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14:30 Goodwood

Soft

William Hill Handicap

  • Prize money: £15702
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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William Hill Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 921017 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Has done all his winning at about 7f, including twice here (soft/heavy) last month; ran creditably in warm Irish event since; has some good form over 1m but it remains to be seen whether he'll ever score at this trip; still one to consider seriously in this field, back at Goodwood.

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13th

12

(15)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Rhoscolyn

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Has had a terrific spell but those three most recent wins at Goodwood, at 7f and 1m (on heavy and soft) came in less competitive races; a mighty effort if he can defy a penalty in this company (due to race off 2lb lower in future).

14/1

5th

7

(17)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Rhoscolyn

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

In-form 5yo who recorded three wins at Goodwood (7f/1m, soft/heavy) in August/September; however, combination of 6lb penalty and return to forecast faster ground looks a reason to oppose him; future mark is 4lb lower.

20/1

1st

4

(5)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:30 Goodwood

Rhoscolyn

9st 0lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Has done all his winning at about 7f, including twice here (soft/heavy) last month; ran creditably in warm Irish event since; has some good form over 1m but it remains to be seen whether he'll ever score at this trip; still one to consider seriously in this field, back at Goodwood.

4/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 641248 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Below par on AW three weeks ago; in decent form on turf otherwise of late, winning at Newmarket then making the frame twice; acts on soft; hard to dismiss back in this sphere.

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1st

5

(2)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Hafeet Alain

9st 4lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

C&D winner who got back to his best last year with wins in June/October (1m, soft/good to soft); however, this is his first outing since a below-par AW run in November; slow ground may be preferable.

14/1

8th

5

(8)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Hafeet Alain

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Walker

Has won on the Polytrack at Lingfield but this season's two victories have come on slow turf, more recently at York last month; still has some handicapping scope despite a 3lb rise.

9/2

7/4

Form: 0-1210 D BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Better than bare result suggests (met trouble) when favourite for major handicap here last time out; progressive otherwise and landed the Irish Lincoln (1m, soft to heavy) in April prior to finishing second in the Spring Cup; may not have reached his ceiling yet; still of interest.

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12

(14)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Lattam

8st 11lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Won the Irish Lincolnshire (1m, soft to heavy) on last season's reappearance and also on the scoresheet at Newcastle (1m, AW) in June; failed to progress subsequently and sold out of William Haggas's yard for 50,000gns in October, but an each-way case can be made on his stable and seasonal debut.

8/1

7th

18

(8)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Lattam

8st 11lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Beat a big field in the Irish Lincoln on reappearance (1m, soft to heavy) but subsequent runs under similar conditions suggest he has his work cut out for win purposes unless first-time cheekpieces spur him on.

14/1

5th

3

(4)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:50 York

Lattam

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: William Haggas

Won the Irish Lincolnshire (1m, soft to heavy) in March and back on the scoresheet at Newcastle (1m, AW) in June; returned to form with good third of seven at Goodwood (1m, soft) recently and he should get a suitably stronger pace in this bigger field; rain would aid this lightly raced 4yo's cause.

9/2

Form: 251716 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Has done all his winning at 1m1f/1m2f, most recently here (soft) on penultimate outing; came up short off career-high mark latest; return to Goodwood may suit but the drop back to 1m may not.

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7th

6

(10)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:22 Ascot

Sweet Reward

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Last two efforts suggest he's now weighted to the hilt in handicaps and this switch to classified level may help; however, being kept to 1m looks a negative; all wins remain at 1m1f/1m2f.

12/1

5th

6

(1)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:30 Goodwood

Sweet Reward

8st 10lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Has done all his winning at 1m1f/1m2f, most recently here (soft) on penultimate outing; came up short off career-high mark latest; return to Goodwood may suit but the drop back to 1m may not.

15/2

6th

1

(7)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

14:40 Chester

Sweet Reward

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Comes into this in good form having won two of his last three starts, at Epsom (1m2f, good to soft) and Goodwood (1m2f, soft); may well have his ground, but 7lb rise for his latest emphatic success demands more.

9/2

Form: 517171 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 6lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft; better than ever aged eight and has a good recent strike-rate, having won three of her last five races, latest at Ascot; now has combination of career-high mark and tougher grade to overcome.

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5th

2

(3)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Crystal Casque

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Rod Millman

5-27 around here; 6lb higher than when runner-up in this last year and has failed to beat a rival in either start since narrowly beating Dayzee at Lingfield (1m, Polytrack) in December; back off the same mark as for that success and has bounced back from a modest effort before, so not easily dismissed.

6/1

4th

1

(2)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:00 Kempton (AW)

Crystal Casque

9st 9lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Rod Millman

led at steady pace, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

8/1

8/1

Form: 13-426

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Clear best effort this year when nearly winning the Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot (good) where he was collared on the wire; capable on his day but remains quirky and has scored only once since 2019.

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7th

1

(7)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:30 Goodwood

Fox Tal

9st 9lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Andrew Balding

Clear best effort this year when nearly winning the Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot (good) where he was collared on the wire; capable on his day but remains quirky and has scored only once since 2019.

8/1

6th

2

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

18:50 Windsor

Fox Tal

9st 7lb

J: William Carver

T: Andrew Balding

Quirky customer who carries his head high and whose only win in his last 20 starts came in a three-runner race; went close in one of the handicaps at the Shergar Cup (1m; better at this trip) last time but did have the run of things up front and still couldn't quite finish the job off; others preferred.

10/1

2nd

4

(4)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Fox Tal

9st 10lb

J: Joao Moreira

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, led at steady pace, went clear over 1f out, reduced lead inside final furlong, headed final stride

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 022010 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

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6

(17)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

The Gatekeeper

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

He was kept busy last year and won four of his 15 starts, most recently the Balmoral Handicap (1m, soft) at Ascot in October; this 4lb higher mark is a career-high but this 5yo is not ruled out on his reappearance.

11/1

15

(4)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

The Gatekeeper

8st 12lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

2

(6)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:30 Goodwood

The Gatekeeper

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

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Payout
Exacta £189.00
Straight Forecast £181.60
Trifecta £684.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lattam

Telegraph:

Rhoscolyn

The Times:

The Gatekeeper

TOPSPEED:

Hafeet Alain

POSTDATA:

Sweet Reward

RP RATINGS:

Lattam

NEWMARKET:

Lattam

D Express:

Lattam

The Sun:

Lattam

The Star:

Lattam

Daily Mail:

The Gatekeeper

Daily Mirror:

Rhoscolyn

Daily Record:

Rhoscolyn

The Guardian:

Hafeet Alain