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16:35 Ascot

Good To Firm

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  • Prize money: £8066
  • 1m 1f 212y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1-2422

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Not totally straightforward (can hang) but has proved largely consistent, most recently second at Ffos Las (1m2f, good) behind an improving sort who was completing a hat-trick; form figures now read 212422; first-time cheekpieces may prove beneficial; major contender.

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10/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 503-46

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 4yo; campaigned mostly at about 1m4f since handicapping but latest effort (second start for new stable) suggests he's worth this drop back in trip; sole win (maiden) came at 1m1f.

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9th

5

(9)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

13:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Enthrallment

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Soundly beaten at Newcastle on New Year's Day but that was his first crack at 2m and he failed to settle; prior to that he stayed on for third over 1m4f here and today's trip could prove ideal; possible player.

14/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 5-51 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Disappointing favourite on seasonal debut; improved for first-time cheekpieces in Windsor novice contest (1m2f, good) last month, opening his account at the third attempt; gelded since; may have more to offer in the retained headgear and looks one for the shortlist.

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3rd

8

(2)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 4

16:35 Ascot

Elraaed

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

slowly into stride, took keen hold, soon prominent, led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

3/1

1st

3

(7)

12th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:10 Windsor

Elraaed

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Owen Burrows

He hasn't lived up to his market billing in two runs nine months apart, beaten a long way when a warm favourite for his Southwell return five weeks ago; up in trip and tried in cheekpieces; interesting to see if his backers return.

9/2

5th

3

(5)

8th May 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Elraaed

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

Among the favourites for his debut last summer, when the rapidly softening ground may not have been ideal; is almost certainly capable of better.

9/4

Form: 14-022 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Suited by good/firmer; productive in 2022, winning four times; creditable second off this mark at Doncaster and York last month; in-form contender who again has place possibilities.

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7th

9

(1)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Pledge Of Honour

9st 5lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

midfield

14/1

Form: 26439-

Last run: 238 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Capable of useful form for Sir Michael Stoute but has a poor strike-rate (sole win came in 2019) and Flat/hurdles efforts for new yard don't suggest he's about to double his tally.

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1st

1

(8)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 4

16:15 Epsom

Satono Japan

10st 4lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Adam West

Ran well on occasions for Sir Michael Stoute but never added to 2019 debut win; 0-4 (Flat/hurdles) for current yard and, while latest effort wasn't bad, his losing run tempers enthusiasm.

14/1

5th

2

(7)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 4

16:35 Ascot

Satono Japan

10st 1lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Adam West

Capable of useful form for Sir Michael Stoute but has a poor strike-rate (sole win came in 2019) and Flat/hurdles efforts for new yard don't suggest he's about to double his tally.

33/1

Form: 431-4

Last run: 86 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Scored at Wolverhampton (8.5f, AW) on final attempt in 2yo novice events; good fourth in 3yo handicap at Newmarket's Craven meeting (1m, good to soft) on sole run this term, shaping as if he'll be suited by this longer trip; likely to improve further and warrants respect off same mark.

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5th

2

(4)

6th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Lion Kingdom

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Fanshawe

Couple of good efforts at Newmarket this season, runner-up over 1m2f on penultimate start; seemed a non-stayer over 1m4f at Newbury latest; 1-1 on AW (2yo win at Wolverhampton) and looks interesting returned to this sphere; drops back in trip with cheekpieces added.

5/1

9th

6

(11)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:40 Newbury

Lion Kingdom

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Fanshawe

Ran well on good to soft on reappearance and back to form when second of seven at Newmarket (1m2f, good) three weeks ago; never a threat in the latter but the way he grabbed second so late in the day gave hope for 1m4f.

6/1

2nd

6

(3)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newmarket (July)

Lion Kingdom

9st 1lb

J: Harry Davies

T: James Fanshawe

Good fourth in 3yo handicap at Newmarket (1m, good to soft) in April on reappearance; shaped that day as if he would be suited by this longer trip, which he failed to prove when attempting it at Ascot 15 days ago but it's possible he needed that run after nearly three months off.

5/1

Form: 230-05

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

7f winner in Ireland; shaped encouragingly upped to 1m2f at Beverley (good to firm) last month on second run for new yard; needs to build on that effort but she's unexposed at this distance.

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10th

6

(10)

13th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Perfect Thunder

9st 6lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Patrick Owens

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield after 2f

10/1

6th

3

(3)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Perfect Thunder

9st 5lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Patrick Owens

prominent, lost position 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 770-28 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Only midfield on good ground at Newbury eight weeks ago; has form figures of 112 in 1m/1m2f races on softer than good; would be interesting granted ideal conditions.

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9th

2

(9)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Wind Your Neck In

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: David Evans

Suited by soft/heavy ground; justified favouritism in higher grade at Newmarket (1m4f) when last seen; has the ability to take a serious hand, provided he's as effective back on AW (second attempt).

15/2

20/1

Form: 54-138 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Opened his account in 9.5f AW maiden in January; has failed to progress in 1m2f handicaps at Sandown and Epsom since returned to turf; the drop back in grade may help but others are preferred.

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6th

8

(8)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

God Of Fire

9st 5lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Stuart Williams

in touch with leaders but raced wide early, headway to lead after 3f, headed and weakened inside final furlong

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £331.00
Straight Forecast £370.70
Tricast £1670.10
Trifecta £1872.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lion Kingdom

Telegraph:

Perfect Thunder

TOPSPEED:

Fantasy Believer

Daily Record:

Elraaed

POSTDATA:

Pledge Of Honour

The Times:

Lion Kingdom

The Guardian:

Lion Kingdom

The Sun:

Lion Kingdom

The Star:

Lion Kingdom

Daily Mail:

Perfect Thunder

LAMBOURN:

Fantasy Believer