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Good To Soft

Phoenix Utilities Ltd Lanark Silver Bell Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 1m 4f 15y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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Phoenix Utilities Ltd Lanark Silver Bell Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 71/160 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Course winner in May but only twice raced since and he beat just two in 2m Newbury handicap last month; cheekpieces tried with a bit to prove.

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

13th

15

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 165y

14:10 Fairyhouse

Postileo

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

Smart Flat sort for Roger Varian, winning four races up to 1m6f but stays 2m; third in a Group 3 on final start for that yard; sold for 78,000gns in the autumn; remote third on hurdling debut at Leopardstown, but second has franked the form; tongue-tie now.

7/1

3rd

6

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:25 Leopardstown

Postileo

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Emmet Mullins

pressed leader, briefly disputed lead before 1st, clear with one other before 3rd, led after 2 out, headed and no extra before last, weakening when not fluent last, lost second run-in

9/4

3rd

8

(5)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Postileo

9st 6lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Ascot runs only when mid-division at the Royal meeting over 2m4f (2021) and 1m6f (2023); while most of his career has been spent over further than this, he was back to 1m4f with a bang when winning well in a handicap at Hamilton (good to soft) six weeks ago in first-time cheekpieces, making it 2-2 at that track and showing career-best form; each-way contender on that.

8/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 40221

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Improving son of Golden Horn who had a wind op before gaining a stylish breakthrough win in 1m2f Ayr handicap 25 days ago; he has more to offer, especially now his stamina is drawn out further; most interesting.

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2nd

15

(2)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 2

18:55 Hamilton

Paddy The Squire

8st 3lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Improving son of Golden Horn who had a wind op before gaining a stylish breakthrough win in 1m2f Ayr handicap 25 days ago; he has more to offer, especially now his stamina is drawn out further; most interesting.

9/2

1st

4

(5)

31st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Ayr

Paddy The Squire

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Runner-up in Chester maiden (1m2f, soft) in May on third start then went very close on handicap debut at Pontefract (1m2f, good to soft), despite failing to settle; has had a second wind operation since last time; his pedigree provides optimism he will continue to improve; in calculations.

11/4

2nd

11

(1)

25th Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 5y

Class 4

16:15 Pontefract

Paddy The Squire

8st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Useful pedigree and he has shown promise in two of his three starts, notably when second of eight at Chester last month (1m2f, soft; first run after a wind op); moves into handicaps with potential.

10/1

3rd
11 (11)
Faylaq

16/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 0-2330 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Winless since 2019 but he'd been in good nick for his current yard until a below-par 12th at York (1m2f) last month; sort to bounce back.

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4th

10

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Faylaq

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

took keen hold, held up in rear

14/1

4th

3

(8)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Faylaq

9st 7lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

dwelt start, in rear

6/1

Form: 31-142 D BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Progressive son of Ulysses who scored at Thirsk on his return and went down by only a head in 1m4f Ripon handicap 34 days ago; up 2lb but this low-mileage sort is very much one to consider.

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

7th

5

(8)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Chillingham

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Never-dangerous ninth in the rescheduled November Handicap at Newcastle but wasted no time getting back on the up when chasing home Prydwen at Wolverhampton (1m4f) on final start; that has turned out to be very solid AW form and he's much respected off only 1lb higher on his reappearance (won first time up last year).

15/2

2nd

2

(7)

23rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 2

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Chillingham

10st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Edward Bethell

prominent, led over 7f out, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish

4/1

Form: 223145 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Two-time winner this term and he posted another solid effort when fifth of nine in 1m4f York handicap 27 days ago; possibilities eased 1lb now.

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1st

9

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Two Brothers

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, midfield

11/1

4th

1

(1)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

13:20 Doncaster

Two Brothers

11st 3lb

J: Miss Serena Brotherton

T: Michael & David Easterby

Successful three times last term, including at York (1m4f) on final outing; close fourth in this race 12 months ago (soft); consistent sort who, despite career-high mark, looks a solid contender.

7/2

1st

4

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:30 York

Two Brothers

9st 13lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Two wins on slow ground this season, including the Cumberland Plate at Carlisle; not entirely disgraced in valuable contest at Hamilton most recently; largely consistent and likely to give his running.

8/1

Form: 0-8816 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Ended a long losing run at Ascot (1m4f) but he came in a well-held sixth in first-time cheekpieces there later in July; much more is required now with the headgear persevered with.

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8th

6

(5)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Oneforthegutter

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Ian Williams

Battled back having been headed when resuming winning ways in 1m4f Southwell handicap just after Christmas; 3lb higher in a stronger-looking race now but that willing attitude should continue to hold him in good stead.

7/2

1st

7

(9)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Oneforthegutter

9st 3lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

pressed leader early, led after 2f

15/2

3

(6)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Oneforthegutter

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ian Williams

Got back on track on his AW debut after nine weeks off when fourth of ten in 1m6f handicap here 16 days ago; this fairly useful turf winner needs considering.

6/1

25/1

Form: 5-1309 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

In good form in early summer (scored at Doncaster) but not at his best of late, only ninth in 1m6f Yarmouth handicap last time; others appeal more.

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4th

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

Matchless

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent, lost position before 4 out, weakened after 3 out

4/1

6th

2

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Matchless

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Musselburgh 2m score in November was followed by a nose defeat at Doncaster off 1lb higher than today (2m3f, good); not far off that level again latest, and has stamina to spare back down in trip; chance.

11/2

2nd

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Matchless

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Flopped at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day when the trip and ground shouldn't have been an issue; in good form previously, however, winning at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) before a short-head defeat at Doncaster (2m3f, good), and he can be in the mix if leaving last time behind.

4/1

12/1

Form: 630654 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Course winner but he arrives below par, remote fourth of ten at Ascot (1m4f) 13 days ago; cheekpieces are reached for now with more required.

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6th

9

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Dark Jedi

9st 6lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Last win was off a 20lb higher mark over 1m6f at Doncaster (heavy) in October 2022; mixed results last season during a marked overall form decline, but it's easy to make a case even on form shown last autumn and he made a respectable reappearance 12 days ago; considered each-way.

6/1

3rd

2

(4)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

14:45 Thirsk

Dark Jedi

9st 11lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Last win was off an 18lb higher mark over 1m6f at Doncaster (heavy) in October 2022; mixed efforts last season, and although well handicapped now, usually needs a race or two to hit form.

6/1

5th

3

(6)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 13y

Class 4

14:17 Catterick

Dark Jedi

9st 12lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, outpaced 3f out, weakened gradually from 2f out

3/1

20/1

Form: 3-0850 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Likeable veteran who is a C&D winner but he's yet to make the frame in four runs this term and beat only one at Yarmouth (1m6f) last month; others possess stronger claims.

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9th

13

(6)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

8st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Similar profile to Rainbow Dreamer, being a veteran who has won multiple races down the years but has a question mark over current form having posted duck eggs in 2024; unlikely to add to his tally.

66/1

10th

9

(6)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Prolific winner who's back on a workable mark; he's well into the veteran stage, though, and this trip is an absolute minimum nowadays; doesn't arrive in form in any case.

33/1

13th

3

(2)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

always behind

25/1

8/1

Form: 203362 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Kicked off 2023 with 1m4f Chester success and has largely run well since, cheekpieces fitted when runner-up at Ascot (1m4f) 13 days ago; he can go well again despite a 4lb rise with the headgear retained.

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2nd

14

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Struth

9st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Won at Chester in May and ran creditably on four occasions in summer; last few efforts have been less good and he looks more exposed than the other 3yos in this field; chance depends on how well he takes to AW.

16/1

4th

8

(4)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newmarket

Struth

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Johnston

led, headed under 3f out, soon lost third and slightly hampered, weakened gradually from over 1f out

20/1

11th
12 (3)
Geremia

14/1

Form: 136156 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Has proved unreliable but is enjoying a good run of form at present, scoring at Ayr (1m5f) and solid sixth of 11 at Haydock (2m) 19 days ago; one for the shortlist.

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3rd

5

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Geremia

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

dwelt start, midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 3f out

6/1

4th

13

(11)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Geremia

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Jim Goldie

slowly away

10/1

0

27

(25)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Geremia

8st 5lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Jim Goldie

Both wins this year were over 1m5f but he stayed on well to go close over 1m6f here (soft) in May and has also produced some stout finishing efforts over 2m; going down by just under 4l here two weeks ago was a belting run seeing as it came in the 1m1f Cambridgeshire; 7lb claimer recruited and they can go a lot better than big odds suggest.

28/1

Form: 233070

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has shown some useful form without getting his head in front this season; beat only one in 2m Newbury handicap last month though so needs to get back on track.

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12th

5

(15)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 2

18:55 Hamilton

Hadrianus

9st 3lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Charlie Johnston

Has shown some useful form without getting his head in front this season; beat only one in 2m Newbury handicap last month though so needs to get back on track.

20/1

12th

14

(6)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 2

14:25 Newbury

Hadrianus

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders

8/1

7th

5

(14)

1st Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Newcastle (AW)

Hadrianus

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Charlie Johnston

Faded when upped to 1m6f in the Group 2 Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot last week; however, he was wide early and there's some staying potential in his pedigree; third of six in 1m3f Listed race at Goodwood two starts ago and this 3yo, who has run well here, is not written off on his handicap debut.

8/1

13th
9 (8)
Beraz

11/2

Form: 014/21 CD

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage ex-French winner who has taken his form up a level for his current yard, comfortably landing 5-runner handicap over C&D in July; hit with a 5lb rise but has more to offer so he's a player.

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2

(4)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Beraz

9st 13lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Unexposed 6yo who ran well when third behind Onesmoothoperator in the November Handicap over C&D, especially as he made his effort away from the first two; finished fourth of 13 in a hot handicap over 1m2f here on New Year's Day and form of that race is working out spectacularly well; major player from same mark.

5/1

4th

5

(5)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Beraz

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Enjoyed a good season for this yard in 2023, winning twice on turf and rounding off his campaign with a placed effort in the November Handicap; can win races off this mark but this one might prove too daunting.

8/1

3rd

9

(4)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Beraz

9st 2lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Julie Camacho

Flopped on penultimate outing but otherwise progressive for current stable and that defeat is flanked by turf wins over 1m4f/1m2f, latest at Leicester; dam's side suggests he'll relish this step back up in distance; could well improve further; shortlisted on AW debut.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 459-38

Last run: 110 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful 11f Listed winner for Andre Fabre last May; only twice raced this term and faced a stiff task when eighth in Newmarket's Dahlia Stakes in May but she can't be discounted starting out for her new yard in a first-time tongue tie.

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14th

1

(9)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 2

18:55 Hamilton

Hidden Dimples

9st 12lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: George Boughey

Fairly useful 11f Listed winner for Andre Fabre last May; only twice raced this term and faced a stiff task when eighth in Newmarket's Dahlia Stakes in May but she can't be discounted starting out for her new yard in a first-time tongue tie.

10/1

8th

4

(8)

7th May 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Hidden Dimples

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A Fabre

Creditable third to stablemate Life In Motion at Longchamp (1m1f) last month but is worse off with the winner on these tougher terms and may ideally need a return to further; 3yo wins came over 10.5f and 1m3f.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £581.00
Straight Forecast £361.10
Tricast £3560.50
Trifecta £6869.00

Selections

The Times:

Struth

SPOTLIGHT:

Paddy The Squire

Telegraph:

Chillingham

Daily Mirror:

Beraz

POSTDATA:

Geremia

TOPSPEED:

Two Brothers

NEWMARKET:

Postileo

D Express:

Faylaq

RP RATINGS:

Sir Chauvelin

The Guardian:

Paddy The Squire

Daily Mail:

Struth

Daily Record:

Struth

The Sun:

Chillingham

The Star:

Beraz