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William Hill Keep Your Raceday Positive Racing League Race 8 Handicap (Racing League)

  • Prize money: £12885
  • 1m 0f 14y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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William Hill Keep Your Raceday Positive Racing League Race 8 Handicap (Racing League)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 935155 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Made all off 5lb lower at Newmarket (1m, good) in June but had to settle for fifth off today's mark on consecutive outings last month and needs the addition of blinkers to squeeze out more from him.

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

4th

5

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cabinet Of Clowns

9st 10lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Dual turf winner this year who was having only his second go on the AW when beaten a head in a Racing League contest at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) last month; filled the same position at Windsor (1m, good) a fortnight ago and high on the list from the same mark back on Tapeta.

6/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 151617 C

Last run: 103 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Three-time AW winner this year (9.4f-1m2f) but managed only a midfield finish after racing too freely on turf return in April; returns from 103-day break here; others have more pressing claims.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

11th

1

(11)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Arcadian Nights

9st 11lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Mark Loughnane

awkward start, never better than midfield

12/1

5th

12

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Arcadian Nights

9st 1lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Mark Loughnane

Course winner but perhaps best at Wolverhampton where he's struck five times, the latest at the expense of Wadacre Gomez last month; this career-high mark just found him out when fourth in Bystander's race here the last time.

14/1

4th

3

(2)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Arcadian Nights

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Close second to Inspiritus on similar terms at Wolverhampton in January; went one better at same venue since, taking AW record to 7-21; 1-1 at Lingfield; holds solid claims, despite career-high mark.

9/2

9/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 75-142 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Not as good as he was but won off reduced mark on seasonal debut at Thirsk (1m, good) in May and made the frame on both subsequent appearances (both 1m, good to soft); usually ridden patiently; no surprise if he appears late on the scene.

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5th

2

(11)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Hartswood

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Stays further and offered more last time (8.6f, Wolverhampton) from a wide stall in a race not run to suit; is back on his last successful mark (turf) and has won over C&D, so has a fair bit in his favour.

4/1

6th

6

(12)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hartswood

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

towards rear

20/1

4/1

Form: -34263 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Very creditable second of 22 in Spring Mile at Doncaster (1m, heavy) in April and ran to similar level when third at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) last month; drops in grade today and is evidently versatile regarding ground; likely contender.

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4th

5

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:15 Ripon

Titian

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

No win since 2022 but he did record a few good placed efforts last year; weakened to finish well behind a couple of today's rivals in the Doncaster Spring Mile on his reappearance but he could strip fitter now.

5/1

Form: 795650 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Regressive 8yo who hasn't won for nearly two years; very well handicapped on form as recent as March but was last of 12 off this mark at Newmarket on Friday and needs today's headgear switch to perk him up.

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7th

1

(8)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Power Of Darkness

9st 9lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

prominent

6/1

6th

9

(3)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Power Of Darkness

9st 3lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

2nd

3

(9)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Power Of Darkness

9st 10lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

All six wins on turf but running well on AW lately and probably did well to last for as long as he did when third of 12 at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) ten days ago; races off the same mark and should go well again.

6/1

Form: 521553 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Scored at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) in June and has remained in good form since; involved in same bunch-finish as Sun King when close third in Racing League event at Yarmouth (1m, good to soft) a fortnight ago; each-way claims at least here.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(11)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

United Front

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Appleby

Infrequent winner in recent times but he's well handicapped and returned to form with a close third in a higher grade at Kempton (1m); could do with a strong pace to target but he's one for the shortlist.

7/1

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9/2

Form: -54554 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Pretty consistent 4yo who was beaten under 1l when fourth (just behind United Front) in Racing League contest at Yarmouth (1m, good to soft) a fortnight ago; 1lb lower here and ought to be on the premises again.

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4th

3

(4)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:40 Epsom

Sun King

11st 7lb

J: Mr Jack Callan

T: George Boughey

midfield

16/1

7th

2

(10)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 0f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Chepstow

Sun King

9st 11lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: George Boughey

Pretty consistent 4yo who was beaten under 1l when fourth (just behind United Front) in Racing League contest at Yarmouth (1m, good to soft) a fortnight ago; 1lb lower here and ought to be on the premises again.

9/2

4th

2

(6)

27th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 4

18:30 Yarmouth

Sun King

9st 12lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: George Boughey

1m turf winner for Aidan O'Brien last spring; four runs for new yard without progressing, fifth of ten at Chelmsford (1m2f) in a first-time headgear combination (retained) on latest seven weeks ago; drops back to 1m now; mark has edged down.

8/1

Form: -64354 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Scored off this mark at Windsor (1m, good to soft) last summer and has posted three very respectable runs since dropped back to 1m and fitted with blinkers in June; probably won't be far away but others appeal more; cheekpieces back on today.

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4th

3

(1)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Bath

Snapcracklepop

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

midfield, in touch with leaders after 3f

8/1

7/1

Form: 374-13 D BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Career-best performance when winning by 5l (eased down) on seasonal debut at Carlisle (1m, good to soft) in June but beaten under 5lb penalty over same C&D a few days later and full 9lb rise has now taken effect; needs to prove he can cope with a mark this high.

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11th

7

(7)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:00 Pontefract

Albegrey

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tim Easterby

Paid dearly for his 5l success at Carlisle (7.7f, good to soft) in June; edging back down the weights now and not beaten far when sixth of 12 in a first-time tongue-tie at Ayr (1m, good to soft) last time, but still more needed; stable also runs Golden Melody.

16/1

6th

4

(2)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Ayr

Albegrey

9st 10lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear

16/1

11th

12

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Thirsk

Albegrey

9st 2lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

midfield, against rail

20/1

Form: 526312 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly over 7f but followed last month's course win over that trip with a close second over C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago; could have more to offer over 1m but may find this race too competitive.

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5th

7

(6)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Bath

Macs Dilemma

8st 12lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: John O’Shea

Multiple winner over shorter, the last success coming off this mark at Chepstow last July (7f, good to soft); stays 1m but he's fully exposed and could prove vulnerable back from a break.

14/1

13/2

Form: 0-7404 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

A slow-burner for new yard this season but, with cheekpieces refitted, raised his game when fourth in Racing League race at Yarmouth (7f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; sure to be suited by today's return to 1m; shortlisted.

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4th

9

(13)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 4

16:25 Yarmouth

Yantarni

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Fair 3yo for Charlie Appleby who regressed last year, coming 15lb down the weights; ran only fairly well on his AW comeback (7f; first-time tongue tie, now removed) and is some way down the pecking order.

10/1

5th

9

(4)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Yantarni

8st 12lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Big chance on his form for Charlie Appleby but found the handicapper in charge for most of last season; returns to action off a reduced mark and with a tongue tie added; one to note for market confidence.

16/1

Form: 0-6873 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won off today's mark last summer and wasn't far off her best form when keeping-on third over C&D (good to soft; just behind Macs Dilemma) a fortnight ago; can give another good account but others in this line-up look stronger.

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6th

2

(2)

24th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Celtic Empress

9st 10lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Heather Main

Still 1lb lower than when last successful and ran with credit when fourth of ten at Goodwood (1m, soft) nine days ago; well beaten in one previous go on the AW (at Kempton) so she does have a bit to prove.

12/1

4th

8

(4)

15th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Goodwood

Celtic Empress

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Heather Main

Best effort this term when third at Chepstow (1m, good to soft) on penultimate start; exposed mare but is handicapped to go well, having won off 1lb higher here in August 2022; creditable fourth in this race last year.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £1764.00
Straight Forecast £2677.90
Tricast £19489.00
Trifecta £28194.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Macs Dilemma

SPOTLIGHT:

Titian

The Guardian:

Hartswood

NEWMARKET:

Sun King

Telegraph:

Albegrey

RP RATINGS:

Yantarni

POSTDATA:

Celtic Empress

TOPSPEED:

United Front

The Sun:

Sun King

Daily Mail:

Albegrey

The Times:

Macs Dilemma

D Express:

Macs Dilemma

THE NORTH:

Titian

Daily Mirror:

Titian

The Star:

Hartswood

Daily Record:

Hartswood