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John & Lou’s Significant Birthday Celebration Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 1m 3f 179y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
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John & Lou’s Significant Birthday Celebration Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

Form: 0-682

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced and raised significantly in trip (1m4f, good to firm) when bearing down on the winner here two months ago; that's something to build on.

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8th

8

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 87y

Class 4

16:25 Chester

Selenachorus

8st 11lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Bell

Improved when switched to handicaps this summer, winning twice at Leicester (1m4f, soft) but only second of four when sent off odds-on for her hat-trick bid over the same C&D (good to firm) last time; return to softer ground would be a help and she is a half-sister to a winner over this trip; shortlisted.

5/1

2nd

3

(4)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

19:32 Leicester

Selenachorus

9st 6lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Michael Bell

Second on handicap debut on good to firm, followed by two wins (much better form) on soft and all three of those races were over C&D; up another 5lb but should go very well if the return to much firmer ground is okay.

13/8

Form: 4-3886

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when last of three finishers on seasonal debut (second handicap; 1m) but her form has dipped since and she now goes in cheekpieces (visor did nothing for her); risky.

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6

(3)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

18:25 Leicester

Kittykarma

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, towards rear

16/1

8th

7

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

19:30 Nottingham

Kittykarma

9st 7lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

The drop back in trip may not be ideal on her reappearance but she improved in these cheekpieces last year, winning at Thirsk (1m4f, good) in August, and she's also effective on soft ground; not discounted.

7/1

6th

6

(7)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:40 Ayr

Kittykarma

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

midfield

5/1

Form: 90-151 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Ran poorly at Sandown last month but has won his other two handicaps, narrowly over 1m3f at Yarmouth (good to firm) and convincingly over 1m6f last week at Bath (good); penalised and back down in trip but looks a typically progressive handicapper from this yard.

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4th

2

(4)

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 13y

Class 5

16:55 Thirsk

Trooper Bisdee

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

awkward start, prominent, disputed lead after 2f, led clearly after 6f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

5/6

1st

7

(7)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Ffos Las

Trooper Bisdee

9st 8lb

J: Miss Poppy Scott

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

3yo who made it 3-5 in handicaps when making all at Beverley (2m, good to firm) last Thursday; 2lb well in under a penalty for that clearcut win and he's a major player again, particularly if the ground dries out; his wins have come on good/good to firm and he's struggled in two runs on soft.

4/7

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 0-6326

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

0-7; disappointing last of the six runners at Beverley (1m4f, good to firm) having looked mildly progressive in his two runs prior to that (1m2f/1m3f); returning to slower ground may help, as could the new headgear.

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4th

16

(5)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Optician

9st 4lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Shaun Lycett

Has been plying his trade at a lower level but he only narrowly failed to bring up the five-timer at Southwell (1m4f; four previous wins at Wolverhampton); raised 4lb for that latest defeat and has to prove he can do it on Polytrack.

8/1

2nd

7

(2)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Optician

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Shaun Lycett

0-12 on turf for Tim Easterby but 4-4 on the AW since joining this yard with a tongue-tie enlisted, all over 1m4f at Wolverhampton and none by more than half a length; up another 5lb, but still has to be feared if as effective here.

7/4

1st

5

(1)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Optician

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Shaun Lycett

Has proved a revelation since the tongue-tie went on, making it 3-3 over C&D when scoring by a nose a fortnight ago; did well to win that having taken a keen hold and he may get more of a pace to aim at this time; much respected up another 3lb.

11/10

Form: 608367

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Kept on for third at Yarmouth (1m, good to firm; second run in cheekpieces) in early June but backward steps since, latterly in a first-time visor; unconvincing.

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5th

4

(2)

26th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

19:20 Leicester

Congruent

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Kept on for third at Yarmouth (1m, good to firm; second run in cheekpieces) in early June but backward steps since, latterly in a first-time visor; unconvincing.

12/1

7th

3

(6)

7th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

19:00 Beverley

Congruent

9st 7lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Suggested her turn might be near when keeping-on third at Yarmouth (1m, good to firm) last month but needs to bounce back quickly from a poor performance on Monday; swaps cheekpieces for first-time visor.

10/1

6th

5

(1)

2nd Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

17:20 Windsor

Congruent

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Two bits of fair form among her six starts, including when third of ten in handicap at Yarmouth (1m, good to firm) latest but she still needs to find a bit extra; wore cheekpieces on last two outings.

7/1

12/1

Form: 080-46

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Beaten about 8l when fourth of seven on handicap at Haydock (1m2f, good) but then finished stone-cold last on his return visit when upped to a similar trip to today's; the first-time hood needs to bring him on.

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8th

11

(8)

1st Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ausdaisia

8st 13lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Hugo Palmer

Handicap debut fourth at Haydock in June (1m2f, good) wasn't a bad run but he has followed it with two heavy defeats; too much to prove for comfort.

25/1

6th

9

(7)

26th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

19:20 Leicester

Ausdaisia

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Hugo Palmer

Beaten about 8l when fourth of seven on handicap at Haydock (1m2f, good) but then finished stone-cold last on his return visit when upped to a similar trip to today's; the first-time hood needs to bring him on.

12/1

6th

6

(6)

7th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 5

18:40 Haydock

Ausdaisia

8st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Hugo Palmer

Beaten about 8l when fourth of seven on recent handicap and seasonal debut here (1m2f, good), but he kept on well having been denied a clear run and this Australia gelding is open to improvement now up in trip; chance.

8/1

14/1

Form: -32162

Last run: 109 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

His only turf runs were in novice events; blinkers on for the first time (retained since) when a winner over 1m2f on the Lingfield AW in January; back to at least that level of form when chasing home an unexposed one at Wolverhampton latest (1m4f); thereabouts.

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3rd

3

(6)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Pug

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Sylvester Kirk

Three wins last year, including twice at Southwell (1m3f, Tapeta) in September; below par over C&D final 3yo start but his reappearance run back here last month wasn't too bad and he's entitled to come on for the outing.

14/1

7th

5

(5)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

15:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Pug

9st 6lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Sylvester Kirk

Three wins last year, including twice at Southwell (1m3f, Tapeta) in September, but below form in his hat-trick bid over C&D in November; still 5lb above his last winning mark and may need this after four months off.

10/1

Form: 0801

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

No worthwhile form in his qualifying runs but there was money about for him ahead of handicap debut at Salisbury (1m2f, soft; 9-1) and he won easily by 9l; 13lb higher now but he's a brother to Arabescato who won five races; has since left John Butler but remains in the same ownership.

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8th

7

(13)

13th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

15:40 Yarmouth

Portoro

9st 3lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Martin Dunne

Some respectable AW efforts of late but best form on turf, when winning at Salisbury (1m2f, soft) last summer and close second at Windsor (1m3f, good); now 6lb lower than the latter run but needs to show the return to 1m is what's wanted.

12/1

6th

4

(5)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Portoro

9st 6lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Martin Dunne

in rear

10/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £180.90
Tricast £297.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Portoro

Telegraph:

Trooper Bisdee

LAMBOURN:

The Pug

POSTDATA:

Optician

RP RATINGS:

Portoro

NEWMARKET:

Portoro

The Times:

Portoro

The Guardian:

Portoro

Daily Record:

Portoro

D Express:

Trooper Bisdee

Daily Mirror:

Trooper Bisdee

The Sun:

Trooper Bisdee

The Star:

Trooper Bisdee

Daily Mail:

The Pug