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14:35 Epsom

Soft

Trustatrader Handicap

  • Prize money: £38655
  • 1m 0f 113y
  • Class 2
  • 16 runners
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Trustatrader Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £3.80

Form: 83-110

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Made a good start to the campaign with two wins but came up well short at Newbury when bidding for the hat-trick; only eighth in this contest last year and can be opposed off career-high mark.

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9/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 21121-

Last run: 213 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Record of 3-6 in France for Francis-Henri Graffard; sold for 340,000euros since last run; cheekpieces replace usual tongue-tie; may have further progress in him; heed the market signals on British debut.

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13/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 936-26 D BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Best form on ground softer than good; close second off this mark at Leicester (1m) on seasonal debut and didn't have his ideal conditions in the Hambleton at York since; possibilities granted a suitable surface.

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2nd

2

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 2

14:05 Leicester

Al Mubhir

9st 11lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Comfortable winner of this race on soft ground last year; mostly respectable efforts in defeat later in 2023; gelded ahead of reappearance; should go well with ground conditions to suit.

9/4

Form: 13044- D BF

Last run: 193 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Four-time AW winner; has comparable form on turf but he's 0-16 in this sphere and lacks recent match practice having been absent since last November; not the percentage call in this competitive handicap.

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4th

1

(3)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Notre Belle Bete

10st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Well beaten in 1m2f Listed events on turf when last seen in midsummer; returning to AW (4-8, including C&D, as opposed to 0-16 on turf) a big plus and he can go well after a break; one to take seriously with Oisin Murphy back in the saddle, for all the cheekpieces (worn on last seven starts) are now dispensed with

5/1

Form: 4-3138 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Ran creditably in the Victoria Cup last time while shaping as if this step back up in trip is needed; not disgraced in this race for the last two years (third in 2022, fifth in 2023); solid each-way claims.

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8th

9

(20)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Fantastic Fox

9st 1lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

dwelt start, midfield on inner

12/1

11/2

Form: 3-9506 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Last win came at 8.6f; ran respectably at Newmarket two weeks ago and the bare form needs marking up (hampered); trainer and jockey teamed up to win this contest two years ago; one for the shortlist.

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11/1

Form: -47883

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Similar profile to stablemate Blue For You, having performed respectably in the Hambleton last time and slipped to a winning mark but never experienced this idiosyncratic venue.

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Form: 6-0220 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Close second in this race 12 months ago and has filled the same position twice at Newmarket this season; form dipped in the Hambleton last time but he has each-way hopes granted a rebound.

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Form: 500-63

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Needs to build on latest effort (placed in Class 4) but has a clear chance on historical data; won the big 1m handicap at Goodwood in 2022 and finished fourth in this race last year; well treated on that form.

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10th
15 (15)
Canoodled

40/1

Form: 649-07

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful on her day but has a doubt over current form and is 9lb above last winning mark; others preferred.

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7th

2

(1)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Ascot

Canoodled

9st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Ed Walker

ducked right start and slowly away, in rear, no impression

8/1

10/1

Form: 0049-6

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Shaped encouragingly from a difficult position at Chester (7.5f) on seasonal debut, while looking in need of a return to further; on a workable mark and represents last year's winning connections; interesting.

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Form: 0070-4

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Respectable fourth in the Hambleton at York on reappearance; now back on same mark as for York success (1m, good to soft) last July; faces a different test here (first Epsom start).

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Form: 029-30

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Placed in the Thirsk Hunt Cup on stable/seasonal debut but failed to beat a rival at Newbury since; has done most of his winning at 7f/7.5f and this extended 1m presents a question mark.

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25/1

Form: 11-705 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Signs of a revival on latest outing and he's back on his last winning mark; however, at this level he would be more interesting granted heavy ground; 3-3 on that surface, including last two wins.

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Form: 439-30 C

Last run: 45 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

One of three runners for last year's winning yard; below par at Newmarket most recently but looks interesting off a handy mark on belated return to Epsom; 2-2 here, both wins as a 2yo in 2022.

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12th

9

(7)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Benacre

9st 1lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Johnston

Having been gelded he returned to form with 1l third on last month's reappearance at Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW); went close in Listed race here (7f, good) last May on sole previous run on the Rowley Mile and could be involved.

9/1

Form: 540-62 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Useful maiden who is well treated on a few pieces of Group form at up to 1m2f; creditable second in Chester handicap (7.5f) most recently; now 0-13 but may well have a race of this nature in him.

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2nd

5

(3)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Dancing Magic

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Roger Teal

Useful maiden who is well treated on a few pieces of Group form; respectable sixth in the Spring Cup on reappearance and may step forward with that outing under his belt; first win looks plausible.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £2396.00
Straight Forecast £1506.70
Tricast £6750.60
Trifecta £22934.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Notre Belle Bete

The Guardian:

Bopedro

RP RATINGS:

Orbaan

Daily Record:

Beshtani

The Star:

Dancing Magic

D Express:

Benacre

NEWMARKET:

Fantastic Fox

POSTDATA:

Dutch Decoy

Daily Mirror:

Notre Belle Bete

The Sun:

Bopedro

Daily Mail:

Orbaan