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  • 1m 4f 99y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.10
  • Place: £5.20

Form: 212-86 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won his maiden here last backend before finishing a solid second in the Group 3 Zetland (1m2f); has struggled badly in two runs this time, though, pulling hard in the spring before finishing tailed off upped to this trip recently; plenty to prove.

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8th

2

(6)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Blanchland

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Best 2yo run was on turf here but he suffered heavy defeats at Newmarket in his only two turf races last term, admittedly absent five months in between; surged back to form on AW last October-December but last month's run was not so good; blinkers are given a go and overall improvement is needed.

33/1

12th

6

(13)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Blanchland

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Useful colt who ended his 2023 campaign with respectable efforts in Listed grade elsewhere; 2-2 at Newcastle, including a 1l success off just 1lb lower on sole handicap attempt; interesting returned to this venue on seasonal debut.

12/1

3rd

5

(3)

31st Dec 2023

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1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:54 Lingfield (AW)

Blanchland

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Ready winner of a 1m4f handicap at Newcastle in October and the RPR of 111 he recorded there brings him right into the reckoning; he has come up short in Listed events the last twice, however, and he has work to do with Base Note on their latest Kempton run.

13/2

14/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 171591 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who's won three times on turf in recent times since cheekpieces went on (currently 3-3 under Mikkel Mortensen); this is tougher from 4lb out of the handicap but she shouldn't be underestimated.

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1

(5)

9th Dec 2023

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1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wynter Wildes

9st 13lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

Gained her third win of 2023 at Yarmouth (11.5f) in September and posted another solid effort when third of 14 in 1m5f Listed event at Lingfield last month; she can go well again back in handicap company.

5/1

3rd

5

(10)

7th Nov 2023

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1m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

Wynter Wildes

9st 5lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charlie Fellowes

Triple Tapeta winner who has been successful three times this year and ran a career-best when second of 12 in a 0-105 handicap at Newcastle (12.4f) three weeks ago; even that will need improving upon a fair bit if she is to make an impact in this company, though.

12/1

2nd

12

(10)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Wynter Wildes

8st 11lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

C&D winner who's won three times on turf in recent times since cheekpieces went on (currently 3-3 under Mikkel Mortensen); this is tougher from 4lb out of the handicap but she shouldn't be underestimated.

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 232120

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Had been enjoying a consistent season prior to a poor one at York in August, when said to have run flat; the break could have helped but he's 9lb higher than when winning at Haydock, so will need a career best on just his second AW start.

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3rd

5

(3)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

WoottonSun

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

Had been enjoying a consistent season prior to a poor one at York in August, when said to have run flat; the break could have helped but he's 9lb higher than when winning at Haydock, so will need a career best on just his second AW start.

8/1

12th

2

(10)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

13:50 York

WoottonSun

9st 12lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Richard Fahey

Going great guns this term, including with his Old Newton Cup win at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm) and going oh so close in a Shergar Cup race at Ascot 13 days ago; up another 5lb but it's hard to keep him out of the picture, bidding to end Paul Hanagan's superb riding career on a winning note.

6/1

2nd

12

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

WoottonSun

9st 4lb

T: Richard Fahey

Reserve; below form at this meeting last year; going great guns this season with three places prior to his win from Scampi in the Old Newton Cup at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm; probably okay on good to soft) five weeks ago; up another 5lb but needs plenty of respect.

11/1

7/1

Form: 023238 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Has been running consistently well in top turf handicaps all summer and wasn't best served by the drop to 1m1f when not beaten far in the Cambridgeshire latest; has a much better strike-rate on the AW (4-6) than turf (1-16) and needs considering.

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4th

2

(12)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Haunted Dream

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Ed Dunlop

Has been running consistently well in top turf handicaps all summer and wasn't best served by the drop to 1m1f when not beaten far in the Cambridgeshire latest; has a much better strike-rate on the AW (4-6) than turf (1-16) and needs considering.

7/1

8th

6

(32)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Haunted Dream

9st 7lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Ed Dunlop

Has a modest 1-15 strike-rate on turf but he's run really well in defeat in hot handicaps at about 1m2f on his last four starts (good to firm-good to soft); there can be optimism he'll be fine over a strongly run 1m1f and he's a solid each-way contender.

16/1

3rd

3

(10)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

17:20 York

Haunted Dream

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Ed Dunlop

Acts on good to firm and good to soft; only 1-14 on turf, compared to 4-6 on AW, but is consistent in the main and brings strong recent form; ties in with Astro King on John Smith's Cup running and performed very well in similar event at Glorious Goodwood since; holds solid claims.

5/1

Form: 349727 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Not the easiest to win with but has always been consistent on Tapeta and is back on a competitive mark; will always need some luck, which he didn't get when hitting traffic behind Valsad last time, and ought to go well.

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8th

14

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Landed the rescheduled November Handicap here (off 4lb lower) in 2023 and has largely remained in decent form since; however, has a much poorer strike-rate than many of these opponents.

20/1

2nd

1

(9)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

10st 0lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

String of solid efforts over middle distances on Tapeta, including when winning the rearranged November Handicap off a 3lb lower mark at Newcastle last backend; nothing wrong with his latest second and he looks set to go well once more.

8/1

3rd

1

(6)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Onesmoothoperator

10st 0lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Two of his three wins have come here including a game success in the rescheduled November handicap over this trip (three of these behind); things haven't really panned out his way in two starts over 1m2f/2m back here since, but much respected down in grade.

6/1

Form: 527301

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Good record in AW handicaps (happy on either surface) and switches back from turf in good form off the back of an Ayr win; 4lb rise sees him back up to a career-high mark but it wouldn't be a surprise were he up to it.

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4th

4

(8)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Capital Theory

9st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in second, led after 3f, increased tempo from 3f out, jockey dropped rein inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, soon lost position

7/2

7th

8

(2)

23rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 2

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Capital Theory

9st 6lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

1m5f scorer on turf in September; placed twice at Kempton (1m3f/1m4f) this month, including in the London Middle Distance Series Final; has a consistent AW record; should be thereabouts again provided he sees out this new trip.

5/1

Form: 3-6217 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Said to have been unsuited by the 'tacky' (heavy) ground when bombing as favourite last time; had previously made a successful Tapeta debut off a 4lb lower mark and is best judged on that; should fare much better.

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13th

7

(9)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Valsad

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Better than ever when quite a comfortable winner of a 13-runner race at Southwell (1m4f) four weeks ago; raised 5lb to a clear career-high mark so another improved effort will be required to follow up.

16/1

1st

3

(1)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Valsad

9st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Behind two of tonight's rivals when favourite over C&D two weeks ago; got upset in the stalls and hung left under pressure that day, and will need a career-best effort off this mark.

9/1

5th

1

(10)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Valsad

10st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Dual winner for the Charltons, the latest over C&D last September; beaten a short head on his second start for this yard at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) 16 days ago and should go well again from just 1lb higher.

9/2

Form: 1-7876 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Progressive last backend and has had a string of excuses for defeats this time round, including having pulled hard when cracking late in the Northumberland Plate on his comeback off 4lb higher; should do better back on Tapeta.

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3rd

8

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 119y

13:30 Naas

Omniscient

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led, not fluent 4 out

7/2

4th

9

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:25 Fairyhouse

Omniscient

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led, not fluent 3 out, pecked on landing and headed 2 out, mistake last, lost two places run-in

9/2

8th

6

(5)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Omniscient

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Progressive last backend and has had a string of excuses for defeats this time round, including having pulled hard when cracking late in the Northumberland Plate on his comeback off 4lb higher; should do better back on Tapeta.

7/1

Form: 8401-0 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

C&D win for Archie Watson last autumn came off a 2lb lower mark at the end of a light season; was entitled to have needed his recent comeback from a year off for his new yard, when getting warm and again inclined to pull hard (has worn a hood once).

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8th

7

(1)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Southern Voyage

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, led, headed 2f out, soon weakened

14/1

7th

9

(5)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Southern Voyage

8st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

10lb lower than for his 1m4f Newcastle win in September 2022 (trained by Archie Watson); struggling for new yard after a year off and not easily recommended despite a plummeting mark and the additon of cheekpieces.

33/1

10th

12

(9)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Southern Voyage

8st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Horribly out of sorts for this yard in 2023; this looks a hot race in which to try and bounce back to form.

50/1

20/1

Form: 850914 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Three-time C&D winner who stays further; not as good as he was but he is about to turn 12 and retains plenty of enthusiasm; is at least entitled to close the gap on Capital Theory (3lb better off) having not been suited by the way things unfolded at Ayr.

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9th

13

(6)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

8st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Similar profile to Rainbow Dreamer, being a veteran who has won multiple races down the years but has a question mark over current form having posted duck eggs in 2024; unlikely to add to his tally.

66/1

10th

9

(6)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Prolific winner who's back on a workable mark; he's well into the veteran stage, though, and this trip is an absolute minimum nowadays; doesn't arrive in form in any case.

33/1

13th

3

(2)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

always behind

25/1

12th
4 (7)
Stowell

20/1

Form: 639-97 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Only seen sporadically in recent times and is now with his third yard, having run poorly in two starts for George Boughey; pulled hard when finishing last back from a break five weeks ago and it's hard to build up much enthusiasm.

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12th

4

(7)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Stowell

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alan King

Only seen sporadically in recent times and is now with his third yard, having run poorly in two starts for George Boughey; pulled hard when finishing last back from a break five weeks ago and it's hard to build up much enthusiasm.

20/1

7th

1

(3)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 23y

Class 2

14:05 Beverley

Stowell

10st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Alan King

took keen hold, held up in rear, weakened from 2f out

10/1

9th

1

(10)

6th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

13:40 Newmarket

Stowell

9st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Third in the 1m6f Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot in 2021 but seen mostly over 1m4f since, running with credit in defeat last term for the Gosdens; had wind and gelding operations before his debut for this stable in October and shaped better than last in that Listed race might suggest; not entirely dismissed.

9/1

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Tricast £88602.80
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Omniscient

Telegraph:

Wynter Wildes

The Times:

Onesmoothoperator

The Star:

Wynter Wildes

Daily Record:

Wynter Wildes

RP RATINGS:

Omniscient

TOPSPEED:

Omniscient

POSTDATA:

Omniscient