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William Hill Epic Boost Racing League Race 5 Handicap (Racing League)

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 0m 5f 42y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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William Hill Epic Boost Racing League Race 5 Handicap (Racing League)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.70
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 155723 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D (soft) off this mark in April and back to form when placed the last twice; in a slightly higher grade now but still respected back on this track.

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

9th

5

(11)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Stone Circle

9st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Michael Bell

awkward start, in rear

9/1

3rd

6

(3)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Yarmouth

Stone Circle

9st 6lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Michael Bell

Hadn't achieved much when fresh previously but he won this on comeback last year off a similar mark/layoff and is currently 3-5 over C&D; these conditions won't pose a problem but softer ground would have been optimal.

6/1

9th

6

(10)

19th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 42y

Class 4

17:45 Yarmouth

Stone Circle

9st 8lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Michael Bell

Garnered his third C&D win in July and he backed it up with a solid third of eight at Chepstow (5f) following month; one for the shortlist.

6/1

11/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 584144 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

The addition of cheekpieces saw him get off the mark for the year in a 5f Class 5 event at Windsor (good) last month; creditable fourth of nine at Haydock (5f, good to firm) 19 days ago, although he did hang left under pressure; his best form has come on good/good to firm but it's too soon to suggest he doesn't act on softer.

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

1st

3

(3)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Goodwood

Desperate Hero

8st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

made all, faced challenge and ridden 2f out, soon edged left, wandered around but kept on well final furlong, gamely

9/2

10/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 8578-0 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won 5f York novice early in 2yo season but came up short at Listed/Group level for Kevin Ryan later in that campaign and no immediate signs of an upturn in fortunes for new yard when well held in 5f Royal Ascot handicap; that was a tough race to reappear in but still needed to see more.

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

1st

6

(12)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 3

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Thunder Moor

9st 1lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: George Boughey

3yo who is with a new trainer this year and has run well in defeat on two of his last three starts; might not be far away on AW debut.

10/1

14/1

Form: 55-995 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Excuses for below-par efforts on his first two outings this season and he was back to form when fifth (Desperate Hero narrowly ahead in fourth) at Haydock 19 days ago; it's possible he could build on that.

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

3rd

3

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Minnesota Lad

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, midfield, in touch with leaders after 2f, disputing second 1f out, carried left but kept on inside final furlong

13/2

2nd

11

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

14:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Minnesota Lad

9st 7lb

T: Richard Fahey

Beaten ten times since his odds-on maiden win at Beverley last summer but went close off this mark at Doncaster in August and his two defeats since have come in 0-85 company; can win races at this level but perhaps not this one.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 070365 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Last success came in Bahrain and hasn't scored on home soil since 2021; did run a couple of encouraging races over 6f last month but he was never really going the pace back at 5f last time out.

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

6th

3

(1)

18th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 8y

Class 3

16:50 Nottingham

Nomadic Empire

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Defied higher marks twice on home soil in 2021 and won in Bahrain last December; 0-12 this year but posted encouraging efforts the last twice, latest when 1l second at York (soft) last Friday; could well go one better.

5/2

2nd

9

(14)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Nomadic Empire

8st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Hasn't won in Britain since 2021 but some useful efforts in 2023, including here; needs things to go better at the start than they sometimes do if he's to play a part.

7/1

3rd

6

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Thirsk

Nomadic Empire

9st 1lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Has drawn a blank this season but he retains a good chunk of ability, running well at Haydock in June off a 5lb higher mark and beaten under 4l in a hot York sprint latest; capable of a big run but slow starts have been a feature the last twice and that sounds a note of caution.

8/1

11/1

Form: 55-827 D

Last run: 66 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Bold bid with cheekpieces added when runner-up over 5f at Windsor (soft) in May and reportedly found good to firm ground too lively when tailed off there a week later; given a break since and ground conditions should be more suitable on return to action; first-time visor replaces cheekpieces.

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

5th

3

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 60y

Class 4

16:06 Brighton

Faustus

9st 7lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Robert Cowell

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

10/1

7th

1

(9)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

17:48 Wolverhampton (AW)

Faustus

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Robert Cowell

Dual Tapeta winner who was a good front-running third at Leicester (5f, good to soft) on his final run in the autumn; returns after 174 days off but he has won when fresh before and his last success was off only 2lb lower; needs watching in market.

13/2

Form: 574211 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Cheekpieces have given him something extra this summer, snapping a long losing run at Hamilton (5f, good to soft) and following up at Chester (5.5f, soft) 13 days ago; back up another 4lb but retains plenty of handicapping scope on old form; likely to go well in hat-trick bid.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

7

(7)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Ripon

Count Dorsay

9st 7lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

in rear towards near side

12/1

8th

9

(3)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Beverley

Count Dorsay

8st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Starts this campaign off his last winning mark and the ground certainly won't be too slow for him; whether he'll be ready to roll after six months off is debatable though; yard run three.

10/1

Form: 921251 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won a competitive race at Beverley (5f, good to firm) last month and better than ever when adding to his tally at Newmarket (5f, good to soft) 13 days ago; raised 5lb to a mark in the high 80s for the first time so he'll require another career-best to follow up.

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

12th

2

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Good Earth

9st 10lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Michael Herrington

prominent in centre of group

25/1

11th

6

(1)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Good Earth

9st 3lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Michael Herrington

He's been a good advertisement for his trainer's skills, winning seven times and climbing from a mark of 68 to 89; stays 6f well but last year's wins came over 5f; likely best watched back from 196 days off.

25/1

14/1

Form: 4-9935 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Didn't run badly when third in a 6f handicap at Nottingham (good to firm) last month but failed to build on that when fifth of eight at Newmarket (5f, good to soft) last weekend; his mark is due to be 3lb lower from Saturday and others are more obvious.

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

3rd

5

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Mokaatil

9st 5lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Ian Williams

in touch with leaders

8/1

7th

2

(2)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:13 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mokaatil

9st 10lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

prominent on inner

7/1

16/1

Form: 621667 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Her 5f win at Goodwood in May was her fourth since Christmas; the handicapper has been winning the argument since but she has dipped back to just 1lb above that last winning mark.

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

6th

3

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Angle Land

10st 0lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Robert Cowell

C&D winner who is well treated on her best form last season but she was only eighth of ten at Yarmouth on recent return and losing run is now up to 11; others preferred.

14/1

8th

8

(5)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Yarmouth

Angle Land

9st 6lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Robert Cowell

Decent record in the spring and 6lb lower than when prominent in the market for this race last year but her wins have come after a recent outing; stable also responsible for Dubai Station.

9/1

4/1

Form: 507-21 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Positive start for new stable, building on his Beverley reappearance second in April when going one better at Ayr (5f, good) eight weeks later; the Ayr form looks solid with the second and fourth successful next time; has won on soft; bold show likely.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

(1)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 3

15:42 Nottingham

Sir Titus

9st 5lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Handled testing ground when trained by Bryan Smart (ran well over C&D on soft as a 3yo); generally raced on a sounder surface for current stable, winning on good at Ayr in June; ran poorly at Yarmouth ten weeks ago but can go well fresh and he's not out of it.

9/1

11th

3

(10)

27th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 42y

Class 3

19:30 Yarmouth

Sir Titus

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Positive start for new stable, building on his Beverley reappearance second in April when going one better at Ayr (5f, good) eight weeks later; the Ayr form looks solid with the second and fourth successful next time; has won on soft; bold show likely.

4/1

1st

1

(2)

24th Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Ayr

Sir Titus

10st 0lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael Dods

prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds, always doing enough

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £1022.00
Straight Forecast £750.00
Tricast £8233.00
Trifecta £10940.00

Selections

D Express:

Sir Titus

TOPSPEED:

Stone Circle

The Guardian:

Good Earth

The Times:

Desperate Hero

Telegraph:

Thunder Moor

NEWMARKET:

Faustus

Daily Mirror:

Sir Titus

The Sun:

Sir Titus

Daily Record:

Sir Titus

Daily Mail:

Good Earth

POSTDATA:

Stone Circle

The Star:

Stone Circle