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Good To Soft

Prostate Cymru Ray Murray Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £3245.08
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
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Prostate Cymru Ray Murray Memorial Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 233483

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Placed three consecutive times (2m-2m5f) with cheekpieces added this spring but his form has dipped for last three starts (latest was on heavy, acts on soft) and he's now 0-14.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(8)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:40 Ripon

Tarbat Ness

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: John Berry

switched sharply right soon after start, held up in rear, steady headway and going easily 3f out, went second over 1f out, chased clear leader inside final furlong, kept on but no match for winner

9/2

4th

4

(7)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 6

18:20 Catterick

Tarbat Ness

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: John Berry

Plenty of good runs over 2m last term, including a win off 5lb lower at Ffos Las in September (soft); fair run at Wolverhampton on reappearance when blinkers were tried; regular cheekpieces back on here; a possible despite drop in trip.

5/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -67465

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Ten-race maiden who ran creditably when upped to 2m at Beverley two weeks ago in second-time cheekpieces; acts on soft; needs a second look.

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Verdict Starting price

11th

13

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Dragonball Prince

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ordinary maiden on Flat for Hugo Palmer; comfortably held in two attempts over hurdles; handicaps more suitable shortly.

50/1

4th

6

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

15:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Dragonball Prince

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Often flattered to deceive on the Flat and left Hugo Palmer a 15-race maiden; heavy ground was not ideal on hurdle debut at Stratford but he was always out the back and didn't jump well.

25/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 0-5607

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Well treated judged on her second in a classified at Brighton (1m4f, good to soft) last June but not so hot since; finished a lot closer last time but still managed only seventh of ten in that 1m5f handicap at Bath (good to soft; unraced on worse) with first-time blinkers; others preferred.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

(5)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sugar Candie

9st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Hughie Morrison

Went close in 1m4f classified at Brighton in June 2022 but she hasn't progressed and her recent 2m run back on Polytrack doesn't inspire much confidence; plenty to prove back on Tapeta; headgear discarded.

14/1

6th

10

(3)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

12:16 Lingfield (AW)

Sugar Candie

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hughie Morrison

towards rear

8/1

6th

10

(5)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 24y

Class 6

17:45 Bath

Sugar Candie

8st 11lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Hughie Morrison

Effective at 2m on soft ground but she's still a maiden after 11 starts and was a well-held third in a Class 6 event at Catterick last time; others preferred.

9/1

Form: 9643

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Unraced on softer than good; fair form on the second and latest of his four starts, the latter when rallying third of seven on handicap debut at Kempton (2m, AW); that gives him a shout if he goes on this ground.

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

1st

7

(2)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Berkshire Sundance

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Never reached the leaders in first attempt on soft ground at Ffos Las last month but had looked a thorough stayer on handicap debut over C&D previously, losing a prominent position early in the straight but staying on stoutly to take a late third behind an improver; interesting back on AW.

11/4

4th

7

(6)

1st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:50 Ffos Las

Berkshire Sundance

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Unraced on softer than good; fair form on the second and latest of his four starts, the latter when rallying third of seven on handicap debut at Kempton (2m, AW); that gives him a shout if he goes on this ground.

4/1

3rd

8

(7)

9th Aug 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Berkshire Sundance

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

Apparently best effort on second start, albeit in only sixth of nine in that 1m4f Salisbury maiden (good to firm); lacks solid claims but these are early days, with a sizeable step up in trip for handicap/AW debut.

8/1

7/2

Form: 138413 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Won at Catterick (2m, good to soft) early last month and creditable third at Pontefract 12 days ago; tailed off in May on his sole appearance on soft going; place chance if the ground is okay.

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7th

3

(4)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:45 Nottingham

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9st 5lb

J: Archie Young

T: Gary Brown

led, headed under 3f out

5/1

2

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

19:10 Chepstow

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11st 4lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Four-time AW winner (1m6f-2m; all Class 6 handicaps); raced too freely and showed only minor promise on last month's hurdling debut at Ascot (2m3f, good) but today's race is much easier; considered each-way.

25/1

6th

4

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 3f 58y

Class 3

13:35 Ascot

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11st 7lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Four-time Flat winner, including a successful debut for this yard over 1m6f on the AW last month (then well held next time); however, he plied his trade at a modest level and wouldn't be the obvious answer to this now switching codes.

100/1

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25/1

Form: 10489-

Last run: 291 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Sole win (11 races) came over 2m on Wolverhampton AW in August 2022 with first-time cheekpieces; not so good since and the cheekpieces are now dispensed with; well beaten here last August on good to soft, unraced on worse.

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11

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 3

13:45 Exeter

Breccia

10st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Robert Stephens

Won over 2m on the AW last year but mostly plied her trade at a low level on the Flat and doesn't look up to winning a novice hurdle judged on her initial attempts.

20/1

0

13

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Breccia

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Robert Stephens

Fair Flat racer; encouraging start to hurdling career when placed in run-of-the-mill mares' maiden at Exeter (2m, good to firm) this month but she has considerably more on her plate here.

50/1

3rd

1

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:25 Exeter

Breccia

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Robert Stephens

2m winner on the AW and ran a decent race when third last time at Bath; Flat form was an ordinary level but could make a jumper.

12/1

50/1

Form: 46/7/0

Last run: 111 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

One piece of fair AW Flat form (1m4f novice) in 2020 but he has had two lengthy layoffs since and not achieved much.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Chankaya

11st 13lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Mitchell Hunt

Came clear with an unexposed winner over 2m4f at Wincanton in November and his defeat back there the following month was on his chase debut; could go well.

5/1

6th

8

12th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:15 Wincanton

Chankaya

11st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Acts well in the mud so his handicap debut on heavy ground at Chepstow was disappointing; put the record straight when coming clear with an unexposed winner over 2m4f here 19 days ago; has gone up 6lb and this Flat-bred's ability to cope with fences has to be taken on trust on chase debut.

7/1

2nd

5

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Chankaya

11st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Looked as though he might be going somewhere when second at Newton Abbot and fourth at Uttoxeter, but he then ran moderately on his handicap debut; should have a squeak off this mark.

20/1

Form: 905

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Beaten 37l+ in two 1m2f events at Windsor; however, at 80-1, he was beaten only just over 3l when a front-running fifth of seven in maiden at Lingfield (11.6f, good to firm) three weeks ago and might now bring some potential to handicaps; blinkers enlisted; worth market check.

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8th

8

(10)

1st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:50 Ffos Las

Lock The Vault

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Beaten 37l+ in two 1m2f events at Windsor; however, at 80-1, he was beaten only just over 3l when a front-running fifth of seven in maiden at Lingfield (11.6f, good to firm) three weeks ago and might now bring some potential to handicaps; blinkers enlisted; worth market check.

5/1

5th

7

(1)

12th Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 133y

Class 5

18:45 Lingfield

Lock The Vault

9st 6lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

led

66/1

14th

3

(4)

24th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:20 Windsor

Lock The Vault

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

80,000gns yearling; 9-1, green and faded right out of it in C&D novice (good) six weeks ago.

25/1

Form: 064322 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

An infrequent winner but the last occasion (October 2022) was over 2m on soft and he's been bang there on good to soft and soft on his last two outings; major player.

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9th

1

(2)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

12:16 Lingfield (AW)

Tin Fandango

10st 0lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Usher

towards rear

7/1

5th

4

(12)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 24y

Class 6

17:45 Bath

Tin Fandango

9st 12lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Mark Usher

Suited by slow ground and was runner-up over 2m at Chepstow and Newbury in the summer but his form nosedived at Ffos Las last month; has something to prove again after that and he's an infrequent winner.

10/1

12/1

Form: 111-50 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Ended 2021 with a win and she was 3-3 in the spring of 2022, upped to 2m on the final occasion; 13 months off before her promising return on AW this June but she floundered on heavy going next time; acts on good to soft, unraced on soft; withdrawn on intended penultimate outing after bolting before the start; player if the ground is okay.

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0

10

(11)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:05 Lingfield (AW)

Kalamity Kitty

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed de Giles

Yet to win this year but there has been a recent upturn in her form, and she would probably have preferred a stronger pace to aim at when a staying-on second behind Fair Dinkum over C&D last month; up in grade today but has the services of Oisin Murphy; shortlisted.

6/1

2nd

4

(9)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

12:16 Lingfield (AW)

Kalamity Kitty

9st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ed de Giles

dwelt start, in rear

13/2

4th

12

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

15:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kalamity Kitty

9st 4lb

T: Ed de Giles

Won all three races last season but seems badly to have lost her way since an encouraging reappearance in June; leap of faith is required to support her at present.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £398.00
Straight Forecast £456.00
Tricast £5321.20
Trifecta £4067.00

Selections

Telegraph:

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RP RATINGS:

Tin Fandango

Daily Mail:

Lock The Vault

SPOTLIGHT:

Berkshire Sundance

POSTDATA:

Dragonball Prince

NEWMARKET:

Tarbat Ness

The Star:

Lock The Vault

The Guardian:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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D Express:

Berkshire Sundance

LAMBOURN:

Tin Fandango

The Times:

Tin Fandango

Daily Record:

Tin Fandango