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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Handicap

  • Prize money: £23193
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sunny

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 102020 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Did well for Ruth Carr, notably winning the 6f handicap at Epsom on Derby day; ran a cracker over C&D in July and produced a career-best effort when second at Newcastle on his stable debut last month; midfield in the Portland latest; each-way claims.

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

9th

2

(8)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Badri

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

taken down early, towards rear

7/1

11th

4

(7)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Badri

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Had a fine campaign last year, winning five times on turf/AW, inlcuding a 5f event at Ascot on his third run for Julie Camacho; 4lb higher mark to defy back from a break but he's gone well fresh in the past and it's quite possible he'll carry on improving.

10/1

1st

2

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Badri

9st 12lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Did well for Ruth Carr, notably winning the 6f handicap at Epsom on Derby day; ran a cracker over C&D in July and produced a career-best effort when second at Newcastle on his stable debut last month; midfield in the Portland latest; each-way claims.

12/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: 219033 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in July and she ran well for third behind Call Me Ginger and Mountain Peak here four weeks ago; no excuses when a well-beaten third at Haydock last week; more needed in this field.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

3

(3)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Woolhampton

9st 8lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Rod Millman

Held her form well in Class 2 events on turf in September/October, most notably finishing a close second at Ascot on penultimate start; successful off only 1lb lower at the same venue on last attempt in this grade; big player provided she's just as effective back on AW.

11/4

4th

6

(1)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

14:55 Windsor

Woolhampton

8st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rod Millman

Finished behind Spoof when third at Haydock last month (soft); followed it with a good second at Ascot (good record there) 16 days ago; still feasibly treated but untried on heavy.

5/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 002417 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Comes here in good form, following a 6f win at Wolverhampton with a creditable seventh in the Portland on ground that would have been slow enough for him; today's surface more suitable and he's one to take seriously.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

(2)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Get It

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: George Baker

Comes here in good form, following a 6f win at Wolverhampton with a creditable seventh in the Portland on ground that would have been slow enough for him; today's surface more suitable and he's one to take seriously.

8/1

7th

10

(9)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Get It

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: George Baker

Emphatic 6f winner on AW last week but turf mark has suffered and he's now 6lb higher than his latest handicap win on grass, in May 2022; nearly all best form on good or quicker ground, so has a surface query, too.

14/1

1st

5

(7)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 2

20:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Get It

8st 13lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: George Baker

Three wins, including here, all came in the month of May over 5f, two of them first time out; arrives in good form, having not been beaten far from a wide stall at Sandown latest (winner Good Earth also drawn wide), and an easy 6f should be fine now.

10/1

33/1

Form: 9-7009 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Promising 2yo at 5f but well held in four sprint handicaps this year; tumbling in the weights but not easily recommended.

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4th

15

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Brave Nation

8st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Michael Bell

Promising 2yo at 5f but well held in four sprint handicaps this year; tumbling in the weights but not easily recommended.

33/1

0

2

(1)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 4

17:20 Sandown

Brave Nation

9st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Michael Bell

Promising 2yo at 5f but well held in three sprint handicaps this year; tumbling in the weights and takes a drop in grade but carries risks.

16/1

11/2

Form: -00792 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Beat 19 rivals in a C&D handicap last summer off a 10lb higher mark; slow start to this campaign but he was revived by the return to Ascot when finishing only a well-handicapped winner too strong here four weeks ago; dangerous, especially with drying ground in his favour.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(13)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Mountain Peak

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Beat 19 rivals in a C&D handicap last summer off a 10lb higher mark; slow start to this campaign but he was revived by the return to Ascot when finishing only a well-handicapped winner too strong here four weeks ago; dangerous, especially with drying ground in his favour.

11/2

2nd

4

(11)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Ascot

Mountain Peak

9st 5lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Ed Walker

Goes well at Ascot (won this race in 2018) and bounces off quick ground; thrown in on best form but this season's efforts have promised very little and he beat only one home when last seen at Doncaster three weeks ago.

25/1

14/1

Form: 064328 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Capable sprinter, often at a lower level, and he's gone close off similar marks since his Newmarket win in May; rider's claim useful and he should make another bold bid.

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

6th

13

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Spring Bloom

8st 11lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Robert Eddery

Capable sprinter, often at a lower level, and he's gone close off similar marks since his Newmarket win in May; rider's claim useful and he should make another bold bid.

14/1

16/1

Form: 026500 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Finished second of 12 at Goodwood in August (5f, good to soft) and four defeats later he's dropped 10lb; no doubting he has the ability to go well at this level but slow starts can be a problem and others look more reliable.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

7

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Existent

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Stuart Williams

Finished second of 12 at Goodwood in August (5f, good to soft) and four defeats later he's dropped 10lb; no doubting he has the ability to go well at this level but slow starts can be a problem and others look more reliable.

16/1

12th

6

(12)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Existent

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

On a fair mark based on his second of 12 off 7lb higher at Goodwood (5f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month, but hasn't built on it and finished behind a couple of these in the Portland at Doncaster (5.6f, soft) seven days ago; record of 1-25 on turf another reason to be cautious; no headgear today.

25/1

14th

12

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Existent

9st 1lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Has bobbed in and out of form all season and, although the handicapper is letting out the reins, he still doesn't look that well treated; sole turf win was back in 2020 and leaving off the hood is of unknown benefit.

22/1

Form: 113980 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

0-7 on turf but he's still not fully exposed and a few of his runs this summer can be upgraded; he will need to step up on last month's low-key Haydock run though.

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4th

12

(2)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Harry Brown

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

in touch with leaders

7/1

2nd

7

(5)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Harry Brown

8st 5lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

Yet to run a bad race on AW, winning three of his six AW starts, and he's dropped to a good mark having struggled in some hot turf handicaps last year; big player back from a break.

7/2

8th

12

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Harry Brown

8st 11lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

0-7 on turf but he's still not fully exposed and a few of his runs this summer can be upgraded; he will need to step up on last month's low-key Haydock run though.

9/1

Form: 609020 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Back to form when second at Haydock four weeks ago (5f, good); not in the same form at Doncaster three weeks ago (behind a few of these) but the return to faster ground will be in his favour.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(15)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Tees Spirit

9st 5lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Back to form when second at Haydock four weeks ago (5f, good); not in the same form at Doncaster three weeks ago (behind a few of these) but the return to faster ground will be in his favour.

12/1

17th

14

(22)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Tees Spirit

8st 13lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Front-runner with five wins (good and good to firm) in 2022; had lain fallow since the latest of them last August but he fared much better under Mia Nicholls at Haydock (good) last weekend; now needs to repeat it on first run beyond a bare 5f for over two years; missed two races on soft and good to soft in 2023.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 012030 CD BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Made a perfect start for this yard when making all over C&D in July (good; Ayr Gold Cup winner back in second); ran into a rapid improver here at the Shergar Cup meeting and ran as well as he ever has when a close third in the Portland; last month; unplaced at York last time but he was hampered at a crucial stage and couldn't recover; big player.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

(3)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Newcastle (AW)

Intrinsic Bond

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Wigham

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, disputing second over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

9/2

5th

3

(4)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Intrinsic Bond

9st 4lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Wigham

midfield, no impression inside final furlong

6/1

5th

1

(11)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Intrinsic Bond

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Michael Wigham

His results have been up and down since joining this yard in July and he was below par at Ascot last time, but he was a close third in the Portland here (5.5f, soft) last month and that form has worked out really well; now 1lb lower and this prominent-racer is capable of having a big say.

6/1

9/1

Form: 071180 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Back to form last month, winning at Chester (5.5f, good to soft) and following up in good style over C&D four weeks ago (beat Mountain Peak); ran better than his finishing position suggests in the Portland and then had little chance from his draw in the Ayr Silver Cup two weeks ago; can't rule out under these conditions.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

10

(1)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Call Me Ginger

8st 10lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Won twice in seven days in September, both over shorter but he's fully effective at 6f; back to the same mark as for his Ascot win and he has shown aptitude for this surface; others appeal more for win purposes though.

20/1

8th

6

(1)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Call Me Ginger

8st 13lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Three-time course winner, the latest in last season's Portland (5.5f, soft; awarded the race); won two in a row (5.5f/5f, good to soft/good to firm) last month and, although he's been unplaced on his three runs since, he didn't enjoy a clear run at Ascot last time and is not written off.

9/1

11th

8

(12)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Call Me Ginger

9st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Back to form last month, winning at Chester (5.5f, good to soft) and following up in good style over C&D four weeks ago (beat Mountain Peak); ran better than his finishing position suggests in the Portland and then had little chance from his draw in the Ayr Silver Cup two weeks ago; can't rule out under these conditions.

9/1

12th
10 (14)
Acklam Express

9/1

Form: 006700 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Over three years since his last win; placed in Group 1 company over C&D last summer; bitterly disappointing this year, often finishing weakly, but he's plummeted down the weights and he now starts out for a new stable; carries obvious risk but it wouldn't be a bolt from the blue were he to win easily either.

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

12th

10

(14)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Acklam Express

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Over three years since his last win; placed in Group 1 company over C&D last summer; bitterly disappointing this year, often finishing weakly, but he's plummeted down the weights and he now starts out for a new stable; carries obvious risk but it wouldn't be a bolt from the blue were he to win easily either.

9/1

11th

2

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Ascot

Acklam Express

9st 7lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Hasn't won since his 2yo days; twice placed in Group 1 races since but seems to be on the downgrade this season and difficult to recommend despite a plunging mark.

20/1

10th

7

(3)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

20:45 Newcastle (AW)

Acklam Express

9st 3lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

dwelt start, midfield

20/1

Form: 360027 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Finished a close third behind subsequent Group 1 winner Regional at York's Dante meeting (stable debut); not built on that since, including when a beaten favourite behind Call Me Ginger here four weeks ago.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

(4)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Bedford Flyer

8st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Michael Appleby

taken down early, dwelt start, towards rear, in touch with leaders after 1f

7/1

4th

4

(4)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 1

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Bedford Flyer

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

taken down early, started quickly, disputed lead early

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £1567.00
Straight Forecast £1278.80
Tricast £13420.60
Trifecta £12398.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Mountain Peak

TOPSPEED:

Dream Composer

NEWMARKET:

Intrinsic Bond

SPOTLIGHT:

Call Me Ginger

RP RATINGS:

Harry Brown

Daily Record:

Woolhampton

D Express:

Existent

Daily Mirror:

Dream Composer

The Guardian:

Intrinsic Bond

POSTDATA:

Call Me Ginger

The Times:

Mountain Peak

Telegraph:

Mountain Peak

Daily Mail:

Mountain Peak

The Sun:

Mountain Peak

The Star:

Mountain Peak