Home / May 31 / 15:45 Epsom

15:45 Epsom

Soft

Betfred Nifty 50 Handicap

  • Prize money: £50960
  • 1m 2f 17y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
ITV
View Course
Betfred Nifty 50 Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: /100-1 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Made all at Pontefract (1m2f, soft) in April on stable/seasonal debut, taking record to 3-5; that was his first run on softer than good and he's been withdrawn twice since due to "unsuitable ground" (good to firm/good); 5lb higher now but dominant last time, lightly raced and may well still do better.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price
No Results Found
2nd
5 (11)
Paradias

14/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: 15450- D

Last run: 244 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Three-race hurdle campaign ended on a low note in February; bit more to prove on soft but best efforts last term suggest he has a competitive mark.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:40 Doncaster

Paradias

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Useful on the Flat and won on hurdle debut at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) in November; another good run when third of five in warm introductory hurdle at Newbury (2m, soft) in December; leading player under a penalty.

5/2

6/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 136-93 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Acts on heavy; won at Hamilton (1m3f) and Pontefract (1m4f) last summer, adding to his two earlier Irish wins; second run this season was even better, when running on well from the back to be a close third over just 1m at Naas 12 days ago; that should tee him up nicely for a bold show today.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

6

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Derry Lad

9st 4lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

Likes it soft but proved his versatility when winning twice on better ground in Britain last summer; off since fair hurdles run over Christmas and likely to be better for this outing.

10/1

12/1

Form: 384-27 D

Last run: 104 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Reliable sort who has raised his game for Ed Dunlop in each of his previous seasons; faced a stiff task in Qatar in February when last seen and probably needs to resume improvement; unraced on worse than good to soft.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(12)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Haunted Dream

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Ed Dunlop

Has been running consistently well in top turf handicaps all summer and wasn't best served by the drop to 1m1f when not beaten far in the Cambridgeshire latest; has a much better strike-rate on the AW (4-6) than turf (1-16) and needs considering.

7/1

Form: 384-15 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 8st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Improved on handicap debut when off the mark at Pontefract (1m2f, heavy) in April; well beaten at Brighton (1m4f, good) 18 days later and left the Crisfords for 16,000gns four weeks ago; lightly raced, so could have more to give.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 4

17:45 Brighton

Lord Melbourne

9st 11lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

prominent on inner, lost position briefly 5f out, switched right and prominent 4f out, challenging under 2f out, weakened final furlong

5/2

Form: 798-09

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Wide-margin winner of a heavy-ground maiden last May; struggled to make a significant impact in Listed/Group 3 races since and she was only ninth of 11 on handicap debut at Windsor (1m2f) last Saturday, beaten just over 3l but others bring more solid claims.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

7

(9)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Kempton (AW)

Mysterious Love

9st 2lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: David Menuisier

Seen more in France than Britain thus far and while she's shown a good level of ability, her limitations look to have been exposed in Listed/Group 3 races; returns from five months off and she will need to take a leap forward tackling AW for the first time.

14/1

OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 410-01

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Flopped in the Cambridgeshire and the Lincoln but he got his act together to take a good handicap at Newmarket (1m1f, good; acts on soft) four weeks ago in clearcut style; style of that encourages this fourth crack at 1m2f and there could still be mileage in this 5lb higher mark.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:20 Newmarket

Liberty Lane

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

The highlight last term came when winning a 15-runner handicap at Doncaster (1m, soft) in September; well beaten in the Cambridgeshire over C&D (good to firm) a fortnight later and flopped when second favourite for the Lincoln at Doncaster (1m, soft) on reappearance, so presents a mixed picture.

9/1

4

(20)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Liberty Lane

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Built upon previous promise when back on soft ground and winning a 15-runner handicap over C&D last September; well beaten in the Cambridgeshire a fortnight later but on quick going; gelded since; this lightly raced 4yo is back on testing ground for his reappearance and could play a leading role.

4/1

Form: 57-274 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Fourth in this race in 2022 and won over C&D last July; also scored well at Goodwood (1m2f, soft) last August, good second at Newbury this April and creditable fourth there on latest outing; each-way claims.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price
No Results Found

10/1

Form: 114772

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Unraced here but has won at Chester (on heavy); raised his game in an extensive AW campaign and transferred that form to turf when second of 16 at York (1m2f, good) two weeks ago; back up 2lb to career-high mark but enters calculations.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price
No Results Found

Form: 519-21 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Unraced here but has form figures of 211 at Chester, which augurs well, and he looks highly versatile regarding the ground; latest win at the big Chester meeting three weeks ago came by just a nose, so a career best is needed but he requires a close look.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(1)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 2

14:35 Chester

City Streak

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Acts on any going; successful in 1m2f handicap at this meeting last year; has shown further progress and Bath reappearance effort (creditable) sets him up perfectly for this return to Chester; big player.

9/2

Form: 4112-2 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Two wins over 1m2f last July, plus 1m and 1m1f wins in September and a hurdles win in October; more to prove on worse than good to soft but he returned from his winter break with a good, neck second at Nottingham (1m) three weeks ago; needs a bit extra but whether the ground is suitable is probably the chief issue.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

(7)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

16:05 Nottingham

I Still Have Faith

9st 5lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: B F Brookhouse

Four wins (1m-1m2f) on the Flat last year and he won on his hurdling debut at Wetherby (2m, good) in October; disappointing at Cheltenham in November but that was a tough race and he's had a break since; still looks feasibly treated in this sphere and he needs a close look on return.

9/2

6th

7

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

12:35 Cheltenham

I Still Have Faith

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: B F Brookhouse

Highly productive run of form on the Flat this year from 1m to 1m2f (pretty useful form) and he continued the good work on hurdling debut at Wetherby (2m, good) where his jumping improved as the race progressed; holes in the form can be picked (runner-up was behind Eagle Prince the time before) but he wasn't remotely troubled; some doubts about him on soft ground.

11/1

14/1

Form: -81227 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

This year's good front-running AW form was carried over to turf when second at Chester (1m2f, good) this month; not disgraced when seventh at York two weeks ago and his first run on soft saw him go very close at Ripon on Thursday.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price
No Results Found

Form: 03-267 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Has first race here and finished last at Chester on latest outing, which is a concern; however, respectable sixth to Liberty Lane at Newmarket the time before and on the premises more than enough times on varied ground last season (won at the Newmarket July festival) to warrant some respect.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

1

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 2

14:35 Chester

Killybegs Warrior

9st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Charlie Johnston

Successful in 1m2f handicap at last year's Newmarket July festival; generally consistent since and should give his running; however, again lumbered with top weight and vulnerable to better-treated types.

11/2

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

Sonnerie Power

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £1234.00
Straight Forecast £889.80
Tricast £6785.20
Trifecta £13343.00

Selections

The Times:

Bolster

SPOTLIGHT:

Derry Lad

D Express:

Liberty Lane

POSTDATA:

I Still Have Faith

TOPSPEED:

Paradias

Telegraph:

Bolster

Daily Mail:

Bolster

The Sun:

Bolster

The Star:

Bolster

Daily Record:

Bolster

Daily Mirror:

Liberty Lane

RP RATINGS:

Derry Lad

The Guardian:

Derry Lad