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  • 0m 6f 0y
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: -74223 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Yet to win for his new stable but he's been banging at the door, second in a 7f Listed event at Wolverhampton before a fine run over C&D on Good Friday; returned to turf with another cracking effort in a hot Newmarket handicap last month; more appealing than many, even from stall 1.

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1st

4

(1)

12th May 2024

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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

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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

16/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 06-110 CD BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won his first two starts when dropped to 6f, the second of them an impressive C&D success; never in contention (raced too freely) at Lingfield on Good Friday; has front-run.

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2nd

11

(2)

12th May 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Prince Of Zenda

8st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hugo Palmer

led

16/1

12th

7

(9)

29th Mar 2024

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0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Prince Of Zenda

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Hugo Palmer

2-2 since dropped to 6f, following a C&D win in January with an easy front-running success at Newcastle 13 days later; up 7lb for his troubles but may not have reached his ceiling in this discipline.

5/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 609-92 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

He hasn't won since the 2022 Temple Stakes at Haydock (Group 2) but is operating off a reduced mark now and ran a promising race at Goodwood nine days ago (5f, heavy), outpaced 2f out but staying on well; untried on AW and a stiff 6f is the upper limit of his stamina reserves but Oisin Murphy replaces an apprentice and he's one for the shortlist.

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3rd

8

(4)

12th May 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Kings Lynn

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

slightly awkward start, soon in touch with leaders

5/1

2nd

2

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Goodwood

Kings Lynn

8st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

prominent, outpaced and lost ground under 2f out, rallied and went second final furlong, kept on

9/2

9th

6

(7)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Kings Lynn

9st 4lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

More modest efforts than good ones to his name last year; starts this campaign off a reduced mark as a consequence but although he handles soft, he may not want it this deep any more.

11/1

Form: 1-3230 CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

C&D winner; began 2024 with three fine placed efforts on AW, including C&D, and his low-key run here on Good Friday is easy enough to strike a line through; gelded since; solid claims.

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4th

9

(3)

12th May 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Batal Dubai

9st 1lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Harry Charlton

midfield on far side of group

5/1

12

(9)

29th Mar 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Batal Dubai

8st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Harry Charlton

Produced a smart turn of foot to win over C&D last summer and he added a 6f handicap at Chelmsford to his tally last October; he has run fine races in defeat so far this year but he's creeping up the weights and he'll need a personal best to win a race as demanding as this one.

11/2

3rd

11

(3)

1st Mar 2024

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0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Batal Dubai

8st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Harry Charlton

3-8 on AW and he ran as well as he ever has when second in a 6f handicap at Kempton 16 days ago (front two pulled well clear); although he had no excuses there, the winner is a useful and well-handicapped sprinter and he's one of few runners in this field who are still young and improving; another big run looks on the cards.

9/2

16/1

Form: 08337- D BF

Last run: 218 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Smart sprinter on his day for James Ferguson but 2023 was quiet by his usual standards; starts out for Julie Camacho (same owners) off a reduced mark but this race might be too competitive after seven months off.

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5th

10

(5)

12th May 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

First Folio

8st 13lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

prominent

16/1

7th

1

(2)

7th Oct 2023

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0m 6f 20y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

First Folio

10st 0lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Suggested a return to form when third of 12 at Thirsk (6f, good) early last month and soft ground an excuse for a lesser effort at Yarmouth (6f) last time; 5lb below his last winning mark, but this still looks a tough ask.

10/1

3rd

2

(2)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 3

15:55 Yarmouth

First Folio

9st 13lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: James Ferguson

Won this 12 months ago (making it 2-2 at the track) and this campaign took a turn for the better when placed at Thirsk three weeks ago (6f, good); handicapped to be very competitive but his best form is on good or faster ground.

13/8

Form: 273-04 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Late headway into fourth at Southwell two weeks ago (6f); this mark should be in range but there's a suspicion he'll need a total pace collapse to come out on top.

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6th

6

(9)

12th May 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tiger Crusade

9st 3lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: David Simcock

in rear

10/1

4th

1

(10)

28th Apr 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Tiger Crusade

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

8lb higher mark on the AW than on turf; same mark as when successful at Lingfield (7f, Polytrack) in February last year and can go well fresh, but a suspicion that he needs that extra furlong on the AW now.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 43-289 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Smart handicapper (third in last year's Wokingham off 7lb lower) and also competitive at Listed/Group 3 level; ran a cracker over an inadequate 5f at Southwell in February but better might have been expected in a hot C&D handicap on Good Friday; dropped 2lb since.

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7th

1

(13)

12th May 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Juan Les Pins

9st 12lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

mounted in chute and taken down early, dwelt start, raced in last

16/1

3

(16)

29th Mar 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Juan Les Pins

9st 7lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Progressed again last season, placed in the Wokingham before a series of good runs in Listed/Group 3 events; fine run to finish second over 5f at Southwell last month and last time easy to strike a line through (an administrative error meant he was forced to run over 1m4f in order to be eligible for this race); big chance back at 6f.

7/1

8th
7 (8)
Bosh

8/1

Form: 215313 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

He's been in fine form since December, winning two 6f handicaps on Polytrack and recording a personal best when a close third at Newbury last month (6f, good to soft); that looks strong handicap form and a 1lb rise is justified; handles Tapeta and he's one to take seriously.

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8th

7

(8)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bosh

9st 3lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

in touch with leaders

8/1

3rd

2

(11)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Bosh

9st 7lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

C&D winner as a 2yo; back in peak form on AW this winter, winning 6f handicaps at Chelmsford and Lingfield in 2024; 3lb rise for latest narrow win could find him out and he could probably do with the ground drying out.

12/1

1st

4

(3)

29th Mar 2024

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0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Bosh

9st 9lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

In good form this winter, winning a 6f handicap at Chelmsford in January and running at least as well in defeat since; latest Wolverhampton third looks strong form (unexposed winner and the runner-up has since won a competitive turf sprint) and he's a player off the same mark; better drawn today too.

6/1

20/1

Form: 111520 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Fine record on AW and she ran a good race for second in a 7f fillies' handicap here on Good Friday; not judged too harshly on latest Newmarket run but she hasn't much room for error off her mark.

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9th

12

(6)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Just A Spark

8st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Rod Millman

carried left start, midfield in centre of group

20/1

13th

15

(18)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Just A Spark

8st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Rod Millman

Progressive winner of three 6f AW handicaps at the start of the year; remains in good heart but will need to be versatile to translate that form back to turf off 11lb higher than her latest run on the surface.

20/1

2nd

7

(5)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

15:00 Newcastle (AW)

Just A Spark

8st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Rod Millman

led, switched right after 1f, headed inside final 110yds, no match for winner

10/1

Form: 16-597 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Consistency is not his forte but he won a Listed event over C&D in November and was not far off that level in a hot C&D handicap on New Year's Day; has the ability to feature if this is a good day; stable also runs Bosh.

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10th

3

(14)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tacarib Bay

9st 10lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

towards rear on near side of group

8/1

7th

2

(10)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:45 Haydock

Tacarib Bay

9st 8lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

in rear

8/1

9th

1

(4)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 2

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tacarib Bay

9st 12lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

midfield

11/1

10/1

Form: /6721- CD

Last run: 295 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

3-9 on AW (two wins over C&D) and he was last seen beating his 19 rivals in a valuable handicap at the Curragh in July; even that career-best effort will need improving upon if he's to win this after his layoff.

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11th

5

(7)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Strike Red

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

ducked left start, towards rear on far side of group

10/1

1st

7

(20)

22nd Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 6f 63y

14:35 Curragh

Strike Red

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

steadied start, towards rear of midfield, pushed along and headway from over 2f out, in touch with leaders when switched right and ridden from over 1f out, led and ran on well inside final 110yds

8/1

2nd

3

(5)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ripon

Strike Red

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Two 6f wins last October; still 2lb higher than for the second of them and although this is less competitive than the two races he's run respectably in this season, he may need a bit more weight off his back.

10/1

10/1

Form: 2183-1 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Pounced late in a good 6f handicap at Ripon last September before suffering a luckless run over C&D in November; returned from five months off with a win at Beverley (5f, soft), pulling clear with the runner-up, having travelled strongly; 4lb higher against better opposition but there's a strong suspicion there's a fair bit more in the tank.

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12th

13

(10)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Dare To Hope

8st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

midfield in centre of group

10/1

1st

3

(1)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Beverley

Dare To Hope

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Took time to come to hand last season but he saw off 12 rivals at Ripon in September off just 2lb lower; good run on AW when last seen in November; should win more races but perhaps not on this ground after an absence.

6/1

3rd

5

(4)

11th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Dare To Hope

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

prominent, disputing second over 1f out, kept on

5/1

Form: 6601-D3 D

Last run: 100 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Useful 5f form as a 2yo; drew a blank in Britain last year but he proved well suited by the step up to 6f when seeing off his 16 rivals in Bahrain in December; travelled powerfully through that race but he was well drawn; also ran well when third past the post in another Bahrain handicap in February (disqualified after his rider weighed in light); returns to Britain off a tough-looking mark.

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13th

2

(11)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rodney

9st 11lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

dwelt start, towards rear in centre of group

20/1

6th

5

(7)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rocket Rodney

9st 3lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

towards rear, some headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms

9/1

Form: 0067-2 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

A quiet end to 2023 saw his mark drop 10lb and he ran well for second at Doncaster on his reappearance two weeks ago (6f, soft); has races in him off this mark but perhaps less demanding ones.

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14th

14

(12)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

It Just Takes Time

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Mark Walford

midfield

14/1

2nd

12

(14)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

It Just Takes Time

9st 4lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders on near side of group

20/1

7th

4

(1)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

It Just Takes Time

9st 4lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Course winner; two turf wins in the first half of the year, the second of them coming off 5lb higher; finished behind three of today's rivals over C&D 11 days ago (not well positioned) and vulnerable for win purposes once more.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £388.00
Straight Forecast £319.90
Tricast £1211.80
Trifecta £3141.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Misty Grey

Telegraph:

Prince Of Zenda

SPOTLIGHT:

Dare To Hope

TOPSPEED:

Batal Dubai

NEWMARKET:

Rocket Rodney

D Express:

It Just Takes Time

Daily Mirror:

Prince Of Zenda

The Times:

Dare To Hope

The Sun:

Misty Grey

Daily Record:

Misty Grey