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18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

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William Hill Bet In-Running Racing League Race 31 Handicap (Racing League)

  • Prize money: £12885
  • 1m 0f 142y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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William Hill Bet In-Running Racing League Race 31 Handicap (Racing League)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 615172 CD BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Currently 2-2 over C&D, 0-6 otherwise, and fared better back on to Tapeta last time (clear second to an improving winner off a 3lb lower mark); is one of the likelier winners.

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

4th

3

(9)

4th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 1y

Class 4

15:20 Lingfield (AW)

Yeoman

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

All three wins came at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) last year, the latest from 1lb lower in September; not seen since a lesser effort there the following month and hard to know how he will cope with these conditions after 164 days off.

10/1

9th

15

23rd Oct 2023

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1m 0f 142y

Class 4

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Yeoman

9st 2lb

T: James Fanshawe

3-3 over C&D, his latest success achieved by a head last month; just 1lb higher and, as he only appears to to just enough, he has to be a major player.

9/2

1st

5

(5)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Yeoman

9st 5lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: James Fanshawe

Currently 2-2 over C&D, 0-6 otherwise, and fared better back on to Tapeta last time (clear second to an improving winner off a 3lb lower mark); is one of the likelier winners.

5/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: -26072 C BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won his novice here last winter and is definitely happier on the AW than turf on subsequent evidence; hasn't seen it out in three runs over 7.5f-1m, though, so has that to prove switched from cheekpieces to a visor.

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

9th

9

(12)

22nd Dec 2023

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1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Supaspecialawesome

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Hugo Palmer

took keen hold, disputed lead

12/1

7th

8

(8)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Supaspecialawesome

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Hugo Palmer

Handy sort whose record in his first six starts on the AW read 221222, the win coming over 7f here; not so good the last twice, though, so he needs to turn things around.

12/1

7th

7

(1)

24th Oct 2023

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0m 7f 36y

Class 5

16:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Supaspecialawesome

9st 6lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

Beat Abbey's Dream over C&D in December but now 5lb worse off for that three-quarter length success; runner-up in three handicaps since then but he needs to bounce back from a disappointing run at Lingfield four weeks ago.

10/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 4143

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Half-sister to a C&D winner who's proven competitive since handicapping, latterly when not quite seeing out 10.2f a week ago (Tapeta debut); remains open to improvement and Billy Loughnane's 3lb claim won't hurt.

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

1st

6

(3)

11th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Moonspirit

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

prominent, ridden and led over 1f out, went clear inside final furlong, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

3/1

1st

2

(9)

14th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Moonspirit

9st 13lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Boughey

made all

4/1

3rd

3

(2)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Moonspirit

9st 6lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

Half-sister to a C&D winner who's proven competitive since handicapping, latterly when not quite seeing out 10.2f a week ago (Tapeta debut); remains open to improvement and Billy Loughnane's 3lb claim won't hurt.

4/1

Form: 69-281

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Comeback small-field second didn't amount to much and he turned in his best effort yet when springing a surprise in first-time cheekpieces three weeks ago; is only 2lb higher for tonight's AW debut and has fair claims of following up.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

4

(8)

8th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Pjanoo

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Richard Spencer

Did well in competitive Racing League handicaps around 1m at the end of last summer, including a win at Windsor; wasn't at his best in final two runs last season but he's been gelded since and he's now only 1lb higher than for his win; went close on his seasonal return last year and he needs watching in market after six months off.

15/2

6th

5

(4)

12th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Pjanoo

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Richard Spencer

in touch with leaders

8/1

4th

4

(3)

28th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:53 Newmarket

Pjanoo

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Richard Spencer

Won in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Windsor (1m, good to firm) last month and kept on well for close fourth at Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW) last time; there can be optimism that he'll be fine now back up in trip in this small field and he's a strong candidate in what looks a weak race.

5/4

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10/1

Form: 216644

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Fair since handicapping, given he hasn't looked to see out 1m2f a few times, latterly in cheekpieces; this is a touch easier down another 2lb and he holds each-way claims.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(13)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Old Smoke

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Fahey

1m novice winner on soft in April and acquitted himself well when sixth of 14 in the traditionally strong London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f) on his handicap debut in May; hasn't advanced his form since but most efforts have been respectable and the drop back in trip is worth a go after he faded into fifth over 8.6f at Wolverhampton latest.

10/1

5th

2

(8)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Old Smoke

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Fair since handicapping, given he hasn't looked to see out 1m2f a few times, latterly in cheekpieces; this is a touch easier down another 2lb and he holds each-way claims.

10/1

4th

5

(1)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chepstow

Old Smoke

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Delivered on earlier promise when narrow winner of Thirsk novice (1m, soft) in April and was creditable sixth in valuable handicap when upped to 1m2f at Newbury (good) in May; good claims if judged on that evidence but wasn't in same form on last two outings (cheekpieces added last time).

12/1

7/2

Form: 514513 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

C&D win a month ago boosted by the placed horses since and he backed that up with a luckless effort on Polytrack last week; this is a bit stronger again but he appears on the upgrade.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

1

(1)

13th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 23y

Class 5

16:55 Yarmouth

Royal Dream

9st 11lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Ed Dunlop

Two AW wins last year and another (Lingfield 1m2f) three weeks ago; major player on that and although his turf form lags behind, he's had only four runs in this sphere, the latest last July; stable runs two.

9/2

1st

2

(3)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Royal Dream

9st 9lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Ed Dunlop

Two AW wins last year, one over C&D, and he went close here in November off a 1lb higher mark; well beaten at Southwell in January but can do better today.

7/2

9th

7

(8)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Royal Dream

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

Kept on well for second at Lingfield (1m2f) in November and last month's running-on fifth at Kempton (1m3f) was also a good effort; not yet proven over this far but is suited by Tapeta and can make his presence felt.

5/1

16/1

Form: 160654

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Can miss the break and/or pull hard; arrives in form but it's hard to make a case for her turning round last week's Kempton running with Royal Dream on the same terms (due to come down 1lb from Saturday).

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

4

(7)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Valkyrian

9st 13lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Jamie Osborne

prominent

9/1

3rd

3

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Valkyrian

9st 13lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Jamie Osborne

Successful twice (off 6lb lower) over 1m on turf this term; outstayed when returned to 1m2f last week but that defeat took AW record to 0-8; not the percentage call.

12/1

6th

1

(7)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Valkyrian

10st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Won going away by 3l at Leicester (1m) ten days ago, notching a personal best in the process; probably just as effective on AW as turf and wasn't beaten far on her only previous attempt over this C&D; leading contender under a 6lb penalty.

4/1

Form: 151600 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner early in the year, latterly off a 4lb lower mark; fair to assume he's not as good on turf on this summer's evidence, twice pulling hard over further, and followers are pinning their hopes on the return to Tapeta bringing him back.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(6)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Noodle Mission

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Edward Smyth-Osbourne

took keen hold, prominent, led then ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong

10/1

3rd

2

(6)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Noodle Mission

11st 1lb

J: Miss Kayleigh Stephens

T: Edward Smyth-Osbourne

steadied start, took keen hold, held up in rear

20/1

4th

7

(3)

3rd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Noodle Mission

9st 10lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Michael Bell

midfield

10/1

10/1

Form: -30319

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Said to have found the ground too fast behind Pjanoo last time but her Yarmouth win, when they finished in a heap, hasn't really worked out; needs to find more for the surface switch (is a half-sister to two course winners).

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(3)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 3

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Achillea

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

in touch with leaders, went second 3f out

5/2

1st

5

(7)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Achillea

8st 13lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

in rear, niggled along before halfway, raced wide home turn, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds, won going away

13/2

5th

13

(2)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Achillea

8st 10lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Dean Ivory

prominent

40/1

Form: 10-207

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Lost a shoe at Goodwood and not much went right last time; it's too soon to write her off then, making her AW debut, but others have more pressing claims.

Place /
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Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

11

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lunarscape

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Has threatened a few times since the tongue-tie went on in the autumn, including around here; however, her losing run is now up to 14 and another furlong would have been preferable.

16/1

6th

2

(6)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Lunarscape

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

in rear, midfield halfway

6/1

2

(5)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lunarscape

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Yet to win a handicap or on AW but ran well over C&D this month (fourth since won); not without a chance from the same mark.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £315.00
Straight Forecast £289.80
Tricast £770.50
Trifecta £1056.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Royal Dream

The Times:

Moonspirit

TOPSPEED:

Yeoman

D Express:

Old Smoke

The Star:

Noodle Mission

Telegraph:

Moonspirit

Daily Record:

Yeoman

RP RATINGS:

Royal Dream

POSTDATA:

Royal Dream

NEWMARKET:

Royal Dream

The Guardian:

Royal Dream

Daily Mail:

Royal Dream

Daily Mirror:

Royal Dream

The Sun:

Royal Dream