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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4104
  • 1m 0f 5y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 6 BF

Last run: 255 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

150,000gns yearling who ran once in these colours for the Crisfords when last of six at Redcar (1m2f, soft) in April; did go off a shade of odds-on that day and his top owner has kept the faith; returns now gelded; market can guide.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Bystander

9st 5lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

Just the four runs and doubled his tally when returning to 1m2f here four weeks ago and beating a few of these; did have the run of things that day having raced close to a modest pace but he's probably improving (still looks green); up 6lb with Brandon Wilkie again on board.

6/1

1st

4

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Bystander

9st 5lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

Has started favourite in all three races; Newcastle success (1m) is flanked by disappointing efforts, turned over at odds of 2-13 latest; however, may do better still and can't be written off; possibilities provided he stays this longer trip.

7/2

2nd

1

(6)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:40 Newcastle (AW)

Bystander

9st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

led, headed and raced in second from over 5f out, led again under 2f out, soon headed and ridden

2/7

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11/10

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 7-7432 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Picked out of the Gosden yard for 28,000gns after showing ability, notably when fourth in a 1m novice at Newmarket; failed to justify favouritism on stable debut in a Southwell handicap (1m) but ran well enough for him to be taken seriously at this level.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

10

(13)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

August

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Appleby

0-10; showed ability at around 1m on turf/Tapeta in 2023, but four efforts this year have been underwhelming; needs first-time eyeshield (replacing cheekpieces) to make a big difference and is not well drawn.

16/1

8th

9

(1)

12th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

August

9st 4lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

towards rear

10/1

5th

1

(1)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

August

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Michael Appleby

prominent up the centre, weakened 1f out

11/2

11/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 42-

Last run: 393 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

RPRs in the high 60s when showing some ability in 7f/1m Kempton novices last November for the Meades; difficult to know what to expect after so long out, having changed hands for 26,000gns; market helpful.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

(1)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Yasmina

9st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: George Boughey

held up in midfield, headway 2f out, outpaced from over 1f out

11/4

2nd

14

(10)

30th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:20 Kempton (AW)

Yasmina

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

First foal of an 8.5f Group 3 winner for her connections; duly showed promise in 7f contest here two weeks ago, finishing fourth of eight (fared best of those held up off the steady pace); should be suited by this step up in distance; leading contender.

3/1

Form: 75

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed more second time out when fifth of eight at Southwell (7f) but it's modest form; others preferred.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

8

(7)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

13:30 Southwell (AW)

Very Classy

9st 4lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Geoff Oldroyd

Much less exposed than most of these, as this race is just her second handicap and she was a front-running third of eight at Newcastle (1m2f, Tapeta) early this month on handicap debut; needs to build on that.

10/1

3rd

2

(6)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Very Classy

9st 8lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Geoff Oldroyd

Trainer 4-8 so far in 2024 but that's the only obvious positive, with her well held at big prices in three runs (7f-1m) late last year; the handicapper doesn't look to have taken any chances; would want to see good support.

8/1

4th

8

(8)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Very Classy

9st 1lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Geoff Oldroyd

Showed more second time out when fifth of eight at Southwell (7f) but it's modest form; others preferred.

25/1

Form: 7

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed nothing in a bumper and was seventh of nine when 200-1 for a C&D novice three weeks ago.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13

(2)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 6

17:15 Thirsk

Knight Of Magic

8st 7lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Chris Grant

All Flat runs on Newcastle AW, achieving little so far in novice and classified events at 7f to 1m2f; up against it now switched to turf.

50/1

7th

7

(9)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Knight Of Magic

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Chris Grant

Yet to make the frame in his seven outings, beating only one over C&D a fortnight ago; it's easy to look elsewhere.

33/1

8th

5

(2)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Knight Of Magic

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Chris Grant

Can be headstrong and this lightly raced 5yo's form figures don't inspire confidence, but he kept on when not beaten far in seventh in 7f classified here last month and made some headway in the straight before fading in recent 1m2f classified here; this trip may be ideal; not a forlorn hope.

25/1

Form: 254

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Hasn't got close to his debut effort in two runs since and well held in a modest novice here three weeks ago; now hooded.

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7th

9

(10)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Wath Court

9st 5lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Brian Rothwell

Five-race maiden; best efforts when 200-1 second at Beverley on debut and 66-1 fourth over C&D last month; doesn't look the type to progress on belated handicap debut.

25/1

4th

1

(2)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

18:05 Southwell (AW)

Wath Court

10st 0lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Brian Rothwell

led against rail

16/1

6th

7

(5)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Wath Court

9st 6lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Brian Rothwell

Hasn't got close to his debut effort in two runs since and well held in a modest novice here three weeks ago; now hooded.

10/1

Form: 53-798

Last run: 138 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Placed in a 1m nursery when trained by James Horton but failed to progress and was sold on for only 1,500gns; probably best watched.

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1st

4

(11)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:45 Thirsk

Nights Over Egypt

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Rebecca Menzies

11-race maiden; midfield in a competitive 7f handicap at Chelmsford 11 days ago; promise on soft early in his career; others look safer.

12/1

7th

13

(1)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Nights Over Egypt

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Rebecca Menzies

0-10 and starting to look exposed, though the drop to 6f looked against him at Newcastle last time; down in grade on this return to a handicap and interesting to see how he fares in the market.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Makes belated Flat debut after two non-completions over hurdles; very opposable.

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8th

1

(4)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Coco Loco

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Rebecca Menzies

Makes belated Flat debut after two non-completions over hurdles; very opposable.

66/1

0

4

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

11:50 Carlisle

Coco Loco

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Achieved nothing at Wetherby (2m) in February, having been hindered by greenness and a lack of fluency; had wind surgery since and now goes in/ tongue-tie; may do better this time.

20/1

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