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Highclere Castle Gin Handicap

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  • 0m 5f 34y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Highclere Castle Gin Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

Form: 414427 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has done well at 5f since wearing cheekpieces, winning at Windsor (good) in June and going close at Yarmouth (good to soft) in July; played no serious part on soft ground at Goodwood 16 days ago but thereabouts on the earlier form.

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1st

3

(3)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Goodwood

Desperate Hero

8st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

made all, faced challenge and ridden 2f out, soon edged left, wandered around but kept on well final furlong, gamely

9/2

6th

8

(9)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Desperate Hero

8st 12lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Jack Channon

The winner of three sprint handicaps last summer, recording a career-best RPR on heavy ground at Nottingham last October; disappointed on final run last year; can progress again as a 4yo but he returns from a break in a competitive race.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 916734 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Multiple wins on AW, at 6f and 5f, but has run only seven times on turf, winning once (in 2020); can blow with the wind form-wise but was close up at Windsor recently (5f, good) and is not totally forlorn.

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7th

7

(7)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 2

16:10 Southwell (AW)

May Sonic

8st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Charles Hills

held up in rear, no impression from 2f out

14/1

8th

6

(5)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

May Sonic

9st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

always behind

16/1

11th

3

(3)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

May Sonic

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Charles Hills

midfield

12/1

16/1

Form: 1166-7 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Winner of first two starts over 5f on good to firm; has been chasing Group and Listed honours ever since and well held on reappearance at Sandown in June but market can guide on handicap debut.

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5/1

Form: 541423 D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Has won on good and soft; has added two more wins this year, on AW (6f) and a four-runner race at Newmarket; nothing striking about her current handicap mark but continues in good form and wasn't far off her best in first-time blinkers (retained) at Ffos Las 19 days ago; not far away.

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9th

1

(4)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

17:55 Bath

Four Adaay

9st 9lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

midfield

11/2

9th

9

(11)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Leicester

Four Adaay

9st 1lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Rod Millman

towards rear

12/1

Form: -72610 D BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Two most recent wins at 6f (good to firm and good) but strong form at 5f, such as when runner-up in the big Ascot handicap last June (heavy) and running well there (good) in May; needs a good pace to be effective on this less testing track.

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6th

16

(19)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Fantasy Master

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Darryll Holland

Best known for his Nottingham exploits (3-13); out of the frame in three starts since returning, but is back off the same mark as when successful at Doncaster (6f, good) last summer; worth a second look.

25/1

10th

18

(15)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Fantasy Master

8st 12lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Darryll Holland

slightly awkward start

12/1

6th

2

(2)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Yarmouth

Fantasy Master

9st 10lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Darryll Holland

Last two wins over 6f and he could have done without the drying weather over this easy 5f; will be happier back on turf but there's no wiggle room off this mark and he didn't offer a lot on his Chelmsford comeback.

9/1

Form: 472700 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won 6f maiden here as 2yo; won on good to firm and good to soft; very competent at 5f when on song but only the odd flicker of life in 2023 and adding a tongue-tie (discarded) to cheekpieces was no help at Goodwood; at least he's down the weights and reunited with William Buick.

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2nd

4

(1)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Whenthedealinsdone

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Roger Teal

Now 15lb lower than for his last win and signs that a wind op had done the trick when keeping on for third at Lingfield five weeks ago (6f); good chance if he can transfer that form to Tapeta.

7/2

3rd

7

(8)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:45 Lingfield (AW)

Whenthedealinsdone

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Roger Teal

Had some strong handicap form earlier in his career but essentially disappointing in 2023; had a wind operation prior to his reappearance last month (absent for four months beforehand) when finishing last of the seven runners; may yet revive but there are risks.

20/1

7th

4

(5)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

14:02 Lingfield (AW)

Whenthedealinsdone

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Roger Teal

Useful turf handicapper on his day and is interesting off current mark assuming he takes well to AW; had wind surgery since last run; market support should be heeded.

8/1

Form: 07766- C

Last run: 302 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Can lead; has won on good to soft, suited by soft and heavy; all best form at 6f and has been off since October; sold for 18,000gns since last seen; has much to prove over 5f on belated return for new yard.

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9th

4

(10)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Punchbowl Flyer

9st 5lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Suited by slow ground; on a long losing spell but he's 3-5 at Windsor and finished second in higher grade on his most recent course start; possibilities off a reduced mark back here.

9/1

10th

12

(2)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Punchbowl Flyer

8st 2lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

No win since June 2021 but he acts well on heavy ground and he ended his 2023 campaign with a good second at Windsor; effectively 3lb lower here despite being out of the weights; back from a break perhaps not the time to catch him though.

14/1

6/1

Form: 522218 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Having only his second run in a 5f handicap when overcoming hardship to win quite impressively at Sandown three weeks ago (soft); things didn't go to plan at Windsor on Thursday, either, as he ended up right on the outside despite being drawn low; has more to offer if turning out again.

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7th

2

(9)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

17:30 Windsor

Libra Tiger

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Laura Mongan

midfield, wandered around and weakened inside final furlong

7/1

6th

2

(4)

22nd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 5

16:10 Windsor

Libra Tiger

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Laura Mongan

First win for new connections when digging deep to land a 6f handicap at Kempton last month; 3lb rise looks manageable and no problem with the return to turf.

6/1

1st

2

(1)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Libra Tiger

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Laura Mongan

Finished second over C&D in January; not kicked on in two runs since but dropping into a Class 6 will help; each-way shout.

8/1

6/1

Form: 875521 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Useful 2yo, two of her better efforts over C&D, in a sales race and a Listed (both on good to firm); had four handicap runs, improving for blinkers two starts ago and sealing an Ascot race (good to soft) in quite good style 22 days ago; back up 4lb but has less to prove than some.

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No Results Found

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Payout
Straight Forecast £714.00
Tricast £6131.10

Selections

Telegraph:

Woolhampton

SPOTLIGHT:

Harry Brown

POSTDATA:

Four Adaay

Daily Mail:

Swift Asset

LAMBOURN:

Katey Kontent

The Star:

Libra Tiger

NEWMARKET:

Fantasy Master

RP RATINGS:

Harry Brown

TOPSPEED:

Harry Brown

Daily Mirror:

Woolhampton

The Sun:

Woolhampton

Daily Record:

Woolhampton

D Express:

Swift Asset

The Times:

Four Adaay

The Guardian:

Four Adaay