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Rock Sand Handicap

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 1m 4f 6y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Rock Sand Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 267-55 CD

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Tailed off on final 2022 start and had wind surgery this March; two runs this season and the latest gave him something to build on again; 2lb lower than his last win (last June) and his record at this track - two wins, a second and a third from four appearances - puts him into serious calculations.

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

3rd

6

(2)

10th Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 198y

Class 4

16:00 Brighton

Night Eagle

9st 8lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

in touch with leaders

7/1

5th

3

(15)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 5

18:00 Sandown

Night Eagle

9st 13lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Tailed off on final 2022 start and had wind surgery this March; back in the groove six days ago to win in clearcut fashion at Epsom, where he has a good record; has a bit more to prove today dropping back from 1m4f and carrying a penalty, but he has a 7lb claimer enlisted.

3/1

1st

6

(7)

20th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 5

20:40 Epsom

Night Eagle

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

prominent on outer, going best when led 3f out, edged left over 2f out, shaken up when clear over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

8/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 6-2612 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at eighth attempt when coming with a strong late run at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) in June; backed that up with her Windsor second (1m2f, good to firm) ten days later and now looks worth a go at 1m4f; each-way player.

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

1st

6

(12)

29th Apr 2024

Good

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

19:09 Windsor

Naasma

9st 13lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

Likely player on some of last year's form but has been absent since below-par effort on soft ground in August; best turf efforts remain on good/firmer; opposed if the surface is slow.

12/1

3rd

6

(6)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 5

18:55 Epsom

Naasma

8st 13lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

Off the mark at eighth attempt when coming with a strong late run at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) in June; backed that up with seconds at Windsor (1m2f) and Epsom (1m4f, again good to firm); unraced on softer than good; on the premises if she goes on the ground and takes to first-time headgear.

4/1

8/1

Form: 645074

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Finished last on his only two Flat runs last year, including his only appearance here; well down the weights and his fourth of nine at Doncaster (1m4f, good to firm) last time gave some renewed hope.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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2nd

8

(4)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Lingfield (AW)

Sword Beach

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alan King

Made the frame over 1m4f on his last two turf starts and has become well handicapped, but he's no longer the force of old and was never involved over C&D last time; returns from a short break but his last Flat win was over two years ago and others are preferred.

14/1

5th

2

(11)

21st Aug 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Lingfield (AW)

Sword Beach

10st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: Alan King

Back in better form the last twice, finishing fourth at Doncaster then third at Epsom, both over 1m4f; 0-6 on AW but returns to this sphere off a handy mark; not dismissed.

10/1

Form: 506-2

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

265,000gns yearling buy, by Sea The Stars; modest as 2yo but much better on handicap/seasonal debut at Pontefract (1m4f, good) nine days ago, making most and going down by just a neck; due to go up 4lb and should be open to further improvement, so makes plenty of appeal.

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11th

12

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Spritzin

9st 4lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

led, headed over 3f out, soon weakened quickly

7/1

4th

9

(7)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:05 Lingfield (AW)

Spritzin

9st 2lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Well beaten after racing too freely at Newcastle in October and now 0-9; on a good mark and still unexposed over this sort of trip but comes with more risk that some of these.

16/1

7th

4

(4)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Spritzin

9st 7lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

led

8/1

Form: 37-331 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Ended a long losing run when going on over 1f out in apprentice event at Chester (1m4f, soft) five days ago and can race off the same mark today (due to go back up 2lb); that's three solid runs in a row and his Chester record (second in his other start there) gives encouragement for this track.

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

3rd

1

(6)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:35 Brighton

Red Royalist

9st 10lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Regressive 10yo who faded into fifth at Kempton (1m4f, AW) three weeks ago; needs to do better here but will be suited by the return to turf.

16/1

5th

1

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Red Royalist

9st 10lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

midfield, headway from over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

16/1

7th

4

(1)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Red Royalist

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Just one win since 2019 but that came off 3lb higher at Chester (1m4f) last summer and this veteran was a respectable fifth at Southwell last month; may have done too much too soon behind an in-form rival in that race and he's not ruled out.

6/1

16/1

Form: 43-7P4 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on penultimate start, when he bled from the nose; has a mixed history at this track, including one 1m2f win (last August) and one 1m2f second; his record at around 1m4f is a concern but he did come from tenth of the 11 runners when below-form fourth over C&D on latest outing.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

(5)

21st Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:15 Brighton

Angels Roc

9st 6lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

dwelt start, held up in rear

10/1

6th

9

(6)

20th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 5

20:40 Epsom

Angels Roc

9st 1lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

in rear

16/1

4th

7

(2)

5th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 6

21:00 Epsom

Angels Roc

9st 12lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

His four runs here brought two heavy defeats but also one 1m2f win (last August) and one 1m2f second; his record at around 1m4f is a concern; pulled up on latest start, when he bled from the nose.

14/1

16/1

Form: 3/569- D

Last run: 415 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Consistent at 1m4f in 2021, including two wins; went downhill on the last two of her three starts last year and unraced since that May; too far down the weights to be comfortably ruled out, so worth a market check.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

(13)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Bath

Nellie Moon

9st 11lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Amanda Perrett

Sole handicap win in 2021; absent 415 days before this term; third of 11 at Salisbury (1m6f) 13 days ago in first-time cheekpieces, having often been hooded, and she met trouble in running before staying on; back up 2lb from that career-low mark; well beaten on softer than good; place chance otherwise.

13/2

3rd

5

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

20:23 Salisbury

Nellie Moon

10st 0lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Amanda Perrett

Sole handicap win over 1m4f in 2021 (good to firm); minor form in a light 2022 but well backed on recent return at Epsom, only to meet trouble in running; can be given another chance but 1m6f has seemed as far as she wants to go in the past; often hooded, first-time cheekpieces today.

9/1

7th

4

(3)

20th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 5

20:40 Epsom

Nellie Moon

9st 12lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Amanda Perrett

prominent

16/1

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Non-runners

Typical Woman, Socially Shady

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £363.00
Straight Forecast £515.50
Tricast £4949.70
Trifecta £3533.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Typical Woman

D Express:

Night Eagle