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William Hill Epic Value Handicap

  • Prize money: £7731
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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William Hill Epic Value Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: -22878 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Some recent below-par efforts but a revival would comes as no surprise having dipped to 3lb lower than when runner-up over 1m at Redcar and Newcastle at the start of the summer; usually races prominently.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

(15)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Spirit Catcher

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Back to form last month, winning easily at Ripon (good to soft) then third at York Ebor festival (good to firm), both over 1m; likely player, provided he continues in the same vein.

9/1

3rd

17

(10)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:00 York

Spirit Catcher

8st 13lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

16/1

1st

1

(6)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Ripon

Spirit Catcher

10st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Some recent below-par efforts but a revival would comes as no surprise having dipped to 3lb lower than when runner-up over 1m at Redcar and Newcastle at the start of the summer; usually races prominently.

6/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 6-0624 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer who made an encouraging return from a break when second of 17 at York (7f, good to soft) last month; probably did a bit too much too soon when fourth at Thirsk (1m, soft) eight days later and should be treated as if still in form; well drawn to attack from the inside stall and likely to make a bold bid for C&D win number three.

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No Results Found

14/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 64-19 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Returned from an absence to win Redcar novice (1m, soft) in April; subsequently sold out of the Gosden stable for 40,000gns; 33-1, never involved on last Saturday's handicap and yard debut at Haydock (1m) but he did meet trouble; this should reveal more.

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7th

3

(7)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:10 Epsom

Freedom Day

9st 5lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Spring scorer at Redcar (1m, soft) on final start for the Gosden yard; not totally solid judged on his form for new stable but penultimate effort looked encouraging; tough task in higher grade last time.

10/1

9th

13

(9)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Freedom Day

8st 2lb

J: George Rooke

T: Mark Walford

Low-mileage 3yo; promising form on slow ground, namely a success at Redcar (for the Gosden yard) and third to Spirit Catcher at Ripon (met traffic issues); upped in class but may do better still.

25/1

3rd

7

(5)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Ripon

Freedom Day

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

mounted in chute and taken down early

14/1

4/1

Form: 425151

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Notched his fourth Beverley win on soft last month and added to his tally at Haydock (7f, good to soft) last weekend; has won off this 6lb higher mark before but it was back in 2021 and he'll require his best effort since if he is to follow up.

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4th

4

(1)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

17:28 Doncaster

Ugo Gregory

9st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent towards far side and kept apart from main group, joined main group over 2f out, lost third 1f out, soon no extra

25/1

6th

5

(6)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:20 Catterick

Ugo Gregory

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

10/1

11th

9

(14)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:35 York

Ugo Gregory

9st 9lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Tim Easterby

dwelt start, towards rear of midfield, towards near side and weakened over 1f out

14/1

16/1

Form: 48-210 D

Last run: 104 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Had plenty of racing in Ireland but improved when belatedly off the mark in a 1m Leopardstown handicap (heavy) in April; failed to back that up at the same venue (1m2f) the following month and has left Jim Bolger ahead of this first outing for 104 days; in a higher grade than she needs to run in and a watching brief is the call unless the betting strongly hints otherwise.

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5th

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Purple Gown

11st 8lb

J: William Maggs

T: Adam Nicol

Soundly beaten fifth on recent handicap hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) but her two previous hurdle runs (1m7f, soft) weren't without promise relative to this modest mark, and she's not written off.

12/1

5th

5

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Purple Gown

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Adam Nicol

took keen hold, towards rear

8/1

4th

10

11th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

12:10 Catterick

Purple Gown

11st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Adam Nicol

Left in modest third at final flight on hurdle debut over C&D (soft) a fortnight ago and others have stronger form; however, she showed fair Flat form in the autumn and is open to improvement in this code; not ruled out.

12/1

12/1

Form: 3-9785 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Patchy form this season but well handicapped if on a going day; best turf efforts on good ground, so could probably do with the rain staying away.

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4th

3

(11)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

The Turpinator

9st 8lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Grant Tuer

Best known as a 7f/1m performer but kept on well for creditable fourth in Class 2 C&D race last month; gave another good account when close third at Wolverhampton (7f) 16 days ago; respected.

8/1

3rd

4

(4)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

14:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Turpinator

9st 8lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Grant Tuer

raced in second, lost second and prominent after 1f, went second again and challenging from over 1f out, no extra final strides

8/1

4th

13

(2)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

The Turpinator

8st 5lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Grant Tuer

Two wins since September, more recently over 7f here 16 days ago; only third off this mark here on Thursday; stiff task at this level.

33/1

OUR TIP

20/1

Form: 5-1000 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Winner of a 1m Newcastle handicap in April but has suffered three heavy defeats since; back to only 1lb above that winning mark but it's hard to be confident about what form he'll show up in.

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11th

14

(11)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Wetherby

Skilled Warrior

9st 3lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Grant Tuer

Faced a tough task (well held) in the Spring Mile last time and this is a more suitable level; however, there is still a question mark over his current form.

25/1

17th

17

(17)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Skilled Warrior

8st 12lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Grant Tuer

Fairly useful on his day; however, beaten in a seller on last turf attempt and largely out of sorts on AW since; current mark reflects the decline in his form; others preferred.

40/1

7th

6

(2)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Skilled Warrior

9st 5lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Grant Tuer

His C&D win last April came off a 10lb higher mark so the ability is there; mixed bag this winter and comes with risk attached but a revival wouldn't be a bolt from the blue.

14/1

Form: 811543 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Made all over 1m2f here and 1m at Leicester (both good ground) in June; creditable third of 13 at York (1m, good to soft) off this mark 22 days ago and the form is solid with the first, second and fourth all placed since; likely to be very competitive again.

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7th

1

(3)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Ayr

Dungar Glory

10st 0lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

All turf wins, including two fillies' handicaps this year, on good ground but she has form on soft; close third in similar event at Ripon most recently; likely player if taking well to added visor.

6/1

3rd

1

(5)

5th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Ripon

Dungar Glory

9st 13lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Her three handicap wins have all come from the front, including twice round here; back in form last Tuesday (9.7f; again didn't lead) but there's not much wiggle room off this mark and an easy 1m on quicker ground is a bare minimum now.

10/1

5th

1

(9)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

14:15 Ripon

Dungar Glory

10st 1lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

prominent, challenging 2f out, no extra final 110yds

8/1

9th
5 (10)
Gis A Sub

14/1

Form: -80407

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Useful as 2yo; yet to build on the promise of his reappearance, although not disgraced off a 5lb higher mark than this in the Stewards' Cup consolation at Goodwood (6f, soft) a fortnight ago; raced almost exclusively at sprint trips, so this longer distance is very much an unknown.

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9th

10

(11)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Gis A Sub

8st 13lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

ducked right start, midfield

25/1

10/1

Form: 721648 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Durable 8yo who is seeking a hat-trick in this race; performing only respectably since his Ayr win in June but his record in this race makes him a dangerous one to discount; all wins on good/good to firm, so probably wouldn't want much rain.

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4th

6

(1)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Garden Oasis

8st 9lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

C&D scorer but he ended 2023 under something of a cloud; his mark is falling though so he's no forlorn hope on his reappearance.

16/1

7th

11

(3)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

17:30 Pontefract

Garden Oasis

9st 6lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Won this in 2020 and he's 3lb lower than when scoring at Ayr this June; however, he's struggled to threaten on his last four starts.

25/1

22/1

Form: 554788

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Front-runner and three-time turf winner who is now 2lb below the mark he defied on Newcastle's AW at the end of 2022; may well have needed a recent outing at Haydock after 145 days off but he needs to leave that well behind.

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10th

12

(7)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Larado

9st 3lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Often front-runs; Lingfield AW in February ended his losing run and he was 33-1 when well held there in a Class 2 latest outing (rare start with this visor, instead of usual blinkers); second at Epsom last August showed some turf ability remained, but he's 2lb higher today and not the percentage call.

33/1

7th

10

(2)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 2

16:57 Lingfield (AW)

Larado

8st 2lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Michael Appleby

He has generally been running well in recent months, winning a C&D handicap last month; another fair run behind Mclean House here 11 days ago but that run does suggest he's vulnerable in this field.

25/1

15/2

Form: 231516 CD BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Best from the front; made all in a C&D maiden (good) in June and a Hamilton handicap (8.5f, good to soft) in July; latest York effort was a little disappointing and the widest stall could make it tricky for him to lead, particularly as there are some confirmed front-runners drawn much nearer the inside.

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4th

2

(3)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:00 Pontefract

Indiana Be

9st 10lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Dual winner over 1m on good to firm/good to soft this year; fair fourth in a C&D handicap last time; a possible.

11/2

4th

6

(10)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

17:30 Pontefract

Indiana Be

9st 11lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Posted his second win of the summer when easily making all at Hamilton (1m, good to soft) in July; it's too soon to write him off but he needs to perform much better than on his last two starts.

12/1

12th

11

(12)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Ripon

Indiana Be

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Edward Bethell

Best from the front; made all in a C&D maiden (good) in June and a Hamilton handicap (8.5f, good to soft) in July; latest York effort was a little disappointing and the widest stall could make it tricky for him to lead, particularly as there are some confirmed front-runners drawn much nearer the inside.

15/2

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Challet

POSTDATA:

Indiana Be

The Guardian:

Dungar Glory

Telegraph:

Ugo Gregory

TOPSPEED:

Larado

The Times:

Garden Oasis

Daily Mail:

Indiana Be

Daily Mirror:

Dungar Glory

RP RATINGS:

Challet

D Express:

Challet

The Sun:

Challet

The Star:

Challet

Daily Record:

Ugo Gregory