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Good To Soft

JRA Tokyo Trophy Handicap

  • Prize money: £38655
  • 0m 6f 3y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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JRA Tokyo Trophy Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.35
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 742231 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

He's just 1-24 on turf as opposed to 6-21 on AW, having won at Newcastle (6f, AW) three weeks ago; however, he was a highly creditable third of 15 at Newmarket (7f, good) in April and is also effective on slow ground; each-way possibilities.

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1st

4

(1)

12th May 2024

Standard

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

11/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 850-26 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

9yo who has been beaten 21 times since his last win in July 2022; however, he's run several big races in the meantime and there were promising signs in his two starts this spring; all 15 of his wins have come in the month of June or later; won this in 2022 and third last year; firmly in calculations.

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2nd

3

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Mr Wagyu

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

towards rear

9/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2230-2 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Beaten a neck in this race last year (good to firm) and also runner-up in ultra-competitive 6f handicaps the next twice, namely the Wokingham and the Stewards' Cup (heavy); reappeared with another fine second at Newmarket four weeks ago and there's every chance he'll be bang there once more.

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2nd

4

(5)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Apollo One

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

Better than ever last year with four excellent efforts in defeat in hot 6f handicaps, including this one on his reappearance; close third in a Beverley Listed event in September and his final outing in 2023 can be safely ignored as he was drawn on the wrong side at York; back from 203 days off but he's not out of this if fully wound up for his return.

9/1

12th

2

(22)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Apollo One

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

ducked left start

9/1

Form: 1507-6 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row last August (6f, good to soft); campaign ended with two lesser efforts but she was an encouraging sixth on her recent reappearance at Windsor (6f, good to firm) when shaping as though she'd improve for the run; back to last winning mark and slow ground would be a positive.

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7th

4

(4)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

14:55 Windsor

Executive Decision

9st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Two 6f handicap wins in August; come up short off a similar mark the last twice and although she handles heavy, this drop back to 5f asks a different question of her.

8/1

Form: 6721-0 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Down the field at Newcastle (6f, AW) three weeks ago but may have needed that first run since last July; back then he won a hot handicap at the Curragh (6.2f, soft) and he can be in the mix if rediscovering that form; has also won on good/good to soft ground.

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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

20/1

Form: 3340-9 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Market check advised on second start for this yard, having changed hands for 100,000gns last October; however, he pulled hard and finished last on stable debut at Ascot three weeks ago and needs to leave that run behind.

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9th

10

(1)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Eminency

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Stuart Williams

Failed to win a handicap for Clive Cox last year but he was regularly competitive in hot 3yo handicaps, his York fourth last June looking particularly strong form; picked up by new connections for 100,000gns in October and gelded; tongue-tie added; one to note for market confidence back from ten months off.

10/1

16/1

Form: 01-090 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Five wins during career-best 2023, including this race (good to firm) and on good to soft; he's 2lb below his last winning mark but was below par in his three runs this spring and needs to turn things around now in cheekpieces.

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8/1

Form: 0-8624 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

His form can be up and down but he's 4lb lower than when fourth in last season's Wokingham and has run well in defeat the last twice, most recently fourth of 15 at Newmarket (6f, good); also effective on slow ground; each-way claims.

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4th

6

(1)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Mums Tipple

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

Unlucky in running at Lingfield in March (behind Chipstead) and after a flop at Wolverhampton he returned to form with a close second at Kempton 38 days ago; has a lower mark on turf and looks well treated on form such as his Wokingham fourth; Ryan Moore booked; not ruled out.

12/1

2nd

4

(6)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Mums Tipple

9st 6lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Useful on his day, such as when winning off this mark at Chelmsford (7f) last March; inconsistent since and latest effort doesn't augur well; however, has a fighting chance granted a rebound.

9/1

Form: 822973 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Well treated on this year's best AW efforts and creditable third of five over inadequate 5f at Windsor last Saturday; however, he's won just one of his 25 turf starts and may again be vulnerable kept to grass.

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OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 0707-0 D

Last run: 92 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

3yo Group 1 runner-up at Royal Ascot in 2022 and he won in Qatar in February 2023; lightly raced and patchy form since, but wasn't beaten far at Lingfield (AW) in March when back from a layoff and denied a clear run, and he's not ruled out off a reduced mark; has won on various ground.

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10th

1

(10)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Flaming Rib

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hugo Palmer

Smart 3yo (Group 1 runner-up at Royal Ascot) and he made a winning return as a 4yo when landing a big pot in Qatar last February; found it tougher going afterwards but he's tackling lesser opposition than he's used to today and he returns with his stable going well; respected on AW debut.

11/2

7th

4

(2)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Newmarket (July)

Flaming Rib

9st 3lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

Progressive at two and he ran a blinder when second of 20 in last season's Commonwealth Cup; picked up a valuable prize in Qatar in February but further globetrotting in the spring brought no reward; tough task off top weight in the Wokingham last time but better expected at this level.

8/1

25/1

Form: 601-D30 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won big-field 6f handicap in Bahrain last December; however, well beaten at Newcastle (6f, AW) three weeks ago and he needs to bounce back with a career best in first-time cheekpieces.

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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

15/2

Form: 06-301 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Appears unsuited by Newmarket and bounced back from a flop there to win in good style in reapplied blinkers in big field at York (6f, good) 17 days ago; his other wins have come on soft/good to soft; he could have more to offer in the headgear and a 6lb rise may not stop him.

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13th

12

(4)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Aleezdancer

8st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Back to the same mark off which he was so impressive at Doncaster last spring but he's been a bit disappointing since; reappearance third in the same Doncaster handicap was a fair effort but he seems happiest on slow ground; opposable unless there's a deluge.

16/1

13th
15 (14)
Kiwano

40/1

Form: 6-8168 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won a 6f handicap in Bahrain in February but he has come up short in two races since returned to Britain and others make more appeal.

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No Results Found

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Non-runners

Russet Gold, Al Barez, Batal Dubai

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Payout
Exacta £597.00
Straight Forecast £411.20
Tricast £1264.30
Trifecta £2853.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Apollo One

RP RATINGS:

Mr Wagyu

TOPSPEED:

Badri

SPOTLIGHT:

Al Barez

The Times:

Flaming Rib

The Sun:

Aleezdancer

The Guardian:

Strike Red

POSTDATA:

Misty Grey

Telegraph:

Apollo One

D Express:

Apollo One

Daily Record:

Apollo One

Daily Mirror:

Badri

THE NORTH:

Mr Wagyu

Daily Mail:

Mr Wagyu

The Star:

Mr Wagyu