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15:50 Leicester

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Dale Hall & Hickman Associates Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Dale Hall & Hickman Associates Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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8/1 (Won)

Form: 717546 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Consistency not his forte but he has won twice this season, including 5f on soft ground off this mark in July; drop back to 5f and return to Class 5 company could see him give a good account.

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10th

9

(11)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Yarmouth

Speedacus

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: John Butler

Five poor efforts since leaving David O'Meara and there's again no sign of the headgear sported for his last four wins; Kuwait City would look his yard's best chance unless the market says otherwise.

20/1

10th

3

(2)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

17:00 Catterick

Speedacus

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: John Butler

Well beaten on AW on his four starts for this yard and has plenty to prove regarding his current form; however, he's well treated on last autumn's turf form for David O'Meara; one to watch in the betting now back on grass.

20/1

10th

8

(9)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Speedacus

9st 4lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

Three heavy defeats since joining this yard; edging back down the weights but opposable from a wide draw.

33/1

Form: 9-8675 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Bath novice winner as a 2yo (5f, good), a result that saw his handicap mark soar and a quiet 2022 followed; not got going so far this season and risky, for all he's tumbling down the weights.

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5th

8

(9)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Glamorous Express

9st 3lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tony Carroll

Switched to the AW off a reduced mark and he's taken well to it, winning three handicaps since November; two of them have come this month (latest six days ago) and he's set to go well in his hat-trick bid.

4/1

1st

1

(4)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Glamorous Express

9st 13lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tony Carroll

Notched second AW win when showing a good turn of foot at Kempton (6f) last week; bit better than bare facts given he came from further behind than the ones he beat and a player, despite penalty.

11/4

1st

6

(5)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Glamorous Express

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

Was back off his last winning mark and making his first visit here when second of eight over C&D seven days ago (Supreme King won the other division); respected from the same mark.

7/2

3rd
9 (11)
Herakles

12/1

Form: -30859 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Mixed bag in his seven runs for Bryan Smart but he has ability and looks an interesting buy at 3,000gns by new connections; promise in one run on soft; market useful.

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2nd

2

(3)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:20 Newcastle (AW)

Herakles

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

prominent

8/1

6th

6

(10)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Herakles

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Paul Midgley

Showed the benefit of a wind op when holding on well to win over C&D in January and was a very respectable sixth in higher-grade C&D event three weeks ago; each-way claims at least.

8/1

6th

12

(10)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Herakles

8st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Paul Midgley

in touch with leaders

10/1

10/1

Form: 652358 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Not at her best the last twice but a well-run 5f on slow ground should suit and she's back to a mark off which she beat 16 rivals at Bath on Good Friday; not discounted.

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1st

6

(2)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

17:55 Bath

Sarahs Verse

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Ronald Harris

held up in rear

3/1

4th

1

(4)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Sarahs Verse

9st 9lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Ronald Harris

Favourably treated and drops into a Class 6 for the first time since April 2021; beaten just over a length into fifth of 11 at Wolverhampton (6f, Tapeta) last time, but record of 1-20 on AW is a concern.

9/2

5th

4

(9)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sarahs Verse

9st 13lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Ronald Harris

She was rated much higher 12 months ago; running creditably when last seen without looking like exploiting the drop down the handicap; could prove vulnerable again.

8/1

6/1

Form: 144345 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

In good form on slow ground in the spring, winning a Nottingham maiden and a Catterick handicap (both 5f); progress has stalled more recently but she's still considered under suitable conditions.

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11th

7

(1)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

12:15 Newmarket

Sera Dawn

9st 3lb

J: George Bass

T: Jack Channon

in rear towards far side

13/2

3rd

6

(4)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

16:50 Windsor

Sera Dawn

9st 5lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Soft ground was no issue back in the spring when winning in novice and handicap company; progress has rather stalled but it wasn't a bad run last time and she's on a decent mark.

13/2

9/2

Form: 234332 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

She's been a model of consistency this summer and turned in another solid effort when second of 11 at Sandown ten days ago (5f, good); slower ground no issue and she should be in the thick of it once again.

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9th

1

(4)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

17:55 Bath

Four Adaay

9st 9lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

midfield

11/2

9th

9

(11)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Leicester

Four Adaay

9st 1lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Rod Millman

towards rear

12/1

6th

3

(9)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Four Adaay

9st 12lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Rod Millman

in touch with leaders

9/2

25/1

Form: -53675 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Ran well on his return to turf at Windsor in May but he's gone off the boil since; not beaten far at Goodwod 31 days ago but he'll need to step up on that to come out on top.

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3rd

9

(5)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wiley Post

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

AW win came on Polytrack; rarely runs on Tapeta and the return to this track (5f) and the drop to this level was no help this month.

10/1

5th

11

(10)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wiley Post

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

in rear

8/1

8th

6

10th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

13:17 Chelmsford (AW)

Wiley Post

9st 5lb

T: Tony Carroll

in rear

12/1

Form: 521437 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Ran away with a 5f handicap on soft ground at Nottingham in May; solid efforts on next two starts but he didn't respond well to blinkers at Catterick five weeks ago; headgear off today and not handicapped out of it.

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8th

3

(6)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:25 Doncaster

Fortunate Star

9st 4lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

Went off the boil towards the end of 2023 campaign; won in emphatic style at Nottingham (5f, soft; off 4lb lower) last May and ran creditably over C&D in August; good chance if returning to that form.

8/1

9th

7

(10)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:22 Leicester

Fortunate Star

9st 5lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

in touch with leaders

16/1

8th

7

(6)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Fortunate Star

9st 10lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

ducked left start, midfield

10/1

10/1

Form: 616724 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Promise on slow turf in the spring but her improvement has come on AW, winning at Wolverhampton in June and running well in defeat at that track on her last two starts; goes without headgear on this return to the grass.

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4th

3

(12)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

16:25 Lingfield (AW)

Cinque Verde

10st 0lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

0-8 on turf but she's 4-9 on AW and has won under Jack Doughty at Chelmsford (twice at 5f) and Southwell (6f) in her last three runs; goes into unknown territory at this new trip but she's out of a 7f winner and still looks feasibly treated off 3lb higher than last time; strongly respected.

8/1

1st

6

(3)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Cinque Verde

8st 12lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

Happier on the AW than turf and arrives chasing a hat-trick having won two on Polytrack last month for Jack Doughty; the extra furlong is the big question, with her often inclined to race freely and not looking to see out 6f in a handful of attempts.

7/2

1st

4

(5)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Cinque Verde

9st 1lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

ducked right start, took keen hold, soon raced in second, briefly led over 3f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, soon challenging, led towards finish, kept on

6/4

7/1

Form: 564452 CD BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

C&D winner (good) one year ago; he's been threatening in recent starts, coming from off the pace to take second at Wolverhampton a fortnight ago, and he's run well on soft in the past; each-way claims again.

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6th

3

(6)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gustav Graves

9st 2lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Derek Shaw

in rear

10/1

7th

10

(9)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Gustav Graves

9st 0lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Derek Shaw

taken down early, held up in rear

16/1

7th

5

(8)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Gustav Graves

9st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Derek Shaw

Formerly tricky to win with but he's become a winning machine this winter, landing five of his last eight starts (placed in the other three); hit with a 9lb rise for a C&D win 12 days ago though and he'll need to step forward again to complete the hat-trick.

6/1

16/1

Form: 211-60 D

Last run: 121 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Three wins as a 2yo, including a winning stable debut at Wolverhampton in November; well beaten in two runs in 2023 (irregular heartbeat after latest start); something to prove back from a four-month absence.

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4th

1

(9)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wakai Umi

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

6th

2

(4)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wakai Umi

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

took keen hold, prominent, weakened final 110yds

16/1

Form: 8-3112 CD BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Had stalls issues as a 3yo, refusing to go in three times; progressing nicely this term, winning Class 6 handicaps at Nottingham and C&D and missing out by only a short head in hat-trick bid six weeks ago (hung left and collared by one who kept a straighter line); aversion to the stalls resurfaced at Goodwood last month; can do better but soft ground a query.

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8

(3)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Buddys Beauty

9st 8lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: John Gallagher

Had stalls issues as a 3yo, refusing to go in three times; progressing nicely this term, winning Class 6 handicaps at Nottingham and C&D and missing out by only a short head in hat-trick bid six weeks ago (hung left and collared by one who kept a straighter line); aversion to the stalls resurfaced at Goodwood last month; can do better but soft ground a query.

7/2

6

(5)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:50 Goodwood

Buddys Beauty

9st 9lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: John Gallagher

Had stalls issues as a 3yo, refusing to go in three times; progressing nicely this term, winning Class 6 handicaps at Nottingham and Leicester (5f, good or quicker) and missing out by only a short head in hat-trick bid ten days ago (hung left and collared by one who kept a straighter line); due to be 3lb higher from the weekend and still has more to come; major player.

3/1

2nd

1

(2)

15th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

17:05 Nottingham

Buddys Beauty

10st 0lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: John Gallagher

Hooded for her last three starts and now going great guns, following up her win here with a comfortable success at Leicester (5f, good); raised 10lb and would have something to prove on soft ground, but much respected.

5/2

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Payout
Straight Forecast £1649.40
Tricast £32443.60

Selections

POSTDATA:

Sera Dawn

RP RATINGS:

Speedacus

The Sun:

Cinque Verde

The Guardian:

Gustav Graves

Daily Record:

Four Adaay

The Times:

Sera Dawn

Telegraph:

Sera Dawn

Daily Mail:

Sera Dawn

The Star:

Sera Dawn

TOPSPEED:

Speedacus