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19:20 Windsor

Good To Firm

Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 519 Handicap

  • Prize money: £5652.72
  • 1m 0f 31y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 519 Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6224

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Runner-up at Lingfield (1m, AW) in May on second start and occupied same position at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) in June behind a subsequent Group 3 winner; soundly beaten fourth of six on handicap debut at Goodwood (1m, good) last time and needs to settle better today but he retains potential.

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1st

2

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

19:20 Windsor

Halla Dubai

9st 12lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Owen Burrows

Runner-up at Lingfield (1m, AW) in May on second start and occupied same position at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) in June behind a subsequent Group 3 winner; soundly beaten fourth of six on handicap debut at Goodwood (1m, good) last time and needs to settle better today but he retains potential.

5/1

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2/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 221131 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Progressive on AW and continued the fine work back on turf when winning under Anna Gibson at Ascot (1m, good) last month; had 2l to spare and the form is working out well; a 6lb rise may not be enough to stop him.

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3rd

9

(9)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Ascot

One Step Beyond

8st 11lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

pressed leader against near rail, kept on but lost second towards finish

16/1

9th

16

(15)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newbury

One Step Beyond

9st 1lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Three wins over 1m/1m2f on good/AW last year (the last under Anna Gibson), but ended the campaign with two modest efforts; off seven months but has won fresh; each-way possibilities.

12/1

15/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 736375 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Prominent-racer who continues to edge down the weights and has posted some fair performances this season; might not be far away but he's been beaten on his last 12 starts and others have more compelling credentials.

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2nd

1

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:05 Plumpton

Global Esteem

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Five-time Flat winner who has run three times over hurdles; has shown some promise the last twice (2m, good) and, while he failed to threaten either time, he's a leading form contender in today's company.

7/4

3rd

3

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Global Esteem

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Five-time Flat winner at 7f/1m; outran his 100-1 odds at Kempton (2m, good; finished fourth) this month on second attempt over hurdles; could go well again, provided the surface doesn't turn testing.

7/1

11/2

Form: -45533 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Has had a below-par campaign (including here) but he's dropped down the weights and took a step back in the right direction when third at Sandown (1m, good to soft) a fortnight ago; has won here four times (three over C&D on fast ground) and is one to consider.

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7th

9

(4)

29th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:39 Windsor

Grey Fox

8st 12lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Emma Lavelle

All wins on good/firmer; record of 4-10 at Windsor; no win since August 2022 but he has a fighting chance off current mark, provided this return to 1m2f suits; has done most of his winning at 1m.

12/1

10th

7

(10)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 113y

Class 5

17:10 Epsom

Grey Fox

9st 6lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Emma Lavelle

slowly away, held up in rear

10/1

Form: 1-7274 CD BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won a C&D nursery (good) last October; second to progressive winner at Pontefract (1m, good to firm) this June and bang there when badly hampered at Chester (7.5f, soft) last month; only fourth when favourite at Redcar (1m, good) latest but failed to settle and no surprise if he's in the mix.

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6

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

13:27 Fakenham

Star Player

11st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Had wind surgery since last run; should be suited by this sharp scenario on stable/hurdles debut, having gained his Flat wins over 7f/1m on good ground; interesting.

2/1

6th

3

(3)

3rd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Star Player

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

His nursery win came off a similar mark; beaten favourite on his last three starts and some hanging didn't help last time at Windsor; others appeal more.

5/1

5th

7

(2)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

19:20 Windsor

Star Player

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Won a C&D nursery (good) last October; second to progressive winner at Pontefract (1m, good to firm) this June and bang there when badly hampered at Chester (7.5f, soft) last month; only fourth when favourite at Redcar (1m, good) latest but failed to settle and no surprise if he's in the mix.

5/2

25/1

Form: 615-76

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won on AW last September and is now 2lb lower; however, his turf form is inferior and he's been well beaten on grass on both outings this year.

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5th

5

(7)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Flatley

9st 4lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Adrian Wintle

took keen hold, in rear

20/1

11th

7

(11)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Flatley

9st 6lb

J: David Probert

T: Adrian Wintle

Bounced back from a couple of poor efforts to win similar event over C&D five weeks ago, taking Wolverhampton record to 3-11; can remain competitive back up just 1lb, provided he stays in form.

14/1

1st

4

(6)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Flatley

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Adrian Wintle

Both wins have come here, the latest over this trip in November off just 3lb lower; he hasn't threatened in either run since (met trouble on penultimate run) and he'll need a good pace to aim at if he's to come out on top.

10/1

16/1

Form: 0-8417 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Beat just two rivals when easily winning on handicap debut here (1m2f, good to firm) in June; tailed off at Sandown (1m2f, good to soft) last month and has something to prove but this lightly raced 3yo may have been unsuited by the ground last time and is not ruled out.

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3rd

8

(1)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

13:15 Lingfield

Morcar

9st 5lb

J: James Doyle

T: Richard Hannon

Hacked up in a very weak race at Windsor (handicap debut) last June; back in similar form when runner-up on final outing, again over 1m2f on good to firm; had wind and gelding operations in the autumn; not dismissed.

7/1

Form: 618064 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Comfortable win at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) in June and he's now just 1lb higher; stable's horses can bounce back to form from out of the blue but it's hard to be confident in view of his last four performances.

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2nd

8

(6)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Ludos Landing

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

reluctant to load, prominent early

11/2

4th

9

(5)

25th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

21:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Ludos Landing

9st 0lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charlie Johnston

Both wins on turf at Carlisle (6f/7.7f), the latest from 4lb higher; 0-7 on AW, though has run with credit to finish third at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) the last twice; more needed to win this, though.

5/1

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Exacta £289.00
Straight Forecast £231.70
Tricast £1426.00
Trifecta £1513.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

One Step Beyond

NEWMARKET:

Star Player

LAMBOURN:

Halla Dubai

RP RATINGS:

Grey Fox

Telegraph:

Halla Dubai

The Times:

Star Player

Daily Mail:

Star Player

Daily Record:

Star Player

D Express:

Grey Fox

TOPSPEED:

One Step Beyond

POSTDATA:

One Step Beyond

The Guardian:

One Step Beyond

Daily Mirror:

One Step Beyond

The Sun:

One Step Beyond

The Star:

One Step Beyond