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16:20 York

Good To Soft

Vickers.Bet Handicap

  • Prize money: £30924
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 19 runners
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Vickers.Bet Handicap

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.70
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 136065 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Successful at Chester (5f, good) and Newcastle (5f, AW) in June and around 3l behind Intrinsic Bond when fifth of the 22 runners in the Portland at Doncaster (5.6f, soft) a week ago; all four turf wins on good/good to firm, but he handles softer ground; frame material.

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7th

1

(7)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:15 Pontefract

Vintage Clarets

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Four wins last season, all over 5f; versatile as regards ground; wouldn't want to be at all rusty off his current mark but he's hard to rule out.

7/2

3rd

2

(4)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Vintage Clarets

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Won in a big field at York (5f, good to soft) last month and followed up at Catterick (5f, heavy) last Saturday when narrowly beating Glorious Angel; he's up just 3lb for last time and can be bang there once more.

5/1

2nd
21 (18)
Wen Moon

10/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 145452 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Made a successful reappearance at Pontefract (soft) in April and probably put up an even better effort when beaten less than a length in a big field over this C&D (good) 13 days ago; just 1lb higher and makes the shortlist.

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3rd

5

(2)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:15 Pontefract

Wen Moon

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

Can hang left under pressure; returned to win the 6f handicap on this card 12 months ago (soft); even better later in the season when second to both Looking For Lynda and Vintage Clarets in big-field 5f handicaps at York before bagging one there in October; below best in his last run but that's forgiven; might well have more to offer as a 4yo.

9/2

7th

2

(11)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Catterick

Wen Moon

9st 5lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Ben Haslam

Runner-up twice in a row in big fields at York (5f, good/good to soft) before winning there (5f, soft) last Friday; he's up 6lb for last time but this 3yo is clearly thriving and could still have more to offer.

3/1

1st

6

(8)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Wen Moon

8st 12lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Ben Haslam

Successful return over 6f (soft) but better form in first two 5f handicaps, chasing home Looking For Lynda over C&D (good) then again finding plenty when close second of 19 here since (good to soft) despite getting a knock inside the final furlong; up 2lb but solid chance with rain welcomed.

8/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 421106 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won at Haydock (5f, heavy) and Chepstow (5f, good to soft) last month; twice held since and now just 1lb lower, but those two defeats came on good to firm ground and on AW debut, so he had possible excuses; not dismissed lightly.

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4th

9

(8)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Manila Scouse

8st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Won two in a row in August (5f, heavy/good to soft); 0-5 since but ran well when 2l fourth to Vintage Clarets at Catterick (5f, heavy) last Saturday and might not be far away now 1lb lower.

7/1

4th

3

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Catterick

Manila Scouse

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tim Easterby

Beaten about 4l when fourth of nine at Haydock (5f, soft) three weeks ago and needs something extra here, but he's had a very good season, with two wins in August (5f, heavy/good to soft) and a close third of 19 at York (5f, good to soft) two starts ago; could be in the mix.

6/1

4th

6

(7)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Manila Scouse

8st 8lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

7/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 421134 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has proved ultra-consistent since returning in April (record 332421134) and did well to finish fourth of 12 at Haydock (5f, good) a fortnight ago having lost a shoe; likely to give his running once again and one for the shortlist.

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4th

8

(13)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Jm Jungle

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: John Quinn

Has proved ultra-consistent since returning in April (record 332421134) and did well to finish fourth of 12 at Haydock (5f, good) a fortnight ago having lost a shoe; likely to give his running once again and one for the shortlist.

7/1

4th

4

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Haydock

Jm Jungle

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

The type his trainer does so well with and he's firmly on the upgrade now, winning over C&D and at Goodwood before an excellent third at York 17 days ago (5.5f, good to firm), doing best of those to race in the stand-side group; should be more in the locker and he's a strong contender.

4/1

3rd

10

(19)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 89y

Class 2

13:50 York

Jm Jungle

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

bumped start

8/1

25/1

Form: 11-786 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Completed a hat-trick over 5f at around this time last year, including a Listed contest at Longchamp; well short of that form in three starts since returning in March, including on handicap debut last time; needs the addition of cheekpieces to bring about a turnaround.

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8th

2

(1)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Proverb

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: George Boughey

in rear but in touch with leaders

100/30

5th

5

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Proverb

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: George Boughey

Completed a hat-trick over 5f at around this time last year, including a Listed contest at Longchamp; well short of that form in three starts since returning in March, including on handicap debut last time; needs the addition of cheekpieces to bring about a turnaround.

25/1

6th

1

(2)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

19:30 Hamilton

Proverb

9st 9lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: George Boughey

slowly into stride, in rear, shaken up and headway when short of room over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

3/1

Form: 363080 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Formerly smart including winning a Group 3 at Sandown in July 2021, but 0-11 since and tailed off in the Stewards' Cup when last seen; not hard to look elsewhere.

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6th

15

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Came From The Dark

8st 11lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Formerly smart including winning a Group 3 at Sandown in July 2021, but 0-11 since and tailed off in the Stewards' Cup when last seen; not hard to look elsewhere.

25/1

26th

28

(10)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Goodwood

Came From The Dark

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Ed Walker

On a reduced mark but that is a result of a two-year losing spell; it's been a while since he ran over 6f and although he'll handle the ground, he has too much to prove for comfort.

25/1

12/1

Form: 144271 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Two wins since the cheekpieces went on, the latest at Newbury (5f, good to soft) five weeks ago; up another 6lb, but he does appear to be still improving and looks capable of making his presence felt again.

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6th

8

(9)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Desperate Hero

8st 12lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Jack Channon

The winner of three sprint handicaps last summer, recording a career-best RPR on heavy ground at Nottingham last October; disappointed on final run last year; can progress again as a 4yo but he returns from a break in a competitive race.

10/1

9th

5

(2)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Desperate Hero

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Jack Channon

3yo who has enjoyed a progressive campaign and made it two wins from his last three starts when scoring at Nottingham (5f, heavy) ten days ago; today's conditions will hold no fears and he's on the shortlist up 5lb.

7/1

1st

1

(4)

18th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 8y

Class 3

16:50 Nottingham

Desperate Hero

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Jack Channon

Scored at Windsor (good) in June and Newbury (good to soft) in August; respectable seventh in big field at York most recently; likely player off unchanged mark back down in grade.

4/1

20/1

Form: 636016 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Back to form when successful at Catterick (5f, good) last month, but a 6lb penalty and wide draw seemed to find him out at Chester (5f, good to soft) three days later; has more to find from the same mark.

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6th

1

(3)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Dickieburd

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

Reportedly lost his action when tailed off over 7f at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day; prior to that he'd run well in a Class 2 event over C&D and he's the type to bounce back to form quickly.

6/1

8th

7

(7)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dickieburd

8st 4lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Craig Lidster

prominent, weakened over 1f out

12/1

2nd

6

(1)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Newcastle (AW)

Dickieburd

8st 4lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Craig Lidster

led, went clear over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

10/1

12/1

Form: 272406 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Most of his best form, including all four wins, has come on good or faster ground, but he is back off the same mark as when beaten a neck over C&D (good to soft) in July; finished just behind Arecibo and Jm Jungle when sixth of 12 at Haydock (5f, good) a fortnight ago and not without a chance.

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3rd

2

(7)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Redcar

Ventura Express

9st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

Easy winner of a small-field event at Pontefract in May; several good runs since and this drop back in grade is in his favour; one to be interested in for a stable that won this race in 2018 and 2021.

8/1

9th

16

(19)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Ventura Express

8st 10lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

Most of his best form, including all four wins, has come on good or faster ground, but he is back off the same mark as when beaten a neck over C&D (good to soft) in July; finished just behind Arecibo and Jm Jungle when sixth of 12 at Haydock (5f, good) a fortnight ago and not without a chance.

12/1

6th

10

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Haydock

Ventura Express

8st 7lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Paul Midgley

Ran a stormer from a high draw at York in July (5f, good to soft) and similar form at Redcar last month (6f, good); behind a couple of these at the Ebor meeting though and he's 2lb out of the weights.

16/1

33/1

Form: 095500 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Listed winner on the AW early last year, but out of the frame in all six starts since returning from a lengthy absence in February and heavy defeats the last twice leave him with plenty to prove.

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12th

10

(4)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

One Night Stand

8st 13lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Back in top form this winter, winning twice over 5f here and adding a Wolverhampton handicap last month; dropped away having forced the pace in a Listed event at Southwell on Saturday; effective over this trip but others make more appeal.

14/1

8th

10

(11)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 1

14:45 Southwell (AW)

One Night Stand

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

started quickly, prominent early

20/1

1st

5

(6)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

One Night Stand

8st 10lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Scott Dixon

This winter's two wins have come at Lingfield but he has run well over C&D too; had a couple of today's rivals behind him when making all to win at Lingfield three weeks ago; 4lb higher and this might not pan out quite so favourably.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 801203 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Made an immediate impact for this yard when winning at Ascot (5f, good) in July and put up an even better effort when beaten a short head and a neck into third of the 22 runners in the Portland at Doncaster (5.6f, soft) a week ago; 1lb higher and likely to be in the thick of things again.

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4th

3

(3)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Newcastle (AW)

Intrinsic Bond

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Wigham

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, disputing second over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

9/2

5th

3

(4)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Intrinsic Bond

9st 4lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Wigham

midfield, no impression inside final furlong

6/1

5th

1

(11)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Intrinsic Bond

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Michael Wigham

His results have been up and down since joining this yard in July and he was below par at Ascot last time, but he was a close third in the Portland here (5.5f, soft) last month and that form has worked out really well; now 1lb lower and this prominent-racer is capable of having a big say.

6/1

25/1

Form: 502650 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

12/1

Form: 350093 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Narrowly got the better of Intrinsic Bond at Ripon (5f, soft) in April and suggested he was on the way back when third of 11 at Chester (5.5f, good to soft) three weeks ago; the first, second and fourth all won their next starts and a 1lb rise still leaves him 1lb below his last winning mark; high on the list for stable that runs three.

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4th

21

(4)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Hyperfocus

8st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

raced far side, led

25/1

7th

5

(11)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ripon

Hyperfocus

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

raced near side

12/1

10/1

Form: 308533 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Not as good as he was and losing run up to 25, but having dropped in the weights there have been encouraging signs lately as when third of 12 at Haydock (5f, good) a fortnight ago where he had three of today's rivals behind; down another 1lb and one for the shortlist.

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7th

5

(2)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Arecibo

8st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Robert Cowell

prominent

10/1

14th

11

(11)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Arecibo

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Robert Cowell

Not as good as he was and losing run up to 25, but having dropped in the weights there have been encouraging signs lately as when third of 12 at Haydock (5f, good) a fortnight ago where he had three of today's rivals behind; down another 1lb and one for the shortlist.

10/1

3rd

5

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Haydock

Arecibo

8st 13lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Robert Cowell

He's never been prolific but he retains a chunk of ability and ran another good race on AW when third behind Alligator Alley at Newcastle nine days ago; more will be needed to take this though.

12/1

15th
19 (16)
Muker

12/1

Form: 610212 CD BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

C&D winner as a 2yo and in good form lately, including a success at Thirsk (5f, good) last month; may have been unfortunate not to follow up at Haydock (5f, good) 15 days and although up another 3lb, is still worth a second look.

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1st

1

(15)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Redcar

Muker

9st 9lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Smart 2yo; faced a losing battle with the handicapper at three and had a quiet season for Paul Midgley last year; new yard able to exploit a lowly mark, with 5f wins at Ayr and Thirsk followed by a near miss at Haydock last month; came up short in a hot York sprint two weeks ago but this should be more to his taste.

8/1

15th

19

(16)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Muker

8st 8lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

C&D winner as a 2yo and in good form lately, including a success at Thirsk (5f, good) last month; may have been unfortunate not to follow up at Haydock (5f, good) 15 days and although up another 3lb, is still worth a second look.

12/1

2nd

4

(1)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Haydock

Muker

9st 11lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

With a new yard this year and made it two wins from his last four starts when scoring at Thirsk (5f, good) three weeks ago; up 6lb for last time but remains well treated on his useful juvenile form and he's a major player.

9/2

Form: 518010 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

A bit in and out this year but has managed three wins on turf, the latest a narrow success at Sandown (5f, good) last month; well held at Wolverhampton (6f) last time, but is just 1-25 on the AW while he is 10-39 on turf; could go well off just 1lb higher than for his last win.

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11th

6

(1)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Good Earth

9st 3lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Michael Herrington

He's been a good advertisement for his trainer's skills, winning seven times and climbing from a mark of 68 to 89; stays 6f well but last year's wins came over 5f; likely best watched back from 196 days off.

25/1

16th

12

(21)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Good Earth

9st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Michael Herrington

A bit in and out this year but has managed three wins on turf, the latest a narrow success at Sandown (5f, good) last month; well held at Wolverhampton (6f) last time, but is just 1-25 on the AW while he is 10-39 on turf; could go well off just 1lb higher than for his last win.

20/1

10th

8

(3)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 2

20:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Good Earth

8st 13lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Michael Herrington

Poor strike-rate on Tapeta, mostly off much lower marks, and returns to the AW on a career-high rating following his third 5f turf victory of the summer last time; will need a personal best if he's to take this.

8/1

17th
18 (6)
Zargun

33/1

Form: 70970- D

Last run: 351 days

W: 8st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Placed four times from seven visits here, but just 3-49 on turf and will do well to win this after almost a year off.

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8th

12

(10)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Zargun

8st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Scott Dixon

Had some smart form on slow ground in his prime and having tumbled down the weights he finally capitalised with an impressive win at Doncaster 16 days ago (5f, soft); up 6lb in a better race but the runner-up at Doncaster has since won well and he has conditions to suit; other pace to deal with but he's more appealing than many.

11/2

18th
2 (4)
Fine Wine

12/1

Form: 737384 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Front-runner and C&D winner who again found Listed company too much when last of four at Doncaster (5f, good to soft) six days ago; 5lb higher than when last winning a handicap, but has run well off higher marks this year and no surprise if he runs a big race up front; stable triple-handed.

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

6th

7

(3)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Fine Wine

8st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Scott Dixon

led at fast pace up the centre, headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

25/1

7th

7

(1)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 1

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Fine Wine

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

ducked right start, led narrowly

28/1

16/1

Form: 4-1305 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Made a successful return from nine months off at Doncaster (5f, good to firm) in June and ran well when third behind Intrinsic Bond at Ascot (5f, good) next time; not disgraced in a Beverley Listed contest (5f, good) three weeks ago, but drying ground preferable with his best form coming on good/good to firm.

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

11th

2

(3)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Bond Chairman

9st 9lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Bryan Smart

Has course form and he's in the picture on 5f win at Doncaster in June (good to firm) but has needed some excuses since and good to soft ground was no good to him over C&D 20 days ago; work to do on balance.

16/1

19th

3

(20)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Bond Chairman

9st 10lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Bryan Smart

Made a successful return from nine months off at Doncaster (5f, good to firm) in June and ran well when third behind Intrinsic Bond at Ascot (5f, good) next time; not disgraced in a Beverley Listed contest (5f, good) three weeks ago, but drying ground preferable with his best form coming on good/good to firm.

16/1

5th

2

(4)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Beverley

Bond Chairman

9st 4lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Bryan Smart

led, faced challenge 2f out, headed over 1f out

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £1542.00
Straight Forecast £1136.50
Tricast £15800.60
Trifecta £19234.00

Selections

The Times:

Jm Jungle

NEWMARKET:

Proverb

POSTDATA:

Desperate Hero

RP RATINGS:

Arecibo

TOPSPEED:

Existent

The Guardian:

Muker

D Express:

Ventura Express

The Sun:

Intrinsic Bond

LAMBOURN:

Came From The Dark

SPOTLIGHT:

Hyperfocus

Daily Mail:

Proverb

Telegraph:

Desperate Hero

Daily Mirror:

Jm Jungle

Daily Record:

Jm Jungle

The Star:

Arecibo