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17:15 York

Good To Firm

Sky Bet Mile Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 0m 7f 192y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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Sky Bet Mile Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 2-1217 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has form over 1m2f but failed to get home on soft ground when returned to that trip at Glorious Goodwood; ready winner on last two attempts over 1m, latest at Pontefract (good to firm) in June; remains open to further improvement and looks interesting back at this distance.

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2nd

10

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:50 Newmarket

Silver Sword

9st 1lb

J: G Cheyne

T: Dylan Cunha

Refused to race on his first two outings but things have improved markedly since, and a fifth of eight in a Listed race at Sandown (1m, soft) last time was another step in the right direction; has form over 1m2f so this intermediate trip should be fine, but he has something to find with both Knight and Raadobarg on a strict interpretation of the Sandown form.

12/1

5th

7

(10)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Sandown

Silver Sword

9st 2lb

J: G Cheyne

T: Dylan Cunha

Has form over 1m2f but failed to get home on soft ground when returned to that trip at Glorious Goodwood on penultimate start; ready winner on last three attempts over 1m, the latest in handicap at the big York meeting (good to firm) last month; further improvement may well be possible but it is needed, for sure, and there's a question about ground softer than good.

20/1

1st

5

(7)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

17:15 York

Silver Sword

9st 2lb

J: G Cheyne

T: Dylan Cunha

in touch with leaders, going easily waiting for room over 2f out, soon switched left and headway, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably

8/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.65

Form: 18-206 C

Last run: 48 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Peak performances have come at York, namely a success over 6f last summer and good second over 7f at this year's Dante meeting; disappointing the last twice, including in good race here; chance partly depends on whether he revives for wind surgery and new trip.

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14th

9

(9)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Catch The Paddy

8st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

dwelt start, towards rear

11/1

6th

7

(6)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Catch The Paddy

9st 1lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

Progressive 2yo; ran well for a close second at York's Dante meeting on his reappearance (7f, good); two disappointing runs followed but he has resumed his progress since July's wind op, second over 1m at York and seeing off nine rivals at Newmarket when last seen in September; 4lb higher now tackling a new surface but there could be more to come at this trip.

13/2

1st

8

(2)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newmarket

Catch The Paddy

9st 0lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Kevin Ryan

Promising 2yo at 6f; back from wind surgery with an excellent second of 11 in a big 1m York handicap in August; that was on good to firm ground and perhaps the late rain was unwelcome there 20 days ago when right out of sorts; not ruled out on the earlier form now back at 7f.

8/1

7/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 4-8141 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Successful in big field here (good) four weeks ago, taking his record over 7f to 3-5 and record for current yard to 2-4; not beaten entirely by the trip in both attempts at 1m; in great form at present and could be dangerous if proving as effective back up in distance.

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15th

13

(5)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Bajan Bandit

8st 11lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Prominent-racer who won twice last summer (7f, good to firm/good); close third over 1m at York last August and campaign concluded with good second here (7f); he could continue to progress this season and can make a bold bid if fully tuned up for this reappearance outing.

12/1

2nd

9

(9)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newmarket

Bajan Bandit

8st 13lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Grant Tuer

Often leads but doesn't need to; progressive and looked the likely winner from some way out on latest 7f run, at York in July; little between him and Catch The Paddy on their 1m run there (good to firm) next time but not in the same form on latest; worth another go at 7f if still in form.

7/1

4th
7 (6)
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5/1

Form: -33414 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Useful gelding who has proved consistent; suited by step up to 1m in handicaps the last twice, winning at Yarmouth (good to firm) then creditable fourth at the Newmarket July festival (good to soft); remains unexposed at this distance; one of two major players for Shadwell.

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No Results Found

9/1

Form: 421-49 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Form dipped on soft going at Glorious Goodwood having done too much up front; solid record on good/firmer otherwise and still fresh having raced only twice this term; retains low mileage and may rate higher yet; close second in the Convivial Maiden on this card last year; possibilities.

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12th

11

(2)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Glenfinnan

9st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Has led; won 1m maiden and 7f classified (both on good) for Andrew Balding; sold for 50,000gns and gelded since last seen; back at 6f for the first time since 2yo debut and an intriguing contender for yard that's 6-22 on this course in the last five years, including winning this in 2022.

20/1

9th

15

(16)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Glenfinnan

8st 13lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Andrew Balding

Proved suited by drop back to 7f in classified event here (good) last month, opening his 2023 account; out of the money at Newmarket last Saturday but can't be dismissed in this scenario, as a recent C&D winner; not fully exposed at this trip.

16/1

6th

5

(1)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newmarket

Glenfinnan

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Won his maiden over 1m but he hasn't been keeping up the gallop in handicaps at that trip since returning from a layoff in July and the return to 7f looked the right move when winning a 0-90 classified stakes at Ascot 22 days ago (good); raised 6lb but is not such an open book as some.

9/2

Form: 1-35 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won well over C&D (good to soft) on sole 2yo start; couple of creditable efforts at novice level this season and ties in with English Oak on last-time-out Newmarket running; open to progress in handicaps and looks interesting returned to the scene of his success.

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8th

10

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newmarket

Modesty

8st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

All races at 1m; looked good when winning sole 2yo start last autumn (good to soft); ran to a similar level in novices in 2023 but looked an awkward ride on handicap debut at York in August and cheekpieces now fitted on the drop to 7f; needs to show he can handle a less conventional track.

9/1

6th

10

(11)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

17:15 York

Modesty

8st 10lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

in touch with leaders, hung badly left from over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, weakened inside final 110yds

8/1

5th

2

(8)

21st Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:55 Newmarket (July)

Modesty

9st 11lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

took keen hold, held up in midfield, headway over 2f out, shaken up and edged left over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

100/30

20/1

Form: -35144 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Opened his account at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) in June; has remained in form with a couple of fourth-place finishes, latest at Newcastle (AW); goes into deeper waters upped in grade and, while he gets weight all round, others have stronger claims.

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7th

2

(9)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

13:30 Southwell (AW)

Power Of Gold

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Stayed on late from difficult position at Wolverhampton (8.5f) last month on debut for new yard; interesting provided this race pans out better, having slipped back to same mark as for turf win last June.

13/2

6th

2

(7)

19th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Power Of Gold

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Best form at 1m for Hugo Palmer, winning on turf and close up on Newcastle Tapeta, but off since October; sold 37,000gns since and gelded; reasonable to think he'll be better for the run on course and yard debut.

12/1

8th

9

(7)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Power Of Gold

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hugo Palmer

Has pulled hard a few times and there's always the danger he will again in first-time headgear; needs to improve a bit on his Polytrack debut (half-brother to a course winner for the yard).

6/1

9/2

Form: 713 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Progressive RPRs in novice events, most recently third at Newmarket (1m, good) where he carried a 7lb penalty for Thirsk success; looks the type who could easily improve further and do well in handicaps; Ryan Moore up for first time; commands respect.

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2nd

13

(10)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

English Oak

8st 12lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Nicely bred colt who looked promising when winning Thirsk novice (1m, good to firm) in July and ran even better when third in similar event at Newmarket (1m, good) later that month; raced freely and faded when only eighth on handicap debut at York last time; takes a sharp drop in distance here.

10/1

8th

6

(5)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

17:15 York

English Oak

8st 13lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Ed Walker

midfield

9/2

Form: 142004 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Stablemate of Dear My Friend; won well at Musselburgh on seasonal debut; best efforts since when second in the German 2,000 Guineas in May and fourth in Newmarket handicap (1m, good to firm) last week; useful but others are less exposed.

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9th

3

(9)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

17:15 York

Finns Charm

9st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in second, lost position 2f out, soon weakened quickly

16/1

4th

5

(7)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:05 Newmarket (July)

Finns Charm

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Started this season with an emphatic front-running win at Musselburgh (1m, good to soft) in April but he's not matched that form since and has been tailed off at Royal Ascot (Britannia) and Goodwood in last two runs; has plenty to prove again and he could have competition for the lead.

12/1

12th

2

(10)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Finns Charm

9st 5lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Won comfortably from the front at Musselburgh (1m, good to soft; unraced on soft) in April off 8lb lower; second to impressive winner in the German 2,000 Guineas before tailed off at 22-1 in the 1m Britannia at Royal Ascot on good to firm; dam won at up to 1m2f; they can bounce back from this yard.

33/1

OUR TIP

20/1

Form: 71-125 D

Last run: 146 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Formerly trained by the Gosdens; showed useful form on turf at Doha (won) and AW at Kempton (close second) in February/March, then posted a lesser effort in April; sold for 82,000gns since; heed the market signals on stable/handicap debut, following 146-day absence.

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5th

8

(5)

21st Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Alzahir

9st 4lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Showed useful form on two occasions for the Gosden yard, including AW; 28-1, down the field in 1m handicap at York Ebor meeting on debut for new stable; best watched unless the market signals are stronger this time.

25/1

10th

1

(1)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

17:15 York

Alzahir

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

prominent, hung left and lost position over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

20/1

Form: 3-1800 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Listed winner over 1m at Newcastle (AW) on seasonal debut; has struggled in Group races, including the Derby, over middle distances since; more exposed than some of these rivals but may stage a form revival back down in trip/class; handicap debut.

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13th

1

(4)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Dear My Friend

10st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Readily beat a couple of these rivals in the Mile Trial at Lingfield (off 6lb lower) four weeks ago, producing a smart handicap performance and taking AW record to 4-4; successful on this card last year and commands major respect back here.

100/30

1st

1

(4)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 2

16:57 Lingfield (AW)

Dear My Friend

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charlie Johnston

3-3 on AW, the wins gained in Listed company (twice) and a valuable Newcastle handicap on New Year's Day; a 4lb rise for his latest C&D win asks more of him but he's still a major player.

9/4

1st

2

(2)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 1

14:37 Lingfield (AW)

Dear My Friend

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

2-2 on AW, both wins over 1m at Newcastle, namely a Listed event on Good Friday 2023 and a useful handicap on 2024 reappearance (first run since wind/gelding operations); major contender provided he's as effective at this venue.

2/1

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Payout
Exacta £871.00
Straight Forecast £643.40
Tricast £6797.70
Trifecta £9183.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Enfjaar

D Express:

Bajan Bandit

The Times:

Modesty

SPOTLIGHT:

Glenfinnan

NEWMARKET:

Enfjaar

Daily Mirror:

Enfjaar

The Sun:

Enfjaar

The Star:

Bajan Bandit

Daily Record:

Bajan Bandit