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George Lindon-Travers Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £12885
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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George Lindon-Travers Memorial Handicap

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2-31

Last run: 69 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Placed on soft here (7f) last September and Windsor (1m2f) this May, before raising his game to make all comfortably in 14-runner maiden at Newbury (1m2f, good; clear lead long way) ten weeks ago; extra 4f today but he brings potential to this handicap debut and the others look more exposed.

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

1st

1

(1)

27th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Sandown

Nothing To Sea

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Placed on soft here (7f) last September and Windsor (1m2f) this May, before raising his game to make all comfortably in 14-runner maiden at Newbury (1m2f, good; clear lead long way) ten weeks ago; extra 4f today but he brings potential to this handicap debut and the others look more exposed.

15/8

1st

7

(5)

19th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Newbury

Nothing To Sea

9st 7lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

made all, clear after 2f, raced centre home straight, reduced lead and shaken up 2f out, pushed out and kept on, comfortably

6/1

3rd

6

(7)

8th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:15 Windsor

Nothing To Sea

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

38,000euros gelded son of Sea The Moon; made his debut at Sandown (7f, soft) in September and he made a bold bid before finishing runner-up a useful Godolphin newcomer; that form puts him firmly in the picture and he's open to progress upped to 1m2f on his return; key player.

2/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 04-145

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Won seasonal/handicap debut at Windsor (11.4f, good to firm) in May; below form next time but creditable fifth of 12 at Newbury (1m4f, good) last Saturday, when he took a strong hold early on, looked to be dropping away over 1f out but rallied; needs to improve but the extra 2f could suit.

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

3rd

7

(3)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Brave Knight

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Wore cheekpieces the last twice, winning at Chester (2m, good to soft) then disappointing returned to AW; headgear now removed; remains unexposed at this trip and may have more to offer back on turf.

5/1

7th

6

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

16:00 Kempton (AW)

Brave Knight

9st 5lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

1m3f winner earlier this year and doubled his tally last week at Chester (first run over 2m and in cheekpieces) when benefitting from a good ride by Darragh Keenan who gradually wound things up at the head of affairs; won only narrowly but with a bit in hand and likely to try something similar here off a 4lb higher mark.

3/1

1st

6

(8)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

17:05 Chester

Brave Knight

9st 0lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

made all

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 11-504

Last run: 47 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Won two novices over an extended 1m last season at Epsom (good) and Wolverhampton (AW); heading the wrong way in 1m2f/1m4f handicaps this term, so was gelded after latest start and now tries headgear and a new trip; there's stamina in his pedigree.

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

1st

1

(6)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 4

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Cool Party

9st 13lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Tapeta winner who proved his stamina when bolting up from the front at Haydock (1m6f, heavy) last September; has made the frame in both starts since, albeit the extended 2m appeared to find him out here last time; has fitness to prove after four months off, but still respected back down to Class 4 level.

6/1

4th

9

(1)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Cool Party

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

led, towards far side when headed 2f out, soon weakened

4/1

2nd

5

(4)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Cool Party

8st 13lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders

7/2

Form: -32324

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Four minor honours from his six starts, notably when beaten a neck at Doncaster (1m4f, good to firm) on penultimate outing in his only handicap; not so good trying 1m6f in a Goodwood maiden on latest start; trainer won the last three runnings of this race.

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

1st

4

(4)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 5

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Another Run

9st 6lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

Went 0-10 for Andrew Balding but was placed a few times; has something to prove over this far but joined Rod Millman for 52,000gns and has been gelded; not discounted.

16/1

6th

14

(8)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

17:00 Kempton (AW)

Another Run

9st 2lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Andrew Balding

Maiden who's completely exposed now; has proved consistent enough but will need to better recent efforts back into handicap company.

16/1

3rd

2

(6)

6th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:15 Lingfield (AW)

Another Run

9st 5lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders, outpaced 2f out, rallied from over 1f out, kept on

13/2

Form: 2714 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Good ground saw his worst performance (second start) and he's unraced on firmer; won 1m2f novice at Newcastle (AW) in June and close fourth of six on handicap debut at Newmarket (1m4f) 12 days ago; respected on that form and he shaped as if he'd stay 1m6f.

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

5th

2

(3)

27th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Sandown

Hidden Story

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Good ground saw his worst performance (second start) and he's unraced on firmer; won 1m2f novice at Newcastle (AW) in June and close fourth of six on handicap debut at Newmarket (1m4f) 12 days ago; respected on that form and he shaped as if he'd stay 1m6f.

5/2

4th

6

(8)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Newmarket (July)

Hidden Story

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

prominent, raced wide early, raced centre home straight, pushed along when led narrowly 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, headed inside final 110yds, soon lost two places

7/2

1st

5

(6)

21st Jun 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

17:50 Newcastle (AW)

Hidden Story

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charlie Appleby

prominent

100/30

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Payout
Exacta £61.00
Straight Forecast £62.40
Trifecta £374.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Brave Knight

SPOTLIGHT:

Nothing To Sea

RP RATINGS:

Hidden Story

The Times:

Hidden Story

D Express:

Hidden Story

Telegraph:

Nothing To Sea

Daily Mail:

Nothing To Sea

The Sun:

Nothing To Sea

Daily Record:

Nothing To Sea

POSTDATA:

Brave Knight

NEWMARKET:

Brave Knight

The Guardian:

Brave Knight

Daily Mirror:

Brave Knight

The Star:

Brave Knight