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Ascot/1711 Learning To Work Bake-Off Competition Heritage Handicap

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 16 runners
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Ascot/1711 Learning To Work Bake-Off Competition Heritage Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £21.90
  • Place: £5.40

Form: 24-101 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Often leads; has improved in 2023, winning two of three starts at 6f and 5f (both on good to firm) but her defeat in the big 5f handicap at the Royal meeting in between suggests much more will be needed in this company.

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

4th

6

(11)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

The Big Board

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Won here last summer (5f, good to firm) and her fourth at York's Ebor meeting (strong form) came off a mark 6lb higher than today's; never in contention in a messy Newmarket sprint on her return; better can be expected today but there may be stronger stayers at this trip.

8/1

13th

3

(10)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

The Big Board

9st 6lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Winning juvenile who trained on well last season to secure three further victories in sprints on ground ranging from good to soft to good to firm; that campaign fizzled out after a good run at York three starts back but there's nothing wrong with her mark if returning near her best.

11/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 481610 D BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Improved on turf in 2023, winning at Beverley (5f, good to soft) and Epsom (6f, good to firm), but said to have run flat when well below form on Newcastle AW 15 days ago (has good record there); others now more likely.

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9th

2

(8)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Badri

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

taken down early, towards rear

7/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.50

Form: -24011 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has led; third of 17 in the Group 2 Coventry here in 2021 (6f, good to firm; acts on soft); had some ups and downs since but he held on well to win at Chester two starts ago and impressed with the way he came home to win on AW debut in prestigious Newcastle race 15 days ago; back up 6lb but Connor Planas is good value for his 5lb claim; solid chance.

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3rd

3

(5)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Vintage Clarets

9st 10lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, towards rear on inner, headway from over 1f out, pressed leaders against far rail inside final 110yds, just failed

8/1

7th

2

(3)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Vintage Clarets

9st 8lb

J: Ethan Tindall

T: Richard Fahey

towards rear

10/1

7th

1

(7)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:15 Pontefract

Vintage Clarets

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Four wins last season, all over 5f; versatile as regards ground; wouldn't want to be at all rusty off his current mark but he's hard to rule out.

7/2

11/1

Form: 040305 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Had some excuses this year and was aiming high in the King's Stand at the Royal meeting before the race didn't play out ideally in a Group 3 at Sandown last week; not clear whether he is quite the horse he was but first-time cheekpieces go on (has won six times in a hood) and is not one to give up on now returned to handicap company.

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5th

1

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 34y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Raasel

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

Tough sprinter who looks better than ever this season; cracking effort to win a Haydock handicap (5f, good) a fortnight ago and he bumped into a rapid improver at Doncaster on Saturday; effective on very soft ground and should make another bold bid.

9/4

2nd

2

(1)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 1

16:10 Doncaster

Raasel

9st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Michael Appleby

Solid form in Group races this year, notably his Goodwood third, and better than ever with his mighty weight-carrying effort in a good Haydock handicap last week; stayed on strongly off a good pace on that occasion to win with something to spare (good Topspeed figure); fully effective on soft and he's the one to beat on ratings; solid contender.

11/8

1st

1

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Haydock

Raasel

10st 0lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

Yet to win in 2023 but not for a lack of effort, regularly acquitting himself with credit in top sprints; near his best when third in a Group 2 at Goodwood five weeks ago and that form looks rock solid; going back up 6lb does leave him with something to find on this year's handicap runs though.

7/1

20/1

Form: 6-7499 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Both handicap wins came on AW off much lower marks early in 2022; in the frame in three 5f Group races since but generally finds that level uphill work and has something to prove off current mark back in a handicap; first-time visored, has run creditably in cheekpieces and blinkers.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Existent

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Stuart Williams

Finished second of 12 at Goodwood in August (5f, good to soft) and four defeats later he's dropped 10lb; no doubting he has the ability to go well at this level but slow starts can be a problem and others look more reliable.

16/1

12th

6

(12)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Existent

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

On a fair mark based on his second of 12 off 7lb higher at Goodwood (5f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month, but hasn't built on it and finished behind a couple of these in the Portland at Doncaster (5.6f, soft) seven days ago; record of 1-25 on turf another reason to be cautious; no headgear today.

25/1

14th

12

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Existent

9st 1lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Has bobbed in and out of form all season and, although the handicapper is letting out the reins, he still doesn't look that well treated; sole turf win was back in 2020 and leaving off the hood is of unknown benefit.

22/1

8/1

Form: 40-829 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

One of the more likely ones to run to form on this track, having run a blinder in the Group 1 King's Stand (5f, good to firm; hampered) two years ago, and has run other excellent races here on various ground; wasn't helped by racing on the far side in this year's Wokingham but still ran well; right up there.

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3rd

8

(4)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Kings Lynn

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

slightly awkward start, soon in touch with leaders

5/1

2nd

2

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Goodwood

Kings Lynn

8st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

prominent, outpaced and lost ground under 2f out, rallied and went second final furlong, kept on

9/2

9th

6

(7)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Kings Lynn

9st 4lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

More modest efforts than good ones to his name last year; starts this campaign off a reduced mark as a consequence but although he handles soft, he may not want it this deep any more.

11/1

OUR TIP
7th
1 (8)
Rohaan

7/1

Form: 314-80 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Superb 6f form on this track where he's won a Group 3 and two Wokinghams (soft and good to firm); showed he can do it at 5f on most recent run at the trip but that was back in September 2021 and after a modest reappearance in May he was a long way off his old self in the Jubilee at the Royal meeting; still hard to ignore back in a handicap with every drop of rain cherished.

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5th

2

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Rohaan

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David Evans

Top-notch sprint handicapper with two Wokinghams on his CV; 2023 started quietly but he returned to form in the autumn, beaten under 2l in the Ayr Gold Cup before running out the well-backed winner of a 6f handicap at his beloved Ascot in October; encouraging seasonal return at Lingfield in March and wouldn't judge him harshly on latest Kempton fourth; handicapped to go well and shaped with promise in one run on the Rowley course.

8/1

4th

2

(2)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Rohaan

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David Evans

Good 6f performer, especially at Ascot where he is a dual Wokingham winner (off higher marks); close fifth at Lingfield returned to AW on seasonal debut (4-11 in this sphere overall); won over C&D early in career and enters the reckoning.

4/1

5th

2

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Rohaan

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: David Evans

Has been a real money-spinner for this yard, winning two Wokinghams as well as three Group races; made a slow start to last season but he came good in the autumn, justifying strong support in a 16-runner handicap at his beloved Ascot in October; chance on that form but back from a break perhaps not the time to catch him.

7/1

12/1

Form: -31139 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Two wins from just five handicap starts and although both were on AW he acts on turf as well, first home in his group in the valuable C&D handicap in June; handles soft ground and capable of having a say despite being out of the weights.

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5th

5

(5)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Goodwood

Harry Brown

8st 4lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: David Simcock

in rear, outpaced halfway, never on terms

5/1

4th

12

(2)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Harry Brown

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

in touch with leaders

7/1

20/1

Form: -23110 CD BF

Last run: 62 days

W: 8st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Two 5f wins in the spring, including over C&D (on soft and good); up against it from wide draw when last seen at Hamilton in May but this is a better race than he's been running in.

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10th

4

(9)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Spoof

9st 7lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Kevin Frost

taken down early, dwelt start, took keen hold, always behind

33/1

8th

2

(6)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:15 Pontefract

Spoof

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Kevin Frost

Multiple sprint winner who is effective on testing ground and has run well fresh in the past; however, he's an exposed 9yo and perhaps too high in the weights.

11/2

12/1

Form: 208073 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

His strike-rate could be better but useful on his day as he showed when runner-up in the King's Stand over C&D in 2021 (good to firm; has won on soft); mixed in 2023 but a tongue-tie seems to have helped on last two starts and little between him and Dream Composer on Sandown form last week.

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4th

1

(11)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Arecibo

10st 3lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

prominent

7/2

2nd

11

(17)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Arecibo

8st 7lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Sold out Robert Cowell's yard for 24,000gns since last run; very useful on his day (Group 1 placed) but badly lacks recent winning form, being on a three-year losing spell.

20/1

Form: 711301 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Showed plenty in both C&D handicaps, winning the latest of them in October (good to soft; handles most ground); has improved again this year and really got his skates on when leading close home at Sandown last week; up just 1lb and remains of interest although the lowest draw raises questions.

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8th

9

(4)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Dream Composer

9st 2lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: James Evans

Stays 6f but a stiff 5f is probably ideal for him; he was finishing well at Goodwood last week (5f, heavy) but the leaders had gone off quickly and he was perhaps flattered by his proximity at the finish having been outpaced at halfway; well treated on last year's best but this race might place too much emphasis on stamina.

5/1

3rd

4

(4)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Goodwood

Dream Composer

8st 6lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: James Evans

dwelt start, towards rear, outpaced halfway, good headway over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, did well in the circumstances

15/8

11th

6

(3)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Dream Composer

9st 4lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: James Evans

Won this 12 months ago off 1lb higher (on good to soft) and added two further wins, including one on good; ran as though the race over 6f would bring him on at Doncaster three weeks ago and 5f has always been his best trip; easy to see him going well.

6/1

12/1

Form: 3-4727 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Easy C&D winner in September who has a weights turnaround with Dream Composer on later form here (both on good to soft) but has not looked ahead of his mark this year, which he'll need to be to win such a competitive race; usually wears cheekpieces, first-time blinkers today.

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2nd

4

(1)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Whenthedealinsdone

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Roger Teal

Now 15lb lower than for his last win and signs that a wind op had done the trick when keeping on for third at Lingfield five weeks ago (6f); good chance if he can transfer that form to Tapeta.

7/2

3rd

7

(8)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:45 Lingfield (AW)

Whenthedealinsdone

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Roger Teal

Had some strong handicap form earlier in his career but essentially disappointing in 2023; had a wind operation prior to his reappearance last month (absent for four months beforehand) when finishing last of the seven runners; may yet revive but there are risks.

20/1

7th

4

(5)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:02 Lingfield (AW)

Whenthedealinsdone

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Roger Teal

Useful turf handicapper on his day and is interesting off current mark assuming he takes well to AW; had wind surgery since last run; market support should be heeded.

8/1

40/1

Form: 05-700

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Placed in Group company as a 2yo but well beaten in two Meydan starts early this year for new yard and was out the back in the Wokingham here in June on return to Britain; this is another tough task.

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8th

3

(3)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Newmarket

Hierarchy

9st 12lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Jamie Osborne

Had a useful mark to play with after a quiet start for new yard and was suited by soft when winning over 6f at Goodwood, then a close third there last month; has gaping hole in his record in that he's never run beyond 6f.

7/1

9/1

Form: 00-574 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Third-best to Mountain Peak and Bond Chairman in this race last year (sole C&D run); middling results since but looked to be coming to the boil when fourth in the Dash at Epsom in June (5f, good to firm; has won on good to soft) and is 10lb lower than last July; on the premises.

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11th

7

(6)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Zarzyni

9st 7lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David & Nicola Barron

towards rear

8/1

7th

15

(6)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Zarzyni

8st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David & Nicola Barron

bumped soon after start

10/1

15th
10 (17)
Get It

25/1

Form: 065-20 D

Last run: 148 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Vulnerable at this level since winning the second of two 5f handicaps last year (good to firm and good) and has been off since finishing down the field in Bahrain during February.

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3rd

3

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Get It

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: George Baker

Comes here in good form, following a 6f win at Wolverhampton with a creditable seventh in the Portland on ground that would have been slow enough for him; today's surface more suitable and he's one to take seriously.

8/1

7th

10

(9)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Get It

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: George Baker

Emphatic 6f winner on AW last week but turf mark has suffered and he's now 6lb higher than his latest handicap win on grass, in May 2022; nearly all best form on good or quicker ground, so has a surface query, too.

14/1

1st

5

(7)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 2

20:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Get It

8st 13lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: George Baker

Three wins, including here, all came in the month of May over 5f, two of them first time out; arrives in good form, having not been beaten far from a wide stall at Sandown latest (winner Good Earth also drawn wide), and an easy 6f should be fine now.

10/1

Form: 1-0765 CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

On the back burner this year but is very capable on his day, as shown when winning over C&D last July (good to firm) then awarded the Portland at Doncaster in September (extended 5f, soft; suffered interference); 2lb lower now and will surely be exploiting his mark before long.

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10th

10

(1)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Call Me Ginger

8st 10lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Won twice in seven days in September, both over shorter but he's fully effective at 6f; back to the same mark as for his Ascot win and he has shown aptitude for this surface; others appeal more for win purposes though.

20/1

8th

6

(1)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Call Me Ginger

8st 13lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Three-time course winner, the latest in last season's Portland (5.5f, soft; awarded the race); won two in a row (5.5f/5f, good to soft/good to firm) last month and, although he's been unplaced on his three runs since, he didn't enjoy a clear run at Ascot last time and is not written off.

9/1

11th

8

(12)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Call Me Ginger

9st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Back to form last month, winning at Chester (5.5f, good to soft) and following up in good style over C&D four weeks ago (beat Mountain Peak); ran better than his finishing position suggests in the Portland and then had little chance from his draw in the Ayr Silver Cup two weeks ago; can't rule out under these conditions.

9/1

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Equilateral, Bond Chairman, Mountain Peak

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Payout
Exacta £3580.00
Straight Forecast £3233.60
Tricast £31859.50
Trifecta £64483.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Vintage Clarets

NEWMARKET:

Harry Brown

Daily Mail:

Bond Chairman

RP RATINGS:

Zarzyni

POSTDATA:

Equilateral

LAMBOURN:

Whenthedealinsdone

D Express:

Dream Composer

The Times:

Harry Brown

The Sun:

Bond Chairman

The Star:

Vintage Clarets

Daily Record:

Vintage Clarets

Daily Mirror:

Zarzyni

Telegraph:

Equilateral