November 03 / 15.10 Newmarket

15.10

Heavy

Betfred Play Fred’s 5 Million Handicap

  • Prize money: £8100
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Betfred Play Fred’s 5 Million Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 240273 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
0-12 since his 2021 juvenile campaign but runner-up in three of nine starts this season and fair third at Nottingham (1m2f, heavy) on latest outing; case can be made.
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9th

2

(9)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Wind Your Neck In

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: David Evans

Suited by soft/heavy ground; justified favouritism in higher grade at Newmarket (1m4f) when last seen; has the ability to take a serious hand, provided he's as effective back on AW (second attempt).

15/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 155-61

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Took Nottingham race (1m2f, heavy; 3lb higher today) 16 days ago for second year in a row, this time by a nose; no win beyond 1m2f but he was fifth in last Year's November Handicap at Doncaster (1m4f, heavy) to show he stays; should have a say.
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7th

2

(3)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Mr Alan

9st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: George Boughey

In top form having gone close at Newmarket last week and won at Nottingham the time before; respectable fifth in this race 12 months ago but could have done with this renewal staying at Doncaster; revels in the mud.

15/2

2nd

1

(8)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Newmarket

Mr Alan

10st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: George Boughey

towards rear of midfield final furlong, headway towards near side over 2f out, led over 1f out, faced challenge inside final furlong, headed final strides

7/2

1st

2

(3)

18th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 50y

Class 3

15:45 Nottingham

Mr Alan

9st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Ran respectably at Ayr last month on belated reappearance, while leaving the impression he'll prove sharper for the outing; won this race off just 2lb lower (on soft) last year and looks interesting back here.

9/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 5-12 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Wears a hood; comfortably won a four-runner maiden at Ripon (1m4f, soft) in April from the front; not seen again until five weeks ago in novice over that same C&D (good) and gave some trouble in the preliminaries but she ran well to be second of five; shaped as if she'd stay further, but this handicap debut should be a stamina test at 1m4f so she needs a second look.
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14th

14

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Kardia

8st 12lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

led, headed and prominent after 3f

7/1

14th

14

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Kardia

8st 12lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

led, headed and prominent after 3f

7/1

3rd

11

(11)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Newmarket

Kardia

8st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Edward Bethell

pressed leader, led over 2f out, soon hung left and ridden, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 351613 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Wins this season at Windsor (soft), Newbury and in Hungary; ran creditably again last time but there was a dip in his form three starts back when he encountered heavy going at Glorious Goodwood, so similar conditions would be the chief concern today.
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7th

8

(3)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:55 Epsom

Splendent

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Well beaten on recent reappearance at Kempton but that was his first crack at 2m and he could improve for the run; won three times last year over about 1m4f (various ground); he might be a contender now back down in trip.

10/1

7th

8

(3)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:55 Epsom

Splendent

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Well beaten on recent reappearance at Kempton but that was his first crack at 2m and he could improve for the run; won three times last year over about 1m4f (various ground); he might be a contender now back down in trip.

10/1

8th

9

(4)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Splendent

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Won at Newcastle in 2021 but came last at Wolverhampton in 2022 on his only other AW start, both on Tapeta; had turf wins last year at Windsor in May, Newbury in June and in Hungary in September, before two minor honours at Newmarket in the autumn; ran respectably on both attempts at 1m6f (last summer) but has more to prove going beyond that for the first time.

14/1

6/1

Form: 1-8264 CD

Last run: 90 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Goes well on softer than good, as when winning this race last year off 5lb lower; pipped over 1m6f here in May, adding to his good record at this track; ran respectably at Goodwood three months ago when last seen and it's his return to Newmarket which makes him of particular interest.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

4

16th May 2024

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

14:30 Salisbury

Torcello

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Shaun Lycett

took keen hold, midfield, headway 7f out, weakened quickly 4f out

12/1

9th

4

16th May 2024

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

14:30 Salisbury

Torcello

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Shaun Lycett

took keen hold, midfield, headway 7f out, weakened quickly 4f out

12/1

12/1

Form: 030202 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Won the 1m2f handicap at this meeting two years ago; only one win since, at Epsom in April 2022, with this year's three placings having come in smaller fields but he is not dismissed; acts on soft, ran tailed off sole start on heavy.
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6th

2

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Newmarket

Soto Sizzler

9st 12lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

midfield, weakened from 2f out

12/1

2nd

2

(1)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

16:00 Epsom

Soto Sizzler

9st 12lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary Moore

Creditable third in City And Suburban Handicap over C&D (soft) in April and now 6lb lower but has very mixed record for new stable this season and it's hard to know what to expect from him after last month's poor AW run.

8/1

12th

5

(7)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

20:45 Southwell (AW)

Soto Sizzler

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Gary Moore

Inconsistent results for new stable this term; respectable second of four at Goodwood (1m4f) most recently but now returns to a deeper field and is 0-5 on AW; not certain to back up latest effort.

12/1

Form: 401-09 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Pretty useful in 2021 and 2022 for Archie Watson; absent nearly a year before well held on both starts for new yard this autumn; not proven on softer than good.
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3rd

7

(3)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

16:50 Chester

Southern Voyage

9st 0lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Richard Fahey

Dropped 21lb since joining this yard and although there hasn't been a great deal of encouragement in the last eight months, he was more prominent in the betting last time; interesting to see if his backers return.

10/1

3rd

7

(3)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

16:50 Chester

Southern Voyage

9st 0lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Richard Fahey

Dropped 21lb since joining this yard and although there hasn't been a great deal of encouragement in the last eight months, he was more prominent in the betting last time; interesting to see if his backers return.

10/1

8th

7

(1)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Southern Voyage

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, led, headed 2f out, soon weakened

14/1

Form: 165285

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Six wins on turf, none on worse than good to soft and more testing ground today would leave him with more to prove; Windsor win in June and close second there in August were much his best efforts this season but he has a competitive mark if he's again on song.
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5th

5

(1)

17th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket

The Whipmaster

8st 13lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Gary & Josh Moore

Acts on good to firm and good to soft; well handicapped on his Windsor win (11.4f) last summer but he's lost his way in last four starts including a low-key return at Windsor last month; tongue-tie is now added and he needs to turn things around.

14/1

5th

5

(1)

17th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket

The Whipmaster

8st 13lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Gary & Josh Moore

Acts on good to firm and good to soft; well handicapped on his Windsor win (11.4f) last summer but he's lost his way in last four starts including a low-key return at Windsor last month; tongue-tie is now added and he needs to turn things around.

14/1

6th

2

(1)

29th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:39 Windsor

The Whipmaster

9st 8lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Acts on good to firm and good to soft; record of 3-7 at Windsor, the most recent win off 1lb higher last June; inconsistent otherwise in 2023 but is interesting back here on reappearance.

10/1

5/1

Form: 321116

Last run: 160 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
All of her five handicaps have been over longer trips; won two in a row this spring at Lingfield (2m, AW) and completed the hat-trick on turf debut at Doncaster (2m, soft; four ran); disappointing on good to firm in May and her chance is presumably boosted by a return to testing ground on this first run since; interesting to see her market strength, as she's one to consider.
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7th

1

(14)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Carzola

10st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

She made giant strides in quick time in the spring, winning 2m handicaps at Lingfield (twice) and Doncaster; disappointed at Haydock in May and again after five months off at Newmarket (1m4f, heavy); could resume her progress back on AW but she does now have a point to prove.

7/1

9th

4

(7)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Newmarket

Carzola

9st 9lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

All of her five handicaps have been over longer trips; won two in a row this spring at Lingfield (2m, AW) and completed the hat-trick on turf debut at Doncaster (2m, soft; four ran); disappointing on good to firm in May and her chance is presumably boosted by a return to testing ground on this first run since; interesting to see her market strength, as she's one to consider.

5/1

Form: 883652

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
C&D runner-up in May; often races prominently and slow starts haven't helped in recent outings; that's a concern, as is his his heavy defeat at Doncaster in September on his only appearance on officially soft ground.
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1st

6

(10)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

14:15 York

Crystal Delight

9st 6lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Harry Eustace

1-13 for William Jarvis and ran respectably in this race last year; first run for new yard was improved form when he won seven-runner race at Epsom (1m2f, good) three weeks ago in good style, making all; 9lb higher today; two of his best runs last year were at 1m4f; below form when he ran once each on soft and heavy.

13/2

1st

6

(10)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

14:15 York

Crystal Delight

9st 6lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Harry Eustace

made all, set steady pace, increased tempo over 3f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, readily

13/2

1st

6

(3)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 2

15:20 Epsom

Crystal Delight

8st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Harry Eustace

Just one win from his 13 starts but he was a good second at Newmarket (1m4f, good to firm) last September on his penultimate outing for the now-retired William Jarvis; heavy ground excuses his subsequent run; new trainer is among the winners; one of two for the yard and he could be a player.

5/1

11th
8 (2)
Graphite

16/1

Form: 308-85 D

Last run: 111 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Now a 9yo; peak 2022 form reads well and although that was not repeated in his two runs this summer, they were respectable efforts; absent 111 days; has a good record on soft ground, unraced on heavy.
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6th

10

(4)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Graphite

9st 4lb

J: Connor Planas

T: T J Kent

Veteran with just one British win to his name and that back in August 2021; he does retain a good deal of ability, however, and has finished placed in 1m4f AW handicaps on his last two starts; shaped like a non-stayer on his previous attempt at 2m, though.

8/1

3rd

6

(11)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Graphite

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: T J Kent

held up in rear

6/1

4

(7)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Graphite

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: T J Kent

Without a victory since 2021 but he was back to some form when runner-up in 1m4f Kempton handicap 24 days ago; shortlisted.

5/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £18.50
Straight Forecast £13.16
Tricast £74.29
Trifecta £82.70

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Torcello

The Times:

Crystal Delight

SPOTLIGHT:

Carzola

POSTDATA:

Mr Alan

Daily Record:

Kardia

TOPSPEED:

Wind Your Neck In

The Star:

Carzola

Telegraph:

Crystal Delight

D Express:

Crystal Delight

The Sun:

Mr Alan

The Guardian:

Torcello

Daily Mail:

Torcello

Daily Mirror:

Torcello