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William Hill Enhanced Odds Every Day Racing League Race 28 Handicap (Racing League)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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William Hill Enhanced Odds Every Day Racing League Race 28 Handicap (Racing League)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 680332 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Smart performer on his day and he was in fine form on AW over the winter, rattling off a 5f hat-trick on Tapeta; 9lb lower than for the Southwell win on New Year's Day and he's also 1lb lower than for his near miss in a deep York handicap (5.5f, good to firm) last week; lots to like.

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6th

3

(12)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Alligator Alley

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

He hasn't found his best form on the AW this winter but he's now 1lb lower than when hugely impressive at Newcastle last summer (5f); best known for his exploits over 5f though and this trip, even around here, might leave him vulnerable for win purposes.

14/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 161020 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Six wins and climbed some 20lb in the weights in his 18-month stint with Ruth Carr; better than ever this summer, winning a big 6f event at Epsom on Derby day and going close over this trip at Ascot last month; easy to excuse Stewards' Cup run latest; not out of it now starting out for Julie Camacho (same owner).

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No Results Found

20/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 073085 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Notoriously hard to win with in recent times but some of his AW efforts this year stack up very well; not beaten far at Sandown off this mark 11 days ago and could go well at a price.

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No Results Found

7/1

Form: 175229 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Group 2 proved a bridge too far at Goodwood last time but that was his first backward step in the last two seasons; only 1lb higher than for his luckless close second in the Dash at Epsom in June and 5f on Tapeta won't faze him; set to make a bold bid.

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5th

3

(16)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Silky Wilkie

9st 6lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Tough sort who acts on any ground; nearly collared Blind Beggar at Bath two weeks ago switched back to turf from AW; impressively defied this mark in the Scottish Sprint Cup over C&D last April (sole Musselburgh run) and looks interesting back here.

5/1

2nd

5

(6)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Silky Wilkie

9st 4lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Well handicapped on last season's best; not at the same level on AW this winter but he's the type to pop up sooner rather than later; whether it will be on ground so testing as this is a moot point.

13/2

Form: 014360 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Course winner; looked good at Haydock in May but expensive to follow since; pitched into a deep race here and others bring more persuasive claims.

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4th

12

(12)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Ascot

Swayze

9st 0lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Impressive at Haydock (5f, good to firm) in May but hasn't repeated the form, fifth of 13 in a Racing League event at Newcastle nine days ago; a few others appeal more.

14/1

5th

11

(13)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

20:45 Newcastle (AW)

Swayze

8st 8lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

in touch with leaders

16/1

OUR TIP

5/1

Form: -80707 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Has come a long way since his head-turning performance in a 0-60 nursery at this track back in 2020, winning two Wokinghams as well as three Group races; yet to catch light this season but his Ascot run in July three starts back, when he made good late gains from a hopeless position, was a sign that he isn't a spent force; has a fine record on AW, has slipped down the weights and he's likely to get a good pace to aim at; one to consider.

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5th

2

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Rohaan

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David Evans

Top-notch sprint handicapper with two Wokinghams on his CV; 2023 started quietly but he returned to form in the autumn, beaten under 2l in the Ayr Gold Cup before running out the well-backed winner of a 6f handicap at his beloved Ascot in October; encouraging seasonal return at Lingfield in March and wouldn't judge him harshly on latest Kempton fourth; handicapped to go well and shaped with promise in one run on the Rowley course.

8/1

4th

2

(2)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Rohaan

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David Evans

Good 6f performer, especially at Ascot where he is a dual Wokingham winner (off higher marks); close fifth at Lingfield returned to AW on seasonal debut (4-11 in this sphere overall); won over C&D early in career and enters the reckoning.

4/1

5th

2

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Rohaan

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: David Evans

Has been a real money-spinner for this yard, winning two Wokinghams as well as three Group races; made a slow start to last season but he came good in the autumn, justifying strong support in a 16-runner handicap at his beloved Ascot in October; chance on that form but back from a break perhaps not the time to catch him.

7/1

Form: 17-710 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

2-2 on AW, both here over 6f; looked nicely ahead of his mark when overcoming a troubled passage to win here in early July but he does need to bounce back from a lifeless effort at Ascot 19 days ago; drops to 5f for the first time and in a hot race but doubt he's reached his ceiling.

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4th

9

(3)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Batal Dubai

9st 1lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Harry Charlton

midfield on far side of group

5/1

8/1

Form: -27373 CD

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Fast sprinter who can boast a C&D record of 14213, the third last time coming in the Gosforth Park Cup nine weeks ago; subsequent absence is no great concern given his recent record after a break and he won't be an easy horse to pass under these conditions.

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9th

10

(7)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Fine Wine

8st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

led, switched left against near rail after 1f

20/1

6th

7

(3)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Fine Wine

8st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Scott Dixon

led at fast pace up the centre, headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

25/1

Form: 624732 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Ran well in defeat in 6f handicaps at Windsor on his last two starts (including for Mia Nicholls) but he's effectively 4lb higher today and will have Fine Wine to worry about if trying to lead; others look much stronger.

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No Results Found

Form: 450067 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

He hasn't won since his 2yo days but he's been campaigned at the top table, twice placed in Group 1 company; this spring's Dubai efforts weren't too shabby but he's been finishing his races off weakly back in Britain this summer; handicapper is giving him a chance, so he's dangerous to discount completely; promise on Polytrack in his one start on AW.

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12th

10

(14)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Acklam Express

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Over three years since his last win; placed in Group 1 company over C&D last summer; bitterly disappointing this year, often finishing weakly, but he's plummeted down the weights and he now starts out for a new stable; carries obvious risk but it wouldn't be a bolt from the blue were he to win easily either.

9/1

10/1

Form: 941-37 D

Last run: 106 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

No sign of him losing any enthusiasm despite his advancing years, running creditably in good sprints twice this spring; absence since May is slightly offputting but he has run well over C&D in the past; one to consider.

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8th

5

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Dakota Gold

9st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

led towards far side

14/1

12th
12 (12)
Be Proud

10/1

Form: 741126 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Five-time C&D winner who has been enjoying a good summer, winning twice at Doncaster before bumping into a handicap blot at Haydock; another solid effort at Sandown 11 days ago; should run his race.

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No Results Found

Form: 301-09 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

C&D winner as a 3yo; impressive when powering clear in last season's Ayr Silver Cup (6f, good; cheekpieces) on his final start for Roger Varian; taken off his feet at a crucial stage at Sandown 11 days ago (5f, good) but it was still a step forward from his stable debut; headgear again left off.

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13th

12

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Dusky Lord

8st 13lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Signed off for 2022 with a convincing win in the Ayr Silver Cup but has been down the field in four runs since joining current yard; failed to beat a rival with headgear back on in the Portland last time; plenty to prove.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £436.00
Straight Forecast £335.80
Tricast £3395.90
Trifecta £3569.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Rohaan

SPOTLIGHT:

Alligator Alley

Telegraph:

Dakota Gold

TOPSPEED:

Batal Dubai

The Sun:

Fine Wine

The Guardian:

Arecibo

The Times:

Rohaan

Daily Mirror:

Rohaan

The Star:

Rohaan

RP RATINGS:

Alligator Alley

Daily Mail:

Alligator Alley

Daily Record:

Alligator Alley

D Express:

Dakota Gold