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Fresher And Hunter Cup Handicap

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 0m 5f 160y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Fresher And Hunter Cup Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 532513 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Has record of 2-26 but his last win came over C&D (good) last month and he backed that up with a good third here (5.7f) two weeks ago; handles fast and slow ground and he should be in the thick of things again.

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7th

7

(10)

28th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

14:20 Bath

Apache Star

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Two C&D wins last summer and he made a pleasing return to action at Southwell last month (5f); lacklustre effort back at Southwell 19 days ago but he's still feasibly treated and the return to this track may help, as would the forecast rain.

10/1

6th

2

(5)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Apache Star

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Rediscovered his form last summer/autumn after a lull, winning twice at Bath and ending the campaign with good seconds at Nottingham and Bath; encouraging second over C&D on his return 12 days ago; up 2lb but makes plenty of appeal.

9/4

2nd

5

(6)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Apache Star

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

held up in rear, steady headway towards near side from over 2f out, went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

12/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: -06674

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Maiden who has yet to finish placed in her nine starts; ran respectably when fourth over C&D (good to soft) last time but this is a deeper race.

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1st

14

(7)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

14:52 Bath

Giddy Aunt

8st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Jonathan Portman

12-race maiden but she went close behind Apache Star over C&D (good to soft) in August and had another near-miss at Chelmsford (6f, AW) last Thursday; on same mark here and she should be in the thick of things again; cheekpieces added.

9/1

3rd

1

(3)

12th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Giddy Aunt

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

led, headed but prominent after 1f, challenging 1f out, kept on but lost second final strides

4/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 9-3552 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

0-11 since his last win in June 2022 but he nearly got back on the scoresheet here (5f, good to soft) two weeks ago; nudged up 2lb but this step back up in trip is no problem and he's versatile ground-wise; dangerous.

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5th

10

(1)

22nd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 5

16:10 Windsor

Gherkin

8st 10lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Stuart Kittow

Course winner (5f, soft) who had been threatening last year prior to his Brighton win when last seen in October (6f, soft); can go well fresh, as when second in a division of this race in 2022.

6/1

1st

4

(6)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

13:35 Brighton

Gherkin

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Stuart Kittow

sweating, took keen hold, midfield, switched to near side over 3f out, hung left and headway 2f out, ridden to lead final 110yds, won going away

5/1

11/2

Form: 322683 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

His last success was over two years ago but he's well treated on his old form and went close at Brighton (5.3f, good to firm) last week; on same mark here and he's a key player if he can back that up; his turf wins have come on good/good to firm.

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1st

4

(3)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 6

15:25 Bath

Under Curfew

9st 8lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

reared start

8/1

5th

5

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

17:25 Nottingham

Under Curfew

9st 6lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

Won four in a row in the summer of 2021 (including back from a break) but he's drawn a blank since; ended 2023 with a string of good runs but his best turf form has come on a faster surface.

14/1

Form: 695115 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Surged clear in two classified events (6f, good to firm) in June but he shot up the weights after those wins and was well held back in a handicap at Brighton last time; bit to prove again and some others look better handicapped; stablemate of Lilkian.

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5th

4

(7)

9th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

16:55 Brighton

Bernard Spierpoint

9st 8lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Darryll Holland

Wide-margin 6f win here last June and followed up at Yarmouth six days later (both good to firm); went close at Wolverhampton last month but he's been well held twice since; drying ground in his favour, at least.

12/1

9th

7

(2)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

17:55 Brighton

Bernard Spierpoint

9st 4lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Darryll Holland

Well down the field at Wolverhampton a week ago, having lacked the early pace to secure a good position from his wide stall, but went very close over that C&D two starts ago and remains 8lb lower than for his close second to Voodoo Ray over C&D in September; might be the answer.

11/2

12th

7

(9)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bernard Spierpoint

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Darryll Holland

Course winner (5f) who was returning from five months off when beaten a nose by Gidwa over C&D 13 days ago; had no great record fresh prior to that so a player if building on it.

5/1

Form: 967

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Big prices and has finished tailed in three novice/maiden events (7f/1m2f) this summer; now makes his handicap debut but he needs a transformation on this switch to sprinting.

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5th

8

(1)

16th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

16:35 Bath

Fishermans Cottage

9st 3lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Malcolm Saunders

From a family the stable have enjoyed success with and he's improving with experience, finishing a close fourth over C&D ten days ago; still has time to do better and he's more interesting than most.

7/1

4th

11

(5)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

13:10 Bath

Fishermans Cottage

8st 9lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Malcolm Saunders

Finished behind a couple of today's rivals when sixth over C&D 18 days ago, his handicap debut; still has time to do better; family pride at stake with his half-sister Ruby Cottage in the field.

50/1

6th

15

(2)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

18:10 Bath

Fishermans Cottage

8st 11lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Malcolm Saunders

Big prices and has finished tailed in three novice/maiden events (7f/1m2f) this summer; now makes his handicap debut but he needs a transformation on this switch to sprinting.

25/1

Form: 575467

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Won over 5f in three of her final four starts last year but she's finished down the field in all seven runs this season; on reduced mark and things didn't go her way at Windsor (6f, good) last time but others are more persuasive.

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9th

10

(9)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Destinys Spirit

9st 0lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Won three sprint nurseries as a 2yo before regressing sharply last year; has enough to prove back up in trip from a wide stall on reappearance.

33/1

Form: 915348

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the 17th attempt when scoring at Chepstow (5f, good to firm) in June but she's not matched that form since and was beaten 13l at Ffos Las (6f, soft) last time; others preferred.

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6th

10

(7)

2nd May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:17 Redcar

Kyber Crystal

8st 10lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Rebecca Menzies

Probably okay on soft ground despite her sole win coming on faster over this far at Chepstow last summer off 5lb higher; very much a mixed bag in the meantime and looks one to watch after a break now with a new yard.

14/1

12th

3

(12)

16th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

16:35 Bath

Kyber Crystal

9st 7lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Alexandra Dunn

Got up late to win a 5f handicap at Chepstow in June (good to firm); mixed bag since but she wasn't beaten far at Brighton two weeks ago; needs more to defy the widest stall here though.

9/1

8/1

Form: 815138 CD BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

The form of June's 6f win at Chepstow has worked out well and he had an excuse when stepped up to 7f there last time; has won over C&D in the past and he could bounce back with a big run back at this trip.

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9th

7

(11)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

18:10 Bath

Savalas

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Adrian Wintle

The form of June's 6f win at Chepstow has worked out well and he had an excuse when stepped up to 7f there last time; has won over C&D in the past and he could bounce back with a big run back at this trip.

8/1

8th

3

(4)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

19:55 Chepstow

Savalas

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Adrian Wintle

The form of June's 6f win here has worked out well and he kept trying when third again over C&D a month ago; has form on softer than good if going back far enough but this is a belated first run over 7f.

100/30

33/1

Form: 008449

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Veteran who is a frequent slow starter and has not won since 2020; has run some respectable races this season but he was beaten 9l at Windsor on Monday and not hard to look elsewhere.

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9th

12

(5)

16th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

16:35 Bath

Epeius

9st 3lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

Veteran who has shown only occasional glimpses of retaining ability this year; others look safer.

16/1

5th

4

(7)

31st Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 6

16:00 Bath

Epeius

9st 9lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

Shaped better when having a troubled run at Chepstow last week but he has something to find on these terms and was never in contention in a similar C&D race in July.

33/1

8th

13

(13)

24th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

13:40 Chepstow

Epeius

9st 0lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Joe Tickle

Over three years since the last of his six wins and he has to bounce back from a low-key run at Bath on Saturday; others look much safer.

33/1

20/1

Form: -32339

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden; handles most ground and has claims on his best form for Clive Cox but he made a low-key start for new yard at Ffos Las (20-1) last month and can only be watched after that heavy defeat.

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7th

5

(4)

12th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Zous Baby

9st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: Ed de Giles

dwelt start, towards rear

7/1

8th

2

(3)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zous Baby

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Ed de Giles

Disappointing maiden who was turned over as favourite four times on the spin for Clive Cox earlier in the year; has run poorly in three starts for this yard and is hard to recommend on just this second try at 5f.

12/1

11th

8

(13)

6th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

13:55 Lingfield (AW)

Zous Baby

9st 5lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Ed de Giles

Shaped best here in April for Clive Cox (6f); well beaten both starts for this yard and wide draw unhelpful; booking of Adam Farragher is at least a plus.

16/1

14/1

Form: 311477 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Four-time C&D winner who won two 6f handicaps at Brighton (good to firm/soft) in June; only 2lb higher than for his last success but he's lost his way in last three runs (6f/7f) and needs a major revival.

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9th

9

(2)

9th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Red Alert

10st 7lb

J: Miss Megan Wingrove

T: Damien Wingrove

in rear

33/1

7th

4

(6)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Red Alert

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Multiple Bath/Brighton winner but scored over C&D in 2017; mainly disappointing since last win in summer so, although he should be better for last run, is easy enough to take on.

20/1

6

(7)

29th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Red Alert

9st 5lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Has 12 wins on his CV but his last AW success was two years ago and he was out of sorts when last seen in the autumn; regular cheekpieces are removed and he looks opposable back from 138 days off.

14/1

Form: 266296

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden after 40 starts; has reached the frame five times this year but he's really not fired in his last two runs.

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8

(8)

9th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Fair And Square

10st 8lb

J: Miss Remie Morgan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Only one win from 47 starts and hasn't been at best since that success last August; soundly beaten for new yard last time and makes no appeal.

20/1

10th

8

(3)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Fair And Square

10st 8lb

J: Miss Remie Morgan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Off the mark at the 41st attempt when landing a Bath maiden (5.7f) in August but he's been well held in five runs since including on Tapeta in last three starts; continues to drop back down the weights but he has questions to answer for new yard; blinkers removed.

10/1

8th

1

(7)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

17:07 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fair And Square

9st 9lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Ronald Harris

bumped start and carried right start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders

6/1

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Non-runners

Lilkian, Spirit Of Cahala, Fair And Square, Glamorous Star

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Payout
Exacta £522.00
Straight Forecast £557.60
Tricast £2658.90
Trifecta £3423.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Apache Star

SPOTLIGHT:

Gherkin

NEWMARKET:

Lilkian

WEST COUNTRY:

Savalas

POSTDATA:

Red Alert

Daily Mail:

Apache Star

Daily Mirror:

Apache Star

The Star:

Apache Star

Daily Record:

Apache Star

RP RATINGS:

Gherkin

The Times:

Gherkin

The Guardian:

Gherkin

The Sun:

Lilkian

D Express:

Savalas