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cavani.co.uk The Flat Cap Furlong Handicap

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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cavani.co.uk The Flat Cap Furlong Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: -74032 CD BF

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner who enjoys soft ground and his latest Thirsk conqueror (1m4f) was at the top of his game back then; solid chance off the same mark now returned to 1m6f.

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6th

3

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:50 Ripon

Billy No Mates

9st 11lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

took keen hold, always behind

4/1

2nd

4

(1)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

14:15 Pontefract

Billy No Mates

9st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Exposed 8yo who was securing a sixth career success on his favoured soft ground at Haydock in September (1m6f, soft), a race he won three years earlier; has won after a break in the past and there's nothing wrong with his mark.

4/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: -74112

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

His recent wins came in Class 6s but it was a Class 2 in which he came from last to finish a close second at Bath 13 days ago (1m6f, good to soft); will feel let loose off this weight (especially with Mia Nicholls claiming 7lb) and commands respect.

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5th

8

(2)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zillion

9st 4lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Sue Gardner

Multiple turf winner at up to 2m, but he's 0-11 on AW and was a well-held fourth of six at Southwell (1m4f) on his return last month; now goes back up in trip and down in grade but others are preferred.

16/1

4th

5

(2)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 5

16:05 Southwell (AW)

Zillion

8st 11lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Sue Gardner

slowly away, raced in last, headway towards far side from over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

10/1

3rd

5

(11)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 24y

Class 6

17:45 Bath

Zillion

9st 11lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Sue Gardner

Scored at Chepstow (2m; beat Tin Fandango) and here (1m5f, both on good to soft) in the summer and he's held his form with runner-up efforts over 1m6f in last two starts; on same mark as for his clear second at Haydock last time and he's respected back up in trip.

7/1

11/2

Form: 412-52

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Has won all sorts down the years and having only his second run for this yard when chasing home a Prescott improver at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft); assured stamina should come in handy.

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5th

3

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

14:45 Pontefract

Black Kalanisi

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

C&D winner last October and followed up on heavy ground at Newmarket; returns to the Flat off a 6lb higher mark and after pulling up over hurdles in February; will need to be approaching his best.

7/2

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Black Kalanisi

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Ian Williams

Gained his Flat wins in the autumn over 2m/2m2f; subsequent hurdles efforts at about 3m; veteran who may not be crying out for this drop back to sharp 2m5f under this code.

7/1

6/1

Form: 537133 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Record of 133 in 1m6f handicaps since the blinkers went on and he seems to try hard enough; has been contesting Class 6s so this should be tougher; probably wants drier ground as well.

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2nd

2

(5)

25th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Daaris

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Kevin Frost

Sole win in 21 starts came over 1m6f on turf, but he has finished runner-up in both starts since returned to the AW and looked unlucky not to win when beaten a neck over 2m here a fortnight ago; up another 1lb but still a major player.

15/8

2nd

2

(4)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Daaris

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Kevin Frost

in rear but in touch with leaders, dropped to last after 6f, headway from 4f out

7/4

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 36-568

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Signed off for Michael Scudamore in modest form over hurdles and it's been a struggle back on the Flat for Lucinda Russell (latterly in this new headgear combination); reservations for now.

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5th

5

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

Caldwell

10st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

led, headed but prominent before 3rd, awkward jump 4th, bad mistake 5th

9/2

5th

2

(1)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 5

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Caldwell

9st 11lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

His two wins since December have come here, over 2m and 1m4f; made the frame back here 15 days ago despite hanging; up and down but has another big effort in him.

9/2

3rd

2

(1)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Caldwell

9st 10lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

prominent, took keen hold, carried head awkwardly over 2f out, kept on

11/1

13/2

Form: 1-0445

Last run: 90 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Bought for 30,000gns out of the Ed Walker yard for whom he was 1-9 on the Flat and 0-2 hurdling (runner-up the once); this trip should be fine but he was below his best when last seen three months ago.

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5th

8

(1)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

14:45 Thirsk

V Twelve

9st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Martin Todhunter

Comes here in good form having won a handicap hurdle at Wetherby last month (2m, soft); showed fair form on the Flat for Ed Walker, winning a 1m2f Windsor handicap off 4lb higher in October 2022 (soft); each-way chance.

8/1

1st

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Wetherby

V Twelve

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Martin Todhunter

in touch with leaders, joined leader just after 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden and 2 lengths ahead when mistake last, kept on

12/1

6th

8

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

V Twelve

11st 4lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

midfield

14/1

Form: /32464

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Has returned from a long absence in decent form and, although a better horse on the AW, he is handicapped accordingly and went close at Newbury in June (1m3f, good to firm); should stay fine but there's nothing in his profile to suggest he wants soft ground.

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5th

4

(7)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Luckys Dream

9st 10lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: B F Brookhouse

Positive tactics were deployed at Chelmsford 11 days ago (extended 1m5f) and it was only late on that he dropped away; perhaps a shade high in the weights for now.

14/1

5th

4

(9)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 5f 66y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Luckys Dream

9st 12lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: B F Brookhouse

soon led

13/2

4th

6

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

15:45 Huntingdon

Luckys Dream

11st 7lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: B F Brookhouse

Not seen over hurdles since heavy defeat on handicap debut in 2020 but returned from long layoff with some good Flat runs this summer, most notably when creditable fourth in 1m4f Racing League event on Tapeta (RPR 88); last month's defeat on soft ground was excusable; interesting.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £114.00
Straight Forecast £130.90
Trifecta £511.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Billy No Mates

SPOTLIGHT:

Zillion

RP RATINGS:

Black Kalanisi

The Star:

Caldwell

Daily Mail:

Billy No Mates

D Express:

Billy No Mates

Daily Mirror:

Billy No Mates

Daily Record:

Billy No Mates

Telegraph:

Black Kalanisi

The Times:

Zillion

The Sun:

Zillion