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Coral ‘Committed To Safer Gambling’ Finale Handicap

  • Prize money: £10468
  • 1m 2f 56y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Coral ‘Committed To Safer Gambling’ Finale Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 7-4312 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Won Pontefract maiden (1m2f, good) in July on fourth run and, having been gelded, he was second on last month's handicap debut at Sandown (1m2f, soft); this lightly raced 3yo is in top hands and is bred to do better still.

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1st

7

(3)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Star Ahoy

9st 6lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

dwelt start, in touch with leaders soon after start

11/4

2nd

1

(1)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

16:50 Sandown

Star Ahoy

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Well bred; his win when 8-13 in a maiden at Pontefract (1m2f; all three turf starts on good) in July on fourth start came in pretty much last-gasp fashion; gelded not long afterwards and this handicap debut is his first run since; could have more to offer.

11/4

1st

11

(5)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

14:45 Pontefract

Star Ahoy

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Has improved with each of his three starts (1m, AW/good), most recently a good third at Newmarket; this well-bred Sea The Stars colt could continue to progress now up in trip and he's a leading contender.

6/5

11/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 484703

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

0-14 since winning in 2020 on second start but he's dropped down the weights and was a good third off this mark at Newbury (1m2f, heavy) three weeks ago; versatile ground-wise; drops back down in grade and could be involved.

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3rd

4

(5)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

Toshizou

9st 8lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

1-19 with his win coming in Ireland as a 2yo; may have needed his return from five months off at Doncaster (1m2f, soft; first start since being gelded) 15 days ago, but he will need to step up quickly.

12/1

9th

4

(10)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

15:40 Doncaster

Toshizou

9st 1lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Sole win came in 2022 when trained in Ireland; however, placed twice over 1m2f on soft/heavy last autumn and that form puts him in the picture; gelded since last run (below par).

13/2

8th

3

(15)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Toshizou

9st 12lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

midfield, in touch with leaders 2f out, weakened final furlong

6/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 029432

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

0-9 but ran well when fourth of 13 over C&D (good) last month and she bumped into a much improved winner when 6l runner-up over C&D (good to soft) last time; each-way claims.

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3rd

15

(1)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Bosc Girl

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Richard Fahey

towards rear, midfield after 2f

10/1

2nd

6

(8)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

14:35 York

Bosc Girl

9st 5lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

0-8; none too consistent since handicapping but she was on the heels of Award Dancer when a close fourth over C&D on penultimate start and also ran with credit at Ayr on Thursday; no ground worries and has place chance.

6/1

3rd

2

(4)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Ayr

Bosc Girl

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Seven-race maiden; acts on soft; has proved inconsistent (form figures 0294) since handicapping but should be thereabouts if able to repeat latest effort (close fourth at York); on same mark.

6/1

25/1

Form: 234510 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Consistent in the main this year (including over 1m2f and on soft) and snapped losing streak at Redcar (1m, good) two starts ago; however, he was well beaten there next time and it's a long time since he's run well here.

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6th

6

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Poets Dawn

9st 6lb

J: Archie Young

T: Tim Easterby

1m on heavy ground won't faze him, as when second of 15 at Newmarket when last seen in November; not beaten far on last season's reappearance; one to consider.

11/2

2nd

3

(18)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Newmarket

Poets Dawn

10st 1lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Tim Easterby

No longer the force of old but made all off a reduced mark at Redcar (1m, good) in September and probably ran at least as well when fourth of 13 at York (1m2f, soft) three weeks ago; a possible.

8/1

4th

12

(11)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Poets Dawn

9st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield after 2f

25/1

11/1

Form: -35033 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

His last three wins have come over 1m4f at Catterick (good/soft) and this drop back in trip isn't an obvious positive, but a strong pace in this big field would compensate somewhat and he arrives in good form; not discounted.

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12th

9

(13)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Furzig

9st 8lb

J: William Carver

T: Richard Fahey

Multiple winner who is now thoroughly exposed and it's been a while since he got his head in front; questionable what he acheived back on turf at Doncaster last weekend with the winner 11l ahead of him.

25/1

3rd

4

(2)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

13:20 Doncaster

Furzig

10st 8lb

J: Mr Eireann Cagney

T: Richard Fahey

Well exposed 9yo who has proved inconsistent on AW since last turf appearance; not sure what to expect from him but current mark is workable; last success (in 2022) came off 3lb higher.

10/1

Form: 260090

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Has dropped to a very dangerous mark, now 10lb lower than when going very close over C&D (good to firm) in May; however, he's been well beaten on his five starts since; a long time since he's run well on slow ground.

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6th

2

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Maries Diamond

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

led, headed under 3f out, kept on until no extra inside final 110yds

20/1

10th

2

(4)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Maries Diamond

9st 8lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Ran a cracker from the front at York in May (extended 1m2f) and he turns up here off a 7lb lower mark after some struggles in classy company; ran well in one start at this track and a more positive showing is expected in this weaker race.

14/1

10/1

Form: 61503

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Won at Goodwood (1m, heavy) in May on his second start and remains lightly raced; however, he's been well beaten on his three starts since, most recently 9l behind runner-up Star Ahoy when third of six at Sandown (1m2f, soft) in a first-time hood; now wears cheekpieces.

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7th

10

(16)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Goldsborough

9st 3lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

raced wide, midfield, dropped to rear after 2f

10/1

3rd

2

(6)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

16:50 Sandown

Goldsborough

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Winning a maiden at Goodwood (1m, heavy) in May is far miles better than his other three runs; latest was his handicap debut, back at Goodwood (their big meeting; 50-1) over 1m2f on soft; now tries a hood.

14/1

13th

16

(8)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Goldsborough

8st 2lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

Drew 3l clear in maiden here (1m, heavy) in May on second start; manner of that win suggested that he could improve again once moved up to this trip, but the opposite happened in a 1m2f novice on good at Windsor in June; return to testing ground may be key; either way, big improvement is needed on this handicap debut in such a competitive race.

20/1

Form: 317664 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

3lb out of the handicap but has won three times this year (1m2f, AW/good to firm); returned to form when fourth at Beverley (1m2f, soft) latest, coming from further back than the front three; not ruled out each-way.

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8th

16

(9)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Iron Sheriff

8st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

in rear

50/1

4th

1

(9)

26th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

14:15 Beverley

Iron Sheriff

10st 1lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Not been in the best of form (13l-sixth here last week) since Pontefract win in June (1m2f, good to firm); has won on soft, but ideally suited by quicker ground; others appeal more.

14/1

6th

3

(7)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

17:10 Beverley

Iron Sheriff

9st 8lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Dual course winner, including C&D; acts on soft; has won three times over 1m2f this season but last two efforts suggest that the handicapper has his measure at present.

14/1

25/1

Form: 803045 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Course winner who continues to drop down the weights and has posted a couple of bright runs this term; could return to winning ways at some point but he was soundly beaten at Catterick three weeks ago and others appeal more.

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9th

9

(2)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Molinari

9st 3lb

J: David Nolan

T: Martin Todhunter

prominent

25/1

5th

1

(11)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

16:40 Catterick

Molinari

10st 3lb

J: David Nolan

T: Martin Todhunter

slightly awkward start, soon recovered and prominent

12/1

10th
14 (15)
Bushfire

25/1

Form: 413185 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won at Hamilton (1m2f, soft) in July and Southwell (1m, AW) last month; however, he hasn't been able to repeat that form the last twice (latest at Ayr on Thursday) and could be vulnerable once more.

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7th

8

(7)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Bushfire

8st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Gemma Tutty

in touch with leaders

13/2

3rd

3

(1)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Bushfire

9st 4lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Gemma Tutty

1m2f winner on soft ground last July and only 2lb above his last winning mark over 1m on the AW; last season didn't end well but he returns with the yard having winners.

13/2

10th

14

(15)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Bushfire

9st 1lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Gemma Tutty

in rear

25/1

13/2

Form: 550553

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

3yo who is 0-6 in handicaps this year but caught the eye in first-time blinkers (retained) at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm) latest, when keeping on for third of five after looking all at sea on the downhill run into the Dip; won on soft last year; 2lb lower and capable of a big run if things click.

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11th

8

(5)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Promoter

9st 5lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

dwelt start and slowly into stride, in rear

13/2

3rd

3

(4)

28th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:53 Newmarket

Promoter

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Unable to threaten on last three starts but he's well treated on form as recent as June and perhaps the first-time blinkers will give him a boost.

9/4

5th

3

(4)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Chester

Promoter

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ralph Beckett

held up in last

7/1

Form: 154 D BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Windsor (1m2f, good) in July; two lesser runs have followed (1m2f/1m, good to soft/AW) but the first-time hood could help this very lightly raced 3yo settle better on his handicap debut; not ruled out.

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12th

4

(8)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Dunes King

9st 10lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

midfield

13/2

4th

1

(2)

6th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Dunes King

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

in touch with leaders

7/2

5th

2

(1)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

15:10 Nottingham

Dunes King

9st 11lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Came right away with the favourite (easy winner since) when springing a surprise on his debut last month; there looked no fluke about that and he's entitled to improve, so holds leading claims under a penalty.

5/4

Form: 592241 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Second twice in a row at Beverley (1m2f, heavy/good to firm) this summer and made all in small field at Hamilton (1m4f, good to soft) latest; this is more competitive than he's used to nowadays but he's not ruled out.

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13th

13

(13)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Wheres Jeff

9st 1lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

prominent

16/1

1st

3

(3)

25th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 4

15:30 Hamilton

Wheres Jeff

9st 2lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Seems to handle any ground; successful three times at this course, most recently over 1m3f in May when 2lb lower; largely respectable efforts since; looks likely to give his running but he's the only contender who wasn't in the first two on latest outing.

11/2

4th

3

(4)

31st Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Carlisle

Wheres Jeff

10st 3lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

Went close at Beverley (1m2f, heavy) last month and another good second there (1m2f, good to firm) last time; has a good record at Beverley but he's also won here and could be thereabouts once more.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £148.00
Straight Forecast £109.70
Tricast £418.10
Trifecta £637.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Star Ahoy

The Times:

Toshizou

SPOTLIGHT:

Eeetee

POSTDATA:

Furzig

D Express:

Dunes King

Daily Record:

Bosc Girl

Daily Mirror:

Star Ahoy

The Sun:

Star Ahoy

Daily Mail:

Eeetee

Telegraph:

Toshizou

The Guardian:

Toshizou

The Star:

Furzig