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15:15 Goodwood

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William Hill Handicap

  • Prize money: £38655
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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William Hill Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 009210 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Has form on most surfaces and very reliable on this track over the years, although he never had much hope after getting caught on the rail over 1m here at the Glorious meeting, which followed a C&D win two days earlier; possibly not quite the horse he was but his mark compensates; good chance.

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

16th

11

(8)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Rhoscolyn

9st 1lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

in rear

22/1

4th

4

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:45 Haydock

Rhoscolyn

9st 3lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

midfield

11/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -22613 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Handles most ground; unraced on this track but has long been a good marker at this level, as when a close third in a big 7f handicap at Ascot last month; back up 2lb but can have a say again, all things being equal.

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3rd

2

(13)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:50 York

Star Of Orion

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Won at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) in July and has run consistently well in defeat over 7f since (various ground); hasn't shone over 1m in the past but his last attempt was in 2021 and recent evidence suggests he well worth another go at this trip; he's on the shortlist.

7/1

4th

3

(10)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newmarket

Star Of Orion

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Three wins split between both Newmarket courses but versatile regarding tracks and ground; continued in fine form in highly competitive 7f handicaps since winning on the other course in July; big run expected.

100/30

4th

4

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Ascot

Star Of Orion

9st 8lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Ralph Beckett

raced near side, midfield, headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 10 in group

9/1

OUR TIP

5/1

Form: 137120 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Has led; vulnerable in leading handicaps at 1m and 7f last year but a different proposition when racing clear at York in May (7f, good to firm) and good to soft ground may not have been ideal when well held in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket in July (7f); can race freely so a good pace would suit.

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No Results Found

Form: 319369 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

In the picture on his front-running C&D win in May (good to firm) and an excellent third of 29 in the 1m Britannia at Royal Ascot but well below best on last two starts at Newmarket and this is more competitive than the latest of them.

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3rd

5

(2)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Urban Sprawl

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Charlie Johnston

pressed leader

11/4

2nd

3

(6)

11th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Urban Sprawl

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent, led over 1f out, kept on but headed towards finish

3/1

Form: -13105 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Progressive against his own age group, winning two of his first three starts (1m, soft/about 7f, good) before having a troubled run in the Britannia at Royal Ascot; however, he wasn't the same horse at Newmarket in July and an easy 7f may be a bare minimum for him.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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4th

6

(2)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Saxon King

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Charles Hills

In good form after returning in May including wins at Newmarket (1m, soft) and Chester (7.7f, good), but out of the frame in his last three starts; may not want the ground to dry out too much and probably needs further than this now in any case.

3/1

5th

9

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Goodwood

Saxon King

8st 4lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Charles Hills

Progressive against his own age group, winning two of his first three starts (1m, soft/about 7f, good) before having a troubled run in the Britannia at Royal Ascot; however, he wasn't the same horse at Newmarket in July and an easy 7f may be a bare minimum for him.

5/1

Form: 17-619 D

Last run: 91 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner at 7f and about 1m on a variety of surfaces in France but never going the gallop on debut for new yard behind Shining Blue at York in May (7f; in cheekpieces, discarded); has much to prove off the same mark.

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8th

9

(2)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Sluzewiec

8st 13lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Scored five times in France; 0-7 in Britain but has come down the weights and shaped promisingly at Newcastle (7f) most recently; frame possibilities, provided that effort is built on.

16/1

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Straight Forecast £96.30
Tricast £305.80
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bless Him

Telegraph:

Ramazan

RP RATINGS:

Rhoscolyn

TOPSPEED:

Saxon King

The Times:

Urban Sprawl

The Sun:

Star Of Orion

NEWMARKET:

Ropey Guest

LAMBOURN:

Saxon King

Daily Mirror:

Ramazan

Daily Record:

Ramazan

The Guardian:

Rhoscolyn

Daily Mail:

Rhoscolyn

POSTDATA:

Bless Him

D Express:

Bless Him

The Star:

Bless Him