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17:35 Leicester

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SAS Logistics Fillies’ Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 1m 0f 53y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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SAS Logistics Fillies’ Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.80
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 606547 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Sprung 33-1 surprise at Windsor in May (1m, good to firm) but she's been in the handicapper's clutches since; others stronger.

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10th

4

(7)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Valkyrian

9st 13lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Jamie Osborne

prominent

9/1

3rd

3

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Valkyrian

9st 13lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Jamie Osborne

Successful twice (off 6lb lower) over 1m on turf this term; outstayed when returned to 1m2f last week but that defeat took AW record to 0-8; not the percentage call.

12/1

6th

1

(7)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Valkyrian

10st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Won going away by 3l at Leicester (1m) ten days ago, notching a personal best in the process; probably just as effective on AW as turf and wasn't beaten far on her only previous attempt over this C&D; leading contender under a 6lb penalty.

4/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 0-1213 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Making good progress in handicaps this summer, winning at Windsor and over C&D on soft ground; another creditable effort at Newmarket five weeks ago (1m, good; form looks solid) and she's one to be interested in back on a slower surface.

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4th

14

(5)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

15:55 Windsor

Astronomica

9st 1lb

J: George Wood

T: Dr Jon Scargill

Progressed well this year, with two soft-ground wins to her name (one over C&D), and showed this mark is within range last time, when drying conditions wouldn't have been ideal; warrants respect.

6/1

2nd

11

(12)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:35 Leicester

Astronomica

9st 0lb

J: George Wood

T: Dr Jon Scargill

Making good progress in handicaps this summer, winning at Windsor and over C&D on soft ground; another creditable effort at Newmarket five weeks ago (1m, good; form looks solid) and she's one to be interested in back on a slower surface.

6/1

3rd

10

(10)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Newmarket (July)

Astronomica

9st 0lb

J: George Wood

T: Dr Jon Scargill

Has shown clear improvement this term, producing form figures of 121, the wins gained over 1m on soft ground (latest at Leicester); now upped in grade but is open to further progress; shortlisted.

7/2

8/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 35228

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Placed in three of her four runs in maiden/novice company (around 1m on a variety of ground); finished lame when disappointing on last month's handicap debut at Newmarket (7f, good; raced alone on the far rail); still has time to do better.

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2nd

10

(1)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:58 Doncaster

Astral Spirit

9st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Pam Sly

Success wouldn't be out of turn for this 3yo filly, who has been placed in five of her seven outings, close second at Yarmouth (7f, soft) most recently; bred to take well to this scenario, being half-sister to useful stablemate Astral Beau who readily won this year's Doncaster Mile on heavy ground; may be the answer.

4/1

2nd

1

(2)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:35 Yarmouth

Astral Spirit

9st 11lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Pam Sly

prominent, ridden over 1f out, went second 1f out, kept on final 110yds

4/1

16/1

Form: 513849 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner down the years, including three times at this track; big chance on her June form but she's cooled off more recently; risky.

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4th

7

(13)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:35 Leicester

Eponina

9st 7lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

Multiple winner down the years, including three times at this track; big chance on her June form but she's cooled off more recently; risky.

16/1

9th

4

(7)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 5

16:20 Haydock

Eponina

9st 9lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

Front-runner who has won ten times in all and ran a solid race last time at Newmarket when behind Fools And Horses; plenty probably depends on how easy a time she has up front.

7/1

4th

5

(3)

11th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:45 Newmarket (July)

Eponina

9st 7lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

Made all to claim her tenth career victory in a 1m handicap at Nottingham (good to firm) in June and then ran just as well in defeat; 6f was on the sharp side when below par last time but again looks vulnerable tackling a bunch of 3yos.

20/1

Form: 141526 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Two course wins (7f/1m) last summer; added a couple of AW wins in the spring and also ran well over C&D on her final start for Kevin Phillipart De Foy; should be sharper for last month's stable debut but still to convince on slow ground.

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7th

6

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

17:20 Doncaster

Clipsham Gold

9st 8lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Simon West

All four wins at 7f and about 1m, on good to firm and the AW; some respectable efforts in defeat last autumn and over the winter for previous yard but well held on recent debut for this one and her 1m2f form suggests she won't be among the more powerful finishers back on turf.

33/1

11th

12

(4)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Clipsham Gold

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Simon West

Generally consistent this winter for Dylan Cunha, respectable third in small field at Chelmsford (1m) most recently; sold for 4,600gns since; attractively treated, having slipped to last winning mark.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 945223

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

2-5 when trained in France but found the handicapper firmly in command in the first half of 2023; she's been much more competitive in recent starts though and returning to 1m will suit; handles slow ground; contender, especially if avoiding the late hanging which has blighted recent runs.

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2nd

1

(3)

4th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Exigency

9st 12lb

J: Shariq Mohd

T: Sylvester Kirk

soon led, headed and no extra inside final 110yds, just held second

9/2

9th

7

(3)

14th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Exigency

9st 6lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Sylvester Kirk

Ex-French filly who is 0-11 in Britain and whose form dipped last time; placed a few times otherwise (on turf) of late and holds each-way hopes on those efforts.

12/1

0

2

(5)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:35 Leicester

Exigency

9st 12lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Sylvester Kirk

2-5 when trained in France but found the handicapper firmly in command in the first half of 2023; she's been much more competitive in recent starts though and returning to 1m will suit; handles slow ground; contender, especially if avoiding the late hanging which has blighted recent runs.

8/1

Form: 3-365

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Third in a strong Doncaster maiden (1m, soft) on her sole 2yo start; not progressed this season, including when well held on her handicap debut here a fortnight ago (1m2f, soft); dropping back to 1m may help, as might the return of cheekpieces, but there are risks involved.

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14th

10

(12)

16th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Flying Circus

9st 6lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Marco Botti

in touch with leaders, badly hampered on turn and dropped to rear after 1f

25/1

0

5

(4)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:35 Leicester

Flying Circus

9st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Marco Botti

Third in a strong Doncaster maiden (1m, soft) on her sole 2yo start; not progressed this season, including when well held on her handicap debut here a fortnight ago (1m2f, soft); dropping back to 1m may help, as might the return of cheekpieces, but there are risks involved.

14/1

5th

10

(1)

12th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Leicester

Flying Circus

9st 1lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Marco Botti

Kept on well enough when third over 1m2f on Newcastle AW reappearance but her finishing was less convincing back on turf at Goodwood and this looks a competitive start to her handicap career.

12/1

Form: 0-2070

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

6f novice winner at Goodwood as a 2yo; pleasing return to action when second in a 1m handicap at Windsor in April (soft) but she hasn't kicked on in three subsequent runs; dangerous mark if the return to a slow surface piques her interest.

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5th

11

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lunarscape

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Has threatened a few times since the tongue-tie went on in the autumn, including around here; however, her losing run is now up to 14 and another furlong would have been preferable.

16/1

6th

2

(6)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Lunarscape

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

in rear, midfield halfway

6/1

2

(5)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lunarscape

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Yet to win a handicap or on AW but ran well over C&D this month (fourth since won); not without a chance from the same mark.

5/1

Form: 5-236

Last run: 213 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

First three runs were encouraging but she was well beaten at Wolverhampton on her handicap debut when last seen in February (reportedly unsuited by the sharp track); returns from seven months off with something to prove; turf debut.

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6th

5

(6)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Latest Edition

9st 6lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

20/1

9th

2

(12)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Latest Edition

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Maiden; has not gone on from early promise but she wasn't far away over C&D before Christmas and is now 5lb lower following lesser efforts (in cheekpieces, now discarded) on final two starts for Karl Burke; not dismissed back here for new yard.

16/1

0

8

(6)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Latest Edition

9st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

took keen hold, prominent

16/1

Form: 431662

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Got up late to win a 7.5f handicap at Chester in June (good); solid effort when second of 12 (best of those held up) at Thirsk this month (1m, good); ran okay in one run on soft; chance.

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4th

11

(5)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Pearly Star

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Hugo Palmer

midfield

14/1

4th

12

(2)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Pearly Star

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Hugo Palmer

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on far side of group, headway up the centre over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

10/1

0

9

(6)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:35 Leicester

Pearly Star

9st 5lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

Got up late to win a 7.5f handicap at Chester in June (good); solid effort when second of 12 (best of those held up) at Thirsk this month (1m, good); ran okay in one run on soft; chance.

6/1

Form: 7-5061

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Strong in the market and ran out the easy winner of a small-field 7f handicap at Chepstow 59 days ago; 6lb higher in a stronger race but there could be more in the tank.

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7th

8

(6)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Believe You Me

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Heather Main

Off the mark at Chepstow (7f) in July, albeit in a weak race that hasn't worked out particularly well; limitations exposed in deeper fields since; first-time blinkers need to help.

12/1

6th

10

(7)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Leicester

Believe You Me

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Heather Main

took keen hold, led

14/1

Form: 6-3263

Last run: 68 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Placed in two of three runs for Marco Botti; low-key stable debut here (7f) in June but she fared better when third of nine at Bath in July on her first attempt at 1m; may do better but not obviously ahead of her mark.

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12th

5

(11)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Motasaleeta

9st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Nikki Evans

4yo maiden who has far-from-solid claims on form for current stable; never dangerous over C&D when last seen; others preferred.

40/1

7th

2

(7)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Motasaleeta

9st 9lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Nikki Evans

3yo maiden; close second in Leicester claimer on final start for previous yard; far from solid on her handicap form for current stable; placed at Bath in July but well held the last twice.

33/1

Form: 456333

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Tapped into new-found reserves of stamina of late, going close twice over 7f before another good run upped to 1m at Brighton three weeks ago; fully effective on slow ground but remains to be seen if she needs a stiff test over 1m on this ground.

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10th

9

(3)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

13:35 Brighton

Silver Diva

9st 4lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: John Gallagher

midfield, switched to centre over 3f out, no impression from 2f out

20/1

8th

11

(2)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:40 Brighton

Silver Diva

8st 13lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Gallagher

Under a length away on three successive occasions (7f-1m) and could want quicker ground than she encountered last time at Leicester; hard to rule out.

14/1

0

13

(8)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:35 Leicester

Silver Diva

8st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: John Gallagher

Tapped into new-found reserves of stamina of late, going close twice over 7f before another good run upped to 1m at Brighton three weeks ago; fully effective on slow ground but remains to be seen if she needs a stiff test over 1m on this ground.

14/1

16/1

Form: 8225V7

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

0-9 but twice a runner-up over a bit further on AW this summer; not quite at that level the last twice and this belated switch to turf needs to spark extra.

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0

14

(3)

25th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:35 Leicester

Musterion

8st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

0-9 but twice a runner-up over a bit further on AW this summer; not quite at that level the last twice and this belated switch to turf needs to spark extra.

16/1

7th

1

(2)

14th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

14:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Musterion

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John Butler

Eight-race maiden but she was runner-up here (8.6f) and at Lingfield (1m2f) before the drop back to 7f worked against her at Kempton in June; has good draw on this step back up in trip and she's in the mix for in-form yard.

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £859.00
Straight Forecast £409.50
Tricast £3895.30
Trifecta £9801.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Astronomica

Telegraph:

Believe You Me

Daily Mirror:

Pearly Star

D Express:

Valkyrian

POSTDATA:

Exigency

NEWMARKET:

Clipsham Gold

Daily Mail:

Believe You Me

The Star:

Believe You Me

Daily Record:

Believe You Me

RP RATINGS:

Astronomica

The Times:

Astronomica

The Guardian:

Astronomica

The Sun:

Astronomica