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20.00 Epsom

Good To Firm

Coral Proud Supporter Of British Racing Handicap

  • Prize money: £6156
  • 1m 0f 113y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Coral Proud Supporter Of British Racing Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 253512 CD BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
The drop in trip seems to have brought about a resurgence in his last two starts over C&D (good to firm) this month, winning by over 4l on the first occasion and going down narrowly seven days later after having blown the start; up another 3lb, but still a major player in his current mood provided he breaks better than last time.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

(5)

26th Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

13:35 Nottingham

Intercessor

9st 5lb

J: P J McDonald

T: John Gallagher

Front-runner who has won three times since July including over C&D (good to firm) last month; gave it another good shot when third behind Harswell Duke at Leicester (1m, heavy) on Monday and he should be in the mix again.

11/2

3rd

9

(6)

24th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 4

15:30 Leicester

Intercessor

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: John Gallagher

started quickly, led and set good pace, soon 3 lengths ahead, pushed along and reduced lead from over 2f out, hard pressed 2f out, ridden and headed but battled on from over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

8/1

1st

8

(5)

28th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 75y

Class 2

16:30 Nottingham

Intercessor

8st 13lb

J: P J McDonald

T: John Gallagher

made all, going best and 2 lengths ahead 2f out, pushed along and went clear over 1f out, ridden final 110yds, readily

12/1

11/4

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 642221

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Back to form with an emphatic success in a lady amateurs' event at Sandown (1m, good) this month, gaining due reward for a run of consistent efforts in defeat; that only his second win in 34 starts, though, and the handicapper hasn't missed him with an 8lb rise; will need to step up again.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

(2)

29th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Lingfield (AW)

Maysong

9st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Ran well on his return to the AW when beaten less than a length into third of 14 at Kempton (1m, Polytrack) this month and would have finished much closer with a clear run when seventh of 13 at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) last time; placed in three of his four outings over this trip, but a record of 2-43 is a concern.

10/1

7th

14

(1)

16th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

16:08 Southwell (AW)

Maysong

9st 4lb

J: Shariq Mohd

T: Alice Haynes

in touch with leaders

10/1

3rd

2

(4)

9th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Maysong

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Hold-up performer who has run well several times in defeat either side of his comfortable Sandown win in July (1m, good); returning to Class 5 company can help and he has place claims at least.

14/1

3rd
1 (5)
Balgair

10/1

Form: 17-350 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Six-time winner who has probably not been seen to best effect the last twice (stiff task latest), but is back off the same mark as for his latest success at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) last October; usually seen over further these days, though, and this may be an inadequate test for him now.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(6)

3rd Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Balgair

10st 1lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Tom Clover

in rear

7/1

3rd

1

(5)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

20:00 Epsom

Balgair

10st 2lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Tom Clover

steadied start, held up in last, ridden when hampered over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went third towards finish

10/1

4th
6 (2)
Canagat

10/1

Form: 558443 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Has run creditably over C&D in his last two starts but finished behind Intercessor both times and his losing run is up to 19; others stronger.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(4)

7th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Canagat

9st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: David O’Meara

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, switched right and prominent against near rail over 4f out, shaken up 2f out, pushed along and ridden over 1f out, kept on and made strong challenge inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds, just did enough

7/4

4th

1

(11)

30th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Canagat

10st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

pulled hard, midfield, pushed along and headway against near rail over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, lost third final strides (jockey said gelding ran too free)

4/9

1st

1

(3)

26th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Canagat

9st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, eased inside final 110yds

4/1

33/1

Form: 860-09 D

Last run: 138 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Has shown nothing for some time now and fast ground wouldn't be ideal for him in any case; returns from 138 days off in a new headgear combination and hard to fancy from 3lb out of the weights.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

13

(2)

13th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

16:25 Brighton

Plymouth Rock

8st 13lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Lee Carter

midfield, pushed along over 3f out, ridden up the centre over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, no impression final 110yds

50/1

11th

3

(4)

29th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

17:13 Lingfield (AW)

Plymouth Rock

9st 9lb

J: George Downing

T: Lee Carter

towards rear throughout

25/1

5th

10

(7)

8th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 113y

Class 5

16:00 Epsom

Plymouth Rock

8st 5lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Lee Carter

slowly away, held up in rear, pushed along and outpaced when switched to near side over 3f out, ridden and headway when drifted left over 2f out, no impression on far side of group from over 1f out

25/1

7/1

Form: 521444 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
No problem with the track having won twice over 7f last summer and back to winning form at Brighton (7f, good to firm) in May; fourth in the races he won here last year in his last two starts, but still has to prove his stamina for this sort of test.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

8

(7)

13th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

14:05 Brighton

Otago

9st 2lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

towards rear, headway against near rail 3f out, soon pushed along, outpaced and ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

12/1

2nd

3

(6)

12th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:00 Brighton

Otago

9st 13lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

towards rear, shaken up and headway on outer 3f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on but headed final strides

14/1

5th

5

(4)

30th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:20 Epsom

Otago

9st 7lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

towards rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, made no telling impression

13/2

Form: 4-4118

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Won over 1m at Chelmsford (AW) and Bath (firm) last month but out of his depth in his hat-trick bid when last of eight in a 0-100 contest at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) last time; back in calmer waters here and could easily bounce back.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

15

(5)

13th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Be Lucky My Son

8st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

took keen hold, prominent, short of room after 1f, lost position and in touch with leaders after 2f, pushed along when prominent again from over 2f out, switched right from under 2f out, ridden and stayed on from over 1f out

6/1

1st

12

(2)

29th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Be Lucky My Son

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

midfield, pushed along and headway from 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on

7/1

3rd

7

(2)

1st Sep 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:26 Salisbury

Be Lucky My Son

9st 1lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

in touch with leaders, ridden and headway under 2f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £9.20
Straight Forecast £8.26
Trifecta £62.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Intercessor

POSTDATA:

Maysong

The Guardian:

Be Lucky My Son

RP Ratings:

Intercessor

TOPSPEED:

Intercessor

The Times:

Intercessor

Daily Mail:

Intercessor

Daily Mirror:

Intercessor

The Sun:

Intercessor

The Star:

Intercessor

Daily Record:

Intercessor

Telegraph:

Maysong

Daily Express:

Maysong