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15:50 Nottingham

Soft

Grassroots Series Final Sprint Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 0m 6f 18y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
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Grassroots Series Final Sprint Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 414516 CD BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Two 6f handicap wins this season, latterly when powering clear in first-time headgear over C&D six weeks ago; 5f on fast ground didn't look quite enough of a test when a close sixth at York's Ebor meeting last time; return to 6f a plus but she's yet to race on slower than good (useful half brother Khanjar hasn't shone under slower conditions); fair chance there's more to come though and she has to enter calculations.

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2nd

12

(5)

7th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

15:30 Curragh

Pinafore

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: William Haggas

Progressive handicapper was gaining third success of the season (all at 6f) when scoring at Nottingham 11 days ago, finishing her race off strongly on soft ground; trainer has fine strike rate with his Irish runners in recent years and has a leading contender here.

11/4

1st

1

(8)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 2

15:50 Nottingham

Pinafore

9st 12lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

in touch with leaders, headway when ridden over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, kept on well to lead towards finish

11/4

6th

8

(1)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Pinafore

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Has been campaigned exclusively over 6f; took really well to first-time cheekpieces at Nottingham (good; scored easily) last week, bouncing back from two disappointing efforts and taking record to 3-8; headgear retained; strong chance under 6lb penalty provided she copes with this drop in trip.

7/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 726105 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Three of his four career wins have come at this track, including a comfortable success in this race 12 months ago off a 6lb lower mark; off the mark for the year at Doncaster in July (6f, good) and he's one to take seriously under today's conditions.

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6th

2

(2)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Yarmouth

Fantasy Master

9st 10lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Darryll Holland

Last two wins over 6f and he could have done without the drying weather over this easy 5f; will be happier back on turf but there's no wiggle room off this mark and he didn't offer a lot on his Chelmsford comeback.

9/1

7th

3

(1)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Fantasy Master

9st 4lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Darryll Holland

Consistent on turf last year including a win at Doncaster (6f, good); off five months and can go well fresh, but well held in three goes on the AW and not sure a fast 5f like this is ideal.

11/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 341223 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Made good progress in handicaps this season, winning twice at Newcastle and also over C&D (soft; impressive in cheekpieces for the first time); Yarmouth second in July represents strong sprint handicap form and he then chased home Pinafore over C&D (8lb better off for just over 3l); might get closer on today's slower ground and he still looks on a good mark.

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4th

9

(9)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Northern Spirit

9st 1lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Won twice over C&D last year and he ended his turf campaign in good form; last month's return to action should have blown away any cobwebs but there's not much margin for error off his current mark.

16/1

8th

7

15th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

15:47 Southwell (AW)

Northern Spirit

9st 9lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Most consistent in 2023, winning three times (including twice on the Newcastle Tapeta) from 11 starts and making the frame in the other eight; still 8lb above his last winning mark but considered if market vibes are positive on his return from five months off.

5/2

3rd

4

(10)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 2

15:50 Nottingham

Northern Spirit

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

dwelt start, in rear, headway on near side of group from 2f out, kept on well and went third inside final 110yds, nearest finish

5/1

Form: 211252 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

He's enjoying a fine campaign, winning four times and running right up to his recent best when second of 16 at Bath ten days ago; should go well again.

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7th

8

(6)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

17:00 Catterick

Foreseeable Future

8st 13lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Soundly beaten on final two starts last season but his busy campaign featured four wins (5f/6f, including on soft) and this 9yo reappears with his trainer in fine form; could have a part to play.

7/1

9th

6

(6)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Newcastle (AW)

Foreseeable Future

9st 6lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Productive on turf this season, winning four times; capable of being involved, provided best 2023 form is transferred back to AW; the negative is his record of 0-12 in this sphere.

10/1

16/1

Form: 359065 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Smart in his pomp but he's had a torrid season, albeit his best effort came over C&D in June; hinted at a possible revival at Goodwood three weeks ago but failed to back it up at Chester ten days ago; others safer.

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7th

2

(2)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:13 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mokaatil

9st 10lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

prominent on inner

7/1

2nd

3

(10)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mokaatil

9st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ian Williams

towards rear

10/1

Form: 292540 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Chance on this season's best but he finished behind two of today's rivals here last month and was below form at York last time; others appeal more.

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6th

2

(1)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 2

15:50 Nottingham

Spirit Of Applause

9st 1lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, weakened from over 1f out

12/1

19

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Spirit Of Applause

9st 8lb

T: Tim Easterby

14th

9

(2)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:55 York

Spirit Of Applause

9st 6lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

Won well at Haydock in May (6f, good to firm) and he's finished second in two of his five runs since; career best will be needed to come out on top this time.

8/1

Form: 1355 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Did well to win a 6f maiden at Doncaster on debut in July; followed that with a creditable run under a penalty at Ripon; no match for Pinafore over C&D last month but his latest effort at Southwell offered hope of better; no surprise to see him go well.

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14

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Billyjoh

8st 7lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Still has some learning to do and his slow-starting tendencies could do with being curbed but he's making fine progress as a sprinter, winning three AW handicaps at this trip and running right up to his best when chasing home Albasheer over 5f a fortnight ago; the return to this trip should suit and he's one to be interested in.

12/1

2nd

9

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Billyjoh

8st 6lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

dwelt start, in rear, niggled along soon after start

9/2

1st

1

(3)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Billyjoh

9st 12lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

slowly into stride, in rear

7/4

16/1

Form: 397178 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Didn't make her debut until January and she's made good progress, winning four times; not at her best on her last two starts but it could be that soft ground is preferable for her and further improvement could yet be forthcoming.

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2nd

7

(5)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

15:00 Newcastle (AW)

Just A Spark

8st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Rod Millman

led, switched right after 1f, headed inside final 110yds, no match for winner

10/1

5th

2

(7)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Just A Spark

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Rod Millman

Has now won her last six starts on the AW having completed a hat-trick three weeks ago (4-4 in Tapeta handicaps); is only 2lb higher than at Kempton and warrants respect, again under Oisin Murphy who boasts a good record for the yard.

11/4

Form: 5-6780

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Not matched his 2yo form in 6f-7f handicaps this season; tumbling down the weights but he's up against it from 10lb out of the weights here.

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6th

9

(1)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

14:10 Redcar

Brother Sebastian

8st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Tim Easterby

2yo promise but he's been struggling badly in handicaps this year; dropped 19lb as a consequence but the fitting of cheekpieces isn't enough to tempt today; one of three runners for the yard.

25/1

13th

4

(12)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

14:10 Pontefract

Brother Sebastian

9st 7lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

This is more suitable than the Class 2 handicap he contested on Tuesday but he's still not easily recommended on 2023 evidence.

14/1

9th

13

(13)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 2

15:50 Nottingham

Brother Sebastian

8st 2lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Tim Easterby

dwelt start and stumbled start, took keen hold, always behind

33/1

8/1

Form: 752731 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

The fitting of a visor has sparked some improvement on his last two starts and he won with a bit to spare at Catterick two weeks ago (6f, soft); effectively 7lb higher today but it's quite possible there's more to come from him and conditions won't hold any terrors.

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4th

7

(8)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

17:00 Catterick

Havana Rum

8st 13lb

J: Ethan Tindall

T: Richard Fahey

Won over C&D (soft) last September on sole course visit, so is worth a second look; however, he failed to fire on his final two outings last season and reappears minus any headgear; might improve for this run.

8/1

7th

7

(5)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

14:10 Redcar

Havana Rum

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

Ran no sort of race in stronger company at Nottingham 24 days ago (6f, soft) but he had earlier won a Class 6 at Catterick with something to spare; should still be feasibly treated.

8/1

10th

11

(4)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 2

15:50 Nottingham

Havana Rum

8st 2lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, took keen hold, always behind

8/1

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Non-runners

Muscika, Sera Dawn, Muy Muy Guapo

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Payout
Exacta £292.00
Straight Forecast £315.60
Tricast £1010.10
Trifecta £1015.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Northern Spirit

The Times:

Billyjoh

Telegraph:

Havana Rum

Daily Mirror:

Foreseeable Future

RP RATINGS:

Mokaatil

POSTDATA:

Sera Dawn

TOPSPEED:

Spirit Of Applause

NEWMARKET:

Fantasy Master

The Guardian:

Billyjoh

The Star:

Havana Rum

Daily Mail:

Northern Spirit

Daily Record:

Northern Spirit

D Express:

Mokaatil