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Illuminate Christmas Ball Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £4004
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
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Illuminate Christmas Ball Nursery Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.85
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 5860 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 10lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Has very good pedigree but finished well down the field when favourite for recent nursery debut at Newcastle (6f); upped in trip with visor added here; not written off just yet.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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4th

2

(10)

8th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:50 Newcastle (AW)

Desert Raider

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Ian McInnes

Dual Polytrack winner for Charlie Johnston last year and beaten just over 2l into sixth of nine on stable debut at Southwell (1m, Tapeta; first-time tongue-tie) eight days ago; shouldn't be far away.

7/1

6th

5

(7)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

15:50 Southwell (AW)

Desert Raider

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Ian McInnes

Somewhat hit and miss in his nine races but has won AW handicaps at Chelmsford (7f) and Lingfield (1m); creditable third at Wolverhampton last time; tongue-tie is added on this first run since leaving Charlie Johnston.

6/1

3rd

1

(4)

13th Jan 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Desert Raider

10st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Charlie Johnston

Somewhat hit and miss, but he has won AW handicaps at Chelmsford (7f) and Lingfield (1m) on two of his last four starts; beaten at odds-on at Newcastle (7f) on Monday but is the type to bounce back quickly; shapes as he'll stay this far and today's opposition does not look strong.

6/5

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 989

Last run: 71 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Struggled in three maiden/novice races in June/July (6f-7.4f) but was gelded in the meantime and has much more realistic chance to get competitive in this low-grade nursery.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

2

(14)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Palazzo Persico

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Ed Dunlop

Made it seventh-time lucky at Chelmsford (1m2f, Polytrack) last month but found the step up to a 0-70 too much when a well-held fourth of nine at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) 12 days later; should be happier back at this level but the widest stall poses a problem.

11/2

4th

9

(4)

23rd Nov 2023

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1m 1f 104y

Class 5

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Palazzo Persico

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

Doesn't seem totally straightforward but he has a largely solid record since handicapping and opened his account at Chelmsford (1m2f) most recently; may build on that win; respectable claims upped in grade.

6/1

1st

3

(5)

11th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Palazzo Persico

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

in rear, pushed along and headway from 2f out, wandered around when challenging over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and hung left but kept on well towards finish

7/2

8/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 040

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Never left the rear division in three 6f maiden/novice races last month but sports a first-time visor for this low-grade nursery and her pedigree suggests the extra furlong will suit; no surprise if she features.

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8th

6

(8)

7th Nov 2023

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1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Serendipitous Lady

9st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Michael Bell

slowly away, raced in last

9/4

1st

8

(5)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

16:00 Yarmouth

Serendipitous Lady

9st 0lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Michael Bell

Showed improved form on her handicap debut when upped to 7f in a first-time visor (retained) when a close third at Chelmsford last time; chance on that form.

9/4

Form: 08978

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Well down the field off today's basement mark when 66-1 for first two nurseries (1m/7f); needs the first-time blinkers to make a huge difference today.

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11th

11

(11)

20th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Heads Gone Pal

9st 0lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Adrian Wintle

towards rear

14/1

9th

12

(7)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Heads Gone Pal

8st 3lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tony Carroll

Seven-race maiden; has had four runs in nurseries off the basement mark, third of nine at Brighton (7f) on latest; could make the frame again but he'll need improvement if he's to notch a first win.

10/1

10/1

Form: 600

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Well down the field on his last two starts (7f/6f) but positives can be drawn from his Newmarket debut in June (6f), and he's sure to appreciate this significant ease in grade; cheekpieces removed after one use.

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5th

5

(8)

30th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:57 Chelmsford (AW)

Profectus

9st 7lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

Well down the field on his last two starts (7f/6f) but positives can be drawn from his Newmarket debut in June (6f), and he's sure to appreciate this significant ease in grade; cheekpieces removed after one use.

10/1

11th

8

(2)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 5

16:20 Windsor

Profectus

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: George Margarson

ducked sharply left start, never better than midfield

50/1

10th

5

(1)

18th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:10 Newmarket (July)

Profectus

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: George Margarson

Out of a fairly useful 7f winner but he made a low-key start when a 9l sixth of nine here (6f, good to soft; 33-1) in June; should know more this time but he has a lot to find upped in trip.

33/1

Form: 474558

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

12-race maiden; has shown more than enough ability to suggest he can win a race off his basement but his last two runs were below par and he needs to up his game.

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6th

9

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:57 Chelmsford (AW)

Mist Of Lir

8st 13lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

12-race maiden; has shown more than enough ability to suggest he can win a race off his basement but his last two runs were below par and he needs to up his game.

8/1

8th

11

(8)

18th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:52 Kempton (AW)

Mist Of Lir

8st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Amy Murphy

In the frame on three occasions on turf/Tapeta, but now 0-11 and vulnerable to less exposed rivals.

14/1

5th

6

(6)

11th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

15:30 Brighton

Mist Of Lir

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Amy Murphy

Ten-race maiden but he ran well for a long way at Chelmsford (7f, Polytrack) last time and was beaten only 2l; this drop back in trip looks a good move and he could make a bold bid back on turf; reapplied blinkers replace cheekpieces.

100/30

4/1

Form: 434323

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Exposed after ten runs but scores good marks for consistency in nurseries; made the frame for sixth consecutive time off today's basement mark when third of 11 at Lingfield (7f) a fortnight ago; probably won't be far away.

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12th

13

(8)

17th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Birkie Boy

8st 13lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: J S Moore

A modest 7f juvenile winner but he beat only one in 7f Wolverhampton handicap in February; others appeal more.

20/1

9th

6

(10)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Birkie Boy

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: J S Moore

7f fast turf winner; returned to better form when running on into second at Kempton (7f, Polytrack) latest; switches to Tapeta for the first time; up 2lb; not ruled out.

11/4

2nd

7

(8)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Kempton (AW)

Birkie Boy

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: J S Moore

7f win at Brighton in October and ran well over C&D one month later; unplaced in races won by Aspire To Glory on his last two starts; David Probert replaces a 7lb claimer but he could prove vulnerable again.

14/1

6/1

Form: 150444

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 10lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Rallied gamely to win a five-runner maiden at Brighton (6f, soft) in June but subsequent nursery form has been somewhat underwhelming; seemingly aided by first-time blinkers when fourth of six in recent Wolverhampton seller (6f) but went back up 3lb for that run; others preferred.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(3)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

13:45 Brighton

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9st 8lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: John Butler

dwelt start, towards rear, headway and hung left over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

8/1

8th

2

(4)

30th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:57 Chelmsford (AW)

Search

9st 10lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Butler

Rallied gamely to win a five-runner maiden at Brighton (6f, soft) in June but subsequent nursery form has been somewhat underwhelming; seemingly aided by first-time blinkers when fourth of six in recent Wolverhampton seller (6f) but went back up 3lb for that run; others preferred.

6/1

4th

2

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Search

9st 10lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: John Butler

awkward start and slowly away

16/1

Form: 906

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Showed no significant promise in her three qualifying races (all over 7f) but, like some of the others in this line-up, this is her first realistic chance to get seriously involved.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

(6)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Majolica

9st 0lb

J: Baz Lewis

T: Simon Hodgson

Moderate form from lowly marks since entering handicaps; watch.

50/1

5th

10

(8)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

15:30 Lingfield (AW)

Majolica

9st 0lb

J: Baz Lewis

T: Simon Hodgson

Showed nothing more than glimmers of promise for Andrew Balding as a 2yo (five runs) and has been soundly beaten off today's basement mark in two Kempton handicaps (1m/7f) for new stable this year; back in trip with cheekpieces tried today.

33/1

8th

10

(3)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Majolica

8st 11lb

J: Barry Lewis

T: Simon Hodgson

Looked limited for Andrew Balding and she fared no better on her stable debut here (1m) three weeks ago; drop back in trip not enough to tempt.

66/1

Form: 505044

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Behind Birkie Boy when keeping-on fourth of 11 at Lingfield (7f) a fortnight ago and now 0-6 but she's another 3lb lower here and might be boosted by the addition of blinkers.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(8)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tenyatta

9st 3lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

dwelt start, in rear

7/2

4th

9

(9)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tenyatta

9st 0lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: Jamie Osborne

awkward start and slowly away, raced in last

10/1

6th

9

(3)

16th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Tenyatta

9st 3lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Jamie Osborne

Hasn't finished within 5l of the winner in her four nurseries and she's another in this line-up who will need to derive some benefit from first-time headgear.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £266.00
Straight Forecast £302.60
Tricast £1030.80
Trifecta £1456.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Serendipitous Lady

The Times:

Tenyatta

LAMBOURN:

Birkie Boy

RP RATINGS:

Desert Raider

NEWMARKET:

Palazzo Persico

POSTDATA:

Mist Of Lir

Telegraph:

Serendipitous Lady

D Express:

Serendipitous Lady

The Sun:

Tenyatta

The Star:

Tenyatta

Daily Mirror:

Desert Raider

The Guardian:

Birkie Boy

Daily Record:

Birkie Boy

Daily Mail:

Palazzo Persico