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bet365 Old Newton Cup Handicap

  • Prize money: £77310
  • 1m 3f 175y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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bet365 Old Newton Cup Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

1st
19 (7)
WoottonSun

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 55-232 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won at Windsor (11.4f, good) last September and has run well in defeat on his three starts this season (1m2f/1m4f, good to soft/good to firm); in a tougher race today but has each-way possibilities nevertheless.

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3rd

5

(3)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

WoottonSun

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

Had been enjoying a consistent season prior to a poor one at York in August, when said to have run flat; the break could have helped but he's 9lb higher than when winning at Haydock, so will need a career best on just his second AW start.

8/1

12th

2

(10)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

13:50 York

WoottonSun

9st 12lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Richard Fahey

Going great guns this term, including with his Old Newton Cup win at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm) and going oh so close in a Shergar Cup race at Ascot 13 days ago; up another 5lb but it's hard to keep him out of the picture, bidding to end Paul Hanagan's superb riding career on a winning note.

6/1

2nd

12

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

WoottonSun

9st 4lb

T: Richard Fahey

Reserve; below form at this meeting last year; going great guns this season with three places prior to his win from Scampi in the Old Newton Cup at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm; probably okay on good to soft) five weeks ago; up another 5lb but needs plenty of respect.

11/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 5-5165 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Smooth win in big field at York (1m4f, good) in May and badly hampered when unplaced at Epsom next time; only fifth of 11 at Ayr (1m5f, good) since but that race didn't pan out in his favour and he should get a suitably stronger gallop here; a possible if conditions suit (may not want slow ground).

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4th

5

(10)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:35 York

Scampi

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Andrew Balding

dwelt start, in touch with leaders

7/1

6th

3

(8)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

20:45 Southwell (AW)

Scampi

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Won on Tapeta in 2022; successful in two useful 1m4f handicaps on turf this term and went close in the Old Newton Cup; didn't quite see out 1m6f in the Ebor most recently; back down in trip, he remains of interest.

7/2

10th

18

(11)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Scampi

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Andrew Balding

Held up; smooth win in big field here (1m4f) in May and knuckled down to score on the nod in a head-to-head at the Shergar Cup at Ascot (1m4f) two weeks ago; has just a 4lb penalty (due to go up another 2lb) and even though his 1m5f run at Ayr in June did not shout that he needs 1m6f, there's more than enough stamina in the pedigree to make it very plausible; serious contender.

10/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 13-611 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Two wins last September (1m2f, good to soft) and even better in these cheekpieces this season, making it 2-2 in the headgear when making all over C&D (good to firm) last month; the placed horses have franked that latest form and a 5lb rise may not stop this progressive 4yo, who is 2-2 here.

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6th

4

(6)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Cumulonimbus

9st 8lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: George Baker

disputing second

9/1

11th

4

(13)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

20:00 Windsor

Cumulonimbus

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

Two wins last September and made further advances this season, making all in three of four starts with cheekpieces; latest win was on step back to 1m2f in valuable Racing League race at Yarmouth, holding on by a head; up another 4lb but, given his record, it's hard to rule out further progress.

13/2

1st

3

(7)

27th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 2

20:30 Yarmouth

Cumulonimbus

9st 4lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Charlie Fellowes

Two wins last September (1m2f, good to soft) and even better in these cheekpieces this season, making all over 1m4f at Newmarket (good) and Haydock (good to firm) in recent months; the winning run was ended in the Old Newton Cup back at Haydock but he progressed again in third; a must for the shortlist under Frankie Dettori.

6/1

12/1

Form: 130-70 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo who is 2lb lower than when a good third of 17 in this last year and he may appreciate the drop back in trip; however, he hasn't shown enough on his two runs this season to have compelling claims.

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8th

2

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newbury

Gaassee

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

towards rear, brief headway against far rail over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong

15/2

6th

3

(8)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Gaassee

9st 10lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Close fourth in Old Newton Cup at Haydock on penultimate start and creditable fourth of seven at Ascot on latest, albeit as 11-8 favourite; campaigned at 1m4f/1m6f in all of his eight handicaps but recent efforts suggest this drop back in trip (he won two novice events at about 1m2f) is well worth a shot.

6/1

Form: 399-11 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

2-2 and improved form since being gelded, with wins at Ascot (1m4f, soft) and Epsom (1m4f, good to firm); he's in a tougher race but did it comfortably last time and a 5lb rise could be lenient.

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5th

8

(1)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Sheer Rocks

9st 1lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

2-2 and improved form since being gelded, with wins at Ascot (1m4f, soft) and Epsom (1m4f, good to firm); he's in a tougher race but did it comfortably last time and a 5lb rise could be lenient.

8/1

1st

7

(1)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 2

16:30 Epsom

Sheer Rocks

8st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Won at Chester last July and, having been gelded, never better than when scoring at Ascot (1m4f, soft; acts on good to firm) three weeks ago on reappearance; back up 2lb and should be seriously involved.

7/1

1st

9

(9)

13th May 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

13:30 Ascot

Sheer Rocks

9st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Won at Chester last July; in the frame at Goodwood (1m3f) and Ascot (1m4f) on next two starts but fared far less well in two hot races afterwards; gelded since; unraced this year or in any race on softer than good, so he has some big questions to answer.

12/1

16/1

Form: 121603 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Four-time Tapeta winner who transferred AW form to turf when close third at Ayr (1m5f, good) a fortnight ago; has the same mark here and holds each-way possibilities if handling conditions (unproven on slow ground).

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4th

3

(1)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Nolton Cross

8st 13lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Hugo Palmer

Little room for manoeuvre off this mark and looked to have no excuses at Southwell last weekend having been backed into favouritism; is more likely than most to give his running but will need a career-best to win.

7/2

6th

2

(2)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Nolton Cross

10st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hugo Palmer

Made it 2-2 over C&D when narrowly beating Haku off 3lb lower early in the year; little room for manoeuvre off this mark but there was nothing wrong with his latest effort and he should go well again under Oisin Murphy.

8/1

4th

4

(3)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Nolton Cross

9st 1lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Hugo Palmer

raced in fourth

5/1

Form: -03484

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

The majority of his runs have been at 7f-1m and he was having just his second crack at 1m2f when finishing fast for fourth at Epsom last month; on that latest evidence this Galileo horse is well worth a go at today's trip.

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3rd

4

(5)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

Toshizou

9st 8lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

1-19 with his win coming in Ireland as a 2yo; may have needed his return from five months off at Doncaster (1m2f, soft; first start since being gelded) 15 days ago, but he will need to step up quickly.

12/1

9th

4

(10)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

15:40 Doncaster

Toshizou

9st 1lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Sole win came in 2022 when trained in Ireland; however, placed twice over 1m2f on soft/heavy last autumn and that form puts him in the picture; gelded since last run (below par).

13/2

8th

3

(15)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Toshizou

9st 12lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

midfield, in touch with leaders 2f out, weakened final furlong

6/1

Form: 0165-0 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at 100-1 on last month's reappearance in Royal Ascot handicap; something to prove after that but he may have needed the run and is on a competitive mark on last season's best form; he's the final runner for Keith Dalgleish before the trainer hands in his licence; not discounted.

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0

1

(1)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Alright Sunshine

10st 4lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Multiple winner, including off higher marks, for previous yard; steadily finding his form for current stable until blotting his copybook by refusing to race last time; comes with risk.

20/1

0

1

(11)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

19:45 Southwell (AW)

Alright Sunshine

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Yet to win on AW but acts on Tapeta elsewhere; down weights and he didn't look a lost cause on third run for yard when third to Sea Stone at Newmarket last time (1m6f; regular visor left off, as today); stays 2m and this is easier than some of his more recent staying races.

14/1

3rd

1

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:45 Newmarket (July)

Alright Sunshine

10st 0lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

His mark continues to fall and he drops back down in grade, but he's struggled to get competitive this year and has to raise his game.

20/1

Form: 7-5034

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Beaten on his last 13 starts going back to December 2021 but he has run solid races the last twice, most recently fourth to Cumulonimbus over C&D, and he could build on those efforts when getting a stronger gallop; there can be optimism in that regard today and he's one to consider seriously.

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8th

14

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Landed the rescheduled November Handicap here (off 4lb lower) in 2023 and has largely remained in decent form since; however, has a much poorer strike-rate than many of these opponents.

20/1

2nd

1

(9)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

10st 0lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

String of solid efforts over middle distances on Tapeta, including when winning the rearranged November Handicap off a 3lb lower mark at Newcastle last backend; nothing wrong with his latest second and he looks set to go well once more.

8/1

3rd

1

(6)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

10st 0lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Two of his three wins have come here including a game success in the rescheduled November handicap over this trip (three of these behind); things haven't really panned out his way in two starts over 1m2f/2m back here since, but much respected down in grade.

6/1

10th
17 (13)
Howth

20/1

Form: 02-053

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Ex-Ballydoyle 4yo; just one win from his 17 starts but he kept on well for a close third at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) last month on his second run since being gelded and this new trip is worth exploring; not ruled out each-way.

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4th

9

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Howth

8st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

Belatedly regained the winning thread at Wolverhampton (upped to 1m6f; off 4lb lower) this month, benefiting from drop to Class 4; faces a stiffer assignment back up two grades and, with strike-rate only 2-23, looks unlikely to follow up.

25/1

1st

1

(7)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Howth

10st 0lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

prominent, led 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, edged right but kept on final 110yds

10/1

4th

5

(1)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Howth

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

A fair effort when fifth of 11 here (1m3f) last month (just behind Valsad), but losing run up to 17 and another 1lb drop not enough to tempt.

10/1

16/1

Form: 65-404 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

10yo whose losing run goes back 19 races to July 2021, but he's edged down the weights and deserves credit for his fourth off this mark at Ayr (1m5f, good) a fortnight ago, when he ended up away from the front three having hung left; each-way claims.

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10th

3

(5)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

15:40 Doncaster

Euchen Glen

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Showed last year that he still retains a useful level of ability; well capable of being involved, provided he returns in similar form aged 11, but it's a very long time since last success.

12/1

11th

4

(12)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Euchen Glen

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Retains a useful level of ability aged ten and went close at Ayr three starts back; however, on a long losing sequence and looks unlikely to regain the winning thread in this major handicap.

25/1

4th

2

(8)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

15:50 Doncaster

Euchen Glen

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

10yo who is without a win since July 2021 but, having dropped down the weights, he went very close at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft) last month; respectable run in Ascot Group 3 since and he handles heavy ground; contender.

5/1

14/1

Form: -20136 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Won at Epsom (1m4f, soft) in April and good third at Ascot (1m4f, soft) next time; conditions should have been fine at Goodwood (1m6f, good to firm) last time but he was only sixth of eight and may find this too hot.

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6th

3

(2)

22nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:30 Ripon

Sir Rumi

9st 10lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Richard Hannon

stumbled start, pushed along briefly soon after start, raced in last

11/2

12th

9

(14)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Sir Rumi

9st 1lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Richard Hannon

Won at Epsom (1m4f, soft) in April and good third at Ascot (1m4f, soft) next time; conditions should have been fine at Goodwood (1m6f, good to firm) last time but he was only sixth of eight and may find this too hot.

14/1

6th

5

(5)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Sir Rumi

8st 13lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Grabbed the favoured stand rail when winning on soft ground at Epsom and a 4lb rise seemed to find him out at Ascot (again 1m4f on soft); may be vulnerable once more, though this faster surface won't faze him.

13/2

Form: 07-110 D BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Disappointing favourite at Royal Ascot a fortnight ago but went there on a hat-trick following convincing 1m4f wins at Kempton (AW) and Newmarket (good; ground changed to good to soft immediately after race); no surprise if he bounces back.

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14th

5

(6)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Teumessias Fox

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Has gained all handicaps wins over 1m4f, the most recent at Kempton (comfortably off 6lb lower) on latest start; combination of drop back in trip and career-high mark may stop him from following up.

8/1

1st

3

(9)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Teumessias Fox

9st 8lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, held up in rear

11/4

5th

3

(13)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Teumessias Fox

9st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

Two 1m4f wins last spring and he's now only 2lb higher than for his comprehensive Newmarket success on the second occasion; creditable fifth in the November Handicap when last seen; can go well but he would appeal more over further.

8/1

Form: 220-70

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Needs to produce more than he's managed on his two runs this season but it wasn't a bad performance at Royal Ascot a fortnight ago and he's on a handy mark on last season's best form; remains lightly raced and not written off.

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0

6

(12)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Maksud

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Hughie Morrison

Needs to produce more than he's managed on his two runs this season but it wasn't a bad performance at Royal Ascot a fortnight ago and he's on a handy mark on last season's best form; remains lightly raced and not written off.

6/1

12th

12

(15)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Maksud

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hughie Morrison

Seven races, best form when runner-up off this mark at Glorious Goodwood (1m4f, good) in his first handicap; never figured over 1m2f at Chester on reappearance but worth a second look for trainer who won this race in 2003, 2010, 2015 and 2021.

12/1

7th

4

(8)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 2

14:05 Chester

Maksud

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hughie Morrison

Six races, best form when runner-up at Glorious Goodwood (1m4f, good; 2lb higher today) in his first handicap; second to a runaway winner in Listed race at Windsor (11.4f, good to soft) but his form dipped in a good Newmarket handicap (hooded, having raced freely) on final outing; may have more to offer.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £1014.00
Straight Forecast £965.90
Tricast £5860.10
Trifecta £6069.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Cumulonimbus

NEWMARKET:

La Yakel

RP RATINGS:

Teumessias Fox

Telegraph:

Maksud

SPOTLIGHT:

Onesmoothoperator

Daily Record:

Sheer Rocks

The Guardian:

Toshizou

D Express:

Sir Rumi

POSTDATA:

Dark Jedi

TOPSPEED:

Alright Sunshine

THE NORTH:

Euchen Glen

The Times:

La Yakel

The Sun:

Teumessias Fox

Daily Mirror:

Cumulonimbus

The Star:

Cumulonimbus