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Bernard Llewellyn Racing Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap

  • Prize money: £3079.54
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
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Bernard Llewellyn Racing Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: -05016 D

Last run: 131 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Won Leicester seller (1m4f, soft) in May but has very mixed record for current stable and was safely held after racing far too freely over hurdles here in June; returns from a break today; others are more persuasive.

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

3rd

2

6th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:50 Ludlow

Zuraig

11st 2lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

held up in rear, outpaced before 3 out, stayed on and went modest third run-in

20/1

9th

8

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Zuraig

11st 6lb

J: Jack Martin

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Won a soft-ground Flat seller in May but was safely held when back over hurdles in June; returns from 161-day break; not the percentage call.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 345411 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Bang-in-form mare who has won her last two over C&D (heavy/soft); has little margin for error after latest 3lb rise but still commands respect.

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

3rd

3

(10)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:20 Leicester

City Escape

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Mark Loughnane

Dual 1m2f winner on slow ground at Ffos Las last summer, latterly off mark 2lb higher than today's, but returned from short break with three underwhelming runs in February/March, the most recent when back on slow turf.

10/1

8th

10

(7)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

16:45 Doncaster

City Escape

9st 4lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Mark Loughnane

Nothing special about recent AW runs but she gets her ideal conditions today and is back on the same mark as the second of her consecutive 1m2f Ffos Las wins (heavy and soft) in August and September; can be involved.

10/1

Form: 3056-6

Last run: 132 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner but not since 2011 and not beyond 7f; not beaten far when sixth on seasonal debut at Windsor (11.4f, good to firm) in May, having raced freely in the lead and built up a good lead, but not seen again since; others look much safer.

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

5th

8

(3)

15th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Vitalline

9st 5lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Keiran Burke

towards rear

13/2

9th

8

(11)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:15 Southwell (AW)

Vitalline

9st 5lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Keiran Burke

Four placed efforts this winter before his front-running 6f win at Chelmsford last week; 2lb rise not excessive; other pace to deal with this time though.

5/1

1st

2

(6)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Vitalline

9st 8lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Keiran Burke

made virtually all, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and drifted left final furlong, kept on, always doing enough

6/1

Form: 00-812 BF

Last run: 169 days

W: 11st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Improved to make winning handicap debut at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) in January then ran well in defeat over same C&D in April; remains lightly raced but this turf debut comes after a 169-day absence and it's hard to know what she'll make of the ground.

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

0

10

(7)

19th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Marmara Star

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: George Boughey

raced wide, in touch with leaders, pulled up over 1f out, race voided

7/1

4th

7

(8)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

16:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Marmara Star

10st 7lb

J: Mr Jack Callan

T: George Boughey

Comfortable scorer over C&D in January, despite racing freely, when 6lb lower; matched that effort when trying to make all and going close back over C&D when last seen in April; freshened up again and looks a big player.

11/2

Form: -16560

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Delivered on earlier promise when winning Lingfield novice (1m, AW) in January but subsequent handicap form has been very disappointing (four runs), and this will be his first encounter with ground slower than good.

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

13th

11

11th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 65y

14:15 Cork

Star Of Mayo

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: E McNamara

in touch with leaders

66/1

12th

6

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 130y

14:05 Tramore

Star Of Mayo

11st 7lb

J: G B Noonan

T: E McNamara

in touch with leaders on inner

20/1

3rd

7

(2)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 4

17:12 Nottingham

Star Of Mayo

8st 5lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

Has had five races on AW and three on good ground; won 1m AW novice in January but not so good in his four runs since and two of those saw him tailed off; gelded before penultimate start; now tries headgear.

25/1

Form: 233113

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Placed four times in a row before her pair of 11.6f wins at Bath in August, and was denied a clear run when third at Goodwood (1m3f, good to soft) last month; also has form on soft ground (unraced on heavy); likely to be on the premises once again.

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

3rd

13

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:55 Taunton

Lhebayeb

11st 1lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Triple Flat winner at 1m3f and 1m2f in 2023, including on heavy; looked as if she might make a go of it over hurdles when fourth of nine finishers at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) on Boxing Day, but is another for whom handicaps look more likely.

4/1

4th

6

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:53 Wincanton

Lhebayeb

11st 0lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Victor Dartnall

Won three low-grade Flat handicaps this year but was behind Dolly Delightful and Getmetothemoon when well-held sixth over C&D on last month's hurdling debut.

20/1

6th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:05 Wincanton

Lhebayeb

11st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Consistent on the Flat this year at up to 1m3f and won three of her last five, including a heavy-ground Windsor handicap a month ago; plied her trade an ordinary level and more than likely up against it even if taking to hurdles.

33/1

Abandoned

Form: 37-574

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden; claimed by Tim Vaughan for £6,000 after respectable fourth in Beverley selling handicap (1m4f, good to soft; first-time visor) for Ian McInnes in August; worth a glance in the betting before stable debut.

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

2nd

5

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:55 Ffos Las

Crossbeau

11st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

prominent, not fluent 3rd, led 6th

10/1

4th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Crossbeau

11st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3 out, weakening when jumped right last

10/1

5th

9

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Crossbeau

11st 3lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

15-race maiden, most on Flat; hurdling last five starts, vastly more competitive when third on handicap hurdle debut and unfortunate in seven-runner race at Chepstow (near 2m4f, again heavy) nine days ago as he was about 6l clear when unseating at the last; has the same mark today (due to go up 5lb) so has a big shout if in the same form.

3/1

Abandoned

Form: 44030-

Last run: 425 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

0-13 on the Flat and not seen under this code for over a year but did well over hurdles in the spring, winning three times on good ground; twice ran quite well on soft ground in summer; could be dangerous off his basement mark.

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

5th

7

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Gavin

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

held up in last, some headway before 3 out, no impression from 2 out, hung left before last, weakened run-in

12/1

6th

6

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Worcester

Gavin

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

No match for the thriving Max Of Stars at Stratford latest (2m, good), picking off a few late on but beaten 14l; down 1lb but could be he needs further charity more than he does this first attempt at 2m4f.

9/1

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Verdict

Very consistent mare Lhebayeb (second choice) seems still to be making steady progress, while City Escape has collected two recent C&D handicaps on slow ground and is another with strong claims. However, the most interesting runner is arguably GAVIN, who has done well over hurdles since the spring and now attempts to exploit his lowly Flat mark.[Chris Wilson]

Selections

POSTDATA:

City Escape

RP RATINGS:

Lhebayeb

SPOTLIGHT:

Gavin

NEWMARKET:

Marmara Star

Telegraph:

Zuraig

D Express:

Vitalline

Daily Mirror:

Lhebayeb

The Times:

Gavin

The Sun:

City Escape

The Star:

City Escape

Daily Record:

City Escape