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Illuminate Christmas Ball Handicap

  • Prize money: £5050.8
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Illuminate Christmas Ball Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 381611 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Turned a corner in recent months, winning three of his last four starts (all at this track, two over 1m6f and one over this trip); up 7lb for latest success but he won with ease and further progress could be forthcoming; strong claims.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(6)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Tradesman

9st 3lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

dwelt start, held up in last, in touch with leaders 5f out

5/2

7/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 274833

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Still seeking his first win after 17 attempts; trip and track shouldn't be an issue and he holds each-way claims again.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

(8)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

De Vegas Warrior

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

slowly into stride, soon in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

5/1

2nd

1

(3)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

De Vegas Warrior

9st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

Still seeking his first win after 21 starts but he has finished second twice this winter, missing out by just a short head at Southwell last month (1m6f; blinkered for the first time); creditable third over C&D four weeks ago; each-way shout.

5/1

3rd

7

(6)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

De Vegas Warrior

9st 6lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Yet to register a victory but he benefited from a change of headgear (blinkers replaced cheekpieces) when edged out by Barrel Aged in 1m6f Southwell handicap 19 days ago; bold showing is on the cards on 1lb better terms.

4/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 262141 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

On the up for this yard, winning over 1m6f here in September and adding a C&D event to her tally 24 days ago; that form boosted by the second since; 4lb rise in deeper company today but unexposed at 2m and comes into the reckoning.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

(8)

9th May 2024

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2m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Grand Duchess Olga

9st 9lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Julia Feilden

in touch with leaders

7/1

4th

5

(5)

13th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Grand Duchess Olga

9st 6lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Julia Feilden

Solid record on this track for new yard, winning two from five starts (at 1m6f and 2m) and going down only narrowly to one who is unexposed as a stayer last time out; looks good for another big run.

15/8

33/1

Form: 016367

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Made a successful stable/British debut at Nottingham in May (1m2f, good to firm) but nothing comparable since; too much to prove upped to 2m.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

3

(3)

15th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Longuerue

9st 7lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Robert Eddery

Won 1m2f turf handicap last May; has run two fair races since stepping up to 2m this winter but trailed home last at Kempton 19 days ago.

14/1

10th

3

(3)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Longuerue

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Robert Eddery

Made a winning start for this yard in a 1m2f handicap at Nottingham last May; not kicked on since but she has run two fair races since stepping up to 2m this winter; others appeal more for win purposes.

8/1

3rd

4

(1)

13th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Longuerue

9st 8lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Robert Eddery

Successful debut for yard at Nottingham last May (1m2f) and although she's had some disappointments since she came from a long way back to take a late fourth of six when upped to 2m over C&D in November; overall record isn't too convincing but worth at least one more go at this trip.

8/1

Form: 469767

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Five-time 1m2f winner on turf; runner-up twice over that trip in June but his form has levelled off more recently; on a dangerous mark but stepping up to 2m isn't sure to suit (late headway over 1m4f the last twice has come in slowly-run affairs).

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(1)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Pledge Of Honour

9st 5lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

midfield

14/1

5th

1

(4)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Pledge Of Honour

10st 2lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

Five-time 1m2f winner on turf; runner-up twice over that trip in June but his form has levelled off more recently; on a dangerous mark but stepping up to 2m isn't sure to suit (late headway over 1m4f the last twice has come in slowly-run affairs).

16/1

7th

7

(13)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Pledge Of Honour

9st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Dean Ivory

towards rear, some headway from over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out

20/1

Form: -52333

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Failed to win in ten starts for Sir Mark Prescott, not improving for the step up to 2m when last seen (first run in cheekpieces which are left off now) but still running creditably; changed hands for 20,000gns last month; likely to give her running.

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5th

9

(1)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Natacata

9st 2lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

took keen hold, pressed leader, led narrowly after 3f, joined 4f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

9/2

2nd

7

(2)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Natacata

9st 4lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

15-race maiden but has run with credit in recent starts, second at Chelmsford (2m) before fifth over C&D; place claims.

6/1

5th

9

(8)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Natacata

9st 1lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

14-race maiden; ran right up to her best when chasing home Man Of Riddles at Chelmsford last month (2m); should remain competitive.

11/2

12/1

Form: 346256

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

0-6 in handicaps but she's gone close on occasions and today's new, longer trip could be beneficial; each-way claims again.

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4th

4

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Good

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

19:09 Windsor

Kehlani

10st 0lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Record of 1-10 for Jamie Osborne, the win gained over 1m last spring (stays 1m5f); competitively weighted on best efforts (turf/AW); follow the market signals on stable/seasonal debut.

14/1

7th

4

(1)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Kehlani

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Jamie Osborne

0-6 in handicaps but she's gone close on occasions and today's new, longer trip could be beneficial; each-way claims again.

12/1

6th

6

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

15:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kehlani

9st 9lb

T: Jamie Osborne

Slightly disappointing when upped to 1m5f for latest run but seemed to respond well to first-time cheekpieces when second of 14 at Southwell (1m4f) two starts ago and may still have untapped potential over this sort of trip.

6/1

Form: 652256

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

0-14 but he finished second twice in 2m handicaps on slow turf in September; beaten at long odds-on in one Polytrack run; others preferred for win purposes.

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11th

13

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Dragonball Prince

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ordinary maiden on Flat for Hugo Palmer; comfortably held in two attempts over hurdles; handicaps more suitable shortly.

50/1

4th

6

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

15:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Dragonball Prince

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Often flattered to deceive on the Flat and left Hugo Palmer a 15-race maiden; heavy ground was not ideal on hurdle debut at Stratford but he was always out the back and didn't jump well.

25/1

Form: 5565V1 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the fifth attempt when making all in a four-runner 2m handicap at Lingfield 16 days ago; still has time to do better but such progress will be required in this stronger event.

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8th

2

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 6

17:05 Doncaster

A Poets Secret

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

The race fell into his lap when making all on Lingfield Polytrack (2m) in November and he's been well adrift in both starts since, the latest on first start since gelded; now tongue tied but has plenty to prove in his first turf handicap.

20/1

15th

15

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Chelmsford (AW)

A Poets Secret

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

took keen hold, prominent

16/1

Form: 531047 D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Returned to winning ways when comfortably accounting for ten rivals in a 2m handicap at Kempton in September (Class 6); not so good since but he's feasibly weighted should this be one of his good days.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

5

(3)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Sophar Sogood

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: John Butler

Returned to winning ways when comfortably accounting for ten rivals in a 2m handicap at Kempton in September (Class 6); not so good since but he's feasibly weighted should this be one of his good days.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £140.00
Straight Forecast £101.00
Tricast £539.10
Trifecta £480.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tradesman

The Times:

Natacata

Daily Mirror:

Grand Duchess Olga

POSTDATA:

Pledge Of Honour

The Guardian:

Natacata

NEWMARKET:

Tradesman

Telegraph:

Tradesman

Daily Mail:

Tradesman

The Star:

Tradesman