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John Smith’s Cup Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £103080
  • 1m 2f 56y
  • Class 2
  • 18 runners
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John Smith’s Cup Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.10
  • Place: £4.00

Form: -14617 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Down the field in French Group 3 last time but form figures in handicaps since start of last season read 1211141, the turf wins coming on soft/good to soft; this front-runner could make a bold bid if conditions suit.

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2nd

3

(4)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

15:22 Newmarket

Pride Of America

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Amy Murphy

led, headed but prominent 4f out, led again under 3f out, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final 110yds, just failed

6/4

2nd

4

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ayr

Pride Of America

9st 5lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

led, soon clear, reduced lead 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong

9/4

3rd

2

(14)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

14:50 Goodwood

Pride Of America

9st 12lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

took keen hold, soon led

8/1

16/1

  • Place: £8.90

Form: 460-40

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Caught the eye with strong-finishing fourth here (1m, good to firm) on stable debut in May, when denied a clear run; however, he was down the field in the Royal Hunt Cup (1m, good) last month and weakened into midfield in this race in 2021 on his last attempt at this trip; unproven on slow ground.

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4th

1

(6)

3rd May 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newmarket

Astro King

9st 5lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Stays 1m2f and suited by good/firmer; has two notable pieces of 1m1f form at this course, namely success in the 2023 Cambridgeshire and creditable second in the Earl of Sefton last month; major player on ratings but has stamina to prove over this new trip.

13/2

2nd

1

(2)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Astro King

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Hit new highs in major handicaps last term, notably with his win in the Cambridgeshire over C&D (good to firm) in September; not disgraced in mid-division since when seeking big money in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia; this is a different scenario to those larger-field handicaps last term but he is well worth his place at this level.

10/1

1st

1

(35)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Astro King

9st 12lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Made the frame in two Royal Hunt Cups for Sir Michael Stoute and better than ever for new yard this year, winning a competitive handicap at York (10.2f, good to firm) last month; he's up 5lb to a career-high mark and is back down in trip, but he'll relish the strong pace and could be bang there.

14/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 13-102 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Continued progressive ways with a win in April (1m2f, AW) and bounced back from Royal Ascot defeat with close second at Sandown (1m2f, good) last Saturday, faring best of those held up; same mark today and should have race run to suit; a possible if conditions are okay (unraced on slow ground).

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4th

2

(12)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Haunted Dream

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Ed Dunlop

Has been running consistently well in top turf handicaps all summer and wasn't best served by the drop to 1m1f when not beaten far in the Cambridgeshire latest; has a much better strike-rate on the AW (4-6) than turf (1-16) and needs considering.

7/1

8th

6

(32)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Haunted Dream

9st 7lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Ed Dunlop

Has a modest 1-15 strike-rate on turf but he's run really well in defeat in hot handicaps at about 1m2f on his last four starts (good to firm-good to soft); there can be optimism he'll be fine over a strongly run 1m1f and he's a solid each-way contender.

16/1

3rd

3

(10)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

17:20 York

Haunted Dream

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Ed Dunlop

Acts on good to firm and good to soft; only 1-14 on turf, compared to 4-6 on AW, but is consistent in the main and brings strong recent form; ties in with Astro King on John Smith's Cup running and performed very well in similar event at Glorious Goodwood since; holds solid claims.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: /18-01 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Impressed in novice events (1m/1m2f, AW/good) on first two starts and bounced back from two disappointing runs (1m2f, soft/good to firm) when easily making all at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) a fortnight ago; capitalised on an easy lead last time but this very lightly raced 4yo could have more to offer now things have clicked again, and he's ahead of the handicapper under a 5lb penalty.

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4th

14

(3)

15th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:10 York

Nobel

8st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Andrew Balding

Impressed in novice events (1m/1m2f, AW/good) on first two starts and bounced back from two disappointing runs (1m2f, soft/good to firm) when easily making all at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) a fortnight ago; capitalised on an easy lead last time but this very lightly raced 4yo could have more to offer now things have clicked again, and he's ahead of the handicapper under a 5lb penalty.

10/1

1st

4

(6)

1st Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 3

15:50 Newcastle (AW)

Nobel

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

made all, set steady pace, switched to centre 3f out, increased tempo and went clear over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well, unchallenged

5/1

5

(6)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 3

15:15 Sandown

Nobel

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Impressed in novice events on first two starts, latterly over 1m2f on good at Epsom last September; however, well beaten in Listed race at Newmarket (1m2f, soft) in October and tenth of 13 in handicap at York (1m2f, good to firm) four weeks ago; he was favourite in the latter, following wind surgery and with his tongue tied, but weakened in the final 2f; questions to answer.

5/1

Form: 2182/1 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 6yo who returned from a long absence with an easy win in a first-time hood (retained) in a Class 4 at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) 23 days ago; tougher opposition here but he's 9lb well in under a 5lb penalty and has shown promise on turf in the past (various ground); strong claims.

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5th

18

(12)

15th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:10 York

Long Tradition

8st 7lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Very lightly raced 6yo who returned from a long absence with an easy win in a first-time hood (retained) in a Class 4 at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) 23 days ago; tougher opposition here but he's 9lb well in under a 5lb penalty and has shown promise on turf in the past (various ground); strong claims.

7/1

1st

1

(9)

22nd Jun 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Long Tradition

9st 10lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Won a course novice (1m) in the summer of 2021 and ran with credit when second of ten behind an easy winner in a 0-105 at Newbury (1m2f, soft) in October of that year, but has been absent for 607 days since; hood enlisted on this return and the market should indicate what is expected.

3/1

2nd

3

(9)

23rd Oct 2021

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Newbury

Long Tradition

9st 0lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Saeed bin Suroor

All starts on good to firm or AW; eyecatchingly just 10-1 when wearing first-time cheekpieces for handicap debut at Newmarket four weeks ago, despite that being the Cambridgeshire, and he set the pace near side before ending up eighth of 26, showing his best form; stays 1m2f and lightly raced, so could improve, which is needed.

4/1

12/1

Form: -51652 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Smooth win in big field here (1m4f, good) in May and good second in the Old Newton Cup at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm); needs to prove he is fully effective at this trip (and slow ground would be another question mark) but there should be a competitive gallop, which will play to his strengths.

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4th

5

(10)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:35 York

Scampi

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Andrew Balding

dwelt start, in touch with leaders

7/1

6th

3

(8)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

20:45 Southwell (AW)

Scampi

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Won on Tapeta in 2022; successful in two useful 1m4f handicaps on turf this term and went close in the Old Newton Cup; didn't quite see out 1m6f in the Ebor most recently; back down in trip, he remains of interest.

7/2

10th

18

(11)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Scampi

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Andrew Balding

Held up; smooth win in big field here (1m4f) in May and knuckled down to score on the nod in a head-to-head at the Shergar Cup at Ascot (1m4f) two weeks ago; has just a 4lb penalty (due to go up another 2lb) and even though his 1m5f run at Ayr in June did not shout that he needs 1m6f, there's more than enough stamina in the pedigree to make it very plausible; serious contender.

10/1

8/1

Form: /5475-

Last run: 227 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 5yo who wasn't at his best last year; however, endured wide trip when not beaten far on stable debut at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) in November, and gelded since which could help him tap back into his 2021 promise, when third in the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club (10.5f, soft); very well handicapped on that form; sole runner for top trainer who has won three of the last 12 runnings, including in 2020 with one returning from an absence having been gelded.

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6th

4

(9)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:50 York

Millebosc

9st 0lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

He's not the force of old (third in the French Derby in 2021) but, having dropped down the weights, he went close at Haydock (1m, heavy) a fortnight ago; testing ground may suit best but that's not guaranteed; a contender if backing up that latest performance.

7/1

2nd

11

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Millebosc

9st 3lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Very smart as 3yo (third in French Derby); some initial promise for this yard but his recent efforts have been less encouraging, finishing sixth of eight over 1m2f at Newbury (heavy) last weekend.

16/1

6th

3

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newbury

Millebosc

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: William Haggas

led, headed over 2f out, weakened gradually over 1f out

11/1

8th
11 (21)
 | Uniform

9/1

Form: 2412-3 CD

Last run: 57 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Did well in fast-ground C&D handicaps last summer, finishing a close fourth in this and winning next time; reappeared with close third to Marhaba The Champ over C&D (good to firm) in May; effective on slow ground in the past; could have more to offer and every chance he'll be in the shake-up.

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No Results Found

Form: 209027

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Short-headed at Meydan (1m2f, soft) in January and Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) last month; again ran well when close seventh in the Duke Of Edinburgh (1m4f, good to firm) at Royal Ascot last time, when losing places close home having failed to settle early; could be in the mix now back down in trip.

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9th

5

(5)

15th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:10 York

White Wolf

9st 3lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Short-headed at Meydan (1m2f, soft) in January and Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) last month; again ran well when close seventh in the Duke Of Edinburgh (1m4f, good to firm) at Royal Ascot last time, when losing places close home having failed to settle early; could be in the mix now back down in trip.

12/1

7th

8

(4)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

White Wolf

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Short-headed at Meydan (soft) in January and Chelmsford (AW) 15 days ago, with the consolation that they were career-best form but both races were 1m2f; not so hot over 1m4f two and three runs back.

18/1

2nd

3

(8)

8th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

20:20 Chelmsford (AW)

White Wolf

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Two AW wins in novice company; ran well on his handicap debut in Dubai in January (1m2f, soft) and latest York run (cheekpieces first time, retained) wasn't too bad either; could have better to come on AW.

7/2

50/1

Form: 130-86 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

No impact when mid-division back on the Flat the last twice (1m4f/1m2f) and he's hard to fancy on that recent evidence.

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4th

9

(4)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Postmark

8st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Anthony Charlton

led, headed and raced in second after 2f

14/1

3rd

3

(2)

14th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Postmark

9st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Anthony Charlton

The handicapper was in command on the Flat this summer and although his latest hurdle second (October) was respectable, he will need to raise his game to win here.

14/1

2nd

4

17th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:00 Huntingdon

Postmark

11st 9lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

in touch with leaders, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, no match for winner

15/2

25/1

Form: 03-730 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

7yo who has the same mark as when midfield in this race last year; however, he was runner-up in 2020 (good ground) and won a Group 3 here that August; encouraging third in Chester handicap (10.3f, soft) two starts ago and had an excuse at Royal Ascot latest (badly hampered early); not discounted.

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4th

5

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Certain Lad

9st 2lb

J: George Bass

T: Jack Channon

midfield

25/1

12th
21 (1)
Faylaq

18/1

Form: 20-233

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Ran a cracker when upped to 2m and third in the Northumberland Plate consolation race at Newcastle (AW) a fortnight ago; much shorter distance today but trainer's horses are often versatile trip-wise and he was a close second of 16 over C&D (good to soft) last October; possible each-way player.

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4th

10

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Faylaq

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

took keen hold, held up in rear

14/1

13/2

Form: 379-92

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

With these blinkers applied he returned to form when second of 30 in the Royal Hunt Cup (1m, good) on his second start for this yard; able to run off the same mark today (due a 4lb rise) and he was third in the Listed Dee Stakes over 10.3f (good to soft) last May; respected now back up in trip.

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6th

3

(9)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Sonny Liston

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Ralph Beckett

Solid marker in highly competitive 1m handicaps for this yard, including when first home in his group in the Royal Hunt Cup over C&D in June; touched off at Doncaster last month (1m, soft) and although back up 4lb he should be involved again.

7/1

2nd

2

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Sonny Liston

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Ralph Beckett

Appears to have a good prize in him, having performed nicely in three major 1m handicaps for new yard this season, close fourth off this mark at York Ebor festival latest; seems to handle soft going; respected.

9/2

14/1

Form: -49424 BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won the Cambridgeshire (1m1f, good) last September and has run well in defeat in competitive handicaps on his last three starts, including over C&D (good to firm); versatile ground-wise and has each-way claims.

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4th

14

(5)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:20 Newmarket

Majestic

8st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Finest hour when winning the C&D Cambridgeshire here (good) in September 2022; 0-8 last season but at least four were solid efforts, including a close fourth in the Cambridgeshire, and he too was involved in the blanket finish to the race won by Hafeet Alain here 18 days ago; another with serious each-way claims.

9/1

5th

11

(3)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Majestic

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Finest hour came when winning the Cambridgeshire here (1m1f, good) in September 2022; 0-8 last season but ran well first time up and was a close fourth in the Cambridgeshire when last seen; might not be far away.

8/1

Form: -11457 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Second in this in 2021 and ninth last year; kicked off this campaign with two front-running wins at Ripon (1m2f, soft/good to firm) but unplaced on his three runs since and is 2lb out of the handicap; others preferred.

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5th

9

(9)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Cockalorum

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

prominent behind clear leaders

20/1

6th

2

(6)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Cockalorum

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

prominent

8/1

Form: 600526

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Popped up with a neck second to Marhaba The Champ over C&D (good to firm) in May, when making the running at 33-1; however, this 7yo has been inconsistent this year and his losing run goes back 27 races to July 2021; soundly beaten in this race last season; slow ground would be a concern.

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6th

2

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Maries Diamond

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

led, headed under 3f out, kept on until no extra inside final 110yds

20/1

10th

2

(4)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Maries Diamond

9st 8lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Ran a cracker from the front at York in May (extended 1m2f) and he turns up here off a 7lb lower mark after some struggles in classy company; ran well in one start at this track and a more positive showing is expected in this weaker race.

14/1

Form: 1922-1 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on final two starts last season (1m2f/1m3f, good/AW) and improved form when readily winning six-runner Class 3 at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) last month; unraced on slow ground; this is much tougher but this lightly raced 4yo is ahead of the handicapper under a 5lb penalty; one to consider.

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2nd

6

(10)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:45 Dundalk (AW)

Sea The Casper

9st 7lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Four-time winner, including twice on the AW in UK; held in this grade at Windsor last time but can do better back to this surface.

13/2

6th

4

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 1

18:20 Windsor

Sea The Casper

9st 7lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Record of 4-9; posted his best RPR by some way when coming clear in a 1m2f AW handicap in June before reportedly unsuited by the good to soft ground when favourite for York's John Smith's Cup (also raced freely); the potential is there to make a mark at Listed level.

10/1

17th

4

(4)

15th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:10 York

Sea The Casper

9st 4lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Runner-up on final two starts last season (1m2f/1m3f, good/AW) and improved form when readily winning six-runner Class 3 at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) last month; unraced on slow ground; this is much tougher but this lightly raced 4yo is ahead of the handicapper under a 5lb penalty; one to consider.

15/2

Form: 47-040

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Stayed on well from the rear for fair fourth at Chester (7.5f, good) in May but well beaten in the Royal Hunt Cup (1m, good) last month; unproven at today's trip (and also on slow ground) and others appeal more.

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4th

4

(4)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:55 Newcastle (AW)

Dawn Of Liberation

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Struggled last year but is back on a competitive mark for his new yard; as with a few others in here tonight's trip looks a minimum, though, back down from 8.6f round Wolverhampton.

5/1

2nd

2

(4)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dawn Of Liberation

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ruth Carr

Both wins came on turf in the spring of 2022 but he's run respectably on Tapeta (1m/7f) in his two runs for new yard this year; continues to edge down the weights and he shouldn't be far away back up in trip.

4/1

Form: 046-03 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 8st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

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

6th

11

(2)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:32 Leicester

The Citys Phantom

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Richard Spencer

From the front he conceded only late on at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm) 12 days ago and gets in here off the same mark; his inconsistency is a drawback, however.

10/1

2nd

2

(1)

28th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:53 Newmarket

The Citys Phantom

9st 10lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Richard Spencer

Inconsistent and was well beaten at Windsor last month, but prior to that he was a good third at Epsom (1m2f, good to firm) and a repeat of that penultimate form would put him bang there.

8/1

12th

10

(12)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

20:00 Windsor

The Citys Phantom

8st 7lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Richard Spencer

All three wins have come first time out (2020, 2021 and 2022) over 1m2f at Yarmouth on good to firm, making all in small fields on last two occasions; failed to repeat the feat in a much more demanding Newmarket race on this year's return, but third at Epsom on Oaks day was creditable; likely to find this race a bit too competitive.

16/1

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Non-runners

Cadillac, Makinmedoit, Marhaba The Champ, Howth

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £8955.00
Straight Forecast £7745.50
Tricast £91536.40
Trifecta £167214.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Long Tradition

The Guardian:

Sea The Casper

POSTDATA:

Majestic

SPOTLIGHT:

Millebosc

Daily Mirror:

Nobel

Telegraph:

Sonny Liston

LAMBOURN:

Astro King

D Express:

Sea The Casper

Daily Mail:

Majestic

NEWMARKET:

Long Tradition

The Sun:

Long Tradition

The Star:

Long Tradition

Daily Record:

Long Tradition

The Times:

Millebosc