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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Handicap (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4710.6
  • 1m 0f 142y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Handicap (Div II)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 3355-1

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Raced over middle-distances last year, but overcame a drop in trip and steady pace when making a successful return from six months off at Chelmsford (1m, Polytrack) eight days ago, looking beaten turning in but producing a telling turn of foot; 3lb higher, but surprising if there isn't still more to come from him.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(3)

28th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 5

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Lough Leane

9st 12lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

took keen hold, prominent

4/5

1st

1

(5)

19th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lough Leane

9st 12lb

J: Ben Coen

T: David Simcock

Took his form to a new level (RPR of 71) when comfortably completing the hat-trick at Newcastle (1m, Class 5, 7-2) last week; no issue with this track, and has the excellent Ben Coen booked as he seeks to defy a 5lb penalty; sets the benchmark.

11/8

1st

10

(7)

13th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Lough Leane

8st 8lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

midfield, pushed along and headway over 2f out, led against near rail over 1f out, ridden out inside final furlong, comfortably

7/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 805-14

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Back to winning form in a 0-50 classified event at Chelmsford (1m2f, Polytrack) last month (won the same race the previous year) and unlucky not to go even closer when fourth of 11 here (9.5f) last time; a long time since he raced over a trip this sharp so he will need a good pace to aim at, but a player if he gets it.

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4th

5

(15)

18th Apr 2024

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1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Calcutta Dream

11st 0lb

J: Miss Serena Brotherton

T: Michael & David Easterby

awkward start, towards rear

5/1

1st

4

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

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1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Calcutta Dream

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Led close home to win Chelmsford classified (1m2f) in January and has made the frame in all three subsequent handicaps (one over C&D); sometimes races too freely and is always reliant on some luck but no surprise if he appears late on the scene again.

4/1

2nd

9

(10)

9th Mar 2024

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1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Calcutta Dream

9st 1lb

J: Lewis Chalkley

T: Michael & David Easterby

Dual C&D winner, having gone in off a 2lb lower mark in January (landed the same race last year); arrives off the back of a near-miss on Tapeta and, while he'll want to settle better than has often been the case from stall 10, having 7lb taken off won't hurt.

3/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 31-853 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Sole win in 23 starts came here (7f) on Boxing Day; fair third of ten in a 0-50 classified event at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) 12 days ago, but his stamina for this far remains unproven.

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2nd

5

(7)

12th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Van Zant

9st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

led

4/1

1st

11

(8)

26th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Van Zant

9st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Sole win from 27 starts came at Wolverhampton (7f Class 6; 3-1) on Boxing Day; hard to knock for consistency since, and was only just headed in the closing stages over C&D (Class 6) latest; on the shortlist in a weaker race.

11/2

10

(1)

21st Mar 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Van Zant

8st 12lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Only 1-26 but has continued in good form since that breakthrough win at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day (7f; fine at 1m) and he should be on the scene once more.

6/1

Form: 1236-5 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Dual winner here (8.6f/9.5f) late last year and just 1lb higher than for the most recent, but no obvious excuses when out of the frame back here (9.5f) the last twice (nearly 3l behind Hazel Bear last time).

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1st

7

(2)

14th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:37 Southwell (AW)

Star Of St Louis

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Matt Crawley

prominent, led going easily 2f out, ridden and went clear over 1f out, pushed out, comfortably

5/2

4th

4

(9)

17th Feb 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Star Of St Louis

9st 5lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Matt Crawley

held up in rear

8/1

5th

7

(2)

15th Jan 2024

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1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Star Of St Louis

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Matt Crawley

Consecutive course wins in the autumn, over the extended 1m and this trip; ran well in defeat subsequently but he was way off his game when a remote sixth behind Distinction over C&D before Christmas.

3/1

12/1

Form: 48-583

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

0-14 at up to an extended 2m, but he ran one of his better races when third of six in a slowly run contest at this venue (9.5f) last time (first two won their next starts); further drop in trip poses a question but still worthy of consideration.

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5th

6

(6)

17th Feb 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kemerton

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Ian Williams

held up in rear

12/1

3rd

4

(1)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kemerton

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

Unplaced in 13 attempts over a variety of trips; slipping to a workable mark but others push stronger claims, particularly after he was last of eight over C&D in the 8.30 yesterday.

8/1

8th

9

(7)

15th Jan 2024

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1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kemerton

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ian Williams

First-time cheekpieces seemed to help when fourth of 11 over 1m4f here last month but upping him to 2m wasn't the answer next time and he didn't do enough over C&D since to think this is his trip either; work to do.

8/1

25/1

Form: 0607-0 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Three wins here (8.6f/9.5f) in his younger days and landed a 0-50 classified event at Lingfield (1m, Polytrack) early last year, but he needs to improve on his three efforts since returning from ten months off in December if he is to figure.

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8th

11

(4)

19th Mar 2024

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1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Beau Geste

8st 11lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

Three course wins (8.5f-9.5f), but has scored just once since summer of 2021; hasn't shown much in four starts (7f-1m4f) since December, so it'll come as a surprise if the first-time tongue-tie can unlock the door.

40/1

Form: 374-34 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who has dropped 12lb than for his last success and has been running with credit lately, but losing run up to 14 despite a sliding mark; needs a bit extra.

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1st

13

(12)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Bath

Havana Goldrush

8st 8lb

J: Shariq Mohd

T: J S Moore

set fast pace, made all, ridden and went clear over 2f out, reduced lead final 110yds, unchallenged

12/1

7th

3

(2)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Havana Goldrush

9st 6lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: J S Moore

led at fast pace

7/1

2

(1)

29th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Havana Goldrush

9st 8lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: J S Moore

Recent form is respectable in this weak context and he's attractively weighted, having gained all handicap wins off higher marks; one for the shortlist.

3/1

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 309-27

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

12-race maiden who went close here (9.5f) last month, but didn't get home at Southwell (1m3f, Tapeta) 15 days later; not sure dropping this far in trip is ideal, though; no headgear today.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(3)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hazel Bear

9st 9lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Jamie Osborne

prominent early, in touch with leaders after 2f

12/1

8

(2)

30th Jan 2024

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1m 3f 23y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Hazel Bear

9st 5lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Jamie Osborne

0-11 though in the frame five times and was only beaten a neck by Distinction at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) last time; closely matched with her old rival, but as with him her stamina for 1m3f remains open to question.

8/1

2nd

6

(6)

15th Jan 2024

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1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hazel Bear

9st 6lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Jamie Osborne

Held out hopes for an early win when going close over 1m2f at Lingfield in November (first-time hood, retained) but a long way from coping with the new 1m4f trip in two subsequent runs; this lesser test looks the right move and she handles Tapeta elsewhere.

25/1

Form: 78760/ C

Last run: 1302 days

W: 9st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Made a successful handicap debut on his second start for this yard here (7f) in August 2018, but that his only success in 33 starts; will be some training performance were he to win this on his first start since July 2020; market should be revealing.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(7)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Descendant

9st 0lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Miss Katy Brown

prominent

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £94.00
Straight Forecast £67.70
Tricast £457.50
Trifecta £703.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lough Leane

LAMBOURN:

Havana Goldrush

The Sun:

Calcutta Dream

Daily Mirror:

Van Zant

POSTDATA:

Star Of St Louis

RP RATINGS:

Lough Leane

NEWMARKET:

Lough Leane

The Times:

Lough Leane

Daily Mail:

Lough Leane

D Express:

Lough Leane

Daily Record:

Lough Leane

Telegraph:

Havana Goldrush

The Guardian:

Havana Goldrush

The Star:

Calcutta Dream