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Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Dash (Handicap)

  • Prize money: £39344
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
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Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Dash (Handicap)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 26-391 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Smart as 2yo on turf, particularly when runner-up in good 6f Listed race; this season did not get off to a good start but he looked more his old self when dropped to 5f in first-time hood (retained) at Doncaster in July (good to firm), moving smoothly past his rivals to win neatly; up 7lb in a better race but there is more to come from him.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(2)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 1

16:10 Doncaster

Rogue Lightning

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Tom Clover

Useful as 2yo; slow start to this campaign but he was gelded in May and hasn't looked back since a hood was added, winning 5f handicaps here and at Ascot (on good or quicker); still on the up but slower ground does ask a different question of him.

15/8

1st

7

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:35 Ascot

Rogue Lightning

9st 6lb

J: Kazuo Yokoyama

T: Tom Clover

Smart as 2yo on turf, particularly when runner-up in good 6f Listed race; this season did not get off to a good start but he looked more his old self when dropped to 5f in first-time hood (retained) at Doncaster in July (good to firm), moving smoothly past his rivals to win neatly; up 7lb in a better race but there is more to come from him.

7/2

1st

4

(7)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

16:05 Doncaster

Rogue Lightning

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Tom Clover

Raced only five times; has Listed form over 6f and 5.5f; went too freely in useful 6f handicap at Newmarket most recently; gelded since; may settle better dropped to bare 5f in first-time hood and looks interesting with improvement possible.

8/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 082801 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Big Ripon win for previous yard last August; blows hot and cold but his barnstorming win for new yard over C&D 14 days ago (good; has won on most surfaces) was a big step up from most of his form this year; up 8lb to career-high mark but has hit form at the right time.

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

4th

3

(3)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Newcastle (AW)

Intrinsic Bond

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Wigham

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, disputing second over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

9/2

5th

3

(4)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Intrinsic Bond

9st 4lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Wigham

midfield, no impression inside final furlong

6/1

5th

1

(11)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Intrinsic Bond

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Michael Wigham

His results have been up and down since joining this yard in July and he was below par at Ascot last time, but he was a close third in the Portland here (5.5f, soft) last month and that form has worked out really well; now 1lb lower and this prominent-racer is capable of having a big say.

6/1

18/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 130108 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Won on good to soft, good to firm and good; C&D winner in October who has improved in 2023 and looked good when winning at Goodwood in May and Sandown in July; had some excuses dotted in and around (probably saw more daylight than ideal at Goodwood last week) and remains of interest.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(13)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

15:05 Doncaster

Dream Composer

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: James Evans

Seventh in this race 12 months ago when he had the benefit of a recent run; chance on best 2023 form but he's back from six months off and may prove vulnerable.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 9-0105 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Has won on extremes of going and it was soft when first past the post in the Portland (about 5f) at Doncaster last September; still ahead of his mark when winning at York in May (5f, good to firm) but soon pushed along when only fifth of eight in a 5f Listed race there in July; drawn on the flank but solid chance if able to reproduce best handicap form.

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5

(4)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Chipstead

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Teal

Enjoying a revival on AW this winter, winning at Kempton in December and having a few of today's rivals behind him when seeing off 11 rivals at Lingfield four weeks ago; should run his race but this looks more demanding.

14/1

1st

8

(1)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Chipstead

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Teal

Narrowly got the better of Baldomero in a 6f handicap at Kempton in December; creditable efforts twice since but he finished behind Batal Dubai at Kempton last time and no obvious reason why he'd reverse those placings.

10/1

3rd

2

(4)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Chipstead

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Teal

May not have had the race run to suit when fifth of ten at Lingfield (5f, Polytrack) last month, but his C&D win the time before was in a steadily run contest; his other six wins have come over shorter, so doubts remain as to whether he is as effective over this far.

7/2

25/1

Form: 2812-8 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Suited by good or quicker ground; superb sprinter over the years and his close second to an unexposed one in this race last year showed what could still be done; however, he was beaten a very long way on his belated return in July (AW) which makes it hard to recommend him today.

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

5th

2

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:35 Ascot

Judicial

9st 10lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Julie Camacho

taken down early

25/1

8th

2

(1)

1st Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

12:55 Newcastle (AW)

Judicial

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Julie Camacho

Veteran who was gaining his 18th career win when landing a 5f conditions event at Beverley last September; good second in a Listed event at Lingfield when last seen in November; has gone well after a break in the past.

12/1

Form: 499502 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Had excuses on different counts this year and was best of the rest when chasing home a course specialist at Goodwood 11 days ago (5f, good to soft; suited by good and quicker); dropped 2lb but debatable how well treated he is and both handicap wins have come on AW.

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7th

7

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Existent

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Stuart Williams

Finished second of 12 at Goodwood in August (5f, good to soft) and four defeats later he's dropped 10lb; no doubting he has the ability to go well at this level but slow starts can be a problem and others look more reliable.

16/1

12th

6

(12)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Existent

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

On a fair mark based on his second of 12 off 7lb higher at Goodwood (5f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month, but hasn't built on it and finished behind a couple of these in the Portland at Doncaster (5.6f, soft) seven days ago; record of 1-25 on turf another reason to be cautious; no headgear today.

25/1

14th

12

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Existent

9st 1lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Has bobbed in and out of form all season and, although the handicapper is letting out the reins, he still doesn't look that well treated; sole turf win was back in 2020 and leaving off the hood is of unknown benefit.

22/1

5/1

Form: 179-00 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Magnificent record here and won this race in 2018 and 2021; however, he hasn't beaten a rival in his two runs this year, in a Group 3 and the Wokingham here (twice in the frame in earlier runnings) and is an unknown quantity at present.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Beverley

Tis Marvellous

9st 4lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Clive Cox

in touch with leaders

6/1

7th

3

(12)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:35 Ascot

Tis Marvellous

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Clive Cox

Magnificent record here and won this race in 2018 and 2021; however, he hasn't beaten a rival in his two runs this year, in a Group 3 and the Wokingham here (twice in the frame in earlier runnings) and is an unknown quantity at present.

5/1

27th

5

(3)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Tis Marvellous

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Clive Cox

Had many happy days here, winning four at 5f (on a variety of ground) and beaten about 1l in this race in 2018 and 2019; well held on reappearance in a Group 3 but has more going for him back on this track; regular rider Adam Kirby switches to Summerghand but Kevin Stott is 1-1 on him.

28/1

Form: -84382 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Consecutive 5f wins on AW towards the end of 2022; usually leads but got to the front later than usual at the Curragh last month (5f, good) and denied only on the line in a blanket finish; more needed this time.

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11th

1

(7)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 3

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Michaelas Boy

9st 12lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Front-runner who ran fairly well when mid-division in a competitive Class 2 handicap at York (5.4f) three weeks ago; has won on the Newcastle Tapeta and could make a bold bid now back down in trip and in grade.

9/1

10th

5

(14)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 89y

Class 2

13:50 York

Michaelas Boy

9st 3lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Usually leads; hasn't won on turf since 2yo debut but it was a close-run thing in a valuable handicap at the Curragh in July (5f, good) and no blame attached to recent Ascot defeat when unable to sustain his front-running effort; this looks another tough call, though.

20/1

8th

10

(7)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:35 Ascot

Michaelas Boy

9st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Michael Appleby

Consecutive 5f wins on AW towards the end of 2022; usually leads but got to the front later than usual at the Curragh last month (5f, good) and denied only on the line in a blanket finish; more needed this time.

9/1

Form: 110-60 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Front-runs; suited by good or quicker ground; five wins at 5f in 2022, the latest in a Listed event, but he hasn't done himself justice in either start this season and had wind surgery since last seen.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(15)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Tees Spirit

9st 5lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Back to form when second at Haydock four weeks ago (5f, good); not in the same form at Doncaster three weeks ago (behind a few of these) but the return to faster ground will be in his favour.

12/1

17th

14

(22)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Tees Spirit

8st 13lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Front-runner with five wins (good and good to firm) in 2022; had lain fallow since the latest of them last August but he fared much better under Mia Nicholls at Haydock (good) last weekend; now needs to repeat it on first run beyond a bare 5f for over two years; missed two races on soft and good to soft in 2023.

12/1

6/1

Form: 484-13 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Has often run well over C&D without winning and did so again, albeit never seriously threatening, when third to Intrinsic Bond 14 days ago (good); weights turnaround offers hope and he has less to prove than some.

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11th

2

(3)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Bond Chairman

9st 9lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Bryan Smart

Has course form and he's in the picture on 5f win at Doncaster in June (good to firm) but has needed some excuses since and good to soft ground was no good to him over C&D 20 days ago; work to do on balance.

16/1

19th

3

(20)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Bond Chairman

9st 10lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Bryan Smart

Made a successful return from nine months off at Doncaster (5f, good to firm) in June and ran well when third behind Intrinsic Bond at Ascot (5f, good) next time; not disgraced in a Beverley Listed contest (5f, good) three weeks ago, but drying ground preferable with his best form coming on good/good to firm.

16/1

5th

2

(4)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Beverley

Bond Chairman

9st 4lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Bryan Smart

led, faced challenge 2f out, headed over 1f out

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £343.00
Straight Forecast £448.90
Tricast £1731.00
Trifecta £2206.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Existent

SPOTLIGHT:

Rogue Lightning

NEWMARKET:

Intrinsic Bond

Telegraph:

Tis Marvellous

POSTDATA:

Bond Chairman

LAMBOURN:

Chipstead

The Guardian:

Tees Spirit

D Express:

Rogue Lightning

TOPSPEED:

Existent

The Sun:

Existent

The Star:

Existent

Daily Mirror:

Intrinsic Bond

Daily Mail:

Tis Marvellous