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16:45 Haydock

Soft

Sky Bet Sunday Series Sprint Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Sky Bet Sunday Series Sprint Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 113831 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 7f on AW in January; proved well suited by the drop to 6f when keeping on well to win a Racing League handicap at Yarmouth ten days ago (good to soft) and a 3lb rise looks manageable; of interest in the short term but taken out on account of soft ground once and the underfoot conditions could be an issue.

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6th

7

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Dark Trooper

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ed Walker

Acts on any ground; progressive 3yo who has completed a handicap four-timer since being dropped back to 6f and gained the last two wins at this venue; overall record is now 6-13; brings a very attractive profile to this first Group attempt and being 2-2 at Ascot is a bonus.

11/2

1st

1

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Dark Trooper

9st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Better than ever of late, completing hat-trick of wins in Shergar Cup Sprint over C&D (good) four weeks ago; an 8lb rise looks fully justified, and, although today's forecast quicker ground is a possible concern (not at best on previous run on good to firm), he has plenty in his favour otherwise.

4/1

1st

10

(10)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Dark Trooper

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Drop back to 6f saw him win well at Yarmouth (good to soft) last month and he made light of the heavy ground at Haydock on Sunday, drawing clear with another in-form sprinter; looks thrown in under a 3lb penalty and, although this is a stronger race, he can complete the hat-trick.

13/2

4/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 437411 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

He had dropped a long way down the handicap before his cosy win at Doncaster (5.5f, good) last month; made light of a 3lb rise back at Doncaster ten days ago (6f, soft; Impeller second) and still well treated on last season's best; solid claims.

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12/1

Form: -30648 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Some promising efforts this season but Hamilton on latest start wasn't one of them; stays 6f and handles soft ground but there's a suspicion that a combination of the two might stretch his stamina.

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5th

5

(4)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

Illusionist

9st 5lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders, headway over 1f out, switched left and keeping on when not clear run inside final furlong, no impression when short of room inside final 110yds

11/4

1st

7

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 4

16:05 Wetherby

Illusionist

9st 2lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders on inner, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out final 110yds, won going away

7/2

Form: 5-9954

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Odds-on favourite when winning a 5f maiden at Beverley one year ago (good to firm); has run some creditable races in handicaps this summer, including on testing ground at Doncaster yesterday when finding just the one too strong; chance if turned out quickly.

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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

Form: 822262 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Handles good to soft, as when finishing second of 16 at York nine days ago (6f), and he still has scope in his 2lb higher mark; promise on soft at Ripon in April; each-way shout.

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5th

10

(3)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:58 Doncaster

Asadjumeirah

9st 0lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Hard to win with and although he's operating off a reduced mark, he remains vulnerable for win purposes; was staying on over 6f last week but still has something to prove over this far; down in class at least.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 078198 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Stayed on strongly to win a 6f handicap at Chester in June (good); not in quite the same form twice since but both his French form, and his good third at Doncaster in April, point to soft ground holding no terrors; one to consider.

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4th

2

(18)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:02 Newmarket

Faro De San Juan

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Dylan Cunha

raced near side, led group

28/1

8/1

Form: 682123 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Back at the top of his game in recent weeks, winning a Class 6 at Carlisle (6f, good to soft) and then giving Be Proud a race at Doncaster two weeks ago; fair third at Nottingham on Thursday (6f, heavy) and should give his running despite his new 3lb higher mark having kicked in.

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12

(8)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Impeller

9st 0lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Grace Harris

Four-time winner over 6f for Tim Easterby, including on the old Fibresand surface at Southwell; didn't show much on her stable debut over C&D last time (behind Ultramarine) and best to look elsewhere.

25/1

9th

7

(5)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Impeller

9st 2lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Grace Harris

Mostly consistent on turf this year for Tim Easterby, sold for 5,500gns after finishing third of nine at Redcar four weeks ago; rarely seen on AW but did win at Southwell (Fibresand) earlier in career.

12/1

3rd

1

(7)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

14:10 Redcar

Impeller

9st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tim Easterby

String of good efforts in July and August, winning at Carlisle (6f, good to soft) and placed on five other occasions; not at his best at Pontefract 11 days ago though and he'll be 2lb lower from the weekend.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £219.00
Straight Forecast £607.00
Tricast £4292.30
Trifecta £1334.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Be Proud

RP RATINGS:

Dark Trooper

TOPSPEED:

Minnesota Lad

D Express:

Justcallmepete

The Sun:

Illusionist

LAMBOURN:

Dark Trooper

Daily Mirror:

Dark Trooper

POSTDATA:

Be Proud

The Times:

Be Proud

Telegraph:

Be Proud

The Star:

Be Proud

Daily Record:

Be Proud