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15:00 Newmarket (July)

Good To Firm

bet365 Trophy (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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bet365 Trophy (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 420/23 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

609 days off before this season but he's run very well to be placed at Haydock and Royal Ascot 13 days later, both at 1m4f on good to firm; cheekpieces returned in the latter; made most that day and his last five starts in 2021 were over 1m6f-2m2f, including a win in this race; has a 10lb higher mark two years on but looks set to run well.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(15)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Live Your Dream

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Saeed bin Suroor

609 days off before this season but placed efforts (1m4f on good to firm) at Haydock and Royal Ascot were up with his previous form; his last five starts in 2021 were over 1m6f-2m2f and he took his form to a new level when returned to 1m6f at Newmarket (good) six weeks ago, winning in tidy style; up 5lb and this race is much more competitive but he needs respect.

9/1

1st

1

(4)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket (July)

Live Your Dream

9st 12lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Saeed bin Suroor

609 days off before this season but he's run very well to be placed at Haydock and Royal Ascot 13 days later, both at 1m4f on good to firm; cheekpieces returned in the latter; made most that day and his last five starts in 2021 were over 1m6f-2m2f, including a win in this race; has a 10lb higher mark two years on but looks set to run well.

5/2

3rd

5

(18)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Live Your Dream

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Saeed bin Suroor

609 days off when co-second favourite for ten-runner handicap at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm) 13 days ago, in which he raced in touch and closed all the way to the line but was beaten half a length; wore cheekpieces on final two starts in 2021 (ran well over 2m2f first occasion) and they return today; a longer trip may be ideal.

14/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -54111

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Not proven over this far on Flat (had one go at 2m on AW) but scored over 2m4f over hurdles early last month; that has been surrounded by seriously improved form to win three times on Flat, over 1m4f at York on first two occasions and by a head from Prydwen over 1m5f at Ayr on latest; raised another 3lb but has to be in serious calculations.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(10)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Kihavah

10st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

In the form of his life last summer, winning three times on the Flat and once over hurdles; edged out the reopposing Prydwen for his third Flat win at Ayr (1m5f) and had George Scott's charge a place behind him again when runner-up in a valuable 1m6f handicap at Newmarket's July meeting when last seen; big chance on those efforts but his peak fitness and effectiveness on AW (0-2) aren't assured.

7/1

2nd

4

(3)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket (July)

Kihavah

9st 4lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Not proven over this far on Flat (had one go at 2m on AW) but scored over 2m4f over hurdles early last month; that has been surrounded by seriously improved form to win three times on Flat, over 1m4f at York on first two occasions and by a head from Prydwen over 1m5f at Ayr on latest; raised another 3lb but has to be in serious calculations.

11/2

1st

5

(6)

24th Jun 2023

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 2

14:59 Ayr

Kihavah

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well to lead final 110yds, just prevailed

11/4

9/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 718632

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

He was snapping at Live Your Dreams' heels at Haydock on penultimate start and beaten a head by Kihavah at Ayr on latest; unraced over this far but battled on very well for career-best form when upped to 1m5f last time; player.

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1st

3

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Prydwen

9st 3lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: George Scott

Record of 4-11 on AW; good second in the Marathon Trial at Lingfield (2m; off 3lb lower) most recently, splitting Spartan Army and Vaguely Royal; still not fully exposed over staying distances; possibilities despite being on career-high mark.

12/1

2nd

3

(13)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Prydwen

9st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Scott

Ended his 2023 campaign with a 1m6f success (led close home) at Wolverhampton; behind a couple of these rivals at Kempton (2m) on reappearance but made some late headway and still isn't fully exposed over staying distances; remains of interest.

8/1

5th

4

(3)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Prydwen

9st 12lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: George Scott

Solid performer who got back to winning ways when leading towards the finish over 1m6f at Wolverhampton in November; had three subsequent winners behind him on that occasion (including the reopposing Zealandia) so still looks nicely handicapped off 2lb higher; respectable fifth at Ascot last summer on his previous attempt at 2m; key player.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 125000 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in the St Leger in 2020 and won on Southwell AW (2m) this January on third start back after an absence; his form has subsided somewhat since, however, and he managed only tenth/eleventh in large-field handicaps on last three outings.

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4th

1

15th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 2

18:40 Salisbury

Berkshire Rocco

9st 11lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

Runner-up in St Leger in 2020 and won on Southwell (2m, AW) this January on third run after an absence; has mixed record since but he was runner-up at Ascot (2m) on penultimate run and was a good fifth in the Ebor (1m6f; first-time visor) last time; this looks tough on these terms but he's in good form and it wouldn't be a surprise if he ran a big race.

100/30

5th

21

(8)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Berkshire Rocco

8st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

Runner-up in the St Leger in 2020 and won on Southwell AW (2m) this January on third start back after an absence; his form subsided somewhat afterwards but he's 6lb lower than at start of the year and his Ascot second (2m) two weeks ago was more like it; frequent cheekpieces are replaced by first-time visor; case can be made.

20/1

12/1

Form: 643731 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Third over 2m at Goodwood on penultimate start and won over 1m6f at York on latest; back up 3lb and he usually operates in lower grades but he's very reliable at those levels.

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2nd

1

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Diamond Bay

9st 12lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

Five wins on AW including over C&D; his last success was off only 1lb lower at Wolverhampton (1m6f) last September but he's been out of sorts this winter and needs to turn things around; first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

10th

10

(10)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Diamond Bay

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

Five wins on AW, the most recent off 2lb lower at Wolverhampton (1m6f) in September; not in the same form since, however, and finished behind some of these opponents at Kempton most recently; does not look poised to add to his tally.

25/1

8th

7

(2)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Diamond Bay

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Tom Ward

Fifth AW win when strong at the finish over 1m6f at Wolverhampton in September; found out off a mark in the low 90s in two outings since and others are preferred for win purposes again.

12/1

7/1

Form: 821-82 C

Last run: 68 days

W: 8st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Back to form from the front when blinkers were added on final two runs last season, which was also the case when pipped in useful 1m6f race at Newmarket this May on latest outing; all three were on softer than good, which seems important to him.

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1st

1

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

14:15 Pontefract

Torcello

9st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Shaun Lycett

Ten-time winner who is very well suited by 1m4f on soft ground but his overall record when fresh suggests he might be best watched this afternoon.

6/1

5th

5

(1)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Newmarket

Torcello

9st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Shaun Lycett

led but pestered, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

6/1

4th

12

(14)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Goodwood

Torcello

8st 13lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Shaun Lycett

Won here in 2021; good ground was probably against him on penultimate start but he was pipped by HMS President at Newmarket in May, alongside Adjuvant, and that was 1m6f on soft; in the mix assuming he gets his ground again.

20/1

10/1

Form: 349-22 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

No win since May 2022 but good second at Ascot (1m4f) and Goodwood (1m6f) in his two appearances this season; has a competitive mark, albeit with a move back up in class today.

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10th

4

(5)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Ravens Ark

9st 10lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Hughie Morrison

blindfold off late and dwelt start, towards rear

14/1

4th

4

(5)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:25 Epsom

Ravens Ark

9st 9lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Hughie Morrison

Fourth in this 12 months ago off 4lb higher; started this campaign with two good seconds (1m4f/1m6f) but has been tailed off the last twice on good and soft ground; now has more to prove than some of these.

9/1

6th

8

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Goodwood

Ravens Ark

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Hughie Morrison

Three seconds and two thirds from his six runs at Goodwood; no win since May 2022 but good second at Ascot (1m4f) and Goodwood (1m6f; alongside Vaynor) in his first two appearances this season, before something seemed amiss at Newmarket six weeks ago; has a competitive mark if straight back to form and the cheekpieces (which received a positive initial response when fitted in the last two seasons) get their first airing this term.

13/2

7/2

Form: 810-18

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Rather mixed displays last term (well beaten twice over 1m6f at York) but had gelding and wind operations before justifying favouritism when he reappeared at Doncaster (1m4f) early last month; creditable eighth of 18 at Royal Ascot (1m4f) but still needs to prove himself at this trip.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 23y

Class 2

14:05 Beverley

Aimeric

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

held up in rear, pushed along on outer over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, pushed out and went clear towards finish

11/2

8th

5

(7)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket (July)

Aimeric

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Roger Varian

Rather mixed displays last term (well beaten twice over 1m6f at York) but had gelding and wind operations before justifying favouritism when he reappeared at Doncaster (1m4f) early last month; creditable eighth of 18 at Royal Ascot (1m4f) but still needs to prove himself at this trip.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £150.00
Straight Forecast £149.70
Tricast £1232.00
Trifecta £786.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Aimeric

SPOTLIGHT:

Live Your Dream

RP RATINGS:

Kihavah

LAMBOURN:

Diamond Bay

Daily Record:

Prydwen

POSTDATA:

Berkshire Rocco

The Guardian:

Ravens Ark

NEWMARKET:

Aimeric

Telegraph:

Aimeric

D Express:

Aimeric

Daily Mirror:

Kihavah

The Star:

Kihavah

The Times:

Live Your Dream

Daily Mail:

Live Your Dream

The Sun:

Live Your Dream