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cavani.co.uk The Sock Shuffle Handicap

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 0m 7f 212y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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cavani.co.uk The Sock Shuffle Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.30
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 111119 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Completed a remarkable six-timer in 1m/1m2f handicaps (heavy-good to soft) this year but her winning run came to a grinding halt when stepped up to Listed level at York (extended 1m2f, good to soft) in July; freshened up since and no surprise were she to resume her progression this autumn.

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Distance / Class
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(10)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Sparks Fly

9st 8lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Completed a remarkable six-timer in 1m/1m2f handicaps (heavy-good to soft) this year but her winning run came to a grinding halt when stepped up to Listed level at York (extended 1m2f, good to soft) in July; freshened up since and no surprise were she to resume her progression this autumn.

10/1

9th

10

(7)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

19:15 York

Sparks Fly

8st 11lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

took keen hold, led, headed 2f out, soon weakened

100/30

16/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 5-7906 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Very smart as 3yo (third in French Derby); some initial promise for this yard but his recent efforts have been less encouraging, finishing sixth of eight over 1m2f at Newbury (heavy) last weekend.

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6th

4

(9)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:50 York

Millebosc

9st 0lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

He's not the force of old (third in the French Derby in 2021) but, having dropped down the weights, he went close at Haydock (1m, heavy) a fortnight ago; testing ground may suit best but that's not guaranteed; a contender if backing up that latest performance.

7/1

2nd

11

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Millebosc

9st 3lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Very smart as 3yo (third in French Derby); some initial promise for this yard but his recent efforts have been less encouraging, finishing sixth of eight over 1m2f at Newbury (heavy) last weekend.

16/1

6th

3

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newbury

Millebosc

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: William Haggas

led, headed over 2f out, weakened gradually over 1f out

11/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 209538 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Creditable third when favourite for the Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot (good) last month but he could only manage a midfield finish in a Doncaster handicap (1m, soft) since; first-time visor replaces regular blinkers; same connections as Safe Voyage.

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3rd

6

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Empirestateofmind

9st 10lb

J: Dale Swift

T: John Quinn

Creditable third when favourite for the Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot (good) last month but he could only manage a midfield finish in a Doncaster handicap (1m, soft) since; first-time visor replaces regular blinkers; same connections as Safe Voyage.

9/1

8th

4

(11)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Empirestateofmind

9st 6lb

J: Dale Swift

T: John Quinn

Creditable third when favourite for the Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot (good) five weeks ago; last three wins on soft/good to soft; close second in this race (soft) last year and likely to go well again.

8/1

OUR TIP

11/2

Form: -03501 C

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Veteran now but he ran really well in the Thirsk Hunt Cup (1m) and the Victoria Cup at Ascot (7f) in the spring and took advantage of a slight drop in grade at Chester (7.5f) last time, underlining how well he goes on soft ground; has an excellent course record and should remain very competitive after a 5lb rise.

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11th

1

(4)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Safe Voyage

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Done most winning round easy, turning courses, so has that in his favour; isn't as consistent now, which is no surprise given his age, but retains most of his ability and is fine on Tapeta; the harder they go the better for him.

8/1

4th

2

(9)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Safe Voyage

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Veteran now but he ran really well in the Thirsk Hunt Cup (1m) and the Victoria Cup at Ascot (7f) in the spring and took advantage of a slight drop in grade at Chester (7.5f) last time, underlining how well he goes on soft ground; has an excellent course record and should remain very competitive after a 5lb rise.

11/2

Form: 446711 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Better than ever with 1m wins at Newcastle and Kempton in recent weeks but his turf runs prior to that had been only respectable and he's off a clear career-high mark here; has won on soft.

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8th

2

(8)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Helm Rock

9st 6lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Has recorded RPRs of 103, 105 and 104 in his last three AW starts, one of them a C&D win; should be sharper for last month's promising third at Chelmsford; one to take seriously.

7/1

3rd

2

(4)

14th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Helm Rock

9st 5lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

midfield

9/1

11th

10

(13)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Helm Rock

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Two good AW wins in August and September but turf mark has risen in tandem and he made no impact back on grass at Haydock (1m, heavy) 21 days ago; up against it.

25/1

Form: 111000 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

He looked a 3yo to follow when winning his first three handicap starts, including over C&D and on soft; has finished down the field on his last three outings since but they have been ultra-competitive events at Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood and the York Ebor meeting; wouldn't be shock to see him stage a revival.

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11th

14

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Racingbreaks Ryder

8st 10lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charles Hills

Progressive spell culminated in comfortable win off 1lb lower at Ascot (soft) last May, completing a four-timer; lost his form afterwards in 2023; gelded since last run and could revive on reappearance.

16/1

7th

2

(6)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

16:25 Doncaster

Racingbreaks Ryder

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charles Hills

always behind

7/1

6th

10

(11)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Racingbreaks Ryder

9st 5lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Charles Hills

He looked a 3yo to follow when winning his first three handicap starts, including over C&D and on soft; has finished down the field on his last three outings since but they have been ultra-competitive events at Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood and the York Ebor meeting; wouldn't be shock to see him stage a revival.

16/1

12/1

Form: 4-5813 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Ended his time with Ed Walker with a 1m Thirsk novice win on soft in June; sound start for his new yard when keeping on for third over the extended 1m2f at Chester (good to soft) 15 days ago; that performance doesn't obviously suggest a drop back in trip will suit but perhaps first-time cheekpieces will sharpen him up and he's the type to win races for this stable.

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6th

1

(3)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

Arkendale

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Won a Thirsk novice (1m, soft) for Ed Walker last summer and third of seven in a handicap at Chester (1m2f, good to soft) on stable debut in September, but out of his depth in a 0-105 at Haydock on final outing; makes AW debut after 191 days off having been gelded in the meantime; market informative.

10/1

7th

13

(13)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Arkendale

8st 10lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Edward Bethell

Ended his time with Ed Walker with a 1m Thirsk novice win on soft in June; sound start for his new yard when keeping on for third over the extended 1m2f at Chester (good to soft) 15 days ago; that performance doesn't obviously suggest a drop back in trip will suit but perhaps first-time cheekpieces will sharpen him up and he's the type to win races for this stable.

12/1

3rd

2

(3)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Chester

Arkendale

9st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Edward Bethell

towards rear

8/1

25/1

Form: 515700 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Won over the extended 7f at Chester in May but has lost his way lately; mark on the slide but others are still preferred.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

(1)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Boardman

9st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tim Easterby

Won over the extended 7f at Chester in May but has lost his way lately; mark on the slide but others are still preferred.

25/1

20/1

Form: -28630 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Still very useful on his day but ran poorly at Doncaster a fortnight ago and his losing run goes back over two years now.

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9th

4

(8)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Brunch

9st 11lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Michael Dods

Still very useful on his day but ran poorly at Doncaster a fortnight ago and his losing run goes back over two years now.

20/1

12th

3

(13)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Brunch

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Not disgraced over 1m2f when last seen; better known as a miler and, while his losing spell goes back over two years, looks well treated on peak form; second off 1lb higher in the 2021 Lincoln here.

9/1

3rd

1

(5)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

19:50 York

Brunch

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Two-time course winner (7f/1m) who ran well when close sixth of ten at Newcastle (1m, AW) last month; stamina is the big question on his first run beyond 1m1f but he's shaped as if it's worth a go and he's a possible player.

7/2

10th
12 (4)
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9/1

Form: -81235 D BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Successful in Dubai at the end of 2022; won again on his yard debut at Chelmsford (novice) and placed in handicaps at up to 1m on his next two outings; stamina seemingly just stretched when stepped up to 1m2f at Yarmouth latest and he quickly drops back to 1m; raced on good/good to soft on turf.

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12/1

Form: 1-7442

Last run: 121 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Useful in France, including a 1m1f win on soft last autumn; last seen finishing second in a 1m conditions race at Nantes (good to firm) in June and changed hands for 110,000euros the following month; very good new yard has enjoyed lots of success with French recruits and it'll be interesting to see what the market makes of him.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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19th

11

(20)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Bennetot

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David O’Meara

/Two wins in France; couple of duck eggs, both last autumn, for new stable; may need to come further down the weights and is best watched unless the betting speaks favourably.

33/1

15th

14

(16)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Bennetot

8st 13lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David O’Meara

Useful in France, including when not far away in 1m Listed event (very soft) in the spring but, following a 110,000euros sale, he had a remote finish on debut for this yard at Haydock last month; best watched for now.

33/1

11th

5

(2)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Bennetot

9st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Useful in France, including a 1m1f win on soft last autumn; last seen finishing second in a 1m conditions race at Nantes (good to firm) in June and changed hands for 110,000euros the following month; very good new yard has enjoyed lots of success with French recruits and it'll be interesting to see what the market makes of him.

12/1

12th
8 (12)
Enfjaar

7/2

Form: 1-10 D

Last run: 98 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Well held in the Group 3 Jersey at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm) in June but he looked good when winning a maiden at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) and a novice at Chelmsford (1m, AW) prior to that; up against some experienced handicappers and his draw could be tricky but he's the one in this line-up with significant potential.

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6th

6

(8)

4th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Enfjaar

9st 3lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, never better than midfield

4/1

12th

8

(12)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Enfjaar

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Roger Varian

Well held in the Group 3 Jersey at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm) in June but he looked good when winning a maiden at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) and a novice at Chelmsford (1m, AW) prior to that; up against some experienced handicappers and his draw could be tricky but he's the one in this line-up with significant potential.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £545.00
Straight Forecast £506.60
Tricast £3956.80
Trifecta £5644.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Enfjaar

The Star:

Sparks Fly

The Guardian:

Arkendale

The Sun:

Millebosc

RP RATINGS:

Empirestateofmind

LAMBOURN:

Helm Rock

POSTDATA:

Safe Voyage

NEWMARKET:

Enfjaar

Telegraph:

Enfjaar

Daily Mail:

Enfjaar

Daily Mirror:

Enfjaar

Daily Record:

Enfjaar