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Good To Firm

Curve Theatre Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 1m 0f 53y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Curve Theatre Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.50
  • Place: £3.90

Form: 40-648

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Beaten 8l or more in four handicaps at 1m1f and 1m2f; blinkers made no difference last time; mark is dropping but for good reason.

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7th

6

26th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

16:15 Lingfield (AW)

Al Hargah

9st 11lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

in touch with leaders, outpaced 2f out, carried head awkwardly and weakened gradually from over 1f out

8/1

9th

10

(5)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Redcar

Al Hargah

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Richard Hannon

Two handicap wins this season (1m and 1m2f, good to firm and good to soft); wouldn't judge her too harshly on her last two efforts (both on soft) and she's more appealing than many.

9/2

7th

4

(8)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 5

17:25 Sandown

Al Hargah

9st 8lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Two narrow wins this summer, over 1m at Leicester (good to firm) and 1m2f at Newbury (good to soft) and both under Alec Voikhansky; form dipped on soft going last Tuesday but she's a major player if bouncing back.

6/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 232364 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Consistent in defeat of late and didn't get much of a run when a 4l fourth over 7f at Redcar latest (good); 1m probably suits him better, so on the shortlist.

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5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 543-21 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Slowly away but he arrived late off a strong pace to prevail by a length at Nottingham (1m; good to firm); in a positive run of form and he's gone up only 2lb.

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2nd

4

(3)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Graffiti

9st 9lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Gary Brown

C&D winner in November and a couple of near misses to start 2024; latest 8.6f course fourth was no more than respectable but this trip probably more suitable and he has to enter calculations.

13/2

4th

5

(3)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Graffiti

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Gary Brown

Consistent enough of late, with a couple of near-misses since his 9.5f win here off a 5lb lower mark; wants a good test over this trip and would hold claims should he get one.

4/1

Form: 749625

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Only 1-16 and can struggle with his consistency; fairly decent runs the last twice on the AW but his best form has come in that sphere.

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4th

6

(9)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 53y

Class 6

17:50 Leicester

Kenilworth King

10st 0lb

J: George Downing

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Only 1-16 and can struggle with his consistency; fairly decent runs the last twice on the AW but his best form has come in that sphere.

10/1

5th

9

(9)

26th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kenilworth King

9st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

prominent

9/2

2nd

7

(8)

19th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kenilworth King

9st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

C&D winner for William Jarvis last October but he's been generally disappointing since including when beaten 12l on his recent stable debut at Nottingham; now 2lb lower than for his win but he needs a major revival back on Tapeta.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 124334 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

First nine starts were on the AW (won over 8.6f at Wolverhampton in first-time visor); has continued the good work on grass and fared best of those held up last time at Ayr (1m, good to firm).

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7th

12

(1)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Victoria Falls

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Hugo Palmer

Successful in three Class 5 events last season; however, has something to prove in this much higher grade on reappearance and there is no evidence that she goes well fresh.

20/1

8th

4

(2)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Victoria Falls

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Hugo Palmer

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader from 2f out, weakened gradually from over 1f out

7/2

Form: 199171 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Three wins this year, including when making it tenth time lucky on turf in a classified claimer at Catterick (7f, good to firm) last month; only beat three rivals and has more to do back in a handicap.

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6th

4

(8)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 53y

Class 6

17:50 Leicester

Eagle Eyed Freddie

10st 2lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Appleby

Three wins this year, including when making it tenth time lucky on turf in a classified claimer at Catterick (7f, good to firm) last month; only beat three rivals and has more to do back in a handicap.

7/1

1st

2

(3)

2nd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

19:55 Catterick

Eagle Eyed Freddie

9st 5lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Prominent racer with two AW wins to his name this year; not at his best at Chelmsford when last seen eight weeks ago but he's the pick of today's weights and ran well over C&D on his one run at Catterick.

7/4

Form: 326901 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Returned to winning ways in first-time cheekpieces at Lingfield (7f, good to firm) and returning to 1m won't bother him; surprising to see that headgear left off now but could still go well off 4lb higher.

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6th

9

(13)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:55 Leicester

Blue Collar Lad

9st 5lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Alice Haynes

Impressive from the front at Wolverhampton in March, his second run for Alice Haynes; creditable efforts in defeat since and Tommie Jakes takes off a useful 5lb; one to consider.

8/1

3rd

5

(4)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Blue Collar Lad

9st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Returned to sprinting with a dominant display over C&D last month but he's been held here and at Yarmouth in both runs since; bit to prove again and he could have competition for the lead back on AW.

8/1

6th

7

(9)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 6

19:00 Yarmouth

Blue Collar Lad

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

No problem with the drop to sprinting when easily beating two subsequent winners on the AW early last month; was pestered when well held off his revised 7lb higher mark on Monday and should do better.

4/1

Form: 8-6086

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

0-7, her struggles continuing when tailed off in a 1m3f Windsor handicap last week (first-time cheekpieces); visor turned to this time.

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8th

10

(10)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 53y

Class 6

17:50 Leicester

Rhea Of The Year

8st 9lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Robert Eddery

0-7, her struggles continuing when tailed off in a 1m3f Windsor handicap last week (first-time cheekpieces); visor turned to this time.

25/1

6th

6

(6)

1st Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

14:10 Windsor

Rhea Of The Year

9st 4lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Robert Eddery

Six-race maiden whose struggles have continued in three handicaps (1m/7f/1m2f) and now goes in cheekpieces; limited appeal.

20/1

Form: 677455

Last run: 46 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Found improvement when stepped up to 7f and handicapping with cheekpieces applied on the AW before faring less well in blinkers (soon discarded); left Archie Watson since last run; has races in him sooner or later.

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8th

9

(9)

20th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

14:35 Southwell (AW)

Gypsy Nation

9st 2lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Unplaced all ten starts and finished around 3l behind Thegreatestshowman when fourth of ten in a similar contest at Chelmsford (6f, Polytrack) on his penultimate outing; others more solid.

8/1

5th

9

(4)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Gypsy Nation

9st 2lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Nine-race maiden who put up one of his better efforts when fourth of ten in a similar contest over C&D a week ago; frame claims again if able to repeat that.

8/1

4th

10

(3)

8th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Gypsy Nation

9st 5lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

0-8 and beaten a long way in two starts over 1m/1m2f on turf since joining this yard, the latest when dropped to this level; needs the return to the AW and big drop in trip to make a difference.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £775.00
Straight Forecast £739.50
Tricast £3078.70
Trifecta £4599.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Graffiti

POSTDATA:

Victoria Falls

The Guardian:

Blue Collar Lad

Daily Mail:

Eagle Eyed Freddie

The Times:

Gypsy Nation

D Express:

Kenilworth King

RP RATINGS:

Graffiti

Telegraph:

Graffiti

Daily Record:

Graffiti

Daily Mirror:

Victoria Falls

The Sun:

Blue Collar Lad

The Star:

Eagle Eyed Freddie