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15:35 Ascot

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Howden Challenge Cup (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £92772
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 17 runners
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Howden Challenge Cup (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sunny

18/1 (Won)

Form: 589106 CD BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Largely progressive at two and three; however, hasn't done quite so well this year and his July success (7f, soft) came in a lower grade, sharing the spoils; balance of 2023 form suggests he'll come up well short.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

10

(13)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Atrium

9st 3lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Fellowes

Largely progressive at two and three; however, hasn't done quite so well this year and his July success (7f, soft) came in a lower grade, sharing the spoils; balance of 2023 form suggests he'll come up well short.

18/1

6th

1

(2)

15th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Sandown

Atrium

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

Has done a lot of his racing at 1m but dropping back to 7f was no issue when dead-heating on soft ground at Doncaster two starts back (second run in cheekpieces); fine under these conditions and remains on a workable mark if able to bounce back from a poor one at Chepstow.

4/1

10th

4

(5)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 2

20:30 Chepstow

Atrium

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

Raced mainly at 1m over last couple of years but coped well with drop back to 7f when dead-heating on soft ground at Doncaster last month (second run in cheekpieces); still on workable mark after a 2lb rise; respected.

6/1

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2nd
1 (11)
Popmaster

15/2

Form: 100221 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Respectable record at Ascot includes a close second to Quinault on penultimate start (7f, good to firm); bagged Listed honours at Newbury (7f, soft) later in September and holds leading claims under a 6lb penalty back here; future mark is 3lb higher.

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6th

6

(10)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Popmaster

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Walker

Better than ever in 7f races (soft/good) the last twice, winning at Newbury (Listed) then going very close at Ascot (major handicap); multiple 6f scorer but may not be crying out for the return to this distance.

16/1

2nd

1

(11)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Popmaster

9st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Respectable record at Ascot includes a close second to Quinault on penultimate start (7f, good to firm); bagged Listed honours at Newbury (7f, soft) later in September and holds leading claims under a 6lb penalty back here; future mark is 3lb higher.

15/2

1st

4

(4)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newbury

Popmaster

9st 4lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Ed Walker

5yo who has been in top form the last twice, finishing second in handicaps over C&D (good to soft) and at Ascot (7f, good to firm); has something to find with the pick of these but it's a big positive that he's in excellent heart and he's not ruled out.

12/1

16/1

Form: 692131 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

In great form (on ground softer than good) since returned to 7f, notably for wins at this track and Newbury; however, the issues are a 6lb penalty and return to forecast faster surface; future mark is 2lb lower.

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10th

13

(14)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Pearle Dor

8st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David O’Meara

bumped rival start, took keen hold, held up in rear

5/1

3rd

17

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Pearle Dor

8st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: David O’Meara

In great form (on ground softer than good) since returned to 7f, notably for wins at this track and Newbury; however, the issues are a 6lb penalty and return to forecast faster surface; future mark is 2lb lower.

16/1

1st

5

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newbury

Pearle Dor

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: David O’Meara

in rear

4/1

25/1

Form: 355749

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Useful 6f handicapper who scored four times in 2022; much less productive (0-9) this season, albeit performing respectably on a few occasions, ninth in Ayr Gold Cup latest; not crying out for this return to 7f.

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4th

13

(12)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Lethal Levi

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Useful 6f handicapper who scored four times in 2022; much less productive (0-9) this season, albeit performing respectably on a few occasions, ninth in Ayr Gold Cup latest; not crying out for this return to 7f.

25/1

9th

16

(6)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ayr

Lethal Levi

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Yet to win in 2023 but he's run some good races, notably a second to Bielsa at York in May and a fair effort on soft at Doncaster last week; 3lb badly in today but the York run was off this mark and any improvement for the addition of a visor would see him go well.

16/1

4th

4

(4)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

16:45 Doncaster

Lethal Levi

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Yet to win this year but he retains ability and has slipped down the weights; has form on soft ground but seems best on good or faster; others appeal more for win purposes.

8/1

20/1

Form: 210171 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

In-form 5yo who recorded three wins at Goodwood (7f/1m, soft/heavy) in August/September; however, combination of 6lb penalty and return to forecast faster ground looks a reason to oppose him; future mark is 4lb lower.

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13th

12

(15)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Rhoscolyn

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Has had a terrific spell but those three most recent wins at Goodwood, at 7f and 1m (on heavy and soft) came in less competitive races; a mighty effort if he can defy a penalty in this company (due to race off 2lb lower in future).

14/1

5th

7

(17)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Rhoscolyn

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

In-form 5yo who recorded three wins at Goodwood (7f/1m, soft/heavy) in August/September; however, combination of 6lb penalty and return to forecast faster ground looks a reason to oppose him; future mark is 4lb lower.

20/1

1st

4

(5)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:30 Goodwood

Rhoscolyn

9st 0lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Has done all his winning at about 7f, including twice here (soft/heavy) last month; ran creditably in warm Irish event since; has some good form over 1m but it remains to be seen whether he'll ever score at this trip; still one to consider seriously in this field, back at Goodwood.

4/1

Form: 102010 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Raced in the unfavoured group in the C&D contest last time won by Quinault, when bidding to follow up his 40-1 York success (his second win this season); a regular in these big-field Ascot handicaps and sometimes on the premises but he's yet to win here in 18 attempts.

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2nd

13

(5)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Ropey Guest

9st 1lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

Has run some superb races in top 7f handicaps, including here, and he richly deserved the valuable prize at York in August (1m, good to firm); combination of this trip and testing ground does not look ideal, however.

33/1

6th

9

(5)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Ropey Guest

9st 6lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

Raced in the unfavoured group in the C&D contest last time won by Quinault, when bidding to follow up his 40-1 York success (his second win this season); a regular in these big-field Ascot handicaps and sometimes on the premises but he's yet to win here in 18 attempts.

25/1

11th

2

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Ascot

Ropey Guest

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

Has plenty of good form, including close fifth in this race last year; however, has never had the best of strike-rates and looks an unlikely candidate to follow up last month's 40-1 York success (1m).

14/1

Form: 501000 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Scored readily at York (1m, good to soft) in July, looking better than ever; however, has failed to repeat that form in three subsequent runs and he's yet to defy a triple-digit mark; opposed.

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19th

8

(20)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Blue For You

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David O’Meara

Lost chance when hampered in this race last year (under Danny Tudhope, now on Bopedro); best form in 2023 when coming clear over 1m at York in July (good to soft); still looked to be in form over 7f here recently but weighted to his best and there's little to suggest he welcomes soft ground.

25/1

7th

4

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Blue For You

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David O’Meara

Scored readily at York (1m, good to soft) in July, looking better than ever; however, has failed to repeat that form in three subsequent runs and he's yet to defy a triple-digit mark; opposed.

20/1

15th

1

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Blue For You

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Scored readily at York (1m, good to soft) in July, looking better than ever; however, has failed to repeat that form in two subsequent runs and he's yet to defy a triple-digit mark; opposed.

10/1

16/1

Form: 080400 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Defied a 13lb higher mark in this race last year but has not matched that form since, hence the drop in the weights; chance partly depends on how he responds to reapplied cheekpieces (last worn in 2017).

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5th

9

(6)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Escobar

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

steadied start, towards rear

10/1

9th

8

(8)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Escobar

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

sweating, dwelt start, midfield on near side of group

14/1

8th

7

(11)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Escobar

9st 3lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who's become hard to win with and been on the downgrade this year, coming 22lb down the weights; late in the day to be making his Tapeta debut in a new form of headgear and will need some luck if dropped in as usual from stall 11.

12/1

16/1

Form: -49516 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Proved suited by drop back to 7f in classified event here (good) last month, opening his 2023 account; out of the money at Newmarket last Saturday but can't be dismissed in this scenario, as a recent C&D winner; not fully exposed at this trip.

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12th

11

(2)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Glenfinnan

9st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Has led; won 1m maiden and 7f classified (both on good) for Andrew Balding; sold for 50,000gns and gelded since last seen; back at 6f for the first time since 2yo debut and an intriguing contender for yard that's 6-22 on this course in the last five years, including winning this in 2022.

20/1

9th

15

(16)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Glenfinnan

8st 13lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Andrew Balding

Proved suited by drop back to 7f in classified event here (good) last month, opening his 2023 account; out of the money at Newmarket last Saturday but can't be dismissed in this scenario, as a recent C&D winner; not fully exposed at this trip.

16/1

6th

5

(1)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newmarket

Glenfinnan

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Won his maiden over 1m but he hasn't been keeping up the gallop in handicaps at that trip since returning from a layoff in July and the return to 7f looked the right move when winning a 0-90 classified stakes at Ascot 22 days ago (good); raised 6lb but is not such an open book as some.

9/2

7/1

Form: 111131 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Remarkable improver this term, mostly over 6f; came up slightly short in the Shergar Cup Sprint here but quickly regained the winning thread in C&D event (good to firm; made all to beat Popmaster) four weeks ago; now 7-8 in handicaps and may not have finished progressing yet; shortlisted.

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10th

5

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Quinault

9st 7lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

Remarkable improver this term, mostly over 6f; came up slightly short in the Shergar Cup Sprint here but quickly regained the winning thread in C&D event (good to firm; made all to beat Popmaster) four weeks ago; now 7-8 in handicaps and may not have finished progressing yet; shortlisted.

7/1

1st

7

(9)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Ascot

Quinault

9st 4lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

raced near side, made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, 1st of 10 in group

11/2

3rd

2

(8)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Quinault

9st 13lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Stuart Williams

One of the season's big success stories, winning a lowly 6f handicap on AW in April and making giant strides to win his next five runs, notably hot handicaps at York and Newmarket the last twice; up 7lb since the latest win but that form has already been well advertised; all that improvement came on good or faster, so he could do with the ground drying out.

15/8

11th
16 (7)
Orbaan

12/1

Form: 795005 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Successful in C&D classified race on Shergar Cup day in 2022, following up his Golden Mile win at Goodwood; 0-14 since and, although well treated on peak RPRs, current mark reflects his recent level of form.

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6th

1

(7)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Orbaan

9st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Unexposed on the AW and well treated on the pick of his turf form (last win came from 8lb higher), but unplaced in his last 14 starts despite a sliding mark and returns from six months off; others preferred.

7/1

11th

10

(3)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:50 York

Orbaan

8st 10lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David O’Meara

8yo who has been regressive this year and is back to having something to prove having been soundly beaten at Ascot last Saturday; however, prior to that he kept on for an encouraging fifth of 17 here (7f, good to soft) in first-time cheekpieces and perhaps he'll get another boost today now in a visor.

10/1

11th

16

(7)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Orbaan

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: David O’Meara

Successful in C&D classified race on Shergar Cup day in 2022, following up his Golden Mile win at Goodwood; 0-14 since and, although well treated on peak RPRs, current mark reflects his recent level of form.

12/1

Form: 442023 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Still has low mileage; solid placed efforts in good handicaps over C&D since wearing a visor, namely close second to Baradar then 2l third to Quinault; should go well in the retained headgear.

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2nd

3

(5)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Hickory

9st 6lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: James Fanshawe

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

5/2

12th

18

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Hickory

8st 10lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: James Fanshawe

Still has low mileage; solid placed efforts in good handicaps over C&D since wearing a visor, namely close second to Baradar then 2l third to Quinault; should go well in the retained headgear.

9/1

14/1

Form: 324151 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Last two attempts over 7f have resulted in Class 3 wins at Thirsk (soft) and Sandown (good) by an aggregate of 10l; goes into this stronger race off a career-high mark but he's better than ever and is not ruled out.

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3rd

1

(3)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

16:25 Doncaster

Maywake

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

in rear, headway from 3f out, went third over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

11/2

22

(17)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Maywake

8st 9lb

T: Richard Fahey

13th

12

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Maywake

9st 0lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Last two attempts over 7f have resulted in Class 3 wins at Thirsk (soft) and Sandown (good) by an aggregate of 10l; goes into this stronger race off a career-high mark but he's better than ever and is not ruled out.

14/1

6/1

Form: 505056 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has plenty of good 6f/7f form at Ascot, including close fifth in this year's Wokingham; met some traffic issues in Curragh handicap (6f) last time then finished nicely; attractively treated off current mark, which is below 100 for first time since winning the 2022 International over C&D; did not have the ideal track position in the last two runnings of this race (still managed to finish third in 2021) but holds major claims if this third attempt pans out better.

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5th

2

(7)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Fresh

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: James Fanshawe

This is the fourth year in succession that he's returned to action in this race (downgraded to a 0-95 this year), finishing fifth twice and a close second in 2022; showed only flashes of his old spark in a disappointing 2023 campaign but he is down to a good mark if a five-month break has piqued his interest; stable have made a quiet start to 2024 but he has too much talent to be ignored at this level.

10/1

12th

2

(11)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Fresh

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: James Fanshawe

midfield, switched right after 1f

11/2

16/1

Form: 754075 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Last success came in the 2022 Bunbury Cup; retains plenty of ability aged nine and latest effort can be marked up but chance depends on how the race pans out; hold-up performer who needs the cards to drop perfectly.

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15th

6

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Bless Him

9st 7lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

Last success came in the 2022 Bunbury Cup; retains plenty of ability aged nine and latest effort can be marked up but chance depends on how the race pans out; hold-up performer who needs the cards to drop perfectly.

16/1

5th

1

(7)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newmarket

Bless Him

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David Simcock

Tough task in Listed company in one previous course start; cracking handicapper in top 7f races over the years and his fourth of 15 in the Bunbury Cup on the July course (good to soft was slower than ideal) shows how capable he still is; however, he hasn't sparked on last two runs at Ascot (slightly hampered latest) and may not be in peak form here either.

7/1

7th

1

(12)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Ascot

Bless Him

9st 12lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

slowly into stride, raced near side, held up in rear, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 10 in group

12/1

16th
2 (8)
Biggles

12/1

Form: 291045 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Below par at Group/Listed level the last twice; has a largely productive record in 7f handicaps, notably a good second in the Victoria Cup here (soft) in May and success in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket (good to soft) in July; not dismissed back in similar scenario.

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7th

1

(11)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Biggles

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

midfield, outpaced over 2f out, rallied final furlong, not pace to challenge

12/1

16th

2

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Biggles

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Below par at Group/Listed level the last twice; has a largely productive record in 7f handicaps, notably a good second in the Victoria Cup here (soft) in May and success in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket (good to soft) in July; not dismissed back in similar scenario.

12/1

5th

3

(2)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newbury

Biggles

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Highly progressive in handicaps, winning the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) with something to spare in July, and he was a fair fourth of five in a Group 2 at Doncaster (7f, soft) last Saturday; that looked a hot race and this C&D winner is respected now tackling a Listed contest.

5/1

33/1

Form: -44936

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Record is 1-8; gelded prior to substandard effort last month; ran creditably in cheekpieces the time before and that headgear is reapplied today; however, he has something to find on balance of handicap form.

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

17th

14

(14)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Ancestral Land

8st 13lb

J: William Cox

T: Clive Cox

Record is 1-8; gelded prior to substandard effort last month; ran creditably in cheekpieces the time before and that headgear is reapplied today; however, he has something to find on balance of handicap form.

33/1

6th

3

(4)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Ancestral Land

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Seems to handle any ground; ran creditably in first-time cheekpieces at Sandown (7f) in June when last seen; possibilities if he's helped by subsequent gelding operation and change of headgear (now blinkered).

12/1

3rd

2

(7)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:25 Sandown

Ancestral Land

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

raced in second, ridden 2f out

10/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £2548.40
Tricast £27058.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fresh

Telegraph:

Quinault

Daily Mail:

Orbaan

LAMBOURN:

Popmaster

Daily Record:

Baradar

The Sun:

Escobar

The Star:

Quinault

RP RATINGS:

Fresh

TOPSPEED:

Fresh

POSTDATA:

Fresh

NEWMARKET:

Fresh

Daily Mirror:

Fresh

D Express:

Orbaan