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Happy Birthday Linda Handicap

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Happy Birthday Linda Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £5.60

Form: 6-043

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

6f proved too sharp for him on his handicap debut at Lingfield (AW) three weeks ago but he was staying on late in a race in which the other runners to have been held up have done well since; stepping back up to 7f will suit and his yard are in blistering form; interesting.

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6th

8

(8)

11th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

16:22 Nottingham

Ben Hamrash

9st 4lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost position 3f out, no impression from over 1f out, kept on

8/1

11th

11

(11)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newbury

Ben Hamrash

8st 8lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Ed Walker

in touch with leaders

7/1

1st

3

(1)

16th Aug 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 80y

Class 5

18:50 Ffos Las

Ben Hamrash

9st 4lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Has form figures of 312 since switched to handicaps this summer and that latest second was a close call behind Overnight Oats at Sandown (first two clear) three weeks ago over 7f on good for turf debut; 1lb better off with his old rival here and should make another bold bid.

6/4

20/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 6-8958

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Poor strike-rate (1-21) and he has been well short of his best so far in 2023; drops into his first Class 6 handicap but he's tackling a new trip and others have more pressing claims.

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4th

7

(3)

22nd Mar 2024

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0m 7f 1y

Class 6

16:55 Lingfield (AW)

Media Guest

9st 0lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Mark Gillard

Sole success came in 2021; 0-5 and regressive for current yard; not exactly screaming to be backed but is well handicapped provided first-time cheekpieces prompt a turnaround.

20/1

9th

3

(11)

8th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 1y

Class 6

13:15 Lingfield (AW)

Media Guest

9st 9lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Mark Gillard

Close up on stable debut at Chelmsford in November but down the field in his subsequent races.

33/1

10th

4

(9)

25th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Media Guest

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Mark Gillard

in touch with leaders

13/2

9/2

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 124346 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Always prominent when winning a 7f handicap at Wolverhampton in March; similar form without progressing since; sliding back down the weights and can't be dismissed.

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6th

5

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:50 Ludlow

Fayasel

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Won twice over 7f at Wolverhampton last year but never raced beyond that distance on the Flat (2-19); unlikely to be good enough even if stays.

33/1

4th

7

(6)

4th Nov 2023

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0m 7f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Fayasel

9st 7lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

prominent, ridden and carried right over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

11/4

7th

4

(6)

26th Oct 2023

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0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fayasel

9st 7lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

dwelt start

6/1

16/1

Form: 4/58-7

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Not stood a lot of racing to this point and he was beaten over 7l when seventh of 14 on his return from 13 months off at Southwell last month (1m); may do better at some point but others look safer.

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6th

8

(5)

22nd Mar 2024

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0m 5f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Hezahunk

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

Maiden but improved form last twice when going close in a claimer and a handicap last week, both over 6f; first try at this trip but very much respected if he can handle it.

3/1

2nd

8

(1)

15th Mar 2024

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0m 6f 0y

20:20 Dundalk (AW)

Hezahunk

9st 6lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Adrian McGuinness

Blinkers seemed to do the trick when touched off in a C&D claimer two weeks ago; Keane booked and well drawn for a horse that likes to go forward; ticks a few boxes.

5/1

2nd

9

(7)

1st Mar 2024

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0m 6f 0y

16:38 Dundalk (AW)

Hezahunk

9st 5lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent, pressed leaders towards near side under 2f out, keeping on when edged right 1f out, kept on well inside final 110yds, just held

33/1

10/1

Form: -13265 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Below par on turf the last twice but these conditions bring out the best in him and he's on the same mark as when second to a rival who has won again since over C&D in May; Billy Loughnane booked (2-5 for the yard) and one to take very seriously.

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4th

5

(4)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

15:35 Musselburgh

Monaadhil

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

held up in rear, steady headway on far side of group from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

7/1

5th

2

(1)

5th Oct 2023

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0m 7f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Monaadhil

9st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Effective elsewhere but this track really plays to his strengths, winning for the fourth time over C&D when powering clear three weeks ago; didn't get a clear run through one week later but still looked in top form; more appealing than most in here.

4/1

Form: -45756

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Collared in the last stride over 7f at Wolverhampton in November, her second racecourse start; no progress this year, including in handicaps on her last four starts; dropping down the weights and this her first run in a Class 6; still has time to do better.

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6th

8

(3)

9th Jul 2023

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0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Ferensby

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Richard Hannon

Collared in the last stride over 7f at Wolverhampton in November, her second racecourse start; no progress this year, including in handicaps on her last four starts; dropping down the weights and this her first run in a Class 6; still has time to do better.

9/1

6th

11

(5)

28th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Kempton (AW)

Ferensby

9st 4lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Going the wrong way judged on RPRs, a refusal to settle compounding matters at Leicester latest; best effort so far in handicaps came granted the same 7f/Polytrack combination as tonight, and 6lb lower now than then.

16/1

5th

5

(5)

6th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Leicester

Ferensby

9st 7lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Richard Hannon

Not offered a huge amount in either of her handicaps, over 7f on the AW and 6f on good to firm; now goes in a tongue-tie; others have more pressing claims.

20/1

Form: 670900 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Three wins early in the year, including over C&D off a 7lb higher mark in February; not beaten many home in his last seven starts (often slowly away) but the return of the visor may help and he's got the ability to go well.

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8th

4

(2)

9th Jul 2023

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0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Bond Boy

9st 13lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Three wins early in the year, including over C&D off a 7lb higher mark in February; not beaten many home in his last seven starts (often slowly away) but the return of the visor may help and he's got the ability to go well.

12/1

10th

6

(6)

26th Jun 2023

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1m 0f 142y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bond Boy

9st 8lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

slowly away, in rear

16/1

13th

9

(10)

13th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

16:35 Southwell (AW)

Bond Boy

9st 6lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Michael Appleby

Did very well in early part of this year, winning three times (7f-8.6f), but has been out of form in recent weeks and needs to turn things around.

25/1

10/1

Form: 426892 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

6f winner on Tapeta in February; some good runs in defeat since, including when second of 14, beaten a short head, at Beverley in May (7.5f, soft); sold for £3,500 last month; not discounted on stable debut.

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4th

8

(6)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 6

19:30 Yarmouth

One Hart

8st 11lb

J: Connor Planas

T: D Donovan

Four-time Tapeta winner who found 5f on the sharp side last weekend, despite the testing ground, when just behind Alafdhal on the same terms (better treated than on the AW); like that one he'd have preferred the rain to keep coming.

4/1

3rd

9

(8)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

17:55 Bath

One Hart

8st 6lb

J: Connor Planas

T: D Donovan

in rear

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 272660

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

His three wins for Ivan Furtado all came when racing prominently over 6f at Wolverhampton; ran poorly on his stable debut last month (1m, Tapeta; without his usual tongue-tie); this should be more suitable with the tongue-tie back on and a new hood added.

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9th

11

(6)

26th Jan 2024

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0m 6f 20y

Class 6

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Nail Gunner

9st 4lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: D Donovan

Three-time C&D winner, ridden prominently for those successes, and now 8lb lower than for the latest of them; not hit top gear in three runs for this yard and he'll be 3lb lower from the weekend; still needs a market check with blinkers tried for the first time.

12/1

8th

11

(2)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

13:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Nail Gunner

9st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: D Donovan

All three wins over C&D in 2022; promising start for new yard after Christmas but he ran no race at Southwell (mixed record there but does handle the surface) ten days ago and now has the hood discarded; on a good mark at present and may well return to form back here.

8/1

11th

2

(5)

6th Jan 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

The Nail Gunner

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: D Donovan

Prominent racer whose three career wins have come over 6f at Wolverhampton (when trained by Ivan Furtado); shaped nicely under his optimum conditions on stable debut ten days ago but he has a bit more to prove at this venue; one to keep an eye on in the betting.

5/1

10/1

Form: 66203

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in an AW maiden (7f) in March; well beaten on his handicap debut in April but back to form with a front-running third at Salisbury in May (6f, good); withdrawn having burst out of the stalls at Windsor last month (16-1 at time of withdrawal); low mileage.

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11th

7

(3)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

15:55 Lingfield (AW)

My Mate Mike

9st 6lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Dean Ivory

in touch with leaders

4/1

1st

6

(12)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

My Mate Mike

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Dean Ivory

towards rear

25/1

8th

9

(3)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

My Mate Mike

9st 6lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

0-6 and tailed off in a 7f Polytrack handicap when last seen in July; had previously made the frame in maiden/handicap company and he could yet tap back into that promise; not entirely ruled out on Tapeta debut; stable also runs Dors Toyboy so wise to check the betting.

14/1

20/1

Form: 00-169 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Attracted some support at big odds before winning a 6f maiden here on her seasonal return in April; less good in handicaps twice since and the addition of cheekpieces needs to have a positive effect.

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10th

1

(2)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Poweredbylove

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Robert Cowell

Winning return in 6f Chelmsford maiden last spring; no great impact in handicaps after and unraced on Tapeta but she's 12lb lower than her first attempt at this level and might be best caught fresh.

14/1

10th

8

(6)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Poweredbylove

9st 6lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Robert Cowell

Market springer when landing a C&D maiden on her seasonal return in April; no progress since switched to handicaps and opposable despite a reduced mark.

12/1

5th

6

(8)

30th Aug 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Poweredbylove

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Robert Cowell

Hasn't kicked on since winning a 6f maiden at Chelmsford in April and was tailed off in the new cheekpieces on final start; looks risky in a first-time visor.

14/1

Form: -73042

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Ten-race maiden but he's run a few good races for this yard, notably a close second over C&D last month (form franked since); 2lb higher but still likely to give his running.

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4

(7)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Captain Wentworth

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

Best efforts have come at Chelmsford, including when beaten a neck there (7f, Polytrack) a week ago; already due a 2lb rise for that and a visor is given a go, but he is now 0-16 and he still need to prove he can show that sort of form back here.

5/2

2

(3)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Captain Wentworth

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

Two best efforts have been at this venue (including at this trip) and has been shaping of late as though the return to 7f would be in his favour; no surprise to see him run well.

9/2

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Exacta £1040.00
Straight Forecast £969.30
Tricast £9303.60
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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Captain Wentworth

SPOTLIGHT:

Ben Hamrash

POSTDATA:

Monaadhil

NEWMARKET:

Media Guest

Daily Record:

One Hart

Telegraph:

Captain Wentworth

The Star:

Captain Wentworth

The Times:

Ben Hamrash

Daily Mirror:

Ben Hamrash

D Express:

Monaadhil