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17:20 York

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Sky Bet Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 16 runners
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Sky Bet Nursery Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
10 (5)
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9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.85
  • Place: £3.95

Form: 71071 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Easily made all at 150-1 at Newbury (6f, good) on second start and excuses the next twice, namely tough task at Royal Ascot then good to soft going in Goodwood nursery; bounced back when again making all in Windsor nursery (6f, good to firm) last Thursday and has strong claims under 6lb penalty.

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2nd
3 (8)
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9/2

  • Place: £1.55

Form: 5112 D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won at Chelmsford (6f, AW) on second start and followed up in Newbury novice (6f, good; unraced on faster); another big run when second on nursery debut at Glorious Goodwood (6f, good to soft) and he's respected up 3lb.

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16/1

  • Place: £5.75

Form: 13

Last run: 74 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won at Wetherby (5.5f, good) on debut in May and recovered from slow start to finish third of six in a Beverley conditions race (5f, good to firm) in June; the step up to 6f looks a positive move on this first nursery outing and he's open to improvement on just his third start.

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1st

8

(1)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Room Service

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Raced only on good/firmer; sound effort in competitive 6f nursery at the York Ebor festival (back from a break) most recently, taking form figures to 133; still open to further progress; could go well again.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 13 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Leicester (5f, good to firm) in May and kept on strongly for very close third in Salisbury novice (6f, good) two weeks ago on his second run; could prove well suited by this big field and the resulting strong pace, and this unexposed colt may be a contender under William Buick.

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9th

14

(6)

28th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Zabriskie Point

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Charles Hills

took keen hold, led

9/1

1st

1

(5)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:30 Thirsk

Zabriskie Point

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

Raced only on good/firmer; 5f winner on debut and has performed well over 6f since while shaping as if he'll be suited by 7f; very solid fourth in warm nursery at York Ebor festival most recently (form has received a couple of major boosts since); strong claims.

11/8

4th

2

(3)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Zabriskie Point

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

dwelt start, in rear, outpaced over 3f out

7/1

20/1

Form: 6241

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Runner-up at Salisbury (6f, good to firm) on second start then fourth in a warm maiden at Newmarket (6f, good to firm); won Nottingham maiden (5f, heavy) three weeks ago and, with her penultimate form reading well in the context of today's nursery debut mark, she's on the shortlist.

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2nd

9

(2)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

19:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Key To Cotai

9st 2lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Ed Walker

in touch with leaders

5/1

2nd

5

(9)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:50 Newmarket

Key To Cotai

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Won Nottingham maiden (5f, heavy) last month on her fourth start and kept on well for 5l fifth of 16 in competitive nursery at York (6f, good to firm) last time; based on that latest evidence she's well worth this first crack at 7f and she's on the shortlist in first-time headgear.

5/1

5th

17

(20)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Key To Cotai

8st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

in rear

20/1

13/2

Form: 5321 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Went close at Doncaster (6f, good) last month on third start and found further improvement to win on nursery debut over this C&D (good), surging clear of runner-up Ganesha in the final furlong; this progressive colt may be able to take a 9lb rise in his stride and he's firmly in calculations.

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10th

3

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Blue Prince

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: David Evans

Consistent on AW for current stable and ran creditably on finals day at Newcastle (6f) most recently; each-way possibilities off same mark, provided he transfers the form back to turf.

9/1

3rd

4

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newcastle (AW)

Blue Prince

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: David Evans

Rattled home to win a good C&D handicap on New Year's Day (Sommelier second, Bazball third) and although he's been beaten twice since, he was poorly placed on the first occasion and then looking a shade unfortunate at Lingfield four weeks ago; 2lb higher than for last time but he's tough and genuine and the return to this stiff 6f should suit; solid contender.

5/1

2nd

5

(7)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

14:37 Lingfield (AW)

Blue Prince

8st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David Evans

More exposed than many of his rivals but he's done well since joining David Evans, winning 6f handicaps at Southwell and Newcastle this winter; only third to Brave Empire in his hat-trick bid last month but he was poorly positioned in a tactical event and ran the fastest sectional for both the fifth and final furlong; quite possible there's more to come.

13/2

Form: 291426 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

His sole win from his seven starts came in a Chester novice (6f, good) in June and he's more exposed than his rivals; however, he ran creditably in first-time cheekpieces (retained) when sixth of 20 in a sales race at Naas (6f, soft) last time and is an each-way possible back in a handicap.

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5th

5

(3)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Newbury

Innvincible Friend

9st 4lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Tom Dascombe

Has only a Chester novice to show for his eight runs but it was a very strong handicap at York (6f) in which he finished seventh of 16 last time; goes on soft ground and can see him having a say if staying this new trip.

7/1

7th

13

(1)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Innvincible Friend

8st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Tom Dascombe

midfield on far side of group

25/1

11/1

Form: 322 BF

Last run: 47 days

W: 8st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has run well to be placed on all three starts (5f, good to firm/good); in good hands to progress and this step up in trip could prompt further improvement on handicap debut; not discounted.

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6th

6

(10)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:25 York

Ziggys Queen

8st 13lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Richard Fahey

Merely mid-division here (6f, good to firm) in August in sole nursery and subsequent win came in three-runner fillies' novice at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft); however, that latest form could be fairly strong and she's not ruled out now back in a handicap.

11/1

1st

4

(1)

17th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Ziggys Queen

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

started quickly, made virtually all, sustained duel with runner-up from 2f out, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish

5/2

8th

15

(17)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Ziggys Queen

8st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

midfield on near side of group

11/1

Form: 52414 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Improved form when winning by 2l on nursery debut over C&D (good to soft) last month; the return to this course could be a plus but she was a well-beaten fourth of 12 at Goodwood (6f, good to soft) last time and is 5lb out of the handicap today; others make greater appeal.

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9th

8

(6)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Specific Times

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Made all when winning off a 6lb lower mark at York in the summer; has been some way below that level since, including when a beaten favourite here last time, but the step back up from 5f should suit.

10/1

5th

3

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Specific Times

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in third

5/1

9th

19

(2)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Specific Times

8st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders

14/1

11/1

Form: 521

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Encouraging fifth on debut at Windsor (6f, good to firm) then runner-up at Yarmouth (5f, good; ground changed to good to soft, soft in places immediately after); off the mark at the third attempt when odds-on in Ayr maiden (5.5f, soft) last time and could have potential off his opening mark, in view of both his pedigree and the strength of the Yarmouth form.

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1st

7

(1)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

17:20 Doncaster

Red Zone Hero

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Michael Bell

Runner-up at Yarmouth (5f, good) on second start before winning at Ayr (5.5f, soft); soundly beaten on nursery debut at York (6f, good to firm) but the ground may have been too lively for him; retains potential.

11/2

10th

16

(11)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Red Zone Hero

8st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Michael Bell

in touch with leaders

11/1

16/1

Form: 193 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 8st 6lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Bath (5f, firm) and creditable effort in the Listed Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm); beaten 3l when third of nine on nursery debut at Haydock (6f, good to firm) but perhaps that performance can be marked up, as he made the running and the first two came from the back of the pack; wears first-time blinkers and retains potential.

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1st

1

(1)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 4

15:20 Yarmouth

Mayo Neighs

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Ninth in the Windsor Castle after winning at Bath first time out; fared best of those who raced prominently when third of nine on nursery debut at Haydock and it was a very strong nursery in which he failed to fire at York's Ebor meeting (first-time blinkers); has only raced on fast ground but he has form claims.

7/1

11th

12

(12)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Mayo Neighs

8st 6lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Ralph Beckett

in touch with leaders

16/1

3rd

1

(7)

8th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Mayo Neighs

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ralph Beckett

Won on debut at Bath (5f, firm) in May and ninth of 23 in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm) when finishing strongly for second of six in the far-side group; this step up in trip promises to suit.

2/1

12th
7 (14)
Ganesha

20/1

Form: 18312

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Fast-ground debut winner who also won at Hamilton (5f, good to soft) last month on his first nursery start and was second of five over this C&D (good) nine days later; he was no match for the winner Blue Prince last time but raced alone in the centre and is not ruled out each-way.

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1st

3

(7)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ganesha

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Phillip Makin

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, headway from under 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well and led final strides

12/1

1st

3

(7)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ganesha

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Phillip Makin

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, headway from under 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well and led final strides

12/1

5th

3

(2)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:25 York

Ganesha

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: Phillip Makin

Runner-up in 6f nursery here (good) in July and back to form with close second to Midnight Lir at Hamilton (5f, good to soft) last time; however, there's a suspicion he'll be vulnerable in this warmer race.

12/1

Form: 108 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Made all in impressive fashion on debut at Goodwood (6f, good) in May; drops down in grade today and the step back up to 6f could be another positive, but his claims aren't compelling judged on his last two performances at Royal Ascot (5f, good to firm; Listed) and Goodwood (5f, soft; Group 3).

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6th

2

(3)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 4

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Barnwell Boy

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders

6/1

5th

1

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

15:52 Chester

Barnwell Boy

9st 9lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Impressive on his Goodwood debut (6f, good) in May and was sent off just 5-1 for the Windsor Castle on the strength of that, but could manage only a midfield finish and his two starts since have been modest, including on nursery debut at York (6f, good to firm) last time (behind Ganesha); best watched.

10/1

13th

4

(6)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Barnwell Boy

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

sweating, raced in second

20/1

Form: 11695 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Made it 2-2 with win in the Woodcote at Epsom (6f, good to firm) and was creditable sixth in Group 2 Coventry at Royal Ascot (6f, good) next time; below par in the Super Sprint and Group 2 Richmond the last twice but the slow ground may not have suited; could bounce back now reverting to better ground.

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14th

1

(13)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Bobsleigh

9st 9lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

always behind

11/1

5th

4

(12)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Bobsleigh

9st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

in rear

13/2

9th

8

(16)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 34y

Class 2

15:35 Newbury

Bobsleigh

8st 13lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Made it 2-2 in the valuable Woodcote at Epsom (6f, good to firm) and held his own in what's already looking a strong Coventry at Royal Ascot; that entitles him to persuasive form claims at this level provided he can lay up back to 5f.

6/1

15th
6 (15)
Jungle Mate

12/1

Form: 122

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 9lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won at Hamilton (5f, good) on debut in May and has gone close the next twice, in a Carlisle novice (6f, officially good to firm but changed to good to soft immediately after the race) and a Naas sales race (6f, soft); proved last time that he's effective in a big field; could be in the mix.

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9th

12

(2)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:15 York

Jungle Mate

8st 13lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

It's hard to be confident on the back of his heavy nursery debut defeat here (6f, good to firm) in August but he showed considerable promise previously, when runner-up in both a Carlisle novice (6f, good to firm) and a Naas sales race (6f, soft); 7f could suit and no surprise to see a big run.

11/1

15th

6

(15)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Jungle Mate

8st 9lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

never better than midfield

12/1

2nd

15

(15)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

17:10 Naas

Jungle Mate

9st 0lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

slightly awkward start, raced near side, soon prominent, ridden from over 1f out, went second and ran on inside final 110yds

5/1

66/1

Form: 5200

Last run: 39 days

W: 8st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on nursery debut over C&D (good to soft) 39 days ago and he's 7lb out of the handicap today, so on the face of it has plenty to prove; however, he's been gelded since last time, which could help him tap back into the promise shown over C&D (good to firm) on his first two starts, and his stable struck form in a big way at the end of last week; interesting.

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16th

20

(19)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Ticktyboo

8st 2lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: Nigel Tinkler

always behind

66/1

11th

6

(6)

15th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:20 York

Ticktyboo

9st 5lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Displayed promise over C&D (good to firm) on first two starts then down the field at 200-1 in the Coventry at Royal Ascot (6f, good); makes nursery debut off a fair mark and improvement is possible.

8/1

15th

20

(3)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Ticktyboo

9st 3lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Some improvement when second to an impressive newcomer at York (6f, good to firm) at the end of May, but now faces a considerably tougher test of his credentials; unlikely to be getting off the mark in this higher grade.

100/1

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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Red Zone Hero

LAMBOURN:

Zabriskie Point

The Times:

Room Service

SPOTLIGHT:

Blue Prince

D Express:

Mayo Neighs

Daily Mail:

Bobsleigh

POSTDATA:

Red Zone Hero

NEWMARKET:

Red Zone Hero

The Guardian:

Zabriskie Point

The Sun:

Zabriskie Point

The Star:

Room Service

Daily Record:

Blue Prince