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Aston Martin “Dash” Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £50960
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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Aston Martin “Dash” Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.55

Form: -50382 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Ran his best race this season when second of ten behind an improver at Goodwood eight days ago, keeping on strongly; best at 5f off a fast pace so there are positives but there's a nagging concern that things might happen a bit too quickly for him at this track, especially if he gets it wrong at the start.

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8th

9

(4)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Dream Composer

9st 2lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: James Evans

Stays 6f but a stiff 5f is probably ideal for him; he was finishing well at Goodwood last week (5f, heavy) but the leaders had gone off quickly and he was perhaps flattered by his proximity at the finish having been outpaced at halfway; well treated on last year's best but this race might place too much emphasis on stamina.

5/1

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7/1

  • Place: £3.65

Form: 1-3912 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Better than ever for new yard the last twice, gamely landing a 5f handicap at Chester and close second at Windsor (both on good) last week; the 2lb nudge for the latter effort could be just enough to scupper him in this stronger race but he will be less inconvenienced than many if the ground were to deteriorate and he looks set to go well once more.

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No Results Found

7/1

  • Place: £3.05

Form: 7-6232 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Placed on last three starts, including over C&D (good) and on soft; crept up the weights as a consequence though and he couldn't live with Clarendon House's late surge at York 16 days ago; looks set to give his running again and that might be enough to secure some more minor money.

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3rd

8

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Looking For Lynda

8st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

disputed lead

4/1

Form: -04192 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Running well at a lower level, winning a 5f handicap at Windsor (good to soft) in April and second of 13 back there last week (6f, good); back up in the weights and, more significantly, in class this time; vulnerable from 9lb out of the handicap.

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No Results Found

Form: 0-1914 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; successful in a 5f handicap at Southwell in January and produced a dominant, career-best effort when making all at Pontefract in April (5f, heavy); came up shy off this revised mark at Ripon last time and this looks more competitive.

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4th

1

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

The Bell Conductor

9st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

disputed lead

6/1

1st

3

(1)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:15 Pontefract

The Bell Conductor

9st 4lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

Flying too high in a Southwell Listed race last time (33-1) after winning a 5f handicap there the run before; has won on turf but five of his six wins have been on the AW, which is more his scene.

12/1

12/1

Form: 531379 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

In good form on AW over the winter, winning twice over 6f; that trip stretches him on turf and neither of his Newmarket runs this spring have been too shabby; only 1lb higher than for his Lingfield success in March and the ground won't be an issue; first visit to Epsom but the return to 5f will suit and he's not out of it if he takes to the unique challenge.

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9th

5

(11)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Chipstead

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Roger Teal

He'd been in good form on AW this winter prior to his midfield finish over C&D 17 days ago (race not run to suit); work to do with a couple of reopposing rivals but he did enough there to think he's still in top form; has the ability to play a leading role.

16/1

7th

4

(19)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Chipstead

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Roger Teal

Has had some good results in competitive 6f AW races over the winter and fitness counts for plenty at this time of the year, but his best turf form has come at trips short of 6f so this may not be quite his race.

20/1

4/1

Form: -74925 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Desperately unlucky in this race 12 months ago when some scrimmaging 1f out halted his momentum at a crucial stage, eventually flying home and missing out by a short head; he's 8lb lower this time round and his Bath second in April was convincing enough to think he retained a chunk of ability; drawn against the stand rail and he's one to take seriously with cheekpieces given a first airing.

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5th

3

(16)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Silky Wilkie

9st 6lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Tough sort who acts on any ground; nearly collared Blind Beggar at Bath two weeks ago switched back to turf from AW; impressively defied this mark in the Scottish Sprint Cup over C&D last April (sole Musselburgh run) and looks interesting back here.

5/1

2nd

5

(6)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Silky Wilkie

9st 4lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Well handicapped on last season's best; not at the same level on AW this winter but he's the type to pop up sooner rather than later; whether it will be on ground so testing as this is a moot point.

13/2

14/1

Form: 730502

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

There had been nothing in his form to suggest a sharp 5f was what he wanted until last week's York second (good to soft) in which he had no trouble lying up with the early speed, albeit left behind by the 3yo winner in the closing stages; today's even quicker test could leave him vulnerable from 4lb out of the weights.

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No Results Found

Form: 4-6869 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

On a good mark on his 2023 best and he's almost certainly in better form than recent figures would indicate; midfield finish in this race 12 months ago is misleading as he spent the final 3f on the bridle but with nowhere to go; would have been a big player on quicker ground but he's usually kept away from softer than good.

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6th

3

(12)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Alligator Alley

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

He hasn't found his best form on the AW this winter but he's now 1lb lower than when hugely impressive at Newcastle last summer (5f); best known for his exploits over 5f though and this trip, even around here, might leave him vulnerable for win purposes.

14/1

50/1

Form: 801-21 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

He has made a nonsense of his opening handicap mark, recording easy 5f wins at Chelmsford in November and Lingfield (5f, good) three weeks ago; yet to reach his ceiling and he has the early pace to secure the stand rail but this is a huge task from so far out of the weights.

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1st

11

(12)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 4f 217y

Class 5

16:45 Lingfield

Law Of Average

9st 5lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Chelsea Banham

Runs on turf for the first time since well beaten on debut; improved form last two AW starts, winning at Chelmsford and beaten a head by Gogo Yubari on this course (both 5f); going the right way and a major contender if handling today's different surface.

10/1

12/1

Form: 422154 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Not as good as he was but his early speed remains a huge asset and he dominated a C&D handicap (good) in April off 7lb lower; fine run from a horror draw at Chester last month and another sound effort at Goodwood eight days ago; whether he'll be able to repel the challengers on forecast good to soft ground is the concern.

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No Results Found

Form: 325-45 D

Last run: 100 days

W: 8st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in this race in 2021 and 2023 and short of his best when last seen on AW in February; his last three wins have come in the same 5f handicap at Glorious Goodwood and that race looks a better fit than today's.

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5th

4

(4)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lord Riddiford

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Admirable veteran who is fully effective under these conditons; likely to give his running but he looks vulnerable to up-and-coming rivals.

16/1

4th

7

(3)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 2

14:35 Lingfield (AW)

Lord Riddiford

8st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Listed winner over C&D in the past; three creditable efforts since returned to AW in November and he holds each-way claims despite his advancing years.

14/1

Form: 106-64 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Favourite for this race last year but his was one of the stalls to open late and his chance was compromised as a result; solid effort at Doncaster two weeks ago and rider's claim will help offset being 3lb out of the weights; effective on most ground and likely to go well.

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6th

6

(5)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Live In The Moment

9st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

led, headed over 2f out, lost position over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

14/1

Form: 1-4341 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Took a shine to the AW in late 2023, producing dominant performances in 5f handicaps at Wolverhampton and Southwell; form dipped in Listed race in February but he was back on the up at York last month (5f, good), powering clear in the final 100 yards to defy a BHA mark of 105 in fine style; now 11lb higher than when a close third in this race last year but he's an improved model; seemed to run well on heavy on penultimate start but he could do with it drying out a bit in an ideal world.

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4th

1

(2)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Goodwood

Clarendon House

9st 11lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Robert Cowell

took keen hold, prominent, challenging halfway, no extra and lost two places final furlong

100/30

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Payout
Exacta £719.00
Straight Forecast £514.10
Tricast £4292.20
Trifecta £5777.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Silky Wilkie

RP RATINGS:

Clarendon House

TOPSPEED:

Dream Composer

POSTDATA:

Looking For Lynda

Telegraph:

Democracy Dilemma

D Express:

Looking For Lynda

The Times:

Silky Wilkie

Daily Mail:

Silky Wilkie

Daily Record:

Silky Wilkie

NEWMARKET:

Clarendon House

Daily Mirror:

Clarendon House

The Star:

Clarendon House

The Guardian:

Dream Composer

The Sun:

Dream Composer