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13:50 Sandown

Good To Firm

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  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 332415 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Gained reward for some good efforts this season when scoring by 6l at Thirsk (7f, soft) last month; came up short off 8lb higher at Windsor next time but it's possible that lack of stamina also played a part stepping up to 1m for the first time; consistent.

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3rd

1

(3)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

16:25 Doncaster

Maywake

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

in rear, headway from 3f out, went third over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

11/2

22

(17)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Maywake

8st 9lb

T: Richard Fahey

13th

12

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Maywake

9st 0lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Last two attempts over 7f have resulted in Class 3 wins at Thirsk (soft) and Sandown (good) by an aggregate of 10l; goes into this stronger race off a career-high mark but he's better than ever and is not ruled out.

14/1

2nd
11 (5)
King Cabo

14/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 213624 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

He has returned an improved performer in 2023, winning a 7f turf handicap at Lingfield in May and performing with credit when in the frame on three of his four starts since; drop back to 7f is a help if anything for this frequent front-runner.

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22th

20

(12)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

King Cabo

9st 3lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Luke Dace

All three wins have come over further; still off the same mark as when successful at Kempton (7f, AW) last September and ran well when third of ten at Lingfield (7f, AW) last time; has won on fast turf so drying ground will help, but this trip is short of his best.

20/1

3rd

3

(8)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

15:52 Lingfield (AW)

King Cabo

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Luke Dace

took keen hold, led, increased tempo 3f out, quickened and 2 lengths ahead when edged left over 1f out, headed inside final 110yds, soon no extra

12/1

7th

9

(1)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

King Cabo

8st 7lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Luke Dace

in touch with leaders

14/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 0-1564 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won a 1m handicap here (good ground) in May on his final start for Roger Varian and has shaped well back here (1m again) on two of his three subsequent starts for current yard; may need to get the breaks from the inside stall but he's one to be interested in from his mark and the drop to 7f shouldn't pose a problem for one who tends to race freely.

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3rd

1

(1)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Sandown

Indemnify

10st 1lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Won a 1m handicap here (good ground) in May on his final start for Roger Varian and has shaped well back here (1m again) on two of his three subsequent starts for current yard; may need to get the breaks from the inside stall but he's one to be interested in from his mark and the drop to 7f shouldn't pose a problem for one who tends to race freely.

5/1

4th

6

(2)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:45 Sandown

Indemnify

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Below par at Newmarket last time but the hood adopted that day is now left off, and he'd previously run two good races in a row over this C&D, with a win and a good fifth of 15 (the latter on stable debut); not ruled out.

11/1

6th

5

(10)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket (July)

Indemnify

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Unexposed 4yo who won twice for Roger Varian, the latest on his Sandown reappearance (1m, good; first start since being gelded) in May; not beaten far into fifth of 15 on stable debut over the same C&D (good to firm) a fortnight ago, but needs to find a bit more from the same mark; hood given a go; yard also runs Maysong.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: -48216 D BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Added to his good Newmarket record when scoring over 7f (good to soft) in July; possibly found the run coming too soon when well beaten there eight days later; freshened up since; runner-up on his previous visit here.

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9th

11

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Final Watch

8st 7lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: William Stone

All wins on good/good to soft; well suited by the Newmarket tracks and it's best to forgive his poor effort in this contest last year (lost both front shoes); back on last winning mark and he's 2-3 under Marco Ghiani; one for the shortlist.

12/1

5th

3

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Ascot

Final Watch

10st 12lb

J: Mr Ross Birkett

T: William Stone

Not at his very best the last twice but he didn't run badly at Sandown most recently and he's just 1lb higher than when winning this in good style under Ross Birkett last year (good), and when scoring at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) this July; has to be respected.

13/2

Form: -74901 D

Last run: 88 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Very much a 7f specialist with all seven wins coming over the trip, including making all at Leicester (good to firm; Ernie's Valentine second) in June on her latest start; no problem with the 88-day absence and likely to run her race, but she is 3lb above her highest winning mark.

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5th

2

(4)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Amber Island

9st 3lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader from over 4f out

10/1

7th

1

(1)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Amber Island

9st 13lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: David Loughnane

led, headed inside final furlong, soon dropped to rear

12/1

Form: 732755

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Only a respectable fifth in Kempton handicaps (7f/1m) on his last two outings but he is starting to look well treated on the form he showed when placed over 7f on turf at start of the summer, including at Leicester behind Amber Island (7lb better off with her now); Oisin Murphy has a healthy 3-10 record for this training partnership.

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9th

2

(11)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Ernies Valentine

9st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: David Loughnane

Not fully exposed over 1m and he further enhanced his AW record when seeing off nine rivals over C&D three weeks ago (fourth has won since); perhaps not so easy trying to dominate from stall 11 in a maximum field but he still looks feasibly treated.

11/2

1st

5

(9)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Ernies Valentine

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David Loughnane

Back on last winning mark; should be suited by this return to a more galloping track given he takes a bit of winding up and may have to weave his way through; can go well.

11/1

Form: 0-8117 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won back to back at Leicester (1m, good to firm) and Newbury (7f, good) this summer but his run of good form came to a halt when only seventh at Brighton (1m, good) last time.

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4th

6

(4)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Bath

Youarenotforgiven

9st 3lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Tony Carroll

Won two handicaps (7f and 1m) last summer but he wasn't in the same form in his final two runs in 2023; he'll need a career best to take this on his return from an eight-month layoff.

16/1

7th

9

(11)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Sandown

Youarenotforgiven

9st 4lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

Won back to back at Leicester (1m, good to firm) and Newbury (7f, good) this summer but his run of good form came to a halt when only seventh at Brighton (1m, good) last time.

16/1

7th

2

(3)

9th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 4

16:30 Brighton

Youarenotforgiven

10st 2lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

Bang-in-form 5yo who bids to complete a hat-trick after wins at Leicester (1m, good to firm) and Newbury (7f, good); could plausibly have more improvement to come if suited by this quirky track; one to consider.

4/1

Form: 270777

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

6f 2yo Listed winner at York last October and he's well handicapped on that form; however, he's been a long way below that level this summer and a visor made little difference last time; plenty to prove.

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3rd

5

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:50 Newmarket

Alpha Capture

8st 12lb

J: Jack Enright

T: William Haggas

prominent towards near side

8/1

8th

10

(11)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

13:15 Doncaster

Alpha Capture

9st 4lb

J: Jack Enright

T: William Haggas

Useful 2yo, just touched off in a sales race on this card before winning a York Listed (good to soft); turf form this year bears no resemblance but 23lb lower than on return to grass in July and perhaps discarding regular headgear will have a sweetening effect now down in grade.

8/1

8th

10

(7)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Sandown

Alpha Capture

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

6f 2yo Listed winner at York last October and he's well handicapped on that form; however, he's been a long way below that level this summer and a visor made little difference last time; plenty to prove.

11/1

7/2

Form: 31-161 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

First attempt at this trip when making it 2-3 in handicaps this season when getting on top towards the finish here (good to soft) 23 days ago; raised 4lb but he's unexposed at 7f and likely has more to offer.

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5th

4

(2)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Tough Enough

9st 6lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Tate

switched sharply right soon after start, held up in last

5/1

6th

5

(10)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tough Enough

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: James Tate

Won a novice here (6f) a year ago and twice successful on turf (6f/7f) this year, but never got a run when in rear at Ascot (6f, good) last month; may yet be capable of more back on the AW and could play a part provided the outside stall isn't too much of a problem;

7/2

14th

10

(7)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Tough Enough

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: James Tate

Progressive type; winning for the third time in four runs when getting on top towards the finish at Sandown (7f, good to soft) in August, and he had an excuse there (ran without hind shoes) on his latest start; probably just as effective at 6f (made a winning reappearance over the trip) and may not have reached his ceiling just yet; interesting.

16/1

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Straight Forecast £284.90
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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Tough Enough

POSTDATA:

Indemnify

D Express:

Lyndon B

TOPSPEED:

King Cabo

Telegraph:

Tough Enough

The Guardian:

Tough Enough

Daily Mail:

Tough Enough

The Sun:

Tough Enough

Daily Record:

Tough Enough

NEWMARKET:

Indemnify

The Times:

Indemnify

Daily Mirror:

Lyndon B

The Star:

Lyndon B