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Racing Again Next Tuesday 5th September Handicap

  • Prize money: £4710.6
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Racing Again Next Tuesday 5th September Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 84-712

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Picked up from William Haggas for 16,000gns after winning a Brighton handicap early last month; built on that for his new yard last time, when a clear second, and holds leading claims upped 3lb if the extra furlong helps.

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0

5

(1)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:00 Pontefract

Tobetso

9st 4lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Ex-William Haggas; in the frame in all three starts for present yard, winning at Ripon (1m, good) and a decent fourth at Ayr last time (1m, good to soft); chance.

9/2

4th

5

(5)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Ayr

Tobetso

9st 10lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Improved to make a winning handicap debut at Brighton (7f, good to firm) for William Haggas in July and has built on that for new yard since, second at Haydock (7f, good to soft) before getting his head back in front at Ripon (1m, good) 23 days ago; raised another 4lb for that but this lightly raced 3yo could easily have more to offer, particularly at this trip.

7/2

OUR TIP

16/1

  • Place: £6.80

Form: 264568

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

His four wins have all come on Polytrack, never off a mark this high, and he is still to finish placed after ten runs on turf; has done most racing over 7f and doesn't arrive in any form, so has a good bit to overcome.

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6th

12

(3)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Satin Snake

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Has three wins and three seconds to his name from nine runs over C&D but has been banging his head against the wall off this sort of mark for a good while now; was below market expectations here last time and this is stronger.

12/1

5th

5

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Kempton (AW)

Satin Snake

9st 8lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Took a shine to this place during the winter, winning three times over C&D, and was seemingly back in peak form when close second at Ripon (1m, good) 11 days ago; commands respect on return to Kempton.

5/1

2nd

2

(7)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Ripon

Satin Snake

10st 3lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

His four wins have all come on Polytrack, never off a mark this high, and he is still to finish placed after ten runs on turf; has done most racing over 7f and doesn't arrive in any form, so has a good bit to overcome.

16/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 374597

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Dry in almost two years but well handicapped now and looked unlucky not to finish closer on his first go over this far last time; one of the more interesting runners.

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5th

11

(4)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Touchwood

8st 13lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Can go well fresh, so five-month absence not a major issue, and stable going well, but still 7lb higher than when winning at Lingfield (7f, Polytrack) last October and may just find this level a bit warm for him now.

12/1

8th

2

(4)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Touchwood

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Proving consistent of late, ending a 17-race losing run at Lingfield (7f, Polytrack) and just missing out at Chelmsford (7f, Polytrack) 12 days ago; up another 2lb, but likely to put up another bold show.

9/1

2nd

1

(4)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Touchwood

10st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: Ruth Carr

Ended losing run in some style at Lingfield last week (7f) and while that wasn't particularly competitive he's had few chances in 7f Polytrack handicaps; still well treated despite 5lb penalty (2lb well in) on course debut.

7/4

Form: 402154 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Has three wins and a second in nine runs here and is only 2lb higher than when going in over C&D last month; nothing went right last time and he needs considering.

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6th

1

(1)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

15:20 Lingfield (AW)

Cosmos Raj

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Three successes on Tapeta since December and bids for a hat-trick after winning twice at Wolverhampton (8.6f); up another 3lb, but a bigger problem may be that he seemed to find this an inadequate test when fifth of nine over C&D in February.

4/1

1st

5

(8)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cosmos Raj

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Proved suited by the switch back to Tapeta (from Polytrack) in similar event over C&D two weeks ago, beating Soames Forsyte and taking overall record to 8-49; likely player back up just 2lb.

15/2

1st

2

(3)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cosmos Raj

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Sole win in 16 AW starts came off 1lb lower at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) in December; has made the frame in all three previous outings over C&D, but this looks a competive races of its type; cheekpieces the headgear of choice today.

7/1

7/1

Form: 764346 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

C&D win last July came off an 11lb higher mark; hasn't had much luck with one thing and another this summer and the drop back from 1m2f should help, so he's considered.

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6th

11

(1)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Ayr

Motarajel

8st 10lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Third off 8lb higher at Carlisle (1m1f, good to soft) in July; also effective on soft; however, he's failed to threaten on his last four starts.

16/1

6th

12

(12)

19th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 219y

Class 5

13:50 Redcar

Motarajel

8st 11lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Tim Easterby

Hasn't won since scoring off 14lb higher at Ripon in July last year (1m, good); well handicapped but recent efforts uninspiring.

25/1

7th

7

(7)

5th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 68y

Class 6

19:15 Hamilton

Motarajel

8st 10lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

11lb lower than when winning at Ripon in July last year (1m, good), but hasn't been in top form this year; could revive with regular cheekpieces being replaced by blinkers (second time he's worn them, no improvement on previous occasion three years ago).

8/1

6th
11 (2)
Bungley

25/1

Form: 07-970 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Currently 3-6 in August, 0-21 otherwise, but she turned in another ordinary effort last time behind Touchwood; well treated now but hard to recommend and Motarajel looks her trainer's best shot.

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9th

5

(7)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Bungley

9st 7lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Has struggled this year, coming 13lb down the weights, including back on to Tapeta latest; three turf wins came from the front (all in late summer) and there's other pace in here, leaving her hard to recommend.

20/1

8th

11

(10)

28th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Bungley

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tim Easterby

All three wins when making the running at about 1m on turf, most recently 13 months ago; has dropped a fair way in the weights since low-key course runs at the end of 2022 but just muddling through back on turf since.

20/1

6th

11

(2)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Ripon

Bungley

9st 3lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Currently 3-6 in August, 0-21 otherwise, but she turned in another ordinary effort last time behind Touchwood; well treated now but hard to recommend and Motarajel looks her trainer's best shot.

25/1

16/1

Form: 085930

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Sole win came on the AW and she's gone beyond 7f only once; stall 10 won't help conserve energy and she'll need to settle better than has been the case lately if she's to see it out.

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7th

8

(12)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Atlantic Heart

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

1-26 and a bit disappointing in a 0-50 classified event over 5f here last time, but she ran well behind the bang-in-form Bonito Cavalo at this venue in her two starts prior to that; return to this trip may suit and each-way claims.

11/1

5th

3

(1)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Atlantic Heart

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

held up in rear

4/1

4th

9

(3)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Atlantic Heart

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Without a win since 2022; three runs this year, best of those when 22-1 fourth of 11 to Bonito Cavalo here on Friday on her drop back to 6f; needs to build on that but this will be her first attempt at 5f and she's not the percentage call.

16/1

Form: 703234

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Free-going 8yo who tends to come to hand early, his last seven wins all coming in May or earlier; arrives in fair form but is unlikely to get his own way from an ordinary draw.

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3rd

3

(3)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Saisons DOr

9st 8lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

C&D winner whose losing run is up to 12, but he has finished runner-up in his last three starts at Newcastle (7f, Tapeta) since returning in February, including when beaten a neck by Turbo Command on his penultimate outing; 2lb worse off with that rival, but seems very likely to run his race again.

5/2

2nd

3

(9)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Saisons DOr

9st 8lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

took keen hold, led, going best against near rail 2f out, headed 1f out, rallied final 110yds, just held

3/1

2nd

10

(8)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Saisons DOr

9st 6lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

led but pestered, kept on final 110yds, headed final strides

11/2

Form: 414843 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Running consistently since the blinkers went on but can miss the break and/or pull hard, and stall 12 isn't good for one happiest on the sharp end; has won only one of his last 22 starts and needs better.

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7th

2

(13)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Thirsk

End Zone

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Two wins last season, the second over this trip off 3lb lower at Ayr in September (good to soft); has won on soft ground but high draw and lack of a recent run are negatives.

10/1

8/1

Form: -34717 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Well suited by an easy, turning 1m, as shown by last September's runaway C&D win from the front; has been inconsistent this year, his only win coming in selling company off 3lb lower, but the return here should help.

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8th

9

(15)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Thirsk

Vondelpark

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sara Ender

Won selling handicap here for Gemma Tutty last July (1m, soft); couple of decent runs for this yard after that; lacks a recent outing and high draw not ideal.

9/1

6th

8

(11)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Vondelpark

9st 5lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sara Ender

Two solid efforts here last month but he wasn't in the same form at Wolverhampton 18 days ago (drawn wide); others appeal more for win purposes.

16/1

6th

3

(10)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Vondelpark

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sara Ender

raced wide, in touch with leaders

6/1

10/1

Form: 767434 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Might have been better drawn for one happiest up front; the cheekpieces have helped, though, and he's not ruled out for a trainer who won both divisions of this in 2020.

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7th

10

(10)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Pol Roger

9st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Won twice as a 2yo; winless last year in nine appearances but he's come a long way down the weights and conditions are fine.

8/1

8th

4

(14)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Pol Roger

9st 10lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

in rear

10/1

11th

4

(11)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Ripon

Pol Roger

9st 12lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Michael Dods

Might have been better drawn for one happiest up front; the cheekpieces have helped, though, and he's not ruled out for a trainer who won both divisions of this in 2020.

10/1

12th
10 (6)
Kovu

33/1

Form: 03609

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Has gone backwards from his big-priced novice third in June, twice finishing well beaten since handicapping; this is easier down another 3lb but he's hard to fancy even then.

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7th

17

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

14:32 Southwell (AW)

Kovu

9st 1lb

T: Peter Niven

Eight-race maiden who hasn't offered a great deal lately, on last two outings failing to see the trip out when upped from 1m to 1m4f/1m6f; others look more solid.

25/1

12th

8

(4)

28th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Kovu

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Peter Niven

Seven-race maiden; hasn't offered a great deal lately, failing to get home after forcing the pace when stepping up in trip at Catterick (1m4f, soft) last time; low-mileage on AW but plenty to prove on stamina; best to look elsewhere.

33/1

6th

11

(13)

12th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

15:40 Catterick

Kovu

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Peter Niven

Showed ability when third in 7f novice in June and this lightly raced 3yo is one to watch in the betting now going beyond 1m for the first time, but he's been beaten a long way in all three handicaps (all 1m); plenty to prove.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £1137.00
Straight Forecast £1038.60
Tricast £8048.40
Trifecta £6549.00

Selections

The Times:

Tobetso

POSTDATA:

Motarajel

SPOTLIGHT:

Cosmos Raj

D Express:

Satin Snake

RP RATINGS:

Touchwood

Telegraph:

Tobetso

The Guardian:

Tobetso

Daily Mirror:

Tobetso

Daily Record:

Tobetso

The Star:

Cosmos Raj

Daily Mail:

Motarajel

The Sun:

Motarajel