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Betfred “Double Delight” Handicap

  • Prize money: £3402.1
  • 1m 4f 6y
  • Class 6
  • 15 runners
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Betfred “Double Delight” Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

40/1 (Won)

  • Win: £43.00
  • Place: £8.00

Form: /6-677

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Seen far more often over jumps (won over hurdles this March) and has not accomplished a great deal in his six races on Flat, but he is down the weights; has occasionally worn cheekpieces and now it's blinkers.

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33/1

  • Place: £10.90

Form: 207-57

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

0-18; second on AW twice and he's hardly been seen on turf, respectable fourth in a 1m6f handicap on good to soft last May for best turf result; others look far more solid.

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5th

10

(1)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Fighting Poet

9st 2lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Richard Phillips

Came closest to winning when beaten a neck here (1m4f, first-time cheekpieces) just over a year ago; 5lb lower, but now 0-16 and not seen in 226 days.

33/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 790233

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Both wins in his 30-race career have been at 1m2f, the latter at Brighton (1m2f) last September; bang there on last three outings, over 11.4f at Windsor latest and he's probably okay at 1m4f; each-way candidate.

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13/2

Form: 463172 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Pulls hard; no impact in three starts here last term but went a long way down the weights, his fortunes turned on AW in the winter and that's been extended to this turf season, including a win at Brighton (1m2f) and neck second at Windsor (11.4f) on latest outing; strongly considered.

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Form: -80242 BF

Last run: 4 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Sent handicapping this season and has been on the premises lately for two seconds, latterly over 11.4f at Windsor (good to firm); that was only four days ago but he has each-way chance if that level is repeated.

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OUR TIP
6th
3 (13)
Thursday

5/1

Form: 005412 BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Stable has had recent winners and she contributed when coming from off the pace to beat her 14 rivals in a classified event at Windsor (11.4f) 16 days ago; good second in a classified at Lingfield (11.6f, again good to firm) 11 days ago; lightly raced and improving, she's on the shortlist.

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14/1

Form: 2-2655

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

16 races have produced one win, over 1m2f at Lingfield (AW) one year ago off a 4lb higher mark; runner-up here (1m4f) in February but not so good in his three starts since, trying cheekpieces on latest (upset in stalls); needs a revival and has more to prove on turf.

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5th

6

5th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

17:35 Salisbury

Fravanco

9st 3lb

J: George Rooke

T: Michael Madgwick

Runner-up twice over 1m4f on Polytrack during the winter; slightly disappointing on that surface last month but should be fine back on turf and could plausibly have untapped potential over this trip.

5/1

Form: -40697

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

16-race maiden and has not threatened to make the breakthrough this year; well beaten on penultimate start, his only race on firmer than good.

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Form: 825447

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Behind last August on her only start here, on handicap debut; still a maiden (12 races) and, after a solid sequence, the move up to 11.4f on latest start failed to prove her stamina.

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12/1

Form: -02485

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Both wins (26 races) came when sporting headgear, latest over 11.4f at Windsor last August; 3lb lower today but has still shown enough this year to be given a second look.

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8th

12

(8)

6th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Windsor

Fullforward

9st 4lb

J: William Carson

T: Michael Madgwick

His second win (from 24 starts) came over 11.4f on good ground here last August but he did not fare so well here on soft or heavy in October; consistent sort who's fit from AW and on a competitive mark but there's a bit for him to prove in the mud.

11/1

11th
13 (6)
Gilbert

12/1

Form: 835703

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Latest of his four wins was in June 2023; runner-up here last August; third under Ethan Jones in a Lingfield classified (11.6f, good to firm) 11 days ago was vastly better than his two previous starts, so he's not totally dismissed.

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33/1

Form: 132-58

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Finished last in her sole race here (2021); has had four wins over 1m2f on the Lingfield AW since, plus a second over 1m4f there, but her turf record is a lot less persuasive.

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5th

7

(7)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Star Of Epsom

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

Has done all her winning at Lingfield; consistent results there towards the end of her 2023 campaign and has place possibilities provided the form is transferred back to Kempton; 0-6 here.

8/1

33/1

Form: 522366

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

No win since April 2021; placed twice in 2022 in a rather mixed record at this track; bits of AW form last winter read well and perhaps he needed his latest start, after 12 weeks off, but he's down the pecking order.

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6th

8

(7)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

15:58 Southwell (AW)

Stopnsearch

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Brett Johnson

reluctant to load, towards rear

100/30

Form: 56-201

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Took a kick before the start when disappointing favourite on penultimate outing; bounced straight back to win 13-runner handicap at Goodwood (1m2f, good to soft) 19 days ago, asserting in the final 1f, and this 3yo may well have more to offer after just seven races; new trip but shortlisted, for a yard which won the last two runnings of this race.

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Form: 7-7992

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Dual winner for Roger Varian in 2022; three trainer changes since and best effort for a while came on latest start when second of seven at Brighton (1m4f, good to firm) under Joe Leavy, running on well when tongue tied for the second time; chance off the same mark.

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