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William Hill Bet In-Running Racing League Race 23 Nursery Handicap (Racing League)

  • Prize money: £14173.5
  • 0m 7f 14y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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William Hill Bet In-Running Racing League Race 23 Nursery Handicap (Racing League)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.50
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 5226

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 7lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Twice a runner-up at Catterick this summer (7f, good and good to soft); no improvement for the switch to nurseries last time (Class 3 at Newmarket); prominent racer who requires a personal best.

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

6th

4

(4)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

17:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Buttercross Flyer

9st 8lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

Front-running filly who won on Newcastle Tapeta (7f) in August; ran creditably on next two starts before a lesser show over 1m on latest but that was on heavy going; needs respect.

6/1

6th

2

(2)

18th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

Class 5

15:10 Nottingham

Buttercross Flyer

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

Front-running filly who has proved largely consistent over 7f; won on AW in August and creditable second at Ayr (good to soft) most recently; likely player dropped in class, provided she stays the new trip.

9/2

2nd

6

(4)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:15 Ayr

Buttercross Flyer

8st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

took keen hold, led narrowly or disputed lead, headed over 1f out, soon rallied, kept on

5/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 307201 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Had shown some promise over sprint trips but his form took off when upped to 7f at Leicester last week, staying on best to win a Class 6 nursery in good style; has a 6lb penalty to shoulder but he'll be a further 2lb higher when his revised mark kicks in; AW debut.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

(5)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

17:20 Windsor

Dan Dee Prince

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

prominent, led on inner 5f out, headed 2f out, soon weakened

14/1

6th

6

(1)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dan Dee Prince

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Won a Leicester nursery (7f) last August and was runner-up at Newcastle (Tapeta) next time but his form cooled in final two runs for Tom Dascombe; changed hands for 10,000gns in October; record now stands at 1-9 and he has some questions to answer on return for new yard.

12/1

5th

1

(1)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Dan Dee Prince

9st 10lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Tom Dascombe

He has improved since moving into nurseries, winning a Class 6 event at Leicester (7f, good to firm) in August; will need to take another good step forward for the step up to 1m if he is to take this under a penalty though.

8/1

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 652

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Promise in two runs at Leicester in June and appeared to show much more when second of 11 at Kempton three weeks ago (7f, Polytrack); that latest form has taken some knocks, though, and others are perhaps better treated.

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6th

5

(1)

25th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Newmarket

Ebts Guard

9st 3lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Six-race maiden; best form when placed on three occasions, including close second at Newbury (7f, soft) on penultimate start; return to forecast slow ground looks a plus.

14/1

4th

3

(1)

1st Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:15 Epsom

Ebts Guard

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Plenty to like about his third on nursery debut at Newcastle having been held up in the wrong place; looked sure to make amends at Newbury (7f, soft) before headed late on by a Hannon improver; 2lb rise is manageable and, from the inside stall, looks sure to be involved.

9/2

2nd

8

(7)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Newbury

Ebts Guard

9st 2lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

The form of his second at Kempton (7f) could have worked out better, but there was plenty to like about his third on nursery debut at Newcastle having been held up in the wrong place; the fourth in that race, who endured similar frustration, bolted up at Sandown earlier this week; unraced on slow ground but considered.

6/1

Form: 744

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Gradual improvement in his three starts and his Epsom run last time certainly caught the eye; looks a likely improver now his attentions are switched to nurseries.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

3

(4)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

13:50 York

Im Puzzled

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

took keen hold, held up in rear

9/2

1st

4

(3)

15th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Sandown

Im Puzzled

8st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

took keen hold, raced in second, shaken up when led over 2f out, edged right and went clear from over 1f out, soon ridden, went further clear final furlong, eased inside final 110yds, readily

9/2

Form: 984

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 1lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Couldn't cope with a couple of promising sorts at Leicester last time (7f, good to firm) but it still represented progress and he moves into handicaps with untapped potential.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(3)

17th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Tactical Control

9st 7lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: B F Brookhouse

soon prominent, lost ground and towards rear after 1f

13/2

4th

4

(1)

9th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

13:50 Windsor

Tactical Control

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Charles Hills

dwelt start, took keen hold, prominent, briefly led over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

100/30

2nd

5

(1)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:15 Bath

Tactical Control

9st 5lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Charles Hills

Lacked the pace to land a telling blow when fifth of eight in quite valuable Racing League nursery (7f, AW) last month; may benefit from today's step up to 1m but recent 1lb drop is not enough to tempt.

8/1

Form: 63692

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

He ran his best race when second of eight over C&D 16 days ago, his first run at 7f or on AW; should give it another good go.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(6)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Classy Clarets

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, midfield

9/2

2nd

2

(6)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Classy Clarets

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Best run when third behind two very useful sorts in a Pontefract novice in May (5f, good); not so good since and poor run after being gelded on nursery debut (first run at 6f); plenty to prove up in trip.

9/2

9th

8

(12)

15th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:20 York

Classy Clarets

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

One good run from his first three starts, when third at Pontefract (5f, good) on his middle outing; gelded since and improvement is possible now in a nursery for his top northern stable (one of two for yard).

11/1

16/1

Form: 100

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Sprung a 40-1 surprise at Haydock on her debut in May (6f, good to firm); failed to beat a rival in two runs since but that doesn't necessarily give a fair reflection as it was a Group 3 at Royal Ascot first time and bad ground at Goodwood four weeks ago; still carries too much risk for comfort.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(6)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

15:00 Lingfield (AW)

Sarakana

9st 8lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Ed de Giles

Sprang a 40-1 surprise at Haydock (6f, good to firm) on her debut last May but she's struggled in three runs since including at big prices in two nurseries; mark is falling but she has plenty to prove back from 218 days off.

25/1

7th

3

(7)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Sarakana

9st 6lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Ed de Giles

in touch with leaders

16/1

13th

5

(13)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Goodwood

Sarakana

8st 11lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Ed de Giles

Flopped at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) and something to prove after that, but previously she won in good style at 40-1 on her debut at Haydock (6f, good to firm) and could be a contender if tapping back into that promise.

25/1

Form: 323 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Promise on turf on his first two starts and also when only just missing out in a three-way finish over 6f here four weeks ago; worth a crack at 7f and the addition of cheekpieces could give him a lift; opening mark is not an obvious gift, though.

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7th

7

(1)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Thirsk

Beechwood Star

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Ran well in three novice runs last summer (6f) but made little impact in three nurseries afterwards; gelded over the winter; returns off a reduced mark but untried on soft ground and he was well held in his one 7f run.

10/1

7th

6

(11)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Pontefract

Beechwood Star

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

Placed on a couple of 6f novice events in July/August, the second on Tapeta; excuses for a lesser run at Naas last time (hampered) when visored for the first time (retained); perhaps not ideally drawn on handicap debut.

14/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Classy Clarets

RP RATINGS:

Dan Dee Prince

The Sun:

Beechwood Star

The Guardian:

Tactical Control

The Times:

Dan Dee Prince

Daily Mail:

Dan Dee Prince

D Express:

Classy Clarets

Daily Mirror:

Classy Clarets

The Star:

Classy Clarets

Daily Record:

Classy Clarets