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Alexander Braidwood & Sons Blantyre Ltd Veterans’ Handicap

  • Prize money: £6621
  • 1m 4f 15y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Alexander Braidwood & Sons Blantyre Ltd Veterans’ Handicap

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

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11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 459224 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Seems to handle any ground; successful three times at this course, most recently over 1m3f in May when 2lb lower; largely respectable efforts since; looks likely to give his running but he's the only contender who wasn't in the first two on latest outing.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

13

(13)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Wheres Jeff

9st 1lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

prominent

16/1

1st

3

(3)

25th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 4

15:30 Hamilton

Wheres Jeff

9st 2lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Seems to handle any ground; successful three times at this course, most recently over 1m3f in May when 2lb lower; largely respectable efforts since; looks likely to give his running but he's the only contender who wasn't in the first two on latest outing.

11/2

4th

3

(4)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Carlisle

Wheres Jeff

10st 3lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

Went close at Beverley (1m2f, heavy) last month and another good second there (1m2f, good to firm) last time; has a good record at Beverley but he's also won here and could be thereabouts once more.

6/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 244581 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

The oldest of these veterans but retains enthusiasm aged 11 and beat younger rivals at Chester (1m4f, good to soft) nine days ago, ending a three-year losing spell; can remain competitive back up just 3lb, provided he keeps in similar form.

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9

(4)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Restorer

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ian Williams

awkward start, in rear, looked to go wrong and pulled up 7f out

6/1

2nd

6

(8)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

13:40 Lingfield (AW)

Restorer

9st 9lb

J: Andrea Pinna

T: Ian Williams

midfield

14/1

4th

5

(4)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Restorer

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ian Williams

Long in the tooth now and nothing like the force of old but kept on for third over C&D eight days ago and is another 2lb lower now; each-way claims at least.

8/1

3/1

Form: 211321 C

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Seems to handle any ground; multiple 1m-1m2f winner in Scotland, including three times here; held on narrowly at Ayr on Friday and continues in great form; penalty is offset by William Pyle's 5lb claim; major player provided he's as effective back over 1m4f.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

(2)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

13:55 Newcastle (AW)

Ayr Poet

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

All of his nine wins have come on turf but he's held his form since his last success at Ayr (1m2f) in September and has run well here (1m2f/7f) in last two starts; this big step back up in trip is a positive and he shouldn't be far away.

9/1

5th

11

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

11:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ayr Poet

8st 13lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Jim Goldie

Three wins at Ayr (1m-1m2f) this year and arrives on the back of some creditable placed efforts, the latest over 1m2f here; all 50 career starts over 1m+ so the unknown is whether he'll be fully effective over this shorter distance.

14/1

3rd

10

(4)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

13:55 Newcastle (AW)

Ayr Poet

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

towards rear of midfield, steady headway from 4f out, bit short of room from over 2f out, switched left and on far side of group from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went third inside final 110yds

7/1

Form: 233342 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft and good to firm; versatile in terms of trip; consistent in defeat this season, close second at Carlisle (1m3f) most recently; has gained most wins there but he scored here last term; solid chance off a workable mark and looks appealing in this context.

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7th

4

(6)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 4

16:55 Catterick

Detective

9st 9lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Dianne Sayer

Acts on soft, unraced on heavy; pretty consistent in defeat this year, over a wide variety of distances but close second at Carlisle (1m3f) on penultimate start was the best of those runs; seen far more often at Carlisle than anywhere else and remote in this race last year on sole run at Catterick.

12/1

4th

1

(5)

25th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 4

15:30 Hamilton

Detective

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Dianne Sayer

Acts on soft and good to firm; versatile in terms of trip; consistent in defeat this season, close second at Carlisle (1m3f) most recently; has gained most wins there but he scored here last term; solid chance off a workable mark and looks appealing in this context.

7/2

5/2

Form: 125682 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Last two wins on soft; suited by the return to slower conditions at Goodwood (1m3f, good to soft; finished second) this month, running his best race since the spring; ran well on sole attempt at this venue; respected, especially if he gets ideal ground.

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4th

5

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Dundory

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Six-time Flat winner; did not emerge from rear division on his first three hurdling starts but ran big race when third on last month's handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy); 2lb lower here and has cheekpieces (worn for last four Flat wins) refitted; must be considered.

6/1

3rd

8

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Dundory

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Multiple turf winner at up to 1m4f on the Flat (RPR 83), where he is not ground dependent; has failed to transfer that ability to this code in three maiden hurdles; may be able to show more now entering handicaps from a workable mark; market check suggested.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £183.00
Straight Forecast £194.60
Trifecta £538.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Detective

POSTDATA:

Dundory

Telegraph:

Ayr Poet

TOPSPEED:

Restorer

RP RATINGS:

Detective

The Times:

Detective

Daily Record:

Detective

Daily Mail:

Ayr Poet

D Express:

Ayr Poet

The Guardian:

Dundory

Daily Mirror:

Dundory

The Star:

Dundory