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14:40 Newmarket

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  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 15 runners
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Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

33/1 (Won)

Form: 266-90 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Useful for Johnny Murtagh; hasn't threatened in two runs for new stable, again missing the break when 15th in Victoria Cup at Ascot last week; his losing sequence now stretches back to September 2021, but he's beginning to slip in the weights and can't be ruled out entirely.

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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

15/2

Form: 7090-4 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

7f specialist; might have needed the run but still performed respectably when fourth of 15 over C&D (good) in April, making most; dropped 2lb since; solid win-and-place option.

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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

7/2

Form: 323-91 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Has gradually got better and his clearcut Chester success (7f, good) last week was a career-best effort; a 7lb higher mark demands still more, but he may not have reached his ceiling just yet and he shaped better than the bare result on his only go over this C&D; respected.

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1st

2

(12)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

16:45 Chester

Divine Libra

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

raced wide, midfield

3/1

9th

10

(2)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Divine Libra

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

Still has low mileage and his two wins have come on slow ground; near miss at Newmarket off 2lb lower last summer; gelded since last seen; more to come this year and should make his mark at this level.

9/1

8/1

Form: 87-543 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Arrives here fit and in form after a third of nine at Haydock (7f, soft; unraced on firmer than good) three weeks ago; C&D winner earlier in career; should be in the thick of things again.

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3rd

6

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:45 Haydock

Rainbow Fire

9st 0lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Marco Botti

midfield

8/1

4th

2

(8)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:40 Kempton (AW)

Rainbow Fire

9st 10lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Marco Botti

took keen hold, towards rear

13/2

9/1

Form: 035-06 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Hardly a frequent winner since coming to Britain, but he's on an attractive mark (5lb lower than when third over C&D last autumn) and shaped well when sixth of 16 over 1m at the Guineas meeting here; returning to 7f should be ideal and he won't be inconvenienced if there's rain; might be the answer.

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No Results Found

Form: 13-950 D

Last run: 71 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Better than ever in Britain in 2023, winning over 8.6f at Wolverhampton, but he failed to make the frame in three outings at Meydan this winter; bit to prove after that, but his mark has dropped and he'd be a threat if bouncing back to his best after a ten-week break.

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No Results Found

Form: 528580 C

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Tremendously durable 10yo with 17 wins to his name, and a well-held run at York on Wednesday must be ignored as he was badly hampered after a furlong; had earlier shaped well at the Craven meeting here in April; capable of going close off this sort of mark, although today's trip is an unknown as he has done virtually all his racing at 6f.

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8th

10

(9)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Summerghand

8st 13lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

No sign of age dampening his enthusiasm this year, running well behind Chipstead at Lingfield in March and running a cracker over C&D 17 days ago when doing much the best of those held up and that despite having to wait for room at a crucial stage; more than capable off this mark provided those held up aren't at a marked disadvantage.

9/2

7/1

Form: 11310- C

Last run: 224 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

One of the success stories of last season, when he won seven handicaps including two over C&D; made all under Luke Catton at Ascot in September and he was probably over the top when only tenth there on his final 3yo start; raced only on good ground or firmer on turf; will need further progress to defy his current mark but after last term's heroics he's not dismissed lightly.

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10th

5

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Quinault

9st 7lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

Remarkable improver this term, mostly over 6f; came up slightly short in the Shergar Cup Sprint here but quickly regained the winning thread in C&D event (good to firm; made all to beat Popmaster) four weeks ago; now 7-8 in handicaps and may not have finished progressing yet; shortlisted.

7/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 525-54 D

Last run: 85 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

2-11; campaigned in France and UAE until today; good fourth of 14 in Meydan Group 2 (1m1f, good; 66-1) when last seen in February; should be effective back down in trip (most recent win came over this distance) but looks to have his share of weight on his handicap debut.

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No Results Found

Form: 390-07 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Last year's Wokingham winner and likely to be heading to Royal Ascot again in June; below par this season, fading when seventh of ten over C&D (22-1) two weeks ago; on balance he's probably best opposed again.

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7th

1

(4)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Saint Lawrence

10st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Never figured in the Abernant here on seasonal debut; landed the Wokingham (6f) on last handicap attempt but he's now 7lb higher and back over 7f for first time in three years; not the percentage call.

14/1

12th

8

(4)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Saint Lawrence

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Career-best form last summer, winning the Wokingham at Royal Ascot then third in French Group 1; however, he finished behind several of these rivals back on home soil the last twice; not the percentage call.

16/1

Form: 706-01 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Poorly drawn on reappearance, then surged back to form to win 15-runner event at the Guineas meeting here (6f, good; 22-1) two weeks ago; has a chance off 5lb higher, although clearly his best form is at sprint distances.

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1st

11

(15)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Desert Cop

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Progressive in the first half of 2023 but he ended that campaign quietly and was well beaten, albeit from a bad draw, at Kempton on reappearance four weeks ago; dropping down the weights but others are much safer.

25/1

12th

1

(12)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Desert Cop

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Had a big payday when landing the 3yo sprint at Newcastle on Good Friday last year; life got much harder for him afterwards and, although he ran okay in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, he was essentially disappointing for the rest of his 2023 campaign; down in weights/grade for this reappearance and a break could have freshened him up; yard is going well, so it's too soon to give up on him just yet; widest stall is not ideal though.

15/2

20/1

Form: 1645-9 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Never the slightest threat over C&D two weeks ago but he might have needed the run after seven months off and he saw plenty of daylight from a draw on the flank; often runs the Newmarket tracks well and he's 1lb lower than his last winning mark, so he makes some each-way appeal.

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9th

11

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Final Watch

8st 7lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: William Stone

All wins on good/good to soft; well suited by the Newmarket tracks and it's best to forgive his poor effort in this contest last year (lost both front shoes); back on last winning mark and he's 2-3 under Marco Ghiani; one for the shortlist.

12/1

5th

3

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Ascot

Final Watch

10st 12lb

J: Mr Ross Birkett

T: William Stone

Not at his very best the last twice but he didn't run badly at Sandown most recently and he's just 1lb higher than when winning this in good style under Ross Birkett last year (good), and when scoring at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) this July; has to be respected.

13/2

Form: 55004- D

Last run: 238 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

0-12 for Andrew Balding since debut success at Goodwood (7f, soft) in July 2021 but he was highly tried on occasions (ran in Irish 2,000 Guineas and French Derby); interesting to see whether a change of stable sparks a revival as his mark is certainly lenient judged on his best form.

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No Results Found

16/1

Form: 621-48 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Finished 2023 with a 5l win on heavy ground at Catterick (7f); hasn't quite matched that form, although he faded only late on when eighth in the 1m Thirsk Hunt Cup last time and should be suited by this drop back in distance; impossible to rule out, especially if rain materialises.

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28/1

Form: 6-2216 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Does most of his racing over this trip on the AW, and he notched win number three at Southwell in March; however, he seemed beaten fair and square off his revised mark at Kempton next time and now has enough to prove on turf and from out of the handicap.

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6th

3

(6)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Chola Empire

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: David Simcock

Made all when winning at Southwell off 4lb lower six weeks ago (non-runner at Newmarket and Yarmouth over the weekend); there's little wiggle room off his revised mark.

7/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Desert Cop

SPOTLIGHT:

Darkness

NEWMARKET:

Gorak

TOPSPEED:

Rainbow Fire

The Sun:

Divine Libra

Daily Mail:

Quinault

Telegraph:

Koy Koy

D Express:

Summerghand

Daily Mirror:

Desert Cop

Daily Record:

Desert Cop

The Guardian:

Gorak

RP RATINGS:

Darkness

The Star:

Darkness

The Times:

Rainbow Fire