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Churchill Retirement Living Handicap

  • Prize money: £7731
  • 1m 2f 17y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Churchill Retirement Living Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.90
  • Place: £4.00

Form: 6439-5

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Ran well on occasions for Sir Michael Stoute but never added to 2019 debut win; 0-4 (Flat/hurdles) for current yard and, while latest effort wasn't bad, his losing run tempers enthusiasm.

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1st

1

(8)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 4

16:15 Epsom

Satono Japan

10st 4lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Adam West

Ran well on occasions for Sir Michael Stoute but never added to 2019 debut win; 0-4 (Flat/hurdles) for current yard and, while latest effort wasn't bad, his losing run tempers enthusiasm.

14/1

5th

2

(7)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 4

16:35 Ascot

Satono Japan

10st 1lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Adam West

Capable of useful form for Sir Michael Stoute but has a poor strike-rate (sole win came in 2019) and Flat/hurdles efforts for new yard don't suggest he's about to double his tally.

33/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 4113 D BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Progressed nicely at maiden/novice level, winning over 1m2f (good to firm) and 9.5f (AW); far from disgraced on handicap debut (11.5f) considering she was hindered by steady pace and losing a shoe; still open to further improvement and warrants respect.

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10th

13

(1)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Oh So Grand

9st 1lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Quickened nicely to land the Winter Oaks at Lingfield (off 8lb lower) ten weeks ago, completing a handicap hat-trick and taking overall record on AW to 4-5; progressive filly who could develop into something better than a handicapper before long; has to be feared.

7/2

1st

1

(3)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Lingfield (AW)

Oh So Grand

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Has won four of her seven starts and made it 3-4 on AW when coming from well off the pace to pick off the reopposing Queen Regent towards the finish over C&D last month; did well to get up from so far back and a further 4lb rise may not stop her; yard won this last year.

9/4

1st

6

(6)

6th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:35 Lingfield (AW)

Oh So Grand

8st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Has won three of her six starts and she made it 2-3 on AW when scoring with something in hand at Newcastle (1m2f) in October; 6lb higher after another short break but she's open to more progress and is a big player for in-form yard.

7/2

Form: 512336 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Seemed a non-stayer over 1m4f last time; consistent over 1m2f otherwise this term and she's back on same mark as for Wetherby win in June; possibilities back down in distance.

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7th

3

(5)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 5

15:50 Hamilton

Flight Of Angels

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

13/2

4th
2 (5)
Udaberri

6/1

Form: -23727

Last run: 72 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Record is only 1-19 and best form is over 1m3f/1m4f, including close second on fast ground at Newbury two starts ago (flanked by defeats over 1m6f); has place hopes if he copes with return to 1m2f.

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3rd

9

(8)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:01 Lingfield (AW)

Udaberri

8st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: S Woods

in rear

10/1

2nd

4

(6)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Udaberri

9st 12lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: S Woods

slowly away, in rear, going easily 2f out, headway from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

4/1

5th

2

(6)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Lingfield (AW)

Udaberri

10st 0lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: S Woods

Quite well handicapped on some of his placed form in ths spring (1m3f-1m6f) but was just a respectable fourth of seven when dropped back to 1m2f at Epsom last month and has a modest 1-20 strike-rate; others preferred.

8/1

Form: 4-7634 CD

Last run: 99 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Absent since a couple of respectable efforts in the spring; last appearance at Epsom resulted in a good-ground success off 3lb higher in June 2022; interesting back here on return to action.

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3rd

2

(1)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Light Up Our Stars

9st 11lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

Eight-time AW winner who scored off 7lb higher over C&D in October; 0-13 since but he had a close call here in January and has been beaten less than 4l in his last five runs; has good draw on this drop back in trip and he's not ruled out.

5/1

7th

2

(4)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Light Up Our Stars

9st 9lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

Multiple AW winner, including here; back on a good mark but recent efforts don't obviously suggest he's in good enough form to take advantage.

14/1

Form: -35920

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Should take well to Epsom as he's locally trained now and shaped encouragingly at similar Brighton (1m2f, good to firm) on final run for previous yard; blew the start on debut for new stable; each-way hopes granted a clean break.

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11th

10

(4)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:10 Lingfield (AW)

Giovanni Baglione

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

Just one win from 17 starts and he's finished out the back in his three for this yard; mark is tumbling but he needs to turn things around back in trip; cheekpieces added.

33/1

11th

2

(5)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Giovanni Baglione

9st 12lb

J: William Carver

T: Pat Phelan

Just one win from 16 starts and out the back both starts for this yard; dropping in the weights but stamina has to be taken on trust.

33/1

6th

8

(9)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 4

16:15 Epsom

Giovanni Baglione

9st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: Pat Phelan

Should take well to Epsom as he's locally trained now and shaped encouragingly at similar Brighton (1m2f, good to firm) on final run for previous yard; blew the start on debut for new stable; each-way hopes granted a clean break.

14/1

11/4

Form: 3-2623 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden; beaten favourite on last four occasions but most of that form offers hope that he can win at some stage; gives the impression he'll benefit from first-time headgear and remains of interest.

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4th

5

(2)

4th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

20:05 Yarmouth

Ribal

9st 0lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

led

5/1

8th

16

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Ribal

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Stuart Williams

Made it tenth-time lucky when narrowly beating a subsequent winner in a maiden here (7f) last time; more needed back in a handicap, but he finished second from 2lb higher on turf last summer and stepping back up another furlong shouldn't be an issue; each-way claims.

12/1

1st

1

(2)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Ribal

10st 2lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

made all, reduced lead inside final 110yds, faced challenge towards finish, just held on

4/1

Form: 633-92

Last run: 132 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Strike-rate of only 1-24 for the Cole stable; went close in 1m4f AW event when last seen four months ago; sold for £21,000 since; change of headgear now; follow the market signals on debut for new yard.

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7th

10

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Zhang Fei

11st 3lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Needs to improve markedly on his two hurdles efforts (good to soft) and may be more interesting when he gets a sound surface; sole Flat win came on fast ground.

33/1

8th

8

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

13:40 Newbury

Zhang Fei

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Strike-rate of 1-26 on the Flat; keen enough before dropping out to be a remote fourth on hurdling debut at Wincanton (good to soft) and he probably wants drier ground to be seen to best effect; the hood (form figures of 05 on the Flat) now returns.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £743.00
Straight Forecast £522.30
Tricast £1731.70
Trifecta £3295.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Oh So Grand

SPOTLIGHT:

Ribal

RP RATINGS:

Zhang Fei

The Times:

Satono Japan

D Express:

Light Up Our Stars

Telegraph:

Oh So Grand

Daily Mail:

Oh So Grand

Daily Mirror:

Oh So Grand

Daily Record:

Oh So Grand

POSTDATA:

Ribal

The Sun:

Ribal

The Star:

Ribal

TOPSPEED:

Zhang Fei

The Guardian:

Zhang Fei