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20:05 Newmarket (July)

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LB Group Handicap

  • Prize money: £13500
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 9 runners
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LB Group Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 267300 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Seven-time winner who is versatile ground-wise; his last success was on the other course here (1m) in April but he has a mixed record since and was never involved after missing the break in the Golden Mile at Goodwood last time; now only 1lb higher than for his last win but he needs to get back near best; yard also runs Azano.

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8th

4

(16)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:20 Newmarket

Bopedro

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Won here in April 2023 (good to soft) and third in the C&D Cambridgeshire (good to firm; 2lb lower today) in September; he's been a notch of two below that level this year, however, and although not beaten far, he managed only eighth of 17 here 18 days ago.

12/1

8th

1

(14)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Bopedro

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David O’Meara

Below best the last twice on first two AW starts but the return to turf could be a plus and he has an excellent record on the two Newmarket courses, winning this last year (good to soft) and finishing fourth in the Cambridgeshire (1m1f, good to firm) last September; could play a leading role.

9/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 125161 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won at Goodwood (1m, good) in May and he got back on the scoresheet at Windsor (1m, good to firm) last month; unproven on slow ground; it was a tight finish in a small field last time and this race demands more progress, but this 3yo could have more left in the tank; tongue-tie added.

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15th

11

(16)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Sudden Ambush

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Can front-run; registered two wins and a second over 1m on good or good to firm last May-August, his highlights on turf last year; reappeared with AW win at Wolverhampton in February and although trying to overcome a wide draw in warm race there in March did not work out, that shouldn't attract much criticism; needs a career best but not dismissed.

10/1

10th

10

(9)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 2

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sudden Ambush

8st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, prominent, raced wide and disputed lead after 1f, led 4f out, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, eased inside final 110yds

10/1

1st

7

(7)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Sudden Ambush

8st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Below par over 1m1f when last seen; has a solid record over 1m when racing on a suitable surface and he's less exposed on AW than on turf; form figures in this sphere read 3312; one to consider.

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: -52536 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who was a Listed (7f, good) and Group 3 winner (1m, good to soft) in his prime but last success was 13 months ago and he's faded in last three starts; on dangerous mark but he was last of six at Redcar last time and this is tougher back up in grade.

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8th

4

(3)

4th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Azano

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: David O’Meara

dwelt start, towards rear, ridden and no response over 1f out, soon weakened

9/1

9th

2

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Redcar

Azano

9st 2lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Front-runner who got loose on the lead and just managed to hold on in a 7f handicap at Sandown (good) three weeks ago; likely to try something similar here and he did win this race two years ago (unplaced last year).

10/1

1st

4

(6)

15th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Sandown

Azano

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Front-runner who is 3lb below the mark he last defied in July of last year; not looking the horse he was, but this year has hardly been a washout and he could win again sooner or later.

4/1

Form: -14200 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Started this season with an emphatic front-running win at Musselburgh (1m, good to soft) in April but he's not matched that form since and has been tailed off at Royal Ascot (Britannia) and Goodwood in last two runs; has plenty to prove again and he could have competition for the lead.

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6th

1

(9)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Finns Charm

9st 12lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Had wind and gelding operations since last appearance; has never won away from Musselburgh but is quite interesting on seasonal debut, having won easily (off 4lb lower) on reappearance last term.

8/1

9th

3

(9)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

17:15 York

Finns Charm

9st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in second, lost position 2f out, soon weakened quickly

16/1

4th

5

(7)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:05 Newmarket (July)

Finns Charm

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Started this season with an emphatic front-running win at Musselburgh (1m, good to soft) in April but he's not matched that form since and has been tailed off at Royal Ascot (Britannia) and Goodwood in last two runs; has plenty to prove again and he could have competition for the lead.

12/1

Form: 7-460R D

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Group 1 winner in 2018 when trained in France but he's 0-11 for current stable; went close off 5lb higher in the 2022 Royal Hunt Cup but he's generally struggled in his last seven runs and refused to race at Sandown last month; others preferred.

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0

1

(9)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:05 Newmarket (July)

Intellogent

10st 2lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Group 1 winner in 2018 when trained in France but he's 0-11 for current stable; went close off 5lb higher in the 2022 Royal Hunt Cup but he's generally struggled in his last seven runs and refused to race at Sandown last month; others preferred.

9/1

0

4

(7)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Intellogent

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Group 1 winner in 2018 when trained in France; 0-10 for current stable; close second in the 2022 Royal Hunt Cup but ran poorly in the latest running of that contest; others are more appealing.

11/1

25th

7

(31)

21st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Intellogent

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Group 1 winner in 2018 when trained in France; 0-9 for current yard but ran well (close second) off 1lb higher in this contest 12 months ago and has a fighting chance if back in the same form; hinted at a revival on latest outing.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 731010 CD

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Resurgent for 1m wins at Kempton (AW) and Newbury (good) in the spring; the problem is that his other two turf races this year were heavy defeats including in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot last time; comes with risks attached and he looks weighted near best off this mark.

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0

2

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton (AW)

Bear Force One

9st 5lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Roger Teal

taken down early

14/1

0

3

(3)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:05 Newmarket (July)

Bear Force One

9st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Roger Teal

Resurgent for 1m wins at Kempton (AW) and Newbury (good) in the spring; the problem is that his other two turf races this year were heavy defeats including in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot last time; comes with risks attached and he looks weighted near best off this mark.

6/1

Form: 10430- D

Last run: 328 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Useful triple Flat winner (1m-1m2f) who had a good spell over hurdles for Lucy Wadham earlier this year including a win at Huntingdon; has rejoined William Jarvis and he needs watching in the market back in this sphere; his wins have come on good/good to firm but he handles most ground.

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18

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Arqoob

10st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Represents an in-form trainer-jockey partnership and wasn't beaten far when eighth of 15 at Cheltenham ten days ago; goes well here (Flat and jumps) and ties in closely with Bad on their placed efforts at Ascot in February; has each-way possibilities in first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

8th

14

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Arqoob

10st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

took keen hold, prominent

14/1

2nd

9

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

Arqoob

10st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Well beaten when upped in trip at Doncaster (3m, soft) three weeks ago but prior to that he kept on for a good third of 16 here (2m3f, good to soft) and is one to consider now back down in distance.

7/1

Form: 716528 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won off 2lb lower on the other course here (1m, good) in May; has been pretty consistent in five runs since but this is a big step back up in grade and he needs to find more to get back on the scoresheet.

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4th

7

(5)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Ascot

Repertoire

9st 6lb

J: Connor Planas

T: David Simcock

dwelt start, in rear, headway from 2f out, not pace to challenge

9/1

13th

4

(11)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Newmarket

Repertoire

9st 11lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Course winner in May who found plenty when forging clear at Windsor four weeks ago (both wins at 1m on good); stamina will stand him in good stead back over a bare 7f for the first time in nearly three years but rarely asked to race on ground slower than good to soft.

7/1

Form: -14066 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won a Kempton maiden (1m, AW) on his reappearance in April but he's been well held in handicaps (1m2f/1m) in his last three runs; still lightly raced and mark is sliding but he needs to step up again to make an impact.

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0

8

(1)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:05 Newmarket (July)

Lose Your Wad

8st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

Won a Kempton maiden (1m, AW) on his reappearance in April but he's been well held in handicaps (1m2f/1m) in his last three runs; still lightly raced and mark is sliding but he needs to step up again to make an impact.

7/1

6th

9

(3)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:50 Newmarket (July)

Lose Your Wad

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

took keen hold, led overall against near rail

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £314.00
Straight Forecast £242.60
Tricast £2201.90
Trifecta £2524.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sudden Ambush

TOPSPEED:

Arqoob

RP RATINGS:

Bopedro

LAMBOURN:

Bear Force One

Daily Mirror:

Intellogent

The Guardian:

Sudden Ambush

Daily Mail:

Sudden Ambush

Daily Record:

Sudden Ambush

NEWMARKET:

Arqoob

The Times:

Arqoob

Telegraph:

Arqoob

The Star:

Bear Force One

POSTDATA:

Bopedro

D Express:

Bopedro

The Sun:

Bopedro