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St Leger Form Study On attheraces.com Handicap

  • Prize money: £4605.92
  • 0m 7f 216y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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St Leger Form Study On attheraces.com Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 943211 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

He had been threatening prior to getting off the mark over 7f here last month; made it 2-2 at the track when scrambling home 13 days ago (again 7f, good) and the runner-up has since run well in defeat; 3lb higher mark shouldn't prevent another good run and likely to stay 1m.

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

3rd

9

(6)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Optiva Star

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

prominent

10/1

12th

4

(11)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Kempton (AW)

Optiva Star

9st 11lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

took keen hold, pressed leader, led narrowly after 1f

6/1

2nd

10

(7)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

16:30 Brighton

Optiva Star

9st 7lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

sweating, took keen hold, prominent, switched to near side over 3f out, led over 1f out, kept on but headed towards finish

7/2

5/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 646301 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Into the veteran stage but his enthusiasm is undimmed, winning for the fourth time this year when landing a 7f handicap here last month (second course win); foolish to rule him out up just 2lb.

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4th

2

(4)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

13:12 Lingfield (AW)

Poetic Force

9st 9lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

25/1

7th

2

(7)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Poetic Force

9st 9lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

Veteran who has won 15 races; respectable fourth in higher grade at Lingfield (1m) most recently; record of 5-9 over C&D and, despite his old age, looks interesting returned to this scenario.

16/1

4th

6

(8)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield (AW)

Poetic Force

9st 6lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

Veteran who secured a 15th career success on turf in August but he could have run better back from a break at Wolverhampton, a venue he acts well at; bit to prove after that.

25/1

Form: 201533 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Finished on the heels of Guiteau when third of nine at Epsom 16 days ago (7f, good); returning to 1m shouldn't be a problem and he's a key contender.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

12

(9)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Buy The Dip

9st 1lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Absent since opening his turf account at Brighton (1m) six months ago; higher in the weights on AW but has form figures of 5321 in this sphere and may be capable of further progress; one to consider.

8/1

1st

8

(9)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:40 Brighton

Buy The Dip

9st 4lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Has only won the once but arrives here on the back of some good runs in defeat and his latest conqueror here was well handicapped (won again since); Luke Catton claims his 5lb this time; thereabouts.

10/1

2nd

5

(2)

11th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

14:20 Brighton

Buy The Dip

9st 4lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Just one win from 12 starts but that came at Lingfield (1m, AW) in June and he's finished placed in his last three runs, latest when a rallying third over C&D (good) eight days ago; remains feasibly treated on his best form and he should go well again.

9/4

Form: -51213 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Two 1m wins since handicapping this summer; form dipped over 1m2f on heavy ground last time but he still has some potential back in trip and on a sounder surface; strong contender.

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1st

3

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:12 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hitched

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Ran creditably dropped back in distance at Brighton seven weeks ago, taking form figures over 1m to 1214; 3yo gelding who may still have more to offer at this sort of trip; shortlisted.

5/2

4th

6

(7)

3rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

16:45 Brighton

Hitched

9st 0lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Two 1m wins since handicapping this summer; form dipped over 1m2f on heavy ground last time but he still has some potential back in trip and on a sounder surface; strong contender.

7/2

3rd

2

(1)

8th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:50 Ffos Las

Hitched

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: David Simcock

The hood has helped and he's progressed since handicapping, showing the right attitude to scramble home off 2lb lower at Bath latest; a leap of faith is needed today, though, as he goes beyond 1m and tackles this sort of ground for the first time.

Evs

Form: 9-6042

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

0-9 but he made a bold bid from the front at Epsom 16 days ago (7f, good), picked off late having hung badly right in the closing stages (not the first time he's done it); 1m on slower than good could place too much emphasis on stamina.

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6th

3

(3)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Guiteau

9st 8lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

took keen hold, midfield

4/1

1st

7

(2)

26th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Guiteau

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

made all

8/1

2nd

2

(3)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Guiteau

9st 9lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Free-going front-runner (well drawn in stall 3) who shows a tendency to hang to his right; holds claims on August's Epsom second but he's generally struggled in handicaps otherwise and his two previous AW efforts, including over C&D, were poor.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 211104 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

All five turf wins have come at this track, three of them over C&D this summer; respectable effort back here last month but he will need to squeeze out a bit extra if he's to go in again.

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6th

5

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:50 Brighton

Rivas Rob Roy

9st 8lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: John Gallagher

prominent, went second and pressed leader halfway

25/1

10th

7

(11)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rivas Rob Roy

9st 5lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Gallagher

raced wide and midfield early

25/1

9th

3

(1)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rivas Rob Roy

9st 9lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: John Gallagher

Bit of a mixed bag since returning last month and 3lb higher than for the last leg of a Brighton hat-trick (1m) in the middle of last year; has winning form over C&D, but usually seen over shorter these days; others are more convincing.

14/1

13/2

Form: 368882

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Never threatened the cosy winner when second of five over C&D last month but she did keep on steadily and she's well treated if that was the start of a revival; Hollie Doyle takes over for the first time.

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7th

3

(6)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Royal Bliss

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Kavanagh

T: Amy Murphy

Won a couple of Class 6 7f handicaps in the autumn; below par at Southwell four weeks ago and others are more appealing today.

20/1

10th

14

7th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

13:57 Southwell (AW)

Royal Bliss

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Amy Murphy

Took a while to get off the mark but has now won two of her last three races (7f, turf/Polytrack); a 3lb rise for last month's clearcut Lingfield success does not look excessive and she's a player if handling today's switch to Tapeta.

11/2

1st

8

27th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

15:40 Lingfield (AW)

Royal Bliss

9st 8lb

T: Amy Murphy

Placed a couple of times on Polytrack (6f) last winter and finally off the mark at the 12th attempt at Yarmouth (7f, soft) last month, but well held at Leicester (7f, good to soft) 17 days ago; needs to bounce back.

15/2

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Exacta £344.00
Straight Forecast £379.50
Trifecta £1254.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Buy The Dip

SPOTLIGHT:

Hitched

LAMBOURN:

Guiteau

The Star:

Optiva Star

NEWMARKET:

Royal Bliss

POSTDATA:

Poetic Force

Daily Mirror:

Hitched

The Times:

Buy The Dip

D Express:

Buy The Dip

The Sun:

Buy The Dip

Telegraph:

Guiteau

Daily Record:

Optiva Star