July 27 / 19.35 Leicester

19.35

Good To Firm

Kings Head, Smeeton Handicap

  • Prize money: £3996
  • 1m 0f 53y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
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Kings Head, Smeeton Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 184732 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Wore blinkers when winning a 1m handicap at Bath in May but she has also run well in two previous attempts in a visor, more recently when second of six at Nottingham 12 days ago (1m, good to firm); well short of her best in two previous visits to Leicester.
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7th

1

(3)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:30 Brighton

Girl Inthe Picture

9st 10lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Ed Dunlop

midfield

12/1

4th

7

(3)

31st Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:06 Bath

Girl Inthe Picture

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Ed Dunlop

Won over C&D last season and began this campaign with some very respectable efforts but has looked out of sorts on both outings this month and now has questions to answer; swaps blinkers for refitted visor.

12/1

12th

11

(10)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Newmarket (July)

Girl Inthe Picture

9st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Dunlop

raced centre, led overall, went clear over 5f out, reduced lead from under 3f out, headed under 2f out, soon weakened

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0-3251 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the 11th time of asking when keeping on resolutely to win a 7f handicap here 13 days ago (7f, good to firm); second and third there have run well since and a 2lb rise looks generous; 1m should be well within her range; leading claims.
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11th

10

(13)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

15:40 Beverley

Clipsham Gold

9st 2lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Simon West

slowly away, switched sharply left soon after start, raced in last

33/1

11th

10

(13)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

15:40 Beverley

Clipsham Gold

9st 2lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Simon West

slowly away, switched sharply left soon after start, raced in last

33/1

Form: 3-8666

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Beaten in 13 runs since his winning 2yo debut; not hit top gear this year and others have more pressing claims despite a reduced mark.
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6th

9

(13)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:55 Leicester

Blue Collar Lad

9st 5lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Alice Haynes

Impressive from the front at Wolverhampton in March, his second run for Alice Haynes; creditable efforts in defeat since and Tommie Jakes takes off a useful 5lb; one to consider.

8/1

6th

9

(13)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:55 Leicester

Blue Collar Lad

9st 5lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Alice Haynes

Impressive from the front at Wolverhampton in March, his second run for Alice Haynes; creditable efforts in defeat since and Tommie Jakes takes off a useful 5lb; one to consider.

8/1

3rd

5

(4)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Blue Collar Lad

9st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Returned to sprinting with a dominant display over C&D last month but he's been held here and at Yarmouth in both runs since; bit to prove again and he could have competition for the lead back on AW.

8/1

Form: 90-055

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Ran quite well in first-time cheekpieces at Newbury (1m, good) last month but he couldn't quite back it up at Wolverhampton 16 days ago; stable have had a couple of recent winners and he remains capable of better.
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0

11

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:20 Ludlow

Larkin

11st 1lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Robert Bevis

Fair Flat form to win at Ffos Las (1m, good to soft) in August 2022 but most of his other eight races were modest form; left Tom Dascombe for 5,500gns that October and not seen since; wore cheekpieces last four starts but tongue-tie (worn earlier) now returns along with a first-time hood.

50/1

8th

2

(2)

1st Oct 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Larkin

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Tom Dascombe

unruly beforehand, reluctant to load, ducked right start and bumped rival start, led, headed and pressed leader with one circuit to go, lost second and prominent over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

5/1

Form: 08-842

Last run: 137 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Record stands at 0-14 but he ran comfortably his best race for new connections when second of 14 at Kempton in March (his first run over 1m); off since but could yet fare better at this distance.
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1st

13

(12)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:25 Leicester

Three Dons

9st 0lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

1m AW winner; reasonably competitive over longer trips in recent starts but not sure the drop back in distance is ideal.

20/1

1st

13

(12)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:25 Leicester

Three Dons

9st 0lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, just held on

20/1

Form: 843385

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Twice finished third last month (1m and 1m2f) and he would be a contender on those efforts; two runs this month have been bitterly disappointing though and headgear is now reached for.
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12

(6)

3rd Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ramamaras Boy

9st 0lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Placed twice in June but he quickly went off the boil and he hasn't been revitalised by a switch of yard on his last two starts; tongue-tie left off today; others appeal more.

16/1

11th

13

(12)

26th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Ramamaras Boy

8st 11lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

awkward start, in rear throughout

25/1

6th

10

(7)

14th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

13:42 Beverley

Ramamaras Boy

9st 4lb

J: William Pyle

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

took keen hold, held up in rear, some headway on outer 3f out, pushed along and switched left over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on

12/1

Form: 0-89

Last run: 192 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Big prices and poor form in three quick runs on Tapeta over the winter; hood (worn on debut) returns for her handicap debut; new trip should suit on paper; betting instructive.
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10th

11

(5)

16th Dec 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:25 Southwell (AW)

Roaring Rosa

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ivan Furtado

May well have been flattered in a small field on turf in the summer and all other runs have been poor; only holds outside claims back from three months off.

33/1

15th

14

(4)

15th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Roaring Rosa

9st 1lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Ivan Furtado

mounted in chute and taken down early, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, ridden and lost position over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, lost shoe

8/1

Form: 078-0

Last run: 55 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Limited encouragement at two and he pulled far too hard here (1m2f, good to soft) on his seasonal and handicap debut last month; John Egan replaces a 7lb claimer today but still easy enough to have reservations about.
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6th

9

(9)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

19:10 Bath

My Sand Boy

9st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Placed over 7f and 1m2f (penultimate start) on AW; reasonably consistent; kept on for fourth at Brighton (1m, good) latest; back up in trip again and, if proving he handles slower ground, he has each-way potential.

7/1

6th

9

(9)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

19:10 Bath

My Sand Boy

9st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Placed over 7f and 1m2f (penultimate start) on AW; reasonably consistent; kept on for fourth at Brighton (1m, good) latest; back up in trip again and, if proving he handles slower ground, he has each-way potential.

7/1

4th

4

(5)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

17:20 Brighton

My Sand Boy

9st 4lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

14-race maiden; gave good account when close third in 1m2f AW classified at Newcastle last month and can cope with today's drop back in trip but his record on turf is poor.

4/1

Betting Forcast

5/1 Girl Inthe Picture, 6/4 Clipsham Gold, 12/1 Blue Collar Lad, 7/2 Larkin, 8/1 Three Dons, 14/1 Ramamaras Boy, 10/1 Roaring Rosa, 33/1 My Sand Boy