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Good To Soft

Christopher Smith Associates LLP Handicap

  • Prize money: £5574.2
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Christopher Smith Associates LLP Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 11-500 C

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Two from two last term; has struggled in three runs this season but it's possible to make an excuse for each defeat; this drop back in class may help; first go beyond 6f.

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5th

10

(10)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Kempton (AW)

Zouky

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Philip McBride

2-2 over 6f as a 2yo; slow start to her 3yo campaign but came good in a 7f handicap at Newbury last August; better form in defeat on her next two starts and her only run at 1m came in a stronger Listed event than this; she'll need to produce a clear personal best to win this.

8/1

8th

12

(12)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 1

13:12 Lingfield (AW)

Zouky

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Philip McBride

Three-time winner on turf and only beaten around half a length when fifth of ten in an Ascot Listed contest (7f, good) last month (Queen Aminatu and Nigiri behind); shapes as though stepping up to 1m won't be an issue, but she has failed to beat a rival in two starts on the AW.

16/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 51-793

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Gelded prior to finishing third at Ascot (7f, good to soft) three weeks ago, showing easily his best form since handicapping; may build on that effort; possibilities off same mark.

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3

(4)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Captain Cuddles

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Fionn McSharry

Won 6f turf novice as 2yo and thereabouts in 7f and 6f handicaps on grass for Richard Hannon in 2023; however, has looked to have his share of weight on AW for new yard, including back over 6f last time.

12/1

10th

2

(5)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Captain Cuddles

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Fionn McSharry

Won 6f novice for Richard Hannon as 2yo; thereabouts in 7f handicaps at Ascot and Newbury this summer and he ran a fair race on debut for new yard over C&D in November; raced freely and faded at Chelmsford since so the return to 6f looks worth a go.

20/1

8th

4

(1)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Captain Cuddles

9st 9lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Fionn McSharry

midfield

25/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1-1057

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Dual 6f scorer; has failed to show his form at about 7f (good/heavy) the last twice; first-time headgear may help but he still has something to prove at this distance.

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11th

4

(6)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

13:50 Lingfield (AW)

Garner

9st 10lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Archie Watson

slowly into stride, always behind

10/1

5th

4

(4)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 4

14:10 Chepstow

Garner

9st 12lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

6f wins, including for the Charlton yard last spring, came from the front, but he was ridden more patiently when offering more in first-time cheekpieces (retained) last time; that gave something to build on dropped 2lb.

5/1

3rd

4

(6)

18th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Newbury

Garner

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Dual 6f scorer; has failed to show his form at about 7f (good/heavy) the last twice; first-time headgear may help but he still has something to prove at this distance.

16/1

Form: 067212 D BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

In-form 6yo who regained the winning thread at Epsom (good to soft) then went very close over this C&D (soft) later in July; still well treated on peak RPRs; respected.

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4th

12

(12)

18th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Newbury

Be Prepared

9st 3lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Rachel Cook & John Bridger

In-form 6yo who regained the winning thread at Epsom (good to soft) then went very close over this C&D (soft) later in July; still well treated on peak RPRs; respected.

9/2

2nd

1

(4)

27th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:15 Newbury

Be Prepared

10st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Rachel Cook & John Bridger

took keen hold, pressed leader, against near rail under 4f out, led 3f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied towards finish, just held

3/1

1st

12

(11)

5th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

20:00 Epsom

Be Prepared

8st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Rachel Cook & John Bridger

Tumbled down the weights and returned to his optimum conditions (7f, soft) he ran well at Brighton two weeks ago; that was a lowly Class 6 event though and he'll need vastly more to come out on top in this field.

16/1

5th
9 (1)
Snuggle

13/2

Form: 321234

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Seems held by Captain Cuddles on Ascot running three weeks ago but first-time headgear may help in the rematch; runner-up over C&D in early July and can't be dismissed back here.

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No Results Found

Form: 2-1840 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Free-going sort who has gained both wins in six-runner races; well held in big field at Goodwood most recently; this may not be ideal, either; tongue-tie added.

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10th

6

(2)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Peace Of Mine

9st 11lb

J: W J Lee

T: W McCreery

1m2f winner on soft at a much lower level in Britain but 72-rated filly has no chance here on stable debut.

66/1

8th

3

(5)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

17:38 Bath

Peace Of Mine

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Boughey

Won off 1lb higher on soft ground in April, albeit having dictated in small field; inconsistent since, latterly at 7f; returns to 1m2f.

16/1

5th

9

(1)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:50 Epsom

Peace Of Mine

9st 4lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Boughey

in touch with leaders, outpaced and dropped to rear 2f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

20/1

7th
10 (9)
Vape

20/1

Form: 410246

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Well exposed 6yo who has done all his winning over 6f and off marks in the 60s; opposed off 71 returned to 7f.

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7th

5

(1)

3rd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Vape

9st 5lb

J: William Cox

T: John Flint

led, headed over 2f out, soon bumped, led again 2f out, headed over 1f out

8/1

16/1

Form: 41-755

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

6f AW scorer last November; has failed to progress in three starts (7f/1m) this year, including on turf; may fare better off this reduced mark but others are preferred.

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8th

7

(10)

18th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Newbury

Mindthegap

9st 8lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

6f AW scorer last November; has failed to progress in three starts (7f/1m) this year, including on turf; may fare better off this reduced mark but others are preferred.

16/1

Form: 511353 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Best form on good/faster (unraced on soft/heavy); scored twice in June, including over C&D; creditable third at Newmarket (6f) last week; place claims off same mark.

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No Results Found

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Payout
Exacta £269.00
Straight Forecast £198.50
Tricast £767.80
Trifecta £948.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Halla Dubai

NEWMARKET:

Zouky

The Guardian:

Captain Cuddles

POSTDATA:

Flying Secret

RP RATINGS:

Be Prepared

The Star:

Chelsea Square

Telegraph:

Snuggle

The Times:

Hello Zabeel

TOPSPEED:

Halla Dubai

LAMBOURN:

Halla Dubai

D Express:

Halla Dubai

Daily Mail:

Zouky

The Sun:

Captain Cuddles

Daily Mirror:

Flying Secret

Daily Record:

Be Prepared