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15:40 Newmarket

Good To Firm

bet365 Cambridgeshire (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £103080
  • 1m 1f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 34 runners
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bet365 Cambridgeshire (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 34 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £25.50
  • Place: £4.50

Form: 0-4021 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two Royal Hunt Cups for Sir Michael Stoute and better than ever for new yard this year, winning a competitive handicap at York (10.2f, good to firm) last month; he's up 5lb to a career-high mark and is back down in trip, but he'll relish the strong pace and could be bang there.

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1st

1

(35)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Astro King

9st 12lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Made the frame in two Royal Hunt Cups for Sir Michael Stoute and better than ever for new yard this year, winning a competitive handicap at York (10.2f, good to firm) last month; he's up 5lb to a career-high mark and is back down in trip, but he'll relish the strong pace and could be bang there.

14/1

1st

1

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

17:20 York

Astro King

9st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Acts on good to firm and good to soft; couple of very positive performances at York for new yard this season, catching the eye over 1m at the Dante meeting and nearly landing the John Smith's Cup over this trip (came from difficult position; failed only narrowly) six weeks ago; strong contender.

11/2

2nd

8

(11)

15th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:10 York

Astro King

9st 1lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Caught the eye with strong-finishing fourth here (1m, good to firm) on stable debut in May, when denied a clear run; however, he was down the field in the Royal Hunt Cup (1m, good) last month and weakened into midfield in this race in 2021 on his last attempt at this trip; unproven on slow ground.

16/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 32-311

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won at Sandown (1m, good) on handicap debut in May and comfortably followed up at Newbury (1m2f, good to soft) last month; he's 10lb higher than last time and in a hotter race today, but the form has been franked by the runner-up and it remains to be seen where this 3yo's limitations lie; he's run well here and has been well backed for this race; firmly in calculations.

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3rd

5

(2)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

15:22 Newmarket

Greek Order

9st 3lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

took keen hold, in rear, switched right and headway from 3f out, challenging over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

11/2

2nd

23

(25)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Greek Order

8st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Won at Sandown (1m, good) on handicap debut in May and comfortably followed up at Newbury (1m2f, good to soft) last month; he's 10lb higher than last time and in a hotter race today, but the form has been franked by the runner-up and it remains to be seen where this 3yo's limitations lie; he's run well here and has been well backed for this race; firmly in calculations.

7/2

1st

7

(8)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:15 Newbury

Greek Order

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Bang there in three 7f novice events (two on good to soft) and improved when winning a 14-runner race at Sandown (1m, good) in May on handicap debut; raised 5lb today and settling him was an issue in that win but there's enough stamina and class in his pedigree for this trip to make appeal nevertheless.

4/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 730019 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

His form has been mixed this year but the Newmarket tracks have brought out the best in him, with wins here (1m, good to soft; April) and on the July course (1m, good to firm; last month); caught the eye at Leopardstown (7.3f, good) three weeks ago when denied a clear run and he's one to consider.

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7th

2

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 2

16:57 Lingfield (AW)

Bopedro

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Won 1m handicaps on both Newmarket tracks last season and he finished third in the Cambridgeshire off today's mark; only fourth behind Dear My Friend over C&D last month but that was his first run after a short break and he could be seen to better effect here.

10/1

4th

1

(1)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 1

14:37 Lingfield (AW)

Bopedro

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David O’Meara

Useful on turf and made the frame in major handicaps at Newmarket/Ascot the last twice; worth his place back at Listed level but he's the only runner who has no AW form; makes belated debut in this sphere aged eight.

5/1

4th

7

(7)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Bopedro

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Excellent third of 34 in the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket recently (1m1f, good to firm) despite having to delay his challenge; has run well here without being a course specialist and, although he's won on soft, he is well suited by good or quicker; hard to discount even so, with yard having won three of the last six runnings of this race; due a 2lb rise.

14/1

14/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: -61932

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

3yo who has contested Group 3 and Listed races, and has done very well on his two starts in handicaps, winning at Redcar (1m2f, good to firm) in May and finishing second to Astro King at York (10.2f, good to firm) last month; that handicap record catches the eye and he could be thereabouts.

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4th

10

(1)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Oviedo

9st 3lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

3yo who has contested Group 3 and Listed races, and has done very well on his two starts in handicaps, winning at Redcar (1m2f, good to firm) in May and finishing second to Astro King at York (10.2f, good to firm) last month; that handicap record catches the eye and he could be thereabouts.

14/1

2nd

8

(13)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

17:20 York

Oviedo

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Useful colt who has York form having finished third in the Acomb at this meeting last year; filled same position in Listed grade at Newbury most recently; successful in the Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar (1m2f, good to firm) on sole handicap attempt and is interesting back at this level.

8/1

3rd

6

(3)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Oviedo

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Edward Bethell

Improved for the step up in trip when winning Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar (1m2f, good to firm) in May; prominent for a long way when ninth (Dancing Magic a length ahead in eighth) in Group 3 Hampton Court at Royal Ascot (1m2f, good to firm) one month ago, not helping his cause by hanging left under pressure; not fully exposed but has a bit to find on the figures.

12/1

16/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 942404 CD

Last run: 51 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won this last year (good) when 3lb lower; his performances have been mixed this season and he hasn't been at his best the last twice, but he's clearly well suited to today's scenario and is not discounted.

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4th

25

(29)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Majestic

8st 8lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Jack Channon

Won this last year (good) when 3lb lower; his performances have been mixed this season and he hasn't been at his best the last twice, but he's clearly well suited to today's scenario and is not discounted.

16/1

4th

2

(4)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Chepstow

Majestic

9st 12lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Jack Channon

Last season's Cambridgeshire winner (off just 4lb lower) and has run some excellent races in defeat this term, including a fourth in the Lincoln (heavy) and near misses on good to firm at York and Epsom (both at about 1m2f); never landed any blow in the John Smith's Cup back at York latest but can forgive him that.

11/4

14th

15

(14)

15th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:10 York

Majestic

8st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Jack Channon

Won the Cambridgeshire (1m1f, good) last September and has run well in defeat in competitive handicaps on his last three starts, including over C&D (good to firm); versatile ground-wise and has each-way claims.

14/1

Form: 231360

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Produced a string of good runs in competitive handicaps this summer (various ground) and was on the wrong end of a pace bias when sixth of 19 at York (1m, good to firm) two starts ago, having been held up in rear; needs to bounce back from recent blip at Doncaster but he's not written off.

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13

(18)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Dutch Decoy

8st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Charlie Johnston

Frequently ran well in competitive handicaps last year, including on soft going; each-way claims if at the top of his game on reappearance, although that wasn't the case in the Spring Mile over C&D (heavy) 12 months ago.

25/1

6th

17

(4)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Dutch Decoy

8st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Charlie Johnston

Produced a string of good runs in competitive handicaps this summer (various ground) and was on the wrong end of a pace bias when sixth of 19 at York (1m, good to firm) two starts ago, having been held up in rear; needs to bounce back from recent blip at Doncaster but he's not written off.

25/1

13th

9

(12)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Dutch Decoy

9st 1lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charlie Johnston

Consistent this term; won at Newmarket in July, then ran creditably in major 1m handicaps at Goodwood (soft) and York (good to firm) last month; solid chance, despite remaining on career-high mark.

10/1

Form: -01462

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Prominent-racer who was a good fourth of 29 in the Britannia at Royal Ascot (1m, good to firm) and bounced back from a lesser run when first past the post at Goodwood last month (1m, soft; demoted due to interference); this is much tougher but no surprise to see a bold bid from this 3yo.

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5

(7)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Thunder Ball

9st 3lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Progressive towards end of last season, finishing first past the post at Goodwood (1m, soft) in August/October, with good seventh in the Cambridgeshire in between (1m1f, good to firm; first of five in the centre group); this 4yo can be in the mix if continuing the good work on this reappearance.

11/1

1st

3

(4)

15th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Goodwood

Thunder Ball

9st 3lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

raced in second, shaken up and led over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, kept on well and went clear towards finish

7/2

7th

24

(8)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Thunder Ball

8st 9lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Prominent-racer who was a good fourth of 29 in the Britannia at Royal Ascot (1m, good to firm) and bounced back from a lesser run when first past the post at Goodwood last month (1m, soft; demoted due to interference); this is much tougher but no surprise to see a bold bid from this 3yo.

33/1

16/1

Form: 102323 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Has a modest 1-15 strike-rate on turf but he's run really well in defeat in hot handicaps at about 1m2f on his last four starts (good to firm-good to soft); there can be optimism he'll be fine over a strongly run 1m1f and he's a solid each-way contender.

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4th

2

(12)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Haunted Dream

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Ed Dunlop

Has been running consistently well in top turf handicaps all summer and wasn't best served by the drop to 1m1f when not beaten far in the Cambridgeshire latest; has a much better strike-rate on the AW (4-6) than turf (1-16) and needs considering.

7/1

8th

6

(32)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Haunted Dream

9st 7lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Ed Dunlop

Has a modest 1-15 strike-rate on turf but he's run really well in defeat in hot handicaps at about 1m2f on his last four starts (good to firm-good to soft); there can be optimism he'll be fine over a strongly run 1m1f and he's a solid each-way contender.

16/1

3rd

3

(10)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

17:20 York

Haunted Dream

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Ed Dunlop

Acts on good to firm and good to soft; only 1-14 on turf, compared to 4-6 on AW, but is consistent in the main and brings strong recent form; ties in with Astro King on John Smith's Cup running and performed very well in similar event at Glorious Goodwood since; holds solid claims.

5/1

Form: 0-6959 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

On a competitive mark on last year's best efforts; with a new yard this season and showed a hint of spark at Newcastle last month, but well beaten since and he's back to having plenty to prove.

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12th

6

(9)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Carolus Magnus

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

slowly away, never better than midfield

16/1

10/1

Form: 745001

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Having dropped down the weights he returned to form with a commanding win at Sandown (1m2f, good) four weeks ago; he's back up 8lb and has a good record at Sandown, but he ran really well when third in this last year (good; first home on far side) and he has to be respected.

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14th

16

(10)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Dual Identity

8st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Knight

All three turf wins at 1m2f on good going but has run solid races in the last two runnings of the Cambridgeshire over 1m1f (good and good to firm); the return to soft ground is a worry.

20/1

10th

15

(16)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Dual Identity

9st 0lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: William Knight

Having dropped down the weights he returned to form with a commanding win at Sandown (1m2f, good) four weeks ago; he's back up 8lb and has a good record at Sandown, but he ran really well when third in this last year (good; first home on far side) and he has to be respected.

10/1

1st

11

(10)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Dual Identity

8st 12lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: William Knight

Third (first home in his group) in the Cambridgeshire last September; 4lb lower today, having not been in the same form this year; first and second in two consecutive C&D races last summer, the latter in this race, but the recent recommendations aren't so strong this time round.

11/2

11th
30 (7)
Geremia

100/1

Form: 361560

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Two wins this year but they were over 1m5f and he ran poorly at Hamilton (1m4f) last time; drops back in trip and others are preferred.

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3rd

5

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Geremia

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

dwelt start, midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 3f out

6/1

4th

13

(11)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Geremia

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Jim Goldie

slowly away

10/1

0

27

(25)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Geremia

8st 5lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Jim Goldie

Both wins this year were over 1m5f but he stayed on well to go close over 1m6f here (soft) in May and has also produced some stout finishing efforts over 2m; going down by just under 4l here two weeks ago was a belting run seeing as it came in the 1m1f Cambridgeshire; 7lb claimer recruited and they can go a lot better than big odds suggest.

28/1

12th
27 (13)
Faylaq

100/1

Form: 233033

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Has often run well in defeat this season (1m3f-2m) and his trainer's horses are frequently versatile trip-wise; however, this 7yo is without a win since September 2019 and it's probably best to look elsewhere.

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4th

3

(8)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Faylaq

9st 7lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

dwelt start, in rear

6/1

6th

6

(5)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

15:50 Doncaster

Faylaq

8st 9lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Jim Goldie

7yo who is without a win since September 2019 but has run some good races this season and this is less competitive than the Cambridgeshire last time (when a fair 12th); effective on soft ground and not discounted.

10/1

13th
28 (21)
Thundering

50/1

Form: 504701

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Reverted to hold-up tactics and won narrowly at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft) last Thursday; also effective on fast ground; under a 4lb penalty he remains well treated on his best 2022 form but there's a suspicion he'll be vulnerable in what is a much stronger race than last time.

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5th

7

(7)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:01 Lingfield (AW)

Thundering

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Kevin Ryan

dwelt start, took keen hold, held up in rear

8/1

13th

28

(21)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Thundering

8st 5lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Kevin Ryan

Reverted to hold-up tactics and won narrowly at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft) last Thursday; also effective on fast ground; under a 4lb penalty he remains well treated on his best 2022 form but there's a suspicion he'll be vulnerable in what is a much stronger race than last time.

50/1

1st

10

(5)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Thundering

9st 0lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Kevin Ryan

Shaped better than bare result at the York Ebor festival (1m2f) but ended up finishing last of 14, so there are mixed feelings; not solid on overall 2023 evidence and needs to recapture his 3yo best.

16/1

20/1

Form: 345622

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Only 1-24 and seems to need everything to drop right, while he's up in grade today; however, he's finished runner-up in both races since this visor went on (8.4f/1m, good) and is not ruled out each-way.

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9th

12

(1)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Zozimus

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: David O’Meara

Favourably treated on his two runner-up finishes at around this trip on turf last September, but is now 1-30 and finished behind a couple of these at Newcastle (7f, Tapeta) last time.

9/1

10th

11

(9)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Zozimus

8st 10lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: David O’Meara

Has a chance on last year's turf best and lots went wrong for him over C&D four weeks ago, eventually running on to be beaten under 4l; poor strike-rate but the ability is there should this set up favourably.

8/1

7th

8

(8)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Zozimus

9st 2lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: David O’Meara

Tailed off in a new hood and cheekpieces combination here two months ago and he has becoming frustrating with a strike-rate of 1-28.

20/1

50/1

Form: 411232

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Rejuvenated this year and won two in a row (1m3f AW/1m2f, good) before solid efforts in defeat on his last three starts; there remains mileage in his mark judged on his 2020 form but if he's to win this hot race he'll need to produce a bigger performance than he's managed on his last few starts; tongue-tie refitted.

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10th

2

(2)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

16:00 Kempton (AW)

Graignes

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: George Baker

Midfield finish in the Cambridgeshire five weeks ago wasn't a bad run (beaten less than 5l); 17lb higher than for his easy C&D win in June but he's still not fully exposed on AW; Wiliam Buick back on board today.

5/1

23

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Graignes

8st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Baker

15th

18

(3)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Graignes

8st 11lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: George Baker

Rejuvenated this year and won two in a row (1m3f AW/1m2f, good) before solid efforts in defeat on his last three starts; there remains mileage in his mark judged on his 2020 form but if he's to win this hot race he'll need to produce a bigger performance than he's managed on his last few starts; tongue-tie refitted.

50/1

16th
33 (31)
Crack Shot

12/1

Form: 91251

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won Nottingham maiden (1m, good to firm) in June on second start and scored on his second handicap outing at Newbury (1m, good) last month when back down in trip from 1m2f and back on better ground; this 3yo could continue to progress and he has a chance.

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16th

33

(31)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Crack Shot

8st 2lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Ed Walker

Won Nottingham maiden (1m, good to firm) in June on second start and scored on his second handicap outing at Newbury (1m, good) last month when back down in trip from 1m2f and back on better ground; this 3yo could continue to progress and he has a chance.

12/1

1st

9

(10)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Newbury

Crack Shot

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed Walker

in touch with leaders, headway when edged right and towards near side from 2f out, soon ridden and went second, drifted left when led inside final furlong, kept on

7/1

40/1

Form: 830043

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has produced solid efforts when making the frame off this mark on his last two runs (11.4f/1m2f, good to firm/good); however, he's been beaten on his last 11 starts going back to October 2021 and others are more compelling.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

17th

16

(9)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Stay Well

8st 12lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Hughie Morrison

Has produced solid efforts when making the frame off this mark on his last two runs (11.4f/1m2f, good to firm/good); however, he's been beaten on his last 11 starts going back to October 2021 and others are more compelling.

40/1

3rd

7

(7)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Stay Well

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hughie Morrison

Travelled well long way when close fourth of 11 at Windsor (11.4f) on latest start, so it's not hard to see why he's back at 1m2f for the first time since reappearance; case can be made.

9/1

4th

1

(5)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 99y

Class 3

19:30 Windsor

Stay Well

9st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Hughie Morrison

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

14/1

18th
22 (30)
Arqoob

40/1

Form: 430-53

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

He's just 1lb higher than when winning a good handicap at Sandown (1m2f, good to firm) last July; two solid efforts last month when back on the Flat following a break, but more pressing cases can be made for others.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

9

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

Arqoob

10st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Well beaten when upped in trip at Doncaster (3m, soft) three weeks ago but prior to that he kept on for a good third of 16 here (2m3f, good to soft) and is one to consider now back down in distance.

7/1

5th

8

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

14:05 Doncaster

Arqoob

10st 5lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

in touch with leaders

5/2

3rd

16

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Arqoob

10st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Lucy Wadham

Gained clearcut success at Sandown (2m, soft) in November and ran just as well when third of six to Rare Edition at Kempton (2m, good to soft) last month; however, he's 2lb out of the handicap in this more competitive race and he's moving into unknown territory trip-wise.

20/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 04-253

Last run: 85 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

4yo who is in top hands and has raced 12 times; two of his very best performances have come in big-field handicaps, when going close in last year's Britannia (1m, good to firm) at Royal Ascot and when a head second of 17 over C&D in May (good to soft; denied a clear run); interesting given this ideal scenario; blinkers refitted in place of first-time cheekpieces.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

19th

2

(15)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Saga

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: John & Thady Gosden

4yo who is in top hands and has raced 12 times; two of his very best performances have come in big-field handicaps, when going close in last year's Britannia (1m, good to firm) at Royal Ascot and when a head second of 17 over C&D in May (good to soft; denied a clear run); interesting given this ideal scenario; blinkers refitted in place of first-time cheekpieces.

14/1

3rd

4

(2)

7th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

16:15 Sandown

Saga

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: John & Thady Gosden

Sole win came in a maiden as 2yo; went very close at Royal Ascot in 2022 (1m) and at Newmarket Guineas meeting this year (1m1f) and he fared easily the best of all five in this field when back at Royal Ascot (1m2f) on latest outing, coming a creditable fifth of 16 in Listed race; tried cheekpieces on last two starts but former blinkers now return; those peak efforts were in large fields when ridden by Frankie Dettori, whereas overall record is mixed, so the issue is not as clearcut as the Ascot result might suggest.

11/8

5th

14

(3)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Saga

9st 5lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Course winner as 2yo; went very close from off the pace in the Britannia at last year's Royal meeting (1m, good to firm) and underlined what a talented performer he is on his day when narrowly denied by King Of Conquest in 1m1f Newmarket handicap (good to soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained) on reappearance; arguably a little unfortunate having had to wait for a run and that reopposing rival (who meets him on 3lb worse terms now) has boosted the form since; slightly mixed overall record but he hasn't finished out of the first two when partnered by Dettori and is capable of a big run.

7/2

33/1

Form: 147231

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won three in a row on AW (1m2f) last winter and, although he's yet to score on turf, he was a good third at Ascot (1m, good) in July; back to winning ways at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) last time and he has a steadily progressive profile, but today's rise in grade may find him out.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

10

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Storm Catcher

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Simon Pearce

Ties in with Penzance on two pieces of form, including a C&D effort, this winter; justified favouritism at Wolverhampton (off 2lb lower) last time out, taking AW record to 7-15; back in a deeper field but he's steadily progressive.

9/1

1st

1

(4)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 2

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Storm Catcher

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon Pearce

Progressive handicapper who gained his sixth win when beating Forca Timao in good style at Lingfield (1m2f) in November; another career best when going down narrowly in a strong Newcastle handicap on New Year's Day; another 3lb rise to contend with but this is a weaker race and he may not have reached his ceiling just yet; first run here but he's proven fully effective in two runs on Newcastle Tapeta.

7/4

2nd

4

(11)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Storm Catcher

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon Pearce

His one previous visit to this track resulted in an impressive C&D win in a Racing League handicap in August; better than ever when seeing off eight rivals at Lingfield in November and although he was put in his place by Penzance at Chelmsford last month, he managed to find plenty of trouble in a six-runner affair; better than that but he'll need another personal best to win this warm event.

12/1

Form: 061924

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

This 3yo is not obviously ahead of his mark but his two best efforts have come when finishing strongly from the rear, namely a win at Salisbury (1m, good to firm) in June and a creditable second at Sandown (1m, good), and he could come home to good effect over this extra furlong; a possible.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(10)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:40 Kempton (AW)

Bluelight Bay

9st 5lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

steadied start, towards rear

8/1

21th

26

(2)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Bluelight Bay

8st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

This 3yo is not obviously ahead of his mark but his two best efforts have come when finishing strongly from the rear, namely a win at Salisbury (1m, good to firm) in June and a creditable second at Sandown (1m, good), and he could come home to good effect over this extra furlong; a possible.

50/1

4th

5

(7)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Bluelight Bay

9st 0lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Has a patchy record in his nine starts but he got back on the scoresheet at Salisbury (1m, good to firm) in June and was a creditable second at Sandown (1m, good) last time; goes back up in grade but he's still unexposed at this trip and has claims if he gets a good pace.

7/1

Form: 322-67 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

French Listed winner (1m2f) last season and he's on a competitive mark on that form; well beaten this year on two British starts, in Listed and Group 3 company; hopes pinned on the gelding operation sparking a revival.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

22th

7

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Epic Poet

9st 6lb

J: George Wood

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

French Listed winner (1m2f) last season and he's on a competitive mark on that form; well beaten this year on two British starts, in Listed and Group 3 company; hopes pinned on the gelding operation sparking a revival.

50/1

7th

3

(4)

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

16:10 Goodwood

Epic Poet

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

Has raced only at 1m1f/1m2f; useful and consistent in France; form dipped sharply (last of six) in Newbury Listed race on British debut; may bounce back at some stage but this new trip presents a question mark.

20/1

6th

2

(1)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Epic Poet

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

3-7 when trained in France, including a Listed win at Compiegne (1m2f, good to soft; first-time blinkers) last summer, and also finished third of nine in a Group 3 at Longchamp (1m2f, good to soft; cheekpieces) in September; makes stable debut (same owners) after 251 days off minus any headgear; interesting to see what the market says.

6/1

Form: 901044

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

The handicapper appears to have this 3yo about right but he's run well in defeat at York and the Curragh the last twice and the return to Newmarket could bring out something extra as he has a good record on the two courses here; third in C&D Listed race in April and not ruled out each-way.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(14)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Killybegs Warrior

9st 10lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Johnston

Bit in and out at 3 but very useful on his day, winning over 1m2f at Newmarket off 4lb lower last July; creditable third of 12 at York (1m2f) on final start in October; placed on AW last spring but others make more obvious appeal

16/1

3rd

2

(1)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:35 York

Killybegs Warrior

9st 9lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Charlie Johnston

led

16/1

23th

9

(12)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Killybegs Warrior

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Johnston

The handicapper appears to have this 3yo about right but he's run well in defeat at York and the Curragh the last twice and the return to Newmarket could bring out something extra as he has a good record on the two courses here; third in C&D Listed race in April and not ruled out each-way.

20/1

Form: 11-274

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

4-4 during last year's highly progressive 3yo campaign (1m2f, good/good to firm) and he reappeared with a near-miss at Yarmouth (1m2f, good to soft) in July; faded into fourth at Sandown (1m2f, good) last time but had to work hard to lead from the widest draw and he's not discounted.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

24th

8

(24)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Eagles Way

9st 4lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

4-4 during last year's highly progressive 3yo campaign (1m2f, good/good to firm) and he reappeared with a near-miss at Yarmouth (1m2f, good to soft) in July; faded into fourth at Sandown (1m2f, good) last time but had to work hard to lead from the widest draw and he's not discounted.

25/1

4th

2

(14)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Eagles Way

9st 10lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

His form went through the roof when upped to 1m2f in handicaps last year, unbeaten in four (all on good to firm or good); good second at Yarmouth (good to soft) on 2023 reappearance, followed by a lesser show when favourite at Glorious Goodwood; drawn wide and probably needs to resume improvement.

6/1

7th

11

(7)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

14:50 Goodwood

Eagles Way

8st 12lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

in touch with leaders

6/1

25th
13 (26)
Eilean Dubh

50/1

Form: 031308

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won four times last year and he was back on the scoresheet at Hamilton in July; finished third at York next time but he's been unplaced the last twice and looks vulnerable in this red-hot handicap.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

17th

20

(21)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Eilean Dubh

8st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Latest win when tongue-tie was first fitted at Hamilton (1m, good to soft) in July but it's been hard work for him in major 1m and 1m1f handicaps since; cheekpieces replace tongue-tie; up against it.

40/1

25th

13

(26)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Eilean Dubh

9st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: K R Burke

Won four times last year and he was back on the scoresheet at Hamilton in July; finished third at York next time but he's been unplaced the last twice and looks vulnerable in this red-hot handicap.

50/1

50/1

Form: 133/16 BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Returned from a long absence with a win at Sandown (1m2f, soft) in July; has also won on good going; however, he was only sixth of seven at Newbury (1m2f, soft) last Friday and is hard to fancy on the back of that.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(6)

14th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Sayf Al Dawla

9st 4lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Promise in 2021, including on AW, and he made a winning return from 632 days off when landing a 1m2f handicap at Sandown in July; beaten favourite at Newbury in September before blowing the start in the Cambridgeshire eight days later; doubt he's handicapped out of things and not ruled out.

10/1

26th

32

(17)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Sayf Al Dawla

8st 2lb

J: G Cheyne

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Returned from a long absence with a win at Sandown (1m2f, soft) in July; has also won on good going; however, he was only sixth of seven at Newbury (1m2f, soft) last Friday and is hard to fancy on the back of that.

50/1

6th

5

(2)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Sayf Al Dawla

9st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Won 1m2f novice at Salisbury (good) in September of his 2021 season; off 632 days before handicap at Sandown (1m2f, soft) this July but was backed into favouritism and came with a steady run to get on top in the final 1f; 5lb higher today but only six starts in total and may have more to give.

11/4

40/1

Form: 350-27

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Good third of 18 off this mark at York (1m, good) last August and he was a Group 3 runner-up at Lingfield this February (1m2f, AW: albeit well held); can go well fresh but he was tailed off at Kempton in April when last seen (bled from the nose) and this is a very tough comeback assignment.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(6)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 1

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Tyrrhenian Sea

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

held up in rear

4/1

1st

3

(6)

31st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:54 Lingfield (AW)

Tyrrhenian Sea

9st 10lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Smart performer on AW and his last two runs over this C&D have seen him finish second in the Winter Derby and in last month's Churchill Stakes; looks booked for another prominent showing.

2/1

2nd

6

(5)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:36 Lingfield (AW)

Tyrrhenian Sea

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

dwelt start, in rear

11/1

28th
12 (22)
Liberty Lane

14/1

Form: -27041

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Second to subsequent Group 3 winner Waipiro in 1m2f novice (good) here in April on second start and he rallied to win a 15-runner handicap at Doncaster (1m, soft) a fortnight ago, for which he is penalised 4lb; this unexposed 3yo could have more to offer now back up in trip; on the shortlist.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

(20)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Liberty Lane

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Built upon previous promise when back on soft ground and winning a 15-runner handicap over C&D last September; well beaten in the Cambridgeshire a fortnight later but on quick going; gelded since; this lightly raced 4yo is back on testing ground for his reappearance and could play a leading role.

4/1

28th

12

(22)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Liberty Lane

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Second to subsequent Group 3 winner Waipiro in 1m2f novice (good) here in April on second start and he rallied to win a 15-runner handicap at Doncaster (1m, soft) a fortnight ago, for which he is penalised 4lb; this unexposed 3yo could have more to offer now back up in trip; on the shortlist.

14/1

1st

10

(1)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Liberty Lane

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Unexposed 3yo whose two attempts over 1m have resulted in an impressive soft-ground win as a 2yo and creditable fourth to Dutch Decoy at Newmarket last time; open to more progress at this trip; interesting.

13/2

50/1

Form: 111627

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Won four handicaps in a row earlier this year (7f/1m, including on good ground) and he was a creditable second of 17 at Glorious Goodwood (1m, soft); didn't settle at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) last time and retains potential, but he was well beaten and is 4lb out of the handicap in this very tough race.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

9

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Wildfell

9st 8lb

J: J F Egan

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Rattled off a four-timer on turf/AW between March and June last year and despite a hike in the weights has run some fine races in defeat since, including when chasing home Al Marmar over C&D in January; could have been better drawn, but could still go well.

14/1

9th

5

(9)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Wildfell

9st 10lb

J: J F Egan

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Largely respectable efforts on AW since joining current stable; sole turf success came over C&D (last June) and he ran well in big field at Glorious Goodwood (soft) two starts later; not without a chance.

16/1

4th

9

(8)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Wildfell

9st 1lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Completed a four-timer on turf/AW between March and June last year and took a step back in the right direction when beaten just over 3l into second of 12 behind Al Marmar at Chelmsford (1m, Polytrack) four weeks ago; 7lb better off, but still more needed if he is to come out on top here.

9/1

30th
14 (18)
Paradias

20/1

Form: -21545 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won by a neck at Sandown (1m2f, good) in June and has run pretty well in defeat on his next three starts; was stretched by 1m4f at York last time and drops back in trip here, but improvement is needed if he's to prevail.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:40 Doncaster

Paradias

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Useful on the Flat and won on hurdle debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) in November; another good run when third of five in warm introductory hurdle at Newbury (2m, soft) in December; leading player under a penalty.

5/2

3rd

2

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:40 Newbury

Paradias

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Has much higher mileage than these rivals, having raced 17 times; however, he's useful on Flat and won easily at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) on hurdles debut; should go well.

9/2

31th
21 (19)
Terwada

16/1

Form: 34117

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won Nottingham novice (8.3f, good to firm) in June on third start and followed up in handicap on July course (1m, good to soft); merely seventh of 19 at York (1m, good to firm) last month but was beaten only 4l in a race which favoured those ridden more prominently; shaped last time as though today's extra furlong will suit and this unexposed 3yo could have a part to play.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

31th

21

(19)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Terwada

8st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Won Nottingham novice (8.3f, good to firm) in June on third start and followed up in handicap on July course (1m, good to soft); merely seventh of 19 at York (1m, good to firm) last month but was beaten only 4l in a race which favoured those ridden more prominently; shaped last time as though today's extra furlong will suit and this unexposed 3yo could have a part to play.

16/1

7th

20

(17)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:00 York

Terwada

8st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

took keen hold, towards rear of midfield

9/1

32th
4 (23)

33/1

Form: 581627

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won at Nottingham (8.3f, good to firm) in June and kept on well for second at Ascot (1m, good) in July; might not be far away if at the top of his game but others may be better treated and he was below par latest.

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No Results Found

Form: -51151

Last run: 49 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Readily beat four rivals to win on handicap debut at Ffos Las (7.3f, good) in June and bounced back from Sandown fifth to win on the other Newmarket course (1m, good) last month; stayed on well to do it cosily last time and this unexposed 3yo is open to further improvement now tackling 1m1f.

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33th

19

(34)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Merlin The Wizard

8st 10lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Readily beat four rivals to win on handicap debut at Ffos Las (7.3f, good) in June and bounced back from Sandown fifth to win on the other Newmarket course (1m, good) last month; stayed on well to do it cosily last time and this unexposed 3yo is open to further improvement now tackling 1m1f.

14/1

1st

3

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Newmarket (July)

Merlin The Wizard

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Favourite when taking a Kempton novice event (7f, AW) and Ffos Las handicap (7.4f, good; comfortably) during June; a 6lb higher mark found him out when upgraded at Sandown (7f) but didn't run badly and returning to 1m looks a good move.

100/30

5th

3

(8)

8th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Sandown

Merlin The Wizard

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Justified favouritism in Kempton novice event (7f, AW) and Ffos Las handicap (7.4f, good; comfortably) the last twice; raced only four times and looks capable of further progress; shortlisted.

5/2

25/1

Form: 138-40

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 4yo who reappeared with a promising run at Ascot (1m, good) in July, when staying on for a close fourth; better could have been expected at York (1m, good to firm) but it was a difficult race in which to make headway from the rear; the extra furlong may well be a positive here, along with the first-time blinkers, and he could be in the mix.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

34th

11

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Akhu Najla

9st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Very lightly raced 4yo who reappeared with a promising run at Ascot (1m, good) in July, when staying on for a close fourth; better could have been expected at York (1m, good to firm) but it was a difficult race in which to make headway from the rear; the extra furlong may well be a positive here, along with the first-time blinkers, and he could be in the mix.

25/1

13th

5

(4)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:00 York

Akhu Najla

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

towards rear

6/1

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Selections

The Times:

Greek Order

TOPSPEED:

Majestic

LAMBOURN:

Terwada

The Sun:

Liberty Lane

NEWMARKET:

Akhu Najla

Daily Mirror:

Saga

RP RATINGS:

Dual Identity

Telegraph:

Arqoob

The Guardian:

Zozimus

POSTDATA:

Dutch Decoy

SPOTLIGHT:

Bopedro

D Express:

Greek Order

Daily Record:

Greek Order

Daily Mail:

Majestic

The Star:

Majestic