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HKJC World Pool Handicap

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  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 16 runners
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HKJC World Pool Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.95

Form: 12510- D

Last run: 217 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Improvement is needed (mid-division in the Cambridgeshire here when last seen, at 16-1) but his yard had a good April and this representative should also be interesting, as a lightly raced 4yo who has had two wins at 1m.

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1st

7

(11)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Crack Shot

9st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Ed Walker

Improvement is needed (mid-division in the Cambridgeshire here when last seen, at 16-1) but his yard had a good April and this representative should also be interesting, as a lightly raced 4yo who has had two wins at 1m.

11/2

16th

33

(31)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Crack Shot

8st 2lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Ed Walker

Won Nottingham maiden (1m, good to firm) in June on second start and scored on his second handicap outing at Newbury (1m, good) last month when back down in trip from 1m2f and back on better ground; this 3yo could continue to progress and he has a chance.

12/1

40/1

  • Place: £11.90

Form: /3107-

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won the second and last of his five races in France, latterly in a 15-runner handicap at Longchamp (1m1f, good to soft) last June; 33-1 for both runs for new yard last autumn, much closer again in the latter but nonetheless only seventh of nine; seemingly needs much better than his French form too.

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2nd

10

(1)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Aalto

9st 8lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Won the second and last of his five races in France, latterly in a 15-runner handicap at Longchamp (1m1f, good to soft) last June; 33-1 for both runs for new yard last autumn, much closer again in the latter but nonetheless only seventh of nine; seemingly needs much better than his French form too.

40/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 9-7093 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Undeniably well handicapped on plenty of 2023 form, as recent as last October, and he wasn't far away on AW six days ago; however, but it's hard to ignore that his only win from 32 races was an Irish maiden in 2020.

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4th

4

(7)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 4

14:45 Haydock

Zozimus

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Worrying strike-rate of 1-33 but placed loads of times and again over 1m at Newmarket last week in a Class 3; that's more his trip, however.

7/2

3rd

16

(5)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Zozimus

9st 0lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Undeniably well handicapped on plenty of 2023 form, as recent as last October, and he wasn't far away on AW six days ago; however, but it's hard to ignore that his only win from 32 races was an Irish maiden in 2020.

14/1

10/1

Form: 61-217 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

10-11 when last of six on debut last April and that's the only time he's raced on turf (soft); absent 255 days before the four runs on AW, including clearcut wins in a 1m maiden and 1m2f handicap; not discredited last time but needs overall improvement on this return to turf in a warm race.

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4th

9

(6)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Bystander

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

10-11 when last of six on debut last April and that's the only time he's raced on turf (soft); absent 255 days before the four runs on AW, including clearcut wins in a 1m maiden and 1m2f handicap; not discredited last time but needs overall improvement on this return to turf in a warm race.

10/1

7th

7

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Bystander

9st 5lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

Just the four runs and doubled his tally when returning to 1m2f here four weeks ago and beating a few of these; did have the run of things that day having raced close to a modest pace but he's probably improving (still looks green); up 6lb with Brandon Wilkie again on board.

6/1

10/1

Form: 74-351 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Third in the Spring Mile at Doncaster on return and won at Beverley (8.4f) nine days ago; they were on soft and his best turf ratings last term were on soft or good to soft; whether he gets that ground today remains to be seen but respect is needed if he does.

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5th

6

(9)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Arthurs Realm

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

Third in the Spring Mile at Doncaster on return and won at Beverley (8.4f) nine days ago; they were on soft and his best turf ratings last term were on soft or good to soft; whether he gets that ground today remains to be seen but respect is needed if he does.

10/1

16/1

Form: 0035-0 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

1-22 for this yard (last two seasons) with the win on the Newmarket July course last summer; 3lb lower today and well treated on form as recent as end of September; needs to bounce back from a last of 12 on reappearance three weeks ago but that was his AW debut; needs a second look.

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6th

4

(13)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Darkness

9st 10lb

J: Sean Levey

T: David O’Meara

1-22 for this yard (last two seasons) with the win on the Newmarket July course last summer; 3lb lower today and well treated on form as recent as end of September; needs to bounce back from a last of 12 on reappearance three weeks ago but that was his AW debut; needs a second look.

16/1

12th

2

(5)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Darkness

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

This a belated first attempt on AW (31st start) but he was runner-up on last year's reappearance and returns from 1lb below the mark he defied at Newmarket (1m) last summer; also handily drawn so there are reasons to be positive.

14/1

7th
5 (17)
Rowayeh

11/2

Form: 31136- D BF

Last run: 253 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Well-bred filly who's still in training, a positive pointer in itself; won a maiden at Beverley and handicap debut at Sandown, also running well in big-field handicap at Glorious Goodwood (1m, good to soft); below form over 1m2f at York last August, racing freely, and a hood (absent for last three starts) returns for this 1m reappearance; needs better but she's one to note.

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7th

5

(17)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Rowayeh

9st 10lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

Well-bred filly who's still in training, a positive pointer in itself; won a maiden at Beverley and handicap debut at Sandown, also running well in big-field handicap at Glorious Goodwood (1m, good to soft); below form over 1m2f at York last August, racing freely, and a hood (absent for last three starts) returns for this 1m reappearance; needs better but she's one to note.

11/2

6th

7

(2)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Rowayeh

8st 9lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Owen Burrows

dwelt start, took keen hold

5/2

3rd

12

(18)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:05 Goodwood

Rowayeh

9st 1lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

towards rear

5/1

Form: 59960- CD

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Both wins were at this track but in 2021 and he's had five races here since; 50-1 ninth of 34 in the Cambridgeshire here last September was respectable and he's now 5lb lower, so a case can be made on this reappearance even if it's not the most persuasive.

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8th

13

(12)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Carolus Magnus

9st 2lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Both wins were at this track but in 2021 and he's had five races here since; 50-1 ninth of 34 in the Cambridgeshire here last September was respectable and he's now 5lb lower, so a case can be made on this reappearance even if it's not the most persuasive.

16/1

33/1

Form: -59419 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Soft ground may have been against him in the Lincoln at Doncaster last time, for which he was 66-1; won in first-time blinkers (kept since) on the AW time before but he has lots to prove judged on turf form.

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9th

3

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Chuzzlewit

9st 10lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Soft ground may have been against him in the Lincoln at Doncaster last time, for which he was 66-1; won in first-time blinkers (kept since) on the AW time before but he has lots to prove judged on turf form.

33/1

16

(15)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Chuzzlewit

8st 8lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Beat the 11-8 favourite to win six-runner handicap in first-time blinkers at Newcastle (1m, AW) ten days ago; he's unexposed in the headgear and has won on turf, but he carries a 5lb penalty now back up in grade and his best form has come on AW; tailed off on sole run on soft ground.

50/1

33/1

Form: 6-4157 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Often front-runs; Lingfield AW in February ended his losing run and he was 33-1 when well held there in a Class 2 latest outing (rare start with this visor, instead of usual blinkers); second at Epsom last August showed some turf ability remained, but he's 2lb higher today and not the percentage call.

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10th

12

(7)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Larado

9st 3lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Often front-runs; Lingfield AW in February ended his losing run and he was 33-1 when well held there in a Class 2 latest outing (rare start with this visor, instead of usual blinkers); second at Epsom last August showed some turf ability remained, but he's 2lb higher today and not the percentage call.

33/1

7th

10

(2)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 2

16:57 Lingfield (AW)

Larado

8st 2lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Michael Appleby

He has generally been running well in recent months, winning a C&D handicap last month; another fair run behind Mclean House here 11 days ago but that run does suggest he's vulnerable in this field.

25/1

OUR TIP

11/1

Form: 1446-1 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Wore cheekpieces on last five outings, including wins at Windsor (1m, good to firm) on first occasion and Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW) on reappearance last month; asserted in good style when favourite in the latter, so is one to consider, but he's 8lb higher today which demands further improvement.

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11th

2

(14)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Pjanoo

9st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Richard Spencer

Wore cheekpieces on last five outings, including wins at Windsor (1m, good to firm) on first occasion and Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW) on reappearance last month; asserted in good style when favourite in the latter, so is one to consider, but he's 8lb higher today which demands further improvement.

11/1

1st

4

(8)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Pjanoo

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Richard Spencer

Did well in competitive Racing League handicaps around 1m at the end of last summer, including a win at Windsor; wasn't at his best in final two runs last season but he's been gelded since and he's now only 1lb higher than for his win; went close on his seasonal return last year and he needs watching in market after six months off.

15/2

6th

5

(4)

12th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Pjanoo

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Richard Spencer

in touch with leaders

8/1

Form: 268-21 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Won twice last year for Tom Ward, short-headed on reappearance for new yard and career-best form to win on latest outing; the last two of those runs were 1m on Kempton AW but there's no great worry about his return to turf and he needs respect.

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3rd

1

(4)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Farasi Lane

9st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

midfield in centre of group

9/1

12th

1

(3)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Farasi Lane

9st 13lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Won twice last year for Tom Ward, short-headed on reappearance for new yard and career-best form to win on latest outing; the last two of those runs were 1m on Kempton AW but there's no great worry about his return to turf and he needs respect.

9/1

1st

7

(3)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:40 Kempton (AW)

Farasi Lane

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

prominent

6/1

18/1

Form: 0137-4 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Scored on this course in October 2022 and on the July course here last August, her last two wins; also good third here last September and made a satisfactory reappearance on AW three weeks ago; a bit extra is needed from her in the first-time headgear, though.

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13th

17

(4)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Speriamo

8st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Philip McBride

Scored on this course in October 2022 and on the July course here last August, her last two wins; also good third here last September and made a satisfactory reappearance on AW three weeks ago; a bit extra is needed from her in the first-time headgear, though.

18/1

4th

2

(4)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Speriamo

10st 1lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Philip McBride

Polytrack winner who enjoyed the run of the race when making all at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) last August; not beaten far the next twice, but has a bit to do against race-fit rivals after six months off.

16/1

5/1

Form: 6388-6 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won as 2yo at this track; that's his only win (ten races) and he ran as if something was amiss here last September, but his front-running sixth of 17 here (1m, good) 18 days ago was a huge step back in the right direction, still bang there in a blanket finish; he may have come on since that run.

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14th

14

(8)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Bodorgan

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

Won as 2yo at this track; that's his only win (ten races) and he ran as if something was amiss here last September, but his front-running sixth of 17 here (1m, good) 18 days ago was a huge step back in the right direction, still bang there in a blanket finish; he may have come on since that run.

5/1

6th

17

(15)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Bodorgan

8st 4lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Charles Hills

Down the field on final two runs last autumn but may have benefited from a break and being gelded; well treated on last season's best form and he won a 2yo novice here in 2022; could be a contender.

14/1

10/1

Form: 254-10 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Can front-run; registered two wins and a second over 1m on good or good to firm last May-August, his highlights on turf last year; reappeared with AW win at Wolverhampton in February and although trying to overcome a wide draw in warm race there in March did not work out, that shouldn't attract much criticism; needs a career best but not dismissed.

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15th

11

(16)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Sudden Ambush

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Can front-run; registered two wins and a second over 1m on good or good to firm last May-August, his highlights on turf last year; reappeared with AW win at Wolverhampton in February and although trying to overcome a wide draw in warm race there in March did not work out, that shouldn't attract much criticism; needs a career best but not dismissed.

10/1

10th

10

(9)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 2

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sudden Ambush

8st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, prominent, raced wide and disputed lead after 1f, led 4f out, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, eased inside final 110yds

10/1

1st

7

(7)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Sudden Ambush

8st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Below par over 1m1f when last seen; has a solid record over 1m when racing on a suitable surface and he's less exposed on AW than on turf; form figures in this sphere read 3312; one to consider.

8/1

20/1

Form: 37494-

Last run: 136 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Doncaster maiden winner (7f, soft) as 2yo; twice tailed off from five races last season and the minor honours need building on; wore cheekpieces in December latest; gelded in January and now tongue tied first time.

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16th

8

(15)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Legend Of Leros

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Marco Botti

Doncaster maiden winner (7f, soft) as 2yo; twice tailed off from five races last season and the minor honours need building on; wore cheekpieces in December latest; gelded in January and now tongue tied first time.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £2431.00
Straight Forecast £1787.50
Tricast £15249.80
Trifecta £33736.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Bodorgan

SPOTLIGHT:

Rowayeh

NEWMARKET:

Speriamo

Telegraph:

Bystander

POSTDATA:

Farasi Lane

RP RATINGS:

Zozimus

TOPSPEED:

Darkness

The Sun:

Epsom Faithfull

Daily Mirror:

Rowayeh

Daily Record:

Rowayeh

The Times:

Bodorgan

The Guardian:

Bodorgan

D Express:

Bodorgan

The Star:

Bodorgan

Daily Mail:

Speriamo