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Betfred Nifty Fifty Amateurs’ Derby Handicap (For Gentleman Amateur Jockeys)

  • Prize money: £7333.5
  • 1m 4f 6y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Betfred Nifty Fifty Amateurs’ Derby Handicap (For Gentleman Amateur Jockeys)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.20
  • Place: £3.10

Form: /00812

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

One of two Irish raiders; back in good form last month, winning narrowly at Tipperary (12.5f, good) then second at Killarney (1m6f, yielding); now in a better race but gets weight all round and could go well.

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

13th

6

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

14:15 Leopardstown

Belgoprince

9st 13lb

J: Ben Coen

T: A J Martin

Scored over 1m4f last summer on much better ground at Tipperary and Epsom and stays further; trip on the short side here, has form on soft.

9/1

9th

20

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

Belgoprince

10st 2lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

took keen hold, towards rear

12/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 09-051

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Irish challenger who was formerly trained in Britain; off the mark in Killarney maiden (1m6f, yielding) six weeks ago on fourth run for new yard; may build on that win and he's an eyecatching contender under John Gleeson, who rode the 2023 Champion Bumper winner for this stable.

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

4th

10

(14)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Liberated Light

11st 7lb

J: Mr J L Gleeson

T: John E & Thomas Kiely

started quickly, soon prominent behind clear leader, midfield behind clear leader before halfway, headway towards near side from over 2f out, kept on

8/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 6-0802 BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Heavy-ground winner in France; 0-6 for current stable but ran promisingly under David Dunsdon at Newbury (1m2f, soft) most recently, nearly collaring a rival who had the run of things from the front; dam's side suggests he'll be suited by this new trip; shortlisted.

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

10th

5

(5)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

15:20 Lingfield (AW)

Warning Sign

9st 8lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

1-5 in France and 0-8 for this yard but improved when stepped up in trip last summer, finishing placed three times in amateur riders' races, the latest at Chelmsford (1m6f, Polytrack) in September; has to be a question mark against him over this sharp 1m after 196 days off; stable triple-handed.

10/1

2nd

2

(6)

21st Sep 2023

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:24 Chelmsford (AW)

Warning Sign

11st 2lb

J: Mr David Dunsdon

T: Gary Moore

Heavy-ground winner in one of his five French races; 0-7 for current stable but, under David Dunsdon on last two outings, he went close at Newbury (1m2f, soft) and was third of 11 to a runaway winner at Epsom (upped to 1m4f); another new trip today and he was always behind in May on sole AW start, albeit over just 1m; has a bit more to prove than some.

7/1

3rd

6

(11)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:40 Epsom

Warning Sign

11st 0lb

J: Mr David Dunsdon

T: Gary Moore

midfield

6/1

OUR TIP

16/1

Form: 545547

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

1m scorer for Aidan O'Brien; some respectable form, without winning, over 1m/1m2f for new yard this term; has stamina to prove at this new trip but being by Galileo is cause for some optimism.

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

4th

3

(4)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:40 Epsom

Sun King

11st 7lb

J: Mr Jack Callan

T: George Boughey

midfield

16/1

7th

2

(10)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 0f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Chepstow

Sun King

9st 11lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: George Boughey

Pretty consistent 4yo who was beaten under 1l when fourth (just behind United Front) in Racing League contest at Yarmouth (1m, good to soft) a fortnight ago; 1lb lower here and ought to be on the premises again.

9/2

4th

2

(6)

27th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 4

18:30 Yarmouth

Sun King

9st 12lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: George Boughey

1m turf winner for Aidan O'Brien last spring; four runs for new yard without progressing, fifth of ten at Chelmsford (1m2f) in a first-time headgear combination (retained) on latest seven weeks ago; drops back to 1m now; mark has edged down.

8/1

16/1

Form: -73244 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Veteran whose current mark reflects his level of ability aged 11; not disgraced a few times this term but looks set for another supporting role, having failed to win for three years.

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

9

(4)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Restorer

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ian Williams

awkward start, in rear, looked to go wrong and pulled up 7f out

6/1

2nd

6

(8)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

13:40 Lingfield (AW)

Restorer

9st 9lb

J: Andrea Pinna

T: Ian Williams

midfield

14/1

4th

5

(4)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Restorer

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ian Williams

Long in the tooth now and nothing like the force of old but kept on for third over C&D eight days ago and is another 2lb lower now; each-way claims at least.

8/1

6/1

Form: 2-3123

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Consistent form this season includes a success at Windsor (11.5f, soft) and unlucky second at Newbury (1m4f, good); not disgraced at this course (1m2f, soft; back from break) most recently; solid contender back up in distance with useful amateur Simon Walker booked.

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

9th

14

(8)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Warhol

8st 11lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: George Baker

took keen hold, midfield, weakened from over 1f out

14/1

2nd

8

(4)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Windsor

Warhol

9st 6lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: George Baker

Failed to stay 1m6f last time, having refused to settle; record is just 1-15 but the win came at this venue (11.5f, soft), in April; now 3lb higher in a better grade, however.

12/1

Form: 9770-0

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Good-ground winner for previous stable; 0-7 (Flat/hurdles) for current yard, most recently well beaten on heavy (back from layoff); conditions aside, others bring better recent form.

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

3rd

2

24th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:35 Catterick

Ring Of Beara

11st 12lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, led narrowly after 3 out, headed just before 2 out, soon no extra

9/2

2nd

1

28th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:10 Southwell

Ring Of Beara

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders

2/1

4th

8

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:14 Kelso

Ring Of Beara

11st 6lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Fair form over hurdles last season, running okay when fourth on handicap debut at Musselburgh (2m1f, good to soft) in March; subsequent Flat efforts nothing to get excited about but he arrrives fit for this hurdle reappearance and may have more to give in this sphere.

9/1

Form: 1-0824 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Scored twice in France; hasn't taken long to hit form in Britain, having posted sound efforts at Lingfield (11.5f) and Brighton (1m4f) the last twice; gives the impression he'll take well to Epsom and indeed first-time cheekpieces; rider Tom Broughton is 2-2 this month; interesting.

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

3rd

7

(1)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Windsor

Premiere Ligne

9st 7lb

J: George Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

midfield, good headway 2f out, edged left over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

8/1

6th

6

(9)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:25 Epsom

Premiere Ligne

11st 1lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Scored twice in France last year but he has mixed record in five runs for new yard this season; looks interesting on his second behind Fulfilled at Lingfield in June but he flopped over C&D two weeks ago and needs to bounce back after that; cheekpieces worn last time are removed.

9/1

8th

5

(6)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:40 Epsom

Premiere Ligne

11st 1lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Hughie Morrison

led

10/1

Form: 129451 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Took very well to first-time blinkers at Pontefract (1m4f, good to firm) eight days ago, striding clear for an 11l win and taking career record to 5-16; leading chance under 5lb penalty, provided the retained blinds don't quickly lose their effect.

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

11th

4

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Citizen General

9st 0lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ed Dunlop

Comfortably beat Duty Of Care at Kempton (2m; off 7lb lower) eight weeks ago, taking strike-rate on AW to 4-14 and record under Robert Havlin to 2-3; better than ever this year and may have even more to offer at this trip; shortlisted.

11/1

1st

9

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Citizen General

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ed Dunlop

Wide-margin winner at Pontefract (1m4f) last summer and back to that level when reaching the frame over C&D on his last two outings; can give another good account.

7/1

2nd

1

(10)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

19:45 Kempton (AW)

Citizen General

10st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Dunlop

Wide-margin winner at Pontefract (1m4f) last summer and ran his best race since when fourth of 14 over C&D last month; Billy Loughnane is a positive booking; unlikely to be far away.

9/1

10th
1 (1)
Appier

14/1

Form: 313154 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Non-stayer over 2m on soft ground last time; has form figures of 3131 in his races at about 1m4f this season (AW/turf); higher in the weights now but can't be dismissed back down in trip.

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

6th

1

(3)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 5f 66y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Appier

10st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: S Woods

took keen hold, in rear

5/1

Form: 3-2042 CD

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Defied a 10lb higher mark in this race two years ago (only midfield in 2022); has failed to score since but ran encouragingly in the Ladies' Derby over C&D (good to soft) on latest appearance, which sets him up nicely for another crack at this prize; attractively handicapped.

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

6th

7

(3)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

13:20 Doncaster

Captain Haddock

9st 11lb

J: Mr Henry Main

T: Heather Main

Losing spell goes back to 2021; however, placed off higher marks in this contest for the last two years (close second in 2023) and holds a fighting chance back here.

5/1

5th

2

(3)

12th Sep 2023

Good

1m 5f 192y

Class 5

13:30 Catterick

Captain Haddock

10st 8lb

J: Miss Violet Barton

T: Heather Main

Losing run goes back 18 races to 2021 and his form has been patchy this year, with a heavy defeat at Epsom latest; however, he's been second off higher marks on two of his five starts this term and isn't written off.

9/2

11th

10

(3)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:40 Epsom

Captain Haddock

10st 6lb

J: Mr Henry Main

T: Heather Main

in touch with leaders

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £628.00
Straight Forecast £461.30
Tricast £3582.30
Trifecta £6417.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Citizen General

The Times:

Captain Haddock

SPOTLIGHT:

Premiere Ligne

Telegraph:

Liberated Light

POSTDATA:

Warhol

Daily Record:

Belgoprince

Daily Mail:

Premiere Ligne

NEWMARKET:

Citizen General

The Guardian:

Citizen General

The Star:

Citizen General

D Express:

Liberated Light

Daily Mirror:

Captain Haddock

The Sun:

Captain Haddock