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16:10 Musselburgh

Soft

Darley EBF Maiden Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £20616
  • 1m 4f 104y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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Darley EBF Maiden Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

Form: 32

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Both runs were on Polytrack early this year, much improved when a battling second of nine in 1m4f novice at Kempton; big shout if that form is transferred and he could improve again.

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2nd

3

(9)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Clockwatcher

9st 4lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Soundly beaten third of seven on debut at Chelmsford (1m2f) but was sent off just 15-8 against a Varian runner with form figures of 32 and looked badly in need of the experience; do better with 1m4f almost certain to suit.

7/1

3rd

1

(4)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Clockwatcher

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Charlie Johnston

dwelt start, held up in rear, ran green and pushed along 4f out

3/1

Form: 43-33

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Fourth on heavy ground in Ireland on debut; better form when third on Tapeta in all three starts for new yard, the latest in his first handicap; upped today from 1m3f to 1m4f; similar form to most of these and needs to find extra for the win.

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3rd

3

(5)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Flickering Halo

9st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

Trained in Ireland on debut; has shown promise in a couple of AW contests since, close third over C&D latest; clear possibilities kept to this scenario on first handicap attempt; open to progress.

13/2

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Form: 6534-

Last run: 195 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Showed promise on soft on debut but best form when finishing well for third on the drop back to 7f at Musselburgh (good to firm) last August; fair efforts on both attempts at 1m and looks bred to stay at least 1m2f; off since September (has been gelded) and needs some improvement to win this.

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4th

4

(1)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Doncaster

Monsieur Melee

9st 4lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

ducked left start, in touch with leaders, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on final 110yds

11/4

Form: 63-35

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Fair form on all four starts, the pick probably in a soft-ground race as 2yo and over 1m4f on Wolverhampton AW on the first of two runs this February; last of five in handicap latest, when Flickering Halo was third; needs to build on those best efforts if he's to better minor honours.

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5th

5

(2)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Torrent

8st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

4-1 against a hat-trick seeker and a well-backed handicap debutant from the Gosden yard when finishing last of five on handicap debut over 1m3f at Southwell in February (hung left); it's too soon to write him off but he's probably best watched today.

7/1

5th

4

(1)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Torrent

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Has shown consistent promise at maiden/novice level and latest effort (Wolverhampton 1m4f) suggests this slight drop back in distance will suit on handicap debut; open to improvement and looks interesting.

3/1

Form: 3-

Last run: 193 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Brother to fair 1m4f AW winner Haykal among the dam's four winners from four previous foals; 10-1 and very slowly away in novice at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) in September on debut but showed plenty of ability and clear promise to be third of five; that puts him into serious calculations and he should be open to plenty of improvement.

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3rd

5

(2)

19th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Tryfan

9st 4lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

slowly away, raced in last

8/1

Form: 5-

Last run: 135 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

11-1, seemed too green to do herself justice when 9l fifth of ten from the back in maiden at Chelmsford (7f, AW) in November; should improve but she's accomplished clearly the least in this field.

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Betting Forcast

6/4 Clockwatcher, 11/2 Flickering Halo, 6/1 Monsieur Melee, 7/2 Torrent, 4/1 Tryfan, 25/1 Kingmont

Verdict

There is something to prove with the switch from AW but CLOCKWATCHER brings the best form thanks to his second at Kempton and that was a promising effort. While four of the other five have similar form to each other, it’s Tryfan who is feared most given that he has had just the one run and shaped well given that such a slow start that day denied him the chance to play a serious part.[Richard Austen]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Clockwatcher

NEWMARKET:

Kingmont

POSTDATA:

Torrent

RP RATINGS:

Clockwatcher

The Times:

Clockwatcher

Telegraph:

Clockwatcher

The Guardian:

Clockwatcher

Daily Mail:

Clockwatcher

D Express:

Clockwatcher

Daily Mirror:

Clockwatcher

The Sun:

Clockwatcher

The Star:

Clockwatcher

Daily Record:

Clockwatcher