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Blackmore Building Contractors Handicap

  • Prize money: £4710.6
  • 0m 7f 16y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
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Blackmore Building Contractors Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Abandoned

Form: 903114 D BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

12 career wins, the last two gained over 6f at Brighton (good to firm/soft) last month; didn't enjoy run of the race when only fourth of six over that C&D on latest outing and is probably still on a workable mark; stays 7f; might be the answer.

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9th

9

(2)

9th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Red Alert

10st 7lb

J: Miss Megan Wingrove

T: Damien Wingrove

in rear

33/1

7th

4

(6)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Red Alert

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Multiple Bath/Brighton winner but scored over C&D in 2017; mainly disappointing since last win in summer so, although he should be better for last run, is easy enough to take on.

20/1

6

(7)

29th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Red Alert

9st 5lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Has 12 wins on his CV but his last AW success was two years ago and he was out of sorts when last seen in the autumn; regular cheekpieces are removed and he looks opposable back from 138 days off.

14/1

Abandoned

Form: 446-30

Last run: 86 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden; outran 66-1 odds when placed at Kempton (6f, AW) in March but was in rear throughout over same C&D the following month; back up in trip with cheekpieces fitted for today's turf return; hard to predict.

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9th

10

(7)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

My Opinion

8st 10lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: John O’Shea

Won a 0-52 handicap at Chelmsford (1m) in September but less good twice since and looks vulnerable in this field.

20/1

8th

7

(5)

11th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

My Opinion

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: John O’Shea

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

3/1

9th

9

(7)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

My Opinion

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: John O’Shea

Found his level of late and appreciated going this far for the first time when winning off 4lb lower at Chelmsford three weeks ago; has a fair chance of following up.

4/1

OUR TIP

Abandoned

Form: 29-510 D

Last run: 79 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Raced exclusive on AW during 20-race career; scored in first-time visor at Kempton (7f) in March but not seen since down-the-field finish the following month and today's switch to turf is an imponderable.

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6th

1

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Swiss Rowe

9st 9lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Mark Loughnane

Winner in a first-time visor last spring and again for headgear going back on early in the year (aids off tonight); has lost his way of late and remains 3lb above his last successful mark.

7/1

7

(8)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Swiss Rowe

9st 5lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Mark Loughnane

Returned to form when landing a Kempton handicap (cheekpieces reapplied) in January; backed that up with a close third over C&D but his form has gone the wrong way since then and he was laboured behind Port Noir here last Monday; headgear is now removed and he has something to prove again.

12/1

7

(1)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:38 Wolverhampton (AW)

Swiss Rowe

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Back to form when landing a Kempton handicap in January and he was a close third over C&D next time; couldn't sustain his effort back on Polytrack last month but he wasn't beaten far and still looks feasibly treated om his penultimate form; possibilities.

7/2

Abandoned

Form: 581513 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Dual sprint winner this spring, more recently here (6f, good to firm) two starts ago; this 55th start will be his first attempt at 7f but he's a possible if his stamina holds out; handles good to soft ground, soft/heavy probably not ideal.

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9th

7

(11)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

18:10 Bath

Savalas

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Adrian Wintle

The form of June's 6f win at Chepstow has worked out well and he had an excuse when stepped up to 7f there last time; has won over C&D in the past and he could bounce back with a big run back at this trip.

8/1

Abandoned

Form: 9-1969

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Led close home to cause 28-1 surprise on seasonal debut at Kempton (6f, AW) in May but subsequent form has been underwhelming and he still needs to prove he's effective on turf.

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5th

4

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Flagman

9st 8lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Deborah Faulkner

awkward start and slowly into stride, in rear

8/1

4th

8

(2)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

13:10 Bath

Flagman

9st 2lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Deborah Faulkner

Back to the mark off which he won a 6f handicap at Kempton in May and his latest fifth at Chepstow was promising (7f, good to firm); has the ability to play a major role but his tendency to fluff the start means he will always carry risk.

12/1

5th

4

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

15:25 Chepstow

Flagman

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Deborah Faulkner

held up in rear

14/1

Form: 122425 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Runner-up three times off today's mark since clearcut win at Brighton (1m, good to firm) in May, on ground ranging from firm to soft; safely held after racing too freely over 1m2f ten days ago but will be fine over today's trip and enters calculations.

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No Results Found

Abandoned

Form: 143117 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Collected three fast-ground wins (one over C&D) during the spring; below form when last in action and probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but should cope if the ground turns soft.

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9th

8

(1)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 213y

Class 6

14:10 Salisbury

Fact Or Fable

10st 10lb

J: Mr Jack Nicholls

T: J S Moore

Is back off his last winning mark and although none of his five turf wins has come on ground softer than good, he has run several good races on soft; 167-day absence the main question mark.

16/1

Form: 547697

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten on first two starts for this stable (1m4f/1m2f) and now 0-23 overall; raced far too freely in refitted cheekpieces (retained) last time and could plausibly benefit from today's drop back in trip but remains a difficult horse to enthuse over.

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8th

10

(1)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

15:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Big Dutchie

9st 3lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Steph Hollinshead

25-race maiden who has shown no worthwhile form in four starts since joining this trainer; new headgear goes on.

50/1

7th

8

(7)

30th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Big Dutchie

8st 9lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Steph Hollinshead

pressed leader, prominent after 2f

66/1

21

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Big Dutchie

8st 13lb

T: Steph Hollinshead

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Verdict

Tony Carroll’s veteran RED ALERT is much better known as a sprinter but he stays 7f perfectly well and this rather uncompetitive race could provide him with a good opportunity to record his third win of the season. Savalas has left it late in the day to try this trip for ths first time but he stayed on for third over 6f here last month and is second choice, ahead of Letter Of The Law and Fact Or Fable.[Chris Wilson]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Red Alert

WEST COUNTRY:

Savalas

The Times:

Letter Of The Law

Telegraph:

Flagman

The Guardian:

Letter Of The Law

Daily Mail:

Savalas

Daily Mirror:

Savalas

Daily Record:

Savalas

RP RATINGS:

Red Alert

POSTDATA:

Red Alert

D Express:

Red Alert

The Sun:

Red Alert

The Star:

Red Alert