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Close Brothers Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £7644
  • 0m 7f 127y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Close Brothers Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £18.50
  • Place: £4.90

Form: 114238

Last run: 76 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

A dual 7f AW scorer in February but he saw his run of good form come to an end when eighth at Wolverhampton (7f) the following month; he's the sort to bounce back though after a break.

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8th

10

(9)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Berkshire Phantom

9st 5lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Fionn McSharry

midfield

5/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 494453

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Not one to rely on overall but he arrives in a good vein of form, third of 11 in 1m Ripon handicap nine days ago; he's one for the shortlist.

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No Results Found

9/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 26-051

Last run: 114 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Overcame a wide draw when getting off the mark on his yard debut in 7f classified event at Kempton in February; that form has worked out really well so he's interesting back in handicap company after a break.

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No Results Found

14/1

Form: 267314

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Kickstarted 2024 with 8.5f success at Wolverhampton and continued in good nick, fourth in 1m Nottingham handicap 12 days ago; can go well again.

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No Results Found

Form: -95012

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Got back to winning ways at Ayr (1m) and he backed it up with an excellent second of seven in 1m Hamilton handicap 16 days ago; he's not taken lightly despite a 3lb rise.

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No Results Found

Form: 34-925

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

It's now 16 outings since his last victory but he posted a respectable fifth for his current yard in 7f Ayr handicap 11 days ago; he can't be dismissed.

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No Results Found

Form: 22-607

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Remains a maiden and he has offered little of late for his current yard, beating only one at Ayr (1m) 11 days ago; it's easy to look elsewhere.

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No Results Found

Form: 1-3122

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

A two-time 7f AW scorer over the winter and he recorded another good effort when runner-up at Wolverhampton (7f) ten days ago; this is his first turf run since 2021 but he enters calculations.

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No Results Found

Form: 25-322 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Comes here on a lengthy losing sequence but he is knocking on the door, runner-up for the second consecutive start at Carlisle (7f) two weeks ago; that form has been franked so he merits serious consideration.

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OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 80-905

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Ended his time with Stuart Williams with a below-par fifth at Chelmsford (1m2f) in April; since changed hands for 10,000gns and needs this yard switch to spark improvement.

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5th

8

(1)

25th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

21:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Wyvern

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Stuart Williams

Now 7lb below his last winning mark, but hasn't shone in his last few starts and has enough to prove tackling this far for the first time; visor removed.

14/1

10th

1

(10)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wyvern

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Stuart Williams

in rear

10/1

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Exacta £1475.00
Straight Forecast £1361.20
Tricast £4408.10
Trifecta £11348.00

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POSTDATA:

Khathak

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Berkshire Phantom

Daily Record:

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Telegraph:

Wake Up Harry

The Guardian:

Khathak

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The Star:

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Daily Mail:

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