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Tranquil Holiday Experience At Noah’s Retreat Handicap

  • Prize money: £3245.08
  • 0m 6f 16y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Tranquil Holiday Experience At Noah’s Retreat Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.40
  • Place: £2.50

Form: -74624 BF

Last run: 80 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

23-race maiden; went close at Catterick (6f, good to firm) when 1lb higher on his penultimate start; eyecatching fourth despite a troubled passage at Thirsk (6f, good to firm) latest; back up 1lb; player on first run for Patrick Chamings (sold out of Grant Tuer's yard for 7,500gns).

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1st

5

(5)

28th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

17:10 Chepstow

Stalingrad

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Patrick Chamings

23-race maiden; went close at Catterick (6f, good to firm) when 1lb higher on his penultimate start; eyecatching fourth despite a troubled passage at Thirsk (6f, good to firm) latest; back up 1lb; player on first run for Patrick Chamings (sold out of Grant Tuer's yard for 7,500gns).

7/1

4th

6

(6)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Thirsk

Stalingrad

9st 6lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Still a maiden (0-22), but did well to finish so close to a nicely handicapped rival at Catterick (6f, good to firm; bit slipped and was difficult to steer) last week; is due a 2lb rise, so it'll come as no surprise if he's firmly on the premises.

4/1

2nd

6

(3)

2nd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

21:00 Catterick

Stalingrad

9st 0lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Grant Tuer

dwelt start and squeezed out start, took keen hold, raced in last, hung badly right home turn, pushed along and steady headway 2f out, ridden and keeping on inside final furlong, went second final strides

8/1

11/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 794056 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Prolific winner, including six times at Pontefract; losing run now at 12 starts in the past year and even a significant slide in the handicap hasn't helped arrest the slump.

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9th

8

(4)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

15:46 Lingfield (AW)

Corinthia Knight

9st 6lb

J: Emily Ivory

T: Archie Watson

prominent

8/1

7th

6

(3)

28th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Corinthia Knight

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear halfway

9/4

12/1

  • Place: £6.30

Form: 9357-

Last run: 299 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability on his second start but his most recent effort at Kempton last November (handicap debut) suggested he will need some improvement to defy this 2lb lower mark; wears a first-time hood.

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4th

7

(3)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Leicester

Spirit Of Cahala

9st 0lb

J: George Rooke

T: Roger Teal

took keen hold, prominent, dropped to rear after 2f

4/1

3rd

8

(2)

28th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

17:10 Chepstow

Spirit Of Cahala

9st 7lb

J: George Rooke

T: Roger Teal

Showed some ability on his second start but his most recent effort at Kempton last November (handicap debut) suggested he will need some improvement to defy this 2lb lower mark; wears a first-time hood.

12/1

Form: 642346

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Four-time 7f winner; on a competitive mark but hasn't been able to take advantage of that in recent starts; more needed.

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9th

5

(7)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Major Gatsby

9st 7lb

J: William Carson

T: Bill Turner

Won at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) last October and now 2lb lower; however, he hasn't been at the same level on either outing this year and needs to raise his game; just one win from his last 17 starts.

16/1

6th

10

(7)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Major Gatsby

9st 3lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Bill Turner

1lb lower than when gaining his fourth C&D success in October, but out of the frame in three starts since; well backed last time, though, so interesting to see if the money comes for him again now returned here.

16/1

10th

5

(8)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

13:15 Lingfield (AW)

Major Gatsby

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Bill Turner

String of good runs on turf and AW last season and there were feasible excuses for his last two defeats (drawn wide/raced close to a strong pace); handicapped to be competitive.

10/1

14/1

Form: -76556 CD

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner, including over C&D but hasn't won for over two years; hasn't reached the levels she was achieving last season this time around.

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9th

8

(7)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gilt Edge

10st 13lb

J: Miss Evie Young

T: Christopher Mason

Drew a blank and was well below her best form during the turf season; drops back to a more suitable trip after attempting 1m on her latest outing but still has a fair bit to prove on first AW start since 2020.

40/1

7th

7

(11)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:40 Brighton

Gilt Edge

9st 5lb

J: William Cox

T: Christopher Mason

The winner of six sprints, though now on a losing run stretching back over two years; not in bad form but she's left it late in the day for her first attempt at 1m.

12/1

4/1

Form: 0-2451

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Went close on several occasions when with Ali Stronge and came good on his first start for this trainer, keeping on well to win at Lingfield (7f, AW) recently; up 4lb; should remain very competitive.

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3rd

1

(9)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Leicester

Musical Mystery

9st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ed Dunlop

Winner of three of his first four starts for Ed Dunlop last year, all on AW (0-10 on turf); low-key return to action at Lingfield last month but drops back in grade today and his best turf run came at this track.

20/1

8th

7

(3)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

15:52 Lingfield (AW)

Musical Mystery

9st 4lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Ed Dunlop

awkward start, took keen hold, prominent, outpaced over 2f out, weakened from 1f out

12/1

10th

8

(3)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

12:00 Lingfield (AW)

Musical Mystery

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

Form figures of 1112 in AW handicaps since joining Ed Dunlop and returning to 7f won't harm after getting collared late over 6f at Wolverhampton; hard to knock from a good draw.

3/1

OUR TIP

16/1

Form: 186-55 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Triple winner over 6f/7f, all on a sound surface; 1lb below last winning mark but has a bit to prove after two disappointing displays so far this season.

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9th

9

(6)

22nd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 5

16:10 Windsor

Whistledown

8st 13lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Sheena West

Well short of her best last season and she made a low-key start for her new stable at Lingfield 11 weeks ago (7f, AW; 150-1); too much to prove for comfort.

33/1

10th

8

(5)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Whistledown

8st 11lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Sheena West

Three turf wins for the Channon yard but she's not seen much action since her last win (September 2022) and was beaten around 10l in her three runs last year; returns after another break and she needs to get back on track for new trainer.

20/1

7th

3

(9)

28th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

17:10 Chepstow

Whistledown

10st 0lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Jack Channon

Triple winner over 6f/7f, all on a sound surface; 1lb below last winning mark but has a bit to prove after two disappointing displays so far this season.

16/1

Form: 515734 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Sole win came on AW at Lingfield (6f; first-time hood and cheekpieces) on her final start for Tom Ward in June; well below that level in four starts for this trainer but now back on that winning mark; not written off.

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8th

6

(11)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Savannah Smiles

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Grace Harris

slowly away, in rear

7/1

4/1

Form: -42841 C

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

7f winner (good) in Ireland, where she also went close over 1m; put a couple of below-par efforts behind her when getting up close home to win here (5f, good to firm; first-time hood) last week; carries a 5lb penalty for that and could have more to come back up in trip.

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9th

6

(12)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Gowran Park

Hastily

9st 10lb

J: Rory Mulligan

T: Tom McGuinness

sweating, unruly at the post

33/1

15th

8

(16)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

19:50 Naas

Hastily

9st 12lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Tom McGuinness

Both wins and best form has come on sound surfaces; predicted rain a negative and seems best watched on seasonal return.

20/1

Form: 061612 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Sole turf win came on fast ground at Thirsk (6f) last month, when 9lb lower; soft ground an excuse next time; raced prominently in first-time cheekpieces when winning at Newcastle (6f, AW) on his penultimate start and bettered that in defeat from this mark latest; contender.

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9th

9

(6)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Dandys Derriere

8st 13lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Successful off 6lb lower at Wolverhampton in December and has run to a similar level in defeat in his three runs since; rider's claim will help matters and he is unlikely to be far away.

9/1

3rd

5

(3)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Dandys Derriere

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Had a wind op last summer and he's showing the benefits this winter, scoring over 6f at Wolverhampton in December and turning in two solid runs in defeat since; unlikely to be far away.

6/1

4th

3

(6)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Dandys Derriere

9st 8lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

A couple of lesser efforts on slow turf since returned to 6f in July but otherwise consistent at this trip and followed a Wolverhampton win with a C&D second to a reviver; no standout at the weights now back up 2lb but still likely to have a say.

7/1

Form: 4-8107 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a handicap on reappearance in May, before winning a Thirsk seller (6f, good to firm) next time; left Kevin Ryan after being well beaten in a Pontefract handicap next time and was last of seven in a Wolverhampton claimer latest; handy mark if she can be revived.

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12th

6

(8)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Princess Savannah

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Alastair Ralph

Three poor efforts for this yard since winning a 6f Thirsk seller for Kevin Ryan in the summer and is now tried in a first-time tongue-tie; can't be recommended.

33/1

11th

10

(3)

28th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

17:10 Chepstow

Princess Savannah

9st 5lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Alastair Ralph

Well beaten in a handicap on reappearance in May, before winning a Thirsk seller (6f, good to firm) next time; left Kevin Ryan after being well beaten in a Pontefract handicap next time and was last of seven in a Wolverhampton claimer latest; handy mark if she can be revived.

25/1

7th

6

(4)

14th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

15:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Princess Savannah

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Alastair Ralph

prominent

20/1

66/1

Form: 636880

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Catterick fillies' maiden winner (5f, good to firm) on her third start, when with the Johnstons; form tailed off with that yard and it hasn't returned to earlier levels with this trainer; others preferred.

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3

(7)

15th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fragrance

9st 9lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Ronald Harris

Didn't progress for the Johnstons and she struggled for new yard last year including a heavy defeat on her final start in September; losing run is now up to 14 and has plenty to prove upped to this trip on her return; cheekpieces worn last time are removed.

25/1

7th

10

(9)

15th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Salisbury

Fragrance

8st 4lb

J: Raul Da Silva

T: Ronald Harris

Didn't progress for the Johnstons and she's been struggling for new yard in recent starts; the addition of cheekpieces isn't enough to tempt.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £550.00
Straight Forecast £653.10
Tricast £11348.20
Trifecta £6769.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dandys Derriere

NEWMARKET:

Musical Mystery

Telegraph:

Hastily

D Express:

Gilt Edge

WEST COUNTRY:

Major Gatsby

POSTDATA:

The Cola Kid

Daily Mirror:

Stalingrad

The Times:

Musical Mystery

Daily Mail:

Musical Mystery

Daily Record:

Hastily

RP RATINGS:

Dandys Derriere

The Guardian:

Dandys Derriere

The Sun:

Dandys Derriere

The Star:

Gilt Edge