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14:10 Epsom

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Betfred Handicap

  • Prize money: £9019.5
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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Betfred Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

Form: 212422 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Not the force of old but that's reflected in his mark and he's been in good form this year; behind Jojo Rabbit last time though and he hasn't shone in three visits to Epsom.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

10

(12)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Night On Earth

8st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

started quickly, led, headed over 1f out, no extra and lost fourth towards finish

10/1

Form: 8127-6 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Saw off 16 rivals to win at York in September (5f, good) off just 1lb lower; ran okay given the testing conditions at Pontefract on his reappearance three weeks ago; better can be expected today with the quicker ground in his favour and that reappearance behind him.

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3rd

8

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Looking For Lynda

8st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

disputed lead

4/1

2nd

4

(3)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Looking For Lynda

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Saw off 16 rivals to win at York in September (5f, good) off just 1lb lower; ran okay given the testing conditions at Pontefract on his reappearance three weeks ago; better can be expected today with the quicker ground in his favour and that reappearance behind him.

8/1

33/1

Form: 351625 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Went close at Lingfield this month but less good at Chelmsford since and this is a much stronger race than he's used to.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

13

(6)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

The Defiant

8st 4lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Luke Dace

Went close at Lingfield this month but less good at Chelmsford since and this is a much stronger race than he's used to.

33/1

Form: 13-383 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Two AW wins for Charlie Fellowes in late 2023; low-key stable debut at Newcastle in February but he bounced back quickly with a fine front-running third at Lingfield on Good Friday (6f); returning to turf won't be an issue and he has the speed to exploit the rail draw.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

7

(3)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Clearpoint

9st 4lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

midfield, headway on outer from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

7/1

4th

3

(13)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Clearpoint

9st 9lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

Two AW wins for Charlie Fellowes in late 2023; low-key stable debut at Newcastle in February but he bounced back quickly with a fine front-running third at Lingfield on Good Friday (6f); returning to turf won't be an issue and he has the speed to exploit the rail draw.

8/1

3rd

8

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Clearpoint

9st 8lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

Prominent racer who won a couple of sprint handicaps for Charlie Fellowes in the latter part of 2023; sold for 75,000gns last month but made a low-key stable debut at Newcastle five weeks ago; other pace to contend with here and he looks vulnerable again.

14/1

5th
9 (9)
Lihou

12/1

Form: -95638 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

When winning this event 12 months ago he came here in top form and that isn't the case this year; on the plus side, he's 7lb lower and the conditions won't be an issue.

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

4th

2

(2)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Salisbury

Lihou

10st 1lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: David Evans

pressed leader, prominent from over 3f out

5/2

5th

9

(9)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Lihou

8st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: David Evans

When winning this event 12 months ago he came here in top form and that isn't the case this year; on the plus side, he's 7lb lower and the conditions won't be an issue.

12/1

7/1

Form: 07925- D

Last run: 199 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Second in the 2022 Dash over C&D off 8lb higher before winning a valuable handicap at Ascot; high in the weights for much of 2023 but he ran well at Ascot on his last two starts; has gone well fresh in the past and he returns with his yard in good form; draw not ideal but lots to like otherwise.

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6th

2

(2)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Mountain Peak

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Second in the 2022 Dash over C&D off 8lb higher before winning a valuable handicap at Ascot; high in the weights for much of 2023 but he ran well at Ascot on his last two starts; has gone well fresh in the past and he returns with his yard in good form; draw not ideal but lots to like otherwise.

7/1

5th

5

(13)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Mountain Peak

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Beat 19 rivals in a C&D handicap last summer off a 10lb higher mark; slow start to this campaign but he was revived by the return to Ascot when finishing only a well-handicapped winner too strong here four weeks ago; dangerous, especially with drying ground in his favour.

11/2

7/1

Form: 8130-7 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed a positional advantage when winning at Haydock last summer; still 3lb higher and he'll need to leave last month's AW return behind him; Oisin Murphy is a notable booking though.

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7th

8

(5)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Match Play

8st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Paul Midgley

Enjoyed a positional advantage when winning at Haydock last summer; still 3lb higher and he'll need to leave last month's AW return behind him; Oisin Murphy is a notable booking though.

7/1

7th

9

(12)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Match Play

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

prominent, briefly led before halfway

25/1

6/1

Form: -45351 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Made all in a 5f handicap at Thirsk (well drawn, front two clear) two weeks ago and a 5lb rise for that seems fair enough; different ground to contend with this time though and it's unlikely that he'll be able to dominate this field.

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8th

15

(9)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Glory Fighter

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

in touch with leaders

10/1

7th

12

(8)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Glory Fighter

8st 4lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Paul Midgley

Made all in a 5f handicap at Thirsk (well drawn, front two clear) two weeks ago and a 5lb rise for that seems fair enough; different ground to contend with this time though and it's unlikely that he'll be able to dominate this field.

6/1

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12/1

Form: -51180 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Having dropped a long way in the weights he rediscovered his form this winter, winning 5f handicaps at Lingfield (twice) and Wolverhampton; wouldn't judge him too harshly on either of his last two runs and he ran well in the Dash over C&D last summer off this mark; not discounted.

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9th

1

(10)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

One Night Stand

9st 11lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

Having dropped a long way in the weights he rediscovered his form this winter, winning 5f handicaps at Lingfield (twice) and Wolverhampton; wouldn't judge him too harshly on either of his last two runs and he ran well in the Dash over C&D last summer off this mark; not discounted.

12/1

12th

10

(4)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

One Night Stand

8st 13lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Back in top form this winter, winning twice over 5f here and adding a Wolverhampton handicap last month; dropped away having forced the pace in a Listed event at Southwell on Saturday; effective over this trip but others make more appeal.

14/1

9/1

Form: 7531-1 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Ended 2023 with a win at Wolverhampton; returned from five months off to beat Night On Earth for another win at Wolverhampton three weeks ago (good Topspeed figure); more on his plate at this level but wellbeing assured and return to turf should be okay.

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10th

7

(7)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Jojo Rabbit

8st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Ended 2023 with a win at Wolverhampton; returned from five months off to beat Night On Earth for another win at Wolverhampton three weeks ago (good Topspeed figure); more on his plate at this level but wellbeing assured and return to turf should be okay.

9/1

1st

8

(4)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

17:48 Wolverhampton (AW)

Jojo Rabbit

9st 5lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Ended a lengthy losing run when beating eight rivals over C&D in October; 3lb higher on his return but he remains well treated on old form and has a decent record when fresh; not ruled out.

9/2

16/1

Form: 425470 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Talented but frustrating; ran well enough on his only visit to Epsom (June 2021) but he hasn't won since November of that season and the drought looks set to continue.

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11th

5

(12)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Mondammej

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Talented but frustrating; ran well enough on his only visit to Epsom (June 2021) but he hasn't won since November of that season and the drought looks set to continue.

16/1

12/1

Form: -51153 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Two 5f wins at Lingfield this year and he made a bold bid upped to 6f 13 days ago, having the field strung out turning for home but tying up close home; return to 5f is a big plus but he has run only once on turf in his last 43 starts (well beaten).

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12th

11

(11)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Micks Spirit

8st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Conrad Allen

Two 5f wins at Lingfield this year and he made a bold bid upped to 6f 13 days ago, having the field strung out turning for home but tying up close home; return to 5f is a big plus but he has run only once on turf in his last 43 starts (well beaten).

12/1

3rd

2

(6)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

16:25 Lingfield (AW)

Micks Spirit

9st 11lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Conrad Allen

prominent, led at fast pace after 1f, clear after 3f, reduced lead final 110yds, headed and lost two places towards finish

9/2

Form: 221252 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

All 14 starts have come on AW, winning twice over 5f on Tapeta; latest second to an improving mare was another career best; drawn widest but likely to be dropped in and should get a strong pace to aim at; a big run is on the cards on this turf debut.

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Verdict Starting price

6

(1)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Moon Flight

9st 0lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

All 14 starts have come on AW, winning twice over 5f on Tapeta; latest second to an improving mare was another career best; drawn widest but likely to be dropped in and should get a strong pace to aim at; a big run is on the cards on this turf debut.

7/1

2nd

8

(10)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Moon Flight

9st 3lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Linda Perratt

dwelt start, switched left soon after start, raced in last

6/1

5th

7

(3)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Moon Flight

9st 3lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

took keen hold, midfield

7/2

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Selections

Telegraph:

Jojo Rabbit

RP RATINGS:

Looking For Lynda

The Times:

One Night Stand

TOPSPEED:

Lihou

POSTDATA:

Glory Fighter

SPOTLIGHT:

Mountain Peak

The Star:

Clearpoint

D Express:

Looking For Lynda

The Guardian:

Jojo Rabbit

The Sun:

Jojo Rabbit

Daily Mirror:

One Night Stand

Daily Mail:

Lihou

Daily Record:

Glory Fighter

LAMBOURN:

Mountain Peak