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16:40 Leicester

Good To Firm

Mercer Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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Mercer Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 874-77

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten off today's basement mark over C&D three weeks ago and has now been unplaced all ten starts; difficult to enthuse over.

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12/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 807839 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Nine-time AW winner, most recently in November; much less prolific on turf and finished well down the field on latest outing but has claims here if judged on his third at Redcar (1m2f, soft) two starts ago.

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5/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 843533

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

18-race maiden; placed off today's mark on consecutive appearances in May, more recently on turf return at Windsor (1m2f, good to firm), and is among the most appealing options in this field.

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3rd

7

(2)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Lingfield (AW)

Iftikhaar

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: J R Jenkins

0-17; best efforts have been on Tapeta at Wolverhampton but he also went close over C&D last October, when 3lb higher; well below par at Southwell (1m3f, Tapeta) latest, but no surprise if he is more closely involved back here.

14/1

Form: 77-220

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Second off today's basement mark on first two starts this season (both 1m, soft) but disappointed on good ground last month and is now 0-8.

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5/1

Form: 2-0402

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Not very consistent and has already has several chances off lowly handicap marks but gave good account when second at Ripon (1m2f, soft) last month and will be fine on the faster ground here.

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OUR TIP

Form: 96-683

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

A maiden after 12 starts but kept on for third here (1m4f, good to firm) nine days ago and is another 2lb lower today; ought to cope with the drop back in trip and has each-way claims again.

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Form: 788362

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Bumped into revitalised rival when clear second at Bath (1m, firm) 12 days ago and has now been placed over that C&D on two of his last three appearances; big player if this step up in trip suits.

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Form: 80-389

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Made quite promising seasonal/handicap debut when third at Lingfield (1m, AW) in April but two disappointing turf runs have followed, and his tendency to race too freely is a worry over this new trip; cheekpieces/tongue-tie removed after one use.

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8th

3

(6)

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

14:00 Yarmouth

Medician Star

9st 10lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Michael Bell

Failed to feature in his qualifying runs but, having been gelded, he showed a lot more when not unfancied (16-5) for his switch to handicaps at Lingfield, where he ran on to finish close up after starting slowly; looks a winner waiting to happen off this mark.

11/4

Form: -43484

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Placed off 8lb higher at Yarmouth (1m, good to firm) in April, her second handicap, but suffered heavy defeat over C&D when upped in trip last month and was about 6l behind Keen Interest when fourth at Bath (1m, firm) recently.

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Form: 19-060

Last run: 128 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Won on soft ground in France last summer (11.5f) but has struggled on the AW and over hurdles since joining current stable in the autumn; urgently needs to prove some ability remains.

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33/1

Form: 6-4500

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all six starts, most recently when well-beaten 200-1 shot in 6f classified race on turf debut; hiked up in trip with cheekpieces added today; considerable improvement needed.

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Payout
Exacta £961.00
Straight Forecast £1065.20
Tricast £8005.90
Trifecta £7794.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Walk The Moon

SPOTLIGHT:

Keen Interest

Telegraph:

Ribkana

NEWMARKET:

Medician Star

The Times:

Keen Interest

The Guardian:

Keen Interest

The Star:

Keen Interest

POSTDATA:

Walk The Moon

D Express:

Walk The Moon

Daily Mirror:

Walk The Moon

The Sun:

Walk The Moon

Daily Mail:

Ribkana

Daily Record:

Ribkana