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William Hill Epic Value Racing League Race 42 Handicap (Racing League)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 1m 4f 14y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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William Hill Epic Value Racing League Race 42 Handicap (Racing League)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 143-62 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Comparatively fresh, having raced only twice this term; close second at Newbury (1m4f) on latest occasion, bouncing back from his spring flop; has low mileage and may do better still; one to consider on AW debut.

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

13th

7

(9)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Valsad

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Better than ever when quite a comfortable winner of a 13-runner race at Southwell (1m4f) four weeks ago; raised 5lb to a clear career-high mark so another improved effort will be required to follow up.

16/1

1st

3

(1)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Valsad

9st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Behind two of tonight's rivals when favourite over C&D two weeks ago; got upset in the stalls and hung left under pressure that day, and will need a career-best effort off this mark.

9/1

5th

1

(10)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Valsad

10st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Dual winner for the Charltons, the latest over C&D last September; beaten a short head on his second start for this yard at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) 16 days ago and should go well again from just 1lb higher.

9/2

11/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: -41123

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Successful over 1m2f/1m3f on turf/AW this summer; creditable third in Racing League event over 9.5f at Wolverhampton last week; however, has something to prove back at 1m4f (second attempt); hood applied.

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

10th

2

(2)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

16:00 Kempton (AW)

Graignes

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: George Baker

Midfield finish in the Cambridgeshire five weeks ago wasn't a bad run (beaten less than 5l); 17lb higher than for his easy C&D win in June but he's still not fully exposed on AW; Wiliam Buick back on board today.

5/1

23

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Graignes

8st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Baker

15th

18

(3)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Graignes

8st 11lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: George Baker

Rejuvenated this year and won two in a row (1m3f AW/1m2f, good) before solid efforts in defeat on his last three starts; there remains mileage in his mark judged on his 2020 form but if he's to win this hot race he'll need to produce a bigger performance than he's managed on his last few starts; tongue-tie refitted.

50/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 127331 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Ran well in Racing League event at Yarmouth (1m2f) in July, then rallied tenaciously to land the Shergar Cup Classic at Ascot (1m4f) last month; 2-3 at Southwell early this year and commands respect back here; this 3yo colt is open to further improvement.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

9

(1)

13th Sep 2023

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1m 4f 14y

Class 2

20:45 Southwell (AW)

Regal Empire

8st 9lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: James Tate

Ran well in Racing League event at Yarmouth (1m2f) in July, then rallied tenaciously to land the Shergar Cup Classic at Ascot (1m4f) last month; 2-3 at Southwell early this year and commands respect back here; this 3yo colt is open to further improvement.

5/1

1st

4

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

15:55 Ascot

Regal Empire

9st 12lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: James Tate

Both wins on Southwell's Tapeta but he has achieved better RPRs on turf since, posting another solid effort when third (Like A Tiger fifth) in a Racing League handicap at Yarmouth (1m2f, good to soft) 16 days ago; steps back up in trip now.

13/2

3rd

9

(3)

27th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 2

20:30 Yarmouth

Regal Empire

8st 3lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: James Tate

First four runs were on Tapeta this January/February, winning 1m novice and 1m3f handicap; good 4l second to Like A Tiger in handicap at Newmarket (1m2f Rowley Course, good to soft) on turf debut in April; not disgraced in Lingfield Derby Trial (run on AW this year) next time and made a solid return to turf when third of ten on the July Course at Newmarket (good to firm) 27 days ago; each-way claims.

9/1

Form: 5-8816

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Irish 5yo who brings Racing League form, having won at Chepstow then looked better than the bare result (met trouble) at Windsor last month, both over 1m2f; return to 1m4f is the question mark.

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4th

12

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Star Harbour

9st 1lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

20/1

2nd

1

(6)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Dundalk (AW)

Star Harbour

10st 1lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, went second after 4f, led when switched right over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final 110yds

14/1

6th

1

(1)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Star Harbour

10st 3lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

midfield, some headway when carried left over 1f out, kept on, never on terms

5/1

Form: 812148 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Never figured in Racing League contest at Wolverhampton (1m6f; second start for new yard) last week and all wins remain in Class 5; first-time cheekpieces need to make a difference.

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6th

2

(7)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

The Thunderer

9st 11lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

Good and bad over 2m before reverting to 1m4f at Kempton a month ago and never threatening; this is his trip and he's not badly handicapped, while the likelihood of a strong pace up front should work in his favour.

12/1

4th

4

(5)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

The Thunderer

9st 11lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

Shaped quite well tackling 2m for the first time when third here in January but he ran no sort of race back here (2m again) four weeks ago.

14/1

11th

12

(12)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

The Thunderer

8st 12lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Stuart Williams

Has edged down the weights since joining Stuart Williams and he shaped quite well tackling 2m for the first time when third (Citizen General second) second of 12 here four weeks ago; enters the reckoning with Morgan Cole taking 5lb off this time.

8/1

7/2

Form: 652610 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won on Tapeta in 2022; successful in two useful 1m4f handicaps on turf this term and went close in the Old Newton Cup; didn't quite see out 1m6f in the Ebor most recently; back down in trip, he remains of interest.

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4th

5

(10)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:35 York

Scampi

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Andrew Balding

dwelt start, in touch with leaders

7/1

6th

3

(8)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

20:45 Southwell (AW)

Scampi

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Won on Tapeta in 2022; successful in two useful 1m4f handicaps on turf this term and went close in the Old Newton Cup; didn't quite see out 1m6f in the Ebor most recently; back down in trip, he remains of interest.

7/2

10th

18

(11)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Scampi

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Andrew Balding

Held up; smooth win in big field here (1m4f) in May and knuckled down to score on the nod in a head-to-head at the Shergar Cup at Ascot (1m4f) two weeks ago; has just a 4lb penalty (due to go up another 2lb) and even though his 1m5f run at Ayr in June did not shout that he needs 1m6f, there's more than enough stamina in the pedigree to make it very plausible; serious contender.

10/1

Form: 034972 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Has a largely consistent record on AW, most recently second in Racing League contest at Newcastle (1m2f) a fortnight ago; losing run is mounting up but last success came at this venue; step back up in distance looks ideal; shortlisted.

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8th

14

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Landed the rescheduled November Handicap here (off 4lb lower) in 2023 and has largely remained in decent form since; however, has a much poorer strike-rate than many of these opponents.

20/1

2nd

1

(9)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

10st 0lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

String of solid efforts over middle distances on Tapeta, including when winning the rearranged November Handicap off a 3lb lower mark at Newcastle last backend; nothing wrong with his latest second and he looks set to go well once more.

8/1

3rd

1

(6)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

10st 0lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Two of his three wins have come here including a game success in the rescheduled November handicap over this trip (three of these behind); things haven't really panned out his way in two starts over 1m2f/2m back here since, but much respected down in grade.

6/1

Form: 302827 CD

Last run: 47 days

W: 8st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Performed respectably at Kempton on most recent AW attempt but was no match for Saratoga Gold and this is a higher grade; well exposed 8yo who is on a 16-race losing sequence; opposed.

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1

26th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Lingfield (AW)

Protected Guest

10st 3lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

7th

1

(5)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Protected Guest

10st 1lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

slowly away, in rear

10/1

8th

12

(9)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

20:45 Southwell (AW)

Protected Guest

8st 3lb

J: Luke Morris

T: George Margarson

Performed respectably at Kempton on most recent AW attempt but was no match for Saratoga Gold and this is a higher grade; well exposed 8yo who is on a 16-race losing sequence; opposed.

25/1

10/1

Form: 855003 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Respectable third in notable 1m6f handicap at Haydock last Saturday, taking a step back in right direction; won off 2lb higher at Meydan on sole 1m4f attempt and holds a good chance if back to that form.

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1st

3

(5)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 2

13:00 Southwell (AW)

Enemy

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ian Williams

Really smart effort to win a 1m4f Meydan handicap last January and not far off that level when runner-up in 2m handicaps at Kempton and Newcastle this winter; his very best form has come over further so a slight worry if this gets tactical.

8/1

2nd

2

(5)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Enemy

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, held up in rear

11/2

2nd

1

(11)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Enemy

9st 12lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

A very useful stayer at his best who wasn't discredited when sixth to Sir Chauvelin over C&D four weeks ago; shortlisted off an easing mark.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1213-6 BF

Last run: 169 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Solid record in France until form dipped on sole run this year; sold for 25,000euros since; pitched into a competitive handicap on British debut and is best watched unless the market speaks positively.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

1

(6)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

15:40 Doncaster

Percy Shelley

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Scored three times in France; not solid judged on his two British efforts and is best watched unless the market speaks positively; connections also run Stressfree.

33/1

6th

1

(4)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

16:00 Epsom

Percy Shelley

10st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Three-time winner in France last year (1m1f-1m3f, good to soft); only tenth of 12 on last month's British debut at Southwell (1m4f, AW) but some positives can be taken from that performance and the outing might have brought him on.

14/1

10th

2

(6)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

20:45 Southwell (AW)

Percy Shelley

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: David O’Meara

Solid record in France until form dipped on sole run this year; sold for 25,000euros since; pitched into a competitive handicap on British debut and is best watched unless the market speaks positively.

14/1

Form: 3U1690 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Useful performance to beat Protected Guest by 7l at Kempton (1m4f) in July, taking AW record to 2-5; now only 4lb higher and looks quite interesting back in this sphere, despite underwhelming turf form since.

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8th

4

(4)

28th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newmarket

Saratoga Gold

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charles Hills

always behind

25/1

11th

6

(2)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

20:45 Southwell (AW)

Saratoga Gold

9st 0lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

Useful performance to beat Protected Guest by 7l at Kempton (1m4f) in July, taking AW record to 2-5; now only 4lb higher and looks quite interesting back in this sphere, despite underwhelming turf form since.

14/1

15th

20

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Saratoga Gold

8st 12lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Charles Hills

A revelation in blinkers, including when winning three in a row last August-September (1m4f, good/good to firm) and storming 7l clear at Kempton (1m4f, AW) last month; came up well short off revised turf marks on last two outings, however, the latest when back at 1m6f (won over it in April 2022) last Sunday, so now the blinkers give way to first-time cheekpieces.

33/1

12/1

Form: 7-0302 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent results for new stable this term; respectable second of four at Goodwood (1m4f) most recently but now returns to a deeper field and is 0-5 on AW; not certain to back up latest effort.

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6th

2

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Newmarket

Soto Sizzler

9st 12lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

midfield, weakened from 2f out

12/1

2nd

2

(1)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

16:00 Epsom

Soto Sizzler

9st 12lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary Moore

Creditable third in City And Suburban Handicap over C&D (soft) in April and now 6lb lower but has very mixed record for new stable this season and it's hard to know what to expect from him after last month's poor AW run.

8/1

12th

5

(7)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

20:45 Southwell (AW)

Soto Sizzler

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Gary Moore

Inconsistent results for new stable this term; respectable second of four at Goodwood (1m4f) most recently but now returns to a deeper field and is 0-5 on AW; not certain to back up latest effort.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £464.00
Straight Forecast £479.70
Tricast £2091.10
Trifecta £2055.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Regal Empire

RP RATINGS:

Saratoga Gold

Telegraph:

Valsad

The Times:

Onesmoothoperator

The Guardian:

Scampi

POSTDATA:

Graignes

Daily Mirror:

Soto Sizzler

NEWMARKET:

Regal Empire

Daily Mail:

Regal Empire

D Express:

Regal Empire

The Sun:

Regal Empire

Daily Record:

Regal Empire

The Star:

Valsad

TOPSPEED:

Saratoga Gold

LAMBOURN:

Saratoga Gold