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Betfred Passionate About Sport Handicap

  • Prize money: £6019.1
  • 0m 7f 3y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Betfred Passionate About Sport Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £32.20
  • Place: £6.90

Form: 29508- D

Last run: 230 days

W: 9st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Brighton success has not been transferred to this track, albeit taking third in this race last year; sole win last year was at Chepstow in June and, although 1lb lower today, he may prove best watched on this first outing since November.

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8th

8

(8)

16th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Little Boy Blue

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Bill Turner

prominent

20/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 871533 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Has a better strike-rate and form on AW than turf; however, he's been on the premises on turf on last three outings (on good to firm last two) and that puts him firmly in the mix.

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No Results Found

6/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 97-403 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Underpowered last autumn but better when twice taking minor honours from his three races this season and his earlier 2023 form was a notch higher; very well handicapped if he can reach that again and this first 7f appearance of the campaign could hold possibilities.

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15th

6

(11)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Mister Bluebird

9st 8lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Heather Main

5lb higher than when taking this race two years ago (stable also won it in 2015) but 3lb lower than when third of nine last year and the same amount lower than when last successful; ran with plenty of credit when fourth of eight on his reappearance here (5f, good to soft) ten days ago (Buccabay second) and will appreciate the return to this trip; respected.

14/1

Form: 10-978 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Won twice before mid-division in the 1m Britannia at Royal Ascot on final start last term; his handicap career has not flourished in three runs this season, dropped 7lb in the process but others have more pressing claims; second-time cheekpieces.

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No Results Found

Form: -772P4

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Plenty of AW form, including latest outing, which gives her a shout; however, she has run only twice on turf when below form at Ascot last July and pulled up at Thirsk this May, both on good to soft.

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3

(16)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

Holy Fire

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Charlie Fellowes

in touch with leaders, lost position over 2f out, jockey looked down to see if something was amiss over 1f out, soon eased and pulled up

8/1

OUR TIP

11/1

Form: 5-3047 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

7f wins last summer at Brighton (two) and Epsom; mixed results in Bahrain for new stable last winter and well held at Goodwood after nearly four months off, but he's back just 1lb above his last winning mark.

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No Results Found

4/1

Form: 24-048 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Competitive in all but one of his 15 races at Epsom, winning four and runner-up in five; had wind surgery before running creditably here on penultimate start; ran poorly at Lingfield latest but he has to be of interest back here and back to last September's last winning mark; shortlist.

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8th
8 (7)
Hodler

8/1

Form: -90373 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

First and second over C&D in September 2022 but nothing like as potent in his only two races here since; latest instance when nearly 4l behind stablemate Marlay Park on Oaks day this term; fair third elsewhere on starts either side but most of his good runs have been on ground softer than good.

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5/1

Form: 47-004

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

All six wins were 6f on AW; not far away in most of his turf handicaps but he led over 1f out when fourth of 16 at York (good to soft) on latest outing and left the impression that he didn't quite see the 7f out.

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No Results Found

Form: 6-4460 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

C&D win off 4lb higher last June; not disgraced here on penultimate start (Marlay Park nearly 3l ahead) before a lesser show at Windsor latest, but his first two runs this season showed that he can still be a force.

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No Results Found

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Payout
Exacta £1989.00
Straight Forecast £1765.40
Tricast £7047.80
Trifecta £10706.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Marlay Park

Telegraph:

Hodler

The Times:

Tropez Power

RP RATINGS:

Mister Bluebird

NEWMARKET:

Holy Fire

D Express:

Sir Winston

TOPSPEED:

Little Boy Blue

The Guardian:

Hodler

Daily Record:

Hodler

The Sun:

Tropez Power

Daily Mirror:

Mister Bluebird

POSTDATA:

Marlay Park

Daily Mail:

Marlay Park

The Star:

Marlay Park