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John Smith’s Sprint Handicap

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

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.10
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 170825 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

A player on the form of his win at Catterick (6f, good to soft) in April and his second at Nottingham (6f, good to firm) in June, but consistency is not his strong suit and he was only fifth of ten at Haydock last week.

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2nd

3

(12)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Roundhay Park

9st 8lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

in touch with leaders

25/1

9th

15

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Roundhay Park

9st 2lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

awkward start and slowly into stride, soon midfield

40/1

12th

7

(8)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Roundhay Park

9st 7lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Been a fine servant to connections, winning 12 times, but only one of those was over 7f and that was around the tight turns of Chester; plenty to prove making his AW debut on his 68th start after 196 days off.

16/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: -12146 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Better than ever as a 7yo, winning at Doncaster (5f, soft) and Ayr (6f, good); wasn't beaten far in a big field on the AW last time; should be thereabouts and (appropriately, given her name) rain would be a plus.

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4th

3

(3)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

16:17 Catterick

Little Muddy

9st 7lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

A winner in the mud and she resumed from six months off with a creditable third of 11 in 5f Doncaster handicap last month; she's well in the mix off an unchanged mark.

9/2

3rd

2

(8)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

16:50 Doncaster

Little Muddy

9st 10lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Seb Spencer

Came to hand early last season, winning a division of this race off a 7lb lower mark on her return and adding a 6f handicap at Ayr last May; ended 2023 quietly but with excuses; conditions will suit and she's one to be interested in.

9/2

7th

1

(1)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Little Muddy

9st 12lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

Can probably put a line through her latest effort when last in the Ayr Bronze Cup (6f, good to soft); inconsistent sprinter who is most effective over this trip when conditions are good or slower; on a competitive mark and could be involved if she can shake off that latest run.

9/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: -50364 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

In and out since joining current yard but becoming well treated, and a fourth of six at Nottingham (Roundhay Park second) was a step in the right direction; stable emerging from a quiet spell and ground softer than good would be no inconvenience; more persuasive than many.

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16th

11

(12)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Ascot Adventure

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

ducked left start, midfield

6/1

3rd

1

(2)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:15 Doncaster

Ascot Adventure

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Has won over 7f (on good going) but taxing conditions may stretch him returned to this trip, as was the case in this race 12 months ago (faded into fifth); last win came over 6f.

5/1

12th

6

(8)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

Ascot Adventure

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

prominent, pressed leader over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

8/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 303450 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Three 6f AW wins over the winter; recent efforts less encouraging but he's back down the weights and his stable is showing better signs after a quiet spell; plenty of good runs here over the years; could have a say.

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3rd

5

(8)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Muscika

9st 5lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

led

11/2

2nd

3

(5)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:45 Lingfield (AW)

Muscika

9st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: David O’Meara

16-time winner, including C&D, who has run right up to his recent best in defeat the last twice; no obvious reason why he wouldn't give it another good go from the front.

6/1

Form: 0-5069 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Hard to fancy on 2023 form and beat only one home at Pontefract five weeks ago; however, he has dropped steadily in the weights (now 7lb lower than for last win) and Tom Marquand is a positive booking; impossible to discount, especially if strong in the market.

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7th

11

(5)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

16:45 Chester

Oso Rapido

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

led

25/1

14th

14

(19)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Oso Rapido

9st 3lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Front-runner who handles slow ground; 40-1 and tailed off on his return to action at Thirsk 18 days ago (5f, heavy); not easily recommended on the back of that run.

33/1

13th

2

(1)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Oso Rapido

9st 11lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Two 6f wins last season, making all on heavy ground at Catterick in October off 2lb lower; having his first run at a bare 5f and likely he'll come on for this.

16/1

6th
11 (1)
Sun Power

33/1

Form: 9-6787 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Thrown in on old form for several yards but below par for David Evans over the winter and couldn't land a blow on debut for this stable at Beverley (5f) last week; needs a revival but at least this return to 6f should suit.

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3rd

2

(11)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Sun Power

9st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

Off the mark for his new stable when readily landing a 7f handicap here ten days ago; not well in under his penalty but still more likely than some to give his running.

4/1

1st

3

(10)

19th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sun Power

9st 11lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

midfield, smooth headway to lead over 1f out, ridden out final 110yds

9/2

2nd

4

(7)

8th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

15:20 Newcastle (AW)

Sun Power

9st 12lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

took keen hold, prominent

11/2

16/1

Form: 49151- D

Last run: 241 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

In good form on the AW last autumn, twice making all over 6f at Kempton; has four turf wins to his name as well but now reappears off a career-high mark after eight months off.

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6th

6

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Leicester

Holbache

9st 0lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Julie Camacho

Signed off for Tony Carroll with two decent 6f AW runs with a tongue-tie fitted in February; goes without that aid on today's stable debut but this trip-and-ground combination will suit.

5/1

2nd

7

(2)

28th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Holbache

9st 4lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

He had run three times over C&D, winning twice in late 2022 and returning from the wilderness to finish third behind Man On A Mission ten days ago (tongue tied for the first time, retained); promising apprentice Jack Doughty booked and he's well drawn to attack; should go well.

3/1

8th
14 (15)
Westmorian

18/1

Form: -07344 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Better form on AW than grass and he was only fourth of seven when last seen at Catterick and Carlisle in the spring; bit to prove.

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7th

8

(4)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Westmorian

9st 3lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Grant Tuer

midfield on far side of group

10/1

2nd

3

(3)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 4

14:05 Pontefract

Westmorian

9st 6lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Grant Tuer

0-8 on turf and seems happier on AW surfaces, while he appeared to find the drop back to 5f against him last time; this stiff track will help in that respect but one or two others appeal more.

4/1

5th

4

(4)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Musselburgh

Westmorian

9st 6lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Does most racing on Tapeta (0-7 on turf) and the handicapper knows where he is with him after a consistent start to the year; this will be just his third crack at 5f and others look stronger.

10/1

25/1

Form: 571109 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

In good form in the spring, winning over 5f at Beverley and Nottingham; probably just as effective over 6f but he seems to have gone off the boil and others appeal more.

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9th

1

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Majeski Man

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Safely held over C&D on both outings since returning from five-month absence in January but was prominent for a long way on latter occasion and ought to be approaching peak fitness now; could have a say.

20/1

8th

11

(9)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Majeski Man

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

1-9 on AW (Wolverhampton); back from a break and wind surgery he was weak in the market and finished last here 16 days ago (behind some of these).

25/1

Form: 3-7261 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

2-9 since moving to Darryll Holland, most recently hanging on to win by a neck at Doncaster (6f, good) two weeks ago; wouldn't be inconvenienced by rain but he'll need a career best to follow up off 4lb higher.

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6th

16

(19)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Fantasy Master

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Darryll Holland

Best known for his Nottingham exploits (3-13); out of the frame in three starts since returning, but is back off the same mark as when successful at Doncaster (6f, good) last summer; worth a second look.

25/1

10th

18

(15)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Fantasy Master

8st 12lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Darryll Holland

slightly awkward start

12/1

6th

2

(2)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Yarmouth

Fantasy Master

9st 10lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Darryll Holland

Last two wins over 6f and he could have done without the drying weather over this easy 5f; will be happier back on turf but there's no wiggle room off this mark and he didn't offer a lot on his Chelmsford comeback.

9/1

8/1

Form: 895785 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Yet to make the frame in seven outings this season but his last run (fifth of eight at Thirsk) promised more and he's now very well handicapped, 12lb lower than when fourth of 17 over C&D at last year's Ebor meeting; Jason Hart is a positive jockey booking; high on the list.

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3rd

2

(2)

22nd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 5

16:45 Windsor

Ghathanfar

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Tracy Waggott

led

4/1

12th
12 (6)
Abolish

25/1

Form: 576908 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

13lb lower than when winning at Ripon (6f, good) last September but regressive since and well held when last seen in May; needs to be perked up by a switch from Iain Jardine to Tony Carroll.

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6th

5

(5)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

17:30 Windsor

Abolish

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

awkward start, midfield

5/2

2nd

3

(4)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Abolish

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Tony Carroll

Just one win in Britain but he has plenty of ability and today's drop into a Class 6 will be in his favour; returning to 6f no bad thing either; one to be interested in.

5/1

4th

3

(2)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Abolish

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

0-17 on the AW and he's an infrequent winner on turf; wasn't stopping over 6f last time at Wolverhampton and it's been a long time since he ran over 5f.

7/2

13th
20 (12)
Leodis Dream

33/1

Form: -06758

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

One win from last 32 starts, most of them over 5f; last of eight at Haydock last week and too much to prove for comfort despite falling mark.

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2nd

10

(8)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Ripon

Leodis Dream

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

disputed lead, prominent after 2f

5/1

1st

3

(4)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Leodis Dream

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Front-runner who landed a Beverley handicap last September off this mark; absent since a low-key run at Newcastle in December; stable also run Birkenhead.

10/1

11th

7

(12)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Leodis Dream

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

prominent towards near side

12/1

14th
7 (19)
Snash

18/1

Form: -50544 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Encouraging fourth of 13 here (7f, good to firm) in June and he met trouble when failing to build on that at Doncaster next time; at least as effective (all four wins) at 6f; not dismissed lightly.

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7th

15

(1)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

Snash

8st 9lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders

10/1

11th

8

(7)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Snash

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

midfield

6/1

Form: 07-003 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped judged on a clearcut win in a big field at Haydock (6f, good; 50-1) last summer but he hasn't landed a blow since, never-nearer third of six at Beverley last month; needs to rediscover his spark.

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3rd

6

(10)

15th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

14:40 Sandown

Devils Angel

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Three runs over C&D have yielded two wins and a close fifth; slow start to this season but he was back on track when chasing home a revived sprinter at Redcar three weeks ago; runs off the same mark today and he's one to be interested in.

5/1

2nd

5

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

19:00 Redcar

Devils Angel

9st 11lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Not found his best form this season and he was well held in the greys' race at Newmarket last week; dropped another 4lb since but others look more persuasive.

12/1

10th

9

(8)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Newmarket (July)

Devils Angel

9st 3lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Respectable fifth in this contest two years ago, having won over C&D the time before; however, currently not in the same form and indeed looks far from solid on overall 2023 evidence; others preferred.

20/1

Form: 624117 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Stiff task in German Listed race last time but she'd previously been progressive in 6f handicaps, winning in the mud at Doncaster and Windsor; may not have reached her limit and the more rain that falls the better.

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3rd

7

(7)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 4

14:55 Nottingham

Miss Bella Brand

9st 1lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Mrs Ilka Gansera-Leveque

prominent

16/1

5th

5

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Miss Bella Brand

9st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Mrs Ilka Gansera-Leveque

midfield

20/1

10th

7

(7)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Miss Bella Brand

9st 4lb

J: George Wood

T: Mrs Ilka Gansera-Leveque

Eight-time winner (including C&D) and she will find this easier than the Class 2 she tackled at Newcastle on New Year's Day; she'll need to be somewhere near her absolute best to take this after a break though.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £1577.00
Straight Forecast £1072.80
Tricast £7055.80
Trifecta £12778.00

Selections

The Times:

Doctor Khan Junior

SPOTLIGHT:

Ghathanfar

TOPSPEED:

Roundhay Park

The Guardian:

Novak

NEWMARKET:

Fantasy Master

Telegraph:

Snash

The Star:

Doctor Khan Junior

Daily Record:

Doctor Khan Junior

D Express:

Novak

The Sun:

Fantasy Master

RP RATINGS:

Ghathanfar

Daily Mail:

Ghathanfar

POSTDATA:

Roundhay Park

Daily Mirror:

Roundhay Park