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16:55 Ascot

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Fever-Tree Handicap

  • Prize money: £18039
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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Fever-Tree Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 383111 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Better than ever of late, completing hat-trick of wins in Shergar Cup Sprint over C&D (good) four weeks ago; an 8lb rise looks fully justified, and, although today's forecast quicker ground is a possible concern (not at best on previous run on good to firm), he has plenty in his favour otherwise.

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6th

7

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Dark Trooper

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ed Walker

Acts on any ground; progressive 3yo who has completed a handicap four-timer since being dropped back to 6f and gained the last two wins at this venue; overall record is now 6-13; brings a very attractive profile to this first Group attempt and being 2-2 at Ascot is a bonus.

11/2

1st

1

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Dark Trooper

9st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Better than ever of late, completing hat-trick of wins in Shergar Cup Sprint over C&D (good) four weeks ago; an 8lb rise looks fully justified, and, although today's forecast quicker ground is a possible concern (not at best on previous run on good to firm), he has plenty in his favour otherwise.

4/1

1st

10

(10)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Dark Trooper

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Drop back to 6f saw him win well at Yarmouth (good to soft) last month and he made light of the heavy ground at Haydock on Sunday, drawing clear with another in-form sprinter; looks thrown in under a 3lb penalty and, although this is a stronger race, he can complete the hat-trick.

13/2

25/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 0-0360

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Sole win came in Bath novice (5f, good to firm) last summer; wasn't beaten far when sixth of 21 in the big 3yo handicap at York (6f, good to firm) in June, but he ran poorly at Newmarket next time and needs to bounce back after two months off.

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2nd

9

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Redemption Time

9st 0lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

Sole win came in Bath novice (5f, good to firm) last summer; wasn't beaten far when sixth of 21 in the big 3yo handicap at York (6f, good to firm) in June, but he ran poorly at Newmarket next time and needs to bounce back after two months off.

25/1

12th

12

(8)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket (July)

Redemption Time

8st 5lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Clive Cox

slowly away

20/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 742251

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Goes well with positive tactics and got off the mark after a gelding operation by making all in maiden at Bath (5.7f, good to soft; handles good to firm) last month; could be unexposed as a sprinter (campaigned at 7f/1m earlier in career) and he needs serious consideration back in a handicap.

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2nd

5

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Newmarket

Bussento

9st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Finally off the mark in a weak maiden at Bath last month and it wasn't his first good effort in handicap company when a close third at Ascot (6f, good to firm) two weeks ago; was ridden more patiently than usual on that occasion; thereabouts.

5/1

3rd

11

(13)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Bussento

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Goes well with positive tactics and got off the mark after a gelding operation by making all in maiden at Bath (5.7f, good to soft; handles good to firm) last month; could be unexposed as a sprinter (campaigned at 7f/1m earlier in career) and he needs serious consideration back in a handicap.

7/1

1st

3

(7)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

15:10 Bath

Bussento

9st 5lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

made all, pushed along over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, jumped finish line, comfortably

1/4

Form: 835184 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Travelled well and went clear over 7f at York (good to firm) in June but he has found his revised mark beyond him twice since; Alex Jary's 7lb claim may help today but improvement is required nonetheless.

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7th

3

(12)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Another Investment

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Nigel Tinkler

Finished a close third in both starts at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) after returning to the AW in November; return to this trip no problem, but he remains 7lb above his last winning mark and has been off five months; stable also runs Roundhay Park.

11/2

3rd

2

(4)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

Another Investment

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Nigel Tinkler

Solid effort when third of 13 behind Jump The Gun over C&D 11 days ago, surging to the front 1f out but tying up close home; that effort can be marked up given he challenged up the middle of the track and he could emerge best of the four runners who reoppose today.

8/1

3rd

4

(6)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

Another Investment

9st 7lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

towards rear of midfield on outer, headway from 2f out, led over 1f out, no extra and headed towards finish, soon lost second

20/1

4/1

Form: 7121 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Bred to be smart (by Dubawi; dam won Albany over this C&D) and she has improved with every run, never far away when beating 11 rivals on handicap debut at Windsor (6f, good to firm) two weeks ago; almost certainly open to further progress and could be the one to beat towards the foot of the weights.

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7th

8

(3)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Reminder

8st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

All turf starts 6f on good to firm; successful twice at Windsor (novice/handicap) this summer; latest effort suggests she's ready for a crack at 7f (pedigree backs that up); remains open to further improvement; shortlisted.

4/1

5th

12

(12)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Reminder

8st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: Andrew Balding

Bred to be smart (by Dubawi; dam won Albany over this C&D) and she has improved with every run, never far away when beating 11 rivals on handicap debut at Windsor (6f, good to firm) two weeks ago; almost certainly open to further progress and could be the one to beat towards the foot of the weights.

4/1

1st

5

(9)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

17:15 Windsor

Reminder

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

Won her novice over C&D (good to firm) and was conceding a penalty to the runner-up when unable to confirm those placings on her return visit; 55 days off but an interesting handicap debutante.

9/2

Form: 203331 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Has thrived since joining this yard, winning three times including in a big field at Thirsk (5f, good; just as effective at 6f) last month; Fred Larson's claim helps offset a 3lb rise and another bold bid is expected.

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1st

11

(11)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Blind Beggar

8st 3lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Appleby

Prominent racer; now 2lb lower than for his Chelmsford win in November (5f); mixed bag since, including when only seventh at Doncaster two weeks ago (had run well in the corresponding race in 2023); tough task trying to dominate this field but he's 1-1 on heavy ground and also goes well on soft.

16/1

7th

11

(7)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

15:05 Doncaster

Blind Beggar

8st 13lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Front-runner; 1lb lower than when chasing home Aleezdancer in the corresponding event 12 months ago; comes here on the back of two poor AW runs though and others appeal more.

14/1

Form: 3-0152

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Easy winner in a small field at Redcar (5f, good) in June and he ran creditably when second to Dark Trooper over C&D (good) four weeks ago; no obvious reason why he won't give his running again but he's creeping up the weights and will need another personal best to win again.

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7th

4

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Russet Gold

9st 7lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Roger Varian

Easy winner in a small field at Redcar (5f, good) in June and he ran creditably when second to Dark Trooper over C&D (good) four weeks ago; no obvious reason why he won't give his running again but he's creeping up the weights and will need another personal best to win again.

7/1

2nd

8

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Russet Gold

9st 6lb

J: Olivier Peslier

T: Roger Varian

Easy winner of a small-field Class 4 handicap at Redcar in June (5f, good) off 5lb lower; could manage only fifth of six in a Class 2 at Pontefract (5f, good to soft) three weeks ago, albeit not beaten far; return to 6f needs to spark something extra from him.

14/1

33/1

Form: 513790

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Came from a long way back to beat 17 rivals at York (5f, good to firm) in May but seems to have gone off the boil since, finishing last of all there at the Ebor meeting; has stamina concerns over this stiff 6f; opposable.

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1st

5

(10)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Yarmouth

Kuwait City

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John Butler

Two wins to date, including over C&D, came in May second time out, so clearly comes to hand early; resumes on a handy mark (2lb lower than when going in at York last spring) but he may just need this after six months off.

6/1

9th

17

(16)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Kuwait City

8st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

Back to the same mark from which he beat 17 rivals at York (5f, good to firm) in May but slim pickings since, never the slightest threat when 5l second in a small field at Yarmouth two weeks ago; needs a revival.

18/1

2nd

6

(4)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 3

15:55 Yarmouth

Kuwait City

8st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: John Butler

Now back to the same mark off which he beat 17 rivals at York in May (5f, good to firm) and there's light at the end of the tunnel after finishing only 3l off the principals last time at Ascot (6f); won his novice here on soft; respected.

8/1

7/1

Form: 373212 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Ended losing run at Windsor (6f, good to firm) in August and ran even better in the Goodwood mud next time; creeping back up the weights but won off 5lb higher in August 2021 and should be in the thick of things again.

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2nd

3

(7)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Capotes Dream

9st 5lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

Versatile ground-wise; Windsor form figures read 2121531; placed in this contest in 2021 and 2023; solid chance returned to this venue on seasonal debut and should be thereabouts.

11/2

6th

1

(8)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Goodwood

Capotes Dream

10st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

Down the field at Ascot (6f, good to firm) 18 days ago but in good form previously, with two C&D second placings (both soft) sandwiching a win at Windsor (6f, good to firm); it's possible he can bounce back.

5/1

9th

10

(9)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Capotes Dream

9st 0lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Tom Ward

Ended losing run at Windsor (6f, good to firm) in August and ran even better in the Goodwood mud next time; creeping back up the weights but won off 5lb higher in August 2021 and should be in the thick of things again.

7/1

12/1

Form: 125-50 D

Last run: 96 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Choicely bred but he's beginning to look exposed, beating just one rival in 6f handicap at Windsor when last seen in June; cheekpieces return today, replacing blinkers; others have less to prove.

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1st

2

(4)

1st Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

17:45 Epsom

Bresson

10st 0lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

raced in second

7/1

10th

6

(11)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Bresson

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Choicely bred but he's beginning to look exposed, beating just one rival in 6f handicap at Windsor when last seen in June; cheekpieces return today, replacing blinkers; others have less to prove.

12/1

10th

2

(7)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 3

19:15 Windsor

Bresson

9st 8lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

prominent on outer

11/2

Form: 11D172- D BF

Last run: 339 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo, first past the post three times over 6f last summer, both turf wins coming on quick ground; only seventh of nine when favourite for this race 12 months ago, but he returns from a break/gelding operation with untapped potential and may well take his form to a higher level this autumn; still holds an entry in the Group 1 sprint here on Champions Day.

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3rd

2

(6)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Willem Twee

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Fanshawe

raced in second, lost position and no extra inside final furlong

3/1

1st

6

(6)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:11 Lingfield (AW)

Willem Twee

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Fanshawe

raced wide, midfield, ridden and ran on well from over 1f out, led final 110yds, edged left towards finish, kept on

3/1

1st

2

(2)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Willem Twee

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Fanshawe

slowly away, towards rear, slightly hampered soon after start, took keen hold from over 4f out, headway when towards far side from over 2f out, ridden when led inside final furlong, edged left when kept on inside final 110yds

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £561.00
Straight Forecast £584.40
Tricast £5374.30
Trifecta £5962.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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RP RATINGS:

Dark Trooper

NEWMARKET:

Willem Twee

POSTDATA:

Russet Gold

Daily Mail:

Blind Beggar

TOPSPEED:

Reminder

The Times:

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The Guardian:

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D Express:

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The Sun:

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Daily Record:

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Telegraph:

Willem Twee

LAMBOURN:

Dark Trooper

Daily Mirror:

Dark Trooper