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14:25 Haydock

Good To Soft

Betfred ‘Play Fred’s £5 Million’ Handicap (London Mile Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £16200
  • 1m 0f 37y
  • Class 3
  • 14 runners
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Betfred ‘Play Fred’s £5 Million’ Handicap (London Mile Series Qualifier)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
14 (4)

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 2351 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

All four starts on good/good to firm; didn't need to improve when comfortably making all at 1-8 in Ripon maiden (1m) last time but he'd shown promise previously and is in top hands to progress; respected on handicap debut.

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10/1

  • Place: £5.20

Form: 9-8631 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Two wins last August and better than ever when landing six-runner Yarmouth handicap (1m, good to firm) on latest start; up just 2lb but needs another career best in this hotter race; unproven on slow ground.

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7th

2

(8)

13th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Diamondonthehill

10st 0lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Michael Dods

Four-time winner on turf; won a small-field event at Yarmouth in June and he's followed that with three creditable runs in stronger company; tailed off over 1m2f here on only AW run but he finished lame on that occasion; not discounted down in class.

4/1

4th

3

(4)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 3

15:45 Haydock

Diamondonthehill

9st 13lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

Enjoying a good campaign and he was second here (1m, good) last month prior to a fair fifth at Ripon (1m, good) last time; won over 1m in June but may benefit from this drop back in trip and he's one to consider.

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 31-576 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Easily won Newmarket novice (7f, good to soft) last October on his third start; needs to improve upon what he's shown in three handicaps this season but hasn't been running badly and they've all been on fast ground; perhaps this 3yo will have more to offer when back on a slower surface.

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8th

10

(4)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Bodorgan

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Charles Hills

in touch with leaders

14/1

8th

8

(9)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 3

17:55 Newmarket

Bodorgan

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

2yo win came here on good to soft; fast ground possibly not ideal for most of this season; encouraging third at Haydock (on going likely slower than official good) when last seen seven weeks ago; possibilities off same mark, granted a suitable surface.

13/2

6/1

Form: 506412 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Capitalised on reduced mark to make all at Newmarket (1m, good to soft) in June and went close there (1m, good) latest, both under Connor Planas; remains on a handy mark on best old form and could make another bold bid.

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8th

5

(8)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Hafeet Alain

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Walker

Has won on the Polytrack at Lingfield but this season's two victories have come on slow turf, more recently at York last month; still has some handicapping scope despite a 3lb rise.

9/2

1st

8

(1)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:50 York

Hafeet Alain

8st 13lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Ed Walker

Won at Newmarket (1m, good to soft) in June and has gone close on two of his four subsequent runs (1m, good/soft); won in 2019 on sole visit to York and could be in the shake-up.

13/2

25/1

Form: 63-978 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Patchy form this season but two of his last three starts have been on soft ground; two starts ago he was a close seventh of ten at Newcastle (1m, AW) when denied a clear passage in a slowly run race that developed into a sprint; now 4lb lower and could go well if the ground suits.

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4th

3

(11)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

The Turpinator

9st 8lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Grant Tuer

Best known as a 7f/1m performer but kept on well for creditable fourth in Class 2 C&D race last month; gave another good account when close third at Wolverhampton (7f) 16 days ago; respected.

8/1

3rd

4

(4)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

14:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Turpinator

9st 8lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Grant Tuer

raced in second, lost second and prominent after 1f, went second again and challenging from over 1f out, no extra final strides

8/1

4th

13

(2)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

The Turpinator

8st 5lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Grant Tuer

Two wins since September, more recently over 7f here 16 days ago; only third off this mark here on Thursday; stiff task at this level.

33/1

Form: 5-7411 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won on handicap debut at Newbury (1m, good) last month and defied 12lb rise at Newmarket (1m, good) two weeks ago, when again eased down considerably; unproven on slow ground; hit with a 14lb hike for last time but, such was his dominance, this fast-improving 3yo may well take it in his stride.

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6th

3

(13)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 3

14:25 Haydock

Isle Of Jura

9st 11lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

Won on handicap debut at Newbury (1m, good) last month and defied 12lb rise at Newmarket (1m, good) two weeks ago, when again eased down considerably; unproven on slow ground; hit with a 14lb hike for last time but, such was his dominance, this fast-improving 3yo may well take it in his stride.

4/1

1st

1

(7)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Newmarket (July)

Isle Of Jura

10st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

Well-bred gelding who put everything together and showed stacks of improvement to win easily in a big field on handicap debut at Newbury (1m, good; 11-2 favourite) last week; the handicapper has taken umbrage, putting him up 12lb for 2l, but he's a useful prospect and may well follow up.

5/6

Form: 032446 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D (good to soft) last September on sole course visit and he's 4lb lower than when twice finishing placed this May (1m, good); however, soundly beaten the last twice and a return to peak form is needed.

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8th

2

(8)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Helm Rock

9st 6lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Has recorded RPRs of 103, 105 and 104 in his last three AW starts, one of them a C&D win; should be sharper for last month's promising third at Chelmsford; one to take seriously.

7/1

3rd

2

(4)

14th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Helm Rock

9st 5lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

midfield

9/1

11th

10

(13)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Helm Rock

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Two good AW wins in August and September but turf mark has risen in tandem and he made no impact back on grass at Haydock (1m, heavy) 21 days ago; up against it.

25/1

8th
7 (12)
Poet Master

4/1

Form: 11 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Defied evident inexperience to win on debut at Musselburgh (7f, good) and easily followed up in novice here (7f, good); short-priced favourite each time; fine prospect who has the potential to be better than opening mark.

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1st

5

(6)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Poet Master

9st 3lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Promising start to career with two wins over 7f on good ground; flopped when favourite for 1m handicap at Haydock (also on good) since but may well have more to offer back down in distance; remains of interest.

13/2

8th

7

(12)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 3

14:25 Haydock

Poet Master

9st 6lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Defied evident inexperience to win on debut at Musselburgh (7f, good) and easily followed up in novice here (7f, good); short-priced favourite each time; fine prospect who has the potential to be better than opening mark.

4/1

12/1

Form: 64-1 D

Last run: 124 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Displayed promise on both 2yo runs (6f/7f, good) and returned from absence to win Redcar novice (1m, soft) in April; sold out of the Gosden stable for 40,000gns subsequently; this unexposed 3yo is open to further improvement now making his handicap/stable debut and he's one to be interested in.

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7th

3

(7)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:10 Epsom

Freedom Day

9st 5lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Spring scorer at Redcar (1m, soft) on final start for the Gosden yard; not totally solid judged on his form for new stable but penultimate effort looked encouraging; tough task in higher grade last time.

10/1

9th

13

(9)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Freedom Day

8st 2lb

J: George Rooke

T: Mark Walford

Low-mileage 3yo; promising form on slow ground, namely a success at Redcar (for the Gosden yard) and third to Spirit Catcher at Ripon (met traffic issues); upped in class but may do better still.

25/1

3rd

7

(5)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Ripon

Freedom Day

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

mounted in chute and taken down early

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7-0400 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Something to prove having struggled in the Royal Hunt Cup and John Smith's Cup; unproven on slow ground; however, he's down in grade and is 6lb lower than when a solid fourth at Chester in May; not written off.

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2nd

2

(4)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dawn Of Liberation

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ruth Carr

Both wins came on turf in the spring of 2022 but he's run respectably on Tapeta (1m/7f) in his two runs for new yard this year; continues to edge down the weights and he shouldn't be far away back up in trip.

4/1

4th

1

(9)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Dawn Of Liberation

9st 10lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Ruth Carr

Made an encouraging start for his new yard when third of six at Newcastle 13 days ago (1m), racing closer to the pace than the two to beat him; dropped 1lb for his troubles; one of two runners for Ruth Carr.

7/2

3rd

4

(2)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 3

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Dawn Of Liberation

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Ruth Carr

Useful for Richard Hannon at three; only one effort of note last year, however, and he was sold for 27,000gns in October; down in class for his stable debut but likely best watched after 159 days off.

20/1

14/1

Form: 0-4555 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won this two years ago and he's dropping down the weights; fair fifth at Epsom two starts ago but it's been a below-par campaign and others are more compelling; blinkers replace the cheekpieces adopted last time.

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3rd

6

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Fantastic Fox

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Roger Varian

midfield, headway on far side of group over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on, no match for first two

9/1

1st

3

(3)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 3

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Fantastic Fox

9st 6lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

in touch with leaders, pushed along and steady headway from over 1f out, ridden to lead final 110yds, ran on well

6/1

3rd

6

(1)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Fantastic Fox

8st 13lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

Finished just behind Helm Rock when bidding for a hat-trick at Chelmsford 18 days ago; rider's claim helpful today but suspicion there will be a few too strong.

8/1

11th
11 (16)
Billyb

28/1

Form: 1-7969 CD

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Three wins last year (including C&D) and he's 2lb below last winning mark; however, he's struggled to get competitive on his four runs this season.

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7th

1

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 219y

Class 4

18:00 Redcar

Billyb

10st 2lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Ann Duffield

Three wins (7f/1m) last year and latest was off 5lb higher, but he has form figures of 79690 this season and was beaten 14l at Haydock (1m, good) last time; cheekpieces are now added and he needs a major turnaround.

33/1

11th

11

(16)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 3

14:25 Haydock

Billyb

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Ann Duffield

Three wins last year (including C&D) and he's 2lb below last winning mark; however, he's struggled to get competitive on his four runs this season.

28/1

9th

5

(7)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:45 York

Billyb

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ann Duffield

Three handicap wins last season, including over 7f on fast ground, and he's now on the same mark as when winning a Class 2 on AW last October; not found his best in three runs this year but Paul Mulrennan a positive booking.

14/1

25/1

Form: 2510-0 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

She's just 1lb higher than when winning at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) last August and may have needed the run at Goodwood 11 days ago on her belated reappearance (also didn't look happy on the track); however, it's hard to be confident after that heavy defeat; unproven on slow ground.

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13th

6

(7)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 3

14:25 Haydock

System

9st 7lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Richard Hannon

She's just 1lb higher than when winning at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) last August and may have needed the run at Goodwood 11 days ago on her belated reappearance (also didn't look happy on the track); however, it's hard to be confident after that heavy defeat; unproven on slow ground.

25/1

18th

2

(6)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:05 Goodwood

System

9st 11lb

J: James Doyle

T: Richard Hannon

midfield

33/1

14th

10

(7)

19th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

17:20 York

System

8st 13lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Hannon

held up in midfield, going okay 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced and ridden, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

Form: 4103F1 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Six-time AW winner (latest a fortnight ago) who is 0-21 on turf and this is a tough race in which to break his grass duck; however, he has a lower turf mark, off which he was a close third of six at Wetherby in June, and a stronger gallop here would benefit this hold-up horse; not ruled out.

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9th

1

(4)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Starshiba

9st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Michael Appleby

Multiple AW winner from 6f to 1m who ran well over this trip in a competitive event at Southwell last week; should give another good account.

13/2

4th

3

(1)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Starshiba

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

Has not kicked on since winning over 6f at Wolverhampton (stable debut) in December but kept on well for third over that trip here last month and today's move back up in trip is sure to suit; might be the answer.

8/1

3rd

2

15th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

15:47 Southwell (AW)

Starshiba

9st 11lb

T: Michael Appleby

Usually seen over further, but successfully dropped to this trip on stable debut at Wolverhampton (Tapeta) in December and is now 2lb lower; not at his best the last twice, though, so needs to bounce back; yard also runs Billyjoh.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £1268.00
Straight Forecast £1179.80
Tricast £6135.70
Trifecta £11165.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Poet Master

POSTDATA:

Isle Of Jura

The Guardian:

Hafeet Alain

LAMBOURN:

Bodorgan

TOPSPEED:

System

RP RATINGS:

Poet Master

Daily Mail:

Poet Master

Daily Mirror:

Poet Master

The Star:

Poet Master

NEWMARKET:

Isle Of Jura

The Times:

Isle Of Jura

Telegraph:

Isle Of Jura

D Express:

Isle Of Jura

The Sun:

Hafeet Alain