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14:25 Goodwood

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Coral Summer Handicap

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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Coral Summer Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 22-211

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Sported headgear from the outset (also ridden by Rab Havlin all starts) but steadily progressive and his biggest step forward came when dominating the closing stages of a useful handicap at Newbury two weeks ago; upped from 1m4f to 2m that day but 1m6f should be fine; it's more of a worry that he's unraced on softer than good but he's lightly raced, promising and still of major interest despite 7lb rise.

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3rd

5

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

13:15 Ascot

Sweet William

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Sported headgear from the outset (also ridden by Rab Havlin all starts); travelled smoothly before dominating the closing stages of useful handicaps at Newbury (2m) and Goodwood (1m6f, heavy); close second in the Ebor at York (1m6f) and gave Trueshan plenty to think about, beaten by just over 1l, in Doncaster Cup (2m2f); highly progressive and makes each-way appeal.

8/1

2nd

3

(2)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Sweet William

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Sported headgear from the outset (also ridden by Rab Havlin all starts) but highly progressive; travelled smoothly before dominating the closing stages of useful handicaps at Newbury (2m, good) and Goodwood (1m6f, heavy); his winning sequence ended in the Ebor at York (1m6f, good to firm) but that close second was another fine effort; unraced over this far and four of these rivals have better 2023 form but he could easily have more to give.

7/2

2nd

15

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Sweet William

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Sported headgear from the outset (also ridden by Rab Havlin all starts) but steadily progressive and his biggest steps forward came on last two starts when travelling smoothly before dominating the closing stages of useful handicaps at Newbury (2m, good) and Goodwood (1m6f, heavy; from Adjuvant); this is less of a slog but he's well in with just a 4lb penalty (due to go up another 4lb) and may well have had more in the tank.

7/2

7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 58-215 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Ran respectably at this meeting last year and overall looks reliable and progressive; neck co-second to HMS President at Newmarket (1m6f, soft) on reappearance, before winning over that same C&D and fifth of 19 in the Northumberland Plate (upped to 2m, AW); major each-way claims.

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4th

1

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

12:20 Hereford

Adjuvant

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Michael Bell

Useful handicapper at up to 2m on Flat; showed promise over 2m at Ludlow on the switch to hurdles and that bare form can be marked up (would have been much closer but for losing ground by sprawling on landing at final flight); respected.

15/8

4th

8

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Adjuvant

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Michael Bell

Very useful Flat stayer with 4-18 strike-rate; not at his best in hot handicaps in last couple of outings but it will be very interesting to see how he fares on today's hurdling debut.

100/30

10th

6

(9)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:00 Haydock

Adjuvant

9st 4lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Michael Bell

Progressive this year, with a win at Newmarket (1m6f, good) in May and a good second at Glorious Goodwood (1m6f, heavy); merely mid-division in the Ebor recently which dents confidence in his claims today, but he could produce a bigger run if settling better and he's not written off.

7/1

25/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: -40408 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Held up; admirable veteran, with no ground worries; has run with credit on all three Goodwood appearances, close third in this race last year after trouble in running; no win since July 2021 but has his lowest mark since 2018 and performances such as at Ayr three starts back demand some respect.

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10th

3

(5)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

15:40 Doncaster

Euchen Glen

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Showed last year that he still retains a useful level of ability; well capable of being involved, provided he returns in similar form aged 11, but it's a very long time since last success.

12/1

11th

4

(12)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Euchen Glen

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Retains a useful level of ability aged ten and went close at Ayr three starts back; however, on a long losing sequence and looks unlikely to regain the winning thread in this major handicap.

25/1

4th

2

(8)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

15:50 Doncaster

Euchen Glen

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

10yo who is without a win since July 2021 but, having dropped down the weights, he went very close at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft) last month; respectable run in Ascot Group 3 since and he handles heavy ground; contender.

5/1

4th
12 (14)
Torcello

20/1

Form: 21-826 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won here in 2021; good ground was probably against him on penultimate start but he was pipped by HMS President at Newmarket in May, alongside Adjuvant, and that was 1m6f on soft; in the mix assuming he gets his ground again.

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3rd

3

(14)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Torcello

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Shaun Lycett

raced wide early, in touch with leaders

12/1

1st

1

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

14:15 Pontefract

Torcello

9st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Shaun Lycett

Ten-time winner who is very well suited by 1m4f on soft ground but his overall record when fresh suggests he might be best watched this afternoon.

6/1

16/1

Form: 88-531 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Dual turf winner for Charlie Fellowes (11.6f/1m6f) in 2021; missed most of 2022 but as good as ever on last month's evidence, notably when getting up in the dying strides at Ripon (1m4f, soft) two weeks ago; back up 3lb today but that's not harsh and this step back up in trip may see him hit new heights.

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6th

1

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 3

17:20 Ayr

Mr Curiosity

9st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Peak efforts this term have been at around 1m4f, including Ripon win in July and fourth at the York Ebor meeting, but he won over 1m6f in 2021; shaped okay in the 1m6f Old Borough Cup at Haydock last time considering the trouble in running over 2f out; major player.

7/2

6th

10

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:00 Haydock

Mr Curiosity

8st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

6yo who is lightly raced for his age and won at Ripon (1m4f, soft) in July; his recent fourth at York (1m4f, good to firm) can perhaps be upgraded as he raced prominently in a race that appeared to suit those ridden more patiently; won over 1m6f last year and could be in the shake-up.

14/1

12/1

Form: -61351

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won at Windsor (11.4f, soft) in May and Newbury (1m4f, good to firm; under 7lb claimer) on latest outing; not in top form when tried over 1m6f on penultimate start but that was also his only run in cheekpieces and it may not have been the trip which beat him; up another 5lb but one to consider.

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8th

9

(4)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Splendent

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Won at Newcastle in 2021 but came last at Wolverhampton in 2022 on his only other AW start, both on Tapeta; had turf wins last year at Windsor in May, Newbury in June and in Hungary in September, before two minor honours at Newmarket in the autumn; ran respectably on both attempts at 1m6f (last summer) but has more to prove going beyond that for the first time.

14/1

15/2

Form: 1119-1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won this May/June in his first two handicaps over hurdles and he returned to the Flat to score in good style at Sandown (1m6f, good) four weeks ago; 9lb higher today, which demands further improvement, and his record on soft ground (unraced on good to soft) is a nagging concern.

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3rd

5

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

Hes A Latchico

11st 1lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4th, headway and went third after 3 out, weakened after 2 out

15/8

6th

3

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:20 Fontwell

Hes A Latchico

11st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

towards rear, midfield when hit 4th

11/4

2nd

11

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 3

16:10 Lingfield

Hes A Latchico

10st 7lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Won three on the bounce earlier this year on good ground (two hurdles here and a Flat handicap) and showed that softer ground holds no fears when looking as though he would win at Sandown before getting outstayed over 2m on heavy; should stay this far under these conditions and this mark isn't beyond him.

14/1

Form: 3181-7

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Generally progressive in 2022, with a dominant show when upped to 1m4f on AW final start but the one exception came at this meeting time before; looked set for further progress this season and ran creditably in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle (2m, AW) on first attempt but he led over 2f out to over 1f out, so perhaps needed the race or did not stay; it was a promising show in the circumstances; unraced on softer than good.

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3rd

8

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

13:30 Naas

Omniscient

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led, not fluent 4 out

7/2

4th

9

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Omniscient

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led, not fluent 3 out, pecked on landing and headed 2 out, mistake last, lost two places run-in

9/2

8th

6

(5)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Omniscient

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Progressive last backend and has had a string of excuses for defeats this time round, including having pulled hard when cracking late in the Northumberland Plate on his comeback off 4lb higher; should do better back on Tapeta.

7/1

Form: 4331-0 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Acts on good to soft, unraced on worse; more potent upped to 1m6f with cheekpieces enlisted for his last two starts last season, ending with a clearcut win at York; his underwhelming Northumberland Plate bid (just 8-1) five weeks ago was his first run this season and he raced a bit freely, so perhaps can be forgiven, but he needs overall improvement.

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1st

9

(11)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:00 Haydock

Post Impressionist

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Underwhelming on first three runs this year but not beaten far in ninth in the Ebor (1m6f, good to firm) a fortnight ago and he may be able to build on that, having come good around this time of year last season.

13/2

9th

23

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Post Impressionist

8st 12lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: William Haggas

More potent upped to 1m6f (with Adam Farragher) when cheekpieces were initially enlisted for his last two starts last season, notably for a clearcut win over C&D (good to soft); 8lb higher today and has not fired in the same way in his three starts this term; headgear now removed.

25/1

7th

6

(8)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:10 Ascot

Post Impressionist

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

More potent upped to 1m6f when cheekpieces were initially enlisted (they've been kept since) for his last two starts last season; underwhelming in the Northumberland Plate (raced a bit freely) on reappearance and tailed off on heavy going at Goodwood one week ago, but he should stay 2m.

8/1

20/1

Form: 641235 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won at Hamilton (1m5f) in June and career-best form when pipped over 1m4f next time, both on good to firm; a little below that level on his two starts since, the latest being one of two below-form efforts on soft; it's eyecatching, however, that he won his only attempt over this far (last September) and stamina seemed to win it for him that day.

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3

(8)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

La Pulga

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Charlie Johnston

Scored at Hamilton (1m5f) in June and back on song of late, just over 2l seventh of 12 at Newcastle (1m4f) 24 days ago; possibilities.

10/1

7th

2

(10)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

15:37 Newcastle (AW)

La Pulga

10st 0lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Charlie Johnston

Scored at Hamilton (1m5f) in June and got back on track when runner-up over C&D last month; he's one for the shortlist nudged up 1lb.

15/2

2nd

5

(7)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

La Pulga

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

raced wide early, prominent, led after 1f, faced challenge from 2f out, kept on, headed final strides

14/1

OUR TIP

25/1

Form: 4/6-69

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

No win since a 1m4f novice on soft ground in October 2020; sole visit to this track (2021) was one of his best efforts; bled when tailed off this January but there was some renewed hope to be gained from his defeat by just over 4l at Royal Ascot (1m4f) six weeks ago, coming from out the back despite hanging right; stamina not proven.

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5th

2

(3)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Tyson Fury

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

soon held up in rear

6/1

12th

2

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Tyson Fury

9st 8lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Two wins over 1m4f when trained in Britain; consistent at Dundalk for new stable this winter and proved suited by the step up to 2m most recently (comfortable winner); now 5lb higher in a deeper field but is unexposed at this trip.

11/1

1st

1

(1)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Tyson Fury

10st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Dual winner when trained in UK and has held his form in three starts for this yard; is unproven over this trip but if he can last it out then should be involved.

9/2

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Non-runners

HMS President, Typewriter, Tides Of War

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Payout
Exacta £163.00
Straight Forecast £167.80
Tricast £1253.40
Trifecta £1476.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Mr Curiosity

SPOTLIGHT:

Sweet William

TOPSPEED:

HMS President

D Express:

Omniscient

LAMBOURN:

Splendent

Daily Record:

Adjuvant

RP RATINGS:

Torcello

Telegraph:

Sweet William

The Guardian:

Sweet William

Daily Mirror:

Mr Curiosity

The Sun:

Mr Curiosity

The Star:

Mr Curiosity

POSTDATA:

HMS President