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19:30 Hamilton

Good To Soft

Elmwood Projects Ltd Handicap

  • Prize money: £10308
  • 0m 5f 7y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Elmwood Projects Ltd Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £5.00

Form: 25-176 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Won twice on the AW over the winter; off for seven months before two well-beaten runs in sprints in Scotland this month; return to 5f won't hurt but others boast more pressing claims.

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

7th

4

(5)

23rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 3

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Never Dark

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Iain Jardine

2-2 over C&D; had a good summer, winning 5f handicaps at Hamilton and Haydock (impressed on second occasion), and he's a strong contender back under these conditions.

3/1

9th

7

(7)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Catterick

Never Dark

8st 13lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Iain Jardine

Ran well until stamina evaporated in the Ayr Silver Cup (6f, good to soft) then made all at Haydock (5f, soft); below par behind Wen Moon at York (5f, soft) last Friday but not ruled out in view of previous good form.

7/1

5th

8

(4)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Never Dark

8st 12lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Iain Jardine

Often leads and ran fast for a long way in the 6f Ayr Silver Cup before winning his third 5f race of 2023 at Haydock recently (soft; acts on all surfaces); well held in his one run here but bang there in current form.

6/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: -52833 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Losing run now stands at 18; retains ability this year but it remains to be seen how he copes with this drop back to 5f, even at a stiff track such as this.

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

4th

5

(8)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 4

17:20 Sandown

Mojomaker

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

Losing run stands at 18 but he's knocking firmly at the door and his sole win came over C&D; did little wrong when a close second of seven at Hamilton eight days ago and should give his usual good account.

13/2

2nd

2

(6)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 3

19:30 Hamilton

Mojomaker

9st 11lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David Loughnane

Losing run now stands at 18; retains ability this year but it remains to be seen how he copes with this drop back to 5f, even at a stiff track such as this.

6/1

3rd

2

(8)

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

19:10 Windsor

Mojomaker

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

Over two years since his only win but he has run with credit in defeat this season, bumping into a couple of well-handicapped sorts at Haydock 11 days ago (6f, good; tongue-tied first time); 2lb lower today and shouldn't be underestimated.

13/2

Form: 117055 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Strong form when winning over C&D in June and he followed up at Chester two weeks later; life has been tougher more recently and he has work to do with Elegant Erin on their C&D run earlier in the month.

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

10th

11

(7)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Count Dorsay

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tim Easterby

Back to form when third to Vintage Clarets at Catterick (5f, heavy) last Saturday, when hampered by the winner inside the final furlong; 4lb out of the handicap here, which makes things tougher, but he's not ruled out.

9/1

3rd

10

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Catterick

Count Dorsay

8st 5lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Failed to fire at York last Friday but runner-up twice in a row prior to that (5f, heavy); has contested the last four runnings of this race, with form figures of 1265, and he was first of seven in the far-side group 12 months ago; can be in the shake-up if bouncing back from last time.

11/1

8th

14

(5)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Count Dorsay

8st 5lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Weights chance with Never Dark on their Hamilton form in August and he should again go well in this race, having been second in 2019 (soft) and third last year (good to soft; off 10lb higher).

10/1

OUR TIP

13/8

Form: 1-9523 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Progressed well in 2022, including on soft ground; 0-4 in 2023 but she looks better than ever this year (excuses first two starts); only third over C&D three weeks ago (heavy) but she made a surging move to the front over 1f out and those exertions took their toll late on; sounder surface should suit and she appeals as being ahead of her mark.

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

4th

8

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:15 Pontefract

Elegant Erin

8st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

Last win was over 5f on soft at Beverley in September 2022; now 1lb lower and she came from a long way behind to be close up on the Newcastle AW ten days ago; another with a chance.

9/1

5th

3

(6)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Elegant Erin

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

in rear, outpaced after 1f

20/1

8th

2

(5)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Elegant Erin

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

dwelt start, short of room soon after start, towards rear

10/1

Form: 114434 D BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

In good form on slow ground in the spring, winning a Nottingham novice and a Catterick handicap; the handicapper looks to have her measure now but she's still more likely to give her running than some.

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

11th

7

(1)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

12:15 Newmarket

Sera Dawn

9st 3lb

J: George Bass

T: Jack Channon

in rear towards far side

13/2

3rd

6

(4)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

16:50 Windsor

Sera Dawn

9st 5lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Soft ground was no issue back in the spring when winning in novice and handicap company; progress has rather stalled but it wasn't a bad run last time and she's on a decent mark.

13/2

Form: 8-0050 D

Last run: 90 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Had a productive 2022, winning four sprint handicaps and soaring up the weights; slow start to the campaign but her midfield finish at Musselburgh in May was promising; absent since a low-key run at York 90 days ago; tempting mark now but she'd be more appealing on good or faster.

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

11th

7

(4)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:20 Newcastle (AW)

Sound Of Iona

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Has a regressive profile but she's dropped down the weights and was beaten only about 2l when seventh of 13 here (5f) a fortnight ago; effective over 7f in the past and she's not discounted.

13/2

7th

9

(3)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sound Of Iona

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

prominent, kept on inside final furlong

12/1

6th

9

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:40 Newcastle (AW)

Sound Of Iona

8st 10lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

took keen hold, towards rear

33/1

Form: 336110 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Lacklustre effort at Thirsk two weeks ago when bidding for a hat-trick; she wasn't ideally drawn there but it was still disappointing and she comes here on a retrieval mission.

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

8th

2

(12)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

May Blossom

9st 10lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Julie Camacho

Multiple 5f winner for David O'Meara and she handles testing ground well; unplaced in all six runs over this trip though and best watched on stable debut (sold for 13,000gns last October).

33/1

8th

1

(3)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Ripon

May Blossom

9st 13lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Dual 5f scorer this summer who got back on track when third at Beverley (5f) ten days ago; she can't be discounted nudged up just 1lb.

7/1

3rd

1

(3)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Beverley

May Blossom

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Decent strike-rate over this trip, including two wins (one on soft) over C&D; however, well beaten both runs since last win and she'll have to perform better to win this.

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £763.00
Straight Forecast £626.80
Trifecta £3365.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Elegant Erin

D Express:

Sera Dawn

The Times:

Mojomaker

RP RATINGS:

Sound Of Iona

The Star:

Sera Dawn

Daily Record:

Mojomaker

TOPSPEED:

Elegant Erin

POSTDATA:

Elegant Erin

Telegraph:

Elegant Erin

The Guardian:

Elegant Erin

Daily Mail:

Elegant Erin

Daily Mirror:

Elegant Erin

The Sun:

Elegant Erin