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  • Prize money: £7955.68
  • 1m 4f 99y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.40

Form: -22174

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Inclined to pull hard since gelded and sent handicapping, and has fared well enough in the circumstances; always the danger he'll race freely again in a small field on his AW debut but this mark should be within range if amenable.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

8

(1)

29th Mar 2024

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2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Vaguely Royal

8st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: John & Thady Gosden

Three wins at about 1m4f last year; ran well in first-time cheekpieces and upped to 2m in the Marathon Trial at Lingfield most recently, finishing clear third behind Spartan Army and Prydwen; likely player in the retained headgear.

7/1

3rd

9

(14)

1st Mar 2024

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1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Vaguely Royal

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: John & Thady Gosden

Disappointing favourite at Wolverhampton two weeks ago when bidding for a 1m4f AW hat-trick (raced on turf previously); however, may rebound provided he takes well to first-time headgear and stays this new trip; by no means fully exposed yet.

7/2

5th

5

(6)

17th Feb 2024

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1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Vaguely Royal

8st 13lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

raced in second

9/4

14/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 235000

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Makes his AW debut (brother to a Tapeta winner) off the back of three poor efforts on turf; the surface switch needs to do the trick over a trip that's a bare minimum now.

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3

(8)

9th Dec 2023

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1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

La Pulga

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Charlie Johnston

Scored at Hamilton (1m5f) in June and back on song of late, just over 2l seventh of 12 at Newcastle (1m4f) 24 days ago; possibilities.

10/1

7th

2

(10)

15th Nov 2023

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1m 4f 98y

Class 4

15:37 Newcastle (AW)

La Pulga

10st 0lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Charlie Johnston

Scored at Hamilton (1m5f) in June and got back on track when runner-up over C&D last month; he's one for the shortlist nudged up 1lb.

15/2

2nd

5

(7)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

La Pulga

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

raced wide early, prominent, led after 1f, faced challenge from 2f out, kept on, headed final strides

14/1

Form: 121171

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Progressed sharply since handicapping, winning four times and going 36lb up the weights; had no problem with going beyond 1m for the first time when successful off 5lb lower over 1m2f (soft) latest and holds leading claims again.

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3rd

4

(6)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Concorde

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

held up in rear, headway 2f out, challenging when ridden over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

6/4

1st

6

(8)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Newbury

Concorde

9st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: George Boughey

Sent handicapping for three wins (all on softer than good; unraced on heavy) and a controversial second from four starts this spring, all at odds on; good to firm may have been against him in June on his only appearance since; absent three months but he catches the eye with the ground back in his favour and his sire gives encouragement for 1m2f.

3/1

7th

2

(10)

25th Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

18:15 Pontefract

Concorde

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Three wins and a controversial second in four handicap runs this year, climbing 31lb in the weights as a result; suspect there is more to come and he's one to take seriously; untested on faster than good to soft.

5/2

Form: 3186-8 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Highly tried last backend and has only been seen once this season, when tailed off at Yarmouth a month ago; is 2-3 on the AW, so the reutun to Tapeta should help, but she has it to prove.

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12th

6

(12)

16th Dec 2023

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1m 4f 99y

Class 3

13:20 Newcastle (AW)

Royal Scandal

9st 9lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: James Fanshawe

Didn't reappear until August and yet to really get going this year, although the pick of those four efforts did come over C&D; eased another 3lb since Kempton latest but it's not enough to tempt.

14/1

12th

11

(8)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Royal Scandal

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

steadied start, held up in rear

7/1

7th

2

(3)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Royal Scandal

9st 13lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

travelled strongly, raced in third

11/2

OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 481420 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Very patchy since winning his first three last season; has claims on July's C&D second (Chillhi fourth) but was always well placed in a messy affair that day and has since bombed on turf; hard to know what to expect in truth.

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1st

2

(13)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Savvy Knight

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: S Woods

slowly into stride, soon prominent, raced wide early, switched right and went second with one circuit to go

6/1

11th

3

(10)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

16:00 Kempton (AW)

Savvy Knight

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: S Woods

Won a 1m4f handicap here in June off 2lb lower and suffered a narrow defeat at Newcastle one month later; wasn't at his best at Newcastle last month and unlikely to get things all his own way in this field.

10/1

5th

1

(1)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Savvy Knight

10st 2lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: S Woods

Very patchy since winning his first three last season; has claims on July's C&D second (Chillhi fourth) but was always well placed in a messy affair that day and has since bombed on turf; hard to know what to expect in truth.

6/1

5/1

Form: 753540 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner last season who finished behind Savvy Knight over C&D before an ordinary effort at York (some way behind Vaguely Royal); needs a deal more if he's to take this.

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6th

1

(3)

9th Apr 2024

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1m 3f 23y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Chillhi

9st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Dual Newcastle winner (7f/1m) as a 2yo, but not seen since beating one home back there (1m4f) last October; down in grade, but others still more solid.

6/1

6th

7

(5)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Chillhi

9st 2lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Dual course winner last season who finished behind Savvy Knight over C&D before an ordinary effort at York (some way behind Vaguely Royal); needs a deal more if he's to take this.

5/1

12th

11

(8)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

14:25 York

Chillhi

8st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Brian Ellison

Some fair efforts in handicaps this season but he's 0-5 this year and this exposed sort looks vulnerable once more.

20/1

50/1

Form: 241-00 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Dual Tapeta winner for the Johnston yard last year before an unsuccessful spell over hurdles; pulled hard and offered little for his new yard early last month.

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5th

9

(10)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

13:12 Southwell (AW)

Achnamara

9st 1lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Philip Kirby

Formerly useful but holds weak claims on recent form; best effort for current stable came in a seller on turf; down the field in AW handicaps otherwise of late.

50/1

9th

9

(7)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

13:20 Newcastle (AW)

Achnamara

9st 7lb

J: J F Egan

T: Philip Kirby

A fairly useful 1m6f winner for Charlie Johnston but yet to match that form for his current yard, finishing well behind Quantum Cat and Franberri over C&D last time.

33/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Concorde

NEWMARKET:

Vaguely Royal

RP RATINGS:

Royal Scandal

POSTDATA:

Concorde

The Times:

Concorde

Telegraph:

Concorde

The Guardian:

Concorde

Daily Mail:

Concorde

Daily Mirror:

Concorde

The Sun:

Concorde

Daily Record:

Concorde

D Express:

Vaguely Royal

The Star:

Royal Scandal