July 28 / 20.00 Epsom

20.00

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

3rd

2

(4)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 5

14:25 Brighton

Intercessor

10st 1lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Came good for current stable at third attempt, with comfortable 1m course win ten days ago; 5lb rise puts him on new career-high mark but he can cope with the drop back in trip and is evidently in prime form.

2/1

3rd

2

(4)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 5

14:25 Brighton

Intercessor

10st 1lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Came good for current stable at third attempt, with comfortable 1m course win ten days ago; 5lb rise puts him on new career-high mark but he can cope with the drop back in trip and is evidently in prime form.

2/1

1st

2

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

19:20 Brighton

Intercessor

9st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

in touch with leaders, ridden challenging over 1f out, ran on well towards near side to lead inside final 110yds, comfortably

13/2

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

7th

13

(2)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Maysong

9st 5lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Alice Haynes

Has steadily found his form on AW this year, close second at Kempton (1m) most recently; fully exposed but he finished third (off only 2lb lower) in this race 12 months ago and could go well again.

16/1

2nd

1

(5)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:24 Kempton (AW)

Maysong

9st 9lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Alice Haynes

Just 1-27 on AW but ran well enough in a Chelmsford 0-85 last time to be considered.

4/1

3rd

10

(1)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Maysong

9st 2lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Alice Haynes

Only AW win in 26 attempts was in 2019 and ran only okay when seventh of 11 at Wolverhampton recently.

20/1

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

2nd

7

(6)

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

20:10 Windsor

Balgair

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Tom Clover

carried left start, took keen hold, prominent, pulled way into lead after 2f, no extra and headed final 110yds

8/1

1

(4)

6th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:25 Newbury

Balgair

10st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Tom Clover

On a losing run but ran respectably both starts this term, close third of six at Lingfield latest; that was 1m2f but he has a mixed record over this far; ground softer than good would be a big worry.

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

9th

9

(8)

20th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 5

17:55 Epsom

Plymouth Rock

8st 9lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Lee Carter

Last won in 2020 and there's not been much of substance to latch on to since; off since January; tongue-tie removed; 5lb out of the handicap.

33/1

4

(10)

11th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:30 Brighton

Plymouth Rock

9st 11lb

J: William Carson

T: Lee Carter

Has regressed since joining this yard a couple of years ago and returns from a lengthy break today; not easily recommended.

20/1

9

(5)

4th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

17:02 Brighton

Plymouth Rock

9st 0lb

J: George Rooke

T: Lee Carter

Has regressed since joining this yard a couple of years ago and returns from six months off today; this trip is a bare minimum and he isn't easy to fancy.

33/1

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

2nd

3

(6)

1st May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:15 Brighton

Otago

9st 8lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

towards rear

4/1

2nd

3

(6)

1st May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:15 Brighton

Otago

9st 8lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

towards rear

4/1

5th

6

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

19:20 Brighton

Otago

9st 0lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

dwelt start, towards rear

12/1

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