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17:20 Goodwood

Good To Soft

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  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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World Pool Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/1 (Won)

Form: 800092 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Having dropped down the weights he returned to form when runner-up at Beverley (7.4f, heavy) last Monday, despite a slow start (blindfold removed late); versatile ground-wise; has a fine record at Goodwood and can play a leading role if backing up that latest performance.

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

5th

3

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:30 Thirsk

Rhoscolyn

9st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

raced in third, outpaced over 2f out, dropped to last over 1f out, soon no impression

12/1

13th

12

(15)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Rhoscolyn

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Has had a terrific spell but those three most recent wins at Goodwood, at 7f and 1m (on heavy and soft) came in less competitive races; a mighty effort if he can defy a penalty in this company (due to race off 2lb lower in future).

14/1

5th

7

(17)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Rhoscolyn

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

In-form 5yo who recorded three wins at Goodwood (7f/1m, soft/heavy) in August/September; however, combination of 6lb penalty and return to forecast faster ground looks a reason to oppose him; future mark is 4lb lower.

20/1

Form: -4266U D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Suited by slow ground (but also effective on good going); ran well in defeat on first two starts this season (7f/1m, soft) but soundly beaten the next twice; needs to get back on track; stumbled/unseated at start last time.

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14th

13

(5)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Wobwobwob

8st 12lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Course winner at 7f but the return to 6f with a visor fitted was a big help in the second half of 2023, first home on his side in the big Ripon sprint then landing a touch in the Ayr Silver Cup (also good to soft); has rested on his laurels since but only 2lb above his Ayr win and the visor returns after going without on reappearance; possibilities.

20/1

12th

4

(5)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

15:05 Doncaster

Wobwobwob

9st 6lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Drop to sprint trips/fitting of a visor sparked a resurgence last summer, winning his side in the Great St Wilfrid before landing a gamble in the Ayr Silver Cup; ended 2023 with two lesser runs and returning from a five-month break perhaps not the time to catch him; no headgear either.

10/1

5th

3

(10)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

16:25 Doncaster

Wobwobwob

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

in touch with leaders on near side of group, headway 2f out, weakened final furlong, lost fourth inside final 110yds

3/1

14/1

Form: 010087 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Prominent-racer who runs off the same mark as for his win at Ripon (1m, soft) in April and is versatile ground-wise; however, his subsequent form has been patchy and he has to raise his game if he's to threaten today.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

3

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:15 Ayr

Isla Kai

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent-racer who won at Ripon (1m, soft) in April and, after a good third at Newbury (7f, good to soft) last month, he scored when back at Ripon (1m, good) most recently; one to consider up 4lb.

3/1

1st

1

(5)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Ripon

Isla Kai

9st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent-racer who won over C&D (soft) in April and back to form the last twice, most recently third at Newbury (7f, good to soft); has been versatile ground-wise in the past and he's a solid contender.

7/2

3rd

8

(5)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Isla Kai

9st 3lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent racer whose form has been patchy since he won at Ripon (1m, soft) in April, and he was no match for the front two when third at Goodwood (7f, heavy) last time; however, it was a step back in the right direction and he ran well here (1m, good) last year on his sole course visit; a possible.

12/1

Form: 421403 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Made all at York (7f, good) in May and fair fourth over this C&D (good to firm) next time; back to form when third of 16 in hot 3yo handicap at Newmarket (6f, good to firm) latest and is one of two for trainer who has won three of the last five runnings; handles various ground; could be involved.

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1st

10

(9)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Dark Thirty

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Often leads; has acted on soft but both handicap wins came on good ground over 7f; respectable efforts in two 6f handicaps last year without looking a natural at the trip and looks one for another day.

14/1

6th

6

(2)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Dark Thirty

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Rallied to score at Newmarket (7f, good) in August and ran respectably at Doncaster next time; unlikely to be far away again but today's drop back to 6f isn't certain to suit and the handicapper may have his measure.

14/1

3rd

4

(8)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Dark Thirty

9st 4lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Rallied to score in lower grade at Newmarket (7f; ground likely slower than official good) last month, taking record to 3-15; game sort but possibly vulnerable off new mark against some unexposed rivals.

7/1

Form: 1-8330 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Third on handicap debut over C&D (soft) in May and caught wide when occupying same position over C&D (good to firm) in June; fair run in the Britannia at Royal Ascot when not seeing out 1m; improvement needed today but this 3yo is having just his seventh start and is not ruled out back down to 7f.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

9

(11)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Goodwood

Physique

9st 7lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Third on handicap debut over C&D (soft) in May and caught wide when occupying same position over C&D (good to firm) in June; fair run in the Britannia at Royal Ascot when not seeing out 1m; improvement needed today but this 3yo is having just his seventh start and is not ruled out back down to 7f.

12/1

0

20

(8)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Physique

8st 13lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

7f 2yo winner and he's finished third when returned to that trip (from 1m) in two handicaps at Goodwood (soft/good to firm; tongue tied); worth another crack over 1m but this race demands plenty more from him.

40/1

3rd

7

(9)

11th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:35 Goodwood

Physique

9st 2lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

took keen hold, prominent on outer

6/1

Form: 471136 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won Kempton handicap (7f, AW) in May and followed up in Leicester seller (6f, good to firm); has also won on soft; ran okay on stable debut at Ffos Las but only sixth of nine at Haydock latest; others preferred.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

(9)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Baileysgutfeeling

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Has some fairly useful form on his CV but was largely disappointing for Nikki Evans last summer and has finished well down the field on both starts for new stable this year (7f/1m); revival needed.

20/1

10th

7

(7)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Baileysgutfeeling

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Well handicapped on best form; started joint-favourite but ran dismally at Wolverhampton (7f; wore cheekpieces) last month on stable/seasonal debut; chance partly depends on whether the switch to blinkers has a better effect.

10/1

Form: 3770-6 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Fair sixth on recent reappearance at Newmarket (7f, good to soft); well treated on last year's best 7f efforts on good/good to firm and could build on that latest run when back on a sound surface; Frankie Dettori booked.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

14

(4)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Love De Vega

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

20/1

7th

6

(4)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Love De Vega

9st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charlie Johnston

Tough handicapper who gained his second win of the year when readily seeing off seven rivals in a 7f handicap at Chelmsford eight days ago; 4lb higher against stronger opposition here.

11/2

25/1

Form: -55478 D

Last run: 145 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Front-runner and three-time turf winner who is just 1lb higher than when winning at Newcastle last December; mixed form subsequently, however, and this is his first run since March; others are more compelling.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

10

(2)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 2

16:57 Lingfield (AW)

Larado

8st 2lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Michael Appleby

He has generally been running well in recent months, winning a C&D handicap last month; another fair run behind Mclean House here 11 days ago but that run does suggest he's vulnerable in this field.

25/1

5th

4

(2)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

Larado

9st 8lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Regularly leads but more patient tactics worked a treat when delivered late to win with a little to spare over C&D 11 days ago; hadn't had many realistic chances here previously and may yet do better on this surface.

4/1

12/1

Form: 664531 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Chiefly campaigned over 1m plus nowadays and merely mid-division in this race last year (good to firm); however, he's won the last twice he's tackled 7f, more recently at Ascot (good to soft) 18 days ago, and the second/third have both won since; up just 1lb and slow ground would aid his cause.

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

1st

7

(3)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:40 Kempton (AW)

Farasi Lane

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

prominent

6/1

2nd

3

(2)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Farasi Lane

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Five wins for Tom Ward including here (7f) as a 2yo; ended last season with two quiet efforts and now makes his debut for a new yard after five months off having changed hands for 23,000gns; worth a market check.

8/1

8th

1

(7)

16th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Farasi Lane

10st 1lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

in touch with leaders, pulled hard and prominent after 2f, challenging under 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

8/1

10th
2 (10)
Haziym

50/1

Form: 047-88

Last run: 168 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Well treated on his best form on slow turf in France; back on grass today but he was well beaten at big odds on AW in the winter on his first three British starts, and has plenty to prove.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

6

(8)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Haziym

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Tony Carroll

Back to a realistic mark now and he's run well in two of his last three starts, finishing close behind two of today's rivals when fifth at Kempton last time; fully effective over C&D; each-way shout with Paul Mulrennan a good booking for him.

20/1

5th

3

(5)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Haziym

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Tony Carroll

Struggled initially for Tony Carroll but his close second at Newcastle in November was more in keeping with his French form; took a backward step last time but he's been gelded since and he remains of interest.

14/1

11th

3

(11)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Haziym

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Carroll

prominent, led against near rail after 1f

15/2

33/1

Form: 774418 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Slow-starter who comes with a risk attached having blown his chance leaving the stalls at Epsom last time; unproven on slow ground; in good form previously, however, with a win at Newbury (7f, good to firm) two starts ago, and the strong pace in this big field should be right up his street.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

8

(12)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Secret Strength

9st 4lb

J: William Cox

T: John & Rhys Flint

awkward start, always behind

20/1

3rd

8

(3)

1st Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

17:45 Epsom

Secret Strength

9st 4lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

slowly away, raced in last

4/1

2nd

8

(8)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:50 Epsom

Secret Strength

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

ducked right start and slowly away, held up in rear, headway 2f out, nudged along when not clear run and steadied over 1f out, soon switched right, ran on well inside final 110yds, nearest finish, eyecatcher

10/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Rhoscolyn

SPOTLIGHT:

Classic

LAMBOURN:

Harry Magnus

Daily Record:

Dark Thirty

Telegraph:

Love De Vega

D Express:

Isla Kai

Daily Mirror:

Classic

TOPSPEED:

Rhoscolyn

POSTDATA:

Rhoscolyn

The Times:

Rhoscolyn

The Guardian:

Rhoscolyn

Daily Mail:

Rhoscolyn

The Sun:

Rhoscolyn

The Star:

Rhoscolyn