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Ascot Racecourse Supports Sebastian’s Action Trust Handicap

  • Prize money: £8191.2
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Ascot Racecourse Supports Sebastian’s Action Trust Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 166453 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Turf wins at 7f and 1m (good to soft); mostly races at 1m+ now but he led close home back at this trip on AW in March and wasn't disgraced on last attempt at 7f on turf, from the widest draw in a better Goodwood race last July; well treated, in form and can go well.

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

3rd

1

(4)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Farasi Lane

9st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

midfield in centre of group

9/1

12th

1

(3)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Farasi Lane

9st 13lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Won twice last year for Tom Ward, short-headed on reappearance for new yard and career-best form to win on latest outing; the last two of those runs were 1m on Kempton AW but there's no great worry about his return to turf and he needs respect.

9/1

1st

7

(3)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:40 Kempton (AW)

Farasi Lane

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

prominent

6/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 0-0269

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Winning 6f debut in Ireland as 2yo but more ordinary runs than good ones in handicaps for both yards since and not obviously crying out for a return to 7f after fading runs over 6f on last two starts.

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

10th

17

(14)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Pearle Dor

8st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: David O’Meara

took keen hold, held up in midfield

13/2

10th

13

(14)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Pearle Dor

8st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David O’Meara

bumped rival start, took keen hold, held up in rear

5/1

3rd

17

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Pearle Dor

8st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: David O’Meara

In great form (on ground softer than good) since returned to 7f, notably for wins at this track and Newbury; however, the issues are a 6lb penalty and return to forecast faster surface; future mark is 2lb lower.

16/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 46-30

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Showed ability in novice and maiden events at 7f but she couldn't raise her game when switched to a handicap over 1m at Newbury 30 days ago (good); down 2lb but may need more than that.

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

4th

4

(3)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 3

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Achillea

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

in touch with leaders, went second 3f out

5/2

1st

5

(7)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Achillea

8st 13lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

in rear, niggled along before halfway, raced wide home turn, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds, won going away

13/2

5th

13

(2)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Achillea

8st 10lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Dean Ivory

prominent

40/1

8/1

Form: 512-97 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Promising 7f AW winner as 2yo; has more to prove on turf as 3yo, his chance receding 2f out over this trip on York reappearance, then no improvement for 1m at Salisbury; still early days from leading yard but not obviously ripe for a win.

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

19th

15

(8)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Zu Run

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Chelmsford novice winner (7f, AW) for Andrew Balding as a 2yo and ran well when second of nine at Newcastle (6f, AW) for Adrian Nicholls in January, but not built on it since including in both starts for this yard; plenty to prove back on turf.

33/1

13th

15

(15)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Zu Run

9st 5lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Mark Loughnane

Won a novice here (7f) as a 2yo and showed the ability remained when second of nine at Newcastle (6f, Polytrack; first-time visor) in January, but well held on his stable debut at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) 13 days ago; opposed from his high draw in the returning cheekpieces.

25/1

9th

10

(5)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zu Run

9st 1lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Mark Loughnane

midfield

16/1

Form: -37422 BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Maiden who has been suited by the return to 7f on last two starts, pressed the winner (who was on a handicap hat-trick) at Sandown two starts ago (good to firm) then lost out after a prolonged tussle at Haydock last week (good); solid form contender if cheekpieces don't rock the boat.

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

2nd

5

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Newmarket

Bussento

9st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Finally off the mark in a weak maiden at Bath last month and it wasn't his first good effort in handicap company when a close third at Ascot (6f, good to firm) two weeks ago; was ridden more patiently than usual on that occasion; thereabouts.

5/1

3rd

11

(13)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Bussento

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Goes well with positive tactics and got off the mark after a gelding operation by making all in maiden at Bath (5.7f, good to soft; handles good to firm) last month; could be unexposed as a sprinter (campaigned at 7f/1m earlier in career) and he needs serious consideration back in a handicap.

7/1

1st

3

(7)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

15:10 Bath

Bussento

9st 5lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

made all, pushed along over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, jumped finish line, comfortably

1/4

6/1

Form: 411136 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

All five wins on AW, three over 7f this year; 0-5 on turf but he put in some convincing late work over 6f (good) on grass at Newbury in May and it's quite likely he can achieve more over 7f on turf.

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8th

5

(3)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Letmelivemylife

9st 4lb

J: William Cox

T: Barry Brennan

AW specialist with a good record (three wins) here; beginning to slip in the weights and was far from disgraced when fourth of seven to Ultramarine at Kempton (7f) three weeks ago; wears a hood for the first time since winning over C&D this time last year; leading contender.

7/1

4th

2

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Letmelivemylife

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Barry Brennan

took keen hold, prominent

7/2

5th

7

(4)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Letmelivemylife

9st 3lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Barry Brennan

Has done all his wining at 7f but was a close fifth, despite traffic issues, over C&D two starts ago (stable debut); could be involved if he takes well to first-time cheekpieces.

12/1

10/1

Form: 317184 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Has a much better strike-rate on AW than turf (1-17) and had an off day over C&D last summer; however she had previously shown a stiff 7f suits when winning at Salisbury and she might well have won at Newbury in June (also good to firm) but for getting blocked in her run; can be involved.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(7)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Sayifyouwill

9st 6lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Amanda Perrett

Currently 4-13 over C&D, including a win in this race last year off a 2lb higher mark, and has notched all eight victories in the first half of the year; recent comeback here should have readied her for a repeat bid and she's shortlisted.

8/1

3rd

6

(4)

15th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Sayifyouwill

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Amanda Perrett

Ended last season quietly, but is 4-12 over C&D and 1lb lower than for her latest success just under a year ago; not seen in 194 days, but is proven fresh so a case can be made.

10/1

11th

4

(7)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Sayifyouwill

9st 12lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Amanda Perrett

Four-time C&D winner, latterly off this mark in the spring; was in better form then, however, and she'll need to do much better than she managed here four weeks ago.

25/1

8th
13 (5)
Ellexis

25/1

Form: 41-57 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Good start over 6f here last July before landing a 7f AW maiden; non-stayer at 1m on Polytrack in April but she didn't see out 7f much better in a fillies handicap at Newbury in June; best watched in first-time aids.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(6)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

15:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ellexis

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roger Teal

7f AW winner in 2022 but, although she hasn't added to tally since, she's a reliable sort who won't mind the return to this trip and should give another good account.

7/1

4th

2

(8)

30th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

15:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ellexis

10st 0lb

J: Courtney Thomas

T: Roger Teal

prominent, led over 6f out

12/1

6th

5

(1)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ellexis

9st 7lb

J: Courtney Thomas

T: Roger Teal

Romped away with 7f Polytrack maiden on final 2yo start but this season has mostly been rather hard work and she didn't find much over C&D recently, once in the clear after being hampered; another weights drop would help; usually tongue tied but not today.

16/1

Form: 20-080 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Had a very good spell in the first half of 2022, with four front-running wins at 7f on AW and turf (good and soft), but not yet found her form this year; highly tried last time out and return to 7f will suit but an about-turn needed.

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

9th

7

(1)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ascot

Golden Spice

9st 12lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

Had a very good spell in the first half of 2022, with four front-running wins at 7f on AW and turf (good and soft), but not yet found her form this year; highly tried last time out and return to 7f will suit but an about-turn needed.

25/1

17th

19

(2)

21st Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:05 Ascot

Golden Spice

8st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: George Margarson

Usually goes forward; had a productive first half of 2022, winning four times over 7f on turf/AW, but well below par in both outings this year 12 weeks apart (had wind surgery in between); others much more obvious.

66/1

8th

2

(9)

6th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:30 Leicester

Golden Spice

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

took keen hold, disputed lead

16/1

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Non-runners

Final Watch, Siam Fox, Lord Rapscallion, Epsom Faithfull, Gulmarg

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Payout
Exacta £748.00
Straight Forecast £629.70
Tricast £6875.10
Trifecta £6329.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Final Watch

The Times:

Bussento

SPOTLIGHT:

Farasi Lane

POSTDATA:

Lord Rapscallion

TOPSPEED:

Gulmarg

The Guardian:

Bussento

The Star:

Bussento

Daily Record:

Bussento

Telegraph:

Final Watch

Daily Mail:

Final Watch

Daily Mirror:

Final Watch

The Sun:

Final Watch

LAMBOURN:

Farasi Lane

NEWMARKET:

Lord Rapscallion