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16:42 Nottingham

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 9-3152 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Stayed on best at Kempton (1m4f, AW) in August in his second handicap; good second at Bath (1m6f, good) on latest outing and had shown promise on soft on reappearance, so not dismissed.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
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Verdict Starting price

8th

16

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:07 Down Royal

Club Manager

11st 2lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

14/1

5th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Navan

Club Manager

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

Modest performer on the Flat for Andrew Balding and was tailed off when jumping poorly on hurdle bow a fortnight ago; yard in-form but others more obvious.

16/1

5th

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:42 Gowran Park

Club Manager

11st 7lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gavin Cromwell

Two wins for Andrew Balding, on heavy ground on turf and on AW; runner-up in a Southwell handicap last October before changing hands for 47,000gns; dropped away in the final quarter-mile on Irish debut in a 2m handicap at Dundalk last month; no doubts about fitness.

16/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 56626 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Out of a 1m6f Listed winner and, having been gelded, looked suited by the step back up to 1m4f when close second on handicap debut at Newbury (good) in August; wore cheekpieces that day and when disappointing at Kempton (1m4f, AW) last time; now tries blinkers and an extra 4f, with the latter making some appeal; showed ability on soft on debut.

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2nd

4

20th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:55 Market Rasen

Medieval Gold

11st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Maiden for William Haggas, running as well as he ever has when runner-up over 2m at Nottingham (heavy; fair form) in October; sold for 25,000gns since; has been wearing headgear but not today; worth market check.

8/1

2nd

4

(6)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:42 Nottingham

Medieval Gold

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Out of a 1m6f Listed winner and, having been gelded, looked suited by the step back up to 1m4f when close second on handicap debut at Newbury (good) in August; wore cheekpieces that day and when disappointing at Kempton (1m4f, AW) last time; now tries blinkers and an extra 4f, with the latter making some appeal; showed ability on soft on debut.

11/2

12/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 05573

Last run: 48 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Five races, clear best when third of nine in handicap at Beverley (2m, good to firm) last time; has since changed hands and left Rebecca Menzies; firmly in the mix judged on that best effort.

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4th

3

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Spiced Rum

11st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Stuart Kittow

Low-grade Flat winner over 2m1f on heavy so has plenty of stamina reserves for hurdling; hooded last three runs; impressed when following up her maiden win in a handicap at Sandown (again on soft) and, after getting headed, she rallied to finish close up on good ground at Ascot; down 1lb and it's easy to envisage her running on strongly up the hill.

15/2

4th

4

24th Mar 2024

Good

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Spiced Rum

11st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Stuart Kittow

Low-grade Flat winner over 2m1f on heavy; has plenty of stamina reserves for hurdling and it was all pretty straightforward in winning a 4yo handicap on soft ground at Sandown two weeks ago; might well cope with the 7lb rise but drying conditions could be another matter; the track should suit; hooded the last twice.

5/1

1st

5

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 3

13:15 Sandown

Spiced Rum

11st 3lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Stuart Kittow

2m1f Flat winner on heavy ground (low-grade handicap); has done surprisingly well over hurdles, getting off the mark in a first-time hood at Hereford (soft); now a stone higher in the ratings than when beaten in a heavy-ground handicap the time before and this is stronger again.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 135298 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Won five-runner race at Bath (2m1f) in June under Olivia Tubb; acts on soft (ran once on heavy) but she was beaten 27l on it when runner-up at Ffos Las in August; both subsequent runs also fail to persuade.

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4th

1

(1)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:42 Nottingham

Russian Rumour

10st 1lb

J: Olivia Tubb

T: Jonathan Portman

Won five-runner race at Bath (2m1f) in June under Olivia Tubb; acts on soft (ran once on heavy) but she was beaten 27l on it when runner-up at Ffos Las in August; both subsequent runs also fail to persuade.

12/1

8th

2

(11)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Bath

Russian Rumour

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Jonathan Portman

Enhanced her good record here when beating Cherry Cola from the front in June; below par on latest visit in the race in which Lusaka beat Cherry Cola; possibilities if on a going day.

14/1

Form: 7-5442

Last run: 49 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Upped to 1m4f with cheekpieces added when close second of four at Ffos Las (soft) seven weeks ago in his second handicap; shapes like a stayer; considered.

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10th

8

(13)

19th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Buxlow Boy

9st 6lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: David Menuisier

Upped to 1m4f with cheekpieces added when close second of four at Ffos Las (soft) in August in his second handicap; shaped like a stayer that day but well beaten at Nottingham (2m, heavy) when next seen seven weeks later; lightly raced and not written off on AW debut.

11/1

5th

9

(7)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:42 Nottingham

Buxlow Boy

8st 12lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David Menuisier

Upped to 1m4f with cheekpieces added when close second of four at Ffos Las (soft) seven weeks ago in his second handicap; shapes like a stayer; considered.

5/1

2nd

4

(1)

16th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 209y

Class 6

20:20 Ffos Las

Buxlow Boy

9st 2lb

J: Connor Planas

T: David Menuisier

Well-beaten fourth of five here (1m2f, soft) on last month's handicap debut and has something to prove after that; however, he'd shaped previously as though this step up to 1m4f may suit and the added cheekpieces may be another positive; remains lightly raced and is not written off.

6/1

25/1

Form: /43557

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo, seen mostly on soft (unraced on heavy); coming down the weights but needs to bounce back from her remote finish on AW debut when she was upped to 2m from 1m4f.

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9th

8

(5)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

13:25 Windsor

Scotch Mist

10st 9lb

J: Mr Frederick Daly

T: Julia Feilden

Has regressed since handicapping (generally been kept to this sort of ground) and is tried in first-time headgear as she comes down in trip; has it to prove.

16/1

6th

6

(4)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:42 Nottingham

Scotch Mist

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Julia Feilden

Lightly raced 4yo, seen mostly on soft (unraced on heavy); coming down the weights but needs to bounce back from her remote finish on AW debut when she was upped to 2m from 1m4f.

25/1

7th

3

(3)

6th Sep 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Scotch Mist

10st 0lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Julia Feilden

Lightly raced 4yo but she's been consistent rather than progressive so far and has finished fifth in both her handicaps (1m2f/1m4f); now switches to a staying trip and she needs improvement on her AW debut.

8/1

Form: 7-2348 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft, ran respectably once over hurdles a long time ago on sole run on heavy; 1m6f winner here in 2021, dual 2m4f hurdle winner for Dianne Sayer last year and some minor honours on the Flat for that stable this term; two runs for new yard, the latest when second in a soft-ground hurdle race, so he enters calculations.

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8th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Idilico

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Alexandra Dunn

Runner-up in selling handicap hurdle last month but well beaten on the Flat twice since, and his record over fences is not convincing; blinkers fitted for first time since 2021; too risky.

16/1

10th

6

(7)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

12:16 Lingfield (AW)

Idilico

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Alexandra Dunn

towards rear, headway and prominent after 4f

16/1

7/2

Form: 211232

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Progressive in May/June, including with 1m4f classified wins at Lingfield (AW) and Brighton (good to firm); made most when beaten a head at Chelmsford (AW; narrowly in front of Haaland) 13 days ago when upped to 1m6f and now looks well worth a go at 2m; major player if he goes on the ground.

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1st

6

(5)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Greek Giant

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

held up in rear, headway over 4f out, led and hung left over 1f out, ridden and clear when hung left final 110yds, kept on well

8/1

8th

7

(5)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:42 Nottingham

Greek Giant

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Ed Dunlop

Progressive in May/June, including with 1m4f classified wins at Lingfield (AW) and Brighton (good to firm); made most when beaten a head at Chelmsford (AW; narrowly in front of Haaland) 13 days ago when upped to 1m6f and now looks well worth a go at 2m; major player if he goes on the ground.

7/2

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Non-runners

Lady Excalibur, Haaland

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Payout
Exacta £124.00
Straight Forecast £112.90
Tricast £698.80
Trifecta £881.00

Selections

The Times:

Club Manager

SPOTLIGHT:

Greek Giant

The Guardian:

Russian Rumour

RP RATINGS:

Spiced Rum

NEWMARKET:

Haaland

The Star:

Medieval Gold

POSTDATA:

Greek Giant

Daily Mirror:

Greek Giant

Telegraph:

Club Manager

D Express:

Club Manager

The Sun:

Club Manager

Daily Record:

Club Manager

Daily Mail:

Russian Rumour