13:45 Ayr

Good To Soft

EBF Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £9277.2
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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EBF Nursery Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 10615 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Catterick debut winner (5f, good to firm) who made it 2-4 when scoring on nursery debut at Newmarket (6f, soft) last month; creditable fifth of 17 at 33-1 in sales race at Doncaster (6.5f, soft) last week and could be better than her current mark; trainer has won three of the last seven runnings.

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

6th

8

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 217y

Class 1

14:45 Redcar

Flaccianello

8st 11lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Winning her second nursery when edging home in a well-run race at Ayr (6f, good to soft) but she has her work cut out to reverse previous Doncaster placings with Dragon Leader; should give her running nonetheless.

9/2

13/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 24212 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Beaten a neck in Sandown maiden (5f, good to soft) last month and went one better on nursery debut there (5f, good) ten days later; went close at Chelmsford (5f, AW) last time and there's every chance he'll be fine now back up in trip; could be in the mix.

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2nd

5

(6)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newmarket

Two Tribes

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Richard Spencer

Got better with virtually every run last term, winning a nursery at Sandown (5f, good) in August and going down only narrowly in similar event at Ayr (6f, good to soft; subsequently gelded) the following month; edging up the weights and will need another personal best to make a winning reappearance, but that's not out of the question.

14/1

2nd

2

(3)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Ayr

Two Tribes

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Richard Spencer

Beaten a neck in Sandown maiden (5f, good to soft) last month and went one better on nursery debut there (5f, good) ten days later; went close at Chelmsford (5f, AW) last time and there's every chance he'll be fine now back up in trip; could be in the mix.

13/2

2nd

2

(4)

2nd Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Two Tribes

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Richard Spencer

ducked right start, led

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 1033 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft) in April and back to form when third in sales race at York (6f, good to firm) last month; the drop back to 5f appeared to be against him in a Lingfield novice (AW) two weeks ago and he's firmly in calculations now back up in trip on nursery debut.

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

2nd

9

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Newmarket

Love Billy Boy

9st 5lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

prominent towards far side, led 2f out, soon drifted left, kept on well inside final furlong, headed final stride

14/1

8th

10

(12)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Love Billy Boy

9st 0lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Placed in York sales race (6f) last August but has been unable to add to his debut win and looks more exposed than most of these opponents; gelded since last run; opposed.

20/1

16/1

Form: 2107

Last run: 77 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Beaten a neck on debut at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft) in April and went one better at Thirsk (5f, soft) a fortnight later; handed tough tasks in Listed races on his two starts in the summer and he drops back down in grade today, but has to leave those defeats well behind.

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4th

4

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Thirsk

Sergeant Wilko

9st 5lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

carried right start, in touch with leaders

9/2

1st

3

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sergeant Wilko

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

made virtually all, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, unchallenged

4/1

Form: 641 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Slowly away on all three starts but has improved each time and won at Ripon (6f, good) latest, when clear with one who won at Beverley on Wednesday; could continue to progress and he's not discounted on his nursery debut.

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2nd

7

(3)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:18 Bath

Bills Baar

8st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Irish 2,000 Guineas entry looks ambitious; improved to win a Ripon maiden (6f, good) in September; soundly beaten next time but good second of six at Doncaster (7f, heavy) in another nursery when last seen; not sure to get 1m on pedigree but he's the only one who has proved himself on heavy going.

6/1

2nd

6

(4)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

13:35 Doncaster

Bills Baar

8st 7lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Looked progressive when winning Ripon maiden (6f, good) last month; however, he was a soundly beaten fifth of six on nursery debut at Ayr (6f, good to soft) last time and needs a much bigger performance today.

16/1

5/1

Form: 416 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Not without promise on debut at Hamilton (6f, good to soft) and won at Wolverhampton (6f, AW) next time; creditable sixth of 22 in sales race at York (6f, good to firm) last month and has potential off his opening mark.

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

5th

6

(3)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Media Shooter

9st 2lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

Better on AW (form 131214) than turf (4665) and his latest fourth of 11 in the AW 3yo Championship at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) was right up there with this best efforts; fairly exposed, but still holds each-way claims at least.

5/1

4th

7

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newcastle (AW)

Media Shooter

8st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Building a solid record on AW, winning twice at Kempton either side of chasing home Fire Demon 40 days ago; up in the weights and this race may prove too demanding.

7/1

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Non-runners

Government Call, Master Of My Fate, Almarada Prince, Sayidh Kingman

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Payout
Exacta £118.00
Straight Forecast £121.20
Tricast £339.40
Trifecta £378.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Almarada Prince

Daily Mail:

Master Of My Fate

The Times:

Media Shooter

SPOTLIGHT:

Love Billy Boy

Daily Record:

Two Tribes

The Star:

Flaccianello

TOPSPEED:

Sergeant Wilko

Telegraph:

Almarada Prince

The Sun:

Almarada Prince

D Express:

Master Of My Fate

The Guardian:

Media Shooter

Daily Mirror:

Love Billy Boy