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Signs Express “Confined” Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap (For horses Which Have Not Won A Race In 2023)

  • Prize money: £3079.54
  • 1m 3f 137y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Signs Express “Confined” Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap (For horses Which Have Not Won A Race In 2023)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £51.00
  • Place: £5.00

Form: 578

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Modest maiden hurdler who was well beaten at big odds last month on his first three Flat starts (7f/1m); however, he makes his Flat handicap debut off a basement mark and over a longer trip, and Archie Watson and Brodie Hampson have enjoyed plenty of success in amateurs' races; interesting.

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

4th

10

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Silver Atom

10st 10lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Came from further back than principals Another Lord and Rocky Hill when fourth here a month ago and there's probably a race in him off this mark; this softer ground might not be ideal.

13/2

4th

9

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:02 Hereford

Silver Atom

10st 11lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Didn't get home at Leicester (2m4f, soft) in January but made the frame over C&D (good/good to soft) on consecutive outings beforehand and has each-way claims if the ground dries out for him.

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 857653 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

9yo who hasn't won since June 2020 and was beaten 5l when third of nine over C&D ten days ago, but that was a fairly encouraging run and he's an each-way possible now another 2lb lower.

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

8th

1

(1)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Broad Appeal

9st 9lb

J: Olivia Tubb

T: Jonathan Portman

Veteran who is on a very long losing spell and finished behind Stopnsearch here most recently; not the percentage call.

12/1

6th

3

(2)

11th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:27 Lingfield (AW)

Broad Appeal

9st 2lb

J: Olivia Tubb

T: Jonathan Portman

Runner-up in one of two starts here; veteran who had a consistent end to his 2023 campaign but has had no win since 2020 and his Kempton classified form 11 days ago does not look good enough.

9/1

6th

1

(5)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Broad Appeal

9st 4lb

J: Olivia Tubb

T: Jonathan Portman

Veteran who had a consistent end to his 2023 campaign, placed at Chelmsford (1m2f) the final time; no win since 2020 but has possibilities dropped to 0-50 classified level.

5/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 5-4485

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Didn't run badly when fifth of eight over C&D last time and now a further 2lb lower, but needs something extra if he's to get off the mark today.

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

3rd

6

(14)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

13:40 Bath

Balgowan

10st 11lb

J: Mr Henry Main

T: Milton Harris

Didn't run badly when fifth of eight over C&D last time and now a further 2lb lower, but needs something extra if he's to get off the mark today.

16/1

5th

6

(3)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

17:05 Bath

Balgowan

9st 8lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Milton Harris

took keen hold, in rear but in touch with leaders

20/1

8th

7

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

20:23 Salisbury

Balgowan

9st 10lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Milton Harris

Maiden; not beaten far over 1m6f on turf for William Haggas in 2022 and best Flat effort for this yard when a close fourth on AW (2m) in May; minor hurdle form in one outing since but not ruled out for a place back on turf.

10/1

Form: /82-32

Last run: 135 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

0-23 on the Flat but placed in the spring on his last two starts in this code (including here) and he was runner-up over hurdles the next twice; thereabouts if at the top of his game on return from three-month break.

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

3rd

6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:55 Huntingdon

John Betjeman

11st 10lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Fair third at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) on Boxing Day and now 6lb lower but he's been soundly beaten on his three runs since.

25/1

7th

9

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

John Betjeman

11st 7lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Thoroughly exposed 8yo with a modest strike-rate and well down the pecking order here.

25/1

Form: /312-2 BF

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Turned over at 2-5 on the Flat in Jersey in July last time out but was beaten just a neck and was also a close second over hurdles two starts ago; Simon Walker is a good booking and he's a possible.

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

5th

5

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:38 Wincanton

Man Of The Sea

11st 7lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Prolific winner in Jersey (mainly on the Flat) who has finished second on his last three hurdling starts, most recently at Hereford (2m3f, good) last month; more exposed than some of these, though, and today's slower ground may not be ideal.

5/1

2nd

5

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

Man Of The Sea

11st 10lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Neil Mulholland

Nine-time Flat winner who is 3-11 over hurdles and was a creditable second back in this sphere at Market Rasen (2m2f, good) in September; ideally suited by good or quicker ground and he should go well again after a short break.

11/4

Form: 406878

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Continues to drop down the weights but has poor 1-30 strike-rate and hasn't been shaping of late as though a win is imminent.

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

6th

9

(12)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

13:40 Bath

Cedar Rapids

10st 9lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Continues to drop down the weights but has poor 1-30 strike-rate and hasn't been shaping of late as though a win is imminent.

25/1

8th

10

(10)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

14:15 Ripon

Cedar Rapids

8st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, prominent, led after 2f, increased tempo and 3 lengths ahead over 3f out, much reduced lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

33/1

7th

2

(2)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

16:30 Catterick

Cedar Rapids

9st 8lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Creditable fourth on stable debut (1m2f, soft) at Ripon in May but not in such good form more recently; well treated now but a bit to prove.

8/1

Form: 0-4223

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Below par over hurdles last Thursday but running well in defeat on the Flat here previously and he'll be bang there if bouncing back to form.

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

7th

4

(11)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

13:40 Bath

Nevendon

10st 12lb

J: Miss Katie Martin

T: Alexandra Dunn

Below par over hurdles last Thursday but running well in defeat on the Flat here previously and he'll be bang there if bouncing back to form.

7/1

6th

6

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

15:18 Southwell

Nevendon

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

Readily won selling hurdle on stable debut at Stratford (2m, good) in May and was creditable second to very progressive rival in Fakenham handicap (2m, good) the following month; also in good form on the Flat this summer; considered.

7/1

3rd

6

(10)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

19:40 Bath

Nevendon

9st 5lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Alexandra Dunn

Record of 1-24 but he's been in good form under both codes for new yard since May and has finished runner-up here (11.6f, good/good to soft) in last two starts; still looks on a workable mark and could be a big factor if he's unfazed by this step back up in trip.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 47-234

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Solid performances in defeat on last two Flat starts for Dianne Sayer; could be involved on first run since changing hands for £5,000.

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

8th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Idilico

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Alexandra Dunn

Runner-up in selling handicap hurdle last month but well beaten on the Flat twice since, and his record over fences is not convincing; blinkers fitted for first time since 2021; too risky.

16/1

10th

6

(7)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

12:16 Lingfield (AW)

Idilico

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Alexandra Dunn

towards rear, headway and prominent after 4f

16/1

10/1

Form: 469685

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden who goes without headgear for this stable debut, having returned to form in a first-time visor when fifth of 15 at Thirsk (1m4f, good) last month on her final outing for Hugo Palmer (sold for 11,500gns); however, Ed Dunlop and Sophie Smith combine well and she's not ruled out.

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

8th

10

(5)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Nakano

9st 4lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Ed Dunlop

3yo maiden; inconsistent this term but, judged on penultimate effort, may benefit from the reapplication of visor; second run for new yard.

12/1

9th

7

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

13:40 Bath

Nakano

10st 10lb

J: Miss Sophie Smith

T: Ed Dunlop

Eight-race maiden who goes without headgear for this stable debut, having returned to form in a first-time visor when fifth of 15 at Thirsk (1m4f, good) last month on her final outing for Hugo Palmer (sold for 11,500gns); however, Ed Dunlop and Sophie Smith combine well and she's not ruled out.

10/1

Form: 42/900 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Three-time course winner but returned from a long absence this summer and well beaten on all three starts since (all here).

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

10th

12

(8)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

13:40 Bath

Street Jester

10st 2lb

J: Miss Zoe Lewis

T: Deborah Faulkner

Three-time course winner but returned from a long absence this summer and well beaten on all three starts since (all here).

40/1

13th

6

(9)

4th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

19:35 Bath

Street Jester

9st 6lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Bill Turner

Three-time course winner, all on firm ground (two over further), who's endured two long absences during his career; not entirely without hope in two runs back but conditions would be a worry in first-time headgear.

25/1

12th

5

(11)

19th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

16:30 Bath

Street Jester

9st 6lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Bill Turner

in touch with leaders

25/1

16/1

Form: -56874

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Took step back in right direction when fourth of seven over C&D ten days ago but it was a weak race and he's now 0-13; others appeal more.

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

1st

7

(4)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Pyrrhic Dancer

9st 9lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Gary Brown

Registered first win over C&D in November and followed up over same track/trip a month later; has a good chance at the weights and no surprise to see him extend the winning sequence.

3/1

1st

9

(2)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Pyrrhic Dancer

9st 1lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Gary Brown

Opened his account with half-length win over C&D last month, proving suited by the drop back in trip (campaigned at up to 2m on Flat); unexposed at about 1m; respected up just 1lb.

5/1

1st

11

(1)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Pyrrhic Dancer

10st 4lb

J: Miss Isabella Francis

T: Gary Brown

Front-runs; two fair races for this yard, getting as close as he ever has when close fourth at Bath in September (extended 1m3f); much lesser effort since and has never run over this short a trip since handicapping.

33/1

Form: 76325/

Last run: 809 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

He's on a competitive mark on his 2021 Flat form and could appreciate the return to this code, but he's struggled on his three hurdle starts this year following a long absence and has plenty to prove.

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

12th

8

(13)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

13:40 Bath

Beat The Storm

10st 9lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Alexandra Dunn

He's on a competitive mark on his 2021 Flat form and could appreciate the return to this code, but he's struggled on his three hurdle starts this year following a long absence and has plenty to prove.

25/1

0

9

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

Beat The Storm

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Alexandra Dunn

0-13 under both codes and he's been tailed off in five hurdle runs for this yard; 6lb out of the weights here and can only be watched.

50/1

6th

9

4th Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

18:40 Stratford

Beat The Storm

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

midfield, ridden after 2 out, soon outpaced

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £1862.00
Straight Forecast £2800.20
Tricast £25061.10
Trifecta £35432.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Broad Appeal

SPOTLIGHT:

Silver Atom

POSTDATA:

Nevendon

The Guardian:

Man Of The Sea

D Express:

Idilico

Telegraph:

Fen Tiger

The Times:

John Betjeman

The Star:

Silver Atom

Daily Mirror:

Nevendon

Daily Record:

Man Of The Sea

The Sun:

Idilico

LAMBOURN:

Broad Appeal

Daily Mail:

Broad Appeal