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Lesley Matthews Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 0m 6f 18y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Lesley Matthews Memorial Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 184-0 BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

He was sent off an odds-on favourite when dead-heating on his debut (8.6f, AW) in April last year; lightly raced since, finishing down the field in a big-field 1m handicap at Thirsk on his return from an absence seven weeks ago; now tries sprinting with a point to prove.

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4th

2

(5)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:15 Newbury

Rayat

10st 2lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Saeed bin Suroor

360,000gns yearling who finished well to force a dead-heat on April's AW debut (8.6f); cut out quickly and ended up tailed off when penalised at Newcastle (1m2f AW); hood applied for this retrieval mission on handicap debut.

7/1

16/1

  • Place: £7.10

Form: 695553 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Doesn't help himself at the start and although he's slipping down the weights, last week's last of three at Lingfield (5f, good to firm) needs bettering; visor the headgear of choice today.

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10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 442222 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Hard to win with but it was over this C&D that he ended his losing run last summer (heavy); runner-up on last four starts, two of them over C&D, and bumped into a well-handicapped opponent last time; now back up in class.

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Form: -43234

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Has shown some ability in his six starts but he finished behind Vince Lombardi at Ffos Las 13 days ago and he'll need to raise his game to get off the mark.

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Form: 3200-

Last run: 284 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

First three runs weren't without hope but he has been absent since a lacklustre effort at Lingfield (5f, AW) last September; had wind surgery the following month; returns to action at a modest level; betting instructive.

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10th

7

(6)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 4

14:25 Lingfield (AW)

Bibendum

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

260,000euros breeze-up buy in May; fair form when placed on first two starts (5f/6f) and subsequent defeat in valuable York sales races can be overlooked; remains unexposed; can't be ignored on nursery debut.

7/1

7/1

Form: 59U93

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Stepped up on some minor novice-race form when finishing third of 11 at Windsor on Monday (6f, good to firm), racing furthest from the stands' rail; still has potential as a sprinter.

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Form: 4-4054

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won twice for other yards as a 2yo but 0-8 for this stable, his finishing efforts lacking punch since returned to turf this summer; edging down the weights but others likely to see it out better.

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Form: 35-072 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Ran his best race for this yard when going down narrowly at Ffos Las 13 days ago (6f, good to soft); 2lb rise still leaves him feasibly handicapped and the forecast rain is in his favour; one to consider.

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Form: 6926-7

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Overall record unconvincing; soft ground and an absence go some way to excusing a heavy defeat at Ripon ten weeks ago; still comes here with something to prove.

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7th

3

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:20 Ripon

Classy Clarets

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Fair form last season, best run when second in a 7f Newcastle handicap in August; others preferred.

5/1

Form: 5-1241 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Landed a gamble on his handicap debut at Kempton in April (6f); beaten favourite on his next two starts but he took another step forward when comfortably seeing a well-treated subsequent winner over C&D 17 days ago; 6lb higher mark to deal with but not fully exposed just yet.

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4th

1

(7)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Dark Dreamer

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Robert Cowell

Heavily supported when clear with one other on his comeback/handicap debut off 5lb lower over C&D a month ago (Bated Breeze third); backed that up on soft ground last week and his claims are obvious returned to Polytrack.

5/2

20/1

Form: 0380-8 D

Last run: 165 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

2yo winner for Richard Hannon (6f, good to firm); in and out as a 3yo and he failed to progress from his promising stable debut last November (7f, AW); returns from 165 days off in a competitive race; opposable despite a reduced mark.

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3

(4)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Captain Cuddles

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Fionn McSharry

Won 6f turf novice as 2yo and thereabouts in 7f and 6f handicaps on grass for Richard Hannon in 2023; however, has looked to have his share of weight on AW for new yard, including back over 6f last time.

12/1

20/1

Form: 47159

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

5f novice win (AW) in April; two fair handicap runs since (both 6f on good ground) without suggesting he was the answer here.

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5th

11

(6)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ascot

Angels Call

9st 3lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Nikki Evans

All three starts on the AW at Wolverhampton this year, showing improvement to nail a 2-9 shot in a 5f novice last month; probably needs more to make this a successful turf/handicap debut.

12/1

14/1

Form: -77397

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

On a dangerous mark but he has failed to build on a close third at Ayr in May in two runs since; return to 6f not sure to suit.

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Payout
Exacta £1432.00
Straight Forecast £1422.60
Tricast £10110.30
Trifecta £10065.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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Telegraph:

Dark Dreamer

NEWMARKET:

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The Guardian:

Vince Lombardi

Daily Mail:

Dark Dreamer

The Sun:

Dark Dreamer

The Star:

Rayat

POSTDATA:

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