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John Smith’s Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £10468
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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John Smith’s Nursery Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.10
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 524

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 12lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Has displayed ability on her three starts (5f, good to soft/good) and she's in good hands to progress; not ruled out on nursery debut.

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9th

8

(6)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Specific Times

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Made all when winning off a 6lb lower mark at York in the summer; has been some way below that level since, including when a beaten favourite here last time, but the step back up from 5f should suit.

10/1

5th

3

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Specific Times

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in third

5/1

9th

19

(2)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Specific Times

8st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders

14/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 460

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Hasn't really threatened on any of her three starts (all 5f) and well beaten in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot last time; however, she caught the eye when sixth in the Hilary Needler at Beverley, where slowly away and short of room when making late headway, and she's a possible now up in trip.

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8th

9

(6)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Callianassa

8st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Brian Ellison

Ten-race maiden; has run well over C&D in the past but well behind Blue Prince 11 days and she's opposable from out of the handicap.

33/1

8th

7

(7)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

15:08 Southwell (AW)

Callianassa

8st 13lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Brian Ellison

held up in rear, no impression from 2f out

12/1

6th

1

(5)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:05 Newcastle (AW)

Callianassa

9st 10lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

in touch with leaders in centre of group

10/1

Form: 419 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Encouraging fourth at Goodwood (6f, good to firm) on debut then won at Pontefract (6f, good to firm); reared at the start and lost lots of ground when tailed off in Newmarket Listed race (6f, good) a fortnight ago; risks attached after that but she's of interest judged on earlier promise.

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1st

5

(6)

13th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 182y

Class 5

14:40 Carlisle

Neverstopdreaming

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Off the mark on her second start at Pontefract (6f, good to firm) in June and a creditable fourth of 12 on nursery debut at York (6f, good to soft) on her penultimate outing; didn't enjoy a clear run when fifth of seven at Leicester (6f, good to firm) three weeks ago and each-way claims granted a smoother trip this time.

7/1

5th

4

(4)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:32 Leicester

Neverstopdreaming

9st 3lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Has a striking pedigree but she's not progressed in her four runs so far and was a never-dangerous fourth in a York nursery (6f, good to soft) last month; kept on well in that race but she was beaten 4l and needs to find more here.

9/1

4th

7

(11)

15th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:20 York

Neverstopdreaming

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: James Horton

dwelt start

10/1

4/1

Form: 314

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Left debut form (5f, heavy) behind when winning Ripon novice (5f, good to firm); not ruled out for last year's winning yard but he faded in Newcastle novice (6f, AW) last time and needs to see this race out better.

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10th

3

(4)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 2

15:15 Nottingham

Biloxi Boy

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: K R Burke

pressed leader, lost position over 2f out, soon weakened

5/1

2nd

2

(1)

13th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 182y

Class 5

14:40 Carlisle

Biloxi Boy

9st 9lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

Stepped up from his debut when winning a Ripon novice (5f, good to firm) in June, but held in all three starts since including two nurseries; didn't stay 7f last time, but even if this trip may suit him better he still needs to resume his progress; soft ground remains a question mark; stable runs four.

14/1

9th

3

(5)

12th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Newmarket (July)

Biloxi Boy

9st 6lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

Won his novice over 5f and hasn't improved for 6f the last twice, latterly finishing 5l off the principals on his nursery debut at York (good to soft); getting back on fast ground may help but it's hard to call him well handicapped and 7f is a grey area.

8/1

OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 413 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Signs of promise on debut at Thirsk (5f, soft) and won at Redcar (6f, good) next time; again ran well when third at Carlisle (6f, good) last month and gelded since; on the shortlist now tackling a nursery.

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13th

6

(7)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Doncaster

Arc Shadowfax

9st 8lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

Landed 6f Redcar maiden last May but his form nosedived after and he wasn't seen after July; cheekpieces go on for his first run for nine months with something to prove.

25/1

9th

2

(4)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

18:05 York

Arc Shadowfax

9st 7lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

Redcar winner over 6f (good) but looks ready for 7f after getting outpaced before rallying in a 6f nursery (good to soft) here 13 days ago; vulnerable to improvers but unlikely to be far away.

6/1

25/1

Form: 976

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 5lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

No better than sixth across her first three starts (5f/6f, good/good to firm) but has shown some ability and there's a bit of potential in her pedigree; it's possible she'll improve on this nursery debut.

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4th

7

(7)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Amayretto

8st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

4/1

4th

7

(7)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Amayretto

8st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

4/1

3rd

8

(6)

18th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

Class 5

15:10 Nottingham

Amayretto

9st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

Improved form last month, finishing second at Newcastle (7f, AW) then going one better at Redcar (1m, good to firm); may have more to offer in handicaps and warrants respect despite being 5lb higher upped in grade.

11/4

18/1

Form: 549

Last run: 60 days

W: 8st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Finished last at Wetherby (5.5f, good) in May but fair runs at Doncaster (5f, heavy) and Ripon (5f, soft) previously; cheekpieces go on and his claims could be boosted if he's back on a slow surface on nursery debut.

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1st

4

(1)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:25 Ripon

Havana Prince

9st 8lb

J: David Nolan

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

made all, set steady pace, pushed along 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, unchallenged

6/1

4th

4

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

14:30 Wetherby

Havana Prince

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

prominent on inner

7/1

11/1

Form: 636

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

One good run from his first three starts, when third at Pontefract (5f, good) on his middle outing; gelded since and improvement is possible now in a nursery for his top northern stable (one of two for yard).

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7th

3

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:20 Ripon

Classy Clarets

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Fair form last season, best run when second in a 7f Newcastle handicap in August; others preferred.

5/1

6th

6

(6)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Classy Clarets

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, midfield

9/2

2nd

2

(6)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Classy Clarets

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Best run when third behind two very useful sorts in a Pontefract novice in May (5f, good); not so good since and poor run after being gelded on nursery debut (first run at 6f); plenty to prove up in trip.

9/2

25/1

Form: 608

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Fair sixth on debut over C&D (good to firm) in May; two lesser performances have followed but this half-sister to three winners wears first-time cheekpieces on handicap debut and is not written off.

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9th

11

(2)

27th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Sues Little Angel

8st 5lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Out of the frame in all six starts and has finished behind a couple of today's rivals in her last two outings on the AW (6f/7f); look elsewhere.

16/1

7th

8

(5)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sues Little Angel

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, midfield

10/1

7th

7

(2)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Sues Little Angel

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

disputing second, weakened over 2f out

16/1

8/1

Form: 520

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Displayed promise over C&D (good to firm) on first two starts then down the field at 200-1 in the Coventry at Royal Ascot (6f, good); makes nursery debut off a fair mark and improvement is possible.

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3rd

1

(6)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Beverley

Ticktyboo

9st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

raced in third behind clear leaders

12/1

Form: 2210

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on first two starts (5f, good to soft/soft) before winning at Hamilton (5f, good to firm); well beaten in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) but this is far more realistic; not discounted.

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9th

4

(4)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 4f 217y

Class 5

16:45 Lingfield

Scoops Ahoy

9st 8lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: David O’Meara

5f specialist who won twice (turf/AW) as a juvenile; has claims on his second at Catterick in April but then disappointed at Musselburgh eight days ago and needs to bounce back.

14/1

6th

1

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Scoops Ahoy

9st 11lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

dwelt start, soon prominent

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £1453.00
Straight Forecast £1253.00
Tricast £7005.80
Trifecta £7509.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Onigiri

The Times:

Ticktyboo

Telegraph:

Arc Shadowfax

The Star:

Neverstopdreaming

SPOTLIGHT:

Callianassa

POSTDATA:

Biloxi Boy

TOPSPEED:

Scoops Ahoy

The Sun:

Specific Times

Daily Mail:

Ticktyboo

NEWMARKET:

Onigiri

D Express:

Onigiri

Daily Mirror:

Onigiri

Daily Record:

Onigiri

The Guardian:

Arc Shadowfax