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Grassroots Series Stayers’ Final Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 15 runners
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Grassroots Series Stayers’ Final Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.70
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 523444

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Dual French winner who has yet to score in Britain but has run well on occasions this year and he stays further than this; it's been a while since he ran without some form of eye-wear but he's not ruled out.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(9)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 4

17:10 Ascot

Motazzen

9st 13lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Henrietta C Knight

raced in second

20/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 642115 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Very progressive in winning handicaps at Ascot (1m4f, good to soft) and Sandown (1m6f, heavy) before coming up short in the Melrose at York; almost certainly found fast ground against him there (hung) and remains of strong interest.

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2nd

8

(10)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Nottingham

Alhambra Palace

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

dwelt start, took keen hold, in rear, headway from 3f out, hung left but went second against far rail over 1f out, kept on, just held

7/4

5th

13

(11)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

14:25 York

Alhambra Palace

8st 3lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: William Haggas

Runner-up at Epsom (1m4f, good to firm) last month on second handicap start and has won his next two (1m4f/1m6f, good to soft/heavy); has travelled really well for those wins and he could have more left in the tank for trainer who has won two of the last four runnings (also saddles Lordship).

13/2

1st

7

(4)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:27 Sandown

Alhambra Palace

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: William Haggas

Has improved plenty since handicapping, getting off the mark by nearly 5l at Ascot (1m4f, good to soft) last Friday; has a good chance of staying the longer trip on breeding and 6lb penalty is unlikely to stop him if he's in the same form.

8/13

16/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 822486 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Both wins have come here but he has a poor strike-rate and would prefer faster ground.

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0

3

(3)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alpine Stroll

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Alexandra Dunn

disputed lead

25/1

1

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alpine Stroll

10st 2lb

T: Alexandra Dunn

4th

2

(3)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

11:30 Lingfield (AW)

Alpine Stroll

9st 13lb

J: Molly Presland

T: Alexandra Dunn

Won two staying handicaps at Nottingham in the summer of 2022; retained ability without winning this summer; sold for 10,000gns in October; starts out for new yard off a manageable mark; betting to guide.

16/1

OUR TIP

33/1

Form: -87036

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Triple turf winner at up to 11.5f on sound surfaces; placed on good to soft at Sandown on his penultimate run but doubt that he wants it any softer than that.

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9th

2

(1)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:05 Lingfield (AW)

Ace Rothstein

10st 1lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Dylan Cunha

Creditable fourth in quite valuable series final at Nottingham (1m6f, soft) in September but disappointing on his next Flat start and reverts to this sphere after heavy defeat on last month's handicap hurdle debut; too inconsistent to trust.

20/1

12th

4

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Kempton

Ace Rothstein

11st 13lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Dylan Cunha

Useful on the Flat in his prime and seemed to be getting his act together over hurdles when close second in Huntingdon novice (2m, good) in March, but has rather mixed record on the Flat since switching to current stable in May and is not an easy one to predict on this handicap hurdle debut.

8/1

6th

3

(1)

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Goodwood

Ace Rothstein

11st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Dylan Cunha

took keen hold, soon led at slow pace, increased tempo 4f out, headed 2f out, soon weakened

14/1

14/1

Form: -32236

Last run: 40 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Near misses over 1m6f and 2m2f during the summer; those came in easier races than this and he's not been at his best the last twice.

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9th

1

(9)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 6

18:20 Catterick

Cold Henry

9st 11lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sara Ender

Two wins over 2m here in autumn of 2022; hasn't won since, but has several decent placed efforts to his credit; could go well, but perhaps better at 2m.

10/1

33/1

Form: 244224 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Consistent but her losing run is mounting up and she's accustomed to competing at a lower level than this; mostly kept away from soft ground.

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0

8

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

12:30 Kelso

Hellenista

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

midfield, mistake 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

25/1

6th

7

18th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:29 Wetherby

Hellenista

10st 7lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear

100/1

8th

2

(7)

16th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

16:40 Musselburgh

Hellenista

9st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Beaten on her last 15 starts going back to last June but she's been running well of late in the main and could be thereabouts.

11/2

12/1

Form: -61989

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

His two wins (one in France) came under aggressive rides on soft ground, latterly off a 3lb lower mark in the spring (2m); below par since in cheekpieces and a visor.

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1st

4

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:50 Ripon

Justus

9st 6lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, always doing enough

5/1

1st

5

(1)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

14:45 Pontefract

Justus

8st 13lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Dual Flat winner at about 2m on soft ground; pulled up on his final run over hurdles but that was a Grade 2 novice and he had previously chased home the classy Dysart Enos at Doncaster; has won off this mark and that was without a claimer riding.

5/1

8

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 1

14:17 Kelso

Justus

11st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

towards rear

50/1

Form: 402274

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

0-14 and well beaten by the winner when twice runner-up earlier this year; mixed results on soft ground.

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4th

8

(8)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

De Vegas Warrior

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

slowly into stride, soon in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

5/1

2nd

1

(3)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

De Vegas Warrior

9st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

Still seeking his first win after 21 starts but he has finished second twice this winter, missing out by just a short head at Southwell last month (1m6f; blinkered for the first time); creditable third over C&D four weeks ago; each-way shout.

5/1

33/1

Form: -32337

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Only beat one home at Haydock (1m6f, good) last time but had been running well prior to that; has a bit to prove on ground this soft.

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6th

7

(6)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:45 Nottingham

Can Can Girl

8st 8lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Craig Lidster

slowly away, always behind

10/1

14/1

Form: 514423 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won a small-field 1m4f novice earlier this year; has been coming up short in handicaps and in easier ones than this; goes on soft.

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10th

11

(11)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Nottingham

Double Oban

8st 13lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

prominent

14/1

11th
5 (2)
Roost

11/2

Form: -72451

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Not at his best in two previous runs over 1m6f but he came home well to collect over 1m4f at Ffos Las (good to soft; handles softer) and stamina shouldn't be an issue; one for the shortlist off 5lb higher.

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8th

13

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Roost

8st 13lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent, in touch with leaders after 3f

12/1

11th

5

(2)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Nottingham

Roost

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

dwelt start, midfield

11/2

12/1

Form: 310584

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner who ran okay over this far at Haydock last time; whether he wants the ground this soft is questionable.

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9th

12

(1)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

CMon Kenny

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

Got up late to win a C&D handicap last month off 3lb lower; into a more competitive race tonight but retains potential over this trip.

6/1

14/1

Form: 844531 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Snapped a losing run when coming clear in the closing stages at Kempton (2m, AW) this month; only 1-16 on turf but goes on soft ground and remains well handicapped.

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10th

5

(3)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Sophar Sogood

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: John Butler

Returned to winning ways when comfortably accounting for ten rivals in a 2m handicap at Kempton in September (Class 6); not so good since but he's feasibly weighted should this be one of his good days.

10/1

Form: 683443 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Doesn't find winning easy but looked unlucky not to go really close last time at Bath (1m6f, good); goes on this ground.

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6th

10

(2)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 5

15:20 Bath

Militry Decoration

9st 5lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Camilla Poulton

4-25 on AW, compared to 1-23 on turf; has bits of form in the mud and his latest run was a 1m4f AW win under Jack Enright last month, so this 9yo is not entirely ruled out.

6/1

1st

5

(6)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

16:55 Southwell (AW)

Militry Decoration

9st 11lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Camilla Poulton

dwelt start, held up in rear, headway and switched left under 2f out, kept on well to lead towards finish, did well in the circumstances

8/1

Form: 296542 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

All four wins and best form have come on good or quicker ground; runner-up at Redcar last week but that was a Class 6 handicap and this is much harder.

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2nd

7

(3)

3rd May 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

15:25 Musselburgh

Desert Quest

9st 0lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ewan Whillans

dwelt start, took keen hold, towards rear

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £253.00
Straight Forecast £147.50
Tricast £1128.60
Trifecta £1873.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Alhambra Palace

Telegraph:

Roost

TOPSPEED:

Alpine Stroll

Daily Mail:

Double Oban

RP RATINGS:

Motazzen

The Guardian:

Desert Quest

NEWMARKET:

Alhambra Palace

The Times:

Alhambra Palace

D Express:

Alhambra Palace

Daily Mirror:

Alhambra Palace

The Sun:

Alhambra Palace

Daily Record:

Alhambra Palace

The Star:

Roost

POSTDATA:

Alpine Stroll