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16:10 Ayr

Good To Soft

Fergie Happel Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £5400
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Fergie Happel Memorial Handicap

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 452543 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Quite useful in his prime but hasn't won since summer 2021 and was just a respectable third here (1m5f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; should be fine over today's trip and might be aided by the refitted cheekpieces, but is 1lb out of the weights and younger rivals have much more appealing profiles.

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

3rd

13

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Glasses Up

8st 11lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Seven course wins, most recently when gamely making all over this trip last August; out of form on AW when last seen in autumn, though, and does not have a good record when fresh.

16/1

8th

2

(8)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

15:08 Newcastle (AW)

Glasses Up

9st 13lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Well below par in 1m2f contest here last Friday, taking AW record to 0-3; all wins remain at Scottish tracks; drops back in class but doesn't look the percentage call.

20/1

7th

9

(3)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

13:55 Newcastle (AW)

Glasses Up

9st 1lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

in touch with leaders, went third over 5f out, against near rail when challenging 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

25/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 23-426

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Ex-French maiden who made low-key British debut when midfield in Pontrefract maiden (1m2f, good) last month; remains unexposed, though, and improvement is possible on this handicap debut.

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

4th

8

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:32 Wincanton

Jumeirah King

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Maiden on Flat; achieved nothing at Warwick (soft) three months ago on stable/hurdles debut but the betting suggested better was expected; may leave that effort behind.

10/1

0

8

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Warwick

Jumeirah King

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Honeyball

0-7 on the Flat but ran to a useful level (RPR of 80 when second at Ayr in August); sold for 34,000gns in October; tongue tied for stable debut; onne of two hurdle debutants for the stable.

14/1

Form: 2123-3

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Won 7f Chepstow maiden (good) last summer and placed in 1m AW handicaps on all three subsequent outings, the latest on last month's seasonal debut; moves up in trip here and probably still has potential; shortlisted.

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

4th

7

(10)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Ascot

Flyawaydream

10st 7lb

J: Miss Poppy Scott

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Unexposed 4yo who has been mainly consistent so far, winning once from eight starts and finishing placed on the other seven occasions; bit below form when third of five at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft) last month so the return to this trip looks a positive; unraced on ground faster than good.

4/1

3rd

2

(4)

7th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Ayr

Flyawaydream

9st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Won 7f Chepstow maiden (good) last summer and placed in 1m AW handicaps on all three subsequent outings, the latest on last month's seasonal debut; moves up in trip here and probably still has potential; shortlisted.

5/2

Form: 361806

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Quickened clear to win in first-time blinkers at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) in June, but his next two runs were disappointing and he managed only a midfield finish in first-time cheekpieces (retained) last week; tries a new trip today; others have much less to prove.

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

2nd

8

(6)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Ludos Landing

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

reluctant to load, prominent early

11/2

4th

9

(5)

25th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

21:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Ludos Landing

9st 0lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charlie Johnston

Both wins on turf at Carlisle (6f/7.7f), the latest from 4lb higher; 0-7 on AW, though has run with credit to finish third at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) the last twice; more needed to win this, though.

5/1

3rd

6

(2)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ludos Landing

9st 4lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

6/1

10/1

Form: 242008

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Scored on handicap debut at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) in January and returned from break with three good turf runs in the spring (1m2f-1m4f), but finished last on his last three appearances and his tendency to be headstrong has become a serious concern.

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

9th

6

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Warwick

Demilion

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Alexandra Dunn

AW winner for Charlie Johnston one year ago; recorded his best Flat effort when second of eight at Chester last May (RPR 87; 1m4f, soft) but ran poorly five times after; sold for £9,000 in October and gelded; one of two newcomers for the stable.

25/1

10th

5

(11)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Lingfield (AW)

Demilion

9st 10lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

Scored on handicap debut at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) in January and returned from break with three good turf runs in the spring (1m2f-1m4f) but finished last on his last four appearances and his tendency to be headstrong has become a serious concern.

16/1

5th

4

(3)

7th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Ayr

Demilion

9st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Scored on handicap debut at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) in January and returned from break with three good turf runs in the spring (1m2f-1m4f), but finished last on his last three appearances and his tendency to be headstrong has become a serious concern.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £161.00
Straight Forecast £236.20
Trifecta £276.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Flyawaydream

SPOTLIGHT:

Theme Park

TOPSPEED:

Theme Park

Telegraph:

Theme Park

POSTDATA:

Flyawaydream

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The Guardian:

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Daily Mail:

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D Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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