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15:25 Ascot

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Long Harbour Derek Lucie-Smith Handicap

  • Prize money: £10800
  • 0m 7f 213y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Long Harbour Derek Lucie-Smith Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 4-3205

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Continued his consistent run of form when runner-up in a C&D handicap in May but subsequent efforts were underwhelming, having no excuses under a prominent ride at Haydock latterly; has to bounce back in a tough race and ground slower than good will be a first.

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8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: -43845

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won his first two races as a 2yo (one on good to soft); mostly consistent in handicaps and didn't get the breaks when behind Ebt's Guard at Yarmouth two weeks ago; not without hope.

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4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 6-3212 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has run well in handicaps on either side of winning his maiden at Thirsk (1m, good to firm) and his latest Yarmouth conqueror headed there on the back of a win; all his recent form stacks up well as the horse who beat him at Sandown three runs back won there last weekend; goes on soft and, despite a harsh 5lb rise for last time, he's on the shortlist.

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OUR TIP
4th
2 (3)
Apiarist

7/1

Form: 241-53

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Progress at two culminated with a valuable sales race success on soft at York (soft); faced a tough return on good ground at Newmarket and showed more on his handicap debut at Haydock (1m, soft) where he was dropped in from a wide draw and saw his race out well for third (winner made all); that form looks quite strong and there's a bigger run in him.

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5th

1

(6)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Newmarket

Apiarist

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Ran four times last year, going close in Thirsk novice (7f, good) on second start and showing improved form to win sales race at 28-1 at York (7f, soft) in October when last seen; this half-brother to Group 3 winner Dabyah could have more to offer but others have greater substance to their form.

14/1

Form: 73-212 D BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

The front two came clear when a workmanlike winner at Newmarket (1m, good) and he confirmed himself progressive by going close off this 7lb higher mark at Nottingham last week (good); out again quickly before a 3lb rise kicks in and cheekpieces are added; big shout if handling this slower ground.

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4/1

Form: 271 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Raised his game to floor the favourite in a 1m fast-ground novice at Windsor and the runner-up is a good horse despite being 0-6; this son of Kingman is impressive physically and surely has lots more to offer in handicaps; surprising should he not go on this slower ground.

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Form: 998-45 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

7f novice winner for Tom Dascombe; best form yet when fourth on stable debut at Ascot (1m; having been gelded; Zain Blue runner-up) but didn't pick up when it mattered on the drop to 7f at Haydock; when factoring in doubts about him on slow ground (all turf runs on good or quicker) it perhaps makes sense to turn elsewhere.

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Form: 5411-0

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Signed off last season with front-running novice wins over 7f at Ayr (good to soft) and Redcar (good); however, made a quiet return to action at York (7f handicap) and has since left Karl Burke for 21,000gns; subsequently gelded; something to prove now, including his ability to handle slower ground.

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Form: 061-01 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Hasn't shone when previously encountering ground softer than good and it was good to firm when a 3l winner at Pontefract (1m) where the visor was taken off; 1lb well in with the penalty should he perform to the same level here.

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11th

2

(5)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

16:45 Sandown

Magnum Opus

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Improved upon his first two runs (both turf) when winning at Chelmsford (1m, AW) last November; gelded since; reverts to grass today but his dam won over 11.5f/1m7f and he's open to improvement now up in trip on handicap debut; wears a first-time visor.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £717.00
Straight Forecast £778.10
Tricast £3308.10
Trifecta £3084.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Global Asset

NEWMARKET:

Magnum Opus

D Express:

Bigbertiebassett

The Star:

Cerulean Bay

SPOTLIGHT:

Apiarist

TOPSPEED:

Global Asset

The Guardian:

Global Asset

Daily Mail:

Global Asset

The Sun:

Global Asset

Daily Mirror:

Magnum Opus