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  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

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Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.80
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 36481- D

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

More exposed than most but he ran well from a bad draw over C&D on his stable debut and showed his true colours with an impressive win at Southwell 11 days ago (6f), finishing with a flourish to win cosily; 4lb rise in stronger company but it wouldn't be wise to underestimate him.

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8th

1

(11)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Ascot

Blue Prince

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: David Evans

Won York nursery last summer and did well on AW after joining this yard last autumn; however, merely mid-division when back on turf in Newmarket handicap a fortnight ago and he's up against it in today's company.

33/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 411- D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Returned from a break to win a Chelmsford maiden in November (6f) and he defied a penalty at Kempton six weeks ago in emphatic fashion (weak race but the win was backed up by the clock); notable that he's been purchased by King Power Racing since that win; he'll need to be verging on Listed class to defy his opening mark but that's not out of the question.

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9th

1

(7)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newcastle (AW)

Sommelier

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Marco Botti

Looked good in 6f maiden/novice events at Chelmsford and Kempton in November; improved effort when second of ten in a C&D handicap on New Year's Day, travelling strongly but picked off close home by the fast-finishing Blue Prince; 4lb better off with that rival this afternoon and retains potential.

4/1

3rd
7 (1)
Bazball

12/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 16242-

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Largely solid record in handicaps includes three wins at 5f and two creditable efforts at 6f; ran well upped to 7f at Lingfield most recently; more exposed than these rivals but her consistency is a selling point.

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9th

2

(2)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

15:05 Beverley

Bazball

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: K R Burke

Won three times over 5f last season (soft/AW) including in two handicaps; also good second over 7f at Lingfield (AW); rather disappointing since an 88-day break on last two starts, though, and has a bit to prove.

14/1

7th

6

(5)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Bazball

9st 4lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

Kept busy as a 2yo (3-13) including a success at Wolverhampton (5f, Tapeta); faced a stiff task at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) 11 days ago and back in calmer waters with first-time blinkers replacing the usual visor, but this trip looks right on the limit of her stamina.

3/1

10th

10

(6)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newcastle (AW)

Bazball

8st 3lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: K R Burke

Three wins as a 2yo and she ran as well as she ever has when third of ten behind Blue Prince and Sommelier over C&D on New Year's Day; more required to take this.

16/1

6/1

Form: 311-

Last run: 173 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Three runs over 5f as a 2yo, winning well at York in June and showing better form when defying a penalty at Yarmouth one month later; should appreciate 6f and she's a strong traveller for whom AW shouldn't be an issue either; absence to contend with and the betting should be instructive.

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2nd

1

(6)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:05 Newcastle (AW)

Harvanna

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Won two 5f fast-ground novices at York and Yarmouth last summer; weak in the market on her return from six months off in a Class 2 handicap over 6f here on New Year's Day, but was only beaten 2l into fourth of ten, fading late on having been produced with every chance; return to 5f not problem and a major player with the outing under her belt.

5/4

4th

5

(3)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Harvanna

8st 13lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Three runs over 5f as a 2yo, winning well at York in June and showing better form when defying a penalty at Yarmouth one month later; should appreciate 6f and she's a strong traveller for whom AW shouldn't be an issue either; absence to contend with and the betting should be instructive.

6/1

Form: 61222- D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Comes here on the up and today's conditions won't faze him; he'll need to better his latest Wolverhampton second now taking on some unexposed opposition but he's unlikely to be far away.

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5th

1

(4)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

17:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Neapolitan

9st 10lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

towards rear

5/1

4th

1

(4)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Neapolitan

9st 11lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Off the mark at the second attempt when landing a 6f novice here in October; runner-up in his next four starts (6f/7f) and he wasn't beaten far when fifth at Newcastle last month; needs to find a bit extra but he still has potential and is respected back up in trip.

11/4

5th

4

(5)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Neapolitan

9st 1lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Comes here on the up and today's conditions won't faze him; he'll need to better his latest Wolverhampton second now taking on some unexposed opposition but he's unlikely to be far away.

7/1

Form: 15943-

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

5f winner at Chester last summer; back in top form when third at Southwell 11 days ago but he was no match for Blue Prince on that occasion and his old adversary is preferred despite the revised weights.

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1st

2

(3)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

14:15 Lingfield (AW)

Loaded Gun

9st 4lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

Series of good runs on AW since returning from a gelding operation in November, going down by a short-head over 7f here ten days ago; stamina for 1m has to be taken on trust.

7/2

2nd

5

(2)

14th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

13:00 Lingfield (AW)

Loaded Gun

8st 13lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

Sole win (ten races) was a 5f novice at Chester last July; has run creditably this winter on all three starts (7f/6f, Tapeta) since gelded but those results also suggest he will again prove vulnerable to an improver.

8/1

6th

8

(7)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Loaded Gun

8st 3lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Andrew Balding

5f winner at Chester last summer; back in top form when third at Southwell 11 days ago but he was no match for Blue Prince on that occasion and his old adversary is preferred despite the revised weights.

14/1

33/1

Form: 71734- CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

33/1

Form: 53468-

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Ten-race maiden; has run well over C&D in the past but well behind Blue Prince 11 days and she's opposable from out of the handicap.

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8th

9

(6)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Callianassa

8st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Brian Ellison

Ten-race maiden; has run well over C&D in the past but well behind Blue Prince 11 days and she's opposable from out of the handicap.

33/1

8th

7

(7)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

15:08 Southwell (AW)

Callianassa

8st 13lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Brian Ellison

held up in rear, no impression from 2f out

12/1

6th

1

(5)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:05 Newcastle (AW)

Callianassa

9st 10lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

in touch with leaders in centre of group

10/1

11/4

Form: 611- D

Last run: 191 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Green on his York debut but put that experience to good use at Windsor on his second start (6f, good to firm) and created a good impression when slamming 12 rivals at Redcar 191 days ago; subsequent absence suggests it hasn't been smooth sailing with him but he's still a fascinating contender.

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6th

2

(11)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

14:37 Lingfield (AW)

Brave Empire

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Roger Varian

Progressive at novice level on turf last term, winning twice; flopped when favourite at Newcastle on his handicap debut in January but he resumed his progress when scrambling home in a five-runner C&D handicap (three of his rivals reoppose) last month; only 1lb higher but he's drawn wide and he'll need to improve again.

6/1

1st

1

(1)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Brave Empire

9st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Progressive at novice level on turf last term, winning twice; disappointing favourite at Newcastle (handicap won by Blue Prince) on reappearance but may still have more to offer; remains of interest.

5/2

9th

2

(10)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Brave Empire

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Green on his York debut but put that experience to good use at Windsor on his second start (6f, good to firm) and created a good impression when slamming 12 rivals at Redcar 191 days ago; subsequent absence suggests it hasn't been smooth sailing with him but he's still a fascinating contender.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 2150-

Last run: 128 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Won a 5f maiden at Bellewstown on his second run for Jessica Harrington last July; ran well in a Listed event the following month; dropped away in a Curragh Group 3 six days later (upped to 6f), after which he changed hands for 50,000gns; improvement required if he's to make a wining stable debut.

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7th

4

(4)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:15 Southwell (AW)

GDay Mate

9st 6lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Michael Appleby

Won a Bellewstown maiden (5f, yielding) for Jessica Harrington last summer and best effort for this yard when beaten less than a length into third of 12 at Lingfield (6f, Polytrack) last month, but not matched that form in either start since; look elsewhere.

20/1

7th

1

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Thirsk

GDay Mate

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

taken down early, raced in second, lost position after 2f, in rear when hung badly left over 1f out

16/1

8th

5

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newcastle (AW)

GDay Mate

9st 1lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

5f turf winner in Ireland as a 2yo for Jessica Harrington; improved with each of his three starts for Mick Appleby, most recently a close third at Lingfield four weeks ago; he has finished behind Blue Prince on all three runs this year though and clearly needs more to win.

14/1

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Exacta £281.00
Straight Forecast £226.70
Tricast £2303.20
Trifecta £1941.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Sommelier

SPOTLIGHT:

Blue Prince

RP RATINGS:

Brave Empire

TOPSPEED:

Bazball

The Times:

Brave Empire

POSTDATA:

Blue Prince

Daily Record:

Blue Prince

The Guardian:

Bazball

Daily Mail:

Sommelier

D Express:

Sommelier

Daily Mirror:

Sommelier

The Sun:

Sommelier

The Star:

Sommelier