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16:25 Nottingham

Soft

Grassroots Series Middle Distance Final Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 1m 2f 50y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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Grassroots Series Middle Distance Final Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £29.00
  • Place: £5.80

Form: 994122 D BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Last three runs have been at Epsom, winning over 1m2f and runner-up since to Golden Maverick and latterly on the return to 1m4f; running well but is accustomed to easier handicaps than this.

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

7th

16

(11)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Ectocross

8st 6lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Simon Dow

midfield, switched left over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out

14/1

2nd

8

(8)

11th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 4

16:57 Nottingham

Ectocross

8st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Simon Dow

prominent

4/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 111724 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has enjoyed a highly fruitful season but it's come at a cost ratings-wise and the handicapper is currently looking well in command; trip/ground fine but perhaps placed at best.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

17:40 Musselburgh

Golden Maverick

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won five times on the Flat from 1m-1m2f for Ian Williams last year; has taken time to click as a hurdler, but off the mark in a modest race at Haydock last time (1m7f, soft); not badly treated on handicap debut and could well play a part.

15/8

1st

3

20th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

14:15 Haydock

Golden Maverick

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Useful Flat form before changing hands for 100,000gns; has shaped with a nice bit of promise in both his runs over hurdles, especially as soft ground would not have been absolutely ideal for him; strong contender even on soft and yet conditions could dry out.

5/4

3rd

13

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:55 Ludlow

Golden Maverick

10st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Fairly useful on Flat for previous yard, winning five times; joined new connections for 100,000gns; novicey when beaten favourite at Catterick (1m7f, soft) on the switch to hurdles but finished a clear second and should improve for the experience; respected.

5/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 403432

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Has finished in the top four in all but one of her seven races, last time going down by only a neck to Olympicus at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm); previous Sandown third was on heavy; thereabouts.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(10)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Windsor

Hakuna Babe

9st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

took keen hold, prominent, dropped to midfield after 1f

3/1

1st

8

(2)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Windsor

Hakuna Babe

8st 12lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: William Jarvis

Maiden who's been turned over three times as favourite since handicapping; doesn't look to do a lot wrong, though, and is proven under these conditions, so enters calculations.

7/2

3rd

6

(12)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 2

16:25 Nottingham

Hakuna Babe

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: William Jarvis

Has finished in the top four in all but one of her seven races, last time going down by only a neck to Olympicus at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm); previous Sandown third was on heavy; thereabouts.

5/1

40/1

Form: 340705

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Now 0-13 after finishing well beaten on soft ground at Doncaster (1m2f) nine days ago; blinkers need to make a huge difference.

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4th

12

(6)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

17:20 Doncaster

Corsican Caper

8st 9lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Kevin Frost

Narrow winner of 1m2f classified at Southwell in January but hasn't held his form since and unable to take advantage of a lowly mark from 3lb out of the weights back on turf; refitted cheekpieces replace visor.

25/1

8th

11

(12)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Corsican Caper

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Kevin Frost

Off the mark in 1m4f classified race here in early January; below par at Wolverhampton since but may revive returned to Southwell with Oisin Murphy booked.

10/1

6th

9

(2)

12th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Corsican Caper

9st 7lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Kevin Frost

Opened his account at Southwell (1m4f) where he evidently benefited from the switch to classified grade; no impact in two C&D handicaps later in January but looks interesting returned to this level.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 9-7541 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Ex-Joseph O'Brien; always handy before keeping on the closing stages to deny Hakuna Babe in a tight finish at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm); closely matched with that consistent rival but he still has to prove himself on soft ground.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

3

27th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Lingfield (AW)

Olympicus

9st 13lb

T: Michael Appleby

Gained sole success in a tight finish at Newmarket (1m2f) in August and raced too freely when only fifth of 11 at Nottingham the following month; AW debut today.

11/1

5th

3

(11)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 2

16:25 Nottingham

Olympicus

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Michael Appleby

Ex-Joseph O'Brien; always handy before keeping on the closing stages to deny Hakuna Babe in a tight finish at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm); closely matched with that consistent rival but he still has to prove himself on soft ground.

6/1

1st

3

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Newmarket (July)

Olympicus

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Michael Appleby

Some ability (tongue tied) in three starts for Joseph O'Brien last year; has had three runs for new yard this summer and he did well to finish a close fourth at Sandown (1m2f, good) last time after taking a strong hold; on same mark here and he's a big player if he can settle better.

7/1

8/1

Form: -96274

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Prominently ridden when runner-up at Newmarket (1m2f, good to soft) and again when under 3l away at Newbury (1m4f, good); turn looks near and he now goes in cheekpieces having been gelded.

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2nd

11

(14)

13th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 23y

Class 5

16:55 Yarmouth

Gordon Grey

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: B F Brookhouse

12-race maiden; appeared to find 2m too far on penultimate outing and placed from the front over 1m4f on starts either side; best turf efforts last summer were better still and he has a lower mark this time round (also tongue tied first time) so a case can be made.

12/1

2nd

5

(4)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gordon Grey

9st 11lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: B F Brookhouse

Appeared to find 2m too far at Lingfield last time and had previously run well to finish third of ten at Southwell (1m4f, Tapeta); more will be needed if he is to make it 12th-time lucky.

14/1

9th

9

(6)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Gordon Grey

9st 6lb

J: Harry Davies

T: B F Brookhouse

led, headed over 3f out

10/1

25/1

Form: 644170 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

It was a Class 5 that he won at Redcar (1m2f) last month and he's struggled since in a Class 6 and a Class 4; versatile ground-wise but this could be beyond him.

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6th

2

(6)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

12:25 Newcastle (AW)

Jewel Maker

9st 11lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Tim Easterby

His form can be up and down but he won at Redcar in August and was back on the scoresheet over this C&D 12 days ago; it was a blanket finish last time but he's just 2lb higher today and could be bang there once more.

7/2

1st

4

(8)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:05 Newcastle (AW)

Jewel Maker

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear, smooth headway from over 2f out, challenging inside final furlong, led towards finish

7/1

1

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Jewel Maker

10st 0lb

T: Tim Easterby

14/1

Form: 343834 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Has won on good and soft; another sound effort in defeat over this far at Leicester two weeks ago but looks vulnerable in this higher grade.

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10th

1

(9)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Nonsuch Lad

9st 12lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Won twice on turf last season and he has run some good races in defeat this time around; last couple of efforts need forgiving; dropping into a 0-60 should help but he still has something to prove on AW.

16/1

8th

2

(11)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Nonsuch Lad

9st 12lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Won twice on turf last season and he has run some good races in defeat this time around; he wasn't at his best at Nottingham nine days ago but this is a more realistic assignment; no reason why he won't be fully effective on AW in time.

6/1

8th

8

(2)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 2

16:25 Nottingham

Nonsuch Lad

9st 0lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Has won on good and soft; another sound effort in defeat over this far at Leicester two weeks ago but looks vulnerable in this higher grade.

14/1

7/1

Form: 142153 CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Conditions no issue having won on heavy ground three starts back (1m2f) and he went down fighting over further at Pontefract five days ago; assured stamina could come in handy; much respected.

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6th

4

(7)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Damascus Steel

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ed Dunlop

Won twice last year, over 1m3f on fast ground and 1m2f on heavy; form tapered off on his last couple of starts but he's not on a bad mark if getting his act together.

7/1

5th

6

(1)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:25 Yarmouth

Damascus Steel

9st 6lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Dunlop

towards rear of midfield

8/1

9th

5

(10)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 2

16:25 Nottingham

Damascus Steel

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Dunlop

Conditions no issue having won on heavy ground three starts back (1m2f) and he went down fighting over further at Pontefract five days ago; assured stamina could come in handy; much respected.

7/1

4/1

Form: -33213 CD BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Sat off a strong pace and came clear over C&D last month (good) and would probably have followed up at Bath had she seen out the extended 1m3f; off the same mark here but she was below par on her previous soft-ground run.

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4th

8

(3)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

16:07 Wolverhampton (AW)

Warren Hill

9st 5lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

midfield

8/1

4th

4

(6)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Warren Hill

9st 10lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

Successful on the Polytrack at Lingfield eight weeks ago, taking record over 1m2f to 2-4; open to further progress at this distance and enters calculations up just 2lb with Aidan Keeley again on board.

8/1

1st

4

(6)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:17 Lingfield (AW)

Warren Hill

9st 10lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

Had an excuse on penultimate start; consistent otherwise in handicaps, staying-on fourth at Kempton (1m3f, AW) latest; opened her account the last time she raced in this grade; possibilities.

11/2

33/1

Form: 750866 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Horse

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner when trained in Germany (1m1f-1m2f); yet to place in Britain and this is a tough race in which to put that right.

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6th

2

(5)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

16:20 Lingfield (AW)

The Conqueror

9st 9lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Jim Boyle

Won his first race for this yard at the 13th attempt under Ethan Jones over C&D last month, and he may have been undone by a lack of pace when fourth of nine back here 12 days later; a player if this pans out better.

5/2

4th

6

(8)

4th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:48 Lingfield (AW)

The Conqueror

9st 4lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Jim Boyle

Successful in C&D contest 12 days ago, opening his British account at the 13th attempt (formerly trained in Germany); remains unexposed at 1m4f; respected back up just 3lb with Ethan Jones again on board.

5/2

1st

9

(8)

23rd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:10 Lingfield (AW)

The Conqueror

8st 13lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Jim Boyle

All three wins came in Germany and latest was in May 2022; respectable efforts in Polytrack handicaps (1m2f) in last three starts but he couldn't make a serious impact when favourite here on Wednesday and needs to find more back up in trip.

9/2

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Non-runners

Eton College

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Payout
Exacta £1575.00
Straight Forecast £1620.00
Tricast £5618.40
Trifecta £7998.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Hakuna Babe

The Guardian:

Olympicus

LAMBOURN:

Eton College

NEWMARKET:

Warren Hill

SPOTLIGHT:

Damascus Steel

RP RATINGS:

Golden Maverick

POSTDATA:

Nonsuch Lad

Daily Mail:

Warren Hill

The Times:

Hakuna Babe

D Express:

Hakuna Babe

The Star:

Hakuna Babe

Daily Mirror:

Olympicus

The Sun:

Olympicus

Telegraph:

Eton College

Daily Record:

Eton College