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bet365 Old Newton Cup Handicap

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  • 1m 3f 175y
  • Class 2
  • 17 runners
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bet365 Old Newton Cup Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

OUR TIP

Form: 6-8249

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Below par in 1m2f Listed race at Royal Ascot last time and his best form has come over shorter than this; however, he kept on okay on his first encounter with 1m4f in at Group 2 at Newmarket in May and he's just 2lb higher than when winning the 1m1f Cambridgeshire last September; not ruled out.

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Form: 36-313 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Commanding winner of competitive Epsom handicap (1m4f, good to soft) last month and the leaders didn't come back to him when third of five in York Listed race (1m6f, good to soft) last time; this should be run to suit and he's respected off a mark 7lb higher than at Epsom.

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Form: 55-510 D

Last run: 99 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row last spring (1m4f, AW/good) and back on the scoresheet in fine style at Kempton (1m4f, AW) in January; however, well beaten off this career-high mark at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) in March and off since; something to prove in a hot race on his return to action.

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Form: 670-62

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Kept on well for second in the Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm) a fortnight ago on his second stable start; back up 3lb he remains well treated on his 2022 French form (including on good to soft) and he's just the type David O'Meara excels with.

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Form: /2512- D BF

Last run: 266 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo who went close on last season's comeback (1m4f, good to soft) and was better than ever in the autumn, finishing first at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) then second at York (1m2f, soft); open to further improvement for top yard; player if the ground suits (best form on soft/good to soft).

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Form: 158-30

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Fifth of 20 in last season's German Derby; reappeared at Lingfield (11.6f, good) in May having been gelded and was a fair third of six; well beaten at Epsom since but appeared unsuited by the track, and this lightly raced 4yo retains potential; not written off.

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3rd

4

(9)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 133y

Class 2

13:50 Lingfield

If Not Now

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Won two of first three starts, before fading into a respectable fifth in the 1m4f German Derby; tailed off in handicap in September (1m2f, soft) on sole start since and needs overall improvement, but he is lightly raced.

7/1

Form: 92-733 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Close third at Ripon (1m4f, soft) in April and occupied same position behind easy winner at York (1m4f, good) in May in first-time cheekpieces (retained); holds each-way claims once more.

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3rd

1

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

18:20 Ripon

Chillingham

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

3/1

Form: 56111-

Last run: 266 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Won final three races in France last August-October (1m3f/1m7f, soft) and changed hands for 250,000euros in November; lacks a recent run and begins British life on lofty mark, but he's an interesting contender nevertheless.

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Form: -31615 CD BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Only fifth at Ayr a fortnight ago but he's been progressive among some ups and downs, winning at Doncaster (1m4f, good to soft) in May and over C&D (good) two runs ago; he's better than he showed last time; not ruled out

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Form: -09241 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

11yo who isn't the force of old and he was winning for the first time since 2021 when scoring at Ayr (1m5f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; in a tougher race today but a 4lb rise isn't harsh and he won a big-field handicap here (1m6f, soft) in 2020; not discounted for yard in flying form.

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Form: /115-0 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won his first two starts last season (1m4f, soft/good to firm) before close fifth in this race; missed the rest of the season and finished in mid-division on last month's comeback at Royal Ascot; could show the benefit of that outing this afternoon and he's an each-way possible.

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Form: 772948

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Stamina to prove on this first crack at 1m4f but his pedigree provides optimism and he wasn't stopping when second of 16 at York (1m2f, good) in May; not beaten far when eighth of 29 in the Royal Hunt Cup (1m, good to firm) last month and he's not a forlorn hope.

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Form: 272015

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Untested at the trip and his form has been a bit up and down this year, but he won over 1m2f at Newcastle in March and at Chester last month, and has hinted a few times that 1m4f may suit; not ruled out.

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Form: /32-17 BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo who ran well on good to firm here in May 2023, and was then absent until this May when he won on his reappearance at Goodwood (1m2f, soft), having been gelded; disappointing favourite next time albeit things didn't go his way early; perhaps the first-time blinkers will help him tap into the abundant potential in his pedigree.

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Form: 98-096

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

She's edged down the weights and hasn't run badly over 1m2f the last twice, but she needs something extra now up in trip if she's to enhance her 1-13 strike-rate.

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Form: 431-85 C

Last run: 52 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Reserve; won at Southwell (1m4f, AW) last December and returned from a break with fair fifth at York (1m4f, good) in May; however, he's never won off a mark this high and looks vulnerable in what is a hot race.

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Form: -28324 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Reserve; disappointing at Pontefract a fortnight ago but prior to that he'd run well to finish placed at Doncaster (1m4f, good to soft) and over C&D (good), when unlucky in running each time, and he's not discounted.

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Betting Forcast

20/1 Astro King, 9/2 Relentless Voyager, 20/1 Teumessias Fox, 5/1 Epic Poet, 9/2 La Yakel, 14/1 If Not Now, 7/1 Chillingham, 20/1 Sheradann, 10/1 Iron Lion, 16/1 Euchen Glen, 12/1 Sheer Rocks, 33/1 Kings Code, 20/1 Loyal Touch, 11/1 Maghlaak, 33/1 Mysterious Love, 16/1 Oneforthegutter, 16/1 Knightswood

Non-runners

LAstronome, Flash Bardot

Verdict

David O’Meara has won two of the last eight runnings and has another likely type in EPIC POET (nap), who was runner-up at Royal Ascot on his second start for the yard and remains well treated on his old French form. Relentless Voyager bolted up at Epsom in June on his last handicap outing and may be the chief threat ahead of the lightly raced 5yo La Yakel, who makes his reappearance. The veteran Euchen Glen arrives on the back of a win, while the first-time blinkers could be a plus for the well-bred Maghlaak.[Ben Hutton]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Epic Poet

POSTDATA:

Relentless Voyager

The Times:

Sheer Rocks

TOPSPEED:

Flash Bardot

D Express:

If Not Now

Daily Mail:

Maghlaak

NEWMARKET:

La Yakel

RP RATINGS:

Epic Poet

THE NORTH:

Epic Poet

Telegraph:

Epic Poet

Daily Mirror:

Epic Poet

The Star:

Epic Poet

Daily Record:

Epic Poet

The Guardian:

Sheer Rocks