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BetUK. It’s Where The UK Bets Maiden Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4104
  • 1m 4f 51y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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BetUK. It’s Where The UK Bets Maiden Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Cracksman gelding who has shown promise in both runs, finishing fourth in Huntingdon bumper then staying-on third (came from difficult position) in C&D novice contest; open to progress and enters the reckoning.

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1st

1

(7)

10th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Composite

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

Beaten favourite in bumper on debut; has shown progress in 1m4f novice events at Wolverhampton since, winning the latest by 2l; only one place behind Lartigue the time before; now gives that rival 7lb but still looks one of the main contenders.

2/1

1st

4

(4)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Composite

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: George Boughey

Cracksman gelding who has shown promise in both runs, finishing fourth in Huntingdon bumper then staying-on third (came from difficult position) in C&D novice contest; open to progress and enters the reckoning.

4/1

3rd

5

(12)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Composite

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

6-4, shaped well when fourth of 11 in 14f Huntingdon bumper two weeks ago; this son of Cracksman is in good hands and must enter calculations.

11/4

5/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 74562

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

0-5; nearly made all in C&D handicap (Tapeta debut) most recently and might have won but for drifting right in the closing stages, collared on the line; enters calculations on the back of that good effort.

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2nd

7

(6)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Story Horse

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

0-5; nearly made all in C&D handicap (Tapeta debut) most recently and might have won but for drifting right in the closing stages, collared on the line; enters calculations on the back of that good effort.

5/1

2nd

11

(3)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Story Horse

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

Some promise in maidens (1m2f/1m4f) at the start of the summer; faded on handicap debut at Kempton (1m4f) but went off only 9-2 and possibly needed that after 134 days off; respected.

6/1

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3/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Son of Galileo and represents major Flat yard; has shown clear promise in two bumpers, finishing second at Exeter (1m5f) and Doncaster (2m); looks a winner waiting to happen and is interesting switched to this code.

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1st

4

(7)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Lingfield (AW)

Caustic

9st 5lb

J: David Probert

T: Owen Burrows

raced wide and took keen hold early, prominent, went second 8f out, going best 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed but kept on well inside final 110yds, led again final strides, just prevailed

5/2

3rd

3

(11)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Caustic

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Owen Burrows

Son of Galileo and represents major Flat yard; has shown clear promise in two bumpers, finishing second at Exeter (1m5f) and Doncaster (2m); looks a winner waiting to happen and is interesting switched to this code.

3/1

2nd

3

2nd Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:16 Doncaster

Caustic

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Owen Burrows

Has a useful Flat pedigree and made a pleasing debut when 3l second of 15 at Exeter (1m5f, good to soft; 100-30) in October, keeping on well; should prove at least as effective over today's longer distance; now fitted with a tongue-strap; high on the list.

5/2

Form: 3238

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

0-4; didn't look straightforward when beaten favourite on penultimate start; had excuses for heavy defeat over C&D latest (lost a shoe and also sustained a small wound on a leg); leading player on his Pontefract effort (1m4f; second to subsequent Listed winner) in October.

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4th

6

(3)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lord Melbourne

9st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

0-4; didn't look straightforward when beaten favourite on penultimate start; had excuses for heavy defeat over C&D latest (lost a shoe and also sustained a small wound on a leg); leading player on his Pontefract effort (1m4f; second to subsequent Listed winner) in October.

4/1

8th

8

(9)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lord Melbourne

9st 4lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

In the frame all three starts (1m2f-1m4f); displayed rather awkward head carriage in closing stages and was shade disappointing when third on AW debut at Chelmsford (1m2f; behind Incremental) three weeks ago but has a major role to play if the first-time cheekpieces get the best out of him here.

11/4

3rd

10

(11)

28th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lord Melbourne

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

in touch with leaders

15/8

Form: 36

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Experienced 8yo who is a ten-time hurdles winner; has raced in two C&D events since switched to Flat, finishing third then sixth; the balance of that form gives him something to find.

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6th

9

(9)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Thirtyfourstitches

9st 6lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

A fairly useful 2m4f hurdles winner but he has yet to match that form in four runs on the Flat, coming in a never-dangerous fifth on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton (2m) 17 days ago; he may still do better.

9/2

0

7

(12)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Thirtyfourstitches

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

dwelt start, towards rear, took keen hold after 4f

7/1

5th

2

(12)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Thirtyfourstitches

9st 11lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Experienced 8yo who is a ten-time hurdles winner; has raced in two C&D events since switched to Flat, finishing third then sixth; the balance of that form gives him something to find.

16/1

9/1

Form: 64-

Last run: 361 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Showed some ability in novice events at this course (9.5f) and Lingfield (1m2f) last December for the Crisfords; had gelding/wind operations and sold for 11,000gns since; now goes in tongue-tie; check the betting.

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2nd

1

(3)

11th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:27 Lingfield (AW)

The Bunt

9st 10lb

J: George Wood

T: Simon Pearce

led, headed 1f out, kept on

7/2

2nd

8

(1)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

The Bunt

9st 6lb

J: George Wood

T: Simon Pearce

Fair form shown in two runs for Simon and Ed Crisford in 2022; off 12 months (gelded/had wind op) and not discredited for his new yard when sixth of 12 in 1m4f Wolverhampton maiden last month; considered now up in trip for his handicap debut.

20/1

6th

8

(2)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Bunt

9st 7lb

J: George Wood

T: Simon Pearce

Showed some ability in novice events at this course (9.5f) and Lingfield (1m2f) last December for the Crisfords; had gelding/wind operations and sold for 11,000gns since; now goes in tongue-tie; check the betting.

9/1

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well held in Listed grade on latest bumper start; however, scored decisively at Worcester (2m) the time before and this Dubawi filly may still have more to offer; interesting switched to this code.

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6th

2

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

16:53 Southwell (AW)

Daytona Beach

9st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: Rae Guest

Bumper winner who showed modest form at best in three runs over a variety of trips under Flat rules; should be suited by the return to further for this handicap debut; no surprise if she is able to show more.

10/1

6th

3

(7)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Daytona Beach

9st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Rae Guest

Won a run-of-the-mill bumper last summer and was not disgraced on either of her two Flat runs this winter (1m4f/7f) but sets a very modest form standard here.

25/1

5th

8

(7)

14th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Daytona Beach

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Rae Guest

First four starts came in bumpers, winning at Worcester (2m, good) last July; that makes 7f today look a bit ambitious, albeit after a 13l defeat (modest form) when 16-1 over 1m4f in maiden on Wolverhampton AW four weeks ago on debut under Flat rules; others preferred.

9/1

Form: 39

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Placed at Windsor in the spring on sole start for the Gosdens; well beaten over C&D nine days ago for new stable and needs to improve markedly on that effort.

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4th

8

(8)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Villazon

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Deborah Faulkner

Placed at Windsor (1m2f, soft) in one outing for the Gosdens last May, but has shown little in three starts over C&D since returning for this yard in December; little appeal.

40/1

8th

4

(5)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Villazon

9st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Deborah Faulkner

Placed at Windsor on sole start for the Gosdens; has not threatened in two C&D events for new stable but may do better now handicapping at an ordinary level.

16/1

8th

9

(5)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Villazon

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Deborah Faulkner

Placed at Windsor in the spring on sole start for the Gosdens; well beaten over C&D nine days ago for new stable and needs to improve markedly on that effort.

50/1

100/1

Form: 97

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Holds poor claims having been soundly beaten in both outings, latest over C&D; fitting of headgear needs to make a big difference.

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6th

7

29th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:50 Ludlow

Implied

10st 2lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Jennie Candlish

It was low-level stuff in his four runs on the Flat, all on the AW from 1m4f to 1m6f; his trainer could make a jumper out of him but there are reservations for now.

50/1

9th

7

(2)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

14:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Implied

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jennie Candlish

Big prices and well beaten in all three starts at around 1m4f; half-brother to a 1m6f winner, so this step up in trip for his handicap debut may prove positive; watching brief advised unless the market speaks in his favour.

12/1

9th

5

(10)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Implied

9st 7lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jennie Candlish

Holds poor claims having been soundly beaten in both outings, latest over C&D; fitting of headgear needs to make a big difference.

100/1

11/2

Form: 422

Last run: 313 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Absent since his consistent efforts on Polytrack early this year, runner-up behind subsequent winners the last twice (1m4f); brings solid claims to Tapeta debut, assuming he returns in similar form.

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8th

2

(2)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Polemon

9st 10lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Runner-up in two 1m4f Polytrack novice races in early 2023 but returned from ten-month break with poor run in Tapeta maiden three weeks ago; remains unexposed but needs a good boost from the first-time cheekpieces on this handicap debut.

9/1

10th

1

(8)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Polemon

9st 11lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Archie Watson

Absent since his consistent efforts on Polytrack early this year, runner-up behind subsequent winners the last twice (1m4f); brings solid claims to Tapeta debut, assuming he returns in similar form.

11/2

2nd

4

(1)

8th Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Polemon

9st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along and headway from 2f out, every chance when ridden 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong

11/4

Form: 94

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Poor RPRs in a couple of 9.5f contests at this venue; this extra distance needs to prompt major improvement.

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11th

12

(9)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Shes Good For Me

9st 2lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Weston

Poor RPRs in a couple of 9.5f contests at this venue; this extra distance needs to prompt major improvement.

100/1

4th

5

(4)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Shes Good For Me

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: David Weston

led, headed 2f out

100/1

Form: 005604

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

0-8; ran well (300-1 fourth) in first-time visor at Chelmsford 11 days ago but isn't guaranteed to back up that effort, having proved inconsistent; goes beyond 1m2f for the first time.

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12th

11

(7)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Blondelle

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Christine Dunnett

0-8; ran well (300-1 fourth) in first-time visor at Chelmsford 11 days ago but isn't guaranteed to back up that effort, having proved inconsistent; goes beyond 1m2f for the first time.

66/1

4th

5

(4)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Blondelle

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Christine Dunnett

Unplaced all seven starts and has an official mark of 43; visor will need to make a dramatic difference.

100/1

13th

14

(4)

16th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Blondelle

8st 11lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Christine Dunnett

Beaten just under 4l when fifth at Yarmouth (1m2f) in August but well beaten back there last month and looks very limited on balance.

33/1

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Exacta £118.00
Straight Forecast £90.20
Trifecta £327.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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LAMBOURN:

Caustic

The Guardian:

Story Horse

The Times:

Daytona Beach

D Express:

Polemon

RP RATINGS:

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POSTDATA:

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Telegraph:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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Daily Record:

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Daily Mail:

Caustic

The Star:

Story Horse