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‘Let’s Dance’ Nursery Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots Nursery Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3996
  • 0m 5f 10y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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‘Let’s Dance’ Nursery Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots Nursery Qualifier)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 8532 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Went close at Nottingham (5f, good) but then failed to justify favouritism in a four-runner nursery at Pontefract, albeit behind an unexposed winner and over 6f; certainly needs respecting.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

5

24th Mar 2024

Good

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Gifted Angel

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Tom Dascombe

Won three minor hurdles last August-October (good or good to soft) but was pulled up in a Taunton handicap when conditions were in his favour and it was just an okay run back on the AW three weeks ago; no obvious significance in the return of cheekpieces and others are far more intriguing.

20/1

3rd

8

(1)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gifted Angel

9st 0lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Tom Dascombe

midfield

9/1

8

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Gifted Angel

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Tom Dascombe

14-race maiden on Flat (fair form) but clocked up three wins over hurdles last August-October and not discredited in a Grade 2 juvenile race at Cheltenham (soft) in November on latest start; return to a sharper test today should suit and he needs a second look.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 230

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Bred for sprinting; placed here and at Windsor before flying too high in the Super Sprint at Newbury; there's reason to believe this mark is very realistic.
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3rd

1

(3)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Salisbury

Safari Dream

10st 2lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

travelled strongly, prominent on outer

7/4

3rd

1

(3)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Salisbury

Safari Dream

10st 2lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

travelled strongly, prominent on outer

7/4

3rd

1

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

20:09 Windsor

Safari Dream

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Rod Millman

dwelt start, raced in third, bit short of room over 1f out, keeping on when short of room towards finish, eased final strides

9/2

Form: 420

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Her Carlisle second (5f, good to firm) reads well and it was always going to be tough in the Super Sprint, as her odds of 25-1 implied; that penultimate effort entitles her to go well off this mark.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(1)

12th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 34y

Class 4

15:40 Newbury

Armour Propre

9st 0lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

prominent, shaken up over 2f out, soon lost ground, well held final furlong

12/1

Form: 4276

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Best run was second time out when runner-up at Chepstow (5f, good to firm) in May; modest first effort after being gelded at Windsor a month ago and now goes into nurseries with a bit to prove; hood a first.
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6th

11

(8)

20th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Espirito

9st 2lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Mark Usher

raced wide, took keen hold, midfield, ridden and some headway up the centre over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

7/1

2nd

7

(12)

14th Oct 2022

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Haydock

Espirito

9st 2lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Mark Usher

raced near side, in touch with leaders, pushed along to challenge 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, hard pressed final 110yds, headed towards finish

20/1

13th

8

(15)

27th Aug 2022

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Newmarket (July)

Espirito

8st 11lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Mark Usher

towards rear, headway halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out

66/1

Form: 222

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Identical RPR of 72 in all her races (two at 5f, latest at 6f) and her recent Chester conqueror has subsequently won a nursery; on a fair mark and looks a strong contender.
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6th

2

(6)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Boom Boom Pow

9st 9lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Mark Usher

disputed lead on outer, lost position over 3f out

15/8

4th

2

(3)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Boom Boom Pow

9st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Mark Usher

Win last summer came over 7f and has done her racing since over 6f-1m; another solid effort here three weeks ago, having met a bit of early traffic in the first-time visor, and has claims if dealing with the sharper test in a first-time tongue-tie.

3/1

Form: 14 D BF

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Debut winner over Bath's 5f in early May but only fourth under a penalty back there three weeks later and absent since; Benoit De La Sayette's claim eases a tough enough mark but others appeal more.
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10th

9

(8)

28th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Byefornow

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

took keen hold, pressed leader

11/1

4th

4

(5)

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 6

16:55 Yarmouth

Byefornow

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

prominent

6/1

Form: 839

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 12lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Finished closer at Ffos Las (6f, good) three weeks ago but was still only ninth and this initial mark isn't generous on that form.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

9

(3)

3rd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Unlimited Data

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Two 5f wins at the track; solid effort at Ffos Las 19 days ago (6f, good); able to race off 2lb lower mark today and the return to this track should suit.

5/1

2nd

6

(3)

14th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:05 Ffos Las

Unlimited Data

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

took keen hold, led narrowly, went clear over 2f out, reduced lead over 1f out, no extra and headed inside final furlong

12/1

9th

9

(3)

6th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Unlimited Data

9st 4lb

J: P J McDonald

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

led, headed and weakened inside final furlong

14/1

Betting Forcast

7/2 Gifted Angel, 4/1 Safari Dream, 4/1 Armour Propre, 10/1 Espirito, 11/4 Boom Boom Pow, 15/2 Byefornow, 16/1 Unlimited Data