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William Hill Epic Value Racing League Race 26 Handicap (Racing League)

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 1m 2f 42y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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William Hill Epic Value Racing League Race 26 Handicap (Racing League)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

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7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 114723 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has done well over 1m2f on AW this season, notably at Chelmsford (Polytrack); at least as good when dropped back to 1m at Ascot on latest outing; highly respected although he's never run on Tapeta.

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11th

2

(1)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Storm Catcher

9st 8lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Simon Pearce

Three AW wins between last August and this February (9.4f/1m2f); has shown promise on turf but he needs to transfer his AW improvement back to grass, and also bounce back from a below-par latest run (1m2f, AW).

20/1

9th

10

(9)

29th Mar 2024

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1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Storm Catcher

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Simon Pearce

Ties in with Penzance on two pieces of form, including a C&D effort, this winter; justified favouritism at Wolverhampton (off 2lb lower) last time out, taking AW record to 7-15; back in a deeper field but he's steadily progressive.

9/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 503497 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Beaten on his last 15 starts going back to December 2021; form dipped on latest two outings; has a good record at this track and hasn't been here since June last year but this trip asks a big question, as all his races from August 2021 onwards have been over 1m4f-2m1f.

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2nd

3

(1)

28th Apr 2024

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2m 0f 102y

Class 2

15:40 Southwell (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

8st 13lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Stays 2m; landed the rescheduled November Handicap over 1m4f at Newcastle (off 3lb lower) in 2023 and two frame efforts this year were similar form; form dipped on AW Championships day, admittedly when 40-1 over just 1m2f but his strike-rate is modest.

9/1

8th

14

(2)

29th Mar 2024

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1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Landed the rescheduled November Handicap here (off 4lb lower) in 2023 and has largely remained in decent form since; however, has a much poorer strike-rate than many of these opponents.

20/1

5/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 414

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won a Bath maiden (1m, good) in July on second start; AW/handicap debut at Chelmsford (1m2f) was an interesting one, as she was soon nudged along and dropped back to last 2f out before running on well into fourth of nine; seemingly had something to learn and remains open to improvement.

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6th

1

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Bath

Moonspirit

9st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

Made good progress in her first season of racing, winning a C&D maiden last July and ended her campaign with two 1m handicap wins at Chelmsford; 2-2 in cheekpieces and should have more to come this year; unraced on slower than good turf so significant rain would ask a new question.

2/1

Form: 162301

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 4yo who started off for new yard with two Wolverhampton AW wins in March/April (8.6f/9.4f); better over 1m on turf since, notably when winning at Redcar on latest outing; up 5lb but going the right way.

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1st

2

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 219y

Class 2

16:30 Redcar

Painters Palette

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Rebecca Menzies

Record of 3-4 on the AW but has comparable form on turf and ran right up to his best when third over 1m2f at Ayr 16 days ago; C&D winner in August who should be in the thick of it.

6/1

3rd

3

(1)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Painters Palette

9st 9lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Has done well for shrewd current connections and scored at Wolverhampton (9.5f) last time, taking AW record to 3-4; only 1-11 on turf but the win came on most recent attempt in this sphere; steadily progressive and enters calculations.

11/4

1st

6

(8)

7th Sep 2023

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1m 1f 104y

Class 3

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Painters Palette

9st 5lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won his first two starts for this yard at this track, the second of them over C&D; added a Redcar handicap last month and ran another sound race when fourth at Newcastle last week (just in front of Carolus Magnus); should give it another good go.

13/2

Form: 300-69

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Below form last autumn on his last two starts for Andrew Balding; saddle slipped last month on debut for new stable but he shaped well when trying to come from last at Chelmsford (1m2f, second AW start) 16 days ago, running out of room late on; player if back to his turf peak.

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No Results Found

Form: 149-66

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Bellewstown maiden winner on debut last August; gelded before he showed improved form in sixth of 14 on handicap debut at the Curragh (1m2f) 18 days ago, a promising run given the interference he suffered from 2f out to 1f out; one to consider on this AW debut.

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2nd

7

(5)

28th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 15y

16:35 Bellewstown

Roaring Gallagher

9st 5lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced in second, carried head awkwardly but led inside final furlong, kept on but headed towards finish

9/2

6th

5

(12)

31st Aug 2023

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1m 2f 42y

Class 3

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Roaring Gallagher

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders

11/1

6th

1

(3)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Roaring Gallagher

10st 1lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear, headway when short of room under 2f out, switched left 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish

10/1

Form: -43613

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Three of her 2yo races were on AW; better on good ground on latest two outings, getting up late on at Newmarket (1m) and rallying strongly when third of nine at Sandown (1m2f); has more to offer at this trip.

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No Results Found

20/1

Form: 311278 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Better over this sort of trip than 1m, as shown with wins in May at Beverley and Wolverhampton (Tapeta); nearly made it three in a row but took major backward steps on his two outings since; gelded soon after latest; needs to resume improvement but is 2lb out of the handicap.

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9th

11

(5)

25th Apr 2024

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0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Blue Yonder

9st 1lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Archie Watson

in rear

33/1

10th

5

(1)

10th Apr 2024

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0m 7f 1y

Class 4

15:52 Lingfield (AW)

Blue Yonder

9st 5lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Archie Watson

held up in rear, no impression from over 2f out

25/1

Form: 0-6671 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

The least exposed in the field when he won comfortably won a seven-runner amateurs' race at Sandown (1m2f) three weeks ago, allowed plenty of rope up front; 6lb higher today and his only AW start (last December) was a heavy defeat but he could have more to give.

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4th

5

(3)

5th May 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 201y

Class 5

16:30 Salisbury

New Dayrell

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Last season petered out tamely after making most in an amateur riders' race at Sandown (1m2f, good to soft) in August when 2lb higher; not without hope if all the better for a break but it's easy to have doubts.

8/1

Form: 205012 C BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Promise on the AW at Dundalk for his former yard and better over 1m here in his two runs for new stable, making all in June and short-headed in July; has been sticking to his task well and enters serious calculations, although he needs to find extra on this move up in trip.

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5th

3

(3)

4th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

20:05 Yarmouth

Miami Thunder

9st 6lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: George Scott

mounted on course, virtually refused to race, detached throughout

4/1

5th

1

(7)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Miami Thunder

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: George Scott

Got up late in the day to deny a subsequent winner over 7f here a month ago on his debut for George Scott; 2lb rise is very fair and returning to 1m won't bother him.

4/1

1st

4

(4)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Miami Thunder

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: George Scott

Created a big impression when running away with a 1m handicap at Newcastle on his debut for Darryll Holland in June; went desperately close back at that track the following month but his last two runs have been well short of that level; now makes his debut for another new yard (George Scott's first runner for Amo Racing) and this free-going sort could appreciate dropping to 7f; considered.

6/1

9/1

Form: 241113 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Held up lately and who won three in a row (1m, 1m2f and 1m1f) this May-July, including C&D on second occasion (first run after wind surgery); close third over 1m at Leicester on latest start; respected as in-form candidate.

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No Results Found

Form: -28824 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Generally below form in the last two seasons but he has been runner-up twice (1m/1m2f) this season and wasn't disgraced when fourth on latest start; has a competitive mark if serving up his best on this AW debut.

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9th

2

(9)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Wind Your Neck In

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: David Evans

Suited by soft/heavy ground; justified favouritism in higher grade at Newmarket (1m4f) when last seen; has the ability to take a serious hand, provided he's as effective back on AW (second attempt).

15/2

12/1

Form: -08982

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Only three AW starts, showing some ability twice in 2021; second of nine off this mark at Newmarket (1m2f) on latest start, the first time he's been competitive since last May; place claim on that.

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13th

7

(3)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 3

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Cap Francais

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

in touch with leaders

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £407.00
Straight Forecast £387.40
Tricast £3307.80
Trifecta £3644.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Moonspirit

Daily Mail:

Miami Thunder

LAMBOURN:

New Dayrell

The Sun:

Painters Palette

SPOTLIGHT:

Storm Catcher

The Times:

Roaring Gallagher

RP RATINGS:

Wind Your Neck In

POSTDATA:

Bashful

Telegraph:

Moonspirit

The Guardian:

Moonspirit

D Express:

Moonspirit

Daily Record:

Miami Thunder

Daily Mirror:

New Dayrell

The Star:

Painters Palette

TOPSPEED:

Storm Catcher