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14:25 York

Good To Firm

Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £147540
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 22 runners
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Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 22 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.55
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 11 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in two visits to Salisbury (6f; good to firm then good) but it didn't look a strong race two weeks ago and the time was slow (they went no pace); on the upside, he did defy a penalty and Ryan Moore has a good record for the yard (10-34).

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3rd

1

(6)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Ascot

Dragon Leader

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Clive Cox

led at steady pace

5/2

1st

9

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 217y

Class 1

14:45 Redcar

Dragon Leader

8st 8lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

Never gave his rivals a sniff when impressively making all in a valuable sales race at York's Ebor meeting (6.5f, good to firm) and again ran well in another at Doncaster, for all that his RPR dipped to 88 (100 at York); may need fast ground to be at his very best (rain is forecast) but is the most likely winner for sure.

2/5

2nd

17

(7)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Dragon Leader

8st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Clive Cox

Made all for an impressive success in similar event at the York Ebor festival (6f) three weeks ago, taking record to 3-3; raced only on good/firmer; could well extend his sequence, being a progressive and unbeaten colt who has a leading chance at the weights.

2/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.85

Form: 1 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

11-2 when coming home 3l to the good at Pontefract (6f, good to soft) five weeks ago, scoring comfortably after travelling strongly throughout; the messages are mixed as to the strength of that form but he posted a smart RPR for a newcomer; light on experience but Mums Tipple won this four years ago on the back of a solitary start; respected.

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3rd

1

(7)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:40 York

Ziggys Condor

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Twice-raced colt who won well at Pontefract (6f, good to soft) then ran creditably when joint-favourite for C&D sales race at the Ebor festival (good to firm; second of 22); strong contender.

15/8

22/1

  • Place: £10.75

Form: 10

Last run: 91 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Had a subsequent Listed winner well behind when making a successful debut at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft) and, although disappointing next time in the Listed National Stakes (5f, good), his high draw was no help; off since May, though, and jockey bookings would suggest that he's down the Hannon pecking order.

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2nd

9

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Newmarket

Love Billy Boy

9st 5lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

prominent towards far side, led 2f out, soon drifted left, kept on well inside final furlong, headed final stride

14/1

8th

10

(12)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Love Billy Boy

9st 0lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Placed in York sales race (6f) last August but has been unable to add to his debut win and looks more exposed than most of these opponents; gelded since last run; opposed.

20/1

25/1

  • Place: £10.95

Form: 33

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has come up short in two 5f maidens in the north (good to soft/soft) and it's a big ask to shed his maiden status in a race of this nature.

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11th

11

(8)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Pilgrim

9st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David & Nicola Barron

Consistent in defeat prior to comfortably justifying favouritism in York novice event (6f, soft) six months ago; gelded since; could well build on that success and make his mark in handicaps; one to consider.

9/1

1st

9

(14)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:05 York

Pilgrim

9st 4lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David & Nicola Barron

Consistent in four outings; ran well over C&D (good/good to firm) the last twice, finishing fourth in sales race then second in novice event; brings the best form and has a very solid chance.

5/2

5th
18 (12)
Vantheman

14/1

Form: 31 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Useful sprinting pedigree and showed the right spirit in prevailing by a length at Ayr (6f, good to soft); the bare form is nothing to shout about and others have achieved plenty more.

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1st

3

(1)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Vantheman

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Both starts after winning an Ayr maiden (6f, good to soft) last July came in the big sales races at York and Doncaster, finishing fifth of 22 on the first occasion; makes his AW/handicap debut after eight months off having been gelded in the meantime; half-brother to a C&D winner and market support would be significant.

5/1

14th

9

(12)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Vantheman

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Kevin Ryan

Outran his 40-1 odds in similar event at the York Ebor festival, though finished 6l behind Dragon Leader and is now worse off with that rival; may again pick up prize-money without winning.

25/1

25/1

Form: 41 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unlike the unfortunate beaten favourite (fourth), he had the run of things when edging home from Bibendum in a 6f novice at Wolverhampton (AW); this race demands significant improvement on that form but he's clearly open to further progress.

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5th

6

(3)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Media Shooter

9st 2lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

Better on AW (form 131214) than turf (4665) and his latest fourth of 11 in the AW 3yo Championship at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) was right up there with this best efforts; fairly exposed, but still holds each-way claims at least.

5/1

4th

7

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newcastle (AW)

Media Shooter

8st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Building a solid record on AW, winning twice at Kempton either side of chasing home Fire Demon 40 days ago; up in the weights and this race may prove too demanding.

7/1

7th
2 (17)
Hackman

28/1

Form: 313027

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Had limitations exposed at Listed/Group level since winning at Chester's May meeting and this diminutive, speedy colt isn't sure to improve for going over 6f for the first time; opposable on terms that aren't that favourable.

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2nd

2

(7)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

14:15 Windsor

Hackman

9st 8lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Hugo Palmer

Sole win came over 5f at Chester (soft) in May and ran well returned to that C&D (good to soft) last month; not disgraced in 6f sales race at York two starts ago; hard to dismiss at this level.

7/1

3rd

3

(8)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

15:52 Chester

Hackman

9st 7lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Hugo Palmer

Highly tried since winning a maiden over C&D (soft) in May, but twice placed in Listed company and not disgraced when seventh of the 22 runners in the valuable sales contest at York (6f, good to firm) last time; makes his nursery debut, but the outside stall does make things a bit tricky.

11/2

8th
14 (19)
Nazalan

22/1

Form: 3137

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Perhaps not seen to best effect on soft ground at Glorious Goodwood (6f Group 2) and he should reverse previous Sandown placings with Hackman on these better terms; has plenty of others to worry about, however, and 5f might be his trip.

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4th

4

(6)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Nazalan

9st 3lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: S Woods

Limitations became somewhat exposed over sprint trips last term, following Sandown success in June; gelded since last run; something to prove in this new scenario (upped to 7f for AW debut).

20/1

4th

2

(3)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 York

Nazalan

8st 13lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: S Woods

Touch exposed since his Sandown novice success but has been keeping good company, most recently eighth (two places behind Media Shooter) in 6f sales race at the Ebor festival here; has a more realistic chance on handicap debut and could go well.

8/1

8th

14

(19)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Nazalan

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: S Woods

Perhaps not seen to best effect on soft ground at Glorious Goodwood (6f Group 2) and he should reverse previous Sandown placings with Hackman on these better terms; has plenty of others to worry about, however, and 5f might be his trip.

22/1

Form: 31526 D BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Thirsk winner who ran her best race when runner-up in a 6f nursery at Haydock (good to firm); now needs to bounce back from a pretty serious blip at Windsor and, while connections need respect, other runners would appear to have more going for them.

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14th

7

(4)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

12:50 Newmarket

Je Ne Sais Quoi

9st 2lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Grant Tuer

Made it 2-8 for William Haggas when winning a nursery at Nottingham (5f, heavy) 16 days ago; subsequently sold for 18,000gns; she has something to find now up in grade on her stable debut but she's unexposed in testing conditions and is not ruled out.

50/1

1st

3

(5)

18th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 8y

Class 4

16:15 Nottingham

Je Ne Sais Quoi

9st 5lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Showed promise over 5f on debut (soft); campaigned at 6f since, close second in Goodwood nursery (good) most recently; possibilities off same mark, provided she's as effective back down in distance.

5/2

2nd

5

(3)

5th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:45 Goodwood

Je Ne Sais Quoi

8st 13lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Confirmed the promise of her Ascot debut third (5f, soft) by landing the odds in a 6f maiden at Thirsk (good to firm) in June; in and out since but a repeat of her Haydock second in July would bring her right into the reckoning.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 821 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

They all finished in a bit of a bunch when he repelled Grey Cuban to win a valuable novice at Nottingham (6f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; faces no easy task having to concede weight to some of these.

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8th

3

(4)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ascot

Angel Of England

9st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Edward Bethell

Progressive in his first three starts last year, getting off the mark in a Nottingham novice (6f, good to soft), but then faced a stiff task when midfield in the sales race at the York Ebor Meeting; returns from 260 days off, in first-time cheekpieces and having been gelded; worth a second look.

8/1

11th

1

(3)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Angel Of England

9st 7lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

They all finished in a bit of a bunch when he repelled Grey Cuban to win a valuable novice at Nottingham (6f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; faces no easy task having to concede weight to some of these.

16/1

12th
10 (14)
Grey Cuban

18/1

Form: 22 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Both runs over 6f on good to soft; not far behind a subsequent Group-placed filly at Newmarket before running to a similar level at Nottingham when beaten by Angel Of England; has a 5lb pull with that rival but will probably be placed at best.

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6th

4

(1)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

14:35 Chester

Grey Cuban

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Hugo Palmer

walked to post

4/1

1st

7

(7)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Grey Cuban

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Hugo Palmer

took keen hold, prominent, disputed lead after 1f, led clearly 3f out, pushed along and went clear 2f out, ridden and hung left but went further clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish

5/2

3rd

17

(12)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:15 York

Grey Cuban

8st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Hugo Palmer

Runner-up on first two starts (6f, good to soft) and perhaps unsuited by fast ground in 6f sales race here next time; caught the eye when keeping on for eighth in sales race at Doncaster (6.5f, soft) last month, having been denied a clear run, and he's a strong candidate if conditions suit.

13/2

18/1

Form: 91 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not sure what happened first time out but cheekpieces went on at Newcastle (6f AW) and he got the better of yesterday's Acomb runner-up Ballymount Boy who was making his debut; nothing wrong with that form and his owner targets this meeting.

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13th

7

(20)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Ambushed

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Archie Watson

Not sure what happened first time out but cheekpieces went on at Newcastle (6f AW) and he got the better of yesterday's Acomb runner-up Ballymount Boy who was making his debut; nothing wrong with that form and his owner targets this meeting.

18/1

1st

3

(7)

29th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ambushed

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Archie Watson

£105,000 yearling; 6-1 for last month's Goodwood debut (6f, good) but completely blew the start and never figured; no surprise if he shows a good deal more if breaking better here with cheekpieces enlisted.

14/1

Form: 32

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

260,000euros breeze-up buy in May and holds a Middle Park entry; probably unwise to dismiss lightly given his connections but he'll need more than when dividing Media Shooter and Stanley Spencer in a recent novice on the AW.

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10th

7

(6)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 4

14:25 Lingfield (AW)

Bibendum

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

260,000euros breeze-up buy in May; fair form when placed on first two starts (5f/6f) and subsequent defeat in valuable York sales races can be overlooked; remains unexposed; can't be ignored on nursery debut.

7/1

14th

8

(15)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Bibendum

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

260,000euros breeze-up buy in May and holds a Middle Park entry; probably unwise to dismiss lightly given his connections but he'll need more than when dividing Media Shooter and Stanley Spencer in a recent novice on the AW.

20/1

2nd

2

(13)

14th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

15:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bibendum

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Well-bred colt who cost 260,000euros in May; weak 10-1 shot with tongue-tie applied at Yarmouth (5f, good) last month but he kept on well to finish third behind two of the market leaders; that was a promising start and he sets the standard on that form.

2/1

20/1

Form: 310 D BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

6f winner on fast ground at Carlisle and patently failed to give his running on soft at Naas (valuable sales race), as in second that day was the horse he beat the time before; remains unexposed under these conditions.

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7th

3

(4)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

17:20 Doncaster

Thats For Sure

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Down the field in sales races the last twice and he's unproven on slow ground; however, his novice win at Carlisle (6f, good to firm) in July suggests he could be a force off this nursery debut mark if back on song.

11/1

15th

4

(18)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Thats For Sure

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

6f winner on fast ground at Carlisle and patently failed to give his running on soft at Naas (valuable sales race), as in second that day was the horse he beat the time before; remains unexposed under these conditions.

20/1

13th

16

(12)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

17:10 Naas

Thats For Sure

9st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

ducked right start, raced near side, prominent, outpaced and lost position under 2f out, soon weakened

7/1

16th
21 (10)
Gaiden

20/1

Form: 2300

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Her first two runs (the second here) have plenty of substance but she has since finished down the field in the Queen Mary and a 6f nursery at Glorious Goodwood; everything points to connections having higher hopes for Persica.

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5th

2

(4)

1st Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Gaiden

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Richard Hannon

Went down narrowly in a 6f maiden at Kempton two weeks ago (cheekpieces for the first time), taking her record to 0-9; still sets a good standard for her rivals to aim at though and she's a strong contender once more.

11/4

2nd

11

(4)

17th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Gaiden

8st 9lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Placed off a mark of 82 in three handicaps since switched to AW, latest over C&D when dropped back from 1m; now 0-8 but has the best form claims back at maiden level; wears first-time headgear.

15/8

3rd

1

(3)

3rd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Gaiden

9st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Richard Hannon

ducked left start and bumped rival start

10/1

50/1

Form: 433

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Similar form in his three defeats over 6f and will need to be all the better for being gelded and the application of cheekpieces if he's to threaten on these terms.

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5th

2

(6)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Master Franca

9st 7lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Hugo Palmer

Sprung a 40-1 surprise at Lingfield on his AW debut (7f; Class 5) in October; two respectable efforts on Tapeta since, including here two weeks ago, but he looks fairly exposed now (record of 1-8) and needs to find more at this new trip.

9/1

4th

7

(7)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

17:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Master Franca

8st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Hugo Palmer

dwelt start, towards rear

14/1

3rd

3

(8)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Master Franca

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Hugo Palmer

raced near side, pressed leader, edged left and briefly disputed lead over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds (jockey said gelding hung left-handed under pressure)

9/2

14/1

Form: 321 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Twice placed over C&D and he was reversing placings with Twilight Romance when narrowly getting the better of that rival at Pontefract (6f, good to firm), albeit in receipt of 4lb; these terms are tougher but he's one of the few in here with Group-race entries.

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5th

7

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newmarket

We Never Stop

8st 11lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Hit his 2yo peak when winning a Pontefract novice (6f, good to firm) in midsummer but didn't make much of an impact in sales races at York and Doncaster afterwards; now reappears in a warm handicap; others preferred.

25/1

7th

12

(4)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

We Never Stop

9st 0lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Raced only on good to firm; recorded form figures of 321 at maiden/novice level; comfortably held in the York sales race won by Dragon Leader but may bounce back, given his earlier progress.

25/1

18th

5

(7)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

We Never Stop

9st 7lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Twice placed over C&D and he was reversing placings with Twilight Romance when narrowly getting the better of that rival at Pontefract (6f, good to firm), albeit in receipt of 4lb; these terms are tougher but he's one of the few in here with Group-race entries.

14/1

6/1

Form: 312 CD BF

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Quite impressive in sweeping aside We Never Stop over C&D in June (good to firm) and lost nothing in defeat to the same rival at Pontefract, where he was conceding 4lb and not helped by his track position; shortlisted.

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2nd

5

(7)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Twilight Romance

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Did well early last year including winning a York maiden (6f, good to firm), but has had excuses for his last two efforts including on this month's Pontefract return/handicap debut (6f, heavy; first start since being gelded); makes his AW debut and should bounce back at some point.

13/2

4th

2

(1)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Pontefract

Twilight Romance

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

disputed lead, steadied and prominent from over 4f out, lost ground over 2f out, weakened final furlong

5/2

19th

6

(5)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Twilight Romance

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Quite impressive in sweeping aside We Never Stop over C&D in June (good to firm) and lost nothing in defeat to the same rival at Pontefract, where he was conceding 4lb and not helped by his track position; shortlisted.

6/1

50/1

Form: 45324

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Remains a maiden after five runs and is held by Twilight Romance and We Never Stop on their course clash in June; signs of progress when second in a Carlisle novice that's worked out really well but Ayr last time was disappointing even allowing for the longer trip (7f).

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10th

10

(1)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Land Lover

9st 7lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

17,000gns recruit from Craig Lidster, placed in novice/maiden events in early summer last year; never counted on yard debut in testing conditions at the Curragh recently and possibly best watched for now.

14/1

14th

10

(11)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Land Lover

8st 13lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Promise in novice/maiden events in May and June last year; became disappointing; now gelded, best watched on Irish debut.

16/1

40/1

Form: 443

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten three times and behind Media Shooter and Bibendum on their recent AW encounter; the cheekpieces may help but he looks opposable in a race of this nature.

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21th

17

(13)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Stanley Spencer

9st 2lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

Beaten three times and behind Media Shooter and Bibendum on their recent AW encounter; the cheekpieces may help but he looks opposable in a race of this nature.

40/1

3rd

10

(10)

14th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

15:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Stanley Spencer

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

Has a useful pedigree and he showed promise when fourth in two 5f events (Tapeta/turf) last month; kept on well in both those races and he's open to more progress on this step up in trip; dangerous.

11/2

4th

7

(4)

19th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 42y

Class 5

18:10 Yarmouth

Stanley Spencer

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

4th foal; half-brother to winners Trillium (5f/6f 2yo including Group 2; RPR 109), Mohawk King (6f-8.5f including 2yo; 102) and American Kestrel (6.5f 2yo; 90); that's a good record to uphold and he made an encouraging start when never-dangerous fourth of seven in novice at Newcastle (5f, AW; 6-1) 18 days ago; looks sure to improve, so could figure.

6/1

11/1

Form: 222124

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Only 1-7 overall but she was best of the rest behind Lowther favourite Relief Rally in the Super Sprint and then didn't get much luck in a strong conditions race at Glorious Goodwood; on the downside, this will be her first time over 6f and Sean Levey, aboard for all bar one of her runs, jumps ship to Persica.

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6th

1

(2)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Dapperling

9st 11lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Won a turf novice at Lingfield (5f) last July and followed it with a solid second in the Super Sprint at Newbury; ended her 2yo campaign quietly but her reappearance at Wolverhampton was quite promising and she could come on for it; one to consider.

10/1

3rd

11

(4)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

19:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dapperling

8st 13lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

in touch with leaders

20/1

8th

2

(6)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

17:20 Doncaster

Dapperling

9st 7lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Tailed off in sales race at York three weeks ago and has something to prove on the back of that but a case can be made on her earlier form, such as when runner-up in the Super Sprint (5f, good to soft); could go well.

16/1

13/2

Form: 71 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Never counted on his Leicester debut (7f) but was a different proposition altogether when turned out three days later last week at Salisbury where he hosed in by more than three lengths (6f, good); slow to break in both those runs and wouldn't want to repeat that trait here, but the stable has won five of the last seven renewals of this race and he looks their number one.

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3rd

2

(1)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Kempton (AW)

Persica

9st 6lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

2-4 as a 2yo, the second win coming over C&D when ridden prominently (well backed); unexposed at the trip but others bring more persuasive claims.

16/1

1

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:50 Kempton (AW)

Persica

9st 10lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

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Payout
Exacta £348.00
Straight Forecast £145.50
Trifecta £15171.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Dragon Leader

SPOTLIGHT:

Twilight Romance

TOPSPEED:

Gaiden

The Guardian:

Persica

NEWMARKET:

Bibendum

Daily Record:

We Never Stop

The Sun:

Dapperling

POSTDATA:

Je Ne Sais Quoi

LAMBOURN:

Dragon Leader

Telegraph:

Dragon Leader

The Times:

Gaiden

D Express:

Twilight Romance

Daily Mirror:

Twilight Romance

Daily Mail:

Persica