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14:25 York

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Coral Sprint Trophy Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 22 runners
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Coral Sprint Trophy Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 22 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.50
  • Place: £3.40

Form: 410085 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Has done most of his racing over 7f and won in a small field at Newmarket in May, but he ran close to his best at 6f when a staying-on fifth to Significantly in last month's Ayr Gold Cup; all ground comes alike to him and he's likely to be in the thick of things once more.

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1st

3

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Montassib

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

dwelt start, raced far side, in rear

11/1

5th

6

(10)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ayr

Montassib

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Unraced at 6f since a narrow debut success three years ago; ready winner of a small-field handicap at Newmarket in May (7f, good) off 3lb lower; unplaced three times since but all in top handicaps and he ran well at Ascot eight weeks ago, doing second best of those to race on the far side (those just behind him on that side have done well since); his stamina will be an asset and the ground is unlikely to be an excuse; chance.

18/1

0

6

(13)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ascot

Montassib

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: William Haggas

Acts on soft and good to firm; had a solid record over this trip until disappointing in major handicaps the last twice; those two duck eggs don't reflect his best ability but they certainly temper enthusiasm.

20/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 412621 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Coaxed back to his best by Julie Camacho this season and he might have won the Ayr Gold Cup last time by more than a neck if he'd not had to wait for a run; a 4lb rise hardly looks insurmountable, particularly as Ryan Sexton now rides and claims a useful 3lb; ran poorly on his only previous outing at York but otherwise has excellent credentials.

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2nd

10

(8)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Significantly

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

reluctant to load, raced far side, in touch with leaders

5/1

1st

22

(14)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ayr

Significantly

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Julie Camacho

Strong handicap form as a 3yo, including a Royal Ascot success; tumbled down the weights after a barren 2022 and coaxed back to his best by Julie Camacho, winning at Haydock in July and running well in the Stewards' Cup (sixth) and again when missing out narrowly in last week's Portland; 2lb well in but others may have his measure here.

9/1

2nd

13

(13)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Significantly

9st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Julie Camacho

Smart and progressive as 3yo, including on heavy; had a walkabout season in 2022 but has a useful mark to exploit for new yard and duly did so when making the running at Haydock in July (6f, good; first-time cheekpieces, retained since); hasn't lost face in his two runs since and this intermediate trip can suit (seventh of 19 in this race last year).

14/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 119737

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Admirable campaigner with a dozen wins to his name, and his third to Significantly in the Ayr Gold Cup three weeks ago was arguably a career best; however, he was only seventh of nine in a 7f Listed race at Redcar last week and needs to put that well behind him.

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4th

1

(6)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Gweedore

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

Tough handicapper who ran a fine race when third in the Ayr Gold Cup on his first crack at 6f; third, beaten over 3l, off this mark at York four weeks ago (6f, soft) but that only tells half the story as he trounced the other runners on the stands' side and was also comfortably best of those to race up with the pace; still capable of better at this trip and he's a much better horse now than when last seen on AW (when he appeared to handle Tapeta well enough); deserves a good prize.

6/1

3rd

4

(14)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Gweedore

9st 8lb

J: William Pyle

T: Katie Scott

raced near side, led group

16/1

25/1

  • Place: £8.50

Form: 009307 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

5f winner at Ripon in April but slim pickings since, well held on the same course two weeks ago; 0-12 at York and vulnerable to younger legs.

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4th

21

(4)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Hyperfocus

8st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

raced far side, led

25/1

7th

5

(11)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ripon

Hyperfocus

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

raced near side

12/1

13/2

Form: 078184 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Missed 2022; gradually back to form for new yard, producing strong finish to dead-heat with Summerghand over C&D at the Ebor meeting; again did best work late on (having been switched) when a close fourth to Significantly in last month's Ayr Gold Cup; versatile in terms of the ground; big chance.

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1st

3

(12)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Albasheer

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Has a few ideas of his own but he's blessed with stacks of raw ability and he hasn't always had the rub of the green since dead-heating with Summerghand at the Ebor meeting; only third behind Tacarib Bay in Listed company here in November but he was too keen early and didn't find as much as may have been expected once coming off the bridle; likely to be ridden more patiently this time and he's of serious interest.

7/1

3rd

2

(2)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newcastle (AW)

Albasheer

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

Missed a chunk of his career but has shown what a high-quality sprinter he is when sharing a major 6f handicap at York in August and later finishing a close fourth of 24 in the Ayr Gold Cup in September; not for the first time he subsided on testing ground last month but of interest now switched to the AW (dam and two of her siblings won on Polytrack).

6/1

5th

5

(10)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Albasheer

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

took keen hold, raced far side, towards rear

13/2

Form: 609750 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

First home in small far-side group in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood, and wasn't beaten far after a slow start in the Ayr Gold Cup last time; goes well in the mud (2-2 on soft ground) and would be helped by plenty of rain; claiming rider Curtis Wilson-Ruddock is seeking his first win under rules.

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6th

12

(1)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Aleezdancer

9st 2lb

J: Curtis Wilson-Ruddock

T: Kevin Ryan

raced far side, in rear

11/1

12th

19

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ayr

Aleezdancer

9st 3lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Fine record on slower than good; ground was good when he finished down the field here 12 months ago but he's long appealed as the type to win a feature sprint when underfoot conditions are in his favour; the Stewards' Cup looked one that might have got away, finishing comfortably on top of the group who raced far side but only fifth overall (cheekpieces first time, retained); chance will be enhanced by any further rain; interesting.

9/1

5th

15

(2)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Goodwood

Aleezdancer

9st 0lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

Has long appealed as the type to win a big sprint when getting the slow ground that suits him so well; well backed and won easily at Doncaster on his seasonal return (6f, soft) and hasn't really had his conditions since; last of seven at Pontefract last month but he was apprentice ridden and came very wide in the straight; blinkers worn there (travelled strongly) are now replaced by cheekpieces; a return to soft going can spark something extra.

12/1

7th
8 (9)
Bielsa

14/1

Form: -21030 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

A regular in the top sprint handicaps; won over C&D at the Dante meeting and chased home Aberama Gold and Apollo One in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood; only tenth in last month's Ayr Gold Cup but wasn't beaten far in a blanket finish; handles any ground and should be thereabouts as usual.

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5th

2

(6)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Newcastle (AW)

Bielsa

9st 2lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

raced in second, hung right over 1f out, lost second 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, eased towards finish

11/4

2nd

2

(10)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Bielsa

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

Smart handicapper who made a flying start to the season, second at Redcar before seeing off 20 rivals at York's Dante meeting; ran to form in the Wokingham, Stewards' Cup and Ayr Gold Cup before a more subdued effort at York four weeks ago (raced on the favoured far side); third, albeit well beaten, over C&D in Group 3 company in one AW start; shouldn't be far away.

11/2

7th

8

(9)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Bielsa

9st 6lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

re-shod, raced far side, towards rear

14/1

9/1

Form: 0200-1 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Returning from nearly 12 months off when winning comfortably at Thirsk six weeks ago, clearly revitalised for a switch to the Julie Camacho yard; even after a 5lb rise he's well treated on the pick of his form for Michael Dods and his record at York is very solid; all turf wins on good or soft ground; could be the answer.

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8th

6

(14)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Pendleton

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

BHA-rated 100 at one stage; off for a year before returning to action with an impressive success at Thirsk in September (stable debut); a shade disappointing at York next time but he bounced back with a bang with a cosy success here in November (2-2 on AW, both over C&D); this is a better race but a 3lb rise isn't excessive and a promising apprentice's claim is handy; not discounted.

12/1

1st

1

(8)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

Pendleton

9st 10lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Julie Camacho

Returned from the thick end of a year on the sidelines with an impressive display at Thirsk in September, capitalising on some help from the handicapper; no excuses when eighth at York last month but this represents a less-demanding assignment and he won his novice over C&D, albeit back in April 2019; high on the list.

5/1

8th

17

(11)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Pendleton

9st 0lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Julie Camacho

raced far side, towards rear

9/1

18/1

Form: 296060 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Winless since spring 2022 but retains most of his ability and ran creditably when ninth of 27 in the Wokingham in June; however, he hasn't built on that and finished nearer last than first over the same C&D last Friday.

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9th

7

(18)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Kings Lynn

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

Winless since spring 2022 but retains most of his ability and ran creditably when ninth of 27 in the Wokingham in June; however, he hasn't built on that and finished nearer last than first over the same C&D last Friday.

18/1

12th

2

(1)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Kings Lynn

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Winless since May 2022 but he retains most of his ability and he ran creditably when ninth of 27 in the Wokingham over C&D in June; now 5lb lower and he was far from disgraced (met trouble) in the Portland at Doncaster last month; impossible to discount.

7/1

6th

2

(5)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Kings Lynn

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Flexible regarding the ground but heavy going was pushing it when he didn't run well in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood last month; involved in some rough-housing at Ascot the time before and has a good record here, with sales-race and Listed wins at about 6f from five outings; has slipped a few pounds and can be involved.

10/1

20/1

Form: 511000 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

In sparkling form at the height of summer, scoring over C&D and following up in impressive fashion in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood; only 3lb higher today, but three runs since have seen him finish no closer than fourteenth and he arrives firmly on the back foot.

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6th

3

(10)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 1

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Aberama Gold

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

His two standout efforts last year came on bottomless ground, winning the Stewards' Cup and a good 5f handicap at Doncaster; two creditable 6f runs back on AW in November, though; strong traveller who should appreciate a strongly run race at this trip; shortlisted.

25/1

4th

2

(3)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:11 Lingfield (AW)

Aberama Gold

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

prominent

8/1

4th

1

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newcastle (AW)

Aberama Gold

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

In his element in heavy-ground handicaps for new yard, winning the 6f Stewards' Cup at Glorious Goodwood and over 5f at Doncaster recently; had comparable form on Polytrack earlier in career and romped away on Wolverhampton Tapeta in June but his Newcastle form is a worry, a Group 3 defeat being easily excused but the last to finish in two subsequent handicaps.

7/1

Form: 203301 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Just edged out when favourite for this race in 2021 and wasn't disgraced when eighth last year; back to form when leading close home over 5f at the Curragh three weeks ago; handles both fast and soft ground and likely to be finishing strongly under regular rider Adam Caffrey.

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7th

2

(9)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:45 Dundalk (AW)

Laugh A Minute

10st 0lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

Seven wins on turf, best form at the Curragh; 0-11 AW record is a source of concern, trainer has a more obvious candidate inn Dream Today,

10/1

5th

1

(8)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

13:50 Curragh

Laugh A Minute

10st 5lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear, headway over 1f out, pressed leaders final 110yds, kept on

10/1

11th

11

(2)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Laugh A Minute

9st 3lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

raced far side, midfield

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: -32223 D BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Better than ever this year with four excellent efforts in defeat in hot 6f handicaps, first home in stand-side group when second to Aberama Gold in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood; not beaten far when returned to 5f for Listed Beverley Bullet last time; handles any ground and unlikely to be far away.

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12th

2

(22)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Apollo One

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

ducked left start

9/1

3rd

1

(2)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Beverley

Apollo One

9st 4lb

J: Graham Lee

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

raced in second, challenging 2f out, no extra and lost second inside final 110yds

3/1

2nd

8

(27)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Goodwood

Apollo One

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

Ended 2022 in good form on AW and he's been banging at the door in quality sprint handicaps this season, third at Newmarket on 2,000 Guineas day before chasing home Badri at Epsom; another step forward when second in the Wokingham six weeks ago; 3lb higher today but there's no obvious reason why he wouldn't make another bold bid.

14/1

13th
14 (5)
Mr Wagyu

16/1

Form: 749385 CD BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won this year but retains a good portion of his ability and finished a close eighth in the Ayr Gold Cup; things didn't fall right for him at Ripon last time and he may well bounce back today; twice a C&D winner.

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13th

14

(5)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Mr Wagyu

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

raced far side, prominent

16/1

5th

2

(2)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ripon

Mr Wagyu

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: John Quinn

raced centre early, soon switched sharply left

6/1

8th

18

(21)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ayr

Mr Wagyu

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Still seeking his first win of the year but he's been a fixture in the top sprints and has performed with credit in many of them; third to Bielsa here in 2021 and close up in fifth last year (off 9lb higher); no obvious reason why he wouldn't go well once again.

12/1

12/1

Form: 642140 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Marvellous sprinter with a fine record in the top handicaps; dead-heated with Albasheer over C&D at the Ebor meeting but then finished last of 24 in the Ayr Gold Cup, a race he'd won in 2022; may well bounce back but he'll probably have to be at his absolute peak to defy top weight.

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5th

6

(5)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Summerghand

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who has won numerous races on turf/AW, including on finals day here in 2021; however, has something to find on the balance of his recent form in this sphere; opposed in third attempt at this prize.

20/1

11th

2

(8)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Summerghand

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Veteran whose fire still burns bright, dead-heating with Albasheer in a hot 6f handicap at York's Ebor meeting off 2lb higher; he hasn't been in the same form since but there have been mitigating circumstances and he's 6lb better off with his old adversary today; hasn't been at his best in his three visits here but he's more than capable if this sets up favourably.

14/1

4th

2

(3)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Summerghand

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Winner of 17 races who showed he still had it when dead-heating at York (6f, good to firm) in August, but not so good since including in a Listed race back on the AW at Lingfield (6f, Polytrack) last month; needs a good pace to run at and not sure a small field and what may become a tactical event will play to his strengths.

15/2

Form: 518440 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

4yo whose two successes have come at York; not disgraced when fourth at Newmarket and Ascot prior to a poor run over 7f here three weeks ago, when good to soft ground might have been to blame.

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3rd

2

(4)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

Another Investment

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Nigel Tinkler

Solid effort when third of 13 behind Jump The Gun over C&D 11 days ago, surging to the front 1f out but tying up close home; that effort can be marked up given he challenged up the middle of the track and he could emerge best of the four runners who reoppose today.

8/1

3rd

4

(6)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

Another Investment

9st 7lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

towards rear of midfield on outer, headway from 2f out, led over 1f out, no extra and headed towards finish, soon lost second

20/1

15th

22

(20)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Another Investment

8st 10lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

4yo whose two successes have come at York; not disgraced when fourth at Newmarket and Ascot prior to a poor run over 7f here three weeks ago, when good to soft ground might have been to blame.

40/1

50/1

Form: -05700 D

Last run: 93 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a Group 2 over 6f as a juvenile but has plenty to prove on this year's form; gelded before a poor run at Newmarket's July meeting and has had wind surgery since.

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4th

4

(2)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 3

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rousing Encore

9st 0lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced from over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

5/2

1st

4

(4)

30th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 3

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rousing Encore

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

made all

5/1

Form: 629860 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Nine career wins include two over this trip in the first half of this year, but he's been in a lull of late and was only 13th (although not beaten that far) in the Ayr Gold Cup; needs a revival.

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

7th

4

(1)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

It Just Takes Time

9st 4lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Course winner; two turf wins in the first half of the year, the second of them coming off 5lb higher; finished behind three of today's rivals over C&D 11 days ago (not well positioned) and vulnerable for win purposes once more.

25/1

6th

2

(2)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

It Just Takes Time

9st 8lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

towards rear on outer, headway when towards far side from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

25/1

Form: 66U231 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Had been knocking at the door prior to a hard-fought success in the Ayr Silver Cup (6f, good to soft) three weeks ago; a 4lb rise means he'll need another personal best to follow up but he's thriving and hard to dismiss.

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

5th

3

(10)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

16:25 Doncaster

Wobwobwob

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

in touch with leaders on near side of group, headway 2f out, weakened final furlong, lost fourth inside final 110yds

3/1

18th

18

(3)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Wobwobwob

8st 13lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

dwelt start, raced far side, in touch with leaders

10/1

1st

9

(11)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Ayr

Wobwobwob

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

re-shod

9/1

25/1

Form: 804008 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Has been a useful money-spinner over the years; this season's efforts have been mostly subdued but he has fallen a long way in the weights and finished on the heels of the principals in big fields at Ayr (6f) and Ascot (7f) on his last two outings; one of three runners for a yard with a good record in this race, and impossible to discount.

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

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

40/1

Form: 315-97

Last run: 140 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

3yo who sprang a 50-1 surprise in the 5f Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot last June; very disappointing three times since, tailed off in Haydock Group 2 on latest start in May; makes handicap debut here and needs wind surgery to have had a positive effect.

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

9th

5

(9)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

The Ridler

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Richard Fahey

Group 2 win at Royal Ascot as a 2yo but he's struggled badly in four starts this year, albeit last time at Doncaster wasn't disastrous given the ground wouldn't have suited; visored for his AW debut; revival wouldn't be a total shock.

25/1

7th

4

(5)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

The Ridler

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Richard Fahey

Sprang a 50-1 surprise in the 5f Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot last June; has run just three times in this 3yo campaign but has been well beaten on each occasion; major turnaround required.

50/1

20th

6

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

The Ridler

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

ducked right start, raced far side, midfield

40/1

21th
15 (15)
Chuzzlewit

25/1

Form: 571-50

Last run: 150 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 3yo; won Ayr novice (7f, good) last September and ran well when fifth in Listed race at Newcastle (1m, AW) on reappearance; no threat in 7f handicap at the Dante meeting here and off five months since; now back sprinting for the first time since last summer, with something to prove.

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

4th

5

(3)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Chuzzlewit

8st 9lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

squeezed out start, in rear

12/1

9th

10

(10)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Chuzzlewit

8st 12lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

in rear

14/1

5th

10

(7)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Chuzzlewit

8st 10lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Ran okay when fifth behind Dear My Friend over C&D last April, his only attempt at this trip; finished behind Master Zoffany here (7f) three weeks ago, travelling strongly and perhaps not best positioned; still has time to do better.

10/1

22th
13 (12)
Magical Spirit

28/1

Form: 413760 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Third to Bielsa in big field over C&D at the Dante meeting but underwhelming since, well beaten last time at Ayr, a track he'd previously handled well; lower in the weights than for a while but others appeal more.

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

6th

6

(3)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Magical Spirit

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Now 4lb lower than when winning at Doncaster in April and 7lb lower than when third behind Bielsa in a big-field sprint at York's Dante meeting; heavy defeats at Ayr and York after an eight-week break but he's a C&D winner and it wouldn't be a bolt from the blue to see him bounce back.

20/1

22th

13

(12)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Magical Spirit

9st 1lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

dwelt start, took keen hold, raced near side, towards rear

28/1

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Selections

The Times:

Wobwobwob

LAMBOURN:

Albasheer

RP RATINGS:

Significantly

SPOTLIGHT:

Pendleton

NEWMARKET:

Montassib

THE NORTH:

Gweedore

D Express:

Wobwobwob

The Sun:

Wobwobwob

Daily Record:

Wobwobwob

Daily Mail:

Albasheer

Daily Mirror:

Albasheer

Telegraph:

Significantly

The Star:

Significantly

POSTDATA:

Pendleton

The Guardian:

Pendleton