m4f) last October; down in grade, but others still more solid.

6/1

6th

7

(5)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Chillhi

9st 2lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Dual course winner last season who finished behind Savvy Knight over C&D before an ordinary effort at York (some way behind Vaguely Royal); needs a deal more if he's to take this.

5/1

16/1

Form: 25-132

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Seen mostly on AW before short-headed in five-runner handicap at Beverley (1m4f, good to firm; up 2lb today) four weeks ago; renewed his effort that day as if this longer trip would suit him well but this is a much hotter race.

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5th

9

(1)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Imaginary World

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

led early, headed and prominent after 2f

7/1

7th

2

(3)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 17y

Class 4

16:30 Yarmouth

Imaginary World

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: James Tate

towards rear, switched left and brief headway 3f out, hung left and weakened 2f out

3/1

3rd

8

(13)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Imaginary World

9st 2lb

J: David Allan

T: James Tate

took keen hold, prominent

13/2

5/1

Form: 121

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Pretty useful straightaway when winning at Yarmouth (1m2f, soft) in April; lost out to a promising rival on heavy ground next time but justified 5-6 favouritism in a novice at Ripon (1m3f, good to firm) without much trouble; promising but with more to do in this hot race for handicap debut.

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7th

7

(4)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 3

16:45 Doncaster

Rogue Sea

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Tom Clover

Dual 1m2f novice winner but he's failed to kick on since sent handicapping, only sixth of eight at Newbury (1m2f) 26 days ago; more is needed despite a falling mark.

5/1

6th

6

(2)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:15 Newbury

Rogue Sea

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Tom Clover

Won novices at Yarmouth (1m2f, soft) and Ripon (1m3f, good to firm) on two of his first three starts; too free (also met trouble) when upped to 1m6f for handicap debut at Haydock six weeks ago and there's a big rethink on trip today; retains potential.

7/1

Form: 245-41 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Fourth of eight on handicap/seasonal debut at Doncaster (14.5f, good) behind Struth; making all at 10-11 in a six-runner maiden at Goodwood (1m6f, again good) was further improvement and left no doubt about his strength in stamina; it will be more difficult to pull that off from stall 12 but he's probably well handicapped with 2lb rise.

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2nd

2

(4)

2nd May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:27 Ayr

Midnight Lion

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, soon led, rallied when headed over 2f out, no extra final 110yds

5/2

7th

1

(4)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

16:57 Newcastle (AW)

Midnight Lion

10st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

1m6f winner for the Johnston yard last summer who took advantage of a tumbling mark here last Monday, when doing it well over 1m2f; won't mind going back up in distance and holds fair claims under a 5lb penalty.

2/1

20/1

Form: 31-238

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Steady improvement on varied ground across his first five races, culminating in his third in a strong 1m4f handicap at York; stamina looked a strength from an early stage, so it was a surprise when he came last of eight at Doncaster when upped to 1m6f (Struth second); needs to bounce back with a big career best.

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1st

1

(6)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Goodwood

Rathgar

9st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

in touch with leaders, going easily 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced and hung right, rallied when ridden inside final furlong, edged left but kept on well final 110yds, led towards finish, just prevailed

4/1

3rd

7

(5)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Rathgar

8st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

midfield

4/1

Form: -85211 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Wore cheekpieces on last two starts; stepping up to 1m6f worked well when off the mark at Redcar (good to firm) in May and he again made all, galloping very stoutly, when following up in five-runner race at Doncaster (14.5f, good) one month later; just eight days off this time but latest 7lb rise probably underestimates him.

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3rd

8

(2)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 2

15:40 Southwell (AW)

Pledgeofallegiance

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Kicked off his career with five runs on AW, best of those on final occasion; has left that form way behind on turf since, including with three front-running wins and latest was over 2m; raised another 3lb for this reappearance but no surprise if he still has more to offer.

4/1

1st

4

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ripon

Pledgeofallegiance

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

made all, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, unchallenged

7/4

3rd

9

(6)

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

14:25 Ascot

Pledgeofallegiance

8st 11lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Wore cheekpieces on last three starts, making all over about 1m6f at Redcar (good to firm) and Doncaster (good; unraced on softer) before tailed off when co-second favourite for a quite valuable race at Haydock; an eight-day break was blamed for the latter but he also now switches to a visor; likely to stay 2m and penultimate start suggests he's well handicapped.

8/1

Form: 6-6561

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Moved down from Group 3 and Listed races when he made all in eight-runner handicap at Salisbury (1m4f, good to firm) ten days ago despite hanging all the way across to the stands side; up 7lb today; tongue tied on last two starts, with cheekpieces added on latest; 1m6f may well offer further help.

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13th

1

(15)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Galactic Jack

9st 12lb

J: J F Egan

T: Harriet Dickin

Remote in the Chester Vase last May; won at Salisbury (1m4f, good to firm) last June in first-time cheekpieces but he has not shone since (mostly over hurdles) for four different stables; now tries a visor.

50/1

5th

10

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Galactic Jack

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Harriet Dickin

Tailed off back on the Flat 18 days ago after struggling over hurdles; hardly has his tail up going into this handicap debut from 2lb out of the weights.

40/1

10th

11

(6)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Galactic Jack

9st 6lb

J: William Cox

T: Harriet Dickin

Sole AW run saw him last of ten at 100-1 on Southwell Tapeta in late December; that was in the middle of a modest campaign switched to hurdling by new yard and he needs something like his peak Flat form (1m4f win last June in first-time cheekpieces, for Andrew Balding) to hold a winning chance on this first start since leaving Tony Charlton.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £1014.00
Straight Forecast £947.80
Tricast £5551.80
Trifecta £6029.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Lordship

SPOTLIGHT:

Pledgeofallegiance

D Express:

Banderas

RP RATINGS:

Midnight Lion

Daily Mail:

Rogue Sea

The Times:

Flower Of Dubai

LAMBOURN:

Cinnodin

TOPSPEED:

Galactic Jack

Daily Mirror:

Struth

NEWMARKET:

Pledgeofallegiance

Daily Record:

Banderas

The Star:

Midnight Lion

Telegraph:

Lordship

The Guardian:

Lordship

The Sun:

Lordship