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William Hill Pick Your Places Racing League Race 3 Handicap (Racing League)

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  • 1m 0f 3y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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William Hill Pick Your Places Racing League Race 3 Handicap (Racing League)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
10 (3)
Achillea

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 46-303

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Much better effort since switching to handicaps when third at Ascot (7f, good to soft) 12 days ago, keeping on as if this return to 1m will suit; the least exposed in this line-up.

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

4th

4

(3)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 3

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Achillea

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

in touch with leaders, went second 3f out

5/2

1st

5

(7)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Achillea

8st 13lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

in rear, niggled along before halfway, raced wide home turn, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds, won going away

13/2

5th

13

(2)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Achillea

8st 10lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Dean Ivory

prominent

40/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 21-363

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won at Newmarket (1m1f, soft) on final 2yo outing and hasn't run badly on his three starts this year, bumping into the thriving Sparks Fly when keeping-on third at Ayr (1m, good to soft) 18 days ago; first-time visor replaces cheekpieces; big player with ground conditions to suit and Frankie Dettori doing the steering.

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

13th

13

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Shahbaz

11st 5lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Gavin Cromwell

Flat winner in Britain is now 0-4 hurdling and tame recent Tramore effort was concerning; yard in flying form but hard to give this 4yo an obvious chance on handicap debut on evidence so far.

12/1

11th

5

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 130y

14:05 Tramore

Shahbaz

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear

7/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 352155 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Turf mark is 11lb lower than on AW; finally came good on grass when leading late on at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) last month; respectable fifth over 1m at Carlisle and Newmarket since but handicapper in control now.

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

7th

4

(11)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

United Front

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Appleby

Infrequent winner in recent times but he's well handicapped and returned to form with a close third in a higher grade at Kempton (1m); could do with a strong pace to target but he's one for the shortlist.

7/1

3rd

8

(4)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Kempton (AW)

United Front

9st 1lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Appleby

prominent early, dropped to midfield after 1f

9/1

8/1

Form: 3-5455 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

1m turf winner for Aidan O'Brien last spring; four runs for new yard without progressing, fifth of ten at Chelmsford (1m2f) in a first-time headgear combination (retained) on latest seven weeks ago; drops back to 1m now; mark has edged down.

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

4th

3

(4)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:40 Epsom

Sun King

11st 7lb

J: Mr Jack Callan

T: George Boughey

midfield

16/1

7th

2

(10)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 0f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Chepstow

Sun King

9st 11lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: George Boughey

Pretty consistent 4yo who was beaten under 1l when fourth (just behind United Front) in Racing League contest at Yarmouth (1m, good to soft) a fortnight ago; 1lb lower here and ought to be on the premises again.

9/2

4th

2

(6)

27th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 4

18:30 Yarmouth

Sun King

9st 12lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: George Boughey

1m turf winner for Aidan O'Brien last spring; four runs for new yard without progressing, fifth of ten at Chelmsford (1m2f) in a first-time headgear combination (retained) on latest seven weeks ago; drops back to 1m now; mark has edged down.

8/1

Form: 200843 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

With a clear run he may well have won in a first-time visor (retained) at Chester (7.5f, soft) 13 days ago; has to be respected off the same mark.

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

2nd

4

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Devasboy

9st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: Ian Williams

Went close off 3lb higher at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) in February but his form has nosedived in two subsequent runs; had an excuse in the mud at Thirsk last time but he's not easy to predict and is now 0-25 since his last win in 2022; down the list.

9/2

9th

8

(9)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 6

17:15 Thirsk

Devasboy

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ian Williams

Both turf wins at about 7f on good to firm but he isn't inconvenienced by soft ground; much lower in the weights than 12 months ago and there were signs on his latest 1m start, at Southwell in February, that he could be about to exploit his current mark.

8/1

8th

4

(1)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Devasboy

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Ian Williams

Losing run up to 23 though he came within half a length of ending the drought at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) last time; races off the same mark and all three wins have come at around 7f, but he may prefer the extra furlong now.

11/2

Form: 266731 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Built on his back-to-form third in handicap company at Haydock when winning a seller over the extended 7f at Beverley (good to firm) three weeks ago; bought from Mick Appleby for £7,000 at the subsequent auction; goes well on softer than good and can be very competitive from this mark.

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

3rd

6

(2)

9th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Alexander James

9st 5lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Michael Herrington

Only one turf win since 2021 but has slipped a fair way in the weights and shaped as though coming to hand under Ben Sanderson (on again) over C&D last time; interesting.

6/1

3rd

2

(7)

25th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Alexander James

9st 9lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Michael Herrington

towards rear

16/1

9th

1

(6)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Alexander James

9st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Modest efforts the last twice and has only managed to win one of his last 26 starts, but he drops into a Class 6 handicap for the first time on his 50th outing so a case can be made; stable also runs Powdering.

12/1

20/1

Form: 15-766

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Won 6f Leicester novice last October; appeared to run well on the figures in 7f French Listed race (heavy) on final 2yo start but it gave him an opening mark in the high 80s and he's yet to get competitive this year, racing freely up with the pace and fading into sixth at Kempton (7f) seven weeks ago; not obviously crying out for 1m on that evidence; blinkers and a tongue-tie are added for the first time.

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

9th

7

(10)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

10:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Awtaad Prince

9st 8lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Amy Murphy

Has improved for the fitting of a hood, just getting the better of a subsequent winner over C&D in February and finishing third off this mark at Lingfield (1m4f, Polytrack) and Doncaster (1m2f, soft; first-time tongue-tie); high on the list.

5/1

3rd

7

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

16:45 Doncaster

Awtaad Prince

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Kavanagh

T: Amy Murphy

Heavy-ground winner as 2yo; didn't have a great 3yo season but he took advantage of weights drop when winning at Chelmsford last month (1m2f) in a first-time hood; fair third over 1m4f since but perhaps the return to 1m2f back on turf will suit with refitted tongue-tie added.

5/1

3rd

3

(2)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

13:40 Lingfield (AW)

Awtaad Prince

9st 10lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Amy Murphy

prominent

5/1

Form: -71652 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Newmarket winner (1m, good) in May; best run since when second at Hamilton (extended 1m, good to soft) 23 days ago; ought to be in the mix from an unchanged mark.

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

4th

7

(5)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Ascot

Repertoire

9st 6lb

J: Connor Planas

T: David Simcock

dwelt start, in rear, headway from 2f out, not pace to challenge

9/1

13th

4

(11)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Newmarket

Repertoire

9st 11lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Course winner in May who found plenty when forging clear at Windsor four weeks ago (both wins at 1m on good); stamina will stand him in good stead back over a bare 7f for the first time in nearly three years but rarely asked to race on ground slower than good to soft.

7/1

Form: 0-5753 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Four wins in 2021; had quite a light career since but latest 1m Kempton third suggests most of his ability remains; acts on good to soft.

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

7th

4

(12)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Tahitian Prince

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: George Baker

Three C&D wins to his name and he ended a two-year losing run when winning a six-runner 1m handicap at Chelmsford in September; 3lb rise manageable but not sure what to expect after eight months off on his stable debut (sold 20,000gns last October).

8/1

3

(11)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Tahitian Prince

9st 7lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

7f scorer in 2021; had gained all four subsequent wins over 1m, the most recent at Chelmsford (AW) on latest start; still well treated on peak form but this drop back in trip doesn't look ideal.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £140.00
Straight Forecast £127.60
Tricast £604.20
Trifecta £912.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Shahbaz

RP RATINGS:

United Front

The Times:

Achillea

The Guardian:

Devasboy

Telegraph:

Repertoire

Daily Mail:

Sun King

NEWMARKET:

Shahbaz

D Express:

Shahbaz

The Star:

Shahbaz

The Sun:

Achillea

Daily Mirror:

Devasboy

Daily Record:

Repertoire

TOPSPEED:

United Front

POSTDATA:

United Front