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17:30 Ascot

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National Racehorse Week Handicap

  • Prize money: £18900
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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National Racehorse Week Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 654071 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Usually comes with a late rattle and got up close home to win at Chester (5.5f, good to soft; at least as effective on good to firm) last Saturday; C&D winner and well handled by 5lb claimer Amie Waugh; 4lb rise for Chester not insurmountable and he's high on the list.

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

10th

10

(1)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Call Me Ginger

8st 10lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Won twice in seven days in September, both over shorter but he's fully effective at 6f; back to the same mark as for his Ascot win and he has shown aptitude for this surface; others appeal more for win purposes though.

20/1

8th

6

(1)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Call Me Ginger

8st 13lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Three-time course winner, the latest in last season's Portland (5.5f, soft; awarded the race); won two in a row (5.5f/5f, good to soft/good to firm) last month and, although he's been unplaced on his three runs since, he didn't enjoy a clear run at Ascot last time and is not written off.

9/1

11th

8

(12)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Call Me Ginger

9st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Back to form last month, winning at Chester (5.5f, good to soft) and following up in good style over C&D four weeks ago (beat Mountain Peak); ran better than his finishing position suggests in the Portland and then had little chance from his draw in the Ayr Silver Cup two weeks ago; can't rule out under these conditions.

9/1

25/1

  • Place: £8.40

Form: 8-0079 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Goes well at Ascot (won this race in 2018) and bounces off quick ground; thrown in on best form but this season's efforts have promised very little and he beat only one home when last seen at Doncaster three weeks ago.

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

5th

5

(13)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Mountain Peak

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Beat 19 rivals in a C&D handicap last summer off a 10lb higher mark; slow start to this campaign but he was revived by the return to Ascot when finishing only a well-handicapped winner too strong here four weeks ago; dangerous, especially with drying ground in his favour.

11/2

2nd

4

(11)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Ascot

Mountain Peak

9st 5lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Ed Walker

Goes well at Ascot (won this race in 2018) and bounces off quick ground; thrown in on best form but this season's efforts have promised very little and he beat only one home when last seen at Doncaster three weeks ago.

25/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: 552190 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Two wins this season, including in a fillies' race over C&D (good to soft) in July; shaped as if still in form at York (short of room) 17 days ago but she'll need improvement to go in again against the geldings here.

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

7th

3

(3)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Woolhampton

9st 8lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Rod Millman

Held her form well in Class 2 events on turf in September/October, most notably finishing a close second at Ascot on penultimate start; successful off only 1lb lower at the same venue on last attempt in this grade; big player provided she's just as effective back on AW.

11/4

4th

6

(1)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

14:55 Windsor

Woolhampton

8st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rod Millman

Finished behind Spoof when third at Haydock last month (soft); followed it with a good second at Ascot (good record there) 16 days ago; still feasibly treated but untried on heavy.

5/1

Form: 143605 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Impressive at Haydock (5f, good to firm) in May but hasn't repeated the form, fifth of 13 in a Racing League event at Newcastle nine days ago; a few others appeal more.

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Distance / Class
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4th

12

(12)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Ascot

Swayze

9st 0lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Impressive at Haydock (5f, good to firm) in May but hasn't repeated the form, fifth of 13 in a Racing League event at Newcastle nine days ago; a few others appeal more.

14/1

5th

11

(13)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

20:45 Newcastle (AW)

Swayze

8st 8lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

in touch with leaders

16/1

Form: 995026 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

5f specialist, usually ridden with restraint; runner-up off 3lb higher at Glorious Goodwood but only sixth in the Shergar Cup Dash over C&D last time and consistency is not his strong suit; others have more obvious claims.

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

7th

7

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Existent

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Stuart Williams

Finished second of 12 at Goodwood in August (5f, good to soft) and four defeats later he's dropped 10lb; no doubting he has the ability to go well at this level but slow starts can be a problem and others look more reliable.

16/1

12th

6

(12)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Existent

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

On a fair mark based on his second of 12 off 7lb higher at Goodwood (5f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month, but hasn't built on it and finished behind a couple of these in the Portland at Doncaster (5.6f, soft) seven days ago; record of 1-25 on turf another reason to be cautious; no headgear today.

25/1

14th

12

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Existent

9st 1lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Has bobbed in and out of form all season and, although the handicapper is letting out the reins, he still doesn't look that well treated; sole turf win was back in 2020 and leaving off the hood is of unknown benefit.

22/1

13/2

Form: -31420 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Has run 16 times but still gives the impression he could be unexposed; won with some authority at Windsor (6f, good to firm) in May, ran creditably over 6f here in July and can be forgiven a poor run (blew the start) back at Windsor last time; travels strongly and dropping back to 5f (for the first time since his 2yo days) looks an interesting move; could be the answer.

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5th

4

(4)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 6y

Class 4

15:08 Lingfield (AW)

Haymaker

9st 7lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Hughie Morrison

Having returned to his last winning mark he attracted market interest at Salisbury (6f, soft) last month, but only managed to beat two home; half-brother and dam both AW winners so worth keeping an eye on.

5/1

11th

2

(11)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Salisbury

Haymaker

9st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: Hughie Morrison

Deserves credit for faring clear best of the runners who raced in the smaller near-side group in the Portland (5.5f, soft) last month; now back on same mark as for Windsor success (6f) in May; possibilities.

13/2

9th

20

(19)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Haymaker

8st 7lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Hughie Morrison

Not overly affected by the going; three handicap wins, at 7f and 6f; the return to 5f didn't work out behind Call Me Ginger at Ascot last week and this slightly longer trip is worth a go but this race asks more of him than the usual company he keeps.

25/1

Form: 636002 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

5f on good ground or firmer is ideal and he put a couple of poor efforts behind him when second of ten at Doncaster three weeks ago; has run well over this C&D and is well treated on the pick of last year's form for Les Eyre; leading candidate.

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14th

2

(12)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Bedford Flyer

9st 8lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Michael Appleby

Quite consistent since winning a Class 4 handicap on the Lingfield AW in November, holding his form despite the visor replacing cheekpieces in his last four appearances; dual turf winner but perhaps at his best on the AW and he's unraced here.

12/1

7th

5

(4)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Bedford Flyer

8st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Michael Appleby

taken down early, dwelt start, towards rear, in touch with leaders after 1f

7/1

4th

4

(4)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 1

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Bedford Flyer

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

taken down early, started quickly, disputed lead early

25/1

6/1

Form: 106432 D BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

All four wins have come over 5f on good/good to firm ground; continued his solid run of form with second of 12 at Sandown seven days ago; should be in the thick of things again.

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Distance / Class
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Verdict Starting price

6th

12

(13)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Spring Bloom

8st 11lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Robert Eddery

Exposed 7yo but runner-up in this 12 months ago before going one better over C&D in May off 1lb higher and he was a tad unfortunate not to win again; capable when fresh and good to soft would be okay should it rain.

7/1

6th

13

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Spring Bloom

8st 11lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Robert Eddery

Capable sprinter, often at a lower level, and he's gone close off similar marks since his Newmarket win in May; rider's claim useful and he should make another bold bid.

14/1

8/1

Form: 571310 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Compiling an attractive CV and gained his most notable success in the Dash at Epsom (5f, good to firm) on Derby day; had a poor draw at Goodwood last time and may well bounce back to form here, although he'll need another personal best if he's to regain the winning thread.

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2nd

9

(11)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Navello

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Secured his eighth career win with a narrow success at Wolverhampton (6f) and only went up 3lb for that; in deeper here but he's coped with this level of competition in the past.

8/1

1st

1

(5)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Navello

9st 11lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: George Boughey

towards rear

12/1

10th

5

(8)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Navello

9st 5lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: George Boughey

dwelt start, held up in rear

10/1

6/1

Form: 703581 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

A drop to 5f, for the first time in a 31-race career, paid immediate dividends when he won fairly smoothly at Newmarket (good to soft; also handles good to firm) two weeks ago on debut for Robert Cowell; has gone back up 4lb but remains well handicapped on the pick of last year's form; could follow up.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

13

(8)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Above

8st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Robert Cowell

Good and bad last season, as is often the case with exposed sprinters; does have a fair record on both Newmarket tracks and he's another on a perfectly good mark if putting his best foot forward.

16/1

6th

6

(1)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Above

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Robert Cowell

Raced mainly over 5f for current stable, winning on turf last August and respectable second at Southwell most recently; defied a higher mark over C&D in 2021 and can't be dismissed.

10/1

2nd

2

(3)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Above

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Robert Cowell

midfield

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 500670 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won since his 2yo days; twice placed in Group 1 races since but seems to be on the downgrade this season and difficult to recommend despite a plunging mark.

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12th

10

(14)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Acklam Express

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Over three years since his last win; placed in Group 1 company over C&D last summer; bitterly disappointing this year, often finishing weakly, but he's plummeted down the weights and he now starts out for a new stable; carries obvious risk but it wouldn't be a bolt from the blue were he to win easily either.

9/1

11th

2

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Ascot

Acklam Express

9st 7lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Hasn't won since his 2yo days; twice placed in Group 1 races since but seems to be on the downgrade this season and difficult to recommend despite a plunging mark.

20/1

10th

7

(3)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

20:45 Newcastle (AW)

Acklam Express

9st 3lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

dwelt start, midfield

20/1

16/1

Form: 40-690 D

Last run: 176 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Gamely made all at Pontefract (5f, good to firm) in July 2022 when last seen in Britain, and now 2lb lower; has since cut little ice in Bahrain, unplaced all six outings; hard to know what to expect on his return to Robert Cowell but he'd be a contender on his best form.

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9th

10

(11)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Dynamic Force

9st 1lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Robert Cowell

pressed leader early

14/1

4th

4

(6)

1st Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Dynamic Force

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Robert Cowell

Cheekpieces have had a positive effect of late, as he went close over C&D last month and was not beaten far back here 19 days ago; more needed if he is to get his head back in front though.

7/1

4th

3

(6)

13th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Dynamic Force

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Robert Cowell

in touch with leaders on outer, challenging when pushed along 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

100/30

13th
3 (6)
Fernando Rah

14/1

Form: 40-265 D

Last run: 89 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Just 3lb higher than when winning easily at Southwell in December 2021 but he's been seen only sporadically since, well held at Windsor in June on latest start; wears headgear for the first time; carries risks.

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13th

3

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Ascot

Fernando Rah

9st 7lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

Just 3lb higher than when winning easily at Southwell in December 2021 but he's been seen only sporadically since, well held at Windsor in June on latest start; wears headgear for the first time; carries risks.

14/1

5th

5

(3)

12th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

19:10 Windsor

Fernando Rah

9st 10lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

in rear

13/2

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Payout
Exacta £1521.00
Straight Forecast £1611.10
Tricast £23446.30
Trifecta £23233.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Call Me Ginger

SPOTLIGHT:

Haymaker

The Guardian:

Above

TOPSPEED:

Swayze

The Star:

Navello

Telegraph:

Bedford Flyer

Daily Mirror:

Existent

LAMBOURN:

Mountain Peak

POSTDATA:

Haymaker

The Times:

Haymaker

The Sun:

Above

Daily Mail:

Call Me Ginger

D Express:

Call Me Ginger

Daily Record:

Call Me Ginger