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Coral Racing Club Handicap

  • Prize money: £12885
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Coral Racing Club Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.40
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 13-064 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

7f winner during 2yo campaign; steadily back to form this term, most recently fourth over C&D (good to firm) despite taking a good hold; possibilities kept to same scenario, especially if settling better.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

(2)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Newbury

Classic

9st 11lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, steady headway from over 2f out, led over 1f out, drifted right and headed inside final furlong, soon carried left, soon kept on

11/4

2nd
5 (4)
Novus

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 51-716 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Both wins on soft going, latest at Goodwood (7f) in May; ran respectably back on faster surface in the Sandringham at Royal Ascot (1m, good to firm) where she finished sixth of 29; one to consider back down in trip/grade.

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10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 43-152 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Off the mark in 7f AW novice event in April; not disgraced in two turf handicaps since, albeit proved no match for the winner at Salisbury (Class 5) latest; goes into deeper waters upped two grades.

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No / Draw
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2nd

4

(8)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 4

14:55 Nottingham

Tiger Bay

9st 8lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

pressed leader

7/2

2nd

10

(2)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

15:50 Windsor

Tiger Bay

8st 12lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

prominent

8/1

3rd

8

(1)

8th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Sandown

Tiger Bay

8st 8lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

Off the mark in 7f AW novice event in April; not disgraced in two turf handicaps since, albeit proved no match for the winner at Salisbury (Class 5) latest; goes into deeper waters upped two grades.

10/1

Form: 341 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Thrice-raced colt; showed ability in 1m events won by notable rivals, then proved suited by the drop to 7f at Kempton (AW) where he made all; looks the type to improve further and do well in handicaps; respected.

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

6th

5

(6)

28th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 3

15:05 Epsom

New Business

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

dwelt start, raced in last throughout, no impression

3/1

4th

4

(6)

8th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Sandown

New Business

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: Andrew Balding

Thrice-raced colt; showed ability in 1m events won by notable rivals, then proved suited by the drop to 7f at Kempton (AW) where he made all; looks the type to improve further and do well in handicaps; respected.

9/4

Form: 2-511 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism in Kempton novice event (7f, AW) and Ffos Las handicap (7.4f, good; comfortably) the last twice; raced only four times and looks capable of further progress; shortlisted.

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20th

12

(9)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Merlin The Wizard

8st 13lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Harry Charlton

pulled hard, never better than midfield

11/1

33th

19

(34)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Merlin The Wizard

8st 10lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Readily beat four rivals to win on handicap debut at Ffos Las (7.3f, good) in June and bounced back from Sandown fifth to win on the other Newmarket course (1m, good) last month; stayed on well to do it cosily last time and this unexposed 3yo is open to further improvement now tackling 1m1f.

14/1

1st

3

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Newmarket (July)

Merlin The Wizard

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Favourite when taking a Kempton novice event (7f, AW) and Ffos Las handicap (7.4f, good; comfortably) during June; a 6lb higher mark found him out when upgraded at Sandown (7f) but didn't run badly and returning to 1m looks a good move.

100/30

OUR TIP

16/1

Form: 00-130 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Gelded prior to his reappearance win at Newbury (7f, soft); has gone backwards in two starts since, which was the same story as a 2yo; proving inconsistent and can be opposed despite dropping in grade.

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9th

8

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Scholarship

9st 6lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Gerard O’Leary

Decent Newbury form (7f) last year for Clive Cox, winning on seasonal debut and ended campaign with good second on heavy; good start for new connections when second to Independent Expert at Cork last month (7f) but remains unproven over 1m.

9/1

12/1

Form: -23315 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

All turf form on soft ground; opened his account at Ascot in May; below par at Thirsk (again over 6f) since but generally consistent otherwise and may bounce back; placed twice over 7f on AW.

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11th

8

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

17:15 Windsor

Prospering

9st 4lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Ed Walker

Hasn't kicked on from his Ascot win in May (6f, soft) and he was doing all his best work late on behind Dashing Dick at Newmarket 15 days ago (6f); this sharper test doesn't look favourable.

6/1

4th

9

(3)

11th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

20:20 Newmarket (July)

Prospering

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed Walker

prominent, outpaced from under 2f out, rallied and stayed on inside final furlong, went fourth final strides

6/1

7th

7

(5)

8th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Sandown

Prospering

8st 12lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

All turf form on soft ground; opened his account at Ascot in May; below par at Thirsk (again over 6f) since but generally consistent otherwise and may bounce back; placed twice over 7f on AW.

12/1

Form: 46-410 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Made all in Limerick maiden (7f, soft) on final start in Ireland; stiff task and well beaten in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot on debut for new yard; drop back in class is a plus.

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8th

6

(7)

8th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Sandown

Empty Metaphor

9st 5lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: M Al Attiya

Made all in Limerick maiden (7f, soft) on final start in Ireland; stiff task and well beaten in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot on debut for new yard; drop back in class is a plus.

33/1

14th

6

(10)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Empty Metaphor

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Mohammed Bin Hamad Khalifa Al Attiyah

Off the mark at the fourth attempt for Claire O'Connell in 7f maiden at Limerick in April (soft; unraced on faster) and sold for 70,000gns in May; makes stable debut in a first-time tongue-tie and has plenty to find.

66/1

1st

2

(1)

22nd Apr 2023

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

14:45 Limerick

Empty Metaphor

9st 8lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Ms Claire O’Connell

made virtually all, shaken up under 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on well towards finish, always doing enough

5/2

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Payout
Exacta £258.00
Straight Forecast £231.40
Tricast £1779.90
Trifecta £1494.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

New Business

Daily Mirror:

Merlin The Wizard

Daily Mail:

Classic

TOPSPEED:

Tiger Bay

POSTDATA:

Prospering

The Star:

Merlin The Wizard

Daily Record:

Merlin The Wizard

RP RATINGS:

New Business

The Times:

New Business

Telegraph:

New Business

The Guardian:

New Business

D Express:

New Business

The Sun:

Classic