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Celebrating David Dark’s 80th Birthday Handicap

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 0m 5f 60y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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Celebrating David Dark’s 80th Birthday Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 462217 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Made his breakthrough at the 26th attempt when landing a Lingfield handicap (5f, Polytrack) in June; well held on Tapeta (6f) last time but he was forced wide and could bounce back on this drop back in trip; has been placed numerous times on turf including a close second on fast ground in May.

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

1st

6

(5)

11th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

14:30 Brighton

Mr Fayez

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Dylan Cunha

visibility reduced by sea-fret, no stalls used, prominent

4/1

7th

5

(7)

19th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mr Fayez

9st 9lb

J: G Cheyne

T: Dylan Cunha

Runner-up twice on turf before narrowly making it 26th-time lucky in a handicap at Lingfield (5f, Polytrack) last time; return to 6f is not a problem and he is one for the shortlist.

4/1

1st

8

(5)

22nd Jun 2023

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 6

19:00 Lingfield (AW)

Mr Fayez

9st 0lb

J: G Cheyne

T: Dylan Cunha

towards rear

11/2

5/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -57113 CD BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Came good with cheekpieces added when winning classified events over C&D (good to firm) and at Ffos Las (5f, good) in June; held in third in her hat-trick bid here last time but she was a bit isolated on the far side and may have made her move too soon; still looks feasibly treated on her penultimate form and she's respected back in a handicap.

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

4th

5

(2)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Notre Maison

9st 6lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Stuart Kittow

Dual 5f turf winner last summer, latterly off 2lb lower, who held her form well subsequently; there's nothing to suggest she's best caught fresh, though, and 6f on Tapeta doesn't look optimal.

12/1

7th

3

(9)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

13:35 Brighton

Notre Maison

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Stuart Kittow

took keen hold, led, switched to near side over 3f out, headed 1f out, soon weakened

7/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 832268 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Two runner-up efforts off higher marks in sprint handicaps (good to firm) this season but he's been well held in last two starts and is now 0-26 since his last win in July 2021; one of five runners for the yard.

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

1st

4

(3)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 6

15:25 Bath

Under Curfew

9st 8lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

reared start

8/1

5th

5

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

17:25 Nottingham

Under Curfew

9st 6lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

Won four in a row in the summer of 2021 (including back from a break) but he's drawn a blank since; ended 2023 with a string of good runs but his best turf form has come on a faster surface.

14/1

Form: 514445 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Made all at Lingfield (5f, AW) in April but that was a narrow success and he's finished down the field in all four runs since; ran into some trouble at Wolverhampton last month (first run after wind surgery) but he's now 1-20 and others are more convincing; regular cheekpieces removed.

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

6th

10

(10)

16th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Battle Point

8st 11lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Michael Attwater

Made all to win a 5f handicap at Lingfield in April off a 3lb higher mark; hasn't built on it since, although he may have needed last month's C&D outing after ten weeks off.

16/1

6th

9

(7)

19th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Battle Point

9st 0lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Attwater

Made all to win a 5f handicap on the AW at Lingfield in April off a 3lb higher mark; hasn't built on it since and he has other pace influences to contend with on his return from a ten-week break.

14/1

4th

7

(7)

11th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

14:30 Brighton

Battle Point

9st 1lb

J: William Carson

T: Michael Attwater

visibility reduced by sea-fret, no stalls used

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 812400 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the 17th attempt when making all over C&D (firm) in May but he's struggled at Bath in his last two starts; the blindfold was removed late last time but he's still 2lb higher than for his win and others are preferred.

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

2nd

7

(9)

9th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Alfred Cove

10st 12lb

J: Miss Sarah Bowen

T: Tony Carroll

led, headed and no extra inside final furlong

6/1

2nd

6

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alfred Cove

9st 7lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Tony Carroll

raced in second

12/1

2nd

1

(3)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Alfred Cove

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Carroll

Of interest on last year's best, including 6f on Tapeta; not fired in two runs this year but now drops into 0-50 company and a revival may be forthcoming.

7/1

10/1

Form: 745366 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Sole win from 30 starts was on AW last spring; perked up with a close third behind Notre Maison at Ffos Las (5f, good) in June but he's been well below that form in both runs since and others are more persuasive.

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

6th

10

(12)

11th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

14:30 Brighton

Mr Pc

9st 0lb

J: Millie Wonnacott

T: Tony Carroll

visibility reduced by sea-fret, no stalls used

10/1

6th

10

(11)

25th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mr Pc

9st 0lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Tony Carroll

Prominent racer; close up in third in a 5f classified event at Ffos Las last month but well beaten in a Leicester handicap four days later (cheekpieces first time, left off now); drawn widest and makes limited appeal.

20/1

6th

8

(4)

29th Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Leicester

Mr Pc

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Tony Carroll

prominent, weakened from over 1f out

6/1

Form: 712256 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Six-time AW winner but he's 1-36 on turf and that win was gained in 2018; in good form on Polytrack in the spring but he was well held back on grass here (6f classified) last month and others have stronger claims.

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

5th

6

(4)

2nd May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 6

15:05 Lingfield (AW)

Perfect Symphony

9st 0lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Mark Pattinson

Infrequent winner who's into the veteran stage and poor now; again finished well held behind two of today's rivals over C&D last time.

16/1

5th

5

(3)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 6

16:30 Lingfield (AW)

Perfect Symphony

9st 0lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Mark Pattinson

raced in last

7/1

3rd

2

(1)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Perfect Symphony

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Mark Pattinson

towards rear

14/1

33/1

Form: 055

Last run: 69 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Massive prices and she's finished ahead of only one rival in three maiden/novice events (7f/1m) this season; now switches to sprinting and she needs a transformation on her handicap debut.

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

8th

9

(9)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

15:32 Lingfield (AW)

Poppyequiano

9st 3lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Paddy Butler

Triple-figure prices and has mostly run accordingly, although she did show more when a close sixth of ten over C&D 11 days ago; will need more for the first-time hood and drawn out wide.

25/1

6th

12

27th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

16:15 Lingfield (AW)

Poppyequiano

8st 13lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Paddy Butler

Huge prices and poor form in six runs this year; no appeal.

66/1

7th

9

(3)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 6

14:10 Lingfield (AW)

Poppyequiano

8st 9lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Paddy Butler

She has recorded a peak RPR of just 29 in her five starts to date; not easily recommended.

50/1

Form: 076730

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent 17-race maiden maiden; placed in classified event here (6f, good to firm) last month but was beaten over 5l in that race and she failed to back that up at Bath last time; hood is removed and tongue-tie now goes on.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

1

(2)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alyas Gold Award

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold, prominent on inner

20/1

5th

3

(6)

13th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alyas Gold Award

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Exposed low-grade maiden who has issues in the stalls; again well beaten at Chelmsford on Thursday.

25/1

8th

1

(4)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Alyas Gold Award

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Longstanding maiden; has issues at the start and was reluctant to race here in September; opposable, even at this level.

50/1

16/1

Form: 7-2660 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Old-timer who has ten wins on his CV but his last success was 14 months ago; went close off a reduced mark at Wolverhampton (5f, AW) in January but he's not matched that in three runs since and was last of ten at Bath last month; down the list.

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

12th

7

(5)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Boom The Groom

9st 5lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Tony Carroll

Front-running teenager who won three times last year (once over C&D); not firing on all cylinders in recent months, though, and recent 2lb drop is not enough to tempt.

16/1

4th

1

(5)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Boom The Groom

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tony Carroll

led but pestered, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong

10/1

5th

1

(2)

11th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 5

13:27 Lingfield (AW)

Boom The Groom

11st 2lb

J: Miss Sarah Bowen

T: Tony Carroll

13yo who made all three times over 5f in final five months of 2023, including for a fourth win on the Polytrack here; not quite at his best over C&D on New Year's Eve but no surprise if he bounces back with a bold bid.

8/1

Form: 8-7449

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden who has been beaten 8l or more in her four handicaps (5f-7f) this season; mark continues to fall but blinkers need to make a difference on this drop back in trip.

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

8th

8

(5)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 16y

Class 6

14:15 Chepstow

Get Busy

8st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: John Gallagher

in touch with leaders, weakened quickly from 2f out

33/1

13

(8)

11th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

14:30 Brighton

Get Busy

8st 13lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Gallagher

Eight-race maiden who has been beaten 8l or more in her four handicaps (5f-7f) this season; mark continues to fall but blinkers need to make a difference on this drop back in trip.

33/1

9th

6

(12)

20th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:25 Leicester

Get Busy

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: John Gallagher

Seven-race maiden who has been beaten upwards of 8l in three sprint handicap starts this season, the latest nine days ago; the step up to 7f needs to spark improvement.

33/1

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £214.00
Straight Forecast £200.30
Tricast £735.20
Trifecta £852.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Notre Maison

The Times:

Thank The Lord

D Express:

Kodi Dancer

NEWMARKET:

Mr Fayez

POSTDATA:

Under Curfew

RP RATINGS:

Notre Maison

Daily Mail:

Notre Maison

The Star:

Notre Maison

Daily Record:

Notre Maison

Telegraph:

Thank The Lord

The Guardian:

Thank The Lord

Daily Mirror:

Thank The Lord

The Sun:

Thank The Lord