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William Hill Pick Your Places Racing League Race 11 Handicap (Racing League)

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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William Hill Pick Your Places Racing League Race 11 Handicap (Racing League)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 514331 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Took form to new level with clearcut success at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) last month, her third win this year; latest 7lb rise asks quite a lot of her but she'll be fine back on turf and may yet have more improvement to come.

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

7th

5

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Newmarket

Totnes

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

Won at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) in July and followed up at Chepstow (1m2f, good to soft) before a good second at Newbury (1m2f, heavy); this 3yo has won four of her ten starts and could still have more to offer, provided today's expected return to better ground isn't an issue.

5/1

2nd

7

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newbury

Totnes

8st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders, bit short of room under 2f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

4/1

1st

2

(2)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chepstow

Totnes

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Andrew Balding

Took form to new level with clearcut success at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) last month, her third win this year; latest 7lb rise asks quite a lot of her but she'll be fine back on turf and may yet have more improvement to come.

4/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 232-21 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Placed on her first five starts, and probably didn't need to improve to make all in run-of-the-mill Nottingham novice (1m2f, soft) three weeks ago; has more on her plate on this handicap debut but won't mind if the ground dries out.

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

4th

7

(2)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Miss Dolly Rocker

9st 6lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Roger Teal

Consistent filly who got off the mark on AW when winning a C&D handicap in decisive fashion in November; held off this mark over 1m2f at Bath on her reappearance; drop back in trip in what looks likely to be a well-run race looks a good move.

13/2

4th

7

(8)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 37y

Class 3

13:58 Bath

Miss Dolly Rocker

8st 6lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Roger Teal

Never out of the first three in ten appearances and posted career-best RPR in toughing it out over 1m on the Kempton AW in November; has finished runner-up in both her runs over C&D, including heavy; up in grade but has less to prove than many.

11/4

4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 762211 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

In-form gelding who bids to complete a hat-trick after coming from a long way off the pace for two narrow 1m2f wins (both on good) last month; up another 4lb since last time but will be dangerous if this race if run to suit.

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2nd

4

(7)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

16:05 Nottingham

I Still Have Faith

9st 5lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: B F Brookhouse

Four wins (1m-1m2f) on the Flat last year and he won on his hurdling debut at Wetherby (2m, good) in October; disappointing at Cheltenham in November but that was a tough race and he's had a break since; still looks feasibly treated in this sphere and he needs a close look on return.

9/2

6th

7

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

12:35 Cheltenham

I Still Have Faith

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: B F Brookhouse

Highly productive run of form on the Flat this year from 1m to 1m2f (pretty useful form) and he continued the good work on hurdling debut at Wetherby (2m, good) where his jumping improved as the race progressed; holes in the form can be picked (runner-up was behind Eagle Prince the time before) but he wasn't remotely troubled; some doubts about him on soft ground.

11/1

Form: 1-3632 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Placed twice over 1m last month, more recently when close second in Racing League event at Yarmouth (good to soft; swapped cheekpieces for first-time visor) a fortnight ago; competes off same mark here and the longer trip is in his favour; major player.

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13th

13

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 172y

17:20 Ballinrobe

Shahbaz

11st 5lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Gavin Cromwell

Flat winner in Britain is now 0-4 hurdling and tame recent Tramore effort was concerning; yard in flying form but hard to give this 4yo an obvious chance on handicap debut on evidence so far.

12/1

11th

5

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 130y

14:05 Tramore

Shahbaz

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear

7/1

12/1

Form: 221664

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Delivered on earlier promise when narrow winner of Thirsk novice (1m, soft) in April and was creditable sixth in valuable handicap when upped to 1m2f at Newbury (good) in May; good claims if judged on that evidence but wasn't in same form on last two outings (cheekpieces added last time).

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

9th

9

(13)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Old Smoke

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Fahey

1m novice winner on soft in April and acquitted himself well when sixth of 14 in the traditionally strong London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f) on his handicap debut in May; hasn't advanced his form since but most efforts have been respectable and the drop back in trip is worth a go after he faded into fifth over 8.6f at Wolverhampton latest.

10/1

5th

2

(8)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Old Smoke

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Fair since handicapping, given he hasn't looked to see out 1m2f a few times, latterly in cheekpieces; this is a touch easier down another 2lb and he holds each-way claims.

10/1

4th

5

(1)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chepstow

Old Smoke

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Delivered on earlier promise when narrow winner of Thirsk novice (1m, soft) in April and was creditable sixth in valuable handicap when upped to 1m2f at Newbury (good) in May; good claims if judged on that evidence but wasn't in same form on last two outings (cheekpieces added last time).

12/1

Form: 246338

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Yet to add to last summer's 2yo maiden win and disappointed when upped to 1m4f last month but ran quite well on consecutive 1m2f starts beforehand and has slipped to a workable mark; hooded for first time; each-way claims if back on song.

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2nd

10

(1)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:55 Newcastle (AW)

Feel The Need

8st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Lost his way for David O'Meara last year but has run two promising races over C&D for his new yard this spring, hitting traffic each time; enters calculations.

6/1

Form: 4-962 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Unexposed colt who was made favourite for handicap debut at Newmarket (1m2f, good to soft) a fortnight ago and ran a big race in defeat; has to take a 3b rise on the chin but may still have potential.

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2nd

2

(1)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 6

14:10 Yarmouth

Gordon Grey

9st 11lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: B F Brookhouse

led, headed inside final furlong, soon no extra

3/1

Form: 1-5625

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Yet to run a bad race this season and, following a wind op, encountered quite a bit of traffic before keeping on for very respectable fifth of 18 at Glorious Goodwood (1m, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last week; also suited by today's longer trip; can make her presence felt again.

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0

9

(4)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:15 Newbury

Shes Hot

8st 9lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Had wind surgery prior to her creditable fifth of 18 at Glorious Goodwood (1m, good to soft; her only race in cheekpieces) during which she encountered traffic problems; comparable form over 1m2f earlier this season but needs improvement and refused to race at Chepstow nine days ago; others preferred.

20/1

0

3

(8)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chepstow

Shes Hot

9st 3lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Yet to run a bad race this season and, following a wind op, encountered quite a bit of traffic before keeping on for very respectable fifth of 18 at Glorious Goodwood (1m, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last week; also suited by today's longer trip; can make her presence felt again.

7/1

5th

16

(7)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:05 Goodwood

Shes Hot

8st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

midfield

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £226.00
Straight Forecast £291.60
Tricast £1085.30
Trifecta £1146.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gordon Grey

NEWMARKET:

Shahbaz

D Express:

Miss Dolly Rocker

POSTDATA:

Old Smoke

The Star:

I Still Have Faith

RP RATINGS:

Gordon Grey

TOPSPEED:

Gordon Grey

The Times:

Gordon Grey

Daily Mirror:

Gordon Grey

Daily Record:

Miss Dolly Rocker

Telegraph:

Shahbaz

Daily Mail:

Shahbaz

The Sun:

Shahbaz