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Aspire Cleaning Company Almada Mile Handicap (For The Watson Memorial Cup)

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 1m 0f 68y
  • Class 2
  • 9 runners
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Aspire Cleaning Company Almada Mile Handicap (For The Watson Memorial Cup)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 84-522 BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Better than ever in 1m handicaps at Haydock and Goodwood the last twice; made the running last time; conditions won't be an issue and still has relatively low mileage; contender.

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2nd

2

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 212y

Class 3

16:28 Haydock

Aragon Castle

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Andrew Balding

Ended last season with a good effort at York (1m, soft) and that form puts him in the picture; below par at Bath on reappearance but may rebound with that outing under his belt.

7/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 368-15 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Brisk start to his 3yo campaign, winning 1m handicaps at Ripon and Haydock last spring; returned to action with a smooth success this time around too, seeing off five rivals at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) in May; another solid effort at Redcar 11 days ago; career best required to defy this mark but that's not out of the question.

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15/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 9-0991 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Took advantage of a small drop in the weights to win a big-field York handicap last month (1m1f, good to soft), strong at the finish; last season's two wins both came over C&D and he's a major player despite the 4lb nudge.

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Form: 41-20

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Easy winner of a 7f novice (heavy) at Catterick last October; second at that track on his return in May but down the field in a 1m2f handicap at Epsom on Derby day; still early days and could bounce back.

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OUR TIP

Form: 022080 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Class 2 handicaps at Newmarket's Craven and Guineas meetings this spring; not so good in top handicaps at York, Epsom and Royal Ascot since but he's well treated again now and this isn't so competitive; two wins from three runs at Hamilton; the Johnston stable have won three of the last four runnings; contender.

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9/1

Form: 210-35

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Two respectable efforts in handicaps last month, not beaten far at Chester 17 days ago (7.f, soft) despite hanging badly left in the straight; still low mileage and the handicapper is easing his burden.

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12/1

Form: 2-0000 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on his best form for Aidan O'Brien but he's yet to find his feet for current connections; latest York run was fair enough without suggesting he was the answer here.

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12/1

Form: 419978 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Successsful at Newcastle in March (1m; blinkered first time) but he's made little impact in turf handicaps since; others look safer.

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10/1

Form: 9-1417 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Good strike-rate in handicaps and progressing again this year, winning at Lingfield (AW) and Ripon in April; not at his best at Sandown 40 days ago but possible there's still more to come.

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