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Heart Bingo Summer Sizzler Handicap

  • Prize money: £20616
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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Heart Bingo Summer Sizzler Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: -79480 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Below best in the International at Ascot three weeks ago, even allowing for him racing on the wrong side, but he twice ran really well in defeat at the Royal meeting there this year (7f/6f) and is of interest on that form; might not want slow ground nowadays; wears first-time cheekpieces.

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

1st

1

(7)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Spangled Mac

9st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

Prolific last summer and he got off the mark for this campaign with a cosy win in a Class 2 at Newbury in August (7f, good to soft), weaving his way through the field and picking up smartly (cheekpieces on for the first time); disappointed at Ascot next time (reportedly unsuited by getting no cover); still feasibly treated but taking on some fast horses on his first 5f run for some time.

8/1

12th

5

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Ascot

Spangled Mac

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Couple of respectable efforts at this year's Royal Ascot; took well to first-time cheekpieces at Newbury (7f) last month, beating Popmaster, and could have more to offer in the retained headgear; shortlisted.

7/1

2nd
3 (12)
Popmaster

9/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 002100

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Back to form with near-miss over C&D (good) in June then went one better at Ascot (6f, soft); no impact in top handicaps the last twice but he deserves credit for his finishing position at Ascot last time given he raced on the wrong side and was denied a clear run; he's one to consider.

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

7th

1

(17)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Popmaster

9st 12lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Ed Walker

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

11/1

6th

6

(10)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Popmaster

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Walker

Better than ever in 7f races (soft/good) the last twice, winning at Newbury (Listed) then going very close at Ascot (major handicap); multiple 6f scorer but may not be crying out for the return to this distance.

16/1

2nd

1

(11)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Popmaster

9st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Respectable record at Ascot includes a close second to Quinault on penultimate start (7f, good to firm); bagged Listed honours at Newbury (7f, soft) later in September and holds leading claims under a 6lb penalty back here; future mark is 3lb higher.

15/2

12/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 100873 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer whose form has been patchy since he won at Ripon (1m, soft) in April, and he was no match for the front two when third at Goodwood (7f, heavy) last time; however, it was a step back in the right direction and he ran well here (1m, good) last year on his sole course visit; a possible.

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

7th

3

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:15 Ayr

Isla Kai

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent-racer who won at Ripon (1m, soft) in April and, after a good third at Newbury (7f, good to soft) last month, he scored when back at Ripon (1m, good) most recently; one to consider up 4lb.

3/1

1st

1

(5)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Ripon

Isla Kai

9st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent-racer who won over C&D (soft) in April and back to form the last twice, most recently third at Newbury (7f, good to soft); has been versatile ground-wise in the past and he's a solid contender.

7/2

3rd

8

(5)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Isla Kai

9st 3lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent racer whose form has been patchy since he won at Ripon (1m, soft) in April, and he was no match for the front two when third at Goodwood (7f, heavy) last time; however, it was a step back in the right direction and he ran well here (1m, good) last year on his sole course visit; a possible.

12/1

4th
10 (1)
Classic

6/1

Form: 3-0641 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won 2yo novice at Newmarket (7f, soft) last August and returned to form with a handicap win at Sandown (7f, good) last month ahead of the progress Novus; this 3yo could continue to improve now things have clicked again and he's firmly in calculations up just 2lb since last time.

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

2nd

1

(2)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Newbury

Classic

9st 11lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, steady headway from over 2f out, led over 1f out, drifted right and headed inside final furlong, soon carried left, soon kept on

11/4

4th

10

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Classic

9st 0lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Won 2yo novice at Newmarket (7f, soft) last August and returned to form with a handicap win at Sandown (7f, good) last month ahead of the progress Novus; this 3yo could continue to improve now things have clicked again and he's firmly in calculations up just 2lb since last time.

6/1

5th
4 (10)
 | Uniform

15/2

Form: -12843 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

In good form on turf at Meydan early this year and he was back on song when solid third at Chelmsford (7f, AW) last time; could be in the mix.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price
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10/1

Form: 260753 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

His two runs here have yielded a debut win (6f, good to firm; last July) and a handicap near-miss over C&D (soft) on his reappearance; ran well when third at Newmarket a fortnight ago and could be thereabouts.

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

6th

9

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Hectic

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

in touch with leaders towards far side

25/1

10th

5

(9)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Hectic

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

0-9 after making a successful debut for Richard Hannon at Newbury (6f, good to firm) in the summer of 2022; makes his stable/AW debut after eight months off having been picked up for 13,000gns last October; watch market.

10/1

Form: -27077

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

6f 2yo Listed winner at York last October and he's well handicapped on that form; however, he's been a long way below that level this summer and has plenty to prove; wears a first-time visor (replacing blinkers).

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

3rd

5

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:50 Newmarket

Alpha Capture

8st 12lb

J: Jack Enright

T: William Haggas

prominent towards near side

8/1

8th

10

(11)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

13:15 Doncaster

Alpha Capture

9st 4lb

J: Jack Enright

T: William Haggas

Useful 2yo, just touched off in a sales race on this card before winning a York Listed (good to soft); turf form this year bears no resemblance but 23lb lower than on return to grass in July and perhaps discarding regular headgear will have a sweetening effect now down in grade.

8/1

8th

10

(7)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Sandown

Alpha Capture

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

6f 2yo Listed winner at York last October and he's well handicapped on that form; however, he's been a long way below that level this summer and a visor made little difference last time; plenty to prove.

11/1

8th
7 (4)
Hodler

14/1

Form: 2-7710 D

Last run: 78 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Finished last at Epsom on Oaks day, when last seen, but the step up to 8.5f and the fast ground may have been against him; prior to that he posted a career best when winning at Chester (7f, soft) and slow ground would aid his cause (although he won on good going last year); not written off.

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

3rd

2

(6)

4th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

20:05 Yarmouth

Hodler

9st 6lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

raced in last

20/1

11th

1

(9)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Hodler

9st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Jim Boyle

slowly into stride

10/1

9th

7

(6)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Hodler

9st 1lb

J: William Cox

T: Jim Boyle

in rear

6/1

11/1

Form: 0-1306 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Yard won this with 3yos in 2020 and 2021; the return to Newbury could be a plus as he won in April (7f, soft) on his sole course visit; however, he's struggled on his three starts since and a major turnaround is needed in first-time blinkers (has worn cheekpieces the last twice).

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

9th

8

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Scholarship

9st 6lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Gerard O’Leary

Decent Newbury form (7f) last year for Clive Cox, winning on seasonal debut and ended campaign with good second on heavy; good start for new connections when second to Independent Expert at Cork last month (7f) but remains unproven over 1m.

9/1

Form: 11-282 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Reappeared with good second here (1m, good) in May and bounced back from lesser run here when runner-up at Salisbury (1m, good to firm) last time; should be fine now back down to 7f and there's every chance he'll be the shake-up if conditions are in his favour (might not want slow ground).

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

11th

1

(1)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Top Secret

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Successful in three consecutive starts here (7f/1m) between November 2022 and last December, but not so good in either outing over C&D so far this year; still 5lb higher than for his latest win and others are preferred.

12/1

7th

5

(6)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Top Secret

9st 2lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

3-6 at Kempton, the most recent success in December; disappointing favourite here last month and has not been dropped for that effort, being still on career-high mark; others preferred on balance.

8/1

7th

2

(5)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Top Secret

9st 7lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

led, headed and raced in second from over 5f out

5/2

11th
5 (13)
Lethal Nymph

12/1

Form: 0-6520

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won four times during last season's debut campaign (6f, including on good to firm and good to soft) and he was a good second at Windsor two starts ago; however, this is a tough race in which to prove his stamina on just his second crack at 7f (lost places close home on sole previous attempt).

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

5th

4

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Lethal Nymph

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Paul Midgley

prominent in centre of group

10/1

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £932.00
Straight Forecast £959.20
Tricast £3817.70
Trifecta £4180.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Classic

TOPSPEED:

Hectic

RP RATINGS:

Accidental Agent

The Guardian:

Spangled Mac

Daily Mail:

Scholarship

LAMBOURN:

Lethal Nymph

The Sun:

Top Secret

D Express:

Lyndon B

POSTDATA:

Bless Him

Daily Record:

Hectic

Telegraph:

Classic

Daily Mirror:

Classic

The Star:

Classic

The Times:

Accidental Agent