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Grassroots Finals Day 2nd October Handicap (A Jockey Club Grassroots Stayers’ Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3402.1
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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Grassroots Finals Day 2nd October Handicap (A Jockey Club Grassroots Stayers’ Series Qualifier)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.60
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 063425 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Sole success in 13 starts came over 1m6f on good to soft at Wetherby in April 2023; profile has become more inconsistent, placed in two of her four races this term but well beaten here on latest.

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9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 759-32 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Started off for Amy Murphy with three hurdle wins last summer and, following a five-month break, placed on Flat here (2m, soft) and at Salisbury (1m6f, heavy) in his two runs this spring; player.

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2nd

5

5th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

17:35 Salisbury

Young Merlin

9st 6lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

Started off for Amy Murphy with three hurdle wins last summer and, following a five-month break, kept on well for close third in tactical race at Nottingham (2m, soft) on Flat return a fortnight ago; remains very well handicapped on older Flat form; high on the list.

7/2

3rd

6

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Nottingham

Young Merlin

9st 6lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

Notched three hurdle wins on joining this yard last summer, including on soft; not seen since November but on a low mark judged on those hurdle exploits and his peak Flat form; interesting.

100/30

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20/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: 4/48-4

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Won maiden hurdle (2m, soft) last April but out of sorts in the autumn, same on last month's seasonal/stable debut and record now stands at 1-19.

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4th

7

(3)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

18:50 Doncaster

Highland Frolic

8st 11lb

J: David Egan

T: Mark Rimell

chased clear leader, headway over 4f out, briefly disputed lead 3f out, weakened 2f out

20/1

14/1

Form: 4-3067 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Sole win was here on British debut in May 2023; the odd minor honour since and she seems to stay 2m; may also have needed her latest run, after 112 days off; keeps coming down the weights, so a case can be made.

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5th
9 (4)
Sea Master

33/1

Form: 864-06

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

0-6 for the Johnstons and well-beaten outsider on both starts for new yard; moves up from 1m4f but others have much more pressing claims.

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Form: 984-14 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Came from off the pace for a C&D win (good) under Olivia Tubb on return last month, followed by a fair fourth at Bath; probably okay of the ground is soft; a leading player.

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No Results Found

Form: -06324 D BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

0-13 for current yard; showed on last three starts that significant ability remains, with tongue-tie and cheekpieces enlisted, but others look more persuasive.

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12/1

Form: 5240-0

Last run: 88 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Three wins (at 1m2f and 1m4f) in 2022; in the frame in six from eight starts in 2023 and may have needed her reappearance run this March; has a tempting mark but stamina is an issue and she's unraced beyond 1m4f on Flat.

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11th

8

(6)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

16:45 Doncaster

Mrs Meader

9st 7lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Julia Feilden

Three wins at 1m2f and 1m4f (including on heavy) in 2022; in the frame in six from eight starts in 2023, without really nailing it in the same way, but now 6lb lower than last spring and a revival could be on the cards.

12/1

Form: 3489-4

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Sole win in his 27 starts was in a maiden hurdle in April 2022 for Gordon Elliott; 0-9 on Flat but this trip should suit him much better than the 1m2f of his recent Brighton race, which was his first run for three months.

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7/2

Form: 133114 D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

3-6 since the blinkers went on (wins at Southwell, Catterick and Ripon) but his hat-trick bid came badly unstuck when favourite at Carlisle on latest outing; seemed fine on soft over hurdles in Ireland; considered.

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1st

3

(3)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:40 Ripon

Ney

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Danny Brooke

in touch with leaders against rail, switched left and waiting for room 4f out, smooth headway to lead over 2f out, pushed along and went clear over 1f out, ridden out inside final furlong, comfortably

2/1

Form: 2852-8

Last run: 151 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

2m maiden hurdle winner but soundly beaten in her last two outings in that sphere; unruly at the post (withdrawn) for a hurdle race one week ago; clear best of her six Flat races when short-headed at Thirsk (1m6f, good to firm) off 1lb lower last July; now has headgear first time.

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9th

11

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Grain Of Hope

10st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Emma Lavelle

Limited on the Flat despite threatening a couple of times; never out of the first two in first four hurdle runs and she had a tough task from out the weights at Cheltenham last month; still has potential in this sphere and she's not ruled out back in calmer waters at this new trip; her Ludlow win came at 2m (good) but she looked a strong stayer on the Flat.

13/2

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Non-runners

Roman Tempest

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Payout
Exacta £252.00
Straight Forecast £174.30
Tricast £2758.10
Trifecta £3266.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Young Merlin

RP RATINGS:

Tigerten

The Times:

Rock N Roll Pinkie

The Sun:

Douglas Dc

Daily Mail:

Russian Rumour

D Express:

Rock N Roll Pinkie

POSTDATA:

Tigerten

The Star:

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NEWMARKET:

Young Merlin

Telegraph:

Young Merlin

The Guardian:

Young Merlin

Daily Mirror:

Young Merlin

Daily Record:

Young Merlin