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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £3873.16
  • 0m 7f 14y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 1m 26s
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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Nursery Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 642 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Has found improvement in each of his runs and was clear of the rest when chasing home a decent horse over C&D a month ago; this initial mark could be okay.

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4th

3

(1)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 5

16:40 Nottingham

Arantes Nascimento

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

in touch with leaders

10/1

8th

8

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 3

17:45 Musselburgh

Arantes Nascimento

8st 4lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Julie Camacho

Steady progress last term culminated in Newcastle success (7f, AW; awarded the race due to suffering interference) on handicap debut; gelded since; faces a stiffer task off 7lb higher upped two grades but may improve further.

11/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 03933

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Competitive in both his nurseries, not helped by a slow start when a close third behind Master Franca at Lingfield (7f AW); looking handicapped about right but not dismissed lightly.

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4th

4

(7)

1st May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 5

18:10 Brighton

Enpassant

9st 8lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: James Fanshawe

Record of 0-10 but was first past the post at Newcastle (7f, AW) last October and he had a couple of close calls off this mark during the winter; returns after 100 days off but he's still unexposed on turf and is respected back in this sphere.

5/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 433091 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Showed a willing attitude to edge home on his first AW start in a nursery at Lingfield (7f); 3lb rise is not the end of the world but this may take more winning.

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5th

2

(6)

23rd Mar 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 5

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Master Franca

9st 7lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Hugo Palmer

Sprung a 40-1 surprise at Lingfield on his AW debut (7f; Class 5) in October; two respectable efforts on Tapeta since, including here two weeks ago, but he looks fairly exposed now (record of 1-8) and needs to find more at this new trip.

9/1

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 450

Last run: 96 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Shaped okay in his first two runs at top tracks and, although last at Sandown when last seen, that maiden was won by a subsequent Group winner; gelded during his absence and market should be helpful ahead of nursery debut.

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7th

4

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Goodwood

Never Sell

9st 7lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Archie Watson

led, headed 4f out, lost position and hung badly right 3f out, soon weakened and lost touch, tailed off

14/1

11th

3

(11)

15th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Never Sell

9st 9lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Archie Watson

Fourth in two of his four starts last year including on nursery debut at Newcastle (7f, Tapeta; first start since being gelded), but a well-beaten last of eight on his Wolverhampton return (8.6f, Tapeta) last month; blinkers replace cheekpieces, but the outside stall won't make things easy.

14/1

8th

3

(5)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Never Sell

9st 7lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Archie Watson

Well held in three novice/maiden events last summer and he couldn't make an impact on his handicap debut at Newcastle (7f; first run since gelded) in October; has plenty of stamina on his dam's side and this step up in trip could hep but he needs improvement after another break; cheekpieces added.

8/1

5/1

Form: 2754

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Failed to progress from his debut second at Doncaster in June (7f), last time finishing midfield on nursery debut (6f, soft); has changed yards and he could yet turn things around.

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3rd

5

(8)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

20:20 Doncaster

Novello Lad

9st 3lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Failed to deliver on promise shown for Ronald Thompson when soundly beaten in two AW nurseries (7f/6f) for Paul Midgley in the autumn; gelded during the winter and now returns from 173-day absence.

16/1

9th

9

(6)

11th Nov 2023

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Newcastle (AW)

Novello Lad

8st 8lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

Showed ability for previous yard, without building on debut effort (7f); weakened into fifth in 7f nursery here last week for new stable; return to 6f is worth exploring on that evidence.

12/1

Form: 13 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Picked up well to win at Beverley in June (good to firm) and perhaps unsuited by the good to soft ground when beaten under a penalty at Catterick (7f; posted a much lower RPR); retains potential ahead of nursery debut.

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6th

1

(2)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ribble Radiant

9st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, raced centre, led overall, headed over 1f out, soon weakened (jockey said filly ran too free)

11/2

7/2

Form: 217371 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Both wins have been here, latterly coming from off the pace to collect cosily over 6f despite them not going hard early; shouldn't be overly troubled by today's extra 1f; raised 5lb.

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7th

10

(9)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Im Spartacus

8st 2lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Richard Fahey

Stayed on well to win a C&D nursery in October (windy night and he was advantaged by being held up); mixed bag since then and he'll need a clear personal best to take this from out of the weights.

33/1

4th

6

(6)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Im Spartacus

8st 10lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

slowly away, raced in last, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

10/1

3rd

1

(6)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Im Spartacus

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Richard Fahey

Dual winner over 6f at Newcastle, coming from the rear under Ryan Sexton when scoring off 5lb lower in October; bumped at the start when only seventh of eight there next time; needs to bounce back but it's possible and he's more persuasive than many.

8/1

7/1

Form: 533322 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

0-6 but she's consistent and only just missed out on her return to 7f off 3lb lower at Leicester; runner-up here the time before; thereabouts once more.

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5th

6

(3)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Beverley

Vintage Love

9st 0lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Grant Tuer

towards rear

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £270.00
Straight Forecast £201.60
Tricast £797.20
Trifecta £960.00

Selections

The Times:

Enpassant

D Express:

Arantes Nascimento

The Guardian:

Vintage Love

LAMBOURN:

Never Sell

Daily Mail:

Ribble Radiant

POSTDATA:

Master Franca

Daily Mirror:

Enpassant

The Star:

Enpassant