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Betfred Play Fred’s 5 Million Handicap (A Jockey Club Grassroots Middle Distance Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 1m 2f 17y
  • Class 5
  • 5 runners
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Betfred Play Fred’s 5 Million Handicap (A Jockey Club Grassroots Middle Distance Qualifier)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 311621 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Three wins since moving into handicaps, keeping on well to score over 1m2f at Leicester 12 days ago (good to firm); 2lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run.

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

1st

5

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

17:40 Musselburgh

Golden Maverick

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won five times on the Flat from 1m-1m2f for Ian Williams last year; has taken time to click as a hurdler, but off the mark in a modest race at Haydock last time (1m7f, soft); not badly treated on handicap debut and could well play a part.

15/8

1st

3

20th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

14:15 Haydock

Golden Maverick

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Useful Flat form before changing hands for 100,000gns; has shaped with a nice bit of promise in both his runs over hurdles, especially as soft ground would not have been absolutely ideal for him; strong contender even on soft and yet conditions could dry out.

5/4

15/8

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 389941 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Back to form with a bang when running out the comfortable winner of a Class 6 handicap over C&D last week (good); strong in the final furlong on that occasion but he's not the only in-form 3yo on show here.

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

7th

16

(11)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Ectocross

8st 6lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Simon Dow

midfield, switched left over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out

14/1

2nd

8

(8)

11th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 4

16:57 Nottingham

Ectocross

8st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Simon Dow

prominent

4/1

13/2

Form: 16-455 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Stays this far but his last four wins have been at 1m; not found his very best so far this summer but this represents a drop in class and a revival isn't out of the question.

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

7th

9

(4)

29th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:39 Windsor

Grey Fox

8st 12lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Emma Lavelle

All wins on good/firmer; record of 4-10 at Windsor; no win since August 2022 but he has a fighting chance off current mark, provided this return to 1m2f suits; has done most of his winning at 1m.

12/1

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14/1

Form: 4586

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

No improvement for the switch to handicaps when sixth of seven over C&D two weeks ago; dropped 4lb but needs a big step forward.

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

5th

5

(6)

6th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Windsor

Dotties Star

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

12-race maiden but second over C&D (heavy) on penultimate start and creditable fourth at Kempton (1m4f, AW) on latest; they were last autumn but he'd be on the premises if resuming at the same level.

8/1

4th

1

(3)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Dotties Star

9st 12lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

Still a maiden but is related to a few winners for his yard and ran well (clear second) over 1m2f at Windsor last month, signalling that his turn may be near; shortlisted.

6/1

11/2

Form: 23-096

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Of interest on his best 2yo form but he hasn't hit the same heights so far this summer; hopes pinned on the extra distance sparking something extra.

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

6th

7

(3)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Yarmouth

Bauhinia Rhapsody

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Ed Walker

Respected given the best of his juvenile form but has yet to prove that he's trained on; reservations for now.

16/1

5th

4

(2)

20th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 5

19:35 Epsom

Bauhinia Rhapsody

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Ed Walker

raced in second, led soon after start, clear after 2f, reduced lead from over 5f out, headed and dropped to last over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out

11/2

6th

10

(9)

28th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:50 Kempton (AW)

Bauhinia Rhapsody

8st 12lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

prominent

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £33.00
Straight Forecast £34.80
Trifecta £93.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Golden Maverick

POSTDATA:

Ectocross

NEWMARKET:

Shazam

RP RATINGS:

Grey Fox

Telegraph:

Ectocross

The Guardian:

Ectocross

Daily Mail:

Ectocross

Daily Record:

Ectocross

The Times:

Golden Maverick

D Express:

Golden Maverick

Daily Mirror:

Golden Maverick

The Sun:

Golden Maverick

The Star:

Golden Maverick