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Elite Universal Handicap (A Jockey Club Grassroots Middle Distance Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Elite Universal Handicap (A Jockey Club Grassroots Middle Distance Series Qualifier)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 555325

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Made a successful nursery debut at Kempton (7f, Polytrack) a year ago; 0-6 this season but he's had some close calls here (1m) and at Windsor (1m2f, both on good) this summer and was a respectable fifth at Chelmsford last time; tongue-tie is now added and he's not ruled out.

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

9th

7

(9)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:20 Newcastle (AW)

Forest Demon

9st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

in touch with leaders

16/1

10th

5

(5)

19th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 23y

Class 4

17:10 Yarmouth

Forest Demon

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Resumed winning ways at Newmarket (1m2f) in August when he wore a tongue-tie for the first time; lost tongue-tie in the stalls when fair seventh of 11 at Newbury (1m2f) three weeks ago; can make his presence felt.

8/1

7th

2

(9)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Newbury

Forest Demon

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Has run some good races this year and he displayed improved form to win in a first-time tongue-tie at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm) 11 days ago; beat a progressive runner-up and he's respected up 4lb.

11/2

OUR TIP

11/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -97161 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

4yo who has won on fast and slow ground in two of his last three starts, including on his step up to 1m2f here three weeks ago; up another 5lb but he kept on well to beat a clear second last time and is open to more progress; big player.

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

7th

1

(4)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 5

15:20 Bath

Squeezebox

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

Two wins last summer and he ended that campaign with a good, rallying second off this mark at Newmarket (soft) on first attempt at 1m4f; in the mix if he resumes at the same level.

9/2

33/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 70-920

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden; runner-up in a Redcar handicap (1m, good) in June but she has a very mixed record so far and was tailed off when upped to 1m2f at Leicester (good) last time; others preferred.

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

6th

5

(6)

19th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Strictly Dreaming

9st 6lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ian Williams

Bounded clear over C&D to exploit a career-low mark (8lb lower) last month; while that effort has been handsomely advertised by the runner-up Big Narstie, she herself fluffed her lines when a beaten favourite at Newcastle (7f); a tongue-tie is now added.

14/1

9th

1

(2)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Strictly Dreaming

9st 13lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ian Williams

in touch with leaders on far side of group

5/2

1st

6

(4)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Strictly Dreaming

9st 5lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ian Williams

started quickly, raced in second, pushed along and pressed leader 3f out, led narrowly 2f out, ridden and went clear over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, easily

16/1

Form: 622113 CD BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won at Nottingham (1m2f, good) and over C&D (good) last month and the switch to slower ground may have dulled his powers when third at Chepstow (good to soft) last week; that was still a respectable effort and he could be a big factor if the rain stays away.

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

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

7/2

Form: 562-51

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the seventh attempt with a last-gasp win in a 1m handicap at Bath (good to soft; 5-2 favourite) last week; this is tougher under a penalty but he did well to overcome trouble last time and should have more to offer at this new trip; respected.

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

8th

5

(2)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Jack Sparowe

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

dwelt start, in rear

6/1

5th

6

(11)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Windsor

Jack Sparowe

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: John Butler

took keen hold, held up in rear

9/1

5th

11

(5)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

16:00 Kempton (AW)

Jack Sparowe

8st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

Improved for the step up in trip when coming from off the pace to collar Wadacre Gomez over C&D in September (well backed; only runner to make up significant ground); beaten on heavy ground at Bath five weeks ago but that not the run to judge him on; should have more races in him but he's got to do it from 3lb out of the handicap today.

10/1

8/1

Form: -01763 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in four of her six runs but she won a Lingfield maiden (1m2f, soft) in April and was a good third in a C&D handicap (good; hood added) last time; on same mark here and has claims if she can back that up.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Wintercrack

9st 2lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Pam Sly

led, headed under 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong, no match for winner

5/1

1st

4

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Wintercrack

9st 6lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Pam Sly

1m2f maiden winner on soft and very nearly broke her duck in handicaps over 1m2f (soft) at Leicester in October; fair shout if returning from her break in the same form, and assured stamina is no bad thing around here.

4/1

Form: 60-866 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Dead-heated off 2lb higher over C&D (good to firm) last August but he's been generally disappointing since and was well held behind Squeezebox on his stable debut here last month; record now stands at 1-13 and others are more convincing; first-time cheekpieces.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

8

(1)

4th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 104y

Class 6

18:25 Yarmouth

Total Lockdown

8st 11lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Martin Dunne

Sole win from 27 starts was in August 2022 and he was beaten 11l at Brighton (1m4f, good) Tuesday; others preferred.

14/1

5th

8

(8)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:35 Brighton

Total Lockdown

9st 1lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Martin Dunne

Made the frame on last two outings, more recently when keeping-on fourth behind Chinthurst here (1m2f, good) ten days ago, and will be suited by this move back up in trip but remains without a win since summer 2022 and others appeal more.

7/1

Form: 6-324

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Improved form when a front-running second in a big-field maiden at Nottingham (8.3f, good to firm) in June but she was disappointing in a Wolverhampton novice (9.4f, AW) last month; still unexposed and now switches to a handicap but she needs to step up again after that last run.

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

2nd

4

(12)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Emma Emilleen

9st 13lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

steadied start, held up in rear, switched left and headway into midfield after 1f

6/1

2nd

4

(3)

28th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Emma Emilleen

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

in touch with leaders, going easily and led under 2f out, hung right and jockey dropped whip inside final furlong, headed towards finish

9/2

4th

5

(8)

16th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Emma Emilleen

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

in rear

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £296.00
Straight Forecast £250.40
Tricast £3754.50
Trifecta £5165.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Squeezebox

Daily Mail:

Jack Sparowe

NEWMARKET:

I Still Have Faith

Telegraph:

Wintercrack

LAMBOURN:

Forest Demon

RP RATINGS:

Squeezebox

POSTDATA:

Squeezebox

Daily Mirror:

Squeezebox

D Express:

Jack Sparowe

The Sun:

Jack Sparowe

The Star:

Jack Sparowe

The Guardian:

Wintercrack

The Times:

I Still Have Faith

Daily Record:

I Still Have Faith