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Murray Kerr Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £5050.8
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Murray Kerr Memorial Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Cloudy

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7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 4000-1 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Generally struggled for Archie Watson last season but he turned things around after wind surgery, with a smooth win on his stable debut at Newcastle (1m; Tapeta; 7-5 favourite) in March; back up 5lb in the weights but he remains well treated on his old form and is strongly respected.

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3rd

1

(3)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

19:55 Leicester

Nikovo

10st 0lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

in touch with leaders, good headway when badly hampered against far rail 1f out, not recover, did well in the circumstances

5/2

1st

1

(7)

2nd May 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Nikovo

9st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

in rear

7/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 72113- D BF

Last run: 162 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row on Polytrack (1m) in October before signing off with a fair third at Wolverhampton the following month; still has potential for further progress but this is competitive after 162 days off and he didn't fire on his seasonal return last year.

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2nd

7

(6)

2nd May 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Red Hat Eagle

9st 6lb

J: Neil Callan

T: William Knight

towards rear

8/1

3rd

3

(4)

22nd Nov 2023

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1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Red Hat Eagle

9st 11lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

Takes a good hold and has a bit further to run here; handicapper may not have got to grips with him as his two wins last month (Kempton/Lingfield) came by a head and a short head; involved.

9/4

13/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 661772 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

7yo who is not easy to predict but he won at Wolverhampton (8.6f) in March and returned to form with near miss off this mark here (1m2f) last week; usually races prominently and he's respected on this drop back in trip/grade.

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3rd

5

(2)

2nd May 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Boasty

9st 7lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Ivan Furtado

prominent

13/2

2nd

10

(3)

25th Apr 2024

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1m 2f 0y

Class 4

21:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Boasty

8st 13lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Ivan Furtado

Often a front-runner who has gained three of his five wins over C&D; something of a mixed bag of late, though he did regain winning form at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) last month; capable of playing a part on his best form.

10/1

100/30

Form: 222411 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Course winner who got back on the scoresheet at Wolverhampton (8.6f) in March and he followed up with an emphatic win there 19 days later; 8lb higher here but he's on a roll and is open to more progress; shortlisted.

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4th

9

(9)

2nd May 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Egoiste

9st 4lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: David Menuisier

awkward start, slowly away, in rear

100/30

1st

5

(3)

30th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Egoiste

9st 8lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: David Menuisier

in touch with leaders

3/1

1st

3

(1)

11th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Egoiste

9st 8lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: David Menuisier

1-16, but running consistently well this year and even the form of his fourth of 12 at Kempton (1m, Polytrack) nine days ago has received a boost; bit more needed to defy this mark but should go well.

2/1

Form: 505214 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who won over C&D in March and he's gone close over 7f here in either side of that; well drawn to attack on this step back up in trip and another bold bid should be on the cards.

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5th

4

(3)

2nd May 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Smart Deal

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

led

13/2

4th

1

(10)

6th Apr 2024

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0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Smart Deal

9st 10lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Habitual front-runner who battled well to prevail by a short head over 1m here last month; should be okay back at 7f but has wide draw today and recent 2lb rise might be enough to leave him vulnerable.

15/2

1st

6

(3)

9th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Smart Deal

9st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

mounted in chute and taken down early, led, pushed along and joined 2f out, soon ridden, sustained duel with runner-up final furlong, just prevailed

4/1

16/1

Form: 382638 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

6yo with a record of 1-32; three creditable placed efforts at 1m this year but he's not easy to predict and was beaten 12l here (1m2f) last time; now returns to 1m but this is a step back up in grade and others are preferred; blinkers back on.

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6th

10

(5)

2nd May 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Handel

8st 7lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

reared in stalls before start, slowly away, midfield

16/1

8th

6

(10)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Handel

11st 0lb

J: Miss Leah Banham

T: Chelsea Banham

slowly away, towards rear

13/2

3rd

6

(11)

13th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

15:40 Yarmouth

Handel

9st 6lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

Mostly consistent at 1m and 7f on the AW over the winter and he could be happier back on turf, having got off the mark over C&D (good to firm) last July; hadn't been far away in a previous run here and refitting headgear could be a plus (his win came in refitted cheekpieces).

11/2

Form: 414422 CD BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Tough and consistent mare who often makes the running, but she doesn't have to lead; recorded her sixth AW win when scoring over C&D in February and she's finished runner-up in last two starts; still looks feasibly treated and she should be in the thick of things again.

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7th

6

(8)

2nd May 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Wadacre Grace

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

5/1

2nd

2

(2)

15th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Wadacre Grace

10st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Tough and consistent mare who often makes the running, but she doesn't have to lead; second of 14 off this mark at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) six days ago was another fine effort and no problem with the return here (record over C&D reads 3114); major player.

4/1

2nd

2

(5)

9th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Wadacre Grace

9st 10lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Handy sort who has proved most consistent since the autumn, including three wins at around 1m on Polytrack; handles Tapeta as well and seems likely to give her running once again.

8/1

16/1

Form: 1-1165 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Disappointing favourite at Southwell (1m) in February when bidding for a four-timer and she was well held again at that track in March; still relatively lightly raced but she needs to get back near best on this step back up in trip.

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8th

8

(4)

2nd May 2024

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1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Davids Diva

9st 6lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Rod Millman

midfield

16/1

5th

3

(9)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Davids Diva

9st 7lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

Disappointing favourite here (1m) last month when bidding for a four-timer; progressive filly otherwise and could well bounce back; her most recent win came over 7f; not written off.

8/1

6th

1

(2)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

16:28 Southwell (AW)

Davids Diva

9st 9lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

Improving filly who is 3-4 in handicaps, needing every yard of the trip dropped back to 7f at Wolverhampton most recently; remains well treated following another small rise in the weights and commands respect with the return to 1m looking ideal; her first win came over C&D.

7/4

Form: 369/4-

Last run: 392 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Won off 3lb lower at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) in August 2022 but he's had only four starts since; finished a respectable fourth back at Southwell (1m) last April but that was sole run last year and he now returns after 392 days off; others preferred.

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9th

2

(10)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Chelmsford (AW)

The Mouse King

9st 10lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Julia Feilden

raced wide, in touch with leaders

14/1

4th

10

(6)

6th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

The Mouse King

9st 5lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Julia Feilden

took keen hold

14/1

9th

13

(4)

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:08 Newmarket

The Mouse King

9st 3lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Julia Feilden

prominent

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £188.00
Straight Forecast £162.50
Tricast £652.60
Trifecta £900.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Nikovo

TOPSPEED:

Wadacre Grace

POSTDATA:

Smart Deal

Daily Mirror:

Egoiste

D Express:

Boasty

NEWMARKET:

Smart Deal

The Sun:

Egoiste

RP RATINGS:

Nikovo

Telegraph:

Nikovo

Daily Mail:

Nikovo

The Star:

Nikovo

The Times:

Wadacre Grace

The Guardian:

Wadacre Grace

Daily Record:

Wadacre Grace