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17:20 Newmarket

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Consign With The National Stud Handicap

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 15 runners
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Consign With The National Stud Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

1st
4 (12)
Poet Master

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1181- D

Last run: 214 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won last summer on first two starts (7f, good) and bounced back from handicap debut eighth (1m, good) when winning with something to spare at Doncaster (7f, good to soft) last September; he could be one to follow this season and an 8lb rise for last time may not stop him today.

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

5th

1

(4)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 1

15:50 Haydock

Poet Master

9st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Hard to fault and he made it four wins from five attempts when making a winning reappearance in 15-runner handicap at Newmarket (7f, good; 100-30 favourite) three weeks ago; looks well worth his place in this higher grade and he's high on the list again with further improvement on the cards.

2/1

1st

4

(12)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Poet Master

9st 5lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

prominent, disputed lead over 2f out, soon led clearly but unbalanced, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well

100/30

12/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 70203-

Last run: 174 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

0-7 last year but ran some good races and he's now off his last winning mark; goes well fresh and this prominent-racer could make a bold bid.

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1st

3

(13)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Percys Lad

9st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Record at Chester includes a success in 2022 and respectable third (off 3lb higher from wide draw) in this contest last year; solid second at Newmarket on reappearance; not ruled out.

9/1

2nd

7

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Percys Lad

8st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

prominent, briefly disputed lead over 2f out, soon pressed winner, kept on

12/1

3rd

2

(7)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Percys Lad

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Keen-going front-runner who's had a couple of wide stalls to deal with on turf lately, running well at Chester (likes it there) before being taken on and bombing at York; a lot will hinge on how he settles and whether he gets his own way.

10/1

11/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 4-7422 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Just 1-23 on turf as opposed to 5-20 on AW but he has plenty of good form on grass and arrives in good heart having been runner-up on AW the last twice; might not be far away.

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1st

4

(1)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Misty Grey

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

prominent on far side of group

11/2

3rd

5

(13)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Misty Grey

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

bumped start, midfield, edged right but headway 2f out, kept on well and went third inside final 110yds

11/1

10

(5)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Misty Grey

8st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David O’Meara

Smart AW operator in his prime and his two runs for this yard bode well for the future, latterly second in a 7f Listed event at Wolverhampton three weeks ago (his conqueror Nine Tenths runs in the 3.00); still has the pace to compete at 6f and he's one to consider, for all Danny Tudhope is on board Aberama Gold this time.

16/1

25/1

Form: 07090- D

Last run: 208 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won two 7f handicaps last spring (soft/good to firm) and close fourth of six in Group 3 last June; however, he was hit hard by the handicapper after that performance and remains 14lb above his last winning mark.

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4th

6

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Gorak

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

led towards far side, headed over 2f out, no extra and lost third inside final 110yds

25/1

19th

11

(11)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ayr

Gorak

9st 8lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

Blew mark when a close fourth at Haydock (Group 3; 7f, good to firm) in June; subsequent handicap efforts suggest another struggle is on the cards.

66/1

Form: 14502- D

Last run: 188 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won twice last year and campaign concluded with good second at York (1m, soft); he's tended to run to form on his reappearance outings and this consistent sort could be bang there once more.

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7th

1

(9)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:40 Thirsk

Northern Express

9st 12lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

Beat Pisanello to win this race on soft ground last year; 9lb higher in his bid for a repeat but that's fully justified as he's advanced his form since and he should be spot on for this after an encouraging reappearance at Newmarket (7f) 16 days ago; bold show likely.

5/1

5th

2

(2)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Northern Express

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders towards far side, briefly went fourth over 1f out, kept on

15/2

6th
8 (10)
Suviana

7/1

Form: 14141- D

Last run: 235 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Progressive last season and made it 3-5 for 2023 when back up in trip and winning conditions race at Deauville (7f, soft) last August; has also won on good to soft (unraced on faster); unexposed at this distance and her pedigree provides hope this lightly raced 4yo will be capable of better still; represents leading French yard and could be on a good mark.

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6th

8

(10)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Suviana

8st 13lb

J: Alexis Pouchin

T: A Fabre

midfield, outpaced 3f out, switched right and rallied over 1f out, not pace to challenge

7/1

Form: 10450- D

Last run: 194 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Not at this very best at the end of last season on final few runs for Ralph Beckett; however, he bagged a big handicap last July (the Bunbury Cup) and has run really well on his reappearance in each of the last two seasons; no surprise if he's in the mix on stable debut (remains in same ownership).

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7th

1

(11)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Biggles

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

midfield, outpaced over 2f out, rallied final furlong, not pace to challenge

12/1

16th

2

(8)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Biggles

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Below par at Group/Listed level the last twice; has a largely productive record in 7f handicaps, notably a good second in the Victoria Cup here (soft) in May and success in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket (good to soft) in July; not dismissed back in similar scenario.

12/1

20/1

Form: 81100- CD

Last run: 222 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Disappointing last July/September on final two runs for Clive Cox and has changed hands since; however, he looked one to follow when winning two in a row last May/June (including C&D) and perhaps the gelding operation and change of stables will prompt a revival; not written off.

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8th

10

(8)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Havana Blue

8st 11lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, weakened gradually inside final furlong

20/1

14th

10

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Ascot

Havana Blue

9st 0lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

Absent since a poor effort over 1m seven weeks ago; largely progressive over 7f, including wins at Newmarket (good) on last two attempts; back down in distance, this 3yo colt remains of interest.

8/1

10th

11

(2)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket (July)

Havana Blue

9st 2lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

Bids for a hat-trick after wins on the Rowley Mile (7f, good) in May and this track (7f, good) last month; on the upgrade so 6lb higher mark not beyond reach, but his pedigree does raise doubts over the suitability of the extra furlong.

9/2

OUR TIP

20/1

Form: 33266- D

Last run: 222 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

His losing run goes back 13 races to September 2021 but he ran some big races for Johnny Murtagh last year and is on a competitive mark for this stable debut, having changed hands for 25,000gns last October; new trainer is among the winners and this 7yo is an each-way possible.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

15th

6

(7)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Carrytheone

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Michael Bell

slowly away, switched left soon after start, in rear

28/1

9th

3

(6)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Carrytheone

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Bell

dwelt start, took keen hold, in rear

20/1

5/1

Form: 21313- D

Last run: 194 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Thrived after going back up to 7f last summer, winning twice and concluding his campaign with fine third of 17 in hot Ascot handicap (7f, good), when leading home the far-side group; retains the same mark for this reappearance and can play a leading role if fully tuned up.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

17

(14)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Pearle Dor

8st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: David O’Meara

took keen hold, held up in midfield

13/2

10th

13

(14)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Pearle Dor

8st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David O’Meara

bumped rival start, took keen hold, held up in rear

5/1

3rd

17

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Pearle Dor

8st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: David O’Meara

In great form (on ground softer than good) since returned to 7f, notably for wins at this track and Newbury; however, the issues are a 6lb penalty and return to forecast faster surface; future mark is 2lb lower.

16/1

20/1

Form: 215317 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Prominent-racer who has won twice on Chelmsford AW this year; below best at Newcastle last time and needs to transfer his form back to turf, but he's a four-time winner on grass and is not ruled out.

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10th

6

(10)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Love De Vega

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders against near rail

8/1

5th

9

(9)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Love De Vega

8st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Charlie Johnston

Couple of Class 4 wins on AW this year; effective on turf but came up well short in C&D event last month and remains on a difficult mark; still seeking a first success in this grade.

25/1

11th

14

(4)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Love De Vega

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

20/1

Form: 35129- D BF

Last run: 216 days

W: 8st 10lb

7 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Admirably consistent last year until below-par final run at Doncaster, when soft ground may not have suited; can be thereabouts if at the top of his game but he's improved for his comeback run in each of the last two seasons.

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6th

7

(10)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Persuasion

8st 11lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David & Nicola Barron

Respectable third in this race 12 months ago but isn't certain to repeat that effort; 2lb higher this time and was always behind in similar event over C&D at the Craven meeting on reappearance.

25/1

12th

12

(15)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Persuasion

8st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David & Nicola Barron

towards rear

12/1

9th

11

(5)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

16:45 Doncaster

Persuasion

8st 13lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: David & Nicola Barron

Coming here at the top of his game, winning over 7f at Thirsk and then narrowly failing to peg back a rival who enjoyed first run on him at Haydock last week; well-run race at this trip should be fine and although he has rarely been seen on slower than good, he ran a good race on heavy as a 3yo; Ryan Moore booked; big chance.

4/1

Form: 1033-0 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Has never won off a mark this high and finished down the field in the Lincoln last month; however, she may have needed that reappearance run and performed well a lot more often than not last year; each-way possible.

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6th

3

(3)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Ascot

Farhh To Shy

9st 5lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

Successful (off 6lb lower) in this race 12 months ago and finished third in Listed grade here on final 2023 start; however, two duck eggs this term leave a question mark over her current form.

12/1

13th

11

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Farhh To Shy

8st 10lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Margarson

towards rear

14/1

11/1

Form: 62616- CD

Last run: 150 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Twice went close at York last season, including on reappearance, and won over C&D (good to firm) last September on his sole course visit; things didn't work out for him at Kempton (1m, AW) in November when last seen but he's not ruled out now back here for his comeback.

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14th

9

(9)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Catch The Paddy

8st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

dwelt start, towards rear

11/1

6th

7

(6)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Catch The Paddy

9st 1lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

Progressive 2yo; ran well for a close second at York's Dante meeting on his reappearance (7f, good); two disappointing runs followed but he has resumed his progress since July's wind op, second over 1m at York and seeing off nine rivals at Newmarket when last seen in September; 4lb higher now tackling a new surface but there could be more to come at this trip.

13/2

Form: 1/2/8- BF

Last run: 418 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Absent since pulling hard and disappointing when favourite in February 2023; has since left the Gosden yard (remains in same ownership) and has been gelded; however, this very lightly raced 5yo showed considerable promise in 2021 and 2022 on his first two starts and is no forlorn hope.

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15

(7)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Security Code

8st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Richard Hannon

took keen hold, always behind

25/1

5

(1)

5th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Security Code

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

8th

7

(5)

25th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 2

14:40 Lingfield (AW)

Security Code

8st 10lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

dwelt start, pulled hard, in rear, headway on outer over 3f out, raced wide and dropped to rear home turn, pushed along when short of room 1f out, eased final 110yds

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £597.00
Straight Forecast £420.70
Tricast £3766.60
Trifecta £4157.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Poet Master

Daily Mail:

Suviana

TOPSPEED:

Farhh To Shy

POSTDATA:

Love De Vega

Telegraph:

Northern Express

NEWMARKET:

Carrytheone

RP RATINGS:

Poet Master

The Times:

Poet Master

The Guardian:

Poet Master

The Sun:

Poet Master

The Star:

Poet Master

D Express:

Suviana

Daily Record:

Suviana