July 27 / 20.40 Leicester

20.40 Leicester

Good To Firm

Gems Charity Handicap

  • Prize money: £5076
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Gems Charity Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 731435 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Both his wins have come over 6f but he stays this trip well and he's in better form than his recent results suggest; should make a bold at a track where he's 1-1.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(2)

11th Sep 2022

Soft

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:40 Chepstow

Winnetka

9st 11lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

travelled strongly, prominent, went second and pressed leader 3f out, pushed along and led over 1f out, went clear and idled inside final furlong, kept on and eased towards finish

8/1

Form: 0-0933 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
The switch to a visor has seen him go with more spark on his last two starts, third over C&D and then filling the same spot at Doncaster 26 days ago (1m, good); yet to run poorly in four previous visits here and he should be in the thick of it once more.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

13

(18)

4th Oct 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Leicester

Blackheath

9st 4lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

in rear throughout

20/1

8th

5

(8)

2nd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle (AW)

Blackheath

9st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

close up towards near side, pushed along from over 2f out, soon ridden and beaten

5/1

Form: 81-948 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Made all to spring a 25-1 surprise at Kempton in September (7f, AW; first-time blinkers); short of that level in three runs this year (blinkers discarded latest but back on today) but back to his winning mark as a consequence; risky but not a forlorn hope.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(8)

25th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 80y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Helluvaboy

9st 8lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Ali Stronge

in touch with leaders, headway over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, soon eased (vet said gelding finished lame right-fore)

7/1

5th

1

(3)

28th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

16:35 Yarmouth

Helluvaboy

9st 13lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Ali Stronge

pressed leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, weakened and lost two places final 110yds

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7-336

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Placed in 7f and 1m maidens at Southwell earlier in the year; gelded prior to a modest effort at Doncaster on his handicap debut eight weeks ago (1m2f, good); was only a 5-1 shot there so clearly there is felt to be some mileage in his handicap mark; could fare better for a yard whose last three runners have all been successful.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

(3)

12th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

11:45 Lingfield (AW)

Kingwell

9st 7lb

J: George Wood

T: Mrs Ilka Gansera-Leveque

slowly away, towards rear, switched right and headway over 3f out, chased leaders when pushed along home turn, ridden over 1f out, no match for first two but just held third

5/1

3rd

6

(6)

29th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kingwell

9st 7lb

J: George Wood

T: Mrs Ilka Gansera-Leveque

bumped start, prominent, pushed along disputing third 2f out, ridden and briefly went second 1f out, kept on towards finish

14/1

5th

8

(10)

28th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:55 Yarmouth

Kingwell

9st 2lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Mrs Ilka Gansera-Leveque

midfield, pushed along and brief headway over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on towards finish

10/1

Form: 74-5

Last run: 104 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Similar form in three qualifying runs at around 7f; not obviously thrown in for his handicap debut but he's bred to be a bit better than this mark; betting to guide.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

2

(5)

7th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Unsung Hero

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Heather Main

3yo who has come good with front-running wins over 7f at Kempton (Polytrack) in his last two starts; up another 9lb but he put in a dominant display last time and is open to more progress back on Tapeta; big player again in hat-trick bid.

2/1

1st

3

(8)

28th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Unsung Hero

9st 12lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Heather Main

made all, pushed along and clear over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on strongly final furlong, pushed out final 110yds

11/4

1st

9

(5)

16th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Unsung Hero

9st 5lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Heather Main

made all, ridden and increased tempo over 1f out, soon edged right, kept on final 110yds (trainer said, regarding apparent improvement in form, colt had benefitted from a return to seven furlongs and a drop in grade from a class 3 to a class 5)

12/1

Form: 847-71

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Whiff of promise as a 2yo; gelded in January and shpwed his true colours when getting the better of a thriving rival at Newbury four weeks ago (1m, good); 4lb rise not insurmountable but he did seem very well suited by the longer trip last time.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

(6)

26th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

My Ambition

8st 12lb

J: George Bass

T: Denis Coakley

took keen hold, prominent, ridden from 2f out, kept on but no impression from over 1f out

16/1

Form: -47051 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Won twice as a 2yo and he returned to winning ways when readily accounting for eight rivals in a 6f 0-50 classified event here 13 days ago; worth another crack at 7f but he is taken on better opposition today.
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1st

13

(2)

16th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

17:10 Southwell (AW)

Hilary’s Boy

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Les Eyre

A bit in-and-out since winning a 0-50 classified event at Leicester (6f, good to firm) in July; could be given a chance on his close third from 1lb higher at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) last month, but didn't repeat that form over this C&D 15 days ago; others more persuasive.

10/1

8th

9

(1)

1st Nov 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Hilary’s Boy

8st 11lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Les Eyre

Back to winning form in a 0-50 classified event at Leicester (6f, good to firm) in July and beaten only half a length into third of ten behind Wee Fat Mac at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) last month; 7lb pull gives him every chance of reversing that form and he shouldn't be far away.

8/1

3rd

3

(8)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Hilary’s Boy

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Les Eyre

towards rear of midfield, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on

12/1

Betting Forcast

6/1 Winnetka, 5/1 Blackheath, 10/1 Helluvaboy, 9/2 Kingwell, 8/1 Unsung Hero, 9/4 My Ambition, 6/1 Hilary’s Boy