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Good To Firm

Martin Hale Celebrating His Final British Racecourse Handicap

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  • 1m 0f 100y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Martin Hale Celebrating His Final British Racecourse Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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7/2 (Won)

Form: 413213 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Progressive; winner twice over 1m at Haydock this year (good to firm, heavy) the latest in cheekpieces (retained); good third over same C&D last time (form sound); chance.

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

4th

5

(8)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Chester

Pearl Eye

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Darryll Holland

Scored four times around 1m in 2023 and enhanced his good strike-rate on turf when getting on top towards the finish on last week's 1m Pontefract reappearance (soft); good second over C&D last autumn; a 5lb penalty demands another career best but no surprise were he to find it; on the shortlist.

13/2

1st

3

(3)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Pearl Eye

9st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Darryll Holland

Enjoyed an excellent 2023, scoring four times at around 1m and closing with a solid fourth in 9.5f Wolverhampton handicap on Boxing Day; he's very much one to consider on his seasonal return.

11/1

4/1

Form: -34132 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Has improved for cheekpieces, winning by 4l at Hamilton last month (8.5f, good, went up 10lb); good second off 1lb lower at Doncaster last week (1m, good); strong chance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Hale End

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Doubled tally with clearcut 1m Tapeta win in January but was unable to land a telling blow off a 5lb higher mark on next three outings; dropped 1lb during ten-week break but still needs a career best here; unraced over this far but was placed over 9.4f last year.

14/1

4th

10

(8)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Hale End

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

Gained his first AW success when readily accounting for ten rivals over C&D last month; unplaced in two Class 4 events since, albeit not well positioned at Wolverhampton last week.

14/1

Form: 244497

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

11-race maiden; fair fourth (of six) at Doncaster on return to the turf in June (1m2f, good), but rather disappointing dropped to 1m last twice; well treated; others stronger.

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

9th

4

(9)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Soames Forsyte

9st 10lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Herrington

Both wins were gained during the winter, including when dead-heating over C&D in December; just under a length behind Beau Gars when fourth of eight back here 12 days ago and may find one or two too good again.

17/2

6/1

Form: 338423 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Has won five times here, four over this trip, including this race off 1lb lower last year; fair runs without winning this season; should go well

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

6th

6

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Poets Dawn

9st 6lb

J: Archie Young

T: Tim Easterby

1m on heavy ground won't faze him, as when second of 15 at Newmarket when last seen in November; not beaten far on last season's reappearance; one to consider.

11/2

2nd

3

(18)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Newmarket

Poets Dawn

10st 1lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Tim Easterby

No longer the force of old but made all off a reduced mark at Redcar (1m, good) in September and probably ran at least as well when fourth of 13 at York (1m2f, soft) three weeks ago; a possible.

8/1

Form: 432573 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won since scoring off 1lb higher over C&D last August (good to firm); plenty of decent efforts this season, including when third over C&D last week (good); each-way chance.

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

4th

7

(5)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

15:40 Beverley

Strangerontheshore

9st 5lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Has a good record fresh, winning over 1m here in 2022 (good) and finishing a close second on Newcastle AW last year (1m); won at Newcastle in first-time cheekpieces on final start last year (1m); headgear retained and a possible, but shorter trip and soft ground are not ideal.

12/1

1st

2

(2)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Strangerontheshore

9st 11lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Five wins on turf; 0-9 overall this term and 0-4 on AW but good chance off current mark if taking well to first-time headgear.

8/1

14/1

Form: 60-795

Last run: 88 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Winner for Ger Lyons in Ireland in June last year (7f, yielding); not been in great form in handicaps in Britain (first two for Kevin Ryan); ran a bit better in visor here last time (7.5f, good to firm); on a good mark, but no headgear this time; others preferred.

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

8th

3

(14)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Culcor

9st 12lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Sole win was in an Irish maiden 16 months ago but he's very well treated on his best form and was back on track with a good third at Leicester (7f, good to soft) ten days ago; same mark now back down in grade; in the mix.

10/1

3rd

6

(6)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Leicester

Culcor

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, briefly went second inside final 110yds, weakened towards finish, just held third

14/1

10th

2

(12)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Culcor

10st 0lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David O’Meara

Won 7f maiden in Ireland as 3yo; modest form in 7f and 1m handicaps for both yards in Britain, despite dropping down the weights; switches to AW under a cloud but from an excellent family and his dam won her only AW start so not impossible he will improve; visor refitted.

12/1

12/1

Form: 616013 CD BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

C&D winner off 9lb lower in May (good to firm) and has since won over 1m at Newcastle; others look better handicapped.

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

5th

5

(13)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

10:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Urban Road

9st 9lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Alan Brown

Better known as a Tapeta specialist, though having met trouble he finished only a length behind Awtaad Prince when fourth of nine over C&D in February; again ran into trouble when third of ten at Newcastle (1m2f, Tapeta) three weeks ago; drawn wide but still a player granted a bit more luck.

5/1

3rd

1

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Urban Road

9st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

Got up late to win a C&D handicap off 1lb lower in January; not quite hit the same heights since but this strong traveller should appreciate dropping back into Class 6 company.

6/1

3rd

4

(4)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 5

16:05 Southwell (AW)

Urban Road

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Alan Brown

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost ground over 1f out, soon not clear run and switched left, rallied and kept on inside final furlong

11/2

Form: 226716 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Heavy-ground winner at Nottingham two runs back (8.5f) and probably didn't stay when upped to 1m2f last time; needs some rain.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(9)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Bath

Three Yorkshiremen

10st 0lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Michael Wigham

in touch with leaders, weakened from over 1f out

2/1

1st

4

(12)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

10:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Three Yorkshiremen

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Wigham

Suited by soft ground on turf as he showed when easily winning an uncompetitive novice at Nottingham (1m, heavy) last August; hard to enthuse over following modest efforts on AW in his last three starts, though.

16/1

Form: 1345 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won a 7.5f maiden here on debut (good to firm) and fair runs in handicaps over 7.5f and 1m2f on next two starts (below par on good to soft last time); drop back in trip may suit and a possible.

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

3rd

2

(10)

18th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Bobbys Blessing

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Charlie Johnston

Made a successful debut at Beverley (7f, good to firm) in May, but not built on it in four starts since and particularly disappointing on a soft surface the last twice; makes his AW debut in a first-time visor, but others make greater appeal.

16/1

9th

1

(10)

27th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 100y

Class 5

16:35 Beverley

Bobbys Blessing

10st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Won a 7.5f maiden here on debut (good to firm) and fair runs in handicaps over 7.5f and 1m2f on next two starts (below par on good to soft last time); drop back in trip may suit and a possible.

9/1

9/1

Form: 7-4320

Last run: 172 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Better on the AW but 10lb better handicapped on turf; some decent AW form earlier in the year but sold for only 2,200gns in July; best watched on stable debut after a break.

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

6th

9

(5)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:17 Newcastle (AW)

Sense Of Worth

9st 2lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

held up in last, switched to centre 3f out

10/1

7th

7

(6)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 6

17:15 Thirsk

Sense Of Worth

9st 8lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

Has done the vast majority of his racing on the AW, the latest of his three wins coming in December; 0-8 on turf and was last of ten in his only soft-ground handicap, in August, so has questions to answer.

6/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hale End

D Express:

Strangerontheshore

The Times:

Three Yorkshiremen

NEWMARKET:

Pearl Eye

The Star:

Culcor

RP RATINGS:

Hale End

Telegraph:

Hale End

The Sun:

Hale End

Daily Record:

Hale End

Daily Mirror:

Strangerontheshore